Family Fun Ideas in Portland

Popular Roundups

25-Plus (Truly) Kid-Friendly Portland Restaurants

By PDX Parent Staff | August 15, 2023

25-Plus (Truly) Kid-Friendly Portland Restaurants

Pools, Waterparks and Swimming Holes

By PDX Parent Staff | August 13, 2023

Find a local spot to cool off this summer in Portland and the surrounding area.

Local Water Fun Near Portland

By Kat Merck | August 13, 2023

Our guide to hitting the water with the kids, be it pool, lake, river or ocean.

Mini-Golf Courses in Portland, OR, for the Whole Family

By PDX Parent Staff | July 30, 2023

From glow-in-the-dark, to bucolic country club swinging, there are fun options for mini golf in and around Portland.

Where to See Farm Animals around Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | July 13, 2023

Take animal-loving kids for a meet and greet.

10 Portland-Area Parks with Shade

By PDX Parent Staff | July 9, 2023

We’ve got you covered.

PDX-Area Aerial and Zip Line Attractions

By PDX Parent Staff | July 2, 2023

If your family is looking for a treetop thrill, check out one of these aerial or zip line attractions.

10 Great Places to Kayak or SUP with Kids Near Portland, OR

By Marcus Asby | June 19, 2023

Check out these 10 family-friendly places to kayak near Portland, OR.

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Beaches in Vancouver

By Robin Lanehurst | June 15, 2023

Cool off the family at one of these five beaches in the Vancouver area.

Explore Portland  Like a Tourist

By PDX Parent Staff | June 13, 2023

It’s an eternal question from visitors and recent transplants: What is there to do in Portland with kids? We’ve got the ultimate answers.

Your Family’s Dream Portland Staycation

By PDX Parent Staff | June 8, 2023

Vacations are nice, but sticking around the Portland area in the summer offers so many fun opportunities for families.

Where to See Wildlife Near Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | May 29, 2023

Check out our favorite spots for wildlife viewing with kids.

More Family Fun

The Ultimate Portland Bucket List: 101 Things to Do with Kids

Keep this list handy for all of those "I'm bored!" days.

Hooray! Matilda the Musical is Back at the Portland Playhouse

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical returns to the Portland Playhouse!

Cool Off at 50+ Splash Pads in the Portland Area

Cool off in safe spaces to splash!

40 Ideas for a Fun Portland Summer

Don’t miss our summer bucket list of 40 family fun ideas!

Pride Events in PDX

Check out these Pride events from our Kids Calendar for ways to celebrate with the whole family.

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