Popular Roundups

Pools, Waterparks and Swimming Holes

By PDX Parent Staff | July 24, 2022

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

Local Water Fun Near Portland

By Kat Merck | July 24, 2022

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

Family-friendly Mini Golf Courses

By PDX Parent Staff | July 24, 2022

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

PDX-Area Aerial and Zip Line Attractions

By PDX Parent Staff | July 18, 2022

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

Where to See Farm Animals around Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | July 10, 2022

Take animal-loving kids for a meet and greet.

Playgrounds with a View

By Michelle Carew | July 10, 2022

Portland is a city with many magical vistas – but squirrely kids often don’t want to sit and admire the view. Here are some of our favorite playgrounds that also offer lovely views.

Portland-Area CSA Programs

By Vikki Rubens | July 8, 2022

Read on for a list of local CSA programs that make eating local a cinch!

The Best Spots to Pick Berries With Your Family

By PDX Parent Staff | June 26, 2022

Fill your pails (and tummies) at some of the best u-pick berry farms around.

Experience the Charm of Kid-Friendly Wineries near Portland

By Katie Carrick | June 17, 2022

Enjoy a tasting without having to hire a sitter!

Girls Playing Soccer

Youth Sports League Guide

By Miranda Rake | June 14, 2022

It’s surprisingly hard to navigate youth sports leagues. Good thing we’ve done the legwork for you!

Top 10 Portland-Area Destination Playgrounds

By Ali Wilkinson | May 16, 2022

Top 10 Portland-Area Destination Playgrounds

Where to See Wildlife Near Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | May 3, 2022

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.

Go Chasing Waterfalls at Wahclella Falls

This spring, head out for a hike and get rewarded with a scenic, two-tiered waterfall at Wahclella Falls.

Budget-Friendly Summer Camps Around Portland

Summer camps are a beloved summertime experiences for many kids. Here are fun and budget-conscious picks for the family.

10+ Ideas for Portland-Area Spring Break Fun with Kids

Whale watching, in-town adventures, tulips and more! Check out our ideas for a fun PDX spring break.

5 Tips for a Family Trip to Sunriver

Learn why Sunriver is a perfect getaway for families.

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