Popular Roundups

Portland-Area Farmers Markets

By PDX Parent Staff | May 2, 2022

There’s a market for every day of the week!

Kid-Friendly Bike Paths

By PDX Parent Staff | April 29, 2022

From the classics to new favorites, these trails are perfect for young riders!

Portland-Area Fairs and Festivals

By PDX Parent Staff | April 25, 2022

Check out our list of festivals for some celebratory fun.


Portland-Area Bowling Alleys

By PDX Parent Staff | January 28, 2022

Beat the weather and sneak in a little exercise by exploring Portland’s bowling scene!

Rock climbing child

Portland-Area Rock Climbing Gyms

By PDX Parent Staff | December 27, 2021

For the young climbers in your life, here’s a list of Portland-area rock climbing spots.

Splash Pad Map

By PDX Parent Staff | June 18, 2021

Check out our map to find a splash pad near you!

11 Drool-Worthy Portland-area Picnic Spots

By PDX Parent Staff | May 20, 2021

Whether you break out a red checkered blanket and wicker basket, or have a more impromptu PB&J affair, here’s a list of some of the very best spots in and around Portland to eat up outside.

New Nature Playgrounds

By Julia Silverman | May 26, 2019

This spring check out one of these new playgrounds for nature lovers! Oxbow Regional Park  Not one but two new nature playgrounds opened at the beloved Oxbow Regional Park this spring, featuring fort building, tree stump-hopping and plenty of sand and water play.  Couch Park An all-new, fully inclusive Couch Park opened in May in NW Portland, featuring a …

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