Family Fun Ideas in Portland

Popular Roundups

The Best Spots to Pick Berries near Portland, OR

By PDX Parent Staff | May 21, 2024

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

Shop Local at These 38 Portland-Area Farmers Markets

By PDX Parent Staff | May 20, 2024

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

Top 10+ Portland-Area Destination Playgrounds

By PDX Parent Staff | May 14, 2024

We found the best playgrounds in the Portland metro area, so you can have free fun all year long.

Our Ultimate Guide to Free Fun in PDX

By Meg Asby | April 30, 2024

The best things in life are free — and that includes fun things to do in Portland.

12 Months of Free Things to Do

By Meg Asby | April 29, 2024

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, find free, family-friendly activities to do in Portland all year long.

Where to Slide and Swing in Vancouver

By Kate Hagan Gallup | April 23, 2024

Just take a quick drive over the Interstate Bridge and you’ll find a whole new world of playgrounds to explore.

Portland-Area Fairs and Festivals

By PDX Parent Staff | April 15, 2024

Check out our list of festivals for some celebratory fun.

Kid-Friendly Bike Paths in Portland, OR

By PDX Parent Staff | April 4, 2024

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

Portland’s 11 Best Places to Decorate Cakes and Cookies with Kids

By Erica Vo | April 2, 2024

Decorate something delicious with your kids.

Adelman Peony Gardens

Where to Find Blooms around Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | March 15, 2024

The best places to see spring flowers in Portland.

PDX Parent Reader Favorites: Playgrounds

By PDX Parent Staff | February 1, 2024

Check out our 2024 Reader Favorites winners for best playground!

Portland Indoor Play Spaces

By PDX Parent Staff | January 29, 2024

Your ultimate guide to indoor fun in PDX.

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.

PP&R Summer Free for All

Thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation, your summer fun doesn’t have to be expensive.

Here’s Why We’re (Still) Obsessed with Hopscotch Portland

Kid-friendly by day, Hopscotch is one of the best indoor activities in PDX. New for 2024: Extended summer hours!

Stop and Smell the Wildflowers on These Family-Friendly Hikes

Get outside with the family and smell the wildflowers with these five Portland hikes.

4 Day Trip Worthy Spots from Portland

You can have an epic vacation without packing a suitcase. From waterfalls to volcanoes, make unforgettable family memories with these incredible day trips.

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