Family Fun Ideas in Portland

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Aerial Adventures for Thrill-Seekers of All Ages

By PDX Parent Staff | July 12, 2024

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

11 Portland-Area Playgrounds with Shade

By PDX Parent Staff | July 9, 2024

We’ve got you covered.

These Calm Waters Made Our Kids Love Kayaking

By Marcus Asby | July 9, 2024

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

Where to See Farm Animals around Portland

By PDX Parent Staff | July 6, 2024

Take animal-loving kids for a meet and greet in Portland, Oregon.

Cool Off at 50+ Splash Pads in the Portland Area

By PDX Parent Staff | July 6, 2024

Cool off in safe spaces to splash!

Shop Local at These 38 Portland-Area Farmers Markets

By PDX Parent Staff | July 5, 2024

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

Local Water Fun Near Portland

By Kat Merck | July 3, 2024

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

The Best Spots to Pick Berries near Portland, OR

By PDX Parent Staff | July 1, 2024

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

Pools, Waterparks and Swimming Holes

By PDX Parent Staff | June 20, 2024

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

Portland’s Inclusive Playgrounds

By Amy Crawford | June 18, 2024

Portland’s dedication to play for all is producing creative, accessible playgrounds for kids of all ages and abilities.

Experience the Charm of Kid-Friendly Wineries near Portland

By Katie Carrick | June 9, 2024

Enjoy a tasting without having to hire a sitter!

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.

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.

Where to Find Bigfoot in Portland

Here’s where to find Bigfoot in the Portland, OR area.

Local Water Fun Near Portland

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

How to Float the River With Your Family

Looking to keep cool this summer? Here’s how to float down the river with your family.

30+ Free Things to do with Kids in July

Your fun doesn’t have to be expensive.

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