Things to do in PORTLAND with kids

Portland - the city referred to as a “family paradise”. In summer the kids will love the leafy outdoors, and in winter, it’s puddle-ahoy to splash in.

Summertime is calling! How about enjoying the 400 acres of Washington Park, or getting out on that water to enjoy some Jetboat Excursions? There are beautiful gardens like the Portland Japanese Garden which just come to life in summer, and theme parks like the Oaks Amusement Park which put the thrills and spills into any family day out.

Winter rolling in? Never fear, Playdate PDX is here! A huge indoor space perfect for kids to use up all that extra energy of theirs (and we know they have it!), or perhaps they would rather enjoy the Portland Art Museum with it’s 42,000 objects to learn from. Portland Childrens Museum is a great way for kids to get out of the rain and spend the day creating and using their imagination, and for those little kids there are fun indoor play centers’ like Pump It Up and Garden Home Indoor Play Park.

Don’t want to go outside because it’s raining? No excuses any more! Portland has something for everyone, no matter what the weather.

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  • Portland Lan Su Chinese Garden

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    Portland

    Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures—a powerfully inspiring experience that takes you through time, offering a window into Chinese culture, history and way of thinking. ...

  • Tears Of Joy Puppet Theatre

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    (1 miles) Portland

    The theatre is recognized nationally for its commitment to excellence and innovation. Three of our productions have received American puppetry's highest honor, the Citation of Excellence in the Art ...

  • Washington Park

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    (1 miles) Portland

    Whether you are seeking excitement or tranquility, Washington Park is the place for you and your family. With over 400 acres of trees, gardens, attractions and playgrounds and 15 miles of trails, ...

  • Portland Art Museum

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    (1 miles) Portland

    The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. Enjoyable at every age.

  • Playdate PDX

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    (1 miles) Portland

    7,500 sqft indoor play space in downtown Portland that is tailored to create a safe and energetic environment that stimulates the imagination and gives your children space to roam...at the same time ...

  • Oregon Museum Of Science And Industry

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    (1 miles) Portland

    Founded in 1944 and one of the nations top ten science museums, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that puts the WOW! in science ...

  • Jetboat Excursions

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    (1 miles) Portland

    Willamette Jetboat Excursions was the very first company to offer Jet Boat tours on the beautiful Willamette River, beginning in 1997. And as of Summer 2007, over two hundred thousand passengers have ...

  • Lloyd Center Ice Rink

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    (1 miles) Portland

    Ice skating fun at Lloyd Center Mall with public sessions, lessons and parties! Get those skates on in Oregon!

  • Oregon Childrens Theatre

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    (1 miles) Portland

    Kids can experience the atmosphere of live theater at the Oregon Childrens Theater that tell well loved stories with fantastic characters.

  • Portland Japanese Garden

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    (2 miles) Portland

    This world-renowned Japanese garden includes a Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, Natural Garden and a Flat Garden.

  • World Forrestry Centre

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    (2 miles) Portland

    Our 20,000 square foot museum is located in Portlands beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, youll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, ...

  • Oregon Zoo

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    (2 miles) Portland

    The Oregon Zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears. From the mist-filled Africa Rain Forest to the majestic Great ...

  • Portland's Children's Museum

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    (3 miles) Portland

    Dedicated to inspiring imagination, creativity, and the wonder of learning by inviting moments of shared discovery. Playing with and touching exhibits strongly encouraged!

  • The Oaks Amusement Park

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    (4 miles) Portland

    Visit the oldest continually operating amusement park in the entire country in Oregon, with rides, attractions, and fun activities for the kids

  • Macaw Landing Wildlife Refuge

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    (4 miles) Portland

    Back in 1992, just after the foundation was formed, we opened a public viewing exhibit with eight macaws, five large macaws and three miniature macaws, in the Jantzen Beach Shopping Center in ...

  • Southwest Community Center and Pool

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    (4 miles) Portland

    A great community pool with lessons, lap pool and water features.

  • Mt Scott Community Center and Pool

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    (5 miles) Portland

    Includes basketball court indoor, community center, fitness room, gymnasium, kitchen reservable, meeting room reservable, party room reservable, roller skating, stage indoor, swimming pool ...

  • Garden Home Indoor Play Park

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    (5 miles) Portland

    Come, play and make new friends at Garden Home! Our supervised gym is transformed into a safe and fun environment with games, toys, play houses, play cars and trucks. These activities develop ...

  • Electric Castles Wunderland

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    (6 miles) Milwaukie

    You will find more than one hundred games of all types with the latest video games and redemption games. Each location has a different variety of games to choose from. Tickets won from redemption ...

  • Pump It Up Beaverton

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    (6 miles) Beaverton

    From an indoor, gigantic inflatable filled arenas, to private party rooms, and fun open jump - great indoor play for those active kids in Oregon!

  • Mudeye Puppet Company

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    (6 miles) Portland

    Kids can enjoy an exciting roster of interactive, 25 minute puppet shows for all ages. Every show is followed up with a meet and greet where kids are encouraged to see the puppets up close and learn ...

  • Water Resources Education Centre

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    (7 miles) Vancouver

    Provides entertaining, interactive education about water, with aquariums, diverse environments to explore, an aquatic art gallery, and an area just for under 5s.

  • Esther Short Park

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    (7 miles) Vancouver

    Features include a large adventure playground with physical play activities for all ages and abilities, plus a lazy river water play area with fun interactive splash pad, paved walkways and rose ...

  • Fort Vancouver National Site

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    (7 miles) Vancouver

    A series of historically educational attractions and environments are spread across this expansive parkland, including interactive and immersive exhibits.

  • Sky High Sports

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    (8 miles) Tigard

    Sky High Sports is a unique trampoline fun center, designed and created for kids to stay active, and have a ton of fun!

  • North Clackamas Aquatic Park

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    (8 miles) Milwaukie

    Water fun in Oregon at this family friendly water park, with a wave pool and laps for all ages!

  • Indoor Goals

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    (8 miles) Beaverton

    Future Starz at Indoor Goals are classes designed to introduce kids to soccer, hockey and inline skating in a fun and safe environment.

  • Inflatable Kingdom

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    (8 miles) Portland

    An indoor inflatable party arena designed for the kids to have fun and the adults to be comfortable. The kids will have a blast playing on the Inflatables while the parents will enjoy a modern lounge ...

  • G6 Airpark Extreme Trampoline Sports

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    (9 miles) Vancouver

    Wall to wall trampolines for those active kids at G6 Airpark, with open jump, gymnastics zone, dodgeball and basketball! Perfect for all ages!

  • JJ Jump

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    (9 miles) Clackamas

    JJ Jump is pure family entertainment, featuring Open Gym times, Jump n goodtime birthdays, team & corporate events and Cosmic Jump! JUMP, SLIDE, SWING and BOUNCE in a 12,000 square foot indoor ...

  • Munchkin Playland

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    (9 miles) Portland

    The main play area was inspired by the state of Oregon, with several fun animals and structures for the children to explore.

  • Mountain View Ice Arena

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    (10 miles) Vancouver

    Classic family friendly ice skating provides a fit and healthy excursion which is also loads of fun.

  • Big Als Vancouver

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    (10 miles) Vancouver

    Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with light balls and ramps to help give younger kids a chance.

  • JJ Jump Vancouver

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    (11 miles) Vancouver

    The inflatable equipment offers great low impact aerbic exercise in the forms of varying obstacles courses, slides, bounce houses and more.

  • Naydenov Gymnastics Fun Center

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    (11 miles) Vancouver

    Vancouver and Portland's best spot for birthday parties and indoor play. Open Gyms on Fridays and Sundays Teen Night Out every Friday night Parent's Night Out every Saturday night Gymnastics, ...