Central LibraryComfortable, well assembled space, where even the stairway is remarkable. While
not the typical description for a book shrine, Multnomah County's Central Library
is just that kind of place.
From exhibits featuring Egypt to a sculpture from Pablo
Picasso, from modern to Pacific Rim, there is something that will catch your eye
Towards the far northeast corner of Portland you enter an area of mixed use land
where light industrial meets pockets of residential. It is in this direction,
that you come across a few slices of the Old Country.
in the artistic Pearl District, Jamison Square is an interactive fountain offering
wonderful water fun that is safe for kids of all ages. The fountain attracts hundreds
of families and children on warm days.
an IMAX theater, a laser light planetarium, a motion simulator, a real US submarine
out front, and rooms filled with science activities, the whole family will enjoy
as they learn something new at OMSI.
Portland Saturday Market is the largest and longest running market of its kind
in the country and when you go you'll see why it's still a major Portland attraction.
Tour de Coops
will have a chance to check out home chicken coops, ask fowl questions and learn
about backyard chicken keeping.
Children's Museum is dedicated to inspiring imagination, creativity, and the wonder
of learning in children and adults by inviting moments of shared discovery.
jungle cats to exotic birds, the Oregon Zoo is a great way to spend an afternoon
traveling the globe. Memories like these are things that you create when visiting
the Oregon Zoo.
Portland Classical Chinese Garden transports you to Portland 's sister
city of Suzhou , China with its architecture, plants, smells and even sounds.|
Farms in Tualatin|
Experience a family-friendly, rural farm just minutes
from downtown Portland.
Visit a 16,000 square foot mansion in Portland's west
hills that is rooted in history. Visitors can enjoy the architecture, stunning
views or the history of the Pittock family.
a guided tour or wander through the garden on your own, enjoying five different
gardens on more than five acres.
Great Rides In and Around Portland
are some routes that vary in difficulty and offer something for everyone in the
The annual Woodburn Tulip Festival welcomes more than
20,000 people each year looking to enjoy the color and blooms.
Country Produce on the Edge of Portland|
Drive east from Portland to
nearby Gresham and discover an old-fashioned Italian produce stand operated by
Augie & Dominic Giusto.
Lewis & Clark|
From hiking in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark
to a visit to the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, you can retrace this momentous
Museums & Learning Centers|
Museum of Science & Industry, OMSI
Children's Museum 2nd Generation
The Farmyard is great fun for kids of all ages.
From the young to the young at heart, everyone will
enjoy a "hands-on" experience with America's
most beautiful, pettable and friendly animals.
'n' About Treesort
Want to literally climb a tree to go to bed?
Whether you are looking for a family adventure or
an adventure to bring out the kid in you, this is
a one of a kind vacation where the fun never stops!
Lake Lodge & RV Resort
Lake is ideal for camping, picnicking, hunting,
fishing, water-skiing, sunbathing, swimming and
could be more family friendly than rafting in Oregon?
Warehouse offers the perfect family vacation
with its marriage of whitewater rafting, inflatable
kayaking and inner tubing through the pristine Rogue
Rogue River Jet Boats
We are the original Rogue River Jet Boat trip and
the first Jet Boat Tour in America. We operate a
Nature Based Rogue River Adventure trip that is
perfectly suited for all ages, kids to grandparents.
Forest Center in Tillamook
The Center, owned and operated by the Oregon Department of Forestry, offers an
active program of interpretive events ranging from concerts to walks.
Flavel House - This
restored Victorian mansion is a must see in Astoria. Take a self-guided tour and
step back into the 19th century. You will learn its fascinating history and marvel
at its elegance.|
From sea lions at the Oregon Coast Aquarium to tours of
the Yaquina Head lighthouse, Newport offers an amazing variety of attractions.
Visit the greatest expanse of coastal dunes in North America
with wind-sculpted drifts rising as tall as 500 feet above sea level.
of several interactive programs at the aquarium, "Octopus
Encounter" is a one-hour tour offering participants the opportunity
to experience the Giant Pacific Octopus as up-close and personal as it gets without
donning dive gear.|
Find a comfortable spot on the beach -- or better, a promontory
-- and you might just have a visual adventure: a migrating pod of whales. You'll
have an Oregon experience to remember.
Lion Caves - Located 11 miles north of Florence, the
vast cavern with the roar of the great Stellar sea lions, the cries of the wailing
birds, and the restless surge of the ocean into the cave below form an unforgettable
Oregon's surviving coastal lighthouses serve as visible,
accessible links to the past - monuments to Oregon's maritime heritage.
City outdoor adventures|
Lincoln City offers outdoor adventures including
hiking, biking, bird watching, golfing, fishing, and yes, even skateboarding.
your next family reunion on the Oregon Coast! The
Oregon Coast Visitors Association offers a complete list of accommodations
and activities to plan a wonderful time for your entire family.|
Wayside has been set aside as a botanical preserve so that you may observe
an unusual plant which traps and digests insects.|
Museums & Learning Centers|
River Maritime Museum
Rock State Park|
Overseeing the mighty Columbia River, Rooster Rock
looks upon windsurfers, boats, tugs and barges. This dark basalt column, of
irregular conical shape is located on the Oregon side of the river.
Museum of Carousel Art|
Experience the largest and most comprehensive
collection of carousel horses in the world.
A waterfall as magnificent and memorable as any in the country
is located just a 30- minute drive outside of Portland. Visit Multnomah Falls,
a 611-foot-tall roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water.
Around the Gorge: The Hood River Area's Ultimate Guide for Family Fun
Written by two Hood River moms, Kidding Around the Gorge provides the inside scoop
of places to go and things to do with kids. Rain or shine, the Gorge is full of
opportunities for fun -- whether you want to hike, windsurf, swim, pick fruit
or eat ice cream. The book is organized by activities such as playgrounds, hikes,
fruit picking places, kid-friendly restaurants and extreme sports.
with the Family in Oregon: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids
the inside information on all the family-friendly fun to be had in the Beaver
State. Fun with the Family in Oregon leads the way to amusement parks, hiking
trails, zoos, aquariums, children's museums, festivals, parks, and much more.
Written by a parent, for parents, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use
guide has the best things to see and do to keep the kids busy and happy for an
hour, a day, or a weekend - a guaranteed antidote to vacation boredom.