Spring is finally here, and, under more normal circumstances, the start of the hiking season. If you decide to go for it, have fun and remember to stay six feet apart from fellow adventurers.
It's more peaceful up north.
Portland's miniature answer to St Andrews. OPEN DURING COVID-19 CRISIS.
Another natural haven in the city!
Even more ridiculously beautiful Oregon scenery. Temporarily closed.
A fun, 36-hole introduction to a good walk spoiled. OPEN DURING COVID-19 CRISIS.
More city beachfront, for humans and dogs alike.
Yet another lovely riverfront park...
Beautiful, popular and dangerous, it's the Gorge's equivalent of whoever you fancied in High School. Temporarily closed for restoration.
Miles of beautiful trails in an easy to reach, easy to explore package. .
About as close to Heaven as I'm likely to get.
Pint sized mini golf. Temporarily closed.
Beyond FoPo lies a secret garden...
Another Sauvie Island gem, this trail takes you along beaches and through woodland to a popular landmark.
Makes a nice little 1-2 with the more established Pumpkin Patch next door... Temporarily closed.
A strenuous trail to a hidden gem.
Quality rainy day play while you put your feet up.
Two waterfalls in one easy hike.
Human and natural history combine at this great little museum. Temporarily closed.
Fun, educational and refreshingly calm. Temporarily closed.
Fruit-picking, hayrides, a corn maze... and pumpkins too!
Inexpensive old school entertainment - indoors. Temporarily closed.
The jewel in the crown of the Portland parks system.
A lively summertime spot by the lake with plenty to do.
Eclectic downtown water feature. Don't trip.
A fun and festive day out for the whole family. Out of season.
Family farm with labyrinth. Out of season.
Myriad themed play areas for younger children. Temporarily closed.
OMSI is choc full of science - and other people. Temporarily closed.
Soigné wading in the heart of downtown.
Much watery fun for littl'ns.
Beautiful cars... to stare at... Permanently closed.
As assortment of lovely trails for little legs.
Recreation and history in a tranquil setting. Temporarily closed.
A giant waterfall! A cave! A canyon! Water to splash in!
Surprisingly child friendly. Permanently closed.
A great little family-run Fall experience right here in town. Temporarily closed.
The dude abides. Permanently closed.
Nature trails and a trout hatchery. Difference is beautiful. And different. Temporarily closed.
Fly like a G6? Me neither. But at least you can achieve temporary flight at G6. Permanently closed.
Boring in name only... Out of season.
Stunning little trails, minutes from the city.
Where goats perform tricks for food. And other delights! Temporarily closed.
Black-lit space-alien themed mini-golf. Permanently closed.
Waterfall heaven. Temporarily closed.
An impressive array of pumpkin related farmyard merriment. Temporarily closed.
Upscale midway entertainment for rainy days.
Unique, peaceful and contemplative. . Temporarily closed.
An iconic hike offering stunning views of the gorge. Temporarily closed.
A petite wetlands area not far from the airport.
Colorful trails and a fun visitor center.
Old school family fun at a reasonable price. Temporarily closed.
Two waterfalls and varied scenery accompany the climb.
An "interactive adventure" around downtown's hotspots.
A maze of looping trails, just up the hill from the city.
Impressive, transient objects d'arte - and a sandpit. Event of the past.
More Scotland than you can toss a caber at! Out of season.
Doesn't quite live up to its name.
More soigné and bijou than Sauvie Island. Naturellement.
Mexico 1 - 0 France. Viva la fiesta! Out of season.
No frills, unpretentious mini-golf fun. Permanently closed.
A pretty lakeside trail, plus other amenities.
Ethereal and serene, quite unlike most children. Temporarily closed.
Garlic, garlicky treats and more legroom than Air France.
Two of the more spectacular and lesser known falls. Temporarily closed for restoration.
Portland Nursery's bucolic fall festival. Out of season.
Mini golf in the city. Temporarily closed.
The boat to nowhere - because it's a museum. Temporarily closed.
At least 90% more awesome than rumors would suggest. Temporarily closed.
Easily the best county fair anywhere near Portland.
After 200 years, still the only reason to visit Vancouver. Temporarily closed.
The beach within reach.
OK, so it's not in Portland. But it really is too big to miss.
A nature trail within shouting distance of civilization (well, Westmoreland).
Open trails and woodland with a fantastic backdrop.
An oasis of tranquility.
A great introduction to the great outdoors.
Portland's largest play structure is usually pretty busy.
Blacklit minigolf... without pirates?! Permanently closed.
So that's where all the cowboys went! Out of season.
A neighborhood park with water features - and scary birds.
Portland's most scenic overlook?
The Family Fun Center is - pleasingly - exactly that.
A sublime showcase of Northwestern habitats.
A fairly dull hike in fairly dull suburbs - with a nice playground.
Something a little different for the next wet weekend.
Pleasant and fun (if not cheap) shopping.
Quiet, forested paths just a whisker from the mall...
Shhhhh... it's a secret!
A great day in the gorge for intermediate little hikers. Temporarily closed for restoration.
Three reservoirs, two playgrounds and a volcano.
Beautiful forested and riverside trails over on the wrong side of Gresham.
A big, beautiful park to play in – especially in summer.
Who knew there was a mountain in Beaverton?
Enjoy train, trail, tram and trolley in an afternoon.
Easy access to the natural beauty of Forest Park.
Small but perfectly formed.
More autumnal delights! Permanently closed.
Wildlife on your doorstep. Pack DEET.
An enormous playground and space to kick a ball around...
Sand, trails, driftwood and container ships. .
England, only cheaper and without the sarcasm.
An easy going wetland hike and nature trail.
A pretty spot for hiking and other pastimes, if a little out of the way.
A neighborhood playground with a pretty stream en suite.
Veggie car racing, among other delights... Event of the past.
Welcome to Portland's second creepiest park!
Portland's creepiest park. Avoid at all costs.