Family Attractions in Portland

Family Attractions in PortlandSticking together as a family is easy to do at these Rose City attractions. From interesting museums to fun and games, scenic views and more, there's plenty for the whole family to see at our favorite Portland destinations.

Electric Castle's Wunderland
Take the family out for some fun at Electric Castle's Wunderland. The kids can run wild and conquer over 100 arcade games like ski ball, racing games, hydro boat racing, and other favorites. After you've burned all that energy on games, check out a movie together at the Avalon Theatre.

Address: 10306 Northeast Halsey St., Portland, OR 97220 - MAP
Phone: (503) 255-7333

Oak Park Amusement Park & Roller Rink
Go crazy on the rides and attractions at Oaks Park Amusement Park & Roller Rink, a popular Portland destination that made its debut in 1905. You'll find favorite rides like the Tilt-a-Whirl and the ferris wheel, along with other fun attractions like go-karts, bumper cars, huge slides, mini golf, a skating rink, and a nice selection of kiddie rides.

Address: 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202 - MAP
Phone: (503) 233-5777

Oregon Zoo
From Africa to Asian, the Amazon and beyond, explore the attractions at the Oregon Zoo. The animals here are housed in a variety of exhibits that replicate their natural habitat. On your journey through the zoo, you'll see animals like lions, zebras, rhinos, tigers, elephants, bears, and even dinosaurs. That's right, the Oregon Zoo is home to animatronic dinosaurs that bring the prehistoric creatures back to life.

Address: 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221 - MAP
Phone: (503) 226-1561

Portland Saturday Market
Spend family day shopping the unique vendors at the Portland Saturday Market. This weekly event is a well-known Portland attraction, and one of the longest running arts and craft shows in the nation. As you explore the booths here, you'll find everything from art to jewelry, furniture, clothing, toys for the kids, and much more.

Address: 108 W Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209 - MAP
Phone: (503) 222-6072

Portland Children's Museum
You and the kids will learn a lot as you explore the exhibits and attractions at the Portland Children's Museum. The exhibits here encourage touching, playing and experiencing education first hand. Some of the features include Building Bridgetown, The Clay Studio, Pet Hospital, Play It Again Theater, and Twilight Trail, among others.

Address: 4015 Southwest Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221 - MAP
Phone: (503) 223-6500

Finnegan's Toys & Gifts
You'll feel like a kid again when you explore the shelves of Finnegan's Toys & Gifts. This store has been locally owned and operated for over 30 years and sells a variety of board games, stuffed animals, LEGOS, puzzles and much more. Take the kids to pick out their new favorite toy, and maybe get a little present of your own.

Address: 820 SW Washington St., Portland, OR 97205 - MAP
Phone: (503) 221-0306

Portland Aerial Tram
Go for a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram and see the city from a whole new perspective. You'll see everything from above, from the South Waterfront district to the Oregon Health & Science University campus. The ride averages about three minutes long.


World Forestry Center
Learn about forests and their impact on our environment at the World Forestry Center & Discovery Museum. Exhibits showcase the system and structure of forests throughout the world. There have been features on logging, the story of chocolate and the cacao tree, and the wildlife that calls the forest home, like bats and wildcats.

Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221 - MAP
Phone: (503) 228-1367

Waterfront Park
Family time just got a lot more scenic. Plan a day of fun at Waterfront Park. This park overlooks the Willamette River and features a walking path throughout. Along with its gorgeous views and blooming cherry blossom trees, the park is home to a number of important landmarks, including the Japanese American Historical Plaza.