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Splash! Regional Aquatics Center – La Mirada, Ca

Make a Splash: The Country’s Coolest Spraygrounds

No pool? No problem. Discover the country’s best spraygrounds that boast features like splash pads, fountains, spouting sea serpents, and more.

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Tualatin Island Greens

Fore! 6 Places to Play Mini Golf with Your Minions

Mini golf with your mini me at these cool courses around the Portland metro area.

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Meet Suzie! Red Tricycle’s Portland Editor

Read on to meet Suzie, Red Tricycle’s first ever Portland Editor, and find out more about this local mama and her favorite things to do.

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Brunch Box

7 Breakfast Food Carts to Start Your Engines

Breakfast from one of these food carts is perfect for little ones needing yummy food fast.

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Wish Upon a Pony

Giddyup! 7 Horse Riding Opps for Little Buckaroos

Here’s where to take your little one for horseback riding lessons, a birthday party or pony play date near Portland.

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Sellwood Park

Under Cover: 7 Shaded Playgrounds to Try

You’ll have it made in the shade at these cool Portland playgrounds.

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The Local Gourmet: Olympic Provisions

Hot Diggity! 5 Kid-Friendly Hot Dog Joints

Frankly speaking, we love hot dogs in the summertime. Here are some of the best Portland has to offer.

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Eat Outside! Local Restaurant Patios Kids Love

Let someone else do the cooking and cleaning while you soak up summer on these outdoor patios.

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Dance & Stroll at the Mississippi Street Fair

Dance, stroll and check out the dunk tank at this popular street fair in the hip Mississippi Historic District.

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Go Jump in a Lake: Great Places to Swim in Nature

Soak up the great outdoors while you take a dip in a lake or river.

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The Perfect Portland Summer Bucket List

Check out our list of the best picks for guaranteed fun in the sun around Portland this summer.

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Bunk Bar

Cheers! 6 Kid-Friendly Happy Hours

Happy hour spots offer specials, kids’ menus and play spaces that are too sweet for parents to pass up.

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Part of the Portland Parks & Recreation's Summer Free For All Program, the travelling rock wall will be coming to Director Park!! For climbers 45lbs-250lbs. Climbing release required to be signed by guardian or parent 18 years or older - available at park or online at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/489144 For more information on programs and events at Director Park, part of Portland Parks & Recreation, please visit our website at www.DirectorPark.org or call 503.823.8087.

17 Free (& Fun!) Summer Activities

Leave your wallet at home for a summer of fun that won’t cost you a dime.

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Soak it Up! 6 Portland Fountains for Hot Summer Days

Cool off with the wee ones in these fountains on hot summer days.

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Happy Campers: Where to Pitch a Tent Near Portland

Pack it up! Here’s our list of the best places to go camping near Portland this summer.

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