After you’ve let the Papa bear sleep in without any interruptions plan to spend some quality time together celebrating the special dad in your family. Whether you’ve got a outdoorsy, musical, nerdy, or yogi dad we’ve got a long list of activities that will have him feeling all the love. Read on to plan your Father’s Day Activities!

photo: Evelyn Cirignotta

For the Foodie Dad

The Woodsman Tavern
The Woodsman Tavern offers a gathering place for delicious food, great drinks, and good company! The restaurant pays homage to the great Pacific Northwest through it’s support of the region’s bounty. The rustic decor is paired with fourteen rotating taps and a wide variety of whiskey and wines. They offer oysters, Dungeness crab, buckets of chicken and so much more. Come prepared knowing there’s no kids’ menu so you may want to peak at the menu in advance. Dine in for Father’s Day brunch from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. or later for dinner starting at 5:00 p.m.

4537 SE Division St.

photo: Jon Callas via flickr

For the Musical Dad

Michael Franti at MaryHill Winery
Take the papa to Maryhill Winery this year, for a special concert from Michael Franti & Spearhead! On June 17th at 7:00 p.m. Michael Franti a world-renowned musician, filmmaker, humanitarian, and father will be sharing his love of music to his Soulrocker families. Enjoy incredible scenery, wine, and fantastic music. Tickets range from $51 to $81. Get your tickets here.

9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, WA 98620


The Decemberists at Edgefield
The Decemberists are back from their short hiatus and will be performing their new album live at Edgefield on Friday and Saturday June 22nd and 23rd. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Come early and bring blankets and low sitting chairs. Find a great spot, grab some food, and enjoy this magnificent outdoor venue with the whole family.

2126 SW Halsey St.
Troutdale, OR 97060

photo: Robin Zebrowski via flickr

For the Geeky Dad

Ground Kontrol
If you have a heavy metal and arcade loving dad send that man to Ground Kontrol on June 17th! They will be hosting something called Black Sunday which is their night dedicated to the heaviest metal that will push dad’s arcade skills to the next level! There will be a DJ spinning the best heavy metal tunes from past and present. You can put the kids the bed and send dad to the arcade from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. If dad would rather practice pinball skills with the whole gang come between 12:00 p.m. and  4:30 p.m. for all age fun! Bring all the quarters!

115 NW Fifth

With general admission on June 16th and 17th you can take Dad to Robot Weekend at Omsi! Everyone will have the opportunity to geek out and learn all about the cutting edge technology of robotics! There will be hands on activities and demonstrations in addition to stage presentations from over ten robotics partners across the Portland Metro Area. Tickets are $14.50 for adults and $9.75 for youth.

1945 SE Water St.


photo: Jessa and Mark Anderson via flickr

For the Yogi Dad

Elk Rock Wellness
Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. you can bring the whole gang to Elk Rock Wellness & Yoga for Family Yoga. This class is designed for both parents and kids offering creative variations that will accommodate for the different needs of the group! This is a great way to spend some quality family time today that is both fun, relaxing, and enriching. Cost is $10 per parent and child.

2403 SE Monroe St. Suite B
Historic Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

photo: Darrell Miller via flickr

For the History Buff Dad

Oregon Renaissance Faire
At the Oregon Renaissance Faire you are invited to experience an imaginative and interactive adventure that is modeled from the Renaissance era. It’s led by the beloved Queen of Scots, Mary Stewart where you can experience the village folk celebrating their queen. Expect a variety of entertainers, arts, crats, live demonstrations, era-appropriate music, gypsies, pirates, and faeries. This whimsical adventure will have both kids and parents entertained! Explore merchant and artisan booths, eat delicious medieval snacks, and enjoy the ride back in time! The Faire takes place the weekends of June 9th and 10th followed by June 16th and 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Canby, Oregon. Ticket prices range from $10 to $68. You can purchase single tickets or a whole family weekend.

Clackamas County Fairgrounds
694 NE 4th Ave
Canby, Or.

photo: Evelyn Cirignotta

For the Outdoorsy Dad

Timberline Lodge
Get everyone packed up in the car and take a lovely Sunday drive into the Mountains! At Timberline Lodge you’ll be able to allow dad to sit back, relax, and enjoy a hearty buffet lunch in the Cascade Dining Hall. After lunch you can sit and enjoy the exhilarating alpine air or take the family on another adventure. Tickets will be available to ride the Magic Mile Sky Ride where you’ll be lifted to the top of 7,000’ mountain.  You can also opt to join in on a walk led in part by Heidi the St. Bernard Mascot! Don’t forget your hiking books.

27500 E Timberline Rd.
Timberline Lodge, Or

What’s your favorite way to celebrate Dad? Tell us in the comments below!

—Elissa Cirignotta