Late summer is the perfect time to enjoy both sun and sand at the majestic Oregon coast. Part of the joy is the journey, not just the destination, so click through our album to find six quick stops along the way, from Portland to the coast. They’ll alleviate your kids’ backseat boredom, fend off rumbling tummies and cure them of the worst case of the wiggles.

Out of This World Pizza

If you need a double whammy of exercise and food, look no further than Out of this World Pizza. Offering an all-you-can-eat pizza, salad and drinks buffet, it's also a gigantic warehouse full of climbing, sliding, bouncing and plasma-car driving. For an added fee you and the arcade zealots in your clan can score game cards and play Pac-Man, driving games, skee ball, fishing games, Dance Dance Revolution and air hockey before piling back into the car.

6255 NW Century Blvd
Hillsboro Or
503-629-8700
Online: outofthisworld.net

Photo: Out of This World Pizza, credit Sean D. via Yelp

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– Liz Overson