Splash, roll and craft your way into the weekend! From pools reopening to pop-up roller skating opportunities to glass-crafting events, there’s so much for your family to do. Grab your calendar’s and get your pens ready. Read on to find out which Portland family events and activities  you should be penciling in for your weekend schedule.

photo: Wings and Waves via yelp

Skate at Oaks Amusement Park

This famous roller rink is now offering limited Open Skate Sessions 7 days a week! Admission includes conventional skate rental. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. No on-site ticketing available. Everyone entering the building must have an admission ticket including non-skaters, chaperoning parents, etc. Event Details.

Oregon Zoo Open Daily

Meet all of the animals and check out the fascinating exhibits with your little animal lovers. The Oregon Zoo is open daily for your family’s enjoyment. Event Details.

Oregon Rail Heritage Center

Did you know Portland is the only U.S. city to own two operating steam locomotives? Explore and get up close to these giant marvels of the past. Event Details.

Glass Fusing Workshop

Glass Fusing is like putting together a puzzle of your own creation using small pieces of colored glass. After you create your design, we fire it in our kiln so the glass can bond together into beautiful finished pieces of art. They will supply all the materials, instruction and tools you will need to create your masterpiece. Lots of different shape & sizes available to choose from. Event Details.

Skate Pop-up With Skatemobile

Due to popular demand,this unique, socially distanced outdoor skating events will run weekends through April at the Lloyd Center! Rent, or BYO Gear and join us in the open-air, covered parking garage for some socially distanced skating fun! Event Details.

Hoyt Arboretum Family Tour

This tour will focus on the diverse life cycles and adaptations of trees that allow them to survive in environments from all around the world. Come learn in our living tree museum! All walks are an hour and a half and led by our Volunteer Naturalist Educators. For children 5-12 years old. Event Details.

Wings and Waves Preview

Get ready to splash, squeal and shoot down slides at Wing and Waves! It’s reopening and offering special preview hours. Enjoy one Admission to Wings and Waves Waterpark for four hours from 4 – 8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. Must present ticket voucher at Admissions. Tickets are non-refundable. Event Details.

Hit a Local Food Cart

The weather is looking amazing outside! Grab the kids and hit some of the best food cars in Portland for a bite. Here are some of our favs!

Road Trip!

COVID Cabin fever is a real thing. Get out of town on one of these awesome PNW Road trips. 

—Annette Benedetti