There’s no doubt that these are confusing times for Portland families. In the midst of summer, it’s hard to know what family outings should look like. Fortunately for you, we have rounded up some of the best weekend events and activities for Portland families. From scavenger hunts to active outings, we’ve put together a weekend full of fun for all. Read on to find out more.

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Crafts To-Go at the Craft Factory

Like many American households, small businesses are struggling. Without knowing when they can reopen and what that might look like Craft Factory relies on the support of the community to help them to move forward.If you are able, please consider ordering a craft or virtual party package.Fri., Sat, & Sun. Event Details.

Portland Scavenger Hunt for Rhinos

A social distancing scavenger hunt in Forest and Washington Parks, Portland, Oregon. Proceeds from this event will go rhino protection and conservation. Hosted by the Portland Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Farm Safari and Pumpkin Donuts

Have you been craving those HOT, yummy Pumpkin Donuts? Are you looking for safe things to do with your littles? Does thinking about wandering a farm while munching on hot pumpkin donuts make your mouth water? Have you ever enjoyed the pleasure of a kid or lamb eating feed out of your hand? Would a family picnic with a fantastic view tickle your fancy? You are in luck!! There’s another Farm Safari with Pumpkin Donuts! It’s time to get out of your car, spread a blanket and picnic, wander the animal pens, and enjoy some fresh air with your family. Sat. Event Details.

Workshop for Kids

It’s time to get crafty and creative! Learn some new skills and build a project to take home. We promise you won’t be disappointed with what your new carpenter or builder has learned. Sat. Event Details.

Live Blues Music

Sam Kisling & The Revelators are back. This event is outdoors with all seating social distance. Please support them with food and drink purchases. All ages welcome. No cover. Reservations recommended. Sat. Event Details.

Art in the Garden

Local artists will showcase their handcrafted pieces throughout the summer, giving guests an opportunity to purchase new pieces for their home and garden! Artwork ranges from smaller, glass-blown items to large-scale, permanent art installations. A majority of the art will be for sale, while some may become permanent installations in the Garden. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Get Your Furry Family Members Out

Is your kiddo’s favorite friend furry? Get the whole family out for a whole lot of fun at these parks that welcome kids and pups. Find them here.

Cool Off at a Local Beach

There’s no better time than now to hit the beach. Portland gives residents easy access to a whole bunch of nearby beaches. These are our top picks.

Go to the Playground

Do a tour of the local playgrounds! Portland have plenty. Fin our top pics here.

–Annette Benedetti