Family events and activities are picking up just in time for Father’s Day weekend. This holiday weekend is packed with cool options for families with diverse interests and opportunities to celebrate dear ol’ dad!. From art shows to live music, to fun runs and more. Read on to find out more about where you should spend your weekend in Portland.

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Vanport Mosaic History Is Now

Take a memory-activism walk on North Park Blocks, and immerse yourself in Oregon’s silenced histories, as told by underrepresented and historically marginalized communities. Vanport Mosaic, in collaboration with Design as Protest collective and a growing number of groups, individuals and cultural institutions, will activate a series of vacant storefront windows with history displays that celebrate communities’ strength and inspire us to join in solidarity and action. Event Details.

Rose Festival Art Show

The Oregon Society of Artists is hosting its annual Rose Festival Art Show at the OSA gallery. This juried art show is open to everyone. Event Details.

Live at the Lot: Summer Brass

Live at The Lot is hosting Summer Brass with Members of the Oregon Symphony. Share an evening with brass and percussion of the Oregon Symphony in a program of festive and familiar repertoire ranging from Grammy Award winner Joan Tower, Piazzolla and Bizet’s Suite from Carmen. Event Details.

Fremont Fun Run – Brews & Scoops

Sign your family up for a 3k fun run and obstacle course through the Beaumont Village district of NE Portland. This family friendly event features a running course weaving through the beautiful surrounding neighborhoods, fun obstacles produced by local businesses and treats at the end provided by our grand sponsor Blind Ox Taphouse. Event Details.

Hillsboro Pride 5k

Keep your family active while celebrating our local LGBTQ community. Join Hillsboro Parks & Recreation for Hillsboro Pride 5k! There are three start times to ensure physical distance and COVID Safety. Make sure to wear your pride colors loud and proud! Event Details.

Open House Old McDonald’s Farm, Inc.

The crew at Od McDonald’s Farm Inc. (a non-profit, children’s program) invites your family to their Open Houses. See their beautiful, educational Farm Program for children and youth. Event Details.

Portland Spirit Fathers Day Cruises

Your dad has fed you and diapered you, and now it’s your turn to treat him to a truly memorable day. Celebrate Father’s Day with an awesome meal one water. The whole family  is welcome aboard the Portland Spirit Cruise ship! Choose from brunch cruises in Downtown Portland or Cascade Locks, or a scenic dinner cruise. Event Details.

One Team Scavenger Hunt

Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection. Event Details.

Farm to Plate: Father’s Day Picnic

Treat dad to a picnic. Spread out on your picnic blanket, near the big Oak tree, or find your own corner on this 130-acre farm (picnic tables are available first come, first serve). Visit with Maybe Bob and the other goats, and meet the newest additions. Pick some flowers, have a beer, play corn hole, and celebrate on the farm! Each picnic is boxes up fresh when you arrive. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti