Movies, music and Pokemon—oh my! People who think Portlanders get bored when winters run long and wet are sadly mistaken. We pack our weekends with events that light up imaginations, young and old, and take us on imaginary and real adventures. Read on to get the scoop on what our fair city has to offer your and your tribe for fun this weekend.

 photo: Rubenstein via Flickr

SE Portland

Catch Mr. Ben
Mr. Ben sings your child’s favorite songs In Taborspace’s beautiful, comfortable, inclusive setting. Live music stimulates kids’ cognitive development. The group setting gives them (and you) an opportunity to interact and socialize.  It’s a fun, positive, fulfilling excuse to get out of the house. Fri. Event Details.

Get in on Family Outdoor Skills Day
Are you longing for some quality family time with fun, healthy activities for ages 4 and up?Camp Namanu is a chance for families to work together and learn new skills like fire building, whittling, knots, shelter building, and outdoor cooking all while experiencing the magic of Namanu and building memories. Sat. Event Details.

Join Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap
Looking for a new read for you and your littles? Frankenstein’s Comicbook Swap returns to the Eagle Lodge Saturday March 25th! Buy and sell comics, comic books, toys, cards, buttons, graphic novels, tpb, posters, magazines, hugs, drinks, popcorn and kids’ stuff. They will also be taking cans of food to donate to the Oregon Food Bank. Sat. Event Details.

NE Portland

Check Out the Pokémon Regional Championships Tournament!
This event draws Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players, supporters, and fans from throughout the Northwest. The Oregon Convention Center is hosting this family-friendly event where competitors will vie for the coveted title of Pokémon Regional Champion, $50,000 in prize money, scholarships, and Travel Certificates, as well as Championship Points that count toward a potential invite to the 2017 Pokémon World Championships in Anaheim, CA in August. Get in on all of the excitement! Sat. Event Details.

See Secret Agent Skidoo & Mo Phillips
Get ready to get down. Fremont Theater is proud to present Grammy award winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. His albums and shows are a cornucopia of creativity, mixing a wide spectrum of genres into multi instrumental, musically sophisticated, lyrically intelligent house party classics. With an authentic feel that resonates from packed park jams in the South Bronx to sold out shows at The Smithsonian, 23 Skidoo is the pioneer of positive family Hip Hop music. Sat. Event Details.

Join the Holladay Park Partnership Spring Break Activities
Kick off Spring break with free music, dancing and giant games at Holladay Park. Park staff and Park Rangers will be on site daily with board games, ping pong, foos ball,  arts and crafts and much more! Sun. Event Details.

Attend the Graphic Novel Book Launch Party
Grab your young reader and head to Green Bean Books. Mike Lawrence will share his new, action-packed, middle reader graphic novel, Star Scouts and Paul Tobin will share his new, exciting graphic novel, The Genius Factor: How to Outsmart a Billion Bees. Sun. Event Details.

SW Portland

Catch the Smurfs Movie Release Party
The Smurfs are back in a new adventure! Craft your own Smurf house and grab advanced screening movie passes while enjoying sweet treats and taking home some promotional items. Spring Break kicks off with this event, and there will be tickets and promotional items  well be handed out while supplies last through March 31. Sat. Event Details.

Go on a Family Tour at The Portland Art Museum
Explore the Museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Public tours depart from the Park Avenue entrance. Tours are free for members or with Museum admission, and free for children age 17 and younger. Sun. Event Details.

Mt. Hood

Find Out About Feral Girls Spring Break Camp
More than ever, it’s time right now to connect our young women to their power. It’s time for meaningful coming of age experiences where young women harness their power, play hard, laugh hard, get goofy, unplug, come together and marvel in nature, friendship, and fun. Feral girls spring break camp will take place from Sun., Mar. 26-Sat., April 1 for girls ages 12-15 in the Hood River Valley. Attendees will hike, camp in tents, cook, burn stuff, slumber party, create, work hard, and connect through the glue that is being outside, sisterhood, and play. Sun. Event Details.

What is your family’s favorite rainy day activity? Share it with us in the comments below.

—Annette Benedetti