Portland has burst into spring and it’s time to get out of the house! There are tons of fun outings and event some awesome streaming events that will keep your crew busy all weekend long. Go on a spring hike, catch all the blooms, or dance it out in your living room. We’ve got some great suggestions for family activities and events that will keep a spring in your family’s step.
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Head Out To Forest Park
Get out and enjoy that beautiful spring weather at our own urban forest! Forest Park has hikes that are perfect for tiny feet and enjoying the spring weather.
Catch the Blooms!
Portland is blooming like crazy! Don’t miss this season’s opportunity to take in the beauty at these locations.
Go on a Spring Hike
Hiking season is officially here and Portland has tons of fantastic Spring Hikes that are perfect for kids. Check our favorites out here.
Check Out These Woman-Owned Businesses
Did you know that Portland is packed with awesome woman-owned businesses? This weekend is a perfect time to check some of them out. Here are some of our faves!
The Night Fairy
What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings — wings as beautiful as those of a Luna moth — is about to find out. The Night Fairy is produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences and staged by kids ages 7 to 14. Livestream tickets are open to the public. Event Details.
Chinook Ikanum Stories & Myths
Join Tony A. (naschio) Johnson (Chinook) as he tells the stories represented in his art installation, Guests from the Great River. This collection of 11 larger-than-life bronze paddles reaches as high as 13 feet and stands in a traditional welcoming gesture outside the Burke Museum. Each of these hand-carved paddles is unique and inscribed with the stories of Ikanum—the Chinookan myths. Hear Tony share these stories alongside Burke Museum Tribal Liaison and program host Polly Olsen (Yakama) as they discuss their relevance to the world we find ourselves in today. Event Details.
TikTok Dance Tutorial
TikTok Dance Tutorial Learn today’s must-know moves at Camp Cosmo’s live, online TikTok Dance Tutorial! Instructor Ashley G breaks each dance down into simple, easy to remember-steps, and she’ll answer any questions you have along the way! Recent tutorials have included #distancedistance, Fairly Odd Parents, Greedy, Yummy, Renegade, Do Your Dance, and more! Learn them now and impress your friends all summer! Ages 6-12. All Genders Welcome. Event Details.
Living Room Dance Party
Social distancing got you feeling distant? Come together for a nationwide virtual dance party + benefit hosted DJ Mel in partnership with #DoStuffAtHome. Event Details.
Virtual Telescope Viewings
Join Chabot’s resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from the Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions. Event Details.
— Annette Benedetti