The weather is warming up and there is no better way to spend a weekend with the family than getting out and about. From a trip to the farm to breath-taking adventures to local events, we’ve put together a list of things to do with your crew. Read on for our pick for best Portland family family weekend activities and events.

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Start an Urban Farm

Spring is the perfect time to start your urban farm. Why not start this weekend. We’ve got everything you need to know to get started right here.

Go Zip Lining

Enjoy some adrenaline-pumping fun with your family. There’s no better way to experience adventure together than on a zip line adventure. We’ve got the best nearby zip lines rounded up for you right here.

Explore Forest Park

America’s largest urban forest is located right here in Portland, and it brimming with beautiful hikes for local families to explore during the spring months. Portland’s Forest Park features a variety of trails, rushing creeks and opportunities for live encounters with an abundance of wildlife and it’s open! With almost 100 miles of trails within the park, your crew can hit a different trail each week until more option open up. Event Detail.

Check Out a National Park

Get out of the city for a bit with a trip to a nearby National Park. These are the ones closest to Portland for your weekend family adventure.

Painty’s Palace

Creating an art masterpiece with a paper plate?! Come join Painty and Maker Morgan for some laughs and cool projects! Event Details.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium is open and offering timed ticketed entry. Your kids will marvel at the sealife exhibits including the Giant Pacific OctopusHarbor Seals,  and otters. Event Details.

Open House – Old McDonald’s Farm, Inc.

You and your family can check out the Open Houses at Old McDonald’s Farm, Inc. (a non-profit, children’s program). Experience the educational Farm Program for children and youth. Make the 25-minute drive from downtown Portland along the Columbia River Gorge in Corbett. Spring and summer are spectacular out at OMF, Inc. The 30+ Farm Program animals including horses, miniature donkeys, cow, goats, sheep, pig, geese, ducks, chickens, cats and plenty of farm dogs too. Once you see the Farm Program,  you will love it! Event Details. 

Saturday Pearson Field Education Center

Open by reservation each Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Pearson Field Education Center is the ideal location for youth of all ages to experience STEM education through aviation. We feature a flight simulator lab, vertical wind table, glider building, historic airplanes and collections on display, and various educational programs. Event Details.

SKATEMOBILE on the Waterfront

By popular demand we are extending our SKATMOBILE through May- now with a new location! Our unique, socially-distanced outdoor skating events will be coming to the Hampton Opera Center parking lot every weekend through the month. Tickets are limited to 75 attendees per session and go fast, reserve your spot in advance. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti