With the beauty of Rose City in the month of May, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. From soaring up above our fair city to an epic night market, we’ve rounded up our top picks for some serious family time, inside and out.

portland aerial tram photo: Jeff Gunn via flickr 


Snow White: Who’s Afraid of the Poison Apple?
If you haven’t caught NWCT’s original adaptation of the fairy tale classic, it’s in its final weekend. Don’t miss this fast-paced, full of humor action with some fierce and empowering female leads. Fri., 7 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon & 4 p.m. Northwest. $17-$33. All ages. Event details.

Tim Kubart & Mo Phillips Fambly Ramble Concert
Tim Kubart brings his poppy songs about creativity and Jumpsuit Alex will get everyone on their feet to dance and play along. Opening up the show will be Portland family music star Mo Phillips and his band. Doors open at 3 p.m., with pre-show activities for kids sponsored by SCRAP, Hike It Baby and NW Kids. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Sat., 3-5:30 p.m. Northwest. $10. All ages. Event details.

Family Fun Day at Portland Aerial Tram
Enjoy face-painting, fun craft activities, a free Tram activity book and temporary Tram tattoo. Take a family photo at the Tram “photo booth.” And don’t forget the great views from the Tram and the Observation Deck. All activities are free. Children 6 and under can ride the Tram for free (1-5 p.m.). Sun., 1-4 p.m. Southwest. Free. All ages. Event details.


Portland Night Market
Everyone knows Portland comes alive at dusk, and this family-friendly night market proves it. Food, culture, music, drinks and shopping all in a 100+ year-old produce row warehouse. What could be better? Fri. & Sat., 4-11 p.m. Southeast. Free. All ages. Event details.

Pre-Engineering Using LEGOs at Seahorses PDX
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGOs! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design. Explore the endless creative possibilities of with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Southeast. $25. 5-8. Event details.

Worth the Drive

20th Annual Tualatin River Bird
Family activities start at 10a.m with hands-on educational arts and crafts, bird and butterfly house building, storytelling and a scavenger hunt. Plus wagon rides, archery and conservation exhibits. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sherwood, Or. Free. All ages. Event details.

What’s your family up to this weekend? Share with us in the comments below.