Fill your weekend with with awesome family hikes, a trip to the Saturday market or a staycation or getaway that is sure to make a splash. Trying to figure out what to do for the weekend? Read on for our take on the best weekend activities and events for families.

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Make a Splash at an Airbnb

Book a staycation or nearby vacation at an Airbnb with a pool. That’s right these Airbnbs have awesome pools that will keep your kids playing all day long.

Grab a Slice of Pie

Share a pizza with your loved ones at one of these awesome Portland pizzerias. It’s the perfect way to satiate hunger after a busy day out and about.

Explore Wapato Greenway

One of Portland’s favorite playgrounds is Sauvie’s Island, full of berry picking and beach-going in summer and pumpkin patches in fall. Early spring might be too soon for berries, but you’ll find a great hike at Wapato Greenway, which features a wetland lake, meadows, grassland, and oak trees. Kids will love hunting for snakes (harmless garter varieties!), frogs, ducks, and more on the trails. The loop around the pond is 2.2 miles total and is great for kids. Event Details.

Portland Saturday Market

further notice, and the community looks forward to reviving this vibrant weekly artisan pop-up village where handmade happiness is shared with customers both familiar and new. Event Details.

Dinosaurs Revealed at OMSI

Come face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs in this immersive experience! See how they move, hear them roar, and explore their world throughout the Mesozoic Era. OMSI Members get to experience Dinosaurs Revealed for free.Come face-to-face with life-size dinosaurs in this immersive experience! See how they move, hear them roar, and explore their world throughout the Mesozoic Era. OMSI Members get to experience Dinosaurs Revealed for free. Event Details.

Visit Lan Su Chinese Garden

There is an enchanted garden inside our city’s busy and hectic downtown limits. It’s a tranquil, peaceful oasis transporting you from its surroundings: concrete, traffic, and the realities of city living. Step inside the sizable gates and you’re in a haven of quiet beauty.  It’s Lan Su Chinese Garden; the most authentic Chinese garden outside China, and it is a must-see for you and the kidlets. And it’s open Tuesdays through Thursdays. Event Details.

Skate at Oaks Amusement Park

This famous roller rink is now offering limited Open Skate Sessions 7 days a week! Admission includes conventional skate rental. Event Details.

Visit the Oregon

Lions, tigers and Bears! Oh my! Let your whole family experience the wild wonders at the Oregon Zoo. Now open for visitors! Make sure to reserve your tickets in advance. Check the website for updates on COVID safety protocols. Event Details.

Zipline at Pumpkin Ridge

Go for a two-hour zipline experience, led by highly experienced guides. Explore the canopy and reach heights of up to 120 feet hig. or a two-hour zipline experience, led by highly experienced guides. Explore the canopy and reach heights of up to 120 feet high. Event Details.

— Annette Benedetti