It’s feeling extra Autumn-y outside these days, making weekends in Portland extra magical. With home-schooling and home-working in full swing, both parents and kids need to get out of the house for some fun. We’ve put together some great options for family outings. Think COVID-friendly festivals, fall farmer markets and more. Read on to find out more about what you can do with your crew this weekend.

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2020 Fall Harvest Experience

There’s nothing like a visit to the pumpkin patch, This year, things are a bit different! Pre-purchase your time slot to visit the pumpkin patch this year before tey reach capacity! Fri. Event Details.

Sunflower Festival

Wander the paths through the two acres of sunflowers, take photos of 15+ varieties of flowers, marvel at the giant sunflowers, visit the animals and take home one sunflower of your choosing. All paths through the Sunflowers will be 6 feed wide, and we will follow national, state, and local guidance on best practices. Fri. & Sat. Event Details.

Gresham Farmers’ Market

Outdoor venue. Purchase farm-fresh produce, arts and crafts all produced by local farmers and businesses. All vendors are wearing masks and keeping social distancing. Sat. Event Details.

Trusty’s Oktoberfest

Come help celebrate our German heritage! Oktoberfest has been an annual festival in Germany since 1810, when King Ludwig I married Princess Therese. This year would’ve been the 210th celebration, but has been canceled due to COVID-19. Join for a smaller scale & socially distanced celebration, where we will tap the keg of our first ever Oktoberfest beer! Guests can enjoy traditional German Biergarten food & music. We’re also encouraging the wear of traditional Lederhosen or Dirndl. Sat. Event Details.

Harry Potter Paint Night

Join a fun night of painting Harry Potter related items. You can also bring in your own picture that you would like to paint and you will show you how! Call and reserve your table today. Each night there is a 25 person maximum. Sat. Event Details.

2020 Flicks at the Farm: Onward

Back by popular demand! Take a trip back in time and enjoy a night under the stars with the City of Lake Oswego’s third carpool cinema! Take your family on an adventure to the fields of Luscher Farm for a physically distanced screening of Disney Pixar’s Onward. Registration is required for a parking space at this event. Complimentary bag of kettle corn from Farmers’ Market favorite, Klassic Kettlecorn, included with each parking space purchase. Sweet treats and Kona Ice will be available for purchase. Staggered load-in based on vehicle size begins at 6:30pm. Assigned times will be communicated via email along with final logistics a few days prior to the event. Oregon Health Authority requires contact information for each person attending the event. Please be sure to list all members in your vehicle for contract tracing when registering. Maximum per vehicle is 8. Sat. Event Details.

Go on an Adventure

We’ve put together some awesome outdoor adventures that will keep your family busy for hours, or even a whole day. Read about them here.

Take in Fall

Believe it or not, the leaves are starting to change colors. Take in the majesty of autumn and these cool spots.

Celebrate September

If you can’t think of what to do next, check out these ideas for all of the things you need to do in September.

—Annette Benedetti