Portland, OR is Great for a Family-Friendly Spring Break
With cultural sophistication, lots of concert venues, breweries, wineries and bars, Portland, OR, rightfully earns its reputation as a playground for adult visitors, but this city can be just as magical for kids, too.
A pair of breweries – Hopworks Urban Brewery and Laurelwood Public House and Brewery – offer play areas and kids menus. Many of the city's eateries appeal to parents and kids, like Voodoo Doughnut or the roving food cart, PBJ's, which sells gourmet grilled peanut-butter-and-jelly creations. Portland's public transportation system, which includes the MAX light rail, streetcars and an aerial tram, makes moving the family from place to place easy. Those also looking for affordability will find it. At least three top family-friendly attractions in Portland do not charge admission and can easily fill a day: Forest Park, the nation's largest urban wilderness area; the Wells Fargo History Museum; and the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. The Oregon Zoo, a must-see if you have children, charges only $4 admission on the second Tuesday of each month.
Spring Temperature Range:
High: 65, Low: 33
Must-Do Activities and Attractions:
Explore the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Visit the Portland Children's Museum
Walk through the Lan Su Chinese Garden
Check out Finnegan's Toys and Gifts
Ride the Portland Aerial Tram (children 6 and under ride free)
Peruse Powell's City of Books
Visit the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum
See where Portland ranked on our Top Beer Cities list.