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Family friendly Portland day trips? [Jul. 9th, 2010|01:57 pm]
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I have a friend here at work who'd like to take a trip to Portland - he has two youngish children (one under 2) and would like to know what to do while down there. Besides hitting Buffalo Wild Wings to score me a lot of wing sauce, I mean.

Anyone out there have any ideas?
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[User Picture]From: copperwise
2010-07-09 09:06 pm (UTC)
The zoo! It's also on the same hill with the Portland Children's Museum so they can do both. Or OMSI is fun, and it's along the river, which is lovely.

http://www.oregonzoo.org/
http://www.portlandcm.org/
http://www.omsi.edu/
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[User Picture]From: kshandra
2010-07-09 09:22 pm (UTC)
Seconding OMSI - a bunch of us went during the Portland C'con Annex, lo these many years ago.
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[User Picture]From: fourgates
2010-07-10 12:35 am (UTC)
I'd throw a trip to Burgerville in there too. There is one near OMSI.
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[User Picture]From: sueschus
2010-07-10 03:21 am (UTC)
The Lan Su Chinese Gardens has an exhibit called "Landscape in Miniature" which might interest the kids. IKEA, if they haven't been to one, is amusing ... and tiring (pre-nap trip). The waterfalls at Silve Falls State Park, but involves hiking. The ocean. Russell Street BBQ, which includes vegan BBQ (I've been told it's quite good).
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2010-07-11 02:45 am (UTC)
I did some checking recently about kid-friendly restaurants, and wound up learning that there's hardly a restaurant in Portland that *isn't* kid-friendly.

Things kids (and grownups) might especially enjoy, and that don't cost much (besides the Zoo and Omsi, which others have mentioned):

Voodoo Doughnuts
Portland Aerial Tram (Kids under 6 ride free!)
Saturday Market (which operates on Sundays, too).
Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Just a really nice park along the Willamette, lots of room for kids to run, and if it's hot, everybody plays in the fountain.


Edited at 2010-07-11 02:48 am (UTC)
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