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Family friendly Portland day trips? [Jul. 9th, 2010|01:57 pm]
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?

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.

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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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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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