Planning to travel to PDX with kids in tow? You’ve come to the right place! Families will find plenty of awesome-for-all-ages activities, museums, parks, and more in Portland. Read below for some of our favorite ways to have a stress-free, fun-filled vacation with your little ones!
Say hello to more than 2,000 animals at the West’s oldest zoo, located just a short distance from our Portland hotel. The Oregon Zoo is the perfect place for your animal lovers to get up close and personal with Asian elephants, Zebras, and everything in between. With extended hours throughout the summer, seasonal events, and animal encounters, the possibilities are endless.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry may just be the coolest museum in town. You and your miniature scientists can ride in an exciting motion simulator, kick back and enjoy an engaging IMAX film, or board a full-size submarine – the USS Blueback – docked outside in the Willamette River.
On warm days, head for Jamison Square in the Pearl District to cool down near (or in) the park’s popular water feature. This unique fountain is modeled after a shallow tidal pool, with water cascading over tiered stone steps into a pool that’s ideal for splashing. Need to chill out even more? Grab a couple scoops of homemade ice cream nearby at Cool Moon Ice Cream.
World Forestry Center
Take your budding biologists to the fascinating World Forestry Center for a day of exploration and entertainment. Discover the importance of environmental sustainability with a ride on Peggy the Train, get a bird’s-eye-view of the forest, meet woodland creatures, and even try river rafting when you visit this iconic family-friendly destination.
Portland Children’s Museum
The Portland Children’s Museum is where fun meets education. Your kids will love wandering through the illuminated Twilight Trail, examining x-rays at the Pet Hospital, exploring the “Zany Maze”, an outdoor labyrinth of herbs, fruit and vegetable plants, and more!
A stay at our new Portland hotel means you’ll be close to the best destinations, restaurants, and attractions Portland has to offer. Whether you’re staying in one of our hotel rooms in Portland for business or pleasure, the team at Hotel Eastlund looks forward to helping you discover this beautiful city.