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Festival of Balloons

More than a dozen brightly colored hot-air balloons take to the sky for Tigard’s Festival of Balloons every June.

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Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Set in a deep, forested ravine just a few miles south of downtown Portland is Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Oregon’s only state park within a major city.

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The best arcades in Portland

Portland offers a wide range of arcades, from family-friendly game rooms to dive bars and adults-only bar arcades.

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Soft serve ice cream in Portland

Portland’s devotion to ice cream has produced some of the nation’s top scoop shops, featuring both dairy-filled and dairy-free offerings.

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Portland pinball spots

Whether you’re a seasoned flipper wizard or just a sucker for those pretty flashing lights, these Portland pinball spots have you covered.

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Easter events in Portland

Spring is the harbinger of Easter festivities in Portland. Check out our favorite kid-friendly Easter egg hunts, annual picnics and candy-centric events.

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Spend spring break in Portland

Plan an epic spring break in Portland with our list of activities for families, friends, couples and solo travelers.

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When I grow up: Portland attractions for career-oriented kids

At these Portland attractions, your little ones can walk in the shoes of the heroes they idolize: police officers, firefighters, astronauts and sailors.

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Indoor activities for children

When Portland's weather prevents kids from running around outside, families can choose from dozens of awesome indoor activities.

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Yurt camping near Portland

Midway between primitive camping and “glamping” stands the modern-day yurt, a circular tent with electricity, heating, skylights, windows and wooden floors.

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