Spring Break is upon us, and so is the rain that often accompanies it! Do not fret if you didn’t make plans to head out of town this week. We have rounded up a list of fun stuff to do around the Portland Metro this week. We broke it up into Indoor and Outdoor day activities to make sure that we’ve got you covered no mater what weather is thrown at us!
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) has opened it’s latest exhibit just in time for Spring Break. If you’ve got dinosaur loving kid like I do, this could be the event for you! Dinosaurs: Revealed offers life-sized dinos, fossils and more!
Glowing Greens in SW Portland has a fun Black Light Miniature Golf experience that can help pass some time inside and way from the rain. With black lights, pirates and deep sea adventure themes, CGI videos and 13 holes, it should be fun for all!
If you want to take the opportunity to try and include some education into the break, head on over to the Oregon Historical Society to check out a number of exhibits currently running. They’ve opened up from noon-5 this week especially for Spring Break.
The roller skating rink at Oaks Park is open once again! You can also take advantage of the concert series they currently have going on each weekend at the park. They offer a fun way to hear some live music from the comfort and safety of your vehicle!
If you’re a tried and true Oregonian who laughs at a little rain, then there is also plenty to do outside this week!
Head south to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival that is open now through May 2nd. The fields of tulips set against a backdrop of the stunning Mt. Hood, is something not to be missed. Since they are honoring tickets purchased for last year’s cancelled event, make sure to check their website for details!
Do a scavenger hunt through downtown Portland! Urban Adventure Quest has it all planned for you. You just create your team(s) and purchase the pack from them so you can plan it at your convenience!
Hit the slopes! Whether you’re an avid skier, snowboarder or you want the thrill of tubing, or just want to play in the snow, Mt. Hood has got you covered!
Check out the animals at the Oregon Zoo! Just remember that tickets must be reserved ahead of time.
Take a hike! You don’t even have to leave the city to slip into nature. Forest Park and Tyron Creek State Natural Area are both within the Portland city limits and offer ample trails to explore the beauty that is the Pacific NW. If escaping the city is more your thing, the Gorge offers countless trail options. Just make sure to pay attention to weather and trail cautions so you stay safe!
Explore the gardens! The Portland Metro has no shortage of beautiful gardens to explore. From the Rose Garden and Japanese Garden in Washington Park, to Lan Su Chinese Garden in SW to the Rhododendron Garden in SE there is so much beauty for you to enjoy.
While they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, Bullwinkle’s in Wilsonville, is still offering up tons of fun, both indoors and out the rest of the week! Be sure to check out their website for their latest covid updates to see what’s available.
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