May 22, 2013
Ladybug Nature Walk: Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Walk through parks, gardens and natural areas with your youngster (2 - 5 years old) and a nature guide. All walks begin at 10am rain or shine, $3 per child*, no charge for adults. Friday 10am.
Rose Festival CityFair at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The metropolitan fair features live exotic animals, a wide variety of shopping, carnival rides, special attractions and a customized fireworks show choreographed to your favorite classic rock hits on May 24 at 10 pm. Weekends May 24-27, May 30-June 2 and June 6-9. $7 ages 7 and up.
Nature Classroom Discovery Day at Tryon Creek. Bones, animal pelts, live animals (including new corn snake Pockets), and all sorts of other cool stuff. Saturday 10am-1pm. Free!
Dino Party at the Children's Museum. Opening weekend of the Museum's newest traveling exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land fo Fire and Ice. Activities include storytime, puppets and clay. Saturday 11am-2pm. Free with museum admission.
Steve's Creature Feature at St. Johns Library. Explore the amazing world of reptiles with Steve Lattanzi. Kids will be able to safely see, hear and touch some of the most amazing creatures on earth. Saturday 11am-noon. Free!
Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park. Snowcap food drive, mutton bustin', barnyard fun, walk on the wildside, alpaca pavilion, petting zoo, pony rides, thrill rides, miniature golf, roller skating and more! Saturday, Sunday & Monday 12-7pm. Free admission, activity costs vary.
Read to the Dogs at the Belmont Library. Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Sign up for a 30-minute session. Registration is required. Please call 503 988 5382. Saturday 1-3pm. Free!
Creature Cabins at Tillamook Forest Center. The animals of the Tillamook State Forest have made themselves at home. They occupy nests, holes, dens and more. Come and learn about the special places where animals live. Saturday 1:30pm and Sunday 11:30am. Free!
The Alphabeticians at Mississippi Pizza. Where else are you going to find a kid's mosh pit? Saturday 4-5pm. $10/family.
Mo Phillips Rocks Out for Kids at Flying Cat. Fun, rockin' music for your little ones. Sunday 10-11am. $5 suggested donation.
Take a family tour of the Portland Art Museum. Enjoy a tour with a docent skilled at engaging visitors of all ages. Tour is free with admission. Sunday 12:30-1:30pm. $15 adults, free under 18.
Hope this gives you some ideas. Have fun out there! And don't forget to double-check event details by calling or checking the website of the venue, performer, or host organization.