Portland for Fun

So a lot of folk in Portland just want to have fun. So there are a lot of fun things to do here. Most are not weird or Portlandia. A lot of them are in the suburbs. I  have a list them here with links to website. So I am breaking format here and will not be visiting a number of these places. I am to old now to do a lot of these but I have heard from friends they are fun to do. But if I was still twenty. . . .

Oaks Amusement Park – Amusement Park, Roller Skating and dance pavilion. 

Ground Kontrol – Classic Arcades

Electric Castle Wonder Land – Arcades and more

Glowing Greens Mini Golf – Black Light Miniature Golf

Sky High – trampolines

Ifly – Indoor Skydiving

Ultrazone – Laser Tag

Skycart – Indoor go cart Racing

Pips & Bounce – Ping Pong

Willamette Shore Trolley – Trolley Ride

Portland Train Ride – Train Ride

Portland Aerial Tram – Ride the Tram up to Oregon Health & Science University for a view of the city.

North Clackamas Aquatic Park  – Water Park

Brew Cycle or Brew Barge – Brew cycle is a weird group bike contraption that you peddle from pub to pub. The Barge is on the river with some of the same idea.

Portland Spirit – Willamette River Cruises. Dinner and Lunch Cruises

Willamette Jet Boat –  Tour on the Willamette. It will get you blood pumping

Alder Creek – Kayak Tours

Portland Kayak Company – Kayak Tours

Scovare Sailing – Sailing Cruise on the Willamette

Portland International Raceway – Car Racing

Rose City Rollers – Roller Derby

Ice Skating – Lloyd Center Ice Rink

Climb Walls

Portland Rock Gym

Planet Granite

The Circuit Bouldering Gym

The Source Climbing Center

Golf Courses

Eastmoreland Golf Course – The efforts to open Portland’s first municipal golf course began in 1915.  Members from Multnomah Athletic Club, Waverley Country Club, Tualatin Country Club and Portland Golf Club wanted to build a public golf course to make the game available to all citizens.  With the support of new designated PP&R superintendent Charles Keyser, the private golf club leaders raised $7,000 to fund the original construction of Eastmoreland, designed by H. Chandler Egan.  The course opened June 16, 1918, and was very popular, generating enough paid golf rounds to help PP&R purchase the land outright and continue operations.  Through the proven success of Eastmoreland and some creative efforts by superintendent Keyser to raise funds through utility certificates, new land was acquired for two more public golf courses.

Heron Lake Golf Club

Red Tail Gold Center

Rose City Golf Club –  Built in 1923, our course is the second oldest municipal course in the city and state. Located in the center of northeast Portland neighborhoods our course is a classic, tree lined course that is both playable and challenging for players at all levels. Recent renovations have improved conditions and year-round playability at Rose City.

Colwood Golf Center – Colwood Golf Center’s 9-hole, Par 3 golf course is uniquely designed and opened for play in April 2015. Each hole features two sets of tees to hit from, as well as large, undulating greens. This accommodates golfers of all skill levels, and creates a fun golf experience. The course plays up to 1,200 yards long, and has holes ranging between 76 and 200 yards. Located in Northeast Portland, minutes from PDX International Airport, downtown Portland, and Vancouver WA, Colwood Golf Center is a great venue for hosting golf outings. Our facility features a 9 hole Par 3 golf course, 18 hole footgolf course, driving range, and spacious clubhouse with a large event space.

Professional Sports

Timbers – Soccer

Trailblazers – NBA Basketball


We have a lot of small theater and performing companies on the Portland Area. Here just a few.

Artist Repertory Theater

Portland Center Stage at the Amory

Imago Theatre

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

Portland Opera

Portland Symphony

Oregon Symphony

Third Rail