10 outdoor activities to practice
When the weather clears up, there’s plenty to do outdoors in Oregon and Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Spring break has started in the rain for many kids in Oregon and Washington, but the weather is expected to improve later in the week, which means it’s still time to enjoy outdoor activities.
For people looking to make the most of time outdoors, here are several ideas to keep you busy in the Northwest.
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival – The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival schedule aligns perfectly with Spring Break. The festival started on March 18 and will continue until May 1. Not only can kids and adults enjoy the beautiful flower beds of tulips, this Woodburn farm also offers photo cutting boards, a children’s playground, and cow wagons to pull the kids.
- 33814 S Meridian Road, Woodburn, OR 97071
Oregon Zoo – It’s filled with animals big and small, and the Oregon Zoo is eager to welcome guests over Spring Break. In addition to the animals, the zoo also has a carousel and a train to entertain visitors. Guests can also take advantage of the scavenger hunts available on the Oregon Zoo website to help navigate their way through exhibits and different habitats.
- 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
The enchanted forest – Turner’s Enchanted Forest is open for Spring Break. The amusement park offers several rides, a haunted house, bumper cars, comedy theater, and musical performances, to name a few. The Enchanted Forest website says it offers new worlds to explore and is fun for all ages.
- 8462 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR 97392
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area – Walk through the Columbia River Gorge and stop to enjoy the multiple waterfalls along the way. The gorge has several hikes of varying length, cycle routes and historic sites. Multnomah Falls and the Vista House are some of the most popular sites to see. The historic Columbia River Highway will lead to many destinations, but visitors can also visit the Washington side of the gorge if they’re looking to avoid the crowds.
Mt. Hood Skibowl Snow Tube and Adventure Park – There is still plenty of snow to enjoy on Mount Hood and that means tubing remains open at Skibowl. Tickets are available for adults and children and are sold for 1.5 hour sessions. Guests are requested to dress in warm layers.
- 31315 E Multorpor Rd, Government Camp, OR 97028
Tualatin Island Greens Miniature Golf – Tualatin Island Greens is a golf driving range which also includes a miniature golf course. The golf course is floodlit at night, which means guests can play even when the sun goes down. The course comprises 18 holes of golf and is ideal for children and adults. The course is currently open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- 20400 SW Cipole Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062
Portland Timbers football game – End your spring break in Providence Park. The Portland Timbers take on Orlando City Soccer Club on Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
- 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
Oaks Amusement Park – Roller coasters, amusement games and many other games await you at Oaks Amusement Park in Southeast Portland. The park is open daily for Spring Break and also features mini-golf, a roller skating rink, and a carousel.
- 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
topgolf – If a mini golf course is just a bit too small for your family, Topgolf might be a better option. Topgolf is located in Hillsboro and has air-conditioned hitting bays, so even if the weather isn’t the best, guests will stay comfortable during their visit. Guests can aim for giant targets and the balls will keep track of each person’s score. Topgolf also has a bar and a restaurant.
Columbia Springs Trout Hatchery in Vancouver – Teach kids about the circle of life at Columbia Springs Vancouver Trout Hatchery. The hatchery works with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to raise rainbow trout, rainbow trout, and salmon. The hatchery says the salmon it raises are part of a statewide recovery plan to bring the species back.
- 12208 SE Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, WA 98683