We Love these 5 Outdoor Party Venues in Portland

Yombu Post Author Lizzie Shander

Written by (Author):  Lizzie Shander
Last updated:  December 13, 2023

Let’s go alfresco, Portlanders! With the Willamette River glistening under the Pacific Northwest sun and Mount Hood standing tall in the horizon, Portland’s outdoor beauty is begging to play host to your next party. From scenic gardens bursting with roses to vast green parks the City of Roses is the perfect backdrop for an outdoor Birthday Bash. If like me you love hosting your parties in the beautiful outdoors, our guide to Portland’s best outdoor party venues is just what you need for your party planning.

Oaks Amusement Park

Oaks Amusement Park, an iconic Portland attraction, is a treasure-trove of activities sure to be the perfect backdrop for your birthday party. From it’s outdoor miniature golf course to the charming, old-school roller-skating rink and 14 versatile outdoor event areas, you have the ideal setting for a party.

Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum, tucked away in Portland’s Washington Park, is an enchanting backdrop for birthday parties. The Arboretum boasts four beautiful outdoor event spaces, including the charming Stevens Pavilion Picnic Shelter. It’s the perfect spot for picnic-style celebrations, allowing kids to play and explore in a serene, natural setting.

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Sellwood Park Playground

Sellwood Park and Playground is a delightful destination for kids’ birthday celebrations, boasting one of Portland’s largest playground amidst a 16-acre park. The playground is a haven of fun, with a wide selection of swings, slides, and seesaws, kept in permanent cool shade by surrounding trees, making it the perfect outdoor spot for a Birthday Bash.

Oregon Zoo

Located in the heart of Portland’s Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo is a captivating birthday venue set in 64 forested acres. It combines the thrill of seeing endless animals with fun activities like a carousel, train rides and an interactive scavenger hunt. The zoo boasts several picnic spots, both covered and on the lawn, perfect for celebrating amidst nature.

Jamison Square

Jamison Square, heralded as ‘Portland’s biggest kid magnet’ by The Oregonian, is the pulse of the Pearl District. Its unique tiered fountain, mimicking a tidal pool with gentle waves, invites children to splash and play in its refreshing waters. Surrounded by the whimsical Tikitotemoniki Totems and ample shady grass perfect for picnics, it’s a great spot for fun birthday bash.

Why we Recommend these Outdoor Party Venues in Portland

We have been fortunate enough to take part in a number of kids parties in and around Portland, the list of venues we recommended above are places that we have either visited, held a party in or that were recommended to us by one of our entertainers. We also did a deep dive into each venue, checking their reviews, websites and contact details to ensure they were a great fit for your Birthday bash.

We are always on the lookout for other amazing places to host kids parties in Portland, if you have a place in mind you think other parents should know about. Please let us know in the comments below.

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