OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY (OMSI)
1945 S.E. Water Ave.
Learning has never been more fun. With activities and exhibits that are both educational and fun, submarine tours, the planetarium and the empirical theater, OMSI offers something for everyone. Be sure to check out the constantly changing features of OMSI After Dark, events for ages 21+ where science nerds can be science-y after enjoying happy hour at Theory, OMSI’s new eatery.
7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way
Oaks Park is America’s oldest operating amusement park. Boasting park amusements (open seasonally), a roller skating rink, mini golf, go-carts, carnival games, picnic grounds and so much more, Oaks Park always promises a good time for all ages.
734 S.E. 6th Ave.
Karaoke anyone? Voicebox features private suite karaoke and strives to create “the most inviting, inclusive and fun way to spend a night with friends.” Perfect for birthday parties, bachelorette parties or just to have some fun with friends.
POWELL’s CITY OF BOOKS
1005 W. Burnside St.
The flagship location of the Powell’s chain, Powell’s City of Books has nine different color-coded rooms that include the Basil Howard Gallery and the Rare Book Room, and holds over 3,500 books! There’s also the Espresso Book Machine in the Purple Room, where you can self-publish anything from your short story collection to grandma’s recipes.
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM
1219 S.W. Park Ave.
With permanent collections gallery as well as six floors of modern art, it’s no wonder the Portland Art Museum is said to be internationally acclaimed as an exciting art experience. Current exhibits include “Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music,” the works of Francis Bacon, “Feast and Famine: The Pleasures and Politics of Food,” the Cobalt Blues pottery exhibit and the figurative sculpture work of Tip Toland.
340 S.W. Morrison St.
Pioneer Place Mall, third floor rotunda
Punchbowl Social is a bar, diner, entertainment and private party venue all rolled into one. Located in the Pioneer Place Mall, available activities include bowling, ping-pong, private karaoke rooms, marbles tables, deck-shuffle, shuffleboard, darts, pinball, foosball, board games and 1980s-style video games.
GLOWING GREENS MINI GOLF BLACKLIGHT ADVENTURES OREGON
509 S.W. Taylor St.
Glowing Greens is an indoor back light mini golf adventure, great for parties or just to have a good time with family and friends. Each month they offer a drawing for two free passes. Go on your birthday to receive a full 18-hole round of mini golf! For free (Must show ID to verify date of birth.)
MCMENAMIN’S MISSION THEATER
1624 N.W. Glisan St.
This theater is a great place to catch a movie, live show and even early screenings of Portlandia. Similar to other McMenamin’s theater locations, guests can enjoy comfortable seating and food during the movie or performance. Minors are allowed at movies starting before 6 p.m. with an adult and at a televised sporting events that end early in the evening.
1963 N.W. Kearney St.
Clean and family friendly, this improvisational comedy club takes comedy to the next level by turning it into a sport. Teams make up games, songs and scenes, and the audience decides which team they like best. You’ve seen the TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? This is the Portland version.
511 N.W. Couch St.
This classic arcade preserves and celebrates vintage video gaming, or the “golden age” of video gaming, as declared on its website. Ground Kontrol operates over 60 classic video games and 27 pinball machines, and also sells refurbished classic home video game systems like Atari and the original Nintendo. Ground Kontrol is an all-ages arcade between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. after which it becomes 21 and up.
MCMENAMIN’S: KENNEDY SCHOOL
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
A former elementary school, McMenamin’s Kennedy School includes a hotel, a soaking pool, a movie theater equipped with comfy couches and chairs (whose concessions include pizza and McMenamin’s famous brews), a restaurant, several small bars and a brewery. The Kennedy School is sure to prove a good time for all involved. For a small fee you can even bring along your best pet friends to stay in the hotel with you.
7229 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Right here in Portland is a gem—the Roseway Theater boasts one of the only vintage single-screen movie theaters in the country that has digital sound and picture, and also is 3-D compatible. Who wants to go to the movies?
1639 N.E. Alberta St.
Feeling creative? Collage stocks an immense variety of art supplies for children and adults. But this is no ordinary arts and crafts store—collage offers workshops, group rentals and creative parties, and hosts nationally-known artists at this location throughout the year.
VOODOO DOUGHNUT TOO
1501 N.E. Davis St.
What night of Portland fun would be complete without a trip to the famous Voodoo Doughnut? For more space, shorter lines and bubble hockey, visit their second location in Northeast Portland for all the goodness that bacon-covered maple bars and 800 square feet of seating can bring.