Friday, June 19, 2015

Celebrating Father’s Day!

Take a guided tour at Tryon Creek Park.

Is your dad outdoorsy or hipster? Maybe he’s a sporty or gearhead dad? No matter what kind of dad you have, there will be plenty to do to celebrate this father’s day weekend. Check out some of these fun activities around the Portland Metro area:

For the Outdoorsy Dad

Tryon Creek Park - (Portland) free
www.tryonfriends.org

The Friends of Tryon Creek have you covered when dad wants to get outdoors with the kids. They offer fun, educational and entertaining guided hikes to keep dad and tiny hikers learning and exploring in the big outdoors. Start your littlest ones with the preschool story and stroll hikes, and your older kiddos can join the guided nature walks. Registration required for the preschool stroll 30 minutes beforehand in the Nature Center.

Preschool Story and Stroll “Some Smug Slug”
Fri., June 19, 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6 recommended

Guided Nature Walk “Fish of Tryon Creek”
Sat.,  June 20, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
5 & up recommended

For the Hipster Dad

Beer in The Garden! (Silverton) June 19 - 21 
www.oregongarden.org/events/brewfest/

Try beer from 68 breweries, enjoy good food, and hear live music on Father’s Day weekend at Oregon Garden Brewfest at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. The festival is held indoors, but you can also explore the 80-acre botanical garden with your beer. At Brewfest, you’ll enjoy:
  •       68 breweries, pouring 136 beers, ciders and meads from throughout Oregon and across the country
  •       12 great regional bands on two stage
  •       Free Shuffleboard, Skee-Ball & Foosball
  •       Amazing food from local vendors
  •       80-acre botanical garden
  •       Kid’s coaster-making activity & free root beer on Sunday

For the Gearhead Dad

World of Speed! (Wilsonville) Tues.- Sun., 10a.m.- 5p.m. $10/adult, $5/youth 6-12, Free for 5 & under
www.worldofspeed.org

Just opened two months ago, World of Speed will take old and young race enthusiasts on an adventure like no other. Through hands-on exhibits and activities, visitors will explore all the world of racing has to offer. Whether you love drag, road, land speed, or motorcycle racing, the marvel that is NASCAR, or are fascinated by the history of it all, there is something for everyone.

For the Sporty Dad

Take Dad to a Portland Timbers Game! (Providence Park) Sat., June 20, 7:30 p.m., $18-$142/ticket
www.timbers.com

Every Portlander’s bucket list should include cheering along at a Timbers Game. Don your hunter green and yellow stripes and grab your little lumberjack and join the soccer obsession!