Posts Tagged ‘Portland Family Adventures’

Cannon Beach

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Downtown Cannon Beach, OregonWhat’s to Love:  Cannon Beach is the “ace in the hole” when it comes to Portland getaways.  It’s a clean town with excellent surrounding beaches, parks and camping.  Plus, for a hefty price, you can usually find good food and lodging.  It’s a bit predictable for us, but we always seem to stumble onto something new each time.

Haystack Rock - Cannon Beach, OregonMany people don’t like the Disney-like-foot-traffic that plugs the walkways, restaurants, beaches, parks and playgrounds.  Others think it’s a bit sterile and/or upscale for their tastes – they prefer a getaway with a little more character such as Manzanita or Oceanside.  While I like the gritty towns, I also like many of the upscale amenities that Cannon Beach has to offer.  And, if you take the time, you will find that Cannon Beach has something to offer almost any visitor. 

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Brooklyn Park

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Playstructure at Brooklyn ParkWhat’s to Love: Brooklyn park is a (relatively) small neighborhood park in inner-southeast Portland. Mostly, this is your basic Portland Park with somewhat outdated play structures, slides, water feature, picnic benches, swings, merry-go-round, etc. However, there are a couple of interesting points to make about Brooklyn Park that might make you want to go out of your way for a visit.

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Children’s Museum

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What’s to Love: Location, location, location! Portland’s Children’s Museum is right next to the Oregon Zoo, Forestry Center, and Hoyt Arboretum. It’s easy to make a whole day out of a trip up to this area of Portland. The $7 admission fee can add up, but they do offer a $55 two-person membership,which is excellent if the same parent takes the child to the museum. A family membership is only $80/year and $95/year gets you the family package plus 1 guest. The museum itself was one of my favorite places to take my son 12 months to 3 years. It’s a clean a well kept – there are so many great exhibits and things to do here, and you can easily occupy an entire morning or afternoon. My son has always been partial to the kiddie shopping area where he could push around a shopping cart, grab some fake fruit and vegetables, and proceed over the the checkout lane.

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