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Wondering what the best places in Portland, Oregon for toddlers are?
I’ve done the work for you and spent the last month visiting different “toddler friendly” places across the Portland metro area hoping to find the good & bad and why you should or shouldn’t visit.
We ended up finding a few new favorite places in Portland, Oregon for toddlers, and I am excited to share them with you!
Keep in mind this isn’t every single toddler friendly place in the area.
Just ones that were suggested to me and that we were able to visit!
A little disclosure- we were hosted at a few of these locations. But that doesn’t change my opinion of them one bit!
Good: Lots of space, confined toddler area within play space, cafe with healthy options, friendly staff
Bad: Location, three stories tall if your toddler does go into the larger structure, open place area to the cafe (not confined)
Overall, my twins had a blast here and we will be back!
Good: Everything! Perfect for toddlers of all ages!
Bad: I’ve heard to watch for germs, but that’s a given for any toddler friendly location.
We love love love the Portland Childrens museum. We go all the time!
Good: Confined toddler room, tons to do inside, plenty of activities for whole family, stimualting toddler activities
Bad: Expensive if you don’t have a membership
We love having an OMSI membership so that we have a safe and fun place for the twins to go year round! For sure will be buying another membership when this current one ends.
Good: Good food, great dining rooms with TV (including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), confined toddler area
Bad: The toddler area was much smaller than I expected and not well lit
Overall it was a nice experience with some good lunch, but I do wish the toddler area was a big bigger! But a nice surprise for it being inside of an arcade.
Good: Entire location is for toddlers and babies, offers coffee and snacks, tables for work while they play
Bad: Play area opens right up to the front doors as well as behind the drink counter. I would have liked to see it confined within the space for my runners
We do really enjoy Munchkin Playland and have gone a few times. But I have to go with another person because of the toddler area not being confined.
Good: Great for walking around, offers food, animals are fun, toddler area semi confined
Bad: Expensive to get in just for the toddler area.
I treat it as a whole day experience from wake to nap time to get the most for my money. We walk around and check out the entire zoo, then stop for lunch and finally go play in the toddler area before heading home
Good: Great park for the whole family! Tons to do
Bad: You have to walk the Parks and Rec trails to get to it, not easy to drive up to
This is our favorite park in the Portland area. Tons for the kids to play around and its away from all streets and cars since it’s tucked up on the trails in Bethany.
Other places in Portland, Oregon for toddlers:
I didn’t get a chance to visit those over the last month, but they were all suggested by friends in my area!