Attractions: Parks & Gardens

Dancing in the breeze, the trees at The Grotto swayed to the beat of the East wind.

City: Portland

Tranquility is a word many visitors use as soon as the y enter the 160 acres of Horning’s Hideout. That’s how Jane and her son, Bob Horning like it.

City: North Plains

He shot down the 48-foot waterslide like a torpedo, letting out a scream the minute he hit the water at the end of the ride.

City: Clackamas

Water everywhere, for everyone: public fountains in downtown Portland

City: Portland

Portland offers more parks than any other city in the nation and one of the best on a warm sunny day is Jamison Square.

City: Portland

Two year old Violet Johnson stood and stared in amazement.

Sure, she had seen elephants in her books at home, but had never seen the real thing.

Until today.

City: Portland

A 3.5 mile paved trail that bisects Canby and offers bikers, skaters, walkers and runners a quiet, long stretch of trail they can exercise on. It starts at 13th Avenue in South Canby and runs to the Willamette River in North Canby.

City: Canby

While many attractions around Oregon bill themselves as fun for the whole family, if you are going to have fun in your name, you better deliver, and the Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle’s Restaurant does.

City: Wilsonville

As a parent, I can tell you that it’s quite an adventure when you children start to bounce off the walls. Well now there is a solution, Sky High Sports in Tigard.

Kid or not, driving up to the Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark is cool.

Don’t believe me? Where else can you drive up to a building and see a 747 sitting on top of a building? That’s what I thought.

City: McMinnville
Region: Yamhill Valley