20+ Ideas for Family Fun in Portland

We’ve got 10 gold-standard destinations and off-the-radar alternatives that will blow your little ones’ little minds.

01/23/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Margaret Seiler

Weekly Planner

America’s Test Kitchen Comes to OMSI, Thali Supper Club Celebrates Diwali, and More Portland Food Events

… including Chocktoberfest, a rare Spanish sherry dinner, and Ecliptic Brewing’s anniversary party.

10/18/2016 By Arlo Voorhees


The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Bastille Day celebrations, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and DIY GMO gardening at OMSI

07/07/2015 By Benjamin Tepler


The Balance Calendar—PDX Fitness and Health Events

Take care of your skin, find out what to eat to fuel your fitness goals, and relax with a monthly restorative yoga retreat!

03/23/2015 By Allison Jones


The Mad Science Behind OMSI's Greatest Exhibits

In the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibition-design laboratory, the future of learning is under construction.

10/10/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Explaining Physics With Skateboards

OMSI shreds science with a new interactive exhibit featuring a 7,000-square-foot skate park.

04/02/2014 Illustrations by Nomad By Maya Seaman


OMSI’s Planned Coastal Discovery Center

The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry is close to their goal of opening a new marine science education facility in Newport, OR.

03/13/2014 By Greg Young


A Night of Science and Satisfying Fare

OMSI’s interactive Food Luminary series explores the science behind flavor profiles and culinary techniques.

02/06/2014 By Erik Maurer


OMSI Recreates Sherlock Holmes's HQ

This month, OMSI debuts a touring exhibition exploring the science and history behind fiction's greatest detective. What goes into the show's full-scale "re-creation" of Sherlock's imaginary headquarters at 221B Baker Street?

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 12-15

Pink Martini gets happy with a free concert, the TBA Festival kicks off with a new home, Portland Center Stage takes on its biggest show ever, and more to see you through the sunshine.

09/12/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

Portland Pages

Slide Show: OMSI Gala 2013: 20 Years on the River

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) celebrated 20 years in its riverfront home



Slide Show: OMSI Gala 2013: 20 Years on the River

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) celebrated 20 years in its riverfront home



How to Make a Mummy

And why that mummy might explode

06/03/2013 By Zach Dundas


Slide Show: Ancient Oddities from OMSI's 'Mummies of the World'

Mummies of the World can be seen at OMSI from June 14 through September 28, but here's a first-look glimpse at the exhibition's stars.



Photographer George Steinmetz Takes Africa by Air

Watch this amazing aerial journey through Africa and then see the show in person at OMSI. Thru Aug 18.

03/18/2013 By Aaron Scott


Q&A: Kari Byron from MythBusters

OMSI's new exhibition let's you step into the fascinating and (theoretically) dangerous world of Discovery Channel's MythBusters.

02/06/2013 By John Chandler

Beaker Boon

Chemical Reaction

Want to unlock the mysteries of science? Start with a beer.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine