Activities and Outings

5 Sweet Ways to Honor Mom this Mother’s Day

by Flickr user OakleyOriginals

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 14. There’s the customary brunch (have you made a reservation yet? Or is it gonna be a surprise?), but what about the rest of the day? Here are 5 things you can do with the whole family while celebrating mamas!

 

by Flickr user Lotzman Katzman

We’ve Got Love to Spare

Sat May 13, 11am-1pm

This Mother’s Day weekend join Baby Blues Connection as they celebrate motherhood in the community. This event includes bowling, pizza and soda, Mother’s Day raffle baskets and a wine wall plus the kid-focused fun of face painting, music and fun surprises.
$10-25, under 3 free, facebook.com/events/891695044266341

 

Photo courtesy of The Oregon Garden

Digging in the Dirt

Sat May 13, 10am-1:30pm

Plant spring annual flowers together and then relax with live music and a scrumptious buffet, complete with mimosas and sparkling cider. Stay after brunch for a hand-tied bouquet workshop for an additional $25.
$35 ($30 for members), oregongarden.org

 

by Flickr user OakleyOriginals

Mother’s Day Hike

Sun May 14, 9am-5pm

Join the nonprofit Bark this Mother’s Day to explore the unique habitats of the Clackamas River, including beautiful spring flowers, breeding amphibians, and a recovering forest burn on this flat, relaxed, and family friendly hike. Carpools leave from the Hollywood Trader Joe’s, 4121 NE Halsey, (across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2) in Portland at 9am sharp.
Free, facebook.com/events/1311040258981764

 

by Flickr used Masonite Burn

Rose City Rollers Bout

Sun May 14, 1-3pm

The Rose City Rollers league is made up of over 400 smart, tough, accomplished women who skate fast, hit hard and defy stereotypes about female athletes and women’s sports, just like Mom. So what’s a better way to spend Mother’s Day than watching the Rose City vs. Seattle’s Southside Revolution at this all-ages show?
$7-9, free for moms, facebook.com/events/293348611104513

 

Photo courtesy of the Lumberyard

Bike Riding: Mother’s Day at the Lumberyard

Sun May 14, 9am-10pm

Ride bikes with Mom at the only indoor bike park on the west coast, with 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor riding areas. Enjoy handmade pizzas with other great snacks, a full bar and shaved ice for the little ones. A staff member will be on the course to help new riders from 11am-2pm to ensure everyone has a blast.
$25 all day, free admission for Mom with a paid child, facebook.com/events/1543097062396868