Activities and Outings

The Short List: Jan 5-7

Winter is officially here and many of us sent our little (and medium and big) ones back to school this week, while others have a few days yet to go. If you’re looking for ways to fill the dark days this weekend, we’ve got you covered!

All Weekend


Have you visited ZooLights yet this season? If not, you still have a chance! It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival, ZooLights. As you walk around the zoo, you’ll see a dazzling display of a more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. Fri-Sun, 5pm-pm, Oregon Zoo. $9.95-$14.95 (2 and under free)

Jan 6

Family Fun Day @Unplugged Games

Whether your family likes classic board games, card games, or is looking to learn something new, Unplugged Games has lots of great ideas to make family game time fun. Join them on Saturdays from 12-5pm for Family Fun Day, a free weekly event dedicated to putting down the electronics and picking up new memories with family and friends. Try one of the games from their library, or bring one from home to play with new friends. See a new game you want to learn? Their staff will teach you! Saturday, 12-5pm, Unplugged Games (3606 SE Powell). Free

Jan 7

Yeti Party and Story Time @Green Bean Books

Have you ever met a live Yeti before?! Well, come to Green Bean Books on Sunday January 7th at 11am and you’ll get to! They’ll read all their favorite yeti stories, sing yeti songs and then you’ll even get to meet a big furry and friendly yeti! Drink free hot cider while you’re there. Don’t forget to wear your warm coat! Since yetis like the cold air, they’ll be out on their covered deck for this celebration! Sunday, 11-12. Green Bean Books (1600 NE Alberta), free

About Mary Brady

Mary Brady was born and raised in the PNW and has been in Oregon since 2006. She currently lives on the westside of the river with her two children and has dreams of drinking Earl Grey tea and snuggling with baby animals. Mary is the Web Editor for NW Kids.

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