Sauvie Island Farms

Summer will unfortunately soon be a distant memory so be sure and take the time to make some great memories with what we have left. Last week we spent a few hours and make some fun memories out at Sauvie Island Farms. My daughter was babysitting the two neighbor boys so we took them along for some fun. The highlight for them was … [Read more...]

Cooper Mountain Nature Park

Are you hanging around Portland for Spring Break? Need a fun activity to keep the kids from driving you crazy? Check out Cooper Mountain Nature Park located at 18892 SW Kemmer Rd., Beaverton. Overlooking the Tualatin Valley the park has 231 acres with 3 1/2 miles of gravel trails. The trails are very well marked and you may even run … [Read more...]

Cargo in the Pearl

Since Monday was a holiday and a sunny day here in Portland it was a good excuse to do a little exploring. We headed down to the Pearl District of Portland for a girl's lunch. After lunch (check out the blog on Friday for where we ate lunch) we headed over to Cargo.  None of us had ever been there before but the outside was so intriguing and … [Read more...]

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry {OMSI}

Located on the East side of the Willamette, OMSI was founded in 1944 and is one of the world's leading science museums.  It is also home of the Pacific Northwest's largest planetarium.  With 219,000 square feet of science at your fingertips the museum offers educational fun for the whole family.  Something I am embarrassed to admit I didn't know … [Read more...]

Bliss Bakery } Storytime

Bliss Bake Shop is best known for their delicious cupcakes, made entirely from scratch!  Located in the Bethany Village Shopping Center on the west-side Bliss was established one year ago by Sarah and Jennifer.  Aside from cupcakes that are not only yummy to eat, but to look at as well; Bliss offers several other services to the community.  Among … [Read more...]

Piccolo Mondo Toys

You may know Piccolo Mondo Toys for it's wide variety of toys and games for your child, or next party gift.  But did you also know that Piccolo Mondo is the perfect place for Family Fun? I was in the market for a new family game and asked a friend what she recommended.  What she recommended was heading over to Piccolo Mondo for family game night … [Read more...]

Portland Children’s Museum

The Portland Children's Museum is one of the local "go to" places for families.  Located off of HWY 26 at Washington Park, the museum is located right next to the zoo. Santa left a membership in our stockings last year and we loved popping up there on any given rainy day.  My children love everything about the museum but are especially fond of … [Read more...]

Bowling Alleys

Things have been quiet around here at Homebased Portland.  Meg and I are busy enjoying the holidays, traveling and our families - we hope you are too!! I love the week between Christmas and New Year's - it seems so low key compared to the busy weeks leading up to Christmas.  It is a perfect time for some fun family activities.  Bowling always … [Read more...]

Ice Skating

For the next few posts we are going to share some fun family activities to do during the holiday break.   Need a break from the craziness of holiday preparations?  Some time to just spend having fun as a family?  How about ice skating? You can take a break from your holiday shopping over at the Lloyd Center Ice Rink.  Check out their website … [Read more...]

Portland Christmas Tree Farms

Oregon is known for it's Christmas trees and rightfully so.  Oregon is ranked the top producer of Christmas trees in the U.S. harvesting 6,850,841 trees in 2007!  Among the more popular varieties are the Doug fir, noble fir, grand fir, and scotch pine.  While not everyone comes to our great state to buy their tree, chances are good they are … [Read more...]