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Fun and Unique Birthday Party Ideas in Portland

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Are you searching for creative and exciting birthday party ideas in Portland?


Look no further! Our blog post offers a variety of top-notch kid-friendly party ideas that are sure to make your little one’s day extra special. 


From outdoor adventures to indoor fun, we’ve got you covered with unique and memorable party ideas that will keep the kids entertained and happy. Explore the best places to host a party, from bowling and water parks to roller skating and art studios.


 Whether you’re looking for a high-energy activity or a more low-key experience, we’ve got you covered with plenty of options to choose from. 


So, start planning your child’s birthday bash in Portland with our helpful tips and ideas, and make their special day one to remember for years to come!

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The Best Birthday Party Ideas in Portland


The Craft Factory


The Craft Factory is a great space for kids of any age who love crafts. They love using recycled materials and accept donations of various items you might have at home.

You can have a variety of events at The Craft Factory, but of course, we are talking about kids’ birthday party venue ideas.


  • What you get: 
  • 1.5 to 2 hrs to use the space, including crafts and embellishments
  • Space for up to 20 crafters
  • Each child will get a craft base and access to craft materials
  • Staff member support
  • Serving plates, silverware and napkins
  • Decorations
  • Set up an clean up


Food: provided by you, gives you a lot of flexibility!

Pricing: starts at $225

Special add-ons: you can add more craft bases as well as goodie bags to your package


Oaks Park Roller Rink


Oaks Park is a Portland institution. We all love flocking over to their amusement park in the summer. 

It turns out that they are also one of the birthday party ideas in Portland.


What you get with the basic skating party package:

  • Open Skate Time
  •  conventional skate rental for all the kids in the party
  • 45 minutes at one of the Roller Rink Cafe tables
  •  2 refillable soda pitchers
  • individual cotton candy bags
  • A gift for the birthday person including 1 refillable souvenir cup and a free skating pass
  • Loudspeaker birthday shout-out
  • Cake/gift storage before and after the table time
  • Party host staff to set up/clean up the party table


Important to know: the maximum number of skaters is 12 per party

You can book your party for Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.

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Merry kitchen


The Merry Kitchen is a cooking school for kids. They offer weekly classes as well as camps and birthday parties.

What you get:

  • Kids get to create an entire meal and eat it at the end
  • For an additional $15 you can bake your birthday cake during the class
  • 2 hours session


Important to know: maximum number of kids 8. You can have the party at your place or at their location. 


Circuit Bouldering Gym


The Circuit is a bouldering gym with several locations across the Portland Metro Area.

Bouldering is a style of rock climbing that does not require ropes or harnesses. The scale walls are closer to the ground and the floor is padded, making them more accessible. As far as birthday party ideas in Portland goes, this is a pretty awesome one.

What you get:

  • 2 hours party time
  • Climbing, games led by instructors
  • Food and cake time

Important to know: climbers must be 5 years or older. Maximum number of kids per party is 12

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PSU bowling alley


I bet you didn’t know that you can rent out The Viking Gameroom for birthday parties. It has bowling, pool tables, foosball, console video gaming and concessions.

What you get:

  • Access to all booking lanes
  • Shoe rentals
  • Video games
  • You can add unlimited fountain soda and popcorn


Important to know: this is a really affordable option, especially if you’re having a big party.


St. Johns Swapnplay


St Johns is Swapnplay is a community place for play and swapping kids’ toys, books, etc

You can rent out their space for birthday parties.

What you get:

  • Access to their space- gross motor indoor and/or outdoor play spaces, kitchen, and River’s Edge party room. Tables and chairs included.
  •  3 hours party time


Important to know: fits up to 40 people. Ages served are 1 to 7. Party rental is offered on Saturdays between 2- 8 PM


Wiggle Room


The Wiggle Room is an indoor play space and such a great birthday party idea in Portland.


What you get:

  • Exclusive access to the space for 2 hours
  • Additional time for decorating and breaking down
  • They do the final clean up
  • Access to staffed bar so you can purchase drinks ( including alcohol)
  • Outside food allowed


Important to know: This is a good venue for bigger parties. No confetti or glitter allowed.

No storage for food, no access to fridge


Fun add-ons: Train packages, bouncy house and bring your own pinata.

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Playdate PDX


Playdate PDX is another indoor play space in Portland that offers birthday parties.

What you get:


  • 1:45 mins of room time
  • Up to 25 kids per room ( you can rent 2 if you have more kids)
  • Water
  • Plates, utensils, napkins & cups 
  • Candles, lighters, and cake servers available should you forget  
  • Cardstock invitations (picked up in-store)
  • Outside cake allowed
  • Food and drinks available for purchase

Important to know: no outside food or drinks allowed. 


Gresham high school swimming pool


You can rent out the Gresham High School Pool for a birthday party.

What you get:

  • 90 minutes of pool time plus 30 minutes for food and presents
  • Use of basketball hoops, diving board, and rope swing
  • Two lifeguards
  • Up to 25 guests in the water

Important to know: Parties can be booked on Saturday or Sundays.


Chuck E. Cheese!


Chuck E. Cheese offers fun all year around as well as birthday parties.


What you get:

  • Game Play credits ( or unlimited)
  • 2 slices of pizza and unlimited drinks
  • Party Hat
  • Collectible cup
  • Tablecloth, Cups, Napkins, Utensils
  • Customizable Email Invitations

Fun add-ons: All you can play, bonus tickets, goodie bag, tote bag, and pizza for the adults.




Defy is a Trampoline Park In Beaverton, OR and they offer birthday party packages.


What you get:

  • Up to 2 hours of jumping time ( depending on package)
  •  Private Party Room
  •  Setup & Cleanup
  • Grip Socks
  • Invites
  • Bring Your Own Food or add pizza and soda from their cafe


Fun add-ons: t-shirt for guest of honor, return jumper passes, sticker and water bottle, parents of guest of honor jump free

Important to know: Minimum number of guests is 10, all ages welcome


Now that you have your kid’s birthday party all set, take a look at some of my other helpful articles:

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