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Portland Birthday Party Guide {2017-2018}

Planning a birthday party for can turn what is supposed to be a joyful day into a stressful one for parents. Take the stress out of birthdays by hosting your next event somewhere that KNOWS how to throw a great party for kids. Portland Moms Blog has compiled a guide to the best of the best our city has to offer, check out some of our recommendations below!

Pietro's Pizza

A NW Family Favorite Since 1957!
Pietro’s Pizza started way back in 1957 when our founder opened the first Pietro’s Pizza Parlor in Longview, WA. Today we are proud to state that Pietro’s is locally owned & operated by a couple of longtime employees who both trained under the watchful eyes of the founder.

We’re proud to serve the same famous original thin pizza crust and pizza sauce that has made us a Northwest favorite over the years. We use only the freshest and finest cheese and toppings on our pizzas.

Beyond the great food we’re a great destination for some fun and games too! We proudly serve our community as a place to bring kids of every age for their birthday parties, sports team celebrations and just general getting together good times!

The most exciting thing to wash ashore in Oregon. 3-D, Blacklight, Pirate Themed Attractions: Indoor Mini-Golf & Laser Tag! Available at Beaverton and Salem locations only.

Beaverton – 13281 SW Canyon Rd. – (503) 536-7600
Milwaukie – 10300 S.E. Main St – (503) 659-7770
Hood River – 107 2nd St. – (541) 386-1606
Salem – 1637 Hawthorne NE – (503) 364-0128

Young Art


At Young Art, we offer drop in art lessons for ages two and up, art camps, as well as birthday parties year round. You can visit us at Bridgeport Village and Washington Square mall, where we are open all mall hours! We introduce our students to various mediums such as oil pastels, water pastels, paint, clay, and now digital art!

Our instructors help students with step by step guidance to achieve the style and image they want. You can come in and select one of our pre-made compositions or bring in your own ideas. We will go over the basics of sketching, color foundation, and painting (traditionally or digitally), or learn how to sculpt and create with clay!

The Young Art team wants to encourage and inspire creativity while delivering exceptional results, and of course, having a fun time!

Washington Square – 503-352-5965
Bridgeport village – 503 336-0611
[email protected]


Frigg's Mercantile

Frigg’s is Portland’s homesteading shop & studio, teaching kids and grown-ups alike the lost arts of soap-making, fermenting, canning, pickling, candle-making, cheesemaking, and more!

We offer kids aged 7 and up party packages that let them explore fun, guided activities such as:

  • Rainbow soap – pick the colors and fragrance!
  • Bath bombs – make them for yourself or as gifts
  • Container candles – scented by your choice of fragrances and made with your choice of color
  • Cupcake soap – looks so yummy, but don’t eat it!
  • Lip balms and lip tints – pick your flavor
  • Bath salts, sugar scrubs, and more!

Parents are free to stay and learn, or head to the nearest coffee shop for a break. Every party attendee gets to leave with their own personalized creation! Prices vary depending on selected projects and number of attendees; get in touch for a customized package. No outside food or drink fee!

2809 NE MLK Jr Blvd
Portland OR 97212

(503) 974-7414

Engineering for Kids

Have fun and learn engineering at one of our Birthday Parties!

Engineering For Kids® parties will entertain your guests with hands-on engineering projects! Invite your friends for a fun, action packed party that is sure to thrill all who attend! Birthday parties can be held anytime of your choice, but please check with us beforehand to make sure we have the time slot open.

We have various party themes for different age groups:  90 minutes for Engineering activities, and 30 minutes for family gathering in the party. Engineering for Kids T-shirt will be provided for the birthday child.:

For birthday ages 4-7:  Lego Education WeDo Robotics / Straw Rocket, Lego Klutz / Army Man Parachute, Scraping the sky (cup towers) / Paper Helicopter, Ez-Fort(tm) Sky Scraper- Bridges over the River / Jr. Roller Coaster

For birthday ages 7-12: LEGO® Robotics Tug-of-War Challenge, Build Your Own Bridges, Blast Off Straw Rocket / Roller Coaster

And for sure, we could tailor made the theme based on your request, please contact us to discuss the details.

Party can be held at any of your specified location or at our 3 locations

Multiple locations!

(503) 330-8781

Contributor Picks

The Circuit

The Circuit

Bouldering is a fun, social activity that is great for birthday parties! Parties last two hours and include ninety minutes of climbing and games led by two experienced climbing instructors, as well as thirty minutes of party time for cake, gifts, and other activities.

The Circuit hosts birthday parties at their NE, Tigard, and SW locations. See the website for details!

Southwest – 6050 SW Macadam
NE – 410 NE 17th
Tigard – 16255 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd

The Wiggle Room

Located in the heart of NE Portland’s Hollywood District, The Wiggle Room is an indoor play space is that includes a large play structure and a dedicated safe, padded floor for your children to enjoy. Tubes, slides, netting, and padded obstructions provide hours of entertainment.

Rent the entire space for birthdays or other celebratory activities! The rate is $325 for a 2-hour party after normal business hours. Please remember party items such as birthday cake, presents, decorations etc are only allowed inside The Wiggle Room with a birthday party reservation. Email for details!

1925 NE 42nd Ave, Suite C
Portland OR 97213

(503) 877-9233

Grand Central Bowl

Grand Central Bowl Logo

Grand Central Bowl has several party spaces and can accommodate a variety of party sizes and needs.  Parties can be 1-2 hours, include shoe rentals, and allow for different food and game card options. The upstairs arcade is always a hit. There is even a party package that is game tokens without the bowling! Take your pick by checking out the options on the website!

808 SE Morrison St
Portland OR 97214

Out of This World Pizza

Out of This World

Out of This World Pizza features an enormous indoor playground, arcade games, indoor and outdoor seating, and a full menu. Located in Hillsboro, there is now an extended menu with sandwiches, fries, and brats in addition to handcrafted pizza. Plus, there is over 30 specialty beers, ciders, wines, and kombuchas on tap!

Pricing and party packages vary depending on time of year and selected day, so check out the website and get in touch to see what would work for you!

6255 NW Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97124

(503) 629-8700

G6 Airpark


G6 has convenient Vancouver and SE Portland locations. Celebrate birthdays by experiencing extreme indoor trampoline sports! Wall-to-wall trampolines let kids play in different zones: dodgeball, basketball drunk stations, freestyle, and a separate arena for small children. Kids get the wiggles out and then some!

Party packages are available at both locations with a variety of options available. Contact G6 for details!

Vancouver – 2200 NE Andresen Rd Ste. J
Portland – 10414 SE Washington St

Vancouver – (360) 828-1444
Portland – (503) 255-3334

Play Boutique

Play Boutique

Play Boutique is an indoor play space for kids 1-10, with locations in Beaverton and Lake Oswego. Parties at Play Boutique come in two different party packages, and you can upgrade to a private party for an additional fee to have the entire play area and cafe to yourselves!

The 3,000SF play area suits a variety of ages, with imaginative play, creative games, and gross motor fun (including a bouncy house!).  Birthday parties include set-up and clean-up by party specialists.

808 SE Morrison St
Portland OR 97214

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Do you own or run a businesses that provides birthday parties for families? We love highlighting trusted, quality venues to our readers, and would be delighted to chat with you about options.

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