Summer Staycations Ideas in Portland Oregon!

It is summer time once again and it is also time to be creative with regards to family outings that will not break the bank. We have a few ideas that will apply to specific events in Portland Oregon – but many cities will also feature similar events for families.

Great Family Places To Eat!

Check out The Grilled Cheese Grill in North East Portland

Great Family outing for lunch!

(Alberta Street area). This cool eatery sits on the  corner and is an old Air stream Trailer and you order your Grilled Cheese Sandwich ( that is all they serve) any way you may want it served. Than you can mosey on over to the old school bus where you can grab a seat for the entire family and enjoy your Grilled Cheese master piece.

Veggietales Family Event!

Are you looking for some inexpensive ideas for your family this summer? Check out this idea!

Mark your calendar for a Veggietales family event on Saturday July 31 @ 10:30am for the latest installment in the Veggietales series of videos.  We will be showing the new Veggietales episode on the BIG Screen. We will also have door prizes to give away and as always we have a great time learning about how much Gods loves us.

This event will be held at the Hollywood Theater located at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland Oregon. Tickets are available at the door the day of the event for $2.50 per person. For more information go to or call 503-333-1026.


Many restaurants offer FREE meal for kids with with the purchase of an adult meal. These offers can really help this summer and can keep costs down as you plan you Staycation Events this summer.


Check your local parks for Free movies for families. Portland Oregon has a full summer schedule of Free movies in the park. Check your local parks and Rec web site for more details on times and locations and movies playing.

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