Your energetic birthday kid will bounce, sprint, or skate with joy at the sight of these party spots in Portland
Kids need birthday party spots that let them do what they do best: get busy. Your little wiggle worm will love showing off their true colors as they run, jump, and play on their special day at one of our favorite kids birthday party places. We’re lucky Portland has some great birthday venues that cater to kids who are constantly on the go, so get ready to book your child’s next party at a spot that lets kids be kids.
1. Nest Playground
This fun birthday party spot offers energetic kids the run of its indoor playground, rock climbing walls, and game room for an hour and 45 minutes. And if that's not enough, add on extra celebration activities such as dance parties, obstacle courses, Nintendo Switch Gaming Parties, and more. Private parties start at $300 for 10 children, with more guests allowed for $10 each.
6517 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
If a combo party is what you're looking for, there's no better spot to find it than SuperPlay in Beaverton. Bowling. Laser Tag. Need we say more? Choose to play one or the other, or book a Deluxe Party Package ($199) and let the kids play both. Either way, they'll get their fill of active time on the lanes or chasing each other around the Laser Tag arena before settling in for pizza and cake. Arcade game cards and a sweet goodie bag are all part of the deal when you book a package here.
9300 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.
3. The Wiggle Room
Wiggle is in the name! If you are the parent of a young, wiggly child then The Wiggle Room in North East Portland will give your little one plenty of room to run wild while parents can enjoy sitting back and watching. The play cafe offers their entire space for parties after hours on weekends. The space includes a two-story indoor play structure with a slide geared for children ages 2-7. Party rentals are $325 for up to for 15 kids during a two-hour block of time and include the entire 2,000 square foot space. You can also add on more guests at $10 each or include the new Unlimited Train Package for $20. Don't forget to bring socks.
1925 N.E. 42nd Ave., Suite C
4. Oaks Amusement Park
A few laps around the skating rink is sure to make any energetic child smile. The appeal of indoor skating rinks did not die off in the 90s. Skating birthday parties are just as popular (and exciting) as ever. Oaks Park has brought the fun since 1905, so they know how to throw a party. Skating parties begin at $190 and include session admission, conventional skates, 45 minutes at a reserved table, ice cream, cotton candy, soda, a loudspeaker birthday shout out, and a special gift for the birthday child.
7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way
5. St. Johns Swapnplay
Whey should the big kids have all the fun? This spot is a must-try for tots, and not just because it's geared toward developmental play. When you rent the space for a kid's birthday party, you get everything you need to be the host with the most. When you reserve your spot (three different time slots available on Saturdays), you get full use of the indoor and outdoor playspaces, the indoor kitchen, and the River's Edge Party Room. Best part? You can invite up to 40 guests (anyone else thinking first birthday?). Members save on rental costs.
7525 N. Chicago Ave.
6. PlayDate PDX
PlayDate PDX is a fantastic party spot for people looking to let the kiddos loose while the adults in attendance have space to enjoy chatting over a good cup of coffee or glass of wine. Party packages start at $250 for 10 children (extra guests for $20 each) and include an hour and 45 minute private party space, paper goods, and admission to play on the three-story playground.
1434 N.W. 17th Ave.
7. Echo Theater Company
What could be more exciting and engaging than a high-flying party full of trapeze, acrobatics, and more! Parties at Echo Theater include all of that fun stuff plus a physical theater class. The space offers several set party packages but also allows for flexible options if the guest of honor wants to get creative with their activity choices. Echo Theater Company parties are enjoyed by attendees from ages 3 to 100 (no really!) and create a unique party experience for the young and young-at-heart. Party packages begin at $245 for up to 10 participants.
1515 S.E. 37th Ave.
8. Portland Rock Gym
Try something different with the kids when you book a party at this city climbing studio. For $300 your kiddo and up to 11 friends can try their hand at rock climbing for 90 minutes, with the guidance of an experienced belayer leading the way. A party room is available for cake and presents if that's your kiddo's jam (included in the 90 minute party window), or you can book studio time and head back home to celebrate more when the kids are good and tired. Parties are booked on the weekends only and fill up fast.
21 N.E. 12th Ave.
9. GameTruck Party
Sometimes you just need the party to come to you. Game Truck Portland offers a variety of mobile party entertainment that can head straight over to your location. Whether you want a Video Game Party or your own LaserTag Arena, GameTruck’s unique mobile video gaming theaters and arenas can make your ultimate party wishes come true. In less than an hour they can transform your yard or park into a Laser Tag Field or, for the video game option, they bring the latest consoles including XBox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Party packages begin at $349.
additional reporting by Dhyana Levey