Dad: a guy that deserves the world, at least. This Father’s Day, show him how much he means to you by planning an activity or event with our round-up of exceptional Father’s Day activities. From outdoor adventures to brunches and lunches, our handpicked list of events is sure to satisfy Dad with a heap of fun, memories, and quality time. Read on to see what we’ve picked out! 

Brunch at Brix

Treat Dad to a delicious breakfast at Brix Tavern in NW Portland this Father’s Day! Brix Tavern is hosting a brunch dedicated to the special man in your life from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Have a mimosa and enjoy some quality time, but be sure to reserve your space in advance as tables are going fast!

Brix Tavern
1338 NW Hoyt St.,
Portland OR
Phone: (503) 943-5995
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Bow Tie Make & Take

Conventional bowties are so last year. This year, it’s all about wood! That’s right, this Father’s Day you and Dad can flex your woodworking skills and whittle out a stellar wooden bowtie! Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in Beaverton, Oregon has a team of woodworking masters there to guide you through this bowtie-making course. You’ll shape, decorate, and stain your own unique bowtie with Dad or gift it to him! Check out details online.

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
11773 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.,
Beaverton, OR
Cost: $10
Sat. Jun. 11, 2p.m.-3p.m.
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Portland Spirit

Why keep Father’s Day celebrations limited to land? This year, take Dad cruising on the Willamette with the Portland Spirit’s Father’s Day Cruise! They are offering a brunch cruise, the first voyage lasting from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and the second from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., which includes a brunch buffett, champagne, live music and beautiful views of Portland. Need something to fill up your evening? No worries, they’re offering a dinner cruise too! From 7 to 9:30 p.m., you can enjoy two and a half hours of dinner during sunset, candlelit tables and live music! Be sure to book now to claim your space! 

Portland Spirit
110 SE Caruthers St,
Portland, OR 

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Oregon Zoo

While the Oregon Zoo doesn’t have a Father’s Day celebration to attend, the zoo is a great place to celebrate family. Take Dad to the zoo and enjoy a day wandering the 64 acres of awesome animal habitat, seeing a bird show, watching a feeding by the expert zoo keepers, and enjoying an elephant ear, of course! Make sure to buy your tickets online in advance, as you must reserve a visiting timeslot due to COVID-19.

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.,
Portland, OR

Grateful Dad 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon

Start this Father’s Day off with a bang and get those sneakers on! Whether Dad is running alongside you, running independently, or you’re running in his honor, Grateful Dad is an awesome way to celebrate the most important guy in your life. You can sign up for the half marathon, the 5k, the 10k, or the kid’s race – there’s something for the whole family! Sign up now to claim your spot and count down the minutes before you get the commemorative medal placed around your neck at the finish line.

Elks Lodge
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd,
Oak Grove, OR
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Tree To Tree Adventure

If dad likes a little adrenaline rush, you can get his heart pounding at Tree to Tree Adventure Park. There he can ascent approximately 25 feet into the tree canopy and spend hours exploring the six-level aerial obstacle course filled with wobbly bridges, tight ropes, balance beams, zip lines, and more. Meanwhile, kids will have a blast climbing like monkeys or exploring obstacles in specially-designed areas. The park also has a 1200-foot long zip line and walking trails. Tree to Tree Adventure Park adheres closely to and follows recommendations from federal, state and local agencies including the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) and the world’s health organization (WHO). They implement strict cleaning and social distancing policies and offer free climbing gloves to all participants.

Cost: Adventures start at $59/person and up
Address: 2975 SW Nelson Rd.
Gaston, Or

Go Fishing!

If your dad loves the outdoor and the excitement of reeling in the catch of the day, grab the reels and rods and head out for a day of fishing. Blue Lake Park is stocked with a variety of species, this lake offers bank fishing or an ADA accessible dock along with beautiful views. Make the day extra special and rent a boat to get out on the water. For more ideas on where to take dad fishing, check out this list of awesome nearby fishing holes.

Address: 21224 NE Blue Lake Road, Fairview

—Hannah Judge


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