Fun Places to Go for Birthday Parties in Portland

by Ginger Voight Google

The city of Portland, Oregon offers an eclectic mix of entertainment and attractions for your next birthday party venue. Kids can experience arts and culture or thrills and excitement. You can even document the entire event courtesy of professional photography studios, which play host to kids' parties in the Portland area. These playful options are not just limited to children. Portland's teens and adults can also find the perfect venue for their next birthday celebration.

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Kids

Splash into a good time courtesy of Children of the Sea Swim School (childrenofthesea.com.) Birthday parties are scheduled on Saturdays in two-hour blocks for kids of all ages. This climate-controlled environment allows everyone to enjoy the water no matter how dreary the forecast. Let your little diva star in her own fashion photo shoot in a birthday event hosted by Little Pixels photography studios (littlepixels.net.) This allows your little girl, ideally aged 4 to 11, and all her friends to dress up and participate but your daughter will shine as the star of the show.

Teens

Head on over to Oak Parks Amusement Park and Skating Rink (oakspark.com) for a birthday party chock full of attractions for your guests. The roller skating party package is available all year round and features a skating session, skate rental and a reserved table with balloons, ice cream, soft drinks and cotton candy. For more adventurous types, book a "Thrill Ride" party package between March and September. This package offers unlimited midway rides along with the reserved table and refreshments. Another option for adrenaline types is the Portland Rock Gym (portlandrockgym.com), with customized birthday packages.

Adults

The Voicebox (voiceboxpdx.com) hosts adult birthdays for you and your closest friends. This karaoke lounge has six private suites where you can enjoy the intimacy of group karaoke participation. Catering is provided. You have some options when you host your party at Every Day Wine (everydaywine.com). You may opt to pay the tab for the guests or have a cash bar where participants pay for their own. You can bring your own food or have it catered. Party times are available between Tuesday and Thursday, except the last Thursday of the month, and Saturdays.

Go "Green"

Portland tops the list of the "greenest" cities in the nation and, as a result, some party venues cater to the eco-conscious crowd. Ecotrust (ecotrust.org) offers venues for your parties at the historically restored Center for Architecture and the Natural Capital Center (NCC). Ecotrust sets up any furniture required and provides a list of caterers for your party.

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