Comfort Suites Southwest
11340 SW 60th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 768-4400
Fax: (503) 768-4262
You will not find much more than an endless sky and huge field here, and thank goodness! This open space provides the perfect environment to let loose with seven acres of grassy knolls awaiting plans for development. This primitive park overlooks the towering trees of its Westside neighborhood. The lot is ideal for kite flying and you will find many taking advantage of just that. Dickinson Park is located just off Interstate Highway five, about 10 minutes south of downtown.
Tennis lovers of all skill levels will appreciate this facility. Tennis professionals offer comprehensive lessons and that's just the beginning. At Mountain Park Racquet Club you will find everything from a pro-shop, childcare services, massage therapy, Jacuzzis and workout services. Sign up for one of the many fitness classes including aerobics and interval training. If you get tired playing tennis, try the squash or racquetball courts. After a vigorous game or two, take a load off in the lounge area. Call for membership information and dues.
With four indoor courts, reservations are sometimes a necessity but can be made as far as a week in advance. Classes, activities, group mixers and competitive play events are held daily. Courts are booked by the hour and can even come with a ball machine if you're missing a partner for the day.
Get ready to race. From Indy-style Formula One machines to two-seaters that let parents and children work the wheel together, this recreational racetrack has cars for everyone, and it's a lot of fun. Great for birthdays and other group events, Malibu Raceway LLC offers special rates for groups of 10 or more, plus other specials like "Two-For Tuesday." All ages will enjoy the twisty three-quarter-mile track, as well as the game room and batting cages.
Formerly the Progress Downs Golf Course, this redesigned, year-round, soft-spike-only course mixes old and new styles. More water, bunkers and bumps will mean more trouble for those who do not hit fairways. The par-71 course is 6,426 yards long and mainly flat. Be prompt as the management requests that you pay and check in 15 minutes before your tee time. Wind down with a meal at the Stockpot Restaurant and Catering Co.
With just about everything you could want or need in a park, this 90-acre Portland gem aims to please. Located in the wooded, hilly Multnomah Village area, the park has a long list of amenities: hiking trails, nature area, baseball/softball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, picnic tables and facilities, a playground, rest rooms, and a community garden. If you can't find anything to do here, there's plenty of space to just lie back and stare at the sky.
One of the oldest working dairies in the Oregon, this spot is a fun tour for families. There is a lot to see including cows, old cars, a pond with ducks and a museum with old toys and machines, some of which date back to the 1800s. Pony rides and games for kids are offered from June through August. A 15-minute drive from Portland, it is an interesting look at one of the area's biggest industries of yesterday. There is no admission fee.
Established in 1913, the beautifully laid out Portland Golf Club is one of the city's oldest golf courses. The course features a classical layout and was designed keeping players of all skill levels in mind. Amateurs and experts alike can expect a good challenge, with several well-thought of obstacles and hazards. The course has been host to a number of top draw competitions from the PGA Tour to the Ryder Cup and Portland Classic, and is one of the most popular in the city. Members can enjoy a host of amenities ranging from sports facilities to dining at the splendid clubhouse. The picturesque clubhouse is also an excellent venue for weddings and hosting other social events. Check website for membership information and more.
Laser tag is all the rage, and you will have the time of your life at it here. Players wear vests with voice chips that update them with current scores. Perfect for parties, this arcade is great for all ages. Corporate events and family celebrations take advantage of the party room, pizza kitchen and video games. Groups of six or more should make a reservation in Laserport.
Tailored to fit smaller bodies, this gym has placed all the climbing grips closer together so that kids don't have to stretch beyond their reach to climb the wall. The 3,000-square-foot facility focuses on the art of bouldering, although a dozen 20-foot top ropes are also a part of the gym. Introductory classes are required for the novice, but the instructions are well worth it. Equipment rentals are available.
With a water slide that's nearly 20 feet tall and 140 feet long, what more could you ask for? A recipe for fun, the chute is a new addition to the outdoor oasis. At Wilson Pool, height restrictions apply—you must be at least 48 inches tall. Operated by Portland Parks and Recreation, the outdoor public pool is definitely one of the city's best. Kids of all ages appreciate this attraction. Just a few minutes south of downtown, the pool is located near Capitol Highway and Terwilliger Boulevard.
This neighborhood retreat is just north of Southwest Capitol Highway (also known as Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway) and only minutes off Interstate Highway 5. Since DeWitt Park is only a little larger than half an acre, and the play equipment is akin to a backyard swing set—you might feel like you are picnicking at home. Rolling hills and wonderful old trees add to the hometown feel. The park is named for a German immigrant, Francis DeWitt, who arrived in Oregon in 1847 by boat.