As a mom of three, finding new places to entertain them can be quite a challenge. So when I heard about Playdate PDX, an indoor play place in Portland that’s designed for kids ages 0-12, I was excited to check it out! From the moment we stepped inside their bright and colorful facility – with its slides, obstacle courses, and ball pits – my kids were captivated. With plenty of imaginative play options on hand – from toddler barrel trains to massive foam blocks – there is something for everyone at this Oregon gem. Join me as I take you through our PDX Playdate experience; you are sure to find lots of fun ideas here for your next family outing or party!P1000891


Playdate PDX

Playdate PDX is one of the coolest places in Portland to take your kids and of course a great place for a PDX playdate. Why? Because it is terrific for kids and grownups. For kids, there is a massive indoor play place that will keep them busy for hours. It’s actually three stories high. They can slide, climb, and crawl around burning off all that energy they never seem to run out of! They are open every day from 9 AM until 8 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays, they stay open 1 hr later until 9 PM.

On Tuesday and Saturday nights you can come in and play laser tag in their castle.

On Wednesdays, you can get free admission when you bring in two cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank.

They are always hosting special events like story time, dance parties, or puppet shows. Just check their website to see what events they have coming up. Playdate PDXP1000892

For grownups, there are tables and chairs to sit at. A cafe that you can order food and drinks from including alcoholic beverages and lattes. Food options include lots of healthy options like salads and wraps, as well as paninis, flatbreads, and wings. They also have kid meals available with choices like hot dogs, grilled cheese, and peanut butter and jelly.panaroma copy

Most importantly they have wifi, which means if you can work through noise, you can get some work done. I sit off to the side of the play structure along the wall to the right-hand side where it is a little less crazy and easier to get some work done. 

  • If you forget to bring socks for your kids they have them available for purchase for $2.50.

Playdate PDX is located at 1434 NW 17th Ave  – On the corner of 17th & Quimby. There is a little parking in front and more in the back. There’s parking available along the streets too.DSC_0027 copy

Prices vary, but the price is for all day not per hour! This can easily become one of the cheapest activities your kids do depending on how long they play. 

On Weekdays:

Toddlers 3 and under $4

4 years and up are $8

On Weekends and Holidays: 

Toddlers 3 and under $6

4 years and up $12

Grownups are always free!

If you live in the Portland area and are looking for an excellent activity to enjoy with your family, Playdate PDX should definitely be on your list. Whether it is for a birthday, a special occasion, or just a fun day out, it’s sure to be full of laughs and laughter. With its weekly rotating lineup of activities and its free event every Wednesday night from 7-9 pm, there is something for everyone.

What is your favorite Portland activity with kids?



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