10 Father’s Day Weekend Activities in Portland

Father’s Day is a special day to celebrate the amazing dads in our lives, but let’s be honest: planning the perfect celebration can feel like a challenge. Sure, a new tie is nice, but wouldn’t creating lasting memories be even better?

This year, skip the generic presents and give Dad an experience he’ll truly appreciate. It’s all about quality time, shared adventures, and making him feel like the hero he is. Whether he’s a movie buff, a foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast, this blog includes amazing activities and events for every type of dad. Read on and plan an unforgettable Father’s Day weekend in Portland.

Father’s Day Block Party

Dads will love reliving their musical glory days at RetroFit's Father's Day Block Party. This vibrant celebration returns to the decades with classic rock hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. RetroFit, the ultimate vinyl revival band, guarantees an energetic performance packed with all Dad's favorite anthems. It's the perfect way to bond with Dad over timeless music that shaped his generation.

Biking and Sunshine

Dads deserve a day of fun and exploration! This Father's Day, celebrate with Portland Sunday Parkways in Northeast Cully. Explore the beautiful neighborhood on a car-free route, perfect for walking, biking, or scooting.

The route winds through green spaces and parks, each hosting a festival of free family activities, live music, and delicious food vendors. Dads can relax and enjoy the entertainment while the kids explore, or everyone can participate in a fun bike ride together.

Tee Up a Terrific Time

Golfing is a classic Father’s Day, so why not treat your dad to a round of golf? In Portland, you have access to some of the finest golf courses around, such as the accessible Eastmoreland Golf Course, the picturesque Wildwood Golf Course, or the beginner-friendly Colwood Golf Center. It's a chance to step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and simply enjoy each other's company while surrounded by lush greens and beautiful landscapes.

Cruise on the Willamette River

The Father's Day cruise on the Willamette River is the perfect way to celebrate Dad because it offers a relaxing and scenic experience with the whole family. Dad can enjoy delicious Northwest BBQ favorites and bottomless mimosas or sparkling cider while enjoying the beautiful river views with live piano music in the background.

Plus, with a reserved table, you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy quality time together. This stress-free celebration also comes with options! Choose between a morning or afternoon BBQ brunch, or opt for a romantic sunset dinner sail – all priced between $90 for adults and $10-$40 for children.

Indulge Dad’s DIY Skills

Dad & Me – Epoxy Coaster & Holder Workshop at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware allows fathers and children a chance to bond while creating personalized epoxy coasters and coaster holders. The ticket costs $49.99 per pair and includes all materials, safety equipment, and one Rockler silicone coaster mold. This hands-on experience offers quality time, skill-building, and a tangible memento of your bond—a perfect way to celebrate Father's Day.

Host a Father’s Day BBQ

Hosting a Father’s Day BBQ is a great way to celebrate, especially for those who prefer a cozy home gathering. It’s a simple way to honor your dad, bonding over the grill while enjoying delicious food. Whether it's steak, sausages, burgers, or ribs, the satisfaction of cooking together and sharing a meal is unparalleled. You can buy quality meats and custom cuts at Gartner’s Country Meat Market and Revel Meat Co.

Father’s Day Car Show & Celebration

For Dads who love cars and quality family time, the Father's Day Car Show & Celebration at M&M Marketplace is the perfect way to celebrate. Dads can geek out over a dazzling display of vehicles, from classic beauties to futuristic marvels. Free admission for spectators makes it a budget-friendly outing, and with over 60 vendors, there's something to keep everyone entertained – a winning combination for a memorable Father's Day!

Catch a Portland Pickles Game

Enjoy America’s favorite pastime with your dad and catch the game against the Bend Bucks at Walker Stadium. Presented by Movember, this Father’s Day All-Stars Game promises double the fun – even if it’s not a doubleheader. For guaranteed fun memories, let Dad join the dad-bod wet t-shirt contest and top it off with some post-game catch on the field.

Dine Around Portland 

Take your dad on a culinary journey through Portland. Indulge in a memorable dining experience at these superb restaurants and celebrate the extraordinary man that he is.

El Gaucho

El Gaucho offers a classic, upscale steakhouse experience for this special day. Celebrate the day in a refined setting with live music, attentive tableside service, and expertly prepared cuts of meats.


Stepping inside transports you to a luxurious Moroccan oasis with ornate decor and rich cultural ambiance. The traditional five-course meal, featuring flavorful dishes and a tea ceremony, provides a taste of Moroccan hospitality that Dad will surely appreciate.

Topaz Farm

Enjoy a delicious farm-fresh meal prepared by renowned chefs at Topaz Farm's annual Father's Day picnic. It's a family-friendly event with activities for all ages, from lawn games to meeting farm animals. Plus, special kids' lunches and adult beverages are available for a relaxing afternoon in the countryside.

With these diverse dining options, you can show Dad how much he means to you by treating him to a memorable culinary experience. After all, what better way to celebrate Father's Day than with great food and quality time together?

Go Camping

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than unplugging from daily routines and being surrounded by nature? Head to Barton Park Campground, L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, or Lost Lake Resort and Campground and explore scenic trails, cook over an open fire, and share stories under the stars. It's a chance to disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other.

The best reward is seeing Dad smile (and maybe a happy tear!). So, make this Father’s Day truly special by choosing an activity that suits his interests and personality.

After all, it’s a day to honor the incredible dads in our lives and show them just how much they mean to us. Here’s to a fantastic Father’s Day weekend in Portland!

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