Oaks Amusement Park, Portland, Oregon
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon 97202| Map |
Oaks Park is a small amusement park located 3.5 miles south of downtown Portland, near the Sellwood Bridge. The 44-acre park includes midway games, about two dozen rides that operate seasonally, a skating rink that is open all year and picnic grounds.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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- Visited: March 2013
- Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
- Traveled with:
Big Kids (6-8) and Tweens (9-12)
Great family FunFlag review
This place has been around since my parents were kids and its still going strong! Lots of rides for the kids and fun games. They also offer discount days
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Free parking and gate admission? Right there, 3 stars, solid. The rides are about 2-3 bucks to ride each, or 15 for an all day pass. They don't have a whole lot of crazy shit, but they have about 4 or 5 solid adult rides and several for the kids. The prices for anything are fair, to surprising for an "amusement park"; which translates in ancient language, to "wallet rape." If you don't want to pay for an elephant ear or cotton candy bring a picnic and enjoy it by the river. I visited here for the county fair, which was also free, but was really thrown off by a county fair in May, but either way, was an awesome free day! They have 7 or 8 pinball machines, all in decent working order when I was there, and...
I never knew Portland had an amusement park until I participated in this year's JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund) Walk. This small attraction is filled with your typical carnival games and prizes as well as food fare from cotton candy to popcorn. I would highly recommend this place for family and friends to hang out here. Although I did not spend too...
I liked Disneyland ok when I first went as a kid on a family vacation from NoCal in the 1950s. I LOVED it when my kids were the age to be off-the-wall-hyper-super-charged by the Matterhorn and enthralled enough by It's a Small World to ride it at least 7 times in one day. It was one of the high points of my summer when I saw photos of my son, d-i-l, granddaughters and their aunt - my daughter - LOVING it for the girls' first visit. I don't know that I ever went to any other amusement parks and I'm not sure I'm up for the thrill. But last Friday - almost-end-of-summer - my son took his daughters and splurged on all day bracelets ($14.75 all rides/all day + a roller skating session and a few games/snack ticke...
I really enjoy visiting Oak's Park. During the summer it really is a laid back place to be. Even with all the kids and families something about it takes you back to simpler times. If you think of amusement parks like Magic Mountain or Busch Garden's, this place is definitely not like that. It's not an adrenaline rush, it's more like a small old fashioned amusement park. Oak's Park is a small scale, old buildings, and has a country fair type feel. The old roller rink is really cool even though it smells odd and old. Hey, this is what they did back in the day. It really is an experience. The park is also right on the Willamette River, which adds to the romantic ambiance. I think you can even take a train ride ...