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Oaks Amusement Park, Portland, Oregon

7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon

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    • Big kids (6-8)
    • Tweens (9-12)
  • Visited: March 2013
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
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    Big Kids (6-8) and Tweens (9-12)

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Submitted by: Jarrod S.

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...

Submitted by: Kristen M.

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...

Submitted by: Evelyn M.

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...

Submitted by: Brian A.

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 ...

Submitted by: Kevin B.

Ever wonder where they got the ideas for Scooby Doo? Hi. My name is Oaks Park--the poster child for beautifully creepy haunted amusement parks everywhere. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and just feel lucky that I have my own authentic 1920's spooky carnival right down the street. It's a dream come true. When I first moved here, I took a walk through Sellwood park and saw the aging riverside behemoth of fun poking through the trees and thought, 'My god, I've stepped into a 1970's horror movie. How awesome!" The actual experience of Oaks is equal to the imagination. In a branded world of sophisticated corporate entertainment, it is so rare and precious to find a vanishing piece of authentic American cultur...

Submitted by: nathan r.

Well, I can see if you aren't a Jr Higher and you don't have small kids or family- this place might not be for you.  However, I took my kiddos here this weekend past and it was a blast.  Very small-kid friendly rides (my kiddos are 3 1/2, and 21mo old- so there were little rides they got to go on and they had a blast.  The hours are strange- ...

Submitted by: Jodi V.

Meh. Not great.  Terrible hours. Really?  You close at 7 on Saturday night?  So lame.  The rides are not great, probably more for kids.  They do have go carts, but the course is pretty small.  There are s...

Submitted by: Kate B.

I really love this place. It's a simple, small park that is very manageable for small kids (mine are 2.5 and 4). There are plenty of ride options for all ages (well, probably ages 2 and up) and there is a nice picnic area by the river. The food options are limited so we genera...

Submitted by: Dawn R.

I've been to many a carnival in my day, and also plenty of fairs, but I can't recall the last time I hit an old school amusement park like this.  Luckily for me, my friend was wrangling his toddler, so I got to go have fun with the 10 year old.  Amusement parks are SO much better when you can see them through the eyes of a kid. There is a decent little roller coaster, including a loop, that sadly ends too fast (we had to go on 3 times in a row to get our fill).  And plenty of carnival rides that I had been too chicken to go on as a kid, but have now discovered I really was missing out on all that time. One great bonus is that if you buy a day pass, rollerskating is included!  The rink is a great old fashion ...


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