Best Trips with Kids Beaverton OR

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Grandma Leeth's Restaurant
(503) 291-7800
10122 SW Park Way
Portland, OR
Hours
Tue-Sun 10:30am-9pm (last seating at 7:30pm)
Cost
Entrees $10.95-$15.95; Child $6
Ages
0-10
Services Available
Indoors, Tourist Spots

Cooper Mountain Nature Park
(503) 629-6350
18892 SW Kemmer Road
Beaverton, OR
Hours
Daily, dawn to dusk
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

John Quincy Adams Young House
(503) 629-6355
12050 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Indoors, Tourist Spots

Washington County Historical Society and Museum
(503) 645-5353
17677 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR
Hours
Mon-Sat 10am-4:30pm
Cost
Adults $3; Children (6-17) $2, (5 & under) free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Indoors, Tourist Spots

World Forestry Center
(503) 228-1367
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR
Hours
Daily, 10am-5pm
Cost
Adults $8; Seniors $7; Children (3-18) $5. $4/person for Take Me to the Top Canopy Lift (optional). Parking $1/car.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

Tualatin Hills Park & Rec District: Jenkins Estate
(503) 629-6355
8005 SW Grabhorn
Beaverton, OR
Hours
Dawn to dusk
Cost
Free; fees for events
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Entertainment, Indoors, Tourist Spots

Cedar Hills Recreation Center
(503) 629-6340
11640 SW Park Way
Portland, OR
Hours
Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:30pm; Sat 8am-4pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Cost
$
Ages
Unknown
Services Available
Classes, Indoors, Tourist Spots

Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center
(503) 629-6350
15655 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR
Hours
Dawn to dusk
Cost
Free; fees for events and classes
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Indoors, Tourist Spots

Discovery Museum
(503) 228-1367
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR
Hours
Daily, 10am-5pm
Cost
Adults $8; Children (3-18) $5, (under 3) free; Seniors $7
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Indoors, Tourist Spots

Oregon Zoo
(503) 226-1561
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR
Hours
Memorial Day-Labor Day 8am-6pm; Apr 15-Memorial Day & Labor Day-Sep 15 9am-6pm; Sep 16-Apr 14 9am-4pm
Cost
Adults (12-64) $10.50, (65+) $9; Children (3-11) $7.50, (2 & under) free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Classes, Stores, Tourist Spots

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I've had backpacking trips that included rain, snow, lightning, rock slides, altitude sickness, and twenty-mile days - all in a summer weekend. Wilderness trips can be dangerous, but you can make then less so, by having the following ten essentials in your backpack.

1. Knowledge. What good is a compass if you don't know how to use it? Play with matches if your fire-making skills are shaky. Learn what to do when you see a bear. Read a little, practice a little - knowledge is more likely to save you than gadgets.

2. Map and compass. These are together, because that's the way you need to use them.

3. Matches and lighter. Bring both, or waterproof matches and a fire starter of some sort. Having two ways to start a fire is much safer.

4. First aid kit. Buy a pre-packaged one or build your own. Make sure it has pain relievers, bandages, disinfectant, and notes on basic first aid procedures.

5. Foot care. Your first aid kit needs moleskin, and maybe a pin, to treat blisters. Your feet have to be well cared for when you're hiking miles from the nearest road.

6. Water purification. A filter works, but they clog and break so often that you should have a small bottle of iodine tablets or other water purification as back up.

7. Rainwear. One of the biggest killers in the woods is hypothermia, and it often starts when you get wet. Try to stay dry.

8. Shelter. This can be a tent, tarp or bivy sack. Just be sure you know how to use it.

9. Sleeping bag. Down bags are the warmest for their weight, but be sure you know how to keep it dry, or bring a synthetic bag.

10. Specific trip items. For backpacking trips in Michigan in May, bring insect repellent. In June in Arizona, bring sun block. Think about the specific conditions for the time and place of your trip.

Make your own list if you take regular backpacking trips. It's no fun when a friend tells us ten miles down

the trail that he's allergic to bees and forgot his medicine. A little planning means less worries, and a better trip.

Steve Gillman is a long-time backpacker, and advocate of lightweight backpacking. His tips, photos, gear recommendations, and a free book can be found at http://www.The-Ultralight-Site.com

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