Comfort Inn & Suites West
13455 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 643-9100
Fax: (503) 643-0514
Tailored to fit smaller bodies, this gym has placed all the climbing grips closer together so that kids don't have to stretch beyond their reach to climb the wall. The 3,000-square-foot facility focuses on the art of bouldering, although a dozen 20-foot top ropes are also a part of the gym. Introductory classes are required for the novice, but the instructions are well worth it. Equipment rentals are available.
Laser tag is all the rage, and you will have the time of your life at it here. Players wear vests with voice chips that update them with current scores. Perfect for parties, this arcade is great for all ages. Corporate events and family celebrations take advantage of the party room, pizza kitchen and video games. Groups of six or more should make a reservation in Laserport.
Formerly the Progress Downs Golf Course, this redesigned, year-round, soft-spike-only course mixes old and new styles. More water, bunkers and bumps will mean more trouble for those who do not hit fairways. The par-71 course is 6,426 yards long and mainly flat. Be prompt as the management requests that you pay and check in 15 minutes before your tee time. Wind down with a meal at the Stockpot Restaurant and Catering Co.
Established in 1913, the beautifully laid out Portland Golf Club is one of the city's oldest golf courses. The course features a classical layout and was designed keeping players of all skill levels in mind. Amateurs and experts alike can expect a good challenge, with several well-thought of obstacles and hazards. The course has been host to a number of top draw competitions from the PGA Tour to the Ryder Cup and Portland Classic, and is one of the most popular in the city. Members can enjoy a host of amenities ranging from sports facilities to dining at the splendid clubhouse. The picturesque clubhouse is also an excellent venue for weddings and hosting other social events. Check website for membership information and more.
Get ready to race. From Indy-style Formula One machines to two-seaters that let parents and children work the wheel together, this recreational racetrack has cars for everyone, and it's a lot of fun. Great for birthdays and other group events, Malibu Raceway LLC offers special rates for groups of 10 or more, plus other specials like "Two-For Tuesday." All ages will enjoy the twisty three-quarter-mile track, as well as the game room and batting cages.
One of the oldest working dairies in the Oregon, this spot is a fun tour for families. There is a lot to see including cows, old cars, a pond with ducks and a museum with old toys and machines, some of which date back to the 1800s. Pony rides and games for kids are offered from June through August. A 15-minute drive from Portland, it is an interesting look at one of the area's biggest industries of yesterday. There is no admission fee.
Head up to Cooper Mountain to experience tranquil hospitality in an early 20th century country estate. This 68 acre property is the perfect venue for corporate meetings or other social events. You don’t have to be a nature lover to enjoy the self-guided walking tours within the estate grounds that offer spectacular views of the Garden, the valley and the surrounding mountainside. You can literally stop and smell the roses at acres of garden surrounding the estate. The gates to both the flower and herb garden are open Monday-Friday 6a to 4p. Admission is free. To rent the property, schedule an appointment for facility tours.
With just about everything you could want or need in a park, this 90-acre Portland gem aims to please. Located in the wooded, hilly Multnomah Village area, the park has a long list of amenities: hiking trails, nature area, baseball/softball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, picnic tables and facilities, a playground, rest rooms, and a community garden. If you can't find anything to do here, there's plenty of space to just lie back and stare at the sky.
This newer 18-hole course is located at the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club with the prestigious Cupp Course. Fought Course features an exciting set of links for the advanced player. The course is extremely challenging with water hazards, bankers, and row upon row of trees. Additional facilities include a putting green and driving range, a snack bar or beverage cart and an onsite bar and restaurant.
Traditionally home of the Fred Meyer Challenge, The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club is the only place to see Professional Golfers Association players in Oregon. The Fred Meyer Challenge is a fun, laid-back pro event, hosted by Peter Jacobsen, local golf hero. The event usually occurs the first week of August, and it gets crowded. The club is semi-private, with one of two 72-par courses open to the public year round. The Fought and Cupp courses are not to be missed.
Along with Fought Course, The Cupp Course is located at Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club. Be careful though, as eleven holes have water hazards. The semi-private course has an open guest policy. Greens fees are a bit pricey, but carts are included, be sure to ask about discounted twilight and seasonal rates. A putting green and driving range are available for warming up. This par-72 course was finished in 1998.
You will not find much more than an endless sky and huge field here, and thank goodness! This open space provides the perfect environment to let loose with seven acres of grassy knolls awaiting plans for development. This primitive park overlooks the towering trees of its Westside neighborhood. The lot is ideal for kite flying and you will find many taking advantage of just that. Dickinson Park is located just off Interstate Highway five, about 10 minutes south of downtown.