This year, start a new Father’s Day tradition. Portland has numerous free and cheap Father’s Day activities that let you spend quality time with your dad.
Make new memories that will last a lifetime with these free and cheap Father’s Day weekend events.
Free and Cheap Father’s Day Weekend Activities
Go Bowling at Big Al’s
On Sunday, June 18, Dads get free bowling at Big Al’s (shoes included). This deal includes one hour of free arcade play.
This deal is available at both local Big Al’s locations:
14950 SW Barrows Rd
16615 SE 18th Street
If you’re looking for more options, check out Free Bowling for Kids at Alleys in and around Portland.
Get A Discount on Burgers at Next Level Burger
Treat dad to lunch and get a great deal. Next Level Burger, Portland’s plant based burger joint, is offering $5 off Stakk’d Burgers on Sunday. You must download the Next Level Burger App by Thursday, June 15 at midnight to access the deal.
Explore an Urban Park
The Gorge is sure to be overrun during Father’s Day weekend. Instead of escaping the city, explore it at a Portland urban park. Play catch in a meadow at Kelley Point Park or go biking at Powell Butte Nature Park.
Catch a Cheap Flick at a Portland Theater
Portland has an abundance of movie options and most with a great selection of food and drinks. First- and second-run movies play at these cheaper theaters. Here’s where can see independent, foreign, new release and classic films for $7 or less.
Enjoy Oaks Park’s Free and Cheap Attractions
Did you know you can ride the carousel and train at Oaks Park for free? These historic attractions are complimentary during park hours. If you’re looking for a fun indoor activity, go rollerskating! The Oaks Park Roller Rink offers year-round skating fun for Portlanders. Admission is $12.
From 12-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oaks Park is also offering dads a free ride bracelet with the purchase of a ride bracelet for their child.
Get Half Off Axe Throwing
You can go axe throwing at breweries and locations across Portland. Celtic Axe Throwing is offering 1/2 off for Dad in June. Use promo code axedad at checkout. This deal is valid for one dad per appointment. Book your appointment at one of the seven Celtic Axe Throwing locations in and around Portland.
Spend the Day at Washington Park
Washington Park is the keeper of Portland’s best attractions. The best way to access the attractions at Washington Park is on the free shuttle. See the route and choose an activity for you and your dad.
Pick Some Berries
Get your hands dirty at a local you-pick farm. Strawberries are ripe and fresh for the picking. The drive out to a local farm for fresh air you and your dad are sure to enjoy.
Take a Ride on the Trolley
Take Dad for a scenic ride aboard the vintage Willamette Shore Trolley in Lake Oswego. You’ll go back in time to when electrified trolleys transported citizens throughout the Portland area. The Willamette Shore Trolley passengers ride in a replica of Portland’s Council Crest cars. Tickets are $8 per person and the trolley runs on Saturday and Sunday.
Head to Portland Saturday Market
Explore local arts, crafts, food and performers at Portland Saturday Market. The market is back every Saturday in Downtown Portland. It features more than 250 booths filled with handcrafted goods and is free to attend.
Take in the Views at a Lavender Farm
Who says Dad doesn’t like flowers? Sit back, relax and take in the sights and smells at Lavender Farms near Portland. All of them have incredible views and you-pick lavender.
Take a Drive to Vista House
Take a day trip and visit the crown jewel of the Columbia River Gorge. The historic 1918 Vista House at the top of Crown Point offers visitors an incredible view of the Columbia River Gorge. It is open on Saturday and Sunday during Father’s Day weekend and is free to visit.
Let Dad Pick Out a Gift at Rose City Book & Paper Fair
Explore more than 60 independent booksellers at Rose City Book & Paper Fair, June 16 and 17. Dad can choose from underground zines, quirky vintage photo albums, antiquarian tomes and signed first editions from today’s hottest authors. Tickets are $5.
Attend a Juneteenth Celebration
In celebration of Juneteenth, June 19, there are activities across the Portland area all weekend long. Attend a Pickles game, cookout, parade and more fun events for you and Dad at these Juneteenth events.
Find a One-of-a-Kind Gem at a Neighborhood Garage Sale
Enjoy Free Italian Ice
On Saturday, Great American Video & Espresso in Milwaukie is serving one free scoop of Italian Ice. While you’re there, rent a few movies and spend a leisurely evening with your dad.