Oaks Park probably qualifies as "quaint" to most people, especially those used to mega-theme parks, but it's a fun 100-year-old amusement park with a couple dozen rides and tons of atmosphere (the crowds are an absolute melting pot), and the prices are reasonable at about $14-17 for all-day tickets, with the option to also buy tickets for individual rides.
Oaks park is also a nice spot physically, with the Willamette River and a nice sandy beach on one side, and the Springwater on the Willamette bike trail and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge on the other. I live a couple neighborhoods away, and on several occasions I spontaneously decided to go ride some rides while biking by with my son.
Oaks Park also has a beautiful historic wooden roller rink (one curiosity is that it FLOATS, which has saved it a couple times when the river has flooded), and a large picnic area with several shelters that you can reserve, and is within walking distance (at least for fit adults) of the Sellwood neighborhood. It's a great place to hang out even if you aren't spending money there. A real hidden gem.
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