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“Fun old-timey amusement park”

Oaks Amusement Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With thrill rides, roller skating, go carts, miniature golf, and more, your family will have a perfect day on the midway! Pick a partner for the roller coaster, do the "Hokey Pokey" in the skating rink, even "stick together" with some cotton candy! Fabulous birthday parties, rentable picnic areas, and Dance Pavilion indoor event venue. Amusement park open March - October, roller skating open year 'round.
Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fun old-timey amusement park”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

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.

Visited August 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great roller skating”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

love this place! nice, safe spot to take the kids and roller skate. tried the glow skate last friday night and had a blast!

Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Bring out the kid in any adult”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It's a quaint trip down memory lane of the way carnivals, amusements and roller rinks of the past still live and breathe- of course in Portland. I only managed the roller skating adventure this time but will look forward to returning next summer. Gentlemen at the front gave us the discount even though we didn't see the password they post on FB. ;0)
Fun music, very happy people, love the all ages from little tykes to seniors kept me grinning as we looped round and round. It did get pretty hot in there though, they sure could use a couple of garage type doors to open up and let the air in. Good as any gym visit workout if you manage to stay for a whole session, bring an extra shirt to change into. The regulars knew this and most came in shorts or even dresses, not seasoned enough to trust my bare legs coming out unscathed.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old fashion fun park”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This park has rides, live music on occasion, and an old-fashioned roller skate rink. Loads of fun for everyone!

Visited August 2012
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Lake Oswego. Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“FUN!”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Oaks PARK has been around since I was a kid and it's a small family amusement park with a roller rink!! It's a great, safe place for the kids to be dropped off (12 and older) and a great place for birthday parties. Special occassion roller skate nights too and lots of parking!! I love this place for it's memories and fun!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Nikii D
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