Father’s Day is a great way to honor that special dad figure in your life. Below you’ll find some ideas that will get the family out and have some fun!

Sundae Jams at Mercado Grove

We attended the very first one of these, and it was a super fun time. On this upcoming Father’s Day, they will have free beer tastings and outdoor live music from Boy and Bean. You can score a free seat at Fills or make a reservation at Oven and Shaker. My recommendation here is to let them know in advance you’d like to be seated so you can enjoy the music. Either way, the whole family will have a great time! If you have the ability, I’d recommend biking or walking here; the parking situation is a little rough.

Willamette Shore Trolley in Lake Oswego

Is dad a fan of trains and trolleys? Good news; the Willamette Shore Trolley is open for rides! The track is under maintenance, so the ride is around 30 to 40 minutes. This makes it fun for littles and a bit easier for all involved. Littles who love going through tunnels will be thrilled since it passes through the Elk Rock tunnel. You don’t have pre-assigned seats, but tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are only $8 per person, so it’s very reasonable. As a pro tip, get there 15 minutes early before the departure.  

Stein Distillery

Perhaps dad enjoys a good whiskey from time to time. Take him in here and have him find a new favorite by trying out their flight options. Minors are welcome here when accompanied by an adult, so there is no need for a babysitter!

Manzana Rotisserie Grill

Don’t feel like any of the above but want to get dad a special meal? The good news is you can place an order for a delicious prime rib meal to celebrate at home! The nice thing is that you can add on extras if your celebration is larger. 

Strawberry Festival in Silverton

Does dad love strawberries? Good news Silverton is hosting its annual Strawberry Festival! Yes, I know this isn’t in Lake Oswego, but I had to share. The city has been hosting this fun time since 1951, so they really know what they are doing. Located in Coolridge-McClaine City Park, you’ll be in the heart of the fun. There are no entry fees, and a delicious strawberry treat could be all yours for $7. Children under two and folks over 80 are free!