Indoor Birthday Party Venues that are Hot!

While winter in Portland makes planning outdoor birthday parties challenging, COVID makes these colder months a killer for babes with winter birthdays! But don’t fret! Our city knows how to keep birthdays popping year-round with a multitude of indoor birthday venues that take safety seriously and promise to make your birthday babes feel like the sun shines just for them, because these spots are hot! hot! hot! And packed with tons of fun offerings for that very special day. Read on to find out more.

The Wiggle Room

There are a lot of great options out there for parties for older children but parents of little ones are left with very few choices. Thankfully, The Wiggle Room has helped to fill a void for birthday locations built for little-ones and their parents to enjoy. This cool spot provides exclusive access to The Wiggle Room for a full two hours. The host gets an additional 30 minutes on either side of the party for decorating and breaking down. But, Wiggle Room staff do final cleanup! The rate is $325 for a 2 hour party for up to 15 kids. Adults are free. Outside food is always welcome. Contact The Wiggle Room for pricing for your unique event. 
The Wiggle Room
1925 NE 42nd Ave.

Mad Science

Exploration and discovery of the unknown make for a fantastic time for all involved. Mad Science brings the excitement that only science can bring to your child’s birthday party. Basic science parties in the lab begin at $235 for up to 12 kids with themed and outdoor-friendly options available. Diverse packages, optional add-ons and ready-to-go goody bags, loaded with multiple science-themed toys, are just some of the perks! The Mad Science Lab even offers virtual parties for parents that want to keep it extra safe. 
Mad Science of Portland and Vancouver
1522 North Ainsworth Street

Lumberyard Bike Park

Bike riding doesn’t have to be a summer-only activity. If you have a little mountain-biker in the making then perhaps a party at the giant 70,000 square feet indoor and outdoor North East Portland Lumberyard Bike Park is in order. The Bike Park has hosted gangs of 3-year-olds on balance bikes all of the way up to 50-year birthdays and even a wedding. Party packages at the Lumberyard include a two hour ride time, a reserved table and great food. There is an arcade for additional entertainment options and plenty of add ons to consider.  table in the Fox Event Room, a party hostess, paper goods, personalized Happy Birthday card from Lumberyard Staff, a water bottle for each rider, and a  snack for each rider. Starter packages begin at $100 for reservation of the room. 
Lumberyard Bike Park
2700 NE 82nd Ave.

The Merry Kitchen

Do you have a future chef on your hands? Celebrate your child by giving them a gift that will continue to give (perhaps even to you in the future) by hosting a cooking lesson party at Merry Kitchen in North East Portland. A party at Merry Kitchen can be any theme from their website or one of your own creation. The two hour class may include the creation of an entire meal that can be eaten at the end. You can even choose to bake the birthday cake in class. The Merry Kitchen will also host events in your home. Party pricing starts at $40/person. See The Merry Kitchen website for full list of pricing options and to book your party. Note: Because of COVID precautions, group size maxes out at eight children.
The Merry Kitchen
5202 NE 72nd Ave.

Echo Theater Company

Want high-flying fun for your little one? Parties at Echo Theater include trapeze, acrobatics, and physical theater class. The space offers several party packages, but are also happy to stretch imaginations to include a specific vision! Echo Theater Company parties are enjoyed by attendees from ages 3 – 100 (no really)! All parties include a creative and fun imagery-based warm-up, theater and creative movement games, acrobatics, and single-point dance trapeze. Trapezes are hung low enough that students can push off the mat with their feet to swing or spin and can climb up onto the bar to sitting, standing or hanging upside down! Acrobatics can be adjusted to the skill-level of the students and usually includes partner and group trick. Great for photo ops! Party packages start at $200.

Note: All students/guests 5-17 years of age will be required to provide proof of at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 in order to enter the building by Jan. 17. All students ages 5+ years are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated by Feb. 28.

Echo Theater Company
1515 SE 37th Ave.

Oaks Park

The appeal of indoor skating rinks did not die off in the 90s. Skating birthday parties are just as popular, and fun, as ever. Oaks Park has brought the fun since 1905 so they know how to throw a party. Birthday party packages are available during Open Skate Sessions Saturday and Sunday only and packages include open skate admission, skate rentals, a reserved table, themed table ware, food, drink and more. . Packages start at $190/per hour.
Oaks Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way

The Craft Factory

Giving your guests an opportunity to be creative and work their imaginations is a gift in itself.  The Craft Factory is a craft studio and birthday party specialist located in the heart of Multnomah Village in SW Portland.  At a Craft Factory birthday party you and your guests will enjoy a one of a kind celebration!  Your private event includes birthday decorations, serving-ware, party hosts and a craft for each guest.  Make a choice of over 20 crafting opportunities and endless embellishments for decorating it. See the website for pricing and crafting options. Birthday packages start at $200.
The Craft Factory
7832 SW Capitol Highway, Suite B

Bricks and Minifigs

Creations of Lego bricks and mini-figures (mini-figs) seems to transcend the ages and is still a popular interest for children of today as well as the young-at-heart. Make your lego-loving kiddo’s day by hosting their birthday at Bricks and Minifigs in Beaverton, Oregon. Birthday packages start at $175 and include 90 minutes in the Minifig Hideout Room, plenty of Lego bricks to play with, a birthday certificate and shirt for the birthday child, and a favor option of either a container of Lego pieces or 2 build-your-own-minifigs.  Want to make it even easier on yourself? You can hire a Party Host for an additional $50 and they will run all the activities and games for the first hour of the party! 
Bricks and Minifigs also has a NE Portland location as well as several locations throughout Oregon. 
Bricks and Minifigs
3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton

Pietro's Pizza

The classic pizza party will never get old. But, hosting a pizza party at Pietro’s Pizza in Beaverton or the Milwaukie location will still set your party apart. Party package are $7.50 per child and include a Kid’s one-topping pizza, soft drink, four game tokens, ice cream cone, and themed table decorations. Add mini golf, laser tag, or a swashbuckler-pirate to make your party even more enjoyable. 
Pietro's Pizza
13281 SW Canyon Rd., Beaverton
10300 SE Main Street, Milwaukie

Game Truck Party

Sometimes you just need the party to come to you. Game Truck Portland offers a variety of mobile party entertainment that can come to your location. Give your little gamer a party of a lifetime when a a big-rig truck shows up filled with high-definition TVs and over 200+ age appropriate video game titles. Have access to a large space and want something more active? Laser Tag and Bubble Soccer are other popular Game Truck party options. Call for party package pricing. 
Portland Party Truck

— Annette Benedetti


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