Upcoming nature events in Portland

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Fall nature classes at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

October 18 | Park After Dark: Sounds of the Night | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

October 18 | Salmon Homecoming | Oxbow Regional Park

October 18 | Introduction to Mycology | Tryon Creek State Park

October 19 | Salmon Homecoming | Oxbow Regional Park

October 19 | Wahclella Falls Kids Hike | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

October 22 & 26 | Two part nature series: Digging deep into fungi | Metro

October 22 | First River Professor Talk: Native People of the Tualatin River – Past & Present | Tualatin Riverkeepers

October 23 | Book talk: Welcome to Subirdia with John Marzluff | Powell’s Books (Beaverton)

October 24 | Kids Nature Night Out: Witch’s Potion | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

October 24 | Owl Prowl | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

October 25 | Nature Days in the Park: Stoller Creek Greenway | THPRD

October 25 | Grand opening of Nature Play Area at Westmoreland Park & Salmon Celebration | Portland Parks & Recreation

October 25 | Classroom Discovery Days: Banana Slugs | Tryon Creek State Park

October 25 | Native Forest Hike With Marcy Houle | Forest Park Conservancy

October 25 | Fall Family Field Trip Day | Columbia Springs

October 25 | Halloween Night Flight | Audubon Society of Portland

October 26 | Fall Color Tour | Hoyt Arboretum

October 29, Nov. 2 & 9 | Three part nature series: Wildlife tracking | Metro

November 2 | Mushrooms for beginners at Mount Talbert | Metro

November 5 | Night at the Refuge | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

November 5 | Author Event With Tim Palmer, Field Guide to Oregon Rivers | Audubon Society of Portland

November 8 | Newt Day | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 11  Family Fun on the Farm   Sauvie Island Center

November 14 | Park After Dark: Owl Prowl | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 15 | Scouters Mountain nature hike | Metro

November 16 | Nature Days in the Park: Foothills Park | THPRD

November 21 | Book talk: Welcome to Subirdia with John Marzluff | Oregon Wildlife

November 21 | Kids Nature Night Out: Geology Rocks | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

November 21 | Park After Dark: Owl Prowl | Cooper Mountain Nature Park

November 23 | Thanksgiving walk at Oxbow Regional Park | Metro

December 3 | Night at the Refuge | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

December 12 | Kids Nature Night Out: Frozen | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

December 13 | Park After Dark: Owl Prowl | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Regular nature outings (check websites for seasonal scheduling): Nature Days in the Park and Nature Mobile from Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Natural Resources, Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden, Story and Strolls and Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek State Park, Ladybug Nature Walks with Portland Parks & Recreation, Puddle Stompers at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Bird Walks for adults and kids through Backyard Bird Shop, free field trips with Audubon Society of Portland volunteers, Library events with The Bug Chicks, Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Farm Fridays at Zenger Farm, and Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA.

– $2 admission at OMSI the first Sunday of every month
– $3 admission at the World Forestry Center the first Wednesday of every month
– $4 admission at the Oregon Zoo the second Tuesday of every month
– FREE admission at the Portland Art Museum the fourth Friday of every month, 5-8pm
– FREE admission at the Portland Children’s Museum the first Friday of every month, 4-8pm
– FREE admission at the Oregon Historical Society & Museum every day for Multnomah County residents

*My friend Laura posts a monthly listing of kid and family-friendly events of natural, scientific, and cultural interest. October’s list is here.

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