Adventuring with kids in the great outdoors

Getting outside with your kids can be one of the most rewarding experiences. If not just for your little one to see nature’s great splendor, then for you, the adult, to leave home too, and take a nice breath of fresh air in the forest.
There are plenty of family friendly adventures worth seeking out in the Portland-metro area. On this week’s episode of the Peak Northwest podcast, we chat with two parents from The Oregonian/OregonLive’s newsroom: engagement editor, Julie Evensen, and podcast editor, Andrew Theen.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

Favorite spots in and around Portland to take young kids hiking.

Julie and Andrew’s must-haves when packing for an outing.

Kid-friendly gear that has worked (and not worked) for Julie and Andrew.

Shifting expectations for a smooth outing, especially with multiple kids.


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