How to get there
Several airlines, including Alaska Airlines and JetBlue, fly direct between Boston and Portland.
Where to stay
506 Southwest Washington St.
This hotel totally gets family travel: It provides cribs and a child safety kit, but also animal print robes for little ones and a goldfish in a bowl to keep them company. The hotel can line up an accredited baby sitter upon request. Rates from $229.
Portland Kids Calendar
Travel Portland Magazine
Find good family tips; view online magazine or request a hard copy.
Travel Portland app
This free city guide, available for Android and Apple users, provides info on attractions, restaurants, quirky sites, the latest events, transportation, weather, and more.
Washington Park Pass
Provides entry to the zoo, children’s museum, Japanese Garden, Pittock Mansion, and the World Forestry Center. Available at the Visitors Information Center (701 Southwest 6th Ave., 503-275-8355, www.travelportland.com). $32.70