Beaverton’s newest indoor play space!
The Play Boutique has been in Lake Oswego for years, and they just opened a second location in the Progress Ridge shopping center in Beaverton.
They’re a lot more than just an indoor play space—they also have a cafe, a restaurant, a school and mommy-and-me classes. So far, I’ve only checked out the play space and cafe.
What I love
This place is HUGE! They have a FULL SIZE play structure INSIDE! And it doesn’t even take up the whole place!! It’s big enough that they have a ton of little scooters and cars and they can all be driven at once without getting in everyone’s way.
In addition to the play structure and cars, there is a bounce house, a kitchen, doll house, train table, dress-ups, jump ropes, basket-ball hoops and a seesaw. It’s a toddler wonderland! The whole play space is enclosed and toddler-proof so it’s easy to relax and watch your kiddo run around. There is minimal seating available inside the play area (three cafe tables with two chairs each and one super long bench seat) but most parents seem to follow their kid around, so the lack of seating isn’t too big of an issue.
Outside of the place space, there are A TON of tables and chairs. This is where the cafe/restaurant part comes in. While I haven’t sat at any of these tables, I did notice that they were bistro height so if you were sitting at them, you’d still be able to watch your child playing.
They advertise themselves as a “Family Beeztro” and on our last visit, I orded a latte and was quite pleased! It’s no Dutch Brother’s or Peet’s, but it was better than Starbucks! They claim to have a no food policy in the play area, but I was one of four moms walking around with a cup of coffee in my hand…so I don’t think they enforce it very strictly.
What I could do without
They have two rules that bother me: “Socks are required for EVERYONE, AT ALL TIMES” and “No outside food or drink allowed”. They’re not deal-breakers (obviously…we’ve been there twice) but it’s a total pain to remember socks for BOTH Adelaide and myself every time we go (I’m a ballet flats kinda gal so I almost NEVER wear socks). The “no outside food” rule, is obnoxious because it means we have to pay inflated prices for snacks/food or leave when Adelaide gets hungry. During our two visits, there were so many fun toys to keep Adelaide occupied, she didn’t even think about snacking, so we were able to escape without buying any food (except for my coffee).
They’re supposed to have wifi, which was malfunctioning during both of my visits. Once they get the bugs worked out, it’s going to be awesome to have a place I can go and get some work done while Adelaide plays.
To sum it up…
We will be spending a lot of time here! The size of the space is what won me over. Plus the variety and quantity of toys/activities…ya, it will take a while before Adelaide gets bored.
Here’s what you need to know
Stay and Play Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:30 – 12:30
Wednesday – Saturday: 3:30 – 6:30
Punch cards and monthly memberships are available.
The Play Boutique – Beaverton
12345 SW Horizon Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97007