Thanks! I'll be around east Portland/Gresham area, so anywhere that's not too far away from there. I'll check out the links, appreciate the help!
I'd be looking for any fish. Something to pass the time with. I fish the soft water in Minnesota, so things don't open up at all until May, and even then it could be snowing. So anything that's warmer than freezing and open water and I'll be good.
You're welcome. I didn't know where you would be; nor the skill level of your kids. Ergo, trout fishing is the easiest.
If you want to go after trout (or bass)...Henry Hagg Lake is outside of Hillsboro on the west side. And is a beautiful lake which is well kept by Washington County Parks & Rec. and patrolled by the Sheriff's office. Stop at the Lake Stop Store outside of Gaston for tips, bait, licenses, food, etc. The owner's are super nice and the food is good. Which on the way to, and just south of, the lake.
The easiest places to get to on foot are the Scoggins Creek arm/inlet, Seine Creek arm/inlet, the Ramp C area, and the Ramp A area. And the crappie should be on the bite then too.
WORD: I've seen 12 lb. rainbow trout pulled out of that lake. So if you get bites--BE READY and leave your drags a little loose. Most of the trout, though, will be in the 10 - 18" category.