FAQ

Q: How do I quickly and easily search for events on the Events Calendar?

Q: Why don’t you have more of a specific type of event I want to see?

Submission FAQ:

Q: What kinds of events does PDX Parent include in the calendar?

Q: How do I submit events to your calendar?

Q. What information is required when submitting events?

Q:What if my event has multiple dates?

Q: What if my contact information is different than the event contact information?

Q: Why wasn’t my image included in my event?

Q: How often are events updated?

Q: How do I fix an error on my event?

Q: How can I cancel my event?

Q: Is there a way to connect my calendar to the kids calendar so it automatically updates?

Q: How can I advertise with PDX Parent?

 

 

Q: How do I quickly and easily search for events on the Events Calendar?

There is no search available on the Time.ly Events Calendar, instead it uses a filter system.
To narrow down the events you see in the calendar, start by choosing from the options bar at the top of the page. One can choose from categories, tags, age, neighborhood, cost, type of activity, and more. The more filters you choose the more specific the list of events will appear on your calendar page will be.

For a detailed step-by-step you can click on this filter guide or you can watch this video.

Questions? Please contact us! calendar@pdxparent.com.

Q: Why don’t you have more of a specific type of event I want to see?

If you know of events you think we should have on our calendar you can email the calendar director at calendar@pdxparent.com with your suggestions.

Submission FAQ:

Q: What kinds of events does PDX Parent include in the calendar?

We include, free of charge, user submissions for kid-friendly events and happenings in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. You can submit your event directly through the “Post Your Event” button on our Events Calendar – or email them to us at calendar@pdxparent.com.

We may decline your events for free inclusion if:

  • they are a multi-week class or a camp
  • they are an audition and not an event
  • they are not inclusive
  • they are seeking to promote a sale or promotion/fundraiser/open house/happy hour
  • they are overtly political
  • they charge $25 or more per person to attend
  • they are geared primarily toward adults and do not have an obvious connection to caregiving/parenting
  • they are over 60 miles from Portland-proper
  • they are more than 60 days out from the date of submission
  • not fitting in with the tone of the magazine or website
  • daily hours for your exhibit, museum, studio or business
  • it does not have a physical location or is not an event

If you event is excluded from being listed at no charge, we do many options for promoting your event at various price levels. Email ali.king@pdxparent.com for additional details, or check out our advertising rates and options here: http://www.pdxparent.com/advertise/.

We retain discretion to decline any events from inclusion even as sponsored events.

Q: How do I submit events to your calendar?

You can submit your event directly through our Events Calendar – there is a link at the top of the page that says “Post Your Event.” Please be sure to check our calendar to make sure your event is not already being listed.

If you have a specific message for us about your event you can add a note at the beginning of your event description or send an email to calendar@pdxparent.com.

You will be notified if your event, for any reason, is not included. All events are manually approved, so please be patient. If you’re having trouble submitting an event or if you don’t hear from us or see your event within 72 hours, feel free to email us at calendar@pdxparent.com. A handful of events on the calendar will be featured in the Time Out section of PDX Parent Magazine.

We have a event submission guide: Click this link to view it.

Q: What information is required when submitting events?

Required information for submissions includes:

Contact name
Email address
Location, times and dates
A URL for additional information. Since we are a web-based resource we like to provide a website for our readers who are interested in finding out more information about your event. It can be a website, a facebook event page, or an affiliated website that contains information about your event. Please be sure that your event is clearly listed on your website or in a facebook events page. Please enter the entire domain name with http, for example: http://domain.com.

Q: What if my event has multiple dates?

If your event has multiple dates you can go to our Repeating Submission Page and fill the form. Once submitted, the form will be sent to the calendar director who will review it. You can also provide the multiple date information in the body of your event description and we will make every attempt to ensure the correct information is listed.

Q: What if my contact information is different than the event contact information?

Please let us know in the event description section of the submission form if you would like someone else’s name and contact information associated with the event. As we are manually approving your event we will make every attempt to ensure the correct information is listed.

Q: Why wasn’t my image included in my event?

Image inclusion is at the discretion of PDX Parent. No more than 1 image will be included for an event and it should clearly be related to the event or description. Posters or fliers are great choices for submission. Please do not use pictures that you do not own or provide pictures of children without their permission or their parent/guardians permission.

Q: How often are events updated?

Events are updated on an almost daily basis. We try very hard to make the calendar both comprehensive and accurate, however time constraints do keep us from being able to reconfirm every event on a daily basis. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to check with the host organization before heading out. And please let us know if anything on the calendar is inaccurate by sending an email to calendar@pdxparent.com.

Q: How do I fix an error on my event?

Please email calendar@pdxparent.com with any corrections.

Q: How can I cancel my event?

Please email cancelations to calendar@pdxparent.com and we will take care of it from our end.

Q: Is there a way to connect my calendar to the kids calendar so it automatically updates?

If you are operating a time.ly calendar than we can work together to set up our calendar to pull events from your calendar into ours. time.ly has free calendar options available. You can find out more information here.

If you already have a time.ly calendar or are interested in working together to start one, email the calendar director, Amy Conway, at calendar@pdxparent.com.

Q. How can I advertise with PDX Parent?

Please contact us anytime for advertising and promotions with PDX Parent. Our account executives and staff are available to answer your questions.

Senior Account Executive, Ali King, 503-331-8184, ali.king@pdxparent.com
Account Executive: Kristy Olsen, 503-914-6481, kristy.olsen@pdxparent.com
Account Executive: Bruce Workman, bruce.workman@pdxparent.com
Publisher: Keith Goben, 503-460-2774, publisher@pdxparent.com

 

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Have questions or concerns that haven’t been answered here? Please feel free to contact us anytime at calendar@pdxparent.com and we will try our best to answer them!