Playgrounds with a View

Portland is a city with many magical vistas – but squirrely kids often don’t want to sit and admire the view. Here are some of our favorite playgrounds that also offer lovely views.

Free Cultural Passes from Portland-area Libraries

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Michelle lives in SW Portland with her husband and seven-year-old daughter. When she's not working, Michelle is watching ice skating practice or gymnastics class, and checking the Kids Calendar for a new activity to explore.
Michelle Carew

Local parents love the library for so many reasons. It’s dry in the winter and cool in the summer, and a comfortable spot for finding and reading books, playing with toys and hanging out. Of course, there’s also the free events like storytimes, Lego clubs, cultural events and summer reading programs. But wait—there’s another reason …

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A Trip to Wildlife Safari (Review)

Erica Vo is a local mom who loves exploring Portland and beyond with her son and daughter. She hopes to help families make their own memories by sharing ideas and experiences at and her blog

What do you do when you hear a baby giraffe has been born? You hop in your car, grab some coffee, and make the three-hour drive to Wildlife Safari to visit! For those not familiar, Wildlife Safari, in Winston, Oregon (just south of Roseburg), is like a drive-through zoo. This means you stay in your …

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