Featured Camp of the Week: Portland Audubon Summer Camp

From our friends at Portland Audubon Summer Camp Join Portland Audubon for truly amazing, nature-based adventures all summer long! Kids can explore the beauty and wildlife of our 172-acre Sanctuary, get to know the scenic vistas of Portland’s most gorgeous parks and wildscapes, or spend a week (or more!) camping, hiking and adventuring in the …

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Bubble Tea with a Ball Pit: T’efinition Review

Katie is a scientist turned stay at home(ish) child wrangler and freelance writer. She lives in Beaverton with her husband, two small children, and their yappy but lovable dog.

Just last month, Beaverton gained a swanky new bubble tea shop. Located in the Washington Square area, T’efinition serves up a strong line up of tea options with a fun little addition in the back for younger kiddos: a Ball Pit. The Set-up The first thing you notice when stepping into T’efinition is the Instagram …

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Maupin

Let’s be honest: There’s really only one reason to come to this friendly, sunbaked town in north-central Oregon — the mighty Deschutes River. We submit that in August, when the flows are low and the temperature is hot, there’s no better place in Oregon to introduce your kids to the joys of river rafting. (They’ll …

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Celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros!

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as Día, celebrates children, families, and reading taking special emphasis on the importance of literacy for children of all cultural backgrounds. (Find out more about Día here.) We’ve pulled the local Día events from around the Portland-metro area and put them on this …

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PDX Parent Wins Five Parenting Media Association Awards

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Hip, hip hooray! PDX Parent won big in the annual Parenting Media Association’s Design & Editorial Awards competition this year! Please join us in congratulating our talented staff and freelancers for all their great work. And thank you to our readers and advertising partners for making it all possible. Our awards include: ♦ Editors Julia …

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Peter and the Wolf Comes to Life at the Symphony

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Peter and the Wolf comes to life at the Oregon Symphony! Will young Peter and his menagerie be able to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf? Join in the adventure as Prokofiev’s classic fairy tale introduces listeners to the instruments of the orchestra! Actress/narrator Pam Mahon joins conductor Norman Huynh and the entire Oregon Symphony orchestra …

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Top 5 Sources for Valentine's Day Inspo

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➊ The kits at Paper Source feel handmade, but are easy for the crafts-challenged to put together.  ➋ Local art supply store chain-let Collage is bursting with Valentine-themed stickers, stamps and other goodies.  ➌ Many local libraries sponsor Valentine-making parties in the first half of this month — check websites for more info.  ➍ Spend an afternoon at SCRAP in downtown Portland, where donated and recycled art …

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Musical Parenting 101

From the moment their first child is born, parents become teachers. Most parents and primary caregivers are aware that supporting their children in the development of basic life skills, such as talking, moving, and living with others, is one of their most important roles. Many may not realize, however, that they are also their child’s …

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Top 5 PDX Real Estate Questions Answered

With so many recent changes in the Portland real estate market, we got the scoop from Chad Estes of Coldwell Banker Bain on what to expect in 2019, plus some advice for families and first-time home buyers. What can we expect from the Portland/Vancouver real estate market in 2019? Maybe you have been seeing more …

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Cirque de la Symphonie Dazzles and Delights

From our friends at The Oregon SymphonyThe gravity-defying movements and choreography of Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerialists, acrobats, dancers, and jugglers have captivated audiences around the globe – so we invited them to present their spectacular holiday show. A wonderful treat for the whole family, audiences will witness stunning feats performed to familiar winter-time classics, …

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