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Aquifer Adventure - A Piratey Good Time!
Big and little pirates alike are invited to this free family festival on Saturday September 12th.
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NWCT presents "Elephant & Piggie's 'We are in a Play!'"
Join Northwest Children's Theater to kick off their 23rd Season of Plays.
Music Together of Portland
Experience the Joy of family Music Together®
This fall, come see what hundreds of families in Portland are raving about.
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Head of the Class
Some of the metro area's top students look back at their high school career.
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Party People
Two local mamas and party experts on how to throw a birthday bash your kiddo will remember.


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Northwest Children's Theater kicks off its 23rd Season of Plays with "The Sun Serpent"!
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Explore an international education at the German American School in Portland.
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From must-have items to shopping frequently, shopping resale can save you money at back-to-school time.
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NWCT is excited to announce a season filled with music, magic, and one very misunderstood ogre.
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A day in the life of teachers at three very different Portland-area schools.


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This third annual festival celebrates music and reading on Saturday, August 1, 2015,
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Words of wisdom for Oregon's reigning Teacher of the Year, a bumper crop of baby carriers and back-to-school book picks.
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Some of the metro area's top students look back at their high school career.
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Two local mamas and party experts on how to throw a birthday bash your kiddo will remember.
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A family-friendly guide to navigating the complicated credit card economy.
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Young families are discovering the Arbor Lodge neighborhood in NoPo.
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Fighting the good fight against the hyper-scheduled summer.
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Let’s play


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An apple a day keeps the you-know-who away. And they taste even sweeter if you pick them yourselves.
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Go big at home with a painting free-for-all project from the Portland Children's Museum
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A blueprint for a family-friendly summer garden project, starring corn, beans and squash — yum.

 
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Hawthorne Fish House

On Mondays, kids eat free at Hawthorne Fish House, plus other great spots to fill up the little's on the cheap.
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A Chicken In Every Pot

A healthy one-pot dinner recipe for the busy back-to-school season.
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Events Calendar

PDX Kids Calendar is the Portland Metro area's most comprehensive listing of events and happenings for families.


Resource Guides


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Welcome to MP's annual family resource guide. We hope you'll bookmark and use this guide throughout 2015. It's a hand-dandy resource for finding out about all things family in the Portland metro area. Need a pediatrician? We've got a listing for that. Looking for a preschool - or an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school? You're covered. Trying to figure out what to do with your kids on the weekend? Plenty of ideas here.Our easy-to-use guide has over 800 listings in 73 different categories among 10 groupings. To easily navigate, simply choose a major group below and explore away!

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