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Rox in Sox Festival moves to King Park
This third annual festival celebrates music and reading on Saturday, August 1, 2015,
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Free Family Canoe and Kayak Event August 2nd!
Try kayaking or canoeing with your family on August 2nd at the Columbia Slough Regatta.
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Join us for our 2015 Summer of Fun
Metro Parent-PDX Kids Calendar's Summer of Fun is in full swing... come play with us!
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Summer 2015 Guides to Water Fun
Your guide to water fun in the Portland metro area.


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Come play with us at Alberta Street Fair - August 8, 2015
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Kids at Heart Toys proudly presents entertainment and great activities for this year's Street Fair!
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Where History Comes Alive!
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Calling all kids who love fun in the sun, food, nature, animals, adventure and friends.
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Keep your language fresh with these tips from our friends at GSPDX.
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School's Out! The Sun’s Out! Check out a few of special events & happenings.
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Starting July 26th, enter to win a month of free SafeSplash Swim School swim lessons. Click here for details

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In the magazine


Play room - pro tips

Great tips for snapping shots of your newborn, plus the best backpacks for back-to-school and clever math apps.


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LearningCurvesFeatured

A day in the life of teachers at three very different Portland-area schools.

By Erin J. Bernard


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How to find the banking system that’s right for your family.


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MovingTo-Linnton

With easy access to both rural Sauvie Island and urban NW Portland, Linnton is on the rise.


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Navigating IKEA, toddler in tow. Lycka till!* (That’s Swedish for “Good Luck!”)


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Labor and delivery never goes quite as imagined. Three local moms tell it like it is.


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Let’s play


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A blueprint for a family-friendly summer garden project, starring corn, beans and squash — yum.

 
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A watery guide to exploring Portland by canoe or kayak, kids in tow.
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A fun felting project that makes use of your kid's rock collection.
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Recipe File: The Airplane Sandwich

Hitting the road this month? Pack up this sandwich for great portable eats.

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Family Supper: ¡Muy Delicioso!

Our managing editor hits up PDX's newest food cart pod, plus a roundup of the most kid-friendly cart options around town.

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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


Summer Camps for Kids in Portland, Oregon - guide by Metro Parent magazine and PDX Kids Calendar
Metro Parent Portland's 2015 School Open House Guide
Metro Parent's Birthday Resource Guide for the Portland Metro area
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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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