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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,
2015 Ecotrust Sundown Concert
Come to Sundown at Ecotrust!
Love where you live? Come celebrate community and soak up local music.
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Summer 2015 Guides to Water Fun
Your guide to water fun in the Portland metro area.
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Best of Portland 2015
A curated list of people, places and stuff we love from Metro Parent's staffers and writers.


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Your guide for family fun this July Fourth
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The lowdown on what to expect from the Portland soccer scene for kiddos.
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Learn more about the Summit Learning Charters Blended Learning Model.
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A first look at Red Yarn's first video from “Deep Woods Revival,” releasing June 23.
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Combining dance, music, aerial dance, trapeze, and all-around fun, this show is inspiring and breathtaking.
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Offering high-quality character visits for children's birthday party entertainment.
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In the magazine


Playroom-Getaway-Astoria Column, Don Frank Photography
Hike it Baby's hiker-in-chief takes five, plus the best in new kindie music and our top picks for u-pick berries.
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A curated list of people, places and stuff we love from Metro Parent's staffers and writers.
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Tackling an age-old parenting dilemma: What to do about allowances?
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Pearls of wisdom gleaned from a newly minted 5-year-old.
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A summer trip to Government Camp, plus how to share your family's fruit tree bounty and our picks for sunscreens your kid won't wipe off.
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SummerCamping featured
Summer's just around the corner, so get ready to hit the road with our guide to Oregon's most family-friendly yurts, campsites, backpacking trips and day hikes.
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Let’s play


FieldTrip-LCEP outing 2 Willamette River (Ross Island) (1)
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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A day trip down I-5 to the preserved-in-amber Enchanted Forest theme park.
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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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Family Supper: Burger Nation

There's a new burger in town, plus a sampling of other kid-friendly hamburger joints.

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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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