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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Alberta Street Fair
Come play with us at Alberta Street Fair - August 8, 2015
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Learning Curves

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

By Erin J. Bernard

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Expecting the unexpected

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

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Meet ’N Greet

Our guide to the best new-parent groups around the PDX metro area.


What’s new


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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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This third annual festival celebrates music and reading on Saturday, August 1, 2015,
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Try kayaking or canoeing with your family on August 2nd at the Columbia Slough Regatta.
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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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Get your play on in "The Zone!" at Multnomah Days on Saturday August 15th.
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African lion Zawadi Mungu and a lioness rest at the Oregon Zoo. ©Oregon Zoo/ photo by Shervin Hess

GIVEAWAY: Sunset at the Oregon Zoo

Enter to win a four pack of tickets to Sunset at the Zoo! Click here for details

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In the magazine


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


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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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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


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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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