Who knows what moms want better than moms themselves? We love supporting local businesses and especially love when they are run by moms, offering something special for moms. Below are six Mother’s Day happenings in Portland (both before and after the day itself) by mom-owned operations. If you know of others, share them in the comments!
Give Moms the Afternoon Off
The Wiggle Room aims to make it easy to give moms the gift of peace and relaxation. On Mother’s Day, they’re offering free coffee and $1 off on beer to those who bring in their littles while moms get some down time. The Wiggle Room will also stay open later than usual (until 4pm!) to give families plenty of time to properly schedule mom’s relaxation window. For more details visit the Wiggle Room’s website at www.thewiggleroom.com. Note: This Mother’s Day is set to be a toasty one, and the Wiggle Room has A/C (and cold beer!).
Get Fit for FREE with Fit4Mom
Fit4Mom offers amazing classes for moms in all stages. In honor of Mother’s Day, all FIT4MOM Portland locations are offering a FREE WEEK of classes the week of May 7 – May 12th. That’s right, all week! This includes all Prenatal Fit4baby, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre & kid-free Body Back classes. To find classes nearest you and to register, visit fit4mom.com.
Take a Family Hike with Super Nature Adventures
Super Nature Adventures wants to ignite a lifelong love of nature through materials that make family hiking engaging and fun. Their packets for Portland-area trails help kids feel like heroes of their own hikes. For Mother’s Day, they are offering spring-themed packets for families wanting to make time for nature during this gorgeous time of year. Check out their packets at www.supernatureadventures.com.
Make-Your-Own Spa Products – For Mom or for Yourself!
Join Frigg’s Mercantile for a 5-hr handmade gift-a-thon in honor of Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 12, 11am – 4pm. Drop in any time during the event hours. This can be a fun outing for moms (or mother-daughter/son duos!) to enjoy as a pre-Mother’s Day treat or a fantastic opportunity to make a handmade gift for yourself or the mom in your life! No experience necessary. Learn to make bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and lotions; Frigg’s will supply you with instructions, guidance, and all the wrapping you need to make for an extra fancy gift! Pre-payment serves as RSVP and is kindly requested ($30 covers all supplies and equipment). Although you can drop in anytime, it is recommended to allow up to two hours to complete your projects.
Enjoy Breakfast in Bed with Fan Fare
With all the buzz about Mother’s Day brunches, places can get crowded. Why not bring the brunch to you? Fan Fare Catering is a step ahead, offering Breakfast in Bed meal kits! All the shopping and prep is taken care of, just follow the instruction cards and bring deliciousness to the mom in your life (after she’s slept in of course). Fan Fare has two options to choice from (The McMomffin with a berry parfait or the Moment with French toast!); pick-up is Saturday, May 12 between 2-5pm at The Arrow Coffeehouse, or delivery can be arranged for an additional fee. Order it for your own mom, for the mom of your kids, or order it for yourself to guarantee your family treats you right on Mother’s Day! Put in your order here.
Support Local Mama Musicians
If you are busy doing family things on Mother’s Day itself, you can treat yourself to a night out the Wednesday following by heading to the White Eagle for #WomenCrush Music’s event called “Mamas in Music.” Aiming to support Portland moms, the show starts at 8pm and will showcase local artists Zahara Bre, Amy Bleu, Kina Lynne Muir, Jessa Campbell, and Jen Deale of CAMP CRUSH. More information about the event and #WomenCrush is available on their website.
Hop on the Moms-Only Wine Tour Bus
Looking for a true getaway? Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day on an epic adventure! Tour three women-owned wineries, enjoy lunch from an award-winning mom-owned restaurant, and take home a gift bag filled with goodies from mom-owned businesses. The day-long adventure (9:30-5pm) on May 12 will pick up attendees downtown and head to the various destinations via ecoShuttle. Moms only! Tickets and more information are available via the Eventbrite page.