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Celebrate with our First Birthday Giveaways!

As parents, we know birthdays are a big deal–especially first birthdays! At the end of this month Portland Moms Blog will have its own first birthday, and we’re inviting you to join in the celebration! There aren’t any smash cakes or party hats, but there are gifts–for YOU! That’s right, we’ve partnered with local businesses around town to offer some great giveaways. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for your chance to enter each of our six 24-hour flash giveaways from the businesses below starting tonight and running through March 25.

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{Disclosure: Reader and contributor giveaways were provided in exchange for being featured in this post.}


barre3-logobarre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. Inspired by ballet barre, yoga, and Pilates, instructors guide you through a specific sequence of movements that tone and lengthen all major muscle groups, rev your heart rate, and strengthen your body. Join barre3 for MamaMonday, the first Monday of every month, when they donate 100% of the proceeds from childcare to their special partnership, Every Mother Counts, a foundation supporting maternal health around the globe.

Win a 5 class package and 5 child care sessions ($125 value) to any of the barre3 Portland studios! 

Laughing Planet Cafe

laughing planet logoLaughing Planet Cafe is a quick-service restaurant offering nutritious, affordable, and delicious fare. Enjoy tasty burritos and bowls, soups, salads, smoothies, juices, and homemade cookies. With nine Portland area locations, everyone can enjoy their patented mixture of fresh, healthy food; a fun, quirky ambiance; and a daily dose of laughter and inspiration. Good for your body, great for your wallet, better for the planet.

Win a $25 gift card – two readers will be chosen!


Oaks Park

Oaks Logo_hard outlineRGBOaks Amusement Park is America’s oldest continually operating amusement park!  With family rides, thrill rides, roller skating, and much more, your family will have a perfect day on the midway! 

Win 3 ride wristbands ($51 value) – two readers will be chosen! Bracelets valid for any single day of the 2016 season (see for hours), and include all of the midway rides and a roller skating session with conventional skates. Go carts, mini golf, and games sold separately. Not valid for 4th of July or Oktoberfest gate entry. 


OMSI LogoCheck out the new camp on the block and be among the first to experience OMSI’s new Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport! Designed with Oregon’s next generation of explorers, artists, and scientists in mind, this 20-acre residential camp and living laboratory will help get kids (grades 2-12) and families outside and exploring this unique environment. From design challenges to field research, backpacking adventures to dune ecology courses, the Coastal Discovery Center has something for nearly every age and interest! Learn more at

Win a coastal camp program registration (up to $675 in value)! Terms and Conditions: Good for one coastal camp program; cannot be combined with any other offers; program registration fee not to exceed $675; if full credit is not used remaining credit is forfeited; may be used for one family camp weekend if desired; registration must be completed by May 1, 2016. Registration can be done online at, by calling 503-797-4661 or by emailing [email protected].

Oregon Children’s Theatre

2015-16_OCTSealThe award-winning Oregon Children’s Theatre presents a new musical of Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, James & the Giant Peach! One boy, two awful aunts, five larger-than-life insects, and a giant peach!  What happens when magic crystals cause a withered old tree to create the largest and most magnificent peach ever seen?  Luckily, a boy named James and a handful of bugs just happen to be nearby when the peach finally snaps free of its stem, and it sweeps them along on a marvelous adventure.

Win 1 adult and 1 child ticket to a 5 p.m. performance (May 7, 14, or 21) of James & the Giant Peach (a $52 value)!

Zenana Spa and Wellness Center

zenanalogocircleZenana Spa and Wellness Center is the first day spa and wellness center in Oregon with a focus on pregnant and parenting families. They offer a variety of spa & wellness services including Massage, Body Treatments, Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery, Natural Nail Care, Waxing & Organic Facials, Movement & Educational classes and Support Groups as well as a Boutique offering unique products. They are experts in nurturing and supporting pregnant and parenting families in our community. Visit Zenana and participate in a prenatal yoga class or one of their many birthing and parenting workshops.

Win a 60-minute massage (choose between prenatal, deep tissue, or relaxation massage–a $90 value)!

Thank you for being part of the Portland Moms Blog community in our first year!

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