It’s that time of year folks, when the rain subsides (mostly) and we get to really enjoy our fabulous local outdoor entertainment. One of my family’s favorite activities is going to outdoor concerts and festivals. And Portland has quite a few. Between the Blues Festival, Edgefield Concerts on the lawn, Oregon Zoo concerts, and Portland […]
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Messy Madness is back! Our most popular kids event has returned at locations in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver!
Babies 12-36 months explore paint, shaving cream, fun tools and more for a great sensory experience. Babies work together pushing cars thru the paint, exploring with their feet/hands, utilizing brushes and more.
Each baby brings home a 4×4 canvas from their experience. Photos are taken for you, so that you can use the time to engage with your baby.
PARENTS GET MESSY TOO! Wear clothes you can get messy (paint does wash) and bring towels/Wash cloths (Please do not wash your children in the sink)!
Each ticket includes one participating baby and up to two supervising adults.
*If more adults want to attend with the family, they may each purchase a ticket (up to 2 additional adults, as each ticket purchased takes a space from a participating artist). Ticket sales end 24 hours before event starts.
***IMPORTANT*** For information and questions regarding this event, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT the host location. As our hosts are not affiliated with Art ala Carte they will not be able to answer your questions and it takes away from their valuable time they could be spending with their customers. Please Contact Art ala Carte Directly at (503) 825-2430.
With school ending in the middle of June this year, it feels like July is the real start of summer in Portland. Here’s a list of some of the family-friendly things taking place this month in Portland and our surrounding areas. Free Events Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Events Arts on Main and Noontime Showcase every Wednesday. […]
As the mom of four little people, a considerable amount of my time and energy goes into feeding the kiddies. I swear some days it’s ALL I do. Plan meals, prepare food, serve food, and embark on the clean up. Repeat. I can guarantee that within the first five minutes of any car journey there is […]
Dear Portland, I can barely afford you. We may need to break up. Look, I love you. Like, you changed my life at 15 when I moved here with zero self esteem and no personality. I even left for a while to “find myself,” going between New York City and Los Angeles to figure it […]
Historically, Memorial Day is a holiday to honor military personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty. Since many employers and almost all schools have a three-day weekend, a lot of people choose to celebrate this weekend with sale-hopping, camp-outs or barbecues. Whichever suits your fancy, here are some last-minute ideas for […]
Join us for the seventh annual running of this fun and unique family-friendly event on July 21, 2018. Our primary goal is to promote awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a serious birth defect that occurs in one out of approximately 2,500 births and has a fatality rate of nearly 50%. All race entry fees and product sales for the event will go directly to help children and families whose lives have been impacted by this birth defect. Last year our amazingly generous sponsors covered the entire cost of the race and we were able to raise over $30,000 to benefit the Ladybug CDH Foundation and we’re hoping to be able to do even better this year with your help and generosity.
In addition to our regular 5K and 10K individual events, we are excited to announce another great event, a 10K, 2-Person Relay. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy making their way through the beautiful, stroller-friendly 5K course that begins in Cook Park in Tigard and winds it’s way west through paved and shaded forest trails along the Tualatin River. Leaving Cook Park up a challenging hill and into Tigard neighborhoods to Durham Road and turning at Tigard High School down 92nd Avenue back into Cook Park to the start/finish line. The 10K event picks up at the start/finish line and turns south on the Tualatin River trail through Cook Park making it’s way to the Tualatin River Greenway, past the Tualatin Dog Park and looping back near the Tualatin City Park to a short out-and-back near the Durham Park Off leash area returning back into Cook Park again to the start/finish line.
After crossing the finish line, our 5K and 10k participants will be treated to what many think is the best food, drink, and tasty goodies offered by any race in the Northwest. Participants over 21 will have their choice of great Northwest brewed craft beers and ciders. Be sure to stick around after the race and enjoy great live music and a fun afternoon for the whole family in the park.
The holidays are over. The sky is gloomy, hiking trails are muddy, and it seems every treadmill at the gym has already been claimed. Portland in January can feel sort of “meh.” Since the new year, you’ve spent more time than you’d like to admit on your couch, binge watching Netflix, and ignoring the growing […]
It happened. My son got in the car and said it, “the kids are mean to me.” I could feel my insides burn with anger and sadness thinking of his feelings and the impact they will have on his future. We talked about ways to deal with this and it passed. I made it a […]
This time last year my kids and I set off to explore the Hood River Fruit Loop, a scenic 35 mile loop around the Hood River Valley about one hour east of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. I’d heard it was a fun region to explore with kids, but I wasn’t prepared for the […]