• Get Hooked
    Join the first annual Family Fish Camp January 15-17th.
  • Celebrate the Holidays at the Hands On Children’s Museum
    The perfect family getaway on Olympia’s Waterfront.
  • 24/7 access to the information you need when researching and selecting education options.
  • Top Chefs
    A behind-the-scenes peek into the kitchens of some of Portland’s favorite chefs, who just happen to be parents. (They’ve shared some recipes, too!)
  • Oh, SNAP
    Our writer tackles family life on a food-stamp budget. Plus where to get help.
  • Metro Parent. November 2015.
    Our food issue - local chefs and their kids get cooking, feed a family on a food stamp budget, mom tested workouts, and more.


What’s new

“Most songs have a story of their own, and you can hear the stories in your head as you listen."
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Let Your Freak Flag Fly! This holiday season, get ready for things to be bigger, better, and well, greener.
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We left the rain behind and traveled to where our imagination took us, guided by musicians of PYP.
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Metro_Dedicated Post_Graphic_Holiday Market 2015
Join the fun November 21st and November 22nd.
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Kids and families will journey through the universe with Oregon Symphony’s Blast Off!
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Oregon Children’s Theatre’s production of Junie B. Jones is more than a musical, it’s an experience that warms the heart and lifts the spirits.
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In the magazine

Play Room -dec15-featured
Screen-time stats, household hacks for a Camas SAHM-blogger and Operation Full Belly.
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Our favorite finds from local stores for the holiday season. Plus MP's annual give guide.
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Where to ski, snowboard, sled and snowshoe, kids in tow.
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MovingTo-WIlsonville-ReindeerRomp featured
Where Everybody Knows Your Name.
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BabySteps-December2015 featured
What to buy two kids who have everything? Nothing, says our columnist.
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Book picks for little foodies, teething advice and a small business mama-blogger you should get to know.
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Let’s play

FieldTrip-TheNutcracker3-swirl featured
Make a date with the Nutcracker and your little ballet fans.
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HandsOn3-dec15 featured
A blueprint for adorable DIY wrapping paper, from our friends at Smartypants.
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Working up a sweat with little ones in tow.
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Raise a Glass

Hearty German fare, plus a playspace, at Zoiglhaus in Lents.
RecipeFile-December2015 featured

Drinking Chocolate

Make your own hot cocoa, with a superfoods twist.

Events Calendar

PDX Kids Calendar is the Portland Metro area's most comprehensive listing of events and happenings for families.

Resource Guides

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!