• Junie B. Jones at Oregon Children's Theatre
    The popular book series hits the stage in a colorful, funny, and fast-paced musical.
  • Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson Portland Events
    Join renowned silhouette artist Karl Johnson in Portland, October 20th-25th!
  • Add It Up
    No costume yet? No problem. Easy equations for last-minute looks for your littles.
  • In the Spotlight
    Getting up close and personal with some of the stars of this fall's best shows.
  • Fitting In
    Finding the right school to match your kid's interests, whatever they are.
  • Metro Parent. October 2015.
    Our October issue is your guide to all the fall season fun in PDX, including performing arts, pulling together a Halloween costume, and our annual education guide.

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The Sun Serpent is a very thought-provoking play, one that could teach any child—and many adults—about early Mexican history through a vivid, memorable story.
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The humor and wit is subtle and silly, but embedded in themes that kids and adults can both relate to and appreciate.
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Attachment parenting workshops are coming soon to Portland.
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Inspiring Creativity...  Nurturing Connection...
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Fall is a great time of the year to enjoy the convenience of a yummy, organic, meal delivered directly to your door by bicycle.
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Northwest Children's Theater kicks off its 23rd Season of Plays with "The Sun Serpent"!
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In the magazine

Spooky apps for Halloween Hounds, top local corn mazes and getting your family ready for "the big one."
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No costume yet? No problem. Easy equations for last-minute looks for your littles.
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Getting up close and personal with some of the stars of this fall's best shows.
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How to answer your kids' questions about dollars with sense.
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In the shadow of Mount Tabor, Montavilla stands tall.
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A first column from a new perspective - mama to two.
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Let’s play

HandsOn-Oct15 featured
Who needs paintbrushes? For this free-form art project, any small toy will do just fine.
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An apple a day keeps the you-know-who away. And they taste even sweeter if you pick them yourselves.
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Go big at home with a painting free-for-all project from the Portland Children's Museum
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Top Ramen

Noshing on noodles at Noraneko. Plus a ramen soup roundup.

Bite-sized Breakfast

Gluten-free pancake bites, easy enough for kids to make on their own.

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!