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Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade
A cherished highlight of the Portland Rose Festival, the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade is a beloved annual tradition.
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Season of Fun for Everyone at Bella Organic Farm!
Make memories this summer at Bella Organics Farm.
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Happy Campers
Summer's just around the corner, so get ready to hit the road with our guide to Oregon's most family-friendly yurts, campsites, backpacking trips and day hikes.
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Child Care's Bottom Line
National surveys show that childcare is less affordable in Oregon than almost anywhere else in the United States. But why? An MP investigation.


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Rose Festival CityFair. Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
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The ultimate construction experience: putting kids in the driver’s seat to operate Dump Trucks, Dozers, and Excavators.
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Our reviewer, and her tiny cohort, get resoundingly positive responses about OCT's Ramona Quimby.
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Kids learn language and culture at TIS summer camp!
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Our review was "blown away" by NWCT's final performance of the season - "The Little Mermaid"
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If you have been hesitating to take your kids to a symphony because you think they might be bored, know that PYP concerts are always appropriate for kids ages 7+, featuring fun and accessible music.
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Summer Camps for Kids in Portland, Oregon - guide by Metro Parent magazine and PDX Kids Calendar

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GIVEAWAY: Week of summer camp at My Voice Music

Enter to win one week of MVM's Summer Rock Camp - ages 9-14.
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GIVEAWAY: OCT’s “Ramona Quimby”

  Meet Ramona Quimby. She lives on Klickitat Street in NE Portland. She’s incredibly imaginative, boisterous, at times even exasperating, but always fun. She’s just begun third grade, where she discovers school is about to become a lot more serious. At home, things are getting more challenging too. Her father is fired from his job and returns to college to find another career. Ramona and her big sister Beezus narrate this poignant story of a middle-class Portland family in transition. Along the way they don’t always get along, but they learn that relying on one another and
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GIVEAWAY: A Week of Rock Camp

Enter to win one week of Summer Rocks! rock camp from Sound Roots School of Music.

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In the magazine


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A summer trip to Government Camp, plus how to share your family's fruit tree bounty and our picks for sunscreens your kid won't wipe off.
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Summer's just around the corner, so get ready to hit the road with our guide to Oregon's most family-friendly yurts, campsites, backpacking trips and day hikes.
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National surveys show that childcare is less affordable in Oregon than almost anywhere else in the United States. But why? An MP investigation.
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SavingforCollege
Celebrating National College Savings Month with some tips to get you started saving up for someday.
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This month, we spotlight Cedar Hills, a neighborhood haven north of Beaverton.
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Our columnist prepares for the transition to man-on-man defense.
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Let’s play


A day trip down I-5 to the preserved-in-amber Enchanted Forest theme park.
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Digging for fossils and making new friends at OMSI's Camp Hancock.
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An at-home printmaking project for you and the kids from our friends at Vibe of Portland.
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Family Supper: Burger Nation

There's a new burger in town, plus a sampling of other kid-friendly hamburger joints.
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Recipe File: Waffles and Iron

Hoping for breakfast in bed this Mother's Day? Slip your kids this recipe for savory cornmeal waffles from Bob's Red Mill.

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Events Calendar

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


Resource Guides


Summer Camps for Kids in Portland, Oregon - guide by Metro Parent magazine and PDX Kids Calendar
Metro Parent Portland's 2015 School Open House Guide
Metro Parent's Birthday Resource Guide for the Portland Metro area
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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!

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