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The Little Mermaid makes a splash at NWCT!
This musical tale of a girl longing for life above the waves travels deep under the sea and high into the air.
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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.
Summer Camps for Kids in Portland, Oregon – guide by Metro Parent magazine and PDX Kids Calendar
2015 Summer Camps Guide
The most comprehensive Summer Camps listing for kids in the Portland metro area.


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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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Learn about how the Dual Language Programs at the German International School (GIS) could benefit your child.
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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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At TIS Summer camp children learn language and international cultures through hands-on projects.
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Tears of Joy Theatre's When Animals Were People excels with both a celebration of different cultures and the achievement of ever new levels of creativity.
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Summer Camps for Kids in Portland, Oregon - guide by Metro Parent magazine and PDX Kids Calendar

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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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SummerCamping featured
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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ChildCareCosts-BortzFamily-featured
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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Our columnist prepares for the transition to man-on-man defense.
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Our picks for spring books and kid water bottles, plus a twins-mama blogger who tells it like it is.
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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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