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It's a World of Fun at TIS Summer Camp!
At TIS Summer camp children learn language and international cultures through hands-on projects.
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NW Dance Theatre Presents Peter and the Wolf
NWDT presents Peter and the Wolf and Other Works on April 11 and April 12 at the Portland Community College Sylvania PAC.
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Oregon Children's Theatre presents Ramona Quimby
Oregon Children's Theatre presents Ramona Quimby
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The All-Natural Playground
MP’s guide to the new natural play areas sprouting up around the metro area.
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Schools Gone Green
Four PDX-area schools are doing their part to save the planet.
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.


What’s new


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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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Reciprocal admission for up to 4 at different Portland-area attractions each month.
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The sooner a parent or physician can identify the signs of ASD, the better. Early intervention yields the best outcomes as far as developmental gains and increased IQ.
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Lots has changed since us parents were kids but a noun is still a person, place or thing and three is still a magic number.
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Go wild outside this month, with our report on natural play areas. Celebrate Earth Day with a look at four metro-area "green" schools. Plus, get a fresh take on Portland's favorite meal of the day - brunch.
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What child doesn't enjoy playing pretend? Immerse them in a make believe world where their imagination can soar.
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Summer Camps for Kids in Portland, Oregon - guide by Metro Parent magazine and PDX Kids Calendar
Metro Parent's Birthday Resource Guide for the Portland Metro area

Enter to win


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GIVEAWAY – $25 Gift Certificate to Just Between Friends

Win a $25 gift certificate to Just Between Friends Portland event April 23-26!
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GIVEAWAY: Camp Rockstar Summer Climbing Camp

Enter to win one week of Camp Rockstar Summer Climbing Camp at Circuit Bouldering Gym.
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Giveaway: Tickets to Dozer Day!

Enter to win tickets to Dozer Day 2015 - at the Clark County Fairgrounds May 16 & 17.

Upcoming giveaways

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In the magazine


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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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MP’s guide to the new natural play areas sprouting up around the metro area.
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Everyone helps with the composting chores at West Hills Montessori.
Four PDX-area schools are doing their part to save the planet.
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Springtime, and the living is easy in the Rose City Park neighborhood.
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Tips for buying a home in Portland's hot seller's market.
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Don't even try to pick a fight with glitter. You WILL lose.
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Let’s play


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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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Messy Masterpiece - Field Trip. Metro Parent Portland. March 2015
Let your kids paint their little hearts out at messy-art studios all over town.
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Family Supper: Breakfast, With a Side of Playtime

Or should we say Family Breakfast? A new brunch cafe in Sellwood has your family covered.
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Recipe File: Real Kids Eat Quiche

The (local) asparagus are coming! Put them to good use in our springtime quiche.

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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


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