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Thursday, July 24

kruger farm hayride

Sway the Night Away at Kruger’s Farm

when: every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Sauvie Island, Kruger's Farm, 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland, Or

cost: $10/car

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s one big family lawn party. Grab some friends and the family, then head to… read more
ecotrust sundown

Sundown at Ecotrust

when: every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Pearl District, Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, 721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Join Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center for free outdoor concerts on Thursdays in July. The concerts… read more
Kids-Painting

Gogh Kids Painting Class

when: every Thursday at 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

where: Sellwood, Vine Gogh Artist Bar & Studio, 7956 SE 13th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $15

ages: 4 and up

the scoop:

Kids are given a blank canvas, all materials and a snack, as well as instruction… read more
Celebrations - Kids Parties, Baby Showers and Holidays

Groove in the Grove at the Washington County Fair

when: Jul 24 - Jul 27 at 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

where: Hillsboro, Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro, Or

cost: Free admission; Parking $5/car

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Carnival rides, games and entertainment will pack the fair this year.  Kids will especially get… read more

Friday, July 25

All Smiles

All Aboard: Dinosaur Train

when: Jul 25 at various start times (see website for schedule)

where: Mt. Hood Railroad Depot, 110 Railroad Ave., Hood River, Or

cost: $25-$60/person

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

For the first time ever at the Mt. Hood Railroad, kids can hop aboard the… read more
Celebrations - Kids Parties, Baby Showers and Holidays

Groove in the Grove at the Washington County Fair

when: Jul 25 - Jul 27 at 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

where: Hillsboro, Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro, Or

cost: Free admission; Parking $5/car

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Carnival rides, games and entertainment will pack the fair this year.  Kids will especially get… read more
Kids Crafts Fingerpainting

Storytime + Craft Activity

when: every Friday at 10:30 am to 11:00 am

where: Multnomah Village, The Craft Factory, 7832 SW Capitol Hwy, Suite B, Portland, Or

cost: Free storytime, $5 craft

ages: All ages, but geared toward toddlers and pre-schoolers

the scoop:

Please join us every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. for a storytime and craft. The… read more
Fernhill Park

Rock Out at Fernhill Park

when: Jul 25 at 6:30 p.m.

where: Concordia, Fernhill Park , NE 37th Ave., N of Ainsworth, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Grab a picnic dinner, your biggest blanket, load up your bike trailer and head on… read more

Saturday, July 26

portland farmers market

Kids Cooking Class

when: Jul 26 at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

where: Downtown, Portland Farmers Market - PSU, 1717 SW Park Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $5/person

ages: 7-11

the scoop:

Hit the Portland Farmer’s Market with your kiddo to learn about seasonal foods, meet local… read more
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Kids Dig Fort Vancouver

when: Jul 26 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

where: Vancouver, Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site, 612 E. Reserve St., Vancouver, Wa

cost: Free for kids 15 and under; $3/person ages 16 and up

ages: 8-12

the scoop:

Kids can learn about archaeology by helping excavate this historic site using trowels and screens,… read more
Build-A-Terrarium Workshop! Every Saturday & Sunday! * Saturday & Sunday- 12PM-4PM * Registration and Walk-ins available! Cost for Workshop- $20/ participant Build-A-Terrarium Workshop includes: *Glass container for the installation *Decorative materials (Soil, Rocks, Sand, Moss, Shells, Animals, and more!) *One small air plant, or succulent * Design guidance, if needed! Parents and children are encouraged to try out this workshop that has become immensely popular among town! Participants are guided to choose a container, which comes with many decorative elements to choose from that creates a little home for you to take with you, forever!

Build-A-Terrarium Workshop

when: every Saturday at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: SE, Floare, 3070 SE Division St., Portland, Or

cost: $20/person

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Participants are guided to choose a container, which comes with many decorative elements to choose… read more
All Smiles

All Aboard: Dinosaur Train

when: Jul 26 at various start times (see website for schedule)

where: Mt. Hood Railroad Depot, 110 Railroad Ave., Hood River, Or

cost: $25-$60/person

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

For the first time ever at the Mt. Hood Railroad, kids can hop aboard the… read more
Party in the Park returns July 26

Beaverton Party in the Park and International Celebration

when: Jul 26 at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Beaverton, THPRD Howard M. Terpenning Complex, 158th and Walker Rd., Beaverton, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Thousands  of people fill the park each year for this much anticipated event filled with… read more
Celebrations - Kids Parties, Baby Showers and Holidays

Groove in the Grove at the Washington County Fair

when: Jul 26 - Jul 27 at 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

where: Hillsboro, Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro, Or

cost: Free admission; Parking $5/car

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Carnival rides, games and entertainment will pack the fair this year.  Kids will especially get… read more
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 26th 2014. The 6th Annual Barn Dance & Barbecue, presented by Whole Foods Market with support from Organic Valley, and One PacificCoast Bank begins at 4:30 pm. We’ll have great food, Widmer Brothers beer and Lady Hill wine, a silent auction with Portlander’s favorite goodies, and of course live music and square dancing. The event kicks off at 4:30 with the Scavenger Hunt and tours of the award-winning Sauvie Island Organics farm. Families will search the farm for everything from pollinators to edible flowers, while learning about how their food is grown. A winner chosen at random will be handsomely rewarded. Don’t forget to snap some photos and enter Portland Nursery‘s Fun Farm Photos contest. Dinner, courtesy of the soon-to-open New American, will be served at 6. The Barn Dance menu offers guests a sneak peak at New American’s offerings. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, courtesy of Organic Valley dessert at 6:45. At 7 pm, get ready to kick up your heels. Music Sponsor One PacificCoast Bank presents the Square Dance featuring Ned Leager and the Whole Grain Crackers. Individual tickets are $30*, children under 12 are $5 and a limited number of table sponsorships will be offered for $450

Do Si Do at the Barn Dance and BBQ

when: Jul 26 at 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Sauvie Island Center, 13901 NW Howell Park Rd., Sauvie Island, Oregon

cost: $30+/adults, $5/children under 12

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Whole Foods’ 6th Annual Barn Dance & Barbecue will serve up yummy food, Widmer Brothers… read more
Great Oregon Steam Up

Trains, Tractors and Trolleys Unite at the Great Oregon Steam-Up

when: Jul 26 at 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Brooks, Or, Antique Powerland, 3995 Brooklake Rd. NE, Brooks, Or

cost: $12/individual day pass or $20/individual weekend pass; $30/family; Free for children 12 and under

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take a little trip down to Brooks, just this side of Salem, for a fun-filled… read more

Sunday, July 27

Alpenrose Dairy, Oregon's oldest family-owned dairy, is ready once again to welcome families to Dairyville, a Western-themed “town” located right on the 52-acre dairy farm. A Portland tradition for over 50 years, kids and adults flock to the streets of Dairyville during the summer months to explore this fun pioneer exhibit. Visitors can peak into the Confectionery, the Great Western Bank, the Dairyville School, and the post office. Kids can watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes and learn from some of the area’s train club experts. And no Dairyville visit would be complete without stopping off at the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone. Dairyville is free to the public and open every Sunday afternoon beginning June 1 through August 31 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Bring the entire family to Dairyville at Alpenrose Dairy, located at 6149 SW Shattuck Road, off the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.

Alpenrose Dairyville Town

when: every Sunday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: SW, Alpenrose Dairy, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Alpenrose Dairy, Oregon’s oldest family-owned dairy, is ready once again to welcome families to Dairyville,… read more
All Smiles

All Aboard: Dinosaur Train

when: Jul 27 at various start times (see website for schedule)

where: Mt. Hood Railroad Depot, 110 Railroad Ave., Hood River, Or

cost: $25-$60/person

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

For the first time ever at the Mt. Hood Railroad, kids can hop aboard the… read more
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Float on the Willamette River

when: Jul 27 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Downtown, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito Pkwy., Portland, Or

cost: $9/person

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Grab your raft, canoe, inner tube or kayak and head down with your family to… read more
Sunday Parkways

Roll and Bounce with Sunday Parkways – Northeast

when: Jul 27 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Concordia/Alberta, Northeast Portland, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s the northeast quadrant’s turn to close off 8 miles of streets from cars and… read more
Celebrations - Kids Parties, Baby Showers and Holidays

Groove in the Grove at the Washington County Fair

when: Jul 27 - Jul 27 at 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

where: Hillsboro, Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hillsboro, Or

cost: Free admission; Parking $5/car

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Carnival rides, games and entertainment will pack the fair this year.  Kids will especially get… read more
Kids Weekend Events 1

Pet Goats at the Lents Street Fair

when: Jul 27 at 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Lents Neighborhood, SE 88th to 91st, between Steele/Reedway, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Founder’s Day Parade kicks off this street fair filled with goats, a beer garden,… read more
Kids Weekend Events 6

Craft a Fairy House and a Candy-Coated Wand

when: Jul 27 at 1 p.m.

where: NE, Green Bean Books, 1718 NE Alberta St., Portland, Or

cost: $10

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Hear stories about fairies and construct fairy houses out of found materials on this day… read more
Great Oregon Steam Up

Trains, Tractors and Trolleys Unite at the Great Oregon Steam-Up

when: Jul 27 at 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Brooks, Or, Antique Powerland, 3995 Brooklake Rd. NE, Brooks, Or

cost: $12/individual day pass or $20/individual weekend pass; $30/family; Free for children 12 and under

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take a little trip down to Brooks, just this side of Salem, for a fun-filled… read more

Monday, July 28

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Sellwood: Concerts in the Park

when: Jul 28 at 6:30 p.m.

where: Sellwood, Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Spokane and Oaks Way, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Mark your calendar for free tunes by the Willamette every Monday. Don’t forget a picnic… read more
Fun, interactive musical variety for the whole family!

The David Show

when: every Monday at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: SE, Cafe au Play, 5633 SE Division St., Portland, Or

cost: Free, donations welcome

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

David Rutiezer is a talented actor and musician with over 20 years of experience in… read more
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Mo Phillips for Happy Hour

when: every Monday at 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: N, Poa Cafe, 4025 N Williams Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free, donations welcome

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Kids’ entertainer and musician, Mo Phillips, will play music for the whole family while you… read more

Tuesday, July 29

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Yoga for Kids

when: every Tuesday at 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

where: E Burnside and 18th, Inner Elements Yoga Studio, 1847 E Burnside, Portland, Or

cost: $5/child

ages: 4-11

the scoop:

Stories come to life through yoga.  During these drop-ins, kids will explore simple yoga poses… read more
We rode the roller coster at Oaks Park

Chipper’s Preschool Rides

when: Jul 29 at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: SE, Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Or

cost: $7.50/child, Adults free

ages: 6 and under

the scoop:

Bumpy boats 14 times in a row?  Sure!  Littlest ones can enjoy kiddie rides to… read more
Whats On This Week - Kids Activities

Say Cheesman

when: every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

where: SE, Cafe au Play, 5633 SE Division St., Portland, Or

cost: $5

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Chuck Cheesman shares his love of music and dancing with the littles and the bigs… read more
Baby & Kids Gear

Kenton Park: Concerts in the Park

when: Jul 29 at 6:30 p.m.

where: N, Kenton Park, N Kilpatrick and Delaware, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Don’t forget to dress the kids in swimsuits to take advantage of the nearby splash… read more
Meet “The Bug Chicks” and learn about the world of insects, spiders and their relatives. Their mission is to teach entomology to students all over the world and promote informal science education through some hands-on bug excitement! A variety of insects from their collection will be available for viewing and hands-on examination.

Learn to Love Bugs with The Bug Chicks

when: Jul 29 at 2 p.m.

where: Multnomah County Libraries - Capitol Hill and Woodstock, Portland , Or

the scoop:

Join female entomologists, the Bug Chicks, for an afternoon you won’t forget! You and your… read more
Mt Tabor Park

Mt. Tabor Park: Concerts in the Park

when: Jul 29 at 6:30 p.m.

where: Mt. Tabor, Mt. Tabor Park, SE 69th Ave. and Taylor, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Grab yourself a slice of volcano, spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy free tunes… read more

Wednesday, July 30

Meet “The Bug Chicks” and learn about the world of insects, spiders and their relatives. Their mission is to teach entomology to students all over the world and promote informal science education through some hands-on bug excitement! A variety of insects from their collection will be available for viewing and hands-on examination.

Learn to Love Bugs with The Bug Chicks

when: Jul 30 at 2 p.m.

where: Multnomah County Libraries - Capitol Hill and Woodstock, Portland , Or

the scoop:

Join female entomologists, the Bug Chicks, for an afternoon you won’t forget! You and your… read more

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