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Saturday, August 23

Local Flavor Kids Activities

Shop ‘Til The Kids Drop at the Jade Night Market

when: Aug 23 at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Jade District, Fubonn Shopping Center Parking Lot, 2850 SE 82nd Ave., Portland

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

If you’re looking for a totally different outdoor food shopping experience, check out the Jade… read more
Whats On This Week - Kids Activities

Hawthorne Evening Market

when: Aug 23 at 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: SE, The Hawthorne Evening Market, 2035 SE Caesar E Chavez Blvd. , Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Hawthorne Evening Market is a new family-oriented neighborhood farmers market that has a great… read more
bigfoot

Bigfoot Bash and Bounty

when: Aug 23 at 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Home Valley Park, Off Hwy. 14, Home Valley, WA

cost: Free admission; some activites have a small fee

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Bigfoot Bash and Bounty is a happy mash-up of harvested foods and all things… read more
soccer shots

Preschoolers Kick-It at Soccer Shots Clinic

when: Aug 23 at 10 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

where: Bonita Park, SW Milton Ct., Tigard, Or

cost: Free

ages: 3-5

the scoop:

Soccer Shots is offering a free soccer clinic for little ones 3-5.  Drop in, whether… read more
oregon state fair swing rides

Rides, Animals and Music, Oh My! It’s the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 23 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.

where: Salem, Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem

cost: $5-$6/person, $5 parking

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take a day trip down to Salem to check out the Oregon State Fair, a… read more
pirate kids

Pirates and Princesses and the Power of Doing Good

when: Aug 23 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: NE, Lloyd Center Mall, 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Sofia the First and Jake the Pirate throw a party of epic proportions with Radio… read more
Parent's Night Out at Oregon Gymnastics Academy means 4 hours of fun for kids and parents alike! Kids will enjoy hours of fun gymnastics, games, and activities, while parents enjoy a well-deserved break. We also provide children with dinner, juice, and a snack - all for one low price. Check it out this month on August 23rd - just make sure to pre-register by calling (503)531-3409. See you soon! Our August 23rd PNO is "Back to School Picnic" themed.

Tumbling Fun + Parent’s Night Out = Win Win

when: Aug 23 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Bethany, Five Oaks, Oregon Gymnastics Academy, 16305 NW Bethany Ct, Ste 109, Portland, Or

cost: $20-$25

ages: 4-12

the scoop:

Where else can you get a sitter for four hours, an active night filled with… read more
Cafe au Play

Rock on with the Play Palooza Family Music Festival

when: Aug 23 at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

cost: $9/person advance; $11/person at the door; free for babes in arms

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Cafe au Play is proud to present the return of PLAY-PALOOZA with two outdoor stages… read more
Buzzing with anticipation about the start of the new school year? Mobile Minds Tutoring has the perfect solution to re-introducing your kids to the fun of learning. A Spelling Bee with a chance to win some cool prizes! Come join us on August 23rd from 11am to 3pm and have your child test their spelling skills against students of their own age group. Registration is required to participate in "THE BEE". Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for each age category (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th)! All participants will receive prize bags donated by community business partners. 1st Place - $100 gift card 2nd Place - $50 gift card 3rd Place - $25 gift card .................................................................................... Children grades K-8th are eligible to participate. Please register today to save your spot! Register here: www.tinyurl.com/MMTbee or visit www.mobilemindstutoring.com to register!

Get Their Brains Buzzing at the Kids’ Spelling Bee

when: Aug 23 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Pearl District, Mobile Minds Tutoring, 1102 NW 10th Ave, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: K-8th grade

the scoop:

Have your child test their spelling skills against students of their own age group. Prizes… read more
Books have such a great way of bringing people together! Join us every Tuesday morning at 11am for wonderful stories!

Diorama DIY

when: Aug 23 at 2 p.m.

where: Alberta , Green Bean Books, 1600 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

A diorama is a scene crafted in a small space. Green Bean Books will help… read more
Resale Event

Keep it in Play Kid’s Consignment Sale: Summer Event

when: Aug 23 - Aug 23 at varies by day, see listing

where: Milwaukie Elks Lodge, 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd. , Milwaukie, OR

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

This huge Milwaukie resale event is just in time for back-to-school shopping for clothing, toys… read more
portland farmers market

Kids Cooking Class

when: Aug 23 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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Farm to Yoga

when: Aug 23 at 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Wheeler Tree Farm, 19566 Central Point Rd., Oregon City, OR

cost: $65/adults, $30/child over 5; free for children under 5

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Tour the Wheeler Tree farm and stretch out in the yard with a yoga, kids’… 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
Photo credit: Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Creative Commons

Reptile Expo

when: Aug 23 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: NE, Columbia Conference Center - Airport Holiday Inn , 8439 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR

cost: $4/children 6-12; $9/adult; free for kids 5 and under

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Who wants a new snake? If it’s you, the Reptile Expo is an event you… read more

Sunday, August 24

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
Sunday Parkways

Roll and Bounce with Sunday Parkways – Southeast

when: Aug 24 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: SE, Laurelhurst Park, Ivon Park, Col. Summers Park, Portland , Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Bike, skate, run or walk through the car-free streets of southeast Portland this weekend and… read more
oregon state fair swing rides

Rides, Animals and Music, Oh My! It’s the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 24 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.

where: Salem, Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem

cost: $5-$6/person, $5 parking

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take a day trip down to Salem to check out the Oregon State Fair, a… read more

Monday, August 25

The 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month are reserved for Family Chess. This is a great opportunity for kids to improve their chess game with an instructor and plenty of free play. Family Chess is a casual, welcoming environment for kids of all ages and is a parent supervised event. This program is brought to you by Portland Parks & Recreation at Director Park. For more information on programs and events at Director Park please visit www.DirectorPark.org or call 503.823.8087.

Family Chess at Director Park

when: Aug 25 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Downtown, Director Park , 815 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR

cost: Free!

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Family Chess is a great opportunity for kids to improve their chess game with an… read more
Our next dodgeball tournament will be hosted on June 30th, 2014 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. We will not be having a tournament in the month of May with it falling on Memorial Day. Sign up now! Only $60* for a team of 6, one alternate allowed for $10. All players are allowed to jump until close, no matter how early they get out in the tournament. Tournament admissions includes access to main court and foam pit until 9:00pm. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded. Contact our office to sign up today. (503) 924-5867.

Dodgeball Tournament

when: Aug 25 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Tigard, Sky High Sports, 11131 SW Greenburg Rd., Portland, OR

cost: $60 for a team of 6 people

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Sign your team of six up now for the trampoline dodgeball tournament. All players are… read more
oregon state fair swing rides

Rides, Animals and Music, Oh My! It’s the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 25 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.

where: Salem, Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem

cost: $5-$6/person, $5 parking

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take a day trip down to Salem to check out the Oregon State Fair, a… 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
The 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month are reserved for Family Chess. This is a great opportunity for kids to improve their chess game with an instructor and plenty of free play. Family Chess is a casual, welcoming environment for kids of all ages and is a parent supervised event. This program is brought to you by Portland Parks & Recreation at Director Park. For more information on programs and events at Director Park please visit www.DirectorPark.org or call 503.823.8087.

Family Chess at Director Park

when: Aug 25 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Downtown, Director Park - Portland Parks & Recreation, 815 SW Park Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month are reserved for Family Chess. This is… 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

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
pump-it-up-bounce-house

Pump It Up Open Jump Time

when: Aug 25 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: SW, Pump It Up, 9665 SW Allen Blvd., Ste. 110, Beaverton, OR

cost: $7

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Because sometimes, you just have to bounce it out.  Let the little ones jump for… read more

Tuesday, August 26

We rode the roller coster at Oaks Park

Chipper’s Preschool Rides

when: Aug 26 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
Kids Weekend Events 10

McCoy Park: Concerts in the Park

when: Aug 26 at 6:30 p.m.

where: New Columbia, McCoy Park, N Fiske and Trenton, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Sitting outside on a warm evening while music fills the air in this New Columbia… read more
bija-kids-yoga

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
Books have such a great way of bringing people together! Join us every Tuesday morning at 11am for wonderful stories!

Story Time at Green Bean Books

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

where: Alberta, Green Bean Books, 1600 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Make it a habit to join Green Bean Books for their free, weekly story times,… read more
Kids Weekend Events 5

Harmony Montessori Open House Night

when: Aug 26 at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: SE , Harmony Montessori School, 10525 SE Cherry Blossom Dr., Portland, OR

cost: Free

ages: 2.5 yrs to 5th grade

the scoop:

Harmony Montessori School is opening their doors for families to come and tour the school.… read more
kids-dancing

Dancing With No Shoes On

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

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

cost: $5

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Chuck Cheesman makes music for children and with children, and he thinks it is probably… read more
oregon state fair swing rides

Rides, Animals and Music, Oh My! It’s the Oregon State Fair

when: Aug 26 - Sep 1 at 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.

where: Salem, Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th St. NE, Salem

cost: $5-$6/person, $5 parking

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take a day trip down to Salem to check out the Oregon State Fair, a… read more

Wednesday, August 27

Northbrook Earth and Arbor Day Bash

Honeybee Hikes

when: every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: SE, Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $3/child (non-walkers free)

ages: 2 - 6

the scoop:

Every Wednesday join other preschoolers for a fun nature walk. Look for wildlife, discover what’s… read more
We rode the roller coster at Oaks Park

Chipper’s Preschool Rides

when: Aug 27 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

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