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7 Toy Stores That Make Holiday Shopping Fun

Head to one of these independent neighborhood toy stores and put a wrap on holiday shopping.

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Gifts That Keep On Giving: The Best Local Memberships

Whether you’re needing to gift another family or working on your own holiday wish list, here’s a rundown of some of our fave local memberships that keep giving back.

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15 Signs the Holidays Have Arrived in Portland

It may seem unbelievable, but the holidays are here again! Here is how you can tell.

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8 Holiday Shows That’ll Give You the Warm Fuzzies

Seeing a real, live play, ballet, or choir in person instead of on a small screen is an enchanting experience for kids. Here are a few of our favorites to get your family in the holiday spirit.

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By Land or By Sea: 4 Portland Holiday Adventures

Holidays are more fun with train and boat rides. Here are the best coming your way.

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Hidden Gem: The North Coast Water Trails

Here are 5 amazing, intertidal spots to paddle with your kids near the Oregon Coast.

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Let Sleeping Tots Lie: Places to Park for Naps

Babies can get a little shut-eye while you feast your eyes on these views from the car.

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Treat Yourselves: 5 Mexican Bakeries on the West Side

Break out of your doughnut rut and try some authentic Mexican pastries. Here are our top picks for bakeries on the west side.

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The Buzz on Portland’s Most Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops

Ramp up your energy while the little ones expend theirs at these coffee shops with play spaces, activities and visuals galore.

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Stop, Swap & Play! 5 Family-Friendly Co-Ops Doing It Right

These cooperative swap and play spaces, geared towards the baby to elementary school set, are nothing short of awesome.

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Dinner & a Rock Show: Where to Eat Out & Boogie Down

Dinner and music is the formula for a perfect family date night. Here are our picks for top musicians who’d love to share dinnertime with you.

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Must-See New Exhibit: The Wizard of Oz

From learning how tornadoes are made through making a horse turn purple, the new Portland Children’s Museum’s “Wizard of Oz” exhibit makes learning feel like child’s play.

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16 Reasons To Be Thankful You’re a Portland Parent

We count all the reasons we love this incredible city — add yours to the list!

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12 Mom Gadgets That Will Rock Your World

Portable phone battery? Selfie stick? Cake testing pan? Here are things you didn’t know you wanted or needed.

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Your Guide to Free and Cheap Kids’ Meals

The next time you want to save a buck, hit one of these spots for free kids’ fare.

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