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pirate with halloween candy

Candy Buy Backs You’ll Be Sweet On

Portland dentists are gathering your extra treats in exchange for dollars and prizes, and donating the candy to troops overseas. Read on to find one near you.

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Wizard-of-Oz Rainbow

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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Daylight Trick-or-Treating Spots for Itty Bitties

Local businesses have treats in store for your little tricksters. Here’s where to find the hoppin’ Halloween spots before dark.

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Tin Shed

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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Fancy Faces by Amy 2

4 Face and Body Painting Pros for Your Halloween Party

Having a Halloween party? These painting pros will have your army of superheroes painted within an hour.

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16 Signs You’re a Portland Parent

From riding bikes everywhere to trying atypical ice cream flavors, here are 16 signs that you truly are a Portland parent.

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G6 Air Park

Rainy-Day Birthday Party Venues

Who needs sunshine when you have indoor bike tracks, trampolines and rock walls? Here’s where to have a birthday party when it’s rainy.

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SWCC's Monster Mash is just around the corner!

Cool Costume Parties for Your Little Monsters

Boo! Celebrate Halloween at costumed events leading up to the big day.

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The Insider’s Guide to Food on the West Side

Outdoor play areas, kids’ comfort foods and hand-pulled noodles make these west side restaurants a hit with families.

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Oven Baked Fried Chicken

For a healthy alternative to traditional fried chicken, check out this baked chicken recipe courtesy of the Culinary Dude.

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Scary-Good Costume Shops for Halloween

Bring out the inner nerd, ninja or night creature at any of these fine establishments and say hip hip boo-ray for the bargains and unique costume options they provide.

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Party Mobile: Food Trucks That Cater

From grilled PB&J sandwiches to bike-powered smoothies, these mobile food trucks will deliver the goods to your next big shindig.

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Ham It Up: Drama Schools for Little Thespians

If your little one has a knack for acting, here’s where they can learn the skills to take center stage in Portland.

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Photo credit: Tualatin Hills Nature Park by Michael Barton

6 Spots for Colorful Walks

From the hills of Washington Park to the top of Mt. Tabor, we’ve gathered colorful locations for you and your tiny nature lovers to explore.

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Japanese Garden

Free Fallin': 10 Autumn Adventures That Won’t Cost a Dime

Special fall programming and free admission make museums, gardens and hayrides even more fun.

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