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Get Your Party on with P.S. XO

Meet P.S. XO the latest contender to the party in a box club that mixes just the right amount of creative with do it yourself options.

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Hair We Go! 10 Hip Fall Styles to Rock Back to School

From braids to buns and curls to wisps, these DIY Fall hairstyles are a great way to kick off a stylish school year.

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Last Blasts: 10 Summery Things To Do Before School Starts

Pack your calendar with the best of summer fun, like baseball games, pool time, street fairs and concerts.

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6 Resale Shops for Back-to-School Bargains

It’s easy being green and saving a little green with back-to-school bargains provided by these beloved, local resale shops.

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Just Opened: A New Play Space at Dawson Park

Dawson Park has a new playground and splash pad for easy entertainment on sweltering summer days.

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10 Birthday Party Venues for Active Kids

Throw a birthday bash with trampolines, thrill rides or ziplines and leave the guest of honor happy.

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4 Quick One-Tank Family Road Trips

From camping to MagiQuest-ing, here are four fantastic summer destinations that won’t overtax your brain cells or break your gas budget.

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7 Wacky August Holidays That Kids Can Celebrate

Head to a comic book store, drink a root beer float, chow on bacon or go see some elephants to celebrate these wacky August holidays.

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Day Trip: Where Pioneer History Comes to Life

Enjoy Oregon’s rich pioneering past with your kids at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

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Give Back! 7 Family Volunteer Gigs to Do With Your Kids

From sprucing up used books to digging in the dirt to plant neighborhood trees, it’s easy to get your kids involved with community volunteer projects around Portland.

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Make a Splash: The Country’s Coolest Spraygrounds

No pool? No problem. Discover the country’s best spraygrounds that boast features like splash pads, fountains, spouting sea serpents, and more.

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Defy Gravity & Catch Air at Mt. Hood Adventure Park

Carve out a day for summer fun on the mountain without the snow at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl.

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4 New Kid-Friendly Restaurants to Try

Crispy fried chicken, old-fashioned milkshakes, pint-sized crepes and straight-up Paleo are the newest, kid-friendly cuisines in the Portland scene.

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Take a Leap at a Hidden Gem: Tree To Tree Adventure Park

A high-flying adventure for kids of varying sizes and skills can be had just outside the Portland city limits.

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Go With the Flow: Four Canoe Adventures for Beginners

Paddle through sloughs and rivers with your kids on these beginner canoeing adventures.

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