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West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

5 Harvest Festivals for Major Fall Fun

Hayrides, pumpkins and apples only come around for a short time. Here are the best ways to celebrate the autumn harvest with your family.

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Community Music Center

Turn Up the Volume With These 6 Noteworthy Music Schools

Get your budding musician started on the road to becoming the next Beethoven with one of these six fun schools that cater to kids.

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Veggie Grill

Eat Your Veggies: 5 Vegetarian Restaurants With Kids’ Menus

From carrot sticks and hummus, to vegan mac and cheese, there are plenty of meat-less dining options for your fam in Portland.

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Take Flight: Inside Portland’s Best Bird-Watching Bash

Thousands of Vaux Swifts are all set to create their swirling bird tornado as they drop into the chimney every evening in September.

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Goodbye, Witching Hour: 30 Days of After School Activities

Check out Red Tricycle’s calendar that is full of activities perfect for after school afternoons.

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The Dessert Tray

Let Them Eat Cake! Best Bakeries for Autumn Birthday Cakes

From Curious George-shaped cakes to ganache-covered masterpieces, here’s where to find the best cakes for your favorite little person’s fall birthday party.

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Birdhouse Building with Grandpa

5 Low-Key Activities Kids Can Do With Grandparents

Little ones and grandparents alike will approve of these five fun outings to celebrate Grandparents Day.

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Eb and Bean

Just Opened: 4 New Eastside Food Stops to Try

Get the scoop on four new hot spots that just opened on the east side of the river.

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Modern Domestic

Stitchin’ Time: Sewing Classes for Kids

Unlock a new form of artistic expression with these fun beginners’ sewing classes, workshops and camps just for kids.

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Lunch bag

Gear Up! Back to School in (Local) Style

Made right here in Portland, these cool and practical back-to-school products really make the grade with parents and kids alike.

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Richard Masoner via Flickr Creative Commons

Explore 7 Marine Gardens on the Oregon Coast

Kids can explore sea creatures up close with protected intertidal ecosystems, known as marine gardens, dotting the Oregon coastline.

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Curly Cues

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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Pigtails and Crewcuts

Snip, Snip! 6 Kids’ Salons for Back-to-School Haircuts

Hair salons with Barbie cars, police cars and play spaces are just right for first timers and back-to-school kids’ cuts.

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Sean D. via Yelp

Great Pit Stops on Your Road Trip to the Coast

Take a road trip to the coast, but don’t miss out on crazy slides and chainsaw carvings along the way.

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PSXO Inserts 3108

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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