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51st Annual St. John’s Parade

when: May 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm

where: St John's, St. John's neighborhood, See map online, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All

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the scoop:

The St. Johns Parade has been a tradition in the North Portland area since 1962. People from near and far look forward to this event every year. Many families have their favorite viewing spot and many who have moved away come home for this special week-end to watch the floats, bands, drill teams, and horses. Parade participants from the early years are now watching their children and grandchildren as they march or ride the parade route. This year’s theme: Vintage Family Fun.

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Portland Events

Sundown at Ecotrust

Pearl District ( map )Jul 31 at 5:30 p.m.

Gogh Kids Painting Class

Sellwood ( map )Jul 31 at 4 p.m.

The Blackberry Bushes

Beaverton ( map )Jul 31 at 6 p.m.

Kids Yoga in the Park - Ages 4-6

SE ( map )Jul 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Kids Yoga in the Park - Ages 6-10

SE ( map )Jul 31 at 1:30 p.m.

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Thursday, July 31

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The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol

when: Jul 31 at 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

where: SW, Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Rd., Wilsonville, Or

cost: Free

ages: K-5th grade

the scoop:

Part of the FREE Clackamas Libraries Summer Tour: Adapted from Portland children’s book author Eric… read more
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Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour Opening Week

when: Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 9 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: North Plains, Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour, 22616 NW Pumpkin Ridge Rd., North Plains, Or

cost: $55

ages: 8 and up

the scoop:

Come experience a two and a half hour guided zip line tour through the majestic… read more
kruger farm hayride

Sway the Night Away at Kruger’s Farm

when: every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Sauvie Island, Kruger's Farm, 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland, Or

cost: $10/car

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s one big family lawn party. Grab some friends and the family, then head to… read more
ecotrust sundown

Sundown at Ecotrust

when: every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Pearl District, Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, 721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Join Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center for free outdoor concerts on Thursdays in July. The concerts… read more
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The Blackberry Bushes

when: Jul 31 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

where: Beaverton, Greenway Park, Access off SW Pearson Court and SW Parkview Loop, Beaverton, Or

cost: Free

ages: All ages

the scoop:

Join Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District for free summer fun at its Concerts &… read more
School Kids

Kids Yoga in the Park – Ages 4-6

when: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: SE, Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $100 for full week of 2 hr classes

ages: 4-6

the scoop:

We will be exploring the theme of connecting with Peace in the Natural World throughout… read more
Red Rocks

Kids Yoga in the Park – Ages 6-10

when: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: SE, Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $100 for full week of 2 hr classes

ages: 6-10

the scoop:

We will be exploring the theme of connecting with Peace in the Natural World throughout… read more
Kids Crafts Fingerpainting

Storytime + Craft Activity

when: every Friday at 10:30 am to 11:00 am

where: Multnomah Village, The Craft Factory, 7832 SW Capitol Hwy, Suite B, Portland, Or

cost: Free storytime, $5 craft

ages: All ages, but geared toward toddlers and pre-schoolers

the scoop:

Please join us every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. for a storytime and craft. The… read more
Fernhill Park

Rock Out at Fernhill Park

when: Aug 1 at 6:30 p.m.

where: Concordia, Fernhill Park , NE 37th Ave., N of Ainsworth, Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Grab a picnic dinner, your biggest blanket, load up your bike trailer and head on… read more
Dinosaur Train Conductor

Dinosaur Train in at Mt. Hood Railroad

when: Aug 1 at various start times (see website for schedule)

where: Mt. Hood Railroad Depot, 110 Railroad Ave., Hood River, Or

cost: $25-$60/person

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

For the first time ever at the Mt. Hood Railroad, kids can hop aboard the… read more
Celebrity Kids Photos

Peter Pan Jr. by Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy

when: Aug 1 - Aug 2 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

where: Camas High School Theatre, 26900 SE 15th St., Camas, Wa

cost: $10 Suggested Donation

ages: all ages

the scoop:

Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in Disney’s adaptation of their… read more
School Kids

Kids Yoga in the Park – Ages 4-6

when: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: SE, Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $100 for full week of 2 hr classes

ages: 4-6

the scoop:

We will be exploring the theme of connecting with Peace in the Natural World throughout… read more
Red Rocks

Kids Yoga in the Park – Ages 6-10

when: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1 at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: SE, Laurelhurst Park, SE 37th Ave., Portland, Or

cost: $100 for full week of 2 hr classes

ages: 6-10

the scoop:

We will be exploring the theme of connecting with Peace in the Natural World throughout… read more
pumpkin ridge zip start

Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour Opening Week

when: Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 9 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: North Plains, Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour, 22616 NW Pumpkin Ridge Rd., North Plains, Or

cost: $55

ages: 8 and up

the scoop:

Come experience a two and a half hour guided zip line tour through the majestic… read more
Jeld-Wen Field Portland Timbers

Major League Soccer All-Star Week

when: Aug 1 - Aug 6 at various start times (see website for complete schedule)

where: Downtown, Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square and Providence Park, Portland, Or

cost: Most activities are free (see website for details)

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

So many activities will lead up to the colossal all-star game between MLS and Bayern… 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
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Summer Forest Music – Armonia Latina

when: Aug 2 at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: SW, Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Lake Oswego, Or

cost: $10 suggested donation

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Friends of Tryon Creek invite the public to enjoy Armonia Latina local Latin music,… read more
Great Oregon Steam Up

Trains, Tractors and Trolleys Unite at the Great Oregon Steam-Up

when: Aug 2 at 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Brooks, Or, Antique Powerland, 3995 Brooklake Rd. NE, Brooks, Or

cost: $12/individual day pass or $20/individual weekend pass; $30/family; Free for children 12 and under

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take a little trip down to Brooks, just this side of Salem, for a fun-filled… read more
Once Upon a Time Family Theatre is a magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for kids and their families. There's always a slight twist to the traditional story that keeps these productions fresh. This month join us to see a unique tale about the priceless gift of laughter. The princess Who Never Smiled is appropriate for all ages! Though simply produced, these delightful and engaging productions will soon have everyone fully absorbed in the interaction of live theatre. Help bring this tale to life on our Stage! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Also, you are invited to join us after the performance for After Play, a fun and engaging group arts and crafts class for the whole family! Tickets are just $1 for children, and $2 for adults, and are available at the door and can be reserved by calling 503-408-0604. They are also available online at https://pdxmetroarts.3dcartstores.com/The-Princess-Who-Never-Smiled--August-2-2014-NOON_p_57.html The cost for After Play is the same as the performance, just $1 more per child and $2 per adult.

Family Theatre: The Princess Who Never Smiled

when: Aug 2 at 12 p.mm. to 1 p.m.

where: Montavilla, Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St., Portland, Or

cost: $1 child/$2 adult

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Once Upon a Time Family Theatre is a magical mix of theatrical simplicity and grand… read more
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Learn to Rock for Free

when: Aug 2 - Aug 6

where: 1444 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Or

cost: Free

ages: 2-6

the scoop:

With a free trial at Little Wing, your little musician will learn to play the… read more
Poa Patio

Movie for Grown-Ups Outdoors/Movie for Kids Indoors

when: Aug 2 at 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

where: NE, Poa Cafe, 4025 N Williams Ave., Portland, Or

cost: Free for adults and $10 per child for the evening

ages: ALL

the scoop:

Poa Cafe will be hosting summer outdoor films on their back patio every first Saturday… read more
Rox in Sox, Oregon’s newest family festival of music and reading, will hit Lake Oswego again from 10am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 2nd. The lineup of music, author readings and other festivities is growing now at www.roxinsox.org. Admission is free with a donation of new shoes, socks or books for kids in need. Last year’s Rox in Sox attracted more than 1,800 people. In all, festival volunteers collected 1,003 pairs of socks, 69 pairs of shoes and 483 books, all of which have been distributed to children in Oregon, Jamaica and Kenya. Children's book authors and illustrators will share their work with kids, and some of the top stars in today's indie family music scene will perform interactive shows. Local performers include Red Yarn, School of Rock, and Aaron Nigel Smith with his One World Chorus of kids. Nationally acclaimed "kindie rock" stars Recess Monkey, The NOt-Its! and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will also appear. Presented by One World Chorus, Northwestern Mutual, the City of Lake Oswego, and the Lake Oswego Public Library, Rox in Sox will offer a host of family-friendly activities and services, as well as summery refreshments.

Rox in Sox Summer Festival

when: Aug 2 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: West End Building Park, 4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego, Or

cost: Free admission with donation of new or gently used children's book, socks or shoes.

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Oregon’s newest music and reading family festival comes back to Lake O this year with… read more
pumpkin ridge zip start

Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour Opening Week

when: Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 9 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: North Plains, Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour, 22616 NW Pumpkin Ridge Rd., North Plains, Or

cost: $55

ages: 8 and up

the scoop:

Come experience a two and a half hour guided zip line tour through the majestic… read more

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