For Portland parents, this weekend is as luxe as chocolate and roses. Bring the kiddos to say it with flowers, watch a rose parade or take a drive to score some books. No matter what you do, we can already tell you’re going to do it up right. Ride on!

artist in residence pdx cm photo courtesy Portland Children’s Museum


Floral Fun at Portland Children’s Museum
Join Artist in Residence Jen Richardson-Greene at the Museum and help create floral arrangements that will become part of a larger collaboration. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. SW/Washington Park. Included with admission ($10.75). All ages. Event details.

Gymboree Open House
New families are invited to our Open House event! Come learn about our programs, play together, and get a taste of what Gymboree is all about. Come at 3 p.m. for ages 0-13 mos. and 4 p.m. for ages 14-36 mos. Sat., 3-5 p.m. SW. Free. 0-36 mos. Event details.

Snow White
NWCT’s original adaptation of the fairy tale classic, Snow White: Who’s Afraid of a Poison Apple, is fast-paced, full of humor action and some fierce and empowering female leads. Sat. & Sun., noon and 4 p.m. NW. $17-$23. All ages. Event details.

Chocolate Decadence Tour
Join resident experts as they guide you on the one and only Chocolate Decadence tour. You’ll see (and more importantly: taste!) chocolate in many ways: whipped, melted, drinkable and more. Local vendors and chocolatiers will showcase their tasty works. For two and a half hours you will be immersed in the Portland chocolate scene, walking about a mile and a half total. Advance tickets recommended. Sat. & Sun., 3:30 p.m. SW/Downtown. All ages. $49/person. All ages. Event details.


Beanstalk’s 4th Birthday
Beanstalk NE Fremont is celebrating its fourth birthday and you know what that means! Party time. Enjoy face painting, raffle prizes, a sidewalk sale with special discounts and more. Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m. NE/Fremont. Free. All ages. Event details.

Avenue of the Roses Parade
82nd Ave. is also known as the Avenue of the Roses, and tenth annual Avenue of the Roses Parade will celebrate all the diversity of the area: expect everything from marching bands to Chinese dragons. You don’t have to be from the neighborhood to celebrate—after the parade, starting at Eastport Plaza (SE 82nd and Boise) and strutting up the road to Yamhill, stick around for carnival rides and festival fun at the starting point. Sat., 9:30 a.m. SE/82nd. Free. All ages. Event details.

A Comedy Ballet
La Fille Mal Gardee is a comic ballet with serious Old World style! Let the kids laugh and experience ballet at the same time. Fri., 7 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sun., 3 p.m. SE. $18/adult; $13/child. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Oregon Symphony Concert
Musicians of the Oregon Symphony present a free Blitz concert in an casual setting perfect for kids. Photos, tweeting, and Q&A encouraged. Stuffiness and boredom? Not so much. Sun., 2-2:45 p.m. Beaverton. Free. 3 and up. Event details.

What’s on your must-do list this weekend? Tell us your plans in the comments below.