The upcoming weekend is filled with a whole lotta love! That’s right, Valentine’s Day is being celebrated around the city. And you can get in on the fun with your kiddos. Get crafty, head to a dance party or check out the Jungle Book live.

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NE Portland

Rejoice Been Ready
The Black community has always been told “stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.” Ready as in ready for the discrimination, ready for the prejudice, ready for the racism. Well… they are ready, and you can enjoy this spectacular dance performance. Been Ready brings together five personal experiences navigating conflicts that are inherently imbued with layers of race, gender and bias. Fri. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Kids Lunchtime Shows at the Pub
It’s the launch of our Kids Lunchtime Shows at the pub! Head down to NE Portland every weekday afternoon for live children’s music, lunch and good times! Featuring a kid’s menu for the little ones and full lunch menu/full bar for you big kids! Fri. Event Details.

SW Portland

VDay BDay Celebration
On February 14, 1859, the State of Oregon was founded, making Valentine’s Day Oregon’s birthday as well! Join The Craft Factory in a VDay BDay celebration as we craft our love for those special people in our lives and the great state we live in. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Cheer on the Portland Timbers
Your young Timbers fans will be thrilled as they get the opportunity to cheer on their favorite team as they face the  San Jose Earthquakes. Sun. Event Details.

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My Muddy Valentine Run
Gather your friends and family and escape the cliche and get down and dirty at the My Muddy Valentine 5k mud and obstacle run. Runner’s come dressed head to toe in hearts, tutu’s, and even a few group costumes ready to take on the muddy terrain. With the sun shining and the mud fresh, racers challenge their friends and loved ones to an all-out mudfest.  My Muddy Valentine is a great course to run for your first obstacle race or mud run. There is food, music and even a kid’s 1.1 mile obstacle run. Sat. Event Details.

N Portland

KiLoFriDay Featuring Zazzy Zoe and Mr. B
KiLoFri (Kind Loving Friend), which is the band name Zazzy Zoe & Mr. Ben use when they play together, plays every Friday at Mississippi Pizza Pub. This calls for a renaming of Friday; henceforth it will be known as KiLoFriday! Fri. Event Details.

Hillsboro

My Tiny Valentine Dinner Dance
Share the fun with your little loved ones this winter at a special dance made just for families. The Walters Cultural Arts Center will host the My Tiny Valentine Dinner Dance. This year, guests can savor a pasta buffet dinner complete with gluten-free options and salad, and stay sweet with cupcakes and cookies. Attendees can request a favorite dance number ahead of time by asking for their favorite song during registration, and a live DJ will keep the dance floor full all night long. Snap a photo with your tiny valentine at the photo station and participate in a raffle for a chance to win exclusive prizes! Sat. Event Details.

NW Portland

The Jungle Book
NWCT’s original adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic returns for an encore performance! Telling the story of a mischievous young girl and her adventures in the jungles of India, The Jungle Book comes to life through traditional Indian dance and a dash of “Bollywood!” This family favorite is created in partnership with Anita Menon of the Anjali School of Dance. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

SE Portland

Kids Morning Skate at Oaks Amusement Park
Start the weekend with healthy, indoor, family fun! Session features kid-choice music, skate games, a visit from Chipper the Squirrel, and a group skating lesson. Children 10 and younger only, please. Everyone must be wearing skates to be on the skating floor. Sat. Event Details.

–Annette Benedetti