There’s something about this time of year. Portland is always artsy, but it’s upping its game this weekend. The Portland Kids Film Festival is in town and there are some great flicks for your family to catch. Kids Film Fest offers movies made by youth! Your own children might be inspired by their peers. Pack your calendar with these and additional amazing activities and events. Read on to find out more.

photo: via Portland Film Festival via facebook


Attend Portland Art Museum for $5 After 5 p.m.
If your family loves the Portland Children’s Museum then don’t miss out on the Free First Friday opportunity. Grab your little imagineers and head to the museum for an evening of fun and creative play. This special evening is sponsored by Target. Fri. Event Details

SE Portland

Portland Kids’ Film Festival Pajama Party
International film festival for kids ages 3+ and their families. Join for a special 10:30 pm pajama party screening of Shine On! Fri. Event Details.

Check Out Portland Kids’ Film Festival
The third annual Portland Kids’ Film Festival will be held March 2nd- 4th at The Hollywood Theatre and The Clinton Street Theatre. This year’s film line up will include both animated and live action films for kids ages 3-15 and their families. Local animation studio, LAIKA will be giving a presentation on how they create their films in twenty four frames per second. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Don’t Miss the Kids Film Festival
The Kids Film Festival screens movies made by youth. Submissions are open to all ages from toddlers, middle school, high school teens to college students. The Festival spotlights stories from around the world and doesn’t have any requirement of genre or theme.

The Festival kicks off with a one-day “Future Filmmakers” expo that gives attendees the opportunity to meet with colleges, film schools, acting troops and instructors, talent agents, summer camps, camera rental houses, film internship programs, current job opportunities, film festivals and more. The expo is a one-stop event for any parent or youth interested in learning more about film education, training, learning and activities available now. Fri. Event Details.

Celebrate Silas Memorial 5k
Celebrate Silas Memorial 5k is a family friendly run/walk that celebrates  loved ones who have died and raises money for the Dougy Center. Sun. Event Details.


Check Out the Strawberry Explosion
Back by popular demand, we are planting strawberry plants in a unique container. Kids will love picking and eating their delicious red, ripe strawberries throughout the summer months! Join us to learn more about this wonderful fruit! Sat. Event Details.

SW Portland

Spend an Afternoon at the Theater
From March 3rd through 25th you can watch the story of Cassius Clay, known to many as Muhammad Ali. This play, put on by the Oregon Children’s Theater, tells the story of how 12 year old Cassius becomes one of the greatest boxers and civil rights advocates of our time. The play is written by award-winning playwright, Idris Goodwin and is a must see! Recommended for kids ages 8 and up. Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Become a Part of the Timbers Army
If you are a family of passionate soccer players add your voice to the thousands of Timber Army fanatics! Learn the songs, wave the scarves, and throw the confetti! The season officially starts on March 4th with the first home game on April 14th. Until then find another family of Timber fans and make it a home party! Sun. Event Details.

Attend the Emergency Preparedness Fair
The Emergency Preparedness Fair, sponsored by SW Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) will take place in the auditorium of the Multnomah Arts Center (7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219). Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs), formed by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) will offer, among other things, emergency food ideas, gas meter turn-off demonstrations, and solutions for water storage, purification and water safety. Local emergency-related organizations like NW Natural Gas, Andy and Bax, Portland Fire & Rescue, Cascadia Quake Kits and NW Seismic will have display materials on hand, while Tim Collins, Senior Engineer at the Portland Water Bureau will give a presentation at 1 pm discussing Portland’s present water supply system and what is being done to improve its vulnerability to a seismic event. Door prizes, free samples, kids’ activities and instructional knot tying are just a few of the other happenings. Sun. Event Details.


Attend Pizza With The Princesses
Meet Snow White, Beauty, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Prince Charming, and Beauty’s prince! There will be pizza, punch, photo ops, interactive dancing, activities, and a performance by the princesses and princes. Help raise money for the performing arts department at Sam Barlow High School, so students can attend the International Thespian Festival competition in Omaha, Nebraska and Choir Tour to Seattle, Washington. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the princess event. Sat. Event Details.