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The Short List: Valentine’s Day Edition

The Short List: Valentine’s Day Edition

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

No matter what your opinion on Valentine’s Day (Hallmark’s commodification of love? A great excuse to buy chocolate? Your favorite holiday?), it’s coming up and it’s a part of kiddy lexicon. Here are six ways to celebrate lovey fuzzies this weekend!   Feb 12 Valentine Crafting Challenge Kids can make valentines, or valentine-themed things, or […]

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Dumplings for Days!

Dumplings for Days!

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Dumpling Week in Portland, now through Feb 13th! Appropriately, today, Feb 8th, kicks off a 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year, during which we eat dumplings to symbolize wealth and good fortune in the coming year. (And also because they’re delicious.) You could try to hit every participating restaurant on the list – earning […]

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The Short List: Feb 5-7

The Short List: Feb 5-7

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

This weekend’s theme: lightness, color and whimsy. A clown show, lighted winter wonder, carnival (with more clowns), tiny yellow creatures and award-winning kid films – how will you choose?   Feb 5 Clowns Without Borders Give clowns a chance to prove they’re not so terrifying (eek) and are actually quite adept and beautiful at this […]

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February 2016

February 2016

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

School Open House Guide, Friendship, Hello! Good Morning!, Comparing Educational Models

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The Short List: Jan 29-31

The Short List: Jan 29-31

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Japanese culture, Hawaiian/Polynesian culture, cat culture… this weekend’s got it all. Or, go make paper airplanes and play with some boxes! Jan 29-31 International Cat Show We kit(ten) you not! Ha! Think of it as a training ground for future vets, eccentrics and crazy cat ladies (and gents). $8 or $6 + 2 cans of […]

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The Short List: Jan 22-24

The Short List: Jan 22-24

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Opens Jan 22 Between Worlds A triple treat! Echo Theater Company, The Circus Project and Tempos Contemporary Circus collaborate on a one-of-a-kind circus, dance and theater performance, including acrobatics, music and puppetry. Don’t miss this. $17-25, echotheaterpdx.org   Opens Jan 23 Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ Get the kiddos moving in a super fun […]

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Portland – The Best City to Get Active with Your Little Ones!

Portland – The Best City to Get Active with Your Little Ones!

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Megan Caldwell National publications and polls repeatedly name Portland as one of the most active cities in the country, and one of the best places to raise children. We spend a lot of time outdoors, rain or shine; hiking, walking and riding. Families looking to stay healthy and fit can choose from endless options […]

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The Short List: Jan 15-18

The Short List: Jan 15-18

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Another long weekend is upon us! Feels like the kiddos just went back to school, like, last week. Hmm. Here are some great ways to keep ’em busy and honor Martin Luther King Jr this weekend.   Jan 15 $5 after 5 A young person friendly way to enjoy the Portland Art Museum, with themed […]

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