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Looking for fun things to do with the kids? Let’s share information about Portland area baby/toddler/kid friendly places, activities, events, music, and restaurants. Maybe even meet for an occasional walk with the strollers for us new parents!

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Comment by Brooke Unwin on April 11, 2009 at 9:18pm
Hey PDX Parents--
There is a really big kids' consignment sale that I help organize happening in 2 weeks at the Portland Expo Center I thought you might want to know about. Incredible deals on everything & anything related to kids, babies & pregnancy. Free admission. Friday April 24 at 6pm to Sunday, April 26 at 3pm (Sunday is half price day!). Volunteers, teachers, first-time parents & consignors get to shop before the public. Check it out at www.portland.jbfsale.com.
Enjoy!
Comment by Angela Higgins on April 11, 2009 at 11:04am
OMSI? A trip to the Audubon Society?
Comment by that girl, Laura on April 10, 2009 at 6:13pm
Alpenrose's Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, and it seems like every other Easter related thing is happening early too. What is there to do with a three year old for Easter on Sunday?
Comment by John K on November 7, 2008 at 2:35pm
So, after 2-1/2 years in Portland, we still haven't been up to Mt. Hood for play in the snow!! Anyone know the best places to go with toddlers (3-5) for sledding/tubing and such that are fairly easy to get to without the trek up to Timberline? Thanks!
Comment by John K on October 26, 2008 at 12:47am
I forgot that Tin Shed up on Alberta has movies on Wednesday nights at 8pm and the last Wednesday of each month is a kid's movie and this week it's "E.T." - in case anyone wants to check it out.
Comment by Lorri E. on May 13, 2008 at 7:46pm
Kid-friendly Portland Events in May:
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Oregon Children's Theater Presents:
Einstein is a Dummy
Sunday, May 4th -
Sunday, May 18th
$23.50 - $28.75

Tickets: The PCPA box office, Ticketmaster
Bet nobody thought much about Albert Einstein when he was only 12. Bet he was always late, forgot his stuff (all the time) and got lost (a lot). And then there’s Elsa, the prettiest girl in Herr Schloppnoppdinderdonn’s music class, not to mention Albert’s talking cat. An exhilarating, hilarious, inspiring musical romp through one day in the young life of the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century.
The Performing Arts Center box office is located inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall (formerly the New Theatre Building) at the corner of SW Broadway and Main. The box office sells tickets for all PCPA events. In addition, you can purchase tickets for all events sold through Ticketmaster and TicketsWest. The PCPA box office is open for in-person ticket sales and does not conduct telephone ticket sales.

PCPA Main Box Office
1111 SW Broadway
Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
also open 2 hours before events at PCPA Antoinette Hatfield Hall (Newmark, Winningstad, and Brunish) and Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
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OMSI - Dinosaur Exhibit
Dinosaurs: China's Ancient Giants is a grand exhibition of the largest collection of authentic Chinese fossils ever toured.

More than 20 original fossils, including rare featured dinosaurs, skeletons, dinosaur eggs, plants and marine life, along with over a dozen cast skeletons are displayed in an evocative environment.
Museum Exhibits
and Science Store*
9:30am-5:30pm

OMSI Cafe
10am - 5pm

* Please note that museum admission is not required to visit the Science Store.


OMNIMAX Shows
Showtimes

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk
11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 8:00pm
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Portland Children's MuseumRoar of Dinosaur Revolution
May 23 - September 1
Become a dinosaur and journey through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods; then discover evidence of *dinosaur doings* in the present-time as Junior Paleontologists!

Winding passageways of the dinosaur-themed maze set the stage and begin a journey through the dramatic mountainscape. Become a dinosaur and journey through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods; then discover evidence of *dinosaur doings* in the present–time as Junior Paleontologists! Winding passageways of the dinosaur–themed maze set the stage and begin a journey through the dramatic mountainscape. Each “experience gallery” features vivid murals and hands-on, interactive fun!.

Making Tracks in the Triassic — Slip on full size dinosaur feet and make your own “dino prints” in the ground.
Grab on, push off and glide through the Jurassic.
Create in the cretaceous — Make your own dinosaurs by experimenting with different features including teeth, tails, plates, wings, feather, heads, bodies, legs, and tails.
Climb though time by traversing the Soil Stratification Climbing Wall.
Don’t forget that this year has been proclaimed the year of the dino in portland. Go to travelportland.com/dinos/
Opening Celebration, Friday, May 23!
Comment by Kelli on April 29, 2008 at 10:46pm
Yeah, I've been told OMSI has a real "Busy Town". I need to go check it out, I think my little boy would really get a kick out of that.
Comment by Angela Higgins on April 29, 2008 at 8:07pm
OMSI has got to be kid-heaven. Heck, I could (and do) spend hours there and don't have kids yet...

Btw, a yearly membership is tax deductable. Cool, huh? I bought one last year and got a lot of use out of it. It was $125 then...haven't checked to see if the price went up in '08.
Comment by Kelli on April 23, 2008 at 12:36pm
Great list Shawn, thanks for sharing! Sounds like we used to be neighbors judging from the general location of places on your list. We recently moved from just outside the Multnomah Village area. I love all the shops over there!

Oh…by the way, your girls are super cute. I checked out your pictures the other day.
Comment by Shawn Smith on April 22, 2008 at 9:23pm
A list over on Yelp I maintain for fun things to do and places to go in Portland with kids.

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