Category: Things to Do

Posts that identify activities and things you can try with your kids. Places to go in Portland, or just things you can do with your family in general.

DIY Pond

For the longest time, my husband has talked about wanting a pond in our yard. A professional pond job is at least $1000, and we are not the types to pay someone to do something in our yard. And when I say we, I have to admit I am not a garden/yard type, whereas my husband loves it. I enjoy… Read more →

Doing Disneyland with Toddlers on a Budget

It’s questionable on whether it’s worth spending money to take toddlers to Disneyland. In my opinion, it’s totally worth it. At 3 years old, my daughter is in full princess-loving mode. There’s no stopping it. Princesses are everywhere, and seeing a little girl playing in her little princess dress is so adorable. When I saw my daughter in complete awe… Read more →

A Review of Home Depot’s Kids Workshops

Last month, my husband made a great discovery. It was a Saturday, the first Saturday of the month. I was getting ready for my annual mommy cookie exchange party, and my daughter was being a great helper with frosting cookies. My son is not quite old enough to be a good helper in the kitchen, so Daddy took him out… Read more →

A Review of Mississippi Pizza (Live music for kids)

A Review of Mississippi Pizza Every Saturday, at 4pm, Mississippi Pizza hosts a family-friendly musical performance. Family Friendly Features: Kid-friendly music, delicious pizza Family Un-friendly Features: No changing tables, only 2 bathrooms Our Experience: We arrived at approximately 3:50pm on a fourth Saturday to see the Alphabeticians http://www.thealphabeticians.com/, a musical duo. They asked for $5/family. My husband’s sister and husband… Read more →

A Review of McMenamin’s Edgefield Happy Hour

A Review of McMenamin’s Edgefield                                                                                             (One of the many McMenamin’s that exist in Oregon) Family Friendly Features: Kids’ Menu; lots of open space inside and outside for kids to explore; many places to explore and adventures to be had Family Un-friendly Features: Many of the bars do not allow for kids (minors) to step inside (however the main restaurant and a… Read more →

Review of Family-Friendly Happy Hour at Hopworks Bikebar

  A Review of Hopworks Bikebar                                                                                                        (Hopworks Bikebar has a sister pub in SE Portland on Powell. This is a review of the pub on N. Williams.) Family Friendly Features: Play area for toddlers; happy hour daily 3-6pm; family restroom (out-of-order when we visited though, so I don’t know what was inside); diaper changing station in bathroom; trendy North Portland location;… Read more →

How WE DO the Portland’s Children’s Museum

Our kids love the Children’s Museum ( http://www.portlandcm.org/ ). They could spend the whole day there doing things, but 2 hours is more than enough for us. My first time there, it was free. We had been invited to a birthday party, and it was a great way to see all the museum offers without having to dish out $10/person.… Read more →

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