Page 1




Where to Eat, Shop & Play in Portland

2 | NW Kids Magazine

NW Kids Magazine | 3

Publisher / Advertising Director Michelle Snell Editorial Beth Friesenhahn Kelley Schaefer-Levi Account Managers Laurel Ackerman Nancy Coronado Client Services Coordinator / Client Ad Design Karel Chan Advertising Inquiries: 503-282-2711, ext. 1 Design Robyn Barbon ON THE COVER AND above: Posy Quarterman is a family and child photographer based in Portland, OR. Posy specializes in on-location and natural light lifestyle photography. Posy thrives on building relationships and capturing authentic representations of the magic within a family. Check out more of Posy’s gorgeous work at: or you can call her at 503-317-4392. inside: Photos courtesy of Emma Easley Darden for RLP Studios. RLP Studios specializes in translating the emotion and connection of life’s everyday moments into heirloom-quality art.™ Emma Easley Darden is the co-principal of RLP Studios, which specializes in creating modern portraiture that becomes heirloomquality art. She contributes to NW Kids Magazine as the staff photographer. You can find more work by RLP Studios at

4 | NW Kids Magazine

Accounting & Business Services Heather Rex Staff Photographer Emma Easley Darden Connect With Us: • Phone: 503.282.2711 • email: • Facebook: • Twitter: @nwkids

NW Kids is published monthly by Miche Media, LLC. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy; sometimes we make errors. Please let us know when we do and accept our apologies. Printed locally; Please recycle.





8 Mississippi 10 Overlook/Kenton/St. Johns 14 Woodlawn/Beaumont Village/Hollywood/ Broadway/Rose City/Irvington 16 Alberta Arts/Sabin/Killingsworth


20 Clinton & Division


22 Hawthorne/Belmont/Montavilla 23 Foster Powell 24 Sellwood/Moreland/Woodstock


26 Park Blocks/Waterfront/Old Town/ The Pearl


28 Waterfront/Hillsdale/Multnomah Village


31 Beaverton/Hillsboro/Tigard/Tualatin/ Gresham



listings Academy Theater..........................................21 Aim High Martial Arts..................................15 Amanda Arp..................................................13 Applegate Organics......................................32 Baby Sensory..................................................7 Barre3..............................................................3 Beanstalk.......................................................15 Belmont Firehouse........................................21 Bennett Suzuki Violin Studio........................13 Black Wagon...................................................9 Camp Hollyhock............................................19 Capturing Grace Photography......................19 Child’s Play Toys............................................19 Coffee Kids......................................................9 EcoMaids.........................................................7 Fremont Fest.................................................13 Hi 5 Dental....................................................11 Justus Orthodontics........................................7 Kids’ Backyard Store........................................2 Little Fruit Farm Montessori..........................13 Living School..................................................7 Mimosa Studios............................................11 Mississippi Pizza.............................................9 Musicalu........................................................29 Park Family Dentistry....................................11 Pediatric Dental...............................................3 Pfeifer MusicWerks.......................................11 Piccolina........................................................21 Portland Language Arts...............................15 Portland Trampolines......................................2 Reversed Lens Photography.........................29 Smith Berry Barn..........................................13 Spielwerk Toys.................................................9 Treehouse Boutique........................................9 Tualatin Crawfish Festival.............................19 Velocity Athletix............................................15 World Forestry Center...................................21 World of Smiles...............................................7 Yu Miao ..........................................................9

6 | NW Kids Magazine



Welcome the NW Kids Neighborhood Guide for 2012-13. Recently, we were at our neighborhood park and met a sweet family who had just moved here from out of state. They were so excited to be here and were thrilled at the endless possibilities for good food, shopping, and having family fun in their new city. It made us realize that sometimes we may take for granted all that we have in Portland. Each section of the city is filled to the brim with great neighborhoods and limitless opportunities to grab a bite of healthy food, hit a park or peruse an area farmers market. We really do feel lucky to live within walking distance or a short bus or bike ride from having a unique and pleasurable experience. This is precisely why we wanted to create a neighborhood guide for families; to offer a resource you can have at the ready for those days when you return to a neighborhood you haven’t been to in a while, if you’re new to the area or rarely make it to the east or West sides of the Willamette river. Be sure to check out our new Fairs & Festivals category in each section for a few upcoming events, and the listings for local parks, great shopping and a pretty extensive list of where to get a sweet treat in Portland. We love making a day out of exploring a new neighborhood. There are new things to discover every time we head out. We hope the NW Kids Neighborhood Guide will send you and your family on your merry way to having fun in our fair city. If you have a favorite spot we haven’t mentioned, feel free to tweet us or share your favorites on our facebook fan page, — Kelley and Beth

NW Kids Magazine | 7

north portland


Rose Gardens, Baby Ducks, “Triple Threat Ginger” & The Mississippi Street Fair


Eat Ruby Jewel Small batch artisan ice cream and the best ice cream sandwiches in town. 3713 N Mississippi Avenue

Treehouse Local and handmade clothing, bedding, new and recycled educational toys, consignment and more. Don’t miss this months’ Tuesday Art Time featuring art supplies from Eugene based Wee Can Too Edible Art Supplies (available for purchase in store). 3954 N Williams Avenue

Mississippi Pizza Great pizza (gluten free and vegan options), family friendly live music and entertainment. Don’t miss their all ages karaoke and Youth Spelling Bee. 3552 N Mississippi Avenue Spielwerk Toys

Spielwerk Toys A wide selection of beautifully simple, hard-to-find classic and modern toys. Don’t miss their house and handmade, cubed chalk-blocks. 3808 N Williams Avenue

Mississippi Pizza

5th Quadrant Family friendly, spacious with comfortable seating, delicious beer and food. 3901 N Williams Avenue

Shop Black Wagon Unique selection of cool kids clothes, shoes, books and toys in the heart of Mississippi Street. Don’t miss their selection of light and colorful Native shoes for Summer. 3964 N Mississippi Avenue 8 | NW Kids Magazine

Land A favorite go-to spot for gifts. Gallery and retail space showcasing local artists. 3925 N Mississippi Avenue

Play Chocolate Craft Studio Learn how to make beautiful and exciting chocolate decorations, crafts for all occasions, and enjoy fun activities for children and adults. 3936 N Williams Avenue Peninsula Park & Swimming Pool Rose gardens, fountain, spray park, pool and more. 700 N Rosa Parks Way

NW Kids Magazine | 9

north portland Posies Cafe Yummy coffee, pastries and sandwiches, and a separate playroom for the kiddos. 8208 N Denver Avenue

Black Wagon

Sound Roots Drop-in on a music lesson or dance it up watching daily performances by local children’s musicans like area fave, Mo Philips. 3954 N Williams Avenue

Fairs & Festivals Mississippi Street Fair Saturday, July 14 The people watching is divine and reason enough to enjoy this festive fair with tons of live music, a stage devoted to children’s music, loads of great food, shopping and fun.

Captured By Porches (Beer Bus) Parents rejoice; kids welcome until 8 pm. Perfect summer evening hangout; tasty beer, live music, outdoor seating and a burrito cart within a few feet. N Lombard Street and Burr Street Proper Eats Delicious and nutritious. Organic vegan/ vegetarian cafe and market in downtown St. Johns. 8638 N Lombard Street Cathedral Park Kitchen Perfect spot for a mimosa and view of the St. Johns bridge. Outdoor seating a plus. 6625 N Baltimore Avenue


Eat Scoop Possibly one of the cutest food carts on the block . Please don’t be shy about trying one of our new faves “Triple Threat Ginger” or Basil Pineapple Sorbet. Yum! 2730 N Killingsworth Street Cup & Saucer Cage free eggs, delicious tofu scrambles and pancakes galore. 8237 N Denver Avenue

10 | NW Kids Magazine

Coffee Kids

Shop Coffee Kids New children’s boutique located in the heart of downtown St. Johns. Don’t miss their fantastic selection of shoes. 7373 N Burlington Avenue

NW Kids Magazine | 11

north portland City Farm All the locals are talking about this new garden center in St. Johns complete with baby ducks, chickens, and homemade smoothies. 7636 N Lombard Street

Cathedral Park Picnic under the St. Johns Bridge. N Edison Street & Pittsburg Avenue St. Johns Swap & Play Member supported nonprofit play and sharing space for families. N Chicago Avenue & N Leonard Street Pier Park 87 acres of fun. Playground, skate park, outdoor pool, disc golf and more. N Lombard Street & Bruce Avenue

Fairs & Festivals

City Farm

Queens Mab Adorable resale shop in Kenton catering to children (preemie to size 8 ) and mamas. 1920 N Kilpatrick Street Kenton Farmers Market Fridays, June 1 through September 28 N McClellan Street & Denver Avenue markets/kenton/

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival July 20 - 22 The largest and oldest free jazz festival west of the Mississippi. Portland Polish Festival September 22 - 23 Two festive days of the best Polish food, dance and music. 3900 N Interstate Avenue

St. Johns Farmers Market Saturdays, June 2 to October 13 Music, kids activities, and food and garden demos. St. Johns Plaza, N Lombard Street & N Philadelphia Street

Play Overlook Park NOPO’s hidden treasure. Enjoy sweeping views of the Willamette River. N Fremont Street & Interstate Avenue

12 | NW Kids Magazine

Cathedral Park

NW Kids Magazine | 13

northeast portland


Splash Pads, Secret Trails, Nostalgic Candy, Fremont Fest & Deep Fried Pickles


Eat Firehouse Restaurant Wood-fired food in an old firehouse. Yum and fun. 711 NE Dekum Street Woodlawn Coffee & Pastry Coffee, tea and delicious pastry. 808 NE Dekum Street

Woodlawn Park Splash pad, disabled play area, paths and picnic tables. 6854 NE Claremont Avenue

Beaumont Village, Hollywood, Broadway, Rose City, Irvington


Good Neighbor Pizzeria Scratch made pizzas, sandwiches and salads with sustainably-farmed ingredients. 800 NE Dekum Street

Noho’s Hawaiian cafe Family friendly and yummy Hawaiian fare. Kids love the surfboards on the wall. 4627 NE Fremont Street

Breakside Brewery Neighborhood hot spot where you can grab a pint and enjoy dinner with the family. 820 NE Dekum Street

Laurelwood public house A Hollywood, family friendly standby with a well-equipped kids play area. 5115 NE Sandy Boulevard

Shop Candy Korner Self-serve yogurt and retro candy shop. “Sugar Wonderland”. 6720 NE Martin Luther King Boulevard

Fire On The Mountain New location on NE Fremont. Deep fried pickles are divine. Kids menu. 3443 NE Fremont Street

Play Woodlawn Swap ‘N’ Play Cooperative community where parents can swap outgrown clothes and toys. 704 Northeast Dekum Street Candy Korner 14 | NW Kids Magazine

NW Kids Magazine | 15

northeast portland

The Circuit Bouldering Gym Large bouldering gym with a 60+ft. traverse wall. 410 NE 17th Avenue

A Children’s Place

Shop A Children’s Place Friendly staff and a great selection of books for the very young to adult readers. 4807 NE Fremont Street Bella Stella Best place to buy a new or gently used baby carrier in Portland. Very helpful staff. 2751 NE Broadway Street Hollywood Farmers Market Saturdays, May - Thanksgiving Purveyors include ACME meats, Pieku, Persephone Farms. NE Hancock between 44th & 45th Avenues

Play Irving Park Huge park with tennis, basketball courts and a water playground. NE 7th Avenue & NE Fremont Street Glenhaven Skate Park Skate and BMX park adjacent to Madison High School. NE 82nd Avenue & Siskyou Street Rose City Park Great park for the whole family, but perfect for little ones. Secret trail along the golf course. Small play structure, and a baseball diamond. NE 62nd Avenue & Tillamook Street 16 | NW Kids Magazine

Lumberyard Bike Parks Indoor bike park for all year riding with a pump track and cross country style loop. 2700 NE 82nd Avenue

Fairs & Festivals Fremont Fest Sunday, August 4th Kids Fun Zones feature bounce houses, slides, face painting, popcorn, games, musicians and other activities for children. Parents can enjoy the Salsa Challenge, and the Pub Crawl featuring great beers and wines from neighborhood pubs and shops along Fremont.

Alberta Arts, Sabin, Killingsworth

Eat Grain & Gristle Sublime brunch menu and friendly staff. Great for a date or with the family. 1473 NE Prescott Avenue Yakuza Lovely Japanese eats, great outdoor patio, and a kids happy hour menu. 5411 NE 30th Avenue Salt & Straw Luscious and innovative flavors of ice cream, shakes and floats. 2035 NE Alberta Street

northeast portland Grasshopper Great place to buy a birthday gift. Plan Toys, Educo and Djeco. 1816 NE Alberta Street Green Bean Books Independent bookstore with loads of Caldecott winning selections for the whole family. 1600 NE Alberta Street Salt & Straw

Candy Babel Organic, kosher, vegan, cotton candy. Nostalgic candy shop with a modern twist. 1237 NE Alberta Street Tin Shed Delicious breakfast and a great kids menu. Toys and coloring activities. 1438 NE Alberta Street Extracto Coffeehouse Great place to meet other parents for a coffee date with the kids. Play area, yummy bagels and cocoa. 2921 NE Killingsworth Street

Shop Beanstalk New resale shop in Fremont place with a great assortment of new and gently worn duds and shoes for infants and up. Gear and toys, too. Well known brands include HannaAnderrson, REI, Keen and GAP. Don’t miss their huge sale starting July 18th. 3527 NE Fremont Street Milagros Local favorite shop for new families. Green toys, cloth diapers and gear. 5433 NE 30th Avenue

Nashwa Shoes Carefully chosen selection of children’s shoes. Great play area to boot. 1717 NE 16th Avenue 503.360.1466

Play Sabin HydroPark Tucked away little gem with swings, play structure and a picnic table. NE 21st Avenue and NE Prescott Street Fernhill Park Tons of room to roam. Baseball diamond, dog park and great play area for the kids with swings and merry-go-round. NE 37th Avenue & Ainsworth Street Mimosa Studios Kids love to paint their own pottery. Choose from over 200 pieces to paint and create a gift for a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion. Pieces are fired and you pick them up when they’re ready. Don’t miss their by-the-day summer camps. 1718 NE Alberta Street

Fairs & Festivals Last Thursday on Alberta Last Thursday of each month Local artists, performers and fabulous foods.

NW Kids Magazine | 17


Owner Karen Beninati

Urban & Suburban Playcare:

We Village by Jana Wingate

So you’ve had an adult only day planned for weeks and at the last minute your babysitter calls and says she’s sick. What are you going to do? You certainly don’t want to cancel, but you need a break! Well there’s a cure for your predicament, a lifesaver of a place called We Village. We Village is a drop-in daycare, or as they prefer to be called, a playcare facility located in the Pearl, and soon to be opening a second location at Orenco Station. I quickly realize why they would prefer to be known as a playcare facility, instead of just a standard daycare. From the moment you walk into the Pearl location it is quite obvious that We Village is above and beyond your typical daycare. There is of course the standard television set, movies, toys, books and art center, but they’ve also included a slide which my daughter ran to immediately. Although the Pearl location is cozy, holding only 15 kids at a time in the play area, they will be expanding within the next month to include up to 30 kids. The Orenco Station location will be quite a spectacular site unto itself. With the opening planned for August, Orenco will include a play structure with tunnels, dress-up clothes and little nooks and crannies for kids to explore. This location will also include up to 30 kids at a time with ages ranging from six weeks to 12 years old.

18 | NW Kids Magazine

According to Mariah Martin, Assistant Director for We Village, the main goal is to make the kids feel at ease when coming into the facility, even when the Pearl location expands and Orenco Station opens, “with the bigger spaces we worried how are the transitions going to go, but at the same time it’s not that big of a space and it is still cozy and comforting.” They are open late on Friday and Saturday and even do special themed nights for kids to enjoy. “We turn on the music and the kids can dance,” Martin said regarding their Saturday night dance parties, “we have glow sticks in the drawer, because, why not!” What also sets We Village apart is the fact that they specialize in preschool classes, in summer and during the school year, promoting early childhood academics in a small size classroom. With only seven kids per class, they focus not only on academics, but social and adaptive skills, readying children for kindergarten. Owner Karen Beninati has really created something special with We Village, a place where children can have fun and make new friends, and parents can feel at ease with their kids being well cared for while they get some time to themselves. For more information, visit, Jana is the Mother of 4 year old Rowyn, and lives with her Husband and Daughter in North Portland. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA Degree in Journalism.

NW Kids Magazine | 19

southeast portland


Make-Your-Own Yarn, A Nickel Arcade, Japanese Style Hot Dogs & Oregon Ice

Clinton & Division

Eat Flying Cat Coffee Yummy egg sandwiches, coffee, and a spacious play area. 3041 SE Division Street Café Au Play Coffeehouse and community center with tons of activities for kids. 5633 SE Division Street Oregon Ice Works All-natural Oregon ice in mouth-watering flavors. 3221 SE Division Street

Compote Organic eats and pastries made with whole grains, with vegan and gluten-free options. 2032 SE Clinton Street

Shop Piccolina New and resale boutique for kids, baby, and maternity. Don’t miss the great deals on used gear and maternity clothes. 2700 SE 26th Avenue EcoBaby Gear Natural, sustainable, organic products for baby and mama. 2122 SE Division Street Yarnia Portland’s only make-your-own yarn store using different colors and fibers. Super fun! 4183 SE Division Street People’s Farmers Market Open year-round. Support your local farmers and food suppliers and sample fresh goods. 3029 SE 21st Avenue

Play The Pie Spot A sweet treat food cart. 3221 SE Division Street Papa G’s All organic, vegan, and delicious lunch, snacks, and fixin’s. 2314 SE Division Street 20 | NW Kids Magazine

Piccolo Park Large wooden play structure and walking paths. SE 27th Avenue at Division Street Abernethy School Playground Toddler and school-aged play structures and open riding area for bikes and trikes. 2421 SE Orange Street Clinton Park Play structures, disabled access, ball courts and fields, and tables for a picnic lunch. SE 55th Avenue at Woodward Street

NW Kids Magazine | 21

southeast portland Zenana Spa Ultimate relaxation, plus mommy and me pedicures! 2024 SE Clinton Street

Hawthorne/Belmont/ Montavilla

Eat Dick’s Kitchen Your classic diner, but Portland-style. Organic, grass-fed meat and healthy, natural ingredients and gluten-free buns. 3312 SE Belmont Street Fifty Licks Ice Cream Creamy handmade ice cream perfect for a summer afternoon. 4262 SE Belmont Street

Pine State Biscuits Flaky housemade biscuits, fried chicken, and more sides than you can shake a stick at. 3640 SE Belmont Street Suzette Creperie Sweet and savory crepes. Feeling creative? Make your own! 3342 SE Belmont Street Slappy Cakes Cook and flip your own pancakes at the table, adding fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips. Yum! 4246 SE Belmont Street Waffle Window Go simple with a sugar-glazed or chocolatedipped, or go big with a decadent one. SE 36th Avenue at SE Hawthorne Boulevard Swirl Frozen Yogurt Choose from eight different flavors and endless toppings. 3538 SE Hawthorne Boulevard Fizz Take the kidlets back in time and taste handstirred soda (made with natural cane sugar!), milkshakes, or egg creams. 817 SE 34th Avenue E.A.T. (Eat. Art. Theater.) Bring the family for happy hour, food, and performances from local kindie rock artists. 850 NE 81st Avenue

Por QuĂŠ No? taqueria Mouth-watering tacos and rice bowls in a colorful, festive environment. 4635 SE Belmont Street Saint Cupcake Deluxe Exquisite cupcakes in two sizes: bite-size dots and regular. 3300 SE Belmont Street 22 | NW Kids Magazine

Shop Kids At Heart Toys Whimsical toys for dress-up and play. 3445 SE Hawthorne Boulevard Polliwog Natural, organic, and locally made goods for kids and baby. 234 NE 28th Avenue

southeast portland Mamababy Boutique Chic, designer maternity, baby, and kids’ wear and gear. 4029 SE Hawthorne Boulevard Urban Farm Store All the supplies you need to start your own mini-farm at home. 2100 SE Belmont Street Buckman Farmers Market Thursdays, May 3 - September 27 Support your local farmers and food purveyors on Thursdays this summer. SE 20th Avenue at SE Salmon Street buckman

Play Laurelhurst Park Over 30 acres of lush outdoor playland, including disabled access play areas, ball courts, and picnic areas. SE Cesar E Chavez Boulevard at SE Stark Street Wunderland Arcade A colorful smorgasbord of fun: arcade games, skeeball, and movies. 3451 SE Belmont Street Belmont Firehouse Learn about the history of Portland Fire & Rescue in this interactive museum. Don’t miss the antique steam pumper or sliding down the fire pole. 900 SE 35th Avenue

Sewallcrest Park Paved walking paths, ball courts, play structures, and an off-leash dog area. SE 31st Avenue at SE Market Street Academy Theater Second-run movies including matinees, and pizza. Babysitting available. Don’t miss the after school kids movies. 7818 SE Stark Street Pottery Fun Paint beautiful ceramics as gifts and keepsakes. 7821 SE Stark Street


Eat Foster Burger Delicious burgers and milkshakes. Grownups can get a milkshake cocktail! 5339 SE Foster Road Toast A neighborhood brunch spot using locally sourced, natural and organic ingredients. 5222 SE 52nd Avenue Best Baguette Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, bubble tea, frozen yogurt, and all sorts of treats. 8308 SE Powell Street Hopworks Family-friendly brewery with recycled bike decor and delicious pizzas. 2944 SE Powell Street Mojo Crepes A different kind of crepe, filled with ice cream and other sweets. Or, try a Japanese-style hot dog. 8409 SE Division Street

Belmont Firehouse

NW Kids Magazine | 23

southeast portland Sellwood/ Moreland/ Woodstock Speedboat Coffee Let the kids romp in the play area while you enjoy a cup o’ joe. 5115 SE Foster Road

Shop Rainbow Turtle Waldorf toys, baubles, and other glittery things. 4124 SE 62nd Avenue Crafty Underdog Local crafters and artisans sell at this sweet collective. 6004 SE Foster Road

Play Community Music Center Take a music class or sign out a free practice room for your inner Mozart. 3350 SE Francis Street Mt. Scott Community Center Make a splash in the community pool, with a huge waterslide! 5530 SE 72nd Avenue Bulilit Maze An indoor amusement center with games and kiddie rides. 7979 SE Foster Road Zenger Farm Take a field trip through the farm and learn about what goes into sustainable farming. 11741 SE Foster Road

24 | NW Kids Magazine

Eat Staccato Gelato Creamy gelato and sorbet. Try their housemade donuts and marshmallows! 1540 SE Bybee Boulevard Cha Cha Cha Taqueria Traditional Mexican fare with vegetarian/ vegan and seafood options. 1605 SE Bybee Boulevard The Warehouse Café Pastries, small bites, and lunch in a family-friendly community cafe. 3434 SE Milwaukie Avenue Nectar Frozen Yogurt Lounge Create your own frozen yogurt and topping concoction and enjoy it on the lovely patio or in the cozy lounge area. 1631 SE Bybee Boulevard Jade Teahouse and Patisserie Thai and Vietnamese inspired dishes and delicate housemade macarons. 7912 SE 13th Avenue

Shop Daisies and Dinos “Good Clean Kid Stuff,” perfect for back to school. Baby and maternity, too. 3432 SE Milwaukie Avenue Sweetpea’s Baby and children’s resale and consignment, with a wide selection of locally made goods. 8235 SE 13th Avenue, Suite 1 Coco & Toulouse Go Shopping Fine home and bath goods, with a charming baby section. 7080 SE 16th Avenue

southeast portland

Moreland Farmers Market Wednesdays, May 9 - October 17 Local, seasonal foods, kids’ activities, cooking demos, and more. SE 14th Avenue at Bybee Boulevard Cloud Cap Games Classic, new, and obscure games for every child. Don’t want to commit? Rent a game for a small fee to try it out! 1226 SE Lexington Street Collage Crafting supplies, classes, and workshops for your creative side. 7907 SE 13th Avenue Camp Hollyhock Handmade clothing made with recycled vintage materials. Don’t miss their handmade sundresses; two for $60. 8235 SE 13th Avenue, #14

Play The Dollhouse Tearoom Charming tea parties for adults and children alike. 3223 SE Risley Avenue, Milwaukie Sellwood Park & Pool Cool off in one of Portland’s most popular public pools! 7951 SE 7th Avenue Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Hiking and biking trails, birdwatching tours, and all sorts of forest animals to see. SE 7th Avenue at Sellwood Boulevard Oaks Park Thrilling rides, games, go karts, mini golf, and, of course, the roller rink. 7805 SE Oaks Park Way

Sellwood Park Photo courtesy of

Art Ala Carte Children’s art studio with open studio time, classes and workshops. 8535 SE 13th Avenue

Fairs & Festivals Hawthorne Street Fair Sunday, August 26 All of the vibrancy and fanfare that Hawthorne has to offer - featuring live music, giveaways, kids activities and sales from your favorite local businesses. Belmont Street Fair Saturday, September 8 Businesses on Belmont, Morrison, and Stark come together for a celebration of Portland’s SE. Division/Clinton Street Fair Saturday, July 28 Shopping, food, your favorite Clinton and Division businesses, a parade, and two stages with live music. Montavilla Street Fair Sunday, July 22 Party with historic downtown Montavilla with vendors, yummy food, live music, a kids area, and a beer and wine garden. PDX Pop Now! July 20-22 A free, all-ages music extravaganza featuring up to 50 Portland bands. Refuge PDX, 116 SE Yamhill Street NW Kids Magazine | 25


DOWNTOWN/NW/PEARL A Sushi Train, Saturday Market, Water Fountains & Urban Parks

Park Blocks/Waterfront/ Pearl/Lovejoy

Little Big Burger Gourmet burgers, truffle fries, organic veggies and homemade condiments. 122 NW 10th Avenue Cool Moon Ice Cream Delight your taste buds with a cornucopia of ice cream flavors. 1105 NW Johnson Street Cupcake Jones Cupcakes inspired by classic desserts, mini & jumbo sizes available. 307 NW 10th Avenue

Cool Moon Ice Cream

Eat Café Yumm Healthy fare like beans, rice and veggies, and their famous yumm sauce. 1806 SW 6th Avenue Kenny & Zuke’s A delicatessen worth bragging about, plus, homemade pickles and pastrami. 1038 SW Stark Street Laughing Planet Cafe Feel good comfort food, great outdoor seating and kiddos will dig the entertaining collection of monsters. Ecotrust building 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 175 Sushi Ichiban Everyone loves a sushi train. Fresh rolls for vegans, too. 24 NW Broadway Street

26 | NW Kids Magazine

Cupcake Jones

Shop Portland Saturday Market Weekend arts and crafts market located in Waterfront and Ankeny Parks in historic Old Town. Crafty Wonderland Great place to find amazing handmade goods from over 160 Portland area artists. 808 SW 10th Avenue Finnegan’s Toys & Gifts Largest independent toy store in the Northwest. 820 SW Washington Street

downtown/nw/pearl PSU Farmers Market Saturdays, April through mid-December Oregon grown produce, meat and seafood. Music, food vendors and loads of fun. South Park Blocks between SW Montgomery Street and SW Harrison Street Child’s Play Evolving selection of exciting toys and books. Don’t miss the Folkmanis puppets and DIY Science kits. 2305 NW Kearny Street Posh Baby Modern, stylish products for child and home. 809 NW 11th Avenue Cargo Home to kitschy knick knacks, vintage posters, paper lanterns, retro toys and so much more. 380 NW 13th Avenue

Child’s Play

Director Park We dig the urbane ambiance. Check out the daily life-sized chess tournaments and summer entertainment. 815 SW Park Avenue Salmon Street Springs A great place to cool off on a hot summer day. SW Salmon Street in Waterfront Park Playdate PDX Get the wiggles out! Run, jump and climb while parents chill out. Stumptown coffee and food available. 1434 NW 17th Avenue Jamison Square Fountain Toddlers on up will enjoy the water fountain, shady trees, grass patches and people watching. NW 11th Avenue and NW Johnson Street We Village Urban Playcare Drop-in childcare and preschool in the heart of Portland’s Pearl district. 424 NW 11th Avenue


NW Portland Farmers Market Thursdays, June 7- September 27 Shop the new farmers market location. Oregon grown produce, meat and seafood. NW 19th Avenue and NW Everett Street

Play Central Library Best place to read a book. Home to the Beverly Cleary Children’s Library. 801 SW 10th Avenue

Lan Su Chinese Garden Pure magic. NW 3rd Avenue and NW Everett Street Tanner Springs Park Parents will dig the meditative urban landscape, while kiddos love the playful cement walkways, little streams, bridges and koi ponds. NW 10th Avenue and NW Marshall Street

NW Kids Magazine | 27


Fairs & Festivals Portland Bastille Day Saturday, July 14 Celebrate all things French with food from Portland’s top French chefs, children’s activities, art & craft vendors, live French-themed music and the exciting Portland Waiters Race. Director Park Eat Your Berries! The Oregon Berry Festival July 20 - 21 Family friendly event with children’s activities, live entertainment, a Portland Restaurant Berry Bramble and a chance to win a bike and eat your fill of Oregon berries. Yum! EcoTrust Building

southwest portland

Yoshida’s Sand In The City July 20 - 22 As the summer fundraising event for Impact NW, Yoshida’s Sand in the City brings the beach to downtown Portland. In just six hours, sand teams and architects transform over 450 tons of sand and 4,500 gallons of water into magnificent sand sculptures. Pioneer Courthouse Square Festa Italiana August 23 - 25 Live entertainment, Italian opera, dancing, local restaurants, wine garden, grape stomp, pizza toss, opening ceremonies, vendors, strolling musicians, puppet shows and more. Pioneer Courthouse Square


City Trails, Paint-Your-Own Pots & “Farm To Fork” Mexican Food

Waterfront/Hillsdale/ Multnomah Village

Eat Grand Central Bakery Artisan breads, soups and delicious pastries abound. 3425 SW Multnomah Boulevard Baker & Spice Neighborhood bakery purveying yummy, scratch baked traditional breads, pastries and cakes. 6330 SW Capitol Highway 28 | NW Kids Magazine

Verde Cocina Authentic “Farm To Fork”, Mexican food made with local ingredients. 6446 SW Capitol Highway Salvador Molly’s Fun environment for the whole family and a great menu to boot. 1523 SW Sunset Boulevard

Shop Sweets, Etc. Take a step back in time at Portland’s last old-fashioned candy shop. 7828 SW Capitol Highway

NW Kids Magazine | 29

southwest portland

Play Gabriel Park Perfect spot for a Sunday picnic with trails and tons of room to play. 6820 Southwest 45th Avenue

Sweets, Etc.

Thinker Toys A great selection of games and toys for the whole family. 7784 SW Capitol Highway Annie Bloom’s Books Independent bookstore since 1978 in the heart of Multnomah Village. Titles from every genre including a wide selection of children’s books. 7834 SW Capitol Highway

Southwest Community Center Huge indoor pool and classes for the whole family. 6820 SW 45th Avenue MAC Visual and performing arts classes at reasonable rates for the whole family. 7688 SW Capitol Highway

Paintpots Ceramic Studios

Paintpots Ceramic Studios The place in Southwest to create your own ceramic masterpiece. 6360 SW Capitol Highway Annie Bloom’s Books

Hillsdale Farmers Market Sundays, May 6- November 18 According to Sunset Magazine, one of Portland’s best Farmers Markets. Wilson High-Rieke Elementary parking lot. Portland Trampolines Trick out your back yard for the kids with trampolines and other backyard fun. 7400 SW Macadam Avenue 30 | NW Kids Magazine

Willamette Park Great play area and walkway along the Willamette River. SW Macadam Avenue & Nebraska Street Tryon Creek State Natural Area Escape the city! Beautiful natural area with groomed hiking trails and birds galore. 11321 SW Terwilliger Boulevard Council Crest Astounding views in this off the beaten path park atop Portland. SW Council Crest Drive



Kickboxing, Berry Farms, Flicks By The Fountain & The Tualatin Crawfish Festival

Beaverton/Hillsboro/ tigard/Tualatin/Gresham

Eat John’s Incredible Pizza Frog Hopper, bowling and pizza. Fun! 9180 SW Hall Boulevard, Beaverton Ava’s Roasteria Scrumptious soups, salads and yummy desserts. 4655 SW Hall Boulevard, Beaverton

Shop Piccolo Mondo Toys Great kid store with books, toys and puzzles galore. 12345 NW Horizon Boulevard, Beaverton Beaverton Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 - 1:30 pm and Wednesdays, 3 - 6 pm One of the best farmers markets in town. SW Hall Blvd between 3rd and 5th Streets

Play Play Boutique-new location Creative play, lifestyle & wellness services in one modern, social space. 12345 SW Horizon Boulevard, Beaverton My Masterpiece Art Studio Drop-in art studio time, instructions, classes and camps for the whole family. Don’t miss the Arty Parties. 7905 SW Cirrus Drive, Beaverton Sky High Sports Bounce off the walls at this all trampoline center. 11131 SW Greenburg Road, Tigard

Tualatin Hills Nature Park Beautiful 222-acre wildlife preserve with trails for biking and walking with an onsite interpretive center. 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton Velocity Athletix Tumbling classes, birthday parties and afterschool care for kids. Don’t miss their camps and coaching. 21420 NW Nicholas Court, Hillsboro Aim High Martial Arts Jui-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Weapons, Tricking, Kenpo, Kids, Warriors, Special Needs. Don’t miss their amazing instructors and the chance to grow and learn. 16205 Northwest Bethany Court, Beaverton Flicks by the Fountain Summer movie fun for the whole family in old town Beaverton. Beaverton City Park, SW 5th and Hall Boulevard, Beaverton

Fairs & Festivals Tualatin Crawfish Festival August 10 - 11 A wide variety of food, entertainment and activities. There’s something for all ages! Musicalu Summer Concert Series July-September Join in the fun this summer with Musicalu, a free, family friendly concert series. Bring lunch, visit one of downtown Gresham’s restaurants or hit the Farmers Market beforehand. Gresham’s Arts Plaza. On NE 3rd Street in historic downtown Gresham. Berry Festival, Smith Berry Barn Wednesday, July 4th Annual festival with live music, face painting and a treasure hunt.

NW Kids Magazine | 31

NW Kids Magazine July 2012  

2012-2013 NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE Where to Eat, Shop & Play in Portland