Besides Valentine’s Day, February is often a month we’d rather speed through quickly. It’s still winter, still cold, and still raining; sometimes it’s a blessing that it’s the shortest month of the year. Luckily, there’s still plenty to do around Rose City, and we have a round-up of some of our favorite family-friendly options to keep you entertained through the rest of the rainy winter days.
Princess Promenade (Feb 1)
Now in its fifth year, this Daddy Daughter Dance is growing in popularity each year! Music, snacks, face painting, a few real princesses, and, of course, dancing for girls in grades K-8 and their fathers, guardians, or male relatives. This year, there will be professional hairstyles on site offering $10, 15-minute sessions. More details available on their website!
Portland Winter Light Festival (Feb 6-8)
To encourage folks to get out in dark (and cold!) evenings, The Portland Winter Light Festival is a family-friendly art and light adventure. With its main gallery near OMSI, this year’s edition will take place at multiple locations; check out their website for specifics. Admission is free for guests and worth the visit!
Valentine’s Market at Oaks Park Pavillion
Head to Oaks Park for the inaugural edition of the Valentine’s Market, an artisan-focused event with a family focus. Kids are welcome, VIP tickets include drinks and an oyster bar! More info on vendors and ticket options on the event Facebook page.
KidFest NW (Feb 29-Mar 1)
Called “The Whopper of All Family Fests,” KidFest returns to the Portland Expo Center for a weekend of sports, enrichment, activities, performances and more! This annual event is a one-stop-shop for all things kids in PDX, which means there is something for everyone. Reptile exhibit, rock climbing, character visits, art centers… the list goes on! Find out more about the event on their website or follow the event on Facebook.
Bricks Cascade Lego Expo (Feb 29-Mar 1)
Be dazzled by some of the wildest Lego creations you have ever seen! Head to the Oregon Convention Center for the two-day Lego bonanza; fun for kids and grown-ups alike! More information on the event page on Facebook.
Community Events Calendar
Our events calendar features community-submitted events from organizations and businesses throughout the Portland area who offer family-friendly activities. Each event is reviewed by a member of the PMB team prior to publication. If you have an event or activity that you think would be of interest to our readers, please complete your submission here for review.
This presentation by Kaleigh Boysen-Quinata, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will cover some information on how to increase emotional connection and decrease conflict with your partner. We will talk about some of the specific challenges parents face right now of balancing work and home life while many people are isolated at home. We'll also focus on how to communicate your needs clearly to your partner and ask for support.Find out more »
Join Story-time with Andrew Newman, author and founder of www.consciousstories.com. I have been leading online storytimes with schools and families since the start of Covid lockdown. We have had so much fun doing the breathing practices and meeting the characters in the Conscious Stories collection of books. I'd love to support Portland mom's and teachers. Come along to the open storytimes or email me and we can book your own class or kids party. It's free. If Conscious Stories are…Find out more »
Join MacKenzie for this storytime designed for kids ages 2-3. Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and more! Storytime will end with a suggestion for an activity you can do at home with materials you’re likely to have on hand. Please register with an email address at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Register and we’ll email you a link one hour prior to each storytime. Every Wednesday through May.Find out more »
Una serie especial de seis sesiones para familias! Les mostraremos cómo preparar a su niño a estar listo para el Kínder ¡con música, historias, arte y juegos! Regístrese con su dirección de correo electrónico en www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Register; se enviará un enlace al evento una hora antes.Find out more »