The kids are back in school and summer weather is no more. But there’s no need to fret. Soon enough apple cider, hayrides, bonfires, and the copious use of cinnamon will signal the glorious arrival of fall. As the air...
Your family probably has a favorite neighborhood park within walking distance of your home, but Portland also has hundreds of unique places to play. Here are TEN local playgrounds that are totally worth packing a picnic and taking a...
Summer is a great time of year in many places, but Portland summers are extra special. Here’s a list of ten things I love about Portland summers, in no particular order. Note: We make every effort to update posts with...
There's nothing like fountains and splash pads to wear out the kids and allow you to relax. While there's lots of before and after work to get ready for these adventures, I always find myself able to unwind and...
It's been a year... and then some. Summer planning has been a bit more challenging in 2021, as many traditional summer options were still uncertain of what the future would bring well into springtime. But, with this school year...
I grew up on the Great Plains. Wheat, corn, or sugar beets as far as the eye could see, a veritable ocean of it. If you wanted to see the woods, you would have to search a long time...
We know managing the logistics of family life has been difficult this past year. Many summer camps are just now sharing the details of their 2021 offerings, and we're dedicated to providing our community with up-to-date information as it...
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A Love Letter to Portland

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Roses are red, violets are blue, They say life is weird, and Portland is too. But Stumptown, I love you, and need you to know Why each year that passes, my love seems to grow. I’d like to tell you from deep in...
Why does it seem like everyone is heading up the mountain these days? Because everyone is! Ok, maybe not everyone... but a lot of people. This year we were spoiled with a home exchange house a few miles from...
It’s probably obvious that 2020 has been pretty difficult across the board. The Portland area is lucky to have a variety of nonprofits helping fill the needs of our neighbors. With that said, nonprofits are having a harder year...

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Summer Camps with Space!

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We know scheduling summer camps can sometimes get a little bit crazy. Many families have changes to their seasonal plans and need to make...