Submitting to the Kids Calendar

Q: How do I quickly and easily search for events on the Events Calendar?

There is no search available on the Events Calendar, instead it uses a filter system.
To narrow down the events you see in the calendar, start by choosing from the options bar at the top of the page. One can choose from categories, tags, age, neighborhood, cost, type of activity, and more. The more filters you choose the more specific the list of events will appear on your calendar page will be.

For a detailed step-by-step you can click on this filter guide or you can watch this video.

Questions? Please contact us!

Q: Why don’t you have more of a specific type of event I want to see?

If you know of events you think we should have on our calendar you can email the calendar director at calendar (at) with your suggestions.

Submission FAQ:

Q: What kinds of events does PDX Parent include in the calendar?

We include, free of charge, user submissions for kid-friendly events and happenings in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. You can submit your event directly through the “Post Your Event” button on our Events Calendar – or email them to us at

We may decline your events for free inclusion if:

  • they are a multi-week class
  • they are a camp
  • they are seeking to promote a sale or promotion/fundraiser/open house/happy hour
  • they are overtly political
  • they are geared primarily toward adults and do not have an obvious connection to caregiving/parenting
  • they are over 60 miles from Portland-proper
  • they are more than 60 days out from the date of submission.
  • It was submitted more than once for a single day. If you have multiple events for the same date at different times and locations, please make one submission with the multiple times and locations listed in the description. We will not post your event multiple times in a single day.

If you event is excluded from being listed at no charge, we do many options for promoting your event at various price levels. Email for additional details to, or check out our advertising rates and options here:

We retain discretion to decline any events from inclusion even as sponsored events.

Q: How do I submit events to your calendar?

You can submit your event directly through our Events Calendar – there is a link at the top of the page that says “Post Your Event.” Please be sure to check our calendar to make sure your event is not already being listed.

If you have a specific message for us about your event you can add a note at the beginning of your event description or send an email to

You will be notified if your event, for any reason, is not included. All events are manually approved, so please be patient. If you’re having trouble submitting an event or if you don’t hear from us or see your event within 72 hours, feel free to email us at A handful of events on the calendar will be featured in the Time Out section of PDX Parent Magazine.

We have a event submission guide: Click this link to view it.

Q: What information is required when submitting events:

Required information for submissions includes:

Contact name
Email address
A URL for additional information and event verification. We suggest that our users verify each event we list, checking for any changes or possible cancelations before heading out. This can be a website, a facebook page, or an affiliated website that contains information about your event. Please be sure that your event is clearly listed on your website or in a facebook events page.

Q: What if my event has multiple dates?

If your event has multiple dates please provide the multiple date information in the body of your event description and we will make every attempt to ensure the correct information is listed.

Q: What if my contact information is different than the event contact information?

Please let us know in the event description section of the submission form if you would like someone else's name and contact information associated with the event. As we are manually approving your event we will make every attempt to ensure the correct information is listed.

Q: Why wasn’t my image included in my event?

Image inclusion is at the discretion of PDX Parent. No more than 1 image will be included for an event and it should clearly be related to the event or description. Posters or fliers are great choices for submission. Please do not use pictures that you do not own or provide pictures of children without their permission or their parent/guardians permission.

Q: How often are events updated?

Events are updated on an almost daily basis. We try very hard to make the calendar both comprehensive and accurate, however time constraints do keep us from being able to reconfirm every event on a daily basis. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to check with the host organization before heading out. And please let us know if anything on the calendar is inaccurate by sending an email to

Q: How do I fix an error on my event?

Please email with any corrections.

Q: How can I cancel my event?

Please email cancelations to and we will take care of it from our end.

Q. How can I advertise with PDX Parent?

Please contact us anytime at for advertising and promotions with PDX Parent. Our account executives and staff are available to answer your questions.

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