Winner & Top 5: Kid-Friendly Bike Trail

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Note: Be sure to check the websites below for updates due to COVID before you head out. Services — like restroom access — might be limited. Follow social distancing best practices, and prepare to be flexible and return another time if you find an area to be busy. Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best …

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Winner & Top 5: Family-Friendly Hike

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Note: Due to COVID-19 closures, please confirm that the area is open to the public before heading out. WINNER: Forest ParkTrails that criss-cross old growth woods and lead to postcard-perfect views of the city, old stone houses to poke into, and wildlife habitat to view, all within city limits? Count us all in for Forest …

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Winner & Top 5: Fertility & Surrogate Resource

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WINNER: OHSU Fertility ConsultantsA national leader in fertility research, OHSU provides the widest range and most advanced medical treatments available. You can sign up for a free one-hour information session to learn about your options and talk to fertility specialists. TOP 5 All Families Surrogacy Northwest Fertility Center Oregon Fertility Institute ORM Fertility Surro Connections

Winner & Top 5: Kids Hair Salon

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for kids hair salons in and around Portland. WINNER: Sit Still Kids Sit Still earns high marks for the kid-friendly environment with toys, videos, cool chairs and patient and friendly stylists serving up cool hairstyles. For the parents, there’s cold brew (or wine), good music, and free wi-fi. TOP 5Bishops …

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Winner & Top 5: Summer & Winter Camps

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for the top summer and winter camps in the Portland area. WINNER: Trackers Earth PortlandA repeat winner in this category, Trackers is a go-to for parents around the metro area for good reason — their nature-and-skills-based camps are engaging, flexible and oh-so-much fun. TOP 5 Cedarwood Waldorf School Friends of …

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Winner & Top 5: Sports Class

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best kids sports class in Portland. WINNER: Portland Parks & RecreationFor sheer breadth of programming — and ease of access — it’s hard to beat the city’s parks department. They’ve got everything from intro-to-sportsball classes for the youngest set to competitive leagues in major sports for the bigger kids. …

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Winner & Top 5: Treats

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for top places for sweet treats in PDX. WINNER: Ruby JewelOwner Lisa Herlinger sold the first Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwich out of a cooler at Portland farmer’s markets, and her delicious treats have expanded to six locations throughout the metro area. Portlanders love the great ice cream sandwich combos …

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Winner & Top 5: After-school Class

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best after-school classes in Portland. WINNER: Trackers Earth PortlandAfter a day of being cooped up at school, after-school programs at Trackers are just what the doctor ordered for wiggly kids. They’ll pick up your kid from schools all over Portland and get them out into nature for wildlife observation or fort …

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Winner & Top 5: Pizza

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for the best pizza in Portland. WINNER: Mississippi Pizza PubThin crust, deep dish, extra-cheese — when it comes to pizza, kids tend to love it all. (The only time they aren’t picky, right?) So what sets our winner, Mississippi Pizza, apart from all the other slice joints? Must be their …

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Winner & Top 5: Gymnastics Classes

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Our 2020 reader poll winners for best gymnastics classes in Portland. WINNER: The Children’s GymTumblebugs of all ages give The Children’s Gym high marks for its very professional staff and super-active classes. Pro tip: Keep an eye out for their regular Parents’ Night Out events, where your kids can get a workout and you can have dinner …

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Winner & Top 5: Comic Book Shop

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best comic book shop in Portland. WINNER: Bridge City ComicsWith a motto like “Comics for the People,” how can they go wrong? Bridge City Comics has something for everyone, from a robust section featuring Portland makers to the new Dog Boy installment that your 6-year-old has been impatiently waiting for …

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Winner & Top 5: Bike Store & Repair

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best bike store and repair in and around Portland. WINNER: Bike GalleryBike Gallery knows cycling families don’t solely exist in inner downtown neighborhoods. So they’ve smartly opened stores in the ’burbs from Beaverton to Happy Valley. This family-owned business even caters to the littlest riders with a selection of …

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Winner & Top 5: Local New Kids Clothing

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best local new kids clothing stores in the Portland area. WINNER: Hanna AnderssonThe great thing about those Hanna jammies (or leggings, or shorts) is how long they last. The clothes are so sturdy and roomy that they can be handed down without holes, and yesterday’s dress is today’s tunic. Worth every …

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Winner & Top 5: Grocery Store

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best grocery store in the Portland area. WINNER: New Seasons MarketThe samples, the local, organic produce, the fresh and tasty deli offerings, the helpful butchers … the samples. Just a few of the reasons you love New Seasons Market and named it our winner for best grocery store. TOP …

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Winner & Top 5: Pregnancy & Postpartum Support

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Our 2020 reader poll winners for best lactation consultants, midwives and doulas in  the Portland area. WINNER: Bridgetown BabyBridgetown Baby specializes in supporting families after birth with postpartum plans that enhance healing, bonding and joyful memories that will set the tone for a lifetime of connection. TOP 5 Doula My Soul Lactation Services Luna Lactation & Wellness OHSU …

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Winner & Top 5: Rock Climbing & Obstacle Gyms

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for kid-friendly rock climbing gyms in the Portland area. WINNER: Circuit Bouldering GymA longtime favorite for birthday parties and rainy day playdates, the Circuit Gym has a dedicated area just for kids with a slide to whoosh down once they’ve made their way up the bouldering walls. The hand-holds are …

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Winner & Top 5: Toy Store

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best toy store in Portland. WINNER: Hammer + Jacks TOP 5 Finnegan’s Toys & Gifts Kids at Heart Toys MudPuddles Toys & Books Piccolo Mondo Toys Thinker Toys

Winner & Top 5: Swim Instruction

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best kids swim classes in the Portland area. WINNER: Portland Parks & RecreationFrom Angelfish to Park Shark, Portland Parks and Rec offers swim lessons for every stage of your little one’s life, at a very affordable price point. Registrations fill fast, so our pro tip is to be ready at your computer or on your phone as soon …

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Winner & Top 5: Dance Class

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Our 2020 reader poll winners for kids dance classes in the Portland metro area. WINNER: Oregon Ballet Theatre School Whether your tiny dancer is already doing pointe work or simply loves leaping about the living room in a tutu to The Nutcracker Suite, The Oregon Ballet Theatre School’s programs will help them level up. Kids connect imagery with movement …

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Winner & Top 5: Family-Friendly Fitness

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best family-friendly fitness. WINNER: Fit4MomAnother repeat winner, moms have loved the no-judgment vibe of Fit4Mom workout classes for a long time. And as of press time, the Portland chapters of Fit4Mom have all gone virtual with online workouts and playgroups. But this actually could make it easier for new …

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Winner & Top 5: Consignment Shop or Event

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best consignment shops and sales for kids’ clothes, toys and gear. WINNER: Beanstalk Children’s ResalePortland’s consignment store and sale game is strong. So to rise to the top of the pack means you’re really something special. Our readers give Beanstalk the nod for the second year in a row …

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Winner & Top 5: Kindie Musicians & Performers

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Our 2020 readers’ poll winners for best kids musicians and performers around Portland. WINNER: Red Yarn Red Yarn, aka Andy Furgeson, and his puppet critters have been charming young Portland audiences for years. And we love that his Americana folk-rock tunes don’t just get kids hopping like squirrels — they also get kids thinking about …

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