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August 2022

$2 Kids Movies at Regal Cinemas

August 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

$2

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre for our 2022 Summer Movie Express series! Summer Movie Express tickets are just $2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy. Availability varies by location, so select a movie from the posters to see showtimes or check participating theaters for schedules.

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Free Lunch at Midland Library provided by Wattles Boys and Girls Club

August 16
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Free

Starting July 5 through August 19, kids can grab a free sack lunch at Midland Library provided by the Wattles Boys and Girls Club.

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Portland Mercury’s Burger Week

August 16
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 21, 2022

Don your finest stretchy pants and get ready for the meat sweats because the Portland Mercury’s Burger Week is back! Presented by The Merc and New Seasons Market, you’ll find one-of-a-kind burgers at loads of Portland’s finest establishments for a mere $8 each. Burger Week is also brought to you by Jim Beam, Laurelwood Brewing, Electric Lettuce, DinnerStar, and EverOut.

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Dahlia Festival

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Free

Stroll through nearly 40 acres of dahlias in a colorful rainbow of sizes, shapes and hues during the annual Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby. Starting Monday, August 1, take in more than 370 dahlia varieties and then enjoy live music and a tasty meal from local food carts. The festival runs from August 1 through September 31. Free admission. Dogs allowed on leash, but not recommended.

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Chipper’s Preschool Rides

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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$11

June 14-August 31 Every TUES/WED 10 AM-12:30 PM   Little ones to play their way during our popular Chipper's Preschool Rides mornings! Admission includes access to the kiddie rides and selected family rides from 10 AM-12 PM, then at noon we have cookies and milk and story time with Chipper the Squirrel! Proudly presented by Alpha Radio Portland. Admission: $11 per child Children 6 and younger only. Adults ride free with a paid child. Tickets are available starting 40 days…

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Enchanted Family Days

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 22, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2022 at 10:00 am

Free

Check with event host website to confirm details before heading out.  Character Meet & Greet Give-a-Ways Activities TreatsThe kids can dress like their favorite character for a day of themed activities, music, treats and give-a-ways. And don’t forget to pack the camera - surprise guests will be joining us for this fun event! 2022 SUMMER CELEBRATION EVENTS DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION THEME July 7 10am - noon Enchanted Family Days Hazeldale Park Princesses July 22 10am - noon Enchanted Family…

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Literacy Lady PDX Storytime at The Craft Factory

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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No Storytime 8/12/2022
The Craft Factory, 4555 N Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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Suggested Donation

Come join us on Tuesdays in the summer. Storytime, music and movement! All ages welcome!

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Storytime in the Park at the Ledding Library

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until August 30, 2022

Join us in the amphitheater outside the library for stories, songs, and rhymes! Every week June-August, weather permitting. Ages 0-5.

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Mike Bennett’s Dinolandia

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 10, 2022

710 SW Yamhill St., 710 SW Yamhill St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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$5 – $30

Beloved local artist Mike Bennett presents Dinolandia in downtown Portland May 31–September 10, 2022. The immersive walk-through two-story museum features more than 50 species of dinosaurs, ranging from the chicken-sized Compsognathus to the massive floor-to-ceiling T. Rex! Per Mike's signature style, all 1,000+ cutouts will be made from reclaimed plywood and recycled paint. Grammy nominated children’s artist Billy Kelly provides original music for the exhibit. Dinolandia takes place in the beautiful 22,000 square foot corner retail space located at 710…

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Animal Walk with Farmer Kat at Topaz Farm

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 30, 2022

Topaz Farm, 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd
Portland, OR 97231 United States
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Every Tuesday at 11:00 am, join Farmer Kat for a visit with the animals, including one up and close interaction. Before or after, visit our huge farm stand for adult and kid-friendly (and adult) snacks, meals and drinks, made fresh from the farm. Please note we don't allow pets, outside food or drinks anywhere on the farm.   About Topaz Farm Our 130-acre family-owned, no-spray farm is located on Sauvie Island, just 20 minutes from downtown Portland. We are open…

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MUSIC WORKSHOP PRESENTS SOUNDWAVES AT THE RESER: Connecting music and life

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Wednesday Concert will not happen on 8/17. Thursday concert will not happen on 8/25
The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 SW Crescent Street
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
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Free

Music Workshop’s Soundwaves program brings youth ages 8 and up and their families to The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts for eight interactive performances with professional musicians. Concerts will be held Aug. 16, 18, 23 and 24 and will include performances by Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes of Pink Martini, DJ Prashant, Thunderstorm Artis, and The Portland Cello Project. The musicians represent a variety of genres and cultures, and will tell their stories, and share their music. Audience members…

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Prenatal Feeding Class for ALL parents, LGBTQ+ inclusive

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Free

Pre-natal feeding class for ALL parents who will be welcoming a baby or babies into the world via: adoption, birth or surrogacy! Class taught by lactation/feeding consultant & your local pediatrician Class taught virtually now, eventually will be in person w/virtual opt-in Cost: FREE

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$2 Kids Movies at Regal Cinemas

August 17
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

$2

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre for our 2022 Summer Movie Express series! Summer Movie Express tickets are just $2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy. Availability varies by location, so select a movie from the posters to see showtimes or check participating theaters for schedules.

Find out more »

Free Lunch at Midland Library provided by Wattles Boys and Girls Club

August 17
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Free

Starting July 5 through August 19, kids can grab a free sack lunch at Midland Library provided by the Wattles Boys and Girls Club.

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Portland Mercury’s Burger Week

August 17
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 21, 2022

Don your finest stretchy pants and get ready for the meat sweats because the Portland Mercury’s Burger Week is back! Presented by The Merc and New Seasons Market, you’ll find one-of-a-kind burgers at loads of Portland’s finest establishments for a mere $8 each. Burger Week is also brought to you by Jim Beam, Laurelwood Brewing, Electric Lettuce, DinnerStar, and EverOut.

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Kids Crafts with Awake Coffee

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until December 16, 2022

Awake Coffee & Art, 7325 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, 97202 United States
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$5

Join the Awake Coffee Crew every Monday, Wednesday and Friday @10 am for story and kids crafts! Crafts vary from clay bowls and fairy wands to  lanterns and water colored creations. Younger siblings always welcome. Parents encouraged to chat, grab coffee and roam.   $5 drop in or Class pass (buy 4 get one free) 

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Chipper’s Preschool Rides

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202 United States
+ Google Map
$11

June 14-August 31 Every TUES/WED 10 AM-12:30 PM   Little ones to play their way during our popular Chipper's Preschool Rides mornings! Admission includes access to the kiddie rides and selected family rides from 10 AM-12 PM, then at noon we have cookies and milk and story time with Chipper the Squirrel! Proudly presented by Alpha Radio Portland. Admission: $11 per child Children 6 and younger only. Adults ride free with a paid child. Tickets are available starting 40 days…

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PP&R City Nature Explorers Classes for 1st to 3rd Graders– Pre-registration required

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hoyt Arboretum – Stevens Pavilion, Meet at Stevens pavilion across from the Visitor's Center (4000 SW Fairview Boulevard)
Portland, OR 97221 United States
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$40

PP&R City Nature Explorers Class for 1st to 3rd graders at Hoyt Arboretum – 10:00am  Register for this Class here: LINK Parks are a magical place to learn about science and nature. Give your child a way to be curious about nature, ask questions, explore, and learn through play. Topics include birds, mammals, plants, invertebrates, pollinators, and more. Trained nature educators encourage children to share their own stories and make their own observations in nature. Lessons make space for both…

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Wee Wednesdays Concerts at Hoot-n-Annie

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Free, Donations to artist accepted

Our weekly WEE WEDNESDAYS are back by popular demand! Every Wednesday we are hosting an amazing local artist from 10:30-11:30am! It is a safe space where littles can laugh, dance, and sing! This event is always FREE but, if you can, show your love to local artists and leave a donation before you head out. This is geared toward infants and toddlers but all ages are welcome! Location alternates between our Hillsdale and Barnes stores so check the calendar below…

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Mike Bennett’s Dinolandia

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 10, 2022

710 SW Yamhill St., 710 SW Yamhill St.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
+ Google Map
$5 – $30

Beloved local artist Mike Bennett presents Dinolandia in downtown Portland May 31–September 10, 2022. The immersive walk-through two-story museum features more than 50 species of dinosaurs, ranging from the chicken-sized Compsognathus to the massive floor-to-ceiling T. Rex! Per Mike's signature style, all 1,000+ cutouts will be made from reclaimed plywood and recycled paint. Grammy nominated children’s artist Billy Kelly provides original music for the exhibit. Dinolandia takes place in the beautiful 22,000 square foot corner retail space located at 710…

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Outdoor Summer Storytime at Capitol Hill Library

August 17 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 17, 2022 at 11:00 am

Free

Join us outside on the lawn for a live storytime with fun books, songs, rhymes, and more! Supported by gifts to The Library Foundation. Target audience: Birth to 3, Families, Preschool

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MUSIC WORKSHOP PRESENTS SOUNDWAVES AT THE RESER: Connecting music and life

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Wednesday Concert will not happen on 8/17. Thursday concert will not happen on 8/25
The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 SW Crescent Street
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Music Workshop’s Soundwaves program brings youth ages 8 and up and their families to The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts for eight interactive performances with professional musicians. Concerts will be held Aug. 16, 18, 23 and 24 and will include performances by Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes of Pink Martini, DJ Prashant, Thunderstorm Artis, and The Portland Cello Project. The musicians represent a variety of genres and cultures, and will tell their stories, and share their music. Audience members…

Find out more »

MUSIC WORKSHOP PRESENTS SOUNDWAVES AT THE RESER: Connecting music and life

August 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Wednesday Concert will not happen on 8/17. Thursday concert will not happen on 8/25
The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 SW Crescent Street
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Music Workshop’s Soundwaves program brings youth ages 8 and up and their families to The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts for eight interactive performances with professional musicians. Concerts will be held Aug. 16, 18, 23 and 24 and will include performances by Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes of Pink Martini, DJ Prashant, Thunderstorm Artis, and The Portland Cello Project. The musicians represent a variety of genres and cultures, and will tell their stories, and share their music. Audience members…

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Happy Sol Painting Workshop w/ Natalia Cardona

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
REC Room in Hammer + Jacks, 6406 SE FOSTER RD
PORTLAND, OR 97206-4660 United States
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$15 – $35

Join us for a very special Happy Sol painting class with the local artist Natalia Cardona Puerta on Wednesday, August 3 at 3pm! 🎨🌞🖌️ During this afternoon arts + crafts workshop Natalia will work 1-on-1 with participants to help them explore color, have fun playing with paint, and create their own wooden cutout Happy Sol face to bring happiness and warmth home with them! We’ll provide the materials, guidance in both Spanish and English with lots of love and laughter.…

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Happy Sol Painting Workshop w/ Natalia Cardona

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The REC Room in Hammer + Jacks, 6406 SE FOSTER RD
PORTLAND, OR 97206-4660 United States
+ Google Map
$15 – $35

Join us for a very special Happy Sol painting class with the local artist Natalia Cardona Puerta on Wednesday, August 17 at 3pm! 🎨🌞🖌️ During this afternoon arts + crafts workshop Natalia will work 1-on-1 with participants to help them explore color, have fun playing with paint, and create their own wooden cutout Happy Sol face to bring happiness and warmth home with them! We’ll provide the materials, guidance in both Spanish and English with lots of love and laughter.…

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Ice Cream Social at McBees Cafe

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

McBees Ice cream Social nights will be starting this Wednesday June 22nd from 4:00-9:00 to kick off the Summer Season! Fun ice cream creations and surprises for the Rock Creek and surrounding communities! Did I mention our Color Changing Spoons are back! McBees is about fun and creating community one Shake ,Quake,and Cone at a time. Tell your family, friends and neighbors and hope to see you this Wednesday at 4:00. Cheers!

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Prenatal Yoga

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

This class is designed to provide pregnant people with a safe space to connect with their changing bodies as well as other parents to be, connecting their experience to others in their community as well as that of birthing people throughout history, tapping into the innate wisdom within. You will be guided through asana that prepares you for pregnancy, giving birth, and provides a foundation for postpartum recovery. It will help you cultivate a new awareness that will assist you…

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Middle Grade Book Club with Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop

August 17 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Free

This book club is for kids that are 8-12 year olds and looking to graduate from the You + Me Book Club. Each month we will be reading a new middle grade book and discussing it. This is a great group to incorporate into your distance learning. Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month on Zoom at 6p.m. (Check website for updates on in-person meetings) The selected title will be 10% off the month leading up to the meeting.

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Free Lunch at Midland Library provided by Wattles Boys and Girls Club

August 18
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Free

Starting July 5 through August 19, kids can grab a free sack lunch at Midland Library provided by the Wattles Boys and Girls Club.

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Portland Mercury’s Burger Week

August 18
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 21, 2022

Don your finest stretchy pants and get ready for the meat sweats because the Portland Mercury’s Burger Week is back! Presented by The Merc and New Seasons Market, you’ll find one-of-a-kind burgers at loads of Portland’s finest establishments for a mere $8 each. Burger Week is also brought to you by Jim Beam, Laurelwood Brewing, Electric Lettuce, DinnerStar, and EverOut.

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