The votes are in and we are rolling out more winners of the 2023 PDX Parent Reader Favorites! Here are our readers’ top choices in the Health & Wellness categories. Find the full list of winners in all categories right here.

Family-Friendly Fitness

Image courtesy Fit4Mom

It can be hard for new moms to do anything for themselves, let alone work out. But Fit4Mom, which has classes from Southeast Portland and Clackamas to Beaverton and Lake Oswego, makes it easy for moms to get a total-body workout by including babies and kids in the workout sesh. And in between all the cardio and strength-training, classes give moms a chance to connect with other women who are also deep in the trenches of new motherhood.

Hike It Baby
Multnomah Athletic Club
Ready Set GROW Yoga and Dance Studio
Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Accessible & Inclusive Resources

Image courtesy Harper’s Playground

WINNER: Harper’s Playground
Harper’s Playground is driven by the vision of a world in which everyone is included. They create playgrounds where people of all abilities connect through play and thrive.

Albertina Kerr’s Children’s Developmental Health Services
Sensory Kids, LLC
Tucker Arts Camp
Spectra Gymnastics

Dentist for Kids

WINNER: Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
We know that a trip to the dentist isn’t the most enjoyable for kiddos. But the pros at Hollywood Children’s Dentistry make sure sitting in the (colorful, kid-size) dental chair is a welcoming, stress-free experience. The office waiting room even has a play-area (currently closed due to COVID) and fun tooth-themed decor. 

Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Dentistry for Kids
Dr. Pike Dentistry for Children
Sprout Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry


Courtesy Metropolitan Pediatrics, LLC

WINNER: Metropolitan Pediatrics, LLC
With six locations, from Portland to Happy Valley, and 50 physicians, Metropolitan Pediatrics is the go-to place for anything and everything medical related for your child. In addition to care for the sniffles, the offices also offer sports medicine, behavioral health, lactation support for new moms, and even ear piercing for your kiddos! 

Randall Children’s Pediatric Care-Emanuel
Broadway Medical Clinic
OHSU Doernbecher Pediatrics Clinic
Pediatric Associates of the Northwest
Sellwood Medical Clinic

Pediatric Urgent Care

Courtesy Brave Care, credit Ali Rae Photography

WINNER: Brave Care
When busy parents need a same-day appointment for their littles ones, whether it’s an unexplained rash or for a bone that broke during recess, the physicians and staff at Brave Care make your child’s medical emergency their priority. Brave Care has three locations, in Northeast, Southeast and Beaverton. And they even offer a 24-hour phone line staffed with nurses who can answer your middle-of-night questions!

Columbia Clinic Urgent Care
Kaiser Permanente
Legacy GoHealth Urgent Care
Shriners Hospital’s Walk-in Fracture & Sports Injury Clinic

Specialty Services for Kids

Courtesy Ronald McDonald House

 WINNER: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington provides access to medical care, a home away from home, and a community of support for seriously ill or injured children and their families.

OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Help Elevate Learning Processing, Inc.
Rose Bud Speech Therapy
Northwest Pediatric & Family Nutrition
Northwest Reading Clinic 

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