PDX Parent Reader Favorites: Health & Wellness

The votes are in and we are rolling out more winners of the 2024 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

Courtesy of Ready Set Grow

WINNER: Ready Set GROW Yoga and Dance Studio
It can be hard for new parents to do anything for themselves, let alone work out, and baby-sitters are expensive. But Ready Set GROW Yoga and Dance Studio offers classes that adults and kids can attend together. Classes give families a chance to connect with other parents who are also deep in the trenches of new parenthood. Whether you’re trying, pregnant, postpartum, a new parent, or adding more siblings to your family, Ready Set GROW has a class for you.

Hike It Baby
Multnomah Athletic Club
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.

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP)
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
Portland Children’s Dentistry
Sprout Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry


Courtesy of Sellwood Medical Clinic

WINNER: Sellwood Medical Clinic
With four locations in the greater Portland Metro area (two in Sellwood, one in Beaverton, and one in North Portland), Sellwood Medical Clinic is the go-to place for anything and everything medical related for your child. The clinic is an established, flourishing, and well-loved family medicine and pediatric care ractice with a diverse group of practitioners. If you’re looking to have a long-term care relationship with a provider you trust, Sellwood Medical Clinic is a perfect choice.

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

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!

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

Specialty Services for Kids

Courtesy of Shriners Children’s

 WINNER: Shriners Children’s
Located in Portland in the heart of a world-renowned medical community, the experienced care team at Shriners brings hope and healing, making lives richer, easier and less complex for children and families in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Through generous donations, they have helped more than 1.5 million children, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington
OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Rose Bud Speech Therapy
Northwest Pediatric & Family Nutrition
Northwest Reading Clinic 

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