Safely Open for Business

It may seem like much of the world has stopped, but there are local businesses that are open and finding creative ways to help Portland families during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have adapted with safe options like curbside pickup, local delivery, shipping, individual appointments, Zoom and more. Now is a great time to support the local business community—it’s a big part of what makes Portland so special!

Metropolitan Pediatrics

We all look forward to the time when we can be together again! Until then, please know the providers of Metropolitan Pediatrics are here, virtually and in-person, to offer your family the best pediatric care in the safest way possible. All Metropolitan Pediatrics locations are currently open, and their team is available to help support you through this time. Please call ahead to discuss your care needs and how their team can help. Metropolitan Pediatrics is a 5 STAR Medical Home practice with nearly 50 providers and six locations, compassionately caring for Portland-area families since 1999. Call today!

Mad Science of Portland and Vancouver

Green glowing liquids, strange objects flying through the air, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, mystery substances, and curious creatures. Is this another planet? No, it’s Mad Science! Offering 1/2 and full day camps throughout the summer in a variety of locations! They comply with all health regulations and guidance from local and state authorities. Limited to 10 children per room, temperature checks and contact information required. PPE available. All rooms and equipment thoroughly cleaned before and after each class.

Sweet Day Community School

Sweet Day has limited Summer time openings for children 2–12 years old. They have adjusted their NE Irvington center to limit your child’s contacts to a small, stable cohort, and have implemented an extensive health screening process, and sanitation schedule; with these measures in place, Sweet Day is happy to offer children a summer rich in arts, discovery, and peer interaction.

Garden Home Montessori School

Garden Home is a licensed Montessori School offering Art, Music, Cooking, Dance, and Gardening lessons through the Montessori curriculum in both spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL). They provide care for ages 2.5–6 years in a fun and enthusiastic environment that offers a wide range of challenging materials to support the whole child as they grow and develop.

The Lumberyard Bike Park

The Lumberyard is thrilled that Summer Camps can begin June 15th, sign up now! The park is currently closed to the public for riding but plans to re-open just as soon as they are allowed! Their bike shop is open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday. Reopening plans are evolving so stay tuned and — most importantly — stay well!

Childswork Learning Center

Childswork Learning Center is now accepting applications for Summer Camps and the 2020-21 School Year. Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. Childswork nurtures wonder, embraces joy, and fosters discovery.

College Nannies and Sitters of Portland

College Nannies and Sitters of Portland is ready to meet your family’s childcare needs, even as life continues to shift. The service is:
Safe – Care takes place in your own home.
Flexible – Schedule a full week or just a few days. Need just occasional care? It’s easy to schedule with the MySitters mobile app.
Reliable – Local management team is here to support you. All nannies are background screened, trained and CPR/First Aid certified.
Available – Skip the long care center waiting lists constrained with new group size restrictions. Nannies are available for placement today.

Penny’s Puppet Productions

Penny’s Puppet Productions creates educational puppets shows to help kids and families find respite, learning and joy. Penny’s Puppets has been performing live educational Puppet shows since 2002. They turned our attention to virtual shows and video shorts during this difficult time to bring the fun to you wherever you may be. They have many virtual offerings available on our website. Become a Super fan on their Patreon fan club site. There you will get exclusive behind the scene clips and bloopers and their new puppet show series “What’s Going Down In Puppet Town,” starring Super Donkey.

Huntington Learning Center

Open for K-12 Tutoring, In-Center and Online! Huntington Learning Center offers customized programs for all ages to keep students learning and reduce the academic impact of the pandemic. Students enjoy 1:1 instruction by certified teachers with flexible scheduling. Ask about the special college prep and math review courses this summer. So many students are heading into the fall unprepared after a long break from school. Let Huntington help! In addition, Huntington is the test prep leader for the all-important SAT or ACT! Email Huntington at or call 503-524-4744 today!

Northwest Reading Clinic

Northwest Reading Clinic is open for virtual testing and one-on-one treatment! It’s the same personalized sessions conducted by skilled clinicians they’ve offered for 35 years, but on Zoom or Skype instead. NWRC specializes in the remediation of reading, spelling and comprehension difficulties, including dyslexia. They also work on writing and study skills. Don’t let the summer slide and the lack of classroom time affect your student! Use this summer to help them gain the skills they need to be successful come autumn.

Finnegan’s Toys & Gifts

Finnegan’s Toys & Gifts is now open for limited in-person shopping! Please go to for details. They are also offering online ordering and will ship anywhere in the United States. Free curbside pickup is also available!

Black Wagon

Shop your child’s favorite summer essentials at Black Wagon on North Mississippi Ave. Now OPEN 11 am–5 pm six days a week (closed Wednesdays). Shoes, clothing and accessories for newborn to tween.

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