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!

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!

Bloom Music Studio is a dynamic and fun place for kids to learn piano, guitar, voice, and cello! Ena has a special way of communicating with kids which brings out their own inner wisdom. She makes music a very attainable skill for kids by making it fun and perfectly challenging each student right where they are. Bloom Music Studio is a great place for kids to learn an instrument as well as theory, ear training, and sight reading in a way which makes sense to them. Bloom Music Studio is the place for music fun!

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.

The Wiggle Room is open for private play time and following county gathering restrictions and safety regulations. The space will be sanitized before, after, and during each play time and disinfectant fogged nightly. Also, there is bipolar ionization on the HVAC system which is proven to remove 99% of viruses and bacteria from the air. Private appointments can be made and paid online. New service also available is The Work Room PDX. Your play time can be billed (and issued a receipt) as private work space with internet access for your taxes or expense reports.

Envi Adventures flies above Oregon's most iconic landmarks such as Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, and Downtown Portland. With daily flights, our affordable air tours are fun for the whole family!

Wishes Come True PDX is now offering socially distant short visits! Your favorite character(s) will arrive with lots of fun things to do! Perhaps sing some songs or do a flip? Their characters are also offering pre-recorded custom videos! These are a great way to send some magic with zero contact. Party and event bookings are subject to state and county guidelines, but things are always evolving so stay tuned!

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland continues to provide specialized pediatric orthopaedic care. In response to COVID-19, the Portland Shriners Hospital has worked diligently to maintain a clean environment, making it a safe choice for patients and families to receive the best care for a range of orthopaedic conditions. In addition, some appointment types are now available through a telehealth program, Fast Track Video Visits, where you can receive the most amazing care from the comfort of your own home!

Club BV offers a wide variety of daily activities, art, science, tutoring and indoor and out door games. Club BV offers a private RV for field trips so personal hygiene, safety and social distancing can be very closely monitored.

Sprout Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is excited to re-open its doors to patients and their families. They offer the highest level of pediatric dental care in the safest way possible. Families can feel at-ease during their visits, as staff utilize the highest level of PPE, pre-screen all patients and take temperatures of all staff and patients. Prevention-based and minimally-invasive procedures will make you and your family feel comfortable. Welcoming new and returning patients.

Portland's Culinary Workshop is currently holding Digital Culinary and Baking and Pastry Camps throughout the summer! They have both Kids 8 to 12-year-old and Teen camps that are a week long set of classes sent directly to you with class kits for pick-up at their location. Your camper will get a set of prerecorded videos of the days topics, class recipe packets and instructor 'office hours' for live question and answer sessions three times a week during camp. Watch, pause, rewind the class as many times as you want to learn at your own pace!

Music Together® of Portland invites you to bring their high-quality, family music-making experiences right into your living room with online classes. The Music Together Online program is designed to teach the way young children learn — through play! Your whole family will have a blast singing, dancing, and jamming along during weekly live, interactive classes! Their 6-week summer session begins July 6. Curious? Try a free class the week of June 22, and experience the fun first-hand!

Mimosa Studios is open in the safest manner possible so that they can continue to provide our community the opportunity to paint and craft together over the summer. All customers entering the studio will be required to wear masks and the painting area and all supplies will be cleaned and disinfected between group seatings. You can choose to paint in studio by reservation, or you can pick up a To Go Painting Kit to paint at home. Call 503-288-0770 to reserve a seating time or visit their website to order a To Go Painting Kit.

Portland, you’re cleared for liftoff! They’ve taken safe flying seriously since 1998 and have added a whole new level of safety to the experience as they reopen. With changes to their safety process like: masked flyers and team members, smaller class sizes, temperature checks, social distancing measures, increased disinfecting of gear AND air in their wind tunnel that’s 10x fresher than your average entertainment space – they’re ready to get back to high flights and air fives! Class times are extremely limited so visit www.iflyworld.com.

MudPuddles has summer fun dialed in with outdoor backyard games, toys, puzzles and books. Open for in-store shopping with safety guidelines or choose curbside pickup or delivery.

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