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!

Regal Characters is owned and operated by former Disneyland princess, Alexis Boyett. Alexis offers ethical and professional character entertainment experiences for families and businesses located in Oregon and Washington. Her company specializes in teaching children anti-bullying, kindness, and self-awareness through top-notch princess and superhero performances. Regal Characters has been proudly providing families across the region with all-inclusive packages, affordable pricing, and no hidden fees since 2015.

Elephants Delicatessen is open at six locations. They also offer online ordering and delivery and pickup (including curbside). Free delivery on orders over $50. Have a family meal package delivered to your doorstep! Or stock your freezer with their mac-n-cheese.

Beanstalk Children's Resale has a NEW online store! Shop for your favorite clothing, shoes, toys, books, and gear at shopbeanstalk.com 24 hours a day! They have curbside pick-up from 10 am to 3 pm, 7 days a week, at their Montavilla Location. For a small fee, they can also ship it to your door. Clearing out your kid's items? Sign up to consign with them at shopbeanstalk.com. They look forward to seeing you as soon as they can open their stores. Until then, they'll see you online or on Instagram!

Peake Academy has been a leading provider of early childhood education for 15 years. You can trust their teaching team has put their years of experience into developing this digital preschool environment. Their Peake Academy Digital Preschool program was created for times when a child and teacher cannot meet in a traditional classroom setting. Their Virtual Classroom provides a quality early childhood educational experience as the learning continues at home.

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland continues to provide specialized pediatric orthopaedic care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the pandemic, the Portland Shriners Hospital has worked to make their care even more accessible to the community by extending their Walk-in Fracture and Sports Injury Clinic to 7 days a week and offering telehealth options through a program called Fast Track Video Visits. Rest assured, Portland Shriners Hospital's staff are working diligently to keep the hospital clean and safe for patients and families.

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!

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BOLD Pediatric Therapy Center supports families to optimize learning and functional development for children through creative and innovative approaches to care with Occupational, Speech, and Physical therpay services. BOLD is open and currently providing telehealth services only. BOLD will be returning to direct clinic based care and telehealth services in the future. If you are looking for therapy supports for your child, call them at 971-249-2653.

Portland Magic Academy offers online, interactive magic classes and workshops for kids ages 8-12, empowering kids by teaching them the art of magic. Students learn a True Magician is Respectful, Prepared, Enthusiastic, Confident, Humble, Creative, Authentic, and Giving. Students in this eight-session Wand Courses class receive their own top secret file folder and custom magic tricks. They even get LIFETIME ACCESS to an online video vault with tutorials and hours of bonus content. Their super-fun classes include games, performances, creativity exercise, and more! This will be one class your child can't wait to take!

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!

Music Together of Portland invites you to become a part of a virtual musical community! The Music Together Online program brings high-quality, family music-making experiences right into your living room with weekly live, interactive classes. The program is designed to teach the way young children learn — through play! Your whole family will have a blast singing, dancing, and jamming along! Spring session ends June 20, and it’s not too late to join them. Spring tuition will be pro-rated based on start date, and summer session begins July 6. Try a free class anytime, and experience the musical fun, firsthand!

K-12 online tutoring! 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. Call or email today for a free consultation and to schedule a free 30 minute session. 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 [email protected] or call 503-524-4744.

Mississippi Pizza Pub is introducing the Family Fun Pizza Kit! Start with par baked crust, add toppings and bake at home with the family. Included for $22: crust, pizza sauce, cheese, one small pizza dough ball for kids to shape into a mini pizza, four chocolate chip cookie dough balls, and one CD by kids performers. Mississippi Pizza is open for no contact takeout and home delivery 7 days a week from 11 am to 9 pm. The full menu is available including regular, gluten free and vegan pizza along with fresh salads. Call your order in at 503-288-3231.

Keep imagination and creativity alive with Crafts To Go and virtual crafting birthday parties! Each craft kit includes a craft base and large assortment of embellishments to create an amazing piece of art. Large selection of crafts to choose from. Have a birthday or special occasion to celebrate? Order Crafts To Go, drop off to each guest, schedule your crafting party on Zoom or Facetime and let the celebration begin! Orders taken daily between 10 am-2 pm. Convenient, no contact curbside pick up available Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment. Call to place your order 503-577-4310.

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