Welcome Guide

From Portland’s most family-friendly neighborhoods to suggestions for crafting a perfect weekend in the Rose City and beyond, the Welcome Guide is an invaluable resource for visitors and new transplants — and will even help longtime residents rediscover some of the best family-friendly fun in Portland.

Why Vancouver is Great for Families

Here’s what makes this fast-growing city great for families.

Neighborhood We Love: West Linn

Many families find suburban bliss in Clackamas County’s West Linn.

Neighborhood We Love: Troutdale

The City of Troutdale, 16 miles east of downtown Portland along I-84, bills itself as the Gateway to the Columbia River Gorge.

Neighborhood We Love: Felida

Felida is a pocket neighborhood in northwest Vancouver, Washington located a quick hop off the I-5 and a 20-minute jump across the bridge.

Neighborhood We Love: Arbor Lodge

Arbor Lodge has plenty to offer the Portlander looking to stray off the beaten path or pop off the MAX line.

Neighborhood We Love: Beaumont-Wilshire

With a name that means “beautiful mountain” in French, the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood offers unsurprisingly lovely views of downtown Portland.

Neighborhood We Love: Foster-Powell

Foster-Powell, the triangle-shaped neighborhood tucked between Southeast Powell Boulevard and Southeast Foster Road, combines the best of new and old Portland.

Neighborhood We Love: Bridlemile

If you love the suburbs but hate a long commute, centrally located Bridlemile in Southwest Portland may be the perfect fit.

Explore Portland  Like a Tourist

It’s an eternal question from visitors and recent transplants: What is there to do in Portland with kids? We’ve got the ultimate answers.

14 Places to Get Kid-Friendly Take-Out

Check out these kid-friendly to-go spots, where the grown-ups will love the food, too!

Search for schools, camps, enrichment classes, pediatricians and more in our directory!

PDX Parent Reader Favorites Winners

The voters have spoken! Here's the complete list of the winners of our annual readers’ poll.

The Private School Primer

Check out these excellent private schools, organized by quadrant.
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