From Portland’s most family-friendly neighborhoods to an itinerary for a perfect long weekend in the Rose City to a year-long calendar of fun events for kids, 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.

A Year of Fun: A Month-by-Month Calendar of Family-Friendly Events

Save this list of the regular awesome events happening in Portland.

Road Trip Ideas: PNW Magic

It’s time for some new adventures! Reconnect with the best of the Northwest with a summer road trip to the central Oregon Coast, or Seattle and Mount Rainier.  

The Ultimate Portland Weekend with Kids

Explore the city and fill your long weekend with  under-the-radar gems and old favorites

Neighborhood We Love: Goose Hollow

If easy access to all that Portland has to offer is a top priority, Goose Hollow brings just that. Learn more about the neighborhood that is older than the city of Portland itself.

Hollywood Neighborhood in Portland

Neighborhood We Love: Hollywood

One of Portland’s smallest neighborhoods, Hollywood retains the classic character and charm of historic Portland, but with modern-day conveniences.

Neighborhood We Love: Hillside

Hillside in Northwest Portland is an urban neighborhood with small-town charm.

Brentwood Park

Neighborhood We Love: Brentwood-Darlington

“The best thing Brentwood-Darlington has going for it is the strong community vibe … Neighbors support one another like I have never seen before, and I have lived in seven different states,” says neighbor Will Mohring.

Happy Valley Neighborhood

Neighborhood We Love: Happy Valley

For families ready to make the shift to suburban living, Happy Valley tops the list for its natural wonders and burgeoning food-and-drink scene.

Neighborhood We Love: Kenton

The North Portland neighborhood of Kenton has everything a family could ask for — parks, a library and restaurants galore.

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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