BIG PICTURE

Would You Swim in the Willamette? Prove it.

Why the annual Big Float challenges Portlanders to dive in to the river that runs through us.

07/01/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

THEATER

Everything You Need to Know about OCT's 'The Giver'

We chart the path of the Newbery-winning novel from book to hit OCT play to Jeff Bridges-starring movie. Thru May 18

05/07/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

HELLO, MUDDAH!

Pick the Right Portland Summer Camp for Your Brood

Portland’s plethora of day camps could give your kids the skills to do just about anything.

03/03/2014 By Margaret Seiler

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Beauty and the Beast

The massive scale and general weirdness of this production mean there's something for both the kids and the adults. Dec 14–29

12/11/2013 By Nathan Tucker

THEATER

Review: Milagro’s ‘Corrido Calavera’

Rather than scare you, Milagro's humorous Day of the Dead play might make you a little less afraid. Thru Nov 9

10/22/2013 Photography by Ally Bordas

HAPPENINGS

Trail Blazing in Salem

This month, The Oregon Trail comes to life in a live-action role play game in Salem

09/13/2013 By Roxanne Davis

NEWS

Portland's New Alternative Scouts

The 55th Cascadia Scouts welcome all comers to an outdoorsy scouting frontier

06/04/2013 By Alex Zielinski

SUMMER GUIDE

Summer Fun for the Family on $50 a Day

From your a.m. sip to Happy Hour, with plenty of kid-friendly activities in between (rain or shine)

06/02/2013 By Kasey Cordell

ARTS NEWS

MythBusters Exhibition to Come to OMSI

An "Explosive Exhibition" based on the hit TV show will open on Feb. 8.

01/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

Happenings & Deals

Tripster: Weekend Plans

It's a good time to be a kid: Kids eat free in San Diego this month, and Stub Stewart State Park hosts a family-friendly organized ride.

10/05/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Desirables

City Maps Come Alive

4D Cityscape brings 3D puzzles of city maps into the fourth dimension.

07/01/2012 By Kristin Belz

Desirables

Board Games for the Not Bored

Angry Birds and Words With Friends compete with the old favorites, like Monopoly – and now, Portland-opoly.

12/27/2011 By Kristin Belz

Appreciation

Tales of Two Charleses

Charles Dickens and Charles Schulz invented two of the season’s most welcome visitors to our holiday celebrations at home.

12/18/2011 By Kristin Belz

Beer Bulletin

Review: New Brew Venue

Hawthorne has a Hophouse

11/16/2010 By John Chandler

phile under: TBA 2010

TBA 2010: tiny tba w/ Greasy Kid Stuff

Last night, The Works hosted Tiny Dances. This morning, tiny dancers!

09/12/2010 By Anne Adams

phile under: weekend picks

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

08/13/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams

upcoming events

Tulip Fest!

03/29/2010 By Kate Bryant

Family

Mommies Know Best

Nearly 20 years after the seminal children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" was published, sociologists have begun to ask: Do gay parents have it better? Here in Portland, many same-sex couples say the answer is yes.

08/19/2008 By Stacey Wilson