Sky High Sports the structured and safe place in town to Jump on the walls, literally. They are equipped with two-inch thick safety pads, 360-degrees of trampoline walls and special springy frames, where the only place to fall is on the trampoline or in the Jump Bag, of course. Sky High Sports is all about having the most fun in the safest environment.

While Sky High Sports is a great destination for a day of fun, it’s also an ideal spot for your child’s birthday party. Forget the hassle of planning a memorable birthday, the staff here does all the dirty work for you: set up, clean up, and supervise so you and your party goers can Jump stress free. They provide printable invitations to save you time and money. They have air hockey, photo booths and interactive arcade video games with a redemption center to entertain your kiddos until they’re ready to Jump their heart out again, and again, and again.

Families love the great customer service, affordable prices, the unique concept and cleanliness of the facility. And, what’s more – this place isn’t just for birthdays but also hosts a yearly summer camp, group events like company outings, team parties, school parties, recreation centers, day cares, church groups and much more. They host corporate groups of 15 to 300 people so the sky is truly the limit.


-from Elizabeth Kramer, Sky High Sports
11131 SW Greenburg Road
Tigard, Or 97223
Phone: 503-924-5867


Mimosa Studios is a family business opened in 2001 as a “paint your own pottery” studio located in Portland’s Alberta Arts District. Mimosa Studios welcomes painters of all skill levels to share in the fun of pottery painting. The studio strives to create a relaxed and creative atmosphere that inspires people to create works of art they love and are proud to take home.

Mimosa Studios is a place where both kids and adults discover the joy of making something all their own. The studio boasts a cozy environment with lots of artwork and painted samples for inspiration. A very kid-friendly spot, Mimosa Studios is a great venue for family outings, date night or office parties.  While children’s birthday parties are not available on site, Mimosa Studios offers Birthday Party Take Home Kits so you can have your painting party in the comfort of your own home or party place. The Kit includes the figurines of your choice, a set of paints, pallets, brushes and instructions. Packages start at just $20 per piece.  Call the studio to get more information on how it all works and the various figurine options.

The staff is friendly, energetic, and knowledgeable, and are happy to offer creative ideas and hands-on assistance. With hundreds of ceramic pieces and a superb selection of color paints to choose from, painters will find the perfect gift for parents and grandparents at the right price.  Mimosa Studios specializes in doing children’s hand and foot prints for even the littlest newborns. All you need is a little artistic inspiration, which is abundantly available at Mimosa Studios!


-from Austin Raglione Mimosa Studios
1718 NE Alberta St.
Portland, Or 97211
Phone: 503-288-0770

“It’s no wonder why Southwest Community Center is a highly-valued resource or Portland parents. This community center has an indoor swimming pool,  rock-climbing wall, gym complete with basketball courts, fitness center and group exercise studio, wireless Internet and rent-able party rooms. The center also offers the fabulous Sprout Academy (a “green” preschool for kids ages 2-4) and a Drop-In Childcare program.

The Center is such a fantastic resource for Portland-area families offering fun seasonal events, camps for youth ages 2-15, as well as party space rentals and packages for those special little birthday boys and girls.

The pool is an obvious draw for the Center, with a 120 foot waterslide, rope swing, and interactive water play features. Enjoy Family Swim times every day of the week, and Open Play Swims Monday, Wednesday, and Friday-Sunday. Concerned about your tot’s swim skills? The center has swimming lessons, too!

With all the reasons to visit the Southwest Community Center, you’ll be grateful for their Active Pass and punch card systems, which allow easy access for frequent Center users.  For those families who simply want to drop in from time to time, opt for the Center’s convenient daily admission. All are welcome at the Southwest Community Center so, round up the rugrats and make everyone’s day with a trip to this neighborhood gem!”


k0x_aofhp1xccf41drn-from Southwest Community Center
6820 SW 45th Avenue
Portland, Or 97219
Phone: 503-823-2840


Since 1988, Oregon Children’s Theatre has been creating extraordinary theater for young audiences, bringing great stories to life on stage, with productions distinguished by professional polish and awe-inspiring staging.

OCT also offers educational programming, running an Acting Academy that helps young thespians gain skills and confidence. Because OCT casts age-appropriate actors—kids in kid roles; adults as adults—some of the young actors on the OCT stage come from the Acting Academy (after they audition, of course).

OCT works with schools to emphasize and enrich arts education. Every mainstage performance includes weekday matinees for schools to attend. OCT connects reading to the arts through their “Ticket to Read” program, and delivers educational performances and residencies to Oregon schools and community groups.

Each year, OCT also accepts 60 kids into their teen mentoring program, Young Professionals Company, where adolescent performers work on advanced skills with local professionals, and cut their teeth on more mature dramatic themes by producing three plays themselves in OCT’s studio theater.  Armed with this pre-professional savvy, many YP alumni have gone on to prestigious college theater programs nationwide.

With a mission to create exceptional theater experiences that transform lives, it’s clear that OCT wants to leave a lasting impression—on actors and audiences alike.


Oregon Children’s Theatre
1939 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, Or 97232

Looking for the perfect place for your next family outing? Look no further than Northwest Children’s Theater and School.

Since 1993, NWCT has provided award-winning theater arts and education experiences to over one million children, families and students. Their mission is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of young audiences. They produce four mainstage shows per year, bringing together the city’s top actors, designers and directors along with young performers to create familiar stories and new works created just for Portland audiences. These shows provide entertainment that the whole family can enjoy!

NWCT also has the largest theater school in Portland, with classes for all skill levels ages 3-18, and advanced programs for dedicated students with the experience and desire to continue professional training in the performing arts.From exploring creative drama to putting on a full play, they have something for everyone – even classes on how to design lights, sound, sets and costumes. In addition to the classes held at their theater, they provide on-site afterschool classes and school residencies through their outreach program.

Help your kids discover the magic of theater by coming to show or signing up for a class today!


Northwest Children’s Theater & School
1819 NW Everett Street
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-222-2190

Ends+Stems is a meal planning tool that tells you what to cook! And, we do it in a way that reduces your food waste and saves money! I’m Chef Alison and I built Ends+Stems after my friends and community kept saying over and over “just tell me what to cook for dinner!” It turns out, that cooking isn’t the most stressful part, it’s deciding what to buy and cook that is overwhelming. It’s that hidden mental workload we carry. In addition, as a mom and a chef, I’m very concerned about the health of our planet and making sure my kids will grow up with clean air, water, and the cornucopia of foods I have known. Reports say that over 40% of food produced in the U.S. is wasted, and most of it, in our own homes. Parents care about this waste of food and money, but we’re often too busy for a sustainable overhaul. Considering these intermingling concerns, I designed Ends+Stems to help ease weeknight stress by writing delicous, quick, easy to cook recipes that fit together each week to use up everything you buy. The interactive grocery list makes shopping your favorite stores a breeze. The low subscription cost quickly pays for itself in reduced food waste!


-from Alison Mountford, Ends+Stems

Since its founding in 1987, Hands On has evolved from a fledgling museum without walls to the premier provider of hands-on science and art education in Southwest Washington. With 150 exhibits and a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center, families can learn and discover together for hours. The museum is perfect for families with children ages birth to 10. It is perfectly situated between Seattle and Portland and makes an easy pit stop to ensure napping children the rest of the trip.


Hands On Children’s Museum
414 Jefferson St. NE
Olympia, Wa 98501
Phone: 360-956-0818