Around Portland

June 17, 2016

Pied Piper Play Cafe Seahorses Powell's Bookstores

crowd pleaser
crowd pleaser
free cherries!
free cherries!
delicious appetizers
delicious appetizers
dancing to the band!
dancing to the band!

This Messy Season

We’ve been having so much exploring Portland and Beaverton.  We went to the Piped Piper Play Café for lunch and a concert by Micah and Me.  They were so adorable!  I loved the performance, and the two play area for kids.  Including a fenced in play area outside.  I enjoyed a peaceful smoothie and listened to my audiobook while the boys played in plain sight.  I plan to bring my laptop next time and blog while they play.  It’s pretty affordable.  We played for almost three hours, including the Micah & Me concert, and we all had lunch for 18.00 with a tip.  The boys already want to go back, and so do I!

Next up, we visited the Hawthorne area.  This place was amazing, and I would love to head there again soon.  So many cute shops, an adorable theater.  We visited Seahorses PDX & Powell’s Bookstore. Seahorses is the coolest store, and the only one like it in the country.  It is a boutique store for dads!  There’s an enclosed play space, and so many cute options for dads and kids.  They have programs each week, concerts and play groups.  They are having a really cool Father’s Day celebration this weekend!  Powell’s bookstore is on every Portland bucket list I’ve seen, so I had to check it out.  It’s a new and used bookstore, and it’s so cool.  I would love to go back childless, haha.  They have so much cute stuff, and much of it is very affordable.  I got the boys three books for 20 bucks, nice books that while used were in amazing condition.

After the gym yesterday, the boys and I stumbled on the neatest thing!  In the middle of the city, a fun concert was going on!  The music was incredible and we enjoyed sushi outdoors, while enjoying the music and dance performance. They also gave the kids beach balls, cherries, and quinoa chips. They do this every third Thursday of the month, during the summer and we will definitely go back next month.  I’ll pack a dinner picnic and bring a blanket next time to keep it entirely free. Be sure to check out your local parks and recreation department to see if the same thing is offered in your city.  The music was incredible, and the community was so cheerful and alive.  The boys danced, made new friends, and the sushi from Mio Sushi was remarkable and very affordable!

 

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