About Metro Parent's PDX Kids Calendar team - photo by Campbell Salgado Studios Fotoplayground

About us

Since early 2010, PDX Kids Calendar has provided the most comprehensive online resource for Portland-area families looking for things to do. A resource that saves families time and provides great ideas for things to do with their kids. Since its inception, PDX Kids Calendar has become the area favorite, by providing the most accurate and accessilbe events listings, diverse giveaways, and family-centric-reviews and guides in the Portland, Oregon area.

In March 2013, PDX Kids Calendar joined forces with Metro Parent magazine–Portland/Vancouver’s premier family magazine. Each month Metro Parent brings you the best information and resources available to assist you as you tackle the most important job in the world—parenting. Metro Parent’s well-researched, solution-oriented articles address myriad parenting dilemmas, from discipline and child development issues to education, health and safety concerns and everything in between.

Together, Metro Parent and PDX Kids Calendar bring Portland-area families the most relevant and comprehensive information to tackle their most important job – parenting! With timely articles and content, comprehensive guides, a robust events calendar, frequent giveaways, honest reviews and more ideas for family fun than any other local parenting resource in the Portland/Vancouver area!

Metro Parent and PDX Kids Calendar are advertiser-supported media. Through the participation of hundreds of local businesses we are able to provide you with what we do for free. For information about advertising opportunities, click here.

For events calendar submissions, please visit our Events Calendar and click the “Submit Event” link at the top, or you can email events(at)pdxkidscalendar.com.

For all other inquiries please email info(at)pdxkidscalendar.com or through our Contact Us form at the bottom of this page.

A bit of history – how PDX Kids Calendar got started…

In August of 2010, Ali Wilkinson started PDX Kids Calendar, when, as a new mom, she found herself always looking for fun, easily-accessible activities for her and her beautiful son, Grady. She found a number of calendars out there with fun activities for kids, but really wanted a comprehensive one that could be searched easily by neighborhood. She created a simple blog with weekly events postings called PDX Kids Calendar to fill that gap.
In February of 2011, another Portland mom, Tabitha Rhodes joined Ali to expand the brand and tell more families about this amazing resource. Over the next 2 years, together the built a highly-valued resource in the Portland family community.

In March of 2013, PDX Kids Calendar joined forces with Metro Parent magazine. And the rest, as they say, is history.

photo credit: Campbell Salgado Foto Playground