The Ronald McDonald House also known as the house that love built is for familys with children that have life threating medical needs. They can come stay here from all around the world to get the care and medical help they need. In this home away from home atmospher. They receive all the help support and compassion from well trained staff, doctors and nurses. They are so warm and welcoming.
We are so blessed to have two houses here in Oregon the East house located at Emanuel Children's Hospital and the West house located at Oregon Health Sciences University. They have different themed rooms for the children and you may stay as long as you need.
PROS: exceptional staff, doctors, and nurses.
Head Start is fantastic. They accept low income familys with children 3-4 years of age. They offer preschool activities and education, family support, and wonderful parent support.
They offer a well balanced meal every day for the kids. They have all kinds of activites for them to learn and enjoy to help prepare them for their kindergarten experience. The staff are warm, caring, and helpful. This is a free program and a great start for your little ones.
Promontory Park Campground is a great relaxing campground. This is a family oriented, alcohol free campground. They offer a verity of camping sites to choose from, some with outdoor kitchens and BB Q's.and if you don't want to bring your tent rent a yome a tent like cabin. We love staying in them. Grab your fishing poles for some great fishing for young and old. Take the little ones (up to age 14) to the small fry pond and let then real in the catch of the day. They have a store where you can purchase your tackle and bait and a great dock to fish from for all you older folk or rent a boat and get right out there on the beautiful North Fork reservoir. They have nice clean bathrooms and showers and the campground is safe.
PROS: Family friendly, alcohol free
At Hollywood Costumers you will always find what your looking for and then some. This is my favorite costume store they have a humongous selection of costumes, wigs, face paints, spare body parts and accessories for young and old.
If you looking for Halloween go weeks in advance they tend to get very busy this time of year. The staff are great and will help you come up with something unique, or you can just go with the traditional. Plan to spend a day, not on the weekends too busy and just have a great time trying things on. Its so much fun. Prices are great. Parking is horrible.
Peanut butter and Ellie's is fantastic, I just discovered this wonderful kid friendly restaurant. They are totally geared for the kids. They have a kid friendly menu which of course includes peanut butter and jelly. The kids can even watch the peanut butter being made from scratch. They have all kinds of sandwich combos totally healthy for the kids. The prices are great. The kids can color on the walls, play with blocks in the big play room and they even have tricycle races.The have sippy cups, little tables and chairs and changing areas for mom's . Finally a real kid friendly restaurant, three cheers to the owner.
OMSI is a wonderful expereince for young and old. You will find so much to do here. They have special events through out the year, it is ever changing so visit often. I love the IMAX theater and the lazer light shows. My kids love it all. You find education and fun all in one place. The prices are spendy but well worth it .
Scream at the Beach located in the Jantzen Beach Mall is the scariest attraction around. If you like haunted houses than search no more. This will defiantly raise the hair on your body and send tingling chills down your spine. You will be talking about this for months after and cant wait for the next one. Everything is so real, monsters, zombies, so much screaming and that was coming out of me. They have something for everyone, wraith manor, the lost expedition, nightmares, bio hazard and Nigel's haunted play house for the younger ones. They have tarot card readings and photos with the monsters. They even have special event nights through out October. On Oct 31st you can trick or treat in the mall, ride the carousel, have your face painted and much much more.
The lines can be long but it soooooo worth it and the price is right for the scare of a life time.
Kruger's Farm Market is a wonderful u-pick farm with the best fresh vegetables, fruit and a huge selection of the sweetest berries. They have u-cut flower months with different flowers available as well as trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs. They also have seasonal activities. My favorite is October when they have their annual corn maze, with pony rides, hay rides and even an animal barn for the kiddies. They have food to purchase, the carmel apples are so yummy or make a day of it and bring your own picnic. Don't forget to visit the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin. Visit again in June for their Strawberry Festival and live music.Bring the whole family for a fun time at the farm.
At Cereghino Farms and Produce Market you will find fresh in season fruits and vegetables. The staff are so fun and friendly. They have the the sweetest cherries and berries. Yummy apples, pears, juicy melons, sweet corn, tomatos, lettuce, squash, pumpkins, fresh honey and so much more. They have all your canning supply needs and they even take orders by phone. They are open 7 days a week Monday thru Sat and Sundays too. Prices are comparable to the other farms in the area.
PROS: great fresh fruits and vegetables.
Giusto is another great produce farm in the area. They have a wide verity of already picked fresh produce for sale. Some of which include sweet corn, beans, tomato's, three kinds of potatoes, greens, root vegetables, wonderful fruit baskets and nuts. Squash five different verity's and zucchini too. They have fresh honey, jam's and jelly's. They are open 6 days a week Monday thru Saturday 10am- 6pm. The staff are very warm and helpful. Prices are fantastic.
PROS: huge selection of fresh picked produce.