This shop is for the well-to-do parent. Very nice but pricey items. This store is in Murrayhill and the prices reflect it. While they have a good selection of baby furniture and gear they are the high-end expensive ones. I would never consider buying furniture here, although for some of the gear it is worth it. They do have a small selection of clothing which is also way overpriced.
Now, in terms of gear this is the place to go for Peg-Perego, Zoop and Mclaren Strollers, and Britax car seats. The selection of these items far outweighs the competition. These are two catagories where the price is worth it. These strollers and the carseat are far superior than what you'll find at Babies R Us. While Babies R us does carry some of the same items, Segals has more patterns, etc to choose from for the same price.
The service is very lacking. I don't know if I just don't look like I can afford this place or what, but I have rarely been offered help here. I have only purchased one item (a Britax Marathon) but had to go find help. What made it worth it though is that they have certified car seat installers and will install your seat for free.
PROS: high end baby items that are hard to find
CONS: prices and service
This coffee shop is the best one I have found and a great idea. It combines a coffee shop with a kids play area.
The play area caters to around 3 years old with a climb on- slide toy, train table, books, etc. A definite paradise for the little ones, while mom and dad have a break. The coffee is reasonably priced and they have a limited food menu too. They also have a menu for the little ones with kid friendly items. The food prices are a little high, but not bad at all.
This would be a great place for a mothers group or something similar. They do charge 50 cents for use of the play room - definitely worth it!!
Good Coffee, indoor play area for the kids.
This store is a bit hard to find as it is actually on a cross-road of cornell, hidden next to a 7-11.
This store is very cramped and hard to shop in. They have items under racks and above and there is no way to look them over without having someone to get them down. I am put off by this because no one offered assistance to begin with, I had approach. They also have items outside that are not priced, which I absolutely hate. I don't want to have to ask for a price.
They do have a good selection of clothing and in good shape. This shop tends to have the most brand name items that I have found, although the prices reflect this.
All in all this is not a store I frequent, it is too crowded for easy shopping and the customer service is very lacking.
This is a cute baby resale store on beaverton-hillsdale highway, it is a bit hard to see situtated right next to a 7-11. The parking lot can be a bit difficult to get into/out of but it isn't too bad.
This store has a pretty good selection of used baby clothing/furniture/gear and toys. They have the largest selection of outdoor and ride-on toys that I have found. This store is also the least crowded one that I have been in.
The prices are decent and the selection is pretty good. The service I have gotten has been wonderful and you can give them your name and number and what you're looking for and they will call you if they get any in. I know many other resale stores offer this, but this is the first one to offer it to me.
The Children's Clinic is a pediatric clinic located at Meridian Park Hospital. This is a pretty typical doctor's office. Standard practices and wait times.
A few of the perks for this office is that it is rather large so they usually have a doctor to see your child the same day. They also have an advice line that is open after hours and an after hours clinic for urgent appointments. I have only needed this once, but it was much nicer to get right in to my son's doctor's office than go to a general urgent clinic.
The wait is typical. We haven't been kept waiting for too long for both urgent and scheduled appointments. There isn't a lot to occupy the kids which could be either a good or bad thing as toys spread germs. There is a fish tank which usually occupies the kids for a while.
A nice perk is that they directly bill seconday insurance for you.
Thinker Toys is a relatively small toy store in Multnomah Village. The location is great for browsing in the Village. The store tends to be crowded with both people and items. There is a good selection from dolls, dress-up, Thomas the Tank Engine, Melissa and Doug and Kettler Trikes.
One drawback is that they really don't have any of the toys out for the kids to try out first as so many other toy stores do. This store is also pretty crowded because of it's great location. I have never been offered assistance either the times I have shopped. There are other toy stores around (Mudpuddles for one) that have similar items/prices and better service. I for one want my son to be able to play with an item before we buy it, especially when the toy is $100.
CONS: prices, service
This is one of the very few resale stores in Mcminnvile. This store is rather large and arranged nicely for shopping by category - Mens, Womens, Childrens, Infants, etc.
The clothing is in good condition, although it tends to be from Wal-Mart or Jc Penny mostly. The prices are very high for resale items even in good condition. In many cases you can find similar items new on sale for less than you will find here.
This store is large and has a good selection, but just not worth the price. The service is also lacking ( I have never once been offered help.)
CONS: prices, service
Tammy's is a hobby store in Beaverton, just west of 217 on Canyon Road. They carry everything from doll house supplies, to rockets, to planes, trains and automobiles. If you have any hobby interest you're sure to find it here. Even Brio and Thomas for the little ones!!
The best thing about Tammy's is the selection, they tend to carry a wide selection of items for each hobby, whereas many hobby shops only have a few items for each or only a few hobbies represented well. If you're looking for something you'll almost always find it at Tammy's without having to place a special order, although they'll be happy to do that too.
The staff is very knowledgeable, particularly with radio-controlled products and model trains. They are very friendly and helpful.
The only drawback is that because of the location they are often very busy and their parking lot is inconvenient. Also, their prices tend to run close to the msrp with only a handful of items discounted.
If you're looking for something most other stores don't carry, Tammy's is well worth the stop.
This restaurant is a wonderful find in Downtown Whitefish. The pizza is cooked in an huge wood fired pizza oven and comes out wonderful.
The pizza here is personal sized and much more gourmet than Pizza Hut. The toppings range from usual pepperoni to wild mushroom to apples and anything in between. The crust is thin but not crispy. Their salad's are great, not too big and not too small. The dressing is great too, especially the Balsamic Vinigrette.
The atmosphere is a casual fomal type thing with low lights and candles, probably not much of a kids type restaurant, more of the grown up date thing. Prices are in that category too.
Great Pizza, definitely worth a stop.
PROS: Great Pizza
Oaks Amusement Park is an older park in Sellwood. The rides are dated and pretty typical - think Octopus, and swinging ship, however it is still a good family fun outing. They do have a small rollercoaster for the more adventuresome, although it is rather rough. The go-carts are fun although there is an age requirement. And these two rides do cost more.
The employees are what you would expect from ride operators and the food is too. Picture a county fair and that's pretty much what you get. This is a definite fun spot for the families, although not a cheap bet. A family of four can expect to pay a good $75 here on rides and food.
PROS: family fun