12 posts categorized "N/NE"

NE Portland Toddler 2-year old playgroup and Mama Gathering

October 18, 2015

I am interested in starting a neighborhood play group for 2 year olds and moms to connect. My son is 2 this month (October 2015) and we would love to meet some new friends.

I have unsuccessfully tried other groups that are huge (hundreds of members) and it is hard to make personal connections or local smaller groups that only meet occasionally  (again hard to connect when you only see a person once every 2 months).

Here is my idea:

  • The group meets 1/week - same day/time each week - TBD but it will be a weekday morning
  • We have a monthly rotating schedule of meetings similar to this: (1) member's house play date, (2) an outing like OMSI or ???, (3) member's house play date with a music or art focus, (4) outdoor or indoor park (weather dependent).
  • Outings are around town.  The other 3 are local in NE neighborhoods. Moms expected to attend 50% of meetings and to host a play date (either at your house or you select the venue elsewhere).

Group is open to 2 year olds (give or take a couple of months on either end).  In order to get to know each other and have it manageable in our houses, this will be a small group of 10 or less. 

Email Karin at fallerk@msn.com for details and info.   I am also looking for 1-2 other moms to help me organize this. Thanks

Organic House Cleaning by two happy ladies

April 05, 2012


My name is Angela, and I am the proud proprietress of Well Earth Home Cleaning, a non-toxic housecleaning service that has been fastidiously cleaning homes Portland, Oregon since 2000. We enjoy what we do, we take pride in our work, and it shows! We are a small two-person operation, with much experience and enthusiasm between us. We use only non-toxic products that are provided by us, and are equipped with all of the necessary tools to clean your home with precision. We work as a two-person team so that your home will sparkle in half the time! And of course, superb references from long-time clients are available! 


Our regular rate is $25/hour per person.  urbanMamas readers will receive an additional discount on their first two cleanings!  Mention urbanMamas and your first two cleanings are only $40 per hour for a two person team through June 1st!  (2 hour minimum, please)


I look forward to meeting you!



Crafty Mamas Wanted

November 19, 2008

Milagros is hosting a Holiday Bazaar on December 6th!

This festival will be a fun and free community event and an opportunity to support the great work of MercyCorps. We have room for a few more vendors. If you are a crafty mama and would like to take part, here are the details:

  • There is no table fee but you must provide at least 10 percent of your sales to Milagros at the end of the day. This will be donated to MercyCorps. Milagros will also be donating 10 percent of its sales.
  • You have to make or design the product you are selling.
  • If you are using any manufactured goods as part of your craft/product (for instance if you are screen-printing on a t-shirt) you MUST be using certified sweatshop-free materials. This is not required of recycled or repurposed materials.
  • If you are using any manufactured goods as part of your craft/product (for instance if you are screen-printing on a t-shirt) you CANNOT use items made in China. This is not required of recycled or repurposed materials.
  • This will primarily be outside, canopies are provided, tables and chair are provided to the extent we have them. Canopies need to be shared.
  • You must be set-up by 11 am and you need to stay open until 3 pm. You are responsible for you own sales, etc.
  • If you would like to be considered for the Bazaar, send a product description and, if available, JPEGs or link of your item for consideration to us at milagros@milagrosboutique.com

    Postpartum Chiropractic Care on NE Broadway

    June 20, 2008

    Postpartum chiropractic care on NE Broadway. I just had a baby about a month ago and my body was wrecked from the pregnancy and labor. My body continues to have aches and pains from holding my new baby, etc. I went to Flores Chiropractic at 2916 NE Broadway and I am finally starting to feel normal again! I am finally getting back to normal and feel I am able to start exercising again without pain. It is great. Plus Dr. Flores is really nice, laid-back, down to earth guy who really seems to care. Check him out – Dr. Noe Flores, 2916 NE Broadway, Suite B, 971-255-1922; drnoeflores@gmail.com. He just opened not too long ago, so his sign is not up yet. His office is behind the DocuMart not too far from Fred Meyer on Broadway. My kinks are getting worked out - Lynn

    Summer Spanish classes

    June 09, 2008

    Our teacher is a native Spanish speaker from Mexico with years of experience in teaching Spanish and English to young children. The camp is full of art, crafts, music, dancing, cooking, outside playtime, etc., to keep them happily focused and enjoying learning Spanish. The teacher always speaks Spanish first and then follows up with English for clarity, if needed. All levels of Spanish understanding and speaking are welcome. We will have classes M-F, mornings and afternoons. You can sign up for just one slot a week, or all the slots in a week (or any combination). The classes will run from 9-12 and/or 1-4 daily, all summer long. Cost is $25 a class with a sibling discount. Feel free to email with additional questions. To sign up, please reply with the following information:

    • Child's Name
    • Age
    • How many slots you are interested in (1-10)
    • 1st choice for days/times
    • 2nd choice for days/times

    There is enough flexibility for taking summer vacations or if you just want to pop in a couple weeks here or there that is also an option.

    Looking for a perfect home!

    HI, we are looking for a home in NE (Alberta, Mississippi). Our 5 yr old daughter is starting a kindergarden at the Emerson school and I will be starting a program at OCOM. We have a cat who likes to sleep outside.

    We need at least 2 bdrm and 1 bath, one level house or duplex with hardwood floor. A bonus room (attic, den, or basement) is great. We need a garage for the artistic husband for his projects. Oh, the budget is around $1100. Need to move in on or sooner than the last weekend of July.

    If you know of any place, please let us know. Thank you!

    Where to go to meet other mothers...

    May 22, 2008

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to where to go to meet other mothers and/or resources on finding play groups for my 20 month old.

    I am a mother who works outside of the home four days per week who doesn't have many friends with children.  It feels impossible to find time to meet other parents let alone to find mothers with children the same age as my own...not that it is entirely a prerequisite.

    My little one goes to childcare and I noticed that he often just watches the other kids and will play either by himself or will hang out with the caregivers...and then it occurred to me that other than my niece and a couple of friends children (all are older) he doesn't get much time to interact with other children his age one-on-one or in small groups.  He enjoys other children and seems to like watching...which is fine, but having opportunities to play with children his own age, I would think, would really help him to feel more comfortable.

    So, here is the scoop...  I live in inner NE, a few blocks from Alberta.  I have off on Mondays and would love to find a group...or just meet up with other mothers informally.  So if you have any information or if you are interested in getting together, let me know.

    Perhaps, if I find out that there is nothing readily available, I should start a playgroup...any takers?


    March 25, 2008

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    Local Eco-Friendly Mama/Baby Shop for Sale

    July 19, 2007

    After a successful first year, LilyToad is looking for a new "mama" (or parents!?).  Here's a little about the shop:

    *Great location in St. Johns with established and growing clientele (more than 200 on mailing list), an affordable 5 year lease, and existing furnishings, fixtures, and inventory.

    *We support 18 local artisans by vending their creations in the shop and have established wholesale contracts with 6 other great businesses.

    *Easily navigable, informative website newly outfitted with online shopping capabilities through Shopify.

    *Existing advertising through Chinook Book, Redirect Guide, The St. Johns Sentinel, PDX Magazine, greenpeople.org, and indieshopping.com. We're also participating in the Sustainable Children's Fashion Show next Wednesday evening in Jameson Square and the Green Sprouts Festival.

    ...um, why? you ask?

    First, because I was offered a full-time teaching position which I can't pass up because it's what I've been working for for years and it's my passion. Second, because owning a store takes one's full attention and/or needs more than one owner (go in with a friend?). And third, because I feel like I've incubated it to the level it needs to be a sustainable, profitable business, and my energies need to be redirected to spending more time with my family.

    Asking price includes all inventory, fixtures, furnishings, website, prepaid advertising, and deposits.

    Please, serious contacts only. Email me with questions at leslie@lilytoad.com. I'd like to complete the ownership change by Sept. 7. 

    Group of Mamas Front Porch Sale

    May 04, 2007

    Good Quality Infant to preschooler stuff.

    Girl clothing ranging up to 3T
    Boy clothing ranging up to 6T
    Boys & Girls shoes

    High chair
    2 very good condition crib mattresses
    bike trailer
    Contoured changing pad (never been used)
    Changing table dresser
    Bath seat
    Safety Gate
    Child proofing stuff
    kids size sleeping bag (never been used)
    Radio Flyer Trike
    Roller Blades
    NEW Pirate ship pinata
    Night lights
    Antique wooden baby cradle
    and lots more......

    and for the grown ups..
    bike trainer
    and other random things......

    Sale will be held on our front porch rain or shine.

    May 5, 2007
    4336 NE 20th
    Portland 97211