Friends of Tryon Creek Nature Day Camps Giveaway


Win 1 free week of our Nature Discovery (children ages 4 and 5) or Explorers (K-1) half-day Camps or 1 free week of Wildlife Rangers full-day camps (grades 1-5)!  Friends of Tryon Creek (FOTC) camps are a fun way for kids to actively challenge their minds and bodies and use their creativity and imaginations in a natural setting. Each camp offers unique, age-appropriate activities that expose children to new and exciting outdoor adventures in a safe and friendly environment.  Here are the top three reasons to choose our camps this summer:

Real Ecological Experiences:

  • While experiencing fun and adventure in the forest, campers will be picking up a wealth of ecological knowledge.
  • Staff members are educated in the biological sciences and have a contagious passion for nature.
  • The fun hikes and hands-on explorations are grounded in engaging scientific practices. Our programs focus on a child-centered process of discovery that will prove incredibly enriching for your camper.

Fun for All Ages:

  • Campers as young as four years old can attend our Nature Day Camps and start developing a love of nature and curiosity for the natural world.
  • Children ages four through 5th grade can attend our half- or full-day camps located here at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.  
  •  Teens can participate in our Assistant Counselor program and work alongside the camp staff, gaining valuable leadership and teaching skills.

Highly Qualified Staff:

  • Our day camp instructors are professional environmental educators who come to us with a great mix of experience working with kids and ecological training.
  • FOTC instructors go through a lengthy interview process and background check, attend a week-long training and are first aid and CPR certified.
  • All of our instructors are enthusiastic to share their passion for nature with your camper!

Each camper that attends at least 3 of the 5 themes will earn their Wildlife Ranger Certification.  This certification comes with a special ceremony (separated by age groups), prize, and a number of perks for campers and parents.  

Locations and Class Schedules
The Friends of Tryon Creek’s Nature Day Camps meet at the visitor’s center in Tryon Creek State Natural Area.  Map and directions can be found here and the camp schedule and online registration can be found here.

The Little Rascals Save the Day Blu-Ray & DVD


LRSTDLeave a comment below to be entered to win 1 of 2 copies of a Blu-Ray/ DVD combo pack of the movie The Little Rascals Save the Day! The winner will be chosen and notified via email on Tuesday.

SYNOPSIS: In the spirit of the treasured Our Gang comedies, The Little Rascals Save the Day finds the most entertaining bunch of third graders in town hatching a series of madcap schemes to earn enough money to keep Grandma’s (Doris Roberts of “Everybody Loves Raymond”) bakery out of the clutches of conniving businessman Big Ray (Greg Germann of Here Comes the Boom). From caddying to pet care to taxi service, each of their plans goes hilariously awry until they are left with just two options: find a way to win the local talent show or wave goodbye to the best cupcakes a kid ever tasted!

Watch the trailer here.

Giveaway: VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa


VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa is offering a $100 gift card!
VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa is a resort-style athletic club and spa offering a unique combination of luxury amenities and the finest state-of-the-art equipment and programs for the entire family.
VillaSport invites you to join them for a Disney Dance Party Saturday, April 5 from 10:00am- 2:00pm!
VillaSport is located at Murray and Jenkins in Beaverton.  Activities include a Radio disney Dance Party, children's Games, Adult Activities, Chair and Hand Massages, Local Food Trucks, Great Giveaways and MORE!
While attending, become a founding member of the club, set to open this summer, and save 75% on Enrollment. Visit to learn more or visit the Membership Office at Murray and Jenkins in Beaverton Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday-Sunday, 9:00am - 6:00pm.
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To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below. The giveaway will close on Tuesday and the winner will be notified via email. Please note, VillaSport will be collecting the emails of the giveaway participants for future promotional use. Email addresses will not be sold or given away by VillaSport and you may unsubscribe at any time.
*Notes about $100 gift card:
The gift cards can be used for anything at the club.  Non-members can use them for the VillaSpa, VillaCafe, as well as any programs and events open to non-members.  Expiration Dec. 31, 2015.

Full Belly Fare for Everyone!


A fabulous offer from Lyla at Full Belly Fare:

"If you don't win the giveaway but still want to give my services a try, here's a great deal for urbanMama readers! Order for up to four weeks in advance, for a total of $200 or more worth food and get $30 or more OFF (total of 15% off your first order)!  The more you order the more you save.  Use the code 'urbanmama' at checkout for this limited time offer (expires April 30th)."

Eat well, friends!

Giveaway: Full Belly Fare


Full bellyFull Belly Fare is pleased to offer high quality prepared meals catering to many dietary requests with delivery within the greater Portland area.

While targeting the general public as a convenient, in home alternative, Full Belly Fare meals are also great gifts for new parents or those recovering from medical issues.

Full Belly Fare, a Portland personal chef with an eclectic twist, is a fully licensed, insured, and registered business, in compliance with all food handling, packaging, and labeling laws. All meals are prepared in a certified commercial commissary kitchen in Beaverton, Oregon.

Full Belly Fare boasts vegetarian, paleo, and vegan options. 

This fantastic mama-run business is offering a weeks worth of meals (a $50 value) to one lucky uM reader! Please leave a comment below to be entered to win. The giveaway will close on Tuesday and the winner will be notified via email with a redemption code. Be sure to check out the fantastic menu choices on the Full Belly Fare website- you will not be disappointed!

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: tickets


CLDY2_DOM_IN3D_REALD_3D_1SHEET-1We have some fabulous movie tickets to giveaway! Please leave a comment to be entered to win tickets to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 at a theater in south Portland on Saturday, September 21st at 10:30am. You will want to arrive about an hour early so please make sure this works with your schedule before you enter to win. Please note in the comments how many tickets your family would require. This giveaway closes on Monday and winners will be notified via email. Please respond to the email within 24 hours so that  your tickets can be mailed to you and recieved before the Saturday showtime.

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation’s mouth-watering comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention -- a machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals – "foodimals!"  Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world – again!"

Ever After Resale Consignment Event


It is time for Ever After Resale, Oregon’s Name Brand children’s consignment event!

 When: Friday, September 13th, 2013 -  9:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 -  9:00am to 1:00pm  Discount Day

Where: Canyon Place Beaverton
3805 SW 117th AVE
Beaverton, OR 97005

This exceptional event offers thousands of gently used, name brand children’s items such as clothing, shoes, baby gear, toys and more! Our strict guidelines guarantee that you will find great deals on quality items! Fun shopping and great for the back to school budget! At this event you will find clothing from brands such as Gymboree, Janie & Jack, Gap, Naartjie, Lands End, Mini Boden and more. Shoes from Nike, Born, Keen, Robeez, See Kai Run and Stride Rite. Stock up on Christmas gifts with quality toys from Melissa and Doug, Fisher Price, American Girl, Lego and more! What could be more fun than finding quality, name brand things for your kids at consignment sale prices?

Ever After Resale also hosts a consignment event in Eugene which will be held September 20-21. You can find more details on our website: 

Enter this giveaway to win one of two $25 gift certificates that can be used at either our Portland or Eugene events. Please leave a comment below to be entered to win. Winners will be notified via email after the giveaway closes on Tuesday.

Tickets to a Sneak Preview of Despicable ME 2


DM2 - Final One-SheetWe have some sneak preview tickets to Despicable ME 2!

Please leave a comment below to be entered to win and let me know how many tickets your family needs (they come in pairs- no more than 6 tickets total to a family).

The show is on Thursday, June 27th at 7pm and you will want to arrive early so please check your calendar before you enter to win. The location will be disclosed to the winners only, but the sneak preview will be within 3 miles of Portland city center. 

Due to the fact that the show is just around the corner, this giveaway will close at noon on Tuesday and winners will be notified via email.

Please note, this film is rated PG.

A Pair of VIP passes to Pass It On Consignment Sale


PIO-2013-PosterCheck out Oregon's PREMIER Children's Consignment Event!  

When: Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17th

Where: 7451 NW Evergreen Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 (corner of Evergreen and Cornelius Pass RD)

More info online at

PASS IT ON has over 600 consignors, 90,000 items in a 30,000 square foot building! This ginormous children's consignment sales event happens twice a year, in the spring and fall, in Hillsboro and Eugene, Oregon. It's an opportunity for parents to buy and sell their gently used (or new) items their kids have either outgrown or never used. Our sales feature baby, kids and maternity clothes, accessories, shoes, toys, books, games, furniture, equipment, and much more – basically anything related to raising children from babies to tweens! PASS IT ON brings buyers and sellers together in one location for several days of shopping bliss. Pass on the things you don't need any more to someone who does! Recycle your stuff, it's good for the environment!

These VIP Presale Passes allow you and one friend to shop on Wednesday, March 13th from 5-8pm, BEFORE the sale opens to the public on Thursday. A $20 value!

Please leave a comment below to be entered to win. Winners will be chosen on Monday and notified via email.

Friday Giveaway: Plywerk, Local and Eco-Conscious Frames


Urban-Mamas-Baby-PlywerkWe love supporting local companies and excited to team up with Plywerk just in time for Valentine's Day. Plywerk is an eco-conscious photo mounting and art panel company based right here in Portland Oregon. They make it super easy for you to get those beautiful pictures of your kids, vacations, and special moments off your camera/phone and on to your wall where they belong. The best part is that all Plywerk products are handmade to order by bike-riding, tofu-eating, Portlanders! Tell us your favorite photo to win a 3/4" bamboo 8x12 Plywerk with one of your images mounted on it. Winner will be chosen at random. Use discount code URBANMAMA20 for 20% off your Plywerk order, and will be live until the end of the the day on 2/1.