the next new thing: Sip and Kranz
In a comment to a Weekend Warriors post, someone mentioned a new coffee shop called Sip and Kranz that had a play area near Jameson Park in the Pearl. I checked it out today... wooohoooo!!! The place is awesome. It has a cute little sunny play area that the kids can't easily escape from with toys for many ages. It has Stumptown coffee and good muffins. It has abundant parking during the week. And, top this, it even has a little potty in the women's room for the kiddos. I'm in love. Most of the moms there seem to have the "it takes a village" attitude. I stayed in the playroom with about 6 kids for an hour, then another mom came in and I went out to enjoy a muffin and a steamer and enjoy the view of kids happily playing. What a great addition to Portland. It looks like they are applying for a liquor license too.