1st Thursday, Last Thursday, 3rd Thursday, 1st Friday - what about the kids?
When we moved to Portland, we heard a lot about the First Thirsday gallery walk, where studios open late, pour wine, host live music, and welcome people flowing from one spot to the next in the Pearl District. Sounded cool. Later, we also found out about Last Thursday art walk on Alberta. In fact, I think we had an urbanMamas gathering once, way back when, meeting up at Vita Cafe for some eats before meandering out along NE Alberta. Second Thursday Music walk on N. Mississippi Ave has come and gone, but sometimes I see faves like Black Wagon opening up their doors late for art installations, snacks, music, and fun on some Second Thursdays. Well, now, there's a Third Thursday in downtown Kenton, also featuring food, wine, specials, neighbors and fun. And, a First Friday in the Central Eastside?
What I have always wanted to know: how kid-friendly is all of this? Have you done one of these art/music walks with the kids? Did they love it? Didn't love it? Perhaps you've made it a date night to enjoy without the kids? Share thoughts and experiences - we've been wondering this for a while!