November 21, 2010
It's been a while since I've had a toddler, but now I have one again. I've been putting together playdates for me & the little guy, but I have come up a little empty with suggestions. When my other littles were toddlers, there was SohBet, Sydney's, Sip 'n' Kranz.
To be sure, one old standby is Urban Grind NE (we were just there yesterday). In the past couple of years, they have expanded their kid amenities to include two whole playrooms stock full of toys and room to roam. It really is great.
What I've found is that the newest generation of bestest in kiddie joints is Posies in North Portland. They have pastries (even gluten free!), biscuits (on certain days), lots of kids activities like musicians & puppet shows, and a kids' playroom in the back. I only wish the place was bigger.
There have to be more similar establishments. But, where, though? Where else can you go, find a good space for a toddler to room to explore bit, and play with an in-house stash of toys?