|http://www.exodusbooks.com/samples/Outside_Booklist2014.pdfWho Can Do It? Any student grades 1-12. Younger students may also enroll, but the kids must read the books themselves. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE LOCAL. You can download the free booklist via pdf, and your book logs can be completed online.Cost: $5 per participant. If you sign up online, please include each child’s name and grade in the order comments (we’ll be calling if you don’t!). You are under no obligation to buy a single book from us, but we will email a coupon code to registrants early in July.The booklist is free, but you can also purchase a printed copy of last year’s version of Outside of a Dog ($3 each—sales of this will help fund the prizes).Rules
- Read at least five books from Outside of a Dog (grade level or above).
Each participant who does that will receive one $5 gift certificate to Exodus and one entry into the grand prize drawing.
- Keep reading, and you’ll have more chances to win.
Each book read beyond the first five nets you an additional entry to the grand prize drawing, but…
- Additional books must be from our website and be grade appropriate.
Your student’s digital booklog will verify that the book is on the site and appropriate for their grade level. If you read a book that does not register and think we should list it, please let us know by July 31 so we can decide whether to include it.
- Kids must READ the books themselves.
Audio books and read-alouds, while wonderful things, are not the same experience. We realize this doesn’t allow some younger kids to participate—but they can when they can read! If you need an exception for special circumstances, please call.
- High school students must read two non-fiction titles.
The other three are up to them.
- The books must be UNABRIDGED.
- Record your reading!
Each registrant will receive access to a digital book log. Please record the titles you read and rate the books there. Everything posted from June 1st to August 31 will count towards final numbers. If you can’t access it, download the printable book log, fill that out and submit it by mail or in person before August 31.
- Parents: PLEASE confirm your students actually read the books!
Everyone who reads 5 books from their grade level will receive a $5 gift certificate to Exodus. Local kids will also get a prize from the Clackamas Old Spaghetti Factory.
- Read 25 books and get a $10 certificate to Exodus.
- There will be one $50 grand prize for most books read.
- Read 5000 pages and get a $15 certificate to Exodus
- There will be one $50 grand prize for most pages read.
There will be one $75 grand prize random drawing
This will include all participants who have read the five book minimum or more (other grand prize winners are ineligible).
Summer Lunch Program
18905 Portland Avenue, Gladstone
(503) 496-3939 ext. 375
Jun 10, 2013 – Aug 2, 2013
Lunch: 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – M, T, W, Th, F
18521 SE River Road, Milwaukie
Jun 17, 2013 – Aug 16, 2013
Lunch: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – M, T, W, Th, F
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Build a Riding Lawn Mower June 7th 9-noon
Build a Bug House July 5th 9-noon
Lowes Kids Workshops
|Jun 14, 2014
||10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
|Jun 28, 2014
||Sheep Drop Game
||10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
|Jul 12, 2014
||Turbo with pullback motor
||10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
|Jul 26, 2014
||10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
|Aug 09, 2014
||Monsters vs Aliens Trolley
||10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
|Aug 23, 2014
||Monsters vs. Aliens Robot
||10:00 AM – 11:00
Other fun things to do this summer
–OC free trolley
-Cooper Mountain Nature Park
-Tryon Creek State Park’s
-Oaks Park preschool rides Tues. & Wed. at 9:30 am
–Have a picnic
-Drive in Movie
-Look at the stars
–McLoughlin House – Fridays & Saturdays 10-4 free
$9.50 adults, $6.50 kids 6-11, under 6 free 10-5 pm
$9.50 adults, $6.75 kids 6-17, under 6 free Monday- Noon-7pm, Tues-Sunday 10-7 pm
–Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
$4, 6am-10 pm
$14.50 adults, $9.30 kids 4-11
–Walking tour of Portland –free
11 am everyday meet at SW 6th sidewalk by Courthouse
Additional things to do
- Portland Parks & Rec Swimming Pools (Portland, $): Enjoy a dip in a public indoor or outdoor pool! Be sure to also check out the summer movie events — enjoy a family movie from your floatie!
- Kennedy School Soaking Pool (NE Portland, $): Enjoy a refreshing soak in the non-chlorinated saltwater pool. A local favorite.
- OMSI (SE Portland, $$): Special dedicated area for preschool kids plus exhibits that will interest the entire family! $2 admission on the first Sunday of every month.
- Portland Children’s Museum (SW Portland, $$): Check out the new outdoor exhibit:Outdoor Adventure, along with all other types of educational fun for little ones. Get FREE passes through your public library and on the first Friday evening of the month.
- Jamison Square (Downtown Portland, FREE): Cool off at the huge outdoor fountains and enjoy walking along the Willamette River.
- EV Celebration Day (Downtown Portland, FREE); July 5 — Electric Vehicles and charging devices will be displayed on the Square to educate the general about the benefits of Electric cars. Pioneer Courthouse Square.
- Yoshida’s Sand in the City (Downtown Portland, FREE): July 18-20, 2014 – Watch teams of sand artists create gigantic sand sculptures to benefit Kids on the Block at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
- Washington Park (SW Portland, FREE-$$): Includes Portland’s Children’s Museum, The Oregon Zoo, Japanese Garden, World Forestry Center, International Rose Test Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, and one killer playground. Easily accessible by the MAX train.
- Alpenrose’s Dairyville (SW Portland, FREE): Head to Alpenrose Dairy’s Western-themed town located right on the 52-acre dairy farm! Visit a bakery, bank, school, and post office as well as watch model trains chug through tiny Oregon landscapes. Stop off at the Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious Alpenrose ice cream cone. Open Sundays from 1-4 pm, June 1-August 31.
- Portland Timbers (Downtown Portland, $$$): Catch one of Portland’s two professional sports teams. Not a soccer fan? Don’t worry. Watching the Timbers Armyis worth the price of admission so try to grab a seat at the north end of the park.
- Oaks Park Amusement Park Preschool Rides (SE Portland, $$): Kids ages six and under get the run of Oaks Park every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:30 throughout the summer. Admission includes unlimited preschool rides, milk, and cookies plus storytime with an Oregon Dairy Princess. Begins June 17, 2014.
- Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (Vancouver, WA, $, FREE for kids): Explore the lands and structures at the center of fur trade and military history in the Pacific Northwest. Great fun for kids.
- Powell’s City of Books (Downtown Portland, FREE): Peruse the largest used and new bookstore in the world.
- Portland Saturday Market (Downtown Portland, FREE): Open every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.
- Portland Rose Festival (Portland, FREE – $$$): Memorial Day weekend – mid-June — Celebrate all things Portland during this three-week city-wide festival. Includes two parades, a 5K run, amusement rides, and so much more! Get an unlimited ride wristband plus 3 games at the Rose Festival CityPark for $28 (Tom McCall Waterfront Park).
- Portland Festival Symphony (Portland, FREE): July-August – Experience the music at seven events at area parks.
- Movies in the Park (Portland, FREE): End of June – early September — Catch a summer flick at Portland area parks. Movies start at dusk; pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 pm.
- Concerts in the Park (Portland, FREE): July – August — Enjoy a free concert at Portland area parks. Starts at 6:00 or 6:30 pm.
- OPS Fest (Portland, FREE): June – September — Experience a new style of Shakespearean performance! Actors perform the way Shakespeare’s own actors did: in the open air, in natural light, with minimal sets, and with great, fast-paced, energetic acting and lots of audience interaction!
- Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express (Portland Metro, $): Family friendly movies for $1 per person at participating Regal Cinemas on Tuesday and/or Wednesday mornings. Also check out Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse for more options.
- Flicks on the Bricks (Downtown Portland, FREE): End of July – August — Free movies each Friday at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
- Portland Actors Ensemble (Portland Metro area parks, FREE): June – September — Experience Anthony and Cleopatra and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in area parks.
- Portland’s Food Carts (Portland, $$): Explore an incredible array of cheap and unique eats with carts located around Portland. You can even take a guided tour!
- Portland’s Farmers Markets (Portland Metro, FREE): Hit a market every day and enjoy local food and wares.
- McMennamins (Portland Metro, $$$): Unique pubs, restaurants, breweries, wineryand hotels. The food is good, but go to experience the renovated historical locations. Well, and the food.
- Burgerville (Portland Metro, $-$$): The very best in fast-food. High quality ingredients, great prices, and crazy about local sustainability. Conveniently located throughout the Portland Metro area.
- Marine Drive Bike Path (N Portland, FREE): Easy, 12+ miles of paved trail along the Columbia River.
- Powell Butte Nature Park (SE Portland, FREE): Mountain bike and hiking trails in the middle of suburbia.
- The Springwater Corridor (East Portland, FREE): A scenic, widely paved trail, encompassing wetlands, buttes, agricultural fields and pastures, residential and industrial neighborhoods. Bike and pedestrian friendly. Runs from Boring to the Willamette River.
- Eastbank Esplanade (SE Portland, FREE): 1.5 mile trail that travels the Willamette River to Waterfront Park or wind your way back to The Springwater Corridor.
- Sunday Parkways (Portland, FREE): Walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while enjoying various Portland neighborhoods. Five Sundays throughout the summer, sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
- Providence Bridge Pedal (Downtown Portland, $$$ for adults, kids are FREE ):Sunday, August 11, 2013 — The only way to truly enjoy the Willamette River bridges – including the top decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges. Bike and walk options available.
- Pedalpoolza 2014 (Portland, FREE – $): Enjoy 3+ weeks of bike fun with over 250 different events June 5-28. There are family-friendly events in addition to adult-only rides.
- 4T Trail (Portland, $$): Explore the city with this four-mile hiking trail and the combined rides on the OHSU tram, Portland trolley, and MAX train. Takes about 4 hours to complete.
- Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden (SE Portland, $): Enjoy over 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants.
- Forest Park (Portland, FREE): Eighty+ miles of jogging, hiking, and biking trails with 19 trailheads for easy access (maps are available at REI, New Seasons, Powell’s andother PDX locations).
- Japanese Gardens (SW Portland, $$): Proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. Free guided tours with admission.
- Multhomah Falls (Columbia Gorge, FREE): Discover Oregon’s tallest waterfall from both the bottom and the top. Depending on your energy level, you can take the moderate 2.2 mile hike to the top, a difficult 5.4 mile look that includes Wahkeena Falls, or just enjoy the view from the bottom at Multnomah Falls Lodge.
- Pittock Mansion (NW Portland, $$): Take a self-guided tour of the home of Henry & Georgiana Pittock, Portland pioneers.
Looking for more Portland-area fun? Check out these resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Portland Family Fun — A gigantic list of affordable, family-friendly activities, events, and attractions in Portland
Summer Reading Programs for Kids — A comprehensive list of summer reading programs in Oregon and Washington
Pacific Northwest Summer Fairs & Festivals — A huge list of Oregon and Washington fairs, festivals, and special summer events
Other links for summer ideas:
Summer Reading Info:
Local Public Library – This is always a family favorite in our house with lots of great freebies! (Clackamas & Washington County start June 1st.
Barnes & Noble – Read 8 Books, log them in your journal, and receive a free book
Half Price Books – Read 300 minutes in a month and receive a $5 gift certificate to Half Price Books.
iVillage – Four week reading challenge with free games, printables, and chances to win prizes.
Scholastic – Log the minutes your child reads online and they have a chance to win prizes.
Sylvan Learning – Find a book to read from their site and then take an online quiz to earn points to use toward prizes.
BJU Press – Complete required reading goals and earn free prizes while supplies last. You will also be entered in prize drawings.
TD Bank – Earn $10 in a new or existing Young Saver’s account when you read 10 books and take it to your local TD Bank.
Pizza Hut – Book It has a summer reading challenge, but it doesn’t look like they’ve released the details at this time. Sign up for email updates here.
Chuck E. Cheese’s – Read consecutively for two weeks and earn 10 free tokens. (Download the Reading Rewards calendar.)
PB Kids – Kids earn a free prize after reading all the books on a pre-selected reading list.