My daughter is finishing up kindergarten here. She loves it. The classes seem decent-sized, there's lots of teachers and teacher aides to help out...too bad it's on the closure list.
This store has some high-end, expensive stuff, of course, being a specialty art supply store. But they also give you some excellent ideas, and a very wide selection
I was very impressed witth their customer service, or should I say bedside manner? Very straightforward, caring, and informational. My dog is 13, and I have to say, this is the best veterinary experience I've had (and maybe he'd agree!)
PROS: friendly, straightforward
This is a great store for teachers, parents, or anyone who loves kids. They've got great posters, books, educational toys, art supplies, stickers, small incentives...I could spend hours looking around!
This restaurant is excellent. Very child-friendly, and a great place to go with your children. Don't expect a quiet, calm, or relaxing atmosphere. It's always been busy and raucous.
This place is AMAZING. I'm sure everyone already knows all about it, but if there's a book you want, go to Powells. Hey, if there isn't a book you want, you'll find several here. There's no way to leave without spending way too much money, so be prepared!
My husband absolutely loves this place, and I'm fairly sure that we go at least 3 times a month. They have the best plywood prices and selection in town. Paneling of all colors and styles (really), foam board, lauan, baltic birch, oak, all sorts of trim and a decent selection of related building supplies. If you're building a fence, you have to check their prices out first.
I beg my husband to come along just to block for me. So, the employees are no happier to be there, and the store is quickly ending up worn out like the other one down the street. But I can't stay away! I love Wal-mart, but please don't tell anyone. I know that it's not politically-correct, but I go back for the prices and the huge selection. I don't expect to get great customer service, I don't expect the other customers to avoid me with their carts, and with such low expectations, it's hard to go wrong.
This is the greatest toy store. Sort of the "anti-chain" store, if you know what I mean? So many fun discoveries, and you seem to be welcomed to explore with so many of the toys...makes the trip downtown worthwhile for my kids!
It's hit or miss to actually find something in this resale shop. I have found a few things at times, but it's usually when the clerk on hand says that they have something that just came in and pulls it from the back. I honestly see some of the same stuff sitting on the rack on return visits...and I might not go back until 2 months later! Prices are decent on most items. There aren't too many resale shops left in the Milwaukie area, anymore, so I guess they get business by longevity and the process of elimination. They do send out a LOT of coupons.