Mr. Ben plays live music for kids and families in and around Portland, OR. His shows are the perfect blend of entertainment and education. Your child can participate as much or as little as they choose — they are free to explore new musical ideas and concepts at their own pace and in their own way.

Wednesday AM

Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages. With his engaging performances, lush folk-rock recordings, and playful music videos, this red-bearded bard is reinvigorating multicultural American folklore for younger generations.

Wednesday PM

Tallulah's Daddy, aka Matt Lynch, has been playing music since he was seven-years-old.  He's played in bands across the country, in a variety of styles including funk, reggae, ska, jazz, rock and more.  He's taught lessons to kids and adults, and has worked at camps and vocational training programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.  He can teach you to play by ear or sight-read written music.  He's been playing children's music on his own and with some of Portland's favorite kindie bands and loves every minute of it! 


Micah and Me is a Portland, Oregon-based Kindie rock band made of up of three dads who write and play music to inspire, excite and engage kids of all ages and the young at heart! They specialize in working with local venues, museums, city groups and libraries to create upbeat, educational and outright silly shows for children 0-7 and their caregivers!



Healthy Muhm Bootie Camp was created for moms who want to get a great workout, build community, make friends, set a positive example for their children, and be a part of the change we seek in this world.  This unique program is donation based and proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations. Sweat with purpose!



I am a certified group fitness instructor, accredited by one of the most well known fitness academies in the USA and Europe ( ACE), and a mom of two little kids, passionate about motherhood, healthy life style and teaching. I love to teach people how to get into a better shape and therefore have a better quality of life.

While there are a number of fitness centers which provide you with different exercise opportunities for almost any taste, you can’t usually bring kids with you (unless you leave them in the gym’s childcare) .So, how to stay fit and be with your kid? - that is the question where I found my inspiration to create FIT PARENT PDX. I have  the answer - take your babies with you and lets share the fun! 

Food & Entertainment

In addition, The Oregon Public House is a place where people in the community can learn more of these outstanding non-profit organizations and discover practical ways they can become involved in transforming our world and improving the lives of others. We see our Pub as a community center for change and action where others can come to not only enjoy great food and drink, and give a little to the charity of their choice, but also learn how to take action and start to "be the change they wish to see in the world".

The Village Ballroom is Portland’s charity focused event center, partnering with our downstairs neighbor, The Oregon Public House a nonprofit pub. We have a partnership with 6 local nonprofits to which we donate our profits. We allow our individual renters to select which partnered nonprofit they would like the ballroom profit to be donated to. If you would like to know more about nonprofit partnerships, see our partnered nonprofit page for more information.

Built in 1909 as an Odd Fellows Hall in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland, the Village Ballroom has an open ballroom with moderate climate control, two restrooms, greeting room, and a beautiful mahogany bar. Included in the rental are our tables, chairs, and basic built-in sound system.