Get the scoop on some of the new restaurants to pop up on Hawthorne! As a veteran on the Boulevard, we're always excited to welcome new neighbors, especially when they make delicious food!Read More
Spring is right around the corner and we're filling our shelves with new awesome stuff for all the kiddos!
For infants, we've stocked up with loads of German-made HABA clutching toys, new cactus and flamingo themed baby gear from O.R.E, and adorable plush rattles from Douglas.
Toddlers will love Hape's new Umbrella Catching bath toy, or the cutest new Spaceship top from Plan Toys.
We're excited to offer a new line from Klutz products geared toward younger kids, adding some great beginner crafts to our ever growing art section.
The 2017 Playmobil is here (well, some of it, we'll get more when it's released in summer), and it's fantastic as usual! From new pirate outposts to new figures like window washer or flamenco dancers, it does not disappoint.
For the geographically or zoologically inclined, we just received an array of new puzzles from Crocodile Creek, featuring reptiles, ocean life, various continents, and more!
I'd be remiss to not mention our bursting Calico Critter section, that while not entirely new, is definitely well-stocked, and definitely cute.
In the world of plush, we're obsessed with the Squishable banana, and of course all the Jellycat bunnies for Easter. Speaking of Easter: it's not far off!! We're up to our ears in plush, books, stickers, and other festive accoutrements, and it's never a bad idea to stock up for your baskets early for the best selection!
Wonder if we stock a particular item or book? Give us a call! And follow us on Instagram for frequent updates of new arrivals!
Cheers, Kids at Heart Toys
Whether you're a seasoned local, or visiting Portland with kids, there is so much to do on Hawthorne! Read on to find all the places to go, things to see, and foods to eat on the Boulevard!Read More
Halloween Is Just Around the Corner!
Don’t get spooked by the prospect of getting your kids ready for Halloween. Kids at Heart is celebrating sweet and spooky sides of Halloween--but especially the sweet--this October.
Halloween Costumes for Kids (and Other Fun Stuff)
Kids at Heart has tons of great gear for Halloween! We have wonderful costumes (handmade in Canada), such as princesses, pirates, dragons, superheroes, witches, and wizards! We also have professional-quality face paint and special effects makeup.
Looking for a book to suit the season? We have lots of spooky books for different reading levels, plus Halloween stickers, tattoos, stencils, and LEGO monster minifigures!
When the big day rolls around, you can trick-or-treat at Kids at Heart as well as many of our neighbors on Hawthorne.
Enlist the Switch Witch
We love candy, you love candy, and your kids love candy. Candy is awesome! But sometimes, your kids get too much for any child to handle, even if they do get a little “help” from you. Sometimes, kids aren’t able to enjoy their hard-earned stash in part or at all, due to allergies or sensitivities.
That’s where the Switch Witch comes in.
The Switch Witch is a lot like the tooth fairy, but instead of taking teeth, she protects them from sugar inundation. That’s right: She comes in the night to swap out all or part of your youngster’s sugary loot with a toy.
Kids at Heart has toys, books, and games at any budget for parents who need to help the Switch Witch with choosing just the right item. Your little monsters will barely miss the candy stomachache when they’re having hours of fun with a new game!
While you’re in shopping for Halloween costumes, books, or toys, don’t forget to enter to win our Halloween Giveaway Contest.
Win a basket full of awesome, spooky, Halloween-themed toys and books. We’re getting chills just thinking about it! Goodies include face painting supplies, a special effects makeup kit, books of scary stories, stickers, and more. Come into the store to fill out your entry slip by the 22nd. Lucky runners up will receive Kids at Heart gift certificates.
What’s your favorite Halloween family tradition?
Come one, come all, to the 2015 Hawthorne Street Fair!
We love our neighborhood and our customers, so we pull out all the stops for the Street Fair, throwing an over-the-top party for kids and families at Kids at Heart Toys.
On Sunday, August 16th, Hawthorne will be hopping with plenty of neighbors and visitors from all parts of the city. They’ll enjoy a music stage at SE 34th Avenue, art activities at Muse, beer gardens, and all kinds of delicious food and unique vendors. Of course, we think the best part of the Street Fair will be all the awesome activities for families we have planned at Kids at Heart.
On the Main Stage we’ll be featuring great entertainment for the whole family. Two of Portland’s most beloved children’s musicians, Mr. Ben and Lorna Miller, will invite us on their musical adventures, where all can sing and dance along. Then, Penny’s Puppet Productions will present not one, but TWO amazing puppet shows! Portland’s favorite clowns, Olive & Dingo, will take the stage with their wonderful antics, and Circus Cascadia joins us with a fantastic array of events: juggling demos, tightrope walking, balance balls, stilt lessons, and clown skits!
Besides our Stage shows, we’ll feature activities all day on SE 35th Avenue and in our back parking lot. We’ll have a refreshing misting tent and dedicated sidewalk chalk area. Our good friends from Metro Parent - PDX Kids Calendar will be set up with a prize wheel and photo booth, and face painters will be at the ready to beautify all those little faces! And perhaps most important of all, to ease all those weary feet, tables & chairs for resting and eating will be available.
Outside the store on Hawthorne is our annual Sidewalk Sale, with amazing deals on some of our favorite toys and books! Then, don’t forget to stop in the shop and fill out a ticket – we’ll have a drawing for you to win gift certificates to the store!
It’s our best Street Fair yet, and we are so excited to share it with all of you! See you then!
Tips for a successful family trip:
- Parking might be a bit tricky, so plan on parking a few blocks away and walking.
- Public transportation or a family bike ride will work great, too.
- Parts of Hawthorne will be closed to traffic/buses.
- Feel free to bring your own food and snacks, but there will be plenty to purchase from vendors and from our local restaurants and carts!
WHAT: Hawthorne Street Fair Children’s Events
WHEN: Sunday, August 16th, 2014 – 11am to 5pm
WHERE: Kids at Heart Toys - 3445 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 – Stage performances and other activities will be outside on 35th Avenue (closed to traffic) and in the back parking lot.
WHY: The Hawthorne Street Fair is Portland’s longest running street fair, and offers the best of summer fun. Kids at Heart Toys saw the need for more kid-specific entertainment, and we have been presenting our children’s events alongside the rest of the street fair for eight years!