Called into work again, but have the kids? Emergency meeting, or simply in need of a couple hours? Well, if you haven’t already heard of WeVillage, you should familiarize yourself. And if you have heard of them, you should know they’re moving—just around the corner—to a new and larger facility.
Opened in 2009, WeVillage is the first and only drop-in childcare facility in downtown Portland. Located in the Pearl at 1024 NW Glisan Street, the new 1800-square-foot building is a beautiful, modern display of engaging colors and play structures designed for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years.
Living as a single mother and independent film producer, WeVilliage creater Karen Beninati, noticed the need for a fun, safe and happy place for children, as well as an easy and stress-free alternative for parents. “The people who live in the Pearl are smart and they want more, especially for their kids,” says Beninati. “The new space we hope will bring back old clients whose kids have grown a little bored of the current space and attract new clients who have never used us before.”
WeVillage is open Monday-Thursday 8am-9:30pm, Friday 8am-11:30pm, and Saturday 10am-11:30pm, and on most public and all school holidays. Hourly rates are $10 for members and $15 dollars for non-members. For more information, visit Experience The Pearl, or check out WeVillage directly.