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<p>Hello.  My family and I, recently moved to the St. Johns neighborhood, of North Portland.  We love it here and look forward to enjoying the years to come. I am a mama(stay-at-home) to a sweet 8 month old boy...   I would really like to find one or two other mamas(who are also stay-at-home) to get to know, in the St. Johns neighborhood, so that I can start to feel more a part of the community... maybe it's just the weather getting much colder and the move to a new neighborhood, but I am feeling quite isolated!</p>
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<p>We're close!  I'm in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood, but it's not too far from St. Johns. :) </p>
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<p>Are you new to Portland or just the St. John's neighborhood? </p>
 

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<p>Just new to St. Johns and would like to start getting to know other parents around here.  We are newer parents and would benefit from having more parent friends acquaintances in our lives, but especially in our part of town.  I want to sign up for the swap'n'play, but just found out it is not currently accepting anymore members. </p>
 

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<p>We're in St. Johns, but I have a big girl of 7 now! The <a href="http://www.facebook.com/stjohnscommunitycenter?v=info" target="_blank">St. Johns Community Center</a> Play Park is busy year round and there are other events and classes there. <a href="http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?PropertyID=1106&action=ViewPark" target="_blank">Columbia Pool</a> also has family swim indoors. The children's story times at the <a href="http://www.multcolib.org/events/storytime.html" target="_blank">St. Johns Library</a> are popular. I think there are a couple mama groups in north portland as well, <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mamananda/" target="_blank">Mamanandas</a>?</p>
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<p>Maybe just bundle up and start walking around with your baby - there are a ton of young families in St. Johns. Walk around downtown and visit <a href="http://www.grammyandnonnastoys.com/" target="_blank">Grammy and Nonna's</a> toy store, <a href="http://lilytoad.us/" target="_blank">Lily Toad</a> boutique, <a href="http://www.propereats.org/" target="_blank">Proper Eats</a>, <a href="http://burgerville.com/" target="_blank">Burgerville</a> (our family favorite), watch <a href="http://www.itsadogslifeplaycare.com/" target="_blank">the dogs</a>, etc. It is easier to meet people in nice weather, with the <a href="http://www.sjfarmersmarket.com/" target="_blank">farmer's market</a> and parks all over. As your baby gets older it will be easier to interact with other families.</p>
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<p>Welcome to the neighborhood!</p>
 
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