Happy 50th Birthday, A Children's Place!

Congratulations to A Children's Place in Portland, Ore., which is celebrating its 50th anniversary tomorrow, May 18.

The all-day celebration will begin at 10:15 a.m. with a storytime and include eight author signings, a scavenger hunt, and selfies with Dog Man. There will also be a special discount, a prize raffle, and refreshments.

A Children's Place was founded in 1974 by Lynn Kelly and Jan Burton. Pam Lewis has owned the store for the past 20 years. In 2015, she relocated the bookstore from its longtime home at 48th and Fremont to its current home at 1423 NE Fremont St.

"There's a legacy here," Lewis told Willamette Week. "It's timeless, in ways. I really, really hope it keeps on going. I've gotten kids where they were babies, and now I've seen them go off to college. It's really nice to have gotten to know families and watch them grow. I've been really lucky, I have to say."

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