3434 SE Milwaukie Ave., 503-206-5766, knowthyfood.coop. Breakfast-lunch daily.

A food-buying club turned cafe and market, Know Thy Food is organic, sustainable and affordable. The great kids' menu will capture the hearts and stomachs of your young'uns with scrumptious almond butter and grilled-cheese sammies ($5) accompanied by near-daily entertainment. It takes a co-op to host balloon artists. $.