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At Thinker Toys kids get hands-on play time and parents don’t get overwhelmed with commercialized toys.

Metro Parent Family Favorite Awards

Thinker Toys is proud to be a two time recipient of Metro Parent's "Family Favorite" award for best toy store. 


More than anything, the Steinbachs work to populate their store with toys and games that will stimulate kids’ imagination and give their brains – and sometimes their bodies – a workout.
— Anna Marum, The Oregonian

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Find Elliot!

Elliot, the masked bunny bandit, is loose in the store! Each week, he moves to a new location, and we encourage your young ones to come in and find Elliot for a prize (candy) and to be entered in a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate!

Each month we choose a winner at random from those who found Elliot. Keep your eyes out for our 3" tall mascot!

Visit the Village

Several years ago there were a few tee-shirts floating around that said: "Multnomah Village - Portland's Best Secret." Well, those days are long gone. Now a well-publicized destination - as well as one of Portland's most desirable residential neighborhoods - Multnomah Village is quintessentially Portland, the intersection of local and charming and just a bit off-center.

The village hosts dozens of unique shops, galleries, restaurants and watering-holes - as well as professional services and the rambling Multnomah Arts Center. Parking is available on the street as well as the Arts Center. TriMet buses 44 and 45 will get you here (as will a bicycle).

Thinker Toys has always been committed to the viability of Multnomah. Both Joan and Tye are past presidents of the biz association, and have been involved in developing most village events. We still organize the Multnomah Days parade, and help with planning  Halloween in the Village and the Holiday Gala. (We try.)