Food

In The Kitchen: Snickerdoodles

In The Kitchen: Snickerdoodles

Holiday Field Trip with Your Kids School will be out for the holidays soon, and we’ll all need to find some fun activities to keep our kids happy and occupied. At our house, we love to bake together, but we also like to get out of the house to explore our city. This holiday, consider […]

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Cranberry Fig Sauce

Cranberry Fig Sauce

I have been making Cranberry Fig Sauce, courtesy of the ever fabulous Martha Stewart, for somewhere near a decade. It’s incredibly easy, an annual crowd pleaser and puts canned cranberry sauce to shame. Goodbye “sliced” cranberry sauce! I use fresh, Oregon grown cranberries (Try Vincent Family Cranberries) and dry red wine. And I switch off […]

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Holidays

The Short List: December 19-21

The Short List: December 19-21

Hard to believe that Hanukkah is here and there’s only one weekend left before Christmas! Here’s a quick roundup of holiday cheer around town.   Thru Dec 21 Gnome for the Holidays Wander up and down NE Alberta to spy gnomes hidden in local shops’ window displays and earn stickers. Find all the gnomes and […]

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Holiday Craft: Pinecone Elf Ornament

Holiday Craft: Pinecone Elf Ornament

Last year, one of our favorite crafts was a pinecone elf ornament. It requires only a few supplies, is easy and quick to put together, and people love them! WHAT YOU’LL NEED Medium to large sized pinecones 1” wooden craft balls (no holes) Felted wool or felt Glue (hot glue makes this a snap) Scissors Fine-tipped […]

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Performances

Performances: Raise The Curtain on the Holiday Season

Performances: Raise The Curtain on the Holiday Season

Winter for kids means sweaters, hot chocolate, possibly snow, and no school! But with the kiddos on break and the weather outside being, well … frightful, it can be hard to find fun activities inside. Never fear, theater is here! There are a number of wonderful, kid-friendly plays and musicals all around town this December, including […]

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The Short List – November 28-30

The Short List – November 28-30

After stuffing yourselves with a delicious Thanksgiving feast and naming all you are thankful for, you can choose from some family-friendly activities to stave off cabin fever and burn some energy this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!   Opens Nov 28 Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation’s Holiday Express Train Hop on a vintage rail car and take a […]

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Books

Winter Book Reviews from Green Bean Books

Winter Book Reviews from Green Bean Books

Here is a list of our top Winter themed books. What are your favorites? Sally in the Snow By Stephen Huneck (Board Book $7.95) Ages 1-3 years old Do you love the snow? You’re not the only one! So does Sally the dog…and she’s not afraid to romp around in the white fluff when she […]

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Thanksgiving Book Reviews by Green Bean Books

Thanksgiving Book Reviews by Green Bean Books

“THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ESCAPE” By Mark Fearing (Hardcover $15.99) Think local this Thanksgiving with Portland’s own outstanding author and illustrator Mark Fearing! Cousins Gavin and Rhonda dread the Thanksgiving dinner doldrums, until they realize they can make their OWN fun with just a little imagination! With expressive digitally-manipulated colored-pencil illustrations, Mark Fearing offers a kid’s […]

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The Short List: December 19-21

The Short List: December 19-21

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hard to believe that Hanukkah is here and there’s only one weekend left before Christmas! Here’s a quick roundup of holiday cheer around town.   Thru Dec 21 Gnome for the Holidays Wander up and down NE Alberta to spy gnomes hidden in local shops’ window displays and earn stickers. Find all the gnomes and […]

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Winter Book Reviews from Green Bean Books

Winter Book Reviews from Green Bean Books

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a list of our top Winter themed books. What are your favorites? Sally in the Snow By Stephen Huneck (Board Book $7.95) Ages 1-3 years old Do you love the snow? You’re not the only one! So does Sally the dog…and she’s not afraid to romp around in the white fluff when she […]

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Holiday Craft: Pinecone Elf Ornament

Holiday Craft: Pinecone Elf Ornament

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last year, one of our favorite crafts was a pinecone elf ornament. It requires only a few supplies, is easy and quick to put together, and people love them! WHAT YOU’LL NEED Medium to large sized pinecones 1” wooden craft balls (no holes) Felted wool or felt Glue (hot glue makes this a snap) Scissors Fine-tipped […]

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