Food

Dine In or Take Out: Modern Comfort Food at New American

Dine In or Take Out: Modern Comfort Food at New American

Article and photograph by Laura Locker   New American (2103 N Killingsworth, in the old Mextiza space), whose catchphrase is “Bring It Home,” raises the bar for take out. The restaurant is a spacious, modern, and comfortable place to dine, but if you have children who balk at the idea of leaving the comforts of […]

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Recipe: Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Recipe: Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Some kids love their veggies while others need a little coaxing. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of broccoli, giving even pickier eaters a reason to try them. But just in case, we have sprinkled some Parmesan on top for good measure! You Will Need: 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets 1 tablespoon […]

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Holidays

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2015

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2015

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Tuesday this year, you can count on multiple celebrations both the weekend before and on the actual day! Put on your greeny best and get ready for some good old Irish fun.   Mar 14 Sellwood-Moreland St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival A tradition going 14 years strong, […]

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7 Sweet Outings for Valentine’s Day

7 Sweet Outings for Valentine’s Day

February 6th, 6-8pm Valentine Dance at Peninsula Park Join Peninsula Park Community Center for their annual Valentine’s Day Dance at the Peninsula Park Community Center! A FREE all-ages event that will be a great way to get your heart and your feet moving to some funky music. portlandoregon.gov/parks/   February 14th, 1pm Valentine’s Day Party […]

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Performances

File Under Clever and Surreal: A Review of Timmy Failure

File Under Clever and Surreal: A Review of Timmy Failure

Oregon Children’s Theatre’s adaptation of the best selling Steven Pastis book, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” premiered Saturday. If your child hasn’t given you a primer on Total Failure Inc., know that the start-up detective agency at the center of the tale is headed by one red-scarved Timmy Failure, age 8, and his Polar Bear, Failure. The […]

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Review: OCT’s Skippyjon Jones

Review: OCT’s Skippyjon Jones

by Maya Barbon As I walked into the Portland Center for Performing Arts to see Oregon Children’s Theatre’s “Skippyjon Jones”, I was greeted by a lobby full of young children running around with paper ears on. They had discovered tables set up on the 2nd floor of the lobby for the theatre-going kids to make and […]

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Books

Skating to Success: An Interview with Victoria Jamieson

Skating to Success: An Interview with Victoria Jamieson

  by Robin Anderson, Green Bean Books   You may know author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson from her picture books ”Pest in Show”, “Olympig!”, and “Bea Rocks the Flock.” She also teaches children’s book illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art. This March marks the release of Jamieson’s latest work, “Roller Girl,” a graphic novel […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

12 Ways to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day

12 Ways to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s something for everyone, in every part of town! Treat Mom to flowers, a boat ride, a delicious brunch – or all of the above! May 9 For Mom Craft Day at Concordia University George R. White Library A special Mother’s Day storytime and a make-your-own picture frame craft. Refreshments provided. Free, cu-portland.edu/academics/library/library-events May 9 […]

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Head North: Explore Vancouver

Head North: Explore Vancouver

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

  by Annagrace Kaye Just across the Columbia River from Portland is a sprawling, historic town that many Portlanders have never even been to. Vancouver residents love to laugh about the assumptions many people have about our home. The truth is that Vancouver is rich in beautifully maintained parks, well-regarded schools, and a growing number of locally owned […]

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The Short List: Apr 24-26

The Short List: Apr 24-26

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Did you celebrate Earth Day early last weekend? If not, fear not – there’s more this week and weekend, along with these super fun outings.   Opens Apr 24 Nomadic Theatre Co. presents Terrifying Shrubbery A hilarious theatrical clown performance of a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale world that is perhaps not quite so dark! All […]

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