Food

Recipe: Radish & Strawberry Tea Sandwiches

Recipe: Radish & Strawberry Tea Sandwiches

Radish & Strawberry Tea Sandwiches   A quick pickle of the radishes along with folding in some strawberries will coax kids to give radishes a try in these sweet and delicate tea sandwiches. Make it a tea party by pairing the teas sandwiches with lemonade in fancy glasses garnished with any leftover strawberries.   8 […]

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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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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

Chatting with Laura Viers

Chatting with Laura Viers

by Beth Blenz-Clucas Laura is a luminary in the national indie-alternative music scene, with critically acclaimed recent albums July Flame and Warp and Weft, as well as an award-winning album for children called Tumble Bee. This singer-songwriter frequently collaborates with her husband Tucker Martine, who produces albums for top talents like the Decemberists and My […]

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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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Books

Top Ten Summer Books for Middle Grade Readers

Top Ten Summer Books for Middle Grade Readers

Green Bean Books has compiled this handy list for your tweens’ summer reading! Check out summaries on their blog. Bayou Magic Jewell Parker Rhodes $17.00 Hardcover Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7 Book Scavenger Jennifer Chambliss Bertman $16.99 Hardcover Ages 9 to 14 Circus Mirandus Cassie Beasley $17.99 Hardcover Ages 9 to 12, […]

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Portland Author Book Reviews for May

Portland Author Book Reviews for May

by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books “HOME” by Carson Ellis (Hardcover $16.99) Where do you call home? Is home in a shell like a snail? Or a big ship like a pirate? Or a bird’s nest? Portland’s very own talented Carson Ellis solo debuts her newest book all about “Home.” Her whimsical illustrations cozily […]

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July 2015

July 2015

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

THE BABY ISSUE: TODDLER IN TOW, YOUR GROWING BABY, FINDING THE RIGHT CHILDCARE FIT, BABY APPS

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The Short List: July 1-5

The Short List: July 1-5

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whoa! It’s July! There are so many ways to celebrate the stars and stripes this weekend. Carnival and rodeo? Check. Blues by the river? Check. At a historic fort? Check!   Now thru July 4 St. Paul Rodeo Don your cowboy/girl boots and hat for this annual event! With carnival rides and concessions during the […]

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Top Ten Summer Books for Middle Grade Readers

Top Ten Summer Books for Middle Grade Readers

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Green Bean Books has compiled this handy list for your tweens’ summer reading! Check out summaries on their blog. Bayou Magic Jewell Parker Rhodes $17.00 Hardcover Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7 Book Scavenger Jennifer Chambliss Bertman $16.99 Hardcover Ages 9 to 14 Circus Mirandus Cassie Beasley $17.99 Hardcover Ages 9 to 12, […]

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