Food

Recipe: German Potato Salad

Recipe: German Potato Salad

by Laura Jost   The reason I love this recipe is because it’s super allergy-friendly and the absence of mayonnaise makes it more travel friendly as well. We prefer it served warm, just after mixing. If you know a particular ingredient isn’t your favorite, you can play with the amounts to customize your perfect dressing; […]

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Found Around Town: U-Pick Berries

Found Around Town: U-Pick Berries

BELLA ORGANIC U-pick: Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marionberries and blackberries. Don’t miss: Thornless certified organic blackberries and stroller/wheelchair accessible trails. 16205 NW Gillihan Road, Portland bellaorganic.com   LEE FARMS U-pick: Strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries, blueberries and blackberries. Don’t miss: Pickled Dilly beans, local honey and farm made applesauce in the Country Store. 1975 SW 65th Avenue, […]

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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 Picture Books for Summer

Top Ten Picture Books for Summer

Green Bean Books tells us all about their top ten picture books for this summer. Check ’em out here! Home Carson Ellis $16.99 Hardcover Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3   Ice Cream Summer Peter Sis $17.99 Hardcover Picture Book Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 If You Plant a Seed […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

Feeling the Love as a Stay at Home Dad

Feeling the Love as a Stay at Home Dad

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Barb Buckner Suarez Photographs by LaDelle Photography   Chris Routly considers himself to be a  “Full-Time Dad.” He’s also a local Portland  children’s book author and illustrator,  blogger, ”accidental activist” and Director  of Marketing & Communications for the National At-Home Dad Network.   Chris initially fell into his role for practical  reasons. Six years […]

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Love Our August Cover?

Love Our August Cover?

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

  We love animals, kids and school picture day. So, when we found Beat Up Creations, we were pretty excited. Los Angeles based artist Angela Rosetti is a self-taught artist that works with recycled, abused, broken and forgotten items creating altered antique plates, raw assemblage sculptures and mixed media portraits. Her “recreations” make us laugh […]

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The Short List: July 30-Aug 2

The Short List: July 30-Aug 2

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Holy moly, it’s hot! What’s new? We won’t let that stop us from our regular dose of weekend fun, though. We’ll be eating crawfish, reading books, rockin’ out to music, and working on our tans. How about you?   July 30-Aug 1 Once Upon A Mattress Get your local teen theater fix with this musical […]

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