Food

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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Recipe: Barre3’s P.B.+J Smoothie

Recipe: Barre3’s P.B.+J Smoothie

  by barre3   Try this hearty and healthy smoothie any time of day for a boost of energy, and when you’re looking for something to curb sugar cravings. Yum!   INGREDIENTS ¼ cup peanut butter or almond butter 2 Tbs. flax seed, ground 2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen 1/2 avocado 2-4 pitted dates or […]

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Holidays

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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7 Ways to Ring in the New Year with Kids in Portland!

7 Ways to Ring in the New Year with Kids in Portland!

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN THE PEARL New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate, and WeVillage brings the party experience to your child in a fun, and safe environment. Children will be entertained with party favors, an apple cider toast, and watch the ball drop (New York time). Parents can ring in the New Year, […]

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Performances

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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Raise Your Hand and Say Yes!  A Winter Family Concert at the Village Ballroom

Raise Your Hand and Say Yes!  A Winter Family Concert at the Village Ballroom

  For more than six years now, Seattle-based The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their uptempo albums and live concerts. These high-jumping performers give children their first “rock show” experience. With the release of their fifth album, Raise Your Hand, this Seattle “Kindie Rock” quintet  has risen to become one of the top touring bands in […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

March 2015

March 2015

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

RAD & SOCCER CAMPS, NEW AMERICAN: A REVIEW, A GREEN BEAN INTERVIEW WITH VICTORIA JAMIESON, FOUND AROUND TOWN: SHOPS

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Not Your Mom’s Homeschool: A Modern Approach to Learning at Home

Not Your Mom’s Homeschool: A Modern Approach to Learning at Home

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

  by Annagrace Kaye People are usually surprised to find out that we homeschool. We don’t look like the homeschoolers in stories or the homeschooling family that used to live next door to you. My daughters, eight and six years-old, are friendly, outgoing and easily discuss their favorite books, movies, and sports. They have big […]

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The Short List: Feb 27-March 1

The Short List: Feb 27-March 1

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

With hints of spring in the air, chances are you just want to get out and play this weekend. Check out a traditional springtime doll festival, shop for gently used clothing, toys, and comics, or celebrate a very important birthday! Now thru Mar 3 Hina Matsuri, The Doll Festival, at Portland Japanese Garden A traditional […]

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