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Rox in Sox Celebrates Music and Reading at King School Park July 30

Rox in Sox Celebrates Music and Reading at King School Park July 30

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kids who love reading and music will find lots to celebrate at the fourth annual Rox in Sox, a free festival at King School Park in Northeast Portland. This year’s festival is on Saturday, July 30 from 10am to 3pm. Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz will kick off the morning. Authors (presented by Green Bean Books: Cathy Camper, […]

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The Short List: July 22-24

The Short List: July 22-24

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hello, again! Well, here it is, another glorious weekend! Thinking about getting out and having some fun? Read on–there’s lots to do! July 22-24 PDX Pop Now! All weekend long, the 13th Annual PDX Pop Now! Festival will be taking place at AudioCinema, under the Hawthorne Bridge. This all-ages, non-profit event will feature performances from […]

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A Weekend Getaway to Ashland, OR: Fun for the whole family

A Weekend Getaway to Ashland, OR: Fun for the whole family

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Located just 14 miles from California and home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland is a small town nestled in the Bear Creek valley. The similarities between Portland and Ashland are numerous, making it an enjoyable getaway from the City of Roses. Both are border cities along I-5, both are centers of arts and culture […]

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Silverwood: The amusement park up north

Silverwood: The amusement park up north

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Amusement park bound parents often find themselves faced with a two thousand-mile round-trip drive, high park entrance fees, oppressive heat and even more oppressive crowds. Friends, there is another way! Silverwood Theme Park, just outside of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, may not have jolly mice and goofy dogs to charm your children, but what it does have […]

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The Short List: July 15-17

The Short List: July 15-17

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is it just me or is this summer going a little fast?? Let’s be sure to make it last and soak in some family fun this weekend! From the Scottish Highlands, to Robocop and cherries, there’s something for everyone! July 15-16 Portland Highland Games Head to Mt. Hood Community College this weekend for the full-on […]

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Pebbles, Pools & Ponds: 8 swimming holes less than an hour from Portland

Pebbles, Pools & Ponds: 8 swimming holes less than an hour from Portland

| July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Midsummer is well on its way in Portland! Looking to get outside the Director Parks and Jamison Squares of the city to stay cool? Well, luckily there are many options for families to beat the heat as well as experience Oregon’s breathtaking natural beauty close to the city. This list is certainly not exhaustive, but […]

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The Short List: July 8-10

The Short List: July 8-10

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

It looks like this weekend’s shaping up to be pretty artsy, so let’s get out there and get creative together! July 8-10 Oregon Country Fair If you’re feeling like getting out of town soon, perhaps this weekend is just the time. The annual Oregon Country Fair is happening, with twelve stages of magic, music, juggling […]

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Glass or Plastic? The baby bottle breakdown

Glass or Plastic? The baby bottle breakdown

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many of today’s plastic products, from snack containers and water bottles to sippy cups, baby chew toys and bottles are marketed as BPA-free. But research is showing these BPA-free plastics share similar qualities that made BPA potentially unsafe. Here are a few questions to think about when shopping for the safest baby bottle option for […]

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