Food

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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In The Kitchen: Snickerdoodles

In The Kitchen: Snickerdoodles

Holiday Field Trip with Your Kids School will be out for the holidays soon, and we’ll all need to find some fun activities to keep our kids happy and occupied. At our house, we love to bake together, but we also like to get out of the house to explore our city. This holiday, consider […]

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Holidays

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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The Short List: December 19-21

The Short List: December 19-21

Hard to believe that Hanukkah is here and there’s only one weekend left before Christmas! Here’s a quick roundup of holiday cheer around town.   Thru Dec 21 Gnome for the Holidays Wander up and down NE Alberta to spy gnomes hidden in local shops’ window displays and earn stickers. Find all the gnomes and […]

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Performances

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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Performances: Raise The Curtain on the Holiday Season

Performances: Raise The Curtain on the Holiday Season

Winter for kids means sweaters, hot chocolate, possibly snow, and no school! But with the kiddos on break and the weather outside being, well … frightful, it can be hard to find fun activities inside. Never fear, theater is here! There are a number of wonderful, kid-friendly plays and musicals all around town this December, including […]

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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

Fostering Creativity: Portland Child Art Studio

Fostering Creativity: Portland Child Art Studio

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Kelley Gardiner Paint covers the walls in drips and splotches. Children wearing aprons mix up new colors with gentle guidance from a teacher. Kids are transforming cardboard tubes into fantastical creatures, representations of people and objects are being rendered in every possible medium. Welcome to the Portland Child Art Studio. Since 2012, this art […]

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Finding Balance the barre3 Way: An Interview with Sadie Lincoln

Finding Balance the barre3 Way: An Interview with Sadie Lincoln

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Kelley Schaefer-Levi It’s the new year, which usually has mamas thinking about fitness goals for the coming months. If you need a jump start to working out or if you’ve simply been curious about trying a barre3 class, it’s a great time to do it! As someone who gets bored quickly and is frequently switching up […]

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The Short List: January 30- February 1

The Short List: January 30- February 1

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are you rooting for the Seahawks this weekend?! Football aside, bid January farewell and February welcome with this smorgasbord of events.   Jan 30 Heart of Hearts Origami Valentines at St. Johns Library Get a jumpstart on the holiday of love by learning how to make origami hearts! Free, multcolib.org   Jan 30 QuanRen presents […]

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