Food

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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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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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

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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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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Books

Skating to Success: An Interview with Victoria Jamieson

Skating to Success: An Interview with Victoria Jamieson

  by Robin Anderson, Green Bean Books   You may know author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson from her picture books ”Pest in Show”, “Olympig!”, and “Bea Rocks the Flock.” She also teaches children’s book illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art. This March marks the release of Jamieson’s latest work, “Roller Girl,” a graphic novel […]

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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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April 2015

April 2015

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

NERD & EXCURSION CAMPS, HIKING WITH KIDS, DAY TRIP: VANCOUVER, BABY BOOT CAMP

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Spring has Sprung: New Music for NW Kids

Spring has Sprung: New Music for NW Kids

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

  What an unusual year. Spring seemed to start here in mid-January, and we are weeks ahead of our friends on the East coast in terms of springy weather, flowers blooming, kids and dogs covered in mud, etc. etc. It’s a little bit lovely and a little bit scary at the same time. We seem […]

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Skating to Success: An Interview with Victoria Jamieson

Skating to Success: An Interview with Victoria Jamieson

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

  by Robin Anderson, Green Bean Books   You may know author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson from her picture books ”Pest in Show”, “Olympig!”, and “Bea Rocks the Flock.” She also teaches children’s book illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art. This March marks the release of Jamieson’s latest work, “Roller Girl,” a graphic novel […]

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