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

Green Bean Top Ten Board Books

Green Bean Top Ten Board Books

by Green Bean Books   A Seed Needs Sun Kate Riggs, Fiammetta Dogi ($7.99) This durable title offers up fun, foundational introductions to a plant’s life cycle that are sure to fascinate every early learner. Simple, rhythmical text introduces each part of the plant, highlighting the plant’s needs for enabling growth. Detailed illustrations, meanwhile, provide colorful views of […]

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Back to School Book Reviews

Back to School Book Reviews

by Catherine Wiese of Green Bean Books     Chu’s First Day of School By Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex (Board Book $7.99) School is about to start up again! Are you nervous? Chu sure is – he has never been to school before! Who knows what will happen? Will the other kids like him? […]

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Other Recent Posts

Write On: A Better Story For Everyone

Write On: A Better Story For Everyone

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Article and Photograph by Victoria Olivares   As an English teacher, I know a lot about sad stories. One of the saddest stories I know does not come from any book I’ve read, but rather from the real people in my life. And it’s a story about what I do. Repeatedly, students, friends, and fellow […]

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September 2015

September 2015

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2015-2016 Birthday Party Guide

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Your Child’s Right to Special Education

Your Child’s Right to Special Education

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Diane Wiscarson   When the school called for yet another meeting about my son’s problems in the classroom, I wasn’t surprised. To be fair, we already knew of some of our son’s serious issues. He was a difficult child to parent and by age nine, had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) […]

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