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

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

Portland Author Book Reviews for May

Portland Author Book Reviews for May

by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books “HOME” by Carson Ellis (Hardcover $16.99) Where do you call home? Is home in a shell like a snail? Or a big ship like a pirate? Or a bird’s nest? Portland’s very own talented Carson Ellis solo debuts her newest book all about “Home.” Her whimsical illustrations cozily […]

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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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Portland Author Book Reviews for May

Portland Author Book Reviews for May

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Cat Wiese of Green Bean Books “HOME” by Carson Ellis (Hardcover $16.99) Where do you call home? Is home in a shell like a snail? Or a big ship like a pirate? Or a bird’s nest? Portland’s very own talented Carson Ellis solo debuts her newest book all about “Home.” Her whimsical illustrations cozily […]

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Recipe: Old World Pickled Cucumbers

Recipe: Old World Pickled Cucumbers

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recipe by Kellie Guess of St. Johns Living Well For centuries before modern factories sterilized pickles with heat to preserve them, raw cucumbers were simply soaked in brine and spices as a way to extend shelf life, enhance flavor and cultivate health. This process of ‘lacto-fermentation’ generates a nutrient dense environment that is alive with […]

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Land Gallery: Putting a Bird on it Since 2009

Land Gallery: Putting a Bird on it Since 2009

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

  by Kelley Gardiner It happens fairly often. A couple or a group of friends walk into the cute storefront on Mississippi Avenue, and they start to debate among themselves: “Is this the place? I think it is.” “No, it isn’t. Could it be?” The employees have heard it before, so they step in. “Yes, […]

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