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

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

Found Around Town: Shops

Found Around Town: Shops

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

SMALLFRY Boutique resale shopping at its best! You’ll love the smart organization and rain boot wall. 4107 NE Tillamook Street smallfrypdx.com PALACE CAKES Beautiful homemade cakes that would make your grandma smile. Try the lemon rhubarb or anything with buttercream frosting. 1401 SW Yamhill Street palacecakes.com BARRE 3 CEDAR MILL Prepare yourself to quake and […]

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The Short List: March 27-29

The Short List: March 27-29

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

You’ve made it this far in the week… don’t stop now! Here’s some more fun to be had, including a night under the stars, or under some – gasp – sharks! Now thru Mar 29 Oaks Park Spring Break Ride Special Make the most of spring break with a BOGO ride bracelet! $13-26, oakspark.com   […]

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Easter Egg Hunts!

Easter Egg Hunts!

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Get a head start on your egg hunting skills this weekend and you’ll be an expert by Easter! Check out our roundup of egg hunts around town. Mar 28 Westfield Vancouver Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Crafts, balloons, carnival games, bounce house, egg giveaways, and several chances to win gifts and shopping sprees. westfield.com   Mar 28 […]

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