July 2017

July 2017 Cover

July 2017 CoverSummer’s in full swing! Ready for endless outdoor adventures in the lushness that only the Pacific Northwest can offer? With Independence Day around the corner (if you haven’t seen fireworks on the Oregon Coast, make this year the first; I promise it’s worth it) and the total solar eclipse on August 21, and all sorts of shenanigans in between, you won’t be hearing the dreaded refrain of “I’m bored!” anytime soon.

In these pages is our trusty jam-packed event list, as well as the final installment of our 3-part Street Fair Guide so you can load up your social calendar. Got a tiny one right now, or waiting for them to arrive soon (or later)? They – and you – don’t have to miss out on the fun. Experts from Seahorses and Babywearing International help you pick out the best baby carrier for every mobility need on p. 21.

We also love discovering new local, innovative takes on baby staples and sharing them with you! The latest finds are clever and functionally designed feeding tools and a onesie with absolutely no snaps, buttons or zippers… simply amazing. Start learning more on p. 17 – we think you’ll like what you see.

Catch you in August!


About Karel Chan

Karel landed in Portland from the NJ/NYC area in 2008 and fell in love instantly. Since joining the NW Kids team in 2010 she has worn many hats, including client services and ad design, before becoming editor. She digs the small-town big-city Portland community, its many local businesses and the endless possibilities for adventure just outside your door! In addition to seeking out fun and play for kidlets, she runs a therapy private practice helping people through heartbreak, dating and relationships.