Neighborhood We ❤️: Hospitable Highland

There’s much to celebrate in Beaverton’s Highland neighborhood. Residents enjoy ample parks and nature areas, as well as close proximity to restaurants, shops and the Nike campus. From the Beaverton Transit Center, the Red and Blue MAX lines offer a 30-minute trip to downtown Portland. And the City of Beaverton has taken on the goals …

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Atlas Pizza: Family Supper Review

Local chain Atlas Pizza opens a new, kid-friendly spot on Southeast Foster Road. Story and photo by Denise Castañon Big changes are happening on Foster Road, a long-overlooked thoroughfare in Southeast Portland mostly known as home to one of the city’s most celebrated strip clubs — and as a way to avoid traffic on Powell …

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Family Supper: Lovejoy's Tearoom

Introduce your kids to the joys of finger sandwiches and scones at the new Lovejoy’s Tearoom of  Portland — just in time for Mother’s Day. Little sandwiches, warm scones, dainty desserts, beautiful cups — all the small touches elevate high tea from a plain, old meal. It’s something I’ve appreciated for a long time. So …

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Review: Jinx

With pinball and New Orleans-style grub, Jinx on Killingsworth is a fam-friendly bar destination. Even though some of my family’s favorite dining out destinations are brewpubs, whenever we hit a restaurant that also markets itself as a bar, I think of that line from the Reese Witherspoon movie Sweet Home Alabama: “You have a baby … in …

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Hands On: Melt with You

Add a little heat to transform all those broken bits of crayon into mini-masterpieces.  The amount of broken crayons rolling around my house (and, I’m guessing, yours) is staggering. Wanting a way to put them to good use, I recently started playing around with melting crayon shavings onto paper. My daughter, who loves an art …

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Top 5 Spots for Grilled Cheese

➊ If you haven’t taken your kindergartener to eat The Kindergartener sandwich on the converted school bus at The Grilled Cheese Grill, what are you waiting for? NE Alberta at 11th Ave.➋ Olympia Provisions and Tillamook Cheese’s Melty & Meaty food truck at Pioneer Courthouse Square features a basic grilled cheese for your kiddo and more interesting combos …

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