Fall Arts Preview

Alexis Rehrmann is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Portland Monthly magazine. She studied theater at NYU. where she majored in directing and being a theater nerd.
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From scientists to superheroes, girls are front and center on our city’s stages, and they’re ready to share valuable lessons with all the budding feminists in your family.       ME… JANE October 19 to November 17Oregon Children’s TheatreBest for ages 5 and older “I was craving a great female character to headline a play,” explains Marcella Crowson, …

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Neighborhood We ❤️: Hospitable Highland

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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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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Top 5 Allergy-Friendly After-School Treat Stops

1. Shake off the day at Cully’s cozy whole-foods café Tiny Moreso and tuck into a Rawdacious mini-cake — GF, vegan, raw and available in a rainbow of flavors from pumpkin to blueberry coconut.     2.Over on Alberta Street, Back to Eden’s bakery-café serves up a mighty assortment of plant-based, vegan and gluten-free goodies …

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Family Supper: Drive-ins for Days

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Load your family in the car for a memory-making meal at these two drive-thru restaurants.  Sugarpine Drive In By Julia Silverman I grew up on the East Coast, where soft serve in the summertime is pretty much a religion. I always get the same order: vanilla, in a cup, with rainbow sprinkles and a maraschino …

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Recipe File: Homemade Lemonade

Judith Klein Rich has been blogging about food since 2007. Born in Slovakia, her enthusiasm for food experimentation and creation stems from her deeply seated Eastern European roots. Currently writing under the alias of Eaty Pie (eatypie.com), her blog explores dining experiences, meal creation and travel adventures from a kid and a grown-up perspective.
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Beat the late-summer heat with this classic thirst quencher. I got the idea to make our own lemonade when my daughters decided to break their lemonade stand out of the garage. The recipe is really simple and only uses three ingredients. But you can also get fancy and add fresh herbs such as rosemary, basil …

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New + Fun August 2019

Top 5: Late-Summer Art Encounters ➊ Handmade clothing and art, live music and a kids-only play zone pop up in the Beaumont neighborhood during Fremont Fest, August 3.      ➋ Little pickers will go wild over 120-plus booths of flea market finds at Junk Refunk Street Market, also August 3, in downtown Canby.    …

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Hands On: Be a Worm Watcher!

Eve Hansen is the Event Manager at Al’s Garden & Home. She loves playing in the dirt with her own little one and can’t wait to plant her edible garden every year.
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Construct a quick-and-easy “earthworm hotel” and dig into the mysteries of the worm kingdom. By Eve Hansen and Amy Bigej Worms can be squiggly and a little icky to us humans, but they are fascinating creatures that do a lot of important work. Those wiggly little guys are a major part of our ecosystem, constantly …

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Busting Vaccine Myths

Whitney Casares, MD, MPH, FAAP is a mom to two young girls and a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of the Northwest. Every day, she tries to balance taking care of work, her kids and herself, laughing at the craziness of the early years with young ones. She developed modernmommydoc.com to inspire, educate and encourage moms and dads so they can win at parenting without losing themselves.
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Oregon’s recent measles outbreak brought national attention to the Portland-metro area and a renewed focus on making sure our school-age children are well-protected against future preventable illness epidemics. Understanding what’s myth and what’s fact is important as you make choices around your child’s safety and health, particularly when it comes to vaccines. Myth #1: Vaccines …

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Top 5: Late-Summer Art Encounters

➊ Handmade clothing and art, live music and a kids-only play zone pop up in the Beaumont neighborhood during Fremont Fest, August 3.      ➋ Little pickers will go wild over 120-plus booths of flea market finds at Junk Refunk Street Market, also August 3, in downtown Canby.      ➌  Sate that Old …

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Field Trip: Stand-up Paddleboarding

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Getting schooled on stand-up paddleboarding with the kids. There are so many ways to get out on the water with your kids — canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, rowboats, jet boats, good old-fashioned inner tubes — and we’ve tried them all, at lakes and rivers and bays and inlets all around Oregon. But stand-up paddleboarding (or SUP), …

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