Recipe File: PB Dreams

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.
Judith Rich
Latest posts by Judith Rich (see all)

Satisfy a sweet tooth with this homemade chocolate-peanut-butter candy. Who doesn’t love a good ol’ classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? It’s what chocolate peanut butter dreams are made of — and kids wholeheartedly agree. I recently tried my hand at making the homemade version with just three simple ingredients, one of which makes the treat …

Recipe File: PB Dreams Read More »

Family Supper: Grixsen Brewing Company

Brews, families and ’90s nostalgia mix at Division Street’s Grixsen Brewing Company.  What on earth is a Grixsen? It’s a made-up word, according to the Grixsen Brewing Company’s website, hybridizing the family names of three friends who founded this Division Street tap room in 2016, and it describes someone who is honest, righteous and celebrates …

Family Supper: Grixsen Brewing Company Read More »

New & Fun October 2019

PDX Parent Staff - Admin
Latest posts by PDX Parent Staff - Admin (see all)

Published as Play Room in PDX Parent magazine Top 5: Candy-free Handouts Whether you want neighborhood kids to have allergy-friendly treats or just can’t stand the thought of more candy in your house, here are some ideas for no-sugar swag to pass out to trick-or-treaters on October 31.   1. Mini Play-Doh containers. 50 for …

New & Fun October 2019 Read More »

Teal is the New Orange: Making Halloween Safer and More Inclusive

Elizabeth Ely Moreno is a freelance writer who lives in Beaverton with her husband and two teenage boys, both of whom have food allergies. She posts about her family’s allergy journey on Instagram @foodallergymama, writes traveling with food allergies articles for Kidtripster.com, and is one of the founders of Food-Free Fun for Everyone.
Elizabeth Moreno
Latest posts by Elizabeth Moreno (see all)

Halloween can be scary for all the wrong reasons when your child is one of the nearly 6 million kids in the US with a potentially life-threatening food allergy. That’s 1 in 13 children, or approximately 49,000 children in the Portland metro area.*  For them, what should be a care-free night of trick-or-treating with friends …

Teal is the New Orange: Making Halloween Safer and More Inclusive Read More »

Top Kids' Resale Items

By Carmen Ripley Wilson, owner of Beanstalk Children’s Resale As parents, we know that our children go through their clothing and shoes quicker than we can do the laundry – and our bank account can’t always keep up. Real money is saved when you buy used. With high-quality clothing, shoes, books to enjoy, toys to …

Top Kids' Resale Items Read More »

Field Trip: Two Sisters Play Cafe

Follow me
Ali Wilkinson is one of the founders of PDX Kids Calendar. She loves exploring Portland with her three small children, especially when the explorations lead outdoors, to music or to ice cream. You can read more from Ali at www.runknitlove.com.
Ali Wilkinson
Follow me
Latest posts by Ali Wilkinson (see all)

We test-drive the pancakes, ball pit and art projects on offer at Milwaukie’s Two Sisters Play Café.      it was a sad day when Pied Piper Play Café closed in Southeast Portland. The idea was genius in its simplicity: a place for young kids to play while grown-ups had a chance to caffeinate and meet …

Field Trip: Two Sisters Play Cafe Read More »

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.
Denise Castañon

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 …

Neighborhood We ❤️: Hospitable Highland Read More »

The Long Way Home: Homelessness in PDX

Tessa Clampitt’s dream home is two stories, modern, and painted pink, with land enough for a few horses. Zechariah McLaurin and Dezirae Serrano would like to rent-to-own a nice house in a nice neighborhood in the Portland metro. It doesn’t matter where, as long as it’s got good schools and room for their three kids …

The Long Way Home: Homelessness in PDX Read More »

20 Free Things to Do in September

Web Director at PDX Parent
Michelle lives in SW Portland with her husband and seven-year-old daughter. When she's not working, Michelle is watching ice skating practice or gymnastics class, and checking the Kids Calendar for a new activity to explore.
Michelle Carew

Sure, we’re back at school, and the days are getting shorter. But there is still so much going on in September. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to do with kids around Portland—all for free this month. We’ve made every effort to confirm this information, but always double-check with the organization before heading …

20 Free Things to Do in September Read More »

New + Fun September 2019

PDX Parent Staff - Admin
Latest posts by PDX Parent Staff - Admin (see all)

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 …

New + Fun September 2019 Read More »

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 …

Top 5 Allergy-Friendly After-School Treat Stops Read More »

Family Supper: Drive-ins for Days

PDX Parent Staff - Admin
Latest posts by PDX Parent Staff - Admin (see all)

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 …

Family Supper: Drive-ins for Days Read More »

Field Trip: Rockhounding around PDX

Follow me
Ali Wilkinson is one of the founders of PDX Kids Calendar. She loves exploring Portland with her three small children, especially when the explorations lead outdoors, to music or to ice cream. You can read more from Ali at www.runknitlove.com.
Ali Wilkinson
Follow me
Latest posts by Ali Wilkinson (see all)

Your little rock lovers will marvel at the shiny quartz, agate and obsidian you can collect at two local parks. We get used to a lot of awesome things in Portland: plentiful parks, unique breweries, tasty food for every intolerance. But here’s one thing you just might take for granite (ba-dum-dum) — the amazing geological …

Field Trip: Rockhounding around PDX Read More »

Review: "Cinderella" at Broadway Rose

Erica Vo is a local mom who loves exploring Portland and beyond with her son and daughter. She hopes to help families make their own memories by sharing ideas and experiences at fb.me/adventureswithchickenandnugget and her blog adventureswithchickennugget.wordpress.com.

We are not big princess people at our house, although we do have a soft spot for Belle and Jasmine. But when we had the opportunity to go see Cinderella at Broadway Rose Theatre, we knew it would be good. Each summer, Broadway Rose does a youth drama camp in which kids act as the …

Review: "Cinderella" at Broadway Rose Read More »

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.
Judith Rich
Latest posts by Judith Rich (see all)

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 …

Recipe File: Homemade Lemonade Read More »

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.    …

New + Fun August 2019 Read More »

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.
Latest posts by Dr. Whitney Casares (see all)

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 …

Busting Vaccine Myths Read More »

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 …

Top 5: Late-Summer Art Encounters Read More »

National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO) is coming up! NNO lets people shut down local streets to get outside and celebrate their neighborhoods together. A huge part of NNO is also working to connect local public safety officers with their community members. Below are just a few neighborhood block parties. If you want to find what’s happening …

National Night Out Read More »

.
.
.
.
.
.

SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE E-NEWSLETTER!

Scroll to Top