Play Room December 2017

Good Deeds: Planting for the Future For decades, the vacant lot at the corner of SE 87th Avenue and SE Malden Court was an eyesore in the Lents neighborhood, choked with invasive Himalayan blackberries, strewn with trash and a magnet for unsafe activity. Finally, in 2015, neighbors had had enough — they reclaimed the space, planting a…

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Create Your Own Snowperson

Bust out the crayons and let the kids create their very own snowperson from our coloring page.

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A New Stew

Mix up your family’s beef stew with a Brazilian twist — and do it in a fraction of the time in an electric pressure cooker.

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From Colombia to Cully

To navigate the logistics of an international move, a family turns to a Portland nonprofit.

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Make a Wish: Holiday Gift Picks

AGES 0-3  We don’t think we’ve met a toddler who doesn’t get excited when they spot a fire engine on the street. So the Green Toys Fire Station Playset is sure to be a hit. Bonus: The sturdy set is made from 100 percent recycled plastic in the US. For ages 2 and up. $49.99. At Hammer…

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Field Trip: The Great Escape

Trying out the escape-room craze with the shorter set.

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Winter Adventures, A to Z

From Albany to Zoolights, here’s where to go and what to do this season with kids

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Family Supper: La Leña

Diving into Peruvian food at Southeast’s La Leña.

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