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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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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How to Feed a Family

From shopping to meal prep to gathering to eat — how two PDX families nourish their bodies and their bond.

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Candid Kitchen

Peek behind the scenes at some of Portland’s favorite kid-friendly restaurants and play cafés.

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Why PDX Families Stay (or not) in Their Neighborhood School

Some PDX-area public schools are losing neighborhood kids. Some are full to the brim. PDX Parent investigates.

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Adventure Calls: Fall Arts Preview

This fall, Portland’s kid-friendly performing arts venues offer a fearless, high-flying lineup.

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Laying Down the Law

Meet three lawmaker moms who are advocating for family-friendly policies in our state.

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Are Portland’s Schools Ready for a Major Earthquake?

Alice Callahan, PhD

Alice Callahan, PhD

Alice Callahan, Ph.D., is a writer, college instructor and mother of two children in Eugene, Oregon.
Alice Callahan, PhD

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re living on borrowed time. The region is due for a massive earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami on the coast. In fact, scientists say there’s a 15 to 20 percent chance that a magnitude 9.0 mega-quake will hit in the next 50 years. Our region has a long history…

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