Field Trip: Cooking Class at Northwest Nibbles

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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.
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Can a single cooking class save lunch? A picky family takes on the mealtime dilemma — and lives to tell the tale.  Getting three kids out the door for an 8 am school start is no easy feat. For us, the biggest time suck is having the kids find their shoes — and then having …

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Field Trip: Two Sisters Play Cafe

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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.
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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 …

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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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Field Trip: Gorge Hiking with Kids

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Your family’s favorite hikes in the Gorge may still be closed after the Eagle Creek fire. But there are new adventures in store.     Nearly two years after the devastating Eagle Creek fire swept through the Columbia River Gorge — Portland’s de facto shared backyard — the beautiful, fragile ecosystem there is still recovering. That …

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Field Trip: Topgolf

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The driving range goes high tech at Topgolf in Hillsboro. Ah, Spring. That time of year when a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … golf? Okay, that may not be just as the poet Alfred Tennyson intended that line. But it’s true enough for my son, who on the first spring-like weekend …

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