Field Trip: Topgolf

Julia Silverman
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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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This Mom Life: Tips for a Low-Screen Summer

Toni Hammer helps boss moms get over their fears and doubts so they can boldly share their stories on social media and attract their dream clients. You can find out more at
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Summer is right around the corner, which means parks, camps, sleeping in and lazy days at home. With screens. So many screens. In my apartment, we have TVs and cell phones and Nintendo Switches and the list goes on. As a work-from-home mom in the social media space, I am on my laptop and phone …

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Is Cannabis Safe During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding?

Alice Callahan, Ph.D., is a writer, college instructor and mother of two children in Eugene, Oregon.
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Some new and expecting moms perceive cannabis and CBD as safe and natural remedies for pregnancy and postpartum ailments. But science doesn’t back that up. Since the 2014 legalization of recreational cannabis in Oregon, pot has become a commonplace part of Portland’s landscape (on sunny days, it can feel like its’ scent permeates the entire …

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Oregon Coast Family-Friendly Spots to Play, Eat and Sleep

We’ve cast about high and low for the freshest, family-friendliest spots to play, eat and sleep on the Oregon coast. Oregon’s sublime 360-mile shoreline is sometimes called the People’s Coast, and the reputation’s well-earned: From its host of budget-friendly lodging options and its trove of carefully preserved marine wonders to the endless miles of pristine …

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Birthday Resources May 2019

Trackers Earth An archery adventure for your birthday! Join Trackers Earth to celebrate at our indoor archery range. Your party gets its own area for decorating, opening presents, and cake. Friendly and experienced archery range educators lead the festivities. We provide archery gear and welcome all skill levels! Best suited for children ages 7 and …

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Family Supper: Lovejoy's Tearoom

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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Introduce your kids to the joys of finger sandwiches and scones at the new Lovejoy’s Tearoom of  Portland — just in time for Mother’s Day. Little sandwiches, warm scones, dainty desserts, beautiful cups — all the small touches elevate high tea from a plain, old meal. It’s something I’ve appreciated for a long time. So …

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New & Fun May 2019

Published in PDX Parent as Play Room Kid to Know: Madam Governor Did you know Oregon currently has two governors? Yes, there’s Kate Brown. And then there’s Erikka Baldwin, a fifth grader from McCornack Elementary in Eugene who was sworn in this January as Oregon’s Kid Governor. The Kid Governor program started up in Oregon …

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