Live Your Best Halloween

Kat Merck is a freelance writer and editor who admittedly spends way too much time online. A Portland resident since 2006, she also enjoys reading, cooking and exploring the city with her husband and young son.
Kat Merck

Take our quiz, try a craft, brush up on your trick-or-treat manners, and find out where to party in your costume. QUIZ Think you’re Martha Stewart meets Morticia Addams? Is your personal Zion the Big Lots holiday clearance section on November 1? Do you start baking pumpkin-shaped cookies within minutes of witnessing the first red leaf fall …

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Sonic Youth

The fall’s a fine time to immerse your family in the magic of Portland’s vibrant musical arts scene, from Little Orphan Annie to rousing rock anthems to — say what? — squirrels singing doo-wop. Take your pick from a high-energy assortment of musical theater productions, plus some good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll gigs, all headlined …

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New + Fun October 2018

The Play Room Column of the PDX Parent magazine Kid to Know: The Artistic Genius Seventeen-year-old Ester Petukhova sees clearly where she’s come from and where she wants to go. And all that understanding gets translated into her astounding painting and artwork. She immigrated to America as a toddler and her status as an immigrant has shaped her art. Over …

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