Archive for category: Family

Zoo Lights at The Oregon Zoo

December 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm Family

Zoo Lights at the Oregon Zoo is one of the holiday activities we’ve always meant to do, but never managed to actually attend.  In Portland, the holiday season is so packed with holiday fairs, parties, and related activities, it’s easy to put off going to things like Zoo Lights or Peacock Lane until it’s too […]

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Hot Cocoa with Tessy and Tab at Heart Coffee

January 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm Books, Family

Here’s something that is uniquely Portland. Tessy and Tab Reading Club, a twice per month subscription by mail ‘magazine’ for early readers (aged 2-6) is located on the east side of Portland.  One afternoon late last year, magazine publisher Judy MacDonald Johnston followed her love for coffee to the newly opened  Heart Coffee on  NE 22nd and […]

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Sunday Parkways in Portland

August 14, 2009 at 10:46 am Events, Family, Green Living

I’ve lived in Portland for seventeen years, and of all the events, activities and festivals I’ve attended in the city, one of my absolute favorite is Sunday Parkways. The event is extraordinarily simple: several miles of urban roads are closed to cars and become the playground for bikes, pedestrians, strollers, roller bladers, unicyclists, anything BUT […]

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Girls Rock The Movie – Rock N' Roll Camp for Girls on DVD

January 24, 2009 at 11:41 am Family, Movies, Music

Portland is home to the internationally renowned Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls.  Each summer, groups of girls come together in the camp’s North Portland facility and form rock bands. Over the course of a week they learn, write, practice and perfect their songs. The finale of the week long camp is a performance in […]

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Children's Healing Art Project Holiday Bizarre

December 3, 2008 at 6:20 pm Family

This past weekend we made our way down to The Pearl for ‘The Big Reveal‘. The idea was a great one, several Pearl merchants would reveal special holiday windows all at once in a grand event. The unfortunate thing was it was a complete non-event. The only real saving grace was that we stumbled upon […]

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Tessy and Tab meet Clark The Baby Shark

November 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm Family

This past Sunday, Blue Lake Children’s Publishing, publisher of the educational reading program Tessy & Tab, opened its doors to its young Portland readers to celebrate the upcoming holidays and unveil their newest project. Tessy & Tab Early reading program is a subscription based service that delivers a new magazine to children 24 times a […]

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Birthday Brunch at Beulahland

October 4, 2008 at 10:59 am Family, Food

Reason #412 why I am madly in love with Portland. Today is my wife’s 36th birthday and so rather than go through the regular breakfast routine we decided to go down to NE 28th and catch a bite at Beulahland. Even though the skies were foreboding we decided to walk down to Beulahland (and we […]

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