Cancer

Running for Grace

Running for Grace

Portland is a fabulous city if you like to participate in runs and walks that help great causes. On May 18, thousands of parents will lace up their running shoes for the Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon, to support organizations making tremendous differences for the children in our community. We want you to meet one […]

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Technology

What a Shame!

What a Shame!

In the Era of Over-sharing, it’s not surprising that parents post photos of their kids on social media. What’s truly startling is the popularity of something that has been called, for better or worse, “kid-shaming.” The idea of taking a photo of a sign hanging around a loved one’s neck seems to have started with […]

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Teenagers

Having the Tough Talks

Having the Tough Talks

When it comes to discussing difficult topics with your kids, your natural inclination may be to avoid the discomfort altogether. But remember, your children will pay for your hesitancy or embarrassment with a lack of awareness they will need to make good decisions. You don’t want your child making emotion-fueled, spur-of-the-moment choices about alcohol, sex […]

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Holidays

Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween

Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween

Keep your kids healthy and safe with tips from Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for children. Before kids have a spooktacular evening of trick-or-treating Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is sharing health and safety tips with parents. Halloween safety tips Jan Berichon, […]

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Totem Poles Restored at the Zoo

Totem Poles Restored at the Zoo

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Native American totem poles that loom tall in Oregon Zoo history have reappeared on the zoo campus — newly refurbished, brightly painted and more striking than ever. The totem poles — one crafted by Chief Don “Lelooska” Smith and another by father-and-son artists Rex and Ray Losey — have been at the zoo for […]

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Oregon Gymnastics Academy Goes for the Gold

Oregon Gymnastics Academy Goes for the Gold

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re the type to judge a book by its cover, you might be forgiven to think, at first glance, that Oregon Gymnastics Academy (OGA) is a run-of-the-mill gymnastics gym. However, you wouldn’t be more wrong about this local nonprofit. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a woman named Libbi, Marketing […]

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Getting to Know Us

Getting to Know Us

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hi, I’m Delila Olsson and, along with being a mother and a professional writer, I’m a new member of the Portland Family Magazine Team. As a Community Liaison, it’s my job to get out and connect with people and businesses in our community on the topics that matter to me most: education and inspired living. […]

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International School Announces Early Childhood Campus

International School Announces Early Childhood Campus

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International School (TIS) announced its new Early Childhood Campus, which will officially open for the 2014-15 school year. The 13,500 square foot facility is completely dedicated to the education of the school’s preschool-aged students. Three and Four year-olds will be fully immersed in Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese language through an engaging and comprehensive International […]

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Portland Youth Philharmonic: America’s First Youth Orchestra

Portland Youth Philharmonic: America’s First Youth Orchestra

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this month’s issue of Portland Family Magazine, you’ll read about the Portland Youth Philharmonic, an impressive and highly talented group of young musicians who have been performing in Portland for 91 years. In fact, they’re America’s first youth orchestra! Performances are the product of all their hard work, but it’s the rehearsal process that […]

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Discover Northwest Academy

Discover Northwest Academy

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Northwest Academy, we celebrate the connections between creativity and academic excellence. Our students become independent, capable individuals and global citizens prepared to chart their own futures, confident they have the skills to reach their goals. Northwest Academy is a college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12 that balances academics with a diverse and exceptional […]

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