Health

Breast Cancer In The Northwest: The Good Work Goes On

Breast Cancer In The Northwest: The Good Work Goes On

Breast cancer. Two words that can jolt you out of your everyday stream of consciousness, especially if you’ve known someone with it, or lost someone to it. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and though the world has gotten somewhat used to the races, the pink symbols and all, the good fight continues to […]

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Technology

Sixth Man on the Moon

Sixth Man on the Moon

Astronaut shares his amazing journey in new memoir “Earthrise” Dr. Edgar Mitchell was a pilot with the historic 1971 Apollo 14 mission and the sixth man to ever walk on the moon. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and three NASA Group Achievement Awards. Dr. […]

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Teenagers

Snap Judgments about Snapchat

Snap Judgments about Snapchat

By now, most parents have heard of Snapchat, the phenomenally popular new messaging app that allows users to annotate and send photos and very short videos to their friends. Unlike other messages, Snapchats are supposed to disappear in ten seconds. Kids who are tired of having their lives searched and analyzed on Facebook love that […]

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Holidays

Here Comes Santa Claus….

Here Comes Santa Claus….

Every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you’ll find Santa at McMenamins I’ll let you in on a little secret: Santa has a hideaway in Astoria. It’s true. He called me from his coastal home, taking a break from polishing his boots and petting his reindeer to preview his upcoming Christmas season activities — notably his […]

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Other Recent Posts

Carousels: Art and Science in Motion

Carousels: Art and Science in Motion

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lions, tigers, bears, horses, giraffes and panthers can be seen — as can camels, rabbits, hyenas and an occasional sea monster. Welcome aboard an antique carousel and its menagerie of magical-appearing animals. In this age of hyper-realistic video games, merry-go-rounds seem quaint. While the figures do seem to kick up their hooves and bare their […]

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Get To Know Your Parents

Get To Know Your Parents

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ask people about the lives of their parents and you may receive a blank stare in response. Many of us don’t know much about our parents beyond the most basic facts of their lives. This “not knowing” happens naturally. As children, we aren’t interested in things like family history, and if we do hear stories, […]

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Make a Mini Teepee

Make a Mini Teepee

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

My 4-year-old son Django is fully into a “fairy house” phase. He loves putting his toy animals and fairy people in little houses and caves that he creates. While I was researching plans for building a life-size tee-pee in our back yard, it occurred to me that he would also love a mini teepee for […]

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Review:  Welcome to the Neighborwood

Review: Welcome to the Neighborwood

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy arrived at the Portland Family office, all work stopped. We huddled around this incredible book. This is not your ordinary pop-up book—every page transforms into a three-dimensional piece of the forest, featuring fascinating creatures in intricate scenes. The text is informative, though it could be more interesting. However, […]

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Meet our Family – Kat Barrett

Meet our Family – Kat Barrett

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hello Portland Family readers!  I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as one of the newer members of the Portland Family team.  My name is Kat Barrett and I’ve been enjoying my work as a Community Outreach Liaison for Portland Family Magazine.  I love getting to know and network with all of the […]

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The German American School of Portland’s Annual Holiday Market

The German American School of Portland’s Annual Holiday Market

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Where German tradition brings food, entertainment, fun with friends and culture together! Every year I look forward to the GSP Holiday Market. This is an event where I can enjoy spending time with new & old friends. I love watching the performances of my Alumni friends, younger children in the school and other German community […]

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