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Picky Eater or Timid Taster?

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever tasted? Do you remember how you felt as you put it into your mouth? Hold onto that feeling. Chances are, that’s exactly how your reluctant taster feels each and every time you ask him or her to sample something new. The scariest thing I’ve ever tasted is a fried […]

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Business Builders

Building a Business from Scratch: Scratch & Grain Baking Co.

Who founded Scratch & Grain Baking Co.? Scratch & Grain Baking Co. was founded out of necessity by two moms who met as neighbors in S.W. Portland. They found homemade baking to be more work than they had planned on and decided to fix the problem! Taya Geiger, 34, has a 2-year-old son and had […]

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Childbirth

For the Love of Birth

Giving birth is one of the most sacred times in a woman’s life. It’s also one of the most personal and intimate, with every single birth unique in its own way. Jennifer Gallardo, founder and owner of Andaluz Waterbirth Center, not only recognizes and appreciates the beauty of childbirth, she also devotes her life to […]

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Summer Fun

Discover Community Supported Agriculture

Summer is in full swing, but it isn’t too late to get in on the fresh fruit and veggie action offered by local farms. By buying a share in a CSA (community supported agriculture), you can enjoy fresh, farm-to-table meals every night. June marks the start of many CSAs, but shares are usually still available and […]

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Be Enchanted By Sunriver Resort’s Fun-Tastic Summer Events

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunriver Resort is a beloved summerfun tradition. Families and friends like yours gather for a wide range of outdoor activities including biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, golf, and horseback riding. Sparkling lakes, turquoise skies and beautiful summer sunsets accompany everything you do. Did you also know that Sunriver Resort hosts a some fantastic not-to-be-missed events during […]

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Stumptown eyes tree hug world record—again!

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

WHO: All are welcome to join 1,000-2,000+ tree-huggers organized by Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Treecology, Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry division, Friends of Trees and Ascending the Giants. WHAT: An attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of simultaneous tree huggers. This is the second annual Hug a Tree at […]

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Portland Family Joins Wellx In Exciting New Alliance

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former publisher Janna Lopez, of Portland Family Magazine (Oregon Family Media, Inc.) is pleased to announce that Wellx (www.wellx.com), a multimedia/digital wellness and health company, has purchased the publication. The acquisition is intended to bolster both lines of businesses through a strategic integration between print and online properties. Janna Lopez will continue her roles as […]

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Choose Your Next Adventure:
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everybody loves a treasure hunt. There are plenty of gems to discover in the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District that can inspire the kid in all of us, so pick a pretty summer day and head out to do some exploring! From meandering along the trails of Mount Talbert or watching a free movie […]

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Yoshida’s Sand in The City:
Having a Blast and Carving a Future For Kids

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of life’s simplest pleasures only takes a pail, a shovel, some helping hands and a whole lot of imagination. The 19th anniversary of Yoshida’s Sand in the City is here. July 18, 19 and 20, Pioneer Courthouse Square becomes the next best thing to a beachside paradise. The only difference (other than no ocean, […]

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My Son, the Teenage Father

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

I did not know what to say when my teenage son, Rob, told me one winter afternoon that he was going to be a father. That didn’t stop me from mumbling something like, “I hope you’re happy. This is the kind of thing that happens when you think you know everything.” I was angry. Yes, […]

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