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Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween

Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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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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Achieving A Better Life With Down Syndrome

Achieving A Better Life With Down Syndrome

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is nothing more a parent wants for their child than to be like everyone else.  Right now, it is tough for me to be able to give the same things to both my kids.  My 13 year-old son, Isaac, has Down Syndrome, and as a parent, I am not able to save for his […]

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Back-To-School Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Back-To-School Pedestrian Safety Improvements

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

As efforts continue to increase funding for longstanding transportation safety and maintenance needs throughout Portland, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer joined local and state officials and community partners today to celebrate the installation of new pedestrian flashing beacons at five busy East Portland intersections. The five new beacons, which flash yellow when a pedestrian pushes a […]

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C’Mon Northwest, Let’s Hike 10,000 Miles!

C’Mon Northwest, Let’s Hike 10,000 Miles!

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an effort to encourage healthy living in the Pacific Northwest and be a health support partner for its members, LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon is launching the Actively Northwest #YouGotThis Hiking Challenge and is challenging the community to hike a total of 10,000 miles during the 10-week contest. The summer hiking challenge encourages people […]

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Congressional Action Supports Toxics Reduction in Columbia River Basin

Congressional Action Supports Toxics Reduction in Columbia River Basin

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

US Senator Merkley and US Representative Blumenauer reintroduced the Columbia River Restoration Act. This could bring significant resources to the Columbia River Basin to reduce toxic contaminants and improve ecosystem conditions. The Columbia River Restoration Act will authorize Congress to appropriate funds for voluntary toxics reduction actions by growers, tribes, foresters, soil and water conservation […]

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