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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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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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