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Playing Nice in the Snow

Playing Nice in the Snow

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Crisp winter air, brisk exercise and rosy cheeks — cold-weather activities like skiing, sledding, snowboarding and ice hockey seem to epitomize wholesome winter fun. It’s true; these activities promote fitness and allow kids to burn off pent-up winter energy. But according to Kevin D. Walter, M.D., Sports Medicine program director at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, […]

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Making Connections

Making Connections

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Portlander Tara Carlson has a car; she’s simply stopped using it. “I’ve always used mass transit or cycled everywhere I went,” Tara said. “If the place I was headed was within 10 miles, I made myself bike or use mass transit.” Each day, Tara and her young twin sons can be spotted zipping along on […]

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Time to Shine: Keep walking and biking during dark, rainy months—but stay visible.

Time to Shine: Keep walking and biking during dark, rainy months—but stay visible.

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Though darker, wetter days are here, we in the Northwest sill do our best to be outdoors. After all, the beautiful city and nearby nature are a few of the reasons we love living here. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted that we have freedom to roam the streets, park and byways, and planning […]

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Vacation at Sunriver Resort and Coho Oceanfront Lodge

Vacation at Sunriver Resort and Coho Oceanfront Lodge

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunriver Resort: A Place For All Seasons Certain destinations remain tried and true favorites for families. Sunriver Resort is at the top of that list. Perhaps it’s the breathtaking Central Oregon scenery, the never-ending options for family-friendly activities, the diverse range of accommodations for all needs and budgets, or the wonderful hospitality and unique seasonal […]

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Top 10 things to Know About The Oregon Garden

Top 10 things to Know About The Oregon Garden

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Oregon Garden, located in historic Silverton, Oregon, is full of beauty and wonder for your whole family! Here are the top 10 things you should know about this special destination: It’s FUN for the whole family! The Oregon Garden features a Children’s Garden with a hobbit house to play in, a miniature train garden, […]

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Where the Wild Things Are: Camping with Babies and Toddlers

Where the Wild Things Are: Camping with Babies and Toddlers

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the summer, campgrounds are crawling (sometimes literally) with babies, toddlers and young families. But many new parents may hesitate to head into the wild, as they wonder whether camping with a tot will be safe, enjoyable or worth the hassle. Don’t abandon your dreams of an al fresco vacation quite yet — camping with […]

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Fearless Finish

Fearless Finish

| July 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

I had just gotten home from Belgium, where I had been competing against the top women’s tandem cycling teams in the world as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Cycling Team. My dad told me that the publisher of Portland Family Magazine had asked me to write a first person account of my athletic […]

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Maui’s Ka’anapali Fresh: Food, Farms & Fabulous!

Maui’s Ka’anapali Fresh: Food, Farms & Fabulous!

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Janna Lopez Seems like there are a few things Portlanders can’t get enough of: farm-fresh sustainable ingredients, delicious cuisine prepared by exceptional chefs, robust wine, sunshine and innovative community events where these all come together. If you silently nodded “yes” to any of the above, then pack your bag (though it can be light) […]

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Not Your Parents’ Disneyland

Not Your Parents’ Disneyland

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Navigating today’s Happiest Place on Earth If the last time you visited Disneyland was when you were a kid, be forewarned: this is not the theme park of your youth. Now there are Fast Passes, Extra Magic Hours, phone apps, new attractions and significantly more people. Here are ten tips to maximize your family’s 21st […]

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OREGON to Africa

OREGON to Africa

| May 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

By Deston Nokes Oregon Zoo’s senior simian animal keeper, Asaba Mukobi, is grateful for the passion that people in Oregon and elsewhere have for saving Africa’s animals from extinction — and he is grateful for the financial and volunteer support many have given to the cause. But he knows firsthand that any meaningful, lasting conservation […]

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