Monthly Archives: June 2007

Back to School (yes, already) Supply Drive

Did you know we ( Portland ) had a free store for PPS teachers? It’s called “Schoolhouse Supplies!” They’re having a month-long supply drive in August, and you’re invited to the kick-off party. ( August 1, 11AM-2PM Unitus Plaza, 1300 … Continue reading

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Downtown event to kick off Back-to-School Supply Drive for Portland students

Schoolhouse Supplies, the free store for Portland Public School teachers, invites the community downtown to kick off its month-long Back-to-School Supply Drive on Wednesday, August 1, from 11am to 2pm. Guests of all ages can enjoy live bands, sweet treats, … Continue reading

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Sand in the City

Yoshida’s 12th Annual Sand in the City is coming in about 2 weeks. Four hundred and fifty tons of sand, fifty thousand spectators. Sand sculptures like you’d only ever see at the beach (thus the name, natch). There will be … Continue reading

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Oregon Zoo’s Newest Big Cat

… can’t wait to meet you for lunch. Kia, an 11 year old female Amur Leopard joined Frederick at the zoo. She takes the place of Frederick’s sister who died of cancer last year. Frederick hasn’t had to share his … Continue reading

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Are your “Slow, Children Playing” Signs not Working?

Get in touch with the Portland Neighborhood Speed Reader Board Program. The City of Portland has just purchased a half dozen new “Your Speed…” signs and lends them out to concerned neighborhood associations. Check out this PDF PORTLAND, Oregon – … Continue reading

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I’m not convinced

Of these parental myths, I don’t agree with numbers one (Parents love their children equally) and three (Having two kids is twice as hard as having one kid). I know that I check in on my daughters to make sure … Continue reading

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City Parenting

This week, Babble.com features two timely articles about the challenges of living in the city with kids. Both articles are a must-read — not only for urban parents, but for anyone who has to share a city with strollers. In … Continue reading

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Stub Stewart

No, this isn’t a nickname for a person; it’s the first new state park campground in 30 years! It’s 31 miles west of Portland (so perfect for a short weekend trip), and even boasts 12 one-room (and 3 two-room) cabins. … Continue reading

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Summertime!

The end of the school year is nigh, and your kids will soon be laying on the couch eating potato chips and flipping between Blue’s Clues and Oprah. What’re you going to occupy their time with? I think there’s two … Continue reading

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Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Shamelessly swiped from The Simple Dollar, I’ll provide five of his ( of his eight; go read his site for more ), and then I’ll provide five more on top of them. And I’ll mix them up so you can’t … Continue reading

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