Category Archives: Advice

Mister Negative

Mr. Peate is an interesting mix of contradictions, which lends some great writing energy. He claims his children’s book series is his most accessible work, it starts with “Gentle Tara and the Butter-Fly Ride.” He lives in Oregon City, and … Continue reading

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More Than Hufflepuffs

Steven Padnick over at the Tor blog site makes a great argument for not sorting ourselves into the Potterverse houses. He points out that of the four houses, one of them is the “Racist” house- for people who say they … Continue reading

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Sunday Parkway – Disney on Ice!

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Stay dry, my friends! Have you seen the signs around for Disney On Ice Rockin’ Ever After? Want a chance to win tickets? Well, they’re going to have a booth at this weekend’s Sunday … Continue reading

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Costume Sale

I see on the NW Children’s Theater Facebook Page that they’re having a Costume Sale (and bizarre bazaar) this weekend from 11 to 4 both Saturday and Sunday. Whatcha gonna be for Halloween?

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Do You Go to the Circus?

Barnum and Bailey Circus comes every year to the Rose City. Do you like the circus? Do you go to the circus? This year, the theme is “Fully Charged!” … Check out their Facebook page! Facebook

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Race for the Arts

Jealous of your kids doing the run for the arts? Support the arts with your own run, September 14. Pull on your sneakers and your brightest t-shirt, and get ready to Race for the Arts –  the running event where … Continue reading

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Free Bike Helmets!

Kids get a free bike helmet tomorrow (6/29) at this North Portland park. There’s a nominal $6 fee, but they won’t turn you away if you cannot afford to pay. Hours are 12-4, the park is the Lillis-Albina park. More … Continue reading

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Fluoride in the Water

Clever graphics and Portland Mercury’s blog won’t change your mind if you’re already set in your decision. But if you’re on the fence or if only one thing keeps you from deciding for Flouridation in the water (for me it … Continue reading

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Better Living Show Returns!

The Sixth Annual Better Living Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show returns to the Portland Expo Center Friday March 22 throught Sunday March 24. It’s a free three-day festival designed to encourage people to become more sustainable consumers. High-performance, eco-friendly are … Continue reading

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Take a Kid to the Bookstore Day!

December 1 (tomorrow) is “take your child to the bookstore” day! It’s a good day to look for gift ideas that are alternatives to the traditionalxbox games, snuggies, and game boy games. And the St Johns Bookstore is giving out … Continue reading

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