May 2010
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Cover Story
Ready for a summer with the kids? The trick is to find activities that don't include vegging out in front of the TV or sleeping till noon. To keep their minds engaged and their muscles developing we've got 46 solutions to the doldrums, from bird watching
Features
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One-part Radio Cab navigator and one-part Tuvan throat singing maestro, Enrique Ugalde and his latest Soriah album is highlighted.
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The Ross Island collective is examined and dissected, with the primary focus being its ecological resilience.
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The activity plan for the toddler tykes is made up of a nature hike, a restaurant with a grandmother's feel, a playhouse for the wee ones, and storytime to enhance literary skills, among other enterprises.
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New mother China Forbes (of Pink Martini fame) discusses nurturing strategies for her latest born. Topics range from mom jeans to cloth diapers to baby wipes.
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A neighborhood tally of Portland-born babies over the past 15 years. Does your hood rank among the top spots for breeding?
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Elementary antics for your blossoming kiddies.
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While the kids are away the parents will play—three ideas to enjoy the time off while the kids are away at summer camp.
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A playlist comprised of homegrown heroes that is both kid-friendly and adult-worthy.
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Rather than constant chirps of "Are we there yet?" try these three road-trip distractions to ease the woes of interstate irritability.
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An assortment of activities your pre-teen can participate in and later document in their diary.
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Your checklist of kid-lit selections for little Billy to read this summer.
The Oregon Historical Society is the West Coast’s third-largest historical archive and has been in operation for 112 years. But without a fast-acting helping hand, OHS could face a phased shutdown. The reason? No surprise: lack of operating money.
Five coffee connoisseurs rank the Northwest’s finest roasts, Caffé Vita, Illy, Stumptown, Caffé Umbria, and Starbucks. May the best sip win.
Asparagus takes a break from the steamer and lands on your pizza.
An in-depth discourse on what happens when the appletini goes out of style.
The disappointing closure of Portland favorite Lovely Hula Hands has quickly been dismissed through the opening of Lovely's Fifty-Fifty, a pizza joint and ice cream parlor that bears the same owners.
The rejuvenation of SE Belmont Street eatery Genoa includes a next door café/bar, Accanto, for those who feel that the restaurant proves too posh.
One-part Radio Cab navigator and one-part Tuvan throat singing maestro, Enrique Ugalde and his latest Soriah album is highlighted.
Ready for a summer with the kids? The trick is to find activities that don't include vegging out in front of the TV or sleeping till noon. To keep their minds engaged and their muscles developing we've got 46 solutions to the doldrums, from bird...
The activity plan for the toddler tykes is made up of a nature hike, a restaurant with a grandmother's feel, a playhouse for the wee ones, and storytime to enhance literary skills, among other enterprises.
New mother China Forbes (of Pink Martini fame) discusses nurturing strategies for her latest born. Topics range from mom jeans to cloth diapers to baby wipes.
A neighborhood tally of Portland-born babies over the past 15 years. Does your hood rank among the top spots for breeding?
Elementary antics for your blossoming kiddies.
While the kids are away the parents will play—three ideas to enjoy the time off while the kids are away at summer camp.
A playlist comprised of homegrown heroes that is both kid-friendly and adult-worthy.
Rather than constant chirps of "Are we there yet?" try these three road-trip distractions to ease the woes of interstate irritability.
An assortment of activities your pre-teen can participate in and later document in their diary.
Your checklist of kid-lit selections for little Billy to read this summer.
Marcus J. Borg strays away from his religious nonfiction works to write a novel—a religious studies professor internally gets torn between her faith as an Episcopalian and her experiences at a liberal arts college.
Don't miss this art exhibit dedicated to the ups and downs of motherhood.
The Pinkham Millinery bears a crafty flair and marks the next spot to acquire a stylish lid.
The latest trend of rocking fake animal hats comes via the Spirit Hood, a hybrid of warmth, scarves, pockets, and paws.
Part local record label, part clothing store, and part art installation: just what _is_ Tender Loving Empire?
The Ross Island collective is examined and dissected, with the primary focus being its ecological resilience.
Statistics you didn't know regarding the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
This month, head over to the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge to glimpse local fauna.
The passing of measures 66 and 67 have hurt Oregon business owners, with many looking to other states for less of a tax burden.
The Dewey Color System test (which anticipates the potential careers of participants based on their favorite shades) is put to work as we experiment on prominent Portlanders.
The lowdown on the top four candidates for governor, in each of their own spoken words.
Volcanic eruption-predicting devices are featured along with their geological abilities. The three-legged censor is aptly referred to as a "spider," man.
Clip out these coupons when you need a rest from the little ones...or something else from your significant other.
Where to go to get that premium corked vino.
A couple living in Northwest Portland add a new feature to their century-old Craftsman while also keeping its integrity.
This month, plant a blueblossom to add color to your garden and attract native wildlife.
The numbers don't lie, especially concerning Multnomah County and its fellow neighbors.