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Preserving Summer

Preserving Summer: A Simple Guide to Canning and Freezing Produce

Preserving foods is a fantastic and frugal way to stock your pantry and freezer so you can have fresh, summer meals all year long. While it may sound old fashioned, overly domestic and perhaps...

On Turning 40: Our Parent’s Generation vs Our Generation

It was a different era when our parents turned 40. It was full of the color black and over-the-hill jokes. But I've noticed something has shifted in our generation as we approach the older...
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The Portland Spirit’s Cinnamon Bear Cruise Is a Great Family Holiday Tradition!

Board the Portland Spirit for a fun-filled, two hour cruise up and down the Willamette River for a holiday experience the whole family will enjoy. Take a picture with Captain Taffy before you walk...

40+ Places to Show Love and Fill Needs in Portland

I own a house. While it’s not huge or fancy, it is still mine to call home. Inside, my family has food, water, heat, beds to sleep in, and safety. We have two reliable,...
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The Ultimate Trick-or-Treat Guide for Portland Families

Taking your kids trick-or-treating is one of the best things about Halloween! It gets you out in the community, meeting neighbors, and allows your kids to see you engage with others in a safe...
35 Ways to Celebrate Fall

35 Ways to Celebrate Fall in the Pacific Northwest

Ahhhh, fall. My favorite season! I can smell it in the air just after a rain or in the cool of the evening, I see it as the hills are sprinkled with color, and...

PMB Guide to Family-Friendly Oktoberfests

Ah, Oktoberfest. Just the sound of it causes this German girl's little heart to beat in time with the chicken dance! I often tell people that Oktoberfest is like a religion in my family. I...
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Back-to-School Round-Up: 10 Posts to Get You Ready for the New School Year

Summer is winding down, and it's time to start thinking about the new school year. To make it easier on you, PMB has rounded up TEN of our favorite back-to-school posts here, to help...

August Guide to Family-Friendly Events in Portland

Although it's been pretty mild this year, we know August is usually the hottest, driest days of Portland's beautiful summer. With many of Portland's Metro school districts starting this year before Labor Day, the...

Portland’s 4th of July Events Guide

One of the best things about how large Portland's tri-county area is the variety of events throughout the year. The 4th of July is no exception with parades, festivals, and fireworks EVERYWHERE all over...