It's been a year... and then some. Summer planning has been a bit more challenging in 2021, as many traditional summer options were still uncertain of what the future would bring well into springtime. But, with this school year...
I grew up on the Great Plains. Wheat, corn, or sugar beets as far as the eye could see, a veritable ocean of it. If you wanted to see the woods, you would have to search a long time...
We know managing the logistics of family life has been difficult this past year. Many summer camps are just now sharing the details of their 2021 offerings, and we're dedicated to providing our community with up-to-date information as it...
Yesterday, as I brewed my morning coffee, a few early rays cast across my kitchen counter. My brain could not compute. Is that… could it be… might it be…. sunshine? Later, when I stepped outside to feed my chickens, I...
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A Love Letter to Portland

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Roses are red, violets are blue, They say life is weird, and Portland is too. But Stumptown, I love you, and need you to know Why each year that passes, my love seems to grow. I’d like to tell you from deep in...
Why does it seem like everyone is heading up the mountain these days? Because everyone is! Ok, maybe not everyone... but a lot of people. This year we were spoiled with a home exchange house a few miles from...
It’s probably obvious that 2020 has been pretty difficult across the board. The Portland area is lucky to have a variety of nonprofits helping fill the needs of our neighbors. With that said, nonprofits are having a harder year...
We all know 2020 has been a whopper of a year. Now more than ever, it’s important to support our local business community during the holidays by spending our dollars close to home. For the 2020 edition of our #shopPDX...
2020 has been a doozy. One for the books. Our lives have been upended when it comes to work, school, birthdays, and events. It's time to end this tough year on a good note by making this Christmas the...
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to gather with family and friends... except this year. In true 2020 fashion, many of us are upending our plans and foregoing the typical Thanksgiving experience. With so much upheaval in this season, why...

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Where to See Holiday Lights in the Portland Area

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Winter is here. Shorter days mean longer nights, and one unexpected bonus to that arrangement is that it means more hours to enjoy holiday...
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No Waste November