Tag: outdoor activities

Portland-Area Adventures with Kids During COVID

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Pre-COVID, we spent our weekends out and about exploring our amazing city. Checking out a new playground, hiking, OMSI, cooling off in the river,...

Portland’s 4th of July Events Guide

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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...

The Ultimate Post-Fire Columbia River Gorge Family Guide

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Oregon summer is almost upon us, and if you're itching to get back out to enjoy the Columbia River Gorge like we used to...

8 Ways to Celebrate Spring in Portland

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“My favorite holiday is spring,” my daughter declared when she was five. I looked at daffodils poking up through the mud, robins flying from...

The Mountains Are Calling: Four Winter Wonderland Adventures in Bend

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If you’re craving some winter wonderland adventure this December through March, look no further than sunny Bend in Central Oregon. Sure, it’s a bit...

Particularly Portland Playgrounds: 10 of the Best Places to Play

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Your family probably has a favorite neighborhood park within walking distance of your home, but Portland also has hundreds of unique places to play....

Five Staycation Adventures Within an Hour of Portland

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We all love a good family vacation, but sometimes summer calls for a ‘staycation’ right here at home. But a staycation doesn’t mean you...

Outdoor Anticipation vs. Outdoor Actuality with a Toddler

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I had a lot of grand ideas about what I planned to do with my kid once he could walk. The outdoor actuality with...

Five Fall Destinations Around the Hood River Fruit Loop

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This time last year my kids and I set off to explore the Hood River Fruit Loop, a  scenic 35 mile loop around the Hood...

Five Firsts for an Autumn Baby

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This is not my baby’s first autumn. My son was born in early November 2016. That, however kept him from experiencing Portland in the...