Tag: summer

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...

5 Ways to Enjoy a More Sustainable Summer

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Sun. Heat. Swimming. Camping. Ice Cream. All words woven into our summer vocabulary.  How about adding a few more like "sustainable," "eco-friendly," "carbon-conscious?" Many summer family...

A New Approach to Allergy Treatment Comes to Portland Metro

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Allergy suffers around the world agree: allergies can be debilitating. From sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and irritated skin, to even more serious reactions, living...

10 Things I Love About Portland Summers

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Summer is a great time of year in many places, but Portland summers are extra special. Here’s a list of ten things I love...

Summer Splash Pads & Fountains In + Around Portland

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There's nothing like fountains and splash pads to wear out the kids and allow you to relax. While there's lots of before and after...

Celebrating Juneteenth in Oregon and at Home

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Though Juneteenth precedes the other mid-June holidays of Fathers' Day and the Summer Solstice (and school ending for some), explaining the meaning of Juneteenth...

Make the Most of Summer 2021 :: Family Adventures + Camps...

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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...

“If You Can’t Stand the Heat” Summer Dinner Ideas

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The Heat My farmhouse kitchen window faces west, which is pleasant for washing sunset dishes. But during the summer, the hot afternoon sun heats my...

Tried and True Family Hikes around Portland

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I grew up on the Great Plains. Wheat, corn, or sugar beets as far as the eye could see, a veritable ocean of it....

Set Up Your Yard for a Backyard Camping Adventure

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Taking a camping trip with family and friends can end up feeling more like work than fun. By the time you’ve traveled to your...