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Fun 101

Your Family’s Ultimate Guide to Summer

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

04/19/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie

Top Stories

Long Story [Short]

The Mystic

One-part Radio Cab navigator and one-part Tuvan throat singing maestro, Enrique Ugalde and his latest Soriah album is highlighted.

04/20/2010 By Randy Gragg

ISLAND LIFE

Paradise Ross

The Ross Island collective is examined and dissected, with the primary focus being its ecological resilience.

04/20/2010 By Zach Dundas

Bluegrass, books, and building monster forts

Fun For Ages 0-3

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.

04/19/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie

Advanced Parenting

Rock ’n’ Roll Mama

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.

04/19/2010 With Brian Barker

BABY STUFF

Fertile Ground

A neighborhood tally of Portland-born babies over the past 15 years. Does your hood rank among the top spots for breeding?

04/21/2010 By Taryn Wheeler

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

On the Town

Motherlode

Don't miss this art exhibit dedicated to the ups and downs of motherhood.

04/27/2010

Now Read This

Putting Away Childish Things

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.

04/23/2010 By Graham Bell

Long Story [Short]

The Mystic

One-part Radio Cab navigator and one-part Tuvan throat singing maestro, Enrique Ugalde and his latest Soriah album is highlighted.

04/20/2010 By Randy Gragg

Eat & Drink

Pour

Cello Shots

An in-depth discourse on what happens when the appletini goes out of style.

04/23/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

New Listing

Genoa

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.

04/16/2010 By Martha Calhoon

Introducing

Lovely’s Fifty-Fifty

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.

04/16/2010 By Chris Bailey

Article

Cellar Notes

Where to go to get that premium corked vino.

04/16/2010 By Condé Cox

Portland Plated

Coffee Confidential

Five coffee connoisseurs rank the Northwest’s finest roasts, Caffé Vita, Illy, Stumptown, Caffé Umbria, and Starbucks. May the best sip win.

04/15/2010 By Mike Thelin

Recipe

Spear Me

Asparagus takes a break from the steamer and lands on your pizza.

04/15/2010 By Deena Prichep

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Rearview Mirror

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.

04/15/2010 By Randy Gragg

Health & Wellness

BABY STUFF

Fertile Ground

A neighborhood tally of Portland-born babies over the past 15 years. Does your hood rank among the top spots for breeding?

04/21/2010 By Taryn Wheeler

Mudroom

City Sicker

The numbers don't lie, especially concerning Multnomah County and its fellow neighbors.

04/20/2010 By Kasey Cordell

Home & Real Estate

DIG: Your Monthly Garden Tip

Blueblossom

This month, plant a blueblossom to add color to your garden and attract native wildlife.

04/26/2010 By Kate Bryant

News & City Life

Fun 101: An Appendix

Home Economics

Clip out these coupons when you need a rest from the little ones...or something else from your significant other.

04/27/2010

Mudroom

Shades of Success

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.

04/23/2010 By Kasey Cordell

Vote Watch

Primary Primer

The lowdown on the top four candidates for governor, in each of their own spoken words.

04/23/2010 By Randy Gragg

Mudroom

Spider Bytes

Volcanic eruption-predicting devices are featured along with their geological abilities. The three-legged censor is aptly referred to as a "spider," man.

04/20/2010 With Brian Barker

Advanced Parenting

Rock ’n’ Roll Mama

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.

04/19/2010 With Brian Barker

Bluegrass, books, and building monster forts

Fun For Ages 0-3

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.

04/19/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Rachel Ritchie

Mud Room

Baiting the Hook

The passing of measures 66 and 67 have hurt Oregon business owners, with many looking to other states for less of a tax burden.

04/15/2010 By Randy Gragg

Style & Shopping

On the Town

Tender Loving Empire

Part local record label, part clothing store, and part art installation: just what _is_ Tender Loving Empire?

04/27/2010 By Anne Adams

The Odditorium

Creature Comfort

The latest trend of rocking fake animal hats comes via the Spirit Hood, a hybrid of warmth, scarves, pockets, and paws.

04/23/2010 By Anna Sachse

Cornershop

Hat Trick

The Pinkham Millinery bears a crafty flair and marks the next spot to acquire a stylish lid.

04/20/2010 By Martha Calhoon

Travel & Outdoors

Trail of the Month

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

This month, head over to the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge to glimpse local fauna.

04/30/2010 By Brian Barker

Mudroom

PDX Index: Mount St. Helens

Statistics you didn't know regarding the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

04/20/2010 By Taryn Wheeler

ISLAND LIFE

Paradise Ross

The Ross Island collective is examined and dissected, with the primary focus being its ecological resilience.

04/20/2010 By Zach Dundas