This weekend-long hot air balloon festival near Portland, Oregon is your chance to see the enormous balloons up close. Here, I share what it’s really like to soar in the clouds using nothing but hot air, how to make the most of the Festival of Balloons in Tigard, OR, and a tip to get a…
Mead pairs perfectly with Portland’s quirky booze scene: The alcoholic drink, made from honey, aligns with Portland’s commitment to the environment and its love of out of the ordinary foodie experiences. Read Mead in and around Portland, Travel Portland
Portland is known as the beer-iest city in the world — it’s home to more than 70 breweries, more than any other city — but did you know that that the Rose City has a long history of bootlegging, boozing and tapping secret codes on locked doors, too? The 21st amendment abolished Prohibition in 1933…
Portland is known as a beer-obsessed city, but thanks to its close proximity to wine country, it’s also a prime destination for red, white and bubbly. Read on to learn which Portland wine bars local sommeliers, wine sellers and wine writers choose when they want to raise a glass. Read Wine experts’ favorite wine bars,…
Holidays with kids entail a deluge of gifts from well-meaning friends and family. Here is my wish list for our girls’ presents—a list a little different than you might expect. Read Wishful Thinking, Metro Parent, December 2015.
Having a second child means a lesson in patience, for everyone in the family. Read Take Two, Metro Parent, October 2015.
Taking your kid for a walk sounds so easy. These super-simple instructions cover everything, from diaper blowouts, kids who refuse to move, stir-crazy dogs and wardrobe malfunctions. Isn’t hiking so much fun? Read How to take your toddler for a walk, Metro Parent, January 2015.
When summer is a distant memory and spring is a long way off, it’s time to get out and enjoy winter’s best vacation spots. Oregon’s coast offers fun for families, no matter the weather. Read Going Coastal, Metro Parent, December 2014.
From a stay in a yurt with (most of) the comforts of home to a rugged backpacking outing, this guide to the Pacific Northwest’s best summer camping has something for every family. Read Happy Campers, Metro Parent, May 2015.
In this bimonthly column, I prepare to welcome a new member of the family at an old stomping ground. Read Thousand Acre Wood, Metro Parent, May 2015.