Food & Drink
Traveling to Portland soon and want to take advantage of the city’s coffee culture? We’ve narrowed down a list of the best cozy cafes in Portland. For more travel tips, head to Domino.
Does your meat-free lifestyle keep you from venturing out to eat with the kids? Believe it or not, Portland is packed with great family and animal-friendly eateries. Serving everything from bowls to burgers, the vegetarian restaurants in Portland have a variety of plates to please every palate.
Got friends or family in town? (In the summer, who doesn’t?!) Need a new place to drown your sorrows or impress a date? Never fear-this handy go-to guide is here. Sip WINE BAR Girls just want to have fun-but finding the perfect spot for beverages and bites when your eclectic crew finally breaks free for some fun can be tricky.
It’s been a long day and a slice of pie for dinner sounds delightful. You consider the local options that accommodate your family’s plant-based diet and feel disappointment descend. Then you remember a friend mentioning a new alternative pizza joint opening on SE Division this past summer and you feel a spark of hope.
There’s nothing quite like taking in Oregon’s wine country with your loved ones. The area’s wineries offer visitors a dreamy way to spend their spring and summer days. The scenery. The bites. The sips. You don’t even need to have a baby sitter to take in all of these delights.
Spring time in Portland is dazzling! With a rainbow of colors cast by a large array of flowers, bright green grasses, and an ever-changing skyscape that is as moody as your toddler, this time of year is perfect for capturing dramatic images of your loved ones.
In June of this year, La Leña opened its doors offering foodies of all ages an opportunity to enjoy an elevated dining experience. This family-owned Peruvian restaurant proves that pizzerias and burger joints aren’t the only options for young, picky palates.
Much like Willy Wonka, there’s a chocolate factory in North Portland that offers tours your family won’t soon forget. Creo Chocolate makes irresistible candy and gives eager customers a behind-the-scenes peek at how all of their chocolatey magic happens. So for a real-life Charlie and the Chocolate Factory experience, book it over to Creo Chocolates to learn how chocolate is made.
The first 13 years of your child’s life fly by. Information on the many milestones that will be met in those early years is abundant keeping parents well educated and feeling “in the know.” Unfortunately, as children draw closer to adolescence, the gush of advice on what to expect and how to prepare slows to a trickle.
As parents, we try to plan ahead for everything when it comes to our kids, but sometimes the unexpected happens. At first the signs that something is askew might be small, like your child isn’t doing some of the things other children their age are, or maybe they are acting out more than expected.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and families are about to scour the local shops for the prettiest potted plants, best chocolates and the sparkliest jewelry out there. But before you go adding to mom’s chores with more greenery to keep alive or ruining her diet with a sugary gift, consider giving her what she really wants: an easier job.
Take a moment to walk around your house. Look through the books on the bookshelves, take a peek in your pantry, and peruse the music and movies saved in your home entertainment system. How many cultures are represented in your household? Step back and expand your perspective.
Play Dates. Chances are, you’ve either been looking forward to them or dreading them. At first glance they seem like an opportunity to get a little “you time” in, but how do you know when it’s ok to drop your child off to play and then leave? And what about returning the favor?
The morning of May 22, I did what I do every morning. Upon peeling my eyes open, I reached for my phone. I checked my email first and then my Facebook feed. That’s when a headline caught my attention and shocked me out of my morning fog.It read, “Deadly explosion at Ariana Grande concert.”This year’…
After the family home, an automobile is the second largest purchase most parents make. Many buy their first vehicle hoping it will be around for years to come, but not all models are designed with the present and future in mind. If you want a ride that will be there from the day you bring baby home …
Purchasing a new family vehicle is no small undertaking. It’s a significant investment and one that impacts your family’s quality of life. This year, automobile manufacturers brought their A-game to the family table with a variety of cars, trucks, and SUVs designed to make family time on the road sa…
The countdown to present opening has started and you still have gobs of shopping to do. Now you are worried your gifts won’t arrive on time if you order them online. Relax, we’ve got the perfect solution for you! Finding that special something for those you love most is easy when you visit the following locally owned family businesses.
wenty years ago, a young, exhausted raft guide with aching feet and the knowledge of a master gardener created Skin Doctor-a salve for dry cracked hands and heels. Before she knew it, naturopaths, physicians, and estheticians carried it nationwide.
or many, the mere thought of a trip to the dentist can invoke paralyzing anxiety-but if this award can be evidence, it seems the patients at Bend Family Dentistry have nothing but confidence in their dental care providers. The Bend-based dental group offers preventative, general and cosmetic dentistry to Central Oregonians, prioritizing both patients’ and the community’s needs above all else.
entral Oregonians love to support a good cause-especially when it protects the area’s furriest citizens. Perhaps that’s why Bend Spay+Neuter Project’s annual Fur Ball was voted Best Local Fundraiser-or maybe it’s the stars of the show that won the community over.
Baby, it’s cold outside. Most Central Oregonian families don’t just tolerate the winter months, they look forward to them as a time to engage in adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities. Even so, you can only hit the slopes so often. Still, being stuck inside doesn’t mean the family can’t have fun.
If they aren’t on the job, they are running the kids to and from their various activities or pulling the house together and planning the next family event. Soccer moms (and dads), simply put, are super and they deserve to be showered in gifts whenever the opportunity arises.
Strawberry-kissed cheeks, dirt-covered fingers and smiling eyes: these are the things parents live for. There is nothing that says, “perfect summer day,” like an afternoon trip to the local berry farm. There’s buckets-full of fun to be had with your kiddos as you make your way through the fields and pick sweet (and healthy) treats for now and later.
The summer season is perfect for road trips, afternoons relaxing on the beach and visits from the grandparents. Sure, Portland is known for its hipster appeal, but there’s plenty to do when your more mature family members arrive. From roaming local neighborhoods to hitting the arcade, we’ve got all of the best activities to do when your favorite relatives come to town.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a hot air balloon waiting carry you and your family to new heights! There’s nothing quite like seeing Portland and its surrounding areas from above, but families rarely consider booking a hot air balloon ride. If you haven’t yet, you should!
If tiptoeing through the tulips sounds like the ideal way to spend a perfect spring day with your family, then you don’t want to miss the Annual Wooden Shoe Tulip festival. This fun family event started on March 23 and runs through April 30th and offers tons of exciting activities like hay and balloon rides as well as special events for families to attend.
Put your nerd glasses on and prepare for lift off, the sci-fi fans in your family are about to have their dreams come true as the Robot Revolution exhibit takes OMSI by storm. On March 17 your little scientist will have the opportunity to explore how robots may someday be our companions and colleagues and changing how we play, live and work together.
Thank the movie Night at the Museum for not only igniting your kid’s interest in historical artifacts, buildings and things of the past, but also opening up doors across the U.S. for after-hours fun. Wonder what you can do at these galleries when the lights out?
I t wasn’t luck that during your senior year of college, the person capable of igniting your passion sat next to you in class. It was divine intervention that brought you and your true love-no-your soul mate, together. The years have passed since the first time your eyes locked in a long, lusty gaze.
Before you met “the one” and coupled up, there’s a good chance you spent your days munching on greens and hitting the gym so you would look your best when you bumped into your true love.
Passing notes in high school may have helped you score your first kiss or your first true love, but the dating world has become a bit more difficult to navigate in the years since “Beverly Hills 90210” or even “Gilmore Girls” taught us the ins and outs of l-u-v.
ounded in 1988, Deschutes Brewery-and its downtown Bend public house-are two Bend icons, providing beloved beers and a beloved gathering spot for both visitors and locals. Revered for its full-flavored craft beers, this ale-producing giant earns its staff’s (and our readership’s) adoration with unique employment policies and a dedication to fostering a healthy company culture.
The dog doesn’t have to “accidentally” eat the turkey for you to feel justified in taking your loved ones out to a restaurant to eat this holiday. If the idea of planning, preparing, serving, and then cleaning up after feeding family and friends sounds more like a work day than a holiday, then we have festive dining options that are guaranteed to leave everyone’s appetites satisfied and their spirits merry and bright.