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Surviving Portland’s Own Snowpocalypse

A snow “event” in the Portland area is much like watching the Super Bowl. There’s “pre-game” build-up with lots of analysis, hedging bets, and so forth. Then...

Visiting Portland’s ‘Zoo Lights’ at the Oregon Zoo

Zoo Lights at the Oregon Zoo is a wonderful holiday tradition here in Portland. With more than 1 million LED lights fashioned into everything from a dragon to a school of fish, the displays are truly something to see.

LEGO® KidsFest Comes to Portland!

LEGO® KidsFest is coming to Portland's Oregon Convention Center from October 11-13. In this 3-acre venue, LEGO® lovers of all ages can attend one of five sessions to experience of the creative hands­‐on, minds­‐on fun of LEGO® building, and so much more.

Portland’s New Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center

When we moved from Texas back to Oregon last summer, we were fortunate enough to move right back to the west-side Portland suburb where we had previously lived for seven years. Some things...

A First-Timer’s Guide To the Portland Macy’s Holiday Parade

In the past five years of having one or more of my daughters in marching band, I’ve watched or wished them well from the comfort of home as they’ve marched in local parades....

Oh, Glory Day!

I told someone that today’s weather in the Houston Metro area reminds me so much of home.  And look – no wonder why!  Houston and Portland are practically weather twins...

Putting Up a Front

Have you ever seen where something dramatic is happening in a movie, and the camera zooms in on a weather vane spinning this way and that (to symbolize an unexpected and willy-nilly change...

Our Year in Texas

It was one year ago today that we marched five kids, 9 pieces of luggage, 5 carry-ons, and a cat through the Portland, Oregon airport.  I was so excited for our move to this suburb of...

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