Kids’ Books to Calm Worries

The pandemic, shutdown, economic turmoil and very violent images of police brutality we’ve experienced over the past few months — that’s more than enough to make anyone feel worried and anxious. And kids are not immune to anxiety. So we asked Kim Tano, the children’s-book buyer at Portland institution Powell’s City of Books, to recommend …

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Kids to Know: Oregon’s Top Volunteers

Recent Roosevelt graduate Kaiya Laguardia of Portland and 13-year-old Jacob Van of Beaverton were named Oregon’s top youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.  Kaiya produced a 16-minute documentary video on the movement opposing the construction of a military base …

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Review: Ezell’s Famous Chicken

Perfectly fried chicken, kid-approved sides and quick service make Ezell’s Famous Chicken a hit.  EDITOR’S NOTE: We reviewed Ezell’s before Governor Brown closed restaurant dining. Currently Ezell’s is open for pickup or delivery through Door Dash. Oprah’s favorite fried chicken recently moved into a space in Tigard, right next to Washington Square mall. So my …

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