Ask Dr. Doug: Suspecting Pinworms

Q:  My toddler is often trying to scratch her bum in her diaper. I’m terrified she has pinworms. How do I tell?     A:  Toddlers love to explore, and usually that includes the diaper area. Understanding the body parts that are usually hidden under a diaper is a normal developmental process, so don’t be worried when …

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How Families Spent Pandemic Stimulus Checks

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Researchers from the University of Oregon knew the pandemic would have a drastic effect on families with young children. So in April of 2020, they set up the Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development — Early Childhood (RAPID-EC) survey. It was sent to households across the country that have at least one child under …

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Summer Reading: Graphic Novel Picks

Spice up summer reading with these excellently illustrated graphic-novel picks from Kim Tano and Madeline Shier, the children’s book buyers at Powell’s City of Books. The Burnside, Hawthorne and Cedar Hills Powell’s locations are now open for in-person browsing. Or you can always order online at powells.com. The Coldfire Curse (Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly Book …

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June/July 2021 Digital Issue

Get ready for the sunny season! The summer promises to be much more fun than last summer, and we’ll tell you exactly where your family can go to play.

Kid to Know: The Anti-racist Artist

In May, Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici announced that Clara Johnson, a senior at Beaverton High School, won the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Oregon’s First Congressional District.

Good Deeds: Helping the Unhoused

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Nicholl Summers and her three kids love to travel from their westside home to the Gorge for hikes, but Summers says her kids often went from giddy to solemn when they noticed the juxtaposition of million-dollar homes next to tent encampments of the homeless. When a virtual campout with the Hike It Baby group led …

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Family Supper Review: Piccone’s Corner

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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The offerings at Piccone’s Corner in Northeast Portland focus on local, sustainable meats and produce. Piccone’s Corner is an Italian by way of the Pacific Northwest butchery and (as of press time) to-go restaurant. The butcher shop puts an emphasis on sustainable meat from their own hybrid heritage pigs at Wallow and Root Pasture Farm …

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Kid to Know: The Advocate

Eighth-grader Jenell Theobald of Beaverton’s Whitford Middle School recently was honored by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards as one of Oregon’s top youth volunteers.

Mom to Know: Meat-free Master Cook

PDX Parent's editor Denise Castañon loves sharing new ideas with other Portland parents. You can find her cooking, eating, crafting and writing in Southeast where she lives with her husband, 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
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Thuy Pham gets emotional about food. The rising star of Portland’s vegan food scene is bringing Vietnamese food back to its vegetarian roots with her restaurant Mama Dút, which translates to “mama will feed you.” (Pham’s 7-year-old daughter provided inspiration for the restaurant’s name.) “Vegan Vietnamese food dates back for centuries to Buddhism in Vietnam, …

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