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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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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Ask Dr. Doug: Signs of Depression in Teens

Q:  As this pandemic drags on, I am getting worried about my eighth-grader. He’s doing well in school, but I can’t get him very motivated about it. All he wants to do is play video games. He seems sadder at times. How can I best support him?  A:  I hear you — I think we …

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Good Deeds: The Healing Power of Art

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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There’s a good reason so many of us turned to creative endeavors when the COVID lockdown started: Art soothes the soul. But this philosophy is nothing new to those at Color Outside the Lines, a nonprofit that aims to empower and inspire foster and at-risk youth by providing opportunities to create and explore through art, …

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Tech Guidelines for Kids and Tweens

We reached out to Anne Bryan, CEO of Circle, a company that helps parents manage and monitor their children’s screen time, for suggestions of age-appropriate tech use for kids and tweens. Bryan is mother to four boys ages 17 and older, and also a former chair and current member of the Beaverton School Board. Here’s …

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Cool to be Kind: Kids’ Books on Kindness

Sure, February is all about romantic love, but we also want to celebrate the love for others that shines through simple acts of kindness. Kim Tano, the children’s book buyer at Powell’s City of Books, helped us out by selecting her favorite kids’ books on kindness for toddlers to tweens. (And, good news: The Burnside, …

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