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Our Top 5 Locally Made Gifts for Baby

Tiffany Hill is our Managing Editor. She has more than 12 years of writing and editing experience, including seven years as a full-time editorial freelancer. Tiffany is from Honolulu, Hawaii, but loves calling Oregon home. She lives in Northeast Portland with her husband and their scrappy, adopted dog. When she’s not on assignment, you can find her playing roller derby or exploring the outdoors with a scenic hike.
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Support local and give your little one something special with these five Oregon-made baby items.  The Silly Daisy sensory toy is a hit for teeny hands learning how to move. This Portland-made crinkle paper is sewn with biodegradable crinkly paper enveloped by cotton and soft minky fabrics. The 7-inch-by-7-inch square is surrounded with ribbon tags …

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Ask Dr. Doug: Suspecting Pinworms

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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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Summer Reading: Graphic Novel Picks

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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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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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Getaway: Waldport & Yachats

It’s easy to keep a safe distance from others while visiting the beautiful natural scenery in the coastal towns of Waldport and Yachats.

Kids’ Books to Calm Worries

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 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

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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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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