Recipe File: Homemade Taco Bowls

Judith Klein Rich has been blogging about food since 2007. Born in Slovakia, her enthusiasm for food experimentation and creation stems from her deeply seated Eastern European roots. Currently writing under the alias of Eaty Pie (eatypie.com), her blog explores dining experiences, meal creation and travel adventures from a kid and a grown-up perspective.
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Add a twist to your Taco Tuesday with crispy tortilla bowls and a choice of toppings. Every parent knows that mealtime with kids is all about control. Kids love to have control over what they eat, when they eat it, and how they eat it — which is why I love a good ol’ DIY …

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The PDX Parent Dining Guide

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Why did we decide to do a family dining guide? Because we love eating writing about food. And Portland’s legendary restaurant scene is not just for kidless 20-somethings. Family-friendly options abound in every quadrant for every type of cuisine imaginable. So whether you’re craving perfect croissants, off-the-wall pizza or comforting soup dumplings — we’ve got …

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Field Trip: Cooking Class at Northwest Nibbles

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Ali Wilkinson is one of the founders of PDX Kids Calendar. She loves exploring Portland with her three small children, especially when the explorations lead outdoors, to music or to ice cream. You can read more from Ali at www.runknitlove.com.
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Can a single cooking class save lunch? A picky family takes on the mealtime dilemma — and lives to tell the tale.  Getting three kids out the door for an 8 am school start is no easy feat. For us, the biggest time suck is having the kids find their shoes — and then having …

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Family Supper: Grixsen Brewing Company

Brews, families and ’90s nostalgia mix at Division Street’s Grixsen Brewing Company.  What on earth is a Grixsen? It’s a made-up word, according to the Grixsen Brewing Company’s website, hybridizing the family names of three friends who founded this Division Street tap room in 2016, and it describes someone who is honest, righteous and celebrates …

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Top 5 Allergy-Friendly After-School Treat Stops

1. Shake off the day at Cully’s cozy whole-foods café Tiny Moreso and tuck into a Rawdacious mini-cake — GF, vegan, raw and available in a rainbow of flavors from pumpkin to blueberry coconut.     2.Over on Alberta Street, Back to Eden’s bakery-café serves up a mighty assortment of plant-based, vegan and gluten-free goodies …

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Top 5 Spots for Grilled Cheese

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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➊ If you haven’t taken your kindergartener to eat The Kindergartener sandwich on the converted school bus at The Grilled Cheese Grill, what are you waiting for? NE Alberta at 11th Ave.➋ Olympia Provisions and Tillamook Cheese’s Melty & Meaty food truck at Pioneer Courthouse Square features a basic grilled cheese for your kiddo and more interesting combos …

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Family Meal

Irene Tejaratchi Hess is a photographer, video editor and writer. She spent her early career as a producer and editor at the PBS series "Nature". In 2011, Irene moved to Portland, where she and her husband raise a fabulous toddler. Her photos have appeared in "The New York Times", "The Brooklyn Paper" and other publications. Backpacking with her family, photographing wild locales,and Halloween are a few of her favorite things.
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Off the clock, local chefs share traditional holiday recipes  Food does more than nourish. It connects us to our culture, creates good memories, and can even bring us closer to loved ones who have passed. And for so many of us, making and serving food to our families is a daily expression of love. That’s …

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12 Kid-Friendly Counter-Service Restaurants

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Here’s the thing with restaurants when you have young kids. In theory, they are a dream come true. Getting to eat delicious food prepared by someone other than you? And then not having to do dishes afterwards? What’s not to love! But then you get to the restaurant and you are waiting for seating and then …

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