We are big fans of #Laika Studios so we checked out "Animating Life - the art, science, and wonder of Laika" at the Portland Art Museum. Here is our review!
I took a short 5 mile hike through the Marquam Nature Park yesterday. This is one of my favorite trails in Portland and I tell you all about it in the latest blog!
Portland is very close to many great things. Hiking is fairly abundant close in and we discovered a great trail just outside of Portland on Sauvie Island. What is fun for kids to imagine about the Oak Island Nature Trail is that they are on an island in a lake, that is on an island in a... Continue Reading →
Nitty Gritty: Hiking trails are perfect for even the littlest hikers! Nice and level with no drop offs or long steep stretches. 3.5 miles of trails in the park No pets are allowed, so please leave your 4-legged fur babies at home There is lots of poison oak in the park and there are signs... Continue Reading →
Last weekend the National Park Service celebrated National Junior Ranger Day and we wanted to participate, especially considering this was year we celebrate the 100th birthday of our National Park System. The closest National Park to Portland is just across the Columbia River in Vancouver. Strangely enough, despite the 20-minute drive from our house, we had never gone... Continue Reading →
As I was writing about my trip to San Diego and got to the part about the awesome San Diego Zoo, I realized I haven't written about our wonderful zoo in Portland! Shocked, I got right to it! The Oregon Zoo has been a favorite of children and adults for generations and has been a... Continue Reading →
We have become students of what makes Oregon, well...Oregon! One of these things is our flora! In Portland we have a program called the Backyard Habitats Certification Program and last year I was awarded a Gold certificate. In the process of that, I have learned so much, but sometimes I forget what things are called,... Continue Reading →
Last week we had some amazing weather in Portland. After suffering through one of the wettest winters we have had on record, the sun was a welcome visitor and everyone was outside. On Sunday we wanted to do a hike. Due to some other plans in the afternoon we wanted to do something on the shorter... Continue Reading →
Nitty Gritty Lovely nature reserve with mostly flat walking paths Perfect for the youngest walkers Several paths to choose from for distance (some paths closed seasonally) After a full week of Spring Break, our school took an extra day off just to make sure we were all really ready to send our kids back to... Continue Reading →