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Our May issue is out now! Find our Annual Summer Camp Guide; Discover year round fun in Central Oregon; Read as one local mom learns to foster a freedom loving teen & more.

It's back! Our annual Summer Camp Guide has fun day camp options for ages 3 through teen.

Central Oregon is a place defined by opposites: high desert and national forest, river valleys and mountain peaks, summer heat and winter snow—all waiting to be explored at any time of year.

Before welcoming my first foster teen, I had read books and pamphlets from the social worker on teenagers. The real thing was different.

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Surrogacy Stories: Shawna’s Gift

With only three viable embryos from the parents–the result of nine IVF cycles–Shawna hoped her surrogate pregnancy would prove successful for the intended parents.

Local Business Spotlight: Free Home Buying and Selling Seminars from Tracie DeMars

Most people begin the home-buying process by researching online. However, there is a lot of conflicting information out there, or information that is just plain wrong. Free home buying and selling classes can help clear it all up.

Growing Up: Forward Greens Goes Vertical with Urban, Indoor Farming

Forward Greens, based in Fisher’s Landing, grows vegetables and leafy greens up to 26 feet up in the air. See how they are reimagining food and farming.

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  • May Issue Out Now

    May Issue Out Now

    Our May issue is out now! Find our Annual Summer Camp Guide; Discover year round fun in Central Oregon; Read as one local mom learns to foster a freedom loving teen & more.Read More »
  • Summer Camp Guide 2021

    Summer Camp Guide 2021

    It's back! Our annual Summer Camp Guide has fun day camp options for ages 3 through teen.Read More »

PNW Day Trips & Getaways

Central Oregon is a place defined by opposites: high desert and national forest, river valleys and mountain peaks, summer heat and winter snow—all waiting to be explored at any time of year.

Breathtaking scenery, extreme watersports, a charming downtown and abundant agritourism make Hood River a brilliant Pacific Northwest getaway for families.

Explore The Museum of Flight in Seattle, a perfect family day trip from Vancouver.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, near Tacoma, is part wildlife refuge, part zoo, and all Pacific Northwest.

Alderbrook Resort and Spa holds a special connection to the local land, water and ecosystem, and a long history of providing both commerce and respite to the region just north of Olympia.

The amazing sea life and land animals at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium make it well worth the 2.5-hour drive from Vancouver.

Education

Local Business Spotlight: Free Home Buying and Selling Seminars from Tracie DeMars

Most people begin the home-buying process by researching online. However, there is a lot of conflicting information out there, or information that is just plain wrong. Free home buying and selling classes can help clear it all up.

WELL-BEING

Surrogacy Stories: Shawna’s Gift

With only three viable embryos from the parents–the result of nine IVF cycles–Shawna hoped her surrogate pregnancy would prove successful for the intended parents.

PARENTING

Fostering Cinnamon’s Freedom

Before welcoming my first foster teen, I had read books and pamphlets from the social worker on teenagers. The real thing was different.

RECREATION

Summer Camp Guide 2021

It’s back! Our annual Summer Camp Guide has fun day camp options for ages 3 through teen.

SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Summer Camp Guide 2021

It’s back! Our annual Summer Camp Guide has fun day camp options for ages 3 through teen.

HEALTH

Surrogacy Stories: Shawna’s Gift

With only three viable embryos from the parents–the result of nine IVF cycles–Shawna hoped her surrogate pregnancy would prove successful for the intended parents.

LOCAL NEWS

May Issue Out Now

Our May issue is out now! Find our Annual Summer Camp Guide; Discover year round fun in Central Oregon; Read as one local mom learns to foster a freedom loving teen & more.

PREGNANCY & BABY

Surrogacy Stories: Shawna’s Gift

With only three viable embryos from the parents–the result of nine IVF cycles–Shawna hoped her surrogate pregnancy would prove successful for the intended parents.

EDITOR'S PICKS

NW Getaway: Year Round Fun in Central Oregon

Central Oregon is a place defined by opposites: high desert and national forest, river valleys and mountain peaks, summer heat and winter snow—all waiting to be explored at any time of year.

RELATIONSHIPS

Three Ingredients for a Successful Second Marriage

Even though it’s never easy, putting these three principles into practice can increase satisfaction in your remarriage and stepfamily journey.

TRAVEL

NW Getaway: Year Round Fun in Central Oregon

Central Oregon is a place defined by opposites: high desert and national forest, river valleys and mountain peaks, summer heat and winter snow—all waiting to be explored at any time of year.

VIDEO

Combating Racial Bullying

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, 20% of students report being bullied. And for some kids, this treatment is because of their race or ethnicity.