Author: Nikki Klock

Nikki Klock became co-owner and editor of Vancouver Family Magazine in September 2006. She grew up mainly in the Northwest and graduated from Utah Valley University. She is an avid reader and insists that a book is (almost) always better than a movie. She has lived in Vancouver with her husband, JR, and two daughters since 2003. Check out Nikki's Editor’s Picks here.

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.

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.

Ruby N. Lewis, of Vancouver, created the Microaggression Training Class to "help people with self-discovery, to learn how not to push those biases onto someone else, and what to do when they use microaggressions either intentionally or unintentionally.”

What a year it has been! Check out our favorite stories we published in 2020. Plus, our most popular social media posts of the year.

Local nonprofits get creative to find ways to fund vital community services in the era of COVID.

See how local restaurants are serving up sustainability, then enter for a chance to win gift cards to all of the featured earth-friendly eateries!

Game play is a great way to combat that now-familiar screen time fatigue. Here are some games my family recently discovered (or rediscovered) and loved.

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

School districts in Clark County have announced their remote learning plans as staff, students and parents prepare to start off an unprecedented school year amid the spread of COVID-19.

From obtaining ID to securing a job and housing, Independent Living Skills helps foster teens transition into adulthood.