Summer Fun

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Brighten and Awaken Summer Flavors

Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced. Using seasonal ingredients, like peaches and other sun-ripened fruits,…

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Versatile summer fruit: Watermelon

As I look around, I see everyone with their Hydro Flasks in hand, keeping themselves hydrated. I know that before I leave the house in the summer, I have so many bottles of beverages on my passenger seat that it starts beeping thinking someone is sitting there! It’s no joking matter keeping yourself hydrated and…

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Summer reading, had me a blast

PHOTO: This summer, grab a beach towel and an armful of books and head for the beach, the pool, your backyard or … Compiled by Deborah Moon Every summer I catch up on stacks of books that I haven’t found the time to read. Somehow more hours of daylight always translates into longer hours of…

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Oregon summers beckon us outside

PHOTO: Lior Ben-Hur and Sol Tevel will perform on the MJCC lawn in June. When the sun arrives after months of rain and gray skies, Oregonians can’t wait to head outdoors. Wineries and golf resorts abound for adults seeking some fresh air. In addition to plenty of wonderful places to experience nature, several venues offer…

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Seven family staycation ideas near Portland

Photo: The Fried children enjoy a beach outing. Family travel is great but can be costly, exhausting and challenging to find the time between everyone’s schedules for a full-blown trip. Luckily, staycations can make staying put just as fun as exploring a new destination. There is so much to do in and around Portland. Here…

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Planning a trip is half the fun

A Nosh of Jewish Wisdom: How lovely is the sun after rain and how lovely is laughter after sorrow.   Dear Helen: I’m a single mom with a 14-year-old son. We have a great relationship. I’d like to take him traveling next summer: Europe, Morocco, Thailand and as many cool places as we can explore…

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Powwow Freeway

Photo: Headdresses at last year’s Wildhorse Powwow. The 24th Annual Wildhorse Powwow will be July 6-8. wildhorseresort.com Some say the Blue Mountains of Northeast Oregon, a vast lava flow that emanated from fissures in the earth, are the foothills of the Rockies. The escarpment rises abruptly from 1,000 feet at Pendleton to 3,600 at the…

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Summer Fun & Staycations Directory 2018

BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY Tigard, OR • 503-620-5262 • broadwayrose.org Summer performances – “Mamma Mia!” (June 27-July 22) and “Guys and Dolls” (Aug. 2-19) – will be performed at the Deb Fennell Auditorium (at Tigard High School), 9000 Durham Road in Tigard. Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre in the Portland area since…

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