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Activities for kids in Southwest Portland (2-5 years old)

SUNNY u-Pick fruit and vegetables * Sauvie Island Farms - biggest selection of vegetables, fruits and flowers * Morning Shade Farms - biggest selection of blueberries (stop at Fir Point farms bakery for food and play area with petting zoo) * Bella Organic - many berries and petting animals. grill. * Unger Farms - ... Read more »

Indie, multi-stop international flights (walk-through with Riel)

I was fortunate to get to work on a small team that conceived and launched a new online service in September of 2012. Here's a walk-through video. I wanted to share it before my company upgrades it to a new technology. ... Read more »

U-pick at Bella Organic Farm

As a local parent of a toddler looking for enriching experiences, Bella Organic is a u-pick farm that I keep going back to more than any other. I started in 2013 and have been there almost 10 times with my daughter. I love that u-pick is such a rich experience ... Read more »

Riel's Favorites

Some of my favorite things Magazine most likely to make me feel like there are smart people out there writing smart things (and it's available in audio format) The New Yorker A real hand-on museum for kids The Children's Museum, Portland, Oregon A no-contact inclusive team sport I like to ... Read more »

I switched my blogging platform to Ghost

It took me about 4 hours over 4 working sessions to set up my blog on Ghost and migrate the few things I cared about from my old wordpress platform. Why do I do this to myself? I think I have two reasons: spam and a belief in rebirth. I ... Read more »

Beavers Hard at Work in Beaverton, Oregon

If you would like to visit some wild beaver dams in the Portland / Beaverton area, read on! This is something free you can do outdoors with your family. The Beaverton Historical Society told me exactly where to look. They were very helpful. In case there is any confusion about it, ... Read more »