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Hair We Go! 10 Hip Fall Styles to Rock Back to School

From braids to buns and curls to wisps, these DIY Fall hairstyles are a great way to kick off a stylish school year.

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Snip, Snip! 6 Kids’ Salons for Back-to-School Haircuts

Hair salons with Barbie cars, police cars and play spaces are just right for first timers and back-to-school kids’ cuts.

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Great Pit Stops on Your Road Trip to the Coast

Take a road trip to the coast, but don’t miss out on crazy slides and chainsaw carvings along the way.

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Get Your Party on with P.S. XO

Meet P.S. XO the latest contender to the party in a box club that mixes just the right amount of creative with do it yourself options.

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Top 9 Tips for Navigating the Oregon State Fair

Deep fried, chocolate-covered bacon, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and a free-range petting zoo are just three of our favorite reasons for visiting the fair this year.

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Crunch Time! 6 Bakeries for Yummy Cookies

Dig into our list of spots that sell small batches of peanut butter cookies, macarons, whoopie pies, gluten-free delights and more.

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Where to Score Sweet Back-to-School Shoes

Here are our picks for shoe shops that will have your kids heading back to school (and back into the fall rain) in style.

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Last Blasts: 10 Summery Things To Do Before School Starts

Pack your calendar with the best of summer fun, like baseball games, pool time, street fairs and concerts.

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6 Resale Shops for Back-to-School Bargains

It’s easy being green and saving a little green with back-to-school bargains provided by these beloved, local resale shops.

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Just Opened: A New Play Space at Dawson Park

Dawson Park has a new playground and splash pad for easy entertainment on sweltering summer days.

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10 Birthday Party Venues for Active Kids

Throw a birthday bash with trampolines, thrill rides or ziplines and leave the guest of honor happy.

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4 Quick One-Tank Family Road Trips

From camping to MagiQuest-ing, here are four fantastic summer destinations that won’t overtax your brain cells or break your gas budget.

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7 Wacky August Holidays That Kids Can Celebrate

Head to a comic book store, drink a root beer float, chow on bacon or go see some elephants to celebrate these wacky August holidays.

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Day Trip: Where Pioneer History Comes to Life

Enjoy Oregon’s rich pioneering past with your kids at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

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Give Back! 7 Family Volunteer Gigs to Do With Your Kids

From sprucing up used books to digging in the dirt to plant neighborhood trees, it’s easy to get your kids involved with community volunteer projects around Portland.

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