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PMB Espresso: The Latest Local Shots, #1

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Welcome to #PMBEspresso! Here you’ll discover various artists, writers, events, science, music, food (of course!) and more from all around our amazing city!  This roundup of local flavors is brought to you by our contributors, sponsors, and other local moms interested in sharing great findings. Did YOU stumble upon something your fellow local moms would love? Email details (and a photo we can publish, if possible), to info(at)portandmomsblog.com!

Things To Do: Movies in the Park: Wizard of Oz

Movies in the Park series for Thursday, August 20 at Brooklyn Park, SE Milwaukie & Haig • Pre-movie entertainment at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at dusk. Because who DOESN’T love the Wizard of Oz?!

Movies in the Park


Mommy Owned Business: Hazel and Pear

We love consignment and shopping local! Hazel and Pear is a consignment store for mamas and kids in the Brooklyn area of SE Portland. They carry clothes and shoes for kids up to size 8, maternity and women’s clothing, toys, games, puzzles, books, as well as locally made cards, jewelry, body products and gift items.

hazel and pear

Hazel and Pear


Local Flavors: The Gyro House Mediterranean Grill

Grab a truly authentic gyro from the Gyro House (located in Beaverton and coming soon to SE Portland). For those looking for something else, they offer all-original pizzas, made by artisan cooks and chefs, from secret in-house recipes. Hungry yet?

The Gyro House Mediterranean Grill

The Gyro House Mediterranean Grill


Mommy Laughs: Before and After Baby

When We Have Kids

Remember when you thought you had it all figured out? Munchkin

Posted by Story of This Life on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Artist Spotlight: James Halvorson

Local artist James Halvorson works in acrylic mixed media on paper and linen. His compositions combine abstraction, text and image. What do you think?

James Halvorson:  A Circus is A Written Law Watercolor, Ink, Typewriting, Graphite 5.5″ x 5.25″

James Halvorson:
A Circus is A Written Law
Watercolor, Ink, Typewriting, Graphite
5.5″ x 5.25″


Parks Around Town: Pirate Park

This park in the Bethany neighborhood is named for its large, adventure-style playground, on a hilly landscape, which includes a lookout area, a playground structure for smaller kids, and the main pirate ship playground.

Pirate Park 15975 NW Energia St, Portland  (Sunset West/Rock Creek/Bethany neighborhood)

Pirate Park 15975 NW Energia St, Portland (Sunset West/Rock Creek/Bethany neighborhood)


Photography: BareFoot Photography 

This week’s stumble upon for beautiful photography comes from BareFoot Photography, located in near Burnside Skate park on the East side of the river!

Barefoot Photography

Found on BareFootPhotography.com


Mom’s Bookshelf: The Girl on the Train

Synopsis: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and every night. Every day she rattles over the same track junctions, flashes past the same stretch of cozy suburban homes. And every day she stops at the same signal and she sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof deck, living the perfect life that Rachel craves for herself — a lifestyle she recently lost. She looks forward to observing this household every morning, even makes up names and narratives for its residents. Then one day Rachel sees someone new in their garden, and soon after, the woman who lived there disappears.

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins


Inspire Me:

Shatter Glass Ceilings

Shatter Glass Ceilings


Great Apps: Travel Portland app

Find your way around the hippest city in America with this FREE app from Travel Portland. Search via map, categories or keywords to find attractions, restaurants, breweries and retailers. Plan ahead or get on-the-ground tips and save your favorites. Live like a local with the “Be PDX” category, where you’ll find food carts, brewpubs, locally made goods and more.

Travel Portland app available on iTunes and Google Play

Travel Portland app available on iTunes and Google Play


Local Author Spotlight: Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish by Christopher Routly

Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish follows two brothers who happen to be tigers. While packing for a trip to their grandparent’s house, Perry notices his little brother Parker has stowed a friendly very looking jellyfish into his bag. Why? You’ll have to read to find out.

Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish, by Christopher Routly

Sometimes You Need a Jellyfish, by Christopher Routly


Technology: TAO champions the call for an Oregon Center for Cyber Excellence

Hacking, data piracy, and cybercrime are increasingly hazardous for both business and government in Oregon and globally. Cyber-expertise is increasingly important to a larger number of industries and a cyber-savvy workforce is hard to maintain in any organization. A recent Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) online survey showed Oregon is not immune to these shortages.

Technology Association of Oregon

Technology Association of Oregon


Music: The Portland Lindy Society Presents Pink Lady & the John Bennett Jazz Band

Thursday Aug 20, 2015 • Doors open at 6 p.m. (ends at 8 p.m.) • All Ages • $5 Happy Hour • $10 All Night Pass Bonus! • Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane: 6 p.m. • Use the all-night pass to stay for the Thursday Night Swing!
Pink Lady & the John Bennett Jazz Band

Pink Lady & the John Bennett Jazz Band

 


Science: OHSU Sets Fundraising Record

Oregon Health & Science University announced it met Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny’s $1 billion challenge by raising $500 million in less than two years to earn the Knights’ matching gift and set a fundraising record.

OHSU Campus

OHSU Campus


Recall: Britax Car Seats

Britax is recalling 37 models of its car seats due to a potential safety defect that could prevent the harnesses from locking.

Britax Recall

Britax Advocate ClickTight, Boulevard ClickTight, and Marathon ClickTight recall

 


 

Mommy Hack: Mark the Medicine

Use the bottle to keep track of your kid’s doses.

Keeping track of your kid's medicine.

Keeping track of your kid’s medicine.


PMB Craft: His and Hers Sharpie Mugs

Remember when we told you how to bless dad with a Sharpie Mug? Guess what?! The cuteness just returned for an anniversary gift! We love this so much!

sharpie mugs

His and Hers Sharpie Mugs

 


Recipe: Summer squash salad with mint and ricotta salataBy Chef Jenn Louis 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 medium-sized squash, thinly sliced on a mandoline
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, thinly sliced
  • Maldon sea salt
  • Ricotta salata

METHOD Add the squash slices to a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, mint, chili flakes and shallot and toss to blend. Mound the salad onto plates, sprinkle the sea salt over the salad and garnish with shaved ricotta salata.

squash salad

Summer squash salad with mint and ricotta salata

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