Author: Bekki Lindner

LES MISÉRABLES is Coming to Portland!

*This post is written in partnership with Broadway in Portland. Complimentary tickets were received. Opinions are 100% my own.  LES MISÉRABLES is coming to Portland’s Keller Auditorium from June 19th-24th for eight performances!! Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES comes to Keller Auditorium direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of LES MISÉRABLES, which broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” Featuring one...

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The Ultimate Sun River/Bend Guide For Families

One of my family’s FAVORITE places to travel is the Bend/Sun River area. We tend to find a reason to head that way every year, and always love our time there. After our last family trip, I was asked by multiple friends for my recommendations and tips, and thought I would share my thoughts in a post. In this post, I’m sharing our favorite activities. This is certainly not a comprehensive list of activities in the area. My hope is that you’ll find a suggestion or two that your family will enjoy. Happy traveling!   As a large family,...

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Imagination Station Park in Troutdale, Oregon

The sun has made an appearance in the Pacific NW! We can finally lose the cardigans and throw on the flip flops – spring is in full swing. With warmer temps popping up now and again in the forecast, many parents find themselves looking for ways to get their kids outdoors. Last week, my kids and I had about an hour to kill in Troutdale. The thought of dragging four kids to the outlet mall didn’t appeal to me, so I went looking for a playground – and found an INCREDIBLE one. The kids could have stayed and played...

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Regal Summer Movie Express – 2018 Summer Schedule

Every summer, my kids and I look forward to the Regal Summer Movie Express. Participating Regal theaters offer second-run (sometimes third/fourth run) children’s movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for just $1 per ticket! I love getting to take my whole crew to the movies for just $5 – total! There are two theaters in Clark County that participate in the Summer Movie Express: Regal Cascade Stadium 16 and Regal Cinema 99 Stadium 11. (There are also a handful of theaters in the Portland Metro area that participate.) You can check out: for a full list of participating theaters....

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Clark County Area Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Spring break is here for Clark County schools! While some families are blessed to enjoy a get-away or road trip, most of us aren’t always able to make a spring break vacation work. A week at home doesn’t have to be boring. I wanted to compile a list of some fun “staycation” ideas. Understanding that it’s often hard to afford some of the local attractions, I’ve also included a list of some FREE  and low-cost activities. (Some of my favorite things to do in the area are free!) Have a wonderful spring break everyone!   Free Staycation Ideas:  Multnomah...

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