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Volume 15, Issue 5
May 2017


Business News - May 2017

Massage and Spa at Bethany

All classes are at our spa, 15280 NW Central Dr. Suite #102, in Bethany Village. Call 503-533-5614 to RSVP or purchase tickets for all events.

An Evening with Yon-Ka

Tues., May 23, 5:30-8:30 pm, $20 per ticket

The spa uses Yon-Ka products. Come and learn more about them. We will be providing some wine, food, skin education, and Swag Bags.

Aromatherapy for Animals Workshop

Tues., May 9, 6:30-8 pm, free.

Call now for this limited space class.

Women’s Healing Circle

Thurs., May 4 and 25, 2-3:15 pm, free

Take a break from the stress of your routine and surround yourself with positive, supportive women. Get a dose of empowerment that will last the week. We all need some inspiration and that is what this group is all about. We will gather together and talk on different subjects from dealing with stress to finding your true purpose. Limited Space.

Visit the Spa website for more information.


Village Gallery of Arts news

Reception Sun., May 14, 2-4 pm.

May is our Art Challenge show, an annual fundraiser for our non-profit gallery, that opens May 1, 10 am. The show features hundreds of 6” x 6” canvases by talented local artists of all ages—students and professionals. We have about 250 artisans participating and most are non-members.


In a change from past years, all canvases are $40 each, cash and carry. You can take your painting home right away. Come and check out the fun variety of original artwork and support the gallery.

There are new classes offered this month, such as those by Gretha Lindwood: pastel fundamentals for beginning to intermediate level. This includes choosing pastel papers and textures, underpainting methods, the color wheel, pastel stroke, and principles of color, value and design. Visit our website for more details.

Kristi Roberts is offering a variety of youth art classes. These include watercolor, drawing, acrylic, pastels, clay, and mixed media for those aged 7-16. Visit our website for more details. Village Gallery is a non-profit, cooperative gallery in operation since 1963.

Gallery hours: Mon.- Sat., 10 am-4 pm; Sun. 12-4 pm, 12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97229, next to the Cedar Mill Library


Cans and bottles for kids

Bales Marketplace Cedar Mill has begun a program to let you recycle your bottles and cans for local elementary schools. Large bins at the front of the store are marked with each of the local elementary schools (two more will be coming soon). You can drop your deposit cans and bottles in the bin(s) of your choice and let Bales employees run them through the recycler. At the end of each quarter, schools will be presented with checks for their share.

Cans and bottles for kids

“It’s one of the best programs we have ever come up with!” says Store Manager Tom Evans. “We’ve already taken in over $1000 during the first two months of the program!”

A couple of years ago, the parent company of Bales Marketplace bought the Lamb’s Thriftway chain. They had been doing this for a while. Bales contacted all the local schools. “I even took donuts to a couple of the schools to encourage them to participate,” says Evans.

Amost all of the local schools are now involved. The last ones will have their bins operating soon. Schools will get their checks just before the end of the school year.


Color yourself a winner!

Mary Elizabeth Grey, an employee at Holistic Pet, has created a beautiful coloring book for pet lovers called, “Pets—Love and Laughter.” It is available at the shop, but wait, there’s more!

To celebrate the book, owner Richard Dupraw is holding a coloring contest with an amazing prize—a full year of pet food from KLN (makers of Purevita and Nutrisource).

Just purchase the book (retail price $9.99, but mention the discount in this month’s ad for $5 off!) and color a page, and submit it to the store by June 30. The winner will be announced in the July issue of the News if we get the information in time!

Holistic Pet is located in the Safeway shopping center at Murray and Cornell, 13567 NW Cornell. Visit them online at, and like them on Facebook for news and specials, or call 503-626-PETS (7387) for more information. Read our January 2017 Featured Business article about the shop for more.


Bandito delivered!

Our own favorite healthy Mexican and Persian food spot, Bandito Taco, has joined a growing number of local restaurants using “UberEATS” to get local food delivered.

Download the app, and the UberEATS platform detects your location and offers you an assortment of participating restaurants. The service began in Toronto, and is taking Cedar Mill by storm, judging from the variety of participating local eateries.

Customers use the UberEATS app to find a restaurant and order their food. The restaurant receives the order and prepares the food, and an Uber driver shows up to deliver it. Prices for menu items include the Uber charge, and are higher than if you went in, of course.

Owners Ahmad Kouklani and Sahar Fardanesh have been extra busy fulfilling orders for this new service, as well as recently producing 95 gallons of their famous Pico de Gallo salsa for a Farmers Market in southeast Portland. Ahmad says he never wants to see another tomato, but we’re sure he’ll continue to supply us with tasty items at their delightful spot in the Safeway center.


Move Over Zillow and Redfin...ELEETE rolls out their new real estate tracker

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with a software company out of Mountain View, California, to beta test their new technology that interfaces with our local RMLS in a way that no other firm has done to date.

Whether you are truly in the market to buy, just enjoy looking at new lifestyles, or you love to know what’s happening real estate wise in your community, ELEETE SCOUT, will give you a the most interactive and engaging way to see real estate. Like many new music and movie sites, ELEETE SCOUT will learn about your preferences such as vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, one level living, near a park, or a private backyard. All in all, there are hundreds of preferences to choose from.

When new listings hit the market in your defined areas of interest, all the homes will be included, but rather than be presented from high price to low price, they instead are ranked by the number of matching preferences that are of interest to you. Another super cool feature is the ability to look at homes side by side, room by room, photo by photo. For example, you can look at the front photos of two or three homes, then the living room photos, then the kitchen photos, then the master bedroom. You can also input addresses such as your work and each home you see will show your commute times. Fast, fun, efficient, ELEETE SCOUT makes looking at real estate both informative and entertaining.

Like Facebook, you can share your favs, give thumbs up and thumbs down, and request more information, schedule a viewing, or banter with your ELEETE REALTOR or your spouse. Additionally, the smart phone app is fantastic and easy to use when you are on the go. You will always be the first to “know”, as ELEETE Scout will also update you when homes sell and give you the actual sale price.

Finally, if you are a serious buyer, ELEETE SCOUT is faster than RMLS, Zillow,, Redfin, and all individual real estate company websites. For those of you interested, you can receive real time updates, as ELEETE SCOUT is directly connected to Portland’s RMLS and updates every 15 minutes.

To get the SCOUT updates, email with SCOUT in the subject line


Laura Matin DDS offers whitening special

To help you welcome spring, Dr. Laura Matin is offering an introductory special on their blue-light whitening procedure. The 20-minute treatment is only $30 through May 31. Call 503-690-0400 to schedule your session.

In addition, the office is participating in a food drive for Oregon Food Bank. You can drop off food or money donations a their office. All donations go directly to Oregon Food Bank and will be distributed right here in our local community. You literally are feeding your neighbors in need…10 pounds = 8 meals, $10 = 30 meals and 94% of every dollar Oregon Food Bank touches goes directly to fighting hunger.

Dr. Matin has been your neighbor on Cornell (in the Oak Hills Shopping Center) for 25 years. She always offers a complimentary second opinion on dental procedures that you have been advised to get, and also to answer any of your dental questions. The office is located at 14740 NW Cornell. Visit them online at


Touchmark Open House

Tues., May 16, 3-4 pm, 5150 SE Griffith Drive, Beaverton

Join Executive Director Ed Mawe to learn about Touchmark’s history and about active-adult retirement living in Portland’s West Hills. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Visit the Touchmark in the West Hills website calendar for more classes and social gatherings for potential Touchmark residents.


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