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Volume 15, Issue 6
June 2017


June 2017 Business News
Edited by: Osiris Parikh

Local cheese!

Schoch Cheese

Schoch Dairy now carries cheese from Helvetia Creamery, a small, family owned operation near us. Milking three Brown Swiss cows, the Grossen family makes artisan Swiss cheeses the old fashioned way.

They currently offer two types of cheese: Bergkäese—originated in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland. Stronger in taste of the two cheeses; and Gruyere Style—named after the town of Gruyères in Switzerland. Creamy and nutty in flavor.

All cheeses are aged a minimum of ninety days. Prices vary depending on weight and age.

Schoch Dairy is located a pleasant 15-20 minute drive west of Cedar Mill, at 24335 NW West Union Rd, just west of the intersection with Helvetia Road. Look for the sign, head north on the driveway until you get to the milk house. Their fresh, pasteurized, non-homogenized whole milk is available in half-gallon glass bottles for $4, with a $2-per-bottle deposit.Return the empty bottles and get your deposit back or a credit for a new purchase.

They now also offer “Schocholate” milk, and farm-fresh eggs. Visit the Schoch Dairy website for more information.


Market of Choice Music on the patio

market of choice patio

Fridays, 6-8 pm, 250 NW Lost Springs Terrace

Listen to live music by local musicians while enjoying your favorite food and beverage—wine & cheese, beer & burgers, fresh juice & salad. Bring your family or invite some friends!

Join us on the patio on these Fridays for local performers: June 9: Whiskey Darlings; June 23: Steve Hale; July 7: Karyn Ann; July 21: The Jane Lewis Band; Aug 4: Evan Churchill; Aug 18: Lisa Mann.

Stride Strong
John Paul Fairhart
John Paul Fairhart
Ben Nelson
Ben Nelson

For more information, visit


Stride Strong adds 2 new therapists

Cedar Mill’s Stride Strong Physical Therapy has announced additions to its staff: Ben Nelson, PT, and John Paul Fairhart, PT, DPT. Ben Nelson has 19 years’ of experience as a physical therapist and has a master of physical therapy degree from Pacific University. Ben incorporates selective functional movement screens into his physical therapy evaluations and treatments to enhance quick diagnostics and movement rehabilitation. His focus is reinforcing mobility changes to the body’s musculoskeletal system and to correct bad postural habits. John Paul Fairhart graduated from the University of Puget Sound with his doctorate in physical therapy, and has worked with children. His specialties include treating young athletes and children with disabilities.

Stride Strong Physical Therapy is in-network with major commercial health insurances, including Medicare and Care Oregon. All patients enjoy 45 minutes to 1 hour treatment sessions, one-on-one with their physical therapists. The practice is located in the building west of Bales Supermarket on Cornell Road. Call 503-208-6278 to make an appointment with any of our highly skilled physical therapists. For more info about us, please visit


Dignity Memorial career open house

Tues., June 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, Finley Sunset Hills, 6801 SW Sunset Hwy.

Dignity Memorial has been providing care to local families for decades at four west side locations as a part of Service Corporation International (SCI), the nation’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. This requires support through on-going training and exceptional benefits with an economy-proof business line. We are always looking for talented, service oriented people to join our team.

We are hosting an open house at Finley Sunset Hills, and you are invited to come and learn more about careers with SCI. Funeral or sales experience is helpful, but not mandatory. Someone with the right attitude and a good work ethic can be successful if you have comfort in using computer systems, have a high level of integrity, a desire to help others and the ability to meet with large groups of people. If you are  looking for a compassionate and dignified career, please RSVP at 503-292-6654.

Bales tent sale


Bales Marketplace news

Bales recently set up donation boxes at the front of the store to collect deposit containers to raise money for local schools. Bales’ store manager Tom Evans will be taking checks totaling over $2000 to local schools this week! Way to go Bales, and community!

They’re having their annual Produce Tent Sale from June 29-July 3. Look for great savings on fresh produce.


Massage & Spa at Bethany classes

Massage & Spa at Bethany is offering the following classes in June at its spa, 15280 NW Central Dr., Suite 102:

Women’s Healing Circle: Mon., June 5 and 19, 6:30-8 pm, free

Meditation Circle with Jennifer: Mon., June 12, 8am & 6:30 pm, free

Aromatherapy: Thurs., June 29th, 6:30-8:00 pm, free.

Call to RSVP at 503-533-5614.


Apple growers make big gift to local food banks

left to right Katie Pearmine, Oregon Food Bank; Steven Coppit, Market of Choice store manager; Sean Morrill, Charlie’s Produce; and Tim Corkill, First Fruits, with 11,900 lbs of apples. Eugene-based Market of Choice, with 11 stores, chose the Cedar Mill location this year for as the site for the statewide donation. The fruit will be distributed to local food banks based on their needs.
Left to right Katie Pearmine, Oregon Food Bank; Steven Coppit, Market of Choice store manager; Sean Morrill, Charlie’s Produce; and Tim Corkill, First Fruits, with 11,900 lbs of apples. Eugene-based Market of Choice, with 11 stores, chose the Cedar Mill location this year for as the site for the statewide donation. The fruit will be distributed to local food banks based on their needs.
Market of choice truck

The Cedar Mill Market of Choice and Northwest produce company Charlie’s Produce donated nearly 12,000 pounds of fresh apples to Oregon Food Bank to help feed people facing food insecurity in the region. It’s part of the Take a Bite Out of Hunger Program, sponsored by FirstFruits Marketing of Washington.

The truckload of mostly red delicious apples went to Oregon Food Bank distribution centers and, ultimately, the network of food banks in the region. “We’re proud to give back to our community, and participating in Take a Bite Out of Hunger is a great way to make a difference,” said Steven Coppit, store manager of Market of Choice in Cedar Mill. “This donation ensures that the shelves at our local food bank are stocked with fresh produce.”

This is Market of Choice’s first year and Charlie’s third year participating in the campaign. FirstFruits Marketing created the campaign to help feed the underserved while bringing attention to the problem of food insecurity in the United States and Canada. Over 1.6 millleft to right Katie Pearmine, Oregon Food Bank; Steven Coppit, Market of Choice store manager; Sean Morrill, Charlie’s Produce; and Tim Corkill, First Fruits, with 11,900 lbs of apples. Eugene-based Market of Choice, with 11 stores, chose the Cedar Mill location this year for as the site for the statewide donation. The fruit will be distributed to local food banks based on their needs. ion pounds of fresh apples have been donated to local food banks in the communities of retailers like Market of Choice since the program’s inception in 2010.

Market of Choice regularly participates with local food banks in two ways: The SCAN program, in which customers can add a $1, $5 or $10 coupon to their total purchases, which is then donated to the Oregon Food Bank; and Fresh Alliance, which helps Market of Choice to donate unused, yet perfectly good food on a weekly basis. Since the partnerships began, Market of Choice has donated close to a million pounds of food and hundreds of thousands of dollars to statewide food banks.


Village Gallery news

Village Gallery is a non-profit, cooperative gallery and art school, in operation since 1963. All events are at the gallery, next to the Cedar Mill Library at 12505 NW Cornell.

June featured artist-Lisa Manners

Reception: Sun., June 11, 2-4 pm, free

The featured artist for June, Lisa Manners, moved to Oregon three years ago from the East Coast. “Early memories of my grandparents’ sailboat spawned a lifelong fascination with the sea. I am thrilled that the Oregon Coast is such a short drive away.” Over several brief visits ranging from a few days to a week, she has now driven the Oregon coastline from Astoria to the California border, taking photographs and painting studies along the way. Her show displays photographs and oil paintings of Oregon Coast scenes.

Marilyn Silveroli

June featured crafter: Marilyn Silveroli

Reception: Sun., June 11, 2-4 pm, free

The featured crafter for June is Marilyn Silveroli, a mixed media artist who loves to “push the limits of whatever media I am working in beyond the norm and into new and exciting directions.” Currently, she is using blank wooden frames as a substrate and playing with paint, tissue paper, and embellishment on the frame itself, and also on the insert that is usually meant to be replaced with a photograph.

In addition to the gallery, we offer classes for artists of all ages and levels. For complete details on our classes call 503-644-8001 or visit


Businesses to host free community BBQ

Sat., June 24, 11-2, Sunset Credit Union, 1100 NW Murray (just north of Cornell). Free

The Joseph LaParne Insurance Agency and Sunset Credit Union are co-sponsoring a barbeque for the community with free hot dogs and burgers, and Safelite Auto Glass will fix rock chips free. Children are invited.

Other activities include a fire truck to tour, a piñata and bouncy house for the kids, and a dunk tank for volunteers who don’t mind getting wet. Local vendors will staff information tables and a search and rescue team will talk about its work and show its specially trained dogs.

The barbecue is open to the public, and will take place on the lawn of the two adjacent offices. For more information, contact Joey LaParne, Farmers Insurance, 971-228-8966,


It’s the berries (and jam) at the Farmers Market


Saturdays, 9am-2pm, NW Corner of Murray & Cornell

The season is off to a great start! We have some new vendors and many of your favorites have returned. The farmers and their fields have been waiting for the rain to stop and the sunshine to appear so the produce can ripen and fill their booths. We are so looking forward to the BERRIES arriving along with produce, produce, produce!

In addition to the produce, Cedar Mill Farmers Market wants to tell you about a couple awesome vendors. Willowbrook Soaps was nominated “best of Portland”! We are so proud of Janel!! She makes the most awesome soaps, bath bombs, and scrubs. Berry Bliss is a new vendor to our market this season. Dana makes yummy muffins, using local fruit when possible, and she has gluten-free/vegan ones too! Stuffieworld Toys is another new vendor. Leah makes the cutest stuffed animals I have ever seen. Her narwhals, giraffes, elephants and others are so fun. Check out my grandson with one of her cute hens.

willow brook soap

Don’t forget to come and get your fresh cut flowers from Lors, your beautiful hanging baskets from S & K Nursery, and your plants and plant starts from Heinrich’s Birdhouses and More & Lily and Jasmine Garden!!!

Also, June 24 is Jam Making Day. Sign up now for our jam-making class. Lannie will teach us everything we need to know to preserve our summer fruit.  RSVP to and let us know you want to come to this class.

Get the freshest local produce, shop, relax, meet your friends, have some fun and support our local farmers and artisans. If you are interested in volunteering in the market, or receiving our weekly email list, contact us at

Sunset baseball player Jason Dumont
Sunset baseball player Jason Dumont


Kirsti Holley opens new studio

Kirsti Holley Photography has been serving the Cedar Mill area for over 12 years. The new studio is located at 13306 NW Cornell Rd, directly above the Foot Traffic store.  We specialize in children, families, high school seniors and “head shots” for business and other use.

Congratulations to the Sunset High School Class of 2017!


Brian Harvey now with Edward Jones

Brian has been active in the Cedar Mill business community for many years, formerly as an American Family insurance agent, and as an officer of the Cedar Mill Business Association for several terms.

“I entered the financial services industry because I like helping people work toward achieving their long-term financial goals,” Harvey says. “Building relationships with my clients and in my community is key.”

Edward Jones financial advisors meet face-to-face with clients to build strong relationships. “And we do so by offering excellent client service through our convenient branch locations in the communities where our clients live and work,” says Harvey.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual The firm’s 15,000-plus financial advisors work directly with more than 7 million clients. Member SIPC.

Brian Harvey’s Edward Jones branch office is located at 12923 NW Cornell Rd, Ste 105. Contact him for more information at 503-644-5104 or


growler refill
Got Beer? Cedar Mill Liquor now offers crowler and growler fills from regional breweries, including Santiam Brewing, Flat Tail, Boneyard, and many more. Use the coupon in their ad and save!

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