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Volume 14, Issue 7
July 2016


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Mid-summer Art, Music & Ice cream

Friday, July 8, 6-8 pm, Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 NW Skyline Boulevard

Join us for ice cream, hors d'ouevres and drinks, while you view the oil paintings of GunMarie Rosqvist and the watercolor landscapes of Maud Durland. Listen to the acoustic tunes of Jim Dorman and enjoy the superb views from our spot atop the hills.

This will be our last month showcasing the wonderful artwork by Rosqvist and Durland. Come learn about our next local artist and what's on deck for art on top of Skyline Boulevard!

For more information, and to get on the email list for future events, contact Rachel Fox at or 503-292-6611.

Pharmaca Wellness Events

Wellness Events at Pharmaca

Wellness events will be taking place at Pharmaca throughout the month of July. Get $5 off your next $20 purchase when you attend one of the events below! Ask a Team Member for details. All events listed here take place at the Pharmaca Timberland store, 240 NW Lost Springs Terrace.

Saturday, July 16, 1-5 pm

Get help caring for every member of the family! Come in for free consultations with our practitioners about your family’s health. Free Hero Nutritionals Yummi Bears Complete Multi-Vitamin (90 ct) with $75 purchase

Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2-5 pm

Join the Pharmaca team for their Beauty Experience Saturdays. Get a chance to try out new skincare and beauty products, talk to a brand specialist and take home free samples!

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-7:15 pm

Join this important conversation about Candida—the causes and symptoms, and how to prevent it through good nutrition, supplements and lifestyle changes.

Friday, July 29, 1-5 pm

Stay cool naturally this summer with the help of Pharmaca. Feeling the heat? Come learn about supplements and dietary tricks that can help you cool off this summer.

Gourd Art

Open Studios with Rhonda Gill and friends

July 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24; August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28, 11 am-7 pm, 1725 SW 218th Ct., Aloha

RGill Designs will be holding a series of open studios. They will be opening their Aloha-area studio complete with all their artwork, for public viewing. These events will be catered by RhoJo and will include works by other artists like Jon Walters and Rebecca Jane Walters.

In addition to the Open Studio events, Rhonda and her crew will be offering three-day classes in  gourd art, covering basic gourd treatment, care, design, tools, color application, and finishes. All supplies are included in the cost of the classes. Various dates in July, August and September. Dates and fees available upon request.

Private showings and custom classes are always negotiable, just contact them at 503-332-4025 or


Village Gallery

Blind Contour by Sharon Reese

Opening Reception Sunday, July 10, 2-4 pm

Mary Burgess teaches watercolor classes at the Village Gallery.  She often begins each session with a warm up exercise including “blind” contour drawings where the artist looks only at the subject without lifting the pen or looking at the paper. Join us for the reception to meet the artists and enjoy these whimsical works of art.

Here is one of the classes offered this summer. For complete details on all classes please visit

Tuesday, August 9, 9:30 am-3:30 pm


Explore this fascinating Japanese paper marbling technique using water-based inks floated on plain tap water. Suminagashi literally means spilled ink. Create intricate, patterned rice papers using this ancient method and then use these papers to build gorgeous layered collages.

The Village Gallery classroom is available for use by any group that needs a place to meet, for $20 an hour for non-members.  Ideal for painting parties, sewing groups, home school classes, informal lectures, or workshops. We have a very simple agreement. Contact the class scheduler, Bobbie Willard,  to determine availability of the room and to answer any questions at

Inversion Design

Inversion Design Concepts is a new, local, creative agency that takes your business ideas and brings them to life. They specialize in print, social media, web design, and branding. They can provide everything you need from a design standpoint to help brand your business and bring it the recognition it deserves. They offer printing for a lot of products your small business uses on a daily basis.

Inversion Design brings a Northwest design style within reach of local small business. Don't let your marketing materials suffer because of cost. Contact them for a reasonable price and a quality product at or 503-902-1950.

Stride Strong PT

Cedar Mill's Stride Strong Physical Therapy is proud to announce a new addition to their staff team: please welcome Paul Mukai, PT! Paul is a 15-year experienced physical therapist with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Mount St. Mary's College. He started his career as an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and since graduating he has focused his practice on general orthopedic rehab.

Paul has taken on two Director positions at physical therapy clinics in Los Angeles and Portland, in addition to owning a clinic in Fresno, CA. He is known for incorporating Functional Movement Screens into his treatment to advance patients through sports rehabilitation; and also draws a lot of his treatment knowledge from The Egoscue Method, a postural therapy method.

Stride Strong Physical Therapy is in-network with most major insurance groups, and all patients enjoy 45 min to 1 hour treatment times. They are located near Bales Supermarket, and next to the Shell station on Cornell Rd and Barnes Rd. Paul can be personally reached through email The clinic can be reached Monday-Friday,  8 am-7 pm at 503-208-6278. For more info on Paul and Stride Strong please go to

Virtue of the month: Mercy

Justice is giving people what they deserve... Mercy is giving people more that they deserve. Mercy is a quality of the heart. When you are being merciful, you are willing to forgive when you have been hurt…When you practice mercy you are giving others the gift of your tenderness.

How to Practice Mercy:

I know what people deserve and choose to give them more than they have earned.

I give people another chance when they make a mistake.

I overlook hurtful things people do.

I put myself in other people’s shoes.

I help others who are troubled.

Affirmation: Mercy makes my life a blessing.

Virtues Reflection Cards created by Linda Kavelin Popov,

For more information on Virtues Connection Portland, and a movie screening on July 16-17,  Contact Delaram Adyani, Master facilitator, 503-267-0202

Hoffman Gallery re-opens after renovation

Oregon College of Art & Craft is excited to announce that the Hoffman Gallery reopens, as of July 9. In June, the Hoffman Gallery underwent a renovation to expand dedicated exhibit space, update climate control and lighting, and increase security.

In partnership with Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, OCAC's Hoffman Gallery is excited to host a Portland2016 Biennial Contemporary Art exhibition, featuring work by Ellen McFadden and Howard Fonda, curated by Michelle Grabner. The show is one of many Biennial events happening in Oregon this summer, July 9 through September 18.


Cafe customers

New café opens at Cornell Farm Nursery

Open daily 7 am-3 pm, 8212 SW Barnes Road

Cornell Farm is a fourth-generation family farm located in Portland’s West Hills, just up Barnes Road. At this point in their history, they’re a retail nursery—growing and selling plants of every kind for your garden and home, but the Blatter family has been in this same spot since 1926, where they started out as a goat dairy.

“Our customers have been begging us to do food and drinks in the Farmhouse,” says Deby Barnhart, Cornell Farm co-founder. “The farmhouse is an iconic part of our identity, so it was important for us to preserve its charming architecture, built-ins, and fixtures, inside and out.” Cafe seating is available both indoors and on the patio behind the house, surrounded by the new quarter-acre display garden.

Cafe espresso

Cafe manager and executive chef Sara Strong, graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, can’t wait to begin serving the dishes she’s been imagining over the last six months of preparation. She helped design the kitchen, which, she says, “allows us to create Northwest-inspired, mainly farm-to-

table, seasonal breakfast and lunch menu items, as well as pastries, and baked goods made from scratch every day.” Take-out will be available, so a breakfast stop can include purchasing lunch to go. The menu includes gluten-free goodies. Many dishes incorporate fresh herbs from their gardens.

In addition to food, the café has a full espresso bar, including coffee sourced from two of the region’s finest roasters—Caffe Umbria of Seattle, and Sleepy Monk of Cannon Beach. Specialty teas and cold beverages are also offered.

Cafe employee Sara
Café manager Sara Strong puts the finishing touches on a sandwich plate.

Plenty of free parking is available around the café and nursery. Enter via a right turn from Barnes eastbound, or by turning left off Barnes onto SW 82nd across from Leahy Rd.

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