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Volume 15, Issue 8
August 2017


Community News August 2017

CPO 1 invites you to show up for Washington County

Tues. Aug. 22, 6:30 pm, Hillsboro Civic Center Shirley Huffman Auditorium, 150 E. Main St, Hillsboro

Instead of their regular monthly meeting, CPO 1 invites everyone to join CPO members from around the county in our visit to the Washington County Board of Commissioners (BCC) evening meeting. Following the meeting, we’ll regroup at a nearby pub for discussions and refreshments.

If you have never attended a BCC meeting, it’s about time! The five members of the County Commission are the primary law-making body for those who live in unincorporated Washington County. Their actions affect our daily lives, whether or not we live in one of the county’s cities.

You can sign up before the meeting to testify during the Public Comments section of the meeting. You can bring up any issue that concerns you and your neighbors. Or you can sign up to testify on one of the topics that the Board will be considering during the meeting. Of course, you can also just observe the process and the people who run your government.

“The world is run by those who show up…”

One of the topics under consideration at this meeting is Ordinance 820, which defines protections for existing neighborhoods (R5 and R6) when 2-acres or smaller parcels are developed—Infill Development. Read the current Draft Ordinance here. Learn more about it here. The full agenda for the meeting will be listed here.

The CPO system will have a table outside the auditorium where you can find more information about the program, get pointers on effective testimony, and chat with active volunteers who can help you become more involved.

Show up for Washington County! Let the BCC know we are listening and that we care about the livability and sustainability of our neighborhoods and our county.

If you just want to join us at the pub, we’ll be at McNally’s Taproom, 370 East Main Street, (on the corner of 4th and East Main St) in Hillsboro around 8 pm. We have a table reserved on the patio. Food, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks are available to order off the menu.

The Hillsboro Night Market also occurs that evening, so portions of Main Street are closed and street parking or parking beneath the Hillsboro Civic Center may be difficult. There is plenty of free parking in the parking garage on the SW corner of 1st Avenue and SW Washington Street in Hillsboro. Or organize a carpool with your CPO neighbors and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about your government, get to know the county CPO program better, and have some fun too!

If you have questions, contact CPO Program staff at 503-846-6283.

eSubscriptions available now! To receive worksession, Board meeting agenda and schedule information please eSubscribe.

CPO 1 debuts Proposed Development Map

In an effort to help residents stay informed about proposed road and land developments, we have created a custom “Google Map” that displays the information received by the CPO about all types of development, with a particular emphasis on your opportunities to respond and comment.

The project was kicked off during a discussion with Liz Paulus, Cedar Mill Library’s Reference Librarian, and our intern, Osiris Parikh. CPO 1 has been delivering developer plans and county documents to the library for the Community Involvement display, (located in the NE corner of the library on the mezzanine), but the area gets few visitors. Osiris, who will be a sophomore at Sunset this year, figured out how to create the map. We will update it with current information as it comes in.

We’re also exploring a way to subscribe to the map so you get updates. Stay tuned!

Beatniks’ retro music is August Third Thursday

Thurs., Aug. 17, 5:30-8 pm, The Round, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton. Free

Playing music of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, the Beatniks will be the headliner for Beaverton’s Third Thursday free concert at the Round in Beaverton. Parking is limited and alternative transportation is recommended. The Round is located along the MAX Blue Line at the Beaverton Central MAX station. Dancing and picnics are encouraged.

Viva Village August events

Nature Walk: Willow Creek Nature Park and Moshofsky Woods Natural Area Boardwalks

Sat., Aug. 5, 9 am, 1071 NW Waterhouse Ave, Portland, 97007.

Meet at the THPRD Willow Creek Nature Sign. RSVP recommended: or 503-746-5082. For information:; click on Calendar.

Village 101 presentation

Sat., Aug. 12, 10-11:30 am, private home in Vose neighborhood

Information for prospective members and volunteers. RSVP: or 503-746-5082.

Dine Around Beaverton & Beyond.

Summer break; will reconvene in September.

Movie discussion group

Thurs., Aug. 17, 10:30-12:30, private home in Triple Creek Neighborhood

RSVP and for a list of movies for discussion: or 971-400-9512.

Third Thursday social

Thurs., Aug. 17, 6-8 pm, Thai Apsara Restaurant, 11793 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy (on Trader Joe’s side of Beaverton Town Square)

RSVP: or 503-746-5082.

Men’s coffee break

Tues., Aug. 22, 9:30-10:30 am, Java Lounge, Cedar Mill (Corner of NW Cornell and Dale Ave)

For information, contact Ross Miller at 503-713-3563.

Field trip: Dahlia Farm (weather permitting)

Wed., Aug. 23, 10:30 am, 995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby, OR 97013.

Meet at Dahlia Farm office. RSVP: To offer or receive transportation, RSVP by Aug. 17.

Library news and events

All events are at the library, 12505 NW Cornell Rd

Looking to escape the heat and enjoy the air conditioning? Check our our libraries in Cedar Mill and Bethany. Relax in a comfortable chair and experience a great summer read, attend one of our many programs designed to entertain and educate, or just browse our book and media collection. We also have the following free programs this month:

Mark and Helena Greathouse perform.

Songwriters in the Round

Thurs., Aug. 3, 6:30 pm

Three artists perform and reveal the personal stories that inspired each composition.

“You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”

Mon., Aug. 28, 6:30 pm

Mark and Helena Greathouse, husband and wife, present a lively cabaret style program, “You Do Speak English, Don’t You?”

Bag sale.

Clearance Sale!

Second Edition is an ongoing fundraiser for the Cedar Mill Community Library Association. If you've never been in, we encourage you to support your local library while saving money on great buys on new and gently-used items, clothing, art, jewelry, and collectables. The store’s annual summer clearance sale will help us make room for fall fashions. Items will get gradually cheaper throughout the month:

25% off Aug. 20-22, 50% off Aug. 23-25, 75% off Aug. 26 and the $8 Bag Sale on Aug. 27 in which everything you can fit in the bag is only $8.



Trio of local musical legends to headline Groovin’ In the Grass

Sat., Aug. 19, 5-8:45 pm, Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 15707 SW Walker Rd.

A trio of regional favorites will join musical forces for the first time when THPRD welcomes Quarterflash, The Curtis Salgado Band and Nu Shooz. Tickets are available for $20-$30 at


Tri4Youth: A youth triathlon for all abilities

Sat., Aug. 12, 10-2 pm, Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 15707 SW Walker Road

Tri athlete on bike.

The first all-ability Tri4Youth, presented by THPRD with nonprofit partner FACT Oregon, is a triathlon for young athletes ages 8 to 21, including those with disabilities. The Beaverton event is believed to be the second event of its kind in the U.S. “Anyone with the desire to compete is encouraged to join,” said Julie Rocha, Tualatin Hills Athletic Center supervisor. “Our desire is an inclusive event that draws young athletes with typical abilities and also those experiencing disability.”

Competitors swim 50 yards, bike two miles, and run one half-mile on a fully accessible course. The cost is $30 per person. Those experiencing disability may captain a team with one or two additional members to provide assistance and support. Registrants have the option to create a fundraising page to support their registration fees. Participants receive a Tri4Youth T-shirt, medal, and an invitation to attend a post-race party with music, food, and support from community partners that specialize in providing support for families experiencing disability. Anyone interested in volunteering for the event can inquire with Fact Oregon by visiting or the FACT Oregon website. Registration is available at

Savory pie takes the cake at CM Farmers Market

Pie Bake-Off winner Monique Fish

The Cedar Mill Farmers Market operates at 13485 NW Cornell Road (at Murray), Saturdays 9am-2pm through Oct. 14.  

Say “pie” and what comes to mind is usually one brimming with summer berries or fall fruits. The winner of the Cedar Mill Farmers Market “Pie in July Bake-Off” is a Monique Fish’s chicken pot pie, a classic savory pie she bakes for family and friends, especially if they are recovering from illness, bringing home a new baby or just in need of comfort food.

Monique, her husband Jeff and daughter Rylie live in Bethany. She is a part-time employee of THPRD in Cedar Hills. Savannah Anderson and her beautiful two-berry pie took second and Kristene Allen and her delightful apple-raspberry pie took third place. 

 A big thank you to everyone who participated. It was a delicious and profitable day with $150 being raised to help support the market’s kids program Power of Produce. Additional thanks to Girl Scout Troop 40266 for volunteering.

 Summer fruits and vegetables are in abundance during August. Highlights include tomatoes, purple cauliflower, figs, peaches and berries of all kinds. The market also features vendors offering jewelry, soaps, paintings, purses, and stuffed animals, as well as sweet treats, fresh eggs, salmon, honey, and cut flowers. Starting Aug. 12 Poppa's Haven Coffee and Entering Exodus Kombucha will join the market regulars.

Safety Fair

Sheriff's Office Safety Fair

Thurs., Aug. 24, 6:30-9:30 pm, Bethany Village

Please join us or a large Safety Fair in Bethany Village (Bethany Blvd./Central) during one of their annual summer concerts.

Climb in a SWAT vehicle, sit on a police motorcycle, in a patrol car, or pet a police K-9. Those will be just a few of the many vehicles the Sheriff's Office will be displaying that night. Participating also will be TVF&R's fire safety house, a fire truck, ambulance and much more.

We will also be conducting an open house celebrating one year in our new Bethany Precinct which services northern Washington County.

Make a night of it with music, food, and lots of fun Sheriff's Office vehicles and festivities!

Family Caregivers Series Offered Online for First Time

Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services and Tuality Healthcare have been sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week in-person education program, for many years.

This fall, they are offering a class for people who are unable to attend the class in person. Caregivers will be able to participate in the class at home using their own computer and internet connection. This class is part of a pilot program and will use interactive technology similar to Skype. Participants will be able to communicate with other family caregivers and class instructors in real time.

The classes are offered Wednesdays from September 13-October 18, 2017, from 1–2:30 pm.

This educational series is designed to help unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while they are caring for a relative or friend with a chronic illness. Participants will learn how to reduce personal stress, communicate their needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions, and make tough caregiving decisions.

The class is free and is appropriate for anyone helping a parent, spouse or friend. The person in their care may live at home, in a facility or across the country. Class size for this pilot project is very limited. Registration is required by calling the Washington County Family Caregiver Support Program at 503-846-3089.

Christ United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

New Pastor Rev. Ric Shewell
New Pastor Rev. Ric Shewell

Christ United Methodist Church recently said goodbye and thank you to Rev. Dr. Brett Strobel and his family, honoring his 11 years as pastor of the Cedar Mill church, and welcomed new pastor Rev. Ric Shewell and his family.

Ric comes from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Idaho Falls and has previously served churches in the Boise and Kansas City areas. He holds a master’s in divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary and is currently working on a doctor of ministry from St. Paul School of Theology. Ric and his wife, Joanna, have two adorable children, Clementine and Lewis, and two okay dogs, Zoe and Elliot, he says. He’s is passionate about connecting people to Christ and spreading the word about God’s love for everyone. When he’s not writing sermons or getting coffee with a church member, you can find him exploring the Northwest with his family, going for runs, reading comic books, and dreaming about a clean office. Please feel free to drop Pastor Ric a line anytime. Email or call the church at (503) 646-1598 to contact him.

Indivisible Cedar Mill Aug. meeting

Mon., Aug. 14, 7 pm

Indivisible Cedar Mill’s monthly meeting will focus on Sister District and have guest speaker Laura Rochelois from Indivisible OR-1. Socializing starts at 7 pm; meeting begins at 7:30. Please email Karyn Servin or John Fox for address; and

Free music lessons for seniors at PCC Rock Creek

Have you ever wanted to learn more about music, whether it’s an instrument, voice, theory or how to record music? Portland Community College Rock Creek campus has a thriving music program that offers classes to adults of all ages and backgrounds. Classes in guitar, piano, choir, theory, music appreciation, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, and music technology are starting September 25. Classes are reasonably priced and are free for seniors 62 and over. For more information, please contact music department chair Jason Palmer at, 971-722-7869 or go to

Beaverton High School class of ’97 reunion

Sat., Aug. 12, 6 pm, the Stockpot Broiler, 8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton

The Beaverton High School class of ’97 reunion dinner includes dinner and no-host bar, dessert and entertainment. Cost is $75 per person, $85 per person at the door.

To keep costs down, the reunion committee is encouraging people to use the free app Venmo, which has no transaction fee, to pay for your spot. Send your payment to "BHS Reunion." Or checks may be made out to Stephanie Freed, PO Box 412, Beaverton, OR 97075

Please include the name of all alumni attending, current and maiden name if applicable, so that we can keep track of attendees/payments. If you would like to contribute more to help others or if you may need financial assistance, please include that in the comments of your payment or email us at

Become a recycling pro with classes starting soon

An 8-week program to train master recyclers runs September through October at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 NW 5th St. The course, run through Washington County and the cities of Beaverton and Portland, offers training and certification to residents who then give back to the community by sharing what they learn about recycling and cutting waste. The cost is $50 with partial and full scholarships available.

For more information, visit:

Israeli folk dancing

Mondays, July 31, August 7 & 21. 6:30-9 pm, Leedy Grange Hall, 835 NW Saltzman Rd.

Rediscover the joy of Israeli folk dancing, brought to you by Sue and Friends, on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. No experience necessary. First timers are free.

Special this summer is family dancing the first hour. Great for kids kindergarten and up and their parents or grandparents. Family dance instruction is 6:30 to 7:30 pm and costs $10. From 7:30 to 9 pm enjoy easy and intermediate-level dances for $6 a session. For more information, visit Portland Israeli Folk Dance News at or email Sue at


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