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Volume 17, Issue 9
September 2019


Business News September 2019

Volunteers help set up the market and get a workout having fun!
Volunteers help set up the market and get a workout having fun!

Farmers Market is bursting with goodness!

Saturdays through October 12, 9 am-2 pm, corner of Cornell & Murray Roads.

September and the Cedar Mill Farmers Market is an excellent combo. The late summer/early fall bounty will be fresh, local, beautiful, and delicious!!

Not only that but we have some fun stuff coming up. There will be a Square Dance demo on September 14 at 9:30, a Chili Cook-Off on September 21, and a Sustainability Fair on September 28. All this is in addition to our weekly fun, music, kids club, and lots of vendors to check out. Oh, and there may even be a Hula Hoop dance demo at some point…

Cedar Mill Farmer's Market produce

Our last market date for the season is October 12 so make sure you make the most out of this great market season and come visit us.

We sure could use some volunteers! Are you up at 6:30 am and want a work-out? Come help set up the market – I only takes 90 minutes. Or maybe you’d rather help at the Information Booth or Kids’ booth—I have a place for you too. Are you free at 1:45 pm??? Come and help up close up. We would LOVE & APPRECIATE THE HELP!!! It is fun too!!

Contact Karen - ourcmfm@gmail.com.




Treating Chronic Pain with Cannabis

Tuesday, September 17, 6 pm, Fieldstone Cornell Landing, 9860 NW Cornell Road

Dr. Kim Dupree Jones will lead an in-depth discussion of the uses of cannabis to effectively treat and manage chronic pain and other medical conditions.

Dr. Jones, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN, is a Professor and Dean at Linfield College School of Nursing and a Research Professor at Oregon Health & Science University. Her area of research is fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder primarily affecting women. Dr. Jones has over 300 publications and her work is cited in national and international fibromyalgia treatment guidelines and texts. She has completed 60 studies in fibromyalgia to date. She is the president of the Fibromyalgia Information Foundation, a non-profit organization whose aim for the past three decades has been to disseminate scientifically sound fibromyalgia data. Dr. Jones speaks nationally regarding chronic pain and cannabis. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including being recognized as a Fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for her overall body of work.

Call 503-292-9222 by September 13 for more information and to reserve your place. Admission is free and open to the public.

Check Out What’s Cooking at Beaverton Restaurant Week

Save the Date! Beaverton Restaurant Week takes place from Thursday, Sep. 26 to Sunday, Oct. 6.

restaurant week

During this week, 46 participating restaurants in downtown Beaverton will offer unique menu items alongside their normal menu. Explore the diverse flavors of downtown Beaverton and discover your new favorite restaurant! Visit www.BeavertonRestaurantWeek.com for everything you need to know about eating out during Beaverton Restaurant Week!

Last year, Beaverton Restaurant Week spotlighted nearly 40 downtown Beaverton restaurants over the “11-day week.” Eateries presented an exclusive dish, delighting diners with flavorful fusions, tasty delicacies, and limited-time ingredients. Dishes ranged from Asian to Latin American and beyond with many locations accommodating food preferences for vegans and meat-lovers alike.

Beaverton’s growing food scene gained regional recognition also through the city’s partnership with the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, Beaverton Downtown Association, Beaverton Farmers Market, IMPACT Beaverton, and the Washington County Visitors Association.

Sunset Credit Union offers college loans for all types of students

Get the money you need for school! With the cost of going to college skyrocketing, financing a child’s education can be daunting. That’s why Sunset Credit Union has partnered with Sallie Mae® to offer loans created specifically for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents.

A Sallie Mae loan offers competitive variable and fixed-interest rates with multiple repayment options to fit your budget. In addition to having no origination fee and no pre-payment penalties, a Sallie Mae loan can cover up to 100% of school-certified expenses.

Their ‘Smart Option Student Loan®’ is designed for students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree, and their Graduate Loans are designed for specific masters and professional programs including medical, dental, health professionals, MBA and other graduate degrees.

To learn more about Sallie Mae loans offered by Sunset Credit Union, stop by the credit union located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd, or give them a call at 503.643.1335.

Sunset Credit Union serves anyone who lives, works or attends school in Washington County. They are located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd. #200.. To learn more, visit sspfcu.com or call them at 503.643.1335.

The Ackerly at Timberland Events

All events are open to the public, and take place at the Ackerly, 11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr., in the Timberland Center. Please call (503) 350-3400 to RSVP for events that require it.

Senior Fitness Class

Wednesday, September 4 and 18, October 2, 2-2:45 pm, RSVP required.

Fitness class geared toward 55+ age group. Focus is stretch, strength and maintaining or increasing mobility and balance.

TED Talk Tuesday & Discussion

Tuesday, September 10, 3:30 pm, RSVP required.

The world’s population is getting older. Across the globe, people are living longer thanks to improvements in healthcare, nutrition, and technology. This population shift brings with it incredible possibilities, but also a new set of challenges. How do we care for our elderly? Watch a video in the theater and join the discussion about the topic.

Guitar Performance

Saturday, September 14, 3:30 pm, RSVP required.

Come enjoy Peggy Schwartz play her guitar for our community. Enjoy folk, country, standard songs and more. This is an acoustic performance with vocals.

Miles for Meals Walk/Run

Saturday, September 21, 8 am-12 pm, free.

Join our residents, staff, neighbors and local vendors to raise money for the Oregon Chapter of Meals on Wheels. The festivities will start with Packet Pick-Up from 8-9 am, warm up to follow. Race starts at 10 am, and an award ceremony to follow at 12 pm. Options for participation include 1/2 mile walk or 1 mile walk around the Cedar Mill Wetlands, starting at The Ackerly at Timberland.

Infinity Rehab Wellness Talk

Thursday, September 26, 1 pm, RSVP required.

September is Healthy Aging Month! Who doesn’t want to stay healthy? While we can’t slow down time, there are many steps we all can take to maintain our health as we grow older. Come to this month’s Infinity Rehab talk and learn about the important role exercise, diet, proper rest, preventative medical care, social involvement, and stimulating brain activities all play is making the healthiest you possible.

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy

Women’s Wellness Event

Saturday, September 14, 1-5 pm, 240 NW Lost Springs Terrace, free.

Feel vibrant and thrive! Learn how to support your body through all the phases we go through in a lifetime. Women’s health is very important to us so we are here to help. Let’s chat! We will have samples, education, resources, and a coupon to save.

Wellness Cold and Flu Event
WishGarden mocktails

Saturday, October 5, 1-5 pm, free.

It’s that time of year! The seasons are changing and it’s time to build your immune system to have a happy, healthy fall and winter. We will be discussing the best ways to stay well and handing out lots of fun samples and coupons. Wishgarden will be slinging immune-boosting mocktails – Do not miss this event!

Practitioner Spotlight: This month we’d like to introduce you to Sydne, our store manager and wellness expert. Originally from Denver, Sydne does a magnificent job keeping our store running smoothly and treats our customers as dear friends. When she’s not achieving World’s Best Boss status, you’ll find her hiking a mountain or enjoying the west coast beaches. Please reach out and introduce yourself next time you see her!

Village Gallery of Arts

Art Challenge Fundraiser:

Everyone is invited to participate! You have 40 days to get creative and try something new. Each artist sets their own price and receives 60% of the sale price! Choose from 3 categories offered:

1) Three natural or water media 6"x6" panels, $40 registration

2) One 14" grapevine wreath, $10 registration

3) Wreath AND panels, $45 registration

By participating in the Art Challenge, you are supporting local artists and are contributing to keeping the Village Gallery open and funded. Help promote this crucial event by posting your progress on Facebook and Instagram (#VGAChallenge), emailing family and friends, and handing out flyers (available at the Gallery). THANK YOU!

Learn more on the Gallery website, or drop by and pick up a flyer.

Gently Used Art Supply Sale

Friday, September 27, 12-4, Saturday, September 28, 10-4, Sunday, September 29,12-3, 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #14.

Our artists are clearing their studios! This is your opportunity to purchase gently used art and craft supplies at bargain prices! Some of the items donated include easels, mat cutters, canvas, mat board, watercolor paper, brushes, paints, pastels, oils, and art books. Many items come in last minute, so be there early to pick up your bargain art supplies! If you have items you would consider donating to our sale, please contact Judy Vatne at mcvatne@comcast.net. Our small space does not allow for storage so please deliver your donations to the gallery Thursday, September 26, between noon and 7 pm. Thank you for supporting this VGA fundraiser for gallery improvement projects.

Reception for Featured Artists and Crafter for September

Wednesday, August 1, 2-4 pm, 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #14.

September is our New Member Showcase: Members of every category who have joined the Gallery between September 2018 through August 2019 are invited to show work this month. It is a delightful way to welcome our new members each year!

Fused glass pieces by Eileen Millsap
Fused glass pieces by Eileen Millsap

Featured Crafter for September: Eileen Millsap: functional and decorative works of opaque, translucent and dichroic glass. Come enjoy refreshments while browsing fine art and crafts! Meet our new members and our Crafter of the month. Call 503-644-8001 for additional information.

Cedar Mill Farmers Market

Saturdays September 8-October 12, 9 am-2 pm, 13485 NW Cornell Rd.

The Village Gallery of Arts, as a member of the Cedar Mill Business Association, will have artists demonstrating at a booth at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market. There will be art for sale and information about the Gallery, art classes, and community art events. The purpose is to promote the Gallery as a member of the Cedar Mill Business Association to the Cedar Mill community.

Classes and Workshops
Debbie Teeter Children's Art Classes, ages 7-11 years old, two 4-week courses

Thursdays September 5, 12, 19, 26, Or October 3, 10, 17, 24; 3:45 - 4:45 pm, 12505 NW Cornell Rd. #14.

Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms. Debbie will be developing each child’s art ability and providing them an opportunity to build their skills and explore different media and approaches, so they can find out what they will enjoy. Each lesson will explore both art concepts and techniques. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media. Subject matter will include people, faces, landscapes, plants and animals, and exploring subject matter in imaginative ways. Classes fill quickly; call the Gallery or visit the website for more information.

Children's Shodo Classes, ages 6-14 years old, one 4-week course OR three 3-week courses

Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30; Or October 7, 21, 28; Or November 11, 18, 25; Or December 2, 9, 16, 4:30-6 pm OR 6:30-8 pm.

Kids express creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques. Children will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters or English characters with the Calligraphy brush in their own style. Kids will be taught the fundamentals of the ancient Zen art of Shodo; which is not just the way of calligraphy, but also teaches concentration, meditative calm and attention, and expression of oneself through the brush. Call or visit website for class supply list and more information.

Brooke Walker-Knoblich: Painting with Brooke, five 2-week courses

Tuesdays, September 3 & 10; Or Thursdays, October 3 & 10; Or Tuesdays, November 5 & 12; OR Tuesdays, December 3 & 10, 10 am-1 pm.

This class will be a general themed painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel. Brooke will demonstrate in the first hour, leaving time for students to integrate techniques into their own work. Each class also includes a small group critique at the end. Painters using oils and acrylics of all skill levels are welcome.

Gretha Lindwood: Beyond Basics – Further Exploration of Soft Pastels Weekend Morning Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 9 am-1 pm.

For Strong Beginner & Intermediate Pastellists: soft pastels only, not oil pastels.

Express your impressions of the natural world using soft pastels. You will apply the principals of color, value and design in this fun, informative class as you continue to develop your personal style and gain a deeper understanding of the medium. You will work from your own photos while interpreting with your own “artistic voice.” Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given as I share tips, techniques and ideas. Your supply list is available upon registration.

Debbie Teeter: Portrait Drawing 1-day workshop

Wednesday, September 18, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.

Learn to combine direct observation and use of light and shadow with principles of facial proportion to depict a realistic, expressive face. We will explore drawing faces from direct observation from different points of view, using conte crayons on toned paper. Optional: Bring a manageable-size mirror (at least 6”) if you have one, and a drawing board if you would prefer to work on a tilted surface.

Susan Pfahl: Italic Calligraphy 3-week course

Thursdays, October 3, 17, & 24, 1-3 pm.

Introduction to the Italic Script, starting from the beginning. Whether you have never held a calligraphy pen, or if you have done calligraphy in the past and want a refresher, this is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills. Think of the beautiful greeting cards and notes you will create! If you already have calligraphy materials, bring them if you like. Purists may use ink wells and dip pens, or calligraphy fountain pens if desired. We will discuss other supplies in class that students may find helpful.

Mary Burgess: Elements of the Desert Landscape in Watercolor 6-week course

Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30 & November 6, 13, 20, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Or 6-9 pm.

Some experience with watercolor helpful. Using traditional watercolor techniques, students will learn how to paint skies, rocks and plants of the desert landscape. Working from provided reference images, or your own, we will capture the essence of land features found in Oregon's high desert, and the magnificent land-forms and unique colors of the American Southwest through structured lessons and practice. Demonstrations, critiques and exercises at the beginning of class will reinforce each concept.

Liz Walker: Suminagashi Paper Marbling Workshop 1-day Workshop

Saturday, November 16, 10 am-2:30 pm.

Explore this fascinating Japanese paper marbling technique using water-based sumi inks floated on plain tap water. Suminagashi literally means spilled ink. Create intricate, patterned rice papers using this ancient and meditative technique. Sumi marbled rice papers can be later used to create collages, greeting cards, and original paintings. Quick and easy, each marbled paper is one-of-a kind. No prior experience needed—all levels welcome. Inks and rice papers are included in the supply fee. Please bring a sack lunch for yourself.

Touchmark events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are at Touchmark, 840 SW Touchmark Way, and are free and open to the public. To RSVP for any of these events, call 503-954-1640.

Meet the Artist
Incidental Strand by Molly Cliff-Hilts
Incidental Strand by Molly Cliff-Hilts

Tuesday, September 10, 11 am, free.

Molly Cliff-Hilts is an artist whose work is part of an emerging form that fuses painting, photography, and printing using wax, lithographic ink, oil and graphite. Her Incidental Strand is among the original art collection at Touchmark. Along with her solitary and expressive landscape paintings, Molly studies images of everyday life, and the play between nature and humankind. Her work is in notable collections worldwide, including the private collection of Bill and Melinda Gates.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesday, September 11, 5:30 pm.

This support group meets the second Wednesday of each month and is open to those living with Parkinson’s as well as family members or friends.

Lunch & Learn Presentation

Friday, September 13, 11 am.

Jeanette Leardi, will present “Now, what was I thinking? How to boost your memory.” Do you feel you are forgetting more things on a regular basis? Are you worried this might be a symptom of dementia? In this engaging presentation based on the latest neuroscientific research, Leardi will share details about how memory works and the different kinds of memory processed by the human brain. She’ll also talk about strategies for maintaining –– and boosting –– the brain’s capacity to remember. Leardi is a social gerontologist, writer, editor and community educator.

Food & Craft Fair and Concert

Wednesday, September 18, food & craft fair: 12-3, concert: 4:30-6, free entry.

Celebrate the close of summer with local vendors, artisans and one of the hottest country-western bands in town. Sample fresh-roasted corn on the cob. Enjoy freshly made lemonade and an all-lemon alcoholic beverage with a donation to support Project Lemonade, which helps support foster youth. Visit local vendor displays, and groove to Chihuahua Desert. No RSVP necessary.

Healthy Aging

Thursday, September 19, 1 pm, free.

Psychotherapist and aging specialist Jamie Levin, LCPC, will discuss the role of fostering acceptance, friendship, and social connections in healthy aging.

Culinary Passport: Cuba

Friday, September 20, 11:30 am, free.

Cuban cuisine blends the influences of Spanish, African and Caribbean food to create a delicious mix of flavors. As an island, seafood is also plentiful and included in favorite dishes as are fruits, root vegetables, rice and beans. The country’s music also carries Spanish, African and Caribbean influences as well as Hispanic and European. Come experience Cuba’s tastes, sounds and more.

Healthy Eating for Your Brain

Wednesday, October 2, 10:45 am, free.

Executive Chef Dax Erickson will be demonstrating a variety of health foods to prepare and Katrina Kahl, Executive Director of the Brian Grant Foundation, will share tips for eating nutritionally rich food.

Melissa Conrad named Touchmark Executive Director

Melissa Conrad has been named Executive Director of Touchmark in the West Hills, overseeing all aspects of the full-service retirement community. This includes hospitality services and the range of homes within the Clubhouse and Terrace lodges as well as the Vineyard and cottage homes. Service offerings span independent and assisted living to early dementia support, memory care and home care. A full calendar of events, classes and excursions and on-site health and fitness club provide ongoing wellness opportunities.

Conrad retains the title ofVice President of Wellness & Marketing. She has been responsible for Touchmark’s award-winning Life Enrichment/Wellness, Health & Fitness and Marketing since 2016. She joined Touchmark in 2013 overseeing marketing functions after working with the company for two years as a consultant.

Passionate about building community, she serves on the Board of Directors for Touchmark as well as for Project Lemonade, which works to inspire self-esteem in foster youth. When not at work, Melissa enjoys traveling, winetasting, being outdoors, and golfing. She and her husband Chad have a daughter; the family lives in Portland.

More information is available at TouchmarkPortland.com.

Save the Flower Baskets!

We need your HELP! Did you know that the Cedar Mill Business Association (CMBA) raises the funds and provides the coordination to hang lovely flower baskets in the local community? The baskets hang along NW Cornell Rd—from NW Saltzman, partially along NW Saltzman to just before NW 143rd, ending around Sunset Athletic Club. The baskets hang from approximately May to October. For several years, we have been having a difficult time finding funds and volunteers to run this program. This year we have actually run out of funds to hang the baskets for the entire season, so the baskets will be taken down early

flower baskets

The nature of the CMBA has dramatically changed since its beginning, as has the community, which is more developed, and includes areas like Bethany, Timberland and Forest Heights. Some of the businesses along NW Cornell Rd are “corporately” owned and no longer have a strong interest in the local community. The CMBA has changed as well, with many of our business owners being located in the surrounding areas including Bethany and Timberland. A large portion of our members are service providers (insurance, real estate, mortgage) and small business solo-preneurs who are not in a position to fund these expensive baskets along commercial roads. We are a 501c6 non-profit run mostly by volunteers.

The Flower Basket program costs around $9000 a year, and this year we were only able to fund about half of this, leaving us with a $4500 short fall. We have put together a team of both local businesses and local community members to brainstorm, and try to figure out a sustainable solution for both funding and coordination in the coming years. The greatest need will be more volunteers and more funds. Each basket costs approximately $300 per season, and we are looking for “pledges” of $100 or more. We are taking pledges only at this time, with no funds to be collected until later. If we do not have all of the funds ready by January 2020, we will not proceed with the flower baskets program. The CMBA WANTS to help keep this lovely tradition, and keep the Flower Basket program going. We just need more community participation.

If you have an interest in supporting this wonderful cause, please email us at admin@cedarmillbiz.com.

CK Hoffman Design Celebrates 10 Years

After finishing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design from UCLA, Caryl Hoffman worked in both the Residential and Interior Design industry for about three years in the LA area before moving to Portland in the late 80s. After she arrived in Portland, she worked in commercial interiors, then she and her husband began investing, building and remodeling in Portland and Bend, and in Sacramento, California.

Hoffman living room

Caryl officially took a pause from her professional design career in the early 90s when she and her husband started their family. In 1999, she realized it would be a while before she re-entered the work force. Trying to think ahead, and still be relevant by the time she started work again, she took a leap of faith and opened her own design business, originally naming it “Interior Design Consultants.” While working with her husband in real estate investment, she began taking on home build and remodel clients to create her portfolio.

She got her General Contractor’s license in 2016. After 20+ years partnering and collaborating with other GCs, it just made sense to keep everything “in house” (literally). She had the knowledge and experience to streamline her business, creating a win-win for herself and her clients. She became known as a Kitchen and Bath Designer/Remodeler and is now expanding her business to focus on decorating and home décor. Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/the_curated_home_pdx, or on FaceBook at CK Hoffman.

Some of her accomplishments over 10 years include being voted Best of Houzz the last 7 years in a row, completing over 40 projects, receiving over 55 positive reviews on Houzz, being nominated for the Best Kitchen Remodel under $100K through Oregon Home Magazine in 2018 and 2019, and launching a new website (ckhoffmandesign.com) and blog in 2019.

A Down syndrome achievement center is coming in 2020 to Portland!

To help change the way the world views Down syndrome, Gigi’s Playhouse is creating a Family Fun Event on November 3 at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. We are doing this event to raise awareness about Down syndrome and to raise funds to create a Down syndrome achievement center in the Pacific Northwest. This center will offer free therapeutic and educational services. For more information on GiGi’s Playhouses go to : GiGi's Playhouse Portland.

We are currently seeking 25 vendors to purchase space at the event. Paid vendors will be able to sell/promote their family friendly product or service, and in return, provide a carnival type game at their booth (ring toss, spin the wheel, etc.) and small prize (candy, sticker, toy, etc), a raffle prize worth a minimum of $25 retail. Cost for space is: $250 (corporate business), $100 (home sales), $50 (individual start-up business, can share a booth space), $25 (non-profit). For more information contact kwatts@gigisplayhouse.org. There are eight corner spots in the gym that will be available for an additional $50.

We are also looking for 5-8 stage performances such as taekwondo, hula, ballet, jazz, etc. (no costs from them or us), food vendors ($100 per space—there are two outdoor spaces with water and electrical outlets for an additional $25). If you’re not vending or performing, we could use volunteers. Sign up: signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4aadac2da3f49-family.

Please write us at Portland@gigisplayhouse.org and let us know how you’d like to get involved.


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