Roads & Transportation News July 2024

thompson detour map

• Reminder—Thompson road closed July 1-August 25
• It’s a mess at the Overlook
• New local shuttle service
• Beaverton will evaluate Photo Enforcement Operations 
• Sidewalk need repairs? Check out the Sidewalk Repair Grant Program
• Springville Road Project update
• Board approves Road Maintenance program

Cider Festival moves to October

cider festival logo

Mark your calendar now for Cedar Mill’s oldest homegrown annual gathering! Since 2008 we’ve been celebrating fall and community at the homesite of one of our founding families. 

CMN Editor Wins Award

jimin with collage

Jimin Lee has been working with Cedar Mill News as the final editor for all the current information you see every month—after the team gets Community News, Nature & Garden, etc. into the Google documents she gives everything a final pass. 

CPO News July 2024

• July CPO 1 Meeting: WCSO on reckless driving; Ride Connection proposed shuttle
• CPO 1 Development news
• June CPO meeting notes

Business News July 2024

farmers market produce on table

• Pet Barn has new management and expanded inventory
• Fresh produce, live music and more!
• MOC Concert Series continues
• Enjoy Bethany Village Summer Concerts
• Insomnia July Artist Julia Alexis Hunkler 
• Stickmen Brewing inches toward Cedar Mill
• BKids Daycare + Preschool is now open!
• The Agency Portland has arrived
• Questions you may have about selling your house
• Protect your home while on vacation

Surge Wellness comes to Cedar Mill

infared chair

The latest new business to locate in the Kirkland Center (SE corner of Barnes & 118th, near the new hotel that’s going in) is Surge Wellness, a multi-disciplinary wellness center with practitioners and service providers offering a variety of modalities and technologies to help clients achieve their highest functioning. 

Arts & Entertainment News July 2024

• July events at The Reser
• Beaverton Community Band free summer concerts
• Portland Opera Presents ¡Viva España!
• Ten Tiny Dances!
• City of Hillsboro La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival
• Village Gallery July News
• Our City, Our Stories: An Expanded History of Beaverton

Troop 207 disbands


It is with both sadness and celebration that Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207 BSA announces it is disbanding. The last meeting of Troop 207 was held on June 5, a joint Eagle Court of Honor celebrating six young men (pictured below) who this past year earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Community News July 2024

4h kids in pool

• 4-H Summer Camps
• 4-H Wagon Train Trek 2024
• Be Ready! Disaster Survival Workshop
• Ask WCSO: Summer Safety Guide
• India Festival 2024
• Legendary Makers Market 
• OSU Extension: Summer Youth Fun 
• Master Recycler Training
• Village Church Senior Resource Fair
• DAVS seeks input
• Washington County breaks ground on new addictions treatment center
• National Night Out 2024
• Viva Village June 2024 Events

Garden & Nature News July 2024

tree walk

• Treekeepers of Washington County programs
• Tips for Summer Watering

Parks News July 2024

kids at enchanted park day

• Save the Date for Fall 2024 Registration! 
• Join us at the La Raíz Park Opening Celebration
• Nature Mobile is offering FREE programming in local parks!
• Summer Camps are Happening! 
• Summer Fitness in the Park dates are set
• Financial Literacy for Youth program details
• TIANQUIZTLI Mercado Cultural/Cultural Market 
• Expanding Pickleball Offerings
• Love Em and Leash Em Reminder
• Sunset Swim Center Wading pool is now open!

July Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD
• Join us for the 4th of July Celebration & Concert 
• You are invited to Enchanted Family Day
• Volunteers needed for Community Garden Work Party at Cedar Hills Community Garden 
• Walk with Me
• Concert in the Park
• Walk with Me II
• Volunteer for Back-to-School Backpacks

July Events near Cedar Mill from Hillsboro Parks & Recreation
• Hillsboro Night Market
• El Sol Festival

Library News July 2024

home depot kids workshop

• All Ages
• Kids 
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

Roads News June 2024

• Thompson Realignment Update
• Work scheduled to begin on Cornell Road Sidewalk Repair
• Weeds in the medians
• Cornell congestion
• 130th and the New Subdivision
• Hall Boulevard overpass across 217 closed for nine months
• DMV and the county line
• Walker Road Phase 2: Schendel Avenue to Butner Road
• MSTIP 3f projects

Community-led PCC Nature Project Receives Grant from Metro Council

serina fast horse and her sister planting

A Metro Grant is helping to improve trail accessibility, provide space for gathering and art, and support first food gardens at the Rock Creek Campus

Summer Camps June 2024

bike campers

• The Student Stop Summer Day Camp
• All Around Volleyball Summer Academy
• Christ UMC Kids Camp
• Young Artists’ Playground
• Saddle-up Summer Bike Camp
• Summer STEAM Camps

Business News June 2024

bethany fountain

• Cedar Mill Farmers Market
• Last Day of School Celebration at Bethany Village Centre
• Bodelite Grand Opening
• Financial Literacy for Kids and Teens at our own CU
• How to Prepare for College AND Pay For It
• How will commission changes affect buying or selling a home?

CPO News June 2024

sunset streetscape

• CPO 1 June meeting: Middle Housing Basics
• CPO 7 meeting
• Development News
• Neighborhood meetings

Community News June 2024

neighbors ready tents

• Christ UMC: Help Build Hope
• Neighbors Ready 2023 Preparedness Survey Results & Upcoming Events
• Be Ready! Cascadia Preparedness Camp
• Beaverton Celebration Parade Application Now Open
• Beaverton Volunteer Fair
• Senior Wellness Resource Fair
• Sunset Band Fireworks Stand
• Ask WCSO: Reporting a Crime
• An evening of Civil War Reenactment
• Pride Beaverton Annual Celebration
• Tualatin Watershed Community Survey
• Housing and Service Needs Survey
• Viva Village June 2024 Events

Nature & Garden News June 2024


• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Interested in Growing Food?
• Treekeepers of Washington County programs
• Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN)
• Bird Behaviors Adult Program

Reconnecting with Our Roots: Reviving Agricultural Education in Washington County

Over the last few decades, Washington County has gone through a transformation and shifted from its historically agricultural roots. As development for housing and commerce replace farmland, a growing chasm from our agricultural history widens. This shift poses a significant challenge: How do we ensure that the next generation understands the importance of agriculture in a region where urban development increasingly overshadows our farming roots?

Safe crossing to French International School?

Neighbors were asking CPO 1 to weigh in on a petition they submitted to Washington County asking for a crosswalk at the intersection of Cornell Road and 87th Avenue. They were concerned for the safety of students crossing there to get to the French International School south of Cornell. We got this response from Washington County.

Arts & Entertainment News June 2024

Big and Bold Art by Leah Jay: "It's a white egret taking off with a giant oak as backdrop. White egrets and big oak trees were always things I'd yell 'stop the car!' for when passing, so I could get a better look!" Tanglewood, acrylic, 36"x36".

• Get Your Art On at the Reser!
• Mokuhanga Printmaking Workshop
• Beaverton Community Band rocks on!
• If the Shoe Fits: OIBA presents Cinderella
• City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation presents Showtime Concert Series
• Community Arts Programs at Catlin Gabel East Campus
• Outdoor theatre returns to the Plaza with Molière’s comedy Tartuffe
• Village Gallery News

THPRD June News June 2024

• Thank You to our Community!
• Pride Month at THPRD
• Annual Summer Kick-Off Concert Returns
• THRPD outdoor pools are opening!
• Ridgewood Park Dog Run
• La Raíz Park Opens
• Teen Volunteers Wanted
• Park Maintenance
• June Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD
• June Events near Cedar Mill from Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries News June 2024

cedar mill community library buildings

• Summer Events and Programs June 2024
• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale
• Writers’ Mill Learns about Agents, Editors, and Publishers

Road News May 2024

• Thompson Road realignment “Meet the Contractor Open House” and update
• Excerpts from the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Project Page

WCSO Foundation News May 2024

Blake, the new K9 team member, and his handler Deputy Nick Boyers are still in the training phase. They will begin work at the jail in the next few months.

• Washington County K9 Trials
• WCSO Foundation supports the K9 programs and more

The Opal Apartments bring diversity and affordability to downtown Cedar Mill

opal exterior

On April 11, we gathered at the newest building in Cedar Mill to celebrate The Opal, at the corner of Dogwood and Saltzman, opposite the library. County officials, employees from Friendly House, Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) members and leaders, and people from around the community joined prospective tenants in celebrating the beautiful new five-story apartment building.

CPO 1 News

• CPO 1 May meeting: TriMet and Peterkort update
• CPO 7 meeting
• Development News
• April meeting notes
• Service Provider Updates

Business News May 2024

• Spring Market at Bethany Village
• NW Creations Night Market
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market is open for business; seeks volunteers
• Try Dana’s Breads at CMFM!
• Sunset Credit Union offers college scholarships 
• Symphony Coffeehouse offers special Mother’s Day menu!
• Cedar Mill real estate market: Spring is ideal for selling your home
• Laurel Parc celebrates 15 years in the community
• Big Rocks Organizing presents: Ask the Organizer 
• Dribble, Shoot & Score! Rip City Hoops offers basketball clinics

Harry Bodine Jr. (1932-2024)

Harry Bodine Jr

Harry Evans Bodine Jr. died April 21, 2024 in Portland…In retirement, Harry served on the board of the Cedar Mill Community Library Association and was board president when the library added the addition in 2000-01.

Community News May 2024

• Flea Market at Skyline Grange
• Farewell to Cedar Mill Scouts, Troop 207
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can and Bottle Drive
• Cedar Mill Town Center Cornell Road Cleanup
• Spring Sips
• Impressions Dance Club offers free after school dance classes 
• Blood Drive 
• Ask WCSO
• SAVVY Caregiver Course
• Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Resilience Workshop
• Kiwanis Club of Cedar Hills fundraiser
• Enter the Community Competitions for the WashCo Fair
• Washington County Mental Health and Substance Use Services
• Washington County Repair Fair 
• St. Pius X School golfing fundraiser
• Financial Wellness Coaching 
• Viva Village May 2024 Events

Arts & Entertainment News May 2024

liz walker artwork

• High School Musical on stage!
• Across Oceans Art Installation Reveal Party
• Participate in the Acceptance Challenge 
• Support Sunset High School Bands: Online auction and live concert
• Artist Liz Walker featured at Insomnia Coffee in Cedar Mill
• Sounds of Southern Gospel: Liberty Quartet Concert
• Oregon Symphonic Band presents: Let’s Dance!
• Village Gallery May News
• TVC Arts Networking Event 
• Beaverton Night Market vendor application opens

Park News May 2024

• THPRD May News
• May Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD
• May Events near Cedar Mill from Hillsboro Parks and Recreation

Garden & Nature News May 2024

five oaks

• Japanese beetle treatments beginning
• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Plant Sale
• Beavers: our local ecosystem engineers
• Treekeepers of Washington County programs

Business update April 2024

pop pizza offerings

• Pop Pizza is open!
• Stickmen Brewing Company to open location in Cedar Mill
• Si Señor likely to open soon!
• Surge Wellness

Earth Day celebrations & activities April 2024

bee on yellow flowers

• Earth Care Fair
• PlanetCon: A Recycling, Reuse and Sustainability Fair returns in April!
• Save the Bees
• Goosechase Washington Counts
• SOLVE Oregon Spring Cleanup
• Recycling Update

Roads & Transit News April 2024

• Deer crossing
• Transportation Improvement
• Paving and repair projects
• Comment on the Draft Road
Maintenance Program
• Walker Road construction drives on
• Ordinance 900: Amendments to the
Transportation System Plan
• Trimet is Moving ahead on A Better

CPO 1 news April 2024

your vote counts logo

• April CPO 1 meeting: What’s on the
May Ballo?
• April CPO 7 meeting
• Development news
• March 2024 CPO 1 Meeting Notes

Community News April 2024

• Viva Village April news
• TVF&R asks voters to approve a local option levy for emergency services
• Powerful Tools for Caregivers series offered
• Washington County serves more homeless Veterans after additional voucher award
• Washington County Sheriff’s Office Open House
• Bonamici hosts student loan workshops

Business News April 2024

kids sitting at table

• Jeff is back grooming at Barkzone!
• CMBA April Meeting
• Esperanza Spanish School: Empowering Young Minds with Spanish Immersion and STEAM Program!
• Controlling the Cost of College
• Shred event at Keller Williams
• SSPFCU is a 10X!
• 2024 Cedar Mill Farmers Market Opening Day
• Bethany Family Pet Clinic news
• Cedar Mill’s real estate market: Spring selling season
• Buying a Home in a Shifting Real Estate Market
• Bethany Village Commercial Space Available

Garden & Nature April 2024


• Tree and Native Plant Sale
• Living with Black Bears
• Treekeepers of Washington County programs
• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Birdathon!
• 10-Minute University

WashCo News April 2024

washington county boards

The recently announced opening on the Planning Commission (PC) was the result of the resignation of Stacy Milliman who is moving out of Washington County. She was one of two Commissioners appointed by Nafisa Fai, Washington County Board of Commissioners (BCC) member representing District 1. Commissioner Fai will nominate a replacement who will be confirmed by a vote of the BCC at an upcoming meeting.

Legislative News April 2024


We asked a couple of our Oregon State Legislature representatives to offer their thoughts on the recently ended 2024 “Short Session” that began on February 5, and ended on March 7, and specifically what affects us in Cedar Mill.

Arts & Entertainment April 2024

• Village Gallery April News
• Insomnia Artist of the Month
• Reser Call for Artists, The Curio
• Reser Art Gallery Temporarily Closed
• Down Syndrome Achievement Center Coming Soon!
• 36th Annual Herzog-Meier Senior Art Scholarship Show
• Catlin Gabel East Campus Community Arts Programs

History News April 2024

• Five Oaks Museum Showcase
• Reciprocal Pass
• How Oregon was named “Oregon!”

Park News April 2024

kids playing tug of war at camp

• Local Levy Option Update
• Climate Action Plan
• Save the Date for THPRD Summer Registration
• Youth Volunteers Needed!
• We’re Looking for Junior Lifeguards
• Summer Camp Preview
• Jackie Husen Park Community Garden
• Bilingual volunteers to help with registration
• Spring Native Plant Sale 
• Eid al-Fitr Celebration!
• THPRD invites you to Día de los Niños/Book Day

CMCC raising funds to replant trees

We were all shocked and saddened when we saw the devastation to our beautiful, forested parks, in addition to the damage to peoples’ homes and yards. Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Department (THPRD) crews worked hard to remove hazard trees and clear trails like the one in the Bluffs Park leading to Bonny Slope Elementary.

One of our neighbors suggested that we might want to help THPRD in the replanting effort that will take place this fall. We reached out to THPRD to make sure we could do this and were given a go-ahead. Funds can be deposited to the Cedar Mill Community Club (CMCC) account at Sunset Credit Union, or you can donate here with our GoFundMe project. Funds will be held until plans are in place for renovating the natural areas.

Biz updates

• Milltowner news
• Timberland Business update
• Kirkland hotel
• Bethany Public House in negotiation
for sale
• Commercial space for lease

Library News April 2024

• I Lived to Tell the World Author’s Conversation
• Library Events and Programs
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Monthly Groups for Adults
• Second Edition Resale
• Library Book Sale

Recycling News March 2024

items to swap

• SHS Recycling Drive!
• PlanetCon coming in April
• Egleston moves to Metro

Roads & Transit March 2024

217 road closure map

• Highway 217 closure mid-March
• Hall Boulevard nine-month closure
• Kenny/Thompson update
• Walker Road project traffic impacts
• Transit Study Findings
• MAX Blue Line disruptions
• Shape the future of transportation in Oregon!
• A summary of TriMet Reduced Fares Program

CPO 1 March News

• CPO 1 March Program
• CPO 7 meeting
• Development Applications
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Peterkort Starbucks Phasing
• Washington County Advisory
Council on Racial Equity
• February Meeting Notes

­­Garden & Nature March 2024

friends of trees

• East Multnomah SWCD
• Friends of Trees Community Tree
• Weed Wranglin’ Webinar 
• Tree & Native Plant Sale at Skyline
• Treekeepers of Washington County
• Washington County Master
Gardener programs
• Bird Alliance Nature Night: For the
Love of Hummingbirds

Business News March 2024

opal apartments

• CMBA March meeting
• ReStore sets new online curbside
pickup hours
• Get your home ready for the spring
• Protect your finances and identity
with these security tips
• Free Home Seller Seminar
• Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market getting
• Bethany Village Easter Egg Hunt
• Business Expo West

Community News March 2024

sheriff jail tour

• Free tax assistance available for qualified residents
• Metro Supportive Housing Services tax—who pays?
• Volunteer to help WashCo improve Translation Quality
• Neighbors Ready! (aka Cedar Hills Ready!)
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• Ease food insecurity in Oregon by volunteering or donating
• Victim Assistance Program seeks volunteers
• Explore the possibilities at WCSO
• Learn about the WCSO Search and Rescue program
• Prevent falls!
• Women Veteran Luncheon
• County Advisory Groups recruiting members
• Summer Camps are here!
• WashCo Bikes Summer Camp registration!
• Five Oaks Museum
• Discolored water? Don’t panic!
• Ask WCSO: Sheriff’s Office Warns of phone scammers impersonating officers
• New way to apply for unemployment in Oregon
• Community Public Safety Forum
• Viva Village March events

Parks News March 2024

recuerdo park

• THPRD News
• March THPRD Events near Cedar Mill
• Volunteer for THPRD events
• Burlington Creek Forest Nature Park update
• Metro Council awards 15 grants to community-designed parks and nature projects

School News March 2024

BSD logo

• BSD, licensed staff negotiate contract
• Middle School schedules changing
• Changes to High School “bell schedule”
• West TV alumni scholarship offered
• Big Book Giveaway

Arts & Entertainment News March 2024

• Songs of Scandinavia
• SHS Theatre presents: The Sound of Music
• Birds, Bees, and Tubas
• Lovegood Theatre presents “Just So”
• BSO presents the Spring Concert
• Performances at the Reser in March
• Village Gallery March News

Library Events and Programs­­ March 2024

library owl logo

• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale
• Library Book Sale
• Volunteer Opportunities

January storm hits hard in Cedar Mill

Forecasts were calling for colder temperatures and the possibility of snow from January 10, 2024. The month had started off with mild temperatures and rain. As the weekend approached, some were skeptical. We’ve been fooled before with the promise of snow. But by Saturday, January 13, temperatures had fallen into the 20s and winds had picked up. Moist air from the coast met freezing arctic air right over Portland. It often seemed to be snowing sideways, and it piled up in drifts against fences and buildings.

Alaska Airlines door lands in Cedar Mill

We sent some questions to the NTSB but didn’t hear back in time for the February issue. We’ll bring you more information next month if it is available 

New book on Willamette Valley tribes

Anyone interested in learning about the first people of the Tualatin Valley hasn’t had many sources. That changed last fall with the publication of David Lewis’ first book, “Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley,” published by Ooligan Press. Any history of our area needs to include these first people, the Atfálati or Tualatin Kalapuya—how they lived and how the American colonizers dealt with them.

WashCo News February 2024

• County, state consider financial support for Hillsboro Hops stadium
• LUT now administering liquor license applications
• Intel seeking permit for increased air pollution
• Join a Washington County board or commission
• County Strategic Plan update—comments sought

Business News February 2024

winters farms

• Les Couleurs de Provence table linens now available
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market: You spoke, we listened
• Beaverton Farmers Market
• Sunset Credit Union asks: Are you taking advantage of these tax-shelter accounts?
• Aging with advocacy
• Vibrant senior living at Anthology of Beaverton
• Benefits of organizing through grief
• Cedar Mill real estate market: Housing market trends
• Attend a home buyer seminar

Community News February 2024

africa fashion

• Repair Fair
• Beaverton High School Band: Alumni Pep Band Night 
• Be Geo-Hazard Smart around Beaverton 
• Skyline Ridge Reads
• Skyline Grange Spring Garage Sale
• Mobile Community Health Fair
• Introduction to Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication) 
• How to Prevent Package Thefts 
• Happening at Leedy Grange Hall
• PCC for Immigrants, Refugees & Non-Native English Speakers
• Rep. Lisa Reynolds: session update
• Resilience Hub Workshop 
• Black History Month events
• Viva Village February events

CPO News February 2024

cpo 7 map

• February CPO 1 meeting: All things library
• CPO 7 meeting: Middle Housing 
• Development Applications
• Neighborhood Meetings
• January Meeting Notes

Garden & Nature February 2024

forest park

• Forest Park History and Ecology
• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Blueberry Care 
• Treekeepers of Washington County programs
• February Tree Talk Meetup
• Be part of our on-call ivy crew!
• Tree Walk: Jenkins Estate
• Find Oregon White Oak Habitat in Washington County
• Spring Native Sale at Nature Center
• Let’s Grow Together! Webinars
• 2023 Japanese Beetle Eradication Update

Free seeds at the library

Cedar Mill Library added a new collection last November. The Seed Library is a collection of seeds that are available to the public for free. Adult Services Outreach Librarian, Erin Bell, heads the project. Erin said, “We started a seed library in hopes of helping our patrons preserve and promote Cedar Mill and Bethany’s green spaces and rural heritage while making the community pollinator-friendly.

Parks News February 2024

trail clearing

• Save the Date for THPRD Spring Registration
• Winter Storm Clean Up
• Levy Info Session
• Calling all coaches to volunteer
• Join Our Lifeguard Training Program! 
• Winter Fitness in the Park is happening now!
• Sign up for THPRD text alerts
• Preschool Open House
• Sweetheart Stroll
• Movies Honoring Black History Through Sports
• THPRD is looking for bilingual volunteers to help with registration

Roads and Transit News February 2024

• TriMet bus routes proposed to change
• Pedestrian and Biking Improvement projects approved for funding
• WashCo Vision for Transit

Library News February 2024


• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale
• Library Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment

wine glasses

• Village Gallery February News
• Water damage at The Reser: Art Gallery temporarily closes, performances continue as planned
• The Oregon Chorale presents: Songs of Scandinavia
• Pairings & Pages

Road News January 2024

damaged sidewalk

• Preparation for Cornell Road sidewalk repair underway
• Walker Road project updates
• Tolling for Washington County freeways?

Recycling News January 2024

types of lights not accepted for recycling

• SHS Recycling Drive
• Holiday tree recycling
• Recycle non-working holiday lights with Recycle+
• Donate cardboard or use it in your yard

Cell coverage improves

verizon tower installation

A year ago we included an article about the poor home cellular service in the Bonny Slope area. Finally a year later things seem to have improved!

Community News January 2024


• Community Club news
• Bales Cedar Mill Memories meetup
• Telehealth service for free COVID-19 antiviral medication extended to March 31
• MAX Service Disruptions will affect airport transit
• TVWD Fluoridation pausing for construction
• PGE rates going up
• Is Your Go Bag Ready to Go? Free seminar from Neighbors Ready!
• Neighbors Ready Preparedness Progress Survey
• Virtual Town Hall
• Public Affairs Forum
• Afterschool is Cool poster contest
• Prepare for Winter Driving
• Rabbit Rescue
• HERO Kids Registry
• Domestic partnerships for all Oregon couples
• Viva Village January news

CPO 1 News January 2024

• January CPO 1 meeting: Road project update; Sunset Station development
• Development applications approved
• December meeting notes
• CPO 1 updates
• Crosswalks & Other Safety Improvements in the UUA

Business News January 2024

items at second edition resale

• Second Edition Resale: Tips on how to donate
• CMBA January meeting
• CHKP Parent Information Night
• Orangetheory Fitness January Promotion & Transformation Challenge
• Anthology construction updates
• Wildwood Cedar Mill Trivia
• Sunset Credit Union offers effective ways to build your credit score
• Maximize Your Home’s Equity: Strategies for Homeowners
• Cedar Mill real estate market: 2024 predictions
• Home Buyer Seminar

Garden News January 2024


• Wetland cleanup and planting!
• Treekeepers of Washington County programs
• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Plant and Sip Workshop
• Cedar Mill Garden Club
• Field to Market workshops for small farmers
• Sheet mulching for weed suppression or lawn removal
• Let’s plant trees in Cedar Mill
• Climate Changes: Plant Hardiness Zone Update
• Organic Orcharding Workshop Series

Arts & Entertainment January 2024

rose in vase made out of book pages

• BSO Winter Concert
• Square Dancing!
• Music for a Cause
• Village Gallery of Arts January News

Library News January 2024

illustration of sword and vine above dice

• Grab and Go Crafts
• STEM Pop-Up Activity
• Play & Learn
• Dragon Party
• Storytimes

Teens & Tweens
• Chaotic Crusaders Club: Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
• Teen DIY Crafternoon
• Teen Game Night: Super Smash Bros. Tourney

• Resource Fair
• Winter Night Astronomy
• Avid Adventurers Alliance: Dungeons & Dragons for Adults
• Community Conversations: Housing and Belonging
• Reverse Engineer Your Food
• Monthly Groups for Adults

• Second Edition Resale
• Library Book Sale

Park News January 2024

• THPRD winter registration is open
• Holiday Gift Card Drive Wrap Up
• Levy Task Force Update
• Maintenance news
• January Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD

Development News December 2023

• Two major developments present to Beaverton NAC
• Kirkland hotel lender seeks foreclosure
• Mountain View Ridge in Bethany

Business Update December 2023

joe kim of donuts plus

• Donuts Plus owner Joe Kim returns
• Muttley Crew closed, BarkZone takes over
• Milltowner update
• Commercial space for lease

Holiday News December 2023

• Cedar Mill Holiday Tree Lighting!
• Beaverton Winter Lights
• Hillsboro Lightopia
• Adopt-a-bike
• Light The World Giving Machines
• Tree recycling information

Business News December 2023

bread loaves

• CMBA Holiday Party 
• Free brakes with groceries!
• Wildwood Trivia!
• The Journey of Downsizing
• Visit Anthology for tips to sail through the holidays
• The Gleamery offers innovative dental care
• New microbakery Dana’s Breads
• Sunset Credit Union’s financial blueprint for 2024
• 2024 real estate forecast: all you need to know
• Maximizing Your Home’s Equity: Strategies for Homeowners workshop

CPO News December 2023

• December CPO 1 meeting: Crosswalks and other pedestrian safety improvements in the UUA
* Fire prompts questions about landlord responsibility
• Future of the CPO/CCI system
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Lee Street Partition
• Sunset Town Center •
• STC Residential/Retail Development 
• Drive-Thru Coffee & Kirkland Car Wash
• 8-lot subdivision for Noyes Development

Park News December 2023

thprd winter kids in snow

• “Recreational Immunity” and park safety
• Join the Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grants review team!
• THPRD News
• Dog Run construction beginning at Ridgewood Park
• December Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD

Garden & Nature News December 2023

fuzzy kiwis growing

• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Kokedama: The Art of Bonsai without a Container
• Winter Pruning workshops from HOEC
• Cedar Mill Garden Club: Monthly Meetings
• College Scholarship Available!
• Treekeepers of Washington County
• Raleigh Park Ivy Pull
• Tree Walk: Mt Calvary Cemetery
• Join the on-call Ivy Crew
• Tree Talk: What to do about trees in wind storms

Arts & Entertainment News December 2023

• ISing Choir Winterfest Concert benefits Depave Portland
• Beaverton Community Band presents Music of the Season: Peace, Unity, Joy
• Oak Hills Square Dance Club
• Village Gallery of Arts December News

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries December 2023

ukrainian easter eggs

• Annual Kids’ Library Fundraiser
• 2023 Winter Reading Challenge
• Teen artist’s talent benefits CMBCL
• Holiday Book Sale
• For Kids
• For Teens & Tweens
• For Adults
• Monthly Groups for Adults
• Second Edition Resale

Community News December 2023

leedy grange planting

• Senior Housing on 5th: Overview Open House 
• Oak Hills Elementary Book Fair 
• Preparing for winter!
• Furniture Bank Donations!
• 4-H Community Service Day & Dance
• 4-H STEP—Fall Enrollment 
• Rose City Rabbit Rescue 
• Service of Remembrance
• Leedy Grange December happenings
• Beaverton Education Foundation 
• Viva Village December activities

Legislative News December 2023

kid governor

∙ Lisa Reynolds Constituent Coffee
∙ The 2023 Oregon Kid Governor is from HD 34! (again!!!)

Mediterranean Oak Borers: One more threat for suffering trees

affected oak

If you thought drought, heat domes and Emerald Ash borers were a lot for our trees to deal with, a new assault is threatening them. Mediterranean oak borers have come to town, and our native oaks are at great risk. First discovered in Troutdale in 2018, the beetles have advanced their attack on Oregon white oaks (Quercus garryana), spurring Wilsonville to remove one mighty oak already and worry about others.

Peaceful distraction


Being able to watch and listen to the birds around my home has proven to be a tremendous distraction from the chaos and challenges of the world around me. Despite living in an assisted living facility, I insisted that native plants be planted throughout our yard, including elderberries and snowberry. I have planted many native plants on my balcony to attract pollinators. Our backyard habitat has been rewarded!

November 2023

Holiday News November 2023

• Cedar Mill Tree Lighting Celebration
• Hillsboro Holly Days Celebration
• Snow Much Fun event and Orenco Tree Lighting!
• Bethany Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Market
• Bazaars
• Concerts
• OIBA’s “Spectacular” Nutcracker Delivers Magic

Smashing Barriers, one serve at a time

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Two local high schoolers, Rohan Shah (Junior at Sunset High School) and Jiya Mehta (Sophomore at Catlin Gabel High School), have been changing the game of tennis for the last few years. Earlier this year, they founded their youth-led non-profit organization Smashing Barriers, to redistribute new and gently used tennis equipment and host free tennis instruction in underserved areas.

Nature & Garden News November 2023

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• WCMGA presents: This IS Kalapuyan Land
• Tualatin SWCD Fall Workshops
• Leave Your Leaves or Leave ’em With Us!
• Treekeepers of Washington County
• Cornell Farm’s 2023 Wreath Workshops

Business News November 2023

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• Cedar Mill Vet now owned by PetVet
• Leo’s Lair replaces Pizza Schmizza
• Guard your wallet and identity when shopping online
• Holiday Open House at Anthology
• Village Gallery of Arts November news
• Should you sell your home in the winter?

School News: Beaverton High Rebuld

The Beaverton School District (BSD) is updating the community with new renderings of what Beaverton High School (BHS) could look like one day.

Legislative News November 2023

• US Representative Suzanne Bonamici Town Halls
• State Representative Lisa Reynolds Town Hall

Road News November 2023

The Walker Road and Murray Boulevard Intersection project took a step forward, thanks to a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from FEMA, required for the realignment of a portion of North Johnson Creek where it meets Cedar Mill Creek.

Arts & Entertainment November 2023

• Trimet call for artists
• A sampling of November events at the Reser
• Come and enjoy The SpongeBob Musical
• BSO Fall Concert!
• Network with TVC

CPO News November 2023

• No November Meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• Future of the CPO/CCI system: BCC to hear latest OEICE proposal
• CPO 1 October Meeting Notes

Park News November 2023


• THPRD Events & Volunteer opportunities
• Winter Registration is coming soon!
• Budget Update
• Annual Holiday Gift Card Drive
• Climate Action Plan
• Future Park at SW Pointer Rd in West Slope Area
• NEW Dog Run Coming to Ridgewood Park
• FREE Fall Fitness in the Park is Happening!
• Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Events

Library News November 2023

• Writers’ Mill: NaNoWriMo
• Library Events and Programs
• Monthly Groups for Adults

Community News November 2023

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• Adopt a Rabbit
• Register for Sunset Youth Lacrosse
• “Tribal Histories of the Willamette Valley” book launch
• Planting party at Leedy Grange
• TVWD Fluoridation Pausing for Construction: December 2023 – Early April 2024
• Viva Village November news and events
• Green Light for Vets
• Free Preschool with Community Action’s Head Start
• Weatherization help
• Apartment Landlord Fire Training

October 2023

Enjoy the fall!

Road News October 2023

• Cornell Road Ribbon Cutting
• Sidewalk Repair Grant Program
• Keep your storm drains clear
• CHB/Barnes intersection unsafe for bicycles

Recycling News October 2023

* Community members in urban unincorporated Washington County can now include food scraps in their yard debris roll carts
* Westside Planet Alliance Recycling Event
• SHS Recycling

Cedar Mill Farmers Market seeks sponsors and volunteers for 2024

We had such an incredible 2023 season at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market! A big THANKS to our board and our staff! We wouldn’t be able to maintain our market without the help of these awesome people. We also greatly rely on sponsorships…

Business News October 2023

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• CMBA October Meeting
• Hometown Taste Restaurant & Lounge grand opening!
• Early Music Studio
• Preschool Open House
• Fall Festival at Anthology of Beaverton
• VGA October news
• Cedar Mill’s real estate market: Prepping your home to sell in 2024
• Polarity Therapy Sessions Available!
• Sunset Credit Union now offers fraud protection

CPO News October 2023

• October CPO 1 meeting: Domestic Extremism in our county; WCSO and scanners
• Future of the CPO/CCI system: BCC to hear latest OEICE proposal
• Neighborhood Meetings
9400 SW Taylor Street
• Development Applications
Malia Lane two-parcel partition
Mountain View Ridge
• Proposed Plan Amendment:
Commons at Sylvan Highlands
• CPO1 September meeting notes

Community News October 2023

• Free COVID-19 tests available
• Garage Sale at Skyline Grange
• 4-H Open House
• Developmental Disabilities Resource Fair
• Cedar Mill Community Club meeting
• Sunset Youth Lacrosse offers free clinic for new players
• Learn about historical Vanport
• Tour the Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery
• Free legal services available
• Cooking safety starts with YOU
• BEF’s Annual Fundraiser—Answer the Call
• Powerful Tools for Caregivers
• Viva Village news & events

Arts & Entertainment October 2023

Euphonos Ensemble with their instruments

• Big Horn Brass Classy Afternoon Concert
• TVC Artist Mingle
• Annelies: The voice of Anne Frank
• Washington County Open Studios Tour
• Euphonos Ensemble offers concert to benefit BSD Clothes Closet
• A sampling of October events at the Reser
• Diwali Bazaar
• Cultural Coalition of Washington County 2024 Grant Applications Now Open
• 34th Annual Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition

Washington County News October 2023

Sheriff Garrett announces retirement, recommends Massey as interim [UPDATE October 3] Acting on their authority under Oregon law and Washington County ordinance, the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously today to appoint Undersheriff Caprice Massey as Sheriff, upon the retirement of current Sheriff Pat Garrett. Garrett is retiring after serving a notable 35-year career with the Washington

Garden & Nature October 2023

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• Treekeepers of Washington County
• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Tualatin SWCD Fall Workshops
• CWS 31st Annual Leaf Disposal & Food Drive
• Audubon October programs
• Tualatin SWCD Fall Workshops
• Annual Native Plant Event
• Ivy Removal at West TV Elementary

Should Oregon taxpayers subsidize the Hops’ Hillsboro stadium?

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The owners of the Hillsboro Hops want the legislature to help build a new home for the team they own.

Wetlands, trees, and community participation are under new legal threat

The annual housing production goal of 36,000 additional housing units at all levels of affordability across the state represents an 80% increase over current construction trends.

Park News October 2023

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• THPRD budget update
• Apply for Advisory Committees or the Budget Committee
• THPRD Park Maintenance Update
• October Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD
• October Events near Cedar Mill from Hillsboro Parks & Recreation
• Halloween in Downtown Hillsboro

Senior Aging: Embracing Our New Normals

For many seniors, the sense of normal changes in a flash; for others it’s a series of gradual shifts. Being forced to change our “old normal” to a “new normal” can force us to rethink who we are and how we need to adjust going forward.

Leedy Grange News October 2023

Leedy Grange has all kinds of fun new activities starting up this fall. We are working with our talented renters and members to provide Free After School Programs.

Library Events and Programs October 2023

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• Multiple Age Groups
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale
• Library Book Sale

September 2023

September 2023 articles

­­­Cedar Mill Cider Festival

Get ready for the best Cedar Mill Cider Festival ever! All the traditional activities return, including free fresh cider pressed by Troop 208, from 1000 pounds of apples, this year donated by Market of Choice.

New businesses, new owners!

• American Family Care urgent care grand opening celebration
• Chicken Shanty opens in Oak Hills
New owners
• Pet Barn
• The Wine Cellar

Development News: Hall St. Mixed Use

The “Westgate & Hall Mixed Use Development” would consist of a new seven-story mixed-use building partially located in the floodway fringe.

CPO News September 2023

• CPO 1 September Meeting: Water update
• Neighborhood meetings: Peterkort

Road News

• West Union culvert replacement
• Murray night paving
• Local streets paving

Nature & Garden News September 2023

• Washington County Master Gardener programs
• Cedar Mill Volunteer Tree Planting
• Treekeepers of Washington County
• September Gardening Calendar
• Audubon programs and information

Clothes for Kids

They let us know that they are particularly low on shoes for elementary students, sizes 11-4, and coats sizes 7 and up. We will collect items at the Cider Festival booth at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market on September 16 if you prefer to drop them by.


• George Choban, July 13,1929-September 9, 2022
• Sam Bosch, December 24, 1934 – July 29, 2023
• Lois Elaine Findley Taylor, November 30, 1933-June 11, 2023

Community News September 2023

• Master Recycler Class
• Beaverton’s Boards and Commissions Applications
• Christ UMC 60th Birthday
• Cedar Mill Community Club updates
• Musical Playground
• Cedar Mill Preschool
• Loaner life jackets sponsored by NSF-NW
• Tualatin Valley Creates
• Viva Village News
• Modern Square Dance Lessons
• Community Partners for Affordable Housing is Celebrating 30 Years!
• Misinformation, Fake News and Political Propaganda
• Golden Anniversary

Business News September 2023

• Bethany Village’s Oktoberfest
• Oak Hills Concert featuring Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
• CMBA September Meeting
• Fall Open House
• Village Gallery of Arts news
• Back to School Savings Strategies by Sunset Credit Union
• Learn to support your liver and gallbladder
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market
• Cedar Mill’s real estate market: prepping your home to sell in 2024
• Potters’ Fall Fair

Park News September 2023

• Two new Rec Mobiles funded
• THPRD Fall registration is going on now!
• Join the Levy Task Force
• Bonamici assisting THPRD in grant request for emergency shelter funding
• Join us during Welcoming Week for Zumba from Around the World!
• Volunteer at Jackie Husen Park Community Garden
• Volunteer for Jackie Husen Dog Park project
• Hillsboro Parks events
• Portland Opera a la Carte presents “Romeo & Juliet”

Don’t rest on your laurels

Cherry laurels, or English laurels (Prunus laurocerasus) have glossy evergreen leaves, grow rapidly under most conditions, make good hedges, and sport upright clusters of white flowers in spring. What’s not to like about that? 

Library News September 2023

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• All ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Library Book Sale

August 2023 Articles

Blueberries and Rainier cherries at the market

New Businesses August 2023 Cedar Mill Farmers Market Brings Diverse Vendors History in the News August 2023 Business News August 2023 CPO News August 2023 August 2023 Road News Washington County News Cider Festival update In first year, 988 crisis line helps more people than ever Nature & Gardens August 2023 Cedar Mill Community Club

New Businesses August 2023

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• Mio Sushi opening this month in Milltowner
• Roya Beauty Lounge
• Elephants Delicatessen Cedar Hills opening August 16
• US World Class Taekwondo Cedar Mill
• Cascadia Heights Taproom & Coffee House
• Active Wellness Chiropractic

Cedar Mill Farmers Market Brings Diverse Vendors

Apricots sold at the Granja Nuevo Horizonte stand

The Cedar Mill Farmers Market is in full swing this summer, bringing together community members and local farmers every Saturday in the parking lot of the Sunset Mall.

History in the News August 2023

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) announced this month that they are honored to receive a grant award of $17,310 from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s (OPRD) Preserving Oregon Grants, to complete structural repair work on the wood foundation sill of the John Quincy Adams Young (JQAY) House on Cornell. OPRD oversees the Preserving Oregon Grant, which is used to help preserve properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places, such as the JQAY house. The grant requires a one-to-one match, meaning THPRD will be utilizing other grant funding to help complete the repair work later this year.

Business News August 2023

• NW Restart Night Market
• Are you thinking of selling your home in 2024?
• Openings at Wow and Flutterville Playgardens
• Village Gallery of Arts August news
• Brave Care Pediatric Urgent Care

CPO News August 2023

• No CPO meeting in August
• Development News
• July meeting notes

August 2023 Road News

• Thompson Road realignment approved
• Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects Online Open House
• Metro survey on regional transportation policies, strategies, and investment priorities
• Cornell road work mostly completed!
• Oregon 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project continues

Washington County News

• Regulations on Public Camping Adopted by Board of County Commissioners
• New ambulance provider to start serving Washington County in August

Cider Festival update

The Cedar Mill Cider Festival has been sponsored by the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD) since 2007. (With two years off because of COVID, this marks our 15th event!) The festival is a local celebration of food, music, and history. This year’s festival will feature music, barbecue, freshly pressed apple cider, and fun for the whole family.

In first year, 988 crisis line helps more people than ever

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Over the past year, Oregon’s 988 crisis call centers provided mental health support during more than 53,000 calls, texts and chats—a significant increase from before. Prior to the launch of 988 last summer, people called a 10-digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which did not have texting or chat features.

Nature & Gardens August 2023

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• Treekeepers presents: Sanctuary of the Firs Tree Walk
• Join the Cedar Mill Garden Club
• Grow Together! Families in the Garden
• Online Organic Gardening Class

Cedar Mill Community Club updates

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Some changes have been made in the organization of the Club: Virginia Bruce has stepped back from the leading the Club and has asked Jan Dempsey to facilitate it. We have three upcoming events that will need our immediate attention at our September meeting: the Cider Festival, Sunday, September 24, needs volunteers; Adopt A Block organization and implementation, which Ric Battaglia has said he may chair; and our Holiday Tree Lighting, which Chris Mattocks will organize.

Park News August 2023

• Vote for the next parks and nature projects in your neighborhood
• Save the date for THPRD Fall registration 
• Adult and Young Adult Volleyball Registration
• Fall Native Plant Sale
• Stuhr Center Holiday Bazaar 
• Rec Mobile and Nature Mobile
• Summer Fitness in the Park
• August Events near Cedar Mill from THPRD
• Tri Together Pedal Run
• Native Plant Garden Work Party at Tualatin Hills Nature Center
• Community Garden Work Party at Bethany Lake Park

School News August 2023

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• Sunset Athletic Director Lukich retires
• City votes to keep armed officers in BSD schools
• Free Admission to Educators for Portland Cultural Attractions
• Sunset High Apollo Preview Days
• Getting ready for the new school year

Legislative news

• Reynolds Town Hall in the Park!
• Reynolds Legislative News
• Oregon gets nearly $700 million to expand broadband

Community News August 2023

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• Fiddler on the Roof 
• Childrens’ Book Drive & Ice Cream Truck
• Arbor Cascadian Neighborhood Yard Sales continue
• CMBA August meeting
• Bethany Village summer concerts
• SAMBA Bottle and Can Drive
• James Recycling Event
• Beaverton Night Market at The Round
• Raksha Bandhan: Living with Limitless Love
• Chess4Girls PDX
• Viva Village August events
• Ask WSCO
• TVF&R offers Career Day
• Master Recycler Class
• Big Horn Brass presents Walking with Giants

Library News August 2023

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All Ages
• Find Your Voice: 2023 Summer Reading Challenge
• Bethany Village summer concerts

• Create with LEGOs
• Grab and go crafts
• Dance party
• Pokémon party
• Family storytimes

Teens & Tweens
• Escape Room: Break out of Lemoncello’s Library
• Make your own candy sushi!
• Teen movie night

• Practice your Spanish skills!
• Bridging the divide
• Takohachi X performance
• Medicare 101
• Health coverage basics
• Winterize your garden
• Monthly groups for adults
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Library book sale

July 2023

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Cider Festival in September: logo contest, vendors wanted

It’s time for the event to have its own logo! We’re gathering a prize package and calling for entries. It’s open to everyone—graphic designers, students, artists—and you may enter multiple designs. One way we would like to use it is for reusable cider cups that we’ll sell in advance, so we’re on a short deadline.

July 2023 Development News

The Portland Rock Gym is completing one segment of their new location in the building that most recently housed Orchard Hardware.

Community Ed Courses and Unique Programs at PCC Rock Creek

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PCC’s Rock Creek Campus has been at the heart of the surrounding community ever since it opened in 1976. Today, the picturesque campus is home to 14 career tech programs, a Learning Garden and farm, and a 26,000 square foot airplane hangar. PCC Rock Creek offers many great courses for community members looking to pick up a new skill or hobby, as well as unique two-year degrees that are not available at other locations.

CMN Community Calendar

Cindy Schaufenbuel has been faithfully updating our Community Calendar since 2019. She and her family are moving to the Seattle area soon, so it’s time to recruit a new helper.

Business News July 2023

• Farm-fresh eggs in Bonny Slope
• CMBA July meeting• Why homeowners are staying put
• Village Gallery of Arts July news
• Sunset Credit Union offers financial literacy program for kids
• Polarity Therapy sessions available!
• Wow and Flutterville Playgardens NW Open House

July 2023 Road News

• Thompson Road improvements may face delay from county budget shortfall
• Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects online open house
• Cornell Road sidewalk grating to be removed

CPO News July 2023

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• July CPO Meeting
• Cedar Grove meeting room available
• Future of the CPO system
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development Applications
• June CPO 1 meeting

WashCo news July 2023

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• County working on rules for homeless camping
• County Budget adopted
• Franchise fees
• Election results

Pedaling My Way Through Bethany

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Most days I get on my electric cargo bike, often with my two kids in the back, and set off on various routine expeditions around Bethany—preschool, grocery stores, libraries, cafes, doctor visits, you name it. And potentially to help others, I have been recording my journeys and making the videos available on YouTube, with overlaid GPS map and elevation information. My goal is to augment trail/road maps with a first-person perspective of how I use a mix of different infrastructures to run my daily errands.

2023 Legislative report

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• Lisa Reynolds Legislative Report
• Virtual Town Hall
• Town Hall in the Park!

Noyes Development celebrates 30 years

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We wrote a Featured Business article in 2017 about this local developer. Now six years later, they are celebrating a big anniversary and they wanted to catch us up on recent news. Alex Vidal, Marketing Coordinator, shared these updates.

Garden News July 2023

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• Private garden plot available
• Master Gardener programs
• OSU Extension Service
• Home Orchard Education Center
• Japanese beetle eradication project
• Yard debris quarantine​

Park News July 2023

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• Fitness in the Park
• Rec Mobile & Nature Mobile
• July THPRD Events
• THPRD Budget Update
• Roadwork Impacts HMT Campus
• Bronson Creek Greenway
• Pickleball Lines

Community News July 2023

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• Bethany Village Summer Concert Series
• Street Tree Inventories
• Cooper Mountain Nature Walk 
• The Student Stop Summer Day Camps
• Reach for the Stars Fundraiser
• Sylvan Heights Nature Trail Work Parties 
• Ten Tiny Dances 
• Beaverton Night Market at The Round
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Caregiving resources for seniors and families
• Hackers Hipsters and Hustlers Summer Camp 2023
• The “Just One More Story” Little Free Library 
• At the Reser in July
• Chalk Art Festival in Hillsboro
• Viva Village July events
• Arbor Cascadian Neighborhood Yard Sale

4-H Programs July 2023

• 4-H summer activity calendar
• 4-H Summer Camps

Library News July 2023

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• Writers’ Mill
• Owl Book Group
• Voices in Verse
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Library Book Sale
• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Events and Programs, July 2023

June 2023

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Road News June 2023

• Thompson realignment project 
• Three pedestrian/bike improvements for Bethany area to be built this summer
• Cornell Road improvement
• Filbert sidewalk

June 2023 New business news

• Mio Sushi opening soon in Milltowner
• Life Time Work & Fitness open now

History News June 2023


• Heritage Fruit Tree Saplings Available from Friends of the Young House
• Washington County Museum reopens June 24

Community Club news

Our first meeting was on May 17, in-person at the Cedar Mill library and via zoom. Virginia Bruce began with an introduction to current and proposed events and projects, plus her enthusiastic in-depth vision of what the club’s structure could eventually be. The meeting was a terrific start with people attending providing ideas about what we are interested in organizing.

CPO 1 News June 2023

• June meeting
• Dale Street Development
• Washington County and the State SNR Abatement Order
• Future of the CPO system
• Development Proposals
• CPO 1 May 2023 Meeting Notes
• Westside Multimodal Improvements Study
• Volunteering at BSD Schools, and District Update

WashCo News June 2023

• New animal shelter?
• Heat-mapping our region
• Short-term rental policy and the 2023-25 LUT Work Plan
• Time, Place, Manner Ordinance to address homeless camping

School News June 2023

• Architect works with Cedar Mill students
• Rock Creek Elementary Indigenous Games
• Local BSD students win national recognition
• Rishab Jain named 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar
• Sunset High School will soon have a new track!

Business News June 2023

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• Cedar Mill Farmers Market June highlights
• CMBA monthly meeting
• Kick off summer in style at Cornell Farm’s Annual Solstice Celebration
• New Portland Animal Massage Studio
• Big Rocks Organizing presents: Ask the Organizer Series
• Three Generations of Rose Festival Royalty at Touchmark
• All Around Volleyball Academy
• Laurel Parc holds hiring event
• Village Gallery of Arts events and classes
• The Real Estate Market, season by season

Garden News June 2023

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* ODA suspends special yard debris collection over budget issues
• Master Gardener classes
• Meet the Mason bees and friends
• Native Plants and the Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Protecting Agricultural Viability in Washington County 

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As Oregonians, we are lucky to have agriculture deeply seeded in our economy and cultural heritage. The Willamette Valley is one of the most diverse agricultural regions on earth due to its rich, fertile soils and ample rainfall. Washington County is among the top-producing agricultural counties in the state and home to thousands of acres of farms, farming families, and farm-related businesses.

Park News June 2023

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• THPRD Park News
• THPRD’s newest Talking Walls Project celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage

Library News June 2023

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• Summer reading for all ages!
• Summer Reading Festival
• Home Depot Kids Workshop
• Who Would Win Party
• Red, White & Blue Wand Craft
• Storytimes
• Teens & Tweens
• Legendary Zelda Fest
• Health Coverage Basics
• Fraud Prevention Training
• Technology Open Lab
• Spanish Conversation Hour
• Medicare 101
• Monthly Groups for Adults
• Second Edition Resale
• Library Book Sale

Community News June 2023

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• Join us for a flea market at Skyline Grange!
• Major disaster prep
• Sunset HS marching band: firework fundraiser 
• Beaverton Community Band concert
• Treekeepers June events
• Milltown Soccer Camp
• Life Is Brewtiful blood drive
• Boat rentals from Tualatin Riverkeepers
• Discovery Day is right around the corner! 
• Master Recycler registration open
• Special Recycle+ collection in June
• Bethany Village Last Day of School celebration
• Ask WCSO
• New art exhibition and featured events to celebrate pride 
• Viva Village June events

May 2023

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Cedar Mill Community Club kickoff meeting Development News May 2023 No Wrong Door and the Connect Oregon Network CPO News May 2023 Business News May 2023­­­­ Park News May 2023 Road news May 2023 Garden News May 2023 Protect and build your soil! History news Library News May 2023 Community News May 2023

Cedar Mill Community Club kickoff meeting

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We created the Cedar Mill Community Club to capture the community spirit around our Holiday Tree. Now it’s time to see what we can do going forward to make Cedar Mill an even more welcoming, exciting, and neighborly place. Initially the group got going on Facebook, but we know a lot of our potential participants don’t use that, so we’re calling a meeting!

Development News May 2023

• Stay Prevents Residential Development in Some SNR Areas
• Peterkort northwest corner
• LUT Staffing delays—improvement on the horizon?
• County’s Building Services hires on track for July 1
• Building, Development fees to increase starting July 1

The Connect Oregon Network

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Many people who have ongoing mental and emotional health problems are survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). These can have lasting, negative effects on health and well-being, as well as on education, job potential, and other life opportunities. They often have difficulty knowing where to turn for help.

CPO News May 2023

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• May meeting
• Future of the CPO system
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• April meeting notes

Business News May 2023­­­­

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• 77 Fitness now fully open!
• CMBA Happy Hour
• Live music at Wildwood!
• Free fitness class for Mother’s Day
• Important steps to selling your home
• Shred event
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Sunset Credit Union offers scholarships and more
• Farmer’s Market opens!
• Bethany Village Spring Market
• Night Market
• Rightsizing for Seniors
• American Family Care Urgent Care Announces Seventh Portland-Area Clinic 
• Prepare for the summer watering season
• Outdoor play classes at Tinkergarten

Park News May 2023

• May is National Water Safety Month!
• Splash Pads Open on Memorial Day Weekend
• Community Events
• Glow in the Park at Hansen Ridge Park
• Nature Family Fun Night
• Restore the Natural Areas of The Bluffs Park
• Youth Volunteers Needed for Summer
• Tualatin Hills Nature Park trail repairs
• Apply for a Paid Internship with Diversify!

Road news May 2023

• Walker Road Phase 2 Meet the Contractor Open House
• Filbert sidewalk update
• URMD gets ten more years

Garden News May 2023

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• Terra Nova Plant Sale
• Beaverton Garden Club plant sale
• Weed Watchers Workshops
• May garden news from WCMGA
• Cornell Farm Houseplant Swap at Bethany Village

Protect and build your soil!

Most soils in the Cedar Mill area formed in material deposited 13,000 to 15,000 years ago during the last part of the ice age. The remarkable “Missoula Floods” of that time, described in the book Cataclysms on the Columbia (Allen et al., 2009), explains how these soil-forming materials arrived.

History news

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* Let’s talk about our historic house!
• New exhibit at Five Oaks Museum
• Beaverton History Association meetings

Library News May 2023

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• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

Community News May 2023

• Two band concerts and an auction
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Treekeepers of Washington Country Events
• TriMet to Mt. Hood or Columbia Gorge?
• Mental Health Resource Fair
• Music Night at Amaterra
• Become a “Changemaker” in the Eco-School Network
• Viva Village May events
• Ask WCSO
• Washington County Forum

April 2023

New restaurants open now and coming soon! April 2023 Development News Si Senor begins to recover from fire Business News April 2023 When Seconds Count: Lessons Learned from a House Fire Garden News April 2023 ­­­CPO News April 2023 Park News April 2023 FLIP! A new children’s museum! April 2023 Library News Library of Things!

New restaurants open now and coming soon!

• Grand Opening of Ninja Ramen & Bento!
• Elephants Deli opening this summer on CHB
• Pop Pizza and more coming to Milltowner

April 2023 Development News

• Life Time Fitness & Work opening soon
• Wetland work on THPRD’s Laidlaw property

Si Senor begins to recover from fire

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The ceiling and roof collapsed into the main section of the kitchen, and smoke filled the building. All the food, fresh and packaged, and all the liquor will have to be discarded. Almost all of the equipment will need to be replaced.

Business News April 2023

Village Gallery of Arts 60 years logo featuring black diamond and brushstroke on red background

• Second Edition Expands Hours!
• Local author’s book is published
• Support Community Action and celebrate with us at Kaleidoscope!
• Bethany Village Easter Egg Hunt!
• Integrative Bodywork session with Sea Cummins available!
• Celebrate Youth Month at Sunset Credit Union
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Wildwood Wine Tasting
• Easter Service at Skyline Memorial Gardens!
• Youth track program

When Seconds Count: Lessons Learned from a House Fire

Did you know that home electrical fires are a top danger in the winter? What would you do if you smelled smoke in your house, but you and the fire department couldn’t find the source? My husband Bill and I are the cofounders of Cedar Hills Ready!, a local disaster preparedness group. We found ourselves in this challenging situation early this year. Our story—how neighborhood readiness helped prevent a potentially devastating fire—underscores the importance of community preparedness.

Garden News April 2023

• Japanese Beetle Eradication update
• Another harmful pest on our doorstep
• Master Gardener programs
• Gardenfest Plant Sale
• SWCD hosts spring workshops and events
• Weed Watchers
• Soil School

­­­CPO News April 2023

• April CPO1 meeting
• CPO 7 Special Event
• March meeting notes
• LUT Transportation Improvement Project Update
• Recycling Basics, Food Waste Reduction and More

Park News April 2023

• THPRD Summer registration—save the date!
• 25th Anniversary of the Nature Center and Park
• Park Development Updates
• District Events
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Nature in Neighborhoods community choice grants Idea Generating Workshops

FLIP! A new children’s museum!

FLIP: Families Learning through Inspired Play, is an effort underway to restore this important resource to families now that the former Portland Children’s Museum is no more.

April 2023 Library News

• Parent Information Series
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens 
• Programs for Adults 
• Monthly Groups for Adults
• Save year-round through Second Edition Resale!
• Find your next read at the CMBCL Library Book Sale!

Library of Things!

When you think of a library, do you think of sewing machines, musical instruments, and robots? Most people associate libraries with books and educational programs. But Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries have expanded their collection to include what they call a Library of Things. This new collection features a wide variety of items including technology, board games, and educational toys. The ability to borrow items from libraries also gives users an opportunity to try a product out before deciding to purchase it.

Summer camps

• Cedar Mill Summer Camp
• Summer camps at Lovegood!
• WashCo Bikes offers Summer Camp and classes

School News April 2023

• Bonny Slope Elementary Kindergarten orientation
• Cedar Mill excels at OBOB!
• Host families needed for exchange students

Washington County anticipates budget cuts

As our Board of County Commissioners (BCC) enters another busy budget season at Washington County, it is no secret that our County is facing tough financial challenges for fiscal year 2023-24. Community members may be hearing about a projected $25.3 million gap in revenue and expenditures in our General Fund. Many may be wondering how the County got to this point and what we are planning to do to address the issues in the short and long term. 

April 2023 Road News

• Westside Multimodal Improvements Study
• Cornell sidewalk needs work

Community News April 2023

• K9 Trials
• Arbor Month Family Friendly Tree Walk
• Trees for Cooler Schools
• Neighborhood Ready! Disaster Scenario Game
• Washington County Forum
• What you get when you call 988
• A Time for Families Weekly Forum
• WCSO Community Academy
• Curtains up! A sampling of April events at the Reser
• Young women: Explore a career as a firefighter at Portland Metro Fire Camp
• TVF&R invites local scouts to register for Scouts Day!
• Viva Village April events
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
• Ask WCSO: How can I protect myself from mail theft?
• Reser Gallery shows

March 2023

Handling ‘Snowmageddon!’ Recycling News March 2023 Park News March 2023 Business News March 2023 CPO News March 2023 Garden News March 2023 WCK offers Parent Series and Afterschool is Cool Contest Wapato Lake Welcome Ceremony Library News March 2023 Road News March 2023 Special Districts elections in May, filing due in March Legislative News March

Handling ‘Snowmageddon!’

We asked three of the major service providers in our area about the behind-the-scenes activity that takes place as they dealt with the unexpected and amazing snow event in late February. (Is it over yet?)

Recycling News March 2023

• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive
• PlanetCon rescheduled!
• ReStore offers more donation options

Park News March 2023

• Spring Break camps and activities
• Volunteer opportunities
• What’s open, what’s not, and why
• Park development updates
• Spring Native Plant Sale
• Holi Celebration
• Summer registration opens soon
• Comprehensive Plan Update complete
• Swim Instructor shortage

Business News March 2023

• CMFM 2023 planning underway!
• Visit Symphony Coffeehouse
• Have you heard of Sunset Credit Union?
• Wow and Flutterville Playgardens Open House
• Free Home Seller Seminar
• Backflow assemblies protect the water system
• Portland’s Real Estate Spring Sweet Spot
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Stickmen Brewing coming to Kirkland this summer
• CMBA monthly meeting

CPO News March 2023

• March meeting: road projects, recycling
• Hybrid CPO meetings?
• Development news
• West Union gas station
• February meeting notes
• Central Beaverton Neighborhood Association Committee Meeting

Garden News March 2023

• Learn more about Cedar Mill soils
• Soil School
• Tree and native plant sale at Skyline Grange
• TSWCD workshops
• WCMGA offers March gardening events
• Oregon Garden Calendar for March
• Free native garden plan

WCK offers Parent Series and Afterschool is Cool Contest

Washington County Kids (WCK) was founded in 2009 with the vision of a world where all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Washington County is the second most populated Oregon county with over 137,549 children ages 0-17. WCK fills an important need in the county as the only county-wide coordinator serving after-school and summer programs. We are also a liaison to the county’s early learning hub.

Wapato Lake Welcome Ceremony

Wapato Lake in Gaston was a major winter home for the Atfálati band of Kalapuya Indians, the first people in the Tualatin Valley. Colonist farmers attempted to drain it and grow crops there in the early 20th century but after repeated floods, the land went to the US Fish & Wildlife Service. It became a National Wildlife Refuge and opened to the public last October.

Library News March 2023

• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

Road News March 2023

• Sidewalk gap on Barnes
• ODOT seeks feedback on proposed projects

Special Districts elections in May, filing due in March

The Washington County Elections Division has published the list of positions that will be on the ballot for the May 16, 2023 Special District Election. That list is available on the Candidate and Measure Filings page. March 16 is the last day for a district candidate to file a declaration of candidacy, a nominating petition,

Legislative News

• Lisa Reynolds Virtual Office Hours
• Joint Town Hall on Poverty Reduction for Families with Children
• Constituent Coffee with Washington County Commissioner Pam Treece

March 2023 School News

Cultural and Religious Holidays and Observances The Beaverton School District has a richly diverse student population. To support our students and reduce conflicts between their academic achievement and observation of important cultural and religious traditions, the BSD School Board has revised Policy IGACA – Recognition and Accommodation of Religious and Cultural Beliefs, Customs and Observances.

Community News March 2023

• Mean Girls the Musical
• The Big One? How to Become Earthquake Safe in Your Home”
• Dance Around the World!
• Holy Week events at CUMC
• Friends of Trees Cedar Mill volunteer tree planting
• Garage Sale at Skyline Grange
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra presents Spring concert:
• Tree Walk: Learn to identify local trees
• Bonny Slope Auction & Gala
• Join Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
• Beaverton Community Band presents: “Remembrance, Gratitude, & Honor”
• Viva Village March events
• NW Dance Project presents Common Ground
• Ask WCSO: How do I know if it’s safe to leave my child home alone?
• Getting geared up for PE with BEF
• STEP classes added to 4-H Washington County offerings
• Cash for old wood stoves!
• Lovegood offers first Spring Break Camp & Summer Camps
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• The Constitution: Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise? – The Constitution, Democracy and Representation

February 2023

bauer wetland

What can we do to prevent power outages? Road News February 2023 CPO News February 2023 Business News February 2023 Washington County News February 2023 Transit News February 2023 Street Tree Inventory: get involved! Development News February 2023 Legislative News February 2023 Recycling News February 2023 Garden News February 2023 Park News February 2023 School

What can we do to prevent power outages?

downed tree

During late December and early January, high winds and prolific precipitation put stress on large trees in the area, resulting in branches and entire trees falling on power lines and causing frequent and sometimes widespread power outages. We talked to PGE and local arborists to find out if there were steps we could take to mitigate the danger.

Exit 21

Erick Siffert started Exit 21 Apparel Solutions LLC, an apparel consulting company, in 2009, after 20 years working at Nike and three years at lululemon. The company moved into their office on the upper level of the new Milltowner Center last fall, relocating from Old Town Portland because it had just gotten too dangerous.

Road News February 2023

project location map along nw thompson road

• Thompson Road surveying work
• Huntington Ave. sidewalk open house
• Traffic easing programs encounter high barriers in Washington County

CPO News February 2023

• Peterkort plans, Clean Water Services for February CPO
• Hybrid CPO meetings?

Business News February 2023

aurora oliva artwork

• Community ‘Shred-It’ Day at Sunset Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market: Ramping up for 2023!
• Wine Tasting Event featuring Cabernets from around the world
• Village Gallery of Arts
• February Reception
• DIY Valentines!
• CMBA speed networking
• Create a collage that is beautiful and meaningful
• 2023 Spring Housing Market Update
• Performances at The Reser

Washington County News February 2023

terra linda original plat map

• Washington County map search options
• Include a permit in plans for events in the right-of-way

Transit News February 2023

bus service changes map

• 2023-24 TriMet service changes
• Share feedback on major transit proposals

Street Tree Inventory: get involved!

treekeeper in orange vest holding measuring equipment

Treekeepers of Washington County has begun to inventory street trees in urban unincorporated Washington County. Street trees are those that grow in the public right-of-way, in boulevard medians, and along streets without sidewalks and curbs.

Development News February 2023

mcdaniel road development map

• West Union Gas Station proposal approved by Hearings Officer

• Neighborhood Commercial to Residential?

Legislative News February 2023

house district 34 map

• State Representative Lisa Reynolds
• State Senator Steiner

Recycling News February 2023

purple recycling bin

• Zero Waste Initiatives

• Purple bin update

Garden News February 2023

mason bee

• WCMGA offers February gardening events
• Rose Pruning Demo with Portland Rose Society

Park News February 2023

native plant with purple blossoms

• Spring Native Plant Sale
• 2023-24 THPRD Preschool Open House
• Elsie Stuhr Senior Center Newcomers’ Welcome event
• New Dog Run coming to Ridgewood Park
• Westside Trail Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Earns Metro Funding
• Hearing on North Tualatin Mountains Nature Park trails and access

School News February 2023

• Sensory bins support learning
• Sunset student tutors at Terra Linda

Local teen heading for national competition

Abby Taylor, age 14, resident of Cedar Mill, won the title of Miss Oregon Teen Volunteer. She will be representing the state of Oregon at the National Competition in Jackson, Tennessee from March 8-12. Her platform is “Encouraging Acceptance.”

Community News February 2023

• Oregon Symphonic Band presents Music Masterpieces
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• Sunset Youth Lacrosse, register now!
• BRC offers many ways to share the love this Valentine’s Day
• ACMA “Spectacularly 30” celebrates 30 years
• Oregon Chorale presents: The Trials and Festivals of Gilbert & Sullivan
• Mean Girls the Musical
• WCK Parent Speaker Series!
• Fees waived for behavioral health social worker licenses
• Sign up for the Wetlands Conservatory Amphibian Egg Mass Survey training
• Treekeepers presents Tree Walk: Learn to identify local trees
• Bonny Slope Elementary Pancake Breakfast!
• TVF&R offers life-saving tips regarding cardiac arrest
Join the Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
Viva Village February events

Library Events and Programs February 2023

library owl logo

• Multiple Age Groups
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

January 2023 Cedar Mill News

The Nature of Cedar Mill CPO News January 2023 Recycling News January 2023 Cedar Mill Holiday Tree Garden News January 2023 Business News January 2023 Community News January 2023 WashCo News January 2023 Road News January 2023 School News January 2023 Park News January 2023 Library News January 2023 Jeannette L Moore 1934-2022

The Nature of Cedar Mill

• Wetland Cleanup at Cedar Mill
• WashCo quarantine to slow the emerald ash borer
• Treekeepers of Washington County events
• Newts on the move

CPO News January 2023

• No January meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings: Peterkort Albertson’s building proposal

Recycling News January 2023

• Tree recycling
• Sunset Band bottle and can drive
• SHS Recycling drive
• PlanetCon returns!
• Recycling electronic devices
• Appliance recycling

Cedar Mill Holiday Tree

In early November, Chris Mattocks asked if there was going to be a community tree in Cedar Mill on the Cedar Mill News Group Facebook page. A small and energetic group coalesced around the idea, and with the aid of Ken Findley and his Milltowner Center crew, it became a reality!

Garden News January 2023

• Hot Peppers! From Seed to Salsa
• Solve Pest & Weed Problems
• 10-Minute University: pruning!

Business News January 2023

• Owen West Electric
• Wildwood Taphouse has new hours
* Aura Aesthetics Open House
• Mortgage Rates Drop and Housing Prices Remain the Same
• Clear out your records and get ready for ‘Shred-it” Day
“• Ask the Organizer” Series – Scheduling for a Successful New Year!
• Electronics Unlimited Computer Service & Repair
• Recycle+ for Beaverton
• Village Gallery of Arts 
• DuFresne’s Auto Service—Frenchy’s Espresso
• Touchmark adding new building dedicated to active, social living
• West Multnomah SWCD is Hiring!

Community News January 2023

* DMV Cedar Hills closed until January 17
• Cedar Hills Ready! The Big One?
• Sunset Youth Baseball
• TriMet fare increase Open Houses
• Takumi Kato Japanese Drum Concert
• Bonny Slope Elementary’s Pancake Breakfast returns in February!
• Dance Around the World
• Winter storm safety tips from TVF&R 
• Viva Village January events
• Ask WCSO
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207
• Oak Hills opens aquatic training to all

WashCo News January 2023

• Housing voucher waitlist
• Participants needed for Veterans History Project
• Washington County 2023 Legislative Agendas
• Boards and Commissions Vacancies
• Land Use and Transportation Annual Report

Road News January 2023

• Big puddle in new turn lane
• 217 Update

School News January 2023

• Afterschool is Cool Poster contest
• ACMA at 30 years

Park News January 2023

• Winter Registration is Open
• Save the Date for Spring Registration!
• Winter Fitness in the Park
• Personal Training Available at THPRD
• Abbey Creek Park—Phase 2 Update: 
• Introducing Capulin (kehp-uh-leen) Park

Library News January 2023

• 2023 Library Survey
• Library news and events
• Second Edition Resale 
• The Writer’s Mill

Jeannette L Moore 1934-2022

Jeannette L. Moore was a native of Portland. Her parents emigrated from Sweden thru Ellis Island. She graduated from Grant High School (class of 1952), where she still holds the record for scoring 50+ points in a game for the women’s basketball team (without a three-point line)!

December 2022 Articles

Everyone’s invited to join us to light up our first ever Cedar Mill Holiday Tree! Click on the poster for more details!

The people behind The News

This month, Cedar Mill News wants to celebrate all the hard work that makes this community newspaper possible. The News wouldn’t happen without the local community members who put in the hours to serve the Cedar Mill Area.

Habitat protections take another hit

Rapid development in Washington County has taken a toll on the large, mature trees that have made it such an inviting place to live.

A recent application in Cedar Mill was submitted and approved by the County. This 15-home, four-acre development is in a protected Significant Natural Resource area (SNR).

WashCo News December 2022

• Law enforcement collaborates with Jiffy Lube to deter catalytic converter theft
• Auditor report critical of county efforts to diversify advisory boards 
• New Commissioner Districts adopted
• Town Hall December 6
• Special Recycle+ string lights collection

Holiday News December 2022

• Cedar Mill Holiday Tree
• Insomnia Holiday Makers Market
• 12 Kegs of Christmas
• Christmas tree recycling supports Scout Troop 207
• Holiday Service of Remembrance
• Portlandia Brass Ensemble – Let’s Do This! Holiday

CPO News December 2022

December meeting: Beaverton Education Foundation; State Senator Elizabeth Steiner

Road News December 2022

• Snow removal response times may increase due to operator shortage
• Tolling Ahead for I-5 & I-205

Business News December 2022

• 77 Fitness opens December 6
• Sunset Credit Union teams up with Family Promise of Washington County
• ASL Classes
• DuFresne’s 19th annual Free Brakes
• Mild Recession Forecasted for 2023
• Village Gallery of Arts News
• Grand Central Bakery Cedar Mill new hours!
• Catlin Gabel offers arts programs for the community
• North Beaverton Ski and Snowboard bus
• Dine out and donate
• Healthy pets through the holidays
• Generosity – The Root of Great Leadership

Opinion: Re-Imagining the Hillsboro Airport

According to a Feb. 14, 2021, Oregonian article, “The Port of Portland is considering a major overhaul…the restructuring is part of a sweeping philosophical shift away from facilitating trade for powerful business interests to a ‘shared prosperity initiative’ intended to spread the wealth to people of color, the poor and the marginalized. In some cases, that could mean selling off profitable operations in order to pursue these new, broader aims, which are taking root amid a resurgent civil rights movement.”

Community News December 2022

• COVID-19 resources undergo transition
• Local Organization helps our neighbors in need
• Light Up a Life: Care Partners’ Service of Remembrance 
• Learn and enjoy dances from around the world!
• December Viva Village events
• Afterschool Is Cool! Poster Contest
• PlanetCon returns!
• WashCo Bikes clinics

School News December 2022

• BEF funding benefits all Cedar Mill schools
• Fourth Annual Beaverton School District Walk + Roll Art Contest
• BSD public outreach
• Oak Hills Scholastic Online Book Fair
• ACMA Restaurant Night Fundraiser
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive 
• Deadline extended to apply for Language Arts and English Language Proficiency Project Team
• PCC bond will benefit Rock Creek campus

Garden News December 2022

• It’s ivy pulling season! 
• WCMGA presents three classes in December 
• Leaves: Bring ‘em or leave ‘em
• 10-Minute University offers videos and more

Library News

• Holiday Book Sale 
• Winter Reading Challenge: Winter Nights & Cozy Reads 
• Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser 
• Events for Multiple Age Groups 
• Kids 
• Teens & Tweens 
• Adults

Park News December 2022

• Winter Registration is Here!
• Holiday Gift Card Drive Underway
• Winter Break Camps
• Letters to Santa
• Personal Training Available at THPRD

November 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done by Thursday, November 3.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line (and we’re working on that now!)! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

77 Fitness opening soon


The newest addition to SAC pays homage to the founding in its name, 77 Fitness.

What is Cedar Mill?

cedar mill cdp

In some ways you could more easily approach this issue as, “What Cedar Mill isn’t.” It is not a city or town. It doesn’t have its own zip code. Its only official designation is “a census-designated place” on the census map.

Cedar Mill News news November 2022

cover of January 2003

As we near the beginning of our 21st year of publishing Cedar Mill News, I wanted to share some changes and talk about our plans.

Development News November 2022

bethany gas station

• Gas station hearing rescheduled
• American Family Urgent Care in the Kirkland segment of Timberland
• Milltowner update

Holiday News November 2022

skyline arts fair

• Holiday resale
• Donate new items to homeless and at-risk teens
• KGW Toy Drive
• VGA Holiday Sale!
• Dia de Los Muertos Festival
• Skyline Grange Artisans Holiday Fair
• Holiday Bazaar at Beaverton High
• Big Horn Brass Welcome Christmas Concert
• Bethany Village Annual Tree Lighting
• Beaverton Winter Lights: Holiday Bazaar and Tree Lighting

Road News November 2022

Life Time roadwork

• Barnes Road widening nears completion
• Repairs to Cornell near Sunset High completed
• Ridge Road at McDaniel now open
• Springville Road Open House

Neighborhood Streets Program: A county program needing reform

neighborhood program

Urban unincorporated Washington County—for example Aloha, Bethany and Cedar Mill—are expanding rapidly. And for many neighborhoods that can mean streets suddenly change from being local roads to major traffic collectors. The result is often an increase in speeding and traffic accidents. It makes other road users, like cyclists and pedestrians, feel unsafe. In my neighborhood in North Bethany, Joss/Brugger Avenue was intended to be a neighborhood street but, due to delayed development of new larger streets around us, Joss has become a permanent traffic collector.

Washington County News November 2022

• Commissioner District adjustments gets approval
• County appeals flavored tobacco ruling
• County seeks public input about broadband service
• “Operation Green Light” supports local veterans
• Washington County provides integrated homeless services

Soils of Oregon by local author

picture of healthy soil with a worm

Cedar Mill resident Dean Moberg co-authored a book, The Soils of Oregon, which was published this year as part of a series describing soils around the world. Moberg is a director on the board of the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (currently up for re-election) and is one of seven co-authors of the book.

Saltzman Affordable Housing


County and housing leaders, neighbors, and partners gathered together in late September to celebrate the Saltzman Road Apartments groundbreaking and learn more about this new community slated to open in October 2023.

Garden News November 2022

sweet potatoes

• Make your community pollinator friendly
• Growing the Good Stuff: from Sweet Potatoes to Bitter Melons
• Education Garden gets certified

CPO News November 2022

• No November CPO 1 meeting
• CPO 7 November meeting
• October CPO 1 notes

School News November 2022

• ACMA Chipotle fundraiser
• Option School/Program Applications open now

Community News November 2022


• A concert in honor of BSO Conductor Travis Hatton
• Beaverton Community Band Fall Concert
• SHS Bottle & Can Drive
• Volunteer for the Wetlands Conservancy cleanup in Cedar Mill
• Treekeepers’ Fall Color photo contest deadline extended
• NW Restart presents NW Creations Night Market
• County offers in-home vaccinations
• Family Caregiver Conference
• Chess4Girls PDX!
• MAX Blue Line disruption
• November Viva Village events
• Cedar Mill Scouts meet weekly
• Prevent flooding during the rainy season
• Tualatin Valley Creates networking event
• Put a Lid on Cooking Fires

Business News November 2022

• Wildwood Wednesday Nights with Will
• Help wanted for tree sales
10th Annual Coat Drive
• Help make the holidays better for those in need
• Village Gallery of Arts: November events
• Wow and Flutterville Playgardens Open House
• Tinkergarten outdoor nature play-based classes

Library News November 2022

• Writer’s Mill: Learn to sell your book on Amazon!
November events and programs:
• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults

October 2022 Articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done by Tuesday, October 4.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line (and we’re working on that now!)! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

Aura Aesthetics

Aura reception area

Suzanne Jagger and her staff want you to feel comfortable as soon as you step into the Aura medspa. “Come as you are,” is more than a slogan. They even welcome well-behaved kids. “We will always encourage our clients to bring in their kids instead of missing their appointment,” says manager Savannah Yates.

Development News October 2022

• Peterkort Rock Gym
• Starbucks
• Cedar Hills Apartments approved
• Redevelopment of former Hall Street Grill
• Gas station next to a wetland up for consideration again

Beavers: nature’s firefighters!


Smokey the Bear may be famous as the animal who helps prevent forest fires, but North American beavers, Castor canadensis, are much better at fire prevention.

CPO News October 2022


• October CPO 1 meeting agenda: Election Forum!
• Neighborhood Meetings
• September 2022 Meeting Summary

Business News October 2022

• Open House dinner for Estate Planning Questions
• CMBA Meeting
• Oregon Potters Association Fall Fair at Cornell Farm
• Village Gallery of Arts October Events
• Look-ahead to the housing market through 2024?
• Wow and Flutterville childcare open house
• Celebrate International Credit Union Day!

School News October 2022


• New Sunset Principal Elisa Schorr
• New boundary between Bonny Slope and Findley elementary schools
• Proposed levy renewal added to the November 8 ballot
• Beaverton School District awarded funding for a new electric school bus

WashCo News October 2022

• County rolls out new website design
• Boards & Commissions vacancies
• Sign up for WashCo alerts
• HHS promotes Repair Fairs
• WashCo awards $2M to hire community health workers and improve COVID-19 health literacy
• Help your community access free interpretation for government-funded services

4-H in Washington County

4-H robotics

The four H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Throughout the 100+ years of 4-H, Oregon State University Extension professionals and devoted adult volunteers have been on the cutting edge of education with experiential learning—”learn by doing.” During the 1918-19 school year, Oregon became the first state to offer 4-H in a metropolitan area. Portland-area school grounds were used for the first victory gardens in World War I with help from 4-H.

Update to public safety radio communications system

The radio system serving most law enforcement and fire/Emergency Management Systems (EMS) agencies of Clackamas and Washington County was upgraded to a digital system in January 2022.

Park News October 2022

Abbey Creek Park concept plan

• Community meeting for future dog run
• Abbey Creek Park concept plan• Volunteer for a THPRD advisory or budget committee
• THPRD winter term registration
• FREE fitness in the park
• Basketball leagues starting soon!
• Looking for spooktacular Halloween happenings?

Garden news

tree planting

• Fall planting gives trees a head start
• From Seed to Shining Seed: How restoring diversity will save us all

Library News October 2022

zombie plushies

• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Visit Second Edition Resale for Holiday must-haves
• October Writer’s Mill

Community News October 2022

kalapuyan land

• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
Treekeepers’ Fall Color photo contest
• Specialty bikes at the ReStore
• Indigenous Peoples Day
• Clean Water Services leaf disposal and food drive
• Emergency Preparedness Fair
• Booverton Halloween Festival
• 101 Extraordinarily Awful & Truly Terrible Ways to Die (In One Night)
• Who’s ready for Halloween?!
• A Spooktacular Blood Drive
• SHS Grad Party Holiday Pie Sale
• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition
• Metro transportation online survey
• TriMet survey and open house
• October events by Viva Village
• October happenings at The Reser
• Public Affairs Forum
• Cedar Mill Scouts, Troop 207
• Your organization could receive up to a $5,000 grant!
• Organizing for Caregivers with Whitney Zeigler

September 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done by Wednesday, September 7.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line (and we’re working on that now!)! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

September 2022 Road News

We asked LUT Public Affairs and Communications Manager Melissa De Lyser for an update on the various road projects in progress or scheduled for the roads we travel.

Cider Festival returns!

The annual Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns after two long years of the pandemic. We will bring together history, music, food, and fun for the community on the grounds of the historic John Quincy Adams Young House in Cedar Mill.

Business News September 2022

diwali celebration

• CMBA September Meeting
• Badger helps Blanchet House
• Upcoming events at Cascadia Taphouse
• White Birch Designs opens September 8
• Learn (and earn) financial literacy without spending a dime
• Are we in a real estate bubble!?
• Cornell Family Dental Wishes Dr. Randall N. Freed A Happy Retirement!
• Village Gallery of Arts news
• Catlin Gabel offers Community Art programs

Under the spreading hickory tree

hickory nuts on the tree

You can enjoy the large, spreading shade of a special tree, a Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa), right here in Cedar Mill, at the John Quincy Adams Young House park.

CPO News September 2022


September meeting agenda: Recycle+ How-to; WashCo Housing

Community News September 2022

Petty Fever

• CASA for Children Needs Volunteers
• Powerful Tools for Caregivers
• Oktoberfest at Bethany Village!
• Oak Hills 1st annual fun run and music festival!
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Green Days Recycling Event!
• Nature Night: Cats Safe at Home
• Caring Discipline Series
• Beaverton Arts Mix!
• Cedar Mill Scouts Troop 207 Back to School BBQ
• Beaverton Welcoming Week
• The Reser presents Dakhabraka in Concert
• Big Horn Brass Fall Concert
• Share your fall tree color photos and win!
• Washington County Forum update
• It’s time to consider a Woodstove Exchange
• Parenting Workshops
• Cultivating Humility workshop
• Beaverton High School Band
Electronic Recycle Event
• Grave Matters cemetery tour
• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
• Safe Routes to School
• Multilingual volunteer trainers for Suicide Prevention Program needed
• Waste Prevention Educator position
• September events by Viva Village
• What are some back-to-school safety tips for myself and my student?
• Talk to Your Kids About Fire and Life Safety

Before-and-after-school care for kids at the Student Stops

student stop managers

The Student Stop (TSS) was the brainchild of a mom with several children at Cedar Mill Elementary in 1992, according to their Executive Director Christina Bennett and Assistant Director Marjorie Thompson. That need for quality before and after school care became a non-profit with a seven-member Board of Directors serving Cedar Mill Elementary and Bonny Slope Elementary students to this day.

Garden news September 2022

• Cedar Mill Garden Club is active again!
• How Climate Change is Affecting Trees in Oregon
• Managing Soils in the Garden
• Success with Pacific Northwest Native Plants
• Naturescaping workshops

OSU Extension spotlight

OSU Master Gardener Bonamici visit

I was honored to attend the August 16 gathering at Portland Community College-Rock Creek Learning Garden, hosted by the OSU Extension Washington County Master Gardener Association™, to showcase the services offered by OSU Extension and their partnerships with a wide array of community organizations.

WashCo News


• Redesigned county website debuting in September
• Budget-focused Town Hall meeting
• We want your feedback to make our community safer!

Recycle+ coming to Beaverton!

On August 16, Beaverton City Council members unanimously approved resolution 4811 which will establish rates for optional expanded recycling services provided by solid waste and recycling franchisees who serve Beaverton residents.

Park News September 2022

group fitness class

• Annual passes are back!
• Plant native this fall, order now!
• Welcoming Week: “Where We Belong”
• Volunteer to help improve THPRD services
• Free monthly admission to THPRD facilities!

Help with internet and power bills!

Internet for All

Part of Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), gives low-income households a discount on internet services.

Library News September 2022

truffle dog

• Fall Into Reading
• Board Game Evenings
• Oregon Truffle Hunting Industry & Dog Training
• Teen Crafternoon: Morse Code Wristband
• Graphic Novel Book Club
• Owl Book Group
• Writer’s Mill hosts author Natalie Dale
• Kalapuya Dictionary Available at CML

August 2022 articles

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August 8 update

• Commissioner Districts Survey
• Neighborhood meeting for 9495 SW Taylor St
• Paving schedules
• Fall Care Fair for afterschool programs
• Flea Market at the Skyline Grange
• WashCo Bikes Repair Clinic
• Storytimes in different languages
• Water District proposes rate hike, offers listening sessions
• Fall Native Plant Sale at THPRD Nature Center
• James Recycling Event at Columbia Sportswear

New Business Roundup

The next business to open in the Milltowner Center is something really different for Cedar Mill! White Birch will bring a variety of home goods, clothing, specialty food items, and more.

An ash tree’s worst nightmare

ashborer holes

The emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle (Agrilus planipennis) is being called the most destructive forest pest in North America, and that’s saying something when you consider the devastation caused by other pests such as gypsy moths and bark beetles.

Work with us to bring The News to Cedar Mill!

We’re looking for a new Managing Editor! The job involves compiling the raw material we receive each month from all our sources, posting it in our Google Docs space, assigning it to our team of volunteer editors, and proofreading their work before it gets to me.

Cedar Mill Cider Festival returns next month

September 18: Enjoy free freshly pressed apple cider, live music, cultural and craft booths, the History Tent where you can learn about the community’s history, kids’ activities, and one or more food trucks serving lunch!

CPO 1 News August 2022

• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• Gas station next to a wetland
• Cedar Hills Apartments
• Leahy Estates appeal is denied
• CPO 1 July meeting notes

Road News August 2022


• Help plan Washington County’s transportation future
• Dangerous sidewalk puddle gets fixed

August Park News

• New dog run at Ridgewood Park
• Fall Native Plant Sale ordering starts
• Bonny Slope play structure among
THPRD projects getting Metro
• Summer events at THPRD
• THPRD is hiring
• Save the date for Fall THPRD

­­­Smart watering techniques for summer gardeners

drip irrigation

Watering the garden is essential to keep plants thriving. When the weather warms, plants need more water, as the summer sun evaporates moisture from the leaves and ground.

Grow Together: Families in the Garden

Come visit, look, feel, smell, and taste what happens in a garden. PNW natives, fruits, vegetable beds, ornamentals, herbs, deer resistant plants, carnivorous plants, water-wise and pollinator friendly plants…

Business News August 2022

• Farmers Market as a teaching tool!
• Luau Party at the Ackerly
• CMBA August networking meeting
• Wine Cellar offers in-person events!
• Owen West Electric
• Blood drive at Cornell Family Dental
• Annual Music on the Patio summer concert series
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Back to School Savings Strategies from Sunset Credit Union
• What impact will a recession have on the housing market?

Library News August 2022

• Events for Kids
• Events for Teens & Tweens
• Events for Adults
• Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
• Second Edition Resale

Community News August 2022

bethany village concert

• NW Restart presents NW Creations Night Market
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• Beaverton Night Market
• Conflict Resilience Workshop
• Beaverton Flicks by the Fountain presents Encanto
• Bethany Village summer concert
• The Link of Pure Love
• Viva Village
• Sharing the road with farmers in Washington County
• TVF&R offers tips to prevent window falls
• WCSO investigates child predators

WashCo News

boundary map

• Transit Development Plan and Survey
• Commissioner boundary changes
• Washington County Boards and Commissions position openings

Scout Troop 207


Started in 1928, Cedar Mill Scout Troop 207 has been having fun, providing service, and growing youth into resourceful, responsible leaders for nearly 100 years!

Walker Garbage offers Recycle+

We are excited to offer Recycle+, a new service offered to residential customers in urban unincorporated Washington County since July 1, 2022.

July 2022 Articles

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Terra Nova students learn science through farming

Terra Nova students

Students, teachers, and local farmer/county commissioner Greg Malinowski had worked over the years to create three acres of fertile soil from hard playground.

New Business: Wildwood Taphouse

The next new business to open in the Milltowner Center at Cornell and Saltzman will be the second location of Wildwood Taphouse. Partners Andrew Bradford and Will Witt are awaiting a couple of final inspections and hope to open mid-July.

Thompson Crossing decision raises questions about county planning

We asked Stephen Roberts, Director of Washington County’s Land Use and Transportation Department (LUT) to clarify the department’s reasoning in allowing the exceptions to county standards and plans for the Thompson Crossing development. While he didn’t explicitly answer every question, we’re including his responses below.

July 2022 Business News

• CMBA July meeting
• MOC Annual Music on the Patio summer concert series
• Polarity Therapy with Sea Cummins
• Protect your home while on vacation – some simple tricks to make your summer vacation less stressful
• Village Gallery of Arts News
• Cedar Mill Market News: Let’s build community!
• Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training podcast
• Watercolor class with local artist Veronica Lake
• Wow & Flutterville Play Gardens Open House
• When is the market going to tank? Not anytime soon!

CPO News

saltzman proposed alignments map

After updates from our service providers, a TriMet spokesperson will attend to explain the elimination of Line 50, the only bus that served Cedar Mill and Bonny Slope; give us an update on the Last Mile effort (how to get people from their homes to the Transit Center); and provide any other details on how the agency can help us take advantage of public transit.

Washington County News

• Middle Housing Ordinance adopted
• Ridwell sues again but Recycle+ is available now
• Reduced rates for garbage and recycling


THPRD summer camp

* Summer Camps Kick Off
* Eid ul-Adha Celebration & Bazaar
* Cedar Hills Park Concert
* Volunteer with THPRD!

Garden News

The Washington County Master Gardener™ Association (WCMGA) sponsors a wide variety of gardening–related demonstrations, lectures, seminars, and workshops in various Washington County Oregon locations.

Shade-loving hostas add color and texture

Hostas! They are champions of variety among plants we can grow in shade. Cool blues, greens, and variegations of white, chartreuse, and yellow paint many hostas, giving us seemingly endless choices.

July 2022 Community News

• Beaverton Night Market
• Bethany Village Summer Concert Series
• Ask WCSO: What is the Sheriff’s Office’s response to drug abuse and overdose in our community?
• SAMBA can and bottle collection continues year-round
• Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) Seeks Volunteers for Rate Advisory Committee
• Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely
• Water District updates billing system
• Metro’s Rid Patrol cleans up illegal dumping
• Live Art, Entertainment, and Family Fun at La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival
• Viva Village news

Library News

Find event calendars, storytime schedules, and more at the library website.

June 2022 articles

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It falls over lava! The geology of Cedar Mill Falls


Cedar Mill Falls is the only waterfall in eastern Washington County, and one of the only urban-area falls in Oregon.

Cedar Mill welcomes a variety of new businesses

• Insomnia Coffee
• Shaka Brah Grill
• Target
• More new tenants in Milltowner
• Aurora Coffeehouse

­­­­­Road News­­­­­ June 2022

cornell tunnel

• Upper Saltzman
• Cornell Tunnel set to open this month

CPO News June 2022

• June meeting: Civics for high school; District 2 update; Biggi appeal update
• Appeal against Leahy Estates development
• Cedar Hills multi-family housing development
• West Union gas station hearing cancelled, new design submitted
• May CPO 1 Meeting Notes

Washington County News June 2022

• Hauler recycling plan set to begin in July
• Virtual Town Hall: Needs of Older Adults
• Board will address Significant Natural Resources regulations
• Short-term rental requirements and license process
• Commercial food scraps collection services

Sunset Service Day and a goodbye to Principal John Huelskamp

Sunday, May 22, 2022, was a day of service at Sunset High School. Over 200 community members came together to beautify our school by painting, bark dusting, and otherwise cleaning up our school grounds.

SAMBA: volunteers raise funds to support Sunset band programs

For over 30 years, the Sunset Apollo Marching Band & Auxiliary (SAMBA) Parent Club, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has supported band players and the associated color guard dancers at Sunset High School.

Ash trees cool the water for fish

ash leaf

Ash trees provide more than just wood for baseball bats. Oregon ash trees (Fraxinus latifolia) are particularly suited to soggy soils and give back by shading streams for fish.

Beware of the aggressors!

sedum angelina stonecrop plant

There are a few plants in my garden that I regret planting because they are hard to control, spreading themselves beyond where I want them. I bought most of them at nurseries and thought they were safe.

Garden News

pollinator garden

• Growing Herbs in Your NW Garden
• Bees In Your Garden
• Conifers in the Pacific Northwest

Thank you Beatrice Kahn, CMN volunteer editor


Cedar Mill News could not exist without its enthusiastic team of volunteer editors. Each month we help edit the business and community news submissions for style and content. At this time, Virginia Bruce and the editing team want to give a big thank you to volunteer editor Beatrice Kahn who is leaving and heading off to college in the Fall.

Community News June 2022


• Celebration of Life for Mr. James
• It’s prep time. Let’s get ready for the wildfire season together.
• Join us “virtually” at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Metro funding for Westside Trail? Take the survey
• Civics for Adults
• Scavenger Hunt and Food Drive to support DVRC
• Meet Your Watershed Navigator
Legislative Town Hall
• Tualatin Valley Creates: Kaleidoscope from the Sea
• Fourth of July concert with Britnee Kellogg
• Museo Ambulante—Walking Museum
• Ask WCSO: My kids are good swimmers; is there still an expectation for them to wear life jackets?
• Retirement 101
• City of Beaverton events
• Gallery at The Reser
• Access to the arts: Cultural Coalition survey
• Beaverton Community Band Spring Concert
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive
• PlanetCon Fair offers recycling, gear swap, learning, and more
• Become a Master Recycler
• Cedar Hills Ready! presents: Emergency Water Filter Workshop
• Viva Village

Business News June 2022

• Cedar Mill Farmers Market is ready for Summer to come
• Real Estate Market update
• Cornell Farm’s 35th Anniversary Summer Solstice Celebration
• Beaverton Farmers Market offers dog sitting services
• Sunset Credit Union’s Auto Check makes car buying easier than ever
• Polarity therapy with Sea Cummins
• All Around Volleyball Academy
• Village Gallery of Arts news

Library News

read beyond logo

• Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path
• Summer Reading Festival
• For Kids
• For Teens & Tweens
• For Adults

May 2022 articles

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Election News May 2022

• Vote by May 17
• Campaign finance information
• Track your ballot

Multistory housing replaces a sentimental old home


When I first moved to Cedar Mill in 1969, I was a teenager, not interested in the community around me. We shopped at Bales Milltowner in its original location, and I would often sit in the car while mom shopped.

Road News May 2022

western option from Laidlaw

• Cornell Tunnel update
• County seeks input on two options for Saltzman Road

A huge thanks!

We raised nearly $2000 between GoFundMe donations, other online donations, and checks mailed to us from our request last month. Plenty for the new iPad and the renewal of our software licenses that let us put together the News every month. Your generous donations help us keep the News free for everyone and encourage us to keep at it!

CPO News May 2022

thompson road map

• May Meeting: Ballot Measures, Cedar Hills development
• CPO 1 appeals the Thompson Crossing development approval, Biggi sues the county
• CPO 1 April Meeting Summary

Recycle News May 2022

repairs by hand

• Washington County to launch new Recycle+ program
• Repair Fair at Beaverton Library
• SAMBA Bottle & Can Drive
• Climate Club recycling

Garden News May 2022

kids eating veggies

• Volunteer to learn vegetable gardening
• Gardening for Healthier Watersheds
• Propagation by Stem Cuttings
• Meet the Mason Bees!
• TSWCD Spring Workshops

Glorious spring color!

Peony (Paeonia Suffruticosa) Image from Wikimedia, Taken by Fanghong

So many catalogues are arriving to tempt me! Several offer bulbs for fall planting and spring bloom.

Business News May 2022

cornell farm flowers

• CMBA May meeting
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market opens!
• Cornell Farm Nursery and Café
• Secure important documents in a Safe Deposit Box
• New online billing system for Tualatin Valley Water District and Clean Water Services
• Village Gallery of Arts

Adopt One Block

picking up litter

Does it bother you to see trash and discarded items littering your neighborhood? Would you like to feel empowered and prepared to do something about it? There’s a group for that!

Call Before You Dig

call before you dig logo

Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) reminds you to “Call before you dig.” Many of us get outdoors when the Spring weather arrives and start projects like repairing or installing fencing and decks or planting trees. There are many underground utilities, water, wastewater, fiber internet and other telecommunications cables, and power and gas lines. Fortunately, the risk can be avoided.

Preserving the county’s disappearing farmland

tswcd stoneboat farm

As Oregonians, we are lucky to have agriculture deeply seeded in our economy and cultural heritage. The Willamette Valley is one of the most diverse agricultural regions on Earth due to its rich, fertile soils and ample rainfall. Washington County is among the top-producing agricultural counties in the state and is home to numerous farming families, thousands of acres of farms, and a bright array of farm-related businesses.

Washington County CAN!

Washington County-CAN logo

Washington County Citizen Action Network (WC CAN) is a coalition of grassroots advocates (individuals and groups) dedicated to improving quality of life in Washington County by promoting healthy and sustainable communities, social and economic justice, and open and responsive government.

Library News May 2022

• Library News
• All Ages
• For Kids
• For Adults
• Monthly Groups for Adults

Community News May 2022


• THPRD Summer Camps
• WashCo Bikes
• Rep. Maxine Dexter’s Town Hall
• Moving mom in—tips for a successful transition
• Apollograms
• Young Artists Concert
• Bethany Village Spring Market
• Ask WCSO: How does law enforcement respond to houselessness in our community?
• Young women can explore a career as a Firefighter
• Host a Prepare Your Neighborhood! meeting
• Take Action This Month!
• Celebrating diverse Asian American experiences in Oregon
• Civics for Adults: Citizen Activism 101: Making Change Happen
• Public Affairs Forum in May
• Rice Museum offering guided tours
• Viva Village May events
• Games! Games! Games!

April 2022 articles

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Development News April 2022

SAC roof

• Milltowner update
• Bonny Slope Estates application submitted
• Estates at Leahy Park application approved
• Catlin Gabel expansion
• Village Baptist school expansion
• Saltzman Road Apartments approved

Where the sidewalk starts: Washington County pedestrian facilities

roadway diagram

Because there has been confusion and frustration among neighbors recently over what the county requires in the way of “road amenities,” we asked Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager for the county’s Land Use and Transportation Department, to give us a rundown on what the county requires in various situations.

Cedar Mill News’ News April 2022

• More new tech for CMN?
• Changes to our publishing schedule
• Comments and membership
• Can you cover a “beat?”

Business News April 2022

farmers market stands

• Second Edition Resale
• Open a youth account at Sunset Credit Union and earn up to $50!
• Mother’s Day discount at Les Couleurs De Provence
• Irene’s Foot Care: Sandal Season is approaching!
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market
• Skyline Memorial Gardens Easter Service, funeral planning events
• Village Gallery of Arts News and events
• The Importance of Movement for Managing Parkinson’s

CPO News April 2022

• April meeting: Candidate Forum
• Land use and your CPO
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• CPO March Meeting Summary

Bend like a willow

Willows are ecological heroes when it comes to providing habitat and support for wildlife year round. They help reestablish vegetation, especially along riverbanks and flooded or burned areas. And they are a vital source of food for all kinds of wildlife, in particular as a host plant for many, many types of caterpillars. You may not be the biggest fan of caterpillars, but birds are.

School News April 2022

• Interested in PreK at Bonny Slope Elementary?
• Kindergarten Orientation at Bonny Slope Elementary
• New BSD Superintendent
• Sunset Principal leaving for LaSalle

Garden News April 2022


• Master Gardeners’ Education Garden is worth a visit!
• Gardeners, landscape professionals, farmers invited to Soil School
• Five Oaks Garden Club plant sale
• Aloha Garden Club plant sale
• Tualatin SWCD Spring workshops
• East Multnomah SWCD workshops

Hard-working ornamentals!

We all know (or should!) that pollinators are essential for growing our food. As we begin a new gardening season, let’s take a look at some of the flowers that support insects, birds, butterflies, and other species that do the work of pollination.

TriMet redistricting proposal lumps us in with downtown! Comment now…

trimet map

All three scenarios lump our area together with the northwest and southwest Portland (downtown), with the Willamette River as a dividing line. The transit needs and deficiencies of people in the Tualatin Valley are quite different to those areas, so people interested in transit may want to attend an Open House and/or provide feedback by April 15 by emailing or calling 503-238-7433 (RIDE).

Park News April 2022


• Register for summer programs
• Westside Trail pedestrian bridge update
• Sentinel Plaza transitions to WashCo Parks/Beaverton
• Volunteer While You Enjoy the Spring Weather!

Library News April 2022

library owl logo

• For Kids
• For Teens and Tweens
• For Adults

Community News April 2022


• Student Academic-Contests for Grades 1-12
• Ask WCSO
Neighborhood Ready? How to win friends and survive a disaster!
• SAMBA Can and Bottle Drive
• Summer childcare help from WCK
• Inside WashCo Shows
• Events at The Reser
• Old Wood Stove Turn-in Event
• Donate a bike to Free Bikes for Kids
• Registration for WashCo Bikes Saddle Up Summer Camps is now open!
• Driver’s Ed for Cyclists
• Legislative Town Hall
• State of the County 2022
• Artist Mingle
• Earth Care Fair
• Call for Beaverton Night Market Vendors
• Public Affairs Forum
• Viva Village April activities
• Everyday Choices Can Improve Your Odds

March 2022 articles

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Ukrainians in Cedar Mill

Andriy Kot came from Ukraine to the US to study, and his wife Khrystyna Porseva followed six years later.

BSD planning and the upcoming Bond Measure

• About the bond
• Community discourse
• Related issues
• Calculate your tax impact

Area wetlands gain a footing again—with help


It’s no accident that Oregon is named “The Beaver State.” Beaver-created wetlands historically laced this entire region. Often called “nurseries of life,” wetlands provide important habitat for thousands of species of plants and animals.

Sunset Theatre presents “Honk!”

Sunset thespians return to the stage this March with their Spring Musical production of Honk!

Robert “Mr. James” Newcomer 1931-2022

Mr. James cutting hair.

Hundreds if not thousands of people in Cedar Mill had their hair done by Mr. James at his salon in the old Milltowner location. The shop was unpretentious but offered skilled cutting and styling along with a variety of select hair products. It was the first “Featured Business” in Cedar Mill News shortly after we began!

CPO News March 2022

cornell project map

• March CPO 1 meeting
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• February CPO 1 meeting summary

WashCo News March 2022

• WashCo property tax statements and payment info available online
• Budget Town Hall
• Year-round Shelter Community Meetings
• Boards and Commissions Vacancies Spring 2022

The Reser—a new venue for art and culture

Cedar Mill and area residents now have a nearby venue to visit to enjoy not only arts and cultural programs, but a performing arts center that offers rehearsal space, art galleries and an outdoor plaza that overlooks a sparkling pond. The Reser, situated near the Round between Cedar Hills Blvd. and Hall Blvd. has easy access to a MAX stop, plenty of parking, and shops and restaurants within walking distance to enjoy.

A student’s voice about Ukraine

In light of Russia’s invasion, I (and many others) have spent time thinking about Ukraine. I have been reading extensively about this conflict, needing to educate myself, and I have reached out to my connections, pushing them to take concrete stances.

Park News March 2022

• Swim Instructor shortage limits Spring swim classes
• Volunteer in the parks

Featured Events and Programs at Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries

library owl logo

• For Parents
• For Kids
• For Teens and Tweens
• For Adults

Garden News March 2022

bare root plants

• Tree and native plant sale at Skyline Grange
• THPRD Spring Native Plant sale
• Soil School
• Rock Creek Corner garden needs a gardener (or two)

Legislative News March 2022

• Maxine Dexter Zoom Town Hall
• End of Session Town Hall
• Tax information webinar
• Joint End-of-Session Town Hall

Community News March 2022

Cedar Grove

• When the Water Stops: Water Survival Skills for a Disaster
• Inside WashCo Radio shows
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra Annual Spring Concerts
• Beaverton Community Band Winter Concerts
• James and the Giant Peach at Lovegood Theatre
• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
• James’ Recycling event
• Student Stop at Bonny Slope and Cedar Mill schools
• HomeWord Bound gala to support CPAH
• Civics for Adults
• Join Beaverton’s Human Rights Committee
• SAMBA Band fundraiser
• Washington County Kids Parent Speaker Series is set to launch!
• Academic Contests
• Treekeepers of Washington County
• Join us Virtually at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• ACMA PTO Monthly Fundraiser
• Take action today to prevent fall injuries
• I see an ESPD sign posted on my road. What is ESPD?
• The Cultural Coalition of Washington County Celebrates 2021 Grant Recipients
• In-Person Networking: Artist Mingle
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar

Business News March 2022

• CMBA March meeting
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Oak Hills Shred Day
• Let’s talk Real Estate and how to sell in this Seller’s Market!
• Four tips to buying the right car at the right price

February 2022 News

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Cedar Mill Pathway System

mystery plaque

One day a Cedar Mill resident discovered a heavy cedar plaque in her shed. It was beautifully carved and included the words “Cedar Mill.” Its origin was a mystery until Virginia Bruce published a request for information in the October 2020 issue and the community came forward with a wealth of memories.

Development News February 2022

A sampler of the food we will find at Abuela Chona!

• Milltowner adds new tenants
• McDaniel commercial property opposite BS Elementary
• Gas station next to a wetland

Cornell tunnel update

cornell tunnel

Cornell tunnel update

Drivers from our area who used to use Cornell to get to Portland have been asking when the tunnel repairs will be complete. We finally managed to get some information from Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

CPO 1 February: Recycling: Beyond the Bin?


• CPO 1 February meeting: Recycling: Beyond the Bin?
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• Saltzman Retirement Housing Public Hearing
• CPO 1 January Meeting Summary

Grandmother Madrone

madrone bark

The Pacific madrone (arbutus menziesii), a Pacific coast native, is like a stubborn grandmother who refuses to be moved from her run-down old farmhouse to a fancy new condo where she can be lovingly cared for by those who love her. She prefers rocky soils and arid areas often in the middle of a dense Doug fir stand, or an inhospitable roadside bank rather than a well-tended and watered garden spot.

Washington County News February 2022

BCC map

• Commissioner district boundaries will change
• Washington County Broadband Investment Strategy study

Garden News February 2022

Sweet Olive

• Now’s the time to edit your garden!
• Early season vegetables
• More OSU Extension and Master Gardener programs
• Tree and native plant sale at Skyline Grange
• Native plant sales and more

Cleaner Air: Coming soon to a highway near you

car exhaust

Sunset Highway is a well-used corridor for traffic, including heavy diesel trucks. In 2018, ODOT counted as many as 285 commercial trucks in a 24-hour period on that route. That translates to a hefty amount of air pollution spewing out of tailpipes, creating health problems for anyone along their path.

Support The News—and save!

Cedar Mill News is an Oregon LLC, and the only funding we get is from our advertising. We haven’t raised ad prices since October 2019, but the time has come to update our rates.

Legislative News February 2022


• Legislative Town Hall
• OLIS: Tracking Legislation & Viewing Committee Meetings
• Testify in Committee Hearings

Looking back, moving forward: BSD’s Grotting prepares to retire

In 2021, Beaverton School District Superintendent Don Grotting announced his retirement. As the school year draws to a close, BSD is looking for its next superintendent. Over the past years, Superintendent Grotting left a lasting impact on the Beaverton community—and this month, we spoke to him about BSD’s progress.

Park News February 2022

• Get ready to register for THPRD spring programs
• THPRD Volunteer opportunities

Library News February 2022

misinformation infographic

• Featured events for kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• 2022 WCCLS Teen Art Contest
• Second Edition Resale
• Writer’s Mill meeting

Business News February 2022

Market volunteers have fun while contributing to the community!

• Love Farm CSA now accepting 2022 membership
• CMBA meeting: Time Management
• What’s happening at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market?
• Free Home Seller Seminar
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Beaverton Farmers Market Winter Market
• Symphony Coffeehouse is now open!
• Sunset Credit Union explains Traditional and Roth IRAs

Community News February 2022

Just Like Flowers cover

• Just Like Flowers: a picture book for diversity
• Enter the Our Big Backyard Photo Contest!
• Inside Washington County Radio
Love rocks? Volunteer with Rice Museum!
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Garage Sales at Skyline Grange
• The Reser presents Grand Opening series
• Sunset HS Marching Band can & bottle drive
• SHS Climate Change Club recycling drive!
• ACMA February restaurant fundraising event
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar: February 2022
• Ask WSCO: What can I do to protect my car from thieves?
• Virtual Law Enforcement Career Day
• Cultural Coalition 2022 Grant Awards
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• TVC Artists Networking Event
• New indicator option for drivers with hearing impairments
• Tri-County supportive housing planning body accepting applications
• Be a vital link in the chain of survival for cardiac patients

January 2022 articles

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No home cellphone service for many customers

cell coverage map

Starting around November 15 last year, I noticed that I wasn’t getting regular cell service on my Xfinity Mobile phone when I was home. I posted on a couple of social media sites and found that I wasn’t alone.

Development News January 2022

A rendering of the Rock Gym east facade.

• Rock Gym at Peterkort center
• No news from Milltowner
• Thompson Crossing subdivision
• Saltzman Retirement Community

Hard-to-recycle items and Ridwell in Washington County

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In 2018, a new company began offering a recycling service to 60 homes in the Seattle area. By November 2020 they expanded to Portland. We’re not exactly sure when they started offering their service in our area, but it quickly became popular. Ads regularly popped up on the neighborhood NextDoor social media feed.

CPO News January 2022

Preliminary lot plan for Bonny Slope Estates

• CPO 1 January meeting
• Neighborhood meetings
• Future of the CPO program discussed with Commissioners
• CPO 1 December meeting

Saving Animals at the Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter

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The Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter is one of Washington County’s best-known hubs of animal services—from dogs and cats to bunnies and even tortoises, Bonnie Hays reunites lost pets with their owners. Bonnie Hays seeks to give every animal proper care, and when animals go unclaimed, their partnerships ensure that each pet gets a second chance at a loving new home.

Road News January 2022

• Saltzman PAC meeting
• Thompson Road/Kenny Terrace Online Open House
• Cornell Road project now underway
• Filbert sidewalk project delayed
• Walker-Murray intersection construction update
• Oregon 217 Auxiliary Lanes Project
• TriMet service reductions start January 10
• Cornell tunnel update

Garden News January 2022

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• Get to know your garden allies
• Tree seedling sale at Skyline Grange
• Master Gardener monthly gardening tips
• Selecting Seeds

Red alders – already dreaming of spring

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The leaves have fallen, and the woods seem quiet. We tend to cozy up in our homes, and most deciduous trees are dormant too. Their energy lies deep in their roots, as they seem to wait patiently for warmer weather. Not the alders. You may have noticed that they are already sporting catkins.

Japanese Beetle update

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After another successful year conducting our Japanese Beetle Eradication project, it’s our pleasure to share with you how our 2021 season went.

Business News January 2022

• New Hawaiian restaurant!
• 7th annual community ‘Shred-It’ Day at Sunset Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Business Association
• TOP 10 fun facts for the 2021 Cedar • Mill Farmers Market
• New childcare Open House
• Seller’s Market Seminar at the Ackerly
• Village Gallery of Arts

Library News January 2022

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• Cedar Mill and Bethany Community • Libraries
• Winter Reading
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Second Edition Resale: Sidewalk Sale and Store Shopping

Washington County Boards and Commissions Vacancies Winter 2022

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Various boards, committees, and commissions advise the Board of Commissioners (BCC) on matters of interest to people who live and work in Washington County. Commission members are volunteers appointed by the BCC. Committees themselves do not pass ordinances to establish policy; their purpose is to study issues and make recommendations.

Community News January 2022

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• Viva Village monthly calendar of events
• Is Your Go Bag Ready to Go? Let’s Cedar Hills Ready! Quake Up!
• Sunset Racquetball’s annual tree recycling fundraiser
• Civics for Adults
• BSD open enrollment for 2022-23 school year
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• Afterschool Is Cool poster contest
• Join us “virtually” at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum!
• Basic mediation training
• Join Sunset High School’s Climate Change Club January recycling drive
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Sunset Youth Lacrosse
• Ask the WSCO: What kinds of preparations should I make for winter driving?
• TVF&R offers tips to see you safely through winter storms
• Street tree mapping project needs volunteers
• Maxine Dexter Town Hall
• Join Sen. Steiner-Hayward for a virtual Town Hall!
• January Inside WashCo Radio
• Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) Spectacular
• ACMA’s January Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Panda Express
• Join Cascade Prime Timers

December 2021 Issue

Road News December 2021

Life Time roadwork

• Barnes/CHB intersection improvements
• Upper Saltzman—another PAC meeting, Open House, BCC briefing

Douglas firs: they’re for more than Christmas

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Care to bet on the types of trees Cedar Millers are strapping to the roofs of their cars this holiday season? Chances are pretty good that they’re Douglas firs, the most popular for Christmas trees in the United States since the 1920s. They are beloved for their soft needles and sweet scent.

Are you getting our emails?

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It has come to my attention that some people who are on our mailing lists have not been seeing our messages. Apparently some corporate or agency mail portals are marking them as spam or junk, even though you signed up to get them. This includes the monthly publication announcement and the reminder emails I send to advertisers and content providers.

CPO 1 News December 2021

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• December meeting: Why our water rates must go up
• CCI requests Planning Commission changes
• Development Applications: West Union gas station; Leahy Estates
• Neighborhood Meeting online rules
• CPO 1 November Meeting Notes

Business News December 2021

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• 12 Kegs of Christmas is BACK at Cascadia Taphouse
• Canine influenza outbreak in southern California
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Help make the holidays better for those in need
• Aging well
• Do you want to become an Energy Healer?

A Short History of the Thompson-Saltzman Road Intersection

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The corner of NW Thompson Road and NW Saltzman Road historically had a curious offset configuration, probably due to quarter section allotments when the property was homesteaded by the family of Laurence Lehman and other early settlers. In the course of time, it became necessary to upgrade the disjointed four-way stop to be safely aligned and controlled by traffic lights.

Holiday News December 2021

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• Terra Linda Arts & Craft Fair
• Big Horn Brass Holiday Concert Returns
• THPRD announces Holiday Giving Drive
• Lightopia—An Illuminated Journey
• Pamplin Bazaar list
• KGW Great Toy Drive local drop-off location
• Skyline Grange Artisan Holiday Fair cancelled but artisan info online
• Tree Recycling
• Cedar Mill Christmas Tree!

Garden News December 2021

• Delightful winter color in my garden
• The Real Dirt
• Washington County Master Gardener program

WashCo News December 2021

• New anti-vaping law
• Juneteenth adopted as a paid county holiday
• Rental assistance continues in Washington County
• Chair Harrington’s 2021 End of Year Address
• eBooks are now available through Law Library
• Current and new WIC participants will receive extra fruit and vegetable benefits through March 2022

Ridwell in Washington County


We had planned to do a roundup of news about the efforts of Ridwell, a small northwest company, to offer a service to collect hard-to-recycle items and materials from our doorsteps. We ran out of time and space for this month, and things are still in flux.

Community News December 2021

• Street tree mapping project needs volunteers
• Washington County Public Affairs Forum
• Sunset grad party fundraising
• Gently-used children’s items welcome at Northwest Children’s Outreach
• Arts & Communication Magnet Academy fundraising and more…
• The Legacy Project: End-of-life workshop series
• PEARLS: Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives
• The ArtPass Card: a perfect gift
• Ask WSCO: How can I avoid holiday scams?
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can & Bottle Drive
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar
• TVF&R Offers Holiday Safety Tips
• 55+? Join the Friendship Circle!
• Winter term PCC Community Ed non-credit class registration now open!
• Cedar Hills Ready! survey open now
• Chehalem Ridge Nature Park opening soon
• Using COVID-19 home tests

Library News December 2021

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• ARPA grant
• Winter Reading
• Oregon Battle of the Books Trivia for grades 3-5
• Winter 2021/2022 Storytimes
• 1,000 books before kindergarten
• Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser
• Teens
• Adults
• Monthly Groups
• Second Edition Resale—New Hours, Themes and Sales!

November 2021 Edition

Development News November 2021

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• Target opening in April
• Peterkort Towne Square
• Life Time
• Peterkort annexation update

Joe’s Ideal Market


Before there was Safeway, and before there was Bales Thriftway, there was Joe’s. In 1947 the store opened in the now-demolished two-story building at the southeast corner of Murray and Cornell. C&H Hardware was on one side, and Joe’s on the other.

Road News November 2021

• Kenny Terrace/Thompson Road realignment
• Saltzman update

Holiday News November 2021


• Help make the holidays better for those in need
• Terra Linda Arts & Craft Fair
• Beaverton High School Holiday Bazaar
• Portland Holiday Food & Gift Festival
• Every Husband’s Nightmare Bazaar

Business News November 2021

Big, Bold Painting by Chris Kondrat: "Birches." Watercolor with shadows to highlight snow.

• Meet Beaverton’s Mayor at CMBA
• Holistic Pet closing, clearance sale on now
• Cascadia Taphouse news and events
• Knife and Tool Sharpening.
• Help wanted for Christmas Tree sales
• Open House for new childcare center
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Local realtor donates low-income housing

CPO 1 News November 2021

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• CPO 1 November 9 meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings
• Development applications
• CPO 1 October meeting notes

Careful choices for success

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As my birthday approaches next month and having spent the last three months in a cast and then a brace for a broken wrist, I realize making my garden easier to tend is imperative. Because I love working outside and enjoy my garden, I want to be able to care for it. Spending time in a green space is great for our health so I want to reduce the number of tasks that will be more difficult as the time passes.

Garden News November 2021

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• Beneficial insects: what they are and how to attract them to your garden?
• Weed watcher alert: English Holly
• Workshops for all levels: Make your yard an eco-haven!

Mighty oaks

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Has a towering tree standing alone caught your eye? It’s likely to be an Oregon White Oak, Quercus garryana, the only oak native to this part of Oregon. Some of these slow-growing oaks may live to be 500 years old and can eventually command a space over 100 feet tall and sixty feet wide, with roots growing far beyond the boundaries of its massive branches.

Bob Wayt

Bob Wayt, who served as communications director at THPRD for 11+ years before retiring in 2018, passed away on October 29. His passing was sudden and unexpected. Bob was well known for his marvelous photography skills, his deep and abiding love and commitment to his wife of 44 years, Karen, their children, and grandchildren. Bob had a warm and enthusiastic presence and was well known for his gift for photography.

Washington County News November 2021

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• Commissioner District reapportionment
• Metro redistricting
• WashCo Town Hall

Smoke in the air—not just in the summer!


A crackling fire may make you feel snug and homey, but it’s a significant health threat. Many Washington County households use wood burning stoves for heating in winter and others enjoy fires just for their coziness and ambiance. What many people don’t realize is that, when a lot of people are burning wood in their homes, the cumulative effect on air quality can be similar to a wildfire. It’s time to rethink how—and whether—we burn wood.

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries News November 2021

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• Kids
• Teens and Tweens
• Adults

Community News November 2021


• Coat donation event at Safeway
• Leaf disposal and food drive
• Sunset Theatre presents The Crucible
• Sunset HS marching band Can & Bottle Drive
• Join TVC’s Creative Youth Collaborative!
• TVF&R deploys new cardiac monitor-defibrillators
• Viva Village Monthly Calendar
• Age Café: Intergenerational Experience
• Join the Friendship Circle!
• Washington County Forum
• Solutions for old electronics
• Beaverton Symphony Orchestra in-person fall concert
• Washington County property tax—new mailing address
• Support ACMA at Panera Bread!
• Beaverton Community Band in-person fall concert
• Civics for Adults II: Beyond Voting—Elections and Campaign Financing
• Washington County Kids panel on race
• Green Business Leaders: Provide input on the future of Oregon’s recycling system
• Green Business Symposium
• Reduce food waste
• Attend a free DEQ virtual training!
• Subscribe to a new County-wide emergency alert system
• Family caregivers invited to virtual workshops throughout November
• Renew expired DMV permits now
• You are invited to our Sheriff’s Showcase
• Ask WCSO: I just saw someone take a package from the neighbor’s front doorstep. What should I do?

October 2021 Edition

Why the white bike?

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“Ghost bikes” are a traditional way of honoring and memorializing a cyclist killed by a motor vehicle. Here in Cedar Mill you may have noticed a white bike attached to a pole at the intersection of Cornell and Old Barnes Rd., near Sunset Veterinary.

Legislative News: new districts

• Redistricting plan approved by legislature at last minute
• Representative Maxine Dexter’s constituent in-person and virtual events

1021-Dev’t News: West Union gas station; Peterkort annexation

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• West Union gas station plans being reviewed by WashCo
• Peterkort annexing remaining property into Beaverton

Our Victorian lady


Many neighbors have noticed a tall slim young woman strolling the area in Victorian dresses. She’s often called “Mary Poppins,” but her real name is Adelaide Beeman White, and we asked for her story!

Business News October 2021

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• CMBA—polish your online presence
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Celebrate International Credit Union Day with Sunset Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market
• Donate blood at the Golden Valley Brewery
• Bring sorted recyclable material to James Recycling

CPO 1 News

• October meeting
• September meeting notes

Garden News October 2021

• Beware of toxic pesticides!
• Master Gardeners: Adapting Your Garden and Landscape for Climate Change

Join an advisory board, represent your community!

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• Washington County Boards and Commissions
• Beaverton Advisory Boards
• THPRD Advisory Committees

Transit News October 2021

“A Better Red” increases Red Line airport service. The project will extend the MAX Red Line west into Hillsboro and Beaverton to serve 10 more stations. The Red Line currently only runs between the Beaverton Transit Center and PDX.

Washington County News October 2021


• Proposed TVF&R Bond Measure 34-308 on November Ballot
• May 2022 primary

Love trees? Be a Treekeeper!

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It’s easy to appreciate trees when they are in the glory of their fall colors, but at Treekeepers of Washington County we celebrate trees all year around. Besides being beautiful, trees provide environmental, economic, and social benefits—including fighting climate change—by absorbing carbon dioxide and airborne pollutants, storing the carbon, and emitting pure oxygen.

Park News October 2021

• Commonwealth Lake Park improvements need your support
• THPRD hosts their fourth Talking Walls event
• Work parties
• High honors for THPRD’s visioning process

BSD News October 2021

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•32nd Annual Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition
•Sunset Grad Party 2022 October Fundraisers
•Join the BSD Budget Committee
•Tumwater Middle School launches theater program

Public Safety News October 2021

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office continues to build connections and empower community members to create friendly and safe neighborhoods. How? Through deliberate efforts to expand the Neighborhood Watch Program—though it’s not your parent’s neighborhood watch from the 70’s!

Library News October 2021

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Library News
• Parents
• Teens and Tweens
• Adults

Community News October 2021

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• Cedar Hills Ready: Home Fire Safety
• Older Adult Meals in Washington County
• Ask WCSO: What are some things I can do to make my home less attractive to crime?
• Sunset HS Marching Band Can and Bottle Drive
• Special Age Cafe: Celebration of the International Day of Older Persons
• Tualatin Valley Creates offers ArtPass
• Inside Washington County Radio
• Free lacrosse skills clinics offered this Fall
• Cultural Coalition of Washington County 2022 grant applications open
• West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting their annual meeting
• Viva Village events
• Free N95 and KN95 masks for the AG community!

September 2021

WCSO and homeless population in Washington County

We asked James M. Coley, Lieutenant – Patrol Division, Washington County Sheriff’s Office to help us understand how the Sheriff’s Office responds to homeless folks in the county, and what residents should do if they encounter campers.

The Bauer house

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Jim Bauer is a descendant of one of Cedar Mill’s early families. He shared his recollections of the Henry & Erna Bauer house that is slated for imminent demolition on Saltzman to make way for a new subdivision.

Road News September 2021

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• Cornell Road closing through the tunnel
• Thompson Road realignment
• MSTIP 2023-2028 Funding Allocation Process Work Plan is in progress

Business News September 2021

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• CMBA tackles cybercrime
• Teach your kids about internet security with free course from Sunset Credit Union
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market is in full swing
• Patriot Day Service of Remembrance at Skyline Memorial Gardens
• Cascadia Taphouse
• Touchmark retirement communities requiring staff be vaccinated for COVID-19
• Bonny Slope Peppermint Tea on the Porch
• Congratulations to Amy Touchstone!

CPO News September 2021

• CPO Meeting
• Neighborhood Meetings

Redistricting: A Rep of our own?

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On September 3, maps proposed by the legislative committees were published. All three maps split Cedar Mill into two or more Representative Districts. Public participation is vital in making our needs known to the legislators!

Community News September 2021

• Cedar Hills Ready! “Ready-Set-Go! Family Emergency Plan Workshop”
• Bethany Village Oktoberfest
• It’s “Steptember!”
• I Am My Story Live
• WashCo Forum resumes
• Viva Village September Calendar
• TVF&R will never forget 9-11 and embraces emergency response changes 20 years later
• Ask WSCO: What is Elder Safe?
• Tualatin Valley Creates in-person networking event for emerging artists
• Sunset HS marching band can & bottle drive
• Beaverton Welcoming Week is September 10-19
• Inside WashCo Radio
• DAVS Seeking Passionate Volunteers
• ACMA PTO Fundraising at Red Robin

Japanese Beetle eradication update

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The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is a serious invasive insect pest that threatens Oregon and the western United States. The largest infestation of Japanese beetles ever found in the state was detected in 2016 around Cedar Mill, Bonny Slope, Oak Hills, and Bethany.

Featured Business September 2021: The Ackerly at Timberland

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One thing that sets us apart from many of our competitors is that our assisted living apartment homes have full kitchens (full sized fridge, stove/oven, microwave and plenty of counter and cupboards).

School News September 2021

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• Tumwater Middle School opens
• BSD Back-to-School Update

History in the News: Cedar Mill Historical Society is dissolved but our history lives on


In July, I received messages from all the board members of the Cedar Mill Historical Society that they were resigning. Since that time, I learned that several of them were forming a new group to focus on the JQA Young House. Since I am interested in the whole story of Cedar Mill, I decided to dissolve the 501c3 and just focus on having fun with sharing our stories.

Garden News September 2021

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• Time to plant shrubs and trees
• THPRD Fall Native Plant Sale by pre-order only
• Be on the lookout for emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Park News September 2021

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• Registration for THPRD’s Fall Season
• THPRD Has Job Opportunities

Let’s hear it for these teams!

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To the people of our community, my Cedar Mill neighbors and I hope that other residents of the area—and around our region—will find a way to express our gratitude to the caregivers of Oregon.

Legislative News September 2021

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• Redistricting Town Hall with Rep. Maxine Dexter
• Redistricting Special Session Constituent Check-In with Rep. Maxine Dexter
• Testify on Congressional Redistricting
• Telephone Town Hall with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
• Beaverton Virtual Special Election Voters’ Forum

Development News September 2021

The “shells” of the five buildings in the new shopping center are nearly complete, and four of them have gotten through the permitting from the county and are ready for the tenants to move in. Insomnia Coffee is beginning to work with the architect on interior finishes.

Library News September 2021

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• Library browsing update
• Join the Library Association Board of Directors
• Attend the 46th annual meeting of the CMBCLA
• Kids
• Patrons will miss Marta, beloved Youth Services librarian
• Teens and Tweens
• New young teen collection for 5th-8th graders
• We did it! Teens read to make a difference
• Adults
• Beyond the Bin
• Native by Design: Gardening to Invite and Support Biodiversity
• Second Edition Sidewalk Sale

How does our power grid work?

Electricity provides the energy for many of our daily activities—from each flick of a light switch to charging our devices, we rely on the power grid to live efficiently. Portland General Electric (PGE) is the electricity provider for Cedar Mill, and through their chain model of infrastructure, they ensure that we have consistent access to power.

Featured Business: Art World School

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Art World School was established as Jiao Ying School in 1997 by artist Jiao Ying. It was previously located in downtown Portland and Tigard, and the new location in the Bethany area was established in 2018.

Gardening in the drought

Looking around my garden, I am noticing the plants that are damaged from the heat event that we all endured recently. My water bill increased several times the last few months since I turned on my sprinkling system.

WashCo News August 2021

• BCC gives green light to develop comprehensive substance use treatment center
• What is Middle Housing?

Road News August 2021

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• Kaiser Road closure
• Upper Saltzman

Seniors speak out!

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There seems to be a universal human drive to make connections with each other and find meaning in our daily experiences and challenges. In the days before the pandemic, people met in coffee houses, meeting rooms, and living rooms to share ideas and learn from each other. But even though COVID-19 changed the location of those gatherings, it didn’t stop people from coming together.

Public Safety News August 2021

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• FEMA Grant-funds safety gear
• Mental Health Response Team expanding

Business News August 2021

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• CMBA looks at acceptance for the • • Asian community
• Fresh Thyme Soup is back!
• Cascadia Taphouse events
• CMFM is a rainbow of beautiful fresh local produce
• Great Notion Brewing is expanding hours
• Village Gallery of Arts News
• Learn (and earn) financial literacy without spending a dime
• New Hawaiian restaurant soon?

Park News August 2021

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• THPRD offering monthly pass sales starting August 16
• THPRD Fall Native Plant Sale by pre-order only
• Elsie Stuhr Center preparing to welcome back 55 and better community
• THPRD Fall Registration opens August 28

Garden News August 2021

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• Heat-damaged plant care
• Level Up Series presents Season Extension Techniques

CPO News August 2021

• No meeting in August
• Neighborhood Meetings

Library News August 2021

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• Second Edition Resale
• For Kids
• For Teens & Tweens
• For Adults

Community News August 2021

• Clothes for Kids needs you!
• Want to make your business more sustainable?
• Nominate your favorite tree!
• Seasonal Rounds: Picturing Tribal Lifeways through Annual Cycles
• Become a member of Washington County’s Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee!
• 10-week training for animal lovers
• Catio Tour!
• Less than a month away from La Strada dei Pastelli!
• Metropolitan Youth Symphony Registration
• Ask WSCO: There’s a problem with garbage and lots of parked vehicles near my ho