Business News November 2020

Drive-thru Diner at The Ackerly

Wednesday, November 11, 4 pm, RSVP required

Locals 55 and older are invited to drive up for a free dinner, prepared by the Ackerly chef. You’ll also be able to learn more about The Ackerly senior living center. Choose from a chicken or fish entrée, sides, and dessert! 

The first 20 people to RSVP will be treated to this great deal! Call 503-350-3400 to RSVP!

New round of small business grants from Washington County

On November 2, 2020, Washington County will release another round of small business grant funds, for businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The funding is available county-wide—in cities as well as unincorporated areas within the County. 

Eligible businesses may receive up to $10,000 in grant funds, based on factors such as whether the business was closed (or remains closed) under Executive Order, whether the business has received prior funding assistance, remaining available funding, and other factors. 

Interested parties should apply between November 2 and November 16. To apply, or to learn more information about assistance to businesses impacted by the pandemic, please go to the County’s business assistance website:

Help wanted for holiday sales

November 27 – December 20

Apply now to help us with Christmas Tree sales at Dinihanian Floral, 15005 NW Cornell Rd. Send resumes to:

Jim & Patty’s at Forest Heights

(from a NextDoor post) Hello Neighbors, I wanted to provide an update on our new cafe. First, we apologize for the slow pace. We have a full design and a great architect and contracting team in place. The permitting process is slower than expected. That said, we realize the Portland city staff and process is limited due to Covid-19 and we are all working through these crazy times together. 

We’re going to use as much of the existing infrastructure as possible. Our development budget is different than that of the Green Goddess! However, we’re excited about what we have put together—especially the grill and hood that will allow us to offer our full food menu. You’ll also notice a different color scheme—including a bit of tie dye! We’ve also begun to assemble a staff, including a fantastic manager (Bryan) who was once part of our Coffee People enterprise. He’s excited to be back and to be a part of this community. 

We’ll provide more updates as we go. Given that we are excited to begin getting to know everyone, we may just occasionally set up an outdoor table or two with just coffee and some pastries. We’ll let you know if/when we do that. 

Fresh local eggnog at Schoch Dairy

Schoch Dairy, just a short pleasant drive west on West Union Rd. in Helvetia, is again offering their delicious eggnog starting around November 5. Visit their Facebook page to get details! Also chocolate milk and regular whole milk from their cows, plus cheese and eggs from nearby farms.  

Training for home care providers 

December 1-17, online

Oregon Care Home Consulting & Training provides guidance, support, and training to individuals in Oregon looking to start their own adult foster care homes for seniors and individuals with physical disabilities. Our upcoming training is “Ensuring Quality Care” (EQC). This online course is a required training for anyone looking to open or manage an adult care home in Oregon. Please visit for information and registration. 

We also help guide future licensees through the licensing process and have a successful adult care home business. Beaverton-based Oregon Care Home Consulting and Training is celebrating our second anniversary. Questions? Please email, call 971-401-9200, or visit our website at

Mad Hatter moves home

Ramona Ruhr, aka the Mad Hatter, has moved her business to her home on Springville Lane, just a short drive from Cedar Mill or Bethany. She can handle all types of sewing, alterations, mending, upholstery, and she loves to make wedding and other types of celebration clothing. Call her at 503-643-3772 or email

CMBA November meeting

Tuesday, November 10, 12 pm, via Zoom

The Cedar Mill Business Association continues our monthly speaker/networking meetings online via Zoom. This month, we highlight the importance of giving back to our communities. This can take form in many different ways, such as volunteering, donating, helping a friend, or even a random act of kindness. Philanthropic efforts also work to eliminate social problems and increase wellness in people, society, and the planet. Volunteering your time and energy can help strengthen your neighborhood with simple gestures of compassion. We all can impact our community and world for the better! We hope to see you there as we give back to some of our own in Cedar Mill. 

CMBA Members will receive the Zoom link through our monthly E-Blast, so stay tuned. We invite guests to two free visits at no charge. Please contact our admin Chelsea at, to receive the link to meeting information. For more details on the Cedar Mill Business Association, please visit our website at

Welcome to your extra set of hands: Juggle Source

We often wonder where the time has gone, how we’ll accomplish everything that’s expected of us, or if we’ll ever be able to do the things we desire. Whether it’s daily demands, personal goals, or unexpected events—a pandemic and new social responsibility of political activism come to mind—it’s a juggle of the have-tos and the want-tos. Especially in a “we can do it all” culture.

Juggle Source will give you the relief you need. Juggle Source partners with its customers who are juggling too much, or just need an extra set of hands. If you find yourself running out of time to complete the things you want to achieve, Juggle Source can help. Whether you’ve got company coming into town, a fundraiser that needs extra help, or a business that is shorthanded for an event or project, Juggle Source would like to partner with you to achieve your goals and deadlines.

If you’d like to know more about what Juggle Source can do for you, and see what my customers have to say about the ways I’ve helped them, visit my website at I can also be found on Facebook and Instagram under Juggle Source.

Deer Hill subdivision offers unique home lots 

Long-time Cedar Mill residents Gail and Paul Parker have subdivided their property to create five custom home lots in a pocket neighborhood. They describe it as, “A neighborhood bound together by the balance between homes and habitat.” 

Learn more on the website.

Village Gallery of Arts 

New Address, same location: Due to the addition of new buildings in the Milltowner development, the Gallery has a new address: 1060 NW Saltzman, Portland, OR, 97229. All other contact information remains the same.

New Gallery Hours

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

Covid-19 protective measures: masks required, gloves optional, hand sanitizer (all available on site), social distancing observed, and limited visitors at any one time. Please follow instructions of the Desk Worker if you wish to touch any gallery items. We appreciate the extra effort our patrons must make at this time to enjoy the gallery and we thank you for coming!

Fall Awards Show: Our wonderful juror, Mark Andres, has made his selections and the awards are up! Please come and check out the marvelously varied work and be inspired!

Holiday Show And Sale

November 19-December 23

Lots of beautiful and unique hand-made and hand-decorated ornaments, gifts, cards, ceramics, glass work, and so much more! Hours to be announced—watch our website for details.

Featured Artisan: Sue Selbie: multi-layered 3D paper creations, and notebooks and journals utilizing her paste paper and leather covers. 

Big, Bold Art in the Window 

Chris Kondrat: featuring a multi-media, multi-texture creation with bold color and design.

Terry Wisley: featuring a glass-on-glass creation in a vintage wood window with flow and design using Kory Dollar signature cuts.

In-person classes are back! 

Adult classes and workshops. find the schedule and online registration at our website

All classes are limited to hours when the gallery is not also open for visitors, class size is limited by social distancing guidelines, and masks must be worn by students and instructors while in the gallery.

Art at Home: Activities for Home-Schooling Parents–Debbie Teeter

Two-part Workshop
Thursdays, November 5 & 12, 6-8 pm 

Note: This class is intended for parents or guardians teaching children at home. The activities provided can be used with a wide range of age levels.

This is a two-part workshop designed to provide parents with instructionally sound art activities to do with your children at home, using inexpensive basic art supplies, such as pen, crayon, watercolor, markers, tempera paint, glue and scrap materials. Each participant will receive a set of lesson plans/directions for several projects. A few projects will be shared each class, with time allotted for hands-on activity. The instructor will also share print and video resources to help expand your repertoire. Maximum 6 participants. See website for supply list. Instructor email:

Painting On Fabric: Making Holiday Gifts with Textile Paints–Emily Stevens

One-day Workshop, two choices of dates
Tuesday, November 10, or Saturday, December 8; 10 am-2 pm
Minimum 3, maximum 5 students

Explore painting on fabric that may be used for clothing, greeting cards, tote bags, aprons, tee shirts, wall hangings. Go home with painted textile samples that can be used for a variety of Holiday gifts. All students will be provided a kit in a (Covid-19 safe) zip lock bag with all the supplies needed for the class. The kit will contain a small gift bag, tote bag, fabric swatches, patterns, transfer paper, and freezer paper. Paints and brushes will be supplied by the instructor. Gloves will be available for safe handling of the products. Techniques will be taught. You may bring your own patterns and clothing to paint on if you desire but that is not required. See Gallery website for supply list and further details. Instructor email:

Color Theory Workshop-Mix, Play and Learn–Lori McLaughlin

One-day Workshop
Sunday, November 22; 1-3:30 pm
Maximum: 3 students

All materials provided. Discover basic color theory terms giving you the knowledge to tackle the most challenging subjects. Are complementary colors all that? Find out! Can temperature in your palette make your artwork snap? Find out! Understanding color theory and mixing basics can broaden your knowledge in tackling any still life. 

Zoom Snow Globe Watercolor Class–Jean Anderson

One session Zoom class
Thursday, November 12; 10 am-12 pm
Skill level: Beginner with some watercolor experience to Advanced

You can decide what to put in your snow globe. I’ll give several examples that you can copy or jog your creative spirit. You can make this for Christmas or more generic. See Gallery website for supply list and further details.

Zoom Birch Trees-Splatter and Scrape–Jean Anderson

One session Zoom class
Tuesday, November 17; 10 am-12 pm
No experience needed

This is a really fun time. It doesn’t matter what skill level you are. It’s just plain fun.You’ll splatter, scrape with a credit card and enjoy the magic of watercolor at its best. We’ll end with some detailing and instruction in painting tree branches. See website for supply list and further details.

Virtual classes 

Let’s Doodle-Turn your doodles into a drawing–Debbie Teeter

Go to this link.

Free video suitable for child through adult. Supplies: pencil, paper, and your imagination.

Let’s Make a Cubist Drawing–Debbie Teeter

This free video contains a short lesson on Cubism, complete with a demonstration of how to create your own Cubist drawing. Downloadable pdf with supply list and directions included. Instructional video here.

Cubist drawing plan available here

Pinch Pots & Beyond–Teresa Vaughn

Free video contains a short lesson on working with clay with a demonstration of how to create your own pinch pot