Category Archives: Business

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.

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!

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

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.

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?

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.

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!

Cedar Mill welcomes a variety of new businesses

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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

ridwell box

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.

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

Business News December 2021

12 kegs of Christmas wreath logo

• 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?

Holiday News December 2021

big horn brass trombone section

• 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!

Ridwell in Washington County

Ridwell

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.

Library News December 2021

library owl logo

• 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!

Development News November 2021

target front

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

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

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

wetland overview

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

Business News October 2021

kim black gourd

• 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

Business News September 2021

necklace by margie simmons

• 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!

Featured Business September 2021: The Ackerly at Timberland

ackerly walking path

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).

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.

Featured Business: Art World School

girl making art

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.

Business News August 2021

rainbow produce

• 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?

Development News July 2021

• Sunset Athletic Club’s new facility is coming along!
• Dinihanian Farm update

Business News July 2021

Kathy Deal Featured Artist

• Village Gallery of Arts
• Impressions By Veronica Art Workshops
• CMBA July meeting
• Discover Sunset Credit Union this summer

Life Time Fitness at Barnes & CHB

Excavation for infrastructure is underway now

With construction finally underway on the Life Time Fitness complex west of Cedar Hills Blvd. (CHB) south of Barnes Road, we have been receiving questions about this development and future plans for the remaining Peterkort properties in the vicinity. Here’s a brief review and a timeline of the Peterkort Master Plan.

Business News June 2021

white birch merchandise

• Cascadia Taphouse happenings
• White Birch Design Co. is coming!
• Introducing Coast & Country Designs
• The Wine Cellar
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market, Did You Know?
• Jessica Angle Painting
• Cedar Mill Business Association
• Sunset Credit Union: Four tips to buying the right car at the right price

Development News May 2021

dogtopia

• Milltowner Center update
• Dogtopia opening in Kirkland Place
• Stickmen Brewing
• Peterkort parking lot

Business News May 2021

nancy norman

• Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market
• Second Edition Sidewalk Sales
• Ackerly opening up to public events!
• Village Gallery
• Win an Oculus Quest 2 from Sunset • Credit Union
• Cedar Mill Business Association
• Skyline Memorial Events

Dining out safely in Washington County

fish and chips

• What is the county’s responsibility in restaurant safety?
• How is HHS getting the updated guidance to county restaurants?
• Does it need to be translated? How many languages? Or are restaurant owners responsible for making sure all employees understand?
• Are there any regulations or guidance about ventilation in the indoor dining spaces?
• About mask wearing while dining and drinking?
• What enforcement powers does HHS have?
• How many staff can do that work?
• What’s the public’s role in reporting? Best practices?
• Aside from you and the state websites, are there other resources for restaurant owners that you know about? Professional groups, unions, etc?

Donuts Plus owner Sue Kim

donuts plus

Everyone’s favorite donut shop has been closed since February due to the death of co-owner Sue Kim.

Business News March 2021

Liz Walker acrylic

• Village Gallery News
• The Wine Cellar: Pinot & Pages, featuring Andre Hueston Mack
• Second Edition Resale
• CMBA meeting news
• Juggle Source
• Sunset Credit Union explains Traditional and Roth IRAs
• Easter Egg Hunt at Bethany

Development News February 2021

• New businesses for Milltowner, Kirkland
• Catlin Gabel campus

Business News February 2021

Residents of The Ackerly checking all the boxes in preparation for their shot.

• Village Gallery Adult Classes And Workshops
• Cedar Mill Business Association meeting
• Sunset Credit Union is ready to deliver new round of PPP Loans
• The Ackerly at Timberland provides vaccine to residents and staff

Business News January 2021

Jean Anderson painting

• Peninsula Insurance has a new name: Timmco
• Portland Wine Cellar virtual wine tasting
• Foot Traffic
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Sunset Credit Union to postpone • 7th Annual Shred-It Day

Business News December 2020

touchmark christmas lights

• More small business assistance from Washington County
• Village Gallery of Arts
• Touchmark’s outdoor Winter Fest
• Drop Toy Drive donations here!
• The Ackerly at Timberland is holding a Festival of Lights
• Catlin Gabel offers variety of in-person art classes
• Bethany’s Table adds Marketplace
• Skyline Memorial Gardens ornament tree and toy drive
• Sunset Credit Union teams up with Family Promise
• Juggle Source now offers Mobile Notary

Amazon Lockers keep your deliveries safe

Amazon locker

A package is delivered: you are home, but the delivery person did not knock or ring the bell, so you don’t realize it is sitting outside your front door. Or worse, you receive a text that your package was delivered, open your front door, and find nothing.

CMBA helps bring musical bench to Cedar Mill

Musical bench in Timberland park

Katie Smith is the Community Outreach coordinator for the Cedar Mill Business Association, in addition to being Sales Manager of The Ackerly at Timberland. CMBA was looking for a project to replace the hanging flower baskets (since funding had dwindled), when she learned about Tualatin Valley Creates (TVC) and got in touch with Raziah Roushan, Executive Director.

Business News November 2020

• Drive-thru Diner at The Ackerly
• New round of small business grants from Washington County
• Jim & Patty’s at Forest Heights
• Fresh local eggnog at Schoch Dairy
• Training for home care providers
• Mad Hatter moves home
• CMBA November meeting
• Welcome to your extra set of hands: Juggle Source
• Deer Hill subdivision offers unique home lots
• Village Gallery of Arts

Business News September 2020

tomatoes at farmers market

Support our first responders and get a free coffee drink!
Village Gallery of Arts
Cedar Mill Business Association
Cornell Farms hosts Harvest for F(all)
Honey Acres launches business quilt trail
Great Notion Beaverton Tap Room
Cedar Mill Farmers Market is filled with fall produce
Great Portland resource for your “Staycation!”

Business News August 2020

Sunset CU helps over 100 local businesses with PPP Loans
Village Gallery
Cedar Mill Farmers Market is bursting with fresh produce!
Inside Out policy helps businesses meet physical distancing requirements
Open Air Beaverton Program
Fieldstone Cornell Landing hosts August events online
Great Notion Timberland
Adult watercolor classes at Catlin Gabel
World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

College this Fall? It’s not too late to apply for Portland Community College

As an academic and career advisor, I have been working with students that are preparing for college this fall. With the anticipation that many colleges and universities will be providing online-only classes for the fall 2020 term and perhaps into winter/spring 2021, some of my students are now seeking alternatives to paying higher tuition.

Business News June 2020

Village Gallery of Arts;
Cedar Mill Business Association;
Cedar Mill Farmers Market;
Fieldstone;
Staying active at home;
Bethany Family Pet Clinic continues “concierge” service;
American Sign Language Class;
ReStore is open to shop and donate, and resumes donation pickups;
Win a Nintendo Switch from SSPFCU;
Art classes for kids, watercolor for teens and adults

Business News April 2020

Sunset Credit Union
Sana Reiki
Western Oregon Dispensary
Stride Strong Physical Therapy
World of Smiles
Bethany Family Pet Clinic
Helvetia Farm Market and Marion Acres
Village Gallery News
Tire Factory closes
Refinish First closes
CK Hoffman Design
Dennis 7Dees
DuFresne’s Auto Service
Cedar Mill Business Association
Cedar Mill Farmers Market
Cornell Farm Nursery & Café

Allies, friends and givers offer support and fun

Without question, we are all living in uncertain and challenging times that have upended normal routines. While the news seems to grow grimmer each day, it becomes ever more important for all of us to focus on the things we can control in our lives…

Grocery shopping in the virus era

COVID-19 has pushed us to find our new normal. Unfortunately, that means our local grocery stores must accommodate our dramatically changing circumstances as well. Health and safety of shoppers is most important to our grocery stores…

Hungry for something different?

hamburger

Many of our local restaurants are still open for business. Just place your order, pay with a credit card, pick up your meal and enjoy at home. Most of them also offer delivery, either with their own people or through one of the meal delivery services…