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

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• 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

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• 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

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

Garden & Nature February 2024

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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