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Volume 11, Issue 7
July 2013

Cedar Mill Business News for July

ima blueberryJuly at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market

July 20 will be the Blueberry Bash with Ima Blueberry, blueberry games, and music with The Lauren Sheehan Band.

In addition to blueberries, cherries, raspberries, and blackberries, peaches will be increasingly available all month long. You can also look forward to sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, and more. And as always, everything at the market is either made or grown locally by the folks selling it.

If you want to sign up for a weekly newsletter on what's coming up at the Cedar Mill Farmer's Market, sponsored by THPRD, just send a message to with subscribe in the subject line.

Radiator Selection

Mike’s Auto Parts is excited to announce they have expanded their selection of radiators. Call the office at 503-646-3064 for more information.

CMBA Speaker

This month, Mary McCormick with Protocol Consulting & Training is back at the Cedar Mill Business Association meeting to discuss Electronic Etiquette. She will provide useful information for various forms of electronic communication, including how to avoid misunderstandings and faux pas.

Effective immediately: your CMBA Membership pays for one member's lunch. If two employees attend the meeting from one company, the second person pays $5 for their lunch. Please give to JoAnne (Mountain Man Lady).

The CMBA monthly luncheons are an excellent opportunity to meet other Cedar Mill companies, increase your business, and learn a few things along the way. Anyone doing business in Cedar Mill is welcome to attend. Our program runs from 11:45-1:00. To encourage additional networking, attendees are welcome to stay until 1:30. Meetings are held at the Cedar Mill Bible Church Chapel at 12208 NW Cornell Rd.

The GreekThe Greek opens it up

Greek Village owner Irene Pavlatos says, “We've been hiding nine windows in the walls for more than 25 years. Two have been set free!” The view into the room has led lots of folks to discover this fun place for drinks, food, games and more.

The weekly schedule of events and specials includes:

Sunday: FREE Texas Hold’em games—4, 6, 8 pm

Monday: Shanrock's Trivia—7 pm

Tuesday:  Pool Tournament—7:30 pm

Weiner Wednesday: $1.25 hotdogs w/variety of condiments / Ladies Night $4 martinis

Taco Thursday with $1 tacos & $3.50 margaritas 11 am-7 pm / Pool Tournament 7:30 pm

Fireball Friday: $3.50 shots / DJ/KJ Suzi-Q 9 pm

Saturday:  Pool Tournament 4 pm / DJ/KJ Suzi-Q 9 pm

For last-minute specials and other news, “like” them on Facebook.

Changing themes at Second Edition

The shop will sport a nautical theme beginning July 1. On July 8, everything will be black and white, and beginning July 15, they will bring out the Vintage Collection and fill the shop with wonderful finds from years past, including clothes, jewelry, toys and household items. Second Edition will open at noon on those Mondays because they will be busy stocking the shop with items for the week’s theme.

At the end of the month, on Monday, July 29, Second Edition will roll out their Back-To-School items. Although the kids still have a month to enjoy their summer vacation, the shop wants to accommodate parents who are anxious to get started on school shopping before end-of-summer vacations.

Traditionally, Second Edition has combined Back-To-School with Fall Changeover which happens in mid-August. Because they want to have the school stock available earlier, Fall Changeover will take place in September. Clearance sales will begin September 13, and the shop will re-open with the new fall fashions on Monday, September 23 at noon.

Second Edition is located next to the Cedar Mill Community Library, at 12505 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229.

leafConcrete leaf classes

Local artist Roberta Palmer sells her beautiful concrete leaf-cast sculptures at local markets and fairs, and she’s willing to share her skills and techniques in a series of two-hour classes this summer. Or with two or more people, you can schedule your own class. Class fee is $30 and includes all materials. Classes held locally.

Thursday, July 18; Saturday, July 27; Tuesday, August 13; Saturday, August 24; and Wednesday, September 11 from 10-noon; Saturday, September 21 1-3 pm.

Email Roberta at to enroll or schedule a class, or call 503-350-2348.

Packing made easy

You have planned a great vacation, and now it’s time to pack those bags. Fortunately, you don’t need to stress over it. Here are some great travel tips from Beth Giles of Northwest Organizing Solutions.

• Create a generic Master Checklist before you start packing. This list can be used any time you pack. It will help you pack efficiently and reduce the risk of forgetting something. Separate items into categories such as clothing, accessories, documents, toiletries, electronics, food items, and miscellaneous equipment. You can generate a list by using an interactive packing list ( or you can create one yourself. This list can be designed for the whole family or customized for each individual. Following this list can help you avoid over-packing. If it’s not on the list, you probably don’t need to pack it.

  • Begin a trip file in advance by gathering all your travel related information into a folder. This file should include items like your hotel confirmation numbers, passports, flight information, necessary phone numbers, and literature about your destination. Keep this file in your carry-on case so it is accessible at all times.
  • Put the heaviest items towards the bottom when packing your suitcase. This makes the suitcase easier to transport and prevents delicate, lighter items from getting squished. Pack similar items together using zippered plastic bags. Keeping underwear or socks grouped together makes these small items easy to find and access. Take along a few extra baggies to keep items like a wet bathing suit or muddy shoes separate from the rest of your clothing.
  • Store items for specific activities together. If your vacation includes a day at the beach, pack the towels, sunscreen, flip flops, and hats in the beach bag before placing it in the suitcase. When beach day comes, you can simply remove the pre-packed bag from the suitcase, and you are ready to go.
  • Know your luggage limits. If you are flying, check with your airline about one week before traveling to find out its restrictions. If you are traveling by car, remember you have to fit people comfortably into the car as well as the luggage, so don’t bring too large a suitcase.

For more helpful tips on staying organized, follow Beth at For private consulting, contact NW Organizing Solutions at 503-709-0791.

beach collageVillage Gallery News

Cyndie Christiansen is July’s featured artist. Her multiple artistic interests and love of color will be reflected in this show, which includes watercolor and acrylic paintings, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade books.

For previous members, the Village Gallery of Arts will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in September, with a historical exhibit commemorating five decades of local art and artists in the community. If you or someone you know was a past member of Village Gallery of Arts, please email to receive an invitation to our September 21, 2013 reception.

July’s featured workshops include the following:

Danny Rodriguez - Turkish Marbling on Paper; Friday, July 26, 10-1, all levels (ages 16 and up). Experience an ancient art form and learn the techniques of marbling on paper. Learn about marbling ingredients, patterns and tools, and create custom marbled papers you can take home at the end of the workshop. View samples of Rodriguez’s work and read his blog at

Joann Wellner - Beginning Fused Glass Workshop; Saturday, July 20, 9-5 at JoAnn’s Glassworks, Hillsboro, OR. No previous experience necessary. Bring an inspirational photo of fused glass or other artwork and learn to make an 8” plate. Workshop will cover materials, equipment, safety considerations, samples of various techniques, and glass cutting skills.

Children’s Art Classes with Kristi Roberts (, who will teach fine art concepts and techniques taught through drawing, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, clay and mixed media. Classes fill quickly, so please call the gallery for registration.

For schedules, go to Village Gallery of Arts is a non-profit, cooperative gallery in operation since 1963. It is located at 12505 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR, next to the Cedar Mill Library. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4 and Sunday noon-4.

MIDI Music Mania

Westside Music School is excited to host the 2013 Summer Clavinova Celebration “MIDI Music Mania” for students and musicians of all ages and levels. This event will be held Saturday afternoon, August 3, at the Westside Music Recital Hall (“Le Salon de Musique”). The participants can play any favorite piece (solo, duet, trio, ensemble, etc.), using one or more features of the Clavinova digital piano (for example, voice, style, sequencing, recording, etc.).

Westside Music School teachers will be available for private or group coaching sessions for students who decide to participate during June and July. Contact Westside Music School at 503-533-5100 for further information. This is a great opportunity to have a really fun and creative performance experience, and a goal for that summer practice! These events are highly recommended by musicians and teachers nationwide as a fun and encouraging event for every student participant.

Christmas in July

HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab® will host a special Children’s Health Month along with the “Christmas in July” canned-food drive throughout the month of July, to help replenish local food banks and shelters.

HealthSource Doctors are offering a Complimentary Community Service Health Screening (a $189 value) in exchange for canned or non-perishable food donations or children’s book donations.

The 19-point screenings can help track down even the smallest amounts of pain, including a wide range of problems such as low back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder or arm pain, bulging or herniated discs, leg pain, numbness and more. Even X-Rays will be included if necessary. (This offer does not apply to federal beneficiaries and ACN participants.)

“Many people don’t realize that this can be one of the toughest times of the year for the local food banks, shelters and Salvation Army. We tend to forget about those in need outside of the holiday season. Even though we’re still half-a-year away from the holidays, we thought an early celebration could help jump-start the collections for local donations,” said HealthSource CEO Dr. Chris Tomshack. “Together, we can all help build a stronger, healthier community.”

Food banks across the country are reporting a record number of Americans seeking food this year. The USDA reported in November 2009 that an estimated 49 million people, including 17 million children are at risk of hunger. Children’s Books can be circled around to the clubs, Salvation Army and shelters that will always love and appreciate the donations coming in.

Donations will be collected at HealthSource located at 13305 NW Cornell Rd Suite E, from 9-noon and 2-5 Monday through Thursday, starting July 1 (closed on July 4-5). To find out more about this year’s Children’s Health Month & “Christmas in July” canned-food drive contact HealthSource at 503-746-5085.

For more information on HealthSource go to or



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