Page 1

The Beaverton Resource Guide


Your FREE Monthly Community Paper

ConnectingCommunity kAßkÀÎ Ì kÄÌ1 kÏkÀ

Find these stories inside & more! LOCAL BUSINESS


Many Thanks to our Community Partners!

• ZooLights is back (page 10) • Health Insurance Open Enrollment is here (page 15) • Happy holidays my friends (page 20) • With Christmas comes renewal (page 21)


• TVF&R offers holiday safety tips (page 23)


°°°ÌA cÌÏÀ ßkÄ

• Shop local and support our new businesses (page 4)


Volume 11 | Issue 12 | December 2021

• Check out a local holiday event (pages 24-31) Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 1

Mayor Lacey Beaty:

“I’m grateful for the BRG’s role in keeping our community connected so that we can build a better Beaverton for all. We are resilient, and together we can recover the American dream.”


• Pages: 3-11 ( business directory and stories) • Pages: 10-13 (animals, parks, pets, sustainability) • Pages: 14-15 (health & wellness) • Pages: 16-20, 25 (senior ads, health, news)

Shelter, food and basic necessities for those in need

• Pages: 11-12, 18-21, 28-29, 32 (essays, library, spotlight) • Pages: 2, 21-22 (city news, public safety)


• Pages: 24-31 (events, art, programs, calendar, theatre)


• Pages: 2, 17, 29, 32 (contests, puzzle & photography)


Beaverton Winter Shelter



First Settled: 1847 (by Augustus Fanno)

Mayor: Lacey Beaty | City Manager: Kurt Wilson City Council: Allison Tivnon, Laura Mitchell, Marc San

Year Incorporated: 1893

Soucie, Mark Fagin, Nadia Hasan

Population: 97,229 (2017)


Sales Tax: 0.0% Zip Codes: 97005-08, 97075, 97078, 97003

Tuesdays, 6:30pm City Council meetings are held in the Forrest C. Soth Council Chambers in City Hall and open to the public. 503-526-2222 or visit:

Area Codes: (503), (971)


Income Tax: 9.0%

Elevation: 189 feet above sea level Yearly Rain/Snow: 39in/2in per year Clear Days per Year: 142 days Median Home Price: $353,316 (2017) Median Household Income: $58k (‘17) Projected Job Growth: 8.7% (2017) Average Communte Time: 22 min. High School Graduation Rate: 81%

Beaverton Recycling ........................................ 503-526-2665 Beaverton School District................................503-591-8000 Chamber of Commerce ................................... 503-644-0123 City Hall ............................................................ 503-526-2222 City of Beaverton (Water)................................ 503-526-2257 Hazardous Waste Disposal (Metro) ................ 503-797-1700 Oregon DMV .................................................... 503-299-9999 Oregon Ecycle .................................................. 888-532-9253 NW Natural (Gas)............................................. 503-226-4211 PGE (Electricity) ...............................................800-743-5000 Police (Non-Emergency) ................................. 503-526-2260 Waste Management (Trash) ............................ 800-808-5901


The Beaverton Resource Guide is a division of Cedar House Media. For questions or comments? Contact us: CEDAR HOUSE MEDIA 10200 SW Allen Blvd, Suite D Beaverton, OR 97005 503-641-3320 MONTHLY WRITERS

City Staff KPTV Staff Larry Ferguson Dirkse CC Staff

TVF&R Staff Spencer Rubin Police Staff Shion Britten

Executive Editor: Cory Burden Managing Editor: Michael Wong Senior Designer: Sarah Jones Webmaster: Troy Brisbin Advertising: Michael Wong

Dr. Duy Bui Kimberly Shute Stacy Beckly Larry Ball

County Staff Dr Bryen Bell Oregon Zoo Staff PGE Staff

THPRD Staff Oregon Clinic Dr. Jennifer Means Dr. Bryen Bell

Karen Bolin Felicity Cortese Amy Louis


Hello Beaverton! Welcome to another issue of The Beaverton Resource Guide. As a full-color, monthly newspaper that’s dedicated to the positive aspects of our community, you can be sure to find interesting and uplifting stories about what makes our city one of the best in the country (ranked #3 nationally for “Best Places to Raise a Family” by, 2018). The goal of The BRG is simple and can be easily read at the top of each month’s cover: “Connecting Community”. To me, this means connecting people who live, work or shop in and around Beaverton with the abundant local resources available here. So, whether you’re a shop or a shopper, we’ll do our best to introduce you to each other. Are you looking for something to do out of the house? We’ve got you covered there too with a variety of options in our Out & About section. Find the county’s event calendar, the Beaverton Farmers Market Vendor Guide, regional theatre line ups, a full list of library programs and more. The BRG is available for pickup at over 170 locations from large grocery stores to small dentist offices. For information about placing an ad, stories, distribution or anything else, email Sincerely, Michael Wong (Managing Editor) PS. Don’t forget to visit our website

2 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

the shelter to: be accessible to transit, social services, and employment; be ADA accessible; and enable engagement OUR TOWN with the neighborhood so that community relationships can ll around us the signs are be established and maintained. clear: winter is rapidly The permanent shelter discusapproaching. And for some, WKH FRROHU ZHDWKHU VLJQL¿HV WKH sion is ongoing at City Council meetings, and I encourage you coming of family gatherings, to attend upcoming meetings to shared meals and traditions, DQG WLPHV WR FR]\ XS E\ WKH ¿UH learn more. While the shelter is not with warm drinks. For others, accepting volunteers, there are the dropping temperatures a variety of community-based forecast the dangers, hunger, organizations who desperately and loneliness that await them need volunteers and donations. in the months ahead. And we all know that as much I’m proud of our commufun as it is to receive, true joy nity’s commitment to providcomes from giving and serving ing shelter, food, and basic with happy hearts. Whatever necessities for those who are your celebrations and tradiexperiencing houselessness. tions, may you experience joy Our winter shelter recently reand peace this season. opened its doors for the sixth season and will remain in operation through at least March 15, 2022. To offer donations and refer adults in need of shelter, please contact Community Connect at (503) 640-3263. This will be the last year for our temporary shelter to operate at the Community Center. We are actively reviewing locations for a permanent shelter, which will also include a health care clinic. Beaverton has never had a permanent shelter, and determining a location is challenging. While there’s no Lacey Beaty was elected Beaversuch thing as a perfect buildton’s Mayor in 2020. Prior to serving ing or perfect site, we do have as Mayor, she served for six years some guidelines. We want on Beaverton City Council.

True joy comes from giving


Answers to Last month’s Word Puzzle • • • • •


• • • • •


• • • • •


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the position of Cedar House Media and/or the Beaverton Resource Guide. Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!




Shop Local Shop Downtown Beaverton

Food & Beverage Afuri IZAKAYA Ava Roasteria

Somar Mediterranean

Carina’s Bakery

Syndicate Wine Bar

Clockwork Rose Tea Emp.

Tan Tan Cafe & Delicatessen

Donut King

The Whole Bowl

Ex Novo

Top Burmese

Family Cafe

Ur Mediterranean Restaurant


Vault at LaScala

Gloria’s Secret Cafe

Waba Sushi & Grill


Yada Thai Cuisine

Karver Sandwich Bar Koya Sushi Lionheart Coffee Company Maiale Rosa Wood Fired Pizzeria Mexicali Express Milk+T Mo Cha Tea House Nak Won Raindrop Tap House

Superbowl Teriyaki Spicy Stir Fry, Yakisoba, Orange Chicken, Asian Chicken Salad, Bibimbap and more! 503-626-0552

Shops Andrew’s Florist Batteries Plus Bulbs Beaverton Florists Beaverton KIA Beaverton Music Services Beaverton Pharmacy

Bizee Bird (503) 644-9515 Blessings from Heaven Book Corner Canyon Body Art Costume Avenue Covenant Clock Restoration Cravings Cigs & Vape LLC

Crystal Heart Books Damerow Ford Forager Vintage GHM Boutique Guatamex Jan’s Books Pianos Now Staghorn Mercantile Stark Street Lawn & Garden Tony’s Smoke Shop Vanek’s Shoe Repair Vault Vintage Clothing Boutique

Canyon Rd Chiropractic

MVP Dance Elite NAGA Martial Arts NW Family Acupuncture OEI Nails & Spa Pedro’s Upholstry

Cashmere Beauty Lounge ChiroCentric LLC Chiropractic First Columbia Bank

Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral

Definition Dental

Pro TV Royal Hair Designs Day Spa Social Security Office Sun Connections Travel The Hair Boutique

DITA Barbers Dulcederm Fulcrum Construction Gain Hair Salon Global Art of Dance

A&P Appliance Allpoints Integrative Health Ayman’s Barbershop Bank of America Beaverton Barber Beaverton Dental Arts

Beaverton Library (503) 644-2197 Beaverton Music Services Beaverton NW Chiropractic

Upgrade Your Listing • + website/phone


• 5 lines + logo


For more info, email

Beaverton Downtown Association

Gloria’s Beaverton Salon


Therapeutic Associates Thomas Family Dentistry U S Bank Urban Counseling Collective Vanity Junkie Salon

Boundary Map

Holistic Health Clinic (503) 646-8575


n Rd Canyo

am Rd

Broadway St

Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo ‘Oko’a Jaleh’s Hair Fashions Jini Hair Salon Key Bank Kimmi Clinic Law Office of Max Wall Mak-Service Marineau Dental Mattson Hellickson Dental McBride Optometrist



1st St


ton Rd USPS

2nd St

3rd St


5th St 6th St




5th St

Lombard Ave

Broadway Saloon

Betts Av e


Great food, fun and an unforgettable atmosphere! (503) 641-7474

Tucker Ave


Broadway Saloon

a menu that changes weekly featuring fresh ingredients. 503-641-3223

Travel & Cruises, LLC *Layaway Plans Available* 503-655-4850

Hall Blv d

Big’s Chicken

Hindi & Punjabi speaking providers available. Extended Hours Mon-Sat 503-644-1171

Watson A ve

Breakfast-Lunch-Diner 30 varieties of pancakes & waffles! 503-646-2688

Italian inspired with

Sun Connections

Angel St

Beaverton Sub Station

Family Practice

Stott Av e

Tom’s Pancake House

Main St

Batter Up


The Passport to Old Town Beaverton is back And it’s gone mobile!




he Beaverton Downtown Association has partnered with BabbleBuy, a locally-created small business app, to create a brand-new passport program to help people discover new businesses in downtown Beaverton between November 27, 2021 and March 31, 2022. BabbleBuy makes it very HDV\ WR ¿QG SDUWLFLSDWLQJ EXVLnesses, visit them and make purchases, and then get discounts on future visits.




November 27th thru March 31st, 2022

See you out there! Scan the QR code with your camera to download the BabbleBuy app to start participating in the Passport to Old Town!

@BeavertonDowntownAssociation @BabblyBuy

Want to participate? Here’s how! Scan the QR code here or on the passport posters throughout downtown to




If a business is offering discounts or promotions for return visits, simply show them your “stamp” (the post you created during your previous visit). This will be a really fun way to explore downtown Beaverton, and we excited to share it with you!

download BabbleBuy and get started. You may also visit

events and click the download button there. Use the app to visit

participating businesses. When you make a purchase, take a photo in the shop and create your “buzz,” which is basically a social media post within BabbleBuy. That post will be your “stamp” in your Babble%X\ SUR¿OH

#DowntownBeaverton The Beaverton Downtown Association promotes the historic preservation and economic development of Old Town Beaverton. Want to get involved? Check out our website at

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 3

ConnectingCommunity #BeavertonChamberofCommerce

Shop local and support our new businesses Paving the way for pandemic recovery LOCAL BUSINESS


ne thing became very clear this past year: business as usual has changed course. Staying in or staying close to home PHDQW ¿QGLQJ QHZ ZD\V WR VWD\ entertained. We saw the number of new entrepreneurs increase as our friends and neighbors grew their hobbies into income-generating activities. Established businesses learned new ways to ZRUN ZLWKLQ WKH FRQ¿QHV RI WKH social climate. We all learned the value of community. Diversity in dining and drinking New restaurants joined the Beaverton area food and beverage scene. Beaverton continues

to attract foodies from across the Portland Metro area to meet, eat and drink in our city. From the now-permanent First Street Dining Commons to the outdoor eating spaces lining Beaverton’s restaurant row; an expanded Food Cart Pod; places for wine, whiskey, beer, and all the above. Beaverton excels at welcoming cuisines as diverse as its growing population and popularity. Burmese, Lebanese, Mexican and Thai; steaks, pasta, vegetarian – there is something for everyone. Arts & Literature Beaverton is creating and curating culture in a world that recognizes the value of this gift. Art galleries and artisan shops have also been added to the culture of our downtown. In addition to the city library, there are bookshops with unique selections of new

We all learned the value of community and used books. Art galleries and artisan shops are ready to be browsed and shopped, and you FDQ ¿QG ORFDO DUWLVWV IHDWXUHG RQ the walls of coffee houses and other businesses in the area too. A Day Away We invite you to explore our downtown. Start with a coffee at Ava Roasteria, a

location that was born of the vision that a local, neglected property could become a place for people to gather. Stroll the Beaverton City Fountain Park, with the newly refurbished pop-up, LED-lit fountain, (and in the winter – a seasonal light display). Pick up a meal at any one of the local restaurants

and dine alfresco in the covered outdoor space of the First Street Dining Commons. Meander through the local stores such as Mamancy Tea & Chocolate or The Book Corner, selecting gifts for home, family, and friends. Treat yourself to a manicure at Frenchie’s for her and perhaps a beard trim at the Barbers for him, prior to taking in a theatrical production at the soon-to-be-open Patricia Reser Center for the Arts. Finish your day with an adult libation at Syndicate Wine or Central Station Taps.

For more information on places to eat, play and stay, visit our website at


Conversation skills require practice A teacher shares her story about the importance of conversation BUSINESS ADVICE


ne thing that is a toughy in today’s world: Humans (all humans...young and old) generally have degraded communication skills. We can thank technology for this: Email, social media, texting, video games...they’ve all taken our eyes off each other...and focused them on screens. More often than not, we type and click send as a very VLJQL¿FDQW SDUW RI RXU GDLO\ communication. As much as this is part of modern’s also exceptionally impersonal and lacking in emotion. Conversation skills require practice, BUT today, people simply don’t practice their conversation skills. Like throwing and catching: No practice = no skill! Interpersonal communication is emotional! Humans are emotional animals...and thrive with positive interactions and relationships.

Here’s an idea for you... regarding muscle memory and practicing conversation skills at work: A teacher friend of mine recently shared this with me: “Yesterday, I shut down class about 10 minutes early and told my students I wanted them to just sit and talk to one another. Several of them immediately opened their laptops and began navigating to their favorite whatever (social media, game, etc...). I said, ‘No, no laptops. I want you to have face-to-face conversations right now.’ After a collective groan went up, and after a couple minutes...I observed

4 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

something both wonderful and alarming. For the next few minutes, a couple of tables came alive with conversation. They looked each other in the eyes and talked with great enthusiasm and interest. It was beautiful to watch and listen to. However, many students ZHUH GHÀDWHG 7KH\ GLG QRW know what to do without some sort of entertainment from a device. A couple of them put their heads down and avoided eye contact with anyone. I went around the room to those students and tried to engage with them. Some of them mustered a few words, but most didn’t know what to do. I share this story as a

wakeup call for parents. It’s tragic to me that a large percentage of today’s youth do not know how to have real conversation, but it’s not their fault. It is our responsibility as adults to lead by example and hold our kids accountable. Unplug every day, talk, and listen to your children. Getting lost in a device does not help them cope with and overcome the things they’re going through mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. All it causes is isolation and depression. They need relationships; they need you.” • WHAT IF: At your next sales or staff meeting, you shut it down 10-minutes early...and tell your people: No phones, no tablets, no laptops? • WHAT IF: You scheduled a weekly or bi-monthly staff get together for 10-15 minutes...with the sole purpose of conversations? • WHAT IF: Your people got so good at interpersonal conversation...that it translated into a more positive, enjoyable workplace? • WHAT IF: Your peoples’ conversation skills got so good...that your business became (or remained) of

bastion of positive conversation and customer service between employees and customers? Nothing too complex here. Just simple stuff that humans (young and old) used to be PXFK EHWWHU DW <RX FDQ ¿[ LW Or if you’re crew is already good at can keep those conversation skills sharp! After all, NBA Basketball players still practice free throws. That’s pretty basic stuff for people who are considered some of the best athletes in the world. If they can practice the basics on a regular basis...perhaps you and your employees can too!

Spencer Rubin is a sales/marketing expert and a passionate advocate for the success of small, local business owners. To sign up for Spencer’s weekly Catalyst Newsletter, contact 971-732-4745. “Don’t give up, don’t EVER give up” ~Coach Jim Valvano

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Local Directory Shop at these Beaverton businesses Arts & Culture

European Classical Music

KPTV Fox Channel 12

Appreciation. Sit back and enjoy!

PGE Green Power Program 800-542-8818

Theatre in the Grove

Recycling & Waste Programs (503) 359-5349


KUIK AM 1360

Beaverton Education Foundation

Learn About our City’s Past through historic photos, artifacts, exhibits and more! 503-430-0106

Community Resources See my work & lana-lnelson/ (in Facebook too!) Call me at 503 830-7894

Aloha Community Library

Beaverton Composting 503-644-5555

Cedar Hills Crossing 503-643-6563

Cedar Mill Library 503-644-0043

Chamber of Commerce 503-644-0123

City Hall Increasing Access to the Arts... through our Scholarship Program and the Campaign to build the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts

TVF&R 503-259-1225

Beaverton Police Dept. 503-591-8000

Classes and Workshops 1060 NW Salzman Road (next to the Cedar Mill library)


Wash. County Visitors Center

Beaverton School District

Affordable Arts and Crafts

Village at Scholls Ferry

503-526-2460 503-629-0111 503-526-2222

Beaverton School District 503-591-8000

Cascade Montessori Preschool

Acting & Speech Coaching

Visitors Center for

*Free Placement Testing*

Beaverton and Washington County 503-644-5555

See student success stories in Kid’s corner on back cover! 503-639-7219 MAP2D

Wash. County Republicans Working for Oregon!, 503-927-7374

Wash. County Sheriff’s Office 503-846-2700

Washington Square Mall 503-639-8860


Support Your Library by donating to the Beaverton Library Foundation online @


Preschool- Grade 5

Jazz Combo Classes

Education centered in the heart. 4855 SW Watson Ave. Beaverton 503-671-9112 Call Tina at 917-202-9816 today!

& Learning

97229 Bethany / Cedar Mill

26 26

97006 97003

Canyon Rd

Democratic Party

Community Gardens (THPRD) 503-620-5262 (503) 644-2197

All levels and all ages welcome! Call Terry at 503-707-4554



Broadway Rose Theatre

Beaverton City Library

is expanding on the corner of 170th and TV Hwy! Serving kids ages 6 mo - 6 yrs! Visit us at

Community Gardens (City)

Energy Trust of Oregon 503-693-7815

Learn to prosper with life! Let your self esteem blossom. Aweigh Impasse holding classes at 12750 SW 2nd Street, Ste 102 Call (916) 396-9633

TV Hwy

Values in Action! 503-626-7018

HART Theatre

The Book Corner 503-643-5188


THPRD 503-259-0185

Beaverton Coloring Books Color in the fun images as your kids learn about the city. The perfect gift or souvenir!

Solar Oregon 503-645-6433 (503) 644-2197 503-754-9866

The Round 503-381-1670

(See useful ph# list on page 2)

Beaverton City Library

Beaverton Civic Theatre

Ombudsman Program 1-800-522-2602

97078 It’s not to late, enroll now! Preschool - 5th Grade 14485 SW Walker Road (across from Nike) 503-641-4600 |

on gt


rm Fa


97225 Garden Home

Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy



Murray Blvd

Lana L. Nelson Oil Painting 503-643-7453

Oregon Long Term Care

217 217


97223 Garden Home

FOX 12 Oregon 503-906-1249

Garden Home Community Library 503-245-9932

Customized Learning in a choice-based environment. Small classes, all subjects, K-12. 503-597-9100


rry R

lls Fe


97223 Tigard Beaverton Zip Codes

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 5

Beaverton Comes Together and Thrives! Health Beauty & Wellness

Men, Women & Kids! Up-do, Bridal, Special Occasion, Lash Extentions, Face Waxing, Colour, highlights, smoothing 503-430-0008

Comprehensive dental care for your entire family. Visit us at: 503-590-7574

Nature’s Pet 503-579-2403

Pet Lost & Found All found pets are registered with the county. For more info: Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care 503-713-5143

Family Practice

Nutrition, IV Therapy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Dr. Jennifer Means & Dr. Elizabeth Elliott welcome you! 503-641-6400

Healthy Affordable Pet Supplies

We make it easy to feel right at home. 503-643-9735

Building Family for Life

Hindi & Punjabi speaking provider available. **Mon-Sat Extended Hours** 503-644-1171

Primary Care for the whole family

End Petlessness Oregon Humane Society 503-285-7722

Senior Living Community

Get Back to Feeling Good! Visit us at 503-406-2020

Welcome Home to King City Senior Village.

**Brain Training** Enhance your life & performance Improves memory, focus & sleep Visit (503) 420-7580

Guaranteed Pest Control Protecting your health and property since 1949! 503-646-2119

Been in an accident?

The place for all your bird needs. Serving Beaverton & Tigard Grab your “Honey Do” list and gimme a call. No job too small! 818-823-3070


AWEIGH IMPASSE offering Catwalk Premiere *Atelier * Showroom, * Beauty * Event Space * Call Kelly Christiansen at 503-464-6711

503-336-0382 503-718-7574

Beaverton Pharmacy

Cedar Mill Optometrist Call Dr. Goldman at 503-646-6166

Holistic Health Clinic 503-646-8575

Your Healing Sanctuary

Raleigh Hills Assisted Living Where our home becomes your home! 503-297-3200

Dental care you can smile about!

Birth & Postpartum Doulas

Medicare accredited 503-644-2101

Bridgeton Chiropractic Call Today 971-255-1708

Housing &

Washington County Dog License **Cats and other pets exempt** AnimalServices

comprehensive consultations in Biofield & Chakra Modalities at 12750 SW 2nd Street, Ste 102. Call for Appointment: (916) 396-9633 Tetyana Zinchenko, Practitioner

Exotic birds, healthy foods, toys, boarding & advice. Great prices! 503-644-9515

New Continuous Gutters! Gutter & roof cleaning, gutter repair, pressure washing, moss removal. 503-268-9121

Enjoy Life with Friends Retirement Residence Take a look at what retirement living should be! 503-646-0635

Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care. 503-629-5500

Adopt a Lovable Put 503.704.3587

Pets Animals & Pet Care

Home Maintenance

Great Cats for Great Homes 503-297-3825 503-320-6079

Leave the Stress Behind! 971-407-0402


Your Shower Door & Mirror *EXPERTS* Free estimates on all projects. Come talk to us! 503-644-3153

Churches & Spiritual **PLUMBING** Hills Construction Contracting Residential, Remodel & Service “We take care of all construction needs including kitchens & baths!” Low prices on water heater replacements 971-246-3682 (CCB#102201)

Come On...Let’s Play!! Daycare & Overnights 4070 SW Cedar Hills Blvd 503.596.2146

Dove Lewis 24hr Pet Hospital #1 choice for animal emergencies

Daycare & Pet Hotel Suites Telemedicine Health Talks FREE to the community every 4th Monday at 2:00pm Scan this for zoom link or visit

Painting & General Contracting *Finishing Fine Interiors* **Weather Tight Exteriors** (CCB#205045) 503-451-3239

6 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

Senior Living In Beaverton Offering Independent Living And Assisted Living Services At Canfield Place, we are family. 503-626-5100

Visit or call us at 503.430.5821

Hart Road Animal Hospital 503-591-5282 12555 SW 22nd St, Beaverton Our Sunday service times are 10:30am (in English) & 2pm (en español)

Valley Community Presbyterian Contact us at or call 503.292.3537.

Bethel Congregational UCC Sunday mornings at 10am.

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Shop Local • Give Local • Stay Local Beaverton Church of the Nazarene (503) 643-6616

We Buy Gold & Silver!

Southminster Presbyterian Church. 12250 SW Denney Road Progressive Spirit, Beloved Community, 503-644-2073

Portland Balaji Temple (503) 621-7716

Holy Angels Anglo-Catholic Church. Services w/Father Vince Varnas every Sunday 10:30am at our home church: 8950 SW 190th Ave., Aloha/Beaverton 503-356-8852

Are you Hungry? Welcome to Grill68, where all the dishes are prepared with care & with style! Try our flank steak with baked potatoes. 503-352-4472

Mexican Cuisine Daily happy hour from 11-5pm. 16305 SW Barrows Rd, Beaverton 503-567-8131

Engagement, Jewelry, Antique, Timepieces, Gifts, Service/Repair. 503 644-1333

Killer Burger


Burgers, Beer, Bottomless Fries!, 503-268-1757


Village on Scholls Ferry Class A Retail Complex. Restaurant & Office Space Avail. 503-747-7238

Try our Super Teriyaki Bowl! St. John Greek Orthodox Church

Sunday Service 9:15am Come connect, grow & serve with us! (503) 646-4455

14485 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton Sunday service at 10am. Visitors welcome! | 503-644-7444

Also Spicy Stir Fry, Yakisoba, Orange Chicken, Asian Chicken Salad, Bibimbap and more! 503-626-0552

Black Bear Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Take out & Delivery Available Visit 503-646-4507

Hoshana Rabbah Messianic (503) 570-3376

Valley Community Pres Church Warm Church with an Open Heart or call 503-646-7107 (503) 292-3537

Restaurants Food & Drink

Beaverton Coloring Books Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food! Open Sun - Thurs: 11am - 10pm Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm 503-601-7000

Italian inspired with a menu Murray Hills Christian Church Disciples of Christ: Continuing the work that Jesus began. Located up the hill on SW Wier Rd. | 503-524-5230

Come enjoy a taste of India Lunch, Dinner, Take Out 503-671-0432

St. Barnabas Espicopal Church 503-591-8993

Good Samaritan Ministries

Authentic Caribbean Cuisine

&ROXPELD Medical Alarm, Inc. 3HUVRQDO 6DIHW\ +HDOWK 6ROXWLRQV Local LifeLine Provider Personal health & safety solutions including GPS & medication dispensing. 503-644-4736

Book Corner Beaverton ReStore Shop, donate, or volunteer to support local Habitat homebuilding programs.

Broadway Saloon Great food, fun and an unforgettable atmosphere! (503) 641-7474 or call 503-644-2339.

& Shopping

Abhiruchi Indian Cuisine

(503) 591-7233

New Hope Missionary Baptist

Beaverton’s Best Sushi! Udon, Tempura, soba, Ramen, Curry, and more! Visit us at 9230 SW B/H Hwy 503-296-0045


that changes weekly featuring fresh seasonal ingredients from the Northwest. 503-641-3223

Bilal Mosque Association

Sunday Services: 8 & 10am 2201 SW Vermont, Portland 503-246-1949

Authentic Japanese Cuisine

Learn about the city through these locally drawn coloring books. We have other Beaverton souvenirs too! 503-314-3459. 503-643-5188

All Major Camera Brands cameras, photo classes, prints, restorations, film, accessories & more! 503-639-5088

Beaverton Florist*

Boriken Restaurant Flavors of Puerto Rico! 503-596-3571

Hot Tubs, Stoves, Fireplaces 503-644-0129

Pools, Free Water Analysis Service & Installation 503-649-2201


Join us Sundays at 10am A positive plan for spiritual living. Everyone welcome, families & youth 503-646-3364

A Little Taste of El Salvador Tu-Sa: 11-3pm, Saturday Breakfast 9-11am and Sun. 11:30-2:30pm. Homemade salsa and soups to go! 503-268-2124

30 varieties of pancakes & waffles! *Beaverton’s Favorite Restaurant* 503-646-2688

Azteca 503-643-8269

Get your business listing Raise Your Business Visibility

for as low as $15/month!

Signs, Banners, Decals, A-Frames & Vehicle Graphics 503-526-0216 Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 7

Beaverton Comes Together and Thrives!


Services General & Professional

Local Advertising Independent Insurance Agent Big and Small, We Write it All. Business Ins., Worker’s Comp., Home, Auto, Health/Life. 503-644-9945

Your Partner in Homecare Personal Care, Household Tasks and Transportation 503-433-8079

Compassionate In Home Care Trained professionals meeting senior care needs in the safety and comfort of home! 503.352-5634

If you like what you see in these pages and have a local business, consider advertising with us!

Beaverton Farmers Market The Winter Market is every Saturday, February and March, 10am-1:30pm

Family Entertainment Center 503-292-3523

25 cent Color Copies! High Quality | Low Cost Any project large or small. 503-641-3320

Insurance Partners NW Home, Auto, Business, & Health Friendly local independent agents! 503-372-5621

Cecilia K. Nguyen, Esq.

Cartridge Network 6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland, OR 97225 503-246-0665

Immigration & Citizenship, Business Law, Adoption & Legal Guardianship, 503-644-2146

Cedar Hills Crossing Disability Employment Specialists Consultation & Training in Diversity, Inclusion & Conflict Resolution ( 503-265-9256 503-643-6563

Alexia’s Window Tinting

OES is Hiring Bus Drivers! Karen Bolin, Financial Advisor Keep a level head in an up-and-down market.


**PLUMBING** Hills Construction Contracting Residential, Remodel & Service “We take care of all construction needs including kitchens & baths!” Low prices on water heater replacements! 971-246-3682

Sun Connections Travel & Cruises, LLC **Layaway Plans Available**. 503-655-4850

For the 21-22 School Year Part-time weekdays * We train (503) 768-3162

Ferguson Auto Brokers “The Car Guy”

Brisbin Computer Consulting

Do you need Auto Help?

From corporate networks to home helpdesk and affordable web design, let me know how i can be of service... 971-217-0988

That’s what I do! I Buy, Sell, & Consign Automobiles. 35+ years experience in the auto industry. Call me: 503-930-1493

Signs & Banners, clear bra paint protection, safety/security film. 503-671-9615

Oregon Metropolitan Elite Gymnastics Academy

Camps • Classes • Birthdays We set children up for success and train champions for life! 503-466-4872

Spanning 50 sq. Miles and providing high-quality park and recreation facilities, programs, services, and natural areas.

Sports & Activities Martial Arts & Self Defense

Get your business listing

Naga Self Defense School 503-291-9333

for as low as $15/month!

Where the Pool is the Classrom!


newborn, toddler or young swimmers. 503-620-5370


25 Years of Community Partnerships with Dirkse Counseling and Consulting EMPLOYMENT


irkse Counseling & Consulting (DCC) is approaching its 25th anniversary year in January 2022, and we are already looking forward to looking back at some of the many relationships that have contributed to our success. The State of Oregon has been a pioneer in the Employment First movement that is now taking hold across the county. In 2008, Oregon was

DPRQJ WKH YHU\ ¿UVW VWDWHV WR formally adopt policies to bring more employment opportunities for Oregon’s citizens experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. From the state of Oregon website: “Employment is a key to full citizenship for Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Employment establishes community connections that allow people to become contributing and valued members of their communities. As with all other citizens, for individuals with I/DD, employment has many

8 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

positive impacts. These impacts include increasing selfworth, building relationships, and access to community resources. Employment improves economic well-being as well as physical and mental health. The Employment First policy states that work in integrated MREV LV WKH ¿UVW DQG SULRULW\ option in planning employment services for working-age adults and youth.” DCC has been at the forefront of the Employment First movement, working on pilot teams in Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties from the very beginning and implementing seamless

transition for students with I/ DD transitioning from school to work. Over the last 2 ½ decades, DCC has helped hundreds of students succeed in the work of work. Employment First is supported statewide by the Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE). Longtime DCC Employment Specialist Glenn Bishop was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Oregon Chapter of APSE and is looking forward to continuing to advocate, support, and improve the lives of Oregonians seeking to improve their quality of life through work.

For more information on Oregon APSE, visit By Glenn Bishop. For more information about Dirkse’s mission & programs, call (503)-265-9256.

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Shop Local • Give Local • Stay Local Beaverton Family Chiropractic

Since 1992, Dr. Dan Miller has witnessed the transformation of 1000’s of patient lives. He has seen children overcome the damage of birth trauma, resolution of injuries from car accidents, and positive impact on families when a loved one’s health is restored.


Kimberly Shute Owner, PdX Mature Moves

Place your business card here!


For details, email: 971.227.1302 Principal Broker, Licensed in Oregon

Family Dentistry Scott R. Walker, D.M.D.



4845 SW Murray Scholls Blvd., Suite #113 | Beaverton | 503-590-7574


Oregon Metropolitan Elite Gymnastics Academy OMEGA - Inside Every Child Lies a Champion


• Locally Owned • Parent & Me Classes • Birthday Parties • Drop-In Classes • Mini Camps • Parent’s Great Escape

9700 SW Harvest Ct, Suite 180, Beaverton OR 97005


• Recreational Classes • Camps • Competitive Team • Field Trips • Discovery Program • and much more!

Now Leasing


4,442 sq ft

5,400 sq ft For more information, contact:

503-747-7238 | 16315 SW Barrows Rd. Beaverton Conveniently located where Scholls Ferry and Barrows Rd meet.

KW Commercial

503-310-0233 Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 9

ConnectingCommunity #ZOONEWSISGOODNEWS

ZooLights is back With walk-thru and drive-thru options OREGON ZOO


Northwest holiday tradition is back! ZooLights, presented by U.S. Bank, runs through Jan. 9 at the Oregon Zoo, showcasing a winter wonderland of more than 1.5 million brightly colored lights. This year, there are two ways to illuminate the season: ZooLights’ traditional walk-through experience makes a much-anticipated return — and the zoo has also set aside a number of midweek evenings for a drive-through experience similar to last year’s. The drive-through option may better accommodate people with different physical abilities, according to guest services manager Ivan Ratcliff, and it may be a

more comfortable choice for following measures will be some during the COVID-19 in place during this year’s pandemic. ZooLights: “Everything’s been adapt• Timed ticketing/limited ing to change these past couattendance: All guests, ple of years, and ZooLights is including members, must no exception,” Ratcliff said. reserve their ZooLights “We’ve put a lot of measures tickets in advance via the into place to help make this zoo website. holiday tradition safe, acces• Masks/face coverings: sible and fun for everyone.” Face masks are required To help ensure a safe for all walk-through guests 5 years and older. experience for all, the

Drive-through guests do not need to wear masks while inside their vehicles. Masks are required, however, during checkin and other interactions with ZooLights staff. • Reduced contact: Guests follow a one-way, open-air path; physical distancing reminders are placed throughout the zoo. Most indoor areas will remain closed,

and all transactions are cashless. ZooLights is a special event and is not included with regular daytime admission.

For tickets and additional info, visit


End of year reminders for people with pets Q&A with the Animal Shelter BONNIE HAYS Each month, you will have the chance to have your questions answered by the animal shelter.

What can I do for my pet to prepare for the new year? • Check your pet’s idenWL¿FDWLRQ ,Q DGGLWLRQ to making sure the information connected to their microchip is up to date, take a minute to check that your dog or cat is wearing a collar with an easy-to-read ID tag as well. While microchips help many animals make it back home once a pet arrives at an animal shelter or YHWHULQDULDQ¶V RI¿FH your neighbors are

likely to look for a colODU DQG WDJ ¿UVW LI WKH\ ¿QG \RXU IXUU\ IULHQG • While you are checking to make sure your pet’s ID tag information is up to date and easy to UHDG DOVR FKHFN WKH ¿W of their collar (both too

10 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

tight and too loose can be dangerous) and that it’s in good condition. • Has your dog’s license expired? Or have you moved or otherwise changed your contact information since licensing them? Give us

a call at 503-846-7041 or another critter has and we’ll help you make started to tunnel? Is the updates. You can also gate closed and latched? Does the gate stay license your dog for latched? WKH ¿UVW WLPH RU UHQHZ their license through our Doing a little work now website, by mail or in will make for a nice start to person at the shelter. the new year for both you and your pet! • Plan now for upcoming veterinary appointments. Vet clinics are busy and wait times for appointments may be long. Look ahead to 2022 to see if your pet will need vaccines or other appointments. Get them on the calendar now if you can. • If you have a dog, take For more information on these topics and more, please visit some time to check all around your fence as or call us at (503) 846-7041. an escape prevention The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter measure. Are there is located in downtown Hillsboro at 1901 SE 24th Ave. Email your boards that are loose questions to: or warped? Are there spots where your dog

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Find all these stories & more

Online! Visit


Review your IRA, 401(k) beneficiaries You’ll want to do it the right way FINANCE


f you’ve had an IRA and a 401(k) for many years, you may occasionally ask yourself some questions: “Am I contributing enough?” “Am I still funding these accounts with the right mix of investments for my goals and risk tolerance?” But here’s one inquiry you might be overlooking: “Have , XVHG WKH FRUUHFW EHQH¿FLDU\ designations?” And the answer you get is important. It wouldn’t be surprising if you haven’t thought much DERXW WKH EHQH¿FLDU\ GHVLJnation – after all, it was just something you once signed, possibly a long time ago. Is it really that big a deal? It could be. For one thing, what if your family circumstances have changed since you QDPHG D EHQH¿FLDU\" ,I \RX¶YH remarried, you may not want your former spouse to receive your IRA and 401(k) assets or the proceeds of your life

Who are your beneficiaries? insurance policy, for which you DOVR QDPHG D EHQH¿FLDU\ However, upon remarrying, many people do review their estate plans, including their wills, living trusts, durable powers of attorney and health care directives. If you’ve revised these documents, do you have to worry about the old EHQH¿FLDU\ GHVLJQDWLRQV" <RX might be surprised to learn that these previous designations can supersede what’s in your updated will and other documents. The end result could be

an “accidental” inheritance in which your retirement accounts and insurance proceeds could end up going to someone who is no longer in your life. Furthermore, your retirement plans and insurance policy may not just require a single EHQH¿FLDU\ ± \RX PD\ DOVR EH asked to name a contingent EHQH¿FLDU\ WR ZKRP DVVHWV will pass if the primary benH¿FLDU\ KDV DOUHDG\ GLHG $V you can imagine, the situation could become quite muddled if stepchildren are involved in a

remarriage. To avoid these potential problems, make sure to review WKH EHQH¿FLDU\ GHVLJQDWLRQV RQ all of your accounts at some point – and especially after a VLJQL¿FDQW FKDQJH LQ \RXU IDPily situation. If you see something that is outdated or incorrect, contact your retirement account administrator – or your insurance representative, in the case of life insurance – to UHTXHVW D FKDQJH RI EHQH¿FLDU\ form. And if you really want to be on the safe side, you may want to enlist a legal professional to help you with this review WR PDNH VXUH WKH EHQH¿FLDU\ GHVLJQDWLRQV UHÀHFW \RXU current family situation and are consistent with what’s in your estate plans. In fact, if you’re already working with an experienced estate planning attorney – and you should – you might also pick up some other suggestions IRU GHDOLQJ ZLWK EHQH¿FLDULHV Just to name one, it’s generally not a good idea to name PLQRU FKLOGUHQ DV EHQH¿FLDULHV

Because children can’t control the assets until they become adults, a court would likely have to name a guardian – one that you might not have wanted. Instead, you could either name your own custodian to manage the assets designated to the minor or establish a trust IRU WKH EHQH¿W RI WKH PLQRU which can distribute the money in several disbursements over a period of years – which is often a good move, since young adults aren’t always the best at managing large lump sums. If you’re like many people, you have a strong desire to leave something behind. But you’ll want to do it in the right way. So, pay close attention to \RXU EHQH¿FLDU\ GHVLJQDWLRQV ± ZKHQ \RX ¿UVW FUHDWH WKHP DQG throughout your life.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local financial advisor. For more information, contact Karen Bolin at 503-356-1190.


Spending more time at home? Why not share it with a new friend! From Cat’s Cradle PET ADOPTION Moo (5yrs) I’m looking for a home where I can be the only cat. I love a good conversation, and will chat with you as long

as you respond. I love sleeping on paper bags, and often prefer them over a bed. I also love playing with my ball and feather toys. I come with my own bed, litterbox, toys, etc. If you’re looking for a cat with a lot of purrsonality, meet me at Cat’s Cradle Rescue 503-320-6079 Caspian and D’Artagnan (12yrs)

Hello, I’m Moo!

We’re a pair of sweet seniors with cool names who are also littermates. We both love climbing on your lap to cuddle. <RX FDQ DOVR ¿QG XV ORXQJLQJ

Ever been stretched by a pro?

Caspian & D’artagnan here!

in any ray of sunshine we can ¿QG '¶$UWDJQDQ ORYHV VFUDWFKing his post every morning and has bunny fur. Caspian loves basking in the warmth of a ¿UHSODFH :H¶UH ERWK IURQW GHclawed, so we are indoor only. Meet us at Cat’s Cradle Rescue 503-320-6079.

I’m a friendly boy who is good with strangers, other cats, and dogs. One of my favorite past times is playing with water in sinks. Sometimes I’ll even dip my paw in my water bowl to drink. I’m also very talkative. If you’re looking for

My name’s Ritz!

a loving companion, I’m all dressed up in my tuxedo and ready to meet you. at Cat’s Cradle Rescue 503-320-6079.

Cat’s Cradle Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-home based No Kill rescue serving Oregon cats who need new homes. We invite you to become a foster parent and experience the great satisfaction of helping a cat or kitten in need. Find your new kitty friend by contacting us at 503-320-6079 or

Family wellness, children welcome!

503-574-4872 Mention this ad for an introductory 15-minute stretch!

Ritz (7yrs)

Corrective care chiropractic

Pediatric & sports chiropractic

Motor vehicle and work-related accident care

Assisted stretching program

Professional massage services Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 11

ConnectingCommunity #THPRD

Winter Registration is Open Now! weight/cardio room, coffee bar, ¿WQHVV FODVVHV DQG UHQWDOV Want to help a senior enjoy the Stuhr Center? We have a special campaign underway where you can make a donation to the Tualatin Hills Foundation and sponsor a senior for a monthly pass to the center. Donations are tax deductible.

Come join us! PARK & REC


egistration for Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s winter programs, classes and activities began Saturday, December 4, at 8 am for in-district residents. Out-ofdistrict registration began on Monday, December 6. • Winter Schedule Available Online: Details are available on the district’s website • Financial Aid is Available: 7+35' RIIHUV ¿QDQFLDO assistance to people to help offset the expense of registering for classes. Households whose income fall below the Federal Free Meal Guidelines are eligible to receive up to

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Annual

/VSPKH` .P]PUN +YP]L $200 per person annually in fee waivers. For a family of four, this would result in the family having $800 per year to use to register for THPRD programming. To learn more and apply for financial aid, please visit activities/financial-aid.

Stuhr Center is Reopened and You Can Help a Senior! THPRD is excited to welcome back guests 55 and better to the Stuhr Center. The facility reopened on September 13 with limited activities including

Help us help up to 200 seniors enjoy monthly passes by donating here donateprograms.cfm.

Holiday Giving Drive THPRD is collecting gift cards for Beaverton School District (BSD) students and families in need. Community members are invited to bring gift cards for grocery stores, local merchants, and larger retailers to donate to BSD families. Suggested card

amounts are $5, $10, $25, or $50. People can bring gift cards to any open THPRD facility now through Wednesday, December 15. Letters to Santa New this year, THPRD is collecting mail for Santa! Kids, let Santa Claus know how good you’ve been this year! Write a letter to Santa and drop it off at any one of Santa’s mailboxes throughout THPRD. We’ll deliver the mail to the North Pole for you! We’re collecting mail for Santa now through December 15. Please be sure to leave your name and return address so Santa can respond!

Learn more at


Fiji - for romance, families, adventure & wellness! OPENING to USA Travelers December 2021 TRAVEL XVW D KRXU ÀLJKW IURP 6DQ Francisco or Los Angeles, CA RU D KRXU ÀLJKW IURP +RQROXOX Fiji’s 330 paradise islands are welcoming visitors from the US once again on December 1, 2021. We say: ‘Just 2 meals, 2 movies and a nap’ and you’ll arrive into the main international airport of Nadi before you know it!


The ‘Care Fiji Commitment: The Care Fiji Commitment is a destination-wide assurance that Fiji is ready to welcome travelers to its shores in a post COVID-19 world. It is Fiji’s commitment to traveler safety: a program developed to include enhanced standards of safety, health protocols and measures so that Fiji can safely welcome back international visitors. By committing to the program, businesses follow key steps to ensure they have a COVID Action Plan in place and staff is trained in COVID mitigation best practice. **Currently, (as of 2021) to enter Fiji, you will need proof of vaccination along with a negative COVID test. A second test will be required 48 hours upon arrival, and your resort will help with scheduling an appointment for

you. Of course, these requirements can change at any time, so check with our travel agent specializing in Fiji, for updated information. When is it a great time to visit Fiji? With a temperate 79 to 88 degrees year-round, it’s always a great time to visit Fiji! • May to October is the dry season – but can be pricey for resorts stay, especially during July to September. • November to April is Typhoon season – it does get humid and hot, but you can VDYH D ORW RQ ÀLJKWV DQG UHVRUW stays. Fiji Info: The Fijian dollar is approximately $2FJD to our $1USD. No VISA’s are currently required for US or Canadian citizens. No tipping is required or expected.

For the romantic: Fiji has many resorts that are adults only. Take a picnic basket and explore a secluded private island or swim beneath a roaring waterfall. Take 12 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

D VFHQLF ÀLJKW VQRUNHO ZLWK PDQWD rays or whales. Sail away! Blessed with reliable trade winds between March and October, sailing into a tropical sunset is quite possibly the most romantic thing you can do in Fiji. Only a 15-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, yachts depart from Port Denarau for day trips to nearby islands or late afternoon for leisurely sunset sails. You can explore the islands by small ship or plot your own course through the islands on a yacht charter. Families: Made for families, they can take advantage of the many villages and immerse them in the Fijian culture. Or enjoy a week of fun at the ‘Bula Festival’ in July. What makes Fiji radiate with the warmest emotions and most positive vibes for families? Watching and cuddling cute animals, of course! Some are so sweet that you won’t stop smiling as your kids squeal with delight. They will interact with dozens of amazing creatures.

Health and Wellness Embrace the whole-body wellness. Take a moment to leave the world behind and be transformed by Fiji’s natural elements for ultimate relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation. Solar-powered Six Senses Fiji in the Mamanuca Islands embraces wellness to enhance the body as well as the planet. Just a 45-minute boat ride from Port Denarau, Six Senses offers a program of health-oriented activities like private yoga classes, detoxifying spa therapy treatments and invigorating hilltop hikes. Their cocktail menu is on-point too with kombucha and limoncello combinations and a signature Living Cocktail featuring probiotics and tonics. Actual ‘soul-drinks’ to share with your soulmate. For the more adventurous: Experience sand boarding or VXU¿QJ WKH ELJ ZDYHV 7U\ WKH Bilibili Rafting, the unique Fijian raft made of bamboo

poles. Walk or hike on the scenic trails with unbelievable landscapes as the backdrop. Or plan a driving trip through some unforgettable, stunning scenery. Fishing is another great way to spend the day, along with scuba diving along the reefs. Still more adventurous, are off-road experiences through the lush, tropical rainforests of Fiji. Get behind the wheel of their cool dune buggies that lead you over muddy rural roads and through a whole lot of green. You’ll see a hidden side of Fiji! Come see us at the Portland Bridal Show, January 22 & 23, and chat with our Fiji Ambassador Specialist!

We appreciate your continued support of small businesses like ours. Please know our commitment to providing the best vacations will never waver, nor will our commitment to you, our valued Travelers. Joyce Bates is the owner of Sun Connections Travel & Cruises, the ‘go to’ travel agency for all occasions. For more information on this subject or to book your next trip, visit or call 503-655-4850. * Travel Layaway plans available! *

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Find all these stories & more

Online! Visit


Meet Scully a 3-year-old pug mix can meet Scully in her environment a few times before adopting her.

Pacific Pug Rescue PET ADOPTION

If you would like to learn more or apply for Scully please email us


cully came to us back in early September after being found feral. She would not even come out of her crate for quite a while, but slowly she continues to improve and it has been wonderful watching her progress! Just a week ago her IRVWHU PRP KDV ¿QDOO\ EHHQ able to start petting her! She is a 3-year-old pug mix a shelter captured and took in, but they asked us to take her to help teach her to be socialized. We are looking for the perfect home for Scully. Someone familiar working with fearful dogs that has the patience to continue to socialize Scully. We know that she is going to be an amazing girl once she

You can donate on the Rescue’s web page, through Venmo (@ pacificpugrescue) or Paypal (

gets there! Scully gets along well with other dogs and would do best in a home with another dog or two to help teach her it is ok to be around humans. She has become very loving and always wants to be close to her foster mom. She loves to cuddle up in bed and be close on the couch. Scully learned to be potty trained very quickly and she will also use potty pads if needed. We are looking for adopters in the Portland Metro area that

>[ ^i»h Wgd`Z! > Ãm ^i 818-823-3070 Serving Beaverton & Tigard

(503) 646-2119

Pacific Pug Rescue is a non-profit operated by volunteers and rely solely on donations from the community. With no paid staff, every penny of your tax-deductible donation goes to help save Pugs in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Please call for an estimate (CCB #43186). Birds t Insects & Spiders t Rodents

Protecting your health and property since 1949! A local family owned & operated business.


Northern Maidenhair Fern

Oregon’s iconic perennial shrub

• Pediatrics • Naturopathy • Nutrition • Acupuncture • Women’s Health • IV Therapy

OREGON FLORA • Binomial Name: • • • • • •

Dr. Jennifer Means | Dr. Elizabeth Elliott

Adiantum aleuticum Soil Type: Very moist to wet Sunlight: Full to part shade Form/Growth: Palmate leaves Plant Type: Perennial shrub Foliage: Semi-evergreen Flowering: No

4970 SW Main Ave, Ste 200 | 503-641-6400

Personal Safety & Inc. Alarm, Inc. edical Alarm, Medical M


ne of the most iconic LPDJHV WR WKH 3DFL¿F Northwest is the lush foliage of ferns growing in the shady understory of a verdant forest. Among the most common native ferns in our region is the Northern Maidenhair. This lovely perennial shrub ÀRXULVKHV LQ ZHW VRLO ZLWKRXW too much direct exposure to sunlight. It grows best in soil that is rich in organic material, PDNLQJ WKH FOD\ ¿OOHG VRLOV RI WKH 3DFL¿F 1RUWKZHVW DQ LGHDO SODFH WR ¿QG LW DOWKRXJK LW also grows naturally all along WKH 3DFL¿F FRDVW DV ZHOO DV many points east. In structure, it is similar

to most ferns; Wiry, black rachis (stems) that split into the two curved branches with palmately divided fronds. The VPDOO ¿OP\ OHDÀHWV JLYH WKLV fern its elegant and delicate appearance. The fronds can reach 1’ to 2.5’. It propagates in two ways; through the spreading of its spores, or by the division of the central clump into smaller

“starts” that can be planted in late winter through early spring. In nature, Maidenhair is often found along streams and creeks in shady wooded areas. In a landscape, this fern’s color and form are great for providing a pleasing color contrast with light or dark gray rocks and hardscapes.

Health Solutions

(503) 644-4736 m m iam collumb www.columb

Connect to your Community

PLACE YOUR BUSINESS CARD HERE! This Native Plant of the Month is brought to you by the City of Beaverton’s Landscape and Urban Forestry Department. Visit Clean Water Service’s Native Plant Finder webpage for interactive questions to help you find the right native plant to fit your needs!

All Beaverton, All the Time! Contact

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 13


Natural ways to feel better aches, start with reducing or eliminating these.

The gut biome & health connection

More fiber and water.


Fiber and water help to keep things moving through your V\VWHP ,QFOXGH ¿EHU ULFK IRRGV UHJXODUO\ RU FRQVLGHU D ¿EHU supplement. An average adult should aim for 64 ounces of water per day.

KHDOWK\ JXW EHQH¿WV \RX LQ multiple ways. The most obvious is that your body is processing your food effectively, and you aren’t experiencing any digestion distress. Unfortunately, millions worldwide suffer from frequent dietary distress.


Add back healthy bacteria.

Add back healthy bacteria with a glass of kombucha

Natural solutions for gut disease Your diet and lifestyle choicHV LQÀXHQFH WKH KHDOWK RI \RXU gut “microbiome” – the environment of complex organisms that inhabit your digestive tract. It includes bacteria, microorganisms, fungi, and viruses. The gut microbiome affects more than just your digestion. More and more studies show

that the health of your gut bacWHULD KDV EURDG UDPL¿FDWLRQV RQ your overall health, including your heart, brain, and mood. The good news is, with some discipline and commitment, taking care of your gut doesn’t have to be complicated.

Clean up your diet. Avoid common trigger foods associated with your complaint. Alcohol, caffeine, fried foods, and carbonated beverages can aggravate anyone’s microbiome, so if you are experiencing frequent stomach

Probiotic-rich foods and probiotic supplements can help support and re-build a healthy gut biome. Fermented foods OLNH \RJXUW NH¿U VDXHUNUDXW kimchi, miso, and kombucha contain active probiotics. Supplemental probiotics can target VSHFL¿F KHDOWK FRPSODLQWV Taking care of your gut can JLYH \RX D ¿UPHU IRXQGDWLRQ on a healthily functioning body overall.

By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit


How many pounds will you gain this holiday season? Tricks to help you get through the holiday parties HEALTH


he holidays are now in full swing! Thanksgiving has passed and now we prepare for Christmas. It is easy to get caught up in the seasonal celebrations. Family gatherings, business parties, and neighborhood celebrations seem to be around every corner. As are the high carb, high sugar, and low nutrient foods and drinks. During this time, many will get caught up in all the celebratory eating with the ‘hope’ to get back on track in the new year. Unfortunately, studies show that the average person gains around 5 pounds each

How much of this will you eat? holiday season – but only lose a portion in the new year. The result is that over the years, weight continues to slowly increase. So, the obvious question is: How can we celebrate with family and friends, but not make ourselves sick?

The answer may surprise you. Begin with the end. If your goal is to maintain or lose weight, don’t wait until January to start making changes in your eating habits – begin now! Make it easier on yourself by avoiding the extra pounds to lose in January. Another hint would be to

focus on the holiDAYs and not the holiMONTH. What that means is, pick a day or two to ‘enjoy’ the seasonal delights, but not every day. Consider a ‘vacation meal day’ where you can guilt free enjoy the foods of the moment. Then eat healthy the rest of the month. Some helpful tricks you can use when you do go to a party: • Eat something healthy BEFORE you go. That way you’ll be less likely to eat a lot of junk. • Drink a full glass of water prior to any alcohol. And keep drinking water throughout the event. • Have some of the veggie DSSHWL]HUV ¿UVW 7KHQ \RX can snack on the treats. • Go with a friend that you

trust to help you monitor the amount of treats that seem to jump on to your plate. Perhaps the most important advice to give you is this: Stay focused on your ultimate goal(s) and you will get through the tough times along the way! May you and your family have a joyous and blessed Christmas!

Dr. Dan Miller has been serving the Beaverton area since 1992. He has long held the belief that good health begins before birth. As a certified member of the ICPA, he has worked with thousands of parents and children over the years. For more information, visit his website at:

We offer same day appointments to meet your urgent medical needs. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

**A NCQA and State of Oregon Recognized Medical Home**

4510 SW Hall Blvd. | 503-644-1171 | 14 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Find all these stories & more

Online! Visit


Scoliosis: Treating the Curve It’s not just a hunch HEALTH


ur spines are both literally DQG ¿JXUDWLYHO\ WKH EDFNbone to our entire body. As you probably know, our spine is not one bone. It is actually a series of smaller bones separated into 3 groups along with discs, nerves, muscles, and ligaments to name a few. This allows our spine to bend and curve, while supporting our body and protecting the spinal cord. A healthy spine has a natural “S’’ type of curve that occurs naturally. Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, is an abnormal exaggeration of the curve. A hunch in the back is what usually comes to mind, but there are many types of scoliosis. Common symptoms can also include back pain, loss in range in motion, and physical leaning to one side. Doctors



Scoliosis is an abnormal exaggeration of the curve often watch for it to develop in children, however it still shows up more often than you would think in adults. As with most conditions, the earlier caught the better when it comes to treatment. Success depends on a lot of factors, but we have come a long way in our understanding of the spine, and there are now a variety of treatments available.

In early stages, back braces are often used to prevent the spine from getting further out of alignment. If there is abnormal curvature, a variety of consertive treatments are proven to help the spine into better alignment. Chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, Bowen therapy, and Tensegrity Medicine all KDYH VSHFL¿F WUHDWPHQWV WKDW

have been proven to reduce or relieve scoliosis. Surgery is the traditional and more extreme treatment that involves fusing the spine and installing rods. This has the most severe side effects including permanent loss of mobility, but can be the only effective option in severe cases. It can be hard to notice when we slowly start losing range of motion, or that low back ache that hasn’t gone away. Remember, if you notice \RX KDYH GLI¿FXOW\ ZLWK QRUPDO

tasks or pain rearing its ugly head and sticking around, be sure to get it checked; the earlier the better.

carriers are Providence, Kaiser, Moda and Pacific Source. Each offering individual plans in their very VSHFL¿F 3URYLGHU QHWZRUNV If you have favorite doctors, make sure they are in network, because these plans do not offer out of network coverage.

ended in January. The only way to enroll during the year is if there is a divorce, marriage, job loss or what LV NQRZQ DV D ³TXDOL¿HG event”.

D’Vida offers integration with acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage from real trained experts who want one thing; to get you better. With over 200 5-star reviews, patients seem to agree. Call today. 503-626 2166.


Health Insurance Open Enrollment is here Don’t Miss Out! INSURANCE


ow through January 15th of 2022 you have the opportunity to enroll into or change your current individual plan. Changes made by December 15th are effective January 1st 2022 and changes made by January 15th are effective on February 1st 2022. This will be you only opportunity to enroll or make changes for 2022 unless you have what is called a “quali¿HG HYHQW´

There are 2 ways to purchase a plan: 1. Direct from the carrier 2. I can help you with both. 7KH EHQH¿W RI SXUFKDVLQJ through is you may qualify for an applied premium tax credit or another term a premium subsidy. This is still the ACA or the Affordable Care

Act, better known as Obama Care. Whatever you call it, I’ve seen how it helps individuals and families afford health care. Another option for some people is Short Term Medical plans. They are less costly, but a STM plan does not cover any “pre-existing” conditions. For 2022, the big four

Don’t miss out! I still have people call in throughout the year wanting to purchase an individual health plan and I must tell them NO. It’s heart breaking to tell people enrollment

Christopher Levesque with Insurance Partners NW has been helping individuals and families with their health care needs since 2003. To set up an appointment, call (503) 372-5621 or visit his website

Do you have questions about your Individual health insurance plan? We are here to help with no cost to you!

Call Christopher at 503.372.5621 or visit

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 15


The ArtPass Card... A Perfect Gift! Looking for gift ideas? Give your loved ones an ArtPass Membership Card. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Where our home becomes your home!

The ArtPass gets you (or your loved ones) access to special deals at local businesses throughout Washington County. The one thing these businesses all have in common? They support the arts! A yearly membership is $25. By choosing to get an ArtPass card, you are actively supporting the local arts and culture scene. This membership program is a fundraising effort for Tualatin Valley Creates, a 501c3 nonprofit arts service organization. All funds are used for operational costs to keep Washington County’s creative community informed, engaged, and growing.

*Purchase yours today at* Check out the list of participating businesses below. To see each businesses’ special offer, visit

• Family Owned • 24 Hour Care

• Daily Activities • Underground Parking 4815 SW Dogwood Ln, Portland | 503-297-3200 |

Vote }


f Best o

ton Beaver

For Your Favorite



Voting on December 2021. Vote NOW! Pleaseends Support Your31, Favorite Businesses

e ic o h C


Until theyear, end you of the for the(orbusiness(es) All this canyear, voteyou forcan thevote business businesses)that thatyou you feel are Just telltell us us who andand why. LikeLike more than are #1 #1 in in what whatthey theydo do- — Just who why. more one No problem, list them thanbusiness? one business? No problem, list all! them all!

Are you a business in the Beaverton area? If so, get enough of your loyal customers to vote for your business and you could be rewarded with the right to say on your website, advertisements, etc: Voted #1 in Beaverton!!

Vote online at: (or email your vote to: 16 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

Readers Choice Awards


Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Find all these stories & more

Online! Visit Enjoy community at Beaverton Lodge!


7 P.M


Join us for retirement living at its very best!

Come Explore our Campus in Person and Meet our Dedicated Faculty!

We have some of the largest studio, 1 and 2 bedroom appartments in the area

Prices start at $2270, including most utilities

Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Flexible meal program

Resident Managers on site 24/7


RSVP Required:

Call for a tour! We’d love to meet you in person.

Admissions 6300 SW Nicol Road | Portland, OR 97223 503-768-3115

Visit us at 12900 SW 9th Street | Beaverton, OR 97005 | 503-646-0635

L u x u r y

S e n i o r

L i v i n g

We Want to Move You Into a More Active, Activee, Engaged Lifestyle Lif Lifest Lifesty ifeestttyyyle le

Call today for your in-person tour Virtual tours also available

F E A T U R I N G All-day, Restaurant-style Dining | Resort-style Amenities

Opening Early 2022



Happy Valley

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Independent Living

Assisted Living & Memory Care




Coming Co m in n g soon: s o o n : MorningStar Morr ningStt a r at a t Laurelhurst L aurrelhurst | M o r n ingSta a rSenii orr Living.c co m

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 17

ConnectingCommunity #UPLIFTINGMESSAGE

How might we reconnect, remember and reflect this month? December is also a season of light

Season of Light



ith plunging temperatures, inclement weather, and darkness ascendant there’s a natural desire WR ¿QG ZDUPWK VKHOWHU DQG companionship. As 2021 ends, families and communities across the state, nation, and world gather in different manners to celebrate together. Last year, COVID-19 upended the traditional ways we normally celebrate December. Traditions that knit us together like travel to visit family, shared meals, sacred rituals, and common gatherings were shelved. Since then, vaccines arrived and for many of us this December’s festivities ZLOO EH RXU ¿UVW VLQFH So much has changed since

Candles are lit in Advent wreaths, Chanukah menorahs, and Kwanzaa kinaras. Whether celebrating the enlightenment of the Buddha or the lighting of a Yule log, this month offers opSRUWXQLWLHV WR UHÀHFW OLJKW warmth, and welcome across different communities and traditions. How might we reconnect, UHPHPEHU DQG UHÀHFW WKLV month?

then; how might we enter this season acknowledging this new opportunity overladen with a deferred December 2020? Let us first celebrate that we can reconnect! Regardless of whatever else may have transpired between December 2019 and now, the ability to travel safely to distant family affords us an opportunity

to reknit familial bonds. We may once have taken for granted the sharing of lodging and laughter together under the same roof. We now know how treasured it is to be able to reconnect in person. Let us also remember. There are likely faces that are no longer present around the table since December 2019. Plan beforehand how

Watch your Friendships Grow at

Creekside Village

to acknowledge and memorialize their absence at meals. There are likely additional faces around the table as new couples and new FKLOGUHQ ¿QG WKHLU SODFHV How will they be welcomed to become part of this season’s new memories? Let us finally reflect. For all of December’s darkness it’s also a season of light in many traditions.

Rev Sybrant has a Masters in Divinity, Social Work, and a Doctor of Ministry. For more information, visit us at 15050 SW Weir Road | 503-524-5230

Your Partner in Homecare Family resource for in-home personal care

Come for your tour & receive a gift for your garden!

Providing older adults the help they need to remain in their own homes as long as possible. Comprehensive nonmedical in-home care for as few as two hours per day. Our services include: Personal Care, Household Tasks and Transportation Contact us for a no-cost consultation at: | 503-433-8079 Serving Beaverton, Washington County and Greater Portland

Find out why our

NonProfit Agency


5450 W Erickson Ave | Beaverton | OR 97005 18 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

Serves you better and saves you money Ask about our “Things to Consider”

Beaverton Agency 4905 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 208, Beaverton, OR

United Homecare Services is a nonprofit public benefit agency serving Western Oregon since 2001 Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Find all these stories & more

Online! Visit


Invest in the market with love and joy The right emotions can be useful in investing FINANCE


ou may have heard that it’s important to take the emotions out of investing. But is this true for all emotions? Certainly, some emotions can potentially harm your investment success. Consider IHDU ,I WKH ¿QDQFLDO PDUNHWV DUH going through a down period – which is actually a normal part of the investment landscape – you might be so afraid of sustaining losses that you sell even the investments that have good prospects and are suitable for your needs. Greed is another negative HPRWLRQ :KHQ WKH ¿QDQFLDO markets are rising, you might be so motivated to “cash in” on some big gains that you will keep purchasing investments that might already be overpriced – and since these investments are already expensive, your dollars will buy fewer shares.

In short, the combination of fear and greed could cause you trouble. But other emotions may prove useful. For example, if you can channel the joy you’ll feel upon achieving your investment goals, you may be more motivated to stay on track toward achieving them. To illustrate: You may want to see your children graduate from college someday. Can you visualize them walking across the stage, diplomas in hand? If so, to help UHDOL]H WKLV JRDO \RX PLJKW ¿QG yourself ready and willing to contribute to a college savings vehicle, such as a 529 plan. Or consider your own retirement: Can you see yourself traveling or pursuing your hobbies or taking part in whatever activities you’ve envisioned for your retirement lifestyle? If you can keep this happy picture in PLQG \RX PD\ ¿QG LW HDVLHU WR maintain the discipline needed to consistently invest in your IRA, 401(k) or other investment accounts. Another motivating force

is the most powerful emotion of all – love. If you have loved ones who depend on you, such as a spouse and children, you need to protect their future. One key element of this protection is the life insurance necessary to take care of your family’s needs – housing, education and so on – should something happen to you. Your employer may offer group life insurance coverage, EXW LW PLJKW QRW EH VXI¿FLHQW VR you may want to supplement it with your own policy. Furthermore, you may need to protect your loved ones from another threat – your own vulnerability to the need for longterm care. Someone turning age 65 today has almost a 70% chance of eventually needing some type of long-term care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This type of care, such as an extended nursing home stay or the help of a home health aide, is extremely expensive, and, for the most part, is outside the reach of Medicare. So, to pay for long-term care, you might have to drain a good part of

your resources – or depend on \RXU JURZQ FKLOGUHQ IRU ¿QDQcial help. 7R NHHS \RXU ¿QDQFLDO LQdependence and avoid possibly burdening your family, you may ZDQW WR FRQVXOW ZLWK D ¿QDQFLDO professional who can recommend a strategy and appropriate solutions to cover long-term

care costs. By drawing on positive emotions, you can empower yourVHOI WR PDNH WKH ULJKW ¿QDQFLDO moves throughout your life. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local financial advisor. For more information, contact Karen Bolin at 503-356-1190.

How much will you need to retire? Let’s talk. Karen Bolin Financial Adviser 3835 SW 185th Ave, Suite 300 Aloha, OR 97078 (503) 356-1190

FREE WEBINAR For Busy Caregivers BUILDING A LEGACY OF LOVE Thriving in the Sandwich Generation with Christy Yates

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 · 11:00 AM PST Here at Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills, we know that caregiving for an aging loved one can add stress and responsibility to an already busy life, especially if you also have kids you’re raising in the process. It’s called the Sandwich Generation – middle aged adults who are raising a family while also tending to the needs of an aging parent, or parents. At Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills, we’re here to help. If you’re a caregiver in the sandwich generation, we have a free webinar coming up with an expert on the topic. The webinar will be with Christy Yates on Wednesday, December 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific time. She is a licensed educational psychologist, school psychologist and mental health professional with over 40 years of working with various populations.

To sign up for the free webinar, visit Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills 4525 SW 99th Ave. · Beaverton, OR 97005 (503) 520-1350 ·

Joyful Living, Exceptional Care “Fieldstone Cornell Landing has been amazing in every way. My mother moved there in March 2021. We were so impressed that my mother-in-law moved shortly thereafter. They're progressive in their use of state-of-the-art technology and more importantly providing their residents with a safe, active, and thriving community. It’s just one of the several ways that set them apart!“ - Deb G, resident family member

Schedule a tour!

(503) 292-9222

ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE 9860 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229 | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 19

ConnectingCommunity #SENIORLIVING

Happy Holidays my friends! New seminars to start in February SENIOR LIVING

Generations in a home is a treasure...


his year has been a big year for PdX Mature Moves. We have updated our name to be Mature Moves Real Estate Team. We have added a new team member, Suzanne Perkins, as our Buyer Agent and are currently giving our logo and marketing materials a face lift to include a tag line:

Generations in a home is a treasure, Downsizing is a gift! We are also taking this time to prepare for 2022, which includes determining if we will be writing articles for Beaverton Resource Guide. While I have absolutely enjoyed doing so, it will not be monthly. We will, however, be advertising our seminars which we are starting in February and hosting monthly so please stay tuned. They will be held in

• Ready to manage less and enjoy more?

Downsizing is a gift! person, which we are extremely excited to be doing. Topics that we will address include: • Estate Planning • Downsizing • Medicare • Scam Protection • Living/Dying & Leaving a Legacy • Hospice & Palliative Care • Selling a Home for Seniors and much more. We are wishing you abundant blessings this holiday season and thank you for taking time to read the articles and for those of you who have sent wonderful

comments of appreciation. We are here to be of service and look forward to seeing you in 2022!

• Is it time for your parents to downsize but you are not able to help?


If you would like to learn more about real estate and move management services, please call 971-227-1302 or email


Can something fall faster than gravity? Breakthroughs can come from simple ideas TEEN ESSAY


any people are familiar with this classic science question: will a tennis ball, with a small mass, reach the ground later than a bowling ball? The answer to this thought experiment which was once famously conducted by Galileo off of the Tower of Pisa is: No. The laws of physics dictate that gravity accelerates falling objects at the same rate, irrespective of their mass. On Earth, countless applications of physics depend on the fact that gravity stays constant for most (not all) falling objects.

One study from Cornell University and its research of the properties of chains stand in the way of me using the word “all.”

Notice the chain ladder on the left pulls itself down faster than gravity as it hits the table compared to the chain ladder on the right which is allowed to pass to the floor.

7KH\ ¿UVW ORRNHG DW WKH way a normal chain with oval loops linked together falls. In the case of a chain falling onto a table, usually what we imagine is that the part that hits the table doesn’t have any effect on the section of the chain above it that is still falling. And by recording two looped chains falling, one on a table and the other WR WKH ÀRRU WKDW LV H[DFWO\ what they observed. The last link that connects the parts at rest and in free fall is

20 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

disconnected, which means that it doesn’t transfer any force nor change how fast the chain falls. But what the researchers realized is that, in principle, the last link could put a force on the section above it. They achieved this effect by building a chain looking more like a ladder with two ropes strung through the ends of several slanted wooden dowels (see image). The way it works is that, as the lower end of the dowel hits the table, it pivots

and speeds up the other end thereby pulling on the dowel above it. It speeds up for the same reason that a person roller skating will turn quickly if they grab onto a stationary pole. The interesting result is that the chain actually pulls itself toward the ground faster than the normal force of gravity. What? Defying gravity?!? I was drawn to this research because, as far as I know, this phenomenon has only been described in this study which was done

in 2011. And from watching their video of the chains, it’s clear that it works. By looking at something as unassuming as a chain, these researchers were able to come up with a startling result. Evidently, it shows that breakthroughs can come from looking at simple ideas.

To watch this amazing experiment, visit: research/topics/fallingchains/Falling_Chain_experiments.html Shion Britten is a senior at Southridge High School and enjoys playing the trumpet, baseball & hiking. To prepare for college, this will be Shion’s last teen essay. Good luck Shion!

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Find all these stories & more

Online! Visit


Cheap maintenance can prevent expensive repairs pistons with the potential for damage to the cylinder head, camshaft and cylinder walls. When this occurs, the engine is useless and will need to be replaced or completely overhauled. Which scenario happens is dependent on how fast the vehicle was moving and the engine RPM’s at the time of the timing belt breaking.

Case study: broken timing belt AUTO Q&A


pecial thanks to all of you who have written in and called. We appreciate your feedback as well as all the questions. A number of readers have contacted us to discuss an important issue about vehicle maintenance: the timing belt. What is a timing belt? The timing belt drives the camshaft on our engines and without it, the engine no longer works. Some engines do use a timing chain which never needs to be replaced, however the timing belt for most Asian import vehicles, is to be replaced at 105k miles or 105 months as time can cause as much deterioration as miles will. The reason the timing belt must be replaced, which is located inside the engine, is simple. Today’s engines are designed with less clearances and higher power. This produces smaller displacement

Check your timing belt and replace when needed engines, for better fuel economy, as well as increased power. These engines use a timing belt to provide a quieter engine and valvetrain. With the tighter clearances, these engines for the most part, are known as an interference engine.

could break causing the pistons to collide with the valves in the open position. If this happens, the best-case scenario would be removing the cylinder head and inspecting for bent or broken valves. It’s a major repair EXW LW FDQ EH ¿[HG

Timing belt breaks: best case scenario

Timing belt breaks: worst case scenario

If the timing belt is not replaced when the service schedule requires it, the timing belt

In the worse case scenario, bent valves can sometimes punch a hole in one or more

Cheap maintenance can prevent expensive repairs Long story short, please replace your timing belt when you service schedule says to. This maintenance can cost anywhere from $200-750 but it is far less expensive than the repair cost if it breaks, especially

while driving. I hope this information has been useful and a simple reminder that cheap maintenance can prevent expensive repairs. We hope this information has been helpful for all. In the event any of our loyal readers are in need of a new, or pre-owned vehicle of any kind, please allow us to be of assistance. Also, if you have a vehicle that is not in use, and do not want to hassle with selling it yourself, please allow us the opportunity to purchase the vehicle from you, or sell it in consignment. We do provide pick up, as well as delivery service. If you have comments or questions, please feel free to reach out to me: or visit

Ferguson Auto Brokers “The Car Guy” Do you need auto help? That’s what I do! • Buy, Sell, Consign Automobiles • Expert Negotiation and Appraising • Expert in Automotive Technology


Over 35 years of experience in the Automotive Industry!


With Christmas comes renewal And there’s nothing quite like it! TEEN ESSAY


can always tell when the holiday season starts and it’s not by waking up to frost-bitten windows, my sisters playing Christmas music while steaming up their bathroom mirrors, or even coming home after school to a house lit with hundreds of pine and cinnamon candles collected by my mother. For me, the holiday season begins when I glance at the calendar and realizing that the school year has barely just begun, the workload is growing, and I need something... anything. Every year the excitement RI ¿QLVKLQJ WKH \HDU GLPV

So, this year, I’m reminding myself it’s okay to play Christmas music a little early. Try to not shy from putting up endless amounts of decorations. Choose to look forward to those wonderful days and weeks. Choose to embrace the liveliness of the holidays because there is nothing quite like it.

a little as I crest the end of Thanksgiving week. The smile inducing spirit that is VR FUDYHG GXULQJ WKH ¿QDO month of the year becomes harder to grasp. But then there’s Christmas! It’s a pick-me-up like no other. Especially during quarantine, when the house became alive again with a simple tree, some molasses cookies in the oven, and Home Alone playing on the television. Sweeping mundane life under the rug for a few weeks, true holiday cheer replaces plain days with ones swaddled in joy. There is a collective renewal. A renewal of delight, love, and warmth. And the most breathtaking thing of it all is that we as humans chose this. There is nothing saying

But then there’s Christmas we need to celebrate, dress up, or give presents. There is no physical consequence to skipping the holidays. But every year, even in the

pandemic, we brought the spirit of family and gratitude back. We brought the most magical time of the year back.

Elisabeth Dellit is a Ninth Grader at Jesuit High School. She enjoys reading, writing creative stories, baking/cooking with her family and participating in her school’s drama program.

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 21

ConnectingCommunity #BEAVERTONPOLICE


Sergeant Brian Gaunt

Outdoor dining program permanent

Beaverton Police Mourn the Loss of one of its own PUBLIC SAFETY

Sgt Brian Gaunt


n Sunday, October 24, 2021, Sergeant Brian Gaunt of the Beaverton Police Department passed away unexpectedly from COVID related complications. Sergeant Gaunt was a 21-year-veteran of the Beaverton Police Department where he worked as patrol of¿FHU GHWHFWLYH DQG . KDQGOHU Sergeant Gaunt was promoted to sergeant in 2019 and was assigned to the Community Services Division at the time of his passing. Prior to being a SROLFH RI¿FHU 6HUJHDQW *DXQW served in the U.S Coast Guard. Sergeant Gaunt is survived by his wife and three children.

If you would like to honor Sergeant Brian Gaunt, the family asks you to consider one of the following ways: Drop off a new dog toy to the Beaverton Police Department lobby. The toys will be distributed to local law enforcement K9 units. Scan the QR Code for preferred K9 toys.

Donate to Mark-9, a non-profit organization set up to assist handlers with the financial needs of medical care for their retired K9 partner. Sergeant Gaunt’s K9, Ike, is a recipient. Scan the QR code to visit the Mark-9 donation page.

After city adjusts guidelines OUR TOWN


COVID-19-related recovery program put in place for Beaverton restaurants to expand to outdoor dining is now becoming permanent. It’s called the Open Air Beaverton program. It started in June 2020 as a temporary program and is now permanent as of Nov. 4, with new guidelines. This permit program has given businesses the opportunity to expand outdoors into private parking lots and public rights of way. The past year it KDV NHSW EXVLQHVVHV DÀRDW DQG gave folks the opportunity to indulge in eating out. One local man said outdoor eating for he and his co-workers is essential. “We’re here gathered for a team building exercise, generally you go and eat at places,” Andres Cimmarusti said. “(COVID-19) has been GLI¿FXOW :H DSSUHFLDWH WKH possibility of doing it outdoors especially because it’s

in line with the company guidelines for these types of events.” David Anderson, owner of Syndicate Wine Bar, said this program saved his business in 2020. Anderson said the new guidelines, which will be effective Sept. 2022, may cost him thousands of dollars to rebuild his current outdoor structures. He said those are required because of permit changes. “‘We are going to have to rebuild all of this from scratch and this is all funded out of personal resources and the generosity of our customers,” Anderson said. “While I appreciate the city

extending the program, the realities are to keep this going as it is, we are going to have to pay out of pocket to rebuild from the ground up. “To redesign, reconstruct and rebuild just one parking space could easily be $20,000. That’s a lot of money”. The City of Beaverton is currently assessing a new grant program for the Open Air Beaverton Program to help with costs associated with the permanent permit changes, but there is no word on when it would begin.

For local news, visit


New Housing Options for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness County-wide strategy to address housing OUR TOWN


ashington County Department of Housing Services announced today it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers to 197 veterans’ households across the county. These vouchers are speFL¿FDOO\ IRU YHWHUDQV H[SHULHQFLQJ homelessness to successfully transition into permanently affordable housing with accompanying case management provided by the VA. Washington County has also set aside affordable housing for veterans in upcoming Regional Affordable Housing Bond projects. A new affordable housing project LQ 7LJDUG FDOOHG 7KH 9LHZ¿QGHU KDV

eight units set aside for veterans experiencing homelessness through a partnership with Veterans Affairs to provide supportive services. Residents will move in mid-December. People who have served in WKH 8 6 DUPHG IRUFHV DUH VLJQL¿cantly more likely to experience

22 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

homelessness than the general public, said a Washington County spokesperson. The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs estimates there are over 1,300 veterans statewide experiencing homelessness on any given night plus many more are at risk of becoming homeless

due to poverty, lack of support networks and poor living conditions. “As someone who served in the 8 6 1DY\ , NQRZ ¿UVWKDQG WKH VDFUL¿FH RI WKH PHQ DQG ZRPHQ in our military,” said Washington County Commissioner Jerry Willey. “It is critical that we honor and support the service our veterans have given our country by ensuring they have access to affordable housing and much needed support services.” The experience of homelessness and housing instability also disproportionately impacts Black, Indigenous, Latina/o/x, Asian, PaFL¿F ,VODQGHUV DQG RWKHU FRPPXQLties of color. The voter-approved Supportive Housing Services measure was created to address the regional KRPHOHVVQHVV FULVLV ,Q LWV ¿UVW quarter, the Washington County SHS Program launched several programs to expand permanent housing and supportive services

that ‘wrap around’ people to provide stability and promote health, including: • Housing Case Management Services: scaled to serve up to 800 households per year. • Emergency one-month rent asVLVWDQFH IRU FXOWXUDOO\ VSHFL¿F organizations and long-term rent assistance for people experiencing homelessness and disabling conditions • Bridge Shelter program: provides temporary shelter and services for people who have experienced prolonged homelessness, families, and people recovering from COVID. For more information about Washington County Supportive Housing Services programs visit https:// SupportiveHousingServices/index. cfm. Washington County residents in need of assistance can contact 503-640-3263 or email

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Find all these stories & more

Online! Visit


City News: Affordable Housing | Winter Lights Building a Better Beaverton

Find Candy Cane Lane & The Grove at City Park across the street from Library

The Mary Ann

OUR TOWN The Newly Constructed Mary Ann Apartments Are Now Open!


he Mary Ann is REACH Community Development’s ¿UVW FRPPXQLW\ LQ %HDYHUWRQ serving Latinx and low-income families with culturally specific, bilingual resident services through a partnership with Bienestar. In partnership with the FLW\ 7KH 0DU\ $QQ ZDV WKH ¿UVW project to begin construction with funding through the Metro Regional Affordable Housing Bond. With more than half of The Mary Ann’s 54-units featuring two or more bedrooms, this community will be home to very low-income families (with children) with incomes at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), with 20 of the units set aside for households at or below 30 percent AMI. In addition, the Mary Ann features parking spaces, a secure bike room, laundry facilities, and a

community room that opens to a large courtyard. This community is located by transit options like the MAX Light Rail and WES Community Rail, as well as grocery stores, the library, post RI¿FH UHVWDXUDQWV SDUNV DQG across the street from Beaverton High School. The city is dedicated to increasing the availability and accessibility of affordable housing in city neighborhoods to ensure home stability for all community members as there is growing demand for housing at all income levels. The city’s Housing Five-Year Action Plan outlines goals and actions to lessen the burden of rising rents,

increase affordable housing, support low-income residents and reduce homelessness. The $22.6 million project is ¿QDQFHG ZLWK IXQGLQJ IURP WKH city’s allocation of the Metro Regional Affordable Housing Bond, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Business Oregon, Washington County, city grant funds, the Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency, and Energy Trust of Oregon. 3HUPDQHQW ¿QDQFLQJ ZLOO EH provided by the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing. Wells Fargo Bank made an almost $12 million Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity investment in the project and

is also the construction lender. The Community Housing Fund SURYLGHG DFTXLVLWLRQ ¿QDQFLQJ The waitlist is open and REACH is currently accepting applications. These units are restricted for households with incomes at or below 50 to 60 percent of the AMI. Rents range from $753 to $1,141 per month, depending on unit type. Applications are available in English, Spanish, and Thai. Please contact REACH at 971348-4006 if you need support in another language. Check out Light Displays around Beaverton this Winter

Although we won’t be gathering together for a tree lighting event this year, we encourage you to enjoy the lights around the city, including displays at Candy Cane Lane, The Grove, and The Round. The lights will be able to be enjoyed from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily Friday, Dec. 3 through Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. We appreciate your understanding and ask that you wear a mask and remain socially distanced while enjoying the displays.

Visit WinterLights for more details about this year’s Beaverton Winter Lights.


TVF&R offers holiday safety tips Tips to keep your holidays merry



t’s the holiday season and traditions abound. One tradition many families have is bringing a cut tree into their home and decorating it with twinkling lights and ornaments. Each year, these trees DFFRXQW IRU KXQGUHGV RI ¿UHV across the nation. But keeping your tree healthy and green will help keep your holiday safe! Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue encourages you to choose a healthy tree that has been recently cut or to cut one down yourself. Below are some tips to keep your tree merry: • Right before placing the tree in its stand, cut about 2 inches from the base of the trunk. This helps the tree draw up water.

• Once the tree is in its stand, add water daily or as needed. • Place the tree at least 3 feet from any heat source such DV VSDFH KHDWHUV ¿UHSODFHV heat vents, etc. Trees placed LQ D URRP ZKHUH ¿UHSODFHV and woodstoves are used will dry out much quicker and should be placed as far as possible from them. • Make sure the tree doesn’t block an exit. • Use only decorative lights that have a label of a recognized testing laboratory and make sure the bulbs,

strings, and connections are not damaged or broken. Never use lit candles to decorate a tree. Check for dryness by running your hand down a branch; if the needles fall off, the tree is too dry and should be taken down and disposed of properly. Never burn a tree in your ¿UHSODFH 7KH FRPELQDWLRQ of dry branches, pitch, and tree oils can ignite within seconds, sending sparks and ÀDPHV LQWR WKH URRP Most communities in TVF&R’s service area have a recycling program where a dry tree can be disposed of properly. ,I \RXU FKRLFH LV DQ DUWL¿FLDO tree, look for the label “Fire Resistant.” This does not guarantee the tree won’t FDWFK ¿UH EXW LW LQGLFDWHV that the tree will resist burning and should extinguish quickly.

When it comes to brightening your home with twinkling lights, TVF&R offers the following tips: • Only use UL-approved, low-heat lights. • Always use outdoor lights outside and indoor lights inside. • Never use light sets with broken sockets, frayed and/or cracked wires, or missing sockets. Any one of these problems may cause an electrical shock or D ¿UH • Prior to using a light set, SODFH LW RQ D QRQ ÀDPmable surface and plug it in for 10 to 15 minutes to check for smoking or melting. • Lights should only be used RQ IUHVK RU ¿UH UHWDUGDQW plastic trees. Never use electric lights on a metal tree as the tree can become charged with electricity

from faulty lights and a person touching the tree could be electrocuted. • Fasten outdoor lights securely to exterior walls, WUHHV RU RWKHU ¿UP VXSports to protect them from wind damage. Do not use nails or tacks to hold light strings in place. Instead, use plastic light string holders or run your light strings through hooks. • Only use outdoor-rated extension cords with outside lighting displays. • Turn off all lights when you go to bed or leave the house. Lights can short out DQG VWDUW D ¿UH

For more fire and life safety tips, visit

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 23

Dine Local Taste Global


Indian Cuisine



Dine-in or Take-Out OK!

Beaverton Bulletin Board Thank you for supporting our Sponsors! To place your business card here, email

12865 SW Canyon Rd | Beaverton | 503-626-0552 Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10:30 - 8pm | Wed 10:30-6pm | Sat 11-4pm

&28321 50% OFF

Beaverton’s Oldest Steakhouse & Saloon

Order one entree and get 2nd entree at 50% off

We are OPEN! • Breakfast served all day • Outdoor dining available • Great food, fun and atmosphere!!

Happy Hour Special

Open Daily: 8am-2:30am

10% Off

12434 SW Broadway St | 503-641-7474

Daily after 4pm (Offer good at TV Hwy location only)

Open Daily from 8am-8pm!

1(: /2&$7,21 On the corner of Millikan Rd & Murray Blvd

Lunch: 11:30 - 2:30pm Dinner: 5:00 - 9:30pm (Closed Mondays)

14603 SW Millikan Way | 503-671-0432 Call 503-671-0432 for take out or get home delivery thru GrubHub!

Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food & the Best Margaritas in Town!


12025 SW Canyon Rd *Beaverton*

20% OFF One coupon per party. Offer good at Beaverton location only. Open Su-Th 11-10 | F-Sa 11-11

Swedish Pancakes ..............................................................................$9.55 3 delicately rolled pancakes, dusted with powdered sugar and served with lingonberry butter.

Three Little Pigs ..................................................................................$8.65 Link sausage rolled in 3 large pancakes with apple sauce on the side.

Master Burger .....................................................................................$9.25 Deluxe burger, served with cheddar cheese and sliced lean ham, served on sesame bun with all the fixings.

Monte Cristo Sandwich......................................................................$9.25 Our own thick french toast bread with turkey, ham and Swiss cheese.

Pot Roast ........................................................................................... $11.95 Just like mom’s. Served with creamy mashed potatoes that we made from scratch and fresh sauteed vegitables. Satisfying!

24 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Out and About... There is always something to do in Beaverton #TEENWRITINGCONTEST

ACMA 8th Grader, Jasper Gillispie wins First Place Scary Story Creative Writing Contest CONTEST WINNER Title: Chloe Green Chloe Green does not exist.


’m not the kind of person to remember family reunions. I don’t have any memories of playing with relatives I’d only see once a year, of eating overcooked hamburgers by a rusty swing set, of listening to mind-numbing stories from bygone college years. What I do remember, though, were the Greens. They were my ¿UVW FRXVLQV RQFH UHPRYHG²P\ great-aunt’s children. There was Mrs. Green and Mr. Green, Kathy and Jon, mother and father. There was their beautiful golden retriever, Esther—although why they gave a dog the name of a seventy-year-old woman eludes me. And then there was Chloe Green, their daughter. She was born a year after me, although she could have easily passed for even

Where is Chloe Green? younger. She had sandy blond hair and freckles that spread across her face and the tiniest little dimples when she smiled. She was a wonderful child, never misbehaved, never screamed or cried. There’s a picture of her in our family photo album—right there on page 26—of her standing right next to me, right in front of the swing set, with both of us grinning from ear-to-ear.

As far as everyone else is concerned, the Greens never had a daughter. They were a childless family. “Esther is enough of a handful,” they’d laugh whenever anyone asked why they remained without any kids. “She’s already our child.” One reunion, back when Chloe still existed, she just didn’t show up. “She’s not feeling well,” was the excuse.

She wasn’t there the next year, either. Apparently, she had thrown a tantrum, clung to the doorframe DQG VREEHG XQWLO KHU SDUHQWV ¿QDOO\ obliged and let her stay home. Chloe Green, the perfect daughter who never cried, had thrown a temper tantrum—or so her parents claimed. Year after year, the excuses kept coming—until one day they just stopped. Someone would ask the Greens, “Where’s your daughter,” and they would give the offending party the most confused, quizzical, genuine look until all questions eventually ceased. Eventually, everyone forgot. Eventually, I forgot. Recently, though, something jogged my memory. I’m not sure what it is, but I remember Chloe Green loud and clear. So loud and so clear, in fact, that I went rummaging around in our attic— our old, cobweb-infested attic, stinking of dust and mildew—just WR ¿QG RXU IDPLO\ SKRWR DOEXP WR prove to myself I wasn’t insane, that my memories were too vivid to be fake. , ÀLSSHG WR WKH SDJH ,

remembered so clearly. Page 26, the page my parents had showed me when I was young, the page that contained the only evidence I had that Chloe Green had ever existed at all. My eyes scanned the thick paper, covered in glossy photographs of smiling children and equally happy parents. Finally, I found the picture I was looking for. I was standing in front of the swing set, grinning from ear-toear, holding my arm out as if I had someone to wrap it around. And I was completely and utterly alone.

Online Mindfulness Class December 12/6, 13, 20, 2 pm. Martha McJacobs from Life by Design guides participants through exercises and discussions focused on using meditation techniques to reduce stress. RSVP for Zoom link

the Zoom link and more information

Congratulations to the winners! • 2nd Place: Shards of a Mirror by Sahana Srinivasan, Grade 8, Valley Catholic Middle School • 3rd Place: Spirits by Ryan Judelson, Grade 7, BASE Thanks to everyone who shared their writing. For more library contest information, Visit


VivaVillage Monthly Calendar Aging is a team sport SENIOR LIVING Activities open to all (RSVP recommended, 503-746-5082) Online Age Cafe´ 12/3, 11 am–12 pm. Small group conversations exploring topics of interest to older adults. Contact Viva Village for registration info. Online Viva Village 101 12/11, 10–11:30 am. A fun and informational session about Village life for prospective members. RSVP for Zoom link Men’s Coffee Break 12/27, 10–11 am. Ki &RIIHH 6: *ULI¿WK Dr #160, Beaverton, 97005. Conversation and coffee. RSVP recommended

Join us for coffee Paris by Jane Smiley. RSVP for Zoom link Activities for Members and Volunteers (RSVP to vivavillageevents@gmail. com or call 503-746-5082) Women’s Coffee (in person) 12/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10 am. Join members and volunteers for a morning of coffee and conversation. Meet in person at Jim & Patty’s Coffee, 4130 SW 117th, Beaverton. RSVP rec..

Online Viva Village Book Club 12/28, 1–2:30 pm. Selected book: Perestroika in Online Tai Chi Classes

12/2, 9, 16, 10–11:30 am. Learn Tai Chi technique with FHUWL¿HG LQVWUXFWRU 5LFKDUG Chew. RSVP for Zoom link

Online Women’s Coffee 12/7, 14, 21, 28, 10 am. Join members & volunteers for a morning of coffee and conversation. RSVP for Zoom link

Online Writers Group 12/2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 4–5:30 pm. Join other Village writers for a time of sharing and inspiration. RSVP for the Zoom link

Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond 12/8, 1 pm. Oasis Lebanese Restaurant, 14845 SW Murray Scholls Drive. Join members and volunteers for lunch and conversation. Participants must be vaccinated. RSVP required.

Viva Village Nature Walk 12/4, 9:30 am. Summerlake Park, 11450 SW Winter Lake Drive, Tigard. Enjoy a morning walk with us. RSVP recommended

Online Movie Interest Group 12/8, 5 pm. Movies DUH DYDLODEOH RQ 1HWÀL[ RU Kanopy streaming service offered by the Washington County Library, RSVP for

Online Travel Talks 12/13, 7 pm. Beyond Paris. Paris is great, but there’s so much more to France. Gerry Lukos will share highlights of her travels to Lyon, Strasbourg/ Alsace, Nantes, Granville, and more. RSVP for the Zoom link Garden Enthusiasts 12/17, 11 am–1 pm. Join a holiday table decoration workshop using greens, berries, pinecones, and a candle. (Bring a sandwich. A hot drink and cookies will be available). Dress warmly, the warehouse is chilly. Cost for materials:$10. Cash preferred. RSVP required. Limited to 12 people.

To learn more about Viva Village and/or see the full calendar of Viva Village events, go to

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 25

Art speaks... where words are unable to explain

BEAVERTON DEC 4 - JAN 6 | 4 PM - 8 AM Brighten your winter days with evening lights! Enjoy Candy Cane Lane and The Grove at Beaverton City Park and a festive display at The Round.


Yuletide in Tualatin Valley! Live Performances to Celebrate the Holidays OUT & ABOUT

A Christmas Carol the Musical Broadway Rose Theatre Company, November 24-December 23, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard,

Learn more at

Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree Presents... Portland’s Christmas Spectacular, December 4-5, Sunset Presbyterian, 14986 NW Cornell Road, Portland, Fake Radio Presents: It’s a Wonderful Life Bag&Baggage Productions, December 4, The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., Hillsboro,

26 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

David Saffert & Courtney Freed Present “Silver & Gold” Bag&Baggage Productions, December 17-19, The Vault Theater, 350 E. Main St., Hillsboro, Another Drunk Christmas Carol, Experience Theatre Project, December 17-18, Beaverton Masonic Lodge 4690 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton The Tualatin Valley is a short drive from Portland and is home to nationally renowned golf courses, award-winning wineries, tax-free shopping, agricultural experiences, outdoor recreational activities and more. With a combination of suburban and rural settings, the Tualatin Valley offers an unparalleled experience for all travelers. Learn more at

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Out and About... There is always something to do in Beaverton #BeavertonCivicTheatre

Don’t miss out on Snowest with 3 days of free programs of family members together on the screen making crafts, playing games, and bringing to life was one of OUT & ABOUT characters the most rewarding parts of putting this experience toemember being a kid gether - and indicated that we and the feeling of should continue to expand our excitement you had when programming in 2021.” playing in the snow? The carefree creativity of formOne of SnowFest’s parting a snowperson, the ners, the Beaverton City Lireckless abandon of sledding brary, echoes this sentiment. down a hill, the way the hot “One thing I love about chocolate would warm you SnowFest is how it brings so afterwards, from the inside many folks together!” said out, as you thawed out your Children’s Librarian Jennifer ¿QJHUV DQG WRHV RK WR EH D Wolf. “I see families who kid again! come to Library Zoom StoBeaverton Civic Theatre’s rytimes, kiddos from Music Together, students from our SnowFest, returning for its local schools and more, all third year on December 17, enjoying celebrating win18, and 19, aims to tap into ter wherever they are, with that playfulness and bring whatever they have around. the community together It brings me so much joy.” through three days of free interactive programming that As SnowFest looks to celebrates what makes the engage even more members winter season special with of the community in 2021, storytelling, performances, the line-up is expanding and crafts for all ages. beyond early literacy to provide programming tailored “After over 1,500 people for our senior population. A attended SnowFest in 2020, key partner in this effort is we saw that it was serving Sweet Lemonade Produca need in the community,” tions, which has produced said BCT’s Producing Artisa number of virtual pertic Director Melissa Riley. formances featuring local “Seeing multiple generations

December 17, 18, and 19


volunteers for retirement communities around the area, run by Beaverton resident Kimberley Battad, “Our mission from the start was to reach out to the people who didn't have the accessibility with the arts community that other did, including retirement and assisted living homes, so it's wonderful to team up with more creative forces and reach out to these residents.” In addition to storytimes and crafts, which have been a core component of

SnowFest’s schedule, this year will feature performances and gameshow-style trivia games to engage a wide range of ages and provide more opportunities for volunteers to perform and contribute behind the scenes. Returning partner Kayla Hughes of Music Together Resonate is looking forward to singing and dancing with even more people at this year’s SnowFest. “Music has a way of bringing people together, amazingly enough, even from different living rooms!”

SnowFest is free to attend, but pre-registration is required to receive the links for the Zoom programs.

Visit www.beavertoncivictheatre. org for registration, the full event schedule, and more information. SnowFest is made possible by the generous support of the City of Beaverton Arts Program.

Beaverton Civic Theatre presents








Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 27

When in Doubt... Go to the Library! Prizes awarded to the teams with the highest and lowest number of points.

Library Programs in and Around Beaverton

Garden Home Book Group Discussion Tuesday, December


13 at 7 pm. Zoom meeting Register online.

Garden Home Community Library 503-245-9932 | 7475 SW Oleson Rd. People are welcome to visit during our open hours (Monday through Saturday) to browse and pick up holds, no appointment required. Face masks are required indoors for ages 2+.

At our December meeting, we decide what to read in the next year. Attendees are encouraged to bring two titles to recommend. We only have three rules: books must be available in the WCCLS catalog, available in paperback, and under 500 pages. We will share selections and vote. New members are always welcome. Please contact the book group facilitator Heather at for information on how this selection meeting will work. Beaverton City Library

For All Ages

Aloha Community Library Association

Beaverton Modular Railroad (at Main) 12/18, 10 AM - 6 PM & 12/19, 1-4 PM | All ages Club members will have model trains on multiple tracks with detailed scenery set up for viewing and will be available to answer questions about this fascinating hobby.

Hygge Hangout (virtual) 12/19 | 4-5 PM | All ages | Registration required. Get cozy and join us on Zoom to chat about your favorite things to do and books to read during the winter! Program supplies will be available; after registering, please wait for an email about when to pick them up.

Draw What Makes You Happy (virtual) 12/26 | 4-5 PM | All ages | Registration required What makes you happy? Cozy sweaters? Sunny days? Together, we will talk about and draw what makes each of us happy, and there will be time at the end to share.

For those who prefer, we offer a low contact option, via limited appointments. Call the library at 503-2459932 or visit our website. Events for all ages are currently held virtually

For Kids

Garden Home Community Library has special hours over the holidays: 12/24-25, 31 and 1/1/2022:

Messy Art: Soap Surprise (at Main) 12/7 | 4-5 PM | Ages 2-8.

GHCL Craft Kits LEGO Take and Build: Winter! Saturday, December 18, Registration opens December 8. We’re celebrating the chilly season with a Lego kit, Winter Wonderland! The kit will have some pieces to help you build a wintery scene and there will be a video with inspiration on our YouTube channel. Registration opens on December 8. Because of the small parts this activity is recommended for ages 3 and up.

Family Events: Virtual Story Times– View previously-recorded Book Babies on YouTube and artful and musical all-ages storytimes any time on YouTube.

Book Groups for Young Readers: 'XH WR VWDI¿QJ FKDQJHV at Garden Home Community Library, book groups are taking a December hiatus. Stay tuned in January for how book groups will return in 2022!

Events for Adults: Nerd Night: Trivia for Adults Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 pm. Zoom meeting - Register online. Test your wits at our monthly Trivia Night. Playing with a team is recommended (teams limited to 5 members) but you can also play solo. See how much you know about the four themed sets of questions. Themes vary monthly. 503-644-2197 | 12375 SW 5th St. All library events are free and open to anyone. When applicable and for virtual classes, find the Zoom link or the registration link for each event in the web calendar:

For Adults ¿Cómo Funciona el Dinero? (en Main) 12/5 & 12/12 | 4:30-5:30 PM | Regístrase llegando 12/5: ¿Cómo Funciona el Dinero?: Su Educación Financiera Comienza Aquí. Esta clase cubre educación básica con respecto al dinero. Trataremos temas tales como: Por qué la falta de educación ¿QDQFLHUD HV OD FULVLV HFRQyPLFD número 1 en el mundo. El poder del interés compuesto. El valor del dinero a través del tiempo. El bebé del millón. La regla del 72 y su importancia. CUPO LIMITADO. NO HAY CUIDADO DE NIÑO. 12/12: ¿Cómo Funciona el Dinero?: Su Educación Financiera Continúa Aquí. En la segunda parte de nuestro curso cubriremos los 7 peldaños del dinero, los cuales representan el mapa que lo llevará a usted y a su familia hacia la seguridad e LQGHSHQGHQFLD ¿QDQFLHUD &832 LIMITADO. NO HAY CUIDADO DE NIÑO.

Song Circle (virtual) 12/6 & 12/20 | 6-7 PM. Join us for a virtual Song Circle! We will sing and play 9-10 songs together. Lyrics and chords will be provided. Questions? Email Anne:

28 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries

Make art while making a mess! This month, we’ll make a clean mess with soap surprises.

SnowFest Math Storytime (virtual) 12/18 | 2-2:30 PM | Ages 3-6. Snow and math combine in this storytime with songs, movement, and a math activity families can do at home.

SnowFest Family Storytime & Craft (virtual) 12/19 | 3-3:30 PM | Ages 2-8 Stories, songs, and activities to brighten up your winter wonderland! In partnership with Beaverton Civic Theatre. 17455 SW Farmington Rd, Suite 26A 503-259-0185 | Become an ACLA member! All library events are free and open to anyone. No library card required. The library building is open for limited hours and services. We will continue to update our services, safety guidelines, and hours of operation as we move forward, so please visit, email us at, or give us a call at 503-259-0185 for the latest information. The Aloha Community Library will be closed all day Fri 12/24 through Sun 12/26 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas, and all day Sat 1/1 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Virtual Pajama Storytime: Fridays @ 10:30am. Wear your FRP¿HVW SDMDPDV DQG MRLQ OLEUDULDQV Katie and Jesse every Friday! Visit with our friends Narwhal and Unicorn, read and sing together, and interact with other children live on Zoom at all from the comfort of your home.

Pay What You Will Book Sale Shelf: Mon 12/6 – Fri 12/31 Our shelves have run out of room, and we need to make space! Through the end of December, we’ll be expanding our book sale corner to include some of the books we’re pulling from our collection. Bring your cash and pay as much or as little as you will to bring some of these books home and give them a new lease on life on your own shelves! $OO SURFHHGV WR EHQH¿W WKH $ORKD Community Library Association.

Storytime Anytime: starting

For Teens

Tue 12/7

Winter Photo Contest (virtual) 12/1-31 | Grades 6-12 Snap a winter-themed photo and send it in with a brief explanation for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Little Big Burger! Submit photos to iduncanson@BeavertonOregon. gov no later than Friday, Dec. 31.

CREATE: Needle Felt Snowman (at Main) 12/23

Join us online for Storytime Anytime! A new video with books, songs, and rhymes presented by librarians Katie or Jesse will be recorded and uploaded every week starting 12/7. Follow us on facebook. FRP DORKDOLEUDU\NLGV IRU QRWL¿FDWLRQV of weekly drops, or visit ACLstorytime to view current and past recordings whenever you like.

Winter Reading Challenge: Mon 12/13 – Mon 1/31, ages 0-18

| 1-2:30 PM | Grades 6-12 | Registration required Stop in and create a cute needle felt snowman. No prior experience with needle felting required; all materials provided.

CREATE: Mini Masterpieces (at Main) 12/30 | 1-2 PM | Grades 6-12 | Registration required Stop in and create a mini painting on a 4x4 or 10x10 canvas. Paints and canvases provided.

Keep brains active by reading this winter break with the Aloha Community Library! What better way to spend your time at home this winter than cuddled up with a good book and warm cup of cocoa? Track reading and activities from 12/13 through 1/31 with our winter reading activity sheet (coming soon!) to claim a free book at the library starting in January. Learn more at bit. ly/ACLwinter21. 1080 NW Saltzman Rd., Cedar Mill (503-644-0043 ) & 15325 NW Central Drive Suite J-8 in Bethany (503-6177323). Offering events and programs online, social media and zoom. Find event calendars, storytime schedules, enews and more online.

Kids Winter Reading 12/13 -1/16 | All Ages. Have some fun, do some good, and join us for the CMBCL Winter Reading Challenge! For every hour you read, the libraries will donate ten cents to the Oregon Food Bank to help families facing food insecurity. Fill out a bingo card or complete activities in Beanstack for more fun! See website for more details.

Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home 1st Thursdays | 12/2, 1/6, 2/3 | 7pm | Online via Zoom | Parents of Kids Ages 18mo-12yrs. Transform misbehavior into connection and cooperation. Bring your parenting questions and challenges to this monthly workshop presented by &HUWL¿HG 3RVLWLYH 'LVFLSOLQH 3DUHQW Educator, Megan Barella.

Take and Make Crafts 2nd Mondays | 12/13 | Library Hours | Both Libraries. Stop by one of the libraries during open hours to pick up craft supplies for fun crafts. Supplies limited.

Oregon Battle of the Books Trivia 12/29, 30 | 1010:30am, 11am-11:30am | Online via Zoom | Grades 3-5. Test your OBOB knowledge! Join us on Zoom to play OBOB trivia on Kahoot. Visit our events calendar on our website to register. Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email an hour before the session. Please register for only one session. The questions will be the same at each event.

Read to the Dogs Wednesday, Thursday | 3-4pm | Online via DoveLewis. Read to the Dogs allows school age children who are beginning or struggling readers to develop their reading skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. Sign up on our website.

Storytimes Family Storytime on Zoom Tuesdays | Nov 9-Dec 14 | 10:30am | Online via Zoom | All Ages. Live

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

A Library is a Palace of Dreams. interactive storytime on Zoom for kids of all ages and their grown-ups.

Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser Make a difference for local kids this 12/by donating to CMBCL’s Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser. Donate online, by mail or at a library before 12/31.

Teens & Tweens Teen Game Night Friday | Dec 17| 6 PM | Ages 12-18. Join us IN PERSON at the Cedar Mill Library after hours and play games with your friends. We will have several stations set up including a Switch, Jackbox TV and some vintage games on the Gamecube. For ages 12-18, Registration required.

Adults Voices in Verse 12/18, 1/22, February 26 | 10:30am-12pm | Online via Zoom. Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites.

Owl Book Group 12/17, 1/14, February 26 | 10:30am-12pm | Online via Zoom. Learn which titles the group will be discussing each month by visiting our website calendar. Writers’ Mill 12/19, 1/16,

enthusiasts for inspiration and fun.

Teen Art Contest Winners

Second Edition Resale Sidewalk Sale Visit Second

High School Winner: Hannah Chhar

Edition Resale for fabulous items, favorite themes and extended hours. Watch for new, color-coded tag sales! Look for colored tags to save 50%-75% off already low prices. Learn more in the store. All proceeds from your purchases made at Second Edition Resale support Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries.

High School Runner Up: Sophia You

Library Book Sale Our Book Sale has over 2,000 titles at great prices waiting to be yours! 100% of your Book Sale purchases and GRQDWLRQV EHQH¿W WKH OLEUDULHV

19th Annual Teen Art Show Congratulations to the winners of the People’s Choice Awards!

Middle School Runner Up: Alisa Yu

High School Winner: Over the River and Through the Woods by Hannah Chhar HS Runner Up: When Time Meets the Tide by Sophia You Middle School Winner: Wood Duck by Alisa Yu

Middle School Winner: Alisa Yu

MS Runner up: Sea Bird by Alisa Yu

February 20 | 1-3pm | Online via Zoom. Join fellow writing

Charles Dickens’ Time-honored Holiday Tale

12 days of Christmas Sale December 8 - 23 at the Book Corner 12470 SW 5th St, Beaverton (across from the city park) Tues-Thurs 11am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 3pm **(12/21-23 10am-5pm)** 503-643-5188 |

The Musical Through a sweeping score and whimsical storytelling bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge seeks redemption for his selfish ways in time for a happy Christmas Day – lest he doom himself and others to a more chilling fate.

Take 15% OFF select genres on these days We have thousands of books and media in stock! 12/8 (Wed) Mystery

12/17 (Fri) Vintage/Classics

12/9 (Thu) Romance

12/18 (Sat) Sci-Fi Fantasy

12/10 (Fri) History

12/21 (Tue) New Releases/ Award Winners

12/11 (Sat) DVD Music by ALAN MENKEN



12/14 (Tue) Cooking/Crafts/Art Title Sponsor

Show Sponsor

NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 23 Box office 503.620.5262

12/15 (Wed) Young Adult 12/16 (Thu) CD/Audio Books

12/22 (Wed) Children’s/ Middle Readers 12/23 (Thu) All Fiction

We are continuing to collect donations from the public 503-643-5188 | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 29

Art speaks... where words are unable to explain #VILLAGEGALLERYOFARTS

Local Beaverton Photos

The Village Gallery of Arts Calendar a non-profit educational art gallery

(Submit your photos to

Watercolor Snow Globes


1060 NW Saltzman, Portland, OR, 97229. Open Thursday through Saturday, 10am - 4pm; Sunday 12 3pm. Check website when making your plans -- hours will continue to expand as our workers return after Covid restrictions! Online Registration for all classes.

Holiday Show: Expanded Hours! November 26 December 24: now Wednesdays through Saturdays 10am - 4pm, Sundays 12 - 3pm Join us and discover a ZRQGHUIXO YDULHW\ RI ¿QH DUW crafts, jewelry, cards, gifts, ornaments and more, all by local artists. Many affordable options throughout the gallery for holiday gifts. If you simply can’t decide which work of art to give that special someone, JLYH D *LIW &HUWL¿FDWH DQG OHW them choose! Holiday Show Reception: Sunday, December 12, 1 - 3pm. Come meet artists, browse the new show, shop for the holidays, or just enjoy the festive ambiance. Winter Show: Our members also have art on display in the community November through December at Bethany Frame Central -- come take a look at 16157 NW Cornell Rd, Beaverton. Stay tuned for more VGA artists showing at other community venues in 2022. Adult/Kids Workshops VGA Instructional Team In-Person Art Class, Foursessions, ages 7 - 11. Thursdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23; 3:45 5pm; Max students: 8 Join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms! A crew of rotating instructors from our

VGA Instructional Team

Home for the Holidays by @YoshikoWongPhotography

The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us. Painting on Fabric

gallery will provide students a chance to explore a variety of media and approaches while building their artistic concepts and skills. Look forward to both 2D and 3D projects each month! All supplies are included. Each class will feature a different instructor. Painting on Fabric/Making Gifts for the Holidays with Emily Stevens -- In-Person One-day Class, Tuesday, December 7; 10am - 3pm; Max class size: 8; Masks required. Explore painting on fabric that may be used for clothing, greeting cards, tote bags, aprons, tee shirts, or wall hangings. Learn the basic techniques using fabric paints and mediums. Go home with painted textile art samples that may be used for gift giving or other uses. All supplies provided by instructor; bring designs or images you want to paint, and clothing or fabric you want to paint on. Watercolor Snow Globes with Jean Anderson, Zoom

30 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

Class. Wednesday, December 15; 10am - 12pm; Zoom class. This is one last Christmas quick gift or just an opportunity to play with your brushes. We will do a snowman like the ones shown, learn how to make an object appear round, a little bit of composition. I will provide different subjects and ideas to use for your own snow globes. This class is always a favorite with students. I provide information on more than just how to paint one painting in my classes, I’m really trying to teach technique. If you have some basic knowledge of watercolor technique, you should be able to follow and produce a nice painting. I use two cameras so you have a good view of my painting area and can really see what I am doing. I have fun and relaxing classes and I’d love it if you joined me for this one.

Village Gallery is a non-profit educational art gallery located at 1060 NW Saltzman, Portland, next to the Cedar Mill Library.

Get Your

2022 Calendars &DOHQGDU Today!


Veterans Car & Motorcycle Show 2022 calendars are here! OUT & ABOUT


his is our only fundraiser for 2021 due to our show cancellation. The calendar is ¿OOHG ZLWK EHDXWLIXO ORFDO FDUV & motorcycles and makes a great gift for the holidays! The funds raised will assist the Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center and the Veterans Village - each housing homeless veterans. • The calendars are $20 each • or $15 each when ordering 2 or more. Again, these calendars make a great gift so be generous, this is our only 2021 fundraiser for local homeless veterans!

To order, mail or email your name, address, phone number, email and number of calendars wanted to the address below: • If ordering by mail, make your check out to SOV and send to 4931 SW 76th Ave #151 Portland Or 97225 • To order by email, send the above information to: Calendars will be sent out VWDUWLQJ WKH ¿UVW ZHHN RI 1Rvember and into December. Thank you for your support!

For more information, or visit www. salute-to-veterans-car-motorcycle or call 503-780-4679

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Out and About... There is always something to do in Beaverton #ChesswithCoachLarry


12-year-old Roshen finished first place

How to take Bokeh-ful Photos

and have won math competitions at State and National level. I’m also very active in Boy Scouts and hold the LIFE rank in Troop 208. I also have a black belt in Taekwondo. CL:Thanks, Roshen. It sounds like you’ve got plenty going on. Keep up the good work!

And is now living his dream LEARNING CHESS


t a recent scholastic chess tournament I had a chance to talk with the organizer and Tournament Director 12-yearold Roshen Nair. Coach Larry: Roshen will you please tell us about yourself? Roshen Nair: I’m a Sophomore at Jesuit High School and my main passions are chess and math. CL: How did you start a chess school and start holding chess tournaments? RN: My parents, Maya and Sanjay, have always been very supportive of everything I have wanted to do. I wanted to play in the 2018 North American Open and we all went. There were 148 other players and I started at position 46. It was a long, hard, tiring 5-day tourQDPHQW , ¿QLVKHG LQ VW SODFH and won $7,000! CL: That’s a great win for a 12-year-old! What did you do with the money? 51 $W ¿UVW , GLGQ¶W NQRZ what I was going to do with it. After thinking about it for some time, I decided to tell my parents about my crazy idea. I told them that I would like to use some of my tournament winning money to start a chess academy. Starting this chess club would help other kids in my community to experience the same sort of joy I had experienced when I won the North American Open. CL: That is a big goal. How did you make it happen? RN: I couldn’t have done it without my parents, who were dedicated to helping me start up my chess club and spent a

Ages 3+

Roshen Nair lot of their free time helping my dream to become reality, and I will always be thankful for that. Chinmaya Mission Portland and HESCA, two QRQ SUR¿W RUJDQL]DWLRQV LQ RXU community, let us use their facilities for our chess club. The Oregon Scholastic Chess Federation provided us with RXU ¿UVW KLJK TXDOLW\ FKHVV VHWV In June 2019, Roshen’s Chess Academy was born. CL: You have a website, too. RN: Yes, I knew I would need a website for our chess club. When I created my website I truly understood how important school is since everything I learned from school helped me in creating the website. CL: You also run chess tournaments for kids. RN: I had never run a chess tournament before, until a few years ago, so I was initially not sure what to do. My dad helped me. He bought the SwissSys Chess Tournament program and helped me learn to use it. We were able to run tournaments and also have 12 hours of teaching sessions every month. So far, I have conducted over 20 rated chess tournaments. CL: With all the time you spend on chess do you have time for anything else? RN: I want to be well rounded and do have other interests. I love learning math

Here is the $7,000 game at the 28th Annual North American Open. • White: Greg K. • Black: Roshen Nair 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 d6 8.0-0 0-0 9.Nbd2 Be6 10.Bc2 Bb6 11.Re1 Re8 12.Nf1 d5 13.exd5 Nxd5 14.Bg5 f6 15.Bh4 Bf7 16.d4 exd4 17.Rxe8+ Qxe8 18.Nxd4 Nxd4 19.cxd4 Nf4 20.Qg4 g5 21.Ne3 Bxd4 22.Bg3 Bxe3 23.fxe3 Qxe3+ 24.Bf2 Qe6 25.Qf3 Re8 26.Re1 Qxe1+ 27.Bxe1 Rxe1+ 28.Kf2 Re2+ 29.Kf1 Rxc2 30.g3 Bc4+ 31.Ke1 Ng2+ 32.Kd1 Be2+ 33.Qxe2 Rxe2 34.Kxe2 Kf7 35.Kf2 Nh4 36.gxh4 gxh4 37.Kf3 Ke6 38.b4 f5 39.Kf4 Kf6 40.Kf3 Ke5 41.Ke3 f4+ 42.Kf3 Kf5 43.h3 h6 44.a3 c6 45.Kf2 Ke4 46.Ke2 f3+ 47.Kf2 Kf4 White resigns. 0-1 To learn more about Roshen Nair please, check out these websites: • roshens-chess-academy/mychess-profile • roshens-chess-academy/my-career-achievements

with Christmas Lights



efore we dive in, here’s a quick break-down of what bokeh is. Bokeh is the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light – it is that aesthetically pleasing circular shape that you see in many stock photos and professional portraits. Christmas is a season of lights, and the perfect time to perfect your skills at capturing bokeh. 7KH ¿UVW VWHS LV WR KDYH WKH right lens. Any focal length between 35mm-300mm, with an aperture of f/1.4-f/4, is preferred. The second step is to turn your mode dial to aperture priority (Av or A mode). You will want to open your aperture as wide as possible, the wider the aperture, the smoother your bokeh will look. In aperture mode, you will need to keep an eye on your ISO and aperture. There are two ways to proceed: Take a photo of a subject with plenty of bokeh in the background, or to shoot just a photo of a bokeh itself. In order to take a photo of a subject with plenty of bokeh in the background or foreground, you will want to make sure your VXEMHFW LV D VXI¿FLHQW GLVWDQFH away from your holiday lighting. Depending on your lens, you PD\ ¿QG WKDW FHUWDLQ GLVWDQFHV may offer a better bokeh effect.

Why learn chess? Simple: It’s a great mental workout that helps children perform well in the classroom. Chess is a logical game where kids have to plan ahead and adjust to new situations. But most of all, it’s fun! Larry Ball (Coach Larry) teaches students of all ages at the Steinitz Chess Academy in Beaverton. For more information, email Larry at

Unlock Your Child’s Learning Potential with The Kumon Math and Reading Program.

To learn more, schedule a FREE orientation!

If you are shooting with a lens 50mm or above, you will notice that you do not have to ‘work’ DV KDUG WR ¿QG ZKHUH WKH EDFNground will start to create a beautiful bokeh. If you are interested in only taking a photo of the bokeh, switch your camera or lens into manual focus mode. Toggle your lens out of focus until you notice that the bokeh is to your liking and take a couple photos. Now you have several gorgeous photos to share with friends and family! If you are having trouble, don’t be afraid to check in with your friends at The Shutterbug Camera Stores!

Have more questions? Schedule a 1-on-1 in-person photo class at the Shutterbug (1 hr for $45) online or in-store! Interested in renting from The Shutterbug, Beaverton? Give us a call for availability at (503) 639-5088.

s with Coach Larry Chess Lessons

with Coach Larry

e on Skype

Easy and safe via Skype or in person! Email the coach at today!

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Beaverton - South 12325 Southwest Horizon Blvd. Ste. #221 Beaverton, OR 97007

503-639-7219 © 2021 Kumon North America, Inc. All rights reserved.

Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021) | Beaverton Resource Guide – 31

“The Beaverton Resource Guide is a vibrant snapshot of the Beaverton Community.” Marie Prins, Washington County Visitors Association


Andrew is working 5 years above grade level! your child will build skills that lead to success inside and outside the classroom while JDLQLQJ D VHQVH RI FRQ¿GHQFH that will help them in the classroom and beyond. To schedule a free placement test please call 503-639-7219.

Thanks to Kumon of South Beaverton STUDENT CORNER


ndrew is 12 years old, and a 7th grader at the International School of Beaverton. He has been a Kumon student for 7 years now, and is currently working 5 YEARS above grade level! This means that Andrew is doing high school senior-level math as a 7th grader! Tackling concepts like factorization and quadratic equations, he has an incredible advantage moving forward and has already been placed on the honors list at his school. Outside of Kumon, Andrew KDV D ¿HUFH SDVVLRQ IRU VRFFHU He has won three soccer league ¿QDOV VR IDU DQG KDV GUHDPV of becoming a professional player in the future! His goals don’t stop there though, he also hopes to explore engineering, VSHFL¿FDOO\ DLUSODQH GHVLJQ DQG construction. He says he’d like to “be an engineer, building

Word Puzzle Contest! Win A $25 Gift Certificate to Black Bear Diner!

Email Let us know which words you found (minimum of 3 correct words) and we will enter you into the monthly drawing. Also include: 1) where you picked up the paper and 2) what your favorite story was and 3) your vote for Best of Beaverton Businesses Award (see page 17).

Can you find 20 words related to

Meet Andrew, Age 15

the winter holiday season? airplanes for my country”. Andrew’s parents say that, “Kumon has helped our son WR KDYH D ORW PRUH FRQ¿GHQFH in himself, and to be more prepared going into his classes. Thanks to this increase in FRQ¿GHQFH KH KDV DFKLHYHG his goal of being placed on the honor’s list of his school last year, as he has excelled in his classes and his grades!” Andrew has accomplished so much at such a young age, and we can’t wait to see what comes next. What is Kumon? Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. At Kumon,

32 – Beaverton Resource Guide | Volume 11 - Issue 12 (December 2021)

(5 letters or longer, 10 of the words are 2-word combos)

Kumon is Open! And Accepting New Students Call (503) 639-7219 (Find last month’s answers on page 2)

Connecting businesses with their customers and residents with their community!

Millions discover their favorite reads on issuu every month.

Give your content the digital home it deserves. Get it to any device in seconds.