Creswell Visitors & Newcomers Guide 2022-23

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Creswell 2022-23

V i s i t o r s

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CRESWELL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

OPEN FOR BUSINESS M A YO R ' S MESSAGE

CRESWELL BUSINESS BOOM

CHAMBER MEMBER LIST

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PA G E 6 JOHNNY SALDAÑA III B I G F O O T F U D G E FA C T O R Y

JESSICA LANDSTRA FA R M L A N D S M A R K E T

SETH CLARK B L U E VA L L E Y B I S T R O



WELCOME TO

Creswell By Mayor Dave Stram

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It is truly a joy to welcome you to Creswell, the “Blue Valley.” Back in 1845 Charles G. Miller took up a claim in the Creswell area. On March 4, 1873 Creswell officially took its name when the post office was christened and named for the Postmaster General, John Creswell. But long before this, Creswell was home to the Kalapuya people, who named their home the “Blue Valley.” Why “Blue?" Because, “from the first warming of earth in spring ... to the dog days of August,” the glorious blue camas lilies blanketed the valley floor. Even today, the camas lilies can be seen in open fields between the elementary and high school and in the countryside just outside of town. Modern-day Creswell has a special charm, from its small-town feeling to its annual events; from its proximity to Eugene and Springfield, to the ring of mountains that surround it. We are located in the

southern Willamette Valley, near enough to the coast and the Cascade mountains that you can play in the snow in the morning, get in 18 holes at Creswell’s Emerald Valley Golf Course in the afternoon, and watch the sun go down over the Pacific Ocean. For walkers and cyclists, there are trails and country roads within a mile of downtown, numerous restaurants to satisfy every palette, a variety of businesses to care for your home and auto, and doctors and dentists to look after your health needs. Creswellians enjoy their annual events and celebrations, beginning in May with the hugely popular garage-sale weekend, continuing in July with our Independence Day, and concluding in December with the Winter Lights festival. With our proximity to the University of Oregon and Hayward Field, collegiate and professional athletes can be seen in town during track season.

From the Mayor

Mayor Dave Stram welcomes you to Creswell

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Open for Business!

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Local entrepreneurs are helping spur economic growth

Meet the Members

Your first stop for finding trusted local businesses

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Map

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Meet the Mayor and City Council members

(Historical information taken from The Blue Valley: A History of Creswell, by George W. Ross, Joan Campbell, Sandra Wilson, pages 1-8, 25-26).

Service Directory

Contacts for the essential services newcomers need

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A B O U T T H E C OV E R

Bobby Stevens, a local realtor, musician and certified drone photographer, is a longtime resident of the southern Willamette Valley. He captured aerial views of Creswell and our cover subjects – Jessica Landstra of Farmlands Market, Seth Clark of Blue Valley Bistro, and Johnny Saldaña III of Bigfoot Fudge Factory. The drone photo was taken over Garden Lake Park in Creswell, giving a perspective on downtown from near the airport.

STAFF

A view of the city limits and the urban boundary

Citizen Government

This year the World Track and Field Championships are coming to Eugene, and Creswell will be hosting the Finnish Athletics National Team, arriving early in July for training and acclimation to the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re coming to Creswell for a visit, or attending one of our celebrations, checking us out for a possible business venture, or thinking about moving here, we want you to know that you are welcome here! Enjoy your stay, and come again soon.

PUBLISHER Noel Nash SALES Jessica Lemmon Denise Nash Amy Saling Turner

EDITOR Erin Tierney WRITING Michael Dunne PHOTOS Bobby Stevens


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Led by local entrepreneurs, business is booming in Creswell

“Creswell is very much open for business,” says City Manager Michelle Amberg. “The environment is 180 degrees different from March of 2020 when the pandemic first began.” Indeed, as the nation, Oregon, and Creswell continue to see Covid retreat in the rearview mirror, the city’s business community is like the engine of a muscle car racing to head out onto the open road. As someone who knows a great deal about performance cars, Patrick Cartwright, owner of Northwest Automotive Customs Inc., agrees. “We opened our business up in Creswell in the midst of Covid,” he says. “While watching other businesses struggle, we had our doubts about if it was a good idea or not. Then one day almost out of the blue, representatives from the Creswell Chamber of Commerce pop up to offer support for small businesses. Seeing the work of this leader to help different companies survive during the pandemic was a sign of better times ahead.” Cartwright and team are now on a path of expansion. “We are growing in Creswell and launched a new shop in Cottage Grove. We are also launching a retail parts department and working on other businesses. If nothing else, Covid has taught us that when one door closes, another opens. While 2020 and 2021 were tough, we think this year is going to be great for us and for Creswell.” Josh Lehner, an economist with the State of Oregon, is equally bullish on the state and local economy in 2022. He recently issued a report saying Oregon could see a 6% growth rate in the coming year, which is larger than any year since 1984. Personal income in

S TO R Y B Y M I C H A E L D U N N E

From left: Johnny Saldaña, Jessica Landstra, and Seth Clark represent local business owners who are helping spur economic growth in Creswell. Photo: Bobby Stevens.

Oregon is already 10% higher today than it was prior to the pandemic. The federal Paycheck Protection Program injected $19 billion into the Oregon economy and kept many businesses afloat. In turn this helped people keep jobs and kept them spending on key products like groceries and home improvement, while still increasing personal savings rates. In fact, the difference between what consumers saved versus what they spent during the past 18 months is huge. And now that money is being injected back into the economy as restrictions are eased. People are more than ready to spend on dining, travel, and other services that were so restrained last year. Continuing through 2022, Oregon will have regained four out of every five jobs lost since the start of the pandemic, and the recovery is not yet complete. Given industry variations to date, the outlook is a combination of underlying growth

in the economy and some rebound associated with recovering from the pandemic. One of the greatest indicators of solid economic growth has been the relaunch of the Creswell Chamber of Commerce. Due to the pandemic and business closures, the Chamber board of directors made the difficult choice in early 2020 to suspend most of its operations. What could have been a death knell, however, turned into a unique opportunity to retool. In the spring of 2021, a new slate of board members emerged, and the Chamber reopened its doors on Oregon Avenue in the fall. “We are excited to bring the community together at upcoming events,” says Cassie Stoner, board member for the Creswell Chamber of Commerce. “And to also support our local business development." Speaking of openings, Johnny Saldaña III, owner of Bigfoot Fudge SEE BUSINESS – 12

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AIRPORT

Hobby Field – Creswell Airport 83501 N. Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-8904 ci.creswell.or.us

A P I C U LT U R E

Bear Mountain Honey 35244 Highway 58 Pleasant Hill, OR 97455 (541) 359-5133 bearmountainhoney.com

AU TO M OT I V E

Northwest Automotive Customs 335 S. Front St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 357-1355 northwestautomotivecustoms.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Cottage Grove 836 E. Main St. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 942-2411 cgchamber.com

Creswell 95 W. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 creswellchamber.com

Springfield 101 S. A St. Springfield, OR 97477 (541) 746-1651 springfield-chamber.org

Point S Tire & Auto

CHILD CARE

25 S. Mill St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4840 pointstire.com/creswell

380 Kings Row Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4652

BA N K S & C R E D I T U N I O N S Banner Bank

265 E. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4511 bannerbank.com

COMPUTER SERVICE

Creswell Christian Child Care Center

2ND Chance PC 145 E. Oregon Ave. Creswell OR 97426 (541) 942-483 2ndchancepc.com

C O N S U LTA N T

creswellchristianschool.com

Oregon RAIN

CHURCHES

Creswell Church of the Nazarene 805 S. Front St.

(908) 416-0121 Creswell, OR 97426 oregonrain.org

C O N T R AC TO R S

Creswell, OR 97426

Derminer Painting & Wood Care

(541) 895-2937

COFFEE

66 Sandalwood Loop Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 556-0374 facebook.com/derminer.painting

116 Melton Rd.

McDiarmid Controls, Inc.

B E AU T Y SA LO N S

creswellnazarene.org

600 Dale Kuni Rd., #150 Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 895-3965

Blue Valley Bistro

Emerald Valley Salon

Family Relief Nursery 720 N. 14th St. Cottage Grove, OR 974264 (541) 895-3726 familyreliefnursery.org

(541) 895-4398

85579 Highway 99 S. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 726-1677 mcdiarmidcontrols.com

Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-8860 bluevalleybistro.com

D E N TA L

COMMUNITY O R G A N I ZAT I O N S

Creswell Family Dental 225 W. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4985 creswelldental.com

Creswell Grange #496 298 W. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426

Creswell Heritage Foundation 195 S. 2nd St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-3726

Emerald Valley Dental

creswellheritagefoundation.org

emeraldvalleydental.com

195 Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-3000

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ELECTRIC

Emerald People's Utility District 33733 Seavey Loop Rd. Eugene, OR 97405 (541) 746-1583 epud.org

Lane Electric Cooperative 787 Bailey Hill Rd. Eugene, OR 97402 (541) 484-1151 laneelectric.com

F O O D , B E V E R AG E & C AT E R I N G

E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel

Prismatic Media Group, LLC

Currently parked in Cottage Grove PO Box 1185, Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 221-1160

Box 877 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2140 prismaticmediagroup.com

Blue Valley Bistro

Rainbow Graphics

Lucky Taco

116 Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-8860 bluevalleybistro.com

Pacific Power 4025 Old Highway 99 S. Roseburg, OR 97471 (888) 221-7070 pacificpower.net

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Vinnie's Smokin BBQ, LLC 85800 Edenvale Rd. Pleasant Hill, OR 97455 Truck: 38493 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield Truck: 217 N. 42nd St., Springfield (541) 972-2159

vinniesbbq.com

82590 Butte Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4766 rgsigns.com/index.html

Aiken North Printing 83297 N. Harvey Rd. Creswell OR 97426 (541) 810-1880 Aikennorth.com

2000 N. Douglas Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 953-3444 cgcarousel.org

FUEL SERVICES

Western Oregon Exposition (W.O.E.)

66 N. Mill St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4846

204 W. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-3500 farmlandsmarket.com

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES

H A R D WA R E

1780 Carnegie Way Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 942-6150 westernoregonexpo.com

FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES Dupont Financial Group 1047 Ashgrove Loop Creswell, OR 97426 (805) 345-0579 dupontfinancialgroup.com

Edward Jones Investments 86 E. Broadway Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 731-4888 edwardjones.com

New York Life, Daniel Merrill 120 Oakway Center Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 485-9470 newyorklife.com/agent/damerrill

FIRE & RESCUE

South Lane County Fire & Rescue 233 Harrison Ave. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 942-4493 southlanefire.org

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Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel 123 S. 7th St. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 942-0185 smithlundmills.com

G I F T S & S P E C I A LT Y I T E M S Bigfoot Fudge Factory

25 N. First St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 255-6093 bigfootfudgefactory.com

GOLF COURSE

Emerald Valley Golf & Resort 83301 Dale Kuni Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2174 emeraldvalleygolf.com

G OV E R N M E N T City of Creswell

13 S. 1st St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2531 ci.creswell.or.us lanecounty.org

G RO C E R Y S TO R E Farmlands Market

Cascade Home Center 104 S. Mill St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4166

Tractor Supply Co. #2277 190 Emerald Parkway Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2545 tractorsupply.com

H E A LT H & B E AU T Y

Adrian Valdez, Mary Kay Independent Sales Rep 363 Lindale Dr., Apt #N-1 Sprinfield OR, 97477 (541)237-0794 marykayintouch.com

HOTELS & MOTELS Comfort Inn & Suites 247 Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4025 comfortinn.com


INSURANCE

L I Q U O R S TO R E

497 Oakway Rd., Ste. 240 Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 225-3911 countryfinancial.com/katrina.tilley

159 E. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2559

COUNTRY Financial

Creswell Insurance Group 244 W. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-9125

Farmers Insurance 65 W. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-4515 ryanhoffstotagency.com

Herb Newell Jr. Insurance Services PO Box 867 Creswell, OR 97426 33 Village Dr., Creswell OR 97426 (541) 658-5416

Oregon Insurance Company LLC PO Box 867 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2832 oregoninsurancecompany.net

Payne West Insurance 609 E. Main St. Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 942-0555 paynewest.com

State Farm – Terra Hager 114 Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2005 terrahager.com

INTERNET

EarthClick Net LCC 725 E. Whiteaker Cottage Grove, OR 97424 541-942-7088 earthclick.net

LIBRARY

Creswell Library 64 W. Oregon Ave. PO Box 366 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-3053 creswell-library.org

Emerald Valley Spirits

M A N U FAC T U R I N G & P RO D U C T I O N

Crane Equipment Manufacturing 33740 Seavey Loop Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 746-9681 grizzlycranes.com

JD Rinaldi Fabricators, Inc. 80996 Pacific Hwy 99 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 686-1331 jdrinaldifabricators.com

MORTGAGE BANKING Guild Mortgage

M E D I C A L , D E N TA L & NURSING CARE

360 E. 10th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 343-1995 branches.guildmortgage.com

Camas Swale Medical Center

MUSEUM

170 Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 658-5301 camasmedical.com

Emerald Valley Wellness Clinic 300 N. Mill St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-5300 emeraldwellness.com

PeaceHealth Medical Group 180 Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 232-4990 peacehealth.org

Creswell Historical Museum 55 N. 5th St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-5464

Oregon Aviation Historical Society and Museum 2475 Jim Wright Way Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 543-1068 oregonaviation.org

N E W S PA P E R

Cottage Grove Sentinel 1498 E. Main St., Ste. 104 Cottage Grove, OR 97424 541-942-3325 cgsentinel.com

The Chronicle 655 A St., Suite E Springfield, OR 97477 PO Box 428 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 515-6233 chronicle1909.com

PETS

Doggie Doo Disposal 298 E. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 294-0995 CRESWELL VISITORS & NEWCOMERS GUIDE 2022–23

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Rock Nest Training & Pet Care 29907 Hamm Rd. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-3162 rocknestpetcare.com

1425 Village Dr. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 743-1331 PropertiesofEugene.com

P H A R M AC Y

Tammy Sue Schuck, Song Real Estate

Creswell Health Mart 175 E. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2413 oregonhealthmart.com

1372 Creswood Dr. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 952-9340 tammysue.songrealestate.com

P RO P E R T Y L E AS I N G & M A N AG E M E N T

R E S TAU R A N T S

Robert Marquess Trust

182 S. 2nd St.

PO Box 550 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 914-8802

Creswell, OR 97426

PUBLIC T R A N S P O R TAT I O N Lane Transit District 3500 E. 17th Ave. Eugene, OR 97403 (541) 687-5555 ltd.org

RADIO

Woods Communications, INC 30703 Camas Swale Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 513-0716 woodscomm.com

R E A LTO R S

Aaron Stansbury, Keller Williams 106 S. 4th St. Creswell, OR 97426 1-503-396-1787 theeugenelife.com

Martin McClure PO Box 523 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 214-9263

Shawn Hittenberger, Windemere Realty PO Box 6090 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 228-7090

Sunset Real Estate Team PO Box 906 Creswell, OR 97426 541-355-1174 10

Susan Bennett Real Estate

Creswell Bakery

(541) 895-5885 creswellbakery.com

Creswell Dairy Queen 70 Emerald Parkway Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-3051 dairyqueen.com/en-us/locations

Round Up Saloon

TO U R I S M

Travel Lane County 754 Olive St. Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 484-5307 eugenecascadescoast.org

T R E E C A R E & R E M OVA L

Bear Mountain Tree Surgeons, Inc. 998 Barber Dr. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 954-3622

VETERINARIANS

Creswell Veterinary Hospital 345 W. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-3536 creswellvet.com

WAS T E R E M OVA L & RECYCLING Sanipac 1650 Glenwood Blvd. Eugene, OR 97440 (541) 736-3600 sanipac.com

13 N. Front St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-2002

WAT E R

TJ's Family Restaurant & Lounge

28 S. 6th St., Ste. A Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 767-9717 coastfork.org

365 E. Oregon Ave., PO Box 488 Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-3109

tjsfamilyrestaurant.com

R V PA R K S

Meadowlark RV Park 298 E. Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 525-3348 creswellrvpark.com

SCHOOLS

Creswell School District 998 W. A St. Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-6000 creswell.k12.or.us

SECURITY SERVICES OneSecurity LLC

13 S. 1st St. Creswell, OR 97426 onesecuritycompany.com

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Alphabetical Member Index 2nd Chance PC ...................... Page 7 (ad on 12) Banner Bank ...................................… Page 7 (12) Bigfoot Fudge Factory ............................ 8 (26) Blue Valley Bistro ..........................… Page 8 (17) City of Creswell …................................... Page 8 Comfort Inn & Suites ....................… Page 8 (13) Cottage Grove Sentinel ................ Page 9 (30) Country Financial ..........................… Page 9 (4) Crane Equipment Mfg. Corp. ............… Page 9 Creswell 76 ............................................… Page 8 Creswell Bakery ..................................… Page 10 Creswell Chamber of Commerce ...........................................................… Page 7 (19) Creswell Christian Child Care Center .…...................... Page 7 (28) Creswell Church of the Nazarene …... Page 7 Creswell Family Dental .......................… Page 7 Creswell Grange #496 .........................… Page 7 Creswell Health Mart ........................… Page 10 Creswell Historical Museum …............. Page 9 Creswell Insurance Group …................. Page 9 Creswell Library ..................................… Page 9 Creswell School District ….................... Page 10 Creswell Veterinary Hospital ...… Page 10 (30) Derminer Painting & Wood Care ......… Page 7 Dupont Financial Group ................... Page 8 (2) Edward Jones Investments …............... Page 8 Emerald People's Utility District ......… Page 8 Emerald Valley Dental .........................… Page 7 Emerald Valley Golf & Resort ............… Page 8 Emerald Valley Spirits …......................... Page 9 Emerald Valley Wellness Clinic .........… Page 9 Family Relief Nursery ….......................... Page 7 Farmers Insurance ...............................… Page 9 Farmlands Market ...............................… Page 8 Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel ...................… Page 8

Hobby Field ....................................… Page 7 (20) Keller Williams .....................................… Page 10 Lane Electric Cooperative ........…. Page 8 (29) Lane Transit District ….......................... Page 10 Meadowlark RV Park ........................… Page 10 Northwest Automotive Customs .................. 7 Oregon Aviation Historical Society and Museum ….......................................... Page 9 Oregon Insurance Company .............… Page 9 Oregon RAIN ..........................................… Page 7 Pacific Power …....................................... Page 8 Payne West Insurance …........................ Page 9 PeaceHealth Medical Group .............… Page 9 Point S Tire & Auto .........................… Page 7 (4) Prismatic Media Group ......................… Page 8 Rainbow Graphic Signs, Inc. ..............… Page 8 Robert Marquess Trust .....................… Page 10 Rock Nest Training & Pet Care …......... Page 10 Round Up Saloon .................................… Page 10 Sanipac .........................................… Page 10 (30) Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel …..... Page 8 South Lane County Fire and Rescue .............................. Page 8 (25) Springfield Chamber of Commerce .. Page 7 State Farm (Terra Hager) ................… Page 9 Sunset Real Estate ......................... Page 10 (29) Susan Bennett Track Town Realty .… Page 10 Tammy Schuck Song Real Estate ....… Page 10 The Chronicle ................................… Page 9 (16) TJ's Family Restaurant & Lounge ...… Page 10 Tractor Supply Company ..................… Page 8 Travel Lane County ....................… Page 10 (18) Vinnie's Smokin BBQ .................................. 8 (28) Western Oregon Exposition ................... 8 (28)

Local chambers of Commerce make a difference!

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Factory, might just be the poster child for expanded business opportunities in Creswell. “I started out making fudge in my kitchen,” says the 12-year resident of Creswell. “It really was just a side hustle I started in semi-retirement.” It was shortly after he left his full-time job to pursue BFF that he “received a 10,000-piece order from the University of Oregon and knew it was time to expand.” So, expand he did. He found the right property in the city, purchased the necessary equipment to handle expansion, and with the support of his wife Jennifer (who he calls the brains behind the operation) was all set to launch the business. “Life is funny,” Saldaña says with a smile. “I launched my business literally a few weeks before the pandemic hit. At first, I was a bit panicked, but then soon realized that many of my vendors were la-

The remodeled Blue Valley Bistro in Creswell.

beled ‘essential’ and so they could continue to sell my products. I was so lucky.” Having celebrated its fifth anniversary in November 2021, Bigfoot Fudge Factory is humming along nicely. While Saldaña’s initial vision was for the business to continue selling just to vendors, he soon realized that his delectable treats necessitated a storefront. “Creswell is really an amazing place, and the community has been so supportive of my business

that it just made sense to add a retail component to my location,” he said. “And with Creswell being right off I-5, I even get business from people traveling to and from California who’ve heard about us. Right here in town, I get stopped on the street all the time by people shouting, ‘Hey, you’re the fudge guy!’” Another tale of expansion during Covid is that of Ransom Briggs, owner of 2nd Chance PC. And if he’s not jamming on his guitar, he and his wife Kelly are orchestrating essential services for customers whose PCs and networks are in disrepair. “My journey has been a wild ride, and the circumstances that led me to Creswell are a bit crazy,” says Briggs. Originally from Florida, the IT expert has worked for Fortune 500 companies solving complex hardware, software, and networking issues. The fast-paced tech vocation saw him move cross country

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for prominent roles in L.A. and Long Beach. And while Southern California was ripe with opportunity, the downside of big-city living put a real strain on Briggs. “The crime, the traffic – it made life really hard,” he says. “Michelle and I felt like a move to someplace smaller and more community-oriented would be our best option.” Having already secured a job that he could do from anywhere, Briggs and his wife decided to head north. “It’s funny, but I grew up in a small town of about 5,000 people in Florida – and back then, I couldn’t wait to get out!” he says. “But now, Michelle and I found Creswell and we are ecstatic about the town, the people, and the opportunity.” You might say that 2nd Chance PC is more than just a business. It’s also a mantra as Briggs believes that Creswell is providing him with a second chance to have it all – business success and quality of life. “For a while, I was fine just do-

Farmlands Market's new freezer aisle.

ing my remote work, but then I passed a building and thought having a physical shop would work out just fine, and boy was I right,” says Briggs. “I’ve been working on networks and equipment for businesses all over town, as well as the library and folks who need help with their computer needs.” Briggs is obviously passionate about helping people with their

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IT needs, but his other passion is never far behind. The son of a musician who played with legendary country rock bands like Alabama, Briggs has also opened for power groups like ZZ Top and Bad Company. “My band and I are in discussions to play at this year’s Creswell Fourth of July festival, and I really SEE BUSINESS – 27

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Creswell's

Rich History

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n the mid-19th century, Euro- egon and California Railroad became Americans poured into the known, many of the Cloverdale comWillamette Valley, taking advan- munity moved west, across the Coast tage of the rich lands. Elijah Bristow Fork of the Willamette River to a claimed the first land in Lane County, spot that railroad reached by 1871. In near present-day Pleasant Hill. Other this year James Robinett and Alvin settlers quickly followed, claiming Hughes donated land to plat a town. what they viewed to be the best prop- In 1873, Ben Holladay of the Oregon erty. In 1850, the Donation Land Act and California Railroad named the formalized and encouraged settlement town Creswell, after the U.S. Postmasin Oregon and granted 640 ter General at the time, John Creacres to each married couswell. Euro-American settlers ple who lived on and cultiin the area relied on agrivated their claim. In 1857, culture and timber to make the first schoolhouse in their living and the small Lane County opened – town plugged away. a small cabin near the The period from 1870 to Bristow residence where 1909 saw gradual growth, John students were taught by with Creswell expanding to W.W. Bristow, son of EliCreswell around 500 people. In 1873, jah Bristow. Shortly after the citizens of Creswell built the school opened, the first their first church. Although the church was constructed nearby. building was constructed to serve Before long, towns dotted the land- a Methodist congregation, multiple scape of the upper Willamette Valley. denominations held services in the The original site of the settlement of building. In 1874, Creswell built its Creswell began a few miles east of first public building, a schoolhouse, present-day Cloverdale. By 1852, John that would later also house the public Gilfrey operated a general store in library and Creswell Civic ImproveCloverdale and a post office served ment Club. Alvin Houghes donated the surrounding community. When the land for the school and C.P. Curren the plans for the location of the Or- served as the first schoolteacher. The

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two-room school building reflected the growing population and the need for a spacious building. The building served as both the schoolhouse and a community gathering place where Christmas parties, Grange meetings, and band practices were held. To accommodate the growing population. Creswell built a new schoolhouse, and in 1900, the First Baptist Church of Creswell bought the original schoolhouse building. In 1909, A.C. Bohrnstedt, an enterprising businessman from the Midwest, came to town and helped initiate what is known as the Bohrnstedt Boom. Bohrnstedt saw the agricultural potential of the Creswell area and bought 1,400 acres of land, creating the A.C. Bohrnstedt Orchard Company. He then ordered 40,000 fruit trees to be planted that winter and made room for 77,000 more trees in his nursery. Bohrnstedt then began to advertise his land to investors in the east. For example, Bohrnstedt brought “excursion trains” of interested people to Oregon, with many passengers later buying property from Bohrnstedt and staying in the Creswell area. The Creswell Development League also helped to publicize by publishing a promotional booklet in 1909 touting the fertile fruit and nut land that surrounded Creswell. This booklet proclaimed, “It (Creswell) is a wide awake, bustling little community of about 500 in inhabitants and with an assured future…” By the end of 1909 Creswell’s population of 500 had increased 35 percent, and Bohrnstedt predicted the population to reach at least 1,200 by 1915. This information was reprinted from a document submitted by Creswell Public Library and Civic Improvement Clubhouse through the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet.


5,768 Creswell's population:

POPULATION DENSITY: 3,379 per square mile.

Land area of city

1.7

square miles

INFRASTRUCTURE & KEY RESOURCES City Hall: 13 S. 1st St., 541-895-2531 Major roadways: East/West – Oregon Avenue; North/South – Interstate-5, Highway 99 Bridges: Melton Road, Dale Kuni Road, Interstate-5 overpass Post office: 150 N. Mill St. Railway: Central Oregon Pacific Rail

Average Household Income

$72k

Creswell Community Center: 99 N. 1st St., 541-895-2531 Cobalt Activity Center: 364 Cobalt Lane Library: 64 W. Oregon Ave., 541-895-3053 Social Services: LCOG Senior and Disabled Services

542 feet

ELEVATION

NEAREST CITIES OVER 50,000: Eugene & Springfield, north of Creswell on I-5: 12 miles east on Highway 126. NEAREST HOSPITAL: PeaceHealth in Cottage Grove.

LANDMARKS: Creswell Butte, located south of the city; Middle Fork of the Willamette River, located to the east of the city; I-5 runs through the city.

School enrollment: Elementary

Middle

High

615 313 361 EDUCATION School District Office: 998 W. A St., 541-895-6000 Creslane Elementary: Grades K-5, 996 W. A St., 541-895-6140 Creswell Middle School: Grades 6-8, 655 W. Oregon Ave., 541-895-6090 Creswell High School: Grades 9-12, 33390 Niblock Lane, 541-895-6020 Creswell Christian Academy: Grades K-12, 597 S. Front St., 541-729-7345

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The council consists of a mayor and six councilors nominated and elected from the city at-large The mayor presides over and facilitates council meetings, preserves order, enforces council rules and determines the order of business under council rules. The mayor is a voting member of the council and has no veto authority. With the consent of the council, the mayor appoints members of commissions and committees established by ordinance or resolution. The mayor must sign all records of council decisions. Council meetings are held on the first Monday after the first Tuesday of every month in the McCluskey Chambers of City Hall, 13 S. 1st St., Creswell. Council meetings are open to the public and begin promptly at 7 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Agendas are available the Friday before the council meeting at City Hall. If you have an item you wish to have placed on the agenda, you must contact the city manager or city recorder at 541-895-2531. You must have all materials to the city recorder no later than six business days prior to the meeting. This allows the recorder time to finalize the agenda and copy materials for the council.

MAYOR Dave Stram Term ends 2022 dstram@creswell-or.us

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT Kevin Prociw Term ends 2022 kprociw@creswell-or.us Tammy Sue Schuck Term ends 2024 tschuck@creswell-or.us Misty Inman Term ends 2022 minman@creswell-or.us Norma Jean Osborn Term ends 2024 nosborn@creswell-or.us Alonzo Costilla Term ends 2022 acostilla@creswell-or.us Shelly Clark Term ends 2024 shclark@creswell-or.us


Chamber of Commerce

The Creswell Chamber Ann Seim is our Community CRESWELL CHAMBER of Commerce is back! The Engagement Specialist and B OA R D M E M B E R S Chamber of Commerce is she operates our town Visiactive and we are proud to tors Center which is open help lead Creswell back to a each weekday from 10 a.m. comforting sense of norto 2 p.m. We welcome you malcy. As some may know, to stop by and learn more Covid dealt the Creswell about all the wonderful Chamber a massive blow. things Creswell has to offer. The life-altering pandemic The Chamber Board of Dicaused many businesses rectors is committed to faBobby Ladley Sandi O’Brien Daniel Merrill and their employees to cilitating the annual events Chamber completely change the that Creswell residents President methods in which they remember fondly. These anoperated. In turn, many of these nual events include the Mother’s Day changes affected the Chamber of weekend citywide yard sales, the Commerce. Winter Lights event, and of course The Chamber was forced to close the famous Fourth of July celebraits office doors, shut down the tion loved by all Oregonians. Find out town’s Visitor Center, and lay off more about these events by visiting the Chamber’s only paid employee. our website, CreswellChamber.com Elena Connelly Jason Stubbs Additionally, all but two members Volunteers are the lifeblood of the of the Board of Directors were Chamber of Commerce and we can faced with personal situations that always use more. Without volunnecessitated their resignations. As teers, we won’t be successful. Every the pandemic maintained a firm event requires a lot of planning and grip on Creswellians, the situation boots on the ground. for the Chamber grew more and We are thankful to all of the volunmore bleak. By February of 2021 the teers who stepped up to make the Chamber was in danger of fold2021 Winter Lights event an evening Jeanne Marr ing. At that point (February 2021), a enjoyed by all who participated. We Cassie Stoner call for volunteers to serve on the are also extremely thankful for the Chamber’s Board of Directors was volunteers who have come forward made via social media and the local to assist in leading Creswell out of newspaper. the fog of the pandemic and back to A handful of volunteers from the what we are known for. community stepped up and in March 2021 a new Board was elected and If you’d like to volunteer, contact the process of rebuilding a fully opthe chamber office via phone (541RuthAnn Seim, erational Chamber began. 895-4398) or email us at Kelly Makinson Community Today, we have seven board CreswellChamber@gmail.com Engagement members and one employee. RuthSpecialist

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SERVICE DIRECTORY Are you new to town? The next few pages will help you find the essential services you need to get fully situated here in The Friendly City.


SERVICE DIRECTORY G OV E R N M E N T

STATE OF OREGON oregon.gov

LANE COUNTY lanecounty.org

CITY OF CRESWELL 541-895-2531 13 S. 1st St., PO Box 276, Creswell, OR info@creswell-or.us ci.creswell.or.us

Creswell City Hall

City Hall houses most administrative functions within the city. These include the office of the City Administrator, City Recorder, Finance Director, Municipal Court Clerks, building and electrical permits, water and sewer billing and account information, airport billing and account information, animal licensing, community center reservations, planning and land use information, and code enforcement. City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Planning & Permits

Permits are required for any new construction and alterations or additions to existing buildings, including structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, manufactured dwellings, boiler and elevator work. However, there are some exceptions to permit requirements. If you aren’t sure if you need a permit please call 541-895-2531.

Public Works

Public Works is responsible for maintaining the City’s water, sewer, stormwater, streets and streetlights; Public Works also maintains all City buildings and public parks.

Law Enforcement The City of Creswell contracts with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services. This provides the City with access to services typically available only in larger cities.

Lane County Sheriff's Office Creswell line: 541-895-2025 Non-emergency: 541-682-4150 For emergencies: 911

FIRE • MEDICAL • RESCUE

South Lane County Fire & Rescue

SLCF&R serves both residents and visitors in Creswell, Cottage Grove and rural South Lane County. Non-emergencies: 541-942-4493

LIBRARY

Creswell Library Lane Library District 541-895-3053 64 W. Oregon Ave. PO Box 366, Creswell There are many activities available for all ages besides access to books, DVDs, music and magazines. Make sure to come by and pick up a calendar of events and a beautiful library card.

SCHOOLS

Creswell School District 541-895-6000

Creswell Christian Academy 541-729-7345

PUBLIC T R A N S P O R TAT I O N Lane Transit District Routes to Eugene & Cottage Grove 541-687-5555 ltd.org

South Lane Wheels Call to schedule 541-942-0456

FA M I LY S E R V I C E S Family Relief Nursery

541-943-4835 720 N. 14th St., Cottage Grove

SENIOR SERVICES Meals on Wheels

541-895-2338 Lunch & safety check for homebound seniors 60 and over. Serving noontime meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Donations appreciated. Call for reservations.

Senior & Disabled Services - LCOG 541-682-7804

Senior Connections 541-942-5577

COMMUNITY FOOD RESOURCES

Community Food for Creswell Food Pantry 541-246-9117 364 Cobalt Lane, Creswell

Community Sharing Program 541-942-2176

S E R V I C E C LU B S

Kiwanis Club of Creswell 541-895-4309 PO Box 1047, Creswell

CHURCHES

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

541-292-7168 303 E. Oregon Ave., Creswell

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 541-895-3338 531 S. 10th St., Cottage Grove

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Creswell Christian Center 541-895-4622 501 Holbrook Lane, Creswell

Creswell Church of Christ 541-895-3328 380 Kings Row, Creswell

Creswell Faith Center 541-895-2535 755 S. Front St., Creswell

Creswell Presbyterian Church 541-895-3419 75 S. 4th St., Creswell

Essene Church of Christ 541-927-3017 45 N. 3rd St., Creswell

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Creswell tractorsupply.com

541-895-2136 82546 N. Pacific Hwy. Creswell

Eugene Spay & Neuter Clinic 541-682-3643

New Hope Baptist Church

3070 W. 1st Ave., Eugene

541-895-4436 597 S. 7th St., Creswell

Greenhill Humane Society

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church

88350 Green Hill Road, Eugene

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541-895-8686 552 Holbrook Lane, Creswell

PET RESOURCES

Humane Society of Cottage Grove 541-942-3101 33 N. 8th St., Cottage Grove

Creswell Veterinary Hospital

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South Willamette Veterinary Clinic

Faithworks Fellowship

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Tractor Supply Company

Willamette Animal Guild

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Gospel Net Ministries

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Hillside Church

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D O G PA R K S

PARKS & FACILITIES

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G RO C E R Y MARKETS

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FIRE CHIEF'S

Message South Lane County Fire & Rescue is proud to provide 24/7/365 service to the Creswell community. SLCFR provides fire protection to a 132-square-mile area encompassing the cities of Creswell and Cottage Grove. The area served for EMS is over 800 square miles. The District handles close to 5,000 calls per year. The Fire Chief is the chief executive for the District and reports to a five-member elected board. The District is rated 2/4 by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) and nationally is one of a limited number of smaller fire agencies to hold an ISO 2 rating in the cities it serves. The District operates four fire stations with the Cottage Grove Station (Station 201) serving as the headquarters. Station 201 has career staffing supplemented by reserves and student firefighters 24/7/365. Staffing at Station 201 consists of five career personnel including a Division Chief, Captain, engineer and two firefighters, all of whom are Oregon Paramedics. The Fire Chief and the District’s administrative staff are located at Station 201. The station houses an engine, ladder, heavy brush, water tender, command vehicle, and two ambulances.

S O U T H

L A N E

The Board, staff and I appreciate the great support and trust we have from the community and look forward to improving service delivery whenever possible. Your SLCFR team works very hard to deliver the best possible service. Through improved partnerships with our neighboring agencies, we continue to improve the protection provided to the District. Our career, resident and reserve members are proud to serve you and will continue providing the highest quality service delivery possible. Sincerely, John R. Wooten, Fire Chief

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A few of the businesses that opened or expanded during the Covid era: BAHN MI: The restaurant featuring Asian food and German beer – and horseshoe pits – had its opening delayed, but not denied. BIGFOOT FUDGE FACTORY: Johnny Saldaña III expanded his business throughout the pandemic, offering ice cream and home-made waffle cones in addition to the fudge and taffy.

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BLUE VALLEY BISTRO: Had just opened a second location in Coburg when the pandemic hit. Owners Seth and Melissa Clark juggled staff and hours of operation, allowing them to keep both cafes open, and included a remodel of the Creswell location.

A popular spot for supplements, chiropractic, massage therapy, and acupuncture, owner Chelsea Pisani’s business has grown into a larger space with more specialists. FARMLANDS MARKET: Owner Jessica Landstra worked with multiple vendors to keep the shelves stocked, and recently expanded the fresh produce section with a new freezer. NORTHWEST AUTOMOTIVE CUSTOMS: Owner Patrick Cartwright opened the shop on Highway 99 at the start of the pandemic, and has continued to grow and expand his business, including a second shop in Cottage Grove. PAZZO: The new restaurant adjusted its menu and hours of operation to stay afloat the past two years, and owner/chef Scott Pisani is now expanding the kitchen area.

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hope we can make it work,” Briggs says. “I think this year’s Independence Day celebration is going to be even more special than usual given the fact that life and business are returning to normal. Our best days are truly ahead.” Some of the larger businesses in town share Briggs’ optimism about the economic future of Creswell. “Business is great and extremely busy now,” says Paul Reddy, the new Chief Executive Officer of Earth Lab Holdings and Wise Woman Botanicals, the largest private employer in Creswell. “It is wonderful to see that Covid appears to be ebbing now, and that we may soon be able to see everyone's smiles again at our facility in Creswell!” Earth Lab, which has already expanded over the past few years from 20 employees and 10,000 square feet in 2015 to more than 70 employees and 40,000 square feet today, is gearing up for even more growth. The goal over the

next three to five years is for the business to expand to more than 150 employees operating in 100,000 square feet or more within the city limits. City Manager Amberg sees the nexus of both governmental assistance and laissez-faire economics finding a good mix in her city. “Certainly, the Amberg city jumped in when needed and created a loan program with Community Lending Works for local businesses struggling during the height of the pandemic,” she says. “We helped businesses obtain loans through the city and other block grants. But now, as the economy roars back, we are excited to get back to normal, letting businesses get back to doing what they do best and staying out of the way.” For Chelsea Pisani, owner of

Creswell Wellness Center, doing what she does best means providing physical and emotional support, healing, and rejuvenation. “Both heading into and coming out of the pandemic, we see people taking a more active and intentional role in their health,” she says. “As such, we are expanding our facilities and adding more massage therapists and other specialists. Don’t get me wrong, there are challenges ahead including sourcing materials for our supplements and retail supplies, but I do believe there is so much opportunity for our business and others in Creswell.” While no one can predict the future, as Amberg, Cartwright, Stoner, Saldaña, Briggs, Reddy, and Pisani attest, that today, Creswell is definitively open for business. Michael Dunne is a local entrepreneur who writes on business for The Chronicle.

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