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Around Town OREGON CITY
Around Town OREGON CITY
Publisher BCT 15223 South OREGON CITYHenrici Road Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Around Town Around Town Contributing Writers
OREGON CITY Heather Ausborn
Suz Ferguson Liz Fox Amber Holveck Janet Mann Carol Pauli Julie Paulsen Kari Shanklin Judy Stanley Kathy Warner Pamela White
Graphic Designer Heather Ausborn Advertising Amanda Hughart Dick Orr Photography Ingrid V. Aubry Heather Ausborn Mike Goff Cheryl Hill Amber Holveck Julie Paulsen Paradise Photography Wade Parkin Printed by Image Pressworks Cover Photo View of Oregon City taken by Julie Paulsen
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what’s inside... FA L L 2 0 1 0 oregon city chamber welcome 4 board of directors 4 the city message from the city manager 5 oregon city history 5
holiday ideas local gift guide 20 to give is to receive 22 ways to help 25 healthy eating during the holidays 26 fall & winter safety tips 27 shopping local 28
tips & trends message from the superintendent 6 message from the CCC president 6 homework’s hidden values 8 music is magical 10 healthy & imaginative school lunches 12 backpack buddies 14 back-to-school isn’t just for kids 16
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explore things to see & do fall events hidden treasures
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in the know bridge work 34 citizen’s speak out 35 member directory advertising directory other resources taste of oc
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Sherrie Henson, Past-Chair Bank of the West Hope Loose, Chair Elect/Treasurer It Figures Bookkeeping & TLC Carpet Cleaning Dr. Joanne Gordon, Vice Chair Natural Health Works Judy Stanley, Vice Chair Harmony Rd Music Center of Oregon Aaron Breniman Verdict Bar & Grill Janine Brooks BCT Dave Buel Buel’s Impressions Printing Cynthia Elam West Coast Bank David Frasher (Appointed) City of Oregon City, City Manager Mary Heins My Mother Knows
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welcome from the executive director The onset of fall brings to mind cooler weather, school buses, elections and the holidays. This Fall issue of Oregon City Around Town provides you with information about education, prepares you for the holidays, and helps you plan ahead for fun local events. The Chamber is proud to provide this second issue of Oregon City’s own lifestyle magazine with the outstanding cooperation of our local businesses. If you
appreciate this magazine, it is important to let our advertisers know with your dollars and/or your kind words. Our Chamber is led by a dedicated Board of Directors with a foundation of business members. Together we are working to help strengthen our local economy and community. I offer my sincerest gratitude to Julie Paulsen, the Chamber’s Communications Coordinator and Heather Ausborn, BCT’s Graphic Designer, along with people too numerous to mention for their contributions to this magazine, local businesses, and our community. z
Jeff Landstrom State Farm Insurance Blane Meier Meier Wealth Management, Inc. Torrey Murphy Metro IT Roger Rada (Appointed) O.C. School District, Superintendent Tim Shea CCC Small Business Development Center Vicki H. Yates. P.C. Attorney at Law
staff Amber Holveck Oregon City Chamber Executive Director Julie Paulsen Oregon City Chamber Communications Coordinator Erma Hoffman Oregon City Chamber Office Suppport
thecity a history... Oregon City is the first incorporated city west of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1829 by Dr. John McLoughlin at the base of the thundering Willamette Falls, Oregon City was the destination for thousands of Oregon Trail pioneer settlers in the 1840s. With its rich heritage and natural beauty, the City at the End of the Oregon Trail continues to connect visitors to our nation’s pioneering past. Oregon City was the first State Capital and is the County Seat of Clackamas County. Oregon City is home to shopping areas, recreational opportunities, businesses, and a wide variety of historical and cultural attractions dedicated to celebrating the Pioneer spirit.
a message from the city manager Welcome to our community & thank you for checking out the second edition of “Oregon City Around Town.” Oregon City has a wonderful reputation for its rich history, & has made great progress in recent years, developing new parks, improving infrastructure, supporting enhancements in our downtown, & renewing our focus on public safety. As a new member of the community, I have discovered an “authenticity” in the people, the places, the events, & the daily
City of Oregon City PO Box 3040 625 Center Street, Oregon City 503-657-0891 www.orcity.org Mayor & Commissioners Alice Norris, Mayor Doug Neeley, Commission President James Nicita, Rocky Smith, Jr., Daphne Wuest City Hall/Information. . . . . . . . . . 503-657-0891 Building Division. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-722-3789 Business Licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-0891 City Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-496-1505 City Recorder/City Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-496-1505 Municipal Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8154 Cemetery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8299 Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-496-1201
rhythm of life here that is compelling & unique among all of the places I have lived. Folks here do not notice how large or small their neighbor’s house is, they simply smile sincerely & say “hello.” Oregon City’s authenticity is changing the way it is viewed across the metro region. It is an asset, an experience if you will, that cannot be fully appreciated unless you spend time here. So, I invite you to come, join us, share ideas with us, dine with us, stay awhile & remember to “buy local” when you shop for the holidays…but beware, the longer you are here, the more likely you will stay, perhaps for a lifetime. z
Planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-722-3789 Police Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-0891 Public Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8520 Public Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8241 After Hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8211 Oregon City Police Department Administration Office. . . . . . . 503-657-4964 Non-emergency Dispatch 320 Warner Milne Rd. . . . . . . . 503-655-8211 Oregon City Public Library 606 John Adams St . . . . . . . . 503-657-8269 Oregon City Municipal Swimming Pool 1211 Jackson St. . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8273 Neighborhood Associations www.orcity.org/neighborhood-associations
Rich history, natural beauty, and a progressive community have found a home in Oregon City. It is the blend of old and new that makes Oregon City such a vibrant place to live, work, and play.
LOCATION Oregon City is located approximately 13 miles south of Portland, along the banks of the Willamette and Clackamas Rivers. INCORPORATED 1844 ELEVATION 55’ Downtown District 350’ Hilltop District AREA 9.2 Square miles within City limits CLIMATE Monthly Avg. Low..............................................35F Monthly Avg. High.............................................82F Hottest Month.............................................. August Coldest Month.............................................January Driest Month..................................................... July Wettest Month........................................ December Avg. Annual Precip........................................47.060 Source: Oregon Climate Service
POPULATION 2008.............................................................31,404 Median Household Income........................$60,979 2009 Median House Sold......................... $263,000 CITY RESIDENT TAX RATES $18.1884 per $1000 assessed value for: Education, General Government, Clackamas Fire District, Bonds, etc. Source: Clackamas County Assessor’s Office – www.clackamas.us OREGON CITY AROUND TOWN
a message from the superintendent Greetings! I’m proud to serve as the superintendent of the best school district in Oregon. We have the most skilled teachers and support staff in the state, and they are dedicated to each and every student’s learning. Year in and year out our schools post test scores well above the state average in every subject and every grade level. Our flagship, Oregon City High School (OCHS), has a long tradition of athletic achievement, but a strong athletic tradition is only a small part of the picture. OCHS also has an outstanding fine arts program. It has one of the best choir, band and drama programs in the state. We are particularly proud of our academic program. OCHS has several opportunities that challenge scholars and allow them to earn college credits while in high school. There are 31 high
school courses in which students can also earn credits at Clackamas Community College. In addition, there are 12 advanced placement courses for which colleges and universities grant credit if students receive a passing score on the national AP tests. As a result of taking these challenging courses, many of our students head off to college with a year or more of college credits in hand. Oregon City High School’s latest state assessments in reading and language arts were only topped by three other mid or large high schools in the state. Its mathematics scores were only topped by one other school. Number four and number two….not bad, but we’re heading to number one on both of these assessments. Athletics -- fine arts -- academics -- I challenge any school in the state to make a better showing. If you have a child in our schools– congratulations! If you’re thinking about locating here– welcome. You’re going to love our schools. z
OREGON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT www.orecity.k12.or.us ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 1417 12th Street, Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8000 Bus Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8540 Oregon City Community School. . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8520 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Beavercreek Elementary 21944 S. Yeoman Rd., Beavercreek. . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8350 Candy Lane Elementary 5901 SE Hull, Milwaukie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8150 Gaffney Lane Elementary 13521 S. Gaffney Lane, Oregon City. . . . . . . . 503-785-8600 Holcomb Elementary 14625 S. Holcomb Rd., Oregon City. . . . . . . . .503-785-8100 Jennings Lodge Elementary 18521 SE River Rd., Milwaukie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8035 John McLoughlin Elementary 19230 South End Rd., Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8650 King Elementary 995 South End Rd., Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8250 Mt. Pleasant Elementary 1232 Linn Ave., Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8700 Redland Elementary 18131 S. Redland Rd., Oregon City . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8500 Springwater Charter School 16491 S. Springwater Rd., Oregon City . . . . . 503-631-7700 MIDDLE SCHOOLS Gardiner Middle School 180 Ethel St., Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8200 Ogden Middle School 14133 S. Donovan Rd., Oregon City. . . . . . . . .503-785-8300 HIGH SCHOOLS OCHS/Moss Campus 19761 S. Beavercreek Rd., Oregon City. . . . . . 503-785-8900 OCHS/Jackson Campus 1306 12th St, Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-2411 Sage School 1306 12th St., Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-785-8441
CCC & Oregon City: a valuable partnership For nearly 45 years, Clackamas Community College has been an integral part of the Oregon City community. The changes in the city have been reflected in changes at the college, as we have grown from temporary modular classrooms in the late 1960s to three vibrant, full-service campuses. The college and the city are connected in countless ways. High school students turn to CCC to earn Advanced College Credit and for industrial arts and alternative education. More than 60 percent of Oregon City High School graduates choose CCC to continue their education. CCC has strong ties to Oregon City business and civic groups. More than 150 Oregon City businesses took advantage of the services of our
Small Business Development Center last year. Our Customized Training and Development Services provide classes and training for employers. The CCC Foundation awarded scholarships to 62 Oregon City students last year, a tuition value of $82,379. As community priorities change, CCC responds to the changing needs. We have greatly increased our outreach and services to veterans over the past few years. We continually assess our offerings to adjust to changes in the economy and marketplace. For more than a year, we have offered “midnight welding” classes. This fall, we begin offering a renewable energy program for the first time. I value the input of the community. If you’ve got a suggestion, give me a call at 503-594-3000. As an alumnus, I am proud of the strong partnership between Clackamas Community College and Oregon City. We share a history and a future. z
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homework’s hidden values by Liz Fox
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When I was a classroom teacher I went through the extra work of generating nightly homework and then followed up the next day to collect and correct the homework. As all teachers know, this creates an extra load of work for the teacher. However, I always believed the benefits for my students justified any extra work it created for me, the teacher. Homework provided my students the opportunity to independently practice and strengthen their academic skills. Today, as a tutor, I can still attest to the obvious values of homework, along with its “hidden values.” I recommend to all parents and students, at the right age, the following article which was published in the “Sacramento Bee,” dated September 10, 1988. The original article was written by John Rosemond, a family psychologist. He sums up his article with this comment: To what do these “Seven Hidden Values” add? To self-esteem of course! Homework gives a student a chance to develop a positive sense of self worth. Homework can be a character-building experience. Managed properly by teachers and parents, homework gives the student a chance to practice and strengthen academic skills. There are other “hidden values” in homework which can equip the student with emotional and behavioral skills. These skills can help the student to perform more successfully in the adult world. Some of these life skills are: responsibility, autonomy, perseverance, time management, initiative, self-reliance, and resourcefulness. Responsibility: To fulfill your obligations; to assume “ownership” of that which rightly belongs to you; to hold yourself accountable for both your mistakes as well as your successes. Homework is the student’s responsibility. When parents get too involved, they set the process on its head. The “lessons” get done, but the real lesson doesn’t get learned. Autonomy: To self-govern; to stand on your own two feet. Homework is the first time someone, other than the parent, has consistently assigned tasks to the student. In that sense, homework breaks new ground. The student is now accountable outside the family. The manner in which this golden opportunity is managed will either enhance or obstruct the student’s progress toward independence.
Perseverance: To confront challenges with determination; to strive in spite of difficulties; to complete what you set out to accomplish. If the Little Train That Could had had a mother train who, upon seeing her child’s struggle, got behind and pushed, there would have been no point to the story. Likewise, there is no point to a student doing homework if every time the student becomes frustrated, parents make it all better. Time Management: To organize time effectively and productively; to complete tasks on schedule without compromising quality. The shortest route to a nightly homework marathon is to tell the student when to begin the homework, but not when it must be finished. Instead of learning to manage time, the student learns to waste it. Initiative: To be self-motivated and assertive; to be decisive in defining and pursuing personal goals. It boils down to this: Who decides when it is time for the student to begin homework. Self-reliance: To have trust and self-confidence in your abilities. Managed properly, homework empowers, affirms, enlarges, fulfills, actualizes and enables the student’s capacity for competence. Mismanaged, it diminishes, deflates and disables. There is no in-between.
Resourcefulness: To find, invent, or adapt creative means to solve problems. After all, this is the business, the very stuff of being human, isn’t it? Homework provides the form, the student provides the substance. Liz Fox has been engaged in education throughout the past 37 years. Her experiences range from classroom aide to child guidance counselor to classroom teacher. Now she owns her own tutoring business, The Tutor House. She can be reached at 503-522-0972.
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music is magical by Judy Stanley
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Music is magical. Playing music has been linked to measurable improvements in human well-being. It can soothe our soul, rekindle memories, inspire creativity, make us move and lower our blood pressure. It can reduce job burnout and improve our mood. The key to reaping these (and more) benefits is the act of playing music. Music is little more than ear candy for the brain if you simply listen. Researchers have concluded that you have to play it, sing it, and move to it if you want to experience music’s proven benefits.
three of our senses: sight, hearing, touch. Not only do we engage these senses, we train them to work with our brain to develop the mental and physical skills we need to create music. A brief review of some of the many studies about the benefits of playing music reveals more reasons to pursue music at all ages than most of us realize. It is shown and/or linked to the production of many benefits.
Learning to make music is like learning a new language. Playing music is a mental and physical activity. It stimulates brain development in students of all ages. It requires that we engage and integrate
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Take, for instance, some of the ways a child can be impacted by playing music: • Increased confidence and self-discipline • Development of concentration, coordination, and patience • Increased creativity • Improved language discrimination and development • Higher productivity • Improved ability to socially connect with peers • Improved verbal and math skills
tips&trends Adults benefit from playing music as well: • It exercises the brain • It helps fight memory loss • It eases loneliness, depression • It calms the effects of Alzheimer’s • It can help Parkinson patients move • It helps patients with brain injuries improve faster • It’s FUN! We are never too young or too old to learn to play music although it is easier when we are young. There is an unlimited supply of information on the internet that supports what you have just read. I encourage you to do your own research and find a music education program that will help you learn to play music. z Sources: www.brainmusic.org http://www.amc-music.com/child_literature http://www.nammfoundation.org/music-research “This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession” by Daniel J. Levitin (an American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician and writer)
Judy Stanley owns Harmony Rd Music Center of Oregon (HRMC) where ~300 students receive their music education. HRMC uses the internationally recognized Harmony Rd Music Course written by Jan Keyser, a resident of Oregon City, to offer group music classes to toddlers through adults. You can contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503-557-5151, or visit the school’s website at www.harmonyroadoregon.com.
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healthy & imaginative school lunches By Carol Pauli Among the shopping, organizing and planning for back to school, lurks the question “What will I pack in those new lunch boxes?” I always find myself not wanting to put the same tired lunch ideas in a freshly cleaned or new stateof-the-art insulated lunch box. I also believe any new ideas for lunch items need to pass the test of easy, nutritious and appealing (not just to me but my kids). From my experience of over 18 years in the food industry, reading through recipe books and internet sites, and most importantly from my experience of packing lunch every day for my own school age children, comes these ideas. An insulated lunch box with water bottle holder on the side, a small thermos soup container, plastic sandwich box and various size snack containers are the basic supplies to house a packed lunch.
Packed Lunch Strategies: Whenever I cook noodles or rice for dinner I cook extra to use for lunches during the week. Sunday evening while I make dinner I do one or more of the following: make a salad sandwich spread, cut snack vegetables, or hard-boil eggs for the week. When I bake, I make double batches of whole grain mini muffins, healthy cookies, and granola bars to stow away in the freezer for future use. I try to include all food groups by packing when needed, sides of veggie sticks, hardboiled egg, whole grain snacks (such as crackers, mini whole grain rice cakes, mini muffins, granola bars) and a dairy, soy or rice milk protein (such as milk, cheese stick, cottage cheese, or small yogurt). To avoid excess sugar I forgo fruit juice and pack a water bottle.
Packed Lunch Ideas: 1. Sandwich wraps using whole grain wraps or tortillas. Filling ideas: turkey with avocado. Turkey, cream cheese and cranberry sauce. Chicken or egg salad fillings. 2. Teriyaki Bento. In a microwavable bowl add leftover brown rice with leftover chicken add a few small pieces of broccoli, cabbage or carrots drizzle with teriyaki sauce. Microwave until very hot, transfer to a thermos soup container that has been preheated first by hot water. 3. Whole Grain Pita bread triangles with hummus, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes and snow peas. 4. From leftover chicken, cold chicken pieces with a dipping sauce and fresh vegetables. 5. Soup or chili in a thermos. Leftovers or heated from a healthy canned variety.
Cheesy noodles. In a microwavable bowl add leftover whole grain noodles, shredded cheese, and a teaspoon or so of butter. Microwave and stir to coat noodles well with cheese sauce. Veggie dog slices and small pieces of broccoli are add-in ideas. Burrito roll ups. Spread a whole grain tortilla with refried beans, brown rice, and sprinkle with shredded cheese; roll up like a jelly roll. Microwave to melt cheese. Cut into one inch widths. Pack with salsa, sour cream and mashed up avocado. Hors d’oeuvres lunch. Turkey rolled up with cream cheese or sliced cheese inside. Secure with a toothpick. Pack with crackers, mini containers of olives, pickles, pickled corn and carrot sticks.
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Directions: 1. Spread plastic wrap over the bottom and sides of a 7x11 baking dish. 2. Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly over the bottom of the pan. 3. Spoon half of the rice mixture, and press down evenly with damp hands. 4. Cover the rice with nori sheets. 5. Layer the avocado strips over the nori. 6. Mix the seafood, mayonnaise and green onion together. Spoon over the avocado layer. 7. Layer cucumber strips 8. Spoon the rest of the rice over cucumber layer, press down evenly with damp hands. 9. Cover the last layer with plastic wrap. Set another 7x11 dish on sushi and press down firmly. 10. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. 11. Invert dish to cutting surface or baking sheet. 12. Using a very sharp knife, cut into squares. Wipe your knife after each cut and dip into cold water before each cut.
For variety and taste specificity other fillings can be substituted. Some ideas are egg salad, turkey and cream cheese strips with pesto, shrimp with cream cheese strips, cranberry sauce with cream cheese and cucumber strips.
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Sushi Squares Ingredients: 6 cups cooked brown sushi rice. While still warm season with mixture of 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp soy sauce and 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar. 2 sheets of nori (seaweed sheets) Sesame seeds or black sesame seeds 1 ripe avocado cut into thin strips 2 cans of tuna, salmon, or crab 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into thin strips. Soy sauce to serve on the side.
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backpack buddies by Cathy Warner
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Imagine that you open the refrigerator and there is no food. Now imagine that you have no money to buy the food for that refrigerator. And now imagine you are a child who experiences this everyday, coming home from school and knowing that you will not have your next meal until the following school day. What would you do and how would you provide food for yourself? For a variety of reasons, children in our community are going without and not receiving the minimum of three balanced food meals a day. Through the public school system children have access to food through free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs, but many of the same children may not have had enough or any food to eat on the weekends. Oregon City’s Backpack Buddies is now answering the call to feed our children on the weekends! Starting in January 2009 with nine confidentially selected children, this program has grown in feeding almost 70 children by the end of the 2009-2010 school years in our local Oregon City Community. Beginning this fall, this program will add an additional site and begin feeding children in the Head Start programs. Children are anonymously and confidentially selected by school personnel to be recipients of the food. A checklist is used to determine if a child qualifies to be a recipient, which is composed of observations from school personnel as well as a fa-
miliarity with the families. The family of the child is contacted for permission to participate in the program, but is not obligated to sign up. Once written permission is received, the child is included in the program with no strings attached. All siblings of the elementary aged child are also included. Food for Backpack Buddies is gathered and distributed by the supporting churches of the program. To date, Prince of Life Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran, Oregon City Christian, and Oregon City Evangelical Churches have combined forces with countless area businesses to feed local children. Each church
gathers kid-friendly and nutritious meals which include soups, chili, packaged fruit, juice pouches, Easy Macs, and snacks, such as cheese and crackers to be packed into a bag to feed a child for the weekend. The bags of food are delivered to the classroom teachers. The teachers distribute the bags discretely, often tucking the bags into backpacks during a time when all of the children are out of the classroom, such as recess. The Oregon City Backpack Buddies program is relatively new, but is ambitiously working to spread into all elementary schools which need
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baseball teams, church youth groups, and many more! If your church or organization is interested in supporting an area school, this is also needed to expand our outreach into other Oregon City elementary schools. This fall, we will begin distributing collection boxes to area businesses. If your business would like to display a box to collect food items, please contact us at email@example.com. For further information, please visit Oregon City’s Backpack Buddies’ website at www.ocbackpackbuddies.org. z
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Dance/Theater/Music: Music classes for all ages offered by Harmony Rd Music located on 82nd Drive. Tap and Jazz classes with Vicki Mills -- her studio is located at Barclay School on 12th Street. Exercise/Fitness: Pilates classes are offered by Pilates with Fe, located in Downtown Oregon City on Main Street. Exercise classes for all fitness levels offered by Nautilus Plus OC Annex, located on Beavercreek Road. Women’s self defense classes courtesy of the Oregon City Police Department with all classes held at Gardiner Middle School. Business/Financial Planning: Banking on the Future class for middle school students and Financial Beginnings class for high school students. Students learn to navigate the world of finance and will walk away from the class with skills to manage their personal finances.
Arts/Crafts/Hobbies: Creative and fun floral design classes offered courtesy of Forté Floral Artistry and conveniently located inside the shop located on Washington Street. Outdoor Recreation: Jr. Golf classes available at our highly regarded Stone Creek Golf Club located just south of Oregon City. An important standard in any class line-up is CPR. How satisfying is it to know that you possess the skills to save a life? And keep your eyes open for classes that will be offered this fall at the beautiful and historic Ainsworth House and Gardens as well as culinary classes offered by Weatherford’s Grand Lodge. Who said you always have to learn in a classroom? Sign up today at www.activityreg.com. z
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ly are reinvested into our city generating local jobs, income taxes, and property taxes. These funds can then be reinvested into our schools, city infrastructure and community programs. Local businesses are invested in our community by linking neighborhoods, and supporting our schools and causes. Buying locally is a sustainable practice; saving time, fuel and resources. Beyond the facts and data for supporting local commerce, one of the hidden benefits is involvement and connection to the community. There is value in knowing the faces and places within your community. Community commerce can provide an opportunity for business representatives and citizens to get to know each other on a first name basis, while seeing each other
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local gift guide by Heather Ausborn When it comes time for the Holidays, I am always scrambling for unique gifts for family and friends. Running off to the mall to fight the crowds is the last thing I have time for! So this year I made it my mission to have a more positive shopping experience and to find local, fabulous gifts for everyone near-and-dear to me. Not only did I find some great presents- I found parking, better prices, and no lines! buttons n’ bows premier kids resale
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cottage row shops: lavender hill cottage, oh shiny! & the vintage shop all 3 shops are next to each other in Downtown Oregon City on 14th Street between Main Street and Washington Street These fabulous gals came up with a great idea for the holiday season– you pick out a basket and travel between the 3 adorable houses and put your treasures inside. When you’re all donethey’ll arrange it into a gift basket for your loved one. Husbands, all you know is that your wife’s favorite color is blue, you can head over to the cottage row shops and they’ll help you create an amazing holiday gift all around her favorite color. You’ll find everything from antique furniture, jewelry, artwork, lavendar products and more- all in one location. There is something for everyone at the cottage row! gift basket (shown here) hat.............................................$40 handmade chai tea..................$8 vintage tea cup.........................$5 candle in a jar...........................$7.99 culinary lavender.....................$8 lavender spray..........................$9.99 basket........................................$6.99
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While America is known as one of the most generous nations in the world, we seem to become more aware of the needs of others, as the days get colder and the holidays get closer. In my work, I’ve seen firsthand the incredible generosity provided to people in need and their overwhelming appreciation. Here are some ideas to make a difference in the community while giving you a chance to make your holiday season more meaningful. Shopping with a Cause Over the years I’ve found myself shopping for holiday gifts and wondering if my loved one will use or even appreciate the gift I’ve so carefully chosen. Whether we like to admit it or not, sometimes our loved ones don’t really need much of anything. So, consider buying a gift for someone who really needs it. Many organizations help their clients during the holiday season (throughout the year) and need a wide range of donations. Usually it’s as easy as checking your favorite charitable organization’s website for their specific needs. For example, at Christmas time the Clackamas Women’s Shelter needs six to twelve really, nice bathrobes to give to our shelter moms. You can search the stores’ amazing sales and buy a beautiful, warm, cozy bathrobe for someone in need. Then, lay the robe out nicely, take a color photo of it, and include a note to your loved one about sending the gift in their honor. Place the photo and literature from the organization in a beautifully wrapped package and present to your loved one. He or she will be delighted, you will feel great and your gift will be put to good use. Just
call your favorite organization and they’ll let you know how you can give a gift that won’t end up in the back of the closet. Get While You Give I’m sure that everyone enjoys an evening out or an afternoon with the family from time-to-time. Why not incorporate some family fun or friend time into an event that will help support a nonprofit organization? For example, Oregon City Burgerville offers to charitable organizations a designated evening when a percentage of all proceeds are donated to the organization. Both Burgerville and the recipient organization advertise this effort to double the impact! Local photographer Tania Allen of Paradise Photography offers special photo packages through Santa Clause with a Cause then donates a percentage of her proceeds to charity. This is the perfect way to capture the wonder of Santa in your children’s eyes without the mayhem of the long, mall lines while helping a local charity. Check newspaper listings or your favorite organization’s website for upcoming opportunities; then, make your next family outing or date night one that brings you fun and brings others help.
Give the Gift of Giving Often during this holiday season (as well as birthdays and other holidays) those in need are unable to afford to give gifts to their loved ones. This can be especially hard for families with children. Donating gift cards of all kinds to your favorite organization may allow them to empower their clients; a gift card can provide a small amount of autonomy and dignity in gift purchasing. Pre-paid Visa or Mastercard gift cards allow purchases anywhere but any gift card from grocery stores to gas stations might be appropriate depending on the organization. If your favorite charity doesn’t list gift cards on their “wish list” I would encourage you to give them a call and ask what would be most helpful. Party for a Reason It is such a privilege for me to see generosity and kindness in action. A fun way for you and your friends or family to make a difference is throw a party and have the guests bring gifts for a specific need or organization. You could have a Holiday Tool Time party and donate hammers, drills and levels to a local Habitat for Humanity. Host a baby shower for a local relief nursery or
Yes. We Are Lending To You And Your Business. Recently a local “fairy princess” celebrated her 7th birthday by inviting her guests to bring items from the Clackamas Women’s Services shelter wish list instead of birthday gifts. You can see from the picture that this birthday girl wields a powerful, magic wand and an even bigger heart! other organization that serves children. Create a “Have your cake but give it away too” party by serving fancy cakes but have guests bring a check or cash to donate to the local food bank or Meals on Wheels program. Of course this “party for a reason” idea is good all year long whether you’re celebrating a birthday or even TGIF! Last December, a Clackamas Women’s Services donor dropped off over 30 beautiful well-made toys to our local toy drive. “We’ve been doing this neighborhood Christmas party for ten years, and this year we all decided that the $10 gift exchange was really a waste of money,” the party hostess told me. She went on to say that families brought the toys to the party and displayed them for everyone to see. The hostess ended by saying through her bright smile, “We had so much fun and felt so much better about the way we spent our money that we’re going to do it again next year.” Traditional is Powerful Finally, the most traditional and powerful way to support non-profits is by making a cash donation. Charitable organizations depend on unrestricted gifts from generous individuals, businesses and community organizations to make ends meet. Whether your gift is $25 or $1000 it will be sincerely appreciated. If you want to make giving more meaningful, take the time to browse your favorite organization’s website and get to know them better. If you’re looking for an organization to support you can perform an online search for the type of non-profit that interests you. Then sit down with your family for a meaningful discussion. Feel free to call the organization you support or are considering supporting. All organizations welcome phone calls from supporters. However you decide to give this holiday season (as well as year round), remember that whatever you do you are making a difference. On
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A Warm Welcome from the Church in Oregon City The Church in Oregon City welcomes you! We invite you to discover new bonds of friendship, the joy of worship, the satisfaction of service and especially God’s amazing love and grace. The leaders of local churches and ministries listed below meet together monthly for fellowship, planning and prayer. We’re from diverse denominations and backgrounds, but we join together in one cause in the service of Jesus Christ. It’s our conviction that we serve our community best by uniting around our common heritage of Christian faith- rather than focusing on our differences. We unite around an ancient statement of Christian faith, known as the Apostles’ Creed: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven; and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic(universal) Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen. Whatever your own background or beliefs, we extend an open hand. Come experience our faith first-hand. You’ll be glad you did.
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ways to help There are many tangible ways for you to make a difference this holiday season! Individuals, families, churches and businesses can easily contribute money, time and other resources. The words of an individual helped by one of these organizations are well worth reading: “You’ve made our Christmas so much merrier at a time when our lives were so chaotic. You’ll never know how much we appreciate it.” St. John the Apostle Catholic Church provides a free, sit down Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Warm clothes are also available that day to those in need at no cost. Donate clean, well-cared-for clothing to St. Johns Catholic Church or volunteer to help with the meal. Call 503-742-8430. Beavercreek Lions Club have collected items for local families in need for 25 years and help 120 families. To donate, drop non-perishable food and/or unwrapped toys in the decorated barrels that are located at all schools within the Oregon City School District. There is also a toy drop box at BCT on Henrici Rd. For more information, call 503-342-6699.
Clackamas Women’s Services offers shelter and care to local survivors of domestic violence. The best way to support these families is to purchase gift cards allowing these moms to purchase gifts for their children. Otherwise donate cash or unwrapped gifts like warm robes for moms and toys for kids. There are opportunities to adopt a family, too. Call 503-722-2366 x102 or visit www.cwsor.org Compassion in Action Clackamas County matches members of the community, service organizations and companies who contribute their time and resources with families and/or individuals in need, and provide them with holiday food boxes & toys. Go to www.ciacc.org for easy ways to donate to this effort! Contact CiACC at 503-632-0562.
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Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart is a local nonprofit organization assisting over 20 agencies in Clackamas County by providing their neediest clients with a filled stocking during the holidays. Explore ways to help at www.fillastocking.org or checks may be written to FASFAH and sent to PO Box 1255, Oregon City. H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) is an emergency food network sponsored by five Oregon City church sites. Food or cash donations are always needed. To donate money, send a check to: Alice Hayden, H.O.P.E. Treasurer, c/o First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1718, Oregon City. Love INC is a network of local churches working together to help our communities. They connect people with resources and provide clothing, furniture, bicycles and household items. Volunteers help with home maintenance/ repair, budget counseling, and more. Oregon City Elks put together 500+ Christmas Baskets each year containing canned goods, dry goods, fresh vegetables, and a large turkey – everything needed for a wonderful Christmas dinner. Donate items via collection barrels at area schools Oct to Nov. Cash donations can be sent to: Oregon City Elks Lodge #1189, Attn: Christmas Baskets, 610 McLoughlin Blvd., Oregon City. Angel Trees can be found at schools, churches, restaurants and other local businesses. Select a tag with a child’s gift info, deliver the gift(s) back to that location and the gift will be delivered to the child’s home. z
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healthy eating during the holidays by Janet Mann
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas... What do all these holidays have in common? Food in the company of family and friends. In a study of holiday weight change published in 2000, the average weight gain during the holidays was just one pound. This sounds small until you realize that the study also showed that this weight was not lost during the following year. Over the years, this innocent one point weight gain each year really adds up as we Americans get older. What can you do about it besides refusing to go to another holiday party? Remember, holiday parties and social occasions have both food and people in common. Just consider these suggestions for de-emphasizing the food and re-emphasizing the people. Let’s start with the people. Getting together with others to visit and have fun is the best part of the holidays. Maximize the visiting and socializing and you’ll have fun with no increase in your waistline. The fun of creating a clever costume, dressing up and showing off a costume results in more excitement for kids of all ages than the candy they get. Gatherings between Thanksgiving and New Years should be more about the people and less about the food. Emphasize getting together and visiting throughout this treasured season. When it comes to de-emphasizing the food, you don’t need to change the entire character of the occasion. There will be eating. For celebrations
you’re organizing, keep the food simple and nourishing. An end of the summer barbeque can capitalize on all the fresh fruits and vegetables available to add to the centerpiece of lean hamburgers, chicken or smaller size steaks. For a Halloween party, make it a simple meal of chili and cornbread along with games. No one will dispute that Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey, dressing and the family’s favorite pie. Consider those three foods the centerpiece and simply add vegetables and whole grain rolls to them to balance it out. For a holiday open house, have all the food in one place with lots of places for people to sit and visit. Always remember to have water and other low calorie beverages available at any celebration. For occasions you are attending, determine your plan of attack before you get there. Eat light but don’t skip meals on the day of the event; you don’t want to arrive hungry. After you arrive, check out the food situation. Take a look at the food itself before you decide what you are going to eat. Fill your plate just once. Pick out the one or two items that you really enjoy and don’t want to miss (no matter what they are or how rich and high calorie the food is), then fill up your plate with vegetables and/or fruits, salads, and whole grain breads. If your plate is full but not overflowing, no one will notice that you didn’t choose everything available. This strategy will help you
prevent the notorious “food pushers” who insist on everyone leaving stuffed! Now, take your plate and visit with the people you want to see and enjoy yourself. Try these tips along with a few planned walks and the holidays will be just as enjoyable without the extra pounds. z Janet Mann of Janet Mann Nutrition Consulting is a registered and licensed dietician who provides nutritional counseling to get individuals and families on the Rd to better health. She is a provider of the nationally known SHAPEDOWN program, a family centered approach to weight control for children and teens. A healthy lifestyle is healthy for all family members; not just those with weight problems. For more information, visit www.jMannNutrition.com.
fall & winter fire safety tips by Kari Shanklin
Public Education Officer, Clackamas Fire District #1
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October is National Fire Prevention Month and as cooler weather approaches, Clackamas Fire District #1 wants to remind you to think about fall and winter fire safety. • Install & Maintain Working Smoke Alarms. Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices available to protect you, your family, and your home. Install them in every bedroom and on every level of your home. Test smoke alarms regularly and replace batteries when needed. • Plan and Practice your Escape. Plan and practice an escape route so that you can get out of every room in case of fire. Plan an alternate route in case you encounter smoke. Choose an outside meeting place where everyone will gather. Once you are outside, stay out! • Space Heaters Need Space. In the winter, heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires. Keep portable space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn, including curtains, furniture, people, and pets. Never leave space heaters on when you leave home or go to bed. Look for a safety testing label such as ETL, UL or CSA. • Watch What You Heat! Never leave cooking unattended. Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear short or close fitting sleeves when you cook. Keep the handles of pots turned inward so they can’t be knocked off or pulled over. If you have a kitchen fire, protect your hand with a pot holder, carefully slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames, and turn off the burner. • Smoke Carefully. Carelessly discarded cigarettes are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. Never smoke in bed or when you are drowsy. Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers and place cigarette butts in water
before discarding them. Before going to bed, check under and around cushions for smoldering cigarettes. • Matches & Lighters are Tools, Not Toys. Store them up high where kids can’t reach them. Teach your children that matches and lighters are tools for adults, and if they find matches or lighters, they should tell a grown-up immediately. • Use Electricity Safely. Replace any electrical cords that are cracked or frayed. Don’t overload outlets or use extension cords that are damaged or run them under rugs. • Protect Yourself from Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as “the silent killer” because you can’t see it, smell it or taste it. It’s a deadly gas that is produced by fuel-burning heating equipment, such as furnaces, wood stoves, fireplaces, and kerosene heaters. Install at least one CO alarm near sleeping areas. Have a trained professional inspect, clean and tune-up your central heating system. Fireplaces and woodstoves should be inspected yearly. Keep gas appliances properly adjusted and serviced. Never use an oven or range to heat your home, and never use a gas or charcoal grill inside your home or a closed garage. Portable electric generators must be used outside only. • Be Ready if the Power Goes Out. Stock up on batteries, flashlights, portable radios, canned foods, manual can openers, bottled water and blankets. Use flashlights instead of candles to avoid a possible fire hazard. Prepare a 72 Hour Survival Kit.
• Holiday Safety. Select a fresh holiday tree; needles should be green and hard to pull back from the branches, and the trunk should be sticky to the touch. Don’t place your tree close to a heat source, and be careful not to drop cigarette ashes near a tree. Don’t leave your live tree up for more than two weeks, and keep the tree stand filled with water. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly to a recycling center or have it hauled away by a community pick-up service. Never dispose of tree branches in a fireplace or wood burning stove. Inspect holiday lights for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them away. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory. Do not overload electrical outlets, and don’t link more than three light strands unless the directions indicate it is safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Periodically check the wires; they shouldn’t be warm to the touch. Don’t leave holiday lights on unattended. Use only nonflammable decorations and place them away from heat sources. If you use a metallic or artificial tree, make sure it is flame retardant. Never put wrapping paper in a fireplace! Candles should be in stable holders and placed where they can’t be knocked over. Never leave the house with candles burning. Never put lit candles on a tree, and don’t go near a holiday tree with an open flame. z
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things to see and do Ermatinger House and Living History Tea & Textile Museum Built in 1845, this is the oldest Britsh-built house in Clackamas County. Lovejoy and Pettygrove flipped a coin here to decide the name of the City that is now Portland. Experience living history teas, explore the oldest house in Clackamas County and view beautiful vintage clothing. Call for hours. 619 6th Street • 503-650-1851 orcity.org/parksandrecreation/ermatinger-house
Oregon City Municipal Elevator Take a ride to the top of the only outdoor municipal elevator in the United States for a scenic view of Oregon City and beyond. In 2008 the interior of the elevator was redone and Elevations in Transition, a public art project, was dedicated. The artwork consists of floor etchings and lenticular prints. Open Monday - Saturday, 6:45am - 7pm, and Sunday, 11am - 7pm. 300 7th Street • 503-657-0891 x405
Stone Creek Golf Club 18-hole golf course that captures the challenge of a highly rated course at a good value. Designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, the course is laid out over 165 acres of land with old-growth Douglas Firs, lakes, four wetlands, and forty-three bunkers. Just a short drive south of Oregon City off Hwy 213. 14603 S Stoneridge Drive • 503-518-4653 www.stonecreekgolfclub.net
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Haggart Observatory The only public observatory in Western Oregon, is open to the public at dusk on clear Saturdays. Located at the Clackamas Community College, John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center. 19600 S Molalla Ave • 503-657-6958 ext. 5665 http://depts.clackamas.cc.or.us/haggart
Hopkins Demonstration Forest 140 acre demonstration forest with three miles of trails, interpretive exhibits, covered picnic areas, drinking water, amphitheater. Activities include free 90-minute guided tours, geo-caches, educational programs, community events and volunteer projects. Open daily. 16750 S Brockway Road • 503-632-2150 www.demonstrationforest.com
Oregon City Public Library While working on the location of a permanent home, the library is located at the Carnegie Center. The Carnegie is much smaller than the previous location so much of the collection is moved into storage. On-site are all items currently designated as NEW, all DVDs and CD audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, select reference & non-fiction, select non-new fiction and paperbacks, and select Children’s & Young Adult. 606 John Adams Street, 503-657-8269 Monday - Wednesday: 11am to 8pm Thursday - Saturday: 11am to 6pm Sunday: 12pm to 5pm www.orcity.org/library
This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing youth the opportunity to play golf. The 9-hole, par 3 course is supported by the USGA and affiliated with The First Tee program. 19825 River Road, Gladstone • 503-722-1530 www.thechildrenscourse.org z
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Oregon City Swimming Pool McLoughlin House / Barclay House Operated by the National Parks Service, the McLoughlin House is open Wednesday though Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 1- 4pm. Built in 1845 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this was the home of Dr. John McLoughlin, the “Father of Oregon”. The Barclay House is tied closely to the operation of the McLoughlin House and offers a book and gift shop. 713 Center Street • 503-656-5146 www.mcloughlinhouse.org
Oregon City Golf Club at Lone Oak An 18-hole course situated on over 100 acres of gently rolling terrain with picturesque views and well-maintained tree-lined fairways, offers a challenging walking or riding experience. Excellent drainage and a progressive maintenance program provide an attractive setting to patrons, yearround, from all over the Pacific Northwest. 20124 S Beavercreek Road • 503-518-2846 www.ocgolfclub.com
Recreational and family swimming, adult lap swims, water exercise and American Red Cross swimming lessons are offered. The pool and party room may be rented as well. The Oregon City Swim Team is a competitive swim team offering an environment where all swimmer levels can be successful (for team info call 503-655-4169). 1211 Jackson Street • 503-657-8273 www.ocpool.org/swimmingpool
Stevens-Crawford Heritage House Built in 1907-08, this home contains all original furniture of Medorem Crawford’s, who was a wagon master who brought pioneers across the Oregon Trail. Open Thursday through Saturday 12pm- 4pm Closed December 15 - February 1 603 6th Street • 503-655-2866
Oregon City has an array of parks available for your fun, pleasure and fitness. For a complete listing, please go to: www.orcity.org/parksandrecreation or consult your Trail News publication provided by the City of Oregon City.
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In Oregon City, there is an activity for every member of the family to enjoy! The Oregon City Farmers Market continues every Wednesday and Saturday through October. Beginning in November, there will be a Downtown Winter Market twice a month on Saturdays. Walk with the Spirits tours are offered Thursday – Saturday in October. Take advantage of annual events such as the Women’s Health Fair and the Safety Fair, a variety of theatre performances, a bridal show, a car show, and Halloween and Holiday events galore! Also check out the Things to See and Do on page 29 and our Events Calendar on the Chamber’s website www.oregoncity.org.
Main Street will be bumper-to-bumper with cars, motorcycles & trucks for the first ever Cruise to Downtown & Car Show. Contact Trick’n Racy Car Club at 503-803-2022.
Celebrate the commerce & culture of Oregon City. Local artists & local musicians are featured street side.
CRUISE TO DOWNTOWN CAR SHOW SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 10:00AM – 3:00PM Oregon City’s Historic Main Street
29TH ANNUAL FIRE PREVENTION SAFETY FAIR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 10:00AM – 3:00PM Hosted by Clackamas Fire District #1 Danielson Hilltop Mall, 1500 Molalla Avenue
Enjoy a FREE day of family fun! Get an up-close look at rescue equipment, ride on an antique fire engine or in a police car, enter the drawing for free bikes, & much more!
THE TEMPEST SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 10 Presented by Clackamas Repertory Theatre The Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Center, Clackamas Community College
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest has it all: romance, comedy, fantasy, a monster & magic! Buy tickets at www.clackamasrep.org.
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK OCTOBER 1, 5:00PM – 8:00PM Oregon City’s Historic Main Street
HALLOWEEN FANTASY TRAIL OCTOBER 1 - 30, EVERYDAY (EXCEPT SUNDAY OCT. 3RD) 12:00PM – 5:00PM & 7:00PM – 10:00PM Wenzel Farm, 19754 South Ridge Road, Oregon City
Take a Halloween walk through a lighted, wooded, “Fantasy Trail” decorated with spooky sights & sounds, & more! Adults: $4.00, Children 12 & under: $3.50.
WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 9:00AM – 3:00PM Presented by Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center & Women’s Health Center of Oregon Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th Street The health fair is host to 60+ exhibitor booths, speakers on women’s health topics, diabetes & blood pressure screenings & the ever popular chocolate table. Other than the cost of lunch, this event is free.
OPEN STUDIOS OF BEAVERCREEK OCTOBER 8, 9 & 10, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Take a lovely drive in the country & visit with over 30 local Artists at many different studios offering fantastic art for show & sale. Download tour map at www. openstudiosofbeavercreek.com.
GALA AT THE FALLS… WHEN THE WEST GOES EAST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 - 5:00PM Presented by Providence Willamette Falls Medical Foundation 5:00 pm Gala Reception & Auction at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th Street 6:30 pm Dinner & Live Auction at Abernethy Center, 606 15th Street Proceeds will support a free health clinic in Clackamas County. Contact the Foundation at 503-650-6805.
NW WEDPRO BRIDAL FAIR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 11:00AM - 5:00PM Pacific Crest Grand Ballroom, 610 McLoughlin Blvd
NW Wed Pro brings together over 40 of the Northwest’s finest wedding vendors, in a relaxed setting of a beautiful wedding venue. This isn’t the BIGGEST wedding show, but it’s the BEST! Admission is $5.
SPIRITS OF OREGON CITY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 SPIRIT MARKET OPEN 5:00PM – 10:00PM Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th Street Tours begin every 40 minutes & reservations are required
Take a guided bus to the four historic houses & the Mt View Cemetery to hear from the spirits of people who lived in Oregon City in the Victorian era. Cost is $13 for the bus tour & includes the (spoof) Séance. For tour reservations, call the Best Western Rivershore Hotel at 503-655-7141.
exploreoc SWAMP SWIM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 - 7:30PM – 9:00PM Oregon City Municipal Pool, 1211 Jackson Street
Prizes & Games for all ages & tons of candy & toys. Children 8 years & younger must be with an adult in the water! FREE if in Costume!
TRICK-OR-TREAT ON MAIN STREET FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 - 4:30 PM– 6:30PM Sponsored by the Downtown Business Coalition & the City of Oregon City. FALL FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 6:00PM – 8:00PM Oregon City Evangelical Church, 1024 Linn Ave
Come to this FREE, fun, family-oriented Harvest Party & Carnival for families with children up to the 6th grade. Carnival games, crafts, & lots of candy!
ANNUAL WREATH SALE OCTOBER THROUGH NOVEMBER 17 Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th Street
Order a fresh holiday wreath & support the Pioneer Center’s many senior & disabled programs. 22” diameter wreaths are $17. Call 503–657–8287 today!
AMAZING RACE—THE MUSICAL NOVEMBER 5 – 21; FRIDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS Presented by Krayon Kids Musical Theatre Company Barclay Theater, 817 12th Street
Anything is possible with the Krayon Kids as they present Amazing Race—The Musical featuring fastpaced entertainment, extravagant costumes & multiple talents of the cast, over fifty local school children. www.krayonkids.org
FALL CONCERT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 3:00PM Presented by Willamette Falls Symphony Oregon City United Methodist Church, 18955 S. South End Road
Music includes pieces by Russian composers, an Oregon composer & performances by the WFS Concerto Concert winners. Tickets are available at the door: $10 Adult, $7 Student & Senior, & Children under 12 free with adult or senior.
LEADING LADIES BY KEN LUDWIG NOVEMBER 11-21, THURSDAY-SATURDAY 7:30PM, SUNDAYS AT 2:30 PM Presented by Mainstage Production Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Center, Clackamas Community College
Two Shakespearean actors dress up as women to inherit $1,000,000 each. Tickets: Adults $10, Students & Seniors 62+ $8. For tickets visit www.TheatreCCC.org or call 503-594-3153. Seats are assigned.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF FALL TERM MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 4:30PM Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Center, Clackamas Community College
Take a look behind the scenes! Walk the catwalks, take a tour & find out the “magic” of a theatre production. RSVP required. Call 503-594-3153.
OPERATION SANTA CLAUS A program of Clackamas Fire District #1
TASTE OF CLACKAMAS COUNTY: 2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY & DESSERT AUCTION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 6:00PM – 8:30PM Benefiting Fill a Stocking Fill a Heart Abernethy Center, 606 15th Street
Enjoy a dinner buffet of signature dishes from over 10 Clackamas County restaurants, dessert auction, & more. Donate scarves, winter hats or gloves. Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Fill a Stocking Fill a Heart. Reserve your seats at www. fillastocking.org.
Fire district volunteers & employees lead Santa’s fire engine parade down neighborhood streets to collect toys & non-perishable food items for holiday baskets for needy families. Visit www.clackamasfire.com/ for parade schedule.
TREE OF LIGHTS CELEBRATION WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 6:00PM – 7:00PM Presented by Providence Willamette Falls Foundation Oregon City Shopping Center, 1900 McLoughlin Boulevard
Honor your loved ones with a commemorative heart hung on the tree. Your contribution helps provide quality hospice care in our community. Contact the Foundation at 503-650-6805.
CHRISTMAS FANTASY TRAIL DECEMBER 3 – 29, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 6:00PM – 9:00PM (CLOSED DEC 24 & 25) Wenzel Farm, 19754 S Ridge Road, Oregon City
Take a Christmas walk through a lighted, wooded “Fantasy Trail”, decorated with thousands of lights for your Christmas enchantment, & more! Adults: $4.00, Children 12 & under: $3.50.
HERITAGE HOLIDAYS IN OREGON CITY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 10:00AM–5:00PM Stevens-Crawford House, 603 Sixth St 11:00AM–4:00PM Ermatinger House, 619 Sixth St 2:00PM–6:00PM McLoughlin House, 713 Center St
Each house will celebrate the season in the style of their respective periods with unique decorations, festivities & refreshments. Free admissions to each house.
ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 4:30PM Liberty Plaza on Main Street, Oregon City
Please join Santa & Mrs. Claus for the annual tree lighting event in Historic Downtown Oregon City. Music & refreshments will be available & don’t forget your camera.
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McLoughlin Promenade, © Ingrid V. Aubrey
hidden treasures find these secret hot spots by Julie Paulsen
Every town has hidden treasures from walking paths to artwork and cultural experiences. Oregon City is no exception. I have come across some of these hidden treasures on my own. After living here for 15 years, however, I am still surprised to learn about new ones. I invite all of you to share your hidden treasures. Send me a location, description, and a photo if possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will share these treasures in upcoming issues.
The McLoughlin Promenade This 7.8-acre linear park stretching along the bluff above downtown provides spectacular views of the Willamette River, Willamette Falls, and historic Downtown Oregon City. Constructed in c. 1937 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s efforts to relieve unemployment, the Promenade has recently undergone renovation as part of President Barack Obama’s
economy recovery and reinvestment efforts. A concrete walkway, with a variety of low stone and metal walls, runs from the parking lot by the VFW Hall off Tumwater Drive, past the upper entrance to the Municipal Elevator to the stairs that descend the bluff alongside Singer Creek Falls ending at the base of the elevator. The path also provides an opportunity to get a closer look
at some of the historic homes situated on the bluff. They demonstrate a range of architectural styles including Bungalow and Queen Anne. Grassy areas and park benches contribute to a peaceful place for strolling or sitting to enjoy the view.
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Oregon City Murals While driving on 10th Street to go up Singer Hill or on 99E across from Blue Heron Paper Mill, it is almost impossible to miss three murals painted on the sides of the buildings. Not everyone may be aware that there are five more murals in Downtown Oregon City. The murals, completed in the early 1990’s, tell the story of Oregon’s pioneering heritage. There is now a walking tour brochure to enhance your enjoyment of these eight murals by providing information about who painted them and the story behind the
images. “Painting the Town” is available at businesses down on Main Street, in the Municipal Elevator and the Chamber office located at 1201 Washington Street. While not included in the brochure, there are also murals on the side of the Antique Mall Building on 7th and Center Streets as well as St. John the Apostle Catholic School on 5th and Washington Streets.
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Clackamas Fire/Danielsons 29th Annual Fire & Life Safety Fair September 18th, 2010. 10am-3pm Danielson Hilltop Mall in Oregon City
Police car rides, Fire Prevention Safety Trailer, FREE Bike Helmets, Lifeflight & REACH Helicopters landing, Fire Rescue Boat & more. Bring your family to enjoy a
FREE day of fun & safety! © Willamette Falls Symphony
Willamette Falls Symphony The Willamette Falls Symphony started with eight members in 1981 and has expanded to over fifty players. The symphony presents three to four concerts a year in addition to performing at Concerts in the Park every summer. The concerts take place in the United Methodist Church on South End Road. Past performances have included Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, music from
Harry Potter and Star Wars as well as individual compositions by the players. Small groups of players can be hired to perform at community events. The Symphony provides a low cost opportunity for people of all ages to experience and enjoy classical music right here in Oregon City. z
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Oregon City Bridge, © Mike Goff
bridge work ahead by Amber Holveck
Plans to rehabilitate the historic Oregon City/West Linn Arch Bridge have been in the works for several years now. The bridge, designed by Conde B. McCullough, was constructed in 1922 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our Arch Bridge is unique due to its concrete covering called Gunite. After nearly 90 years of use the bridge requires rehabilitation. Due to the narrowness of the bridge lanes and other factors, the project will result in a full 24 month closure. This full bridge closure will occur after January 15, 2011, at the earliest.
This complicated bridge rehab project is managed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT developed a special contracting process to retain a primary contractor who has specific experience to complete the job effectively and efficiently. To provide incentive for meeting the 24 month completion expectation, daily financial penalties to the contractor were built into the agreement. In May, Wildish Standard Paving of Eugene was named the successful bidder. All stakeholders believed choosing an Oregon based
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City Commissioner for 12 years
AREAS OF ECONOMIC INTEREST:
• Support high-end redevelopment of landfill and cove sites • Support Main Street Program • Coordinate with College, High School, and private property owners the planning for development of Beavercreek area currently within O.C. boundary • Coordinate visioning of mixed-used corridors • Coordinate with Beavercreek Hamlet the visioning of Henrici Road area within O.C. urban reserves
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or Northwest based company was an important decision, especially if the company has the right experience. Work began this summer that included inspection of the arch ribs inside the chambers of the base of the bridge on each side. The public may have observed the contractor mobilizing equipment, establishing mooring points for the barges and the barges moving into place on the river. Over the course of the fall the public will be notified of intermittent single lane closures. With a full bridge closure in January 2011, residents, commuters and businesspeople may need to reexamine their typical routes between Oregon City and West Linn. ODOT will offer a continuous shuttle service from Downtown Oregon City to West Linn every day. For more information about the shuttle service and the project, visit the project site page at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/ REGION1 or contact Susan Hanson, ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator at 503-731-3490. All of us impacted by the bridge closure will need to demonstrate patience and endurance. Continue to patronize our Downtown Oregon City businesses to help ensure that in two years when the bridge work is completed we will have a safe, spectacular bridge and a thriving downtown, too. z
citizens speak out by Julie Paulsen
This November, the election of a new Mayor and two new City Commissioners will be very important here in Oregon City. From my perspective as both a resident and the Communications Coordinator for the Oregon City Chamber, there are two groups vying for city leadership that view Oregon City very differently. Voters this year must decide if they like the vision of Oregon City as an up-and-coming, regional center that incorporates our heritage into planned growth or prefer a return to a small town focused on its heritage. On June 23, I began an online survey asking citizens of Oregon City to share their thoughts on some of the local issues. The survey was initially open for only two weeks, and I received 100 responses. The survey has since been reopened and a link is available on our website at www. oregoncity.org. This survey is not intended to be scientific but suggests trends and voter opinions. The complete set of responses will be given to the current City Commissioners and the candidates the first of October. For each of the topics addressed in the survey, I am including comments from respondents that illustrate both sides of the issue. After reading through these comments, I encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey yourself. You have an opportunity to tell the candidates your vision for Oregon City’s future. Proposed Developments on the Rossman Landfill and at Clackamette Cove • These developments will draw other communities into Oregon City to shop and bring a variety of minimum to living wage jobs. • We will lose so much of our small community atmosphere and they will have a negative impact on Main Street and the Oregon City Shopping Center.
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Site • Redevelop the museum as a heritage site with more interactive exhibits. • Repurpose the site as a recreational center with ballparks or a community center. Public Safety including Police and Fire • We need more police per capita and a better facility for police. • Don’t notice any lack of service and am not aware of extra needs. The City’s Role in Job Development • Government needs to keep their nose out of it and let the private sector take care of it.
In summary, these comments provide a snapshot of what your fellow citizens think about Oregon City issues. What is your opinion? Please complete the anonymous survey available at www. oregoncity.org. Your comments will be shared with the people who will be making the decisions about our future. z
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• The City should seek out and woo manufacturing facilities. Property Annexation The majority of respondents, to-date, did not understand the issues surrounding annexation or found the question itself confusing. However, there were interesting comments. • I support annexation if the financial impact is covered by the developer. This includes the whole scope of the project including traffic flow and impact to residents. • I support all annexation. They drive on our roads; our police protect them from crime when they come through our city; they utilize our businesses and services. They should be paying Oregon City property tax. Urban Renewal • Urban renewal has a function in reviving business, providing updated city services, and creating growth. • Should not be used to enable a developer to build on a prime spot that will generate a huge profit for the developer.
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memberdirectory This directory is organized by category to help you find a local business to meet your needs. All are members of the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce as of August 15, 2010. Accountants-Bookkeeping AJH Financial Services Inc 216 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-0187 www.ajhfinancial.com Guardian Tax & Accounting, LLC 660 Portland Ave Gladstone, OR 97027 503-650-0049 www.guardiantax.com It Figures Bookkeeping Gladstone, OR 97027 503-467-9461 www.itfiguresbookkeeping.com Accountants-Certified Public Kari Mitchell Accounting, P.C. 605 High Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-8818 Rogers Financial Services 1001 Molalla Ave, Ste 202 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-7153 www.cpas-oc.com The Morrissey Group LLC 720 Center Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-3305 www.morrisseygroup.com Acupunturists Natural Health Works, PC 710 John Adams Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-7776 www.naturalhw.com Advertising BCT 15223 S Henrici Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-3113 www.bctelco.com Dex 13920 SE Eastgate Way, 5th Fl Bellevue, WA 98005 (425) 614-2108 www.dexknows.com Family Values Magazine, Inc. 15860 S Wilshire Circle Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-5908 http://buylocalonly.com Hold Time Music & Marketing Oregon City, OR 97045 503-740-0121 www.holdtimemusic.com Opportunity’$ Knocking PO Box 1362 Sherwood, OR 97140 503-413-0657 SuddenValues.com PO Box 295 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-805-1648 southportland.suddenvalues.com The Oregonian Maria Price 1320 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201 503-294-4126 http://biz.oregonian.com
Advertising-Promotional Products Ad Specialties of Oregon NW, Inc PO Box 1221 Molalla, OR 97038 503-829-2402 www.adspec2.com Stitch-N-Embroidery 408 Beavercreek Road, Ste 406 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-9090 www.stitchnembroidery.com Alzheimer’s Care Marquis Care at Oregon City 1680 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-2588 www.marquiscompanies.com McLoughlin Place 1153 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-3337 http://lifestylesllc.com Ambulance Services AMR 9800 SE McBrod Ave Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-659-6987 www.amr.net Architects Iselin Architects P.C. 1307 Seventh Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1942 www.iselinarchitects.com Artists/Art Galleries Bright Art Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-3892 www.mybrightart.com Three Rivers Artist Guild 502 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-1011 threeriversartistguild.com Assisted Living Facilities Gilman Park Assisted Living 2205 Gilman Park Drive Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-5700 www.gilmanpark.com Homewoods On The Willamette Jenifer Peterson 17971 SE River Road Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-659-3600 www.homewoods.org McLoughlin Place 1153 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-3337 http://lifestylesllc.com Attorneys Hibbard Caldwell Schultz & Stalnaker, PC 1001 Molalla Ave, Ste 200 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-5200 Vicki H. Yates, PC 705 John Adams Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9792 www.yateslaw.com
Attractions Clackamas County Event Center 694 NE 4th Ave Canby, OR 97013 503-266-1136 www.clackamascountyeventcenter.com North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District 150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-4414 www.co.clackamas.or.us/ncprd/ Ryan’s Float Flying Sea Plane Rides 905 S McLoughlin Blvd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-6769 www.ryansfloatflying.com Auto Dealers Oregon City Subaru 1404 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0612 www.ocsubaru.net Auto Parts & Services Clackamas Auto Parts 1009 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-4244 www.clackamasautoparts.com Delta Auto Glass Inc 865 E Berkeley Street Gladstone, OR 97027 503-656 9642 www.deltaautoglassincorporated.com
Oregon City Subaru 1404 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0612 www.ocsubaru.net Paul’s Mobile Auto Detail Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-887-0256
Auto Repair Dan’s Auto Service 19138 S Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-7737 www.dansautoservice.com Hilltop Collision Center 275 Beavercreek Rd #125 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-5885 www.hilltopcollision.com Awards Oregon City Awards 1005 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-0806 Banks Bank of the West 1301 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-5238 www.bankofthewest.com Citizens Bank 19245 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-8808 www.citizensebank.com
Key Bank 1400 S Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-2223 www.key.com Lewis & Clark Bank 1900 McLoughlin Blvd #67 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-212-3200 www.lewisandclarkbank.com Pacific West Bank 2040 8th Ave West Linn, OR 97068 503-905-2222 www.bankpacificwest.com US Bank-Downtown 901 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-2305 www.usbank.com US Bank-Hilltop 1600 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-2331 www.usbank.com Wells Fargo Bank 1751 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-2669 www.wellsfargo.com West Coast Bank 19550 Molalla Ave Ste 139 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-5036 www.wcb.com
Business Resources Clackamas Co Business & Economic Development 150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-353-4340 www.clackamas.us/business
Bars & Pubs Highland Stillhouse 201 S 2nd Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-6789 www.highlandstillhouse.com
Churches Atkinson Memorial Church 710 Sixth Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-7296 www.atkinsonchurch.com Oregon City Evangelical Church 1024 Linn Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-8582 www.ocec.net Reformation Covenant Church 1201 JQ Adams Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9444 www.reformationcovenant.org
KC’s Midway Bar & Grill 1003 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9501 www.kcsmidway.com Pioneer Pub 720 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-5155 www.pioneerpuboc.com Verdict Bar & Grill 110 8th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-305-8429 www.verdictbarandgrill.com Beer & Wine Distributors General Distributors 13895 Fir Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9470 www.generaldistributors.com Books Friends of the Oregon City Public Library 502 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-594-0261 www.oclibraryfriends.org
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning TLC Carpet Cleaning Gladstone, OR 97027 503-595-5379 www.tlccarpet.com Catering Catering At Its Best 611 SE Grant Street Portland, OR 97214 503-238-8889 www.caibpdx.com Child & Youth Development Camp Fire USA - Mt Hood Council 5427 Glen Echo Ave Gladstone, OR 97027 503-656-2530 www.campfireusamthood.org Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies 610 High Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8903 www.nt4kids.com Oregon City Swim Team 1211 Jackson Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-4169 www.ocst.net
St John the Apostle Catholic School & Church 417 Washington Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-8230 www.sja-catholicchurch.com Trinity Lutheran Church & School 16000 S Henrici Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-5554 www.trinityoc.org Cleaning Services Rachael’s Helping Hands Cleaning Service Oregon City, OR 97045 503-505-1329 Clothing & Accessories Buttons ‘n Bows 1001 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-387-5701 www.buttonsnbowsonline.com
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Coffee/Espresso Cafe Joli 19360 Molalla Ave Ste 160 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-JAVA www.thecafejoli.com Crossroads Coffee Cafe 250 Princeton Ave Ste 101 Gladstone, OR 97027 503-657-2999 www.crossroadscoffeecafe.com Singer Hill Cafe 623 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-5252 www.singerhill.com/home/ Collection Services Accurate Collection Service, LLC 708 Main Street, #204 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-328-0151 www.accuratecollections.com Computer Services Definitive LLC 11938 SE Boise Street Portland, OR 97266 503-489-8219 www.definitivellc.net Metro IT Oregon City, OR 97045 503-451-2138 www.metroit.com Ultiris Technology PO Box 3182 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-719-3116 www.ultiris.com Consignment Buttons ‘n Bows 1001 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-387-5701 www.buttonsnbowsonline.com Construction/Remodeling Double J Construction Inc. PO Box 2213 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-5295 www.doublejconstruction.com Perfect Touch Drywall Inc Molalla, OR 97038 503-310-6844 Woodsmythe Remodeling & Construction LLC PO Box 2977 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-781-1152 Consumer & Business Services Better Business Bureau 4004 SW Kruse Way Place Ste 375 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503212-3022 www.bbb.org Contractors-Electrical Parkin Electric Inc 14001 Fir Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-4958 www.parkinelectric.com
memberdirectory Copying Buel’s Impressions Printing Dave Buel 408 Beavercreek Rd, Ste 407 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-7939 www.buelsimpressionsprinting.com
Executive Copy & Printing 623 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-9227 www.ecporegoncity.com Copying Minuteman Press 221 Molalla Ave Ste 103 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-7787 www.mmp-oc.com
Cosmetics Mary Kay Cosmetics Vickie Thun PO Box 97 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-3217 www.marykay.com/vickiethun Credit Unions Clackamas Federal Credit Union 270 Warner Milne Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0671 www.clackamasfcu.org Northwest Community Credit Union 1689 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9601 www.nwcu.com Oregon Pioneer Federal Credit Union 17884 SE McLoughlin Blvd Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-833-1540 www.oregonpioneer.org Oregonians Credit Union 19360 S Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-239-5336 www.ofcu.com Cutlery Benchmade Knife Company 300 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-6004 www.benchmade.com Dance Pacific Crest Grand Ballroom 610 McLoughlin Blvd, 3rd Floor Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-9922 www.renaissanceballroomdance.com
Data Analysis IntSTATS Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-5035 Dentists Bryan R. Guthrie, DMD PC 802 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2139 Christopher Veley DMD PC 601 Center Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1905 www.drveley.com
Comfort Care Dental 19172 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-3747 www.comfortcare.net Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 331 Warner Milne Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-6239 www.nwomfs.com Distributors Centex Fluid Products LLC 2300 E First St. Vancouver, WA 98661 (360) 910-9525 www.centexfp.com Doors & Door Operating Devices Access Systems, LLC 14789 SE 82nd Dr Clackamas, OR 97015 503-624-7444 www.accesssystemsllc.com Drywall Contractors Perfect Touch Drywall Inc Molalla, OR 97038 503-310-6844 Editing/Writing Cynthia Towle Editing Service Oregon City, OR 97045 503-317-3544 www.writing-wright.com Educational Services Kumon Math & Reading Center of Oregon City 19376 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-753-6457 www.kumon.com OC High School Youth Transitions 19761 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8988 www.orecity.k12.or.us Oregon City Community Education 1404 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8520 Small Business Development Center 7736 SE Harmony Road Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-594-0738 www.bizcenter.org The Tutor House 502 7th Street Ste 205 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-522-0972 Elected Officials House Speaker Dave Hunt PO Box 68445 Milwaukie, OR 97268 503-650-9434 www.leg.state.or.us/hunt/ State Representative Bill Kennemer Oregon City, OR 97045 503-263-8628 State Senator Martha Schrader Canby, OR 97013 503-407-6257
Electrical Contractors Parkin Electric Inc 14001 Fir Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-4958 www.parkinelectric.com Embroidery Stitch-N-Embroidery 408 Beavercreek Road, Ste 406 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-9090 www.stitchnembroidery.com Emergency Services AMR 9800 SE McBrod Ave Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-659-6987 www.amr.net Clackamas Fire District 1 Steve McAdoo 11300 SE Fuller Road Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-742-2600 www.clackamasfire.com Employment Services Community Solutions for Clackamas County 112 11th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8842 www.co.clackamas.or.us/cscc WorkSource Clackamas 506 High Street Oregon City, OR 97045 971-673-6400 www.workinginoregon.org Event Facilities Abernethy Center 606 15th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-9400 www.abernethycenter.com Ainsworth House & Gardens 19130 Lot Whitcomb Drive Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1894 www.ainsworthhouse.net Clackamas County Event Center 694 NE 4th Ave Canby, OR 97013 503-266-1136 www.clackamascountyeventcenter.com Oregon City Golf Club Rose Holden 20124 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-2846 www.ocgolfclub.com Pacific Crest Grand Ballroom 610 McLoughlin Blvd, 3rd Floor Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-9922 www.pacificcrestgrandballroom.com
Pioneer Adult Community Center 615 Fifth Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8287 www.orcity.org
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center 519 15th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6765 www.willamettefallshospital.org
Rivershore Bar & Grill 1900 Clackamette Drive Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-5155 www.rivershorerestaurant.com
Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course 17104 SE 130th Ave Clackamas, OR 97015 503-655-9249 www.sah-hah-lee.com Weatherford’s Grand Lodge 602 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-9253 www.weatherfordsgrandlodge.com Event Services Forté Floral Artistry Inc 1502 Washington Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-659-4000 www.forteweddingfloralartistry.com
Paradise Photography Studio 17665 SE McLoughlin Blvd #D Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-653-0606 www.paradisephotographystudio.com
Paul’s Mobile Mini Golf Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-887-0256 Resolution Photography 13980 Caufield Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-781-3320 www.resolutionphotos.com Excavation Double J Construction Inc. PO Box 2213 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-5295 www.doublejconstruction.com
Eyeglasses & Eye Care Eye Health Northwest 1306 Division Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-4221 www.ehnpc.com Farm Supplies & Equipment Coastal Farm & Ranch 1900 McLoughlin Blvd SE, Ste 120 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-5780 www.coastalfarm.com Wilco Farm Store 19224 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0616 www.wilco.coop Farmers Markets Oregon City Farmers Market PO Box 2931 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-734-0192
Financial Services Chuck Jones & Associates Inc. Jill Smart Oregon City, OR 97045 971-285-5211 www.thehgroup.com Country Financial Bob Lumm 2157 Wembley Place Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-603-0454 www.countryfinancial.com Edward Jones - Jeff Nizich 19097 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1021 www.edwardjones.com Meier Wealth Management Inc 421 High Street Ste 220 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-496-3641 www.meierwealth.com Morrissey Wealthcare Group LLC 720 Center Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-1526 www.morrisseygroup.com The Agency - Farmers Insurance Sid Toll 4504 SW Corbett Ave Ste 100 Portland, OR 97239 503-898-0409 www.farmersagent.com/stoll Fire Department Clackamas Fire District 1 Steve McAdoo 11300 SE Fuller Road Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-742-2600 www.clackamasfire.com
Funeral Services Hillside Chapel 1306 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-4285 www.hillsidechapelfh.com Furniture/Home Furnishings Real Deals on Home Decor 1625 Washington Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-305-6582 www.realdeals.net/oregoncity Garage Doors & Openers Oregon City Garage Door PO Box 1922 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-3070 www.oregoncitygaragedoor.com
Garbage/Recycling Services Clack Co Office of Sustainability 150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-6363 www.clackamas.us/sustainability
Oregon City Garbage/B&B Leasing 820 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-8403 www.oregoncitygarbageco.com
General Contractors Oregon City Garage Door PO Box 1922 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-3070 www.oregoncitygaragedoor.com
Flags smALL FLAGs William Gifford PO Box 2003 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-3456 www.smALLFLAGs.com
Gift & Collectibles My Mother Knows LLC 1105 Linn Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-1952 www.mymotherknows.com Oregon Dollhouse Sheri O’Brien 503-706-2620 www.oregondollhouse.com
Floorcoverings Flooring America of Oregon City 812 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-869-0335
Three Rivers Artist Guild 502 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-1011 threeriversartistguild.com
Key Carpets LLC 123 Engle Ave Molalla, OR 97038 503-829-6008 www.keycarpetsllc.com McLarens Carpet One Floor & Home 24403 S Highway 99E Canby, OR 97013 503-266-4095
Gift Baskets Happy Baskets 11097 SE 21st Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-653-6120 www.happybaskets.com Glass Delta Auto Glass Inc 865 E Berkeley Street Gladstone, OR 97027 503-656 9642
Farms Oregon Floral Farms 15020 S Beaton Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-2909 www.oregonfloralfarms.com
Florists Forté Floral Artistry Inc 1502 Washington Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-659-4000
DT Glass Inc. 106 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6373
Fiber Arts Instruction Wynona Studios 719 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-974-9193 www.wynonastudios.com
Forest Education Hopkins Demonstration Forest 16750 S Brockway Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-2150 www.demonstrationforest.org
Golf Oregon City Golf Club Rose Holden 20124 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-2846 www.ocgolfclub.com
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memberdirectory Golf (con’t) Pop’s Golf Shop 14326 SE Woodside Ave Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-659-7551 www.popsgolfshop.com Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course 17104 SE 130th Ave Clackamas, OR 97015 503-655-9249 www.sah-hah-lee.com Stone Creek Golf Club 14603 S Stoneridge Drive Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-4653 www.stonecreekgolfclub.net The Children’s Course 19825 River Road Gladstone, OR 97027 503-722-1530 www.thechildrenscourse.org Government City of Oregon City 625 Center Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-0891 www.orcity.org Clackamas Co Business & Community Services 150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-4361 www.clackamas.us Clackamas Co Business & Economic Development 150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-353-4340 www.clackamas.us/business Clackamas County www.clackamas.us North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District 150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-4414 www.co.clackamas.or.us/ncprd/
Oregon City Police Department Chris Taylor 320 Warner Milne Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-4964 www.orcity.org/police South Fork Water Board 15962 S Hunter Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-5030 www.sfwb.com Graphic Design Magnetic Sign Co. Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-4350 www.magneticsignpdx.com Ramsden Fine Arts Bruce Hanson Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-2998 Grocers Haggen Food & Pharmacy 19701 Highway 213 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-451-7900 www.haggen.com
Health & Fitness Anytime Fitness 1900 McLoughlin Blvd #36 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-3814 www.anytimefitness.com Curves - Oregon City 1414 Washington Street #2 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6332 www.curves.com Janet Mann Nutrition Consulting 619 Madison Street #102 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-3801 www.jmannnutrition.com Snap Fitness 19703 S Highway 213 Ste 170 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2580 www.snapfitness.com/oregoncity
Take Shape For Life Ramona Tracy Estacada, OR 97023 503-807-6455 www.lightentheload.tsfl.com Take Shape For Life Debbie Hoffman Molalla, OR 97038 503-829-2640 www.seethelite.tsfl.com Health Education Providence Willamette Falls Community Center 519 15th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6765 www.willamettefallshospital.org
Hearing Aids Heritage Hearing Aid Center 19142 S Molalla Ave, Ste C Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-3300 www.heritagehearingaids.com
Heating & Air Conditioning Oregon City Heating & Cooling PO Box 341 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-4304 Tri County Temp Control 13150 S Clackamas River Drive Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-2220 www.tricountytemp.com Homebuyer Education Clackamas Community Land Trust 11062 SE 21st Ave Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-659-1618 www.clackamasclt.org Hospitals & Clinics Adventist Medical Center 10123 SE Market Street Portland, OR 97216 503-257-2500 www.adventisthealthnw.com Kaiser Permanente 10180 SE Sunnyside Rd Clackamas, OR 97015 503-652-2880 www.kaiserpermanente.org
Oregon Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic 1508 Division Street #105 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0836 www.pdxortho.com Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center 1500 Division Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1631 www.willamettefallshospital.org
Women’s Health Center of Oregon 1508 Division Street, Ste 205 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-1071 www.whcoo.com Hotels & Other Accommodations Best Western Rivershore Hotel 1900 Clackamette Drive Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-7141 www.rivershorehotel.com Oxford Suites 75 82nd Drive Gladstone, OR 97027 503-722-7777 www.oxfordsuitesportlandsoutheast.com Insurance Country Financial Bob Lumm 2157 Wembley Place Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-603-0454 www.countryfinancial.com Fournier Group Cathy Rottle 814 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-251-2255 www.fourniergroup.net Rick Gravning Agency American Family Insurance Patrick Moullet 956 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-7707 www.rickgravningagency.com State Farm Insurance Jeff Landstrom 19715 South Highway 213 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-7100 www.JeffLandstrom.com State Farm Insurance Brian Nogueira 1115 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-3433 www.briannogueira.com The Agency - Farmers Insurance Sid Toll 4504 SW Corbett Ave Ste 100 Portland, OR 97239 503-898-0409 www.farmersagent.com/stoll Janitorial Services ServiceMaster Building Services 15790 SE Piazza, Ste 102 Clackamas, OR 97015 503-657-3998 www.ServiceMasterBuildingServices.com
Kitchen & Bath Design D.P. Design PO Box 1132 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-8801 www.dp-design.com Landscaping Buel’s Greenscapes Keenan Buel PO Box 3315 Oregon City, OR 97045 971-409-1537 Clackamas Landscape Supply Co. 1795 Washington Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2891 www.clsrock.com Oregon City Landscaping, Inc. Kris Buel PO Box 1094 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-1975 www.oregoncitylandscaping.com
Lawn & Garden Equipment Clark’s Lawn & Garden 1701 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0720 www.clarkslawn.com Lease Inspections Sterling Pacific Field Services PO Box 801 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-926-2851 Libraries Oregon City Public Library 606 John Adams Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8269 www.oregoncity.lib.or.us Manufacturing Benchmade Knife Company 300 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-6004 www.benchmade.com Blue Heron Paper Company 419 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-4211 www.blueheronpaper.com Miles Fiberglass & Composites 8855 SE Otty Road Portland, OR 97086 503-775-7755 www.milesfiberglass.com Proturn Inc 14192 Fir Street #100 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-3858 www.proturn.net Marketing LightSpeed Designs 615 Division Street Oregon City, OR 97045 971-533-8288 www.lightspd.com SuddenValues.com PO Box 295 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-805-1648 southportland.suddenvalues.com
Massage Therapists Complete Health Chiropractic Center, LLC 365 Warner Milne Rd, Ste 105 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-9266 www.completehealthcc.com Merchant Card Services Dedicated Merchant Services, Inc. Stephanie Fritzie 1301 Main Street Ste A Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-0551 www.dedicatedmerchantservices.com
Mortgages Evergreen Home Loans 19376 Molalla Ave Ste 120 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-594-1415 www.evergreenhomeloans.com
TurnKey Mortgage 1119 Seventh Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-2700 www.turnkey-mortgage.com Music Instruction Harmony Rd Music Center of Oregon 17300 SE 82nd Drive Clackamas, OR 97015 503-557-5151 www.harmonyroadoregon.com
Clackamas Women’s Services 704 Main Street Ste 200 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-2366 www.cwsor.org Fill A Stocking, Fill A Heart Willy Stalker PO Box 1255 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-0577 www.fillastocking.org Friends of the Oregon City Public Library 502 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-594-0261 www.oclibraryfriends.org Gleaners of Clackamas County 13821 Fir Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8740 gleanersofclackamascounty.com
Hopkins Demonstration Forest 16750 S Brockway Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-2150 www.demonstrationforest.org Main Street Oregon City 708 Main Street Ste 206 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-522-1564 www.downtownoregoncity.org
Music-Sheet Harmony Rd Music Center of Oregon 17300 SE 82nd Drive Clackamas, OR 97015 503-557-5151 www.harmonyroadoregon.com
Newspapers Oregon City News/ Clackamas Review 6605 SE Lake Road Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-684-0360 www.oregoncitynewsonline.com
The Oregonian Maria Price 1320 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201 503-294-4126 http://biz.oregonian.com Non-Profit Organizations American Cancer Society Amy Bartlett 330 SW Curry Street Portland, OR 97239 503-795-3947 www.cancer.org Camp Fire USA Mt Hood Council 5427 Glen Echo Ave Gladstone, OR 97027 503-656-2530 www.campfireusamthood.org Children’s Center of Clackamas County 1811 15th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-7725 www.childrenscenter.cc Clackamas Comm College Foundation 19600 S Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-594-3128 www.clackamas.edu/foundation
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OC High School Youth Transitions 19761 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8988 www.orecity.k12.or.us Oregon City DBC 804 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2621 www.ocdbc.com Oregon City Elks Lodge #1189 610 McLoughlin Blvd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-5131 www.ocelks.com Oregon City Kiwanis Club Duff Main Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-7047 www.oregoncitykiwanis.org Oregon City Library Foundation 606 John Adams Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-577-8413 http://oclf.blogspot.com Oregon City Schools Foundation PO Box 85 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-780-3291 www.ocsf.org Oregon Impact 1024 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-6287 www.oregonimpact.org Parrott Creek Child & Family Services 1001 Molalla Ave Ste 209 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-4110 www.pcreek.org
memberdirectory Providence Willamette Falls Foundation 1500 Division Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6809 www.wfhf.org Rotary Club of Oregon City Sherrie Henson PO Box 1552 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-303-1825 www.oregoncityrotary.org Springwater Environmental Sciences School 16491 S Springwater Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-7700 www.springwaterschool.com Willamette Falls Symphony Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-9703 www.willamettefallssymphony.org Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County 365 Warner Milne Rd #202 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-6644 www.wicco.org
Paint & Wall Coverings Miller Paint Company 19333 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-8485 www.millerpaint.com
Nursing Facilities Marquis Care at Oregon City 1680 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-2588 www.marquiscompanies.com
Physical Therapists Adventist Medical Center 10123 SE Market Street Portland, OR 97216 503-257-2500 www.adventisthealthnw.com Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies 610 High Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8903 www.nt4kids.com Trails End Physical Therapy 1506 Washington Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-6777 www.trailsendpt.com
Nutritionists Janet Mann Nutrition Consulting 619 Madison Street #102 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-3801 www.jmannnutrition.com Office Equipment IKON Office Solutions, Inc. 12100 SW Garden Place Portland, OR 97223 503-603-8378 www.ikon.com Office Supplies OfficeMax 10319 SE 82nd Ave Happy Valley, OR 97086 503-788-9234 www.officemax.com OfficeMax 15550 SE McLoughlin Blvd Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-513-5200 www.officemax.com Office/Retail Space Danielson Hilltop Mall 1500 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-9141 www.danielsons.net Redside Development LLC Garrin Royer 221 Molalla Ave, Ste 220 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-239-2000 www.redsidedevelopment.com
Settlers Corner LLC 900 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-4222
Paper Mill Blue Heron Paper Company 419 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-4211 www.blueheronpaper.com Pet Sitting Service & Boarding Betsy’s Pet Sitting Service 503-635-6592 www.betsyspetsittingservice.com
Photography Paradise Photography Studio 17665 SE McLoughlin Blvd #D Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-653-0606 www.paradisephotographystudio.com Resolution Photography 13980 Caufield Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-781-3320 www.resolutionphotos.com
Physicians-Chiropractic Complete Health Chiropractic Center, LLC 365 Warner Milne Road, Ste 105 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-9266 www.completehealthcc.com Physicians-Family Practice Pacific Medical Group 1001 Molalla Ave Ste 100 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-5273 www.pacificmedicalgrouup.com
Physicians-Naturopathic Natural Health Works, PC 710 John Adams Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-7776 www.naturalhw.com Physicians-Ob/Gyn Women’s Health Center of Oregon 1508 Division Street, Ste 205 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-1071 www.whcoo.com
Physicians-Orthopedic Oregon Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic 1508 Division Street #105 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0836 www.pdxortho.com Plumbing Litch Plumbing, Inc. PO Box 2756 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-9006 MP Plumbing PO Box 393 Clackamas, OR 97015 503-655-9161 www.mpplumbing.com Political Action Committees and Candidates State Representative Bill Kennemer Oregon City, OR 97045 503-263-8628 State Senator Martha Schrader Canby, OR 97013 503-407-6257 Preschools North Clackamas Christian School 19575 Sebastian Way Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-5961 www.ncchristianschool.com Printers Buel’s Impressions Printing Dave Buel 408 Beavercreek Rd, Ste 407 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-7939 www.buelsimpressionsprinting.com
Executive Copy & Printing 623 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-9227 www.ecporegoncity.com Minuteman Press 221 Molalla Ave Ste 103 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-7787 www.mmp-oc.com OfficeMax 10319 SE 82nd Ave Happy Valley, OR 97086 503-788-9234 www.officemax.com OfficeMax 15550 SE McLoughlin Blvd Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-513-5200 www.officemax.com Professional Field Services Sterling Pacific Field Services PO Box 801 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-926-2851 Real Estate Clackamas Community Land Trust 11062 SE 21st Ave Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-659-1618 www.clackamasclt.org Coldwell Banker - Susan Perry Oregon City, OR 97045 503-699-3857 www.cbseal.com/susanperry
John L. Scott Real Estate 358 Warner Milne Road, #G108 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-6656 www.johnlscott.com/portlandsouth Prudential Northwest Properties Andrew Nordby 6400 SE Lake Rd Ste 200 Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-680-5291 www.andrewnordby.com Real Estate-Commercial Don Vedder Real Estate Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-8763 funnelbox inc 712 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-595-5901 www.funnelbox.com Redside Development LLC Garrin Royer 221 Molalla Ave, Ste 220 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-239-2000 www.redsidedevelopment.com
Windermere Commercial Real Estate 619 Madison Street, Ste 110 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-319-4267 Restaurants Bugatti’s 334 Warner Milne Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-8222 www.bugattisrestaurant.com Burgerville 1900 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-0013 www.burgerville.com Cafe Joli 19360 Molalla Ave Ste 160 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-JAVA www.thecafejoli.com Caufield House 723 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-305-8017 Crossroads Coffee Cafe 250 Princeton Ave Ste 101 Gladstone, OR 97027 503-657-2999 www.crossroadscoffeecafe.com
Five Guys Burgers and Fries 19574 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-6049 www.fiveguys.com Haggen Food & Pharmacy 19701 Highway 213 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-451-7900 www.haggen.com Highland Stillhouse 201 S 2nd Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-6789 www.highlandstillhouse.com
Jimmy O’s Pizzeria 1678 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-6329 www.jimmyospizzeria.com KC’s Midway Bar & Grill 1003 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9501 www.kcsmidway.com McDonald’s Restaurant 1450 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-7649 www.mcoregon.com/5858 Rivershore Bar & Grill 1900 Clackamette Drive Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-5155 www.rivershorerestaurant.com
Salute Cafe Italiano 1721 Willamette Falls Dr West Linn, OR 97068 503-722-1722 www.salutecafe.com Singer Hill Cafe 623 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-5252 www.singerhill.com Super Torta 710 Washington Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-2306 Tachos 515 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-5562 www.tachosrestaurant.com Verdict Bar & Grill 110 8th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-305-8429 www.verdictbarandgrill.com Weatherford’s Grand Lodge 602 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-9253 www.weatherfordsgrandlodge.com
Retail Coastal Farm & Ranch 1900 McLoughlin Blvd SE, Ste 120 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-5780 www.coastalfarm.com My Mother Knows LLC 1105 Linn Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-1952 www.mymotherknows.com Real Deals on Home Decor 1625 Washington Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-305-6582 www.realdeals.net/oregoncity Wilco Farm Store 19224 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0616 www.wilco.coop Wynona Studios 719 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-974-9193 www.wynonastudios.com
Berry Park Retirement Community
13669 S. Gaffney Lane Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-7614 www.avamere.com
Homewoods On The Willamette Jenifer Peterson 17971 SE River Road Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-659-3600 www.homewoods.org Vineyard Place Retirement Community 4017 SE Vineyard Road Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-659-0552 www.vineyardplace.net Schools & Colleges Clackamas Com College 19600 S Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-6958 www.clackamas.edu North Clackamas Christian School 19575 Sebastian Way Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-5961 www.ncchristianschool.com Oregon City Com Education 1404 7th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8520 Oregon City School District 1417 12th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8000 www.orecity.k12.or.us Oregon City School District Board Members 1417 12th Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8000 www.orecity.k12.or.us/admin/ BOARDMB.htm Springwater Environmental Sciences School 16491 S Springwater Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-7700 www.springwaterschool.com St John the Apostle Catholic School & Church 516 Fifth St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-8230 www.sja-eagles.com Trinity Lutheran Church & School 16000 S Henrici Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-5554 www.trinityoc.org University of Phoenix 12550 SE 93rd Ave Ste 300 Clackamas, OR 97015 503-495-2900 www.phoenix.edu Security Services Northwest Enforcement Safety Patrol Unit LLC PO Box 51 Gladstone, OR 97027 503-933-8584 www.northwestenforcementspu.com
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memberdirectory Security Services (con’t) Protection One 15500 SW 72nd Ave Ste 100 Portland, OR 97224 503-891-4664 www.protectionone.com
Shipping Services The UPS Store 2050 Beavercreek Rd #101 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-5855
Senior Services Pioneer Adult Com Center 615 Fifth Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8287 www.orcity.org
Shoe Repair Hopp’s Upholstery & Shoe Repair Inc 916 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2501 www.hoppsupholstery.com
Service Clubs Beavercreek Lions Club Frank Wille Beavercreek, OR 97004 503-342-6699 beavercreekor.lionwap.org Lions Club of Oregon City Blane Meier Oregon City, OR 97045 503-496-3641 www.oclionsclub.org Oregon City Kiwanis Club Duff Main Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-7047 www.oregoncitykiwanis.org Rotary Club of Oregon City Sherrie Henson PO Box 1552 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-303-1825 www.oregoncityrotary.org Service Stations Stein Oil Inc 13001 Clackamas River Dr, #200 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0375 www.steinoil.com
Shower Doors DT Glass Inc. 106 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6373 Signs/Banners Magnetic Sign Co. Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-4350 www.magneticsignpdx.com Oregon City Signs 1900 McLoughlin Blvd, #81 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-7446 The Sign Guy 250 Princeton Ave Ste 103 Gladstone, OR 97027 503-650-8052 www.thesign-guy.com Sports & Recreation Oregon City Swim Team 1211 Jackson Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-4169 www.ocst.net Paul’s Mobile Mini Golf Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-887-0256
The Children’s Course 19825 River Road Gladstone, OR 97027 503-722-1530 www.thechildrenscourse.org
New Century Players 11022 SE 37th Ave Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-367-2620 www.newcenturyplayers.com
Travel Agencies American Travel Bureau Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-789-5487 http://lori.myatbtravel.com
Sustainability Clackamas County Office of Sustainability 150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-6363
Tires Les Schwab Tire Center 1625 S Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-1235 www.lesschwab.com
Tutoring Kumon Math & Reading Center of Oregon City 19376 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-753-6457 www.kumon.com
Telecommunications AT&T Mobility 1900 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Ste 200B Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-0151 BCT 15223 S Henrici Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-3113 www.bctelco.com Clear Creek Telephone & TeleVision 18238 S Fishers Mill Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-2101 www.ccmtc.com Integra Telecom 825 NE Multnomah Blvd, Ste 1400
Portland, OR 97232 503-953-7524 www.integratelecom.com
Theaters Clackamas Repertory Theatre 19600 S Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-594-3915 www.clackamasrep.org
Title Companies Fidelity National Title 12901 SE 97th Ave Ste 200 Clackamas, OR 97015 503-786-0340 Tourism Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs 2051 Kaen Rd Ste 427 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8490 www.mthoodterritory.com First City Tours Oregon City, OR 97045 503-880-3439 www.TheRealOC.net/tours Transcription Cynthia Towle Editing Service Oregon City, OR 97045 503-317-3544 www.writing-wright.com Transportation Tri-Met 4012 SE 17th Ave Portland, OR 97202 503-238-RIDE www.trimet.org
Visitor Services Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs 2051 Kaen Rd Ste 427 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8490 www.mthoodterritory.com Waste Management Allied Waste 2001 Washington Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-4656
The Tutor House 502 7th Street Ste 205 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-522-0972 Upholstery Hopp’s Upholstery & Shoe Repair Inc 916 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2501 www.hoppsupholstery.com
Web Design Definitive LLC 11938 SE Boise Street Portland, OR 97266 503-489-8219 www.definitivellc.net LightSpeed Designs 615 Division Street Oregon City, OR 97045 971-533-8288 www.lightspd.com
Utilities Portland General Electric 121 SW Salmon 1WTC0301 Portland, OR 97204 800-542-8818 www.portlandgeneral.com
Ultiris Technology PO Box 3182 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-719-3116 www.ultiris.com
Veterinary Clinics Clackamas Co Veterinary Clinic 1678-F Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-3171 www.clackamascountyvet.com
Video Production Services funnelbox inc 712 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045 503-595-5901 www.funnelbox.com
Web Hosting Metro IT Oregon City, OR 97045 503-451-2138 www.metroit.com Wireless Communications Wireless Applications Consulting Inc 612 Molalla Ave. Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-0157 www.wirelessac.com
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advertising directory 3-D Electrical Services, Inc...............................9 BCT..................................................... back cover Betsy’s Pet Sitting Service...............................15 Buttons ‘n Bows Premier Kids Resale...........31 Café Joli.............................................................13 Churches of Oregon City.................................24 Citizens Bank...................................................14 Clackamas Community College......................7 Clackamas Co Office of Sustainability..........15 Clackamas Co Tourism....................................23 Clackamas Federal Credit Union...................19 Clackamas Fire District #1..............................33 Comfort Care Dental.......................................10 Cottage Row Shops..........................................28 Crossroads Coffee Café...................................23 Double J Construction.....................................17 Doug Neeley.....................................................34 Dr. Veley Family & General Dentistry............31 Edward Jones- Jeff Nizich..................................9 Executive Copy & Printing................................9 Flooring America of Oregon City.....................9 Friends of the Oregon City Library................28 Harmony Road Music Center.........................10 Heritage Hearing Aid Center..........................15 Homewoods on the Willamette.....................11 Hopp’s Custom Upholstery & Shoe Repair.....28
Janet Mann Nutrition Consulting..................26 Kaiser Permanente..........................................11 Maralee’s Dance Production...........................14 McLarens Carpet One......................................17 McLoughlin Place...............................................9 Minuteman Press.............................................17 My Mother Knows......................................... IFC Natural Health Works ....................................25 NW Creative Resurfacing.............................IBC Oregon City Acupuncture.................................8 Oregon City Farmer Market..............................9 Oregon City Golf Club.......................................9 Oregon City Golf Club Event Center..............19 Oregon City Police Dept..................................11 Oregonians Credit Union................................21 Paradise Photography.....................................24 Parkin Electric..................................................25 Pellet Stoves & More........................................28 Pioneer Community Center.............................9 Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center.......17 Real Deals Home Décor..................................28 Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course...............................29 Smith Heating & Air Conditioning................11 Stitch-n-Embroidery........................................19 Susan Perry, Coldwell Banker.........................35 The Penny Post.................................................13 TLC Carpet Cleaning.......................................19 West Coast Bank..............................................23 Winestock.........................................................31
Oregon City Chamber 2010 Chairman’s Circle
otherresources CLACKAMAS COUNTY www.clackamas.us
PUBLIC SERVICES BUILDING - 2051 KAEN RD Citizen Involvement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8552 County Clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8698 Health, Housing & Human Services. . . . . . . . . . 503-650-5697 Marriage Licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8659 Recorder’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8661 Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8640 Volunteer Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-650-5779 DEVELOPMENT SERVICES BUILDING - 150 BEAVERCREEK RD Assessor’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8671 Building Permits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-742-4240 Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-742-4414 Planning & Land Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-742-4500 Sustainability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-557-6363 RED SOILS COURT – 1710 RED SOILS CT Elections/Voting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8510 Veteran Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-650-5631 Weatherization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-650-3338 CLACKAMAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE – 807 MAIN ST Circuit Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8447 District Attorney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8431 Bail/Release Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8453 Jury Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8397 Jury Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8389
AMR Ambulance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-239-0389 Child Abuse Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971-673-7112 Poison Control Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-222-1222
TELEPHONE SERVICES AT&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-222-0300 BCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-632-3113 Clear Creek Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-631-2101 Comcast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-288-2085 Qwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-244-1111 CABLE TV HOOK UP BCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-632-3113 Comcast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-824-8264 Clear Creek Telephone & Television. . . . . . . . . . 503-631-2101 GARBAGE/RECYCLING PICKUP B&B Leasing/Oregon City Garbage. . . . . . . . . . . 503-656-8403 NEWSPAPERS Oregon City News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-684-0360 The Oregonian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-221-8301 WATER/SEWER City of Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8151 Clackamas River Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-722-9220 UTILITIES Portland General Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-228-6322 Toll Free. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-542-8818 Northwest Natural Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-226-4211 Toll Free. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-422-4012
Children’s Center of Clackamas County . . . . . . 503-655-7725 Clackamas County Mental Health Crisis Line. 503-655-8401 Clackamas Women’s Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-722-2366 Domestic Violence 24 hr Crisis Shelter . . . . . . . 503-654-2288 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). . . 503-723-4989 Oregon Impact (DUII Intervention) . . . . . . . . . . 503-722-6287 Parrott Creek Child & Family Services . . . . . . . . 503-722-4110 Pregnancy Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-829-2673 Victims Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8616 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Burn Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503-632-0211 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-476-0583 RECYCLING SERVICES B&B Leasing Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-722-9937 Metro South Transfer Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-234-3000 Clackamas County Office of Sustainability . . . 503-557-6363 SENIOR SERVICES Clackamas County Social Services. . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8640 LIFT Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-802-8000 Meals on Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8287 Pioneer Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503-657-8287 Senior Citizen Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-1366 Social Security/Medicare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971-673-7600 Transportation Reaching People. . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8208
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE - 2223 KAEN RD Administrative Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8218 Non-emergency Dispatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8211
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV) Gladstone DMV 10 82nd Drive, Gladstone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-299-9999
SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS American Cancer Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-795-3914 American Red Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-284-1234 Beavercreek Lion’s Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-799-8202 Better Business Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-212-3027 Camp Fire USA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-656-2530 Elks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-5131 Fill A Stocking, Fill A Heart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-632-0577 Friends of the Oregon City Library. . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8269 Gleaners of Clackamas County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503-655-8740 Love INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-4223 Oregon City Kiwanis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-7047 Oregon City Lions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-496-3641 Oregon City Optimists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503-785-8521 Oregon City Rotary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-303-1825 VFW Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-6969
CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT #1
PASSPORTS 270 Beavercreek Road, # 200. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8323 U.S. POST OFFICE 19300 S. Molalla Ave, Oregon City. . . . . . . . . 503-655-3306
TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION Amtrak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-872-7245 PDX International Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-739-4636 Tri-Met . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……….. 503-238-7433
CLACKAMAS COUNTY DOG SERVICES 13141 SE Hwy 212 Clackamas 97015 . . . . . . . . 503-655-8628 CLACKAMAS CO. FAIRGROUNDS & EVENT CENTER 694 NE 4th Ave Canby 97013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-266-1136 CLACKAMAS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY 13930 Gain Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8267 CLACKAMAS COUNTY OSU EXTENSION SERVICE 200 Warner Milne Rd. Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8631
Administration Office 11300 SE Fuller Rd., Milwaukie . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-742-2600 Fire Marshal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-742-2675 Oregon City Headquarters 624 7th Street, Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-742-2670 Holcomb - Station 9 300 Longview Way Redland - Station 11 8265 S. Redland Road Logan - Station 12 18081 S. Harding Rd John Adams - Station 15 624 7th Street Hilltop - Station 16 19340 Molalla Ave South End- Station 17 19001 South End Rd
Fire, Medical, & Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
STATE & FEDERAL
SELF-SUFFICIENCY OFFICE Department of Human Services (OHP, Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF) 315 Beavercreek Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971-673-7300 SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Department of Human Services 221 Molalla Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971-673-7600
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/VISITOR SERVICES Oregon City Chamber of Commerce 1201 Washington St., Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . 503-656-1619 Regional Visitors Center 1726 Washington St., Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . 503-657-9336 Mt. Hood Territory Visitors Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503-655-5511 CRISIS, COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-223-8569 Al-Anon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-292-1333 Alzheimer’s Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-413-7115
STATE OF OREGON House Speaker Dave Hunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-986-1200 State Representative Bill Kennemer. . . . . . . . . . 503-263-4798 State Senator Martha Schrader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-986-1720 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Congressman Kurt Schrader, 5th District. . . . . 503-557-1324 Senator Jeff Merkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-326-3386 Senator Ron Wyden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-326-7525
Our apologies to these fine Oregon City Chamber Members who were inadvertently left out of our Spring/Summer Issue.
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inspiration . . . . . . I’ve always enjoyed a good steak. Many years ago I added a Creole shrimp topping to a steak for a dinner special and have never looked back. One of my favorite things to do at the restaurant is to experiment with new and different toppings for our Choice USDA steaks. You’ll find us doing it nearly every weekend at the Verdict Bar & Grill. Any time you’re in, feel free to ask what I’m playing with that night - or try this one at home. You’ll find a world of flavors can be opened up when trying new things with your favorite ingredients.
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black-n-blue strip steak with fire roasted shrimp by Chef Rob Campbell executive chef at Verdict Bar & Grill
ingredients for 1 serving: 14 oz new york strip steak
1 tsp. cajun spice
4 - 6 jumbo prawns peeled & deveined (prefer size 16/20)
¼ cup tomato diced & seeded
1 cup heavy cream
1/8 cup green onions chopped heaping tbsp. blue cheese crumbles
½ tbsp. butter
directions: Shrimp: BBQ or charbroil shrimp. Cook until shrimp are pink. Steak: Grill or broil NY strip steak to your liking. Sauce: Reduce 1 cup of heavy cream by half or until cream thickens. Season with Cajun spice to taste I prefer a good amount of kick to mine. Finish sauce with 1/2 tablespoon butter, add shrimp, tomatoes, green onions and simmer briefly to infuse flavor. Finish by placing shrimp over your steak and drizzling the sauce and crumbled blue cheese over steak & enjoy. This topping may also be used with your favorite cut of meat or any roast. z
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