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Publisher BCT 15223 South Henrici Rd Oregon City, Oregon 97045 Contributing Writers Amber Holveck Armando Cruz-Galán Dr. Jennifer Pitcairn Jackie Hammond-Williams Julie Paulsen Justin LaPointe Sarrah Torres Tamara D. Muldoon Graphic Designer Heather Ausborn Advertising Amanda Hughart Dick Orr
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what’s inside... SPRING/SUMMER 2011 welcome from the publisher 4 keeping it local oregon city farmers market 6 tips & trends saving summer in a jar 10 5 aspects of living well 12 4 minute fat loss 14 moms. dads, brides & grads 16 wine selections made simple 19 shopping local 20
explore city parks events & festivals recurring events things to see & do hidden treasures
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in the know urban renewal 30 member directory chamber board of directors advertising directory other resources taste of oc
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Amber Holveck Executive Director Julie Paulsen Communications Coordinator Karin Morey Information Specialist/Membership COPYRIGHT 2011
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welcome 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. 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.
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from the publisher Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Oregon City Around Town! It’s hard to believe that this magazine you are reading is our third issue produced with the Oregon City community in mind. It is a privilege for our Oregon City Chamber to partner with BCT, our publisher, and the many businesses of Oregon City to bring this lifestyle magazine to you. It remains our goal to offer relevant, timely and entertaining features that connect you locally. At this time of year, there’s nothing better than transitioning from short, chilly winter days into the long, warm days of the spring and summer. These warm days kick off the growing season producing cheerful flowers, tasty vegetables and fruits, and inspiring everyone to get outdoors once again. In this issue we’ve accumulated an assortment of experts to share their hottest tips and trends with you about preserving fresh fruits and vegetables, getting fit, and choosing the perfect local gift for your favorite mom, dad, bride or grad.
Another aspect of the spring and summer months is an exponential increase in the events taking place throughout the community, which we have included to help you get your calendars in order. Once again, we are also revealing hidden treasures for your enjoyment and sharing a local restaurant’s own family recipe for your Cinco de Mayo party! A helpful alphabetical listing of local businesses to assist you with your personal or business needs is always included, as well as a feature article to help keep you “in the know”. If you enjoy 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 but built on a foundation of member businesses. We are working to help strengthen our local economy and community. My thanks and appreciation to Julie Paulsen, our Chamber’s Communications Coordinator, and Heather Ausborn, BCT’s Graphic Designer, the BCT sales staff and many more people too numerous to mention. z
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 2009 estimated............................................31,798 Median Household Income........................$56,668 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 and factfinder.census.gov
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farmers market by Julie Paulsen
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Buy local… support your community…economic development… healthier eating habits… these media catchphrases are brought to life by our Oregon City Farmers Market. How did the Oregon City Farmers Market become a year-round cultural and social event that should not be missed? The Oregon City Farmers Market began in March 2005. Clackamas County had just moved into the first of the new buildings off Beavercreek Rd and County staff wanted an event that would draw people to their new campus. A meeting was setup with representatives from the OSU Extension Service, Clackamas Soil & Water Conservation District, 4-H, the County and Commissioner Bill Kennemer. They decided to have a Farmers Market and Jackie Hammond-Williams (now the Farmer’s Market Manager), with others, was asked to help pull the event together. Eight weeks later the Oregon City Farmers Market was held in the gravel parking lot by the dog kennels. There were five vendors including Jackie. 800 people came seeking fresh local
produce. A local farmer delivering tomato plant starts just happened to pass by and stopped to see what was happening. After making his delivery, he came back with another load of tomato starts and sold the entire load. Recognizing the community’s craving for the experience of going outside and buying fresh locally grown produce, the County agreed to continue the market weekly. After much success, the County agreed to move the market to the newly paved parking lot off Beavercreek Rd which provided easier access for wheelchairs, walkers, and baby strollers. Our Saturday Farmers Market during the summer now averages 45 vendors and had 2700 people attended the market on June 5 this past year. The market has also expanded to Wednesday afternoons in historic downtown on 8th and Main Sts and a winter market downtown on two Saturdays a month. The Oregon City Farmers Market has always been well organized with good governance from the beginning and has strong partners in the County and City. There are 5 at-large Board members, 5 members of the Friends of Extension and 27 full time volunteers. This solid foundation brings the trust of over 95 vendors who participate during the year and local residents shopping at the market. The vendors must be either local growers or use local products for the creation of their products such as jams,
cheeses, even scarves and hats. Jackie, the Market Manager, visits the farms to verify that they are growing what they claim. The majority of vendors are from Clackamas County and all are within an hour’s drive. Shoppers at the Oregon City Farmers Market can be assured that the food is locally produced. Local food is grown on small farms by local farmers. Small farmers tend to use little or no chemicals because they don’t want harmful substances around their kids and grand kids, and because they are becoming too expensive! Therefore the food from small local farms tends to be cleaner and healthier for you and your family. Buying from small farmers at the local market keeps them in business, keeps our land green and viable around our cities, and encourages younger folk to take up farming! When you trust the farmers who raise the chicken you have bought, trust that they have raised it cleanly and kindly, then you are more likely to enjoy every bit of it – roasting it, serving leftovers, and then boiling the bones for a delicious and nutritious soup. A big healthy chicken gives you more bang for your buck! More and more customers are realizing that purchases from the Market are tasty, nutritious and support the local economy. They come each week and let the market products inspire them to cook seasonally and become more creative with natural ingredients The dollars spent at the market circulate locally as continues on page 8
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Didi Dahlsrud was sitting at a table with her mother as I was walking through the market talking with shoppers. They both had a glass of wine, lunch from one of the merchants, and a bag of purchases. She has been a faithful shopper since the market began, and has changed her shopping habits to keep her money here in Oregon City to help our local merchants thrive. While she likes to eat more wholesomely, it is more important that the food at the market is “fresher, higher quality and therefore a better value.” She also purchases other products at the market and has made it a tradition to buy her Christmas gifts there.
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farmers and vendors seek services and supplies in the City, and that’s another reason why Farmers Markets are good for the local economy! The markets next endeavor is to help the next generation gain a better appreciation for the food they buy and eat. The Kids P.O.P. (Power of Produce!) Club will be launched in May, thanks to a Healthy Eating Active Living grant from Clackamas County. Kids can sign-up at the Market’s information booth and receive a market bag and club badge. At both the Saturday and Wednesday Markets kids (ages 5-12) will be able to have their market passport stamped at the information booth each time they come and collect $5 in wooden tokens to be spent at the farmers booths... on fruit and veggies only. Empowering the kids is the goal. Having them select and buy their own produce will hopefully get them eating healthier, taking an interest in their food choices
and connecting them to their food producers. At least twice a month at the Saturday Market, there will be an activity for the club members, put on by OSU Extension. In preparation for writing this article, I rode the Municipal Elevator down to the Saturday Winter Market and spoke with the operator. She told me the majority of the 100 people who had ridden the elevator from 11:00am to noon had been headed to or from the Farmers Market. As I wandered the market talking with people there was a definite theme to their comments. “Fun,” “uplifting,” “support of local farmers,” and “diversity of products” were actually more important than the food. Becky Lathrop of Gladstone is loyal to this market because of the “homey feel” and “family oriented” atmosphere. She appreciates talking with the farmers and finding out how they grew the food.
The Oregon City Farmers Market provides a sense of community, something that is diminishing in our fast-paced world. At every Farmers Markets you will find customers stopping to chat with their neighbors, or other regulars at the Market, sitting, eating, drinking and listening to live music. Slowing down a little, chatting with the growers, farmers and vendors, hearing their stories, getting to know who is responsible for the food on their table, enjoying a slower way of shopping. Take the time to go to the Oregon City Farmers Market soon. I am confident you will feel good about the whole experience. z Debit Cards and the Oregon Trail Card are accepted at all Oregon City Markets. Thanks to a grant from the Oregon City Rotary Club Foundation, the market has a Matching Fund for those with the Oregon Trail Card. Come to the Market buy tokens to spend with your Oregon Trail card and receive up to $5 in free tokens!
WHAT’S FRESH? Here’s a quick list of the local produce you’ll find at the market each month! Fruits & Nuts March Apples Hazelnuts Pears Rhubarb April Apples Hazelnuts Pears Rhubarb May Apples Hazelnuts Pears Rhubarb Strawberries
June Apples Blackberries Cherries Hazelnuts Pears Red Raspberries Rhubarb Strawberries July Apples Apricots Blackberries Blueberries Cherries Hazelnuts Melons
July (CON’T) Nectarines Peaches Pears Red Raspberries Rhubarb Strawberries Tomatoes
March Garlic Mushrooms Onions Potatoes
APRIL Asparagus Garlic Lettuce Mushrooms Onions Potatoes May Asparagus Cauliflower Garlic Lettuce Mushrooms Potatoes Radishes Salad Greens
June Asparagus Broccoli Cauliflower Kohlrabi Lettuce Mushrooms Potatoes Radishes Salad Greens Squash July Beets Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Carrots & Parsnips Cauliflower
JULY (CON’T) Cucumber Eggplant Garlic Green Beans Kohlrabi Lettuce Mushrooms. Potatoes Radishes Salad Greens Squash Tomatoes Turnips Rutabagas
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saving summer in a jar by Tamara D. Muldoon Master Gardener
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As a child, whenever I wanted a treat I headed for our family’s walk-in pantry. There I would find shelves loaded with gleaming jars of canned peaches, pears, cherries, apricots and other fruits. One of my favorites was canned raspberries, suspended in sweet ruby-colored juice that tasted like summer. When winter arrived, the freezer was full of pies, fruit and berries, vegetables and meat we had raised on our farm. Our pioneer forefathers preserved the summer harvest out of necessity; to avoid starvation during the winter when fresh food was scarce. With the advent of modern food processing, few people bothered to preserve their own food any more. Now there is a trend toward healthier eating and buying more locally-grown seasonal foods. The last decade has seen the reemergence of farmer’s markets and the weak economy has encouraged more people to plant gardens and grow their own food.
Food preservation is not difficult and there are many resources available for beginners. Preservation methods include canning, freezing and drying. Canning is an excellent preservation method for a variety of fruits, vegetables, jams and jellies and especially for “blended” foods such as salsa or relish. Most vegetables, fruits and berries freeze well, but are best used for cooking when thawed. Drying works well for herbs, some vegetables such as peas, carrots, tomatoes, beans and for many fruits.
Food preservation requires little in terms of equipment. For canning, you need a pressure or “hot water bath” canner, jars, lids, sealing rings and a jar lifter for removing hot jars from the canner. A pressure canner is recommended for low-acid foods such as most vegetables. Freezing food requires a kettle or steamer for blanching, a sharp knife for slicing and freezer bags or containers. Drying food can be done in your oven although an electric dehydrator works best.
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In this era of mass-processed foods, it is not necessarily less expensive to preserve your own food. You can, however, buy produce in bulk while the items are in season and, therefore, cheaper. Possibly the greatest benefit lies in knowing where your food came from, and the feeling of satisfaction you get from seeing your cupboard or freezer filled with preserved fruits and vegetables picked fresh from your garden or bought from a local farmer. Shopping at a farmer’s market or U-pick farm stimulates the local economy; your money stays in the community instead of going to a distant producer who must ship their goods across the country. There are many excellent books and websites available where you can get detailed information. In Oregon City, the OSU Extension Service provides publications and information on ways to preserve and store food. The Extension Service also trains volunteers who help to educate the public about safe food handling and preservation, by phone and at workshops and exhibits. Why not give it a try? Preserve some of this summer’s fresh bounty and enjoy it the rest of the year. z Resources: Oregon Extension Service – Clackamas County 200 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City OR 97045 • 503-655-8631 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm The National Center for Home Food Preservation at the University of Georgia • http://www.uga.edu/nchfp About the author: Tamara Muldoon is a free-lance writer/photographer and member of the Three Rivers Artist Guild who has lived in Oregon City for over 15 years. Tamara enjoys using her training as a Master Gardener to grow and preserve food for her family. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
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Living well is something that we all want, but how do you know if you have it or how to obtain it? Wellness is about being healthy and disease free. Being healthy is about having balance in our lives. Therefore, if you want to live a wellness lifestyle, you must seek to have balance. Let’s take a look at how we create that balance. We will start with nutrition. How do you fuel your body? You should eat 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. It’s important to have a variety of colorful veggies, especially dark greens. Carbohydrates are important because they fuel the brain and give us energy, but too many or sugary processed carbohydrates will be stored as fat. When you’re looking for grains, make sure you chose whole grains, the closer to nature you can get, the better! Try to eat protein at every meal, it builds and repairs your body. A smart way to get both protein and healthy fats into your diet is with
nuts and seeds, and they make a great snack! As you nourish your body with the types of food that increase your health and vitality, you will naturally have fewer cravings for junk food. Also, you should be drinking ½ your body weight in ounces of water each day. Exercise is critically important to living a wellness lifestyle. Involve your kids, friends and the great outdoors into your exercise routine. It can become a fun stress reliever instead of a chore; just find something you enjoy doing. An ideal exercise
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You will follow this routine from left to right, top to bottom. Read below for each appropriate fitness level the length of work period to rest period. As you get into better shape you can move to the next fitness level intensity. BEGINNERS 10 sec. work/20 sec. rest INTERMEDIATE 15 sec. work/15 sec. rest ADVANCED 20 sec. work/10 sec. rest After completing all 8 exercises in a row rest 1-2 minutes. If you think you need to do a second round, feel free. Remember more is not better, but if you need to challenge yourself more you can add more 4 minute rounds. Between 1-5 rounds is all you will need to start seeing immediate results. Use time, don’t count repetitions. z
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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations and bridal showers are all occasions when it’s difficult to find a unique and useful gift. Whether you want to give your family and friends a fun experience, a personal boost for a job search, a memorable wedding gift, or perhaps give that special person a vacation from their chores, here are some gift ideas that support a variety of local businesses and are thinking outside the “box” of the usual present. KEY: Since a lot of these great gifts can be great for more that one occasion, look for these handy symbols at the end of each place to find the right gift! MOMS
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CONCER TS IN THE PARK Join us this summer for our FREE Concerts in the Park series. Located at Carnegie Park- 606 John Adams Street in Oregon City. Food service begins at 5:30pm, and music begins at 6:30pm. This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT for all ages to enjoy! Date Name of Band
Willamette Falls Symphony
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Ernest Hemingway said, “Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world, and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection.” Here are answers to some common questions that will help you enjoy and appreciate the wines you select for a quiet dinner at home or the celebration of a special occasion. Is it true there is no right or wrong answer in food and wine pairings? With wine selections, there are no wrong answers. Keeping in mind the general rule that you should drink what you like, with food pairings it’s best to have an open mind. While we don’t eat the same foods everyday we shouldn’t drink the same wine everyday, either. Food and wine pairings can be magical and memorable, if the flavors meld and enhance one another. How do I select the correct wine for a meal that includes chicken versus beef, pork, or even a vegetarian entree? When selecting wine for a meal, you will want to think of the overall flavors, not just the protein of choice. It’s also fun and sensible to work with wines from the region where the recipe originates. If you are making a Paella, the traditional Spanish rice dish, you may want to select a hearty red wine from the Montsant or Rioja regions in Spain. If you are preparing salmon from the waters of the Pacific Northwest, you may choose a Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, even a Rose’ made from Pinot Noir is an excellent choice! What is the best combination of wines for a party atmosphere, appropriate for college graduation or an engagement party? When I think of celebrating such an important occasion as a graduation or engagement, I instantly lean towards sparkling wines. Not the bulk produced
wines that give us all adverse reactions, but the hand crafted, grower sparklings made around the world. Italians call semi-sparkling wine “frizzante’s”, Moscato d’Asti is one of the most popular in this category and always a celebration in every bottle. These are appealing to everyone as they are light, delicate and low in alcohol. For a full sparkling, Champagne-style but without the Champagne pricetag, look for sparklings from other regions in France such as Alsace or Savoie or from Spain’s Cava districts. Several producers in Oregon are making excellent sparklings, J. Albin, Soter and Ecosse are notable choices along with Argyle and Meriwether. What is an appropriate after dinner wine to serve with dessert? After a meal, time is well spent lingering over a 10year tawny Port from Portugal, the drier and nuttier style of true Ports. To try something a bit more unusual, consider a vermouth or aromatized wine (“vino aromatizado” in Italy), these spicy and savory fortified wines are based on ancient recipes with over 60 ingredients infused into the wine. The intricate and intense profiles of vermouth’s will leave you incredibly satisfied after any meal.
in or around Oregon City, there are several wineries for the Locavore. Just outside our city limits, along Leland Road, is a 4-acre vineyard planted in the early 1980’s, appropriately named Leland Vineyard. Leland Pinot Noir is used by Erath Winery in Dundee who bottles this as a high-end, single-vineyard bottling. We would also recommend any of the three Pinot Noirs coming from Deux Fen Estates made by proprietors Chris and Gilian Fenner, residents of Oregon City. Across the river, in West Linn, the estate vines of Ribera Vineyards are planted on the banks of the Tualatin River, owned by Darrel and Molly Roby. Not only are they growing their own grapes, they are also working with grape varieties that require a warmer, longer growing season such as Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and much more, mostly grown in the sunny Columbia Valley. We are lucky to live in a region where world class wines are made, in addition to a bounty of food grown all year long. z Sarrah Torres and her husband Carlos own winestock, a combination wine shop and wine bar in downtown Oregon City on 9th and Main Streets. These Oregon City residents have created a space for locals to experience wine by the glass or the bottle. On April 14th, winestock will celebrate their 5-year anniversary.
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1601 Jackson St This park possesses significant natural areas, great views, a restroom building, a picnic shelter, and the Buena Vista Clubhouse which is available for rent to the public.
Main St Extension The approximately one-mile trail runs through the Clackamette Cove area from the Main St Extension to Washington St, which connects to the footbridge to Gladstone.
802 6th St Facilities at the park consist of a tot playground, tot swings and a small restroom building.
Barclay Hills Park
13571 Barclay Hills Dr Facilities at this neighborhood park consist of a playground, a basketball court and a small open play area.
19260 Clairmont Way Hillendale is a 16-acre neighborhood park that includes a picnic shelter, tennis court, walking path, two play areas for children, baseball and soccer fields, and a new parking facility.
Canemah Children’s Park 815 4th Ave With a picnic shelter, a basketball court and a small play area, this park is adjacent to Metro’s Canemah Bluff natural area.
Jon Storm Park
340 Warner Parrott Rd This park is host to the majority of the sporting events in the City. This 18 acre park includes four baseball-softball diamonds and two soccer fields. A walking-jogging path surrounds the southern end of the park. This park also has a play area and a picnic shelter.
This linear park is on the bluff above downtown, which provides spectacular views of the Willamette River, Willamette Falls and downtown Oregon City. The site features a .4-mile pathway that runs along the bluff from the municipal elevator to the VFW hall. Seating and picnic areas, viewpoints and historical markers also enhance the Park.
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1955 Clackamette Dr Clackamette Park lies at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers in Oregon City, with easy access from I-205 and 99E. The park contains 38 parking spaces for RV camping on or with a view of the Willamette River. (Clackamette RV Park 503-657-8299) The Oregon City Skatepark, located near the entrance of the park, draws enthusiastic skateboarders from all over.
1801 Clackamette Dr Jon Storm Park is located on the bank of the Willamette River and includes a free public dock.
150 3rd Ave With walking trails, changing grades, picnic areas and beautiful views of the Willamette River, this park provides a relaxing escape.
Park Place Park 16180 Front Ave The 5-acre park contains natural areas, internal walking paths, a playground, restroom building and adequate parking.
Rivercrest Park 131 Park Dr This six-acre park includes two covered picnic areas, an interactive spraypark, play area for children, t-ball field, and tennis and basketball courts.
Singer Creek Park 130 Linn Ave This park provides the nature lover with trails that wind through natural habitats along Singer Creek.
Waterboard Park 921 Waterboard Park Rd The entrance to Waterboard Park is located at the end of John Adams St, near the armory. Waterboard Park is a natural area boasting a beautiful view of Oregon City from Waterboard Park Promentory, walking paths and wildlife.
Wesley Lynn Park 12901 Frontier Pkwy This park boasts about 13.5 acres, and includes: 2 baseball/softball fields; 2 soccer/multi-purpose fields; walking paths; picnic areas; large playground structure; parking lot; and lots of open space.
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Oregon City is filled with events and activities! Whether you enjoy art, music, theatre, carnival rides or antiques, you will be able to find an event for you or your whole family to attend this spring and summer. We encourage you to mark those events you do not want to miss on your calendar. Also check out the Things to See and Do on page 27 and our Events Calendar on the Chamber’s website www.oregoncity.org. Make this season in Oregon City one to remember!
Oregon City Community Food Drive March 25 – April 15
This annual food drive is sponsored by the Oregon City Untied Methodist Church and benefits the H.O.P.E.* Food Project. H.O.P.E. was founded in 1988, when several Oregon City churches banded together to share in the work of feeding the hungry of the community. H.O.P.E. provides emergency food baskets for people in need in the Oregon City area, including West Linn, Gladstone, Willamette and south Milwaukie. Look for donation barrels at area grocery stores, schools, and businesses and help feed the people in your community. *Helping Other People Eat.
“Recipe For Murder” April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 at 6:30PM an interactive murder mystery dinner theater by Rose Richards Presented by New Century Players Weatherford’s Grand Lodge Ballroom, 602 7th St, (Upstairs ballroom is not wheelchair accessible.)
When a killer stalks the kitchen of a cooking competition, it’s up to the audience to find the guilty party. Mix motive with opportunity, season with accusations, and let the investigation simmer. Advance tickets required. Tickets: $45 (includes 3 course dinner and show) Available online at www.NewCenturyPlayers.org
Art in the Busch’s Saturday, April 2, 11:00AM – 4:00PM Busch’s Furniture in downtown Oregon City
Busch’s Furniture in conjunction with the Three Riv-
ers Artist Guild will be featuring artists exhibiting and demonstrating their art the first Saturday in April. Coinciding with the Downtown Farmers Market the public is invited to meet the artists and view their artwork.
Beavercreek Lions 30th Annual Auction Saturday, April 9, Noon - 4:30PM Ogden Middle School, 14133 S Donovan Rd
Includes several large items = cruise, balloon ride, bicycles, and over 100 useful items. Silent auction begins at noon with many gift certificates at deep discounts, hand made items, and more. All proceeds go back to the community as Lions projects. Free admission.
Celebrate Service 2011 Saturday, April 9 Green Team A: 9:00am – 1:00pm Green Team B: 1:00PM – 4:00pm
Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S Brockway Rd Join with members of local service clubs as they help clear hiking trails at this “community forest” owned by Forests Forever. Lunch provided for both teams to share a meal together. To volunteer, call Michelle Don at 503–518–8808.
WINESTOCK 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Thursday April 14th thru Saturday APRIL 16th LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY - 7:00PM-10:00PM - FREE 820 Main St in Downtown Oregon City
Come help Winestock celebrate 5 years of being open in downtown! They will have an Anniversary Tasting
(taste wines from 5 vintages- 2006-2010), live music on Saturday night AND MORE. Call 503.656. WINE for more details.
BINGO, Dinner and a Good Time for the Whole Family Saturday, April 30, 6:00PM – 9:00PM A benefit for Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart Pioneer Community Center, 615 Fifth St
Entry price includes dinner and BINGO cards. There will be many Bingo prizes from which to choose as well as Raffle Baskets. We will also have several Silent Auction items. Visa, Cash and Checks accepted.
The Pines of Rome Sunday, May 1, 3:00PM Presented by Willamette Falls Symphony Oregon City United Methodist Church, 18955 S South End Rd
Ottorino Respighi’s colorful orchestral extravaganza The Pines of Rome with extra offstage brass. Tickets are available at the door: $10 Adult, $7 Student and Senior, and Children under 12 free with adult or senior.
International Celebration May 2-5, 11:00AM -1:00PM Bill Brod Community Center Clackamas Community College
The celebration will be comprised of music, dance, art, cultural displays and food. This event is sponsored by the International Education Committee. For information, contact the Foreign Language Department, 503-5943245 or 3244. Admission is free and open to the public.
exploreoc The Heart of the Matter Breakfast Thursday, May 5, 7:30AM– 9:00AM A benefit for Parrott Creek Child & Family Services
The Abernethy Center, 606 15th St This Clackamas County nonprofit, works with children and families who are struggling to overcome obstacles and make a better life for themselves. For more information, please contact us at 503-722-4110. No cost, but a request for donations is made at the event.
12th Annual Pioneer Family Festival Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 Clackamette Park
This three day event is fun for the entire family. Featuring: a huge carnival and midway; entertainment area; skateboard competition; BMX competition; large vendor and food booth areas; history displays; and the Teddy Bear Parade. Visit www.pioneerfamilyfestival.com for details.
14th Annual Teddy Bear Parade Saturday, May 21, 10:30AM
The parade begins at 10th and Main Sts and continues down Main St behind the Oregon City Shopping Center into Clackamette Park. The parade is dedicated to highlighting the needs of families and children in crisis while honoring our county’s emergency personnel. The parade gathers new stuffed animals that are given to local Emergency Services such as police and fire departments, hospitals, and women’s shelters.
Drug Awareness Open House Sunday, May 22 Oregon City Elks Lodge #1189, 610 McLoughlin Blvd
The day will be filled with food, fun, and information. Handouts centered on youth activities sponsored by the Elks, including but not limited to Drug Awareness, scholarships, and numerous contests that kids can participate in to win prizes at a local, district, state and national level. If you would like to bring your kids, grandkids, troop, class or the entire neighborhood, please contact the Oregon City Elks Lodge at 503655-5131 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 30, 10:00AM Mt. View Cemetery, 500 Hilda St
This year’s ceremony will feature special guest speakers including Mayor Doug Neely; military presence; taps; presentation of colors; music from Gardiner Middle School band; free coffee and donuts, guided tours of the historic pioneer cemetery; activities for children, food and refreshments and much more! We hope you will join us as we celebrate this day to remember, reflect and honor those we have lost.
43rd Annual Oregon City Amateur golf tournament Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 8:00AM Oregon City Golf Club at Lone Oak
A 36-hole, stroke play tournament with two flights each for Men and Seniors (50+). Includes a practice round, two lunches, coffee and donuts, a hat, raffle drawing and tournament prizes. Must have a valid USGA handicap to qualify for net play. $115 per player.
Dances from Around the World Sunday, June 5, 3:00PM Presented by Willamette Falls Symphony Oregon City United Methodist Church 18955 S South End Rd
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Works by Dvorak, Brahms, Borodin, de Falla, plus Concertos featuring winners of our Youth Concerto Competition. This event also includes our popular Silent Auction of exciting items! Tickets are available at the door: $10 Adult, $7 Student and Senior, and Children under 12 free with adult or senior.
Flag Day Ceremony Tuesday, June 14 Oregon City Elks Lodge #1189, 610 McLoughlin Blvd
In August 1949, President Harry S Truman (a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day., Consequently, as Elks, this ceremony is near and dear to us. In June a Flag Day Ceremony is preformed at the Oregon City Elks Lodge in the Parking Lot where flags of all types are honorably retired. At our Flag Day Ceremony in 2010, 188 flags were honorably retired. If you would be interested in retiring a Flag, or would like to be present at the ceremony, please contact the Oregon City Elks Lodge at 503-655-5131 or e-mail secretary@ocelks. com.
End of the Oregon Trail Golf Scramble Friday, June 24 Registration Begins 11:30AM; Shotgun Start at 1:00PM Oregon City Golf Club at Lone Oak 20124 S Beavercreek Rd
Join the Oregon City Chamber on the links. Spend the afternoon playing golf and networking with Chamber and community members. In addition to a lot of fun, there will be contests, raffle prizes, and an awards dinner. $110 per person or $400 for a full team. Visit www.oregoncity.org for more information and to register.
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Lil’ Cooperstown/CCC Invitational Monday, July 18, Check in begins at 10:30AM 1:00PM Shotgun Start Stone Creek Golf Club, 14603 S Stoneridge Dr
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Clackamas County Lavender Festival Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 10am – 5pm Oregon Lavender Farm 20949 S Harris Rd, Oregon City 5 miles past Carver off Springwater Rd
Activities include: A morning demonstration of lavender distillation, country & contemporary music, lavender picking, booths and speakers on agriculture related topics, Clackamas County Master Gardeners, food & wine tasting, Oregon Trail Brewing, Heaven Scents coffee bar, kite flying, lavender ice cream and more. For more information: www.libertynatural.com/olf/
Open Studios of Beavercreek June 10, 11 & 12, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Take a lovely drive in the country and visit with over 30 local Artists at many different studios offering fantastic art for show & sale. Download the tour map at our website: www.openstudiosofbeavercreek.com. Free admission.
American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Saturday, June 25, 9:00AM – Sunday, June 26, 9:00AM Clackamas Community College
Teams of 8-15 people camp out and take turns walking around the track overnight. Cancer survivors from the community are invited to participate in a special victory lap on Saturday morning that will kick-off
the Relay For Life. The highlight of the evening is a candlelight luminaria ceremony to honor cancer survivors and remember those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The community is invited to enjoy entertainment, food booths, fund-raising activities and cancer education throughout the Relay.
“For Better” By Eric Coble July 7 – July 24 Presented by Clackamas Repertory Theatre The Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Center Clackamas Community College
In this plugged-in world of email, text-messaging and camera phones, does a couple need to be in the same country to build a relationship? A romantic comedy for the digital age, For Better is a hilarious new farce that pokes fun at our overdependence on the gadgets in our lives. Buy tickets at www.clackamasrep.org.
BCT’s Backyard Bash Saturday, July 9, 1:00PM – 7:00pm 15223 S Henrici Rd, Oregon City (BCT’s backyard)
At this fun filled event everyone can be sure to enjoy live entertainment all day, delicious food from local restaurants, a kid’s corner featuring large waterslides and activities, a silent auction, wine tasting and much
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Tournament format is a 5 person scramble. Registration fee includes boxed lunch, green fees, golf cart rental, awards dinner, and tournament hospitality. Proceeds benefit Clackamas Community College’s award winning Athletic Department. For additional information contact Vicki Smith, CCC Foundation, 503-594-3128 or email@example.com. Cost: $135 per player
Ambassadors In Sport (AIS) Soccer Camp July 19 – July 23, 10:00AM - 3:00PM Gardiner Middle School, 180 Ethel St
Oregon City Evangelical Church is happy to host this AIS Camp for boys and girls, ages 6-16. AIS Camps are staffed with top-notch coaches from around the world, who are not only trained to improve your child’s soccer skills, but they also teach how to have a personal relationship with God. Cost: $100 ($90 if registered by May 31)
The First City Celebration Saturday, July 30, 11:00AM – 9:00PM Downtown Oregon City
Oregon City is a City of Firsts. The Three Rivers Arts Guild, Rotary Club of Oregon City, and the non-profit Main St Oregon City are pleased to continue this first in Oregon — an arts and wine festival that celebrates local heritage, identity, and culture. Join us Downtown for the First City Celebration. Free and open to the public.
National Night Out Tuesday, August 2, 6:00PM – 9:00PM Chapin Park, 340 Warner Parrott Rd
The first 200 OC residents will receive a free hot dog dinner compliments of your Police Department. There will also be raffle prizes and community displays. Please join the Oregon City Police Department for America’s Night Out Against Crime and give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party! z
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Oregon City Farmers Market Every Saturday beginning May 7 9:00AM – 2:00PM 2051 Kaen Rd at Beavercreek Rd Clackamas County Public Service Center
Singer Hill Arts & Crafts Sunday Market Sundays: June - September, Noon – 5pm The Singer Hill Café’s Art Garden 7th St between Washington & John Adams
Clackamas Repertory Theatre launches a new play-reading series featuring works of contemporary American playwrights that have not yet been produced in the area. Appropriate for adult audiences only. Tickets are $5 general admission, and available at the door. Talkbacks with the director and cast follow every reading. Visit www2.clackamasrep.org for more information.
You will find all your favorite farmers & vendors plus a few new ones. This year there will be more food growing workshops, plus cheesemaking, food preserving, & chicken-keeping workshops. Add live music, kid’s activities & scrumptious food to make for a grand time while buying fresh, local produce & goods. For information about the special events occurring this season, visit www.orcityfarmersmarket.com
Concerts in the Park Every Thursday, July 7 -August 25 6:30PM – 8:30PM The Carnegie Center, 606 John Adams St
Free Vertical Garden Seminars Sundays: April - September- rain or shine! 2:00PM – 2:30PM (or as long as there are questions) The Singer Hill Café’s Art Garden 7th St between Washington & John Adams
A New Play-Reading Series with CRT March 13, April 17, and June 5, 3:00PM The Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Center, Clackamas Community College
Learn how to build and maintain your own vertical gardens! The free seminars are presented by Founder and Director of the Vertical Garden Institute, Philip Yates, who will tell you everything you need to know to get started. Free! Visit www.singerhill.com for more information.
First Friday Art Walks First Fridays, May – October, 5:00PM – 8:00PM Main St, downtown Oregon City Enhancing the cultural atmosphere in historical downtown Oregon City, the Three Rivers Artist Guild in conjunction with the non-profit Main St Oregon City, Art Walk features artists showing and demonstrating their art on the downtown Main St sidewalks. For further information, contact Teresa Kuchler, Chair, Art Walk – firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon City Farmers Market Every Wednesday beginning June 4 3:00PM – 7:00PM 8th St between Main St and Railroad Ave This mid-week market will have seasonal cooking demos by chefs from local restaurants plus cheese-making and food preserving workshops. There will be a wide selection of local fruit and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, local wines, breads and pastries, preserves, plants and cut flowers. Live music starts at 4:00PM. For more information, visit www.ocfarmersmarket.com
Swing by for a cool drink, check out the local arts and crafts for sale, and enjoy the live music surrounded by beautiful vertical gardens. Free. Visit www.singerhill.com for more information.
These free concerts present a variety of musical styles from symphony to Bluegrass. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, purchase food from that week’s vendor and enjoy a summer evening of entertainment. The schedule can be found on the City’s website at www.orcity.org.
Walk with the Spirits Friday & Saturday Nights beginning July 9 McLoughlin Neighborhood & Downtown Oregon City Tours Tour some of Oregon City’s historic neighborhoods while walking with the spirits into Oregon City’s haunted history. Guests pass by some of the city’s most spirited places, hearing real ghost stories based on documented research. Listen to stories about Oregon’s first incorporated city and hear some of the city’s amazing legends and folklore. For more information, visit www.nwghosttours.com. z
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things to see and do 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
greens offer a challenging and visually appealing walking or riding experience, Excellent drainage and a progressive maintenance program provide an attractive setting to patrons, year-round, from all over the Pacific Northwest. 20124 S Beavercreek Rd • 503-518-2846 ocgolfclub.com
Hopkins Demonstration Forest
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140 acre demonstration forest with 3-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 Rd • 503-632-2150 demonstrationforest.com
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. Open Monday - Saturday, 6:45am - 7:00pm Sunday, 11:00am - 7:00pm 300 7th St • 503-657-0891 x405 orcity.org/publicworks/municipal-elevator
Self-Guided Walking Tours
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• Historic Tiles of Seventh St • Painting the Town: A Guide to Oregon City Murals • First Steps Walking Tour: A Self-Guided Historic Tour Take a walk through history, Oregon City’s special historic architecture and downtown murals. Tour brochures are available free to the public. You may pick them up from your Oregon City Chamber, the Visitors Center or most any historic destination listed on this page. 1201 Washington St • 503-656-1619
McLoughlin House/Barclay House Operated by the National Parks Service, the McLoughlin House is open Wednesday though Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm. 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 McLoughlin House and offers a book and gift shop. 713 Center St • 503-656-5146 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, wellmaintained tree-lined fairways, and generous
The Summer Reading Program will take place with a variety of activities for children and teens. Now that the Library is settled in at the Carnegie Center, they are offering an array of special events like musical guests, authors, and more. 606 John Adams St • 503-657-8269 orcity.org/library
Oregon City Swimming Pool Recreational and family swimming, adult lap swims, water exercise and American Red Cross swimming lessons are offered. During the summer there are Kid’s Connection and Aqua Camp activities available. 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. 1211 Jackson St • 503-657-8273 www.ocpool.org/swimmingpool
Oregon City Trolley The free Trolleys run from Mid-June through Labor Day and travel throughout Oregon City’s Historic District with many stops along the route allowing the riders to explore many points of interests and shops. 503-496-1571
Rose Farm This home, completed in 1847, is the oldest American home in Oregon City and was the scene of early government meetings and social events. The Holmes Family settled their land claim after making the “Great Migration” in 1843. The property was nicknamed the ‘Rose Farm’ by friends and neighbors because of the many roses planted by Louisa Holmes. 915 Rilance Ln (corner of Holmes & Rilance Lanes) 503-656-5146 mcloughlinhouse.org/rosefarm.html
Ryan’s Float Flying Sea Plane Rides Take off from this sea plane’s dock in the historic Canemah District, along Hwy 99E. You will enjoy a personalized aerial tour of the sights up and down the Willamette River and surrounding areas. 602 1st Ave • 503-880-9138
Stevens-Crawford Heritage House Open Thursday through Saturday 12:00pm 4:00pm. 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. Admission is $5; children 5 and under are free. 603 6th St • 503-655-2866
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. The front nine is more links-style while the back nine has more of a Northwest feel with tree lined fairways and elevation changes. Just a short drive south of Oregon City off Highway 213. 14603 S Stoneridge Drive • 503-518-4653 stonecreekgolfclub.net z
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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 email@example.com and I will share these treasures in upcoming issues.
Artwork at the Municipal Elevator There was quite a bit of news a couple years ago about the new art (lenticular prints) installed in the observation deck of the municipal elevator. Lenticular prints consist of three photographs within one frame that change as the viewer moves from left to right. The prints in the observation deck feature historic and current images taken from the same location as well as a panorama of the Willamette Falls. A brochure, available
in the elevator and the Oregon City Chamber office, identifies the images. There is another series of lenticular prints at the elevator that did not receive as much attention but are equally fascinating. If you stand at the entrance of the tunnel that leads from Railroad Ave to the doors at the bottom of the elevator and look to your left, there are frames on the wall
containing a series of images that begin with the old wooden elevator. Walk towards the doors of the elevator, turn the corner to the base of the Grand Staircase, and continue along the opposite wall back to the tunnel entrance at Railroad Ave. You will travel back in time and witness the process of constructing the current elevator and taking down the old wooden elevator.
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Geocaching At its simplest, geocaching is a treasure hunt using a handheld GPS (preferably water-resistant) device that allows you to easily enter waypoint coordinates. Once you find the cache, you make an entry in the logbook, explore the contents of the cache and have the option of taking an item from the box in exchange for putting your own item into the box. It is a simple, fun activity for all
ages and athletic abilities. Some caches require more effort to locate and others could be hidden just down the St. A search for local caches at www.geocaching.com resulted in 414 geocaches within a 5 mile radius of City Hall located at 625 Center St. As a side note, the very first cache ever was placed in Beavercreek, OR, to test out the brand new GPS technology.
SAFE SOUND LOCAL Clackamas County Locations Oregon City Branch 19360 S Molalla Avenue Milwaukie Branch 6915 SE Lake Road
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Clackamas Repertory Theatre Clackamas Repertory Theatre was founded in 2005 and produces three shows annually between July and October. Performing in the intimate Osterman Theatre on the campus of Clackamas Community College, this young professional company stages a variety of shows, including full scale musicals, comedies and dramas. A sampling of past shows includes “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Tempest,” and “The Fantasticks.” The shows feature seasoned area professionals and former CCC Theatre students who have recently begun their acting careers.
Clackamas Repertory Theatre is regionally recognized for its achievements, having received five nominations from Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards for the 2009 production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” This year’s productions will include “For Better” July 7 – 24, “Oklahoma” August 4 – 28, and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” September 22 – October 9. Each show has 12-16 performances and tickets are very reasonably priced at $12-$24. www.clackamasrep.org z
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urban renewal by Amber Holveck
7th St improvements ÂŠ City of Oregon City
The topics of future development and urban renewal in Oregon City have been in the headlines for weeks, months and yes, years. But most recently the hot topic has been The Rivers development and whether urban renewal funding should be used to help make this happen in Oregon City. This article is not designed to persuade but, hopefully, provide a basic understanding of a complicated topic. What is urban renewal?
Urban renewal is an economic development tool governments use to reinvigorate areas that are blighted, run-down, or unsafe. This is accomplished by setting aside property tax revenues to reinvest in the blighted area.
How is an urban renewal district formed? The City Commission, after public input, draws a boundary line around a targeted area, thus creating an Urban Renewal District, and adopts an urban renewal plan and report.
How does an urban renewal district work in Oregon City?
1. Within the Urban Renewal District, needed improvements are identified and recorded in the Urban Renewal Plan and Reported. 2. The assessed property values are frozen at the existing level when the district is formed. Tax revenues from the frozen base continue to flow to all existing entities within the tax code (i.e. fire district, school district). 3. The Urban Renewal Commission, the local body who oversees the activities of the dis-
Demonstrating Urban Renewal funds in action down on Main Street, which is part of the existing district that includes the anticipated site of The Rivers development.
trict, then authorizes the City to use or borrow money to fund the projects identified in the plan. 4. Private developers are attracted to invest in these areas that have recently received public investment like improvements in lighting, Sts, etc. As the assessed property value increases above the frozen base (referred to as tax increment), the newly increased property taxes collected can be used to pay off the loans. 5. Once loans are paid off, the new tax revenues generated from higher property values can be used to increase public services to the taxpayers both within the City and other existing entities like schools, fire district, library district, etc.
Does Oregon City have any experience with urban renewal?
ÂŠ Robb Crocker
Yes. The Hilltop Urban Renewal District was created in 1983 and the City closed that district in 2006. The City did not borrow the maximum amount approved (referred to as maximum indebtedness) for the hilltop plan. After the combined public and private investment within that district, the assessed property value increased
Beavercreek Rd improvements funded through urban renewal. © City of Oregon City
from $5.3 million to $64.4 million. Some of the major developments that contributed to the growth in assessed value were: The Red Soils industrial campuses, Beavercreek Rd improvements between Molalla Ave and Highway 213, and private development of 22 acres of industrial land along Fir St.
If the Urban Renewal Commission votes to fund $17.6 million in infrastructure improvements for The Rivers project, how much more will an Oregon City property taxpayer have to pay?
Are there any active Urban Renewal Districts in Oregon City today?
Essentially, urban renewal takes blighted areas of town, develops them resulting in higher property values and ultimately more funding for city services. For information about this topic and new developments on this topic, please go to www.orcity.org and then under the City Departments tab, select Economic Development. z
Yes. The North End/Downtown Urban Renewal District was formed in 1990. This district’s plan was updated in 2008 and is designed to end in 2028. The frozen value of the North End/Downtown Urban Renewal District was $50.7 million, which increased to $135.1 million in 2007. There are two major developments in the pipeline that would be located within this district – The Rivers (Rossman Landfill) and The Cove (Clackamette Cove). Both of these proposed developments require urban renewal funding. Other projects funded through the North End/ Downtown Urban Renewal District include: opening an Amtrak station in Oregon City, renovating the Carnegie Center, redeveloping the 7th St corridor, and providing storefront grants for downtown businesses. Improving a oncetired downtown with urban renewal funded storefront grants has proven successful. Our Main St is far more attractive for an afternoon stroll or entertaining clients or more importantly to attract more viable businesses. These urban renewal mini-grants are leveraged with a property owner’s funds to use toward needed storefront improvements.
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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 March 1, 2011.
board of directors HOPE LOOSE, Chair It Figures Bookkeeping MARK ELLINGSON, Past Chair Lewis & Clark Bank TIM AYE McLarens Carpet One AARON BRENIMAN The Verdict Bar & Grill DAVE BUEL Buel’s Impressions Printing CYNTHIA ELAM West Coast Bank
Accountants-Bookkeeping AJH Financial Services Inc 216 7th St 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 503-467-9461 www.itfiguresbookkeeping.com Accountants-Certified Public Kari Mitchell Accounting, P.C. 605 High St 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 St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-3305 www.morrisseygroup.com Acupuncturists Natural Health Works, PC 710 John Adams St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-7776 www.naturalhw.com Oregon City Acupuncture 619 Madison St, Ste 110 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-653-1468
JOANNE GORDON Natural Health Works MARY HEINS My Mother Knows JEFF LANDSTROM State Farm Insurance
LAUREL LUKESH Citizens Bank MIKE McCARROLL Minuteman Press TORREY MURPHY Metro IT DAVID FRASHER (Appointed) City of Oregon City, City Manager ROGER RADA (Appointed) O.C. School District, Superintendent TIM SHEA Small Business Development Center VICKI SMITH Clackamas Community College Foundation VICKI YATES Attorney at Law
Advertising BCT 15223 S Henrici Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-3113 www.bctelco.com BDC Advertising, Inc. 706 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-5723 www.bdcadvertising.com Family Values Magazine, Inc. 15860 S Wilshire Cir Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-5908 buylocalonly.com Opportunity’$ Knocking PO Box 1362 Sherwood, OR 97140 503-413-0657 Oregon City News/ Clackamas Review 6605 SE Lake Rd Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-684-0360 www.oregoncitynewsonline.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 Rd, Ste 406 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-9090 www.stitchnembroidery.com Alzheimer’s Care McLoughlin Place 1153 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-3337 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 St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1942 www.iselinarchitects.com Artists/Art Galleries Bright Art 503-656-3892 www.mybrightart.com Three Rivers Artist Guild Gallery 502 7th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-616-1492 threeriversartistguild.com Assisted Living Facilities Gilman Park Assisted Living 2205 Gilman Park Dr Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-5700 www.gilmanpark.com McLoughlin Place 1153 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-3337 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 St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9792 www.yateslaw.com Attractions Ryan’s Float Flying Sea Plane Rides 905 S McLoughlin Blvd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-6769
Auto Dealers Oregon City Subaru 1404 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0612 www.ocsubaru.net Auto Parts & Services Clackamas Auto Parts 1009 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-4244 www.clackamasautoparts.com Delta Auto Glass Inc 865 E Berkeley St Gladstone, OR 97027 503-656 9642 www.deltaautoglassincorporated.com Paul’s Mobile Auto Detail Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-887-0256 www.paulsmobileautodetail.com
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 St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-0806 Bakeries Wrightberry’s Cakes & Cupcakes 820 Main St, Ste C Oregon City, OR 97045 503-344-4946 www.wrightberryweddingcakes.com 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
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Pacific West Bank 2040 8th Ave West Linn, OR 97068 503-905-2222 www.bankpacificwest.com US Bank-Downtown 901 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-2305 US Bank-Hilltop 1600 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-2331 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 Beer & Wine Distributors General Distributors 13895 Fir St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9470 www.generaldistributors.com Books Friends of the OC Library Used Book Store 502 7th St 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 Portland Catering Company 7800 SW Durham Rd, Ste 400 Portland, OR 97224 503-620-8855 www.portlandcateringcompany.com
Churches Oregon City Evangelical Church 1024 Linn Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-8582 www.ocec.net Reformation Covenant Church 1201 JQ Adams St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9444 www.reformationcovenant.org Trinity Lutheran Church & School 16000 S Henrici Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-5554 www.trinityoc.org
Cleaning Services Rachael’s Helping Hands Cleaning Service 503-505-1329 Clothing & Accessories Buttons ‘n Bows 1001 7th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-387-5701 www.buttonsnbowsonline.com Coffee/Espresso Crossroads Coffee Cafe 250 Princeton Ave Ste 101 Gladstone, OR 97027 503-657-2999 www.crossroadscoffeecafe.com Collection Services Accurate Collection Service, LLC 708 Main St #204 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-328-0151 www.accuratecollections.com Computer Services 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 St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-387-5701 www.buttonsnbowsonline.com Construction/Renovation Double J Construction Inc. PO Box 2213 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-0073 www.djrenovates.com Woodsmythe Remodeling & Construction LLC PO Box 2977 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-781-1152 Consumer & Business Services Better Business Bureau 4004 SW Kruse Way Pl, Ste 375 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503-212-3022 www.bbb.org Copying Buel’s Impressions Printing 408 Beavercreek Rd, Ste 407 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-7939 www.buelsimpressionsprinting.com
Executive Copy & Printing 623 Main St 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 Cosmetics Mary Kay Cosmetics PO Box 97 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-3217 www.marykay.com/vickiethun Credit Unions Clackamas Federal Credit Union 270 Warner Milne Rd 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 Data Analysis IntSTATS 712 12th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-5035 Dentists AAdvanced Dental Center 1508 Washington St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-659-3003 www.aadvanceddental.com Bryan R. Guthrie, DMD PC 802 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2139 Christopher Veley DMD PC 601 Center St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-0074 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, Ste A 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 503-317-3544 www.writing-wright.com Educational Services Kumon Math & Reading Center of Oregon City 19376 Molalla Ave, Ste 160 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-753-6457 www.kumon.com OC High School Youth Transitions 19761 S Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8988 www.orecity.k12.or.us Oregon City Community Education 1404 7th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8520 Oregon State University Extension Service 200 Warner-Milne Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8631 extension.oregonstate.edu/ clackamas Small Business Development Center 7736 SE Harmony Rd Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-594-0738 www.bizcenter.org Elected Officials State Representative Bill Kennemer Oregon City, OR 97045 503-263-4798 www.leg.state.or.us/kennemer State Representative Dave Hunt PO Box 68445 Milwaukie, OR 97268 503-650-9434 www.leg.state.or.us/hunt/ Electrical Contractors 3D Electrical Services, Inc. 20068 Hwy 213 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-9173 www.3delectrical.com
Parkin Electric Inc 14001 Fir St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-4958 www.parkinelectric.com Embroidery Stitch-N-Embroidery 408 Beavercreek Rd, Ste 406 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-9090 www.stitchnembroidery.com Emergency Services Clackamas Fire District 1 Steve McAdoo 11300 SE Fuller Rd Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-742-2600 www.clackamasfire.com Employment Services Community Solutions for Clackamas County 112 11th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8842 www.co.clackamas.or.us/cscc WorkSource Clackamas 506 High St Oregon City, OR 97045 971-673-6400 www.workinginoregon.org Event Facilities Abernethy Center 606 15th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-9400 www.abernethycenter.com Ainsworth House & Gardens 19130 Lot Whitcomb Dr Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1894 www.ainsworthhouse.net Pacific Crest Grand Ballroom 610 McLoughlin Blvd, 3rd Fl Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-9922 www.pacificcrestgrandballroom.com Pioneer Adult Community Center 615 Fifth St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8287 www.orcity.org Providence Willamette Falls Community Center 519 15th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6852 Event Services Paul’s Mobile Mini Golf Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-887-0256 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, Ste 120 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-5780 www.coastalfarm.com Wilco 19224 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0616 www.wilco.coop/stores/ Farmers Markets Oregon City Farmers Market PO Box 2931 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-734-0192 www.orcityfarmersmarket.com Fiber Arts Instruction Wynona Studios 719 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-974-9193 www.wynonastudios.com Financial Services Edward Jones Jeff Nizich 19097 S Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1021 Meier Wealth Management Inc 421 High St, Ste 220 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-496-3641 www.meierwealth.com Morrissey Wealthcare Group LLC 720 Center St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-1526 Fire Department Clackamas Fire District 1 Steve McAdoo 11300 SE Fuller Rd Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-742-2600 www.clackamasfire.com Flags smALL FLAGs PO Box 2003 Oregon City, OR 97045-0203 503-723-3456 www.smALLFLAGs.com Floorcoverings Flooring America of Oregon City 812 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-869-0335 www.flooringamerica.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 www.mclarenscarpetonecanby.com
Florists Forté Floral Artistry Inc 1502 Washington St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-659-4000 www.forteweddingfloralartistry.com
Forest Education Hopkins Demonstration Forest 16750 S Brockway Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-2150 www.demonstrationforest.org Fraternal Organizations Oregon City Elks Lodge #1189 610 McLoughlin Blvd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-5131 www.ocelks.com Funeral Services Hillside Chapel 1306 7th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-4285 www.hillsidechapelfh.com Garage Doors & Openers Oregon City Garage Door PO Box 1922 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-3070 www.oregoncitygaragedoor.com
Garbage/Recycling Services Clackamas County Office of Sustainability 150 Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-6363 www.clackamas.us/sustainability Oregon City Garbage/ B&B Leasing 820 7th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-8403 www.oregoncitygarbageco.com Gift Baskets Happy Baskets 11097 SE 21st Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-653-6120 www.happybaskets.com Gifts & Collectibles My Mother Knows LLC 1105 Linn Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-1952 www.mymotherknows.com Oregon Dollhouse 503-706-2620 www.oregondollhouse.com Golf Oregon City Golf Club 20124 S Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-2846 www.ocgolfclub.com Pop’s Golf Shop 14326 SE Woodside Ave Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-659-7551 www.popsgolfshop.com
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memberdirectory Golf (continued) 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 Dr Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-4653 www.stonecreekgolfclub.net Government City of Oregon City 625 Center St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-0891 www.orcity.org Clackamas Co Business & Economic Development 150 Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-353-4340 www.clackamas.us/business Clackamas County See Other Resources- pg 37 www.clackamas.us Clackamas County Business & Community Services 150 Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-4361 North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District 150 Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-4414 www.clackamas.us/ncprd/ Oregon City Police Department 320 Warner Milne Rd 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 Grocers Haggen Food & Pharmacy 19701 Hwy 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 St #2 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6332 Snap Fitness 19703 S Highway 213 Ste 170 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2580
Take Shape For Life Ramona Tracy Estacada, OR 97023 503-807-6455 www.lightentheload.tsfl.com Take Shape For Life Debbie Hoffman Mulino, OR 97042 503-539-8352 www.seethelite.tsfl.com 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 Tri County Temp Control 13150 S Clackamas River Dr Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-2220 www.tricountytemp.com Hospitals & Clinics Adventist Medical Center 10123 SE Market St Portland, OR 97216 503-257-2500 www.adventisthealthnw.com Kaiser Permanente 10180 SE Sunnyside Rd Clackamas, OR 97015-9303 503-652-2880 www.kaiserpermanente.org Oregon Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic 1508 Division St #105 Medical Plaza II Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0836 www.pdxortho.com Providence Medical GroupOregon City 1510 Division St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1631 www.providence.org/pmg Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center 1500 Division St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-1631 www.providence.org/pwfmc Hotels & Other Accommodations Best Western Rivershore Hotel 1900 Clackamette Dr Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-7141 www.rivershorehotel.com Oxford Suites 75 82nd Dr Gladstone, OR 97027 503-722-7777 www.oxfordsuitesportlandsoutheast.com
Insurance Country Financial-Bob Lumm 8100 SW Nyberg St, Ste 300 Tualatin, OR 97062 503-885-8756 www.countryfinancial.com Fournier Group 814 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-251-2255 www.fourniergroup.net Rick Gravning Agency American Family Insurance 956 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-7707 www.rickgravningagency.com State Farm Insurance Brian Nogueira 1115 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-3433 www.briannogueira.com State Farm Insurance Jeff Landstrom 19715 South Hwy 213 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-7100 www.JeffLandstrom.com The Agency Farmers Insurance 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 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-8801 www.dp-design.com Landscaping Buel’s Greenscapes PO Box 3315 Oregon City, OR 97045 (971) 409-1537 Clackamas Landscape Supply Co. 1795 Washington St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2891 www.clsrock.com Oregon City Landscaping, Inc. PO Box 1094 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-502-9783 www.oregoncitylandscaping.com
Lawn & Garden Equipment Clark’s Lawn & Garden 1701 S Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-0720 www.clarkslawn.com Libraries Oregon City Public Library 606 John Adams St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8269 www.oregoncity.lib.or.us Manufacturing Benchmade Knife Company 300 S Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-6004 www.benchmade.com Miles Fiberglass & Composites 8855 SE Otty Rd Portland, OR 97086 503-775-7755 www.milesfiberglass.com Proturn Inc 14192 Fir St #100 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-3858 www.proturn.net Marketing Creative Cake / Marketing Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-3578 www.creativecakenw.com InstallLogic Social Media Marketing 511 Center St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-4533 InstallLogicSocialMedia.com LightSpeed Designs 615 Division St 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 Massage Solace 19142 Molalla Ave Ste A Oregon City, OR 97045 503-756-9365 Mortgages Evergreen Home Loans 19376 Molalla Ave Ste 120 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-594-1415 www.evergreenhomeloans. com/oregoncity TurnKey Mortgage 1119 Seventh St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-2700 www.turnkey-mortgage.com
Music Education Harmony Rd Music Center of Oregon 17300 SE 82nd Dr Clackamas, OR 97015 503-557-5151 www.harmonyroadoregon.com Music-Sheet Harmony Rd Music Center of Oregon 17300 SE 82nd Dr Clackamas, OR 97015 503-557-5151 www.harmonyroadoregon.com
Newspapers Oregon City News/ Clackamas Review 6605 SE Lake Rd Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-684-0360 www.oregoncitynewsonline. com/news/index.php The Oregonian 1320 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201 503-294-4126 biz.oregonian.com Non-Profit Organizations American Cancer Society 0330 SW Curry St Portland, OR 97239 503-795-3947 www.cancer.org Children’s Center of Clackamas County 1811 15th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-7725 www.childrenscenter.cc Clackamas Community College Foundation 19600 S Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-594-3128 www.clackamas.edu/foundation
Clackamas Women’s Services 704 Main St Ste 200 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-2366 www.cwsor.org Community Solutions for Clackamas County 112 11th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8842 www.co.clackamas.or.us/cscc Fill A Stocking, Fill A Heart PO Box 1255 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-0577 www.fillastocking.org Gleaners of Clackamas County 13821 Fir St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8740 gleanersofclackamascounty.com
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Main Street Oregon City 708 Main St Ste 206 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-522-1564 www.downtownoregoncity.org
Oregon City DBC 804 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2621 www.ocdbc.com Oregon City Schools Foundation PO Box 85 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-780-3291 www.ocsf.org Oregon Impact 1024 Main St 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 Providence Willamette Falls Medical Foundation 1500 Division St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6809 www.providencefoundations.org
United Way of the ColumbiaWillamette 619 SW 11th Ave, Ste 300 Portland, OR 97205 503-228-9131 www.unitedway-pdx.org Willamette Falls Symphony Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-9703
Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County 365 Warner Milne Rd #202 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-6644 www.wicco.org Nursing Facilities Marquis Care at Oregon City 1680 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-2588 www.marquiscompanies.com Nutritionists Janet Mann Nutrition Consulting 619 Madison St #102 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-0038 www.jmannnutrition.com Office Equipment IKON Office Solutions, Inc. 12100 SW Garden Place Portland, OR 97223 503-603-8378 www.ikon.com
memberdirectory Office Supplies OfficeMax 15550 SE McLoughlin Blvd Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-513-5200 www.officemax.com Office/Retail Space Danielson Hilltop Mall 328 Warner-Milne Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-9141 www.danielsons.net Oregon City Shopping Center 1900 S McLoughlin Blvd #69 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-1888 Settlers Corner LLC 900 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-4222 Photographers Paradise Photography Studio 17665 SE McLoughlin Blvd #D Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-653-0606 www.paradisephotographystudio.com Resolution Photography 13980 Caufield Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-781-3320 www.resolutionphotos.com Physical Therapists Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies 610 High St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8903 www.nt4kids.com Trails End Physical Therapy 1506 Washington St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-6777 www.trailsendpt.com Physicians-Chiropractic Complete Health Chiropractic Center, LLC 365 Warner Milne Rd, 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.pacificmedicalgroup.com
Physicians-Naturopathic Natural Health Works, PC 710 John Adams St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-7776 www.naturalhw.com Physicians-Ob/Gyn Women’s Health Center of Oregon 1508 Division St, Ste 205 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-1071 www.whcoo.com
Plumbing JNM Plumbing LLC Mike Moses Oregon City, OR 97045 503-807-5287 Litch Plumbing, Inc. PO Box 2756 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-9006 MP Plumbing 15330 SE 82nd Dr Clackamas, OR 97015 503-655-9161 www.mpplumbing.com Printers Buel’s Impressions Printing 408 Beavercreek Rd, Ste 407 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-7939 www.buelsimpressionsprinting.com
Executive Copy & Printing 623 Main St 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 Professional Field Services Sterling Pacific Field Services PO Box 801 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-926-2851 Real Estate Bilow Group 1770 Greentree Rd Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-701-7444 www.bilowgroup.com Clackamas Community Land Trust 11062 SE 21st Ave Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-659-1618 www.clackamasclt.org Coldwell Banker BSSP Susan Perry 503-699-3857 www.cbseal.com/ susanperry John L. Scott Real Estate 358 Warner Milne Rd #G108 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-6656 www.johnlscott.com Remax Equity Group Andrew Nordby 6400 SE Lake Rd Ste 200 Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-680-5291 www.andrewnordby.com
Real Estate-Commercial Eton Lane LLC 421 High St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-238-1025 Redside Development LLC 221 Molalla Ave, Ste 220 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-239-2000
Tachos 515 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-5562 www.tachosrestaurant.com The Caufield House 723 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-305-8017
Windermere Commercial Real Estate Graham Peterson 619 Madison St, Ste 110 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-319-4267 Restaurants Bellagios Pizza 19735 Trails End Hwy Oregon City, OR 97045 503-518-5000 www.bellagiospizza.com Bugatti’s 334 Warner Milne Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-8222
www.bugattisrestaurant.com Burgerville 1900 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-0013 www.burgerville.com Five Guys Burgers and Fries 19574 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-6049 www.fiveguys.com Highland Stillhouse 201 S 2nd St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-6789 www.highlandstillhouse.com Jimmy O’s Pizzeria 1678 Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-6329 www.jimmyospizzeria.com KC’s Midway Pub 1003 7th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-9501 www.facebook.com/KCMidwayPublicHouse McDonald’s Restaurant 1450 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-7649 www.mcoregon.com/5858 Singer Hill Cafe 623 7th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-5252 www.singerhill.com
Super Torta 710 Washington St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-2306
Verdict Bar & Grill 110 8th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-305-8429 www.verdictbarandgrill.com Weatherford’s Grand Lodge 602 7th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-723-9253 www.weatherfordsgrandlodge.com Retirement Communities Berry Park Retirement Community 13669 S Gaffney Lane Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-7614 www.avamere.com Homewoods on the Willamette Jeff Robinett 17971 SE River Rd Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-659-3600 www.homewoods.org Vineyard Place Retirement Community 4017 SE Vineyard Rd Milwaukie, OR 97267 503-659-0552 www.vineyardplace.net Schools & Colleges Clackamas Community 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 School District 1417 12th St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-785-8000 www.orecity.k12.or.us St John the Apostle Catholic School & Church 516 Fifth St/417 Washington Oregon City, OR 97045 503-742-8230 www.sja-eagles.com
Senior Services Pioneer Adult Community Center 615 Fifth St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-8287 www.orcity.org Service Clubs Beavercreek Lions Club Meets at Beavercreek Grange 22041 S Kamrath Rd Beavercreek, OR 97004 503-342-6699 www.beavercreekor.lionwap.org
Lions Club of Oregon City 503-496-3641 www.oclionsclub.org Oregon City Kiwanis Club 503-657-7047 www.oregoncitykiwanis.org Oregon City Optimist Club PO Box 5166 Oregon City, OR 97045 Rotary Club of Oregon City 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 Shipping Services The UPS Store 2050 Beavercreek Rd #101 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-5855 www.theupsstorelocal.com/5792/
Shower Doors DT Glass Inc. 106 Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-650-6373 Signs/Banners Magnetic Sign Co. 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 St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-4169 www.ocst.net
Sustainability Clackamas County Office of Sustainability 150 Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-6363 www.clackamas.us/sustainability
Telecommunications AT&T Mobility 1900 SE McLoughlin Blvd Ste 200B Oregon City, OR 97045 503-557-0151 BCT 15223 S Henrici Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-632-3113 www.bctelco.com Clear Creek Telephone & Television 18238 S Fishers Mill Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-631-2101 www.ccmtc.com Integra Telecom 825 NE Multnomah Blvd Ste 1400 Portland, OR 97232 503-953-7447 www.integratelecom.com Theatres Clackamas Repertory Theatre 19600 S Molalla Ave Oregon City, OR 97045 503-594-3915 www.clackamasrep.org New Century Players 11022 SE 37th Ave Milwaukie, OR 97222 503-367-2620 www.newcenturyplayers.com Tires Les Schwab Tire Center 1625 S Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-1235 www.lesschwab.com Title Companies Fidelity National Title 12901 SE 97th Ave Ste 200 Clackamas, OR 97015 503-786-0340 www.fntic.com Tourism Clackamas Co Tourism & Cultural Affairs 2051 Kaen Rd Ste 427 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-655-8490 www.mthoodterritory.com Transportation Tri-Met 4012 SE 17th Ave Portland, OR 97202 503-238-RIDE www.trimet.org
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memberdirectory Waste Management Allied Waste 2001 Washington St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-722-4656 www.alliedwaste.com Web Design Definitive LLC 11938 SE Boise St Portland, OR 97266 503-489-8219 www.definitivellc.net
Travel Agencies American Travel Bureau Lori Thrasher 503-789-5487 lori.myatbtravel.com Tutoring The Tutor House 502 7th St, Ste 205 Oregon City, OR 97045 503-522-0972 Upholstery Hopp’s Upholstery & Shoe Repair Inc 916 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-656-2501 www.hoppsupholstery.com Utilities Portland General Electric 121 SW Salmon 1WTC0301 Portland, OR 97204 (800) 542-8818 www.portlandgeneral.com Veterinary Clinics Clackamas County Veterinary Clinic 1678-F Beavercreek Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 503-657-3171
The Oregon City Chamber… supporting our community from the ground up!
© Dick Orr
Chamber members raise one of the walls for the new education center at Hopkins Demonstration Forest.
Video Production Services funnelbox inc 712 Main St Oregon City, OR 97045 503-595-5901 www.funnelbox.com
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advertising directory A-Advanced Dental.........................................15 BCT..................................................... back cover Bob’s Red Mill...................................................13 Buel’s Impression Printing...............................7 Buttons ‘n Bows...............................................10 Christopher Veley, DMD..................................18 Citizens Bank...................................................11 Clackamas Community College......................7 Clackamas Fire District #1................................7 Clackamas Co. Office of Sustainability.......IBC Clackamas County Veterinary Clinic............18 Coldwell Banker BSSP- Susan Perry..............11 Comfort Care Dental.......................................24 Complete Health Chiropractic.......................12 Country Financial - Bob Lumm......................13 Double J Construction.....................................26 Edward Jones - Jeff Nizich...............................23 Evergreen Home Loans...................................23 Executive Copy and Printing............................9 Friends of Library Used Book Store.................7 Harmony Road Music Center...........................9 Homewoods on the Willamette.....................20 Hopp’s Upholstery & Shoe Repair.................20 Janet Mann Nutrition Consulting..................10
JNM Plumbing..................................................26 Maralee’s Dance Studio..................................11 McLarens Carpet One......................................26 McLoughlin Place Senior Living.......................9 Minuteman Press.............................................31 My Mother Knows, LLC................................. IFC Natural Health Works.....................................11 Oregon City Acupuncture...............................31 Oregon City Farmers Market............................6 Oregon City Golf Club ....................................26 Oregon City Golf Club Event Center..............17 Oregon City Parks and Recreation.................18 Oregon City Police Department.......................7 Oregonians Credit Union................................29 Paradise Photography Studio.........................26 Parkin Electric..................................................20 Pellet Stoves & More........................................20 Pioneer Community Center...........................12 Providence Health Services..............................5 Smith Heating & Air Conditioning................18 Stitch-n-Embroidery..........................................9 TRAG Art Gallery................................................7 Winestock.........................................................11 Wrightberry’s Cakes & Cupcakes..................17
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PO Box 3040/625 Center St, Oregon City 503-657-0891 www.orcity.org Building Division. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-722-3789 Business Licenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-0891 City Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-496-1504 City Recorder/City Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-496-1505 Municipal Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8154 Cemetery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8299 Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-496-1201 Planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-722-3789 Public Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8241 After Hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8211 Mayor & Commissioners Doug Neeley, Mayor James Nicita, Commission President Betty Mumm, Kathy Roth, Rocky Smith, Jr. Oregon City Police Department 320 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City Administration Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-4964 Non-emergency Dispatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8211 Oregon City Public Library 606 John Adams St, Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8269 Oregon City Municipal Swimming Pool 1211 Jackson St, Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8273 Pioneer Adult Community Center 615 Fifth St, Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-8287
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 – 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 Bail/Release Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8453 Jury Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8397 Jury Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8389 Clackamas County Dog Services 13141 SE Hwy 212 Clackamas 97015. . . . . . 503-655-8628 Clackamas County Housing Authority 13930 Gain Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8267
EMERGENCIES Fire, Medical, & Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Non-emergency Dispatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8211 AMR Ambulance/Non-Emergency Transp.. . . .503-231-6300 Child Abuse Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971-673-7112 Poison Control Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-222-1222 RELOCATION RESOURCES 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 B&B Leasing/Oregon City Garbage. . . . . . . . . . . 503-656-8403 Metro South Transfer Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-234-3000 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 STATE & FEDERAL Department of Human Services (OHP, Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF) 315 Beavercreek Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .971-673-7300 Department of Human Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 971-673-7600 221 Molalla Ave Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). . . . . . . . 503-299-9999 10 82nd Drive, Gladstone Passports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8323 270 Beavercreek Rd, # 200 U.S. Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-3306 19300 S Molalla Ave, Oregon City OTHER SERVICES Oregon City Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . 503-656-1619 1201 Washington St., Oregon City Regional Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-657-9336 1726 Washington St., Oregon City Crisis, Counseling & Mental Health Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-223-8569 Al-Anon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-292-1333 Alzheimer’s Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-413-7115 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 Crisis Shelter - 24 hr 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
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office 2223 S Kaen Rd, Oregon City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-655-8218
Environmental Quality Burn Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503-632-0211 DEQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-476-0583
CLACKAMAS FIRE DISTRICT #1 www.clackamasfire.com Oregon City Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-742-2670 624 7th St, Oregon City Fire Marshal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-742-2675
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tasteofoc This year for Cinco de Mayo, try this authentic recipe from Mexico. All the ingredients can be found at grocery stores in Oregon City.
inspiration . . . . . . I grew up in a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico called San Pedro el Rincón where cooking inexpensively was important for many families. Whereas much of the meat and eggs may have been sold to earn money for our daily needs, we cherished the opportunity to have chicharrón in their stead. This recipe is a combination of ingredients that incorporate my vast family’s skills using the best of the available resources. It can be spiced up or spiced down according to your family preferences. Not only is this dish inexpensive, but also, it is fairly fast and easy. Try this one in celebration of Cinco de Mayo!
Oaxacan Salsa Verde con Chicharrón by Armando Cruz-Galán owner of Super Torta
ingredients for 6 servings: 1 lb. tomatillos
3 or more jalapeños per preferred spiciness
¼ medium onion
½ lb. chicharrón (fried pork skins)
½ bunch cilantro
2-3 T. canola oil
4 garlic cloves
1 bottle tender sliced cactus, drained (15.5 oz.)
1 T. salt
2 cups water
directions: Heat canola oil in a 4-quart sauté pan on medium-high heat. Put tomatillos, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeños, and salt into a blender. Blend until completely blended. Pour the blended ingredients into the sauté pan adding the two cups of water and stir until boiling. Add the chicharrón, cover with a lid and stir occasionally to mix in the chicharrón. When mixture is boiling again, stir in the cactus and lower heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes or until the chicharrón is soft. Serve with rice, black beans, and corn tortillas. z
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