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Willamette The Magazine of the Willamette Valley Where the Grass Really IS Greener

APRIL / MAY 2012


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Trillium Day Program at Wake Robin School

mental health treatment meets education

Growing up is hard. When a child has a mental health challenge, it can be even harder. School often becomes a place of struggle rather than an environment of learning. Get the help your child needs with Trillium’s Day Program. Trillium offers hope to families when they don’t know where else to turn. our day Program equips children and their families with the right tools to treat conditions and create new environments that enable children to realize their full potential in school, home, and community settings.

There is hoPe. Day ProGram services • Children attend the Day Program from 8:45a - 2:45p. • Each child receives mental health treatment by Trillium

Family Services and academic instruction by Linn Benton Lincoln Educational Service District.

• children and their families meet at least once weekly with their therapist.

• Treatment team includes the following:

child psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, child and family therapist classroom-based skills trainers school transition specialist special education teacher special education classroom assistants

• The program’s top priority is helping children transition safely and successfully back into their homes, schools, and communities.

building brighter futures with children and families WV ad Day Treatment Salem.indd 1

Day Program at Wake Robin School 1520 Plaza Street • Salem, Oregon 541-750-1124 4/4/2012 9:45:52 AM

Dr. Gimino Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Athay Internal Medicine

Dr. Wallen Oncology

Dr. Ochadlik Urology

Dr. Wirth Internal Medicine

Dr. Chen Internal Medicine

Dr. Guillaumot Behavioral Health

Dr. Wong Pediatrics

Dr. Rung Physical Medicine

Dr. Hudson Surgery

Dr. Curtis Internal Medicine

Dr. Lafrance Neurology

Dr. Sanderson Endocrinology

Dr. Barron Sleep Medicine

Dr. Zhu Rheumatology

Dr. Swan Occupational Medicine

Dr. Olsen Family Medicine

We’ve got a doc for that.

Dr. Keller Neurology

Dr. Curtis OB/GYN

Dr. Cutsforth Family Medicine

Dr. Hendon Family Medicine

Dr. Rangel OB/GYN

Dr. Wolf Internal Medicine

Dr. Metzler Pediatrics

Dr. Cho Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Stanley Orthopedics

Dr. Grube Family Medicine

Dr. Bombeck Surgery

Dr. McQuillan Pediatrics

Dr. Barrett Family Medicine

Dr. Svoboda Neurology

Dr. Chow Gastroenterology

Dr. Chin Family Medicine

Dr. Evans Orthopedics

Dr. Hogansen Behavioral Health

Dr. Schmitt Pediatrics

Dr. Fusek Behavioral Health

Dr. Bynum Orthopedics

Dr. Chun Gastroenterology

Dr. Huang Ophthalmology

Dr. Goldner Sleep Medicine

Dr. Federiuk Orthopedics

Dr. Cleary Family Medicine

Dr. Sievert Family Medicine

Dr. Firth Internal Medicine

Dr. Parker Immediate Care

Dr. Boric Oncology

Whatever is happening with your health, there’s a doc for you at The Corvallis Clinic. Find-a-doc for that 541-757-3757 www.corvallisclinic.com

Dr. Ferguson Occupational Medicine

Dr. Cuccaro Pain Medicine

Dr. Dodds Orthopedics

Dr. Pakunpanya Family Medicine

Dr. Benton ENT

Dr. Murphy Podiatry

Dr. Wang Internal Medicine

Dr. Brant Urology

Dr. Allender Pediatrics Dr. Van De Graaff Dermatology

Dr. Solensky Allergy

Dr. Riess Neurology

Dr. Lawrence Internal Medicine

Dr. Robinson Family Medicine

Dr. Naibert Immediate Care

Dr. Morcos OB/GYN

Dr. Weber Optometry

Dr. Nusrala Pediatrics

Dr. Reploeg Sleep Medicine

Dr. Lannan Immediate Care

Dr. Gotchall Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Garfunkel Behavioral Health

Dr. Foley Family Medicine

Dr. Lee OB/GYN

Dr. Byrd Ophthalmology

Dr. Byram Family Medicine

Dr. Card OB/GYN

Dr. Adkisson Internal Medicine


S O R O P T I M I S T Best for Women

14th Annual


and Auction

Sunday, May 20, 2012 • 1:00 - 4:00 PM CH2M Hill Alumni Center • OSU Campus, 26th Street

Women Helping Women

This year’s Tea proceeds will benefit programs and services for local women and girls. Join Soroptimist International of Corvallis in making a positive difference for local women.

$25 ($13.25 of this may be tax deductible - Tax ID # 93-0857958)

DONT LIE AWAKE COUNTING SHEEP! Get The Restful Night’s Sleep Your Body Wants On a Bed That Provides the Support You Need The Ackland Family Welcomes You. Proud owners and operators of the area’s oldest and most trusted source for quality mattresses at great prices. Serving family and community since 1978!

Two Locations In Albany:

In Corvallis:



245 Pacific Blvd. SW

908 NW 9th St.

Your official Serta Dealer We also carry Sealy, Stearns and Foster, Simmons Beautyrest, Restonic, Lady Americana & Tempurpedic! Also stocking a wide selection of memory foam, foam pillows and accessories. www.thesleepcentermattresses.com

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From Farm to Table


Home Sweet Home

Here in the Valley, we enjoy some great food. A Corvallis couple is working hard to make it even better.

Remodeling can be a great alternative to building new. Here’s one shining example of a 70’s classic made new again.


Farm Stays

For city slickers and ruralites alike, farm stays are a (sort of) new getaway that is gaining a lot of ground with people flocking to see the sheep... and chickens... and cows.

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Just click the Facebook link at www.willametteliving.com Visit our Facebook page and click the “Like” button. Watch the facebook page to win free dinners at great valley eateries, read between-issue items, and be privvy to deal alerts and valley events!




Oregonians, Love the Great Outdoors.

The 2012 Mercedes Benz M-Class, Available Now at Mercedes Benz of Salem Since inventing the car in 1886, Mercedes-Benz has reinvented it numerous times. From the first diesel car of 1936 to today’s BlueTEC clean diesels, it’s an unmatched history of ever-increasing efficiency, record-setting durability, and exceeding the needs of drivers today, and tomorrow.

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Willamette Living Departments

Kickoff 11 12 15 17 18

From the Home Office Meet Your Neighbor Love to Live Here Fitness With Amy Mike on Health

20 21 22

Fun at Eola Hills Winery The Cattrall Sisters at the Blue Goat Chef’s Show Off in Albany


Out & About

Home & Garden 28 29 36

Solar Power Update Herbs and Edibles Lighting Your Home

Health & Wellness 41 42 43 42 44 47

Your Health - Online Looking Good is Feeling Good Take Control of Your Stress Get a Good Night’s Sleep Is Accupuncture For You? Gluten-Free, What’s The Deal?


Eating Well in the Valley 49 50 52 54 56


Restaurant Spotlight: Queen’s Chopstick Dining Guide The Beer Prof. Recipes From The Pros Recipes From Your Neighbors

Art & Entertainment 57 60

Artist Focus: Michael Gibbons The Hot Ticket - Great Dates in the Valley




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April / May 2012

Willamette Living MAGAZINE

From The Home Office...

Managing Partners

Scott & Gayanne Alexander Willamette Living is published every two months by Willamette Life Media LLC

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503-608-4846 Send Comments, Corrections & Questions to: feedback@willametteliving.com VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.WILLAMETTELIVING.COM Willamette Living Magazine brings you the best of Oregon’s Willamette Valley six times a year in print, and every day on our web site, and our facebook page.

Subscription Information Send $12 for a full year (six issues) to: Willamette Living Subscriptions 922 NW Circle Blvd Suite 160 - 179 Corvallis, OR 97330

You’ll never guess who called... If you recall, we did a story about the Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis in our Holiday Issue, and in that issue we had a photo of three little girls with their funny little 1930’s bowl haircuts. On the right was Eunice Hively. Well, we got a call from her in February. Now she lives in Camas, WA and heard about the story from a friend she’d gone to Corvallis High School with. What a pleasant surprise to hear from her. She’s enjoying a great life and is just as lively as can be. She has rowing medals, parade queen awards, kids, and grandkids. She is also a cancer survivor, and sent us a poem she wrote to help others through the ordeal. She’s a survivor all right. We thought her poem was great, and so perfect for our Health & Wellness focus, we’ve posted Eunice’s poem, in it’s entireity, on our web site at www.willametteliving. com. We hope it comforts someone in need. I asked Eunice if she was one of the little kids at the Farm Home who had to pick peas and do all that farm work. She said: “I was, and I didn’t like it much, but it sure didn’t hurt me any.” As you can see from her photo below, a little farming might be good for all of us! Enjoy this issue, and we’ll look forward to spring with you! We’re thinking we’ll plant a few peas... Scott

& Gayanne

All editorial material, including comments, opinion and statements of fact appearing in this publication, represents the views of the respective authors and does not necessarily carry the endorsement of Willamette Living or its officers. Information in Willamette Living is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed. The publication of any advertisements is not to be construed as an endorsement of products or services offered unless it is specifically stated in the ad that there is such approval or endorsement. Mailing Address: 922 NW Circle Blvd. Suite 160-179 Corvallis, OR 97330

Cute Eunice Hively Then, and Cute Eunice Abrahamsen now.

Thanks for calling!

How Do You Do?

Meet Your Neighbors

Lisa Sayer

of Dallas is the 2011/12 “Tomboy of the Year.” And a perfect neighbor for our home improvement issue!

Tomboy of the year is an honor bestowed upon Tomboy Tools consultants by their peers. Lisa joined Tomboy in November of 2003. She is one of the founding consultants. Tomboy tools is an international company that carries tools expressly for women. All pink, Tomboy tools make it pretty clear who’s tools are who’s in the house. As Lisa says “a large part of my customer base is made up of women who are just plain tired of looking for their tools!” WL: Who founded Tomboy Tools? LS: Janet Rickstrew and Mary Tatum, launched Tomboy Tools in 2000 in Denver, CO. One evening they were with friends and the conversation turned to “how cool it would be if there were tools for women.” Someone in the group had just been to a ”Pampered Chef” home party and said ”wouldn’t it be great if there were in-home tool parties?” And the idea was born. This year will be the tenth annual Tomboy Tool convention in Denver. WL: What happens at a Tomboy Tool convention? LS: What happens at the convention, stays at the convention... No really, new tools are introduced and friendships are made and kindled. In fact, when I started this business, I thought I was just starting a business, but the real value I’ve enjoyed as a consultant is all the friendships I’ve made. WL: Are Tomboy Tool consultants all women? LS: No, we do have some men too! WL: You’ve been doing this for about eight years, what did you do before this? LS: I worked for several years as a property manager for a doctor, who owned multiple properties. That introduced me to lots of home improvement projects. I worked with contractors, and during that time I learned a lot about all sorts things like painting, drywall, and more. I learned that if a person sets their mind to it, many home improvement projects aren’t rocket science -- I COULD do a lot of it. WL: What advice do you have for women who may be a little unsure about attempting a project? LS: Tomboy has a detailed book that goes over many common projects step by step. At the very least, If you check items 1 through 9, but then decide to call a professional, at least you know what you’re talking about. Knowledge is power. And of course, clients can always call me! WL: What if someone wants to become a Tomboy Consultant? LS: Definitely give me a call, or visit the web site. I highly recommend it! WL: Any final words? LS: Yes, people need to be aware of our web site to take advantage of monthly specials. April’s special is you get an extra pair of Garden Snips with your order. In fact, people need to know Tomboy carries garden tools and mechanics tools as well. Garden Snips are my best seller, and Tomboy just introduced a new socket set that any man would be proud to own, everything fits snugly in the case and the workmanship is excellent!


Contact Lisa at: 503-623-2677 or LisaSayer@wvi.com www.tomboytools.info/Lisa Willamette Living Magazine

April / May 2012

Get Your Style On, Shop Downtown Corvallis ©2012 EILEEN FISHER INC.


Women’s Clothing & Accessories

Women’s Clothing & Accessories 351 SW Madison Ave Corvallis • 541-757-7033 351 SW Madison Ave, In Corvallis • 541-757-7033

Visit the Main Store & The Annex


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Men’s Fashion & Vintage


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CONSIGNMENT & RESALE Fashionable and fun styles that look and feel great. Shoes and boots. Accessories and bags. We pay cash for designer labels.

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The Annex

214 SW Jefferson 541-758-9099


“...Each design is a balance of soft and strong, accentuating the femininity of it’s wearer but also celebrating her confidence and strength. SHE-SHE is inspired by the events and people in my life, Jenny says. ” 221 NW 2ND ST. CORVALLIS





Annette Sievert B R O K E R






Love to Live Here Annette Sievert

When we bought our house that we love so much it had only

Albany beneath a 5x6 foot window, followed swiftly. Looked

one significant flaw (and at the time of purchase we did not

great! The huge window makes you feel like you’re standing

really identify it as a flaw), it did not have any mudroom or

outside. The bench got a cushion with foam from The Foam

foyer. You opened the front door and stood in the great room.

Man on 9th (the guy knows foam!), in a beautiful fabric, sewn

Nowhere to put shoes, and coats, or dry the dog.

perfectly by the Outdoor Gear Repair on Taylor Ave.

For 3 years we suffered through Oregon winters and springs

On to coat hooks. Searching for coat hooks is much more fun

without a buffer between us and the effects of the elements.

than you might think, especially when you hope for some-

In late summer last year I could not stand it anymore. We

thing that is not quite the ordinary coat hook. Consult the

decided to add a foyer with cabinetry for coats and shoes.

Internet and there are Ninja Stars that look they are stuck in

The plans were drawn up and we asked for bids. In late sum-

the wall, knifes thrown into the wall, hooks styled like antlers

mer we had agreed with James Fisher, a local contractor, and

or tree branches and – rain drops. The first time I saw those

the work started. Things went smoothly. Not as fast as we

rain drops I was in love! Those were the coat hooks I wanted.

wanted (I always like things done yesterday…) but when we

They are made out of dark wood and have a screw to fasten

had guests for Thanksgiving we were far advanced, having a

them to the wall. Spread irregularly over the wall they look

new front door in front of a promising enclosed space and for

like styled rain – so adequate for Oregon!

the first time since we moved to Corvallis, shoes stayed out of the great room.

So prepared for the rain- and mud-seasons to come we are actually looking forward to some rain and, even more, Love to

Once the travertine was in (with an electric heating mat under

Live Here.

it, great for the colder months) cabinetry and a bench, built reliably and beautifully by Mike Lane from Lane Brothers in

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on hwy 99 between Corvallis and McMinnville

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There’s fit, and then there’s fitness with

Amy Krahn

My motivation for helping others is what really drives who and what I am today. I am passionate about fitness – and I believe in the benefits of being fit. My motivation has evolved through the years. When I was in my early 20’s, I competed in fitness & body building competitions. At that stage in my life, I was motivated by fitness celebrities like Monica Brant. Then I had my first baby, a little girl, and my motivation shifted to being less concerned about having a 6-pack and more focused on living a healthy, balanced life. Now, as a Mommy of two little girls, I want to be a role model for them, so it’s not about dieting or exercising like a fanatic. It’s more about eating healthy and making fitness a part of my daily lifestyle. I believe being fit is not a destination; it’s a

say she’s highly motivated might be the understatement of the century. If you’re looking to boost your fitness level, call Amy -- she’ll whip your

My classes are all about: Intensity, variety, and FUN! Fitness with Amy classes are designed to help people reach their health and fitness goals, increase their self-confidence, and find their inner strength. I offer a variety of fitness classes. I pride myself in offering classes that can be modified for a range of fitness levels and ages. I have participants ranging in ages from 8 to 60-years old working out side by side. I currently offer Kickboxing, Sculpt, Zumba, Core Strength Training, and Bootcamp fitness classes. I strive to utilize the most progressive, innovative, and creative exercises in fitness, so workouts change regularly and my participants do not get bored. Research shows that changing workouts often helps eliminate the “plateau effect” – so my participants see results more quickly. I have been teaching fitness classes in the Corvallis area for over 15-years. Initially as a student at Oregon State University at Dixon Rec Center, then at several local health clubs and even in the Department of Nutrition & Exercises Sciences at OSU. In March of 2008 I launched my first private Zumba class. The success was surreal – and it launched me into offering a variety of fitness classes. I feel so blessed to be doing something I truly love.

Amy is in the fitness business, and to

butt into shape in a hurry! No diet pill in the world can replace the benefits of exercising and eating right. I encourage people to make exercise a habit – it should be as normal as brushing your teeth. Every day find something to do that is focused around exercise – it can be as simple as parking your car as far at the opposite side of the parking lot or weeding your garden or cleaning your house. But do something! When we move we feel better - exercising regularly improves your mood and makes you happy. It also makes you stronger, more confident, less stressed, and less susceptible to sickness. It’s not always easy, but it is always worth it. One my favorite quotes: No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch! Here are some simple “rules” (NikeStyle!) that I try to live by:

way of life. Today, I have added another element of motivation: My dad. Two years ago, he lost both of his legs in a nearly fatal farming accident. So when I am feeling frustrated, exhausted, sore, or defeated, I think of him, and I exercise harder because I can – because he cannot. I have legs to help me walk, run, jump, and lift. When I get tired, I remember my dad who cannot do these things. What he would give to have this simple gift that I take for granted. I push harder for him. My advice for people who want to improve their fitness is: “Persistence leads to payoff.” So many times people give up because they don’t see results quickly. It’s such an American way: “I want it and I want it now.” But health & fitness, whether it’s losing weight or training for a triathalon, takes time. I remind my participants regularly that if nothing changes, nothing changes.

S: Set Goals E: Exercise L: Love yourself F: Focus on Fitness R: Rest & Relax E: Eat clean S: Smile P: Portray positivity E: Enjoy life C: Care for others T: Tell yourself “YOU CAN DO THIS!” One of my favorite things about the Willamette Valley is: The amazing people….and Oregon State University! Go Beavs!

www.fitnesswithamy.com amy@fitnesswithamy.com “Kind of like the Navy Seals, without the helicopter”

Mike on Health Mike Waters

physical energy. Even during sleep a “restless mind” can dramatically throw off our hormonal function, creating fatigue, negative thoughts, and not being in a proper “frame of mind” (re: hormonal state), to enjoy all the possible great aspects of the day ahead. People who perceive emotionally a satisfying life get through the “bumps” of their journey, the occasional stressful periods. But they have satisfying “rituals and routines” that get them through these times.

Total Health and Wellbeing In this issue I’d like to talk about other aspects of health, or the things we do to be healthy. We measure, quantify, rate our personal health based on our biology. While what we call “the core concepts in health” -- exercise, diet, and abstaining from tobacco use are all very important, there are other aspects of our life that that contribute to our health. Who we are. Our personality, our “trait self” contributes largely to our biology. In core health we talk about an “exercise, physical activity” personality. Even in the area of stress, good or bad, we talk about a personality type. Our DNA, cultural conditioning, and changes in ages through the lifespan take us through various adventures that are constantly testing our immune systems. States like “burnout”, boredom, nervous breakdown are extreme signals of a life headed towards illness. Happiness, peace of mind, and life satisfaction put our chemistries at ease. These ways of being, how we think about the world and live daily in it can’t be quantified down to 30 min blocks of effort. It’s a culmination of weeks, months, even years of our life’s total experiences. The blood work and analyses by the physician, or the fitness performance test by the fitness practitioner are only periodic snap shots of how we’re participating in life. The mind and the body are one. I’m hoping that by now, most of us understand that our personality, or how our “head” works creates the biochemistry of hormonal changes that affect our health status at any given time. Through our personality we participate in health 24 hours a day. We operate hourly as a constant chemistry experiment, always changing our emotional and

Nonlinear approaches to health, or the psycho –social-spiritual side of health. Some experts believe that there’s an ART not a SCIENCE to being healthy. The biological data supports this. It starts with daily rituals and routines. And all comes together with the various personalities and traits that I mentioned above. The way a lot of people do a number of healthy experiences is called “causality.” It’s just who we are and what we do throughout the day. Doing ART, engaging in social activities like VOULTEERING, or having and taking care of PETS are not always planned programed “dosage related” things that a lot of people do. Gardening, walking or biking to the store; if they are enjoyable things to you they are all healthy activities. There’s nothing wrong with participating in linear structured health practices. A certain percentage do. However you do it, it must contribute to positive pleasing experience. These types of linear, non-linear, causality rituals and routines must contribute to a happy satisfying life. Your biology. Hormonal levels, immune system chemistry will be much healthier for it. Mike Waters is the Director of Health Promotion for Timberhill Athletic Club in Corvallis OR email him at timberhill.mike@comcast.net or call 541-207-4368 for any comments, feedback, or ideas on helping our communities to be healthier. Follow Mike’s tweets at TACyourHealth@twitter.com or check the Facebook page, just search for “TAC Your Health” Visit the new web site at: tacyourhealth.weebly.com

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Spring Events:

Appliance Round-Up

May 5, 11 am - 4 pm

Donate your old appliances and help support Osborn Aquatic Center.

615 So. Trade St. in Amity p.503-835-5600


Dollar Days - Swim for $1

May 28, 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Bring the whole family to celebrate opening day at Otter Beach.

541-766-SWIM (7946)


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In Wine Country

Eola Hills Winemaker’s Dinner March 17, Independence

Guests were treated to a wonderful evening of wine education, and fine food with Eola Hills Winemaker Steve Anderson and Chef James Bailey. Check the web site for upcoming events at

1. John & Molli Fowler 2. Jason & Jesse Doneth 3. Daryl & Melissa Pohl 4. Gerrick & Melanie Weakley w/Anndrey 5. Erik & Nancy Rogers 6. Corban & Lauren Enns 7. Doug & Lori Sprague 8. Bob & Diane Stepan 9. Gregg & Charlotte Weakley 10. Rick & Lisa Freeman



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Cattrall Sisters Wine Release Party At The Blue Goat March 11, Amity

Cattrall Sisters, Julia and Laura, introduced their first estate release, the 2009 Cattrall Sisters Pinot Noir is made by Julia Cattrall from fruit grown by the Cattrall family. The vines are ownrooted Wadenswil planted in 1979 and always farmed organically. Guests enjoyed light snacks prepared by the staff at Dave and Cassie VanDomelen’s Blue Goat Restaurant. With the restaurant’s wood-fired cobb oven, and the Cattrall sisters wine, guests could not go wrong!

1. Laura & Julia Cattrall 2.Tom Cattrall & Lars Nordstrӧm 3. Bill and Carol Cattrall (proud parents) 4. Conor Foley and Larkin Smith 5. Richard Lorenzen, Michael Malinsky, and Andrew McLeod

www.cattrallvineyard.com | www.amitybluegoat.com www.willametteliving.com

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Foodies Gather in Albany at the 3rd

Chef’s Show Off

Local Chefs Compete and Everybody Wins!

April 1, Albany

Four Oregon Chef’s competed at this year’s “Chef’s Show Off.” The event is co-sponsored by LBCC’s Culinary Arts Program and The Ten Rivers Food Web to highlight local foods.

www.tenriversfoodweb.org www.linnbenton.edu/go/culinary-arts


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Karen Novak Kimber Hoang Regina Iovino Michele Bursey Andrea Davis Barb Perry Jon Ritchie Most Darling Attendee Mitch Rosenbaum Katie McNeil Judges Annette Mills

11. Barbara Eveland Marcia Babel 12. Michelle & Francois du Lys 13. Kate Humiston & Lisa Parker 14. Daniel O’Malley & Bryn Shepherd 15. Ana Patty 16. Jeff Bramlett & Carri Heisler 17. Rose Marie Nichols McGee

18. Aaron Sarnoff & Scott Bugni 19. Nancy Hendricks 20. Angie Miller & Regina Iovino 21. Kim Thackray 22. Chloe Rico 23. Team Iovino 24. Mindi Thornton 25. Nonie Harcombe 26. Regina & Angie

April / May 2012


Frame Studio & Gallery Original Work Custom Framing Art Restoration

Join us at the LaSells Stewart Center at OSU on May 18th from 6 to 8 pm for an opening reception to celebrate 3 oregon painters:

William Shumway Michael Gibbons Mike Rangner 341 SW Second Street • Corvallis

(541) 757-0042 www.pegasusartgallery.com

Treml’s Jewelry


Gold Buyer


Gift s • Repairs • Watches • Collectibles • Custom Work 722 S. Main St. Downtown Lebanon www.tremlsjewelry.com • 541-258-2888

Like-minded Locals Locally Made Fibers Art in various mediums Great Valentine gifts!


M + T - closed W - 12 to 8 T - F 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 4 Sun 12 - 4

110 SW 3RD ST. CORVALLIS • 541-753-9276

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Report From The Field:

From The Farm To The Table


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Photo: Shawn Linehan www.shawnlinehan.com



Is this handsome young couple, with all their furry and fuzzy friends the future of our food? We hope so! Willamette Living Magazine


nom nom nom We all hear the dire predictions of our food future. A future in which corporate control is the only option. Factory farms, horrifying conditions for meat animals, seeds only available from ”the man” - every season, and small farmers? A thing of the past. We’ve heard the same theme for years, since Willy Nelson and friends held the first “Farm Aid” concert way back in the 80’s. But, a new generation is not content with fast food, packaged food, and corporate control. Here in Oregon, we are very fortunate to enjoy some of the very best farm raised meats, produce, dairy and eggs. We took a ride out to meet a young couple, members of the new generation of farmers, and it was an inspiration. Alicia and Tyler Jones of Afton Field Farm are working their land just outside Corvallis, and they provide some of the best local chefs and foodies with beautiful meats, eggs, honey and more. Speaking with Tyler, his enthusiasm for his farm was as clear as his youthful (but wise) vision for the future of food. Tyler was raised in Corvallis, and has always had an inclination to provide farm fresh goods to his neighbors -- beginning, literally, with his neighbors. As a boy, he would grow vegetables and set up a stand at the end of his rural driveway. His mother would call the neighbors to let them know about the ”enterprise” and suggest they buy a zucchini from the kid. Tyler has kept bees for years, and consequently, has sold honey to the locals since before the local food movement was a movement. Afton Field Farm is a regular at the local farmers markets, and this is certainly not an experiment for Tyler, not a second career, he’s not new to this; Tyler was at the first Corvallis Farmers market, years before the farmers market was trendy. A few years back, you may have seen the documentary film ”Food Inc.” (If not, and you’re interested in where your food comes from, see it!). The film includes a visit to Joel Salitan’s “Polyface Farm.” Joel Salitan was featured in Michael Pollan’s book ”The Omnivore’s Dilemna” and rose to national fame in the film. The gist of Joel’s farming practice is to do so without antibiotics, chemical fertilizers, drugs etc. The idea is one of a more natural rotation resulting in a healthier product,


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customer, and world. Tyler applied for an internship with Joel and was accepted. (He certainly would have gotten our vote.) Having studied with Joel, Tyler is ready to rebuild the food supply chain. Right now, Afton Field Farms produces chicken, pork, beef, and honey. But, Tyler and Alicia are just getting warmed up! The plan for the future is to offer a “whole diet CSA.” Those of you familiar with CSA (community supported agriculture) programs know it’s usually a set price for your produce for a season, and that’s it. What Tyler is proposing is to supply your entire diet, all the time. It would be awesome to know that all of your food is from right here in your backyard (Tyler’s backyard actually) and is all fresh and sustainably raised. Of course, Tyler pointed out, it’s not exactly practical to sell wheat to people and expect them to go home, grind it, and make bread. The solution -- a “value added” facility right on the farm. So the idea would be that when you go pick up your meat, eggs, and other fresh food, you could also pick up prepared foods like bread, jams, and the like. This concept is already in place in upstate New York. For the scoop on the founding farm, take a look at the book “The Dirty Life” about the Essex Farm and how they are: “... a 500 acre draft horse-powered farm that produces a full diet for 200 people.” or visit: www.kristinkimball.com. If they can do it in New York, we can surely do it in Oregon! Of course Essex only provides a full diet for 200 people, and Tyler can only produce so much food sustainably on limited land in Corvallis. So how do the rest of Oregon’s residents get to enjoy a whole diet CSA? Well, there are a LOT of farmers, and aspiring farmers in Oregon, and we think the idea is catching. In the meantime, look for Afton Field Farms products in some of the better eateries, markets, and farmers markets in Oregon, or give Tyler and Alicia a call and go visit the farm! They have a vision for the future of food that we’re definitely looking forward to.

www.aftonfieldfarm.com 541.752.0346 April / May 2012

Where to Find Afton Field Farm’s Products • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Corvallis Saturday Farmers’ Market (April-November) The Farm - Of Course Big River Restaurant, Corvallis OR (Please Call First) The Creperie Du Lys, Corvallis OR Afton Field Farm Del Alma, Corvallis OR 3375 SW 53rd Street Gathering Together Farm Store, Corvallis OR Corvallis, OR 97333 Les Caves, Corvallis OR Luc, Corvallis OR Sybaris, Albany OR Benedetti’s Meat Market & Butcher Shop, Springfield OR Cafe Zenon, Eugene OR 100 Mile Cart, Portland OR Clyde Common, Portland OR Higgins , Portland OR La Costita, Portland OR Laurelhurst Market restaurant & butcher shop, Portland OR Ned Ludd, Portland OR Park Kitchen, Portland OR Spunky Monkey Coffee House, Portland OR Urban Farmer, Portland OR Urban Farm Store, Portland OR Whole Foods Hollywood location, Portland OR

Occasionally they provide to: • • • • • • • • •

Cirello’s Pizza, Corvallis OR Fireworks, Corvallis OR Magenta, Corvallis OR Thriftway, Philomath Oregon Rocket Queen Cupcakes, Albany OR The Arlington Club, Portland OR Grain & Gristle, Portland OR Soluna Grill, Portland OR The Hope & Vine, Portland OR


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Solar Power in the Valley Q & A with Kirk Bailey of Abundant Solar, LLC

Like flowers in the springtime, solar electric systems are popping up all over the Willamette Valley. Long a feature of back country homesteaders living independent of the electrical grid, residential grid-tied solar is rapidly becoming a mainstream staple as well. But, Solar in Oregon? C’mon, it rains enough here to drown frogs! I hear variations of this all the time in the course of helping folks figure out if a solar electric system makes sense for them. And yes, it does rain a lot here. And yes, Central Oregon generally has more sun than the Valley, just as the Valley is generally sunnier than the Coast. But what people often don’t know is that the worst area for solar in Oregon is about as good as the best solar region in Germany, the acknowledged world leader in renewable solar energy! Ok. But, I still don’t want to mess around with all those batteries... Good news, modern grid-tied systems don’t need them. If your solar system generates more power than your home


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is using at any time it simply flows out through your electrical meter and your neighbors can use it. Meanwhile, you automatically get credited for the extra power produced and can use it to offset the times when you aren’t producing as much power as you need. Of course, if you want the ability to generate local power in the event of a grid outage you can still have batteries, but the vast majority of folks don’t bother. Hmm. But don’t those systems still cost a mint? Yes, solar electric systems are still expensive. But the good news is that prices have come down rapidly over the last year or two - partly due to improved economies of scale in manufacturing. Also, many utilities offer financial incentives for solar electric systems, which taken together with Oregon and Federal tax credits, provide an attractive financial payback. Plus, every time your utility announces another rate increase you are allowed to feel a tiny bit smarter (at least until the next time you need to ask your kids for computer help...)

But, doesn’t it take more energy to build those panels than they will ever produce? Where is the environmental benefit in that? Nope. Thanks to steadily improving manufacturing processes that use fewer resources to produce more power, the energy payback for modern solar electric panels is usually less than 4 years, and can be as little as 1 year, depending on design. With typical panel warranties of 20-25 years, and an expected life of 30 or 40, they will be providing environmental and financial benefits for the long haul. Contact your local solar electric system installer or power company for more information. A couple of online resources to get you started: www.energytrust.org - The EnergyTrust of Oregon helps Pacific Power, PGE, and Northwest Natural customers conserve energy and go solar. www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/RENEW - The Oregon Department of Energy renewable energy program. April / May 2012

In the Garden

| Herb and Edible Flower Gardens

Imagine a delicious, colorful, fresh salad with a light herb vinaigrette dressing. Perhaps wild salmon with rosemary and pecans or fresh mozzarella, a slice of tomato and a basil leaf. Is your mouth watering? Growing the plant portion of these dishes is easy. All you need is space for a few pots in a location that receives 6 hours of sun. It’s especially convenient if that space is located just outside the door closest to your kitchen. To create an attractive container garden, select pots of 2 or 3 varying sizes and heights. They could be plastic, terra cotta or glazed ceramic. Make sure they have drain holes. Place about an inch of crushed gravel in the bottom or a piece of broken pot, so the drain hole doesn’t become plugged. Fill each pot with a good potting soil and mix in an organic fertilizer. Depending on your space, you

may want to have a single herb, flower or vegetable in each pot. If you are more limited in space, you could combine 3 different plants per container. To choose which herbs and edibles to plant, make a list of the ones you use most in cooking or enjoy eating the most. Here are a few suggestions. For herbs: basil, chives, marjoram or oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme. For edible flowers: pansies or violas and nasturtiums. Chive flowers are edible, also. A few vegetables that would work nicely in this garden are Swiss chard, lettuce and a tomato. Create attractive combinations by matching a taller plant (sage), a medium plant (chives) and a trailing or short plant (nasturtiums or lettuce). Once they are planted, water them in and watch them grow. You’ll be harvesting before you know it.

What are your favorite herbs to use in cooking? This is what has a home in my herb and edible garden

Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery. Her passions include gardening, cooking, reading, writing and photography. Follow her writing at: garlandnursery.wordpress.com


• Basil: It only lasts one season but I use a lot of it and make pesto, so I usually plant more than one. • Chives: Yummy in soup, salads and on potatoes. Their pretty pink flowers are edible, too. • Marjoram or Oregano: It’s my preference in salsa and great on grilled meat. Marjoram is never bitter. • Parsley: The flat-leaved type is easiest to use. It is great in everything. • Rosemary: Perfect on fish and pork. The branches make great skewers for grilling. • Sage: Wonderful with ground turkey. • Thyme: Great on vegetables, meat and pasta. So easy to use.


• Swiss chard: a colorful addition to your salad and great steamed. Also, it looks great in a container. • Lettuce: You can tuck lettuce starts around the taller growing herbs. The red-leaved types are so pretty. • Tomato: Grow a cherry tomato in a pot with a tomato spiral. I had one on the small balcony of an apartment I lived in. I had fresh tomatoes all summer. A Patio type or a smaller growing paste type would work, also.

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A Few Months Ago...

A 70’s Corvallis classic, wood shakes and all, revived and ready for prime time again. Wow, what a difference!



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orvallis is frequently the media darling when lists are being published of ”best bike cities,” ”best green cities,” ”most liveable” and the like. Mark Miller and Dawn Daniels, a local couple, are the quintessential local ambassadors for all of the above. In recent years, as new construction has slowed, and credit has tightened there’s been an addition to the three R’s. Not the classic three, but the new mantra of ”reduce, reuse, recycle” -- and the new addition? Remodel. With the help of seasoned local pros Lori Stephens of Broadleaf Architecture, and Warren Lisser of WL Construction, this was remodeling done right. My wife and I have a term for this kind of house: ”movie house.” You know... Jennifer Aniston is a waitress, she goes home to her ”movie house,” -- and it’s super cool. You think to yourself ”I want a house like that someday.” Mark and Dawn now have THAT house. The transformation, from uninspired 70’s house to today’s version has been dramatic. As architect Lori Stephens put it: “Dawn and Mark’s home was a classic example of a dramatic “before” and “after” renovation. My first thought when looking at the original home for the first time was – Wow! That’s some creative cedar shake work. The home was a funky, hobbit, hippy inspired structure. The most prominent feature was the curved cedar shake roof that swooped from vertical wall to roof line. It may have been the homeowner’s dream at the time, but times have changed and the new homeowners were looking for a more zen feel to make the home livable again.

After listening to Dawn and Mark express the styles they like in a home, I went to work and created a few different options for the exterior and interior spaces. As with any exterior design it has to have balance, hierarchy of elements, and a focus to the overall composition. After creating a few different options, I sat down with the couple and Warren Lisser of WL Construction to show them the simulated computer models of the designs. One exterior design stood out from the others and we were able to modify it three dimensionally in a process I call a “working session” with my clients and the contractor. I then posted our modifications to a webpage for Dawn and Mark to review at their leisure. Utilizing a 3-D model makes the design process collaborative, fun, and fairly painless. Clients are able to visualize and have a better understanding of what the final transformation will look like. With a great design and the expertise of a creative contractor like WL-Construction, we were able to replace the funkiness with a sophisticated zen. The end result is a design which Dawn and Mark enjoy coming home to.” For some reason, there is a persistent thought that remodeling is a thing to be endured, a giant disruption, it is the idea of grizzly contractors wandering about personal space for months on end. Bolstered further by Hollywood productions like the old film with Tom Hanks, The Money Pit. But nothing could have been further from Mark and Dawn’s reality. Mark was very animated when he recounted his experience with Lori. ”She came and took photos, and put them all on her computer and created a virtual walk-through for us, it was great.” In fact, Mark wanted to make it clear that their entire remodel experience was exciting, and a joy for them, and that it was due entirely to the professional team they had helping them. ”Warren and his crew were just great, Kristine of Radiance by Design in Corvallis was very professional and knowledgable, Wendy Beck-Nichols of Corvallis Floor Covering had an unbelievable knack at selecting paint colors - she just nailed it every time, Mid Valley Tile did a fantastic job on our tile shower, and Riverside Window and Door did a great job selecting new efficient windows and replacing our outdated, windows.”


Lori Stephens, Broadleaf Architecture 534 NW 4TH St. CORVALLIS 541-753-2900 or info@broadleafarchitecture.com

Warren Lisser, WL Construction 534 NW 4TH St..CORVALLIS (by appt.) 541-929-4689 or warren@wl-construction.com

Corvallis Floor Covering / Wendy Beck-Nichols 235 NW 2nd St. CORVALLIS 541-753-8042 or w.beck-nichols@comcast.net

The thing that impressed us the most with this remodel is how fun the house is, in a very ”realistic” footprint. The house achieves what many much larger houses offer, without having the carbon footprint of a cruise ship. There is a little third floor ”crows nest” room, there is a great little room for Dawns work with herbal remedies, there is a great office, and there are decks off many of the rooms that are very private and seem to float in the trees. The house offers a lot of space and fun options that make it seem much larger than it is.

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Mark’s family goes way back here in Oregon. They settled the Hood River area, and Mark wanted to honor the families history by mirroring the big timbers of the famous Timberline Lodge in the homes entryway. The crew did a good job of it, as one enters the front door, it is immediately clear that this is no ordinary house. This is one beautiful remodel, if you’ve been considering a home upgrade, we strongly recommend consulting the team from Dawn and Mark’s ”movie house.” Jenerik Images

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A local business for 22 years, family owned Corvallis Floor Covering is located on the corner of 2nd & Van Buren in downtown Corvallis. We have friendly and experienced salespeople who take the time to access your needs, helping you find the perfect floor covering, countertops and window fashions for the way you live.

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LIGHTING YOUR HOME Lighting 101: Three Layers of Lighting Compliments of Kristine Jensen

The three fundamental layers of lighting that work together to effectively light your home are: ambient, task, and accent An effective and efficient lighting plan combines all three of these types to light an area according to function and style. You will find that almost every room in your home will benefit from having all three layers of light. Layering is an efficient and energysaving approach to lighting, as often a room will be over-lit by a single light source in the room. Ambient lighting provides a room with overall illumination. What do you want the light to look like? Also known as general lighting, ambient lighting creates a comfortable level of brightness without glare, allowing you to see and walk about safely. Ambient lighting can be provided by chandeliers, ceiling or wall-mounted fixtures, recessed or track lights. The style of these lights can define or enhance the style of your room. Having a central source of ambient light in each room is fundamental to a good lighting plan. Task lighting helps you perform specific tasks. What do you need the light to do? Light makes daily activities such as reading, preparing and cooking food, doing homework, and

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playing games easier and more enjoyable. Knowing what you want the light to do makes it easier to select the best source of that light. Task lighting can be provided by recessed lights, rail and track lighting, pendant lighting and undercabinet lighting, as well as by portable floor and desk lamps. Ideally, task lighting should provide light that is bright enough to prevent eye strain but not create distracting glare and shadows. Accent lighting adds drama to a room by creating visual interest. What do you want to highlight in the room? As part of an interior design scheme, accent lighting is used to draw the eye to architectural details, paintings, sculptures, houseplants and fireplaces. Accent lighting is also used to highlight the texture of a brick or stone wall, window treatments or outdoor landscaping. To be effective, accent lighting requires at least three times as much light on the focal point as the general lighting surrounding it. Accent lighting is provided by recessed lighting, rail and track lighting or wall-mounted picture lights. Bring us your questions about light & lighting… Lighting 101 is just the beginning! Source: ALA American Lighting Association

Kristine Jensen is a lighting professional She Owns and Operates “Radiance by Design” at 136 SW Washington Avenue #103 in Corvallis 541-753-1100

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Northwest Farm Stays by Kate Rivera


ave you ever gathered

electronic devices, parents have their phones. All that

an egg, still warm,

stuff gets put away.”

from a chicken’s nest? Have you ever climbed

into a hayloft, ridden in a wagon

Farm Stay U.S. lists over 950 farms, ranches, and vineyards offering overnight lodging to travelers. Accom-

pulled by draft horses, or held a baby lamb? You may

modations run the gamut from rustic camping sites,

never have had the opportunity if, like me, you grew up

to yurts and well-appointed tents for “glamping”, to

without visiting family farms. Now, all over the United

private cabins or guest rooms right in the farmhouses

States, farms, ranches, and vineyards are giving trav-

with the hosts. The requirements for being listed on the

elers just these sorts of fun, rural experiences, along

site are simple: they must be working farms, ranches,

with cozy overnight accommodations, rooster wake-up

or vineyards.

calls, and some darn good farm-fresh food to go along And what about that work? A concerned friend once

with it all.

asked me, in regards to vacationing on a farm, “will I Farm stays, while quite common in Europe, are a rela-

have to touch poop?” Assisting with the work around

tively new concept in America. Scottie Jones, founder

the farm is hardly ever a requirement, but often guests

of the website Farm Stay U.S. (www.farmstayus.com),

will choose to lend a hand. “Our guests love to gather

says that travelers are in-

eggs, help feed the animals, or brush Paco, our Sicil-

creasingly looking for a rural

ian donkey,” says Scot-

experience, and farm stays

tie. On a ranch, guests

fill that niche. Scottie, who

might help move fences,

owns Leaping Lamb Farm in

or participate in cattle

Alsea, Oregon with her hus-

drives, and wineries may

band Greg, says “Kids come

allow guests to help with

out to the farm with their

a grape harvest. Many

farms offer other fun activities like apple cider press-

Draper Girls Country Farm

ing, maple sugaring, cheese or butter making, and even

Parkdale, Oregon

milking cows or goats. If you just want to take in the


countryside without getting your hands dirty, that’s just

Located in the Hood River Valley, this 40 acre family

fine too.

farm offers a four-bedroom farmhouse to guests. With u-pick produce (in season), a year-round fruit stand,

Want to get away to the country? Here are a small

and breathtaking views of Mt.

sampling of Northwest farms and ranches listed at Farm

Hood, Draper Girls Country

Stay U.S. Visit the site for more

Farm offers a wonderfully re-

information and to find a rural

laxing farm stay experience.

vacation that’s right for you. Sakura Ridge Farm and Lodge The Inn at Crippen Creek Farm

Hood River, Oregon

Skamokawa, Washington



Touting “the best farm breakfast you ever had”, Sakura

This 15 acre working farm is located in the heart of the

Ridge Farm and Lodge is located on 72 acres in the

Willapa Hills in SW Washington. Guests can help with

foothills of Mt. Hood. Guests can stay in one of several

chores and enjoy farm-fresh meals. They also offer

rooms in their cozy B&B, and take in the thousands of

cooking classes ranging from learning how to bake arti-

fruit trees in their orchards.

san bread, to a five course country Italian dinner. Wilson Ranches Retreat Paca Pride Guest Ranch

Fossil, Oregon

Granite Falls, Washington



An authentic working ranch experience is offered to

Located in the Cascade Mountains north of Seattle,

the guests of Wilson Ranches Retreat. Located in North

Paca Pride Guest Ranch offers yurts for “glamping”,

Central Oregon on a 9,000 acre cattle and hay ranch

as well as other accommodations. The alpacas are the

run by four generations of the Wilson family, the B&B

stars here, and guests are invited to learn all about

invites relaxation in a peaceful atmosphere.

their luxurious fiber and enjoy watching them in this pastoral setting.

Willow Witt Ranch Ashland, Oregon

K Diamond K Guest Ranch


Republic, Washington

This 440 acre off-grid


ranch in the South-

This working cattle ranch,

ern Cascades proudly

located on 1,600 acres in Eastern Washington, is open

shares their sustainable farming practices with guests

to guests year-round. The work changes with the sea-

through an exciting, family-friendly experience. Guests

son, and guests can help with a variety of ranch duties.

enjoy making a personal connection with the farmers

Horseback riding is available in the spring, summer, and

while staying in a cozy studio or a deluxe platform tent.

fall. www.willametteliving.com

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Celebrating 50 Years!

of neighborhood family dentistry

Just like her father before her, Dr. Sara Austin and her husband, Glen, provide caring personal, family dentistry in Corvallis. A graduate of Oregon State University, and Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Sara offers the same personal service her father did fifty years ago, while utilizing modern dentistry techniques and computerization which often allows her to complete your procedure in a single visit. Looking for a positive approach to dental care? Let Sara, Glen and their staff care for your pearly whites in their comfortable neighborhood office conveniently located on Grant Ave. in Corvallis. ENJOY THE PERSONAL SERVICE OF A HIGHLY TRAINED NEIGHBORHOOD DENTIST ~ WHO KNOWS YOUR NAME!

Dr. Sara Austin, DMD

Dr. Sara Austin, DMD PC 2363 NW Grant Ave. in Corvallis


Practice Manager, Glen Brunston

“I love this dentist’s office, and the whole staff is very friendly and remembers me and my son between visits. It was obvious that they’ve been exceeding their clients’ expectations for many years. I always feel I get the best treatment possible and I have recommended Sarah Austin to many friends. I’ve never seen a dental office that cares about their patients more than they do. I always feel they give me enough information to be in control of my own dental choices, and they always have my best interests in mind.”

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A Loyal Patient (From Wellness.com) April / May 2012

HEALTH ADVANCES: Corvallis Clinic launches online patient health portal If you have been to the doctor’s office recently, you are probably accustomed to seeing your health information and vitals plotted on colorful charts on a computer screen. Electronic health records help doctors monitor their patients’ conditions and medications and receive alerts for possible drug interactions and overdue preventive screenings. Now you can have access to many of those same charts and your health information anytime, anywhere through the latest advance in personal health care management, My Corvallis Clinic Connection patient health portal. My Corvallis Clinic Connection is a free, secure way to manage your personal health information and communicate directly with your doctor’s office online. “I’ve been waiting for this!” “I didn’t have to have someone look up my chart for lab results.”

• Download, fax and email select health information. Soon to come will be a way to view medical billing statements and to expedite patient appointment check-ins by completing and submitting forms online. “My Corvallis Clinic Connection gives patients convenient access to important health information and allows them to make more informed decisions about their health,” said Rod Aust, Chief Operating Officer at The Corvallis Clinic. Anyone can sign up for a free account online and patients can complete their connection to The Corvallis Clinic by showing photo ID on their next visit to the doctor or at any mid-Valley Corvallis Clinic location. Then the next time they access My Corvallis Clinic Connection, they’ll see their health information from The Corvallis Clinic. Many questions that used to require a phone call can be answered through My Corvallis Clinic Connection, such as physician notes from past visits, medication dosages, vaccina-

“Having the dates for all my past appointments is wonderful.” These are just some of the comments from people already using My Corvallis Clinic Connection. Current features of My Corvallis Clinic Connection include: • Request an appointment and prescription renewals online.

tion dates and appointment reminders. People can customize preferences in the portal to receive alerts, messages and reminders by text message to a cell phone or by email. They can also see upcoming appointments in the portal. “My Corvallis Clinic Connection will improve communication between patients and their doctor’s office,” said Aust.

• View lab and other test results.

To learn more and sign up for a free account, see

• Review personal medical information, including ap-

www.myclinicconnection.com. For technical assistance

pointments and medications. • Receive reminders for preventive and follow-up care.

during business hours, call 541-768-2688 or email


• Review and update health history and personal health information. www.willametteliving.com

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WELLNESS | Looking “You look tired” are the three little words that no one wants to hear. The irony surrounding this phrase is that this is often said to us just when we are finally feeling our best. Although we may feel perfectly awake, something about our face is telling others that we don’t look our best. Perhaps our complexion and lip coloring is pale, or eyebrows may have been thinning or too light. Whatever the case may be, the phrase “you look tired” can make a person feel bad all day long. If you hear this phrase often, you can do something about it with permanent makeup. Did you

A Good Night’s Sleep is the Foundation for Health.

Good is Feeling Good! know that the eye area plays an important role in the message you send to the world? Eyeliner can help define and showcase the eyes. Eyebrows give expression and often can make one look younger too. Lip Color can be restored to a natural youthful looking color. Permanent makeup can help you avoid the dreaded three little words and have you looking as good as you feel. Because it is long lasting, and difficult to remove, it is essential to have permanent makeup applied by a highly qualified specialist. Many people feel they would benefit from permanent makeup services, however are reluctant to proceed because they don’t know how to select a good artist. Similar to finding a surgeon, this is not a service you want to

and pains, or they are tossing and turn-

“body impression” so of course, a new

ing and can’t sleep.

bed will bave a better feel right off

spoke with Doug Ackland of the Sleep

the bat, but there are other things to

Center about what to look for when


selecting a new bed.

WL: What’s the solution? DA: Basically, a bed is a “wearable”

WL: What do most people say when

item; it must be fitted to your body.

they come into your stores?

For example we’ll look for gaps under

a new bed, what exactly should they look for?

Cheryl Lohman, licensed Permanent Makeup Specialist at Image by Design in Downtown Corvallis, is a member in good standing of the SPCP. For more information you can reach her at 541.740.1639 or visit her website at: www.OregonPermanentMakeup.com

existing bed. An older bed forms a

For our Health and Wellness issue we

WL: When a person is in the market for

bargain shop for. You will want to have a consultation to see actual client photos and learn everything you need to make an informed choice. Today, many professional permanent cosmetic specialists are members of the world’s leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism. With that assurance you can feel good by looking good!

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YOUR HEALTH | Take Control of Your Stress

Michael Herman, PsyD

I hear people say that the ideal amount of stress in our lives is none at all. This is definitely not the case. Without stress, we’d have no motivation to accomplish anything. We might not even get out of bed.

Check in with your senses. Much of what we stress about is in the past or future. Taking time to “smell the roses” is a great way to be in the here and now. Going into nature, looking at, touching, and smelling your surroundings is a form of selfcare that can be very effective.

Stress is a normal, often healthy, part of everyday life. But stress that causes distress is not good for us. Distress can manifest physically with symptoms like insomnia, back pain, headaches, and more. It can also prove emotionally damaging by causing strains in relationships, work performance issues and general feelings of sadness.

Work on your breathing. Deep breathing is a stress-relief technique that many people are aware of, but that’s often done incorrectly. The average person breathes quickly and shallowly, but studies show that taking fewer breaths per minute (four to six) will promote relaxation. There are a few different techniques and one that works well is called triangle breathing. You take a three second inhale, a three second pause and then a three second exhale. Repeat. Remember to always start with an inhale and as you breathe in, imagine that there’s a balloon in your abdomen that’s expanding. It’s your stomach that should rise and fall, not your chest and shoulders. You can practice deep breathing throughout that day and in the midst of a stressful situation.

One way to assess your stress level is to ask yourself a series of questions. Am I having a hard time maintaining friendships? Am I still enjoying or participating in activities I used to take pleasure in? If you find you’re out of balance and that stress is causing you distress, it’s wise to take steps to improve your situation. Here five ways that may help you better manage stress: Pencil in time for yourself. People often feel stressed finding time for the number of “to-dos” on a daily basis. Creating a written daily timeline, which can be as simple as a piece of notebook paper with some notes on it, can help people fit in that all-important “me” time. Decide when you’ll have a few minutes to do something you enjoy (read a magazine, bird watch) or something that helps you relax (take a walk, enjoy a hot bath). Then write it down and make sure it happens as part of your schedule. Get sweaty. Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress. It’s ideal to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day, but you can break that up into 10 minute sessions. Find time – whether it’s before work or during your favorite evening television program – and make exercise a regular part of your life.

Start talking. Holding your stress and emotions inside will likely lead to distress. Men can be especially prone to bottling up their feelings. It’s important to talk with a loved one or a health care provider if your stress is starting to affect the quality of your life. You’ll feel better expressing yourself and you’ll be able to discuss solutions. Your emotional health plays a key role in your overall wellbeing and the quality of your life. That’s why it’s important to be proactive and work to find solutions when your stress level reaches a high point and begins to feel unmanageable. We may never be able to eliminate stress from our lives, but we should be able to live harmoniously with it. Dr. Herman is a psychologist who provides outpatient psychotherapy for adults. He focuses on health psychology and behavioral medicine, and provides individual psychotherapy for a wide range of mental health concerns.

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Add Acupuncture to Your Health Habits The practice of acupuncture originated thousands of years ago in ancient China. The Chinese used different terminology to describe it, but the practice of using thin, solid needles to stimulate acupuncture points on the body has remained in constant use by practitioners through the ages and all over the globe. Heartspring Wellness Centers features acupuncture as an integral part of the healing process. Three acupuncturists meet rigorous state licensing and education requirements, and work closely with the primary care physicians at Samaritan Health Services to complement traditional Western medicine. Seishiro Hokazono, LAc, MSOM, and Lisa Battaglia, LAc, MacOM, are two of the state-licensed acupuncturists caring for patients in Albany and Corvallis. Below they answer some of the most common questions about acupuncture. What health conditions can be improved through acupuncture? Hokazono: Most pain conditions, energy/fatigue issues, food sensitivity, environmental sensitivity, anxiety and more. Battaglia: There are many conditions that acupuncture can improve and/or support. Some include chronic and acute pain, neurological disorders, digestive disorders, urinary and reproductive disorders, immune function, and even addictions. Speaking with an acupuncturist is the best way to see of acupuncture will be helpful in your unique situation.


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What are the primary benefits of acupuncture? Hokazono: Many people have resolution of an acute issue in one or two treatments, and a reduction of pain or other chronic issues within eight treatments. There can also be the positive side effect of better sleep and increased cognition. Battaglia: Most patients will have an overall feeling of calmness and relaxation. Effects from acupuncture may be immediate, delayed for a few hours or even develop after one to three days. Relief may last a few hours after the first treatment and then longer after successive treatments. Individual response to treatment varies. Should acupuncture be combined with other forms of health care? Hokazono: Acupuncture is safe to be combined with most modalities – even mothers can receive it while pregnant. It’s important not to have too many treatments in a day, but I’ve seen patients who’ve had a massage/chiropractic/osteopathic manipulation, and I will work with them accordingly. We can always do acupuncture away from the body part that is not desired to be touched and still affect the issue in the positive way. Battaglia: There are many times that acupuncture is all that is needed. And there are situations that I believe a combination of different modalities may be the key to a successful outcome. Many of my patients combine acupuncture with massage, OMT, and/or chiropractic, along with recommendations from

their PCP. I frequently recommend an integrative approach to their health care. What are some of the biggest improvements you’ve seen patients experience through acupuncture? Hokazono: I saw a two-month post operative patient for back pain who wanted relief from the pain at the scar. He got an 85 percent reduction of the pain on the first visit, not hunched over after getting out of the chair, and by the second treatment had 100 percent resolution. After the third treatment, he was pain free and did not need additional treatments. Battaglia: It is so rewarding to see improvements/relief of symptoms on every scale. I do notice that patients who come for acupuncture soon after they begin to have symptoms will have quicker results and may completely resolve their issues. Patients with chronic issues generally take longer to see results and then may need to get acupuncture on a regular basis to keep their symptoms at bay. This is usually referred to as maintenance. Seishiro Hokazono is accepting new patients at Heartspring Wellness Center. He can be reached by calling (541) 768-6412 in Corvallis or (541) 812-5656 in Albany. Lisa Battaglia is accepting new patients at Heartspring Wellness Center in Corvallis and can be reached by calling (541) 768-6412.

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LOCAL PHYSICIAN PROFILES Samaritan’s Heartspring Wellness Center Presents...

Linda Taylor, ND, LAc

Dr. Taylor completed a naturopathic medicine degree at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, and a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, also in Portland. She is a national board-certified diplomat in acupuncture. Although originally trained in traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Taylor has increased her expertise to include traditional Japanese meridian therapy, Zhu scalp acupuncture, Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) and facial rejuvenation acupuncture. She works with patients to find solutions to establish energetic balance and optimal health. Dr. Taylor is accepting new patients at Heartspring Wellness Center in Albany.

Seishiro Hokazono, MSOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Seishiro is certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. He received a master’s degree in Oriental medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, N.M. Seishiro trained for six months at the TJM Aizawa Clinic in Tokyo, Japan, studying Japanese meridian-style acupuncture. He specializes in using a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dietary counseling, moxibustion and lifestyle counseling to produce the balance each patient needs to heal. Seishiro is accepting new patients at Heartspring Wellness Center in Albany and Corvallis.

Lisa Battaglia, MAcOM, LAc

Lisa has a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. She is trained in trigger point therapy, Japanese acupuncture, scalp acupuncture and reflexology. She is a certified provider in the treatment of hepatitis C with Oriental medicine. Lisa is accepting new patients at Heartspring Wellness Center in Corvallis. Heartspring Wellness Center has two locations that provide integrative primary care, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, chronic disease management and other services that empower individuals to achieve optimal wellness in mind, body and spirit.


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Gluten Free, What’s It All About?

ately it seems like everyone has gone “gluten free”. It has become the latest health rage not only throughout the country but throughout the world. In 2010 alone gluten free products reached over $2.5 billion in global sales and today a simple “gluten free” Google search brings over 62 million results. This leaves many people wondering… what is this gluten free thing all about and is it here to stay? Those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance must follow a strict 100% gluten free diet for life. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Currently, it is estimated that one out of one hundred Americans has celiac disease. Of those, only 3% are diagnosed with celiac disease. If left untreated, celiac disease can lead to over 300 associated signs and symptoms, many of which can be reversed and/or stopped.

Gluten Intolerance is very similar to celiac disease and when gluten is ingested an autoimmune response is created. The medical community has been slow to recognize gluten intolerance as a serious diagnosis. Although it is a fairly new concept it is thought to affect at least 20% of the population. Those with gluten intolerance previously have been categorized as less sensitive than those with celiac disease. However, many often present with more severe symptoms and complications. Unfortunately, at this point in time, gluten intolerance and celiac disease are still significantly under diagnosed. As a result, many people are living far below their healthy potential; some are putting up with chronic aliments and others are living with an incorrect diagnosis becoming sicker by the day. My educated guess is that the numbers of people affected by celiac disease and gluten intolerance are MUCH higher than currently reported and will continue to increase. Celiac dis-

ease is four times more common today than 50 years ago and those numbers will only continue to grow. Contrary to popular belief gluten does not need to be part of a healthy balanced diet. No human possesses the enzymes necessary to break gluten down. However, it does pass through some individual’s gastrointestinal tract without noticeable symptoms. With or with out celiac disease many individuals are discovering that a diet free of gluten is allowing them to live much healthier, vibrant lives. Although sales of gluten free products have sky-rocketed in the last few years it is still the largest untapped market in the world and will only continue to grow. The gluten free diet is here to stay and is allowing people to improve their quality of life.

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pen since just October of 2010, Queen’s Chopstick in Corvallis has developed quite a following. Queen’s Chopstick is not just chinese food. Owner Terry Yang has cooked all over the world before settling in Corvallis. Terry’s hometown is Quingdao China, home of Tsingtao brewery, and Terry’s cooking style has developed into an Asian fusion by virtue of his travels. A little Thai, a little Chinese, a little Japanese, and a lot of flavor describes the menu at Queen’s Chopstick. Terry tells us that his eatery has become a favorite of many of the international students from Oregon State University because he is able to offer them the Cantonese style food they can’t find anywhere else in the area. Queen’s chopstick also offers duck, crab, fish and other seafood which is not the “same old” chinese food.

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We asked about the name of the restaurant, and here’s the scoop: before cooking in Corvallis, the chef had spent 20 years cooking in Hong Kong, under British rule, where it was considered an honor to cook for the Queen. This called for the best asian food around, so they arrived at the name in honor of the great food served to her Royal Majesty. Smashing. We sampled Mongolian Beef, The Queen’s Lettuce Wraps, and General Tso’s Chicken. All were delicious, and served with a smile by the pleasant wait staff. Queens’ Chopstick is also very reasonably priced with the most expensive dinner entree at only $14.00 and most under $10.00. There is also a daily lunch special menu all priced at just $6.50 -- which includes soup and steamed or fried rice. Local asian vegetables, fresh fish and meats, and no MSG.

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Chef Kenny Zhan (L) Owner Terry Yang (R)

Queen’s C hopstick also has gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available! Willamette Living Magazine


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Tina’s Tina’s in Dundee is celebrating 20 years in Oregon’s wine country. If you haven’t been there, oh goodness, you must go right away! It is fan-tastic! 760 Hwy 99W in Dundee 503-538-8880

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del Alma

An exciting menu of new Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience. Menus and more at: www.delalmarestaurant.com Open for dinner Tues. - Thurs. 5:00 -- 10:00 Fri. & Sat. 5:00 - 11:00

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Queen’s Chopstick Not just Chinese food!

Our Asian fusion menu will delight you. You’ll love our chic new restaruant, and our delicious menu items presented with style. Many reviewers have called ours “the best asian food in Corvallis,” come find out why. www.queenschopstick.com 11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed 11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat

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April’s At Nye Beach

Savor the romance of wood-fired cooking straight from our giant hand-sculpted earthen oven. You can even watch our cob oven chef at work while you eat!

Produce, herbs and flowers grown on the owners’ Buzzard Hill Farm combine to create an intensely personal, flavorfully vibrant meal. The food is alive with this just-picked garden goodness. We like to think of it as “Farm to Fork” dining at its best. It doesn’t get any fresher than this!

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A large selection of Italian favorites prepared using the finest produce, meats, breads, cheeses and more. Fresh salads, soups, scallopini, cacciatore, chicken, shrimp, beef & veal along with other local favorites like beef stroganoff make for a fantastic dining experience. Pizzas made in-house to order. And don’t forget the Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert! 11:00 -- 9:00 Tues, Wed & Thurs 11:00 -- 10:00 Fri. 4:00 -- 10:00 Sat.

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Napoleon’s Creperie Crepes & Gelato

Visit us in the historic Reed Opera House in Salem. We offer soups, salads, sandwiches, and of course our delicious crepes - savory and sweet. Pizzas, pastries, and don’t forget the gelato... pistachio, pumpkin cheescake, peppermint bark, and many more of your favorite flavors made fresh. Trés Bien! Mon. 11:00 - 3:00 Tues. -- Thur. 11:00 -- 9:00 Fri. -- Sat. 11:00 -- 10:00 Sun. 10:00 -- 5:00

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Our South 3rd Street location is available for private dining and big table dining events, full service catering, pick-up or delivery. Join us downtown at Iovino’s Enoteca & Lounge, 136 SW Washington off 2nd towards the river. That’s right Iovino’s is back on the block -- downtown! Come in, make a toast, have a meatball!

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Welcome to El Sol de Mexico. Corvallis’ finest traditional Jalisco Style Mexican restaurants. We offer a great selection of entree’s the whole family can enjoy including select American dishes and a complete vegetarian menu. Open 7 days a week. For lunch and dinner. 2 locations in Corvallis.

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Pig Feathers BBQ

Owner Stu Miller has been creating award winning sauces and rubs for over 30 years. A state BBQ champion, Stu has created a unique and delicious menu. How about blueberry sage sauce that you’ll find drizzled over our thick cut pork loin chop? C’mon in, you’ll love it! Sun -- Thurs 11:00 -- 8:00 Fri -- Sat 11:00 -- 9:00

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DOPPEL YOUR PLEASURE Kendall Staggs, aka the Beer Prof Beer Historian and Tasting Guide

One of spring’s seasonal beer styles is Doppelbock, the strong and usually dark lager beer with origins in Bavaria. In Germany a Doppelbock is also known as Fastenbier (Lenten beer) or Starkbier (strong beer). Modern Doppelbocks are exceptionally malty and feature very little hop bitterness. Although the name Doppelbock suggests that these beers are twice as strong as traditional Bock beers, they are not. The classic German Bock beers have alcohol by volume of 6 to 7.5 percent. Doppelbocks usually have alcohol by volume of 7.5 to 8.5 percent, although the strongest ones sometimes have 10 percent or more. A Sacred History

1813 Zacherl purchased the brewery. Like the monks before him, he faced criticism from local authorities who complained that his strong beers contributed to bad behavior. But he had his supporters, too, and during one hearing a pro-brewery witness called Zacherl’s beer “Salvator” (church Latin for Savior). Although the name had been used for many decades, this is the oldest reference to Salvator Doppelbock in any document. Zacherl’s fortunes took a turn for the better on March 25, 1837, when King Ludwig I of Bavaria issued a ordinance that read, “As long as I do not decree otherwise, the authorities are herewith empowered to grant an annual permit for the dispensing of Salvator beer.” Zacherl continued to sell his Salvator Doppelbock during every Lent until his death in 1846. Zacherl’s heirs and successors, the Schmederer Brothers, continued the tradition of serving Salvator outdoors, in a beer garden adjacent to the monastery. In the mid-1860s they decided to create an enclosed beer garden so patrons could enjoy the Doppelbock in warmer environment. They built the Salvatorkeller, which is now the center of the annual Starkbiergeist, or strong beer festival, held every Lent in Munich. The highlight of the festival is St. Joseph’s Day—March 19—which is effectively Doppelbock Day in Bavaria.

Before the 19th century monks brewed much of the beer in Europe. Their strict rules of order required them to fast during Lent, the 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. The monks believed that liquids cleansed the body and the soul, and they consumed plenty of Flausigbrot (liquid bread) instead of solid foods. The first strong Lenten beers were brewed in the mid-18th century by the Paulaner monks, who had arrived in Munich (in German München, or “monks”) from Italy a century earlier. The Paulaners were concerned that their delicious, strong beer might just be too much of an indulgence for Lent. So they decided to ask the Pope for a disposition so they could continue to drink it with a clear conscience. The monks sent a cask of their Lenten beer to Rome, but during its long, hot journey, over rough roads, it turned sour. When the Pope sampled the beer, he pronounced it so disgusting that it could not possibly constitute a pleasurable experience and gave the Paulaners his permission to continue brewing it. What a lucky break this was for the monks—and for future beer lovers everywhere. Originally the Paulaners brewed only for their own consumption, but before long they began to sell their beer to the local population. This was problematic for two reasons: the Paulaners did not have a permit to sell their beer, and there were complaints of public disturbances in the streets near the monastery. There is evidence that the Paulaners sold their Lenten beer illegally on April 2, 1751, the names day of their patron saint, Saint Francis of Paula. In 1780 the Elector Duke Karl-Theodor granted the monks an official permit to dispense their beer to the public. Their joy was shortlived, however, because in 1799 Napoleon conquered Bavaria. In accordance with the policies of the Revolutionary France, he seized the monastery and confiscated the brewery. The Paulaner Brewery remained closed until 1806, when it was rented to a commercial brewer named Franz Xaver Zacherl. In

In the late 19th century dozens of German breweries tried to capitalize on the success of the beer and sold their own strong beers under the name, “Salvator.” In January 1894 Germany passed a patent law that enabled the Schmederer Brothers to own the registered trademark for Salvator. (It is interesting to note that in the United States there were over a dozen breweries making a “Budweiser” until Anheuser-Busch finally succeeded in securing the exclusive rights to the name in the 20th century.) Following Paulaner’s legal victory, the other German brewers were forced to give their Doppelbocks new names. They usually chose names that ended with the suffix “ator” in order to remind customers of Salvator. Optimator, Maximator, Impulsator, Jubilator, and Triumphator are just some of the more than 200 Doppelbock brands with the “ator” suffix that are registered with the German patent office today. Several American craft brewers have followed suit, and market Doppelbocks with such names as Instigator, Subliminator, Emasculator, Bamboozleator, and Somnambulator. What About That Goat? A century before the Paulaner monks brewed there first Doppelbock, brewers in the north German city of Einbeck were becoming famous for brewing strong beers. When Einbecker beer was introduced to Bavaria, the locals pronounced it “Einbock,” which in German sounds like “a goat.” In any case, the name stuck, and brewers all over Germany began brewing a strong, usually dark, Bock beer, and using a lascivious, leering goat, sometimes clad in Lederhosen, as the symbol for Bock beer in their advertising. American

brewers, almost all of whom were first or second generation Germans, maintained the bock advertising tradition in the 19th and 20th centuries, perhaps because they wanted to imply that the beer had more “kick” than their regular beers. In 1940 some American brewers called for the elimination of the goat in Bock beer advertising, arguing that it was too German, and perhaps too sinister, for modern consumers to accept. The editors of the Brewers Journal noted that goats were “outcasts” that subsisted on the coarsest of food, and they were associated with “selfish pleasure, lewdness, and gluttonous proclivities.” They suggested the robin as a replacement, but most brewers refused to adopt it. The brewers, it seems, did want anyone to get their goat. “Bock Beer Day,” the day the brewers agreed to release their Bock beers, was March 11, 1940. The Schaefer Brewing of Brooklyn New York, ran an ad in local papers announcing this, and the artist was none other than Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss). So important was the goat to Bock beer advertising that two dozen New York and New Jersey brewers held special ceremonies on March 11. These included parades, luncheons, and speeches. The highlight of Bock Beer Day was the “Mister Bock” competition—a beauty contest for local goats—at the Ritz Theater in New York. A committee featuring such leading New York area brewers as Rudolph Shaefer and George Ruppert (the owner of the New York Yankees), and such noted artists as James Montgomery Flagg (famous for his “I Want You” recruiting poster in World War I) selected the winning goat. NBC radio had a 15-minute broadcast of the proceedings. For the record, “Pat,” a goat belonging to Dan De Bue of Maplewood, New Jersey, won the 1940 Mister Bock contest. Along with the title, the goat won a silver cup inscribed with his name, a blue and gold blanket, and a $75 prize. Ever since then, goats have remained the symbol of Bock and Doppelbock beers—in America as well as in Germany.

My third choice is Weihenstephaner Korbinian (7.4 percent abv). The Weihenstephan Brewery, located in Freising, Bavaria, claims to be the world’s oldest brewery, dating from 1040. Today it is home to a famous brewing school and some of the best Weizenbiers and German lager beers found anywhere. Korbinian is chesnut-colored, with a persistent beige head. The aromas and flavors include caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, and subtle fruity and spicy notes. My final recommendation is Troegenator (8.2 percent abv), from the Tröegs Brewing Company of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is a solid candidate for best American version of the Doppelbock style. It is has a beautiful brown color with ruby hues, and thick beige head. The nose is an inviting mix of toffee, toasted grain, and figs. The flavor is rich and satisfying, but there are a few things that distinguish it from its German counterparts. The higher alcohol is perceptible, although not distracting. So, too, is the slightly higher level of hop bitterness. Overall it is a fantastic beer, well-balanced and delicious, and we are lucky to get it this far west. Doppelbock beers are great on their own. They go well with assertive cheeses, fine chocolates, and even creamy desserts. And although they are on the sweet side, they work with such German dishes as Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and Bratwurst. Enjoy springtime with a Doppelbock beer. Prost! To schedule a beer education event for your group, contact Kendall at beerprof.staggs@gmail.com

Recommendations The following are my recommendations for Doppelbock beers that are available in the Willamette Valley. The first is Paulaner Salvator (7.9 percent abv), which is still brewed in Munich by the Paulaner Brewery. Although it is one of the easiest Doppelbocks to find, it is the winner and still champion in my book. Amber in color, it is rich, sweet, and chewy, and has all the classic characteristics that other Doppelbock beers try to capture. Flavors include toffee and a suggestion of candied apples. The hop bitterness is very low, and the alcohol is just strong enough to be perceptible. My second pick is the preferred Doppelbock of many of my friends. It is Ayinger Celebrator (6.7 percent), which is brewed in the town of Ayinger, not far from Munich, at a brewery that is famous for its Weizenbiers. Celebrator is much darker than most Doppelbocks—it is almost black—and the presence of roasted malt gives it a slightly roasted aroma and flavor. There is also a hint of smokiness. It has the lowest alcohol content of any beer marketed as a Doppelbock. Its bottles are easily recognized by the white plastic goat hanging from their necks. www.willametteliving.com

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RECIPES FROM THE PROS (THAT YOU CAN make!) Shepherd’s Salad Cathy Whims Multiple James Beard Best Chef Nominee

Whisk walnut oil into vinegar slowly to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper.

This salad evolved as a celebration of the incredible spring greens we receive from Your Kitchen Garden Farm in Canby, Oregon and it appears on our menu every spring. Its’ vivid colors are best showcased on a white platter or white plates. Every year its’ return is greeted with orders by the entire staff as well as our customers. I can think of no more healthful, fresh tasting and rewarding salad for lunch or dinner.

Spread goat cheese over ciabatta slices loosely and toast under broiler until golden. Toss greens and walnuts with enough dressing to coat well, but do not drown them. Arrange on a white platter or on individual plates. Sprinkle sea salt over egg quarters, grind black pepper over all and serve immediately.

6 cups of assorted greens, varying in color, texture and taste (We use mizuna, arugula, rustic arugula, mâche and chrysanthemum leaf). ½ cup pickled red onions (see below) 1 hard boiled farm egg (see below) walnuts as local as possible or if not, lightly toasted 1 large shallot minced 6 – 8 Tbs walnut oil 2 Tbs sherry vinegar salt and freshly ground pepper approximately ½ cup creamy, fresh goat cheese several slices rustic bread, preferably ciabatta Fleur de sel sea salt or Maldon sea salt (we use Flor de sal, Portuguese sea salt)

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Wash greens, dry well and chill. Hard boil egg. Preheat oven or toaster oven to broil. Squeeze minced shallots in a clean kitchen towel to remove bitter juices. Place in a small mixing bowl. Add vinegar and salt to taste. Stir well and let sit for 30 minutes (shallot will soften in bitterness).

2 medium red onions ½ cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup water 1 1/2 Tbs sugar Peel onions, leaving stem-end intact; cut into sixths (or eighths, if large). In a medium nonreactive saucepan, combine onions, water, vinegar, sugar, 3 tablespoons oil, 1½ teaspoons salt and generous pinch pepper. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let onions cool in liquid. To hard boil egg: Use a real farm egg. Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, immediately take off heat, cover with the lid and set a timer for 7 minutes. When timer sounds, immediately drain egg and run cold water over it until cool. Peel and quarter.

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Halibut with Rhubarb and Grilled Asparagus Paul Klitsie owner / chef at Ristorante Fratelli - Portland

Ingredients: 4 oz of unsalted butter 1 ½- pounds of rhubarb, washed and sliced into 1 inch parts (red colored) ½- to ¾ cup of granulated sugar ½ cup of water 2 bunches of thin stemmed asparagus 1 t salt Extra virgin olive oil 6 portions of halibut, 6 oz each Salt and pepper for seasoning

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Method: Melt the butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Add the rhubarb before the butter changes color and stir with a wooden spoon for ½ a minute. Then stir in ½ cup sugar and the water, temper the heat by half and put a lid on the pot. After about 10 minutes the rhubarb falls apart and should have a sauce-like thickness. If needed add the rest of the sugar to reach a tart sweetness. Remove from heat, keeping the lid on. Asparagus: Remove the “wooden” part from the bottom of the asparagus. Sprinkle extra virgin olive oil on the asparagus and mix in, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Put the asparagus on the hot grill or grill pan, making sure that each asparagus is getting grill marks and cook for 3-4 minutes. Set aside. Just prior to serving, reheat asparagus in a 450-degree oven 3 or 4 minutes or grill till warm.

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Halibut: Season each portion of fish with salt and pepper. Bring two large sauté pans to high heat and add the olive oil. Sauté the fish crisp and gold colored on both sides, leaving the inside of the fish at medium to medium-rare temperature or as desired. Kurt D Andrews Agency 964 NW Circle Blvd Corvallis, OR 97330-1410 (541) 452-5121 Bus kandrews@amfam.com

Final step: Divide the warm rhubarb over six plates and place the halibut on top. Drape 3 or 4 spears of asparagus over each plate and finish with a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Archival Photo Fun! Serves 6. Ristorante Fratelli 1230 NW Hoyt Street Portland, Oregon 97209 (503) 241-8800 Fratelli@fratelliportand.com Hours: Sunday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 9 pm Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm – 10 pm. www.willametteliving.com

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Red Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Icing Beth Ray of Corvallis

Gorgonzola stuffed dates wrapped in bacon with balsamic vinegar honey drizzle Alicia Jones, Afton Field Farm Gorgonzola cheese

1 pound Afton Field Farm Bacon

Dates, pitted {quantity depends on how many guests you are serving or how many you wish to eat yourself}

1 cup Balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon Afton Field Farm Honey

{Time: approximately 15-20 minutes, including prep} Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice half way through each date. Cut enough to create a pocket, but not all the way through to make two halves. Stuff dates with Gorgonzola cheese. Put bacon wrapped dates on a cookie sheet and put in oven.  You will need approximately one 1/2 strip of bacon per date, depending on how large the bacon pieces and dates are. While dates cook, prepare the vinegar-honey glaze.  Put balsamic vinegar and honey into a small sauce pan over medium-high heat.  Stir frequently until liquid starts to thicken slightly. {The glaze is thicker the next day, so you could prepare this ahead of time} Take dates out of oven once cheese looks slightly melted and bacon looks not quite done.  The bacon will continue to cook after you remove it from the oven.  They are easier to eat if the bacon is not too crispy.  See above photo as a reference- I cooked them perfectly of course; because I never over-cook anything ;) Place dates on serving plate and drizzle with the glaze.

Cake 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate 1/2 C. butter 1 C. water heat together until chocolate melts 2 C. flour 2 C. sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt sift above together combine chocolate and flour mixtures 2 large eggs add to above and beat 1 C. sour cream add and beat 1 tsp. vanilla add and mix grease and flour 2-9” pans bake at 350 degrees F 20-30 mins. until toothpick comes out clean Keeps for a long time, covered in the refrigerator Icing 1 C. milk 1 3 oz. pkg. vanilla pudding--NOT the instant kind cook pudding with the milk until it boils cool completely (until it is actually cold) 1/2 C. margarine 1/2 C. butter butter and margarine must be at room temperature add to pudding 1 C. sugar gradually add to the butter and pudding mixture beat until no graininess left-it may take 10-30 mins. of beating-it will be light and fluffy 1 tsp. vanilla add to mixture careful-the icing will melt if the cake is left in a warm place

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Art & Entertainment

Artist Focus: Michael Gibbons

Michael Gibbons is a master landscape painter who has developed his distinctive style over more than three decades. He chose to make his working center in the small town of Toledo, Oregon on Yaquina Bay. Exploring this virgin landscape is his great love although travels have generated a large number of paintings in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, and in Florida and Arizona. Michael Gibbons began showing in solo and group exhibitions in 1970 and he has received many honors and awards over the years. He won the coveted Stobart Foundation Award in Mystic, CT. with a painting of a fishing boat in for repairs on the Yaquina Bay very close to Toledo. He has been the subject of numerous feature art magazine articles and television shows. Memberships include New York Allied Artists of America; the National Art club; Chicago Signature Oil Painters of America; and the California Signature Laguna Plein Air Painters. His Signature Gallery in Toledo shows current works as well as fine art reproductions of his paintings.

Whalen Island Vignette 10 x 12 Oil on Panel

Wetlands and Cow Parsley 12 x 24 Oil on Panel

MICHAEL GIBBON’S SCHEDULE April 12-15 Participates in largest

group ever (700 est.) plein air painters convention in Red Rocks, Nevada.

April 30- May 30 Three-man Show at the La Sells Stewart Center, OSU Campus. Michael Gibbons, Bill Shumway, Michael Rangner. Reception for the artists May 18 5:00pm-8:00pm.

September 1-3 19th Annual Art Walk with Michael Gibbons in the Vicarage Garden October 6-28 Solo show of Oak Tree art series at the Gordon House, a Frank Lloyd Wright house at the Oregon Garden. Reception for the artist Saturday Oct. 13 2:pm-6:pm CONTACT THE GALLERY FOR INFORMATION: (541) 336-2797

Autumn View on the Yachats River 30 x 45 Oil on Canvas

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Fine Art in Toledo’s Uptown Arts District Coastlines • Mountains • Wildlife 207 East Graham St. Toledo 541.336.1124 ~ www.ivankelly.com “Moonshine Falls” 12x16 Oil on Canvas

“Wistful Interlude” - oil on canvas - 57” X 76”

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Real life Guitar Hero: Eddie Van Halen,

brother Alex, son Wolfgang and the infamous lead man David Lee Roth are together again. On tour to promote the new album A Different Kind of Truth, a stop at The Tacoma Dome is planned for May 5th. Opening for Van Halen is 80 funk favorites Kool & the Gang. It’s celebration time.

Every once in a while, Didier and Trinidad at Le Patissier in Corvallis do a very special dinner. If you haven’t been, you definitely need to clear the calendar for this one. This is likely to be one of the best meals you’ll have this year.

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MAY 18 (exhibit 4/30 -- 5/30)

The Inescapable Nature: An art exhibit featuring three oregon


painters: William Shumway, Michael Gibbons, and Mike Rangner.

Dinner at Tina’s: Tina’s in Dundee and Momokawa Sake are teaming up to bring you a fantastic dinner to benefit The Yamhill Community Action Partnership an essential resouce for people struggling in poverty, or living one emergency away from crisis, they offer services that restore hope and change lives. It’s a good cause, and if you haven’t eaten at Tina’s, you should strongly consider this -- Tina’s food paired with Momokawa Sake is sure to be a transformational experience!

Exhibit Dates: Mon, 04/30 8:00am Wed, 05/30/2012 - 5:00pm All Galleries Reception Date: Fri, 05/18 6:00pm - 8:00pm Free and Open to the public. At the LaSells Stewart Center on the Shumway

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April 26

Seafood Cooking Demonstration at Harry and Annette’s Fresh Fish 151 NW Monroe • Corvallis For info: 541-286-4198

Salty’s on the Columbia presents:

the 3rd annual Panoramic Pinot Gris

Salty’s on the Columbia is eager to welcome more than a dozen wineries from Oregon and Washington to their highly anticipated spring event, Panoramic Pinot Gris, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 beginning at 6:00pm. Beverage Manager Dan More and Executive Chef Josh Gibler have planned a not-to-be-missed celebration featuring amazing Pinot Gris producers, fresh seafood, local backyard ingredients and the mighty Columbia River. Guests can sip, savor, and enjoy the view of the Columbia while chatting with wineries about the process, passion, and perfection of Pinot Gris.

There will be a cooking demonstration with the renowned “Seafood Steward” Garry Rainer Puetz. He is currently the Executive Chef for Pacific Seafood the largest distributor of seafood nationwide to restaurants and hotels. Calling all Gearheads and Collectors of Automotive Memorabilia!

The event is $29, plus gratuity reservations are highly recommended.

(503) 288-4444 for reservations must be 21 and older.

April 12-14

The 8th annual PIR (Portland International Raceway) Automotive Swap Meet: featuring more than 1,500 vendor stalls and more than two miles of automotiverelated gear located on the racetrack. From memorabilia to manuals, coveralls to cars, gas pumps to go karts, and tools to transmissions, the swap meet offers thousands of unique, original stock, antique, vintage and custom vehicles and parts and auto-inspired items on display and for sale. This celebration of car culture is designed for gearheads, but appeals to everyone who loves a good find and a great deal.


WHERE On the racetrack at PIR 1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland WHEN April 12 through 14 7 am to 5 pm daily COST $5 per day free for children under the age of 12. Parking is $10 per day. The MAX Yellow Line stops just outside PIR, and complimentary shuttle buses run between Portland Meadows, PIR and the Expo Center.

The PIR Auto Swap Meet offers a complimentary parts pick-up area that stores purchased items for the day, allowing consumers to secure a way to retrieve them; as well as a “haul and go” delivery system that transports purchases directly to consumer’s vehicles, provided they are parked in the PIR parking lot. This donation-based service raises funds for the Community Transitional School (CTS), a Portland-based organization that provides educational services to area homeless children; the past four years have netted more than $30,000 for the school. www.portlandraceway.com 503-823-RACE Willamette Living Magazine


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Willamette Living April / May 2012  

Our biggest issue yet! Home Improvement, Health & Wellness, Fun in Wine Country, More Recipes, Art, Entertainment and More! Enjoy.

Willamette Living April / May 2012  

Our biggest issue yet! Home Improvement, Health & Wellness, Fun in Wine Country, More Recipes, Art, Entertainment and More! Enjoy.