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WILLAMETTE

June / July 2015

LIVING

T H E L I F E S TY L E M A G A Z I N E O F O R E G O N ’ S W I L LA M E T T E V A L L E Y

BEST OF THE VALLEY OUR READER’S CHOOSE WHERE THEY LIKE TO EAT, SHOP, PLAY, AND MORE

SUMMER OF LOVE,

AND ART

EN PLEIN AIR!

VIVA ESPAGNA

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22 Getaway 27 Best of the Valley

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On the Cover, This issue features our neighbors in business who do an excellent job. So excellent, that they’ve been voted for by you, our readers, in our first ever “Best of the Valley” online poll. Our cover models are Trinidad and Didier Tholognat, who own and operate Le Patissier in Corvallis, one of the “Best of the Valley!”

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Regulars 10 12 13 14 16 18

Publisher’s Note Sten: On the Money Mike on Health Annette on Real Estate Bonnie Milletto In the Garden With Brenda

The 411 17 19 24 25

The Bookshelf Shipwrecks Corvallis Farmers Market Eugene Westside Warehouses

Eating Well in the Valley 40 Paella, On The Grill 42 The Dining Guide Home

26 The “E-Shower” Experience 26 Enhance Your Curb Appeal

Health

38 Teens Are From Heaven... 39 Skin Care Products Don’t Work Out and About 44 The Arts 46 The Hot Ticket 47 At the LaSells Stewart Center

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From the Publisher

Ah... Sweet Summer

Do you feeeel like I do? Every issue of Willamette Living kind of comes together at the last minute. I wish I could boast that we’re totally organized and have our exact editorial plan down months in advance. Not hardly. We start with a general idea of what each issue is going to be about, and then look for the cool stuff going on around the valley. I guess that’s our strong suit, in lieu of organization, we’re pretty able to pick out the cool stuff. Cool stuff like Peter Frampton playing at the Oregon Zoo (Portland). I remember when “Frampton Comes Alive” was released. ALL of my friends listened to that album (big black CD - if you’re under 40) at least a million times. And as a result, we were all at least a million times cooler than we were before... SO cool. I even have a photo of myself somewhere with Peter Frampton’s 1978 hair. Unfortunately, I’ve kept in stride and now have Frampton’s 2015 hair. Oh well, I still think he’s cool.

We’re happy to present our first ever “Best of the Valley” roundup. Online voting took place over the last few months, and we’ve counted, tallied, and counted again to put together our feature on your choices for your favorite lunch, breakfast, activities, shops, dentists, and more. It makes me glad to live here when I see all of our great options in one place! We’re looking forward to the 2016 version, and you should too. Voting will start early next year. But first, summer!

Oh, and take a look at Kathleen’s article and recipe for Paella on the grill (pg. 40). It’s fantastic -- THIS is why we’re so happy to have Kathleen as a contributing writer. She’s good, really good. Plus you can impress your friends by telling them you’ll be “grilling Paella on the deck this evening” - very cosmopolitan. Until next time, I wish you a great start to your summer, and I hope I’ll see you out and about, checking our work on the “Best of the Valley” list.

Artists have been busy around the valley. LaSells Stewart Center’s Giustina Gallery has organized a “Plein Air Paint Out.” I attended the Portland Art Museum’s paint out last summer, and it’s really interesting to watch some of Oregon’s best painters create a great work of art right in front of you. At first it seems easy, then it becomes clear why they are a great painter. It’s going to be a fun event capped off with a reception at the gallery that evening. (See the article on pg. 20 for times and dates.)

Scott Alexander, Publisher

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Kate Alexander Kate@WillametteLiving.com Comments, Corrections & Questions feedback@willametteliving.com VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.WILLAMETTELIVING.COM Willamette Living Magazine brings you the best of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, connects communities, and welcomes guests to our beautiful area six times a year in print, and online. Subscription Information Send $12 for a full year (6 issues) or $20 for two years (12 issues) to: Willamette Living Magazine 922 NW Circle Blvd Suite 160 - 179 Corvallis, OR 97330 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.

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On the Money

Sten Carlson

The realities of higher education costs Four years at a public university could cost more than $130,000 for a child born today. Grant and scholarship aid may be limited, and more readily available to students with a demonstrated financial need. Start early and stick with it The best strategy to build a college fund is to start it as early as possible with a regular savings program. Some parents choose to set aside a portion of their income each month for just that purpose as soon as a child is born, or even earlier. This gives them the ultimate advantage of the time value of money. For example, saving $300 per month in a college savings plan for a child beginning at birth and earning an average annual return of 7 percent (no fees or taxes are assumed) will build an education fund valued at nearly $130,000 by the child’s 18th birthday. In essence, the parents had to save just half of that amount, about $65,000, to accumulate what was needed to cover the potential future cost of four years of college. The high cost of waiting If your child is now five years of age or older, you’ve lost some valuable time but still have an opportunity to save a significant sum in a similar fashion. But to accumulate close to $130,000 for college by the time the child turns 18 (under the same circumstances outlined above) will require savings of $510 per month. Wait until your child is ten years old to begin saving, and you must set aside $670 per month to achieve a similar result. As these examples show, the burden of saving becomes much more severe if you put off starting an education funding strategy. Depending on your circumstances, it’s not always reasonable to be able to save regularly over the course of your child’s pre-adult lifetime. If your child is a teenager and you’re just beginning to save, here are a few suggestions:

• Save what you can reasonably afford to put away for your child’s college fund, but don’t sacrifice entirely your retirement savings in the process. Your child can borrow for education, but there are no grants or loans to help afford your retirement. • Whenever you begin saving, consider using a tax-advantaged approach, such as a 529 college savings plan that allows earnings to grow tax deferred and the tax-free withdrawal of funds for qualified education expenses. • If you or your child’s grandparents have the resources available, family can make a gift in one year of up to $70,000 ($140,000 for a couple who consent to split the gift) in 2013, five times the annual gift tax exclusion, to a 529 with no gift tax consequences to the gift. • When the time comes to pay for college, take advantage of any available tax benefit to reduce the net cost of college to you. For example, today’s American Opportunity Tax Credit (available in its current form until 2018) offers up to a $2,500 credit for qualified college expenses. • Have a realistic discussion with your children about what to expect in their selection of a college. If money is limited, they may have to scale back their choices to more affordable schools or geographical areas. No matter how close to college your children may be, the reality is that it will almost certainly require a significant investment. Consider working with a financial advisor who can help you determine the best way, based on your goals and situation, to save for your kids’ future education.

Sten Carlson is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners. Sten.E.Carlson@ampf.com 541-757-3000 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330

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Oregon Wonders: Crater Lake and Oregon State Parks

The art show is a Plein Air style exhibit. Share memories through fine art mediums of Oregon’s many wonders, from state and national parks, to the unique beauty of Crater Lake.

Exhibit Dates, August 24th September 30th 2015

Art Submission Deadline, August 7th 2015

Reception, August 28th 2015 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Art submission criteria available at: oregonstate.edu/lasells/oregon-wonders Interested in upcoming events? Scan the QR Code or visit oregonstate.edu/lasells/Stay-Informed.

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Mike, on Health

The 411

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Plant based diet compositions are not really a new trend. A foundation of fruits and vegetables has been part of our history going clear back to biblical times. We’ve had a history of “co-hort” type food cultures. Environm ental Diet Vegetarians, and populations who choose organic foods have been in our society for many years.

This diagram expresses the multi-dimensional facets of a plant based diet. As you can see from the diagram a plant based diet composition can impact different social communities. From disease prevention to human athletic performance the data on the benefits of a plant based diet on human biology is compelling. r o Risk F

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A plant based diet as always been with us. In future issues I’ll be talking about the integration of grains into this diet. And the role of meat and poultry. Where do they fit in this food/diet design?

Mike Waters MA is the health promotion director for Timberhill Athletic club. His subspecialty is helping people who struggle with finding health in their lives. For questions, comments on this piece or any other health topics he can be reached at timberhill.mike@comcast.net or 541- 207-4368

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The 411

Annette on Real Estate

Buying a Home, What You So you want to buy a house. This is probably the single biggest purchase in your life. Whether you do it for the first time or have done it multiple times, iIt can be a daunting task, but it can also be a ton of fun. If you’re well prepared, and on solid ground, it can and should be, a smooth and pleasant experience. Let me assume you are a First Time Home Buyer. How to start? With the finances! Without solid financing you do not know what you can (and want to) afford, cannot make an offer, and cannot buy. Therefore it is mandatory to start by contacting a reputable lender, preferably local (!), to get pre approved. Often I hear as the first question “do they have good rates?. Why yes, this is still a competitive market, and a lender who is totally out there with interest rates will not be able to do much business in these times of open information. But interest rates are just a part of the big picture. Your rate will depend on your credit score, on points (prepaid amounts that let you “buy down” the interest rate), on fees, on so many other facets. Do not let a low rate fool you. Sit down with a few good loan officers (your real estate broker should be able to point out those they have had a good experience with), give them all the information needed (and do so timely) and then compare. It’s not only rates though; Is the lender keeping/servicing your loan, or will it be sold on the secondary market? You might start with a local lender but land in the hands of

some bank behemoth with nobody to talk to, and if you ever get in trouble, you may have no support other than an automated system or a person in a call center in some other part of the world. Ask a lot of questions! Do not fall for the “teaser” rates! Now that you are pre-approved and have a letter in hand, make a list of things you want and need in a new home. Start with a long list and gradually narrow it down over a couple of glasses of good wine. Once you have the 5 top criteria, tell your broker, and start looking. Experience shows you might buy something that has none of those 5 criteria because during the process you will adjust your wants and needs, and the desire to walk to the farmer’s market might fall to the wayside once you discover that that means an undesirable closeness to train tracks. Or you think you want 5 acres but then start to understand that those need to be mowed... give yourself the time and freedom to explore what you really want! Inventory is low and the market is competitive in our area. Be prepared to react fast (often same day), have no time to think for a while, and be in a multiple offer situation. Thus taking the time and touring homes for a few hours, even if they might already have offers on them, will give you a good overview, confidence, and a baseline when the right one comes up. Offers have a lot of aspects, it is not just money. Some sellers might need an extra week to move after closing. You offering that might make the difference between yours or somebody else’s offer being accepted.

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Need to Do, and Have Once your offer is accepted, the next steps are inspections, getting the loan process going and looking at the title report. Your broker will be able to give you an in depth explanation about the title report. Look for odd exemptions like easements (other than for utilities), mineral rights etc. Make sure you understand the boundaries of the property. That extra 20 feet of green space in the backyard that looks like it will be yours might be somebody else’s!

the title report you can lean back and await closing.

Inspections include the whole house inspection, and pest and dry rot. You can opt for Radon tests, sewer scopes, mold tests, tree evaluations etc etc. Those are your own costs ,but sometimes “better safe than sorry.”

30-45 days after acceptance you should be able to close. A good lender will be well prepared and timely in delivering documents to the title company so that your closing actually occurs on closing day.

When you start the loan process make sure you do NOT make any other big purchase (like a car or and motorcycle) before closing, don’t have deposits that you cannot easily explain, apply for new credit cards, or do anything else that might change your credit score and history.

Have fun moving in!!

Once you are done with inspections, have negotiated closing cost contributions in lieu of repairs, or actual repairs, and have reviewed

Of course it is always possible that some hiccups occur. Choose an experienced agent who knows how to navigate possible hurdles smoothly and without much fanfare. We brokers are here to solve problems, not to create them, and we are not important, you are!

Festival Time Join us on the farm for Lavender Festival 2015! June 27th & 28th Immerse yourself in lavender!

Annette Annette Sievert is a top performing real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers in Corvallis, OR. Do you have a real estate question? Ask Annette: 541-207-5551

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It’s Never Too Late to Get Fit!

MILLETTO All Successful People Have This In Common Everyone longs to be successful at whatever it is they’re doing. I have learned success through trials and triumphs, through people who are out there making it happen and from success experts like Marshall Goldsmith and Joel Brown. Thank you for your insights on what it takes to achieve success in business and in life.

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Success by your own standard and definition will change your world and the world of those around you. Whatever your definition of success is, there is one trait that all successful people share. They stay the course. When it’s hard, stay the course. Everyone longs to be successful at whatever it is they’re doing. Change your focus. It’s easy to focus on how hard something is, but the reason we focus on the hard is because we doubt ourselves. Stop doubting yourself! Start doubting your fears instead, laugh at the stupid thought of you being scared of something that doesn’t exist or hasn’t even happened yet. Believe in you. If we doubted our fears instead of doubting our dreams, imagine how much in life we’d accomplish? We only get what we believe we deserve. Raise the bar, raise your standards and you will receive a better outcome. You have created everything you have accumulated and achieved in your life leading up to today through your thoughts, behaviors and actions. The car you drive, the relationships you have, the house you live in, and the moments you have “created” in your life. That was you. Stop with the uncertainty. Focus on your self-talk. Are you talking BIG or you talking to yourself in small self-defeating words? Change what you are saying to your self and use positive words, words that will help you to become more certain of how powerful you really are.

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To get you started with positive words that inspire check out www. essentialinspiration.net. Change your internal dialogue. Stop saying, I may, I might, I could. Start saying, “I Can, I Will, Step Up!” These are words of certainty, and you’ll be amazed how much of a difference they can make in motivating your mind to take action. The hurdles are there to see how much you really deserve success. For every hurdle that is in place that you jump over, weave around, or break through is a hurdle someone else didn’t have the guts to complete. You are one cut above the rest. If it were easy then there would be no greatness in achieving the task at hand. You are an inspiration. Someone out there, somewhere is watching you and your progress, your achievements and performance. Even if it’s just one person, you could be all they need as a source of inspiration to achieve their own success. If you can’t do it for you, do it for them! Change will make you stronger. You can’t grow or learn without change, something has to change for you to reach the next level. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Anyone that has ever achieved greatness, experienced failure at some point in their life. You have to know that failing is all part of success. Fail more. Marketing Genius “Seth Godin” said it best, “The more you fail, the more you win”. Stay the course, don’t lose hope and always believe in yourself. Joel Brown, www.addicted2success.com

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The Bookshelf

Corvallis Author!

Eugene Author!

Letters from Canton

Holy Smoke

Kyotofu

Center of Gravity

Lynn Martin

Ann Simas

Laura McNeill

Newly wed Emily Madison leaves a small west coast college town in 1923 experiencing despair aboard ship in the mid-Pacific and a natural disaster in Japan before arriving in Canton, China. Amid warring factions fighting to control China, through years of Japanese occupation, Emily cherishes the joy of children. Inspired by eightyyear-old family letters, the author has written about a woman with whom the reader will be a welcome companion.

Nicole Bermensolo with Eliazbeth Gunnison Dunn

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, except in Andi’s case. She smells smoke in the building where she works, but no one else does. And each time the smoke comes, a voice soon follows. Is she going crazy or does she have a brain tumor? Why does one of the voices ask for help? What can Andi do about it?

For many years New Yorkers packed Nicole’s Kyotofu Bakery as they clamored for the sweet, Japaneseinspired desserts she made so popular in Manhattan. Now readers can recreate those mouthwatering desserts in their own kitchens with Nicole’s new cookbook. It is packed with recipes for the treats that once lined her bakery shelves including the Chocolate Souffle Cupcake which was named Best in NYC by New York Magazine!

Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So when devastatingly handsome and successful Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, a ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she’s married, has a new baby, and life is grand. Or is it?

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IN THE GARDEN WITH BRENDA

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Butterfly kisses, butterflies in my stomach, human change compared to the metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly. “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free” - Charles Dickens. There are so many allusions to butterflies in our speech and history. But where have all the butterflies gone? As a youth, I remember so many more butterflies than I notice now. I especially remember the year the Painted Ladies swept through the nursery in their annual migration. It was amazing. Thousands flew through in just a few days. Is it my memory or has the number of butterflies decreased? Butterflies (in fact most pollinators) have decreased in number since the 1990’s due to elimination of habitat, fewer nectar plants, pesticide use and other factors. I don’t want to open a can of worms, or in this case a can of caterpillars but there are things that we can do to help. Whether we can turn the tide remains to be seen but at least we can try. First, incorporate nectar plants into your landscape. Native milkweed (Asclepias speciosa and A. fascicularis) would be a great start. Other nectar plants include: Asters, California Lilac, Chaste Tree, Checkermallow, Goldenrod, Lupine, Western Mock Orange, Ocean Spray, Nootka Rose, California Poppy, Marigolds, Yarrow and Zinnia. Fragrance really attracts them, too. Plants such as Lavender, Lilacs and Honeysuckle are wonderful butterfly plants. Butterflies also need host plants. As caterpillars, they feed on these plants. Some that work are: Serviceberry, Red Osier Dogwood, Mahonia, Elderberry,

Spiraea, Huckleberry and Wood’s Strawberry. Remember the key that caterpillars feed on host plants. That means they eat them. Which brings me to step three, garden intelligently. All-out organic gardening, while recommended is not always 100% possible. If you do find it necessary to apply chemicals, learn about them so you can apply them correctly, minimizing damage to butterflies and native pollinators. That means that you live with some holes in your leaves and you hand pull some weeds (okay, maybe a lot of weeds). Besides plants, butterflies also like water, minerals and sun. Unlike birds, they don’t like an open water source, preferring to drink from puddles or the margins of water areas. Small ponds with an earthen edge or a birdbath filled with sand and water is more to their liking. Wetlands preservation is a key to maintaining the butterfly population. An OSU Extension publication on butterfly gardening , a very good reference, (http://extension. oregonstate.edu/4hwildlifestewards/pdfs/butterfly.pdf) mentions adding sodium to the water puddle for the male butterflies. Finally, providing a rock or paver for basking in the sun is appreciated by the butterflies. They need to warm up before they take flight. “What’s a butterfly garden without a butterfly?” - Roy Rogers. Let us hope we don’t find out. Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery. Her passions include gardening, cooking, reading, writing and photography. Follow her writing at

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Secrets of Shipwrecks Exhibit Launches Visitors on an Expedition into the World of Underwater Archaeology Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery brings underwater exploration to land-lubbers’ turf. Visitors will discover a variety of aquatic animals from across the globe, plus multimedia interactives, replicas of shipwreck artifacts and interpretations of historic wrecks – no SCUBA gear or submarines necessary. Secrets of Shipwrecks is a historic and participatory exhibit that captures the spirit of archaeological adventure. This is not about discovering sunken cities of gold or pirate’s booty. It is about playing Indiana Jones for the day, embarking on a quest to learn about the past, understand the present, and glimpse the future. Shipwreck explorers are called underwater archaeologists, and for good reason. Part astronaut, part archaeologist, and part marine biologist, their submerged research sites are void of breathable air, often under intense water pressure and utterly inhospitable to humans. These investigators must rely on cutting edge science and technology to excavate the forgotten ruins of shipwrecks to uncover clues to an earlier way of life. Now, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is opening Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery. on May 23, 2015 so visitors can discover this world for themselves. “This exhibit brings our visitors underwater and into the intriguing realm of technical diving and exploration, exposing them to biology, archaeology, history  and pure adventurous discovery,” said Jim Burke, the Aquarium’s Director of Animal Husbandry who was one of www.willametteliving.com

the primary designers of the exhibit.   The four-gallery underwater wonderland takes visitors on a journey through representations of a life-sized shipwreck, archaeological digs and the artificial reefs that shipwrecks create around the world. Replicas of real artifacts discovered in historic shipwrecks from the Red Sea to the Caribbean will tumble seamlessly from mural, to exhibit tank, to gallery floor. The Aquarium hired exhibit specialists from Ionature to create a life-sized reproduction of the Caribbean Sea wreck, the RMS Rhone, and realistic representations of artifacts from shipwrecks around the world, providing visitors a glimpse into the seascape technical divers and shipwreck explorers might encounter. Any aquarium experience would not be complete without live animals. A stunning tropical coral reef inhabits the Rhone’s hull to highlight how these wrecks become living reefs over time. Visitors will also meet a sixfoot long giant green moray eel and smile while surrounded by a crawl-through tank of toothy, color-changing barracudas. The exhibit also directs a lens at the rarely interpreted fresh water world of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Exhibits in Secrets of Shipwrecks also include video programs and interactive stations that let visitors wield equipment akin to what archaeologists use on their expeditions. These displays encourage visitors of all ages and experience levels to explore the science and technology that brings the mysteries hiding underwater to light. “I have been diving on shipwrecks for over 20

years and we were able to put a lot of detail into the components of this exhibit that should impress novice and experienced diver alike,” Burke said. Beyond the subject’s excitement and intrigue, creating an exhibit about shipwrecks and underwater exploration helps further the Aquarium’s mission to promote marine science education. “We chose to interpret shipwrecks in a completely different way for an aquarium,” said Kerry Carlin-Morgan, PhD, the Aquarium’s Director of Education who led the exhibit’s design. “The traditional approach is artificial reefs, but we took inspiration from Ocean Literacy Principles and how little the ocean is explored. Marine archaeology is the perfect means for Aquarium visitors to explore how shipwrecks and ocean exploration intersect.” Through Secrets of Shipwrecks, guests will not only discover what is concealed below the water’s surface, but also the people and technology that make glimpsing into this mysterious world possible. For more information, visit aquarium.org. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium. org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook. com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/ OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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Van Gogh, Starry Night - 1888

Pissarro, Route de Versailles, Rocquencourt - 1871 Painting “en plein air” or as we say here in the states, “outside.” Is not a new thing. Witness the Anasazi paintings, they’ve been showing on rock walls throughout the Southwest for about 2,000 years -- and that’s recent compared to other parts of the world. For our purposes however, modern plein air painting really became a recognized “thing” in the 1800’s, in Europe. The Monet above is one of the earliest examples, titled “Impression, Sunrise” the work was criticised for having an unfinished appearance, the work departed from the classic, finished “beauty” of earlier work, and exhibited more the impression the scene had on the artist at the time, more raw, more real. This is the painting that gave rise to the term “Impressionist Art” and the entire impressionist movement. Some of the greatest painters of all time come to mind, Renoir, Van Gogh, Pissarro, and of course, Monet. (above) Anyone who has spent time in nature, can imagine why painters would want to work outdoors. There is less of a mechanical expectation of how a painting “should be” and more spontaneous inspiration, which results in some great work. The light changes,

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Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party - 1881 things move, it’s a dynamic environment that allows the painter to pick out the best of the scene, and capture it on canvas. This summer, the Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University will host a celebration of modern plein air. The gallery will offer a show called, “Every Day Taste of Plein Air.” The show will run June 1st through July 17th. There will be a public reception on Wednesday, June 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p. m. Many of Oregon’s premier painters will participate in a “plein air paint out” in downtown Corvallis. Passers-by will enjoy the opportunity to watch these very skilled artists at work. To see a painting take shape, from nothing to finished, is a joy. On June 10th, the paint-out will be held on the waterfront in Corvallis at NW 1st Street and NW Monroe from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The raw paintings will then be featured in Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center on a “wet paint wall.” Paintings will remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. June / July 2015


Laurel Buchanan and her work “Sunshine Wildflowers” (left)

Michael Gibbons at Portland Paint Out 2014, and his work, “Laguna Gold” (right)

Confirmed Artists Eric Bowman, Laurel Buchanan, Bets Cole, Anton Pavlenko, Aimee Erickson, Scott Gellatly, Michael Gibbons, Eric Jacobsen, Marianne Post,

Michael Rangner, Ken Roth, Erik Sandgren, Sarah Sedwick, Bill Shumway, Oleg Ulitskiy, Yer Za Vue, and Paul Zegers

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isters is the gateway to Central Oregon if you’re headed east from the Willamette Valley. Coming from the damp and green Willamette Valley, the descent into Sisters from the Santiam Pass is marked with a very noticeable climate change to dry and warm (in the summer anyway). The scent of sage and juniper fill the air, the ground becomes dry and silty, there are chipmunks watching your every move, the sky is blue, the air is clear, and you know you’re in cowboy country, and it’s nice, real nice. Originally established in 1865 to defend agains the threat of the Paiute indians, Sisters was a military post called Camp Polk, named after the commanding officer at the time. By 1866, it was determined that there actually was no indian threat, and the military left. Samuel Hindeman homesteaded the area around 1870, and moved the post office to it’s present site in Sisters, the name of the town was changed from Camp Polk to Sisters after the Three Sisters Mountains that make for so much of the scenic appeal of the tiny town.

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rodeo cowboys “The Biggest Little Show in the World” and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. This year will be the 40th quilt show and the 75th rodeo in Sisters, and people will descend on the little town for both. The quilt show is a quilter’s paradise, quilts are hung and legions of like minded quilters have an opportunity to mingle and discuss. Sisters doesn’t seem big enough for the rodeo to be a big deal, but don’t be mistaken, it is, it’s in the same league as Pendleton, and St. Paul and is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association - the “Big Daddy” of professional rodeo. With big bucks up for grabs, Sisters is a favorite of the best rodeo competitors. In the second weekend in June, Sisters has the highest purse in the Nation. The western theme is downtown Sisters was inspired by the rodeo. Sisters is a very special little town, if you’ve got a free weekend, go see for yourself. June / July 2015


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Enhance Your Curb Appeal by Heidi Powell

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THE E-SHOWER EXPERIENCE The world of electronics has entered bathrooms, giving users the ultimate spa experience at home. Kohler, Grohe and Moen all offer digital systems for controlling water temperature, shower heads, even music and chromatherapy. At this time I believe Kohler has the most advanced system, the DTV+ which we recently used for a master bathroom remodel project.  The Kohler DTV+ touchscreen interface allows the user to create a multisensory showering experience. Kohler’s most advanced showering system brings water, sound, steam, music and light together in way we would not have imagined until now. Here are the details of the complete e-shower system: THE SYSTEM BRAIN: The DTV+ system controller acts as the wiring center and “brain” for the DTV+ showering system, providing connections for every component and powering the digital interfaces. The controller features 10 ports for connecting to shower heads, sport sprayers, steam generator, audio system and chromatherapy lights. The controller can even connect to your home computer network for software updates. WATERTILE RAIN HEAD: With its 22-nozzle sprayhead, the WaterTile Ambient Rain overhead shower panel brings luxurious water delivery to your DTV+ showering system. Four fully adjustable square sprayheads distribute a stimulating shower of water that simulates a summer rain. Meanwhile, integrated chromatherapy bathes you in mood-enhancing colored light sequences to deliver a truly customized shower experience. SOUND SYSTEM: The KOHLER DTV+ amplifier uses Bluetooth® technology to stream and control music from your favorite mobile devices, providing a simple and elegant way to add audio to a bathroom. It connects with up to four KOHLER SoundTile water-resistant speakers (or any standard 4 or 8 ohm speakers). STEAM SYSTEM: Create a luxurious spa experience in the privacy of your home with a soothing steam shower. The steam adapter kit enables the DTV+ system to control the KOHLER steam generator, replacing the standard steam interface. The steam head incorporates an aromatherapy well, allowing you to add aromatic scents to enhance your steam experience. Does your dream bathroom include this “shower of the future”? If so be sure to hire a professional for design and installation. Like any new technology there is a learning curve to the system and you want to be sure the components act in concert to give that spa experience you deserve. Brian Egan is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer through the National Kitchen & Bath Association as well as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. He and his wife Kris are the owners of Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Baths, your local experts for quality design and remodeling.

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Does your home make a strong statement and good impression? If you want to change the message your home is sending, improving its “curb appeal” is a great place to start, says the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Enhancing your curb appeal can be done in many ways. Depending on your budget, you can start with a few minor and inexpensive changes all the way up to a complete and newly designed remodel. To determine what needs to be done to your home, try looking at it in a different light, as if you have never seen it before. Then ask yourself 3 questions…

will help you to have the best house on the street. 4. Paint it right— a new coat of paint can give your house the facelift it needs 5. Architectural details – adding corbels, eaves, and strategically placed stone can change a home from plain to show stopping 6. Get a new door—the front door is an eye catcher 7. Accessorize—adding a kickplate, new house numbers or new lighting will catch the eye of your neighbors 8. Landscaping—highlighting the entry with carefully placed shrubs and adding flowers, while keeping in mind bloom times for a continuous show of beauty, will accent the architecture of your home

1. What is your first impression? 2. What are the best features and how can you enhance them? 3. What are the worst features and how can you minimize or Whether you plan to live in your improve upon them? home for a long time or plan to sell in a few years, creating curb Here are a few quick and appeal will add value and pride to inexpensive suggestions that any home. Heidi Powell is Co-owner of Powell Construction, an award winning design-build company established in 1990, and a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Heidi can be reached at the design studio located on South 3rd Street in Corvallis or at 541-752-0805. June / July 2015


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EAT Where better to start than with dessert?

Best Desserts Le Patissier, Corvallis Big River Restaurant, Corvallis

The Sweet Life, Eugene The Little Cannoli Bakery, at Reed Opera House, Salem Sybaris, Albany

Appetizers

Del Alma, Corvallis

Del Alma, Corvallis Magenta, Corvallis Frankie’s, Albany Thai Beer, Salem Fruit Tarts at Le Patissier

Aqua, Corvallis

Cheese

Italian Food

Ochoa’s Queseria, Albany

Nick’s Cafe, McMinnville

Full Circle, Scio

Old Spaghetti Factory, Corvallis

Briar Rose, Newberg

Mama’s Italian, Lebanon

101, Corvallis

Spring Rolls at Queen’s Chopstick

Willamette Valley Cheese, Salem

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Best Chef Matt Bennett, Sybaris Jason Frits, Thistle Kimber Hoang, Magenta Conor Claffey-Koller, del Alma Eric Nelson, Willamette Valley Vineyards

Seafood

Best Burger Frankies, Albany First Burger, Albany Block 15, Corvallis Nancy’s Burgers, Salem Valley Commissary, McMinnville Wild Duck, Eugene Sky High Brewery, Corvallis Uncle Doc’s, Lebanon

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Best Asian Food Queen’s Chopstick, Corvallis Tup Tim Thai, Albany

Harry & Annette’s,

Ta Ra Rin, Springfield

Corvallis

Magenta, Corvallis

Fitts Seafood,

Koriander, Corvallis

Salem

House of Noodle, Albany

Fisherman’s Market,

China Gourmet, Salem

Eugene

Sam City, Albany

Northwest Seafood,

Sada Sushi, Corvallis

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Sky High Brewery, Corvallis

Dundee Bistro, Dundee

Billy Mac’s, Eugene

Flat Tail Brewing, Corvallis

Frankie’s, Albany

American Dream, Corvallis

Vault 244, Albany

Gathering Together Farm, Philomath

Pizza!

Outdoor Dining

Woodstocks, Corvallis Track Town, Eugene American Dream, Corvallis

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Pizzamore, Albany Nick’s Italian Cafe, McMinnville Straight From New York, Salem

Mexican Food Mexico Lindo, Corvallis

You-Pick Berries / Farms

Chapala’s, Eugene

Red Barn Farm, Monmouth

Garibaldi, Salem

Thyme Garden, Alsea

Pura Vida Cocina & Arte, McMinnville

Pumpkin Patch - Rogue Hopyard, Independence

Delicias Valley Cafe, Corvallis

Anderson Blueberries, Corvallis

Taqueria Alonzo, Corvallis

Sunset Valley Organics / Wilt Farms, Corvallis

La Rokita, Corvallis

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Farm to Table Dining

Rafn’s, Salem

Gathering Together Farm,

Frankie’s, Albany

Philomath

Sybaris, Albany

Les Caves, Corvallis

Thistle, McMinnville

Breakfast Spot

Broken Yolk, Corvallis Busick Court, Salem

Corks Old Fashioned Donuts, Albany Crescent Cafe, McMinnville Sharon’s, Corvallis Delicious Valley Cafe, Corvallis

Lunch Spot

Elmers, Albany

Laughing Planet, Corvallis

Valley Commissary, McMinnville

Gathering Together Farm

Sam’s Station, Corvallis

Block 15, Corvallis

Les Caves, Corvallis

Santiam Room at LBCC

Eats & Treats, Philomath

Glenwood, Eugene

Macedonia, Salem

Sam’s Station Taters, Dallas

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Best Cocktails The Vault, Albany

del Alma, Corvallis Magenta, Corvallis Thistle, McMinnville

Cider

101, Corvallis

2 Towns Cider, Corvallis Anthem, Salem

Downward Dog, Corvallis

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Cloud & Kelly’s, Corvallis

Willamette Valley Vineyards :: Photo, Dennis Rivera

Tasting Room Brewery

Deluxe, Albany Hop Valley, Eugene Block 15, Corvallis Sky High, Corvallis Mazama, Corvallis

Spirits

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner

Honeywood, Salem

Sylvan Ridge, Eugene

Panache Cellars, Philomath

4 Spirits Distillery, Adair Village

Saffron Fields Winery, Yamhill

Spindrift Cellars , Philomath

Rogue Distillery, Independence

Left Coast, Rickreall

Erath Vineyards, Dundee

Vivacity, Corvallis Kinn Edwards, del Alma

Coffee House Tried & True Coffee, Corvallis Coffee Culture, Corvallis Urban Grange, Salem Red Daisy, Albany Cornerstone Coffee, McMinnville The Beanery, Corvallis Purple Moon, Corvallis

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SHOP

Ladies Clothing The Clothes Tree, Corvallis The French Unicorn, Salem Emma’s Downtown, Albany Nordstrom Rack, Eugene Sibling Revelry, Corvallis Zooey’s, Corvallis Irenes’ , Corvallis

The Clothes Tree

Home Decor

Gifts

The Inkwell, Corvallis

Many Hands Trading, Corvallis

Boda Furniture, Albany

Emma Downtown, Albany

J&J Electric, Albany

La Bella Casa, McMinnville

Restorations, Portland

Many Hands Trading

Mod Pod, Corvallis Second Glance

Shoes

Soft Star, Corvallis

The Inkwell

Footwise, Corvallis

Mens Clothing

Sedlacks, Corvallis Danner, Portland

Mehlhaf’s Clothiers, Corvallis The Natty Dresser, Albany Nordstrom Rack, Portland Mehlhaf’s

Resale Second Glance, Corvallis 1st Hand Seconds, Albany

Soft Star Shoes

Jeweler

Revolve, Corvallis Restyle, Albany

Jordan Jewelers, Albany

Buffalo Exchange, Eugene

Sid Stevens, Albany Mid Valley Gems, Albany Gilt, Portland Mike Anderson

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Farmers Market

Anderson Jewelers, Corvallis

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Casino

Golf

Chinook Winds, Lincoln City Spirit Mountain, Grand Ronde

Springhill Golf Club at the Albany Golf & Event Center Auburn Center Golf Club, Salem Mallard Creek, Lebanon

Springhill Golf Club

Winery Event Airlie Winery July Concert, Monmouth Art and the Vineyard, Eugene Wine, Pear & Cheese Jubilee, Willamette Valley Vineyards

Oregon Zoo

Sunday Funday at Erath Winery, Dundee

Camping

Kid Fun

Oregon State Fair

Oregon Zoo, Portland

Fairs

Movies at Monteith, Albany

Beverly Beach

Oregon State Fair, Salem

Alsea Falls

Benton County Fair, Corvallis

“Anywhere in Oregon!�

Linn County Fair, Albany

Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene

The Oregon Country Fair

Albany Art & Air Festival, Albany

Music Venue Crystall Ballroom, Portland

Coastal Getaway Sports

Bandon Cannon Beach Wyndham Resorts at Seaside Newport

The Beavers Trail Blazers

Waldport Nye Beach

The Oregon Ducks

Portland Timbers Nye Beach

Corvallis Knights Corvallis Little League

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Crystal Ballroom

Albany Art & Air Festival, Albany Bite of Salem Septembeerfest, Corvallis Fall Festival, Corvallis Eugene KLCC Brewfest June / July 2015


FIT

Day Spa Modern Nails & Hair, Corvallis Fourteenth Ave. Salon & Day Spa, Albany Epic Day Spa, Corvallis

Epic Day Spa

Yoga Love Yoga, Albany Bikram Yoga, Corvallis Zen Spot, Eugene The Yoga Center of Corvallis

Martial Arts:

Aurora Martial Arts, Corvallis

Orthodontist Paventy, Albany

Optometrist

Hair Salon

West Salem Vision

Blush Salon, Albany

Dr. Crotty, Corvallis

Hair Lovely Salon, West Salem

Doug Berry, Albany

Epic Day Spa & Salon, Corvalis Wild Hair, Corvallis

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Lavender Time in the Willamette Valley LAVENDER FESTIVAL WILL HAVE FRESH START IN NEWBERG

June 3, 2015 (Newberg, OR) The finest celebration of lavender and art! After several years of calling Yamhill home, the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show is expanding its scope and moving to a new home at the Chehalem Cultural Center in downtown Newberg. The free, two-day festival is scheduled for July 11-12, 2015. The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show celebrates all things lavender and features a premier art show of original work painted in the lavender fields of Oregon. Visitors are invited to spend a leisurely day in Newberg’s Cultural District, feasting on lavenderbased cuisine and refreshment surrounded by the captivating scent of lavender essential oil distillation. Talented musicians will set the mood while visitors may enjoy a glass of lavender beer or wine or try their hand at lavender crafts. More than 30 artisan vendors will be on hand, offering distinctive art and craft booths and lavender in myriad forms. The Plein Air Art Show is held in the Grand Ballroom of the Chehalem Cultural Center. Participating artists will paint en plein air in Oregon’s beautiful lavender fields from June 24- July 8. Their work is then displayed and sold during the festival. Many of the region’s top plein air artists as well as artists from as far as Seattle and San Francisco will participate and show their work in a variety of mediums. Cash prizes will be awarded to outstanding submissions. In addition, festival-goers are invited to visit and tour nearby lavender farms. The whole family will enjoy the 2015 Oregon Lavender Farm Tour in the Oregon countryside. Over twenty lavender destinations throughout Oregon are open to show their lavender in full bloom. Many sites feature lavender plants and products along with artisan booths, crafts, demonstrations and activities. The farm tour includes Chehalem

Flats, Mountainside Lavender, Red Ridge Farms and Wayward Winds Lavender where visitors can experience the full impact of lavender in the Chehalem Mountain/Yamhill Valley. Plan your day by visiting www. OregonLavenderDestinations.com for a complete listing of participating destinations, activities and maps. The event is executed entirely through volunteer hours and sponsorships. Proceeds from the event benefit many charitable causes. The festival is sponsored by Chehalem Cultural Center, Yamhill County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Community Foundation. Admission is free! EventDates&Times: July11,10am-8pmandJuly12,10am-5pm Event Location: Chehalem Cultural Center (415 E. Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132) Free admission and parking! Featured entertainers:  Mary Kadderly  Two Sisters & A Mister  Round House Band  Peter Boesen & the Jazzboes  Sonny Hess

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VISIT MCKENZIE RIVER LAVENDER DURING PEAK SEASON! The Willamette Valley is home to many lavender farms because our warm dry summers support the growing needs of this versatile perennial plant--native to the Mediterranean. Each spring lavender farmers eagerly await new green shoots that signal the heady bloom to follow. The two most popular varieties on the lavender farm as well as in the home garden are English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and a hybrid variety (Lavandula X intermedia) (a natural cross between L. angustifolia and L. latifolia) often referred to as intermedia or lavandin. Both of these varieties have at least a hundred named cultivars which sport many spike colors ranging from deep intense purple, bright blue to pale pink or white. Foliage color can vary from green to gray-green or even silver. Both of these varieties are generally hardy to Zone 5. A third common lavender variety L. stoechas referred to as Spanish

lavender has a strong pungent aroma but is attractive for its leaf-like petals (bracts) at the top of the spike that suggest rabbit ears or a roosting butterfly. One can’t help but smile when seeing these spikes move in a breeze. Spanish lavender, hardy to Zone 7, is primarily used for landscaping. Lavender is a popular garden plant in the Willamette Valley because the bloom season can last from April through August depending on which varieties and their cultivars are planted. The Spanish lavenders typically start blooming in April. After deadheading, a second bloom appears in mid to late August. English lavenders bloom starting in early to midJune through July. Some cultivars will re-bloom in late August. The intermedia lavender variety (again depending on the cultivar) blooms from early July through August. At McKenzie River Lavender five different lavender cultivars are grown. Two English lavenders -- ‘Hidcote’ and ‘Royal Velvet’ -- are prized for their sweet aromas and their deep dark purple colors. These are dried for bouquets as well as buds for potpourri, sachets, crafts or cooking. Three hybrid intermedia lavenders ‘Grosso’, ‘Abrialii’, and ‘Provence’ yield long stemmed blooms. In the landscape they provide presence as their long stems sway in the slightest breeze. ‘Grosso’ and ‘Abrialii’ make great fresh as well as handsome dried bouquets. ‘Provence’ blooms shatter easily so it’s prized for the buds. The ‘Grosso’ is steam distilled for its essential oil and byproduct hydrosol. During lavender season McKenzie River Lavender hosts a Lavender Festival in early July. This year the event is July 10-12 10am to 5pm each day. Our specialty lavender products include fresh bouquets of ‘Grosso’ lavender, pure ‘Grosso’ essential oil and linen spray, unique lavender crafts, soaps, lotions and more. During the Oregon Lavender Festival, our country bazaar showcases all things lavender, as well as the creations of local artisans. Plant starts are also available. Enjoy an experience for the family including music, food and drink with a petting zoo to delight the children. Directions: Exit I-5 at Springfield on Hwy 126 East to milepost 15.5.

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LAVENDER LAKE FARMS, GIFTS AND... LAVENDER In anticipation of an early bloom, Our festival is scheduled for June 27th and June 28th. We will also be participating in the OLA farm tour. July 11th and 12th. Since we are on the bike path along highway 99, we are bicycle friendly, and have registered with travel oregon as a bike friendly destination While you’re here, be sure to pick up some of our exclusive chocolates, lavender lemonade, honey, soaps, essential oils, lotions, room sprays, even marshmallows!

Plants: Our plants have been developed by us. This is important to you because our plants are true to the variety. Our propagation cuttings are from the actual “mother stock”! Our plants are known to successfully grow in Zones 4,5,6,7,and 8. Buena Vista - Named for an area in the Willamette Valley, where this plant was developed. This variety is one of our favorites…. it dries well if harvested before the buds open which is great for bouquets, wreaths or buds. Buena Vista displays vibrant violet-blueberry bloom and one of the few varieties that blooms two times a year. Buena Vista’s Sister is Sachet! Sachet - Buena Vista’s Sister… the plants are identical twins to the hobby growers. The only difference is the composition of the oils. Eola - Named for the area in Willamette Valley that is near our farm. This plant is perfect for filling in a large space. An ornamental round full plant with grey green foliage that offers a light lavender bloom. Sharon Roberts - Named after Mom is a medium, bushy plant produces bright violet-blue flowers, which are very fragrant, on spikes that are strong and long. This plant is suitable for crafting, culinary use and ornamental landscaping. Sharon Roberts Lavender was featured in Martha Stewart Magazine. Aimee - Named after Dad’s Grand Daughter. This plant offers a white bloom. When planted with the purple producers, this offers a fabulous contrast. This bloom gives a citrus, lavender scent. Grosso - The only plant we offer that we did not develop. We offer this plant as it is a commonly associated as a lavender plant. The flowers are a large grey spike on a long stem. The flowers are commonly used to make wands and wreaths. www.willametteliving.com

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Accreditation Matters “Most people would not go to a hospital that isn’t accredited or send children to colleges that aren’t accredited,” said Garth Hallman, executive director at SpringRidge. “So why isn’t that expected when moving into a senior living community? Moving into a community that is accredited affords greater peace of mind that care and services have undergone intense scrutiny by an outside, third party.” It’s a fact, accreditation matters. Designed to help institutions boost their ongoing pursuit of excellence, accreditation is no longer just associated with healthcare and higher education institutions. Accreditation is an important seal of approval seniors and their families should look for when exploring retirement living options. Senior living communities like SpringRidge at Charbonneau, who is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), demonstrate that they consistently adhere to high standards, are dedicated to quality evaluation and that their priority is resident comfort, care and quality of life. Throughout North America and Western Europe, CARF is recognized as the leading independent accreditation body for providers of health and human services. To achieve accreditation, a senior living community must demonstrate comprehensive conformance to approximately 1,000 elevated standards that measure the effectiveness of management and communication, programs and activities, and interaction with outside agencies. According to Hallman, when contemplating a move to a senior community, it’s important to: begin researching in advance, before a need arises; determine which type of community fits your needs; tour the community and ask questions; take your time to evaluate your options; and be sure to ask if the community is accredited. It really does matter. SpringRidge at Charbonneau is a luxury senior living community operated by Senior Resource Group (SRG) in Willsonville, Oregon. Seniors seeking the exceptional lifestyle options available here are invited to call 503.862.9498 today to learn more.

Let’s talk about something retirement communities hardly ever mention. Accreditation. Because having the confidence and peace of mind of accreditation is important. So, let’s talk. SpringRidge is accredited by CARF International. It’s an independent organization that sets exceedingly high standards for care and service. It’s a lot like an accreditation for a hospital or college. Or a five-star rating for a hotel. But like most things in life, you have to see it to believe it. So, let’s talk some more at a complimentary lunch and tour. Please call 503.862.9498 to schedule.

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Health Teens are from heaven. Let’s not give them hell! This month we feature a conversation between Laureen Urey, from the Corvallis Wellbeing Indicator Project team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. and Judy Rintoul, a Somatic Psychotherapist and Marriage and Family counselor at Counseling for Joy. Laureen and Judy share an interest helping the community to identify the needs of teenagers and helping to promote health and growth in society’s most vibrant population. Laureen: Judy, you and I are both interested in helping the community to identify the conditions necessary for teen health. What makes for a happy, healthy teenager? Judy: Engaged families; nutritious food; enjoyable physical activity; meaningful opportunities to explore, take on risk, and exercise autonomy; diverse ways to build skills and integrate with the community. Laureen: I know you see teenagers from all walks of life in your private practice. What do you hear and see from them? Judy: Every teenager is unique in concerns, longings, frustrations, and dreams. Teens struggle with family conflict and they confront academic and social challenges. Yet one thing especially brings them to therapy and that is that they have profound doubt, worry and confusion about their place in society and the community. They are confronting big existential questions. They want to be comfortable and excited about being themselves in community. Laureen: How do you work with them on these concerns? Judy: I help them, and the adults in their lives, to keep track of the priority they have at this stage of their lives: the work of becoming a new person. The job of growing up is work that requires bravery and innovation.They are at a crucial time when they are co-creating themselves. It is a forceful time of exploration. This is the time of the hero’s journey. Teenagers have lost great things as they move out of the safety and innocence of childhood. They are seeking great things as they look to the future. New places, people and activities call to them. Yet sometimes they get waylaid by the superficial, or distracted by things that don’t contribute to their highest goals. Most of us, not just teenagers, need others to help us create our true selves. Laureen: What can we do in our community to support their important work of self-building? Judy: This process requires creative partners. Teenagers need resourceful peers, and, more importantly, they also need respectful, safe, innovative, and giving adults to help form their new adult selves. Some may need individualized

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mentoring, therapy or counseling. Teens are a beautiful, energetic gift to the world, but they aren’t naturally all put together. Kind, nurturing assembly is needed. Laureen: What are some of the barriers to wellbeing for teens in our community? Judy: Unfriendly laws, insurance liability issues and general perceptions about teen behavior all contribute to excluding teens from most workplaces and even volunteer opportunities. Teens are one of the groups most discriminated against in society. Merely because they are a certain age they are prohibited from participating. They are told they are a liability and that because of their mere presence on a premises, the business could be sued “if something happened”. We need to have more inclusive, transformative conversations about risk, fear and whether we value teen life over the fear of economic loss. If we worry about liability insurance, time spent training, and lost productivity, we are in essence making these things more important to our society than nurturing our children. In many ways society is fearful of teens and unavailable to them. Teens need adults to meet them with enthusiasm and partner with them in bearing the risk of their untried skills and behaviors. Laureen; We know that there is a rise in teen mental health issues, do you see these being related to how the community interacts with teens? Judy: Definitely. In prior centuries, teens were integrated into daily life and played a useful, meaningful part of daily work and life. In the past hundred years adolescence became defined as a discrete developmental period. More recently it is viewed as a disease. Something that we medicate and then wait out. Something that is risky and expensive. Teenagers have been excluded from the work force and placed in large industrial-model schools. Their peer groups are often highly competitive and socially stressful. Teens struggle to find places where they can work and be mentored. They are one of the most marginalized minorities in our society on the basis of something they are powerless to change. Feelings of exclusion, unfairness and hopelessness are some of the biggest contributors to depression and anxiety in teens. Laureen: I’ve heard that we also continue to struggle with illegal drugs and substance use in our teen population here in Oregon. What role do drugs play in the developmental life of a teen? Judy: Ironically, I see that illegal drugs play a very empowering, developmental role for some teens. If we recognize that biologically this is the time when they are primed to explore, to develop autonomy and separate from family and culture so as to be a new person, we see

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why it makes so much sense for them to be in a direct economy like the drug culture. We think about the chain of drug-related actions from a teenager’s perspective. In school and family life, they are required to follow orders and the decisions of others. There is little place for them to truly strike out on their own. So when it comes to drugs, they are attracted to explore a new experience. They act on on it by researching a source for the drug, i.e., using newly emerging skills of discrimination and insight. Exercising their growing autonomy, they negotiate for the commodity of their own choice, using communication skills. They contemplate the use of a substance that is described as risky. This produces positive neurochemical feedback that is also related to their stage of brain development. They engage in social rituals with other users which produces additional positive neurochemical stimulation from social engagement. Finally, they enjoy a pleasant altered consciousness and a decrease in unpleasant thoughts and emotions. This entire chain of events is developmentally important. Yet it is unfortunate that they don’t have many other opportunities like this. I’ve heard one writer argue that as a society we shouldn’t feed teenagers. It would be equally empowering for them to go out and source their own food! I’m not advocating something so drastic, but it does highlight the driving forces behind the exercise of autonomy, empowerment and emerging social skills. Laureen: As a therapist, what would you like to see for teens in Corvallis? Judy: More vocational and volunteer opportunities. More safe places to mess around and create things. More inclusion in “real” life. More rituals that celebrate their unique, explosive energy. Adults who are willing to interact with teens in a way that conveys wonder and appreciation for what youth brings to the world. Less worrying about liability and the risks teens lay on to the workforce. James Hillman, the visionary psychologist, advised that “the cosmos in which we place youth and through which we insight youth will influence its pattern of becoming.” We help to shape our youth and they help to shape us and the whole society in fresh, new ways. If we aren’t willing to share risk with them, by inviting them to share the “real” world, they will inflict their own risky choices on us without our involvement. We have good choices available. We are a community that is searching for ways to promote health and wellbeing. I urge you to take on this issue in your work with the Sustainability Coalition. Laureen: Judy, thankfully, we are at work on these issues. I invite anyone interested in more information about the Corvallis Wellbeing Indicator Project to contact me at laureenurey@gmailc.com. Judy, I know that you may be reached at judy@counselingforjoy.com by those teens and families who seek support in their lives. June / July 2015


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Over the counter products that you get in grocery stores, drugstores or wholesale retailers usually don’t have powerful active ingredients. Most manufactures want minimal liability and costs. They create products to minimize the potential to irritate the skin and include very little, if any, active ingredients. Without active ingredients, it’s impossible to see the results you want. If you don’t have a degree in chemistry or skin care, it can be confusing to figure out what’s right for your skin. Fortunately you can consult with an Esthetician to find the right products that have the proper amounts of active ingredients specifically for your skin. In some cases we can even do a simple test to see if the active ingredients are strong enough. Bottom line, skin care products DO work when you have the right ingredients, the right concentrations, and they are used properly on the right skin.

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Grilling

With a Twist!

Fire Up the Party with Paella on the Grill by Kathleen Bauer When I first mentioned to my mother that I was going to make paella, a Spanish rice dish, on the grill, her first response was, “But how are you going to do that? Won’t it fall through?” With visions of grains of rice balancing precariously on the bars of the grill, I explained that, to avoid losing their dinner to the fire, Spaniards created a wide, shallow carbon steel pan called a paellera to cook the paella (pron. pie-AY-yuh). A one-pot meal combining rice, vegetables, broth and various kinds of meat or fish, paella is perhaps the definitive dish of Spain. But it’s tricky to find a version that brings out the complex flavors of the ingredients while maintaining the textural integrity of what is basically a simple rice dish. Opinions about the origins of paella are as mixed as the dish itself. Some sources say the basic recipe of olive oil, salt, rice and broth is several centuries old, while others trace paella only to the mid-19th century. Originally cooked over wood-burning fires and served straight from the pan to farm workers after a hard day’s labor, paella was made with rice and whatever other ingredients were on hand—rabbit, snails or beans. My friend John, an American who lives in Madrid, said that even the version of paella made in that ancient city is pooh-poohed as “northern” paella, since the quintessential style of paella is made in Valencia with rice from the eastern region of the country known as the Levante. Even then, he said, “If a million Spaniards gave you paella recipes, you would end up with at least 2 or 3 million different ways to make it.”

The most familiar contemporary version may be paella made with chicken and shellfish, but really, the choice of flavors is up to you. Shortgrained rice has always been the foundation of paella, which can absorb three times its volume in liquid when cooked. Bomba is a similar Spanish rice that’s easier to come by in the U.S., although arborio or any rice used for risotto will do. I often make paella with Spanish chorizo, a salami-style dried sausage spiced with paprika. If you can’t find imported chorizo near you, a little closer to home Olympia (formerly Olympic) Provisions in Portland makes a smoked chorizo sausage, and the Bay Area’s Fra’ Mani company has its own version, salametto piccante, which is readily available in specialty meat cases or online. It’s important never to substitute fresh-ground Mexicanstyle chorizo sausage, however, since the chile and fat in it will overwhelm the delicate flavors of the paella. Along with the chorizo, I assemble some smoked paprika, green olives (the anchovystuffed Spanish ones, if possible), and fresh seafood. Plus some chicken thighs, a rich stock, colorful bell peppers (I prefer red or yellow) and the essential onions and garlic. If you do all the chopping and prep ahead of time, then all that’s left to do is light the charcoal grill when guests arrive. Pour everyone some Spanish rosé while you’re grinding the saffron with a little salt in a mortar and pestle, the better to release its amazing flavor and color when it’s added to the pan. Then, when you’ve got a nice bed of hot coals, it’s time to herd everyone out to the grill—wine glasses in hand, of course—for the

evening’s entertainment. The show? Put the paella pan on the grill. Drizzle in a few glugs of olive oil and, when it shimmers, sauté the vegetables (this step is called the sofrito). Add the chicken and fry until it browns, then add the chorizo to warm it up. Pour in the rice and stir for a couple of minutes. Then pour in the stock and the ground saffron mixture, add the olives, and cover it with the lid of the grill to let that wonderful smoke infuse the dish. Key to your success is not stirring the paella while it cooks, though poking to check that it still has enough liquid to cook the rice is allowed. A few minutes before serving, add mussels or clams and let them cook briefly, then bring the pan to the table to oohs and aahs from the assembled company. If you want to go for an extra challenge, you can attempt to achieve that most elusive of qualities, a good caramelized bottom crust known as the socarrat. The trick seems to be in getting just the right ratio of stock to rice, so that the rice cooks but maintains a slight crunch. It should be dry enough to form the socarrat and yet not burn from the heat of the coals beneath it. If you’re lucky enough to do this successfully, make sure that each guest gets to scrape up some for their serving. Paella is terrific for dinner parties because it cooks quickly, feeds a crowd and it’s fun to serve straight from the pan. You don’t really need anything else with it, except maybe a green salad and a chilled rosé. That and a little candlelight, and you’ve got yourself a showstopper.

Give it a try! Paella for a Party: Serves 8 to 12 This recipe is for a paella with Spanish chorizo and mussels, but you should feel free to substitute your own favorite seafood. Remember, though, don’t use Mexican chorizo, an entirely different kind of sausage.

12 to 18 (1 lb.) mussels or steamer clams

Ingredients 1/8 tsp. (large pinch) saffron 1/2 c. dry white wine 3 Tbsp. olive oil 1 large yellow or white onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 red, yellow, or green bell pepper (or combination), chopped 1 lb. chicken thighs, chopped in 1-inch pieces 8 oz. Spanish chorizo, sliced into ⅛-inch slices

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3 to 4 c. arborio or bomba rice 1 to 2 Tbsp. smoked paprika 1/2 c. green olives, cut into thirds 6 to 8 c. chicken or fish stock Salt and pepper to taste

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Place saffron in bowl of mortar and pestle. Add 1 tsp. salt and grind with pestle until the saffron is finely ground. Set aside. Build fire in barbecue grill. Once coals are hot, place paella pan on the grill about 4 inches above coals. Pour in olive oil and heat till shimmering, then add chopped onions, garlic and pepper and sauté till tender. Add chicken pieces and brown

lightly, then add chorizo and sauté till warmed. Stir in smoked paprika. Add rice and stir for 2 minutes, then add olives, saffron/salt mixture, and stock until it just covers the rice mixture. Salt and pepper to taste. Place grill cover on the barbecue and cook for approximately 20 minutes without stirring, checking occasionally to make sure rice doesn’t get too dry. Add more stock as needed, allowing brown crust to form on bottom and sides without burning. Before rice is completely done, add mussels or clams hinge-side down so they stand up in the pan and their juices run into the paella. Serve when shells open and meat inside is cooked, approximately 3 minutes. June / July 2015


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Mama’s Italian

Fine Italian Food & Wine Shop 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 -- 8:00 Tues, Wed & Thurs 11:00 -- 9:00 Fri. 4:00 -- 9:00 Sat. 11:00 -- 4:00 Sunday Brunch

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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! Dinner from 5 pm Wed -- Sun Reservations Recommended.

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Tina’s

Our menu is based on the foods that our farmer/neighbors grow: seasonal, and regional. Many of the wines that we feature come from just down the road. We are committed to using the best ingredients, and our menu changes as we move through the seasons of the year. We believe in using the highest quality and most healthful ingredients available and use organic, free range and chemical free products. Dinner Nightly 5:00 pm - Close Lunch Tues - Fri 11:30 - 2:00

A local landmark for over 30 years. Our bakers and chefs are at work around-the-clock preparing all your favorite dishes and baked goods using only the finest ingredients. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or anything in between. Now offering catering too. www.NewMorningBakery.com 7am to 9pm Mon-Sat 8am to 8pm Sunday 219 SW 2nd St. Downtown Corvallis 541-754-0181

The Chowder Bowl

Since 1980 we’ve served our delicious milk based chowder. Our recipe is so good we’ve been featured on the Today Show, in Coastal Living Magazine, and we recently won the Newport News Times “Best Clam Chowder.” We also serve burgers, salads, and more. You owe yourself a visit to the Chowder Bowl.

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Dundee 503-538-8880

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Le Patissier

Vive la France ! 541-752-1785

956 NW CIRCLE BLVD. IN CORVALLIS

French Pastry Savory Dishes Dinner Events All prepared in-house from the freshest ingredients available.

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The Arts

“Harris Bridge #3” oil 6” x 8”

Mel Katz retrospective exhibition invites viewers into an abstract landscape

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Visit the Signature Gallery

(Located in the Uptown Arts District) 140 NE Alder Street Toledo, OR 97391 (541) 336-2797 | michaelgibbonsart@charter.net

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Pegasus

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found the Portland Center for the Visual Arts in 1971—one of the first alternative artist spaces in the country. In 1979, his work was included in the First Western States Biennial, which opened at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and traveled nationally. He was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the Portland Art Museum in 1988 and was included in the traveling exhibition, Still Working, in 1994. His work is included in the collections of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Oregon Arts Commission, the City of Seattle, and many national corporations. Financial support for this exhibition has been provided by a major grant from The Ford Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by a gift from Dianne C. Anderson, by funds from the Maribeth Collins Art Exhibition Fund, and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission. Artist Lecture and Opening Reception Katz will discuss his work on June 5 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Admission to Katz’s lecture is complimentary and will be followed by a reception for the opening exhibition (reception RSVP required: 503-370-6855).

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The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is pleased to present a major retrospective exhibition of Portland sculptor Mel Katz (American, b. 1932) that chronicles the career of this prolific and dynamic artist who has played a prominent role in the Portland art scene for over 50 years. “Mel Katz: On and Off the Wall,” features a veritable forest of Katz’s large scale abstract geometric sculptures and will run from June 6 to Aug. 23, 2015 in the Melvin Henderson Rubio-Gallery. The exhibition is also accompanied by “Mel Katz: Drawings and Small Sculptures,” and illustrates a snapshot into Katz’s creative process. This companion exhibition opens May 9 and continues through July 19, 2015, in the Study Gallery. Director John Olbrantz says, “Originally trained as a painter, Katz has produced a remarkable body of work over the past fifty years that reflects his unique journey from painter to sculptor. Born in Brooklyn, Katz graduated from the Cooper Union Art School in New York in 1953 and attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School in 1954−55. He moved to Portland, in 1964 to accept a teaching position at the Portland Art Museum School, and in 1966 took a position at Portland State University, where he taught for the next thirty-two years. In addition to his highly successful career as an art educator, Katz, along with artists Jay Backstrand and Michele Russo, helped co-

Showing at OSU Through July 17 in “Every Day Taste of Plein Air” Reception June 10 with artists

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While you’re on the Coast, Visit Nye Beach! for Artsake Gallery • A Co-op of Local Artists

Nye Beach Wine Cellar

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Nana’s Irish Pub

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“A Taste of Ireland on the Oregon Coast” Traditional Irish Fare, Imported Irish Beers on Tap, Full Bar, Minors welcome until 10pm, Patio Seating, Live Music. Hours Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday 11am-midnight Corner of NW 3rd St and Coast in Nye Beach, Newport

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The Waves of Newport Oceanfront Motel and Vacation Rentals on the Oregon Coast at Newport Ocean View Rooms • Wifi Ocean View Vacation Homes • Indoor Pool, Spa & Sauna • Walk to Nye Beach

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The Hot Ticket

Cheap Trick & Peter Frampton Oregon Zoo August 27th Portland zooconcerts.com

Scott Helmer Whiteside Theater June 12th Corvallis scotthelmer.com

Concert to benefit the Whiteside Thea ter! Read about Scott Helmer ’s aw esome mission at scotthelmer.com

Show: “The John Rock Collection” Benton County Museum July 2 Through August 15 Philomath bentoncountymuseum.org

The International Pinot Noir Celebration Linfield College Campus July 24 Through July 26 McMinnville

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