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Annette on Real Estate Kris on Health Bonnie Milletto In the Garden With Brenda Sten: On the Money Eyebrows are In!

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Your Health 30 Exercise Safely 38 Grow Your Own Remedies 39 Coffee Ground Exfolliators Eating Well in the Valley 42 The Dining Guide Out and About 44 The Hot Ticket 47 The LaSells Stewart Center

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Seven Ways in Three Days 28 A River’s Path to Adventure

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Annette on Real Estate

What is an escalation clause? Can a broker keep my earnest money? In this hot market, one needs to be crafty in writing offers that get a buyer the house. Often, just money is not enough. And an agreed upon sales price that an appraiser will not agree with is not worth much.

Once you have gotten an accepted offer, it is time to provide the earnest money if you worked with a promissory note rather than a check at time of offer. In any case, the earnest money can only belong to the buyer or the seller, NOT to the broker.

Thus a buyer’s broker has to do their homework, starting with a thorough market analysis which should show the maximum amount a property might be valued at, looking back at comparable sold properties 6 months to 1 year. Often it might be necessary to go over even that amount to get the house. But a buyer needs to know what the risks are. If the sellers accept the amount the buyer has offered the seller might ask the buyer to cover a possible gap between an appraisal and the agreed upon sales price. A buyer needs to fully understand what his maximum risk is and has to have the extra cash to fill the gap.

As long as the contingencies of the contract are not fulfilled, the earnest money technically still belongs to the buyer although it stays in either a client trust account or in escrow at the title company. Once contingencies are fulfilled it belongs to the seller. If a transaction falls through it depends on why it fell through to determine to whom it will revert back.

Another way to the top might be an escalation clause. It reads that a buyer will pay a set amount more than any other buyer up to a fixed amount, a so called cap. If for instance the buyer is willing to pay up to $350,000 for a property, the escalation clause could say that the buyer will pay $1000 more than other offers, up to the cap of $350,000. It also states that the seller has to supply the buyer with proof what the highest other offer was, thus the buyer is assured that he will not pay more than $1000 above the highest offer. It is important for the buyer’s broker to call the seller’s broker before submitting an offer with an escalation clause, especially in a market where escalation clauses are not as standard as they are in markets like San Francisco. Some seller’s brokers might either not know or not like escalation clauses and then this great tool does more harm than good.

For instance if a seller agreed to make repairs , fails to do so and the buyer terminates, the earnest money goes back to the buyer. If a buyer terminates after all repairs are done and contingencies are fulfilled, the earnest money goes to the seller. Earnest money has to be placed in a trust account and monies used out of a trust account by a third party is a serious offense. Ask your broker where your earnest money will be placed and under which circumstances you could forfeit it. And as a seller, ask your broker what happens to the earnest money should your buyer forfeit it. One way or another, your broker has no right to earnest money and should never lay claim on it. As always, asking questions upfront is the best preparation. Happy buying and selling

Annette Sievert 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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Less Clutter, Better Health

By Kris Denning

Want to lose excess pounds? A great way to contribute to a healthier lifestyle is to declutter your home. Too much stuff can deprive you of energy and prevent you from feeling at ease in your own environment, among other things. Many of us have at least one space we try to avoid. Just walking by this cluttered mess can provoke a feeling of heaviness in the body and mind. It feels almost claustrophobic, like you can’t fully breathe. A voice inside your mind tells you that you need to do something about it, and when you subsequently decide to put it off, you feel a little worse about yourself. Often excess stuff coincides with excess pounds. Both issues can make you feel like less of the person you know you have the potential to be. It’s interesting how we can form unhealthy attachments to things. Guilt is a feeling associated with a lot of stuff we hold on to. I remember helping my mom go through my Grandma’s things after she passed. It’d be easy to associate Grandma’s items with her, but Grandma’s stuff wasn’t Grandma. She isn’t going to be upset with me in her after life because I didn’t keep a collection of old articles on hula dancing or the knick-knacks she kept in her room. Photos and journals, I’ve kept. I’ve kept many of her paintings, but only because I liked them. Ones that didn’t particularly resonate with me I’ve donated, and hopefully they’re

being appreciated by someone else. In truth, even if I hadn’t kept the things I’ve kept, I wouldn’t feel guilty. They’re just things. I have my memories. Living beings are important and should be cherished, as well as life experiences. And of course, there are some “things” that are to be treasured and held on to. But take a good look around. How much stuff do you have that is insignificant and just takes up space? Let them go. Freeing up space will help to clear your mind, give you energy, and allow for more productivity in your life. Let’s not forget the obvious benefits of having less stuff to collect dust, more air circulation to prevent mold, and less exposure to allergens all together. Better health all around! No longer allow yourself to be prisoner to those meaningless inanimate objects! Get out those boxes, recycle bins, and trash cans. Let things go. Start small if you want. Block off a half hour to tackle one small space like a closet, desk, or book shelf. Once you’ve filled a donation box, lock it in your trunk until you can drive it away. Notice how much lighter you feel as you pass by that newly clean area and keep up the momentum. Every time you bring in something new, find something to remove and get rid of. Take control of your stuff so it no longer controls you.

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Motivation From Bonnie

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5 Positive Ways to “Spring Forward” By Bonnie Milletto The flowers are in bloom. Now, it’s your turn. Take A Hike Hiking provides physical and mental benefits. Spending time exploring the natural world lowers our cortisol levels and increases our feel good hormones. Drink More Water Start drinking 8 cups of water each day. If you have a medium to large bottle, this should amount to four total refills. Drinking plenty of water removes toxins from the body, and can actually help control your weight. Declutter It’s time for some spring cleaning! shared “10 Ways to Unclutter Your Life”. Professional organizers advise, “Everything you own should have value, either because it’s functional or beautiful or you just love it.” Clear out your desk, home and car to invite fresh energy to return. We don’t have to become minimalists to benefit from clearing out our material belongings.



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Gardening With Brenda

The Day the Trees Disappeared By Brenda Powell

We take a lot for granted. We don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone. For me this came true in February when the city of Albany, where I live, began a project to replace many of the sidewalks in downtown. Due to the Migratory Bird Act, which makes it a crime to disturb birds or bird habitat, the city decided to remove many of the trees at one time, before nesting season. The renewal project will replant a diverse mix of appropriate street trees. It will be beautiful when it’s done. This article isn’t about the project, laws or even birds. It’s about what plants do for our environment and our well-being, things we don’t miss until they’re gone. The morning I drove through downtown Albany I noticed the difference immediately. It took a little longer to realize exactly what was different. It seemed so open and stark. Yes, I could see the buildings clearly as well as the street. Everything seemed black, white and gray. It was brighter than normal. These are not necessarily bad things, but I felt something wasn’t quite right. It took me until that evening, driving down 1st Avenue, to realize the difference was the trees. There were still trees on 1st Ave, some lit up with twinkle lights. There was a soft, romantic sense as I drove along. Even without leaves, the trees enclosed the space, making it seem more approachable. Yes, the twinkle lights could be on a metal pole, but the effect wouldn’t be the same. The trees added character, charm, and vitality. According to “Plant Something” (plant-, plants “improve your property value, lower your energy costs, clean the air and water, and even lower your heart rate.” “One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.” That is equivalent to 11,000 miles of car emissions. Tree facts on The National Arbor Day website (arborday. org) states “Three properly placed trees can save an average household between $100 and $250 in annual heating and cooling costs.” Check out the websites for more facts and figures. While the environmental effects of plants are very important, so are the physical, emotional and social benefits. This is how plants and nature help me. After a long day at work interacting with people I long for the peace of my garden. It is a quiet space, not silent, but with gentle sound. It takes a few minutes to unwind and become aware of the nature that surrounds me. Then I can recognize the hum of bees, the wind rustling through the leaves, the water splashing in the fountain. The sun warms my skin. I breathe deeply of the fresh air. I notice the shape and color of a flower, the fragrance of a rose, the flight of a hummingbird. I relax. My heart beats slower. Time stands still. Plants and nature have that effect on people. Not to mention that gardening is a form of exercise. It helps muscles stay limber. It keeps the mind and spirit young. Plants and gardens draw people together. When my husband and I work in the front yard, everyone who passes by says hello or stops to chat. They ask questions.

Sometimes we see our backyard neighbor through the fence, exchange pleasantries. It seems easier to engage in conversation when you’re outside, enjoying nature. Then there’s getting the kids involved. Last year, my grandchildren visited. I needed to get outside for some calm time. They followed me. The oldest, 5, wanted to help. She enjoyed tucking the vegetable starts into the soil and watering them in. It was a bonding time, seeing her show interest in something that I love and me being able to share my knowledge and enthusiasm. Granted, it could have been cooking or some other hobby, but I think kids like to get dirty, they like to be out in nature. Kids need more of that. Less phone time, more outdoor time. When I visited them, we pulled weeds. Someone else might consider it work, but it seemed more like play. Plus, we learned to work as a team. Everyone contributed something. When someone plants a start, watches it grow and enjoys the harvest, there is a satisfaction and a sense of pride that is beautiful to behold. So how did I get all of this out of the removal of some trees in downtown Albany? I believe plants add something to our lives, something that we often take for granted. I don’t always stop to appreciate or acknowledge that belief, but I did in early February, when the trees disappeared. So I encourage you to “Plant Something”, tend a garden, enjoy a park. Be thankful for the natural abundance of Oregon. If you love gardening, share that interest with others. And by all means, stop and smell the flowers. 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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On The Money

Supporting Aging Parents with their Finances By Sten Carlson Keeping track of finances takes time, attention and energy at any age. In the case of older adults, health challenges such as memory loss can make it difficult to manage their financial obligations as well as they did in the past. If you’re the son or daughter of aging parents, here are a few items to keep in mind that can help protect your parents from financial missteps as they grow older. Looking out for your parents For many seniors, signs of memory loss or dementia may first become apparent when they start to lose track of financial responsibilities. These signs could include unusual spending patterns, failing to remember which bills were paid or incurring uncharacteristic late or overdraft fees. Unfortunately, seniors are far more vulnerable to financial scams as well. Savvy swindlers routinely target older adults who may not be as quick to discern fraud in the form of phony phone calls, letters, emails or texts. If you notice that mom or dad is struggling to stay on top of their finances, approach the situation delicately. People experiencing memory loss may not want to admit they’re having difficulties, while other family members may be in denial about mom or dad needing help. Start the conversation by offering a helping hand. Older adults often want to maintain their independence, so keep that in mind as you start to get involved. Creating a support plan Ideally, it’s best to get mom and dad involved in creating a financial plan while they’re able to communicate their

wishes. While this isn’t always possible, any preparations you can do before the situation is critical can help you feel better about their financial affairs. Start by reviewing your parent’s financial situation, covering off on all their assets and liabilities. If he or she is working with a financial advisor, invite that professional to the meeting. Work together on a strategy to make sure mom or dad is able to cover current expenses and prepare for future ones. The following checklist can help you get started: 1. Designate someone who is committed to the best interest of your parent to take the lead on financial matters. While many family members may want to be involved in decisions affecting the individual with memory issues, consider choosing one person as the financial contact. This person should make sure bills are paid on time, taxes are completed and keep track of mom or dad’s overall finances, looping in other family members as necessary. Meet with your attorney to discuss if the designated person should seek legal financial responsibility as well, by becoming a “power of attorney.” 2. Ensure each asset is properly titled and has a beneficiary that reflects your parent’s wishes. Suggest a meeting with an estate attorney if you think your parent needs to set up or update their will, health care proxy or other estate planning documents.

3. Establish automatic bill pay where you can. Suggest that your mom or dad set-up his or her account to receive emails when bills are due or paid so that there’s a paper trail to follow in case of confusion. 4. Create a retirement income strategy – or document your parents’ income if they’re already retired – so that it’s clear what their sources of income are and how they will pay for caregiving expenses. Sources of income may include Social Security, pensions, retirement accounts, annuities or other investments, while their life, health, long-term care and disability insurance policies may provide important coverage to offset expenses. Caregiving costs can be significant, particularly if a higher level of care is needed. Take the time now to explore options and costs for in-home and facility care, and make sure you understand how your parent feels about the various options. 5. If your parent is still fairly independent financially, remind him or her about the prevalence of money-related scams. Demonstrate how your parent can protect themselves against fraud. If you are concerned about your parents’ memory issues, try to find some time to lay out a caregiving and financial plan of action while your parents are still able to be part of the conversation. Consulting with a financial advisor or an attorney familiar with elder law issues may help get the discussion started.

Sten Carlson, MBA, CFP, CRPC, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, an Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Platinum Financial Services Agency in Corvallis, OR. He specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 22 years. 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330 541-757-3000 Ameriprise Financial and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation.Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2015 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. File # 1331561


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Appalachian Appetite By Susi Gott Séguret Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide A groundbreaking, influential cookbook featuring over 100 recipes that represent an innovative take on tradition, with contributions and stories from this mountain region’s best chefs, restaurants, and citizens. From Asheville, NC to Nashville, TN; Oxford, MS to Millinocket, ME, when asked which cuisine most typifies America, chefs are bound to tell you it stems from the South, the heartbeat of which is Appalachia.


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Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highlights 200 of the easiest, most useful, and gorgeous plants, and shares advice on care and cultivation. Readers will find inspiration for imaginative and exciting new ways to use succulents in striking garden designs, containers, vertical walls, and indoor arrangements, as well as step-by-step projects, such as living bouquets and terrarium ornaments.

The Dog’s Guide To Your Happiness By Gary McDaniel and Sharon Massen Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

Sustainability Made Simple By Rosaly Byrd and Laurèn Demates Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

What To Expect When You’re Expecting By Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

How do we define happiness in a world where people regularly feel rushed, stressed, and overwhelmed by the daily demands of life? Based on the authors’ research and insights as well as real-life stories about dogs and their people, this eye-opening guide helps us explore seven essential traits for happiness through the eyes of our trusted furry friends.

An intro to sustainable living that explores the relationship between everyday life and environmental issues, including air and water pollution, deforestation, and climate change. An optimistic yet realistic perspective is given on our impact on the environment, giving guidance to those who are interested in finding new and relatively easy ways to incorporate sustainability into daily life.

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Mercedes Benz of Salem Presents The Mercedes-Benz E-Class

December 13, 2016 - Stuttgart: With its expressive proportions, clear and sensual design and long-distance comfort for four people, the new E-Class Coupe combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology. It also offers the intelligence of the E-Class family with full

smartphone integration, a widescreen cockpit and the latest driver assistance systems. A powerful engine and comfortable suspensions with selective damping guarantee a sporty and agile driving experience. Come in and experience the 2017 lineup at Mercedes Benz of Salem.

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For the Love of Bees By Allison Lamplugh A one-stop-shop, Shonnard’s Nursery is unique to the MidWillamette Valley offering pollinator-friendly plants and landscaping services plus bees and beekeeping supplies. “Our goal is to be a complete beekeeping resource for people in the community,” said Jen Holt, beekeeping specialist. In an effort to educate the community on the synergy of honey bee and plant productivity, Holt offers classes open to the public for any-level beekeeper or gardener that wants to learn to support bees. “From our point of view everyone is a beekeeper,” said Darren Morgan, nursery manager. “Whether you are keeping bees, planting a garden or landscaping.” With a specific emphasis on providing native food sources to attract native bees, Shonnard’s is focused on helping gardeners understand how diets affect the life of bees. “Native plants and pollinators have adapted together in the ecosystem,” said Jeremy Grimm, landscape designer and native plant specialist. “There’s a definite relationship; as we decrease habitat through development and agriculture the native pollinator populations follows suit and declines.” Designing flower beds to include native plants that support the pollinating cycle should be a gardener’s goal. According to Grimm, popular choices in our region are red flowering currant, willow, shooting stars, snow queen, and Oregon fawn lily. Selecting a variety of plants that flower from early spring to late summer will ensure native pollinators have enough pollen to eat and reproduce each season. “With native bees it’s important to supply a concentration of flowering plants during their activity of only five to six weeks,” said Morgan.

The mason bee, emerging in early spring, is an excellent pollinator for fruit trees. Since they stay within 400 feet of their home, it’s important a yard has food for them upon their emerge. As well, their name reflects their nesting habits — they use mud to pack their eggs — so creating a mud hole near their nest is essential. The leafcutter bee, emerging in warm summer months, is an excellent pollinator of late summer vegetables such as squash, peas, and melons. Just like the mason bee, leafcutters are not aggressive and rarely sting, making them a peaceful inhabitant to a yard. Water features such as fountains, ponds or bird baths will also attract bees to a yard. If there are not plants within a feature for bees to use as a way in and out, adding rounded rocks or marbles that break just above the surface will prevent them from drowning. For yard maintenance, pesticides and herbicides should be used with caution. Even relatively safe and benign pesticides can have some long-term effects on pollinators. When applied, they stay on a plant and transfer into the nectar and pollen. When a honey bee, for example, takes their bounty back to the hive they unknowingly incorporate it into the food they supply their brood. Exposure may cause the young to have weak immune systems and be less capable of fighting disease, creating a more susceptible colony. Morgan’s advice for application: “Don’t apply to any plant in bloom. Above and beyond that, if you are applying pesticides, apply in the evening so it has time to dissipate before the bees come in the morning.”

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The Tillamook Coast

Seven ways to spend three days on the central Tillamook Coast The beach is a favorite getaway for Oregon families. If you’re looking for something new to do on your next long weekend, especially outdoor adventures, try these seven, sure-to-please excursions on the Tillamook Coast.

Things to do Tillamook Cheese Factory Big Red Barn. While the visitor center gets remodeled, the Cheese Factory built a big red barn with both new experiences and all-time favorites. Come see it while you can – and sample free cheese, of course. 4175 Highway 101 North, Tillamook. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. Ride the rails behind a historic Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean and the Nehalem River Canyon between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach. Dinner trains, too. Hop on board in Garibaldi. Oregon Coast Railriders. Put pedal to the metal on recumbent bikes that ride on unused train track. The 11-mile round trip excursion takes you through farmlands, across trestles and over rivers, while viewing wildlife and scenic landscapes. Hayes Oyster Drive, Bay City. Kelly’s Brighton Marina. There’s nothing like catching fresh Dungeness crab or digging for clams on the beach,


then having it all cooked up for dinner on the dock. And with Kelly showing you the ropes, you’ll have a ton of fun! 29200 Highway 101 North, Rockaway Beach Take a hike. There are trails and more trails on the Tillamook Coast, from pleasurable strolls to thigh pumpers. In the central area, you’ll enjoy interpretive walks in Kilchis Point Reserve in Bay City, Munson Creek Falls in Tillamook, which leads to a wonderful waterfall, or a 5-mile round trip hike at Cape Lookout, where you can watch for whales, depending on the season. Ecotour on Tillamook Bay. Sunsets, whale watching, wildlife viewing. When enjoyed from a boat on the bay, with a glass of wine and a guide telling stories…well, there’s no better way to take in the Tillamook Coast. Tidewater Adventures is your guide for the experience. 503.801.4766 Fat tire beach bikes. Bike riding on dunes, sand and across waves is much easier with fat tires. Shore Riders will bring the bikes to you and pick them up when you’re done.

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Places to eat The Schooner in Netarts. Known for local seafood and farmto-table meals with just-caught, just-harvested fixings, this restaurant specializes in oysters plucked from Netarts Bay. Sit indoors or outdoors on the heated patio. 2065 Netarts Basin Boat Road. Garibaldi Portside Bistro. Open for less than one year, this small bistro on the marina in Garibaldi has earned rave reviews for smoked pork loin and tri-tip, cooked outdoors on the grill. 606 Biak Ave, Garibaldi Hidden Acres Greenhouse Café. Enjoy delicious lunches while dining in a garden store and nursery. Long after you finish eating, you’ll be strolling the lovely grounds. 6760 S Prairie Rd, Tillamook

Places to stay Sheltered Nook Tiny Home Village. This village of six tiny homes are fully furnished with locally-made furniture, a TV, and all the cooking utensils you may need during your stay. There’s also a 9-hole disc golf course on the premises, and Kilchis Point Reserve is just a block away. 7860 Warren Street, Bay City. Netarts Surf Inn. This vintage motel was recently remodeled in hip surfer chic. Each room is decorated with bold, colorful artwork by local artists, and plenty of bright, natural light with which to see Netarts Bay. 4951 Netarts Highway West, Netarts. Happy Camp Hideaway. As close to the ocean as you get without actually being in it, this family friendly resort was built in 1902 and is still going strong. Individual cabins that sleep 4 to 12 people feel like a home away from home. 825 Happy Camp Road, Netarts.

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Urban Sketchers • Portland

Waterfront Park, Cherries in Bloom, Rita Sabler We recently spend an aftrnoon with the Urban Sketchers group in Portland. We met at a Northwest location of the New Season’s Market, and everyone had a brief chat, some coffee, some catching up, and then the sketchers ventured out to capture the local area in pen, ink, watercolor, or whatever their preferred medium. What a fun way to spend some time, very zen, very low-stress, which seems very appealing lately. Rather than re-invent the wheel trying to explain what Urban Sketchers is, here is an excerpt straight from the web site. (find them online at We are an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing.

of sketchers to share their drawings and storytelling in a blog, Urban Sketchers, where readers could “See the World, One Drawing at a Time.”

Our mission is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of onlocation drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.

To better serve this growing community, Urban Sketchers was incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of Washington on Dec. 6, 2009. It gained recognition as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States on Feb. 16, 2011.

Our History In 2007, a global community of urban sketchers began to form when Seattlebased journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario created an online forum “for all sketchers out there who love to draw the cities where they live and visit, from the window of their homes, from a cafe, at a park, standing by a street corner... always on location, not from photos or memory.” A year later, Campanario invited a group 24

Our Work We maintain a network of blogs and online groups where urban sketchers can share their drawings and stories and interact with each other. Once a year, we organize the International Urban Sketchers Symposium, which is attended by hundreds of sketching enthusiasts. The event is held in a different city every year and includes lectures, activities and workshops taught Willamette Living Magazine April / May 2017

by professional educators, architects, illustrators and artists. We organize urban sketching workshops in cities throughout the world. Since our first international Symposium in Portland in 2010 and the launch of our Workshops Program in 2011, more than a thousand people have attended classes taught by our team of instructors. We publish a monthly “Drawing Attention” report with news from Urban Sketchers’ communities around the globe. We partner with organizations such as schools, universities, museums, municipalities and trade associations to create events that promote the art of onlocation sketching. We offer businesses and corporations sponsorship opportunities to reach a global audience of people interested in drawing and sketching.

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The Urban Sketchers Manifesto:

We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. Our drawings are a record of time and place. We are truthful to the scenes we witness. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. We support each other and draw together. We share our drawings online. We show the world, one drawing at a time. 26

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Little stories: Portland vignettes April 29 1. Oregon History Vignettes Glenn Tyler and Kay French

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May 6 2. Visual Cataloguing: Portland Bikes Rita Sabler May 13 3. Foodie Culture in Full Color Linda Daily and Glenn Tyler Medium stories: The City Through Time May 20 4. Interior Sketching of the Old Foundry Jason Roberts June 3 5. Drawing Structures by Exploring the Past and the Future of Centennial Mills Jason Roberts and Rita Sabler

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June 10 6. Multilayered Panoramas: Portland’s Past and Future in one One Sweep Rita Sabler Great stories: The City Comes to Life June 17 7. A Day in the Life of a Neighborhood Rita Sabler

Here are a few of my sketches: Barista, the tearoom at the Chinese Gardens, the Fields, and a rooftop in NW Portland.

June 24 8. Textures, Colors and Activity at Urban Farmers Markets Andrea Matthews July 8 9. Reporting on a Street Fair: Making Sense of Chaos on your Page Rita Sabler and Andrea Matthews July 15 10. Music in the City - Reporting from an Outdoor Concert Rita Sabler

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A River’s Path to Adventure I woke to the sun gently radiating its way through the mesh walls of our tent. Feeling the warmth on my cheeks, my eyes came into focus and I noticed the red and orange tones painting the canyon walls that surrounded our camp. I heard the river, as the current gracefully migrated downstream towards the ocean. This is where I want to be, with my wife, immersed in a truly beautiful and remote place on earth.

happened some 200 years ago. Think about this. We currently live in an intense era of technology and politics, one that is defined by development and drama. And the 21st century is but a blip in time. Smartphones buzz, talking heads yammer, and an endless array of advertisements bombard us throughout our day. Sometimes we need a break. Sometimes we need an adventure. Sometimes we just need to feel like an animal again.

Little is comparable to the feeling we get when really out there. And nothing feels as remote as twisting your way through wilderness only accessible by boat.


Like most kids, I regularly fantasized about escaping into a world filled with adventure. In 7th grade I went on an overnight canoe trip, and as I grew older more opportunities got me outdoors. I quickly discovered that leaving the city and entering the wilderness was the best way of escaping the daily grind that so many of us tolerate. There really are places where adventure reigns, and I feel most alive when leaving cellphone range and bringing life back to the basics of food, water, shelter, and connecting with others. We aren’t meant to live on concrete. We aren’t built to breath exhaust, while pressing buttons and connecting with others through a 4-inch touch screen. Six million years of evolution got us here. Humans alone have been evolving for 200,000 years, and industrialization just


There are at least eight rivers in Oregon that offer an opportunity to hop in a raft and set out on a trip to remember. Of those rivers, I have three favorites—the Grande Ronde, John Day, and Deschutes. The Grande Ronde. Flowing from the Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon, the Grande Ronde offers an opportunity to really get out there. The closest town of any size, La Grande, is an hour away and only has 13,000 residents. This trip makes for an excellent 3 or 4-day adventure. It is a mellow river, boasting class II rapids and lots of wildlife. I have seen mountain goats drinking from the bank, otters swimming downstream, and countless osprey and bald eagles soaring above camp. There is a healthy population of bear and elk, and even wolves have been known to cruise the landscape. This place is raw. If you want a quiet wilderness getaway, look no further—just make sure to book a trip in May or June, as this river runs off snow melt.

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The John Day. This federally designated Wild and Scenic waterway is the third longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States. There is rich geological and cultural history along the banks of the John Day, and this is place to go if you are drawn to starry skies, day hiking, or just being engrossed in a truly wild desert ecosystem. The John Day makes for an excellent 3, 4, or 5-day trip, just make sure to book a trip for spring or early summer because this river is also seasonal. The Deschutes. By far the most popular river in Oregon, the Deschutes offers a gorgeous adventure packed with rapids and blue ribbon trout and steelhead fishing. While more crowded than the Grande Ronde or John Day, the Deschutes is easily accessible and the perfect weekend getaway if you’re coming from Portland or Bend. The river runs year round, which makes it a great late summer or fall adventure. It’s hard not to feel totally relaxed and blessed amongst the desert cliffs and rolling hillsides. Whatever you do, make something happen. Life is precious and fleeting, and far too often we find ourselves caught up in the day to day, looking out a window wishing we could get away. Well, you can. And I would bet my retirement account you won’t regret it. _______________________________________________ As a final note, Cascadia Expeditions is a small outfitter, staffing excellent guides and offering a truly unique and fun experience that is founded on professionalism and safety. We would love to answer any questions you have, and would be honored to show you an adventure you’ll remember forever. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call, we’re here to help you get outdoors. Enjoy the seasons! Spring Home & Garden Issue |



Chilly Weather Tips

Exercise safely 6 tips for when it’s cold out By Justin Ostrowski

Winter rain and snow doesn’t have to stop your daily exercise routine, and it shouldn’t discourage you from starting a new routine if you’re committing to a healthier lifestyle in 2017. In this part of Oregon you probably won’t have to worry about frostbite, but you should still make some preparations before you go. Follow these tips to get the most out of your winter workout. Layer your clothing. If you are wearing clothes that keep you too warm once you’ve hit your stride, you can become chilled as excessive sweat evaporates. Start with a base layer that wicks moisture away from your skin (avoid cotton), followed by an insulation layer of fleece or wool. The type of exercise you do and how cold it is outside will determine how much insulation you need. Top it off with a waterproof, breathable outer layer. Remember gloves and a hat or ear band. Experiment to find the right combination — If you’re not comfortable during your workout you are much less likely to continue. Use safety gear. If it’s dark in the morning or evenings during your workout, use a reflective vest or clothing with reflective accents. Remember to warm up. Use proper warm up and cool down exercises to avoid injury or becoming chilled. Begin warming up by doing light aerobic activity (i.e., walking for several minutes) or

dynamic stretching (i.e., arm circles, high knees, high heels, etc.). When you’re finished with your workout, keep your cool down to three or four minutes and then head inside for your stretching. Hydrate. You may not feel as thirsty when it’s cold out, but your body still needs hydration. Drink some water before and after, even if you’re not thirsty. Know your limits. Don’t be afraid to choose a workout video or yoga routine when it’s icy or dangerous outside. Exercise should help you feel good, not risk your health. Stay motivated. Find out what keeps you motivated during this time of year and stick with it. Maybe it’s a specific outdoor exercise routine you really enjoy doing. Or a specific goal you want to reach by the spring season. Set your sights on it and keep moving forward into living a healthier life. Getting outdoors and exercising is a great way to increase your feel-good endorphins, boost your immunity and expose yourself to daylight, which can help with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Don’t let the rain be an excuse! Want to exercise in climate-controlled comfort year-round? Visit to find a SamFit exercise facility near you. Justin Ostrowski, ACSM, CPT, manages the individual needs of SamFit members at our Corvallis, Oregon location such as personal training, health coaching, chronic disease management, weight reduction, sports-specific training, movement screening, nutrition guidance, health assessments, education and program design.

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including most major department stores. During this period, she began designing costumes for Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction and Gwen Stefani, for whom she designed about 100 costumes for stage, videos, and press shoots. Deborah’s designs developed a star following, adorning starlets on and off the red carpet. She also created more than 100 costumes for Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary Parade. VIERECK has been steadily expanding throughout the U.S.A. The line is currently stocked by several hundred boutiques nationwide.

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An Update

Early 20th-Century meets Contemporary If you’re familiar with Corvallis, you may have seen this lovely home while driving through downtown. It is a great example of turn-of-the-century architecture. And if you’re anything like us you may have wondered what it looks like on the inside.

This home was built in 1906 and has had many additions and remodels over the years. When we first stepped foot in it, the original kitchen was long gone. The kitchen was an early ‘90’s gem that the homeowners couldn’t wait to demolish. It was located at the back of the house in a single story addition. We believe this area used to be a covered porch when the house was first built. Needless to say, some of the past “improvements” were not in keeping with the vision that the new homeowners had for their house. . While many would want to recreate a turn-of-the-century look, our clients longed for a completely contemporary Kitchen. They also requested that we repurpose some of the poorly planned areas of this previous addition by adding a Laundry Room & Powder Room in their place. That was the starting point for the design. Our design challenge was to integrate this contemporary kitchen into the rest of the home. Although the homeowners wanted a more modern Kitchen they liked the idea of using original design elements throughout the home. To accomplish all this, we demolished the Kitchen completely, and also took out the jumble of small closets & rooms surrounding it. The beautiful original interior architecture of the home was our inspiration for the new spaces, while we strived for a balance

between the contemporary styling and functionality. We copied the vintage architectural columns in the Living Room as supports for the new island and re-used existing vintage doors, refinishing them to look new. In addition to the modern look, the clients wanted an efficient & easy to care for Kitchen. To this end, we designed a custom glass panel back splash {no grout!} using architectural glass, quartz countertops {practically indestructible} and flat slab cabinet doors & drawers made out of maple {one of the hardest & most evenly patterned woods}. A sustainable flooring material called Marmoleum was chosen, which is manufactured from flax, a rapidly renewable resource. It is also a durable and recyclable material. For the countertops we used a durable quartz material called Caesarstone. The “Oyster” color for this countertop contains contrasting silver and agate specks, which visually creates a subtle, but interesting texture. The fireplace in the Dining Room also received a make-over in this remodel project. We designed the new mantel to coordinate well with the existing cabinet as well as the other built-in pieces throughout the house. A new gas insert was added for a cleaner & safer fireplace. The same Caesarstone slab “Oyster” that was used for the kitchen countertops was also used on the new hearth to help tie these rooms together. With all the final pieces together the home is really quite lovely! Early 20th Century meets Contemporary and the result is timeless beauty and function.

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Ship Shape!

A Shipboard Culinary Adventure By Brian Egan Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Baths

Last summer Kris and I had the pleasure of spending a week aboard the Columbia III, the flagship of Mothership Adventures, a tour company operating in the coastal waters of British Columbia. Our days were spent sea kayaking in the Great Bear Rain Forest and nights spent aboard the ship. While the kayaking in the fiords and around the islands was quite an adventure, this article is about our shipboard cook Max and the wonderful meals that he prepared in the most well-organized kitchen I have ever seen. My curiosity as a kitchen designer was piqued from the moment we stepped on board the Columbia III and Max was gracious enough to share his cooking techniques and philosophy with me. Measuring just 7 feet by 9 feet the U-shaped space was incredibly functional with every inch perfectly designed for Max to produce 3 daily meals for ten passengers and 4 crew members. These were not just simple meals but elaborately prepared 3 to 4 course feasts (The average passenger gained 3 to 5 pounds during the week in spite of paddling a kayak for 6 hours a day). He even kept a full cookie jar for between meal snacks. The ship often bounced through waves so the entire kitchen was designed to eliminate crashes from plates, utensils, etc. All countertops and shelves had raised edges to keep things from sliding onto the floor. Every cabinet door had special locks so the doors did not fly open. There were hooks for utensils and coffee mugs everywhere. When we passed over waves or swells we would occasionally see Max slide across the room but never did we see a crash or spill. There were times however when the ship rolled so much that a meal would be delayed until we were in calmer waters. We were constantly amazed when, like a magician, Max would make food appear from unlikely places. He had supplies stowed all over the ship, even under the bed of our stateroom! There were coolers and a freezer on the roof and coolers and pantries below deck. We always looked forward to getting back to the ship tired and sometimes very wet knowing that Max would have hot drinks, a nutritious meal and a decadent dessert waiting for us. After a week of eating Max’s cooking I have a new appreciation of small kitchens. As long as the details of function and organization are in place it is not the size of the kitchen that matters as much as the skill of the cook and a highly developed sense of organization. If this trip sounds interesting to you look up Mothership Adventures and maybe you too can sample Max’s culinary delights! 34

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Design Drab




Fab From

The Top Five Interior Design Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them By Heather Van Eyk

Scale Do you ever feel like you’re in a fun house when you purchase new furniture from a showroom and get it home to find it’s TOO BIG or too small? This can be frustrating when the joy of your new furniture flies right out the window. When you are examining the space to be furnished, be aware of your surroundings as well as how you use the room. This will provide direction for which size and which style of furniture the room can hold. Furniture with pillow backs and rolled arms will feel completely different in a space than a piece with a tight back with an English arm. If the space is multifunctional, consider furniture with clean lines. If it’s spacing your worried about, I always say, “when in doubt, tape it out.” Just bust out your blue painters tape and mark the shapes on the floor where your new furniture will sit. Or better yet, graph it on paper!

competition. For instance, I don’t want to mix two floral prints that are approximately the same size. However, if I want a large floral pattern on the rug, then I am okay using a medium or small scale floral print on a chair or ottoman.

Balancing warm and cool tones Trending colors come and go year after year. The tan walls that were all the rage a decade ago have now been replaced with gray. But, there is one thing that never goes out of style and that is the necessary design element of balance. A room that has one tone without the other threatens to fall flat, and doesn’t reflect the environment most are comfortable in. Believe it or not, if you create a little tension between your warm and cool elements your space will look better than you ever imagined. Ever in doubt about color? Attend one of my short training sessions at the Design House Studio and find your inner color diva.

Be bold to avoid being bored GET UNCOMFORTABLE! Like, yogi toe lock uncomfortable. Be willing to push outside your limits a little bit to achieve a lasting design that you will love for years and years. WAIT! This is not a free ride on the trend train. What I am referring to is timeless design that challenges your senses. If you only design with the status quo, I can guarantee in five years you’ll be bored with your interior view. Find an element within your design that really speaks to you, and make it yours. Leave your friends and family saying that it captures who you are and no one else. Be Bold!

Where texture and pattern meet, and fall in love… I’m a no-frills kind of girl, but despite this I know the importance of mixing patterns and textures in my designs. Some of my favorite rooms have come from combining more than three different printed fabrics and multiple textures. “How does that work?” you may ask. I’ll go back to my ol’friend scale. When mixing prints, I am careful that they play nicely together without creating

Going it alone My all-time favorite statement I hear clients say to me is, “I would’ve never thought of that.” Great! That’s what comes from collaborating to create your perfect design. Having a friend, parent, or designer (wink-wink) to bounce ideas off can be priceless. It saves you from second guessing yourself, or worse, doing the work twice. My clients often apologize for dropping by my office with samples, or texting me on the weekends when they are out shopping. Don’t apologize! Every decision brings us closer to the space you’ve been dreaming of…Lydia this is for you. Hugs!

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Lighten Up

Light & Bright

When these clients first came to us they said, “we want the remodeled house to be LIGHT and BRIGHT!” The design process began with the criteria of “Light and Bright” as a priority. This naturally led to some interior walls being removed, tearing out an old fireplace and simplifying the inside flow. White walls in contrast with the dark flooring created a more open feel and revealed the affect they desired. The addition of windows that let in the natural light in a few places opened up the ceiling and added continuity to the remodel. Part of the process of getting a remodel “right” is getting to know the clients well enough so that we can collaborate well with them – creating a space they will love. I work hard to develop relationships with our clients that will ensure success – satisfied clients, a beautiful, functional home and clients I can call friends. Lars Campos, WL Construction


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Grow Your Own

Grow your own remedies

Gluten Intolerance | Celiac Disease | Paleo Lifestyle

By Allison Lamplugh

Nadine literally “wrote the book” on Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance!

ALOE VERA Healing properties The gel inside aloe is an excellent topical application to sooth rashes, burns and skin irritations. It is commonly used as a home remedy for treating sunburns and conditions the skin around wounds, speeding the healing process. It can be applied to cold sores or canker sores to ease discomfort and accelerate healing. Because of aloe’s antibacterial and antifungal properties, its gel also helps with dandruff or a dry, itchy scalp. Its enzymes rid the scalp of dead cells and promote the regeneration of skin tissue around hair follicles for strong, healthy hair and scalp.

Dough Nation

A Nurse’s Memoir of Celiac Disease, from Missed Diagnosis, to Food and Health Activism. * Available now at Amazon, & Nadine’s Corvallis office.

Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN Consultant | Speaker | Author 215 SW 4th St. Corvallis (541) 602-1065 Listen to Nadine’s new Podcast on the web site, or iTunes!

“All diseases start in the gut.” -Hippocrates

Care Native to arid regions, in our region aloe vera is considered a houseplant. It likes a sunny window or to be placed in indirect sunlight. It should be planted in a wide pot with well-draining soil, such as that used for cacti or succulent. Water well about twice a month and allow soil to completely dry in between. Aloe will reproduce offshoots that can be removed and planted as a new plant. They make great gifts!

COMFREY Healing properties Used by ancient Greeks and Romans, comfrey has many healing effects attributed to allantoin, a compound shown to speed cell production both inside and outside the body. It is high in calcium and vitamin C, simulates healing activity, and acts as an antiinflammatory. Fresh leaves can be applied to bruises, fractures, sprains, burns, abrasions, lacerations, abscesses, insect bites — pretty much anything. Simply place the leaf cutting on the desired area, secure with a bandage, and let it go to work.

Care Comfrey grows outdoors and does best in part shade in dampish soils. If you grow it in full sun, it will thrive in good soil that is well watered. Established plants will seed themselves and spread without fuss. To encourage good leaf growth, cut the flowering stalks back and use them to mulch the plant. 38

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Coffee Ground Exfoliators By Allison Lamplugh

Coffee grounds can do wonders, not just in your morning cup, but on your body as well. These easy DIY recipes will leave your skin refreshed, hydrated and smooth with a healthy glow. They also allow you to repurpose your old coffee grounds!

Coffee and Cocoa Facemask

As a combination, coffee and cocoa decrease puffiness in the face and eye area, brighten skin and wake up a dull complexion. Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa powder 4 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans 8 tablespoons dairy product (Choose whole milk, heavy cream, unflavored yogurt, almond milk or coconut milk. Use less dairy if you like a thicker paste.) 2 tablespoons honey (if you have dry skin) or lemon juice (if you have oily skin) Optional substitute: You can use an egg instead of dairy if you are an egg mask lover, or substitute oils, such as olive oil, coconut or almond if you have dehydrated skin. If using oils, decrease to 4 tablespoons or it will be too runny. Preparation Mix coffee grounds and cocoa powder in a bowl Add dairy product and stir until a smooth paste forms Stir in honey (you can warm it in the microwave so it mixes better) Apply Apply paste to your clean face and neck. Let mask dry. Wet a washcloth and press it to your face to loosen the mask, then rinse with warm water. You can store leftover paste in refrigerator for several days.

Coffee & Coconut Scrub

The caffeine in coffee provides a natural pick-me-up to your skin, gently scrubbing away dead skin cells and perking up the layer below. Ingredients 1 cup coffee grounds (previously brewed will have less caffeine) 1/2 cup white or brown sugar 1 cup coconut oil Preparation If using used coffee grounds, line a baking sheet with paper towels and spread on grounds about 30 minutes before making the scrub to allow excess water to absorb. Combine all ingredients well. You may want to warm coconut oil for 30 seconds in the microwave for easier mixing. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in refrigerator. Apply Clean skin before using. Scoop out a small portion and gently buff in circular motion on face or body. Rinse with warm water when complete. Spring Home & Garden Issue |



Crunchy Kale Chips While most of us love a good potato chip, as swimsuit season approaches it’s a good idea to find a healthier but just as delicious alternative. Considering it’s the season for fresh leafy greens, this simple recipe comes in handy as a fun springtime snack.

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Ingredients (serves 4) • • •

1 bunch of kale 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt to taste

Directions Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Clean and remove thick stem from kale (by hand or knife). Spin kale in salad spinner. Make sure kale is dry with paper towels. In bowl, drizzle kale with oil and sprinkle with salt. Mix with hands to evenly coat leaves. Place leaves on baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes until slightly brown and crunchy. Cool and enjoy!



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Hairstrokes brows go by many names including 3D, Microbladed, Microstroke, Feathered, or Hairstroke. Shaded brows can be called Ombre, Powder fill, or Shaded. The disadvantage to hairstroke eyebrows is that because there is less pigment, maintenance is required every 12 to 18 months. Shaded brows will require maintenance usually 2-6 years depending on many factors. If you’d like to explore the possibility of permanent makeup, it is essential to have a consultation with a highly qualified artist. This is not a service you want to bargain shop for and you will want to see actual photos of their work. Today, most professional permanent cosmetic artists 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. After permanent makeup — you’ll be among those who enjoy a simplified beauty routine. Cheryl Lohman of Image by Design is a Licensed Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist and is a member in good standing in the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and Associated Skin Care Professionals. For more information you can reach her at 541-740-1639 or visit her website at

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Green Smoothie It’s the season for leafy greens! Why not drink them? This nutrition-packed drink combining vitamin C–rich pineapple and lime with spinach helps enhance absorption of the iron found in leafy greens. The cayenne pepper provides a kick thanks to the metabolism-revving compound capsaicin. Ingredients (serves 2) • • • • • • •

1 cup frozen mango chunks 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks 11⁄2 cup unsweetened coconut water 1 cup leafy greens (baby spinach, kale or collard greens) 1⁄4 cup lime juice 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

1. BLEND all ingredients for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth.

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New Morning Bakery

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. Mon-Sat 7:00 - 9:00 Sunday 8:00 - 8:00 219 SW 2nd St. Downtown Corvallis 541-754-0181

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LaSells Stewart

THE premier performing arts, meeting, and conference center serving the Corvallis-area, located on the Oregon State University campus



April 2017 April 8 April 14 April 15 April 22 April 25 April 26

6:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 3:00 PM

Omani Student Cutlure Event SAC Presents: NW Dance Project India Student Culture Event Hui O Hawai’i Luau Spring Drag Show Corvallis Youth Symphony Concert

May 2017 May 3 May 6

7:00 PM 6:30 PM

May 7

4:00 PM

May 18

6:30 PM

May 19 May 20 May 23

7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM

May 24

7:30 PM

May 26 May 30

7:00 PM 7:00 PM

“The MAZE” - Jim Munroe MUPC Spring Family Weekend Comedy (6:30 & 9:30 PM) Shows Corvallis-OSU Piano International Concert with Jon Kimura Parker The Oregon Jamboree Presents Home Free Live in Concert The Emerald City Jazz Kings - “My Lucky Star” Cherry Poppin’ Daddies for da Vinci Days Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra: Music Transcendent SAC Presents: Boston Brass with the OSU Wind Ensemble Memorial Day Concert OSU Bands Spring Concert - Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

April 2017 April 3

7:00 PM

April 7 April 12 April 18

7:00 PM 8:00 AM 7:30 PM

April 19

6:30 PM

April 24

7:30 PM

April 25

7:30 PM

April 27

5:00 PM

April 27

7:30 PM

Gilfillan Lecture: The Garden of Eden Revisted SAC Presents: “Extinctions” Starker Lecture Series: Dr. Eric White Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series: Maya Lin Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series: Hank Willis Thomas OSU Holocaust Memorial Week: Sarhang Hamasaeed OSU Holocaust Memorial Week: Lucille Eichengreen College of Sciences Spring Distinguished Lecture: Jim Gates OSU Holocaust Memorial Week: Anne Kelly Knowles

May 2017 May 1 May 2 May 4

8:00 AM 3:30 PM 7:00 PM


Agriculture Days Lonseth Lecture Series: William Tapia “Between Earth And Sky” Film

Hui O Hawai’i Luau

April & May 2017 April 3-30 April 6 May 2-30 May 9

All Day 6:30 PM All Day 6:30 PM

Albany 10x10 Exhibit Albany 10x10 Public Reception “Portals - Gateway to the World” Exhibit “Portals - Gateway to the World” Public Reception

Tickets are sold by the sponsoring organization for events at the LaSells Stewart Center. If you are unsure where to find the information on the sponsoring organization for the event, check our events page on our website at

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Willamette Living April / May 2017  

Our annual spring Home & Garden issue. Enjoy!

Willamette Living April / May 2017  

Our annual spring Home & Garden issue. Enjoy!