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In the Garden With Brenda Kris on Health Annette on Real Estate Sten: On the Money Bonnie Milletto Anti-aging Makeup

The 411 6 Charity Spotlight 16 The Book Report 20 “In Business”

Your Health 40 Weight Loss Surgery Eating Well in the Valley 19 Spicy Peppers 23 Farm Dinner at Tyee 29 Summer Salmon 32 Vegan BBQ (really!) Out and About 44 The Hot Ticket 46 The SAC at OSU 47 The LaSells Stewart Center

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18 Roof Tips

34 Construction Considerations

35 Color Trends

38 Kitchen Design

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36 Q&A

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On the cover: A Fabulous Kitchen, by Dales Remodeling


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Gardening With Brenda

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In my mind’s eye, my garden is large, tidy space with straight rows of perfect lettuce, spinach and cabbage. A healthy, veggie-filled dinner is only minutes away. Neither my garden nor my life turns out the way I plan. There are weeds, insects and crop failure. The prep work always takes longer than I think it will. Despite all that, this summer’s garden turned out well enough that I’m ready to try round two. August is a great month to put in transplants or direct seed vegetables for fall, winter and early spring harvest. The list of varieties to plant now is long and includes broccoli, cauliflower and the whole cabbage family, leafy greens, beets, carrots, turnips and radishes. In general, the root crops are best direct seeded, the cabbage family does better from transplants and the leafy greens can go either way. Just recently, a customer told me he plants new lettuce from starts every month. According to the Territorial Seed Company fall and winter catalog, lettuce can be sown from February-October. It’s a good idea to add compost or aged manure to the garden bed. I like to use an organic fertilizer, also, when I plant. Usually one application is enough. Too much fertilizer can be more of a problem in the fall garden. Using a light floating row cover or micro mesh tunnel immediately helps keep out flying insects and prevents the cabbage moth from laying eggs on broccoli and other cabbage family members. I just learned the hard way that the cabbage worm likes lettuce, too.

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My husband and I have increased the quantity and variety of vegetables we eat, including at breakfast. His promise to help me out by grilling everything for a week led us to an easy, delicious way to cook cabbage. I thinly sliced half a head of cabbage, added oil or fat and some salt and pepper, and Mitch used a vegetable grill box to cook it. We added some sesame seeds at the end. I could eat that every week, which is a good thing because we have 5 more heads of cabbage in the garden. In case you’re wondering, I really like zucchini. I even plant more than 1. We eat it in place of noodles, sautéed for breakfast, and in Nigella Lawson’s recipe for fritters. My favorite way to prepare it is to roughly cube zucchini, onions, and mushrooms and sauté. A little thyme, salt and pepper are the seasonings. Sometimes I add tomatoes or green beans to the mix. Yes, sometimes there are too many zucchinis or they grow to baseball bat size in 2 days. If you get sick of them, pull the plant out. It’s your garden and the plant is going to die anyway. Life’s short, gardening (and cooking and eating) should be fun. 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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Here’s to Your Health

Gardening and Living By Kris Denning I’ve come to realize this summer, that if I tend to my garden in the same way I tend to my personal health, I can enjoy bountiful crops and beautiful landscape all summer long. My previous gardening ritual was to hit everything hard at the first sign of spring. Move plants around to fill in gaps, divide perennials, plant annuals and vegetables, and weeding, weeding, weeding. The exhaustion I’d feel by mid-summer, created such a burn out that I’d eventually succumb to just trying to keep everything alive. Not much looked impressive in my garden by September. I’d just sort of let things go, expect the rain to come at any time, and I’d be off the hook. That hook was my guilt, and every time I’d go outside and look at those withering plants, I felt it. Then I’d tell myself next year would be different, I’d do things better, next year. Sound familiar? Okay, I realize that not everyone has the will nor the time to tend to a garden, but everyone has a body to tend to, and you must take the time to care for yourself. It is so much simpler and less stressful to make nurturing your health a daily routine. Ever make that New Year’s resolution to change your life, then get going hard on January 1st, only to fade out within a couple of months, exhausted and overwhelmed? Or perhaps train hard for a marathon, and once it’s over you go back to the couch potato life? The feelings of guilt and shame associated with failing to keep yourself up, press you further down, and you feel it every time you look in the mirror. Getting your health back takes a great deal more effort, as you know, than does maintaining your health.

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Being healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. Set goals that involve daily activity and not necessarily ones that have a finish line. If you get bored with a workout, try something new. Just keep moving. Let the seasons help dictate how you eat and exercise. As we round out summer, enjoy the outdoors by hiking, walking, biking, and swimming. Eat fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Learn what foods make you truly feel good, and avoid the foods that don’t. Replace those sugary, (and “fake-sugary”) drinks with water, and lots of it! Walking through my garden as of this July is truly a joy. I feel energized rather than drained. Plants are fuller, grass is greener, weeds are less, and everything is tidy. This time I have been keeping at it, daily. I am continuing to cultivate the soil so water is better retained, deadheading for continuous beautiful blooms, fertilizing more often, and weeding regularly. It takes just a little time each day to do this. I am keeping everything happy and healthy, not just trying to keep things alive. Please, do this for yourself… After all, living is so much more fun than just trying to stay alive.

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The 411

Annette on Real Estate

But Zillow Says…. Evaluation of a property is one, if not the, core task of a real estate broker. Everything starts with correct pricing. Price too low and there might be money left on the table. Price too high and the property, even in this stellar seller’s market, will sit and grow stale and ultimately get the seller less than initially possible. The better (not the lower) the price is, the more buyers will be compelled to look at a property and most likely bid it up. If a property is priced too high, the market will recognize this and less people will look. It is a common phenomenon that correctly priced homes have lots and lots of showings, overpriced homes - not so much. When a broker visits a seller for a listing presentation, the CMA (comparative market analysis) is (or should always be) included. This tool shows the seller a range of possible prices, followed by a recommendation for one that is right for this specific house depending on condition, updates, location etc. Zillow cannot be that specific. Their AVM (automated valuation model) cannot look into your house and see that you just put a new bathroom and hardwood floors in. Here is a good way to understand how this model works: Think about two homes next two each other, built in the same year, same floorplan, same sqft, same lot size, both bought by the current owners right after they were built. One owner upgraded the house to the nines and keeps it immaculate. All hardwood, tile, granite, custom cabinetry, landscaping, everything groomed and maintained…. The other stayed with the basic low grade starter package. Lower end carpets that did not hold up well, vinyl, laminate counters, basic cabinetry and the house is not in great condition, lots of deferred maintenance, weeds and grass that needs reseeding and mowing.. For the Zillow evaluation the “Zestimate” is now determined by which one sells first. If the upgraded home sells first, the lower end one will have an overinflated “Zestimate”. If the lower end one sells first, the upgraded one will have a much too low “Zestimate” because the AVM goes by public records and an algorithm based on past comparable sales.


Further, if you scroll down to the bottom of the Zillow webpage you will find a tiny link “About Zestimate”. Click on this and scroll down and you will see their median margin of error, according to Zillow currently 5.4% nationwide. That does not sound like much but if you are selling a $450000 house this amounts to nearly $25000, provided that in your location it really is 5.4%. I have seen margins of error of 20% and more and if you keep the explanation above in mind that makes total sense. The only way to get a more accurate idea of your home’s value is actual local data. And only a local, well versed, and experienced broker, who actually puts some effort into their work, can give you this data in a timely fashion and comprehensive presentation as they are members of the local Multiple Listing System which compiles the data and offers reports and statistics that show the true numbers. In addition brokers have access to the RPR report which also shows non MLS sales for an even wider evaluation basis. This data also helps to make time adjustments, taking into consideration the market development over a set period of time in the past. This does not mean that a higher price, “anticipating the market”, is wise. It is proven that being at or just slightly below current value will lead to much more exposure, aka showings and ultimately to a better result. So when you are ready to sell, do challenge the “Zestimate” and ask your broker to explain to you why your home has a different value than what the “Zestimate” gave you. Pricing a home is an inexact science. It will never be 100% and is always an opinion of value. Nevertheless basing it on not just public records but also on deep local knowledge ensures that you are actually comparing apples to apples and find the best price for the best result. Happy Selling Annette

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On The Money

Preparing Your Portfolio for Retirement By Sten Carlson

Think about this analogy: When an airplane is preparing to land, it doesn’t descend 30,000 feet in a matter of seconds. Rather, it happens gradually. The pilot adjusts to the landscape and weather conditions to assure a soft landing. In the years leading up to retirement, you should begin to treat your investment portfolio in a similar manner. Prepare ahead of time to protect your assets and adjust as dictated by market and economic conditions to help assure a soft landing in retirement. Adjusting your portfolio means taking steps to “downshift” as retirement nears, reducing some of the risks that may exist in your asset mix. While you were focused on building wealth in the years you accumulated savings for retirement, your focus should change as you approach the end of your working years. It’s important to protect the wealth you’ve worked hard to build and position your portfolio to generate your retirement paycheck. Dealing with unpredictability Money invested in assets that vary in value, including stocks and bonds, are subject to periodic fluctuations. In prior years, you may have had time to ride out any market turbulence and overcome short-term losses once markets recovered. If you wait until retirement to adjust your portfolio, you may be surprised by an untimely market downturn. This unpredictability could result in a “hard landing” for your portfolio, leaving you with less money in retirement as compared to your plans. For example, a couple with $1,000,000 saved for retirement may plan to withdraw $40,000 each year from that account, (assuming they withdraw four percent of the principal value annually to sustain 25 years in retirement). If the money was all invested in stocks and the portfolio sustained a 25 percent decline just

prior to retirement, the value would drop to $750,000, leaving the couple with $30,000 a year. By contrast, if they positioned the portfolio more strategically prior to retirement, they may have protected themselves, at least in part, from the market’s downturn. A gradual process The process of shifting from accumulating wealth to an incomegeneration focus in your portfolio should happen over time. One approach is to gradually reduce your positions in assets that are subject to greater market volatility in the years leading up to retirement. For example, that may mean reducing your portfolio’s exposure to stocks while increasing positions in fixed income investments. However, not all your money needs to be moved out of stocks, even in retirement. Equities historically have offered more growth potential than many other types of investments. Given today’s long life expectancies, you want to be prepared for the likelihood that living costs will be higher 20 or 30 years from the time you begin retirement. For this reason, stocks may still make sense for your situation. You may want to reduce your emphasis on investments that seek to maximize capital appreciation and emphasize stocks that tend to be less volatile and pay competitive dividends. Other strategies may come into play too, such as annuities that provide lifetime income in retirement, or alternative investments that can diversify your portfolio. A financial advisor can help you determine a strategy that suits your specific circumstances as you prepare for a smooth retirement landing.

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. 541-757-3000 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330


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Deep Into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur & Controversy By Rick Lamplugh Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

From the author of the Amazon best seller In the Temple of Wolves. The year begins when Rick and his wife Mary, after living 35 years in the Willamette Valley, trust the pull of Yellowstone and relocate to Gardiner, Montana, next door to Yellowstone. Reading Deep into Yellowstone, you are with them as they cross-country ski, bicycle, and backpack into Yellowstone’s grandeur. You also learn about important controversies involving wolves, grizzlies, bison and more.


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Beyond Foods The Handbook of Functional Nutridtion By Barbara Swanson Available through all major online retailers The Wines and Wineries of Oregon’s Willamette Valley: From Pinot Noir to Chardonnay By Nick Wise and Linda Sunshine Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

Profiling over twenty vineyards and the finest vintages of the area, this travelogue and guide takes a look at the history, the process, and the people behind some of the valley’s world-class wines.


The Amalfi Coast Up Close & Personal By Chantal Kelly Available through all major online retailers This elegantly illustrated volume showcases the history of Amalfi, the culture of lemons, the craftsmanship of artisans and the region’s wedding venues, local chefs and traditional dishes. This stunning portrait of the Amalfi Coast will entice a journey there or rekindle fond memories.

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Keeping a Roof Over Your Head Is it time for a new roof? Here are a few things to look for. Sometimes a roof can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure. It just looks old and worn, and you are doing preventive maintenance on your home. If replacing an old roof is delayed, however, it could result in bigger problems down the road. So watch for the warning signs to be sure to give yourself plenty of time to add the project to your TO DO list. Potential signs that your roof may need to be replaced: • Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped • Bald spots where granules are missing • Cracked shingles

• Your roof is at least 20 years old; while many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles. For example, if your roof is not properly ventilated, it can negatively impact your shingles • Neighbors are getting new roofs. Homes

built around the same time period can experiencing the same types of weather conditions can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life

• The roof just looks old and worn

• Dark streaks. Airborne algae cause dark streaks on roof decks. While this may not necessarily harm the roof shingles, it may not look good. Algae streaks can be removed using a 50:50 blend of water and bleach sprayed on your roof. It is important to use a low volume garden hose so you do not knock the protective granules off your shingles. It is also important that you protect your landscaping from the bleach run-off.

• Moss. Moss can grow on roof surfaces that don’t get much sunlight especially in cool, moist climates. Moss growth can be more than a cosmetic issue. Moss holds moisture against the roof surface and overtime in freezing climates can cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles. Moss can be brushed off but it won’t prevent it from growing again; take care not to damage the shingle surface.

You may need to contact a professional roofing contractor. • Sagging in your roofline. This is time to hit the panic button, any sagging indicates a structural problem -- likely from water intrusion. There are a lot of roofing contractors around. Since your roof is a major investment, and it protects probably the biggest investment you have -- your whole house, shop around. Ask your neighbors, talk to some people you know, look online at Angies List, Facebook reviews, and the like. We’re happy to help you with your roofing project, or to just give you advice if you’re not quite ready.

Jason Schaefer owns and operates Orezona Building & Roofing Company in the Mid Willamette Valley. He can often be found on a roof near you, or rowing his way down some sweet whitewater rapids!





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Super-Simple Summer Snack Looking for a quick and super-easy appetizer or summer snack? Look no further. All the rage in trendy restaurants, blistered Padron peppers are so good, and couldn’t be any easier to make. Look for them at your local farmers market, or in your grocer’s produce section. There is a little confusion about Padron vs. Shishito peppers. Both come as appetizers in restaurants, they look the same, so what’s the difference? Not much. They are two varieties of the same pepper. Shishito is the Japanese variety and Padron, the Spanish variety. Taste-wise the Padron is a little “zippier” and there will be a hot one in the bunch, but you don’t know when! Kind of like appetizer Russian Roulette, but they aren’t THAT hot. You can handle it. To prepare: toss peppers in a big bowl with olive oil to coat (lightly) then drop them into a pre-heated (hot) cast iron pan. Cook until the skins start to blister and char in areas. Sprinkle with Sea Salt and serve. You’ll be surprised at how good (and easy) these little gems are!

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orvallis’ Clothes Tree is a fabulous store. They’ve been a local favorite for years and have a huge following. Recently owner Nicole Nystrom finished up a major remodel of the building and now it’s a restored gem that really is a showpiece for Downtown Corvallis. You’d think it would be time to rest on their laurels a bit, right? But you’d be wrong. Nicole operates a little differently, rather than rest up and hit cruise-control in the newly remodeled store, she decided to have a baby and open a second store in the Oakway Center in Eugene -- at the same time. Business is booming. Congratulations Nicole, and thanks for all you do for the local business community. Bravo!

Check out the new store (right next to Pastini) in the Oakway Center at the corner of Oakway and Coburg Roads, in Eugene.


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On the corner of Madison and 2nd in Corvallis, Irenes’ just celebrated their sixth anniversary in business. Owner Rebecca Robinson (2nd from left) and her daughter Macy (left) run a beautiful boutique full of carefully curated fashion, personal care items, gifts, paper goods, jewelery, and more. A strong local following of shoppers who appreciate quality merchandise sourced from admirable vendors has helped Irenes’ rise from a tiny space on the end of the street to the premier location they occupy now, right in the center of it all.

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Become A Gratitude Magnet

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By Bonnie Milletto So many of us miss out on the simple joys and pleasures of life because we are too busy running after what we don’t have. Of course this does not mean that one should not work to follow our dreams, however, I think that as we rush around during our day, it is equally important to also stop and simply express gratitude for being alive.

Starting my day with gratitude has made a dramatic positive difference in my life. When you’re grateful for the things you have, no matter how small they may be, you will see those things instantly increase.

If you’re grateful for a relationship, even if it’s not perfect, you will see it miraculously get even better. If you’re grateful for the job that you have, even if it’s not your dream job, things will begin to change so that you enjoy your job more, and all kinds of opportunities for your work will suddenly appear.

The flipside is that when we’re not counting our blessings, we can fall into the trap of unintentionally counting negative things. We count negative things when we talk about the things we don’t have. We count negative things when we criticize or find fault with other people, when we complain about traffic, waiting in lines, not enough money, or the weather. When we count negative things they increase too, but on top of that, with every negative thing we count, we cancel our blessings that were on their way.

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The Farm to Table

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Chuckanut Bay


Bellingham, whose official slogan is “A Refreshing Change” but, “The City of Subdued Excitement” as it was nicknamed by Stephen Stimson, Previous owner of Lone Wolf Antiques, also known as “Mr Peanut” because he had a proclivity for sporting a Mr. Peanut costume - top hat and all - for some reason, seems to be a better fit. Legend has it Mr. Stimson was inspired by the subtle things Bellingham offers, spectacular sunsets, beautiful trails, views of the water, and city parks. After an all-too-brief visit, we’d have to agree with Mr. Stimson. Bellingham is a beautiful spot, and it does have an air of “subdued excitement.” Everyone seems happy to be there, residents seem to enjoy an above-average fitness level, business is good, and everyone there is proud of their beautiful little city. There is a unique feeling in Bellingham,


last stop before Canada, due perhaps to fact that the city sits at sea level, in the shadow of Mt. Baker, one of the snowiest places in the world (in 1999 Mt. Baker set the world record for snowfall in a single season — 1,140 inches!). So it’s an alpine ski town, on the beach. Not something you see everyday. Ski in the morning, surf in the afternoon; bring a wetsuit. Back in “gold rush days,” before the Panama Canal was completed, ships sailing to the Western United States, around Cape Horn (the bottom of South America), had to stop in Bellingham to re-supply with coal to complete the trip to Alaska for the promise of Gold. When the ships were docked, the sailors would spend time in Downtown Bellingham, doing what sailors do. As a result, the little town was quite a wild west scene for years, one where bars and brothels lined

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the streets. Today, those establishments have become respectful business’ or housing for college students who come to attend the northernmost university in the contiguous United States, Western Washington University. Side note: the current president of “Western” is Sabah Randhawa — former provost of Oregon State University, go Beavs! Even though they have become more “subdued” the old buildings still have their beautiful wood-plank floors, high ceilings and some of the wavy glass from way back when. You can almost feel the not-sosubdued excitement of the gold seekers headed north. The population of Bellingham is 87,574, as of 2015, and it’s growing — construction is going on all over the city. So it’s a college town bigger than Corvallis, and smaller than Eugene. When you’re there it

Downtown Bellingham kind of does seem like Corvallis with more “stuff.” The geography contributes to the interest of the area. Roads wind in and out along the coastline and inlets, making it seem more complicated than it is. Bellingham was at one time Whatcom City, Sehome, and Fairhaven. In the 1800’s, Fairhaven’s leaders had notions that their town would become a bigger city on the scale of Tacoma or Seattle. They vied for the honor of becoming the terminus of the Great Northern Railroad, but lost out to Seattle. After that, residents of all three little towns voted to consolidate and become Bellingham. Today, Fairhaven is a historic district of Bellingham and is home to the Alaska Ferry Terminal, great restaurants and shopping, and is a favorite of visitors. Sehome, a neighborhood of Bellingham originally named after Chief Sehome was owned by the Bellingham

Bay & British Columbia Railroad Company and was also known at one point as the Sehome Coal Mine. Yes, coal mining in Bellingham! We’re not sure what became of Whatcom City, but Whatcom is now the name of the county, and is derived from the Lummi word meaning “noisy water.” Bellingham is not so much a tourist town as it is just a busy hub of activity. The college, of course, accounts for a lot of activity. Canadians like to come to Bellingham and shop. And there are weekenders escaping the Seattle craziness to unwind. But no Hawaiian shirts, cheap sunglasses and point-and-shoot cameras, for the most part it’s locals, or semi-locals. After our quick impression of Bellingham, we are looking forward to a more in-depth exploration of the area, and suggest you carve out some time to visit too, you’ll love

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it. There are a ton of activities, definitely more than can be explored in one trip, great food (the seafood is to die for), and chic shops abound. Getting there: From the Heart of the Willamette Valley, Bellingham is about a six hour car ride up I-5. You definitely want to plan so you miss Portland and Seattle rush hour traffic, or else your time may vary (read, “be way longer”). Amtrak also offers service to Bellingham from Eugene, Albany, Salem, Portland and other stops in Oregon. The Amtrak Cascades Route allows passengers to board the train, and be in Bellingham in about 8 hours via connecting bus. It’s a little longer than driving, but hassle (and parking) free! Visit for details.



Shopping, shopping, shopping

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Summer time is Salmon

Recipe: Wild King Salmon With Soy Honey Glaze and Garden Pea Pureé Ingredients


Pea Pureé 1 c. sliced leeks 2 c. peas ½ c. white wine ¼ c. water ¼ c. heavy cream

1. Mix glaze ingredients in a bowl. Lay salmon fillets in shallow glass baking dish and pour glaze mix over salmon. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour. 2. Cook sliced leeks on medium heat until wilted. Add peas, white wine, and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 to 6 minutes or until reduced by half. Pureé pea mixtue in blender until smooth and return to pan. Add heavy cream and cook an additional few minutes on medium-high heat to thicken and heat cream through.

Glaze 1 tsp minced ginger 1 tsp minced garlic 1 Tbs light olive oil 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup honey Salmon 4 6-7 oz. salmon fillets - skinless / boneless ¼ tsp. cracked black pepper

3. Remove salmon fillets from marinade and place on grill or under broiler. Cook appx. 10 minutes or until just opaque in center, turning once. Pour remaining marinade into shallow saucepan and cook to thicken and reduce slightly. 4. Place a dollop of pea mixture on plate, and place cooked salmon fillet aside pea pureé. Spoon on additional glaze as desired. Sprinkle cracked pepper on salmon.

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The design was perfect for our needs and a fun process! Dale’s crew was respectful, responsive and very tidy. Right on budget and easy to work with.

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In a world awash with bacon, there’s a place in North Portland that bucks the trend “Homegrown Smoker.” In the gritty northeast neighborhood of St. Johns, Homegrown Smoker sits at the intersection of 1970, and 2017. A cool, old diner on a not-yet-gentrified street lined by such classics as “The Man’s Shop - since 1940” and “Patties Home Plate Cafe.” The area is cool, old school Portland. Homegrown Smoker began in a food cart in Portland. Unfortunately, the cart went up in smoke, and now they are in a “real” building. Unfortunate at the time, but actually pretty cool now. We loved the area and their space. It just feels familiar, like they’re been there forever.


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tiny bit, maybe. Right? We were pleasantly surprised, everything was great! Homegrown Smoker is 100% pain free for those who think BBQ HAS to involve animals. We had a “Rib Plate” which consisted of Smoked Tempeh “ribs” and “Macnocheese” and hush puppies - corn fritters for you non-southerners. We’re already planning to go back to sample the “Grit Sticks” and the “All American Burger.” Prices are very reasonable, service is quick and friendly. Two sauce soaked thumbs up for this place! Homegrown Smoker 8638 N. Lombard, Portland 503-477-7274 Menu:

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Design Considerations

New Construction vs. Upgrades By Gregory Thomas Building a new home involves a very different kind of design process than renovating an existing home. At Powell Construction, we specialize in remodeling and additions, however, it is rewarding on occasion to build a new home. In our renovation work, we must always address the condition of the existing structure—including necessary maintenance, structural issues, code and the possibility of unseen conditions—beyond the particular goals of a project. We also have to consider how our new work relates to and ties in with the existing design, both stylistically and technologically. For these reasons, remodeling and additions inevitably involve working with constraints of various kinds. Believe it or not, these concerns help keep our work varied and interesting, in that we have to use our problem-solving skills and creativity to properly attend to the many issues at hand. We feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction as we fix long-standing problems while also renovating and adding on to our clients’ homes. Alternatively, with new construction, we are freed from many constraints and are able to work with our clients to get just what they want—within the limits of their budget, of course. This allows us as designers to focus our attention and talents almost exclusively on our clients’ vision for their new home. A current project is a case in point. This home is for a couple and their extended family, and it is designed for both functionality and aesthetics. Private spaces are zoned so that the residents and guests have bedrooms at opposite ends of the house, with shared common spaces in between. The design takes advantage of its site, with expansive views of the Cascade Mountains. An outdoor living porch and a private library round out the home’s spaces.

The real opportunity in the design, however, is that it is carefully tailored to the clients’ aesthetic vision. Whereas the tone of a remodel might have been set with what existed before, in this case we have been able to pursue our clients’ vision in a relatively free way. Working in close collaboration with our clients—who sent us ideas and suggestions from their Houzz “Ideabooks”— we helped bring their design ideas into focus. Finishes in the common spaces have been selected for a clean, fresh, and light look. In the private areas, warm materials work to bring about a cozy feeling. The exterior takes advantage of eastfacing views of the Cascades. The library, breakfast nook, living room, and master suite all have expansive views and windows that let in lots of morning light. As you can see in these computer-generated images, our digital modeling capabilities—something we use in all of our design work—allowed us to construct a virtual model of the house. Our clients could look at these images and even walk through their virtual home and see how the design and selections work together to achieve their vision for their new home. Our 3D modeling is a useful tool to explore ideas, and lets both our designers and our clients confirm that the design has cohesiveness and meets their aesthetic vision. This helps make the construction process more predictable and less stressful—always our goal! Having done our careful planning, we are now starting construction and enjoy seeing the vision come to fruition. Please tune in to our remodeling blog at powellconstruction. com/blog/ to watch the construction as it progresses. We look forward to sharing the journey with you!

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Here’s Sherwin Williams’ trending color forcast for 2018 from their “Sincerity” collection. Based on current influences like Hygge, Instagram, and Normcore. If you’re not familiar with “Normcore”, look this one up, seriously. Low hassle, relaxing, “anti-trend” colors - it’s about time


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Q&A with Mid-Valley Interior Designer Becky Olsen Interior Designer Rebecca “Becky” Olsen of Rebecca Olsen Design in Salem has been the “go-to” designer for Dale’s Remodeling for several years; providing design for projects big and small. Becky shares insight on her partnership with Dale’s and her design philosophy in the Q&A below. What is your background and how long have you been in the design business? I graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in interior merchandising and design. I also have a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College in business management. I’ve been in the design business for more than 25 years. What does your role look like when you partner with Dale’s Remodeling on a project? I’ve been working with Dale’s for seven years now and serve as their oncall interior designer. My work often starts during the sales process when I provide input regarding finishes and layout ideas to help with budgeting. Once the bid is accepted, I meet with the client to see the space, review the project scope and understand any problems we’re trying to overcome with a new design.


You’ve been working with Dale’s Remodeling for quite some time. What do you value most about your partnership? I really value our teamwork. The project leads at Dale’s are outstanding and easy to work with. Our goal is always to make the customer happy and the finished product brings those results. I understand you have great connections with Mid-Willamette Valley suppliers and retailers. Who do you enjoy working with and why? I believe we have incredible talent in the Valley and I enjoy working with all of the trades. Cherry City Interiors has an outstanding showroom and they are great to work with; I appreciate all they do for us as we bring clients in to review their products.

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What are your favorite types of projects? Any particular one you want to mention? I enjoy all of my projects and feel lucky to be part of the process when it comes to working in someone’s home. Each project becomes a new favorite. I am currently working on a house remodel and we are using steel tiles for a fireplace face. It’s a first—I am so excited to see how it turns out! How do you match materials and design to a client’s unique taste? People often ask me what my style is, but I design to my clients’ style. Some clients tell me they don’t have a style, but that is what I can help them discover. We go through photos and ideas and after a few visits, we come up with something that becomes their own style. What cool new material or product do you really love right now? Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank flooring designs have really been hot this year. There are so many options and it is easy to take care of—there are even waterproof options available! Many manufacturers make planks that emulate wood, which is a great option for people who prefer the wood look but have young families and pets, requiring floor durability.

What challenges do you face and how do you get through them? Challenges sometimes come from materials that are not readily available. We do our best to specify material that is readily available but sometimes availability issues are inevitable. What is your number one goal you hope to achieve with each project? My goal is for my client to be happy with the end product and have their space challenges solved. I want them to have something that is beautiful and functional. What advice do you have for someone who doesn’t have an eye for design? There are a lot of online resources out there like Houzz and Pinterest. Don’t be afraid to talk with a designer, it can save you time and money in the end. What are some of your favorite sources for inspiration? I read blogs, use Houzz and attend trade shows as often as possible. I also find great inspiration through our local strategic partners who are creative and innovative in their own fields.

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Lasting Trends in

Kitchen Design By Heather VanEyk People are always asking me for tips and tricks when redesigning their space. Kitchens are often challenging because of the expense of all the materials and finishes, so it’s a good idea to remember trends that remain fairly constant in today’s design world. If you are thinking about remodeling, think about these three kitchen trends that have held up over the years: Open Concept The move toward more casual dining and interactive cooking has led to fewer walls obstructing the view of the kitchen. This trend has encouraged new and inventive ways to store items in drawers that were previously placed in upper cabinets, as well as more options for under-counter appliances. Mixing Material Finishes There is nothing taboo about base cabinets not matching your wall cabinets, or island cabinets not matching the perimeter cabinets. The same goes for countertops. The island can make a statement with wood countertops while the perimeter has quartz. When designed properly, mixing materials can extend the design of your kitchen for years.

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As fall approaches we always see an increase in lamp repair at J&J. The shorter, cooler days mean more inside activity, and even though lamps donʼt just go bad over the summer we become aware of them not working in the fall.

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Here’s to Your Health

Weight Loss Surgery Leads to a Healthier Life By Bonnie Buckingham “Bariatric surgery is a tool, not a fix.”

That’s how Paige Welburn of Lebanon approached her weight loss surgery six years ago. Welburn was having increasing health problems, trouble with high blood pressure and difficulty with her joints when she decided to find a new tool to help with her lifelong struggle with weight. With four young kids at home, Welburn knew she needed to be there for their future, and a health scare made her examine everything in her life that needed work. She decided to jump into the bariatric program at Samaritan Weight Management Institute with both feet, and although it hasn’t always been easy, she’s never looked back.

“I did quite a bit of research before having the surgery,” said Welburn, a nurse case manager at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. “And at the time, there wasn’t even five years of data on the procedure so there were still questions.”

Welburn selected the vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure and later received a Roux-en-Y surgery. The sleeve gastrectomy isolates a small section of the stomach limiting meal size to one ounce. In addition, with Roux-en-Y, a section of the small intestine is bypassed to reduce the amount of food that can be used by the body.

After talking with bariatric surgeon Donald Yarborough and meeting the team that would be supporting her through the program, Welburn decided she was ready. “It’s not something that happens tomorrow,” she said. “You have to work to get there.”

As part of the program, Welburn had to lose five percent of her body weight before the surgery and meet with a counselor. “A lot of people said to me, ‘oh, you took the easy way out,’” said Welburn. “But it’s not easy. It’s a complete lifestyle change. You have to embrace the program and use it as a tool, not a fix.” Having surgery was just the first step for Welburn as she looked at revamping her lifestyle. Following surgery she has maintained a healthy diet and rigorous exercise schedule. “Food used to be a huge driver for me,” she said. “I had to learn a lot about portion control.” Going from a size 24 to a size four is a significant change, but it sits comfortably on Welburn. As she looks back at old photos of herself with her kids, they barely seem to remember her the way she was. “They tell me, ‘you seem like you’ve always been the person you are now,’” she said.

Welburn expected that bariatric surgery would change her life for the better. But she didn’t expect the support and care that would come from the bariatric surgery program throughout her journey, even so many years later. “What’s great about the program is you can always reach back out and the support is still there,” said Welburn, who recently scheduled a checkup visit with Kirsti Troyer, a dietitian in the program. “It’s an amazing group of people, and just to be a part of what they do is incredible,” she said. “I love that team. They changed my life for me.” So much so, that with Welburn’s encouragement, her partner, Deborah Lane, just completed a vertical sleeve gastrectomy.

Bonnie Buckingham, RD, is a dietitian at the Samaritan Weight Management & Metabolic Surgery Institute. To learn more about the institutes programs and services, visit call 541-768-4280. 40

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Anti-Aging Makeup Tips You hear the phrase “anti-aging” a lot …but what does it really mean? I think the essence of the phrase is simply addressing anything that helps us to look and feel younger. Here are some makeup tips that will help you turn the clock back without drastic measures. Avoid drying powders which only accent lines and wrinkles. Instead, choose creamy tints, blushes and bronzers to highlight cheeks and give skin a youthful glow. Pale and thinning eyebrows can be tinted, shaped and penciled in. Brows that show up make you look younger.


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An exciting menu of new Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience. Menus and more at: Open for dinner Mon - Thurs 5:00 -- 9:30 Fri & Sat 5:00 - 10:00 136 SW Washington Ave Suite 102, Corvallis 541-753-2222

Your special place for: • Weddings & Receptions • Bridal & Baby Showers • Parties & Anniversaries • Family Gatherings

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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

Queen’s Chopstick Not just Chinese food!

Our Asian fusion menu will delight you. You’ll love our chic new restaruant, and our delicious menu items presented with style. Many reviewers have called ours “the best asian food in Corvallis,” come find out why. 11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed 11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat 2329 Kings Blvd Corvallis 541-758-9166


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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 VOCES 8 With the OSU Chamber Choir Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE Featuring Mona Golabek Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 BODY AND SOUL: A FILM BY OSCAR MICHEAUX Featuring a remixed score by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, performed live with a stellar ensemble of Northwest musicians.

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AUGUST 2017 — OSU150 SPACE GRANT FESTIVAL August 17 6:30 p.m. NASA Explains the Eclipse August 19 & 20 10 a.m. Eclipse Public Educational Lectures 5 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center* August 19 7 p.m. OSU Summer Choir “The Path of Totality” (Tickets Required)

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Willamette Living Aug/ Sept 2017  

Our high summer issue with home improvement tips from local pros, recipes and more. Enjoy!

Willamette Living Aug/ Sept 2017  

Our high summer issue with home improvement tips from local pros, recipes and more. Enjoy!