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July /August 2021

LIVING The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

The Best of the Valley

Got Pets?

We’ve been hanging out with them for 14,000 years. They are our constant companions. They assisted us when we needed to hunt for game. Now, they bark at the mailman to keep us all safe. Send us your best tribute pic of your furry friend, and we’ll publish it in our Sept/Oct issue “Valley Pets” feature. Please include your name, and your pet’s name. Send pics to: pets@willametteliving.com 2

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Mercedes-Benz of Salem Presents The GLB-Class

Ever since the invention of the automobile by Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler, Mercedes-


Benz has continued the tradition of testing its products

Summer testing assesses the vehicle's overall performance in

thoroughly before bringing them to market. Systematic

the heat. As part of the static and dynamic assessment, all of

vehicle testing is one of the most extensive measures

the assemblies and drive systems are scrutinized. On top of

undertaken by Mercedes-Benz during the development

this, high-speed drives are also undertaken in undisguised

process in order to guarantee the highest possible vehicle

vehicles at the vehicle testing site. Certain components

quality. Before going into production, the complete vehicle

receive a final touch. This includes, for example, tuning the

must meet every detail in the predefined maturity level. The

climate control. The final details are analyzed by the

vehicle then goes through intensive testing for specific

engineers at the scene or in close coordination with the

components, for example in order to ensure the longevity of a


drivetrain network (the combination of – depending on the

completion, the start of the production tests is confirmed.







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In This Issue

July/August 2021



Regular Contributors 54 Sten, on the Money 55 Ask Annette 56 Kris on Health 57 Lookin’ Good 58 Gardening with Brenda 59 Stylin’ with Oscar


The North Coast Food Trail Willamette


The Fall Festival!

July /August 2021



Classic Summer Cocktails


On the Cover:

The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

The Best of the Valley


Perrenial winners of the Best of the Valley contest, The Inkwell Home Store, took home the gold this year in THREE categories. Congratulations! Photo: Trevor Witt

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5434 Salal St. SE Salem - 3 beds / 2.5 bath, 2193 Sq. Ft., .14 ac. In the popular Woodscape neighborhood, so very close to parks and great schools, quiet, yet with easy access to I5, this light filled, gorgeous home will fulfill your dreams! Master on the main, open concept, beau�ful gourmet kitchen with granite countertops. Great room with huge windows, cathedral ceilings & floor to ceiling gas fire place. Enjoy the pa�o pergola and lovingly landscaped backyard, directly accessible from the great room and master suite. Office right off the entrance. Big Workspace in Garage.

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From the Home Office in Corvallis...

Publisher's Update Hot enough for ya?

Outdoor fun with the family at Par Three in Corvallis.

Seriously? One hundred and eleven in Corvallis? WHAT is even happening? The heat dome, thankfully has passed and it’s time to get out there and scout out some of our winners in this year’s Best of the Valley Contest. We’ve got a few new winners, and some of our “regulars” are really crushing it - like the Inkwell Home Store, winner of three separate catagories this time, or The Natty Dresser in Albany, posting a clean sweep in the voting for best men’s store. Good job everybody! With the return to normal life comes the Corvallis Fall Festival. After a year off the Fall Festival is back ontrack and will take place this September 25th and 26th Yay! We’ll be there. We’ve got to have a way to survive the crushing heat of summer, right? So we’ve assembled a list of classic summer cocktails for you to try out.

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They worked for Cary Grant, they’ll work for you! We’re lucky in the valley to be in the epicenter of berry country. This issue’s “In Season” features the mighty blueberry. Along with a shortcake recipe compliments of the First Alternative Coop, we assembled some blueberry facts. It’s amazing what those little berries provide! Have you heard about the North Coast Food Trail? You should, besides it’s a good reason to visit the coast and cool off! Check out this issue’s article all about it, and Wild Manzanita and then hop in the car. Enjoy the summer and don’t forget to send us your best pet photos for the September issue. Send pics to: pets@willametteliving.com please include your pet’s name, and your name. Until next time, thanks for reading,


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YOUR NEIGHBORS IN BUSINESS Melodee and Mike Scofield @

Scio Hardware A Scio landmark, in a historical building.

MELODEE AND MIKE SCOFIELD ARE THE PROUD PROPRIETORS OF SCIO HARDWARE AND MERCANTILE, A BUSINESS THAT HAS BEEN IN THE VALLEY FOR GENERATIONS. Open for business in 1913, way... way before Amazon, originally the Hibbler and Gill Co. and then The Gill company, and currently Scio Hardware and Mercantile the old place has seen just a handful of owners, now Mike and Melodee make the perfect couple to carry on the tradition. A visit to Scio Hardware and Mercantile is kind of like watching the old Jimmy Stewart movie It’s a Wonderful Life during the holidays, it gives you the same good, old timey feeling. The place exudes “good vibes.” You can picture little farm kids in the 30’s and 40’s wearing overalls and looking at toys Santa might bring them, or little old ladies in hand-sewn dresses buying candy for those same kids, men in the 40’s gathering together and discussing our troops in the South Pacific, or Europe. Neighbors greeting neighbors in the 60’s and 70’s discussing farming and the hairstyles of the Beatles, or worse yet, the shoppers in the 50’s discussing Elvis’ shocking moves! It’s a community hub, and Mike and Melodee strive to meet every possible need, and darned if they don’t come close! In addition to obvious basic hardware needs, they carry a full line of paints, garden tools, pet supplies, kiddie pools, electrical and plumbing parts, seeds, keys, cleaning supplies, food dehydrators, 10

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and even good old Daisy Red Ryder Carbine’s – for the young ‘uns. And that’s just on Mike’s side! The other half of the store is devoted to Melodee’s gift and décor selection ranging from locally made soaps, knit goods, and flowers brought in fresh daily, to historical items housed in the store’s original wooden display cases, toys, good old fashioned “Radio Flyer” little red wagons, and holiday decor. Need a greeting card? They’ve got them. Hand crème? Yep. Kiddie pool? Right down the aisle, which size do you need? The store also offers services that you don’t notice right away like UPS and FedEx shipping, Fish and Wildlife tags and licenses, they’ll even send a fax for you! Other niceties include free popcorn (a lot of the time), and drawings – for prizes you actually want, not little useless stuff. Need some socks and a premium cigar? Scio Hardware and Mercantile has ‘em. If you’re in the neighborhood, or even if you’re not, swing by and say hello to this fine, hardworking couple keeping this little piece of America thriving. Scio Hardware and Mercantile 38737 N. Main St. In Scio 503-394-3824

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“You can’t keep a good festival down”

The Fall Festival is Back Baby! Great News, after a brief pandemic hiatus, everybody’s favorite festival is back! The Corvallis Fall Festival. Back in the early 1970’s Corvallis didn’t have any festivals. Thanks to the forwardthinking of local business woman Rose Ostby and then Corvallis Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Karl Cayford, the idea for the Fall Fesival was born. An organizing committee of local Jaycees and Chamber members was formed. Much deliberation ensued. Where? When? What? Once the details were hammered out, the inaugural Fall Festival was held on September 22nd and 23rd, 1973. The Corvallis Fall Festival is no longer that small community festival. The festival’s quality and reputation is known throughout the Pacific Northwest and west coast. All items sold are still hand crafted by artisans. The festival hosts 175 arts and crafts booths, 25 Benton County non-profit food booths, continuous entertainment, arts discovery zone, young artists’ marketplace, Saturday night street dance and the Fall Festival Run.

The Corvallis Fall Festival

September 25th and 26th In Corvallis’ Downtown Central Park Admission: FREE! More info: www.CorvallisFallFestival.org Or call: 541-752-9655


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Art in the Mid-Valley By Brian Egan





Pushing Through the Blu

Now that we have reached that goal of 70% Covid vaccination, let’s rejoice in our freedom to socialize again. While many art festivals will still not be happening in person this year, we can see a break in the clouds. Two examples: The Corvallis Art Guild, organizers of The Clothesline Art Sale at the Benton County Courthouse did not have time between the 14

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restriction lift and organization deadlines to pull together their event. Corvallis Fall Festival on the other hand is moving forward with their 48th annual event on the weekend of September 25th and 26th. The Corvallis Arts Center has restarted their 2nd Saturday Arts Day activities with family arts and crafts on the Arts Center Plaza July 10th


from 1pm to 4pm. This is a free event open to art makers of all ages. Check The Arts Center website for the project of the month. The Around Oregon Annual Exhibit 2021 is a chance for people in the Mid-Willamette Valley to experience artworks by contemporary artists living in all parts of Oregon. The exhibition recognizes the quality and diversity in the creative expression of artists. The purpose of the exhibit is to show working artists from many backgrounds and origins, and bring emerging and established artists together. Each year The Arts Center invites a different guest juror from outside our immediate area, to bring his/her/ their different sensibilities. The Around Oregon Annual also recognizes and encourages excellence by awarding cash prizes selected by the juror. V Maldonado, a Portland-based multidisciplinary artist, freelance curator, as well as a writer, is this year’s juror. The Around Oregon Annual 2021 runs through August 7th at The Arts Center. “High Fiber Diet'' a quilter’s collective which is largely located in Portland but has members all over the state organizes challenges for its members on an ongoing basis. In that context they created a series of exhibits organized around colors. There was a “red” exhibit, a “blue” exhibit, a “green'' exhibit, and so forth. The Arts Center’s Exhibition Committee selected a small number of each color, creating a rainbow of colors in quilts. It is interesting to see that the exhibit illustrates that there are more warm colors in the rainbow, than cool colors. The title of the exhibit -Vibrant Fibers- is very fitting, the result of this rainbow is certainly vibrant, if not fiery. Participating artists are: Mary Arnold, Bonnie Bucknam, Gerry Congdon, Kimberly Connelly, Sherri Culver, Diane English, Jo Noble & Pat Fifer, Terry Grant, Jill Haddock, Lottie Smith, Marie Murphy Wolfe, Beverly Woodard, and Susan Circone. The show opens on August 12th and runs through September 26th in the main gallery at The Arts Center. Arts Alive! is a community arts event dedicated to raising the visibility of working artists in our city and region. Each summer The Arts Center bring creators (artists, writers, performers, and musicians) together to share their studio processes and their artwork. Once again, this year will be a virtual event on August

13th and 14th. Go to https://theartscenter.net/ annual-events/ for more information.

Seventeen members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild are exhibiting four-image portfolios of their work in an exhibit called "Quartets" this summer in the Moreland Gallery at the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath. The exhibit stems from a project undertaken during the pandemic shutdown in 2020, when the photographers were asked to create portfolios of four related images to share on the group's website. “It was a way to keep the creative juices flowing during a time of restricted travel,” explained Rich Bergeman, who helped organize the show. The creative exercise caught the eye of Benton County Museum Curator Mark Tolenon, who led a juried review of the 88 portfolios submitted for the brick-and-mortar show. The work on view reflects a wide range of subject matter--from colorful cactus closeups to a black-and-white documentary of Portland's social protests--and demonstrate a variety of photographic techniques, including infrared, intentional camera movement and abstraction. The show runs from now until September 4th, the museum is open 10am to 4:30pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. Artist quote of the month: “Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art” -Leonardo da Vinci

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Book Excerpt: Avoid These Myths and Mistakes Kristi: Holly, what are a couple of the top myths you’ve run into? Holly: I think people will put off having a family portrait taken because they believe it’s going to take a long time. Good portraiture doesn’t need to take hours. In my particular style as a portrait artist, I shoot fast. I’m not rushing, but my experience in this space has given me a sense of timing, which allows me to determine the best lighting and composition quickly, and that’s a real bonus for people. Another myth is when someone calls and wants us to make digital files. The myth is that they’ll have something they will print. Years ago, when we were first starting with digital, we did this for people. Talking to them later, we found out that they never printed them. It’s a myth that they’re going to be able to make something and enjoy it from getting a CD handed to them.

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Capturing images is only half of the process. The printing techniques we use are not drag-and- drop. The investment they make, as I like to call it, covers our printing methods, which are designed to create art pieces that will be hanging in a home for years. I already told you the story about Susan, who contacted me because her daughter sent her a CD of digital files. We made a beautiful wall for her, but let us do what we’re supposed to do, which is to create art pieces for your home all the way through. I have been stopped so many times in the grocery store and thanked because another myth is thinking you can wait to have your family photographed. Today’s portraits can’t be made tomorrow. That’s something we’ve put in our advertising for probably the last 25 years. Today’s portraits can’t be made tomorrow. When I’m stopped by a client who tells me that someone died, family members moved, or they all grew up, they are so glad that they had the portrait taken. Kristi: I think, a lot of times, people overestimate their abilities. They think it’s not going to be a big deal to get the pictures and have them printed off somewhere. They do not realize that there probably needs to be cropping done. There needs to be shading applied. They think something is going to be fine and that they’re going to have it printed, but they end up not happy with it, or they never do it. As you said, they put it on the kitchen counter, and it ends up in a drawer.


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Holly: After we’ve made art pieces, we’ll include some files that can be fun for them to use on social media or make holiday cards. We’ll include things like that, but people come to us when they want artwork for their home, and that’s when they should come to us. If they take it to the drug store, even our work, they’re not going to be happy in the same way. Papers are different, the presentation is different, and as you said, all the decisions that go into creating this artwork are different. Many times, we’re printing something more than one time to get it to that stage where it’s wall-worthy. When it’s wall-worthy, then it’s presented to you. Kristi: What are three mistakes you’ve seen people have made? Holly: The main one is thinking that they’re going to print something themselves, and then they never do, or they’re disappointed. Also, another mistake is to trust a nonprofessional to take a milestone portrait. Kristi: That probably happens a lot. They go out for the whole day. That ends up giving them a bad taste in their mouth because now they have hundreds of photos that they have to try to choose from. Holly: Going out for the whole day is not our style. I think a lot of people would not be photographed if they had to make that time commitment. Kristi: What’s the important thing to remember when it comes to myths and mistakes? Holly: The thrill for me in portraiture is bringing an image to its full potential. Knowing that, if someone is in front of my camera, they are loved. Whether it’s a dog, a high school senior, a child, or a family, it’s love that’s being represented, and that’s timeless and priceless.

Holly Peterson owns and operates The Ball Studio, a Corvallis landmark and perennial “Best of the Valley” winner. Holly can be reached at www.theballstudio.com or 541-740-6074

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Banner Year in Independence

2001 saw Independence Oregon add new sidewalks and lamp posts to its Historic Main Street. Soon after that the city wanted some banners with a warm and welcoming image to brighten up those historic lamp posts. They knew that the commercially available banners would risk making Independence look like every other small town. They wanted something original, unique. River Gallery with its reservoir of creative talent is on Main Street right in the middle of that recently enhanced part of town. So naturally they enlisted the artists of River Gallery to hand-paint 27 original banners on canvas with images to illustrate the story and spirit of this Mid-Willamette Valley town.

River Gallery to the rescue. By photographing the original paintings that were on the tattered and faded banners and taking them into a photo editing computer application, they were converted into images that could be printed on sturdy, weather resistant vinyl material. Forty-four of the original images were saved and transformed this way.

As the town grew, the demand for more original banners grew. The gallery artists created additional banners for the Cinema Block and parking lot.

The town is growing. With the development of the Riverfront and the addition of Osprey Lane more lamp posts have been added. River Gallery has been called upon once again to create new images for new banners for the additional lamp posts.

That was nearly 20 years ago. Time and technology moved right along. The first taking its toll on the banners; the latter coming to the rescue. The original banners have served well but the rain of Oregon winters, and the long sunny days of summer weren’t

A total of 71 banners with original images now adorn the downtown streets of Independence. For a visual treat, take a walking (or driving) tour of the downtown. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy both art and history.



kind to those cloth banners. It was obvious that the banners needed to be replaced, and the city still preferred original artwork.

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THE BOOK REPORT gifts of her people and the wisdom found within the school to save it.

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield In his years of NASA training and space exploration, Hadfield developed an unconventional philosophy: prepare for the worst, and enjoy every moment of it. By thinking like an astronaut, you can make the impossible possible and change the way you view life on Earth.

Bitter Root Vol. 1 : Family Business by David Walker In 1920s Harlem, only the Sangerye Family, once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, can save New York -- and the world -- from the supernatural forces threatening to destroy humanity. But the family that specialized in curing the souls of those infected by racism and hate has been torn apart by tragedies and conflicting moral codes. They must decide whether to heal the wounds of the past and move beyond their differences, or sit back and watch a force of unimaginable evil ravage the human race.

The Bear and the Nightingale : A Novel by Katherine Arden A novel inspired by Russian fairy tales follows the experiences of a headstrong young girl who taps the mysterious powers of a precious family necklace to save her village from dark and dangerous forces.

A gang leader’s son finds his effort to go straight for the sake of his child challenged by a loved one’s brutal murder, in a poignant exploration of Black coming-of-age set 17 years before the events of the awardwinning The Hate U Give.

The book of longings by Sue Monk Kidd A first-century intellectual fights the limitations imposed on women before an encounter with an 18-yearold Jesus leads to their marriage, his dangerous public ministry and her flight to safety in Alexandria. By the author of The Invention of Wings.

Children & other wild animals : notes on badgers, otters, sons, hawks, daughters, dogs, bears, air, bobcats, fishers, mascots, Charles Darwin, newts, sturgeon, roasting squirrels, parrots, elk, foxes, tigers and various other zoological matters by Brian Doyle Novelist and essayist Brian Doyle describes encounters with astounding beings of every sort and shape in this collection of short vignettes. The book gathers previously unpublished work along with selections that have been published in Orion, The Sun, and The American Scholar, among others.

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Binti is offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy, but when the transport ship gets attacked and the school is threatened, she must rely on the 20 Willamette Living Magazine May/June 2021

Concrete rose by Angie Thomas

Crossings : extraordinary structures for extraordinary animals by Katy Duffield For children, a non-fiction exploration of animal crossings built

Selections From our friends at the Corvallis-Benton Co. Public Library by animal lovers around the world to help animals cross over, under, around, and through human construction.

teacher while attending an Arctic residential school.

The four tendencies : the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too) by Gretchen Rubin

The exiles : a novel by Christina Baker Kline Sent to a Tasmanian penal colony after conceiving her employer’s grandchild, a young governess befriends a talented midwife and an orphaned Aboriginal chief’s daughter while confronting the harsh realities of British colonialism and oppression in 19th-century Australia.

The best-selling author of The Happiness Project continues her investigation into human nature by identifying four key personality types that shape behavior, explaining each personality type's strengths and vulnerabilities for better decisionmaking, reduced stress and more effective communication.

young women that helped formulate a winning strategy to defeat the Nazi U-boats and deliver a decisive victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.

The guest list : a novel by Lucy Foley An expertly planned celebrity wedding between a rising television star and an ambitious magazine publisher is thrown into turmoil by petty jealousies, a college drinking game, the bride's ruined dress, and an untimely murder.

Run or Don’t Ann Simas

A game of birds and wolves : the ingenious young women whose secret board game helped win World War II by Simon Parkin

Fatty legs : a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl bullied by a

Tells the triumphant story of the war game developed by a group of

Juliette Ward has had a stalker for five months, but she doesn’t take him seriously until he leaves the head of a slaughtered bull elk in her driveway. Fossil, Colorado’s newest resident, security expert Beckett Ford, knows the minute he meets Jules, she’s the one. Jules hires Beck to find her stalker, but nothing prepares her for what the stalker will do next. *Local Author


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Remodeling Contractor •Powell Construction •Thayer Const. •Henderer Design & Build Painter •Equilibrium Painting •L & T Painting •Paint Effects

Plumbing •Judson’s •Ron Knight •Complete Plumbing Systems

Flooring •Bensons Interiors •Integrity •Corvallis Flooring Lighting •J&J Electric •Radiance by Design Window Coverings •Bensons Interiors •Whitaker’s •Premiere Floor Covering Nursery/Garden Center •Garland •Shonnard’s •Home Grown Gardens Interior Designer •Anna Bishop, Henderer Design & Build •Jayde Hansen, Powell Construction •Natalie Temme, Thayer Construction Landscaper •Maple Creek, Corvallis •Green Acres, Salem •Terrace Hardscaping, Corvallis Builder •Powell Construction •Henderer Design & Build •Thayer Const.

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•Mid Valley Tile •Mountain Top Tile •Albany Carpet One


Another fantastic remodel by Powell Construction of Corvallis

Mechanic •North Ridge Automotive •Crabtree Automotive •Waucomah Auto Repair Accountant •Todd Yee, Stover, Neyhart, Yee and Co. •Accuity Accounting •Kara Brausen, CPA Law Firm •Healy & McCann, PC •Marek & Lanker, LLP •Cherry Tree Law Financial Planner •Kim Hall, Clarity Wealth •Phillip Long, Edward Jones Albany •Tim Sparks, Edward Jones Salem

DINING Breakfast Spot •Brick and Mortar, Albany •Sam’s Station, Corvallis •The Dizzy Hen, Philomath Desserts •Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes •Sweet Red •Le Patissier

Portrait Photographer •Ball Studio, Corvallis •Troutman Photography, Albany •Jody B Herrling Photography Credit Union •Oregon State Credit Union •Central Willamette Credit Union •Red Canoe Credit Union Dog Groomer •Ashley’s Pet Artistry •Celia’s Mobile Grooming •Hannah Blay, Dogz Rule, Corvallis Veterinarian •Reid Veterinary Hospital, LLC •All Creatures Great and Small Veterinary Clinic •Alpine Animal Hospital


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Appetizers •Sweet Red •Vault 244 •Sybaris Bakery •Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes •New Morning Bakery / Le Patissier •Natural Sprinkles Outdoor Dining •Common Fields •Block 15 Taproom •Sky High Brewing

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Gluten Free Dining •Eats and Treats •Grinds Hawaiian Food Truck •Homegrown Oregon Foods Food Truck •The Barn – A collection food trucks, but a great option. •Grindz Hawaiian Food Truck •Beehive Station – Also a collection, and also great.

Indian Food •Evergreen, Corvallis •The Taste of India, Eugene •Royal India Cuisine (food cart) Middle Eastern •Al Jabal, Corvallis •Café Soriah, Eugene •Little Morocco, Corvallis

Farmers Market •Corvallis •Albany •Salem Saturday Market Cheese •Ochoa’s Cheese •Willamette Valley Cheese Co. •Market of Choice Seafood •Fitts Seafood •The Depot •Gamberetti’s, Albany

Burger •First Burger •Block 15 •Bo + Vine Asian Food •Ba’s Vietnamese Comfort Food •House of Noodle •A B Chinese Restaurant Sushi

Mexican Food •La Roca, Albany •Taqueria Alonzo •Delicias Valley Cafe /Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant 28 Willamette Living Magazine May/June 2021

•Aomatsu •Sada •Momiji

Family Dining •Gamberetti’s •Novak’s

Romantic Dining •Sybaris •del Alma •Sweet Red Lunch Spot •Grindz Hawaiian Food Truck •Taco Vino •New Morning Bakery Pizza

•American Dream •Southpaw’s Pizza •Cirellos

MOOD ENHANCEMENTS Tasting Room •Compton •Willamette Valley Vineyards •Lumos Winery Events •Willamette Valley Vineyards Grape Stomp •Emerson Music Series •Compton Wine Club Parties Best Chef •Matt Bennett, Sybaris •Mitche Graf, G-Gourmet Catering •Cyndi Alire, Sweet Red

Spirits •4 Spirits Distillery •Sinister Distilling •Spiritopia Brewery •Block 15 •Deluxe Brewing •Callapooia Dispensary •Oregon Cannabis Company •High Quality •OG Collective Cider

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Boutique •Emma Downtown •Sibling Revelry •1st Hand Seconds Unique Boutique Women’s Clothing •Sibling Revelry •The Clothes Tree •Emma Downtown

SHOPPING Gifts and Accessories •The Inkwell •Emma Downtown •Burlap and Lace Antiques and Vintage •Albany Antique Mall •Beekman Place Antique Mall •The Vintage Industry, Springfield Outdoor/Sporting Goods Store •Peak Sports, Corvallis •REI, Salem •Sportsman’s Warehouse, Albany Bike Shop •Peak Sports •Bike ‘n Hike •Corvallis Cyclery

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FUN & GAMES Independent Cinema The Pix, Albany The Darkside, Corvallis Salem Cinema, Salem Casino Spirit Mountain

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Massage •14th Ave. Salon, Albany •Deep Roots Massage, Albany •Maria Blair, Corvallis Accupuncture •Balance Point Accupuncture, Corvallis •Corvallis Accupuncture •Yen Wellness, Eugene Permanent Makeup •Oregon Permanent Makeup, Corvallis Orthodontist •Paventy and Brown •Dr. Aman Flynn, Springhill Dental Day Spa •14th Ave. Salon •Epic Day Spa •Youtopia Hair Salon Raw Hair Society, Corvallis Level 3 Salon, Albany •Happy Hollow Salon, Corvallis Nail Salon •Lotus Nails, Corvallis •Level 3 Salon, Albany •Corvallis Star Nails & Spa

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Fall Fun


Outdoorsy Family Adventures BY KIMBERLY BLACKER SUMMER MAY BE SEEN AS THE OUTDOOR SEASON, BUT AUTUMN ALSO OFFERS LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTDOOR FUN. Try some of these family activities, and fill yours and your kids' senses with delight. Enjoy a color tour. National parks and forests are the places to be in the fall. Contact your nearest National Park, and find out when fall colors will be at their peak and recommended routes for picturesque views.

seeds, pat them dry, and coat with melted butter. Spread the seeds on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt, and bake at 350 until golden brown. Be sure and stir them occasionally. Bird migration watch. As fall fills the air, many birds begin to head south. Contact State and National parks or your Department of Natural Resources for recommended birding locations as well as bird festivals.

Host a campfire cookout. If outdoor fires are permitted in your area, have the kids round up neighborhood friends for a cookout. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, marshmallows, and s'mores are a traditional way to top off the season. Have everyone take turns telling stories around the fire. If you have little ones, checkout library books with autumn themes to read to the youngsters.

Shift through a cornfield maze. Kids delight in finding their way through cornfield mazes. To find a maze near you, visit www.cornmazesamerica.com/ Also, watch the entertainment section of your newspaper.

Attend a football game. Gather your blankets and head to the stadium. High school, college, and pro football games are great fun for kids and parents alike. Take along a bag of popcorn and thermos of hot cocoa, then snuggle up and get ready to cheer on your team.

Plant perennials and bulbs. Let your kids try out their green thumbs. After all, fall is the time of year to plant perennials and flower bulbs. Let your kids choose some plants from the gardening store, and allow them to help design the garden. A hand-painted rock or two adds color until the spring blossoms bloom.

Visit an apple orchard. Take your kids apple picking, and top off the day with cider and doughnuts, a hayride, and end-of-theyear picnic.

Take a railroad excursion. With the colors of fall blazing under bright blue skies, a scenic railroad excursion is a sure bet. Check your local travel agency for tours in nearby.

Make a scarecrow. What’s fall without a scarecrow on your porch? It is easy to make. Just buy a couple of bails of straw, then have each family member gather some old clothes and hats. Stuff it using string to tie off the hands, feet, and head.

Hold a pumpkin sale. If you have little entrepreneurs, have them set up a pumpkin stand in your front yard. Find an orchard where pumpkins are cheap, then have your kids purchase a small stock to sell for a higher price. Hot cocoa, baked pumpkin seeds, or doughnuts are profitable additions.

Walk in the woods. As flies and mosquitoes retreat, it's the perfect time of year for a walk in the woods. Look for animals scurrying about gathering for the long, cold months ahead, and don't forget your binoculars. Contact state and local parks for wooded trails near you. Leaf fun. Do you remember diving into the crisp fall leaves when you were a kid? Grab some rakes, and have your youngsters pitch in. Pile up the leaves to jump in, build a fort, and even have a leaf fight. Find a festival. Apple, pumpkin, fall harvest, and many more festivals are found this time of year featuring food, arts and crafts, kids' games, pony and wagon rides, and more. Visit your local event's website online to see what's coming up. Visit a pumpkin patch. Begin a family tradition of picking your pumpkins from a patch. After cleaning out the pumpkins, make roasted pumpkin seeds, a yummy treat that kids love. Rinse the

Horseback rides. Head to the stables and enjoy the fall colors on horseback. For horse rental listings by state visit http:// www.horserentals.com/index.html, or look in the yellow pages under 'stables.' Make a bird feeder or house. Kids will enjoy the carpentry experience and marvel at watching birds make use of the kids' creations. Kits are available in hobby stores and online for making bird feeders. To make one from scratch, visit your library and check out a book on how to build a birdhouse, or find free instructions on the Internet. Parades and marching bands. Find out when your local college or high school will hold its homecoming parade. Be sure to take a blanket and snacks, and enjoy the colorful floats, majorettes, cheerleaders, and marching band. Also, don’t forget the spectacular Thanksgiving Day parades. www.willametteliving.com


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chilled rocks glass over fresh ice (or a chilled martini glass if you prefer no ice). Using a vegetable peeler, remove a 3 inch piece of peel from the orange, avoiding the white pith, to create a twist. Twist it over the drink to release a spray of citrus oil, run it around the rim of the glass, and then drop it into the drink. Serve.


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Winery 101 Have you ever wondered…

How does one join a wine club anyway? THE WINE MAKERS AT JACOB WILLIAMS WINERY HAVE THE ANSWER: “JOIN OUR WINE CLUB!” Our Wine Club Memberships are free to join and your club benefits begin immediately. • Up to 30% discount on club releases and up to 40% for additional wine purchased with your wine club release – ask us how! • 20% discount on additional wine and merchandise purchased throughout the year. • Complimentary tasting for you and your guests, up to 4 people total per visit. • Receive priority for new vintages and limited production wines. • Special access to our Library Wines.

Jacob Williams Wine Club is free and your benefits begin immediately upon joining. Members receive 3 club releases per year and can choose from either a 6 or 12 bottle membership. Club Shipments consist of a selection of available vintages and varietals, with many of our special wines being limited for release to club members only. If you prefer to pick-up your wine, Jacob Williams members are invited to special Club Release Parties where you can taste, and enjoy good food while meeting other wine club members. Members can either pick up in our Washington Tasting Room, located near Wishram, WA. Situated on the Columbia River, this tasting room boasts spacious indoor and outdoor seating along with dramatic views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding rolling landscape of vineyards and orchards. Our Oregon Tasting Room is located in the charming and historic town of McMinnville, Oregon. Located in the heart of downtown, our tasting room is warm and inviting. Lasting memories await.

Expressive wines with distinctive depth and character from the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Visit one of our charming tasting rooms for an exceptional tasting experience of our award-winning wines.

• Invitations to special events; tours, winemaker’s dinner, BBQ’s, special tastings and exclusive wine club parties. Jacob Williams Winery opened their tasting room in McMinnville this spring. Spring on over and check them out: McMinnville tasting room: Thursday, 3-8 Friday, 3-8 Saturday 12-8 Sunday 12-7

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Emerson Vineyards

Just minutes from Corvallis or Salem!

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VISIT EMERSON The winery is open to visitors daily from noon to five. If you’d like to come out at other times, we’d love to have you. Please email or call to arrange a visit. For our safety, and yours, we’d appreciate it if you wore a mask when you enter. We’ll also ask you to give us your contact info so we can provide information to Polk County and the Oregon Health Department if needed. We’re excited to welcome you back!

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July 23rd – Jeremy Gordon July 16th – BobKat Duo Friday, Jul. 16 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm One of our Wine Club favorites, The BobKat Duo will be back, on Friday, July 16th. They will be performing, and Chilango Street Cart will be serving dinner from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! As always cover is $10 per person, plus a donation for our local food bank. The BobKat Duo is an eclectic mix of rock, pop, blues, jazz & soul created with original arrangements of cover tunes through voice & guitar. Kat Cogswell is a professional vocalist who has been performing in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. Kat specializes in jazz, blues, pop and musical theatre. Kat sings solo jazz shows with some of Portland’s top musicians at many of Portland’s favorite establishments. One of Portland’s finest. Kat lights up a room. You can feel the passion when she sings. Bob is a phenomenal blues and rock & roll guitarist who has been playing in Portland for 35 years with many stellar musicians in bands such as Ms Demeanor, Nobobysbizness, & recently in Tracey Fordice & The 8 Balls, and also with Moe Dixon. Bob’s passion and love of music comes through loud crisp and clear. Chilango Street Cart will be serving an extended menu for dinner! They have been with us before, serving Mexican food during our eclipse event for hundreds of people; breakfast, lunch and dinner. We trust that they will serve great quality food in a timely manner.

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Friday, Jul. 23 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm This Friday, July 23rd we will be hosting Jeremy Gordon on our porch from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Chilango Street Cart will be back, serving Mexican food from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Cover charge is $10 per adult, plus a canned food or cash donation for our local food bank! Jeremy Gordon is another local favorite! Not too many people can say they have been elected mayor of a town, embarked on tours with a band, spent a month in a studio recording an album, and won a song writing award. Falls City’s Jeremy Gordon can claim all of the above. He’s an incredibly talented musician who plays covers, as well as some of his own original songs. We love having him here. Chilango Street Cart will be serving an extended menu for dinner!

Compton family pasta and shrimp (facing page) Recipe compliments of Tabitha Compton, Compton Family Wines

Compton Family Pasta & Shrimp Recipe from the Compton family Homemade “from scratch” pasta makes this recipe a special family favorite. everyone gets into the act- even our chickens! Ingredients


4 large eggs* (or 5 small eggs) ½ bag of Anna Organic unbleached Tipo type “00” extra fine flour - appx 1 pound.


2 tbls of butter 1-pound fresh peeled shrimp ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste 3 cups rough cut heirloom tomatoes 1 bundle of fresh Italian parsley, chopped 1 head of fresh garlic, chopped A dash of chili flakes 1 cup dry white wine 1 pound spaghetti or angel hair pasta, or make your own pasta yes it takes time, but it is so worth it.

INSTRUCTIONS SAUCE AND SHRIMP In a medium sauté pan, add ½ cup olive oil and 1 Tbls butter, heat until water sizzles. Add the tomatoes, garlic, most of the parsley (save some to garnish), and white wine. Sauté for a few minutes to soften the tomatoes, then add the shrimp. Cook until shrimp are done, but not overdone! Meanwhile, Boil 2-4 quarts water and add salt. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving water, and add pasta to the sauce. Cook all together, adding small splashes of pasta water. Serve with the remaining fresh chopped parsley, chili flakes and salt and pepper to taste.

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With this recipe you can expidite the process by buying packaged pasta, or be brave, and make your own!


Le Patissier

As my Compton child said that makes the homemade pasta in our house: Make a “volcano pile” of flour on the counter and plan to make a mess. Fun for kids to do! Make a small indention or well at the top of the flour pile to place the eggs onto the flour. With a fork, incorporate the flour into the eggs until all the flour has been absorbed Once the dough starts to form, bring it together with your palms and knead into a smooth yellow dough. This can take 5 minutes if your dough is dry add a splash of water. When the dough forms a ball, cover tightly with cling wrap, and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow the dough the rest and the gluten to develop. After resting, remove the dough from the fridge and cut it into 4 equal pieces. Set aside and cover with a towel to stop it from drying out. Flour your work surface and rolling pin and roll 1 ball of dough at a time into a large thin sheet. Get it as thin humanly possible. Like paper-thin. Once the dough has been rolled out, fold it over itself several times. Cut the roll of pasta into strips roughly 1/4 inch thick depending on what pasta you are making. Then dust some flour over the sliced strips of dough and unravel them to reveal your fresh pasta! Repeat this process with the remaining dough. Set cut pasta aside on a tray and leave it out at room temperature to cook-off or cover and place in the fridge to be cooked later. Cooking the fresh pasta in boiling water, drop each piece in the water one at a time or just be careful they do not stick to each other. Fresh pasta cooks quickLY SO don’t leave the stove: the pasta will be done in 2 minutes. Serve it all up and enjoy.


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Fresh Oysters, a North Coast Specialty

From Astoria to Neskowin, more than 100 miles of delicious food and beverage It used to be…that to get a great seafood dinner, or even a locally crafted beer, you had to go to Portland or Seattle. That’s because the Oregon Coast, home to the most delicious seafood, shipped its commercial catch to the biggest markets. Makes sense, as that’s where they could make the best revenue. And beer? Well, most beer was brewed in cities, and many of those breweries are now gone, unfortunately. Or you could go fishing, crabbing and clamming and cook it up yourself. That’s still a great option. But for those who enjoy din‐ ing out, a lot has changed, fortunately, for both locals and visi‐ tors.

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Chefs, bakers, and brewers were the first to realize the rich bounty of the north Oregon Coast, opening restaurants and cafés that served local foods and used local ingredients and cre‐ ating craft beers with local flavors and waters. Small farms and ranches began to grow, too, many operated by younger people leaving the city to live and work the rural life. Nonprofits soon grew to support these new food entrepreneurs. By the mid-1990 and 2000s, a groundswell of food businesses had opened all along the north coast. Visitors began noticing too. With the onset of social media, word got out to the world beyond word-of-mouth among family and friends. In addition, established food businesses, such as Tillamook Creamery, Pacific Seafood, Pelican Brewing and Fort George Brewery were ex‐ panding their reach and markets, shining a spotlight on Ore‐ gon’s north coast. In 2017, Visit Tillamook Coast, with the help of Travel Oregon and a group of 70 local farmers, fishers, producers and chefs, gave birth to the North Coast Food Trail. At first it included 60 food businesses, ranging from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. This year, it extends from Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach through Tillamook County, all the way to Neskowin. Now there are more than 100 miles and 80 businesses to enjoy, ranging from cideries, distilleries, fish markets, restaurants, farms, farm‐ ers markets, food tours and experiences, lodging, breweries, bak‐ eries and a cooking school, all featuring local foods and bever‐ ages. (Lincoln City is about to join a new Central Coast Food Trail.) Where should you indulge your tastebuds? Download a brochure and plan your trip at northcoastfoodtrail.com 44 Willamette Living Magazine July/August 2021

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A clearing house of sorts, Wild Manzanita carries many of the products offered by the other members of the North Coast Food Trail organization. Semi-new owner, Natasha Stevens, took over the space from the former “Mother Nature’s” natural foods. Goals of the transition have been to offer more prepared foods, more seating, and to put her personal spin on the place. One such touch, of the personal spin variety is the offerings of the “pop-ups” who appear on a regular basis. Such as bespoke poetry creations for patrons on their way in the door. The prepared foods are all of supreme quality and the tuna sandwich is to die for, all fresh everything, great bread and tuna right outta the water. Definitely a cut above.

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North Coast Food Trail brochures and information are available at Wild, and Natasha can rattle off most of them without even looking. She’s a local and knows the lay of the land. And if you’ve never been to Manzanita, you’re missing out; great beach and very cool little town. They call Manzanita “The Carmel of the North” and for good reason. Having grown up in Carmel (of the south) Manzanita seems pretty familiar to me. So while it’s a million degrees in the valley, take advantage, hop in the car and go check it out, have the tuna, and tell them Willamette Living sent you. Wild Manzanita 298 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, OR 97130 Check out the website at: www.wildmanzanita.com

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Bluebe Shortcake isn’t just for strawberries! Looking for something special to make with blueberries this summer? This deli‐ ciously simple dessert is a great way to showcase those sweet, summery berries. While this recipe is for blueberry shortcake, you can really make this same recipe with a wide variety of summer fruits. The lightly sweetened shortcake with just a hint of lemon complements any berry accompaniment, or try it with cherries, peaches, or plums! Blueberry Shortcake 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar, divided 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Zest of 1/2 small lemon, chopped fine Juice of 1/2 small lemon 1/2 cup butter 1 egg, beaten 2/3 cup milk 3 pints blueberries Toss 2 1/2 pints blueberries with 1/2 cup sugar in a pot. Heat mixture on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until juices form and start to simmer. Turn off heat and allow it to cool. Mix flour, baking powder, 2 Tbsp sugar, lemon zest and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter. Make a well in the cen‐ ter and add the egg and milk. Mix just until moist. Flour a working surface and turn the dough out on it. Form 8 round biscuits either by shaping or cutting the dough. Work the dough as little as possible to avoid it becoming tough. Grease a baking sheet and position the biscuits on it. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 425°F. Serve with blueberry sauce and top with fresh berries and whipped cream.

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erries We’re lucky to be smack dab in the middle of blueberry country because blueberries may well be the ultimate antioxicant, nutrient rich superfood of them all. Grab some blueberries this summer and keep them in your freezer all winter – they come out of the freezer just like they went into the freezer, firm, fresh and ready to eat! Here are just ten amazing properties of blueberries: 1. Blueberries are low in calories, but high in nutrients. 2. Blueberries are the king of antioxidant foods: they have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits, or vegetables! 3. Blueberries reduce DNA damage, which may help protect against ag‐ ing and cancer. DNA damage is part of the reason we grow old, and also plays a role in developing diseases like Cancer. 4. Blueberries protect cholesterol in your blood from damage. Oxidation of “bad” LDL cholesterol is a critical step in the the process of heart dis‐ ease. 5. Blueberries may lower blood pressure. Particularly in postmenopausal women. A study found that people who had a high risk of heart dis‐ ease noted a four to six percent drop in blood pressure after consum‐ ing just two ounces of blueberries per day. 6. Blueberries may help prevent heart disease. No definitive study has proven this yet, but in light of #4 and #5 in this list, it is thought by many scientists to be the case. 7. Blueberries can help maintain brain function and improve memory. A six year study in over 16,000 older individuals found that blueberries and strawberries were linked to delays in mental againg by up to two and a half years. 8. Anthocyanins in blueberries may have anti-diabetes effects. Antho‐ cyanins have beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity and glucose me‐ tabolism. Not to mention the modest amout of sugar in blueberries. 9. Blueberries may help urinary tract infections. It is well known that cranberry juice contains what are called “anti-adhesives” which keep bacteria from binding to the wall of your bladder. Blueberries… same thing. 10. Blueberries may reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise. A result of the anti-inflammitory properties of blueberries. With this evidence, how can you not rush out and get some blueberries right away!? Enjoy the Willamette Valley summer of berries!

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Remodeling Contractor •Powell Construction •Thayer Const. •Henderer Design & Build Plumbing •Judson’s •Ron Knight •Complete Plumbing Systems Tile

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Mechanic •North Ridge Automotive •Crabtree Automotive •Waucomah Auto Repair Accountant •Todd Yee, Stover, Neyhart, Yee and Co. •Accuity Accounting •Kara Brausen’

Law Firm Healy & McCann, PC Marek & Lanker, LLP Cherry Tree Law Financial Planner •Kim Hall, Clarity Wealth •Phillip Long, Edward Jones Albany •Tim Sparks, Edward Jones, Salem Portrait Photographer •Ball Studio, Corvallis •Troutman Photography, Albany •Jody B Herrling Photography Credit Union •Oregon State Credit Union •Central Willamette Credit Union •Red Canoe Credit Union Dog Groomer •Ashley’s Pet Artistry •Celia’s Mobile Grooming •Hannah Blay, Dogz Rule, Corvallis Veterinarian •Reid Veterinary Hospital, LLC •All Creatures Great and Small Veterinary Clinic •Alpine Animal Hospital Breakfast Spot •Brick and Mortar, Albany •Sam’s Station, Corvallis •The Dizzy Hen, Philomath Desserts Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes Sweet Red Le Patissier

•Homegrown Oregon Foods Food Truck •The Barn – A collection food trucks, but a great option. •Grindz Hawaiian Food Truck •Beehive Station – Also a collection, and also great. Farmers Market •Corvallis •Albany •Salem Saturday Market Cheese


•Ochoa’s Cheese •Willamette Valley Cheese Co. •Market of Choice Fitts Seafood The Depot Gamberetti’s, Albany

Mexican Food •La Roca, Albany •Taqueria Alonzo •Delicias Valley Cafe / Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, Philomath Indian Food •Evergreen, Corvallis •The Taste of India, Eugene •Royal India Cuisine (food cart), Albany Middle Eastern Al Jabal, Corvallis Café Soriah, Eugene Little Morocco, Corvallis Burger

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Appetizers Sweet Red Vault 244 Sybaris

Asian Food •Ba’s Vietnamese Comfort Food •House of Noodle •A B Chinese Restaurant



•Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes •New Morning Bakery / Le Patissier •Natural Sprinkles

Outdoor Dining Common Fields Block 15 Taproom Sky High Brewing Gluten Free Dining •Eats and Treats •Grinds Hawaiian Food Truck

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•Grindz Hawaiian Food Truck •Taco Vino •New Morning Bakery Pizza

American Dream Southpaw’s Pizza Cirellos

Best Chef •Matt Bennett, Sybaris •Mitche Graf, GGourmet Catering •Cyndi Alire, Sweet Red


•Forks & Corks, Corvallis •G-Gourmet Catering and Events •Sweet Red Bistro

Tasting Room Compton Willamette Valley Vineyards Lumos Winery Events •Willamette Valley Vineyards Grape Stomp •Emerson Music Series •Compton Wine Club Parties Spirits


4 Spirits Distillery Sinister Distilling Spiritopia Block 15 Deluxe Brewing Callapooia

Dispensary •Oregon Cannabis Company •High Quality •OG Collective Cider

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Family Dining Gamberetti’s Novak’s Block 15


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Antiques and Vintage •Albany Antique Mall

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THE COMPLETE LIST •Beekman Place Antique Mall •The Vintage Industry, Springfield Outdoor/Sporting Goods Store •Peak Sports, Corvallis •REI, Salem •Sportsman’s Warehouse, Albany Bike Shop Peak Sports Bike ‘n Hike Corvallis Cyclery Resale Shop •Second Glance •1st Hand Seconds Unique Boutique •Re•volve

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Kid Fun Boutique •Emma Downtown •Sibling Revelry •1st Hand Seconds Unique Boutique Women’s Clothing Sibling Revelry The Clothes Tree Emma Downtown Men’s Clothing The Natty Dresser

•The Corvallis Fall Festival •Art & Air, Albany •The Country Fair, Eugene •The Oregon State Fair •Linn Co. Fair •Oregon Country Fair •Trysting Tree, Corvallis •Salem Golf Club •Mallard Creek •Osborn Aquatic Center •Albany Carousel •King Fau’s Foam Wars

Farm Event/You Pick •Green Bridge Gardens, Jefferson •Anderson Blues •Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Home Décor The Inkwell Restyle J & J Electric

Sports Event •Knights Baseball •OSU Baseball •Portland Winterhawks

Kitchen Store •The Inkwell •Willamette Valley Kitchen Co. •Emma Downtown

Music Venue •Elsinore Theater, Salem •Hult Center, Eugene •Whiteside Theater, Corvallis

Art Gallery Gallery Callapooia Crow’s Foot River Gallery Jeweler


Sid Stevens Jewelers Jordan Jewelers Olufsen Designs Footwise, Corvallis Shoe Hutch, Corvallis Natty Dresser, Albany

Independent Cinema •The Pix, Albany •The Darkside, Corvallis •Salem Cinema Casino Spirit Mountain Coast Getaway Yachats Nye Beach Manzanita Weekend Getaway

Dancing/Night Spot •Z Place to Dance, Corvallis •Havana Club, Corvallis Live Theater •The Majestic, Corvallis •Albany Civic Theater •Pentacle Theater, Salem Sports Team •OSU Baseball •Corvallis Knights Baseball •Portland Winterhawks Hockey Bridal Boutique Merrimee First Hand Seconds Shabby Chic Bride Florist

•Expressions in Bloom, Corvallis

•My Belle Blossoms, Corvallis •Green Gable, Philomath Wedding Cakes •Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes •Mrs Sipe’s Sweets, Lebanon •Lady Bug Blue, Lebanon Wedding Photographer •Amanda Jae, Lebanon •Troutman Photography •Kristi Crawford Wedding Planner Daydream Events & Design Wedding Venue •Santiam Place Wedding and Event Center •The Vue •Silver Falls Conference Center Bachelorette Party Spot The Vault Sweet Red Santiam Place Doctor


•Angie Bean, Corvallis Family Medicine •Matthew Zollinger, Samaritan •Dr. Eric Sharp, Samaritan •Dr. Daniel P. Rooke, DMD, Philomath •Kurt S. Black, Timberhill Dental, Corvallis •James Dinger, DMD, Corvallis

Chiropractor •Dr Rolland House, DC, Corvallis •Dr Todd Bilby, Corvallis Optometrist •Dr. Jim Hale, OD •Dr. Carlyle Curtis, OD •Dr. Berry, Albany Eye Care Skin Care •Brune Dermatology, Corvallis •Perle Holistic Skincare, Salem •Youtopia Skin Care, Corvallis Massage •14th Ave. Salon, Albany •Deep Roots Massage, Albany

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Go-to Pet Place •Sniffany’s Pet Boutique, Albany •PetSmart, Corvallis •Cools Farm & Ranch Supply Hair Salon •Raw Hair Society, Corvallis •Level 3 Salon, Albany •Happy Hollow Salon, Corvallis Nail Salon •Lotus Nails, Corvallis •Level 3 Salon, Albany •Corvallis Star Nails & Spa Men’s Haircut •Mindy’s Hair Affair, Corvallis •Aspire Design Salon, Corvallis •The Barbers, Corvallis Personal Training •Physiq Fitness •Capital City Barbell Club •Mahoney CrossFit North Salem Health Club/Fitness Center •Physique Fitness •Fitness Over 50 •Mid-Willamette YMCA Yoga Studio •Willamette Valley Power Yoga •Love Yoga •Live Well Martial Arts •Combat Sports Center, Salem •Counter Strikes International •Corvallis Martial Arts School

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Daiquiri Easy to make, virtually impossible to spell, this is one of the oldest cocktails in existence, a refreshing blend of citrus, rum, and simple syrup. Straightforward and elegant, it’s a far cry from the familiar frozen version. You can buy simple syrup, but it’s easy to make and will keep, covered and refrigerated, for months. Ingredients 2 fl. oz. (4 Tbs.) white rum, 3/4 oz. (1-1/2 Tbs.) simple syrup 3/4 oz. (1-1/2 Tbs.) fresh lime or lemon juice Lime or lemon wedge

Preparation Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rum, simple syrup, and juice. Put the lid on the shaker and make sure it has a good seal.

Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty, 10 to 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with the lime wedge, and serve. Note: To make simple syrup, bring equal parts granulated sugar and water to a boil over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and then cool.

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The key to a truly great Bloody Mary is fresh tomatoes, available at the farmers market, or in a backyard near you! At its best in late summer, this brunch mainstay is made truly special by passing the tomatoes through a strainer rather than juicing them.

To make the tomato juice: Pass the tomatoes through a strainer into a glass measuring pitcher, pressing on the solids with a spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the solids. You need about 4 oz juice (reserve the remainder for another use). Cover and refrigerate the juice for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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For the bloody mary: 2 oz. vodka 1 oz. fresh lime juice 1/2 tsp. freshly grated horseradish, or to taste 1 tsp. green hot-pepper sauce such as Tabasco, or to taste Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste Ice Tomatoes

To make the bloody mary: Add the vodka, lime juice, horseradish, hot-pepper sauce, salt, and black pepper to the chilled juice and stir to mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Fill a highball glass halfway with ice. Thread some grape tomatoes onto a wooden skewer. Pour the tomato mixture over the ice, garnish the glass with the skewer, a celery stick, whatever you like, and serve.

Margarita Margaritas are often made with an orange liqueur like Cointreau, which can make them very sweet. In this version, though, freshly squeezed lime juice—never bottled—has plenty of citrus flavor, and agave syrup sweetens and complements the agave flavors in the tequila. Ingredients 1 lime wheel, with a slit cut at the center Kosher salt (optional) 1-1/2 fl. oz. (3 Tbs.) 100% agave tequila blanco 1-1/2 fl. oz. (3 Tbs.) fresh lime juice 3/4 fl. oz. (1-1/2 Tbs.) light agave nectar Preparation For a salted rim (optional), run the slit of the lime wheel around the rim of a chilled rocks glass (or a chilled martini glass if you prefer no ice) to moisten, then dip the rim into a small dish of kosher salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, and 3/4 fl. oz (1-1/2 Tbs.) water. Put the lid on the shaker and make sure it has a good seal. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty, 10 to 15 seconds. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice (if desired). Garnish with the lime wheel and serve.

Mojito A hot summer day calls for a cool drink like this refreshing Cuban mint and lime cocktail (it’s pronounced moh-HEE-toh). If your barware is particularly fragile, muddle the mint and sugar together in a mortar or other vessel and then transfer it to the serving glass. Ingredients 6 large fresh spearmint leaves, plus 1 nice sprig for garnish 4 tsp. superfine sugar; more to taste 1 lime Crushed ice as needed 2 fluid oz. (1/4 cup) light rum Cold club soda as needed Preparation In a tall, narrow glass, mash the mint leaves into the sugar with a muddler or a similar tool (like the handle of a wooden spoon) until the leaves look crushed and the sugar starts to turn light green, about 30 seconds. Cut the lime into quarters. Squeeze the juice from all four quarters into the glass, dropping two of the squeezed quarters into the glass as you go. Stir with a teaspoon until the sugar dissolves into the lime juice. Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour the rum over the ice. Top off with club soda, stir well, garnish with the mint sprig, and serve right away.



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Doing Good by Donating Stock

Compliments of Sten Carlson Like many investors, you may own shares of stock (or other assets like mutual funds) that have appreciated in value given the generally favorable environment for the markets in recent years. If the stock is held in a taxable account, it means that a decision to sell shares at some point in the future may result in a taxable gain. One option to consider is gifting those appreciated shares to qualified charities. This may provide a tax benefit for you and it could result in a larger gift for the receiving organization as well. Weighing your options Donating stock rather than cash makes the most sense if it has been held in a taxable account for longer than a year and it has appreciated in value. It also may be best if you were already considering selling that stock position. Consider a situation where an individual wants to take a stock valued at $2,000 and use it to fund a donation to a qualified charity. In this example, we’ll assume the stock was purchased 10 years ago for $1,000 and is now valued at $2,000. The donor can proceed in one of two ways: Option A The donor sells the stock, realizing a capital gain of $1,000. Assuming the gain is subject to the top long-term capital gains tax rate at the federal level (20%) the federal income tax on the gain is $200; and could be more when considering any state taxes. That leaves only the after-tax value of the proceeds from the stock sale (approximately $1,800) available to donate to the charity. Option B Instead of selling the stock, the individual arranges to donate the stock to a qualified charitable organization. In this way, no stock sale occurs while the individual owns it, avoiding the federal capital gains tax. Ownership of the full $2,000 value of the stock transfers to the charity. The organization can sell the stock at any time without any tax consequences given its tax-

Sten Carlson PacWest Wealth Partners in Corvallis, OR. Contact him at Sten.E.Carlson@ampf.com 541-757-3000

free status. The donor may be able to claim the full $2,000 value of the stock as a charitable contribution for tax purposes. The advantages of donating stock In this example, it is clear that there are several advantages to donating stock directly to the charity rather than liquidating the shares first and donating the proceeds in cash: 1. A long-term capital gains tax liability is avoided by not having to sell the stock first. 2. The net value available to donate to charity is larger by directly gifting stock rather than liquidating it first and donating the after-tax cash proceeds. 3. The larger value of the donation means the available tax deduction for the gift is larger as well. This creates a win-win situation, both for you as the donor as well as the charity. The organization can turn the stock received into cash immediately by selling it or choose to hold onto the stock to capitalize on potential future gains. That means the value of your gift could be enhanced. This strategy works specifically for appreciated stock that is held for at least 12 months (qualifying for long-term capital gains treatment). If the stock was held for less than 12 months, tax laws only allow you to deduct the cost-basis value of the stock that was donated. If the stock lost value, it is more advantageous to sell the shares first and then make the donation to charity. You may be able to utilize the capital loss on your tax return to offset other gains or a portion of your income. Check out your options Before you decide to donate stock to charity, check with the organization in advance to make sure they are able to accept such a gift. Also be sure to consult with your tax advisor to have a clear understanding of the tax ramifications of your donation plan.


Sten Carlson, CFP®, CLTC, CKA, MBA, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. He offers fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 25 years. To contact him, visit the team website at www.PacWestWealthPartners.com or call at 541-757-3000. Office address is 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR.

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation. Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2019 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Don’t Compromise Too Much! By Annette Sievert

When the real estate market is white hot like it is right now, it is the right time to sell properties, that would otherwise not do very well on the market. The ones with steep, unusable land, on a noisy street with a funky floor plan, lots to remodel with a weird smell or paint colors all over the pallet, or in less than desireable locations etc, etc. One agent in Colorado listed a house that a tenant had trashed, left a freezer full of meat in the basement and stopped the utilities. The smell is so terrible that the agent does not take sight unseen property offers. Potential buyers have to experience the stench to be able to bid. Out of a similar experience I know that that smell is nearly impossible to get rid of short of completely gutting. The house does have offers… As a buyer though, you should not buy a problem property just because that property might be easier to obtain than the really good ones. One possible reason is that you will actually be really

annoyed by the street noise you thought you could live with or that floor plan you thought you could adapt to turns out to be unworkable, or that smell is not removable. The main reason is primarily resale value. A property that might still fetch a good price now simply for lack of alternatives will often stay on the shelf in better times. When properties are more plentiful and buyers are not, the compromised property will be a hard sell. So, hold out for something you either love so much that you do not care about its resale value or make sure that what you buy will be desirable under most market conditions. Your future self will be grateful.


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The Recipe for Wellness By Kris Denning We all have a recipe for our own perfect wellness. It’s the concoction of intentions and activities that help us to be our best, most balanced, and contented people we can be. To be well enough to do the things we enjoy. To be capable of handling any challenges, difficulties, or changes that come up without feeling like our life is crashing. We can all customize our recipe to suit our interests, but they should all have a common base of Movement, Nourishment, Water, Nature, and Mindfulness. And here’s why… Movement - To be able to move with ease throughout our lives is a primary goal for everyone. So, it is necessary that we must move our bodies and engage our muscles daily. Often in Pilates class, I like to joke about our many movements as “hip insurance”. When we work all the intricate muscles that support our joints, we are ensuring that we are doing everything we can to sustain our ability to move. Any exercise you enjoy will do, but it should be something sustainable. Which is why I like walking, Yoga, and Pilates. I’ll never get too old for it. Nourishment. Every day we should be consuming foods that benefit our health. The majority of the foods we eat should be helping our bodies to function their best. It’s all about clean, whole foods. Meaning, foods that are clean of preservatives and additives, and whole foods meaning foods that are as close to how they were found in nature as possible. Water. This is crucial and must be included in everyone’s personal wellness recipe. We all need to be drinking half our body weight in ounces of water each day. More if we sweat a lot or are out in the heat! This is the one that I sometimes trip up on,

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and I know I’m not alone. Water makes up the majority of our body and is crucial to flushing out waste, regulating body temperature, and helping our brain function. It also helps to create saliva, protect our joints, tissues, and spinal cord, and helps boost energy. Our survival depends upon it. Enough said. Nature. This is an essential part of our wellness recipe because we are a part of nature, and it is important that we connect to it daily. We may have houses we take shelter in, electronics to distract us, and stores to buy our food, but take that all away and we are just one of the animals. Exposure to nature reduces blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension, and decreases stress while increasing positive feelings. It’s important for our nature, to not forget this critical part of ourselves. Mindfulness. To be mindful is to be present in your body. Meditation is what finally brought me out of my head and into the present. It is the most important activity in my life and one that I will never skip out on, not even for a day. This is what helps keep everything else in my wellness recipe together. It gives me the ability to stay calm and present in how I am feeling, which helps me to make better choices all around. If all these ingredients are included in your daily wellness plan, you can’t go wrong. Take a walk outside while listening to a meditation, and come back to a full glass of water and a healthy lunch! Done!




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Summer, Skin Cancer And Permanent Makeup? By Cheryl Lohman Ahhhhhh summer. I devote this issue to protecting your skin in the sun to reduce the chance of skin cancer. Stay with me now. As I perform permanent makeup on clients, I see many suspi‐ cious moles that turned out to be cancerous. Many people living in the Willamette Valley think because we have a lot of cloudy days that we don’t need to worry. Oregon has a high rate of skin cancer. Even with cloud coverage, the sun is still able to affect the skin. Up to 80% of Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays burn right through the clouds. UVB rays don’t cause your skin to feel warm, so you don’t think you are do‐ ing damage to your skin. UVB rays are the strongest in the summer. Studies have even show that UVB rays can be more damaging than UVA rays.

Is tanning in a tanning booth safe? Tanning booths are the same UV rays as the sun, so they are not safer. In fact, there is no safe tan whether direct sun or tanning booth. Have you wondered how sunscreens work? Min‐ eral based sunscreen ingredients reflect rather than absorb UV radiation. Mineral sunscreens are physical barriers that contain Zinc and Titanium oxides. Chemical based sunscreens absorb the UV rays once they are inside your body. These chemicals which include oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone, change UV rays into heat, which is then released from the skin and scattered. I prefer a mineral based sunscreen as it keeps my skin feeling cooler.

Interesting facts… Skin cancer is the most com‐ mon form of cancer in the United States. More than one million skin cancers are diag‐ nosed annually.

Things you can do: Visit a physician for a baseline skin scan and yearly check,

One in five Americans will de‐ velop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.

Always use sunscreen with SPF 30 and above. Using a tinte moisturizer makes it easier,

40-50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once.

Cover often-missed spots like the tops of the ears, around eyes and hairline,

About 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the best way to pro‐ tect the skin is by covering up, especially areas that are most ex‐ posed such as the face, head and neck, as this is where most skin cancers occur. Wide-brimmed hats, UV-blocking sun‐ glasses, scarves and hoodies are great defenses against the sun. Using sunscreen is good too. What about getting enough vitamin D? Some research sug‐ gests 10 mins of sun a day on your arms is sufficient. In the

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Northwest, D3 supplementation or eating more Vitamin D rich foods are good ways to assure you are getting your daily dose.

Ask that your hair stylist keep a watch for suspicious moles on your scalp and ears. When I perform permanent makeup on clients, if a mole is in the area where we want to place permanent makeup, I will avoid the mole. Permanent Makeup is great to simplify your summer look. If you work with me, you can be assured I’ll be watching for any suspicious moles that you should get checked out. Have a great summer!



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Playing in the Garden By Brenda Powell Summer is here, the tomatoes and peppers are planted, and while there are still plenty of projects, it’s time to relax a little and have fun. Play a little, act like a kid! Remember running through the sprinkler when you were eight? Who says you can’t do that at fifty-eight? Walk barefoot through the grass. Pay attention to nature and get curious. While I was visiting her garden recently, my sister noticed a strange insect on one of her plants. We found out it was a cicada. Not the 17-year hibernating ones that emerged on the east coast this year, but a species native to Oregon. I had only seen a cicada one other time. It was fascinating to get a closer look and do some quick online research. Eat the blueberries right from the bush and tomatoes off the vine. Make some of those chores a game. Maybe I can compete with my husband to see who can pull the most weeds in fifteen minutes. There should be a prize or a reward, for both of us.

Personally, I’m ready to find a creative outlet in the garden. Will that be designing a new planting bed, trying a new recipe to use some of the 50 pounds of fruit I just harvested, or taking landscape photos to post on social media. I want to find a secret spot for a hammock or comfy chair, make some mint iced tea and grab a “beach book”. Nothing that requires too much focus. Maybe I’ll even take a nap. Whatever I end up doing I want to change my perspective. I want to be more like my husband and see the beauty not the work still to do, the flowers and not the weeds. So for the next few weeks, that’s what I’ll be doing: acting like a kid and playing in the garden. Enjoy your summer!


Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery in Corvallis.

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What to Wear on an Idylllic Beach Vacation - Or -

What Would Oscar Pack for a Beach Vacation? By Oscar B. Hult, Haberdasher WHILE I AM NOT MUCH FOR WALKING OR LYING OUT ON THE BEACH, I do enjoy spending a few days watching the waves from the hotel, hot tubbing, shopping, eating and drink‐ ing at a pub or trying a nice restaurant. Will you be taking day trips away from the beach? Antiquing, spending time in the pub? Maybe seeing a show? Is the nightlife centered around smart hotels/restaurants where there is an expectation or an opportunity to dress up? Or is it more chilled out and relaxed, like a bonfire on the beach? Whether visiting Hawaii, SoCal, or Newport, most of the packing needs remain the same. Here is my packing list for an idyllic 3 day seaside vacation… Long Sleeve Linen Shirts: choose smart shirts that can be dressed up or down. Short sleeves are fine, but don't for‐ get there may be chilly air-condi‐ tioning in some places.

Sunglasses: A ‘must pack' to look cool in sunny climes. I suggest: Randolph Engineering Sunglasses. The choice of The United States Military since 1973. Day Pack: If you are spending the day on the beach or at the pool you will probably need a lightweight bag to carry your gear, some snacks and perhaps that board shirt. Trav‐ elon brand has great anti-theft features built in. Sunhat: Stetson’s Airway, is a ‘Breezy' hat with ventilated sides to help keep you cool.

Woolen Overshirt: great for sitting around the bonfire, or in the hotel bar The Pendleton board shirt is perfect. Linen Shorts or Pants: They are breathable and light‐ weight. Make sure the shorts you buy are machine washable, for easy care. Swimwear: You won't need much more than this on days spent on the beach or by the pool. SAXX Cannon Ball swim trunks offer great comfort and quick-dry fabric. Linen Suit: Some restaurants have a “smart” dress code and a jacket may be re‐ quested. You can wear the pants without the jacket if the evening is a little less formal. Try Jack Victor for a non-wrinkle, easy care option.

www.thenattydresser.com 124 Broadalbin St. SW Albany, Oregon

Sandals (Flip Flops): Sandals are the perfect footwear for beach days. I love my Olukai! Deck Shoes: Take a lightweight comfy pair for evenings and casual exploring by day. Deck shoes have a ‘vacation' feel and look good with both shorts and trousers. Sweater: A heavy cable sweater is nice when you’re confronted with an overzealous Air Conditioning system. Pendleton’s “Dude Sweater” is a great choice. Whatever you end up packing for your vacation I hope you have a wonderful time. Dress Well, Be Confident, Find Success!

Oscar Oscar B. Hult is a co-owner of The Natty Dresser in Downtown Albany. 541-248-3561 Contact him at www.thenattydresser.com



Dining Guide

Queen’s Chops�ck Not just Chinese food! Our Asian fusion menu will delight you. You’ll love our chic new restaruant, and our delicious menu items presented with style. Many reviewers have called ours “the best asian food in Corvallis,” come find out why. www.queenschops�ck.com 11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed 11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat 2329 Kings Blvd Corvallis

del Alma An exci�ng menu of new La�n fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience. Menus and more at: delalmarestaurant.com 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


Novak’s Hungarian Opened in 1984 by Joseph and Ma�lda Novak, Novak’s is Oregon’s only Hungarian restaurant! Today, locally sourced ingredients, sustainable prac�ces, and the same love from the “old country” goes into every dish. Mon, Wed & Thurs: 8:00 - 8:00 Friday: 8:00 - 9:30 Saturday: 7:30 - 9:30 Sunday: 7:30 - 4:00 Closed on Tuesdays 208 2nd St. SW in Albany 541-967-9488 www.novakshungarian.com

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 NewMorningBakery.com 541-754-0181

Kaiyo Sushi Albany’s new sushi sensa�on. Kaiyo Sushi is the place for a quick lunch mee�ng, date night, or family night out. Watch as expertly prepared sushi floats past your seat on our conveyor, and pick your favorites. Sashimi, sushi, vegetarian and vegan op�ons -- even dessert. A taste of Japan, in Albany. Come by today and have some sushi! Open 11 am to 10 pm 2826 San�am Hwy SE, Albany, OR 97322 (Next to Elmer’s) (541) 497-2622

Delicias Valley Cafe Owners Lupé & Carlos invite you to come have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Delicious, authen�c Mexican foods prepared in-house. Fresh ingredients & skilled chefs combine to bring you savory dishes your whole family will love. Mon - Sat: 8:00 - 9:00 Sunday: 8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast Buffet Sat & Sun Only: 9:00 - 12:00 933 NW Circle Blvd in Corvallis (Across the street from Market of Choice)

541-753-0599 www.deliciasvalleycafe.com

Historic Nye Beach

*Mecca for the literary, scholarly and artistic.


232 NW Coast St. Suite B

Nye Beach Wine Cellar


255 NW Coast St.


A Taste of Ireland on the Oregon Coast Traditional Irish Fare, Imported Irish Beers on Tap, Full Bar, Minors welcome until 10pm, Patio Seating, Live Music. Winter Hours Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm

www.nanasirishpub.com 613 NW 3rd St.


Queen of Hearts

Gifts & Lingerie 708 NW Beach Dr.



Note: some events repeat, or have additional information. Please check online at www.WillametteLiving.com/Events for more.

Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour All ages and bicycle experience levels are invited to join the 42nd Annual Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour on August 8, 2021. Participants bring their bicycles, helmets, and sunscreen, and the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club (MVBC) offers the routes, logistics, and hospitality.

Full Size Pour Day and Cigar Night Join us for another Cigar Night and full size pour day. During the day 12pm – 7pm we will be offering whiskey and cocktail flights along with full size pours and a food truck. Starting at 7pm join us on the patio as we transform into a whiskey and cigar bar. Bring your own cigars or purchase one from us, don’t forget to grab your favorite dram of whiskey at the bar and enjoy the night under the lights. BRANCH POINT DISTILLERY JULY 10, 12PM - 9PM 15800 NE McDOUGALL RD. IN DAYTON

Cardwell Hill Summer Concert Series Solo guitarist David Rogers performs a concert Friday, July 16 at 7:00pm Cardwell Hill Cellars, 24241 Cardwell Hill Dr., Philomath, OR 97370 (541) 929-9463, Admission: $10.00 cover chapel@cardwellhillwine.com www.cardwellhillwine.com David has recorded for Dorian, Callisto and Focus Recordings. He has given recitals and conducted master classes throughout North America, including performances and classes at the San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Southern California and The Interlochen National Arts Camp.

Mid Valley Bike Club Thursday Evening Rides Please join us for a leisurely bike ride on local roads and paths. We meet on Thursdays at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis at 6pm. The rides are 10-15 miles long, with regroup stops along the way. Helmets are mandatory and water is recommended. The rides are scheduled in the summer only, from June 10th thru Sept 16th. You may become a member of Mid Valley Bike Club at: https://members.mvbc.com/join You can find out about more club activities at MVBC.COM 62

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David was the guitarist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years and taught at Southern Oregon University for 13 years. David has studied historical plucked strings with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland; with Thomas Binkley at Indiana University; and with Lyle Nordstrom at Oakland University. He has studied guitar with Joseph Fava at Wayne State University.

With 5 different route options, aid stations with water and snacks, and mechanical support on call, cyclists will be able to enjoy the rolling hills and scenery of the Willamette Valley. The shortest route is 25 miles and the longest reaches the “century” mark at over 100 miles. Depending on the route chosen, riders will cross between 3 and 5 historic covered bridges. Longer routes include a pre-packaged lunch. To register or get more information: register.coveredbridgetour.org Registration starts at $15 for youth under 18 and goes up to $45 for the longer routes, with entry fees supporting Albany and Corvallis Bicycle Safety Education programs.

Support local firefighters and their families by participating in this tournament! Thursday, September 9,2021 at Creekside Golf Club. – Starts at 9 AM – 18-Hole scramble – Lunch provided – Raffle and prizes available – KP and long drive competitions – TEAM OF FOUR = $500 per team www.salemfirefoundation.org


Walk-n-Wag Unleashed Step out with your pets for the 9th annual Walk-n-Wag! Join us in a month-long online race for teams and individuals, with fun contests, virtual and live activities, with prizes and bragging rights for winners. Then on Saturday morning, September 18th, come to Minto Brown Island Park to walk together by the river, and enjoy the vendor village, goodie bags, and door prizes with other pet-lovers from around the Willamette Valley. An online map will track the footstep and fundraising progress of every participant in real time. Steps can be earned by walking and running, as well as activities that help neighbors with pets, or support those who are grieving. You can even link your fitness tracker (e.g. Fitbit, Apple Watch) to the event app. Help us reach our goal of 200 people, 20 million steps, and $20,000 by September 18th.

The Corvallis Fall Festival Corvallis Fall Festival will mark its 48th year in 2021. This 2-day event is created to serve, support and showcase the community of Corvallis and to help local arts thrive. Each year the festival fills beautiful, tree-lined, downtown Central Park with 180 art booths, food booths run by local charities, and music and arts experiences for young visitors. All artwork selected to be featured at the festival is original from concept through completion. Proceeds, after expenses, from the festival go toward supporting local arts and community enhancement projects chosen by the volunteer Corvallis Fall Festival Board of Directors.

Walk-n-Wag funds raised will help hospice patients care for their pets through Willamette Valley Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind® program, and support people in our community who are grieving Individuals, groups and businesses can help by spreading the word, signing up to walk, ordering a t-shirt or sweatshirt, forming a team, or donating gift baskets or certificates (by August 1st) to be given as prizes. Registration is $10 starting August 8, 2021, at www.wvh.org/pets

Walk and Talk with the Reliable Dog Club The Reliable Dog Club Take a walk with Laura D Moore, an experienced dog trainer to learn what your dog’s behaviors mean. Get some exercise at a gentle pace while learning more about bonding with your dog. Come alone to learn or bring your pooch if they are leashed and social with other dogs and people. Location: Bald Hill Natural Area, Corvallis. Oak Creek Dr Parking Lot. July 22, 7 PM.

Reflections on the River The community is invited to two events in September to honor, celebrate, and remember our loved ones who have died. More information on both events can be found at https://wvh.org/reflections River Walk September 9, 2021 from 7:30-9:00 pm at Salem’s Riverfront Park Reflections on the River Online Event September 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm www.willametteliving.com


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