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LIVING The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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April / May 2018

In This Issue... Regulars 14 Gardening With Brenda 16 Annette on Real Estate 20 Sten: On the Money 22 Kris on Health 24 Stylin’ 57 Cheryl Lohman The 411 10 Charity Spotlight 12 Master Gardeners 18 Veg Fest 26 Art Seen 28 The Bookshelf 30 Oregon History

46 “Plant Strong”

The Case For Eating Vegetables

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Home 36 A Bath for Two 40 A Window to Your Home 42 Legend Homes 44 How’s Your Roof? Eating Well in the Valley 46 The Case For Vegetables 50 Whimsical Folly 52 Veggie Grill 54 Dining Guide Out and About 34 Pics: Olympia WA 58 The Hot Ticket 62 The SAC at OSU 63 At LaSells

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Would you like to see your not-for-profit organization featured here? Send us your information! We can’t guarantee when, or if we’ll feature you, but if you’re a bona fide NFP that does selfless work in the Willamette Valley, you’re odds are very good! contact: nfp@willametteliving.com (btw. it’s free)

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At Family Tree Relief Nursery, our mission is to partner with families to keep children safe and build stable families. We envision a community free from child abuse and neglect where families grow and nurture their children to adulthood. We believe healthy families are essential for a thriving community. Since its inception in 2004, Family Tree Relief Nursery has helped thousands of children and their families to stay together as a family unit. We are the only private, nonprofit organization in Linn County that provides these complete, integrated services: a therapeutic classroom and nursery, an outreach program and respite, home visitation, parent education and support.

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Relief Nurseries in Oregon, like Family Tree Relief Nursery, improve lives, save money and contribute to school readiness. Our programs use a strength-based approach in our partnership with families. Our success comes from treating the whole family and by treating them with respect and empowering their role as parents. You can learn more about how Family Tree Relief Nursery partners with children and families to help build a thriving community at www.familytreern.org. Please visit our website for more information on volunteer and giving opportunities.

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Unless you’re from Saturn, you’ve probably heard this quote from the 2009 book, Food Rules. I’m a huge fan of Michael Pollan. I’m also a huge reader of diet books. I’ve tried almost all of them, from Atkins to vegan to paleo to Whole 30. Nothing works for me. Apparently, I don’t have the self discipline and the more I read the more scared I am to eat anything. For my husband, low carb works best. I am no means a slave to my husband, but I am the chief cook. What makes my husband happy and keeps his weight and health numbers best is my goal. He is the main instigator in the exploration of healthy eating. I am the one who makes it happen. He did not gain weight on the vegan diet and he did not gain weight on Whole30. What I love about both of those seemingly polar opposite eating plans is I can eat as many vegetables and fruits as I want. I can’t imagine going 24 hours without greens. Yes, protein is important, but it can come from either meat or plants. The big thing on either one is I consume greens, other vegetables and fruits. Even my doctor says vegetables and fruits are good! My goal for the last year is to eat a large variety of fresh, preferably organic and seasonal vegetables with each meal along with fruit for breakfast and a protein source. Think of it as a salad at every meal, only using much more than just lettuce. Spinach is my friend. I feel really guilty when I clear out all of the bulk spinach at the First Alternative Co-op. I’m eating 2 giant clamshells worth per week, except now I’m trying to be

earth-friendly. And that is only 1 of the many kinds of greens I eat. As a gardener, I’m excited because I can grow a lot of my own vegetables and fruits. I grow it, I know what goes in it. There’s no added salt, sugar or preservatives. It’s fresh, thereby not losing any vital nutrients in transport or storage. Plus, there’s no waste. I can pick it when I need it. Here in the Willamette Valley, we’re able to grow a wide variety of vegetables. Yes, there is a seasonality to it. But there are a lot of different vegetables that we can grow in our garden that most people don’t even try. Here are some of the different things you could be growing (or at least eating from local growers) that go beyond the standard lettuce, potatoes, asparagus and beans. Celeriac: a root vegetable that makes great faux mashed potatoes or fries. Watercress: it’s actually a Nasturtium! Peppery tasting and one of my favorite salad greens. I like it with mandarin oranges, walnuts and a honey-mustard dressing. Kohlrabi: excellent sliced thin and eaten raw or as a baked vegetable chip. Beet greens: I wasn’t a huge fan of beetroot (until I ate a citrusy beet salad) but I’ve always enjoyed the greens. Early Wonder tall top and Bull’s Blood are varieties that have great

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greens. They’re excellent sautéed.

olives. Also yummy mixed into a breakfast hash.

Broccolini: Sorry but you really should eat broccoli in some form. It’s amazing. For you broccoli haters, try broccolini. It’s usually sweeter and milder.

Bok Choi: It doesn’t last long in storage and I don’t always know what to do with it, but…it is a mild and tasty addition to stir-fries and soups.

Any of the raabs (broccoli, kale, mustard): the flowers of the cabbage family. After you enjoy the leaves, let the plant flower in late winter and enjoy the “raab”.

Mustard: Lots of antioxidants and a good liver detox green. Radicchio: It’s beautiful and bitter. I found a lovely recipe for it marinaded in honey and lemon and then grilled.

Mache: aka Corn Salad. Popular in European salads. Dandelions: Eat your weeds (but not if you use chemicals). There are also garden varieties. Bitter, but an excellent detoxifying veggie. Swiss Chard: I don’t consider this unusual, but if you rarely venture beyond spinach and lettuce as a green, you should try Swiss Chard. It is mild and sweet. Romanesco: That funky green, cauliflower/broccoli looking head in stores specializing in vegetables. It is tasty roasted. Along with cauliflower, kind of a steak substitute if you’re going vegan. Arugula: Tired of lettuce salads? This peppery green makes an amazing Italian style salad with cherry tomatoes and kalamata

Purple carrots: Supposedly purple vegetables have more antioxidants, etc. I love purple carrots because they are pretty. Slice them up and they look like like star jewels in your salad. Who says healthy can’t be pretty? Purslane: Eat wild greens. So says Michael Pollan in chapter 31 of Food Rules. There are several things commonly called purslane. Make sure you find the edible one. Territorial Seed Co has it in their seed collection. There are other wild greens, such as lamb’s quarter that are very healthy. Maybe eating our weeds is beneficial after all. I encourage you to go beyond the ordinary. If you don’t like it, compost it. At least you tried. I’m pretty sure you’re going to find at least one new vegetable to add to your repertoire. You’ll be healthier for it.

much. Mostly plants.” Michael Pollan


Real Estate Update

Ask Annette

Want to Buy a House? By Annette Sievert

Our market is hot. Most homes sell very fast, often with multiple offers. How can you be the one who gets the house of your dreams? Be prepared! 1: Have financing in place. If you need financing, you need to have a pre-approval letter of a reputable, preferably local, lender. A letter from “Unicorn Mortgage” in Southern California or some unknown online lender will not do the trick. Let your agent explain to you why a local lender is a good idea and what influence your choice of lender can have on your transaction. Explore if there are other ways to finance. Maybe you have another property and can take out a HELOC (home equity line of credit). Or you have a portfolio you can get a loan on. Talk to your broker and lender and discuss your options but do it in advance. Do not start looking at homes, fall in love and then look for financing. The property will

most likely be long gone by the time you are ready. 2: Be realistic. Your broker can give you an idea about what is realistic to expect in what price range. Single level new construction in walking distance to downtown is not available. Neither is 10 acres with a house for $250000. Make sure you thoroughly understand what our market can offer you and what it cannot. 3: Be flexible. You will most likely not find the 100% fit, maybe not even a 90%. So have a Plan B and C in place. Interest rates are rising and if you are waiting for “The One” a lot of other options might go by that might have worked as well. 4: Be decisive: I know people who are looking for a house for 3 years now. Nothing is ever good enough. In the meantime prices have risen significantly. They have lost so much

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money by being unable to ever make a decision. A house you buy now does not need to be the one you are going out of feet first. If you never enter the market you cannot participate in appreciation. 5: Do your homework: when you find the house you want be sure you and your broker know what is important to the seller. Money is not always everything. Sometimes the option of staying in a house for a week longer for free to make a move easier is more important than the highest bid. As seller’s brokers in a multiple offer situation we are asking for best and highest. Highest is referring to purchase price. Best is referring to terms. And those might very well be a highly important factor. With this in mind you are well armed to be successful in buying your next home here. Happy Spring!

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On the Money

Changing Jobs? 4 Tips to Keep Your Financial Life On Track By Sten Carlson The economic expansion in the U.S. since 2009 has presented opportunities for many Americans to explore new job possibilities. If you are among those looking to make a change in your career path, you should know that switching employers can have a substantial impact on your financial life. Here are four tips to help keep your finances on track through the transition: 1. Review your entire compensation package When considering a new position, it’s important to review the base salary offered in the context of the full compensation package. Many U.S. companies offer competitive benefits that could help you manage everyday expenses, such as health and disability insurance, onsite health clinics, fitness centers, or a company car. Financial benefits, including a pension plan, company matching retirement plan contributions or employee stock options can also be important pieces of your financial plan. Consider the benefits you and your family use and value most from your current compensation package as you make your career decision. 2. Maintain health insurance If you currently have health insurance through your employer, make it a priority to sustain coverage through the job transition. Depending on your new employer, you may begin to receive coverage on your first day or after a waiting period. Unexpected health issues or accidents can happen any time, so it’s not worth the risk to be uninsured –

even for just a few days or weeks. To retain coverage, consider the following options: • Holding onto your current insurance until the new plan is in place. COBRA federal law (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) allows you and your qualified beneficiaries to remain on your employer’s plan for up to 18 months if you were not terminated for cause. You are responsible for up to 102 percent of the plan’s costs – the full expense for coverage plus a possible administration fee. • If you’re married, check to see if you can secure coverage with your spouse’s employer. The qualifying events for enrolling in your spouse’s plan may vary, but it’s worth exploring if this option is available to you. • Purchasing insurance through the open market. If you’re considering this option, research the costs and benefits of each plan thoroughly so you know what’s covered before signing on the dotted line.

3. Prioritize your long-term financial goals If your new position comes with a salary increase, use the additional dollars from each paycheck to solidify your financial future. It can be easy to spend the extra money if you don’t have a plan in place to save it. Commit to applying your bump in income to your key long-term goals, such as retirement, college tuition or another important milestone. If you choose a job with a lower salary – which may make sense for a variety of reasons – update your budget accordingly to ensure

Sten Carlson, CFP®, CRPC®, CLTC MBA, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. He offers feebased financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 22 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.

you’re able to live within your means each month. Saving even a modest amount on a regular basis will help you make meaningful progress toward key goals. 4. Take care of your retirement plan dollars The vested balance in your employer’s retirement plan is yours. As you change jobs, it’s important to make an informed decision about what to do with these retirement savings. You typically have several options – keep the money in your previous employer’s plan; roll it into the plan offered by your new employer; or roll it into an individual retirement account (IRA). There are pros and cons to each option, and no one choice is right for everyone. As you review your options, consider discussing your decision with a financial advisor who can evaluate your specific situation from an objective perspective. It’s worth noting that another option is to take the retirement funds in cash. Although bear in mind that choosing cash will incur steep tax and early withdrawal penalties. In addition, taking a distribution results in a loss of tax-deferred savings and the potential growth that could come from keeping the money invested. A career change presents many choices that could impact your financial situation. Being thoughtful about the decisions you make through the transition can help position you to meet your future financial goals. Sten Carlson PacWest Wealth Partners in Corvallis, OR. Contact him at Sten.E.Carlson@ampf.com 541-757-3000

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Here’s to Your Health

Gardening in Balance By Kris Denning

Gardening can truly be meditative. I tend to lose myself, and all awareness of time, as I’m digging up weeds, trimming bushes, and moving plants from here to there. Losing track of time is one of the reasons I love working in my garden. But just like any activity that takes time, it can take its toll on the body. Maintaining good posture, alternating out of long held positions, and taking time to stretch is important. When positioned on the ground pulling weeds, the head tends to be down, with the upper back rounding over and shoulders pulling forward. Too long in this position will cause an aching pain in the neck and back, so before that happens, every 5 -10 minutes or so, counter-stretch that position by opening the chest and pulling the shoulder blades closer together, while looking upward. This takes the spine from a rounded position, to an extended position.

When raking or using a hoe, try to position your body so that one leg is lunged slightly forward with a bend in the knee, so that you may easier maintain a straight spine. And at least every 5 or 10 minutes, take a good counter stretch. I like to use the rake handle to assist, by holding the rake in a horizontal position in front of my body, with my hands a little wider than shoulder width apart. Then I raise the rake over-head and back, reaching as far enough to feel a good stretch in my chest and shoulders. You can also get a great stretch for the entire side of your body if you hold the rake straight up above the head, then lean to one side for a few breaths, and then the other side. When you are reaching overhead and looking up to trim trees or bushes for any length of time, counter that reach with a standing forward bend, just letting the head and arms dangle toward the ground so your back and

neck can relax. The hands and wrists always need some TLC, so take time to spread the fingers and turn the wrists. Interlace the fingers and press out through the palms to stretch the forearms, wrists, and hands. Gently press the fingers of one hand against the other palm and do this with the thumbs as well to stretch each finger individually. The biggest lesson I’ve learned in almost 15 years of gardening regularly, and admittedly I’m still trying to learn, is to not take on everything at once. I’ll go out one day, and commit to just one area of the yard, and finish before I am anywhere near exhausted. That way I will be feeling good enough to move on to the next part the following day. As every gardener knows, the work is never completely done, at least not until fall rains arrive! So, take your time and pace yourself, we have a long season of sun approaching.

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Stylin’

Pattern Matching Easy-to-Pair Need Not be Boring.

Oscar Hult

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here are so many colors and patterns available in menswear today, yet we often hear guys who profess to wanting totally neutral clothing. What this usually translates to is that they have heard too many rules about how to pair, or not pair patterns and colors. It’s confusing and they don’t want to look silly. Of course, there are also a lot of men out there who are colorblind, which makes pairing colors more challenging. In either case, we can help. Whether you are looking to upgrade your casual, or business style, the sales staff at The Natty Dresser is happy to help you pair items together in a way that is not boring; and will get you compliments.

Interview Look

Help on making a good impression. Some guys just need to get it together for an interview. Bring in your Sunday best and we can help you accessorize to get you

noticed (in a good way). Be sure to bring in your shoes for a shine too.

Total Wardrobe Assessment Your personal stylists.

Are you looking to update your entire wardrobe, but don’t really know where to begin? Start by getting rid of things you really don’t like or want (Helpful hints on how to do that can be found on our blog at: https:// thenattydresser.wordpress.com ) Then call us for a wardrobe assessment appointment. At the appointment, you will bring in the clothing that you love, but aren’t sure how to pair. We will start by showing you which of these items are the ones that work best for your desired look. Then we will explore ways to help you pair the items you have, and making suggestions for other items that would work to make your wardrobe more versatile.

Single Outfit Build

A start for upgrading your wardrobe.

Some guys don’t have any clothing that fit the new level of dress that they are trying to achieve. In that case, our stylists can help you put together a killer outfit that can serve as the corner stone of your new wardrobe. Once you have decided on the outfit you want, we can make recommendations on ways to expand on it going forward, so that in time you can totally upgrade your look. At The Natty Dresser we are ready to help you achieve the look you want and need. Dress well, Be Confident, Find Success!

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MAY 22, TUESDAY, 7:30 PM Nature and the Human Condition Mahler: Symphony No. 3 with Bella Voce and Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir Rounding out the season will be Mahler’s massive Third Symphony. Mahler referred to this work as both his “monster” symphony and as a work which “...will be something that the world has never heard before.” In this work, “all nature speaks and tells such deep secrets as one may only intuit in a dream.” As expected, Maestro Carlson will assemble massive forces for this symphony.


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The Bookshelf

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Don’t be scared by the title, Special Topics in Calamity Physics isn’t a text book, but rather an expertly written account of Blue Van Meer. Blue’s nomadic childhood lands her at an exclusive North Carolina school where she is the reluctant outcast of a group of eccentric teenagers led by a mysterious film teacher. Through catastrophic events, Blue is left trying to make sense of two suspicious deaths, which she tackles with the meticulous scrutiny of a scientist. The writing is amazingly visual and meaty and the storyline keeps you guessing.

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

An entertaining Golden-Age style whodunit set within a contemporary mystery. Susan Ryeland, editor at Cloverleaf books, is reading through the manuscript of the latest novel by bestselling mystery author Alan Conway. Unfortunately, the last chapters are missing. When the author turns up dead, and the chapters are nowhere to be found, there are two mysteries to solve.

The Queue

by Basma Abdel Aziz

How can you not think of Kafka’s The Castle while reading this book? The characters wait endlessly in a line that snakes through the city but never seems to move due to authoritarian bureaucracy. They live their lives as best they can while maintaining their places in line, waiting for the office to finally open. While in line, they are subject to the Authority’s reinterpretation of events and facts and twisting of reality into one favorable to the Authority. One citizen is waiting in the queue to obtain a permit required for him to have surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his pelvis during the obscure event called the Disgraceful Events. This is a story of bureaucracy and authoritarianism taken to an absurd level. A fascinating portrayal of unchecked authoritarianism.

Pandora’s Lunchbox How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner

An entertaining Golden-Age style whodunit set within a contemporary mystery. Susan Ryeland, editor at Cloverleaf books, is reading through the manuscript of the latest novel by bestselling mystery author Alan Conway. Unfortunately, the last chapters are missing. When the author turns up dead, and the chapters are nowhere to be found, there are two mysteries to solve. 28

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Librarian’s Picks

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Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin

How can you not think of Kafka’s The Castle while reading this book? The characters wait endlessly in a line that snakes through the city but never seems to move due to authoritarian bureaucracy. They live their lives as best they can while maintaining their places in line, waiting for the office to finally open. While in line, they are subject to the Authority’s reinterpretation of events and facts and twisting of reality into one favorable to the Authority. One citizen is waiting in the queue to obtain a permit required for him to have surgery to remove a bullet lodged in his pelvis during the obscure event called the Disgraceful Events. This is a story of bureaucracy and authoritarianism taken to an absurd level. A fascinating portrayal of unchecked authoritarianism.

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LaRose

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LaRose is a story of a young boy accidentally killed and the repercussions it has on two Ojibwe families. In restitution, one family gives the other their own son; an act rooted in Ojibwe culture. This boy, LaRose, becomes a link between the two families and a key to their healing. Erdrich is a master at telling stories that explore what it means to be human through tragedy and difficult circumstances. Masterfully written – get lost in the prose while also learning more about a fascinating culture. Erdrich’s novel evokes a feeling of haunted beauty that remains hours after!

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Offbeat Oregon History

No. 488

By Finn J.D. John

Mayor Baker’s Theatre Defined Portland Culture for Decades Baker got his start as a Vaudeville showman, and by the time he was getting into politics he was running Portland’s premier stock theater company. But hardly anyone today understands how important that was. And the fact is, one can’t understand Mayor George Baker without knowing what his theater meant to the Portland of the 1910s. Stock theatre is something most Americans today know little about. It still exists; but it’s a faded and impoverished ghost of what it was at the turn of the 20th century. Usually it’s seen in the form of local repertory theatres like the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. It’s something of a niche art form, patronized by a small but enthusiastic cohort that tends to pride itself (not without reason) on its cultural refinement. But in 1901, when George first hung out the shingle over his very own stock-theatre playhouse, that wasn’t the case at all. Stock theatre was a mass-media enterprise, and it was huge — possibly one of the five or ten most important industries in the city. But it was an industry with a bit of a lingering reputation problem, dating from the years just after the Civil War.

Mayor George Baker of Portland as he looked shortly after his swearing-in in 1917. (Image: Oregon Historical Society)

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ost modern Oregonians interested in Portland history don’t quite know what to make of George L. Baker.

Baker served longer in the office of Mayor of Portland than anyone ever has, before or since. He was hugely popular among most Portlanders for most of that time, becoming known for a kind of adorably bluff teddy-bear boisterousness. But he also resorted to fascist tactics in opposing labor unions and other “subversives”; he was famously friendly with the Ku Klux Klan; and during Prohibition, his police department ran an outright protection racket among illegal speakeasies and kept City Hall generously furnished with seized liquor. 30

Vaudeville has always had a bit of a disreputable edge, and never more so than in the 1870s in the American West. Companies toured around the country like circuses or carnivals. The shows they performed were often poorly written and ribald, the theatres they played in sometimes doubled as bordellos. The players were widely considered fast and disreputable, and although they usually weren’t, it only took a few examples to reinforce those stereotypes. But local resident players, back in the early days, were worse. Vaudevilleans usually weren’t prostitutes and card-game swindlers. In the frontier town of Portland just after the Civil War, local players usually were. Venues like the Oro Fino — owned and operated by Portland’s first chief of police, James Lappeus — actually had little rooms upstairs for “private theatrical performances,” and trained mountebanks staffing the gambling tables downstairs to fleece the suckers and

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tenderfoots and keep the regulars winning just enough to keep them coming back. Particularly in saloon settings like the Oro Fino, the women on stage sometimes would come out and vamp audience members between sets, cajoling them into buying them drinks which they would dump discreetly into spittoons. As the town got bigger and more respectable, though, so did the theaters. And by the time George Baker was entering the field, there were basically two kinds: Vaudeville houses, offering cheap shows by the traveling troupes; and big upmarket mainstream houses, less cheap but by no means expensive, which hired their own professional staff or “stock” of players. In this era, live theater was the preeminent visual storytelling medium. When the movies came to prominence after the First World War, it was live theater that they essentially replaced. Live theater supplied the stories and narratives that Portlanders used to define themselves and their world, and it was the most accessible source of the East Coast culture that middle-class Portlanders felt the lack of rather keenly in their rough-hewn frontier city.

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For the first decade of the century and most of the second, the Baker Stock Theatre was the center of Portland’s mainstream social and cultural life. Baker positioned it as a great unifying force: it was not too high-brow for the average longshoreman to appreciate, but not too frivolous for an erudite lawyer to enjoy. It brought the upper and lower classes together, gave young people a place to meet and get to know one another, and performed a community-building function of which Baker was obviously very proud. It was strictly G-rated: Mindful of the sketchy reputation of his industry, Baker took pains to make his theaters as clean and wholesome as possible, and his players — who were part of the community, of course — shared that vision. Entire families made it part of their weekly routine, and on Wednesday matinees, babies and children under 5 were allowed. Baker’s players, especially the leading ladies and men, quickly became celebrities. “We belonged to them,” said Miss Fay Bainter, the company’s leading lady for a time around the turn of the century, in an interview many years later. “We were a part of their lives. Our position was enviable. Why, I never had to use a streetcar or taxi. Someone would always stop and take you where you wanted to go.”

By the end of his time in office, in 1933, Baker was basically a spent force. Perhaps that’s because his theater company, which he hadn’t really been able to run personally while serving as mayor, went out of business in 1922. The golden age of stock theater was over; its Izetta Jewel, the Baker Stock Company’s leading lady primary functions had been taken over by until 1909, when she left for the new Hollywood feature-length movies. bigger things back east; she By then there was a whole generation of was, in later years, President Portlanders who had never been to Baker’s Woodrow Wilson’s favorite actress, and (so far as is theater, never met him working the crowd on known) the first woman to opening night, and knew him only as a backaddress a national political slapping character about whom rumors of convention, the Democratic Party’s convention, in 1921. disreputability occasionally swirled, presiding (Image: Oregon Historical over one of the more corrupt City Halls on the Society) West Coast.

“Don’t you remember the way it was?” former leading man Howard Russel asked an Oregonian reporter in 1909. “Why, if the right people did not occupy the seats we were accustomed to seeing them in, we would ask (from on stage), “Where is so-and-so tonight? I don’t see them in their regular seats!’ It was like a family party.” It’s this picture of Portland — an overgrown small town, roughhewn but with high cultural aspirations, a town in which workers and business executives moved in the same circles and knew one another’s families and laughed at the same jokes and enjoyed the same diversions — that has to be kept in mind when considering the things Baker became most notorious for after he was elected mayor of Portland in 1917. Because within just a few years of his election, that “belle epoque” Portland was lost and gone. 32

George knew, and had presided over, the golden past that the cultural reactionaries yearned for as the “Red Scare” dawned in 1919. He looked at union representatives fighting to get their members treated fairly, and saw out-of-town troublemakers trying to turn brother against brother for their own personal gain; so he hired a secret crew of thugs to fight them. He saw ethnic minorities and newly emancipated women influencing and changing the culture he’d helped create in ways he didn’t like, so he threw his support behind the “100 percent Americanism” of the Ku Klux Klan. This is, of course, no excuse for his quasifascist behavior throughout the 1920s; but it’s important to know in evaluating this fascinating and controversial ex-mayor.

In 1932, 47 percent of the electorate voted to recall him from office. Baker took the hint and announced he wouldn’t run for re-election. He died in 1941. (Sources: Waters, W. Kenneth. “The Baker Stock Company and the Community,” Oregon Historical Quarterly, fall 1981; MacColl, E. Kimbark. The Growth of a City. Portland: Georgian, 1979; Lansing, Jewel. Portland: People, politics and power. Corvallis: OSU Press, 2003) Finn J.D. John teaches at Oregon State University and writes about odd tidbits of Oregon history. For details, see

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To contact him or suggest a topic: finn2@offbeatoregon.com or 541-357-2222.

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A Bathroom Built For Two


By Heidi Powell This master bath renovation transformed a modest bathroom and closet into a welcoming spa-like retreat. Our goals were to create a comfortable, wellorganized space for two active parents of small children, and also bring an open brightness to an area with only one small window – all while staying within the existing footprint.

Heidi Powell is a co-owner of Powell Construction in Corvallis

Before the remodel, the master bath contained three separate, walled-off areas: the main room with a vanity and tub, a small dark room with a toilet and shower enclosure, and a walk-in closet lacking in drawer and shelf space. We converted the tub area into a large, bright, tiled shower. Forgoing a separate tub for a larger shower is not uncommon in our renovations of master bathrooms, especially when it isn’t the only tub in the home. Footage gained from the old shower room allowed for a larger, more functional closet. We also widened the entry to the closet, replacing the single door with a pair of mirrored French doors. Together, these changes created a much more integrated and inviting space. Each component in the remodel was carefully considered and detailed. The color palette is mostly white and offwhite, lending the whole a refined air of elegance and calm.

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The spacious new shower is everything our clients hoped for. Built-in niches provide elegant, accessible storage. The white 3×12 tiles on the wall and ceiling from Settecento’s New Yorker collection pair beautifully with the textured white 1×1 Mosaic tiles on the shower floor from Walker Zanger’s Shift collection. Together,

the white-on-white tiles create an ambience that’s bright and harmonious. A larger vanity with double sinks meets the needs of this busy two-career couple. The new sink area combines open towel shelves with enclosed storage, providing plenty of room for each partner. The vanity countertops and splashes are Pental Quartz in Crystal White, which was also used to create the shelves for the shower niches. Rectangular undermount ceramic sinks are paired with rectangular polished chrome fixtures from Restoration Hardware. An edge-toedge mirror precisely cut to fit between locally made cabinets highlights the craftsmanship and attention to detail evident throughout the space. The finish selections create a fresh and clean feeling. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Edgecomb Gray,” while the cabinets and ceilings have Benjamin Moore’s “Chantilly Lace.” Like the tile for the shower floor, the bathroom floor tile is from Walker Zanger’s Shift collection: it’s the Stripe Mosaic pattern in White. The new closet features custom cabinetry with plenty of built-in storage space, including specifically designed hangers for slacks and shirts. Open shelving helps keep items visible and organized. New custom cabinetry for the closet and vanity, quartz countertops, carefully chosen fixtures, a tiled shower, and a heated tile bathroom floor along with the more-open floorplan all come together to create an elegant bath and dressing suite. The result combines the elegance of a spa-like hotel with the comfort of home!

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Better weather is on the horizon, but are your windows prepared to make the most of it? In many cases the answer to this is no. We’re here to help you understand the impact upgrading your windows will have on your home. After all, your home is an extension of you, and should make your life better. There are two primary reasons to consider upgrading your windows. One is to bring more light in. Brightening up a home is not only great for your health (increased serotonin levels, and vitamin D production come to mind), but also for your enjoyment. If you have an improperly lit room it’s hard to see the beautiful elements you have decorated your home with. Another primary reason is air flow. There’s nothing worse than missing out on a glorious spring day because your windows are poorly located and/or too small. Sometimes adding just a single window can be all that your home needs in an area. Why not have both function and form? Why not capitalize on

this expenditure and get something that adds to the look of your home? Windows come in far too many styles to name them all, but here are a couple of highlights to consider: •

Are you looking to bring in more light? Consider bay or bow windows for their generous size. These can double as a nook you can decorate with pillows to coordinate with your room, If you’re considering more light in your kitchen you might like the idea of a garden box window. Usually a little larger than a standard window with the added bonus of a large sill that you can adorn with your beautiful plant collection, Going for more air flow? Matching your existing windows but adding more of them in strategic locations can help move the spring breeze through your home.

You’ll notice that all of these choices can fulfill all of the above points: beauty, ventilation, and additional light. Taking advantage of the outdoors can be as simple as expanding on and adding to the windows you have in your home.


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egend Homes has been making new construction home dreams come true in Corvallis since 2003 and its newest Corvallis neighborhood, Legend at Sylvia, is taking new home construction to the next level! In addition to signature energy-efficient features, this newest community boasts of a Smart Home automated operating system. You can perform everyday tasks such as controlling your home’s temperature, automatically locking the front door on your way out or turning on the lights before you come home. A video doorbell with two-way audio and motion sensors is also included so you can see and hear who’s at your door, even when you’re not at home. In addition to these new Smart Home elements, Legend at Sylvia features the best in Universal Design. These new modern cottage and farmhouse styled homes deliver a flexible living and low maintenance, lock and leave lifestyle. With multiple main level living options, open gathering spaces, luxurious kitchens, spacious

master suites, and large covered patios, these new homes are also designed as age and disability friendly. “It is our passion as homebuilders to be leaders in quality, value and community,” said Legend’s vice-president Mike Goodrich who has been building homes in Oregon for over 30 years. “Legend at Sylvia delivers on next level living and home ownership. By combining the latest in energy efficiency, SmartHome technology and universal design – we believe the bar has been raised on new home construction.” The 37-home Legend at Sylvia neighborhood is nestled conveniently on SW West Hills Road, near Oregon State University, the Sunset Shopping Center and Bruce Starker Arts Park. The model home is open for tours on weekends and by appointment during the weekdays . Keep an eye out for Legend’s upcoming community, Russell Gardens, located at SW Country Club Rd and SW 53rd St.

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The Case for

Vegetables As Food

By Scott Alexander

Last year, my daughter and I made a pact to adopt a vegan diet in about July-ish. We did pretty well until Thanksgiving, and then caved in to gravy and ham, and turkey... and maybe pies.

after all -- like seven out of ten doctors in 1950 said it was. Liars. But, as I get older, I’m starting to think maybe I’m not invincible? I think it was George Carlin who originally said: “They say one should treat their body like a temple. I treat mine mor like an amusement park.” I’m afraid I may be guilty of same.

Unbeknownst to me, darling daughter had strayed a bit from the plan, like to the cheeseburger restaurant where she’s attending grad school. Bless her heart.

The whole thing got started when I sat and watched a bunch of documentarites on Netflix: Forks Over Knives, What the Health, Cowspiracy -- and there are a bunch more. I’m often not one to believe everything I hear, but after a while, there seems to be some good evidence that a diet high in plants -- or only plants -- is pretty beneficial. Caldwell Esselstyn, is a physician who has studied, and lived, a plant based diet for the past 20 years. He has studied the effects of diet on cardiovascular and coronary disease, and has developed a diet that is plants, only. No added oils, no added sugar. He also won a gold medal at the 1958 Summer Olympics in Melbourne rowing. So, he’s obviously got some genetic advantages over the average slob in the Sonic Drive-In parking lot. But maybe his diet does play

I stayed the course though, and it wasn’t too bad. Well, the first week or two was bad. Coming down off the cheese took some doing -- I didn’t think I was going to make it a couple of times. Not “make it” like stay on the vegan diet, “make it” like live. Cheese is a powerful master. They say there is vegan cheese... but yeah, there is bathtub caulking too. Neither is at the top of my list of things to melt on a burger -- beef or otherwise. Let it be known, I am by no means the type (or the hypocrite) to preach that everyone should be a vegan, save animals, the world, etc. I love a good grilled T-Bone, in fact I’m still waiting for science to admit there was a mistake and announce that smoking is good for you 46

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a part. The Esselstyn diet was adopted by Samuel L Jackson when he discovered he had a blockage in a leg. Which clearly negates the common misconception that only wimps eat a vegan diet. So that’s a relief. Perhaps you’ve heard of the book “The Engine 2 Diet - the Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day SaveYour-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds” if you have, you have to admit, that’s a hard name to forget? The book came about after all the firefighters at a firehouse in Austin Texas got a cholesterol screening, and one of them came back at heart attack level (344) - any minute he was due to explode. So Rip, the author of the book, got all of the members of the Engine 2 Firehouse to adopt a “plant strong” diet immediately. The firefighter in danger? His cholesterol dropped immeidately to a normal level. Rip is a former Iron Man Triathlete, he won the Capital of Texas Triathlon - eight times, and he was first out of the frigid water of San Francisco Bay at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon - for six years - in a row. He says plants are the cleanest burning fuel for the human body, and I belive

him. He seems to be in pretty good shape, to say the least. Rip’s last name? Esselstyn. He’s Dr Esselstyn’s son. They both appear in “Forks over Knives.” When I did my vegan “experiment” last summer, I did notice I felt like my blood was flowing a little better, I felt “lighter” not weightwise, although I did lose a few pounds, but lighter in the sense that I didn’t feel like my body was spending a lot of energy just digesting the food I was eating. It’s kind of like switching to premium gas -- fewer deposits, cleaner burning, high octane. I’ve been looking forward to this issue of Willamette Living for a while. Thinking about vegan living, and eating, and cooking. There are many reasons people decide to be vegan, love of animals is one, and you have to admit if you do a little research, the meat animal industry is kind of horrifying. But I’m interested in doing it for more selfish reasons, for now, self preservation. So, I’m starting again, and I’ll keep you posted as to how it goes.

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About Protein?

PB&J 14 grams

Hamburger 13 grams

Water

It takes more than nine times the fossil fuel to produce one calorie of meat than it does for one calorie of plant protien.

Although statistics vary, it is safe to say that it takes at least three times the amount of water to feed a meat eater compared with that used to feed a vegan. For example, it takes 2500 gallons of water to produce 1 lb beef, contrasted with 25 Gallons for 1 lb of tomatoes and 32 Gallons for 1 lb of potatoes. Consuming animal products is incredibly resource-intensive. Globally, farming uses about 70% of the planet’s accessible freshwater. This is compared to around 20% for industry and about 10% for domestic use.

10X Grains

The amount of protein from one acre of plants in comparison to one acre of meat.

Only around 20% of the corn grown in the United States is eaten by people, with about 80% of the corn eaten by livestock. Additionally, approximately 95% of the oats grown in the U.S are eaten by livestock. Studies show that the number of people who could be fed by the grain and soybeans that are currently fed to U.S. livestock is approximate 1,300,000,000.

Cholesterol Runoff Egg (1 large) 185 mg Pork 90 mg Smelt 89 mg Veal 88 mg Beef 85 mg Chicken (skinless white meat) 85 mg Turkey 82 mg Mackerel 75 mg Lamb 52 mg ALL plant food 0 mg (ZERO)

Agriculture is also the number one water polluter. Slurry from cattle and other livestock pollutes groundwater, streams, and rivers. The livestock sector is probably the largest sectoral source of water pollution. Bonus: that all runs into the world’s oceans.


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The number of animals killed for meat in the United States, every hour.

Poop storm: The total production of excrement by the U.S. population is 12,000 pounds per second. The total production of excrement by U.S. livestock is 250,000 pounds per second.

Smashing! The first Vegetarian Society was formed in England in 1847. The society’s goal was to teach people that it is possible to be healthy without eating meat.

Ronald McDonald

Ironically, the original actor who played Ronald McDonald, Jeff Juliano, is now a vegetarian.

“Parents spend 20 years making you eat vegetables, and when you go vegan, they freak out. LOL”

Junk All vegan: Bac-Os Oreos Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Ritz Crackers Kraft Creamy Italian Dressing Sweet, Spicy Chili Doritos Unfrosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts Fritos

India

Vegetarianism has roots in ancient India. In fact, currently 70% of the world’s vegetarians are Indians and there are more vegetarians in India than in any other country in the world.

Bad Math It takes 4.5 pounds of feed to produce one pound of chicken. (Stanford Alumni) ...Hey, if you give me a 20, I’ll give you a 5’er.


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Whimsical Folly We happened across Whimsical Folly at the 2017 VegFest at the Portland Convention Center, and then we made the trip to the Piedmont Station Food Carts to check out her place. Her place, is a cool vintage camper that has been transformed into a haven of vegan delights. Vanessa is over-the-top enthusiastic and friendly. There are lots of menu items to choose from, from savory to sweet, all vegan. Eating at Whimsical Folly is like eating at a friends house - a friend who knows how to cook really great vegan food. We tried the Ruben and a “hand salad.” The ruben was great. Hand Salad... what’s that? Hand Salads come in a variety of delicious salad mixtures, and are wrapped in sheets of rice paper, like a Vietnamese Spring Roll. You can carry them away, in your hand -- hand salad. Vanessa even offers little pineapple bundt cakes - and they’re great too! Another healthy option for you to try, Whimsical Folly gets two thumbs up from us!

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Q&A WITH STEVE HEELEY, CEO OF VEGGIE GRILL WL

For years, the best you could hope for in any restaurant was a “vegetarian” option - which would be a pretty sad plate of vegetables and flavor-free brown rice thrown together with whatever the cook could dig up at the moment. I hear you develop all your recipes in-house, what is the secret to creating full flavored appealing vegan dishes? SH

We do develop all our recipes in-house. Four times a year we craft a series of new menu items that incorporate fresh, seasonal ingredients, using the approach of “what do our guests want to eat today?” We do a lot of product development and are always looking for interesting flavors or foods that our guests might not think they can order at a vegetarian restaurant. For example, our core menu offers guests familiar favorites, such as Buffalo Wings, Mac-n-cheese and Kung Pao Tacos, swapping staple ingredients for plant-based alternatives from cutting-edge companies like Beyond Meat. WL

It seems like the first thing you hear from everyone, when discussing a plant diet, is “but how will I get protein?” What’s your answer to that? SH

Contrary to popular belief, there are a myriad of plant-based ingredients that contain just as much protein, if not more, than nonplant-based items. We have incredible partners that source our high-quality protein ingredients, including Beyond Meat burgers

and sausages, Gardein Chickin’ and Hodo Soy tofu. For example, the Beyond Burger used in our best-selling VG Beyond Burger, contains 20g of protein.

coast is not too surprising, but how about in other markets, like the Midwest, or the South? Is the veggie diet becoming mainstream there too?

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It seems like being a vegan has historically been viewed in the same boat as being a patchouli soaked, counter-culture hippie. But lately, it seems like I’m hearing more and more about the benefits of adopting a plant diet — from some surprising sources. What are your thoughts?

Absolutely! As more Americans make the shift toward plant-based eating, Veggie Grill is well positioned to bring its craveable, innovative, chef-inspired food across the country. With so many of our core consumers of millennials and mindful eaters living in cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York, we are excited to be entering these markets, offering a wide variety of affordable veggiecentric options that are better for our guests and for the planet.

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Surprisingly, about 80 percent of our guests don’t consider themselves vegan or vegetarian - they’re what we call “veggie positive”, meaning they are mindful about what they are eating and choose to move veggies, grains, fruits and nuts to the center of their plate. Our guests intuitively know plant-based food is better.

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How many Veggie Grill restaurants are there, and what are the plans for the future? SH

We’re up and down the West Coast today, from San Diego through Seattle. In early 2018, we opened two locations in Chicago – making the total to 30 Veggie Grill locations. Our focus for the next few years is to target big cities across the United States, as well as targeted college campuses. We have plans to expand to nearly 50 locations by 2020. WL

The restaurant’s popularity here on the west

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Do you have locations in foreign countries? Or plans for them? SH

We do not currently have international expansion plans but are optimistic about the future.

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OK, final question. You know, Willamette Living Magazine is based in Corvallis, Oregon, home of the OSU Beavers. I think a Veggie Grill would do really well in our area, how about opening one here? SH

Our team is always on the lookout for new locations to further grow the Veggie Grill brand and presence, and any site that fits our criteria for success will be considered.


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Pulled pork, pulled chicken, smoked turkey and smoked ham, all done in-house. Wednesday and Saturday, we add St. Louis cut, dry rub, slow smoked ribs and honey glazed chicken thighs. Friday is Santa Maria Tri-tip cooked over open oak wood fire. We're a brew pub and, we're a bit field to table, we process all of our Big River Grains & Flours ourselves. We’re 100% Gluten Free, but you don’t have to be, we just serve darn good food! Tues - Sat: 11:00 - 8:00 Sunday Brunch: 9:00 - 2:00 Closed Mondays Best chocolate chip cookies ever! 1644 Main Street in Philomath 541-307-0225 | www.eats-treats.com

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


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Rafns’ Restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday, serving a small seasonal menu paired with a carefully curated list of wines and cocktails. Nate & Rochelle always highlight local farms and winemakers on their menu. Rafns’ Restaurant is EarthWISE Certified and was named 2015 Sustainable Small Business of the Year at the Mid-Valley Green Awards. Menus and more at: rafns.com Open for dinner Tues - Sat 5:00 until 9:00 Closed on Sunday and Monday 479 Court St. NE in Salem Reservations: 503-580-2936

Kaiyo Sushi Albany’s new sushi sensation. Kaiyo Sushi is the place for a quick lunch meeting, date night, or family night out. Watch as expertly prepared sushi floats past your seat on our conveyor, and pick your favorites.

Cocacao is unique and delicious. It is unique because it’s vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. It is delicious because it’s made with only three amazing, organic ingredients; organic virgin coconut oil, organic coconut nectar, and organic cacao powder. It is simplicity at its finest. As it slowly melts in your mouth, you’ll understand why Cocacao is “a dark chocolate and coconut experience”.

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Expanded Opportunities for Learning Art classes Music lessons Music ensembles Professional development Summer camps & workshops

541. 737. 2623 liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACacademy


The LaSells Stewart Center April - May 2018 Events

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

PERFORMANCES April 8 3:00 p.m. April 15 4:00 p.m. April 29 4:00 p.m. May 4 7:30 p.m. May 5 6:30 & 9:00 p.m. May 6 4:00 p.m. May 17 6:30 p.m. May 22 7:30 p.m. May 24 7:30 p.m. May 28 7:00 p.m. May 31 7:30 p.m.

State University campus.

The Clock Tower Wind Orchestra: A Professional Concert Band Willamette Valley Symphony - Music Awakens Your Passion Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Series - Vadym Kholodenko Emerald City Jazz Kings - You Asked For It! OSU Spring Family Weekend Comedy Show Corvallis Youth Symphony Spring Concert Oregon Jamboree Spring Concert - Darryl Worley Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra - Nature and the Human Condition SAC Presents - Brooklyn Rider with Kayhan Kalhor: Silent City Willamette Valley Concert Band - Memorial Day Concert OSU Bands Spring Concert - Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

PUBLIC EVENTS & LECTURES April 11 April 26 April 30

7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series: Henry Friedman - A Survivor’s Story OSU Provost’s Lecture Series with Maya Lin Living Downstream (film)

ART EXHIBITS & RECEPTIONS March 21 - April 29

Our Energy, Our Planet, Our Future

May 1 - May 30 May 3 6:00 p.m.

Celebration of Oregon Opening Art Reception

The LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26 Street Corvallis OR 97331 541-737-2402 oregonstate.edu/lasells

Complete listing of upcoming events including latest updates and ticket information: lasells.oregonstate.edu/events Stay informed about all upcoming events: oregonstate.edu/lasells/stay-informed


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Willamette Living April 2018  

Our Spring Home & Garden issue. Veg Fest Portland, Veggie Grill, Photos: Olympia, WA, and the Case for Vegetables as Food!

Willamette Living April 2018  

Our Spring Home & Garden issue. Veg Fest Portland, Veggie Grill, Photos: Olympia, WA, and the Case for Vegetables as Food!