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In the Garden With Brenda Kris on Health Annette on Real Estate Sten: On the Money What I’ve Learned Skin is In!

The 411 6 Charity Spotlight 16 The Book Report


Your Health 38 Fruits and Veggies 40 DIY Eating Well in the Valley 30 Fun Recipes 42 The Dining Guide Out and About 22 Eclipse Events 44 The Hot Ticket 47 The LaSells Stewart Center

23 Readers Weigh In

The Best of the Best

18 In High Spirits

20 Rollin’ on the River

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Independence’s River Gallery

41 Wine and Fun

30 Oregon Faves



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Gardening With Brenda

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By Brenda Powell

Crazy Spring! What a crazy spring this has been! I remember a few like this back in my younger days. I’ve enjoyed the steady progression of flowers that lasted far longer than in previous years. However, I’m ready for a week of sunny days in a row. The worst thing is, I’m behind and I’m not alone. As I’ve talked to neighbors and customers, many compared their garden notes between 2016 & 2017 and last year everything was planted by mid-April. Even though the nursery is selling lots of vegetable starts, I haven’t planted my own garden. That’s okay, though. There’s still time. The cool air temperature and rain mean that the garden soil has been cool and wet. Area farmers have the same problem. For the most part it hasn’t been warm or dry enough to plant most summer veggies in ground. And even if people planted, the starts don’t take off until the soil really warms up. So, if you think it’s too late to start your garden, it’s not. You may have to choose shorter season varieties this year, but unless someone has a green house, they really aren’t that far ahead of you. Plant shorter season tomatoes, peppers, squash and beans, fertilize and watch them grow. You’ll be harvesting in no time. Even though I haven’t planted my vegetable garden, I have filled most of my containers with flowers. I got rid of some nice-looking pansies to put in the summer color. As you’re gravitating 8

outdoors, you may want to perk up your planters, too. Again, it’s not too late. I like to see what my sister plants because she’s more experimental than I am. I tend to repeat the same thing from year to year. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but if Erica comes up with a dynamite combination, I like to steal her idea. I’m going to pass on a few of her planter combinations to inspire your choices. For the sun: Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’, blackleaved Heuchera or suntolerant Coleus, hot pink Geranium, trailing sky blue Petunia, and Rubus calycinoides. For sun to part shade: yellow-variegated Euphorbia like ‘Ascot Rainbow’, Heliotrope, Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, and trailing purple Torenia. For Part shade to shade (the Go Silver planter): Japanese Painted Fern, silverveined fancy-leave Begonia or Heuchera, white Impatiens, and Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’. One things are planted, get out into your garden, breathe deep and relax. It’s summer after all and we deserve to enjoy it.







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Here’s to Your Health

Not the Athletic Type? By Kris Denning So you think you aren’t the athletic type? What moment in your life did you decide this?  Did you try out a sport or activity that you didn’t immediately excel at and right then decide that athletics wasn’t your thing?  Were you slower than everyone else in gym class and figured why bother, I’m just not an athlete?  What is an athlete anyway?  Technically, an athlete is defined as a person who is trained or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength. I would argue that for almost every living creature, life in general requires physical skill and strength.  Right? We are all born athletes.  We all have muscles, bones, and body systems that enable movement.  As babies we learned to stand unsupported, and, if we had the capability, we walked.  We hopped, skipped, learned to ride bikes, climbed hills, and ran in fun and fear.  The far majority of us were born with natural body mobility.  Unfortunately at some point, those who decide, based on

societal standards or worse, are actually told that they aren’t the athletic type, just stop moving their bodies any more than absolutely necessary. Almost always this leads to years of progressively slowing down, gaining weight, and becoming more susceptible to illness.  This physical system decline often leads to depression and feelings of hopelessness.  And so begins the rut of life so many people are in at this very moment. If we could prevent young people from deciding that they aren’t athletic, just because they don’t excel in soccer, baseball, basketball, etc., maybe we could help reverse the obesity and depression trend in kids!  We can.  And we must.  Encouraging movement of any kind is key.  The activities we and our children engage in should not be judged by ourselves or anyone else.  It doesn’t have to be about how you perform an activity, just be active!  It doesn’t matter how much weight you bench press or how fast you run, bike, or swim.  It’s all about how you feel when

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You can realize that you are an athlete at any age. I have had many people come into my classes,  well into their 60s and above, and tell me immediately that they aren’t athletic and can’t do much.  And I have seen them transform over the course of weeks and months into something they never realized they were, building muscles they never knew they had, and discovering a joy and pride for themselves that they’d never experienced.  I’m in awe of them.  They pulled themselves out of the rut.  It takes a great deal of strength to do this, but you can and you must!  This is your life.  That is your body.  You only get one.  You ARE an athlete. Kris Denning teaches yoga and pilates at Timberhill Athletic Club. Her interests include personal wellness, writing, family, gardening, and animals. You can contact her at healthytothesoul@gmail.com

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you are moving your body. Even more so, how you feel after the activity.  Invigorated and appropriately exhausted at the same time.  The mind is clear and flooded with endorphins.  Stress levels are greatly reduced, leading to better brain power and greater focus.  Don’t we want this for ourselves and our children?

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Mercedes Benz of Salem Presents The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA45

“Avant-garde meets Driving Performance” is the motto for the Mercedes-AMG CLA45. Offering a unique combination of a sporty driving experience, extravagant design and maximum individuality, the CLA45 also benefits from updated exterior asthetics. LED headlamps now come as standard, as does the twin louver radiator grille finished in silver chrome. Aerodynamics have been further improved and the coefficient of drag has been reduced, all to the benefit of driving dynamics and stability. Further exterior features of the facelift include the AMG® front bumper in a new A-wing design with front splitter inserts in matte titanium grey and high-gloss black flics, and a new design

for the AMG lip spoiler on the trunk lid. New at the rear is the design of the diffuser insert, with four vertical fins. An AMG Aerodynamics package is now available as standard. This comprises a larger front splitter, additional flics, a black AMG lip spoiler plus black accents over the simulated air outlets on the rear bumper. An AMG Night Package is also standard on the Mercedes-AMG CLA45. With a peak performance of 375 hp and maximum torque of 350 lb-ft, the Mercedes- AMG CLA45 Coupe is among the most powerful vehicles in its segment, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

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13 Tips to prepare for an Open House

pring has arrived in full force, the last bare trees are baring buds, the oaks are green and sellers who waited for the rhododendron to bloom to showcase their homes are (hopefully) preparing for the market.

Open Houses are in my opinion a great tool to market and present a new listing. I have sold homes at Open Houses. So why not put the extra work in and open the doors for the public. Preparing for the big day is vital. Of course you want to present the property as perfectly as possible. After all this is like a date and nobody goes and meets a potential mate without showering, brushing teeth and combing hair, right? Here are a few tips to prepare which of course also apply to launching your listing on MLS: 1: Have the house spotless, clean your heart out, do not just put stuff away in the closet (or store things in the oven or the dishwasher) and then barely close that door, everything that can be opened will be opened by buyers (built ins, kitchen cabinets etc) and should be as neat looking inside as outside, have windows and frames cleaned inside and outside. 2: Take care of the little things that were on the Honey Do list forever, fix that kitchen cabinet door hinge, cover that outlet, caulk the toilet, clean the windows and blinds, look behind doors, ceiling corners, find all cob webs. Buyers will pay more for a house that makes a very groomed and maintained impression. 3: Stow everything away neatly, have nothing laying around, kids rooms as tidy as possible, no paperwork of any kind on the desk in the open (account info, SSNs, mortgage info...), safely put away prescription drugs and jewelry (do not tempt...) 12

4: Mow the lawn, weed, remove dead flowers, roll up the garden hose, have falling leaves  removed, powerwash the deck/patio/entrance etc etc.

5: Do not put up anything scented, no potpourri, scented candles etc etc, air the house out and at the most put a dryer sheet in the dryer but do not scent the air artificially. Your scent taste might make others nauseous or react allergic and people think you are covering something up. Smell is our strongest sense and if people smell something in the house they do not like they might subconsciously dislike the house and don’t even know why. 6: No cookies or anything to eat. People are not coming to your house because they are hungry, they want to see the house. You also do not want cookie crumbles on your light carpet. This is of course a matter of opinion, I have colleagues who do serve cookies. But once a kid smears chocolate fingers over your artwork you might agree that food is not something you want there. 7: If you have anything that really does not go with the rest of the furniture (a pillow you love but that  should not be seen by anybody else, a blanket that is cozy but not really that perfect anymore, kid stuff that does not belong in the living room), stow it away. Have things in the rooms where they belong, kid stuff in kid’s room, work stuff in office or on a desk.... do not water down a room’s purpose by assigning additional uses to it 8: Do not heat the house unless it is getting chilly (and then rather have a fire going for ambiance), lots of people are bringing in warmth, buyers should be able to walk around without removing their coat.

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9: Carefully look for dead bugs in window sills etc, cob webs in corners/ceiling, lamps. Clean the grates of the ducts on ceiling and walls (a lot of times they can go into the dishwasher..) 10: Have all lamps in working order, check all bulbs, have all lights on when people start coming, don’t skimp on the wattage, you want to showcase your house! 11: Pets should not be home, take the dog out, crate the cat, take the birdcage with you…. Make sure the litter is fresh and that nothing in the house smells like animal. Take out animal beds, mats, dishes.. 12: Make sure you do not cook with curry, fish or anything strong smelling right before the Open House and for that matter before showings. Stale kitchen smells are a problem. 13: LEAVE! A seller should never be present during an Open House, showings, appraisals, inspections. It makes buyers very uncomfortable not to be able to say what they want to say and roam freely. We also see cameras and recorders in houses from time to time, what a lovely way to communicate that a seller does not trust…. Our inventory is still ridiculously low. According to a recent report of CSNBC this is the strongest seller’s market on record. Take advantage of it and list! My best,

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Invest in Your Best Self Take Care of Yourself Be sure to take care of yourself physically and emotionally. Take control of your health by eating well, getting enough rest, and exercising.

Make Time For You Making time for yourself is not selfish. Do something that you enjoy and do it for yourself. Doing things for yourself can help to re-energize you to accomplish more throughout your day.

Build Strong and Healthy Relationships Good friends help you achieve your goals and support you through tough times. Spend less time with friends that bring you down. Healthy friendships consist of friends who accept you for who you are.

Be Grateful Never forget how lucky you are to be you!

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On The Money

Essential Conversations about Family Wealth By Sten Carlson How confident are you about your family’s finances? How often do you discuss money with your loved ones? According to the Family Wealth Checkup study by Ameriprise Financial, there’s a correlation between financial confidence and communication. While many families are discussing financial issues, they tend to shy away from diving deep into topics like inheritance and estate planning, leaving some family members with unrealistic expectations. Here are some tips to help you discuss money matters with your family.

Don’t wait for tragedy to bring up finances. Family conversations about finances lay the foundation for a more secure financial future for the people closest to you. Nine in 10 adult children say a life altering event triggered a financial talk with their parents. It’s a good idea to have these conversations when all the important players in your estate plan can participate and communicate their wishes or questions. With time on your side, you can cover topics thoroughly and have time to get the proper documents in place, if you haven’t already.

Although estate planning can be a tough and emotional topic to initiate, families who have talked about it say the discussion went much smoother than anticipated. Families said their conversations were straightforward and relaxed as opposed to awkward or difficult – even more motivation to have the talk with your loved ones.

Make the conversation a priority and schedule a time to chat. Rather than hoping a conversation will happen after dinner, let each family member know ahead of time that you want to talk. Complex estates may require multiple discussions, so schedule a date to

continue the conversation if needed. After your initial conversations, keep your family members up-to-date about changes that could affect your estate, such as establishing a living will or cashing in an annuity.

Share your agenda ahead of time so that your family can prepare for the conversation. Consider starting the conversation by sharing your financial goals and values, and telling your family why these discussions are important to you. Other topics on the agenda may include managing current finances including any debt, healthcare costs and legacy planning. Manage expectations. You don’t have to divulge the exact value of your estate or the amount of money in your accounts, but it’s important to disclose enough details so that your family can set appropriate expectations. If part of your legacy plan includes leaving an inheritance, consider letting your family know whether it’s an amount large enough to help fund your grandchildren’s education or maybe it’s closer to a down payment on a car. Most people plan to leave an inheritance, but only 21 percent of parents have told their kids how much they can expect to receive. Create or update your estate plan. Pair your conversations with a comprehensive estate plan to prevent rifts that can happen when financial wishes are not clearly documented. Your estate encompasses anything you own, such as real estate, cars, life insurance, financial accounts including your retirement plans, and personal possessions. Creating a plan for what happens to these assets and accounts is important no matter the size of your estate. If you already have an estate plan in place, revisit your will or trust, and update

beneficiaries to various accounts and assets to mirror the blueprint you’ve shared with family members. Consider also providing instructions in a healthcare directive on what you want your family to do in the event that you cannot act on your own behalf. Clearly documenting your wishes can make difficult circumstances easier for everyone involved.

Tell loved ones where to find important documents. Families who are kept in the dark could face challenges if something unplanned happens and they are left to pick up the financial pieces. Prevent headaches that can slow down the settlement of your estate by providing instructions about where you’ve stored the safety deposit key, bank accounts, stock certificates and other pertinent items, including digital assets. Also, ensure that your family has the contact information for the professionals (e.g. lawyer, estate planner, tax or financial advisor) who are helping you prepare or manage your estate. Work with a financial professional. If you experience conflict in your family discussions or want some help navigating difficult topics, consider working with a neutral third party, such as a financial advisor. A financial professional can help your family understand your collective financial picture and transition wealth from one generation to the next.

Ongoing dialogue about estate topics with family members could bring you closer together and pave the way for a smooth transfer of wealth, when the day comes. The Family Wealth Checkup study was created by Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and conducted online by Artemis Strategy Group November 23 – December 15, 2016 among 2,700 U.S. adults between the ages of 25-70 with at least $25,000 in investable assets.

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


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The Book Report

Hygge: A fundamental quality of Danish culture. Hygge cannot be translated using a single word. Rather, it includes many of the pleasures we associate with everyday living - relaxing with friends, enjoying good food, and creating a cozy evening by lighting a candle or two.

ScandiKitchen: Fika and Hygge By Bronte Aurell Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

ScandiKitchen: The Essence of Hygge By Bronte Aurell Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

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The Make-up Manual: Your beauty guide for brows, eyes, skin, lips and more By Lisa Potter-Dixon Available through all major online retailers

One windy night on the Willamette River, a young man with romantic notions of a sailing life crashes his boat into a railroad bridge, nearly killing his wife. Divorced, ashamed, and haunted by the tragedy, Chad tries to leave the river and its memories behind, only to be drawn back years later. As the seasons bring changes to the river, Chad and this makeshift community change each other in unexpected ways, learning to love, to trust, and to heal.

Big decisions await you in life, however, you’ll make a million other smaller, subtler choices that will underpin everything from your friendships to your bank account. Get help with these choices from a more thoughtful, curious, and ultimately selfaware perspective. Learn why responding is so much better than reacting, how loyalty is really overrated, which risks are worth taking and which are best avoided, and so much more.

Starting with Skin Secrets, make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon teaches you everything you need to know about skincare and perfecting your base, before moving into sections that target specific areas of the face. Chapters and looks are organized by feature, each starting with an introduction to the area and followed by looks that show it off best.

This beautifully illustrated, authentic guide includes over 60 recipes for cakes, bakes and treats from all over Scandinavia.From Indulgent cream confections to homely and comforting fruit cakes and traditional breads, sweet buns and pastries. It is evocative of cozy days shared with friends, slowing down and taking the time to enjoy simple, homemade, wholesome pleasures, encouraging a lifestyle to aspire to.

Explained in 12 entertaining chapters interspersed with recipes, you will learn first about the origins of the word hygge (old Norse) and then how to embrace it. Hygge is a completely psychological and emotional state of being. Whether it’s going for a long walk or baking and sharing a cake with friends, when you carve a pocket of time in your day, hygge can often be found.

From Shetland to the Faroe Islands, Norway and beyond, there is a shared tradition of knitting intricate patterns in colors that combine and contrast. Whether you have been inspired by watching Danish dramas or you are fascinated by the intricate geometric patterns of Fair Isle, there are designs here that will make you want to pick up your needles and get knitting.



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204 SW Madison Avenue in Corvallis 541-752-5518 www.clothes-tree.com

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We’ve believed for some time now that the future is female. That’s a big statement, we know, but we believe that real progress goes hand in hand with the empowerment of women everywhere. And we speak from experience. Twenty-five years ago, our founders, Dick and Patty Cantrell launched Hard Tail, a pioneering lifestyle and active-wear line celebrating female athleticism. At its core: a girls-can-do-anything philosophy, inspired by the couple’s three daughters. Dick and Patty’s vision was to not only create an innovative brand rooted in relaxed California living, but also one that would motivate young women to defy stereotypes, break barriers, and achieve their dreams. What started as a small company out of the Cantrell’s Los Angeles home in 1992 has evolved into an internationally renowned, family-owned and operated business, recognized as much for its focus on California manufacturing and classic designs as its commitment to strong females everywhere. / IrenesDowntown

Madison & 2nd in Corvallis www.irenesdowntown.com

Irenes’ is a mindfully curated, beautiful boutique with a decidedly Northwestern attitude.

Clinique Estée Lauder Free People Pendleton Tommy Bahama Fresh Produce Clara Sun Woo London Times Donna Morgan Frye Handbags

Locally owned and operated in Corvallis since 1962, The Clothes Tree provides exceptional quality merchandise and excellent customer service for all ages and sizes.

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Tuxedo & Suit Rentals

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The Taste of Italy in Oregon by Allison Lamplugh


Tucked behind Arby’s off West 11th Ave. in Eugene, you will find a small, modest complex of industrial buildings. Within the unassuming lot is Crescendo Spirits. I found Kyle Akin, owner and cello maker, standing outside the warehouse-style door with a big smile and warm welcome.

“Cello,” he told me, “is defined as a homemade liqueur and is the name for an Italian liqueur.” He continued, “There’s always this mystery surrounding how it’s made and everyone is locked into their grandma’s recipe. But I don’t have that, my ancestry is German.”

Akin was intrigued by its robust, unique flavor and asked to take a small sample home. The winemaker obliged, and as an engineer by training, Akin began rigorous research to discover what exactly makes “grandma’s” traditional Limoncello, limoncello.

Inside I was surprised to find a cozy and classy space, in which Akin has designed a lounge complete with couches and lamps, giving the feel of a living room. It also had a tasting table and small bar surrounded by bold, red walls. Akin wasted no time beginning to educate me on what exactly cello is.

So how, I wondered, does an American of German descent rise to the top of the Oregon cello market for making the highly coveted and secretive liqueur? The short answer is trial and error.

“The process is quite difficult to do,” he said. “It has to do with how you cut the rinds, the jar you use, and the duration of steeping.”

The long answer is on a visit to a Northern California winery a winemaker offered Akin a sip of his homemade Limoncello.

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The details of how exactly that is done was off limits. It involved countless hours of learning curves, tracking down the equipment, and negotiating with Italians

to get the equipment to the Willamette Valley. His secrets are his key to success. This past winter, their top-seller, Limoncello, was entered into two competitions: the 6th Annual Denver International Spirits Competition and the 4th Annual Berlin International Spirits Competition. In Denver, it was given the top honor of a double gold medal by a doubleblind panel of highly regarded beverage professionals. Competition was stiffer in Berlin with over 400 entries from 20 countries. Despite their underdog status, Crescendo earned a bronze medal. “When we sent it across the pond to Europe no other fruit liqueur won but us,” he said. “The judges were definitely wanting a particular type of liqueur that took a significant more finesse. But, we still got the nod, we still got the bronze, no matter how they were feeling.” He asked if I wanted to taste the awardwinning cello, and I welcomed the opportunity. “These are the primary colors of bartending—lemon, lime, and orange,” he said as he placed the bottles on the bar. Traditionally cellos are sipped straight, but the engineer in Akin has had fun playing with flavors and textures mixing them with other spirits and juices. He lists some of his favorite recipes on their website.

First up to taste was the Limoncello. It was fresh on the palate, left no chemical taste and the flavor subtly disappeared, making it very easy to drink. Next up was the Limecello. Again, it was smooth and pleasing on my palate and I couldn’t help but ooh and ahh as I sipped it. Last, but certainly not least, was the Arancello, which tasted like drinking a creamsicle. It was flavor-packed and my personal favorite. With these staple flavors used so often, my mind started to wander thinking of the possibilities of how the cellos could be used. They could be added to lager, to cider, to ice tea; poured over ice cream; drizzled on key lime pie or chocolate cake; used as a marinade. My mouth began to water. Each of the cellos had clean, fresh flavors with no syrupy aftertaste. Akin explained that all their spirits are dye-free, GMO free, gluten free, and are organic with no artificial flavors.

didn’t even scrunch my nose and close my eyes as straight vodka often provokes. Akin explained that their vodka is distilled five times. Gray Goose, for example, is distilled three times. With each round of distilling it further purifies, filters, and refines the essential characteristics of the vodka, making it more concentrated. “The defining characteristic of a good vodka is that it does not taste like, or smell like, anything,” he told me. With hopes to infuse botanicals in the future, Akin is already experimenting with fruits and flavors that may be contenders. During my time at Crescendo Spirits, I was impressed by Akin’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for making liqueur. If the chance presents itself to stop by, I recommend it. You may not leave with his secrets, but you will leave with a friend. And possibly a new favorite liqueur.

On the heels of their award-winning season, Crescendo is now adding vodka to their handcrafted delectables. Expected to be ready for distribution by late summer, I was able to taste from a bottle Akin had on hand. Vodka is not generally my first choice for hard alcohol, but the taste I had was delicious. It was pleasant, didn’t have a bite, was sweet, and easy to swallow. I

Le Patissier

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River Gallery By Allison Lamplugh

Incorporated in 1874, historic downtown Independence offers a quaint riverfront experience. Old brick buildings with exterior trim and vintage vibes host an array of charming shops down Main Street. Channelling a mix of the Wild West, modernism and class, the street offers bakeries, brew houses, coffee shops, and cafes with an upscale appeal. Nestled close to nearby neighborhoods with Victorian-style homes complete with carriage houses and century-old trees, a walk around riverfront and into River Gallery can make for an inspiring afternoon.

In fact, River Gallery was founded by artists who once casually walked down Main Street and became inspired. While

discussing their art and envisioning the future, they stumbled onto the idea of opening a gallery. Conversations continued after that initial walk and River Gallery was born. Founded in 1998, it continues to showcase exquisite works from local artists today. As many art lovers may know, a gallery that has survived in a small town for nearly two decades is clearly doing something right. “That’s phenomenal for an art gallery of any kind,” said Carol Chapel, partner and painter. A member for three years, Chapel is a fulltime painter and printmaker based out of Corvallis. With several pieces of her own on display, all other featured artists also

reside in or around the Willamette Valley. The gallery juries three times a year, and according to Chapel, demand is high with about a half dozen artists showing for each jury. With the gallery’s claim to fame of “fine art to folk art,” upon entering, it lives up to its name. On the building’s exterior, large display windows are framed by tile mosaics. Art featured in the windows is not from members, but from invited artists of the month, giving opportunity for non-members to gain exposure. Inside the gallery you’ll find a mishmash of works from partners, associates, and consignment artists. Works range from postcards to face masks to baskets and decorative rugs. Handcrafted items incorporating beads, clay, and woodwork are found in figurines, mirrors, tables, jewelry, and dishware.

The high walls are filled tastefully with paintings and drawings of varying techniques; watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, pastel, and ink. Some incorporate photography and others intricate wood engravings, but all are stunning in their own right. Innovative and unusual works may also catch the eye, such as art from Jeff Hess and Ann Durley. Hess, a Corvallis-based artist, shows an imaginative display of 3D dandelion seed art, and Durley, an Independence-based artist, has a playful collection of mixed media clocks adorned with everything from croquet balls to gameboard pieces. “It’s really good quality stuff,” said Chapel. “I came here for years before I was a member.”

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a few works do have the pricetag of what you might expect at a high-end establishment, many are very reasonable. With small items for under $20 and others for less than a couple hundred, there is something for all buyers and budgets. Upcoming juried shows include “Local Waters,” in which the River Gallery will team up with Luckiamute Watershed Council in October.

Featured Performances

“It’s a collaborative show for fish and wildlife with a water theme and reception,” said Chapel.

The gallery will also have their annual show, “Wild Women,” which celebrates the female spirit. Scheduled in January, it’s one the gallery looks forward to each year. “There’s a big reception for that show, and it’s usually pretty wild,” said Chapel.

And, of course, they will have an “Eclipsing Color: Adventures in Black and White” show themed for the total eclipse in August. The idea is to embrace shadows and “forego the allure of color” while concentrating on the effects of black and white. Complete with custom t-shirts, the show will be a great addition to the town’s participation in “Indy Goes Dark,” a four day festival hosted by the City of Independence.

Surrounded by antiques, boutiques and dining, a trip to River Gallery will quench your thirst for art and your appetite for appreciation. Stop in Tuesday to Saturday between eleven and five and see what’s on display while enjoying friendly conversation or quiet contemplation.

112th SEASON, 2017–2018 Marlan Carlson, Music Director & Conductor Season Ticket and Flex Pass sales begin June 15, 2017 541.286.5580 | www.COSUSymphony.org OCTOBER 29, SUNDAY, 3:00 PM Portland Youth Philharmonic David Hattner, Conductor A FREE Preseason Concert NOVEMBER 20, MONDAY, 7:30 PM Our Judeo-Romano-Christian Heritage Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 “Reformation” Bloch: Schelomo with Anne Ridlington, cello Respighi: Pines of Rome DECEMBER 1, FRIDAY, 7:30 PM Holiday Favorites with OSU Choruses & Soloists Holiday Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus FEBRUARY 25, SUNDAY, 3:00 PM The Two Big B’s: Beethoven and Bruckner Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 with Alexander Tutunov, piano Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 MAY 22, TUESDAY, 7:30 PM Nature and the Human Condition Mahler: Symphony No. 3

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The Path of Totality! The highly anticipated, once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse is fast approaching. The shadow will first be seen near Newport, then will extend eastward toward Dallas, Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Philomath, McMinnville, Woodburn, and Salem. If you haven’t made your plans yet, here are a few ideas. Total Eclipse of the Garden

Experience the eclipse in Silverton at one of Oregon Garden’s 22 specialty gardens, followed by a viewing party with live music, food, drinks and more! Moonshadow Festival, 6500 NE McKay Creek Rd. in Prineville

This celebration will be held on a 2,100-acre working cattle ranch. With a traditional western theme, event-goers will have an authentic ranch experience complete with a farmers market, music, and food. Saw it in Sublimity, 11880 Sublimity Rd. SE in Sublimity

The festival grounds offers unobstructed views of the sky, from most of the camping areas as well as grandstand seating. Day of eclipse viewers are welcome. Total Solar Eclipse Viewing on Marys Peak

Includes a bus ride to and back for an exclusive viewing on top of the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range at 4,097 feet. Food trucks will be on site. Eclipse Wine Festival at Legacy Estate Vineyard


View this natural phenomenon at the 160-acre Legacy Estate Vineyard just outside of Salem. Located on a hillside, Legacy offers spectacular views of the Willamette Valley, the Coast Range, and the sky.

The most current state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and trained staff available to answer your questions. More than 120 hrs. per week of group exercise classes including Zumba, Nia, Pilates, 3 types of yoga, Step, Cardio, Goup Power (weights) and even Line Dancing!

This celebration includes dinner, live music, camping, and an eclipse viewing brunch.

Aquatic Exercise Classes

Tyee Wine Cellars’ Solar Eclipse Campout

SolarFest 2017

This family-friendly festival at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras includes music, food, local spirits, vendors, and scientists from NASA. Options include a one-day pass for the eclipse viewing. Panacea at the Canyon

Panacea at the Canyon in Culver will open its property to day guests for a festival with live music and food. Silver Falls Path of Totality Festival

Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center will host a viewing festival and brunch in the meadow with live music and entertainment. 22


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The Best The Best of the

Each year, we ask our readers to tell us about their favorite local business’. Readers get online during April and May to send us their picks for “Best of the Valley.” The natives were restless this year, we received more responses than ever. So take a look, see if your favorites are listed, and if you see a few you haven’t visited. Keep this list as your guide throughout the year, go visit a few and see if you agree! And while you’re out, don’t forget to take note if you come across a business you’d like to nominate for next year!

And to our winners, congratulations and keep up the great work!

Money & Law LAW FIRMS

Post Law Firm PC 541-926-3199


Reynolds Law Firm, PC www.reynoldslaw.us (541-738-1800

www.oregonstatecu.com 541-714-4224

The Soto Law Firm, PC

www.centralwcu.org 541-928-4536

Witt Consulting, Inc

www.bcscu.org Phone: 541-754-7765

Heilig Misfeldt & Armstrong

Central Willamette CU Benton Co. Schools CU Linn-Co Federal CU www.linncofcu.org 541-259-1235


www.selco.org 800-445-4483

www.sotolaw.net 541-753-6200

www.wittconsulting.com 541-758-7100 www.hmalaw.net 541-754-7477

Evashevski, Elliott, Cihak & Hediger, PC www.eechlaw.com 541-402-4470

ACCOUNTANTS Witt Consulting, Inc


Accuity, LLC

www.hurleyfinancial.com 541-757-2331

Advantage Accounting, LLC

www.edwardjones.com 541-926-9700

Hendrick & Kellison, LLC


www.wittconsulting.com 541-758-7100 www.accuitycpas.com 541-223-5555 541-753-6200

www.hendrickandkellison.com 541-753-5441

Koontz, Perdue, Blasquez & Co. www.midvalleycpa.com 541-926-5543

Boehme & Running CPAs LLC 541-928-5678

Stover Neyhart & Co.

Tax & Wealth Management, LLP

Kara Brausen, CPA Jamie Hughes CPA, LLC Acumen Financial Kok Accounting Anderson Group CPAs, LLC

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Hurley Financial Services Christopher T. Scariano Jason H. Harris, MBA 971-599-5142

Cudo Financial, Inc.

www.raymondjames.com 541-758-0290

Nancy Beaudry www.usbank.com 541-757-6456

Ryan E. Graves

www.edwardjones.com 541-926-9400

Rosco Huebner, AAMS® www.edwardjones.com 541-967-4366


Home & Garden

Powell Construction

Henderer Design + Build

www.powellconstruction.com 541-752-0805

www.hendererdesignbuild.com 541-753-5660

Henderer Design + Build

Powell Construction Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Baths www.cckb.biz 541-758-6141

Dale’s Remodeling www.dalesremodeling.com 503-370-7609

Schweitzer Design & Build, Inc. www.rscibuilders.com 541-259-3000

Dave Barton Construction 541-760-2336

Greyphin Remodeling, LLC 541-905-3527

Curb Appeal Pros, LLC J Walter Constr. LLC Keith Semmel Constr., Inc Pyburn & Sons


Benson’s Interiors

www.bensonsinteriors.com 541-757-8553

Integrity Floors

www.integrityfloors.com 541-753-3387

American Home & Stone, Inc

www.american homeandstone.com 541-929-3100

AK Carpet & More www.akcarpet.com 541-928-0755

Mid-Valley Tile

www.mid-valleytileinc.com 541-745-5305

Premiere Floor Covering Whitaker’s Carpet One, Albany Joos Hardwood Floor Inc. 24

TnT Builders

www.tntbuildersinc.com 541-926-3117


www.powellconstruction.com 541-752-0805



Fitzpatrick Painting Inc.

www.fitzpatrickpainting.com 541-967-8900

Hlebechuk Painting LLC

www.hlebechukservices. com 541-230-1726

L & T Painting


Sorte Painting Inc.


JR Painting

www.jrpainting.com 541-981-7852


www.henderer designbuild.com 541-753-5660

Schweitzer Design & Build, Inc.

www.rscibuilders.com 541-259-3000

T. Gerding Constr. Co. www.tgerding.com 541-753-2012

Dave Barton NOW Builders Russel B. Peterson Boydston Construction Sierra Construction WL Construction Corvallis

wl-construction.com 541-738-2602


Heather Van Eyck

North West Design House www.nwdesignhouse.com 541-738-2806

Holly Needham Corvallis Custom Kitchen & Bath www.cckb.biz 541-758-6141

Anna Bishop

Henderer Design Build www.henderer designbuild.com 541-753-5660

Kelly Hadley Designs www.kellyhadley designs.com 503-930-5387

Judson’s Inc.


Bauer Plumbing Inc.

www.garlandnursery.com 541-753-6601

Evenflow Plumbing


www.judsons.com 541-754-1414 541-757-8242

www.evenfloplumbing.com 541-738-8853

Garland Nursery

Toms Garden Center Shonnards

Stutzman Services, Inc.

www.shonnards.com 541-929-3524

Midway Plumbing

schmidtsgardencenter.com 541-257-5523

www.stutzmanservices.com 541-928-8942 541-928-7927

Albin’s Plumbing, Inc.

www.albinsplumbing.com 541-754-8282

Ron Knight Plumbing

Schmidt’s Garden Ctr.

Home Grown Gardens Wandering Gardens Eagens Gindhart Nursery

www.ronknightplumbing.com 541-928-7279

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LANDSCAPER Stutzman Services

www.stutzmanservices. com 541-928-8942

Handy Hands LLC 541-829-1361

Cowart Landscape Co. 541-401-3332

Ham/Mock & Assoc. www.ham-mocklandscapes.com (541) 758-0380

Health & Wellness





www.keiperspine.com 541-485-2357


www.corvallisclinic.com 541-754-1150

www.timberhilldental.com 541-207-0105

Jonathan Sherman, MD Dental Health PC Rong Wang, MD, PhD Rose Miller, MD

www.samhealth.org 541-863-5241

Bryce L. Cleary, MD

www.corvallisclinic.com 541-754-1150

Frank A. Sievert, MD

www.corvallisclinic.com 541-754-1150

Eric Sharp DO

www.samhealth.org 541-863-5241

Amey Y. Lee, MD

www.corvallisclinic.com 541-754-1150

Mark E. Rampton, MD www.corvallisfamily medicine.com 541-757-2400


Dr. Kurt Black

Carson Kutsch, DDA www.drkutsch.com 541-926-1813

James L. Delgado, DDS

www.cedarwood-dental.com 541-928-2858

Dr. Tom Laster

www.omlasterdds.com 541-758–1505

Dr. Jeffrey D. Carl

www.jeffreycarldmd.com 541-926-6089

Elm Street Family Dental www.elmstfamilydental.com 541-928-2993

Mark E. Rampton, MD



Matthew Zollinger, MD

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Willamette Valley Power Yoga

www.willamettevalley poweryoga.com 541-971-1046

Live Well Studio

www.livewellstudio.com 541-224-6566

Love Yoga Studios



Bikram Yoga

www.bikramyoga corvallis.com 541-757-9642


www.barre3.com 541-230-1170



Silver Falls Dermatology www.silverfallsderm.net 866-599-3376

Brune Dermatology www.brunederm.com 541-230-1350


NW Health and Healing www.nwhealing.com 541-754-2225

Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center www.samhealth.org 541-812-5656

Eastern Flow Massage



Optometrist Albany Eye Care

www.albanyeyecare.com 541-926-6077

Valley Eye Care

www.valleyeyecare.com 541-203-3989

Eyecare Associates



River View FamilyEyecare www.rivervieweye.com 541-967-3097

Corvallis Vision www.corvallisvision.com 541-757-1120

Julie A. Weber, OD

www.corvallisclinic.com 541-754-1150


Trammell Orthodontics www.trammelldmd.com 541-758-8500

Paventy & Brown Orthodontics



Dr. Wade L. Haslam www.haslamsmiles.com


Personal Training Level Up Fitness

www.levelupwithky.com 541-324-7487

First Corvallis

www.firstcorvallis.com 541-971-1756

Sam Fit




www.momthletes.com 541-760-5847

CrossFit at the SHOP

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Reid Veterinary Hospital

www.reidveterinaryhospital.com 541-928-8341

Rivers Edge Pet Medical Ctr. www.riversedgepmc.com 541-924-1700

Eastgate Veterinary Clinic www.philomathvet.com 541-752-3786

Ark Animal Hospital

www.philomathvet.com 541-929-5061

Albany Animal Hospital, Inc. www.albanyanimalhospital.com 541-926-8817

Periwinkle Pet Clinic 541-967-8384

Alpine Animal Hospital

www.alpineanimalhosp.net 541-752-7747

West Hills Animal Hospital

www.westhillsanimalhospital.com 541-758-4509

Willamette Vet. Hospital www.wilvet.com 541-926-9351


Celia’s Mobile Grooming www.celiagrooms.com 541-569-3492

Canine Caboose 541-926-3272


www.farmstore.com 541-753-4100

Happy Tails Pet Grooming 541-752-3898

Divine Canine Mobile , LLC 541-231-4135

Sully’s Stay and Play



The Albany Pet Hotel

www.albanypethotel.com 541-926-9351

Scruff To Fluff Mobile Grooming 541-451-0165

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Beauty Skin Care

Image by Design

Clothing Women’s





www.glanceagain.com 541-753-8011

www.image-by-design.us 541-740-1639

Running Princess

Day Spa

The Clothes Tree

Epic Day Spa

www.epicdayspa.com 541-257 2140

Fourteenth Avenue Salon & Day Spa

www.fourteenthavenuesalo.com 541-926-7605

Level3 Salon & Spa

www.level3salonandspa.com 541-905-4158

The Retreat Day Spa & Salon

www.theretreatonline.com 541-738-7328

Emma Downtown



www.clothes-tree.com 541-752-5518

Irene’s Boutique

www.tinroofboutique.com 541-666-2172

Tin Roof Boutique

www.siblingrevelry.com 541-754-1424

Sibling Revelry





Tin Roof Boutique Sibling Revelry Peak Sports



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River’s Edge Day Spa

www.manyhandstrading.com 541-738 - 0808


Emma Downtown


www.restyleresale.com 541-928-7315


www.revolveresale.com 541-754-1154

1st Hand Seconds

www.thenattydresser.com 541-248-3561

www.maneeventsalonspa.com 541-451-1784

Peak Sports

www.level3salonandspa.com 541-905-4158


www.honeycombcorvallis.com 541-752-0848

www.thenatty dresser.com 541-248-3561

The Natty Dresser

www.facebook.com/chelseahappyhollowsalon 541-231-3104

The Alley

www.northwesthairlines.com 541-758-5881

www.peaksports corvallis.com 541-754-6444

www.peaksportscorvallis.com 541-754-6444


www.restyleresale.com 541-928-7315



www.glanceagain.com 541-753-4069

Peak Sports

Peak Sports


Miss Meers

www.missmeers.com 541-485-5432


www.footwise.com 541-757-0875

Shoe Hutch

www.shoehutch.com 541-753-1997

The Natty Dresser

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The Natty Dresser

The Mane Event Salon & Spa

Fourteenth Avenue Salon & Day Spa

www.glanceagain.com 541-753-4069


Hair Salon

Northwest Hair Lines

The Alley

Many Hands Trading


Chelsea at Happy Hollow Salon

www.glanceagain.com 541-758-9099



Honeycomb Salon

The Annex

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www.restyleresale.com 541-928-7315

The Mane Event Salon & Spa

Level3 Salon & Spa

Second Glance

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Lifestyle Art Gallery


www.rivergalleryart.com 503-838-6171

www.facebook.com/ Finders-Keepers-Antiques 541-760-9127

River Gallery

Gallery Calapooia

www.gallerycalapooia.com 541-971-5701

The Arts Center

www.theartscenter.net 541-754-1551

Pegasus Frame Studio & Gallery

Finders’ Keepers

Albany Antique Mall

www.albanyantiquemall.com 541-704-0109

Downtown Shabby 541-704-0189



www.sidstevensjewelers.com 541-967-8140

www.triedandtruecoffee.com 541-207-3246

Jordan Jewelers

www.jordanjewelers.com 541-926-1907

Richard Gretz Goldsmiths 541-754-4265

Anderson Jewelers

www.andersonjewlers.net 541-758-4055

Olufson Designs

www. olufsondesigns.com 541-738-6005 River Jewelry www.riverjewelry.com 541-754-3254

Farm/U-Pick Grandpa’s Fresh Market 541-928-8778

Anderson Blues

www.andersonblues.com 541-745-5487

Greens Bridge Gardens

www.greensbridgegardens.com 541-327-2995

Gathering Together Farm

Tried and True

Coffee Culture



The Beanery/Allan Bros. www.allannbrothers.com 541-812-8000

Dutch Bros.

www.dutchbros.com 541-955-4700

Human Bean

www.thehumanbean.com 541-608-0564

Universal Coffee


Corvallis Country Club www.corvalliscc.com 541-752-3471

Mallard Creek Golf Course & RV Resort www.mallardcreekgc.com 541-259-4653

Trysting Tree

Golf City Par 3 541-753-6213

Kids Fun Spot

The Pix Theatre

www.albanypix.com 541-967-7469

Darkside Cinema

www.darksidecinema.com 541-752-4161

Salem Theatre Company www.salemtheatre.com 978-790-8546

Kuhn Cinema

www.kuhncinema.com 541-258-5846

G2 Fun Zone

Wacky Indoor Bounce www.wackybounce.com


Enchanted Forest

www.linncountyfair.com 541-926-4314

www.facebook.com/ G2FunZone 541-791-7902 541-766-6521

www.enchantedforest.com 503-371-4242

Get Air



www.northernlights theatrepub.com 503-585-4232

Linn County

Benton County

www.bentoncountyfair.net 541-766-6521

Oregon State

www.oregonstatefair.org 971-701-6573

Imagine Coffee

Oregon Country Fair

www.imaginecoffee.net 541-286-4340

Brick & Mortar Cafe Sidekicks

Independent Cinema

Northern Lights Theatre Pub






Home Decor

Northwest Art & Air Fest

www.inkwellhomestore.com 541-752-6343

Corvallis Fall Fest

Chinook Winds

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

3 Rivers

The Inkwell Home Store Emma Downtown

www.gatheringtogetherfarm.com 541-926-1717 541-929-4273

Blueberry Meadows

Golf Course

www.trystingtree.com 541-752-3332


Sid Stevens Jewelers

Recreation & Leisure


www.restyleresale.com 541-928-7315

www.nwartandair.org 541-917-7777 www.corvallisfallfestival.org 541-752-9655

www.osfashland.org 541-482-2111

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Spirit Mountain

www.spiritmountain.com 800-760-7977 www.chinookwindscasino.com


www.threeriverscasino.com 877-374-8377 27


Best Chef (s)

Breakfast Spot

Lunch Spot

www.brickandmortar.cafe 541-791-7845

www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671

Brick & Mortar Cafe Broken Yolk

www.broken-yolk.com 541-738-9655


www.eataterlmers.com 541-757-6690


www.novakshungarian.com 541-967-9488

Sam’s Station

www.samsstation.com 541-752-6170

Gluten-Free Dining Eats & Treats

www.eats-treats.com 541-307-0225

Frankies Restaurant

www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671

Taco Vino

Frankies Restaurant Novak’s

www.novakshungarian.com 541-967-9488

Block 15 Brewing Co. www.block15.com 541-758-2077

Loafer’s Station



Gathering Together Farm



Laughing Planet Café www.laughingplanetcafe.com

Frankies Restaurant

www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671

Vault 244 Bistro/Lounge www.vault244.com 541-791-9511

del Alma

www.delalmarestaurant.com 541-753-2222


www.sybarisbistro.com 541-928-8157


www.magentarestaurant.com 541-758-3494

Sweet Red’s



www.sybarisbistro.com 541-928-8157

www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671

Vault 244 Bistro/Lounge www.vault244.com 541-791-9511

del Alma

www.delalmarestaurant.com 541-753-2222

Cellar Cat

www.cellarcat.com 541-704-0304

www.brickandmortar.cafe 541-791-7845

www.oregoncheeseguild.org 503-999-7758

Brick & Mortar Cafe First Burger

www.thefirstburger.com 541-704-1128

Ochoa’s Queseria Willamette Valley Cheese Company

www.wvcheeseco.com 503-399-9806

Frankies Restaurant

www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671


www.novakshungarian.com 541-967-9488

Big River

Asian Food

House of Noodle


www.francescosgelato.com 541-752-1326

www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671

Vault 244 Bistro/Lounge www.vault244.com 541-791-9511

Sky High Brewing

www.skyhighbrewing.com 541-207-3277

Gathering Together Farm



Block 15 Brewing Company www.block15.com 541-758-2077 www.adpizza.com 541-757-1713

La Rockita 9th St. 541-753-7143

Los Tequilas



Los Dos Amigos


Mexico Lindo

www.queenschopstick.com 541-758-9166


Frankies Restaurant

Mexican Food

www.sybarisbistro.com 541-928-8157 www.sidekicks-albany.com 541-967-7558

Outdoor Dining

Alsea Acres Logsden Face Rock Mariposa

Tip Thai Cuisine


www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671

American Dream Pizza

www.bigriverrest.com 541-757-0694


Cody Utzman / Frankies Restaurant

Tillamook Cheese Factory www.tillamook.com 503-8415-1300


sybarisbistro.com 541-928-8157

Frankies Restaurant






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Romantic Dining

Matt Bennett / Sybaris

Queen’s Chopstick

Sam City Pho & Grill 541-928-6180

Yummy House 541-928-2197

Tarn Tip Thai Cuisine 541-757-8906

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El Sol de Mexixo

www.elsoldemexico.cc 541-730-1355

Taco Vino

www.tacovinocorvallis.com 541-243-8128

Taqueria Alonzo

www.alonzotaqueria.com 541-207-3602


Frankies Restaurant

www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671

First Burger

www.thefirstburger.com 541-704-1128

Block 15 Brewing Co. www.block15.com 541-758-2077

Libations Wine Tasting Willamette Valley Vineyards www.wvv.com 541-588-9463

Cardwell Hill Cellars


Wilhelm’s Spirits & Eatery 541-929-9463 www.wilhelmsrestaurant. inalbanyoregon.com 541-926-7001

Squirrels Tavern 541-753-8057

House of Brews

www.hobrews.com 541-368-5340


American Dream Pizza www.adpizza.com 541-757-1713


Marks Ridge Vineyard & Winery www.marksridge.com 541-974-4457

Left Coast Cellars

www.leftcoastcellars.com 503-831-4916

Sweet Red Bistro 541-704-0510

Lumos Wine Company Emerson Vineyards Airlie Winery Springhill Cellars Aurora Cellars Argyle Winery Treos Wines

www.southpawsperfect pizza.com 541-791-7663 www.pizzamore.com 541-917-9000 www.demaggiospizza.com


Papa’s Pizza Parlor www.papaspizza.net 541-757-2727

Cirello’s Pizza www.cirellospizza.com 541-754-9199

Ciddici’s Pizza

www.ciddicipizza.com 541-928-2536

Woodstocks Pizza

www.woodstocks.com 541-752-5151

2 Stones Wood Fired Italian Trattoria www.2stones.net 541-207-3533


www.tyeewine.com 541-753-8754

www.block15.com 541-758-2077

Tyee Wine Cellars Rhapsody in the Vineyard www.downtowncorvallis.org 541-754-6624

Upstairs Downtown Albany Wine Walk


Willamette Valley Vineyards www.wvv.com 541-588-9463

Eola Hills Winery www.eolahillswinery.com 503-623-2405 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

www.seafoodandwine.com 800-262-7844

4 Spirits Distillery

www.4spiritsdistillery.com 503-999-7758

Vivacity Fine Spirits

www.vivacityspirits.com 541-286-4285

Sinister Distilling Co. www.sinisterdeluxe.com 541-928-7699





www.calapooiabrewing.com 541-928-1931

Deluxe Brewing Company www.sinisterdeluxe.com 541-928-7699

Flat Tail Brewing

www.flattailcorvallis.com 541-758-2229

Mazama Brewing

www.mazamabrewing.com 541-230-1810

Gilgamesh Brewing

www.gilgameshbrewing.com 503-385-1985

Sky High Brewing

www.skyhighbrewing.com 541-207-3277

www.cellarcat.com 541-704-0304

www.2townsciderhouse.com 541-207-3915

www.calapooiabrewing.com 541-928-1931

Cocktails Vault 244 Bistro/Lounge www.vault244.com 541-791-9511

Frankie’s Restaurant

www.frankies-oregon.com 541-248-3671

Cellar Cat

www.cellarcat.com 541-704-0304

del Alma


www.delalmarestaurant.com 541-753-2222

www.ransomspirits.com 503-876-5022

www.adpizza.com 541-753-7373

Ransom Wines & Spirits

Calapooia Brewing


Calapooia Brewing


Block 15 Brewing Company

Live Music Cellar Cat


DeMaggio’s New York Pizza

Wine Events


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2 Towns Ciderhouse

La Familia Hard Cider 503-770-0113

Anthem Cider

www.anthemcider.com 503-361-2400

Atlas Cider www.atlascider.com 541-633-7757

Downward Dog

www.downtowndrink thedog.com 541-753-9900

Kingfish Lounge 541-753-0787

Sybaris Bistro

www.sybarisbistro.com 541-928-8157


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Fun Summer Recipes Blackberry Infused Vodka In the Willamette Valley wild blackberries are plentiful; on the side of the road, by the fence in the backyard, in the field across the street. Although many Oregonians spend hours trying to keep them under control, why not embrace their gifts and use their fruits for infused vodka! This recipe is not only delicious, but easy to make. Although the wait time for it to be ready may make your mouth water, once it’s time to serve the wait will be well worth it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 quart blackberries 1 quart vodka of your choice (generic, bottom shelf is fine) Preparation: Pour sugar into 1-quart jar. Fill remaining space in jar with blackberries. Do not pack down. Fill jar with vodka until berries are completely covered. Seal jar and leave to stand for two months, shaking jar once a week. Note: Sugar will dissolve and vodka will gradually take the color of blackberries. To serve: Strain the liquid through a sieve. Strain again through a coffee filter. Drink as is, add to cocktails, or gift it during the holidays.

Cilantro & Lime Jicama Fries Craving french fries but worried about your bikini body? Jicama fries are sure to satisfy! Tossed in cilantro, lime, and chipotle pepper, these sweet and zesty snacks are a healthy alternative to greasy, salty fries. Jicama has high vitamin C and potassium, and is a great source of iron and soluble fiber. Surprise your palate with this summertime snack and serve it with homemade chipotle mayonnaise. Ingredients for fries: 2 medium jicama 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon agave nectar 1 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder Dash of salt 1 handful of cilantro, well chopped For chipotle mayonnaise (makes extra) 3 dried chipotle peppers, soaked in warm water for 1/2 hr. 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 cloves garlic - *roasted. 1/4 cup good olive oil Dash of salt * Roast entire bulb of garlic in 400% oven for 30 - 35 mins. Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash and peel jicama. Slice into fries. Mix seasoning until well combined. Toss jicama fries and seasoning together in medium bowl. Place in single layer on baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 15 minutes, turn, bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro. Dip: Drain water from peppers and discard (the water). Whirl all ingredients above in blender until smooth. Add Chipotle mix to taste -- fold by the teaspoon into 1/2 cup mayonaisse.


Willamette Living Magazine June / July 2017

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The Willamette Valley is home to many lavender farms because our warm dry summers support the growing needs of this versatile perennial plant--native to the Mediterranean. The Latin or botanical name of lavender is Lavandula derived from lave or to bathe. Its many early uses relied on its fresh aroma in perfumes and unguents. The genus Lavandula has over ten varieties but only a few are readily available in nurseries and garden centers. The two most popular varieties are English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and a hybrid variety (Lavandula X intermedia) (a natural cross between L. angustifolia and L. latifolia) often referred to as intermedia or lavandin. Both of these varieties have at least a hundred named cultivars which sport many spike colors ranging from deep intense purple, bright blue to pale pink or white. Foliage color can vary from green to gray-green or even silver. Both of these varieties are generally hardy to Zone 5. English lavenders characterized by a 32

are tight

typically compact

structure about 20’’ high when in bloom with a bloom stem of 6-8 inches and flower spikes of 1 ½ - 2 inches long. The flower aromas suggest a sweet, floral nature. On the other hand the intermedia lavenders are much taller and larger overall with bloom stems averaging over 18 inches and sometimes as long as 24’’. Flower spikes can be as long as 3 ½ - 4 inches that impart a more herbal aroma. A third common lavender variety L. stoechas referred to as Spanish lavender has a strong pungent aroma but is attractive for its leaf-like petals (bracts) at the top of the spike that suggest rabbit ears or a roosting butterfly. One can’t help but smile when seeing these spikes move in a breeze. The Spanish lavender spike is cylindrical, wrapped with very tiny flowers. Foliage, flower and bract color show great variety among cultivars. Spikes can even be bi-color with a white bract atop a pale green cylinder with dark purple flowers. Spanish lavenders are hardy to Zone 7. Lavender is a popular garden plant in the Willamette Valley because the bloom season can last from April through Willamette Living Magazine June / July 2017

August depending on which varieties and their cultivars are planted. The Spanish lavenders typically start blooming in April. After deadheading, a second bloom appears in mid to late August. English lavenders bloom starting in early to midJune through July. Some cultivars will re-bloom in late August. The intermedia lavender variety (again depending on the cultivar) blooms from early July through August. All lavender cultivars are propagated by stem cuttings since English and Spanish lavenders are not true to seed and the intermedia lavenders are sterile. One must realize that growing English and Spanish lavender from seed will create a lot of variation in the final plants. Baby English or Spanish lavenders appearing beside the parent plant could look very different. But this is sometimes how new cultivars are selected and named! New intermedias are developed by choosing a specific English cultivar and crossing it with the L. latifolia. Lavenders have few growing requirements. Recall lavender’s native

habitat. Plants do best grown with full sun in well-drained soil (loam or sandy loam) with a low humidity in the summer. Adding lime to an acidic soil at planting is helpful with only a little fertilizer. When planting small 4” starts, don’t let the root mass completely dry out the first summer. Sacrifice any blooms the first summer and let your plant establish strong roots instead. After the roots are established by the second summer only the hottest, arid areas will need supplemental water. By the third summer the plant should be fully drought tolerant.

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Pruning the plant in early fall by a third to a half being careful to leave some green leaves on each stem will keep your plants compact and provide vigorous bloom the following season. This practice has two major benefits: (1) Less wood in the plant means more plant energy for blooms and (2) the higher the woody material develops in the plant the more likely the plant will be damaged by winter rains and snow and thus break apart and lose vigor (i.e. short life). When properly cared for lavender in the home garden (with no additional fertilizer after planting) can easily last 10 to 12 years and longer. During lavender season McKenzie River Lavender hosts a Lavender Festival in early July. This year the event is July 7-9 10am to 5pm each day. Our specialty lavender products include fresh bouquets of ‘Grosso’ lavender, pure ‘Grosso’ essential oil and linen spray, unique lavender crafts, soaps, lotions and more. During the Oregon Lavender Farm Tour, our country bazaar showcases all things lavender, as well as the creations of local artisans. Plant starts are also available. Enjoy an experience for the family including music, food and drink and activities for children. Directions: Exit I-5 at Springfield on Hwy 126 East to milepost 15.5.

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Family Friendly Fun for Everyone! The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show The Finest Celebration of Lavender and Art! The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon will host the 2017 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on July 8-9. Spend a leisurely day enjoying a variety of juried art and craft booths, distinctive lavender products, the plein air art show, and lavender in myriad forms. Talented musicians set the mood while you relax, enjoy a glass of lavender beer or wine, or peruse the art. Over 100 artists will display original paintings done en plein air during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out. The Paint Out takes place in the beautiful lavender fields of Oregon in the weeks prior to the Show. The Paint Out and Art Show attract both amateur and professional artists from around the Northwest and beyond. Garden art, jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, and original art are also in the line-up. And of course, many lavender products will be featured from crafters and lavender farmers. New this year are an expanded youth art contest and the Essential Oil Showcase. An area will be available for kids to create artwork on site. Materials are provided and ribbons will be awarded in multiple categories. The Essential Oil Showcase will feature lavender essential oil that has been judged and awarded. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to experience the various oils for themselves and vote for their own favorite. There are several nearby lavender farms we encourage you to visit. Each one has something different to offer. Red Ridge Farms has a shop, and on site wine tasting. Chehalem Flats has an adorable farm store featuring many local specialty food items. Wayward Winds Lavender will be hosting several vintage themed vendors and u-pick. Mountainside Lavender has an extensive selection of lavender available for u-pick and expansive views. The Festival offers stellar music and other activities for your enjoyment. Some of the featured bands include Pretty Gritty Band, Jake Blair Band, Mary Kadderly & Dan Gildea, and Lloyd Jones. You can find the full music schedule and other Festival information on the official website: www.wvlavenderfestival.org


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Wayward Winds Lavender to Open for a Full Month One of the largest u-pick fields in Oregon will be open for an entire month. Experience an abundance of the most fragrant and beautiful lavender in existence. Wayward Winds is the premier hand crafter of all things lavender. At Wayward Winds you can experience everything lavender you can imagine, and some things you probably haven’t. Lavender edibles, pampering products, and award winning essential oil. If it can be made with this magical herb, they do it! Most years Wayward Winds only opens their farm to the public for a single weekend. This year they will open for an entire month. You can visit the farm from July 1-31. Open each day from 10-5. In addition to u-pick lavender there will be essential oil distilling demonstrations and a full selection of their extensive lavender products and lavender plants available. The Lavender + Vintage event will take place July 7,8, & 9. For one weekend you’ll find a selection of fun and funky vintage items from Wayward Winds and a few of their friends. If you like antiques, up-cycled, vintage, or dyi projects, the Lavender + Vintage weekend would be a good time to visit. Please visit the farms website for details. www.waywardwindslavender.com

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tips I have learned from years as a contractor

It is almost impossible to get through a remodeling project without a change order of some kind.

If you treat your subcontractors with respect they will respond better to your needs and schedule.

Communication with our customer is the key to a successful remodel project.

I try new products in my own home or showroom (when possible) before recommending them to customers.

Never hire a subcontractor just because they offer a lower price than their competitors.

Sometimes paying more for a fixture means paying less for installation labor.

Sharp tools are safer than dull tools.

Giving back to our community is good for business.

The customer is not always right but deserves our respect anyway

Good lighting can make an average project look great!

Continuing education is critical to being a professional. Never stop learning.

Time away from my business helps prevent burnout. Take vacations!

Sourcing products locally is a great policy, but not always possible in Corvallis.

Professional design and specifications save customers money (and stress).

Sometimes it is okay to turn away a customer. Not everyone is a good fit for our company.

Honesty really is the best policy.

Good project scheduling makes for happy customers.

Bathroom projects require much more planning than kitchens.

Being successfully self-employed takes great discipline.

Don’t argue with a building inspector unless you are 100% sure you are right.

In spite of careful planning sometimes things go wrong. Roll with the punches!

White painted kitchen cabinets will always come back into style.

Economic recessions are going to happen so put money in the bank to cover those hard times.

Have a team of professional advisors (accountant, lawyer, business consultants) to help avoid legal mistakes. Ce

Maintain a sense of humor!

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Here’s to Your Health

Get excited about fresh fruits and vegetables By Bonnie Buckingham Have you ever seen a child pick fresh fruits and vegetables from a garden they grew? The excitement is contagious. They cannot wait to eat the fresh produce they carefully nurtured from tiny seeds. Somewhere along the way we lost the joy and personal connection to the food we eat. Vegetables became something we grudgingly pick out in grocery stores, and associate with words like “bland” and “unsatisfying.” Take a step back from your idea of the boring vegetable. Instead,

be adventurous and test fresh foods, recipes and insert new words into your vocabulary such as “aromatic” and “vine-fresh.” Try growing your own veggies (or visiting your local farmers market) and perform a taste test. How does a store-bought radish compare to your homegrown one? Does your tomato taste juicier or the carrot sweeter? So how do you know if fresh is best? Read on for reasons to grow our own, plus tips on incorporating fresh foods into your life.

Why grow your own?

Tips for incorporating fresh foods

Save money: After you have a garden established, growing your own vegetables can save you money by cutting out the grocery store markups.

Planting a garden may seem daunting if you don’t have experience or yard space, but it is one of the most enjoyable ways to enjoy fresh produce. Start small and pick something easy to care for.

Boost your health: Research shows that plant-based diets have a multitude of health benefits (plant-based refers to eating more plant foods). Growing your own food increases the likelihood that you will eat it! Pesticides: Whether you buy regular or organic, there is a high probability there are pesticides on your food. A common misconception is that organic means “pesticide-free,” but organic farming simply means that the pesticides used came from plant origin, not laboratories. Skip the chemicals and take control of what goes on your plants. Better tasting: The time spent from farm to grocery store impacts freshness. Often these foods are grown in large batches and picked before they are ripe to prevent spoilage in supermarkets. If you aren’t ready to grow your own food, don’t worry! Fruits and vegetables found in supermarkets are just as healthful as homegrown. You can also try going to your farmers market to enjoy a farm fresh taste and support your local farmers. But if you’re ready to take on this challenge, consider these home-grown planting tips.

Pots and planters: Pots are a great alternative to gardening in the ground and are especially good for growing herbs you can keep year round. They fit easily on porches and decks and are simple to take care of. Fill your pots with gardening soil, mulch and plant your seeds or starters. Vertical gardening: If space is tight, try growing up. Vertical gardens can be made using wood pallets, planters, hanging pots and pre-made shelves. For a do-ityourself version, simply attach planters to a wood pallet and lean up against a wall. Plan your space: Raised beds are an easy way to install a garden. Use the square foot gardening plan and intercropping techniques to get the most out of your space. Place your plants close together so that the leaves are just slightly touching. This will keep the weeds down and save on watering. Use these tips to decide if fresh is right for you. Happy planting!

Bonnie Buckingham, RD, is a dietitian at the Samaritan Weight Management & Metabolic Surgery Institute. To learn more about the institutes programs and services, visit samhealth.org/WeightLoss call 541-768-4280. 38

Willamette Living Magazine June / July 2017

Permanent Makeup Natural looking - time saving - smudge proof EYEBROWS & EYELINER

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Sleep – It’s good for your skin We hear a lot about how important sleep is for general health, weight loss, etc. Did you know good sleep is also important for healthy, vibrant, youthful skin? There can be several causes for sleep loss. An over-busy life with little time for sleep, interruptions during sleep, and exposure to the blue light from the screens of cell phones, laptops, computers, etc. Artificial light can prevent our bodies natural release of melatonin, a hormone that induces sleepiness. One of the reasons why sleep is so important for your skin is that during sleep your skin is repairing and replenishing. Cell regeneration increases including the production of collagen – one of the building structures of the skin that discourages aging.

Even if you do not have sleep issues, cleanse your skin thoroughly before bedtime. You may be thinking… I’m too tired to take my makeup off and I just want to flop into bed. You may want to reconsider. At night, if your skin is clean you can take advantage of your skins regeneration versus the skin needing to overcome the day’s dirt. Clean skin absorbs nourishing ingredients better. There is a way you can sleep with your makeup on and feel good about it. Permanent Makeup for eyebrows, eyeliner and lip color will not rub off of a pillow and simplifies your bedtime routine. Then all you have to remove is the foundation… simple!


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4. Eat a lighter dinner. It requires less digestion making sleep easier.

5. Drink warm caffeine free herbal tea or take a warm bath before bedtime.

If you’d like to explore the possibility of permanent makeup, it is essential to have a consultation with a highly trained and qualified artist. This is not a service you want to bargain shop for and you will want to see actual photos of their work. Today, most professional permanent cosmetic artists are members of the world’s leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism. After permanent makeup — you’ll be among those who enjoy a simplified beauty routine. Cheryl Lohman of Image by Design is a Licensed Esthetician and Permanent Makeup Artist and is a Lifetime Member in the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and Associated Skin Care Professionals. For more information you can reach her at 541-740-1639 or visit her website at www.OregonPermanentMakeup.com

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COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONS & SECOND OPINIONS! Kurt S. Black DDS PC 541.754.0144 timberhilldental.com 2356 NW Professional Dr. Corvallis, OR 97330

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Papaya is a rejuvenating wonderfruit when used in beauty products. It’s loaded with the enzyme papain which breaks down inactive proteins and eliminates dead skin cells, acting as an excellent natural exfoliant. Packed with vitamin A, papaya also works as an antioxidant, helping to prevent premature aging with its anti-inflammatory properties. This easy DIY face mask will leave your skin firm and fresh with an even tone and healthy glow. Ingredients: 1/2 a ripe papaya peeled, seeded, and sliced 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/4 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice

Instructions: Puree papaya in food processor or blender until mashed evenly. Blend in other ingredients by hand. Mix well. Spread over your face, avoiding eyes, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Wipe or rinse your face clean. Enjoy your soft, rejuvenated skin!

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Tyee Wine Cellars is located on the scenic Buchanan Family Century Farm founded over 130 years ago in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley near Corvallis. Five family generations have revered the farm’s open spaces, woodlands, wetlands and streams while growing crops in a sustainable manner. Good wines remember the grapes of their origin. We believe sharing Tyee Estate Wines with you is perhaps the most sublime expression of the land. The Oldest Vines at Tyee Wine Cellars were planted in our Estate Vineyard in 1974, with subsequent plantings throughout the 1980s. These vines, some Pinot Noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer are Tyee’s self-rooted Old Vines and make up more than half of our Estate Vineyard. In 2000, the family planted Dijon clone 115, Dijon clone 777, and Pommard Pinot Noir on phylloxera-resistant rootstock as well as Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Tyee’s Winemaker and Vineyard Manager, Merrilee Buchanan Benson, grew up at Tyee Wine Cellars on the Buchanan Family Century Farm and has worked closely with her family in the winery and vineyard her whole life, taking on increased responsibility as Tyee’s winemaker starting with the lovely 2006 Vintage to coincide with Tyee’s production of Estate wines made from grapes grown exclusively in the family vineyard right next to the winery. The family at Tyee Wine Cellars has committed over 200 acres of their family farm into a Wetland Reserve Program. This protective easement for wetland habitat in cooperation with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service is restoring native wetland habitat in the Willamette Valley to provide a haven for native plants and wildlife to thrive.

Visitors to Tyee Wine Cellars are welcome to enjoy wine tasting, picnicking on the farm and vineyard in a variety of scenic locations or hikes along our Beaver Pond Loop Nature Trail. Open in the summer months, this 1 & 1/2 mile trail winds through the native valley wetland/woodland protected habitat, hazelnut orchards and farmland.

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Gluten Intolerance | Celiac Disease | Paleo Lifestyle

del Alma

An exciting menu of new Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience. Menus and more at: delalmarestaurant.com

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

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

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

Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, BSN, CEN Consultant | Speaker | Author 215 SW 4th St. Corvallis (541) 602-1065 Nadine@GlutenFreeRN.com

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Cafe Mundo “World Beat Cuisine” Catering, Private Parties, Lunch & Dinner. Offering a fresh, local and creative menu you’ll love. Promoting local musicians and artists, Cafe Mundo is a destination for coastal travelers and locals. Come on by, you’ll love it! Tues - Wed 11:00 - 8:00 Thurs - Sat 11:00 - 10:00 Sun Brunch 10 am - 3 pm In Newport’s Historic Nye Beach 541-574-8134

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pie hotline: 503-835-0740 Farmers Markets 2017 Corvallis • Lake Oswego • Salem • McMinnville

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New Morning Bakery

A local landmark for over 30 years. Our bakers and chefs are at work around-the-clock preparing all your favorite dishes and baked goods using only the finest ingredients. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or anything in between. Now offering catering too. Mon-Sat 7:00 - 9:00 Sunday 8:00 - 8:00 219 SW 2nd St. Downtown Corvallis NewMorningBakery.com 541-754-0181

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Eats & Treats Cafe

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 chips cookies ever! 1644 Main Street in Philomath 541-307-0225 | www.eats-treats.com

Queen’s Chopstick Not just Chinese food!

Our Asian fusion menu will delight you. You’ll love our chic new restaruant, and our delicious menu items presented with style. Many reviewers have called ours “the best asian food in Corvallis,” come find out why.

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Oregon Country Fair July 7-9 Veneta oregoncountryfair.org

68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival July 21-23

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While you’re on the Coast, Visit Nye Beach! Nye Beach Wine Cellar


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


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School of Arts & Communication

SAC PRESENTS 2017-2018 Thursday, November 2, 2017 VOCES 8 With the OSU Chamber Choir

One of the world’s most versatile and best-loved singing groups, performing repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.


Saturday, January 27, 2018 THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE

Featuring Mona Golabek The true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most stunning music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival.


Restored for the Pioneers of African-American Cinema Collection and featuring a remixed score by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, performed live with ensemble.



American Public Radio personality and host of This American Life will mix his program live on stage, helping the audience to understand the creative process, and sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 PINK MARTINI

A rollicking, around-the-world musical adventure!



Adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider and master of the Persian kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor blur the lines between western classical music and eastern traditional sounds in a stunning collaboration inspired by their friendship and boundless curiosity.

SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE IN LATE JUNE All performances held at The LaSells Stewart Center. Most begin at 7:30 p.m. Schedule subject to change.





LaSells Stewart

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



June 2017 June 9 June 15 June 16 June 16 June 16 June 16 June 18

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:30 AM 1:00 PM 3:30 PM 7:00 PM 1:30 PM

Music Department Graduation & Honors Event Lavendar Graduation MIME Graduation Pharmacy Graduation EECS Graduation CCE Graduation College of Veterinary Medicine Graduation

July 2017 July 29

4:00 PM

OSU Choir Camp Concert

ART EXHIBITS & RECEPTIONS June & July 2017 June 1-July 2 All Day June 8 6:30 PM July 5-27 All Day July 13 6:30 PM

Fish & Fish Habitat Exhibit Fish & Fish Habitat Exhibit Reception 12th Annual Community Art Show 12th Annual Community Art Show Reception

12th Annual Community Art Show Submission Deadline: Friday, June 30 To submit to the show: lasells.oregonstate.edu/gallery

THE OSU SPACE GRANT ART EXHIBIT In celebration of the solar eclipse, we invite you to submit any works of art relating to: a solar eclipse, rockets, comets, stars, planets, nebulas, meteors, black holes, space exploration, or anything that pertains to the solar system.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, July 18 To submit to the show: lasells.oregonstate.edu/gallery



The LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26 St., Corvallis OR 97331 541-737-2402 • oregonstate.edu/lasells Stay informed about all upcoming events: oregonstate.edu/lasells/Stay-informed

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Willamette Living June / July 2017  

Our annual "Best of the Valley" issue. With our listing of the local's favorites. Food, wine and more! Enjoy.

Willamette Living June / July 2017  

Our annual "Best of the Valley" issue. With our listing of the local's favorites. Food, wine and more! Enjoy.