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Willamette

June / July 2018

LIVING The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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Real Estate Update

Ask Annette

Thou Shalt Not Share (too much)

By Annette Sievert

On Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, or wherever you are active on social media, sharing too much is never a good idea. Especially when you are selling or buying a house, sharing what is happening can be very detrimental to your transaction. “Got a great offer, would have taken much less”. “Have done a lot of work without permits, hope the buyer never notices”. “We are so happy that we got this house, would have paid so much more”. These are all quotes from Facebook. Why would somebody think it is a good idea to share, before closing, that you would have paid more for the house? When this buyer is going back for repairs, guess what a seller, finding this quote, will do. Give them what they want? Probably not. In Seller’s Property Disclosures a seller is obliged to tell the truth. Not doing that and

then announcing it on Facebook…what can I say? In this day and age we are used to sharing information a lot more than 15 years ago, and the audience has changed significantly from the personal circle of friends you talked to in the past. It is so easy to just write and hit “post”. The number of “friends” who read (and share) is now so much bigger, and so much more consequential. Selling your house because you got a new job and need to move asap? Want to buy a new one and need the old one to sell pronto? Urgently need to buy a single level because your ailing parents are moving in with you and cannot do stairs? If your future buyer or seller reads this on FB your negotiation position has just gotten so much worse. So many people do not have their privacy

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settings under control and the world can read their antics. Even with great privacy settings, nobody can avoid a “friend” who shares, and so what you thought is told to just a small circle is now open to the world and you can never retrieve it. We can now find out so many things about anybody that it is a miracle that not more transactions are lopsided. Pretty much every time people are curious about someone, they will “google” them. What will they find out about you? So have your profile, your sharing, your information, your bio, your photos (!) under control and check them regularly. Once you want to buy or sell it will put you in a much better position. Happy buying and selling.

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Do you have a real estate question? Ask Annette, at Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers in Corvallis 541-207-5551


On the Money

Handling Market Volatility By Sten Carlson

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wings in the stock market can cause emotions to run high, particularly for investors who are approaching retirement. And for good reason. Recent research from Ameriprise Financial uncovered that the biggest financial setbacks American investors have experienced in their 50s through their 70s is market losses. Though most respondents – 62 percent – have fully recovered from these events, they’re still afraid of potential bumps down the road1.

If you share this anxiety as you approach retirement, remember that market volatility does not always mean you need to make changes to your portfolio. The following tips can help you prevent fear from getting the best of you: Concentrate on your financial goals. No one can say with certainty what will happen to stocks over the next week, month, year or decade. But what may be more certain is your financial goals for those timeframes. Ensure your portfolio is designed to help you achieve those goals, rather than to achieve a specific market outcome. Remember that timing the markets is rarely successful because there are so many unknown factors influencing how stocks move. Keep your emotions in check. Market corrections, dips and swings are inevitable for investors in the short term, so it’s important to look beyond the daily hype and headlines. Instead, watch for broad, persistent trends that could provide opportunities or challenges for your overall financial situation. As you ponder adjustments to your portfolio, remember

As You Approach Retirement

that while you can’t control the market, you can control your reaction to it. Reassess your portfolio according to your retirement date and risk tolerance. Two items that are more in your control are your risk tolerance and retirement date. Keep in mind that each person has an individual comfort level with taking risks. You may find that your ability to handle market swings varies over time, particularly if you’ve experienced volatility in the past or are planning your retirement. Big market moves or dips may be a good time to step back and evaluate your portfolio according to when you anticipate needing to generate income from your investments: If you have a decade or more before retirement, prioritize building your investments using a diversified asset mix. Investing regularly in the market could help volatility work to your benefit, as you have more time to ride out short-term turbulence and overcome potential losses. As you refine your retirement plans, calculate how much money you need to live the lifestyle you want, while also preparing for unexpected expenses such as healthcare. Knowing how much you need to retire can help you stay confident in your financial strategy amid market uncertainty. If you are within a few years of retirement, you likely are more sensitive to short-term market moves. At this point, you may consider gradually adjusting your portfolio to reduce your level of risk. If you wait until retirement to adjust your investment mix, you could be surprised by untimely market volatility or a downturn. If this happens,

it could leave you with less money in retirement compared to your plans, forcing you to modify your goals or lifestyle. If the market is experiencing a correction, you may want to wait for it to rebound (as it historically has) before making adjustments. Making changes immediately amid volatility could lock in possible losses. If you are retired, be patient and maintain your diversified investment strategy. If the potential for a downturn or increased volatility makes you nervous, consider reallocating your portfolio accordingly. Keep in mind that even in retirement it may make sense to have part of your investment mix focused on growth. Today’s long life expectancies mean that you need to be prepared for the likelihood that living costs, particularly healthcare, will be higher in the later decades of your retirement. If you have concerns about the effect of market volatility on your investments, you are not alone. If you want additional support, consider consulting a financial advisor who can review the details of your unique financial situation. Together you can determine if your portfolio is on track to reach your goals. The Ages, Stages & Money study was created by Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and conducted online by Artemis Strategy Group December 8-21, 2017 among 3,019 U.S. adults between the ages of 30-79 with at least $100,000 in investable assets. For further information and details about the study, including verification of data that may not be published as part of this report, please contact Ameriprise Financial or go to Ameriprise.com/ages.

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

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Keeping Your Cool Oscar B. Hult

Beat the Summer Heat in Style

Instead of looking at the summer heat as a way to excuse sloppy ill–fitting clothing, look at it as an opportunity to up your style. Father’s Day and 4th of July BBQs should be a chance to dress casual, and look good doing it.  Natural fabrics like cotton, linen and yes, even wool, will breath and keep you comfortable. On those really hot days, look for loosely woven shirts and trousers to allow airflow and help keep you cool. Color matters too; Dark colors absorb light, Therefore they are going to be hotter. Light colors reflect light, making them cooler to wear in the summer. Here are some specific suggestions for ways to stay comfortable while looking great. Hats are a great way to avoid getting burned (just ask your dermatologist). Choose a light weight, wide brimmed, light colored hat with a ventilated crown; for the best sun protection, while staying cool on hot days. A nice straw fedora is a stylish hot weather option. Summer shirts that are meant to be worn untucked are a great choice for casual summer gatherings, but be sure to wear a cotton undershirt with a deep v-neck to wick away sweat. The deep V will allow you to leave your top button undone without showing off your underwear, for a cool relaxed look. For a dressier affair or a

night on the town choose a light weight button up long sleeve shirt, and a blazer that is unlined or half lined. Here in the Pacific NW, just adding a blazer will often make you look like the best dressed guy in the room. Trousers and chinos are generally a better choice for hot weather than your basic denim jeans, if you opt for shorts, make sure they fit you well and are the right length for you. A slim silhouette is going to be better in most situations than a cargo short, unless of course you are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and need to carry a lot of stuff. Shoes worn without socks sounds a little gross, but some; like those made by Olukai, are designed to be worn barefoot (the insoles are removable and can be washed in the washing machine). look for shoes that have light weight mesh uppers for the coolest options, of course if you want to step up the look you can wear your leather loafers or even brogues with no-show socks. Believe it or not, having a bare ankle can really help keep you cooler in hot weather. Dress well, be confident… find success!

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Don’t Overthink It! M E D I T A T I O N By Kris Denning Have you ever been told that you should try meditation, but you aren’t exactly sure what it means to meditate? I used to think that just the action itself of sitting cross-legged and closing your eyes and chanting could somehow transform your life. And for many people it can, but it isn’t necessarily the sitting and chanting that provokes the calming effects of meditation. The calm is brought about when one can free the mind from thoughts, even for a moment, and connect with what lies behind those thoughts. A calm and present being. Our true essence. This is the part of us that is always at peace. Most of the time in our lives tends to be spent with a constant stream of mind chatter. This mind chatter can create stress and chaos and can also lead to illness. Nowadays meditation is often prescribed for people with high stress, but we can all benefit from calming our thoughts whether we are on the verge of a breakdown, or gleefully strolling down the happy trail of life

I vividly remember the first time I really felt my presence, through a clear and calm mind. I was walking out of one of the first yoga classes I’d ever taken and was sort of in a daze, with just silly grin on my face. My mind wasn’t rushing me with all the things I should hurry to do next. I felt completely connected to everything around me, yet completely unaffected by it at the same time. This calm and peaceful feeling accompanied me the rest of that day, and I was hooked. It wasn’t necessarily the act of moving through the yoga poses that got me there, it was my connection to breath. Any time you focus on your breath, you take attention away from thinking, and create space. I would love for you all come to my yoga class so that I may help you to invoke this feeling, but you do not necessarily need a class for this. If you have breath in your body, then you can meditate; anytime, anywhere. Tune into your breath just as you would dial into a radio frequency. Listen to it, but also feel it moving through your body. Conscious breathing stops the mind. This

is meditation. People often meditate without even realizing it. Gardening, painting, walking, or hiking, petting an animal, rocking a sleeping baby (notice I said sleeping), sewing, etc. Any activity that pulls you into the moment is meditative. Time goes a little bit slower when we are in the moment. Not concerning ourselves with what is to come or what happened before, but fully engaging in life right now. For this summer and beyond, I wish for you the ability to tune into your breath as often as you can and immerse yourself in the joy and peace that is already in and around you. And if you still think that you are too busy for meditation, I leave you this favorite quote from Eckhart Tolle, “Not your aims or your actions are primary, but the state of consciousness out of which they come.” Kris Denning teaches yoga and pilates at Timberhill Athletic Club in Corvallis. Contact her at

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Do You Speak the Language of Plants? By Brenda Powell There are evenings after a busy day of talking and interacting with people when I long for the quiet and solitude of my garden. Nature is not silent, though. Birds, insects, the wind, rustling leaves and water all make sounds. Those natural beings, even plants, communicate with us. After a little down time I am ready to hear what they are saying. To understand, I need to be willing to listen, observe, learn the language and/or find a translator. To truly listen, I must want to hear. I need to be willing to pay attention. When I am busy I am not always willing. But just like human relationships, my plants may suffer if I don’t pay them enough attention. The power of observation is huge when dealing with beings that do not speak aloud or use human words. To know how a plant is doing, I need to open my eyes and take a regular, good hard look at it. Depending on the type and age of the plant and the season, regular may mean daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. That geranium I planted yesterday may need water today, while a 50 year old Doug fir may need attention only after a storm or in the midst of a lengthy drought. While I may water or look at a few plants daily, I like to walk through my landscape and check in with most plants at least weekly. My garden is less than 20 years old and I add new plants regularly. This weekly walk gives me the chance to find out what I need to do to make my plants thrive or find out if something is amiss, like the time one of my pot’s drain hole became plugged and the whole pot was filled with water. Or the drip line could fall out or be plugged and the plant needs water. Thankfully for me I find this relaxing, therapeutic and intellectually engaging. To understand the language, experience

may be as helpful as formal study because each situation is slightly different. Nothing teaches me more about a plant or situation than having a problem with it. In the examples below I use the word “may” because just like in human conversation a physical sign from plants could have more than one meaning. Learning the difference between “I am thirsty” and “there’s something wrong with my roots” is akin to my husband figuring out the problem when I say strongly, “I’m not mad.” He’s probably going ask a few more questions or make some observations. There are lots of written, pictorial and online reference guides that assist, too (not my husband). When I can’t figure something out I turn to a translator, someone that has more knowledge or understanding of plant language than I do. That may be one of the “plant doctors” at the nursery, or someone I know who is an expert on a particular type of plant. My neighbor that has 50 roses probably can help with a thorny rose problem. It always helps to bring their favorite summer beverage or food to make them more willing to share their secrets. If I don’t know their favorite? That listen, observe, etc thing works on humans, too Here are some things your plants may be trying to say to you: “I am thirsty.” Droopy, crispy or crispedged leaves, and some leaf drop may mean the plant needs water. More water, water more often, longer watering to reach through the whole root zone, or repotting may be necessary. “I look thirsty but really I’m…” Drooping leaves may mean too much water, too

much sun or heat, disease, or something going on with the roots. Too much water or poorly drained soils can kill off roots, making it appear that the plant is thirsty when it isn’t. Hydrangeas wilt in the heat of a 90 degree day. Diseases that cause a wilted appearance include verticillium wilt, which causes sudden wilting often of only part of the plant, and root rot, which makes the wilted leaves a sickly green and drooping but pliable. Root problems could be root weevil, which strip the roots and root stem of the layer that moves water up to the leaves, or even moles disturbing the roots while looking for earthworms. “I’m hungry.” What I really want is…” The specific color or pattern of the foliage and whether older or newer leaves are affected speaks volumes as to what the plant needs: • Nitrogen Overall yellow or paler green than normal. Oldest leaves affected first. • Iron Green veins while the rest of the leaf is yellow. Mostly on new leaves. Eventually entire leaf yellows. • Phosphorus Super dark green in beginning then purple edges to the leaves or an overall purplish cast. Plants become stunted. • Potassium Also dark green initially, but then developing dead spots and edges on leaves or leaf scorch. • Calcium Symptoms appear first on new growth and young leaves. Growing points die back and flowers or fruit get blossom end rot, a common problem on tomatoes. Tends to be a problem in acidic soils. “I’m just shedding some old leaves, it’s okay.” Normal dropping of oldest, innermost leaves may be normal,

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“I need more shade.” Leaf burn, especially in the middle of the leaf, and wilting may mean the plant would like protection from the hottest sun of the day or reflected heat from a light-colored house, fence or sidewalk. “I’m holey.” Holes in the leaves are an article unto itself. Holes may be from insects, slugs/snails, animals, or diseases. This is where the

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“I need more light.” Spindly growth that leans toward the light may mean the plant isn’t getting enough sunlight. Or it could mean that it is too close to another more dominant plant.

power of observation really helps. I look closer to see if there is a pattern. Perfect circles with discoloration, or spots that then drop out of the leaf indicate a disease, such as shot-hole. An irregular, chewed appearance is more likely to be insects or slugs. Notching along the outside of the leaf may be root weevil adults. Large holes may be slugs. A lacy appearance to the foliage may indicate caterpillars, earwigs or something like rose slugs, which are not true slugs but an immature stage of an insect. I have been known to go out at night with a flashlight to see what is actually eating my plants because many pests feed at night. It helps to know what is eating your plant so that you can decide if and how to treat.

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Summer Reading All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva

This collection of short stories starts with a slow burn and builds until the final two stories, which are fantastic. The first story to catch my attention was the title story, “All the Names They Used for God,” which centers on two Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram and their lives following their kidnapping. The story mixes several pressing current issues on the global and domestic stage, religious extremism and women’s rights. The collection then ends on a story that has been recognized by many critics for its quality; Dave Eggers called it a “small masterpiece.” The stories range from the sentimental to the poignant to the weird. The scope is broad, but all have an element of the unreal that cracks the realism to let out something more. – Mike

Less

by Andrew Sean Greer

This hilarious novel is about Arthur Less, a “minor” writer approaching his 50th birthday and wanting an excuse to avoid his ex-boyfriend’s wedding. Therefore, he accepts every invitation he receives to literary events in the past year and strings together a trip around the world with engagements in New York, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France, India, and Japan. Not many books make me laugh out loud, but this one did. - Carrie

Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death by Adrian Owen

Into the Gray Zone is fascinating and disturbing. Dr. Owen communicates with people living in the gray-zone by using an fMRI scanner to map and measure brain activity. Some patients in a vegetative state, thought to have no consciousness, are actually just as aware as you or I. For some, Dr. Owen has made their lives more bearable. A man in a vegetative state for 12 years was finally able to tell his family that he is still in there, not in any pain, and that he still enjoys watching hockey. Despite the breakthrough, there is still nothing that can bring them back from the void and they can only communicate if they are the lucky few in the scanning trials. If nothing else, there has been a slow shift in attitudes towards these patients. Some are beginning to be treated as more than shells. They are spoken to, read to, and treated as if they are aware individuals – because a few of them just might be. – Charnee

Macbeth

by Jo Nesbo

Nesbo reimagines Shakespeare’s Macbeth in a 1970’s city controlled by two drug lords and a corrupt chief of police on his way out. The new chief of police, Duncan, initiates reforms throughout the police force and is looking to promote a new Head of crime to take on the drug lords. Nesbo bases most of his novel on Shakespeare’s play, but he takes a few liberties as necessary to make his version work. Overall, I found it a clever retelling of the drama and was easy to read. I could not help but think of the television series Gotham while reading this book, recasting the Gotham actors as those in Macbeth. – Mike

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Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

Five out of five stars. If you want to laugh maniacally, cry shamelessly, and stare unflinchingly into the face of gritty life, pick up this book of advice columns from Dear Sugar once published on TheRumpus.net. Sugar, aka Cheryl Strayed, provides advice that is authentic, compassionate, knowing, and wise. She often uses her own personal memoir to relate to the person seeking advice and this is where her writing often shines. Strayed’s own story and the meaning she has made of it is just as interesting as the advice she provides. The people writing to her usually have challenging problems Strayed responds with grace and love that is so sincere. Strayed must also be a student of meditation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as she includes so many lessons from those two practices. - Bonnie

The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa

Imagine a country led by a tyrant who expects everything to go his way, who has powerful henchmen to do his dirty work for him. This is Vargas Llosa’s Peru during Fujimori’s presidency. In this climate Enrique, a powerful entrepreneur, his lawyer and an egocentric tabloid editor grapple with scandal, accountability and morality while negotiating the unspoken expectations of the corrupt president and his muscle, known as the Doctor. Details of the main bawdy scandal are slowly revealed through the story, and other scandal follows. Like all Vargas Llosa books, the storyline and characters are well developed and engaging, right and wrong are nuanced, and no one seems to be particularly upstanding. His is a world of gradation, mostly. - Mike

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Arts in Corvallis

The Corvallis Arts Center

Quilts in the Garden

NEW! THE ARTIST ACCELERATOR PROGRAM Part of The Art Center’s mission is to foster personal growth for artists and the new Artist Accelerator Program (AAP) is designed for that purpose. The program plans to advance growth through support of regional artists with career-building programming, mentorship, and increased opportunities for artists to be visible in the community. To accomplish this the program brings in experts to help artists gain the skills and confidence to make their businesses profitable. Classes begin this fall. Interested? Go to The Arts Center website www.theartscenter.net for more information. Quilts in the Garden: Explore Six Private Gardens Displaying Stunning Quilts On Saturday, July 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., fans of gardens and quilts are in for a treat. Quilts in the Garden, an event sponsored by the Marys River Quilt Guild every other year, offers a tour of six beautiful Corvallis gardens featuring hundreds of spectacular quilts handmade by Guild members. Some quilts will be available for purchase. One of the gardens will feature quilts for sale by Quilts from Caring Hands, a group that makes quilts for local at-risk children. Raffle tickets will be available for the Marys River Quilt Guild raffle quilt. The annual raffle quilt supports the work of the Guild.

ARTS ALIVE! Get set for exciting events at The Arts Center this summer on the last Friday evenings of June, July and August. Kick off your weekend with artists, craft brewers, wineries and musicians outdoors on The Arts Center Plaza. Proceeds from the events (donation based and sales of adult beverages) will help support the Artist Accelerator Program. You are invited to watch, make or participate alongside professional artists. Art supplies will be available or bring your own. This is a family friendly event so bring the kids and get creative!

Local Arts & Culture Events in June and July at the Arts Center June 29th and July 27th, 5:30 -8:30 Arts Alive! June 1st to July 6th, The 16th Around Oregon Annual Exhibit July 11th to August 24th, I Came From Far Away, Now I Am Here June 21st and July 19th, 4-8 pm Corvallis Arts Walk (CAW) The Arts Center is Located at 700 SW Madison in Corvallis For more, visit: www.theartscenter.net

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All of the gardens on the tour have nearby parking or, for those who prefer catching a ride to each garden, we encourage use of the free shuttle bus transportation available between the gardens. Admission to all six gardens is $10 and includes park-and-ride shuttle buses. Tickets will go on sale beginning June 22 at the following local Garden Center sponsors: Garland Nursery, Shonnard’s Nursery, Susan’s Garden and Coffee (formerly Schmidts), Home Grown Gardens, and Tom’s Garden Center in Albany. Tickets will also be available at Visit Corvallis and Quiltwork Patches in Corvallis, JanniLou Creations in Philomath, and Bolts to Blocks and Quilt Loft in Albany. The Marys River Quilt Guild is a non-profit organization promoting quilt appreciation by contributing to the growth and knowledge of the art of quiltmaking through educational meetings, quilt activities, and service projects. Quilters of all skill levels are welcome to attend meetings with programs and guest speakers at the Benton Co. Historical Museum on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information about garden locations, the bus route, and the Marys River Quilt Guild, check the Guild website: marysriverquiltguild.org. Grant funding for Quilts in the Garden was received from Benton County Cultural Coalition and Oregon Cultural Trust.

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Getaway They call Manzanita “the Carmel of the North.” Having been a Carmelite from the early 70’s through the mid 80’s, I thought I’d have a look and see. There is some truth to this claim, the beach is every bit as luxurious as Carmel’s, but you can often have it to yourself. The town is small, and isn’t filled with world-class eateries, but there is some great food, and it’s not packed with tourists. Pebble Beach isn’t right next door, but you can buy a house for under 300k. There are some trade-offs, but Manzanita is a soul-cleansing getaway. The negative ions (those are the good ones - despite the name) flood every inch of of the town. Manzanita is not exactly Carmel, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Scott Alexander

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.” A Movable Feast, 1964 -- Ernest Hemingway


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AMAZING YOU WOMEN'S CONFERENCE • OCTOBER 5, 2018

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS!

SALEM CONVENTION CENTER Amazing You is a full-day event in Salem, Oregon designed Amazing You Women’s Conference, a full-day empowering for business women of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. event on October 5, 2018 in Salem, Oregon.The celebration Celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a special preKick-Off Event is October 4. conference party, this empowering signature event is committed to professional and personal growth.

Conference founder Bonnie Milletto: “As the big 5 year NETWORK • GET CONNECTED • BE INSPIRED • BE UNSTOPPABLE anniversary of the conference approached, we knew it For TICKETS and BUSINESS SHOWCASE ADVERTISING visit, was time to gowww.AMAZINGYOUCONFERENCE.COM big! You’ll notice this in many areas of the conference – bigger venue, access to VIP parties, morning yoga, a full visual rebrand, a brand new website, as well as more sponsorship and partnering opportunities for the conference, including business promotion in the annual custom magazine UNSTOPPABLE, Inspiring Women. We’re investing more time, money and energy into this conference in order to provide you with the ultimate experience!” Designed for business women of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. Celebrating its 5 year anniversary, this empowering signature event is committed to the professional and personal growth of women. This curated experience is filled with support, motivation and resources needed be successful. The Salem Grand Hotel welcomes the 2018 Amazing You Conference Attendees! Spend the night, celebrate the 5 year kick-off with friends, relax in the Friday morning yoga session and get set for the biggest Amazing You event ever, all just steps away from your accomodations! Call the hotel direct at 503.540.7800 and ask for the Amazing You Conference rate, October 4, $149 plus tax, double occupancy in a Double Queen room. Underground parking, high speed Wifi and more!

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The people have spoken, a lot! This year’s “best of” resulted in our biggest response ever, by far. Good job everybody. Come to find out, you Oregonians like to eat lunch, really love your desserts, you have great hair and nails, and you like to getaway for the weekend! You go Willamette Valley! Keep these pages handy for when

you’re looking for your next dog groomer, pizza or weekend getaway. There are a ton of suggestions! Use this list in concert with your favorite search engine (googleing machine) for addresses, hours and the like. Enjoy our area, and all it has to offer, and keep on keeping track of all the great stuff for next year’s list!

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Lake Oswego Concerts in the Park LaSells Stewart Center Linn County Fair The Majestic Theater The Matthew Knight Arena Monteith Music in the Park Odd Fellows River Rhythms Albany Roseland Theater in Portland The Shed Favorite Sports Event Beaver Football Corvallis High football The Keizer Volcanoes Lebanon High School The Seattle Mariners Oregon Ducks OSU Baseball OSU Women’s Basketball The Portland Trail Blazers The Portland Winterhawks The Special Olympics “The Timbers Army baby” West Albany High School Bulldogs Water Polo Best doctor Bharat Gopal Craig Graham Cynthia Marske, D.O. Diane Greenblatt Dirk Ohling - Albany Dr. Jason Young Dr. Kruppa Dr. Peterson Dr. Rogers @ Core Vitality Dr. Sherman Dr. Athay at Corvallis Clinic Dr. Barrett Dr. Enochiam Dr. Erandi Hall Corvallis Dr. Frank Sievert Dr. Irvine Dr. Jason Young DC Dr. Metzler Dr. Pham Dr. Rose Miller Dr. Ruth Fischer-Wright Dr Wirth North Albany Farzana Mulvi Glenn Petersen - Albany James Hopper Jodee Rundall Jose Rundall Kate Lane PAC Lara Gamlin - Corvallis Lauren Gray

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Dr. Mark Rampton Corvallis Dr. Matthew Zollinger Shawn Hathaway Steve Koc - Chiropractor Dentist Carson Kutsch - Albany Cordata Family Dental Corvallis Kids Dentistry Douglas Johnson Dr. Burnett in Corvallis Dr. Quinn Martin at Smiles Dental Dr. Curtis Clark Corvallis Dr. Dennis Clark Dr. Douglas Johnson Dr. Kale Gray Drs. Black and James at Timberhill Dr. Lane Harris Dr. Nicholson - Albany Dr. Rooke Dr. Sara Austin Dr. Sparks Elm Street Family Dental Gregory Flannery Jev Clark DDS Jonathan Foshay Jonathan Smart Keith Frome DDS and Son Kendall S Wood Kutsch & Renyer Lane Harris Albany Lebanon Family Dentist Matt Woolsey Dentistry North Point Dental Pediatric Dental Associates Sunset Dental Tom Laster Medi Spa Pretty Nails and Spa - Albany Samaritan Day spas Fourteenth Avenue Salon & Day Spa Epic Day Spa Level 3 Salon Mane Event Salon The Art of Touch - Albany The Retreat Vintage Nails - Albany Hair Salons 14th Avenue Day Spa A Wild Hair Salon Adore Salon - Kristy Stutzman Adrian’s Aspire Design Salon B Polished Bellissima - Corvallis Bespoke Blush - Albany Center of Attention Chelsea at Happy Hollow Epic Hair M Beaverton Hair Body and Soul Honeycomb Impressions - Albany La Belle Boutique Level 1 Level 3 Luminous Salon - Garrett Lion’s Den - Albany Marrakesh Miracles - Albany Modern Betty Monroe Avenue

Northwest Hairlines Pam King Salon Delilah Selfie Salon Epic Day Spa Mane Event salon The Retreat Today’s Next Experience Coastal Getaways Nye Beach cottages Cannon Beach Depoe Bay Edwin K Bed and Breakfast Elizabeth Inn Lincoln City Little Creek Cove Manzanita Netarts Newport Oregon Nye Beach Otter Rock Pacific City Rockaway Beach Salishan Shilo Inn The Hallmark Inn - Newport The Overleaf Inn - Yachats Tillamook Waldport Whale Cove Inn Yachats Yachats Inn Green Salmon - Yachats Indie Theater The Pix - Albany The Venetian Whiteside City Lights - Florence Darkside Cinema Joy Theater Northern Lights Oswego Lake cinemas Pickford Film Center The Rio Salem Cinema Casinos Spirit Mountain The mill Three Rivers Camping Beachside Beverly Beach Camp Dakota Clear Lake Honeyman State Park Quartzville Creek Silver Falls The Vintages - Dayton Waterloo Park Shoes Corvallis Outlet Store Curvy Girl Boutique Emma downtown Fairhaven Runners Footwear Express Footwise - Corvallis Miss Meers - Corvallis Natty Dresser - Albany Peak Sports The Shoe Hutch - Albany The Shoe Hutch - Corvallis

Men’s Clothing Mehlhalf ’s - Corvallis The Natty Dresser - Albany Peak Sports - Corvallis The Rack - Hillsboro Jeweler Fred Meyer Jewelers Gretz - Corvallis Jordan Jewelers - Albany Mid Valley Gems and Jewelry Olafsons Jewelers Sid Stevens Albany Toby Pomeroy Anderson Jewelers - Corvallis Art Galleries Art of the Valley Bush Barn Calapooia Gallery - Albany Corvallis Arts Center The Eclectic Zebra Jagged Touch - Rani Primer River Gallery - Independence Lawrence Gallery Home decor Boda Furniture Crate & Barrel Downtown Shabby - Albany Emma Downtown - Albany J&J Electric - Albany Knotty Plank Woodworks Many Hands Trading Mod Pod Restyle Corvallis The Inkwell Women’s Clothing The Clothes Tree - Corvallis Corvallis Outlet Store Curvy Girl Boutique Emma Downtown First Hand Seconds Golden Crane Running Princess Second Glance Seoul Sisters Boutique Sibling Revelry The Vice - Albany Tin Roof - Albany Irene’s The Annex Boutique Curvy Girl Emma Downtown Golden Crane Irene’s Joyful Days Running Princess Second Glance Second Glance Annex Seoul Sisters Shabby Chic - Albany Sibling Revelry The Grapevine The Rusty Daisy Tin Roof Albany Resale Store First Hand Seconds Second Glance Aunt Bea’s

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The Cat’s Meow Consigning Women Curvy Girl Boutique Eclectic Zebra Funky Munkey Habitat Resale - Corvallis Heartland Thrift Store Humble Bee Jack and Jill Reese restart Revolve Runway St Vincent Sunny Patch Teen Challenge - Albany Vintage Store Albany Antique Mall Aunt Bea’s Beekman Place Cronies Antiques Downtown Shabby Eclectic Zebra Finders Keepers Gearbox Unlimited Revolve Gifts and Accessories Corvallis outlet store Cyrano’s Downtown Shabby Gearbox Unlimited The Inkwell J&J Electric Joyful Days Boutique Knotty Plank Woodworks Lucky Me Many Hands Trading Mod Pod Mosaic Fair Trade Collection Natty Dresser Oregon Coffee and Tea Sibling Revelry Sunny Patch Boutique Toad Hall in Yachats Best Coffee House Brick & Mortar - Albany Broadway Coffeehouse - Salem Chucks Coffee Culture Coffee People Dutch Bros Human Bean Imagine Coffee House Interzone Little Wuesten Cafe Pacific Perk - Albany Sidekicks Spirit Espresso Starbucks Sweet Red The Beanery Tried-and-True Universal coffee - Albany Best Cocktails 4 Spirits Distillery Bar 101 Block 15 Castor Cellar cat Cloud & Kelly’s Public House Crow Bar - Corvallis Del Alma Fireworks Frankie’s in Albany


Magenta Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant Real McCoysS Sweet Red - Albany Taco Vino Vault 224 Albany Wilhelm’s Cider House Two Towns cider Three Sheets Brewery and Taphouse Portland cider Two Rivers Brewery Block 15 Boneyard Calapooia Brewing Deluxe Brewing Flat Tail Rogue Salem Ale Works Sasquatch - Hillsdale Sky High Stickmen Three Sheets Vagabond Wander Spirits 4 Spirits Distillery Big Bottom Whiskey Sinister Spiritopia Vivacity Wine Event Downtown Albany Wine Walk Grape Stomp @ Willamette Valley Vineyards Harris Bridge Winery concerts Newport Seafood and Wine Festival Philomath Wine Walk Sokol Blosser Summer Party Tasting Room Argyle Bethel Heights Chateau Bianca Coelho Winery Emerson Vineyards Harris Bridge Vineyard King Estate Winery Lumos Nectar Creek Red Gate Vineyard Remy - Dayton Sokol Blosser Spindrift Cellars Springhill Cellars in Albany St. Innocent Sweet Cheeks Winery Tyee Winery Van Duzer Willamette Valley Vineyards Vista Hills Chef Joan Taylor - Cellar cat Cody Utzman - Frankie’s Matt Bennett - Sybaris Kacey Fisher - Frankie’s Ko Atteberry “The Chef at Del Alma in Corvallis” - that’s Conor ClaffeyKoller.

Pizza American Dream Pizza Amore Ciddici’s in Albany DiMaggio’s Fireworks Gathering Together Farm James Gang Pizza - Lebanon Papa’s Pizza Pizza Schmizza - Lebanon Southpaws Pizza - Albany Spoleto’s Two Stones Pizza Walerys Pizza Woodstock’s Yeasty Beasty - Monmouth Lunch Spot Big Town Hero - Albany Block 15 Brick and Mortar Broken Yolk Cafe Yumm Calapooia Brewing Cellar Cat Cheesy Stuffed Burgers Chipotle Downtown Waffle Downward Dog Evergreen First Burger - Albany Frankie’s - Albany Gathering Together Farm Growler Cafe Homegrown Oregon - Albany House of Noodle - Albany Koriander Laughing Planet La Patissier Little Wuesten Loafers Love Love Teriyaki New Morning Bakery Nirvana No Baloney Sandwiches Novak’s Hungarian Old World Deli Oregon Barbecue Company Pastini’s Sky High Brewing Squirrel’s Tavern Sugoi Sushi Sweet Red’s Taco Vino Tacos El Machin Taproot Thai Noodle - Beaverton The Noodle House UFO Thai - Lebanon Vinwood Taphouse Washington Street Steakhouse Wild Pear Family Dining Cellar cat Block 15 Delicias Valley Cafe Eats & Treats Elmer’s First Burger Flat Tail Frankie’s House of Noodle Kwan’s Laughing Planet Little Wuesten Loafers

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Novak’s Hungarian McMenamins Old Spaghetti Factory Oregon Barbecue Company Papa’s Pizza Pastini Red Robin Sisters Irish Bistro Sky High Brewing Southpaws Sweetwater Taco Vino Washington Street Steakhouse Romantic Dining Castor Cellar cat Del Alma Frankie’s Magenta Ricardo’s Sada Sybaris Sweet Red Thai Orchid UFO Thai - Lebanon Vault 244 Asian Aomatsu Baguette Happy Bibimbap China Blue Ginza Sushi House of Noodle - Albany Koriander Kwan’s Lum Yuen - Albany Magenta Momiji’s Ping’s Queens chopstick Sada Simply Ramen Albany Tarntip Thai Chili Tuptim Thai Albany UFO Thai - Lebanon Wing Ming - Lebanon Yummy House - Albany Kaiyo Sushi - Albany Burger Block 15 Bo and Vine Brown’s Towne Lounge Burger Queen Burgerville Calapooia Brewery The Caves Cellar Cat Cheesy Stuffed Burgers Clodfelter’s Eats & Treats The Filling Station First Burger Flat Tail Frankie’s Hasty Freeze - Albany Kells Loafers - Albany McMenamins Nancy’s burgers Red Robin Squirrels in Corvallis Vinwood Taphouse Wilhelm’s Albany

Indian Evergreen India Palace Taste of India Food Cart Mexican Baja Fresh Burrito Heaven Crouzon - Philomath Delicias Valley Cafe El Sol de Mexico Garibaldi Mexican restaurant Guadalajara Grill Ixtapa La Hacienda La Margarita - Salem La Rica - Albany La Roca La rockita Los 3 Reales Los Dos Amigos Los Tequilas Lupe’s Mexico Lindo Rigoberto’s in Albany Taco Vino Tacos El Machin Taqueria Alonzo Seafood Cascade Grill Cellar Cat Del Alma Delicias Valley Cafe The Depot Fitts Seafood Frankie’s - Albany Ginza Sushi Local Ocean - Newport McGrath’s Fish House Ocean Bleu Seafoods Sybaris Tokyo Steakhouse - Corvallis Cheese First Alternative Co-op Fraga Farm Goat Cheese La Mariposa Market of Choice Ochoa Quesaria - Albany Tillamook Cheese Factory Willamette Valley Cheese Co. Farmers Market Albany Corvallis Corvallis Saturday Market Independence Farmers Market Salem Saturday market Gluten-Free Dining Ciddici’s Eats & Treats in Philomath Frankie’s in Albany Homegrown Oregon Little Wuesten Cafe Marco Polo Novak’s Hungarian Sada sushi Sybaris Taco Vino Outdoor dining American Dream Roof Deck Bigfoot Burgers Block 15 - South Corvallis Carino’s - Albany

Cellar Cat Flat Tail Frankie’s Gathering Together Farm House of Noodle Loafers McMenamins - Corvallis Nearly Normals - Corvallis The Roadhouse - Salem Sky High Brewery Southpaw’s Sybaris Taco Vino The Vault Appetizers 4 Spirits Distillery Big River Block 15 Taproom Cascade Grill in Albany Castor Cellar Cat Del Alma First Alternative Co-op First Burger - Albany Frankie’s Loafers Magenta Oregon barbecue Pastini Sky High Sybaris Taco Vino Taproot The Vault Desserts The Almond Cream Croissant at La Patissier Pie at Bellhop Big River Cellar Cat Dulce Del Alma Eats & Treats Cafe Francesco’s Frankie’s Gathering Together Farm Jillicious Desserts Little Weusten Novak’s Hungarian Ma Maison - Newport New Morning Bakery Pure Bliss Sidekicks Sisters Irish Bistro Skyline Inn St. Honore Bakery Sugar Vibes - Lebanon Sweet Life Sybaris Vault 244 Yogurt Extreme Breakfast Spot Brick and Mortar Broken Yolk Busick Court Cellar Cat Common Cup - Amity Delicias Valley Cafe Downtown Waffle - Albany Eats & Treats - Philomath 1st Alternative Co-op Frankie’s - Brunch Fairway at Salem Golf Club Gathering Together Farm Great Harvest Bread

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Half Penny La Patissier Little Wuesten Bakery - Albany Morning Glory Mount Bakery New Morning Bakery - Corvallis Novak’s Hungarian Original Pancake House Peacock Pepper Tree Pop’s Branding Iron Rogers - Albany Sam’s Station - Corvallis The Tin Shed - Portland Word of Mouth Bistro - Salem Veterinarian Albany Animal Hospital All Creatures Great and Small Alpine Animal Hospital Corvallis Cat Care Town & Country Animal Hospital Reid Vet Clinic Linn Veterinary Hospital Oregon Mobile Veterinary Clinic Periwinkle Pet Clinic Rivers Edge Rogers Vet Service Stayton Veterinary Hospital West Hills Animal Hospital Groomer Albany Pet Hotel Ashley’s Pet Artistry Canine Caboose Celia’s Mobile Grooming Divine Canine Mobile Grooming Hairs a Flyin’ - Albany Happy Tails Inavale Petco Sittin Pretty Sully’s Bank or Credit Union Central Willamette Credit Union First Tech Linn County Federal Credit Union Maps Northwest Credit Union OnPoint Credit Union Oregon State Credit Union Red Canoe - Albany Rivermark Selco Financial Planner Leslie Witt @ Witt Consulting Bart Rogers @ Edward Jones Chris Scariano Financial Freedom Keith Dragoo Kelly Hook Nancy Beaudry Patty Street @ Edward Jones Ryan Hanson @ Edward Jones Will O’Hearn Lawyer / Law Firm Alan Lenker Cordell Post Daniels & Ivers Denise Soto Healy and McCann Heilig Misfeldt & Armstrong J Faulkner


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Finders’ Keepers Antiques & Uniques Since 1978

Two perennial customer favorites, Liz Grant Designs, beautiful jewelery with a distinctly northwestern feel, and Viereck designs, direct from Los Angeles. Explore beautiful prints from Viereck with a light, easy feel for summer, and complete the look with a piece from Liz Grant. Hot summer redefined.

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Celebrate Oregon’s Lavender Bloom

By Carol Tannenbaum 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. Each spring lavender farmers eagerly await new green shoots that signal the heady bloom to follow. The two most popular varieties on the lavender farm as well as in the home garden 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. The English varieties typically start blooming in early June with the lavandins to follow by early July. Lavender has a myriad of uses around the home. Its essential oil is widely used as a natural antiseptic, as a relief for insomnia or migraine headaches, as an insect repellant or a refreshing scent for skin care products and the list goes on. One use that surprises many is to incorporate lavender in their cooking. In recent years many cook books devoted to lavender’s use as a culinary herb have been published. In 2004 Sharon Shipley wrote “the Lavender Cookbook” and expounded on how lavender can enliven food with its unique and enticing flavor. Shipley prefers to use a mild lavandin named ‘Provence’ in all

her recipes both sweet and savory while Nancy Baggett who wrote “The Art of Cooking with Lavender” in 2016 asserts that only English lavenders are mild enough to use in cooking. But it’s really about pleasing your own palate. For some palates, a mild lavandin like ‘Provence’ may be a better choice for a savory dish while the sweeter English cultivars may best complement cookies, cakes and scones. Lavender pairs well with cream, vanilla, chocolate, citrus, and almond flavors. Fruits like peaches and apricots, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, figs, cherries and cranberries all have a strong flavor affinity with lavender. Herbs and spices that complement lavender are chamomile, mint, oregano, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, allspice, black and pink pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, curry powder and ginger. Just think of your favorite recipes that rely on these herbs and spices and experiment with adding lavender for a unique flavor enhancement. Or substitute the rosemary or thyme in a recipe with lavender. But remember that lavender must be used in moderation—less is more. Lightly sprinkle lavender buds on buttered pasta, grilled salmon or chicken, and roast pork. It is especially good with smoked meats and fish. Potatoes, tomatoes, The Best of the Valley | www.willametteliving.com

chick peas and white beans all benefit from lavender seasoning. Try seasoning hummus with lavender for a taste treat. There are many lavender infused products available for culinary exploration including: • Lavender flavored jams & preserves • Syrups & honey • Chocolate, sauces & cookies • Teas, cocoa, lemonade, spirits Both fresh and dried lavender buds can be used directly in food preparation. Or one may start with making your own infused tea or syrup. For the tea steep ¼ cup dried lavender buds or 1 cup of fresh lavender spikes in 2 cups of water (heated just to boil) for 15 minutes. This strained tea can then be used in recipes. For example the cooled water could be used as diluent in making lemonade from a 16oz frozen lemonade container. For an infused lavender syrup, dissolve 2 cups sugar in 2 cups lightly boiling water. Remove from heat and stir in one cup of fresh lavender spikes or 2-2 ½ tablespoons of dried lavender buds to taste and let sit for one to six hours until desired taste is reached. Strain and store the syrup in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three months. 31


Visit one of the Largest Lavender Operations in Oregon Wayward Winds Lavender offers a beautiful location with rustic charm, abundant lavender, and a huge selection of lavender goods. Vintage furniture scattered about the property welcomes you to sit and stay awhile. Some days you may be lucky enough to catch them distilling lavender essential oil on site. Open daily in July from 10-5. Other times by appointment. The owners of Wayward Winds Lavender have been creating lavender products since before the turn of the century. You’ll find the usual assortment of bath and body products, plus some you may not be familiar with. For the last several years they have been concentrating on culinary uses of lavender. This has resulted in the creation of a wide array of culinary lavender products. Syrups for cocktails and other drinks, including many blended flavors are among their most popular items. Nine tea blends with lavender

are available plus many spice blends. Their newest product is a lavender white chocolate scone mix that is exceptionally good. Lavender honeys, sugars, vinegar, and more are also available. Row upon row of the most fragrant lavender in existence is grown in abundance at Wayward Winds. Several varieties are available for u pick. Bouquets can be kept for a time as fresh flowers and then dried. Dried bouquets and lavender buds will remain fragrant for years as a potpourri or in a sachet. Some varieties are suitable for culinary use. It’s fun to experiment with all potential uses for lavender. You may also enjoy crafting a wreath or lavender wands from your bouquets. If you are dreaming of your own lavender filled garden, or even a lavender field, plants are also available at Wayward Winds. An assortment of popular varieties

Photos Compliments of Wayward Winds Lavender Farm

McKenzie River Lavender During lavender season McKenzie River Lavender hosts a Lavender Festival in early July. This year the event is July 1315, 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 creations of local artisans. Plant starts and U-Pick lavender are also available. Enjoy an experience for the family including music, food and refreshments. Directions: Exit I-5 at Springfield on Hwy 126 East to milepost 15.5.

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will be available at the farm during the month of July. Lavender loves a sunny site with good drainage. Flower colors are not limited to purples. Shades of pinks, whites, and blues are also common. With mature plant sizes ranging from 18” - 36” plus, there are plants for nearly any size garden. Wholesale orders are taken for larger scale spring or fall planting. The Lavender + Vintage Festival takes place at Wayward Winds July 13,14,15 of 2018. In addition to the lavender goods, some friends will be on the farm offering handcrafted items and vintage goods. If you are a fan of antique, vintage, or just fun and funky stuff – don’t miss this unique weekend of fun. Wayward Winds Lavender is open daily in July, 10-5. Other times by appointment.


Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show July 14-15 in Newberg The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg hosts the 2018 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival. A celebration of lavender and art. This family friendly event features everything lavender you can imagine. And some things you probably haven’t. Enjoy the juried art and craft booths, the plein air art show, live music, and visit area lavender farms. 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. Glass, jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, and other original art are also in the line-up. And of course, many lavender products will be featured from crafters and lavender farms. The Festival has stellar music and other activities for your enjoyment. Lavender flavored beer will be available, along with an assortment of foods from several vendors. Many of the of the food and beverage vendors will be featuring lavender fare along with their usual offerings. An area will be available for

kids to create artwork of their own at the Festival. Resulting artwork may be entered in the on site Youth Art Contest. Materials are provided and ribbons will be awarded in multiple categories. Other activities taking place at the Festival include a lavender crafting area where you can make your own lavender wand, on going essential oil distillation demonstrations, and a showcase of essential oils. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to experience the various oils for themselves and vote for their own favorite. Festival goods such as t shirts and mugs will be available. As will lavender plants and fresh cut bouquets.

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There are several nearby lavender farms we encourage you to visit after attending the Festival. Each one has something different to offer. U pick lavender, farm stores, and beautiful settings to end your day. Maps will be available. Festival Dates are July 14, 106 and July 15, 10-5. The Chehalem Cultural Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and enrich lives by connecting community and culture. For more information visit chehalemculturalcenter.org

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Select from fresh cut bouquets, and sumptuous lavender products to take home & enjoy. 40882 McKenzie Hwy | Springfield, OR 97478 | 541.736.8575

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Corvallis Custom Kitchen & Bath Professional Advice... The Mother-inLaw Addition

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We’ve all read the story about a woman who decided to just take cruises instead of going into a retirement home because it was cheaper and laughed. It’s ingenious considering the rising costs of assisted living. According to a survey done by Metlife costs could average between $3,500-$6,500 a month for the rent. That doesn’t include any services or care, which averages $1,000 a month based on need! There’s no doubt about it: we’re living in a time where multigenerational living has become the only solution for many. Multi-generational living (defined as two or more generations co-living) isn’t a new concept, but it’s been reconceptualized in the last decade or so with what are referred to as the mother-inlaw addition. These additions can be steep to add (most beginning at $125,000), but they provide a permanent place for mom, dad, or the grandparents. The costs of the first few years of assisted living will pay off that addition so it’s easy to see why more and more families are trending towards this option. Even though this investment will pay for itself it’s still a high price so it’s important to understand what to expect that price tag to deliver. In that range a homeowner can expect a sitting room, kitchenette, master bedroom and master bathroom. You can also expect some nicer finishes like quartz countertops and tile backsplashes.

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Knowing the cost is certainly helpful, but it doesn’t say how to go about the project. Adding onto your home is a challenging and, at times, stressful thing to do. There are a lot of things to consider when doing this, and here are a few: What property conditions currently exist? Understanding the feasibility of what can be done versus what you can realistically do based on factors such as zoning, existence of a septic tank, plumbing locations, and so on, will drastically change the scope of the project. Who is going to decide on the design? Will it be you, the homeowner, or a combination of you and your parents? Having this conversation before you begin will make the process go far smoother and is usually determined by who is writing the check. What is needed for current and future needs? A few things to think about are doorway widths, wheelchair accessibility, and accessories like grab bars and their locations. Working with a contractor can greatly ease the entire process for you and your parents or grandparents. Having someone facilitate the design, permitting, special circumstances, and be available for advice can greatly reduce the stress and allow you to focus on more important things: the future of living with your family, and the improved value of your home.


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Come join the fun this summer with a FREE trial class! Beginning girls gymnastics: Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-1:30 Advanced beginning girls gymnastics: Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-1:30 or 2:00-3:30, Wednesday/Friday 12:00-1:30 Boys tumbling: Wednesday 2:00-3:00 and/or Friday 12:00-1:00 Contact Mary Law at: mary.law@oregonstate.edu or call 541-243-3326

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00 – 4:00 Corvallis, Oregon Tickets available at local nurseries, quilt shops, and on tour. For details, see marysriverquiltguild.org


Table of Fore Great news! Superstar restaurateur Bruce Carey, has taken the helm at Fairway, the restaurant at The Salem Golf Club. And he’s playing to win. Carey’s standout eateries in Portland (Bluehour, 23 Hoyt, Saucebox & Clarklewis) kind of gave away what we were in for when we went to sample Fairway - fantastic food and great service. Our hunch was correct, Fairway definitely does not disappoint. The hollandaise on my brunch date’s perfectly poached eggs, atop her more-than-generous Crab Cake Benedict, was perfect. And as she said, my bacon “tasted like camping” -- it was possibly the best bacon ever. Everything on the menu looked fantastic, and the prices are very reasonable. We’re very likely to make Fairway a regular thing. If you haven’t been, you’re missing something great! Reservations & more: www.fairwaysalem.com

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Oregon Berries

Strawberries

Strawberry Facts: The “seeds” on the outside of the strawberry are actually the fruit! They are called achene, (ay-keene) and inside each one is a tiny seed. Strawberries can be sprouted from the tiny seeds, but most strawberries propagate from runners. The red part is referred to as “accessory flesh.” The red of the strawberry has evolved to attract animals who eat the flesh, and spread the seeds. Strawberries are in the same family as the rose, and strawberry seeds are like rose hips.

On to the important facts... Here’s how to make a killer Strawberry Margarita: 2 Cups Crushed Ice 2 Cups Fresh Strawberries

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Strawberry Tart Recipe (Thanks First Alternative CO-OP!) Ready for dessert? Try this creamy tart. It’s rich, fresh, and colorful, especially with fresh, local, organic Denison Farms strawberries, available at First Alternative Co-op in Corvallis. Crust: 1 ¼ cups AP flour 3 Tbsp. sugar ½ tsp. salt 1 stick Butter, diced ¼ - ½ cup ice water Filling: 8 oz. Columbia Cream Cheese ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup Nancy’s Sour Cream 1 tsp. vanilla 8 oz. whipping cream, whipped Topping:

Let’s Do This: Combine flour, sugar and salt in small bowl, freeze 30 min. Put in food processor, add butter and pulse 10-15 times. Add ice water slowly until the dough comes together. Dump onto a wellfloured board and form into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough to fit pan. Freeze 20-30 minutes then bake 25-30 minutes, or until golden. Combine cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and vanilla and whip until smooth. Add whipped cream and whip to combine. Spread in cooled shell. Arrange berries decoratively on top. Melt apricot spread and brush top of berries. Chill to set.

1 quart strawberries, hulled and halved ¼ cup BioNaturae Apricot Spread

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Summer Simplicity Strawberry Spinach Salad (Two servings - you’ve got some options) 10 - 12 perfectly ripe Oregon strawberries Two big handfuls of fresh spinach leaves 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or cashews 1/4 cup feta, goat or bleu cheese “Newman’s Own” Balsamic Vinaigrette to coat. Toss in a big bowl, serve with fresh cracked pepper to taste.

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Owners Lupé & Carlos invite you to come have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Delicious, authentic Mexican foods prepared in-house.

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Fresh ingredients & skilled chefs combine to bring you savory dishes your whole family will love.

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

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. Sashimi, sushi, vegetarian and vegan options -- even dessert. A taste of Japan, in Albany. Come by today and have some sushi! Open 11 am to 10 pm 2826 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany, OR 97322 (Next to Elmer’s)

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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

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. 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

(541) 497-2622

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Makeup Tips For Easy Summer Trave;

Natural looking - time saving - smudge proof

PERMANENT MAKEUP Brow & Eyeliner

Lip Color

BEFORE

Cheryl Lohman Summer travel means makeup needs to be fast, easy and portable. You want to look great when you travel during the summer, but who wants to spend their vacation or weekends at the beach in front of a makeup mirror when you could be splashing in the sun and surf? Less makeup means fewer touch ups to control sweat and shine. Then there’s the whole space issue. When you’re trying to avoid those hefty baggage check-in fees, packing light becomes an art form. Every inch of space in your carry-on becomes precious. Who wants to choose between a bulging makeup bag and those to-die-for sandals? Pare down your makeup bag and pack both!

AFTER Also: Corrective - Areola - Scar Camouflage Call for a FREE Consultation…..by appointment

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Here are some makeup suggestions to pack:

mascara • eyeliner pencil • eyebrow pencil,

gloss

tinted moisturizer with sunscreen • lipstick or tinted lip

Or… for a truly minimal amount of makeup…have natural permanent makeup applied then only pack:

Cheryl Lohman Oregon Licensed Referred by Physicians….Loved by Clients….. “I love Cheryl’s work.Very natural looking!”

tinted moisturizer with sunscreen and lipstick or lip gloss…. Simple! When you wear permanent makeup, life is just that simple. The ultimate in minimalist makeup, natural permanent makeup ensures that you look utterly fabulous whether you’re tanning on the beach, going for a dip in the ocean, sweating during spinning class or sipping margaritas by the pool. Because it is long lasting and difficult to remove, it is essential to have permanent makeup applied by a highly qualified artist. Many people feel they would benefit from permanent makeup services, however are reluctant to proceed because they don’t know how to select a good artist. Similar to finding a surgeon, this is not a service you want to bargain shop for. You will want to have a consultation to see actual client photos and learn everything you need to make an informed choice.

Today, many professional permanent cosmetic specialists 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. Now you can travel lightly and look fabulous and have a carefree summer. 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 The Best of the Valley | www.willametteliving.com

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The Hot Ticket Sheryl Crow with Caitlyn Smith Tuesday July 24th At the Edgefield

www.edgefieldconcerts.com

Vintage Airstream Open House Oregon State Fairgrounds June 24th 12 pm - 3 pm

Pink Martini

At the Oregon Zoo August 25th & 26th

www.edgefieldconcerts.com

www.oregonzoo.com

Party on the Plaza: Pura Vida Orquesta Hult Center Plaza - Eugene Thursday July 5th @ 5:30 pm

Steve Martin & Martin Short At the Edgefield in Troutdale Sunday July 8th, 6:30 pm

www.hultcenter.org

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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS | SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

ANNOUNCING SAC Presents 18-19 SAVE THE DATES!

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET Sun, Oct. 14, 2018

SAC Presents 18-19

TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET with PIANIST CYRUS CHESTNUT Sat, March 9, 2019

JENNY SCHEINMAN & H. LEE WATERS KANNAPOLIS: A MOVING PORTRAIT

Fri, April 6, 2019

SPECIAL CONCERTS

(not part of regular season packages:)

CHILDSPLAY

Wed, Nov. 14, 2018

SAC PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN AND MORE racHelle anD roBIn MccaBe

Sun, Sept. 23, 2018

ANGELIQUE KIDJO

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Special Event

Sat, Jan. 19, 2019

THE OREGON SYMPHONY Fri, Jan. 25, 2019

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Sat, Nov. 17, 2018

*Dates/events may be subject to change. Watch for season and package ticket announcements this summer! Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA Fri, Feb. 8, 2019

WATCH FOR MORE INFORMATION SOON AT: liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACpresents


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Nye Beach Wine Cellar

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for Artsake Gallery A Co-op of Local Artists

255 NW Coast St.

541-265-3292

Jovi

Queen of Hearts

Gifts & Lingerie 232 NW Coast St. Suite B

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708 NW Beach Dr.

541-265-2118

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

www.nanasirishpub.com 613 NW 3rd St.

541-574-8787

The Waves of Newport Oceanfront Motel and Vacation Rentals on the Oregon Coast at Newport

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The LaSells Stewart Center

13th Annual Community Art Exhibit Reception for 13th Annual Community Art Exhibit This exhibit provides artists of all ages and skill-levels the opportunity to showcase their artwork.

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onveniently located on the campus of Oregon State University, The LaSells Stewart Center serves both Oregon State University and the community. It has over 40,000 square feet of year-round dedicated space for the performing arts, conferences and lectures, and the largest art gallery in the Willamette Valley. Our venue includes a bi-level 1,200-person auditorium, a 200-person lecture hall, four breakout rooms, an executive boardroom and the gallery, allowing endless potential to host all types of events.

The LaSells Stewart Center

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

Complete listing of all 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 June 2018  

Our first issue of the summer. Enjoy.

Willamette Living June 2018  

Our first issue of the summer. Enjoy.