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June / July 2019


The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley


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From The Publisher This issue contains the results of our online “Best of the Valley” contest. Readers have been on our website voting for their favorite valley business’ for months, and as usual it’s a great group of winners. Some are new businesses, and some have been handed down through generations -- they’ve stood the test of time. I encourage you to keep these results handy throughout the year, and give some of the winners a try; your neighbors sure love them! Now that summer is here (hopefully to stay for a while) maybe it’s time for a road trip? We’ve traveled the Mid-Willamette Valley Art Trail for you, and included some nice stops along the way for “refreshments.” It starts in McMinnville, and ends in Corvallis. Of course, you could be a rebel and go the other way if you want. Northbound, or south, it’s an easy trip and a fun thing to do for a day. Summertime is also beach time, and we’ve got some great coastal destinations just an hour (or so) away from the Valley. Yachats, is a favorite of long-time Oregonians and is great little, artsy community. Newport is home to Nye Beach, a great little shopping village that is set on one of Oregon’s best beaches, and further north on the Tillamook Coast, is Rockaway Beach -- named by Coastal Living Magazine (a major national magazine) as one of the best 4th of July celebrations in the country. We have a wealth of beach fun at our fingertips! I should probably also mention, in case you missed the cover, it’s our tenth anniversary! I remember it like it was yesterday. I’d printed up a bunch of mockups of what I thought a cool magazine for the Willamette Valley should look like. I’d been in business for years, just not the magazine business. But I basically had no idea what I was doing. Well, maybe a little idea. Our family had just moved to Corvallis from (shhhh) California. Seeing the area with fresh eyes wasn’t hard. It dawned on me, there were NO glossy magazines focused on the area -- how could this be? I kept waiting for the “real” area magazine to

appear, not realizing WE would become the real area magazine! I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our advertisers who have helped us to succeed in publishing Willamette Living for the past ten years. Mockup in hand, I went in to see Nancy at Second Glance -- more than once. I think more to get rid of me than anything else, she finally said “okay, what do I have to do.” We had our first real advertiser, and she’s been in every issue we’ve done. Thank you so much Nancy! Or Annette, our “resident realtor” she saw the potential right away, and has also been in every issue. She was just getting started with Coldwell Banker at the time, she’s now the number one producer for Coldwell Banker in Oregon! Thanks Annette, and good job! Readers have seen our three kids appear in the magazine over the years. When we started, they were all little pipsqueaks. Now they’re big, adult people! Wow, that was quick. My hair has also become... lighter. I assume it’s all the sun we get around here, in the winter... right? We lost our original “Floor Supervisor” a few years ago. A Dachshund named Milicent Burrows. Millie for short. She helped us pioneer this magazine in the Willamette Valley, her loss was a blow. Happily though, we have a new “Floor Supervisor” -- Small Hans. (bottom left) He and I are looking forward to scouting the valley for the next ten years of Willamette Living! Bonus: he’s a real ice-breaker. Thank you all so much for being a part of our effort to build a community around Willamette Living, and thank you all SO much for helping us make the Willamette Valley our home. I look forward to the next ten years of Willamette Living. Thanks for reading! Scott

Each year in Rockaway Beach there is a fantastic fireworks

display and... the Firecracker Weiner Nationals. Small Hans has committed to compete. He’s training now. Don’t let the short legs fool you, he’s lighting fast. Watch for updates on social media!


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Art in the Mid-Valley By Brian Egan The words “fire and light” may conjure up images of sorcery or magic, but locally it is the name of a group of artists that specialize in glass. The Fire and Light Glass Guild was started in 2015 by a group of artists who had been taking fused glass classes at the OSU Craft Center. The guild started with just a handful of members but has quickly grown to 29 artists who work in fused glass, hand-blown glass, mosaics, torched glass and mixed media. Monthly meetings at The Arts Center in Corvallis provide opportunities for participants to discuss new ideas and techniques, collaborate, educate and promote art glass. While many guild members own their own glass kilns, much of the glass firing is done at the OSU Craft Center which also offers classes and use of tools. Upcoming shows of the member’s work will take place at The Arts Center in Corvallis from October 8 to November 9th and then at the Albany City Hall from November 1 to December 20th. The guild has a sales booth at Corvallis Fall Festival as well as the OSU Holiday Marketplace. They are open to new members so if you are interested contact Karel Murphy at tomkarelmurphy@msn.com. Students have been taking pottery lessons at the

OSU Craft Center and the LBCC Benton Center for years but a new venue has arrived in the mid-valley. Local teaching artist Laura Young has recently fulfilled a five-year dream by opening Mobile Pottery Lessons, a unique service that can bring her mobile clay studio to your home or business. She offers group lessons for all ages that can add fun to family reunions, birthdays parties, company parties and more. Each participant creates one or more pieces on the pottery wheel that are later fired at Laura’s studio in Albany. Her permanent studio offers onsite classes like “date night” and “family clay”. Laura’s website www. mobileclaylessons.com lists additional services and class schedules. Just in time for the summer solstice, the All Around Oregon annual exhibit at The Arts Center will feature over 40 artists from around the state. Represented works include photography, fibers, paper, colored pencil, silver, and more so there will something for every visitor to enjoy. This year’s selections of art were made by Sandee McGee, Gallery Director at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg. The exhibit opens on June 20th with an artist reception at The Arts Center. The exhibit closes August 9th.

selections from the All Around Oregon annual exhibit

The Corvallis Art Walks take place on June 20th and July 18th so get out and enjoy summer evenings in Downtown Corvallis. Galleries, studios, arts/crafts stores and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an art related event or demonstration. Walking maps of the event can be picked up at any of the storefront members or downloaded from their website: www.CorvallisArtsWalk.com Oregon State University will host a special art exhibit this summer in the Guistina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center. Yaquina: A Painted Voice for a Sacred Landscape will feature 35 years of oil painting by well-known local artist Michael Gibbons. Included will be 45 plein air paintings from locations in the Yaquina River Watershed. Exhibit dates: June 1st to July 12th Arts Center Hours: noon to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday Phone 541-754-1551 www.theartscenter.net


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Willamette Valley Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show

Photos: Willamette Valley Lavender Festival

The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg hosts the 2019 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival. A celebration of lavender and art. This free family friendly event features everything lavender you can imagine. And some things you probably haven’t. Enjoy 50 art and craft booths, the plein air art show, live music, and visit area lavender farms. In the Ballroom at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 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. The Paint Out and Art Show attract both amateur and professional artists from around the Northwest and beyond. Glass, jewelry, pottery, textiles, 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. You can find a full listing on the website www.wvlavenderfestival.org. 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. A showcase of previously evaluated lavender essential oils will be available for public enjoyment and education. Vote for your favorite in the “people’s choice” category. There are many different varieties of lavender. And they all smell different. 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 or choose another lavender craft. Festival goods such as t shirts and mugs will be available. As will lavender plants and fresh cut bouquets. 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 13, 10-6 and July 14, 10-5 More information and event schedule at www.wvlavenderfestival.org 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 www.chehalemculturalcenter.org


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Mid-Willamette Valley Art Trail “50 Miles of Art Along Hwy 99”

(Plus a couple more of our favorites) The Eagles Nest Artisan Studio

Approximately 25 local artists working in a variety of mediums from photography to oil painting. Watercolors, jewelery, hardwood, and Redwood furniture. Go take a look at the big drum (below), artists working in tandem carving the wood and creating the glass eyes built this oneof-a-kind piece that stands about six feet tall.

Currents Gallery


Tues - Sun 11 - 5 303 NE Third St. 503-434-3673

The Eagles Nest

Currents Gallery

Downtown on McMinnville’s historic 3rd Street. Currents Gallery is owned and operated by a small group of partners and shows more than 70 artists. Shows change monthly, and represent a broad swath of artistic talents. From wall art to ceramics to fiber, there’s something for every taste.

Daily from 10 - 5 Sunday 11 - 3 532 NE Third St. 503-435-1316


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McMinnville: Marilyn Affolter Fine Art Studio & Gallery

The gallery features fine art photography and a beautiful, curated collection of art by some of Oregon’s most talented artists. There are truly some museum-quality pieces here. Very nice!

11 - 4 Wed - Sat Or by appointment 325 NE Evans 503-835-1610


Marilyn Affolter sketching in the gallery.

Sustenance: La Rambla

Named after Barcelona’s famed tree-lined pedestrian street, this is Oregon wine county dining at it’s zenith. You can even stay the night in the loft! 238 NE Third St. Lunch service from 11:30 – 2:30 Monday through Friday. Happy Hour 4PM-6PM Weekdays. Dinner service starts at 4PM – Sunday through Thursday, Friday & Saturday till 9PM. Open Saturday & Sunday all day. 503-435-2126.


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Marilyn Affolter Gallery

Sustenance: Community Plate

Casual dining in the heart of McMinnville. Great local menu. Great food!

Daily 7 - 3 315 NE Third 503-687-1902


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The Gallery at Ten Oaks

Eagles Nest Carving Studio

Watch artists at work! On 99W a few miles south of McMinnville. Watch for Whiteson Rd.

The Gallery at Ten Oaks

Mon - Sat 12-4 3960 Whiteson Rd. Hwy 99W, in Amity

Rolling Southbound from McMinnville: The Gallery at Ten Oaks

Located in a beautiful 1908 craftsman house with two stories of art. Wine tasting available. On 99W directly across from the oak grove at Linfield College.

Tues - Sun 11 - 5 801 SW Baker St., McMinnville 503-472-1925 www.tenoaksgallery.com

Before you leave Amity! The Gallery at Ten Oaks

Blue Raeven Farmstand

Killer pies! Also, lots of nice gift items, condiments, fresh fruits & veggies and ice cream! A must visit! 20650 OR-99W Amity 503-835-0740 Blue Raeven Farmstand www.willametteliving.com



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A fork in the road... Rolling Southbound from Amity into Monmouth:

You’ll come to an intersection: Hwy 99 and the Monmouth Independence Highway - you want to go to both, so it’s up to you. Turn right OR left. Left leads to Independence and The River Gallery. Right leads to Western Oregon University, home of Gail Cannon Gallery and the Hamersly Library.

Independence: River Gallery

For over twenty years River Gallery has specialized in art ranging from northwest fine art to folk art. Look for the famed “Wild Women” show each January. Exhibits change monthly. Ed. note: this is a great group of local artists!

Tues - Sat 11 - 5 184 S. Main St. in Independence 503-838-6171

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Monmouth (WOU): WOU Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art

The WOU Art Department maintains this gallery which features six exhibitions during the school year. The gallery is in the historic Campbell Hall. River Gallery (backstage tour) River Gallery


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The Hamersly library has exhibit space on three floors for art that augments the classroom curriculum. Look for fine art by students, faculty, local and regional exhibits and travelling exhibits.

In Monmouth. Darn good pizza! 167 Main St. W, Monmouth 11 - 10 every day 503-837-1222


Mon - Fri 8 - 5 \ weekends by appt. 345 N. Monmouth Ave. 503-838-8607 https://bit.ly/2XrNPPd

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345 N. Monmouth Ave. 503-838-8418 www.wou.edu/library/exhibits

There’s a lot going on development-wise along the Independence waterfront. If you don’t know, Independence sits right on the banks of the Willamette River and it’s in a beautiful spot! One of the nicest in Oregon. Builders/developers have been working on a big hotel and apartments that will transform the Independence waterfront. Look for some really cool things to come in this area! Oh, and it’s all right across the street from River Gallery. You might want to buy a house in the old neighborhood... now! Cannon Gallery www.willametteliving.com

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And finally, into Beaver Nation Downtown Corvallis:

Art in the Valley Gallery

Art in the Valley Gallery

In the heart of downtown corvallis, Art in the Valley offers a splendid selection of fine art including paintings, pastels, prints, photographs, pottery, wood and glass vessels, jewelery, coasters, tiles and a variety of sculpture. Operated by a coop of local artists, it’s always a joy to stop in and chat with one of them!

Tues - Sat 10 - 5:30 209 SW 2nd St. Corvallis 541-752-0811 www.artinthevalley.net

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Downtown Corvallis: Pegasus Gallery and Frame Shop

In Corvallis since 1979, Pegasus is a great gallery with constantly rotating art from some of the valley’s finest artists. Look for Bill Shumway’s paintings of the area - always in style. Find Pegasus on Facebook for the latest info.

Tues - Fri 11 - 5:30 Sat 12 - 4 341 SW 2nd St. Corvallis 541-757-0042 Pegasus Gallery

Sustenance: New Morning Bakery

Whether you need baked goods, quiche, sandwiches, soups... or a wedding cake. NMB is a great lunch spot, and a Corvallis institution! Bonus, it’s right in the middle between The Art in the Valley Gallery and the Pegasus Gallery. You need fuel to walk those two blocks... right? 219 SW Second St. Downtown Corvallis Mon - Sat 7 am to 9 pm Sunday 8 am to 8 pm 541-754-0181 Pegasus Gallery



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Wait, wine! Emerson Vineyards Back between Monmouth and Corvallis - you want to stop in at Emerson Vineyards! Meet owner Tom Johns and sample the fruits of his labor. Truth be told, Tom’s son Elliott (the winemaker) is the labor part of the operation, but Tom is always there, he’s a great host and he has a great sense of humor. This is Oregon boutique winery action at it’s best. You want to make a connection to a great Oregon wine-making family? Start here, and take a few bottles to go! 11665 Airlie Rd. Monmouth (minutes from Corvallis) Tasting room open daily, 12 - 5 or by appointment. Special visits are not a problem! 503-838-0944

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Downtown Corvallis: Studio Beatrice


Located in a charming old house, Studio Beatrice is a cozy art hideaway. The art of Beatrice Rubenfeld is distinct, and beautiful. Stop in, meet Beatrice and see her work while you’re in town.

Fridays 11 - 2 & by appointment 230 NW 6th St. Corvallis 541-456-4971

Downtown Corvallis: The Corvallis Arts Center

A hub for community creatives for 55 years, the center offers inspiring contemporary art exhibits. Monthly, second Saturday Art Days in the gallery (1 - 4) are a chance to make art with friends and family -- no charge. The ArtShop features local and regional artists, art classes and workshops for all ages.

Tues - Sat 12 - 5 Open until 8pm on third Thursdays for Corvallis Art Walk 700 SW Madison Ave. 541-754-1551 www.theartscenter.net

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Trail ’s End, saving the best for last...



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Giustina Gallery at LaSells Stewart Center

Giustina Gallery is located int he heart of the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University and is the largest art gallery in the Willamette Valley. It proudly hosts upwards of twelve exhibits annually, featuring art of all mediums and representing local, regional and international visual artists. Guistina Gallery is recognized for






gallery in cultivating creativity and building connections among the community and the artists. Monthy receptions are free and open to the public.

Also on the OSU Campus is the Fairbanks Gallery of Art. Presenting scholarly visual art

Mon - Fri 8 - 5 Evenings & weekends during events. 875 SW 26th St. Corvallis 541-737-2402 www.lasells.oregonstate.edu/gallery

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• 1st iPad released + iPhone 4 • Winter Olympics in Vancouver

In Keeping With Tradition When you hear the term “a tradition of excellence” it is usually associated with sports teams, educational institutions, volunteer fire departments, or some such thing. But at Le Patissier in Corvallis, it means something much more. Trinidad and Didier Tholognat, owners of Le Patissier, arrive early each morning to pay homage to a grand old tradition, the French tradition of perfect pastry.

• Affordable Care Act passes the House and Senate, and is signed into law by President Obama

We are fortunate here in Corvallis to have such an establishment, and it is purely by chance. Through a mutual love of fine food, Trinidad, a Peruvian native met Didier, from Lyon France, in the Los Angeles area. Trinidad, who by her own admission is “always looking for great food,” used to frequent a little French shop in Glendale, CA. “They all had thick French accents, so I knew it was the real thing,” she said of her favorite,“hole in the wall.” Croissant sandwiches were a specialty of the house, and on her way to work one day Trinidad asked to buy a quantity of croissants for her co-workers. She then discovered that the croissants weren’t made in-house. They were purchased wholesale from another

• At the signing, Vice President Joe Biden leans and whispers into Obama’s ear “This is a big f#@#ing deal” - which is picked up by a live microphone and becomes the political gaffe of the year. (imagine) • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.


•Number one iPhone app: Netflix

French bakery. Trinidad sought out the source and came away with the croissants she had been looking for, and something else, Didier. Didier began his career as a pastry chef at the age of 14 in France. According to Didier, in France it’s not like America where anyone can call them self a chef, one begins as an apprentice, and it’s only after years of study and completing a test administered by the French government, can one be called a chef. Usually, according to Didier, the


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Best Fashion Advice She’s Been Given: “To be honest, I can’t single out one piece of advice,” Nancy says, eyes squinting as though she’s trying to remember a conversation from the past. “Honestly, I look at our own website most mornings when I need a bit of inspiration. Our site is curated by one of my stylists, and I know this sounds biased, but I read it every morning for advice and inspiration! The internet has done amazing things for creativity in the fashion community.”

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“Meet your neighbor”, Floyd Bodyfelt grew up on the Oregon Coast on a family dairy farm, and eventually became the man to consult for dairy answers. Floyd is a big part of the reason we have dairy products here in Oregon that are arguably the best in the world.

Nancy’s favorite thing to do when she’s not working? (does that happen?) Hmm... working is kind-of my favorite thing . But when I’m not at the shop, I love to cook. I’m a bit of a foodie.


Retired from OSU after 33 years, floyd has worked with our Oregon dairy farmers, and creameries since before Tillamook Cheddar was a household name.

Drinks? Depends on the time of year, sometimes it’s a lovely glass of wine, sometimes a sidecar, other times a dry martini....

•Highest paid actor: Ben Stiller

Floyd’s career at OSU has taken him to some interesting locations to consult with dairy producers all over the world. Read more about Floyd’s career -- for which, in dairy circles, he is considered a legend, in this month’s story:

Beatles or Rolling Stones? Billy Idol. Books? Love them all. Seriously, I read about 2 a week on my Kindle. I loved the Sookie Stackhouse novels before True Blood ... the last piece of fiction that I read and loved was ‘The Help.’

•Top earning actress: Sandra Bullock

“Beaver Cheese” What’s that thing he’s holding? A cheese harp - used to make swiss cheese.

Summer Grilling? Whatever my husband decides to make. He’s an expert grill master.

Favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla “Vanilla tells the tale, if you get vanilla right, you can do the rest.”

Movies? Oh, I so rarely go, I’d rather spend the evening at home curled up with a good book or lingering over a fabulous dinner. I am looking forward to the final Harry Potter, though.

•Senator John McCain’s Mother celebrated her 98th birthday (she’s now 107)

Cheese Fact: Although marketers may have you believe that Cottage Cheese is from California, or Europe, it is one of 5 all american cheeses, and it originated right here in Tigard, Oregon!

Chocolate or Vanilla? Both!


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Husband, Gary; daughters Jenny-Anne and Jessica (Jenny-Anne’s a lawyer in Portland, Jessica manages Nancy’s second location); and Westies, Maddie & Matilda.

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didn’t care for the idea – in France, there are no rats in the kitchen.

Featured in issue one, Trinidad and Didier at Corvallis’ Le Patissier

• US Navy SEALs raid a residence in Abbotabad Pakistan killing the US most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. • The Oprah Winfrey Show airs its last episode (2011) after more than 5,000 episodes.

time it takes to become a chef in France is approximately fifteen years. Upon successful completion of the test, which includes written work as well as hands-on cooking, people don’t have to look for a job, being a French chef means as Didier says, “the jobs look for you.” I made mention of the recent animated film Ratatouille, but Didier


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Floyd Bodyfelt, the original OSU Dairy professor and all-around fine citizen!

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Hotel Murano So very chic is the Hotel Murano, you’ll feel like a rock star the moment you check in. Not to mention, it’s within walking distance to almost everything. *Superhelpful staff to cater to your every need and great bar & restaurant on-site.


acoma was the choice for the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the 1800’s because the city straddles Commencement Bay, the largest deep-water port in Washington, and a major factor in Pacific Northwest commerce and industry. Early on, as a result of connecting the railroad with the deep-water port, the city motto was “when rails meet sails.” In later years, with the discovery of gold in Alaska, Seattle took the lead as the favorite stop for fortune-seekers headed north, and gritty, blue-collar Tacoma had it’s ups and downs. After years of living in the shadow of Seattle, Tacoma is coming into it’s own again, in a big way. Since the early 1990’s over a billion dollars in public and private investment has revitalized Tacoma. The Foss Waterway is a man-made body of water that separates downtown Tacoma from the enormous shipping concerns where in 2015 42 billion dollars worth of product came and went, primarily to Pacific Rim trade partners, and Alaska. Number one export? Computers and industrial machinery. Number one import? Computers and industrial machinery.

Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402 253-238-8000 www.hotelmuranotacoma.com

Southern Kitchen 1716 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98405 253-627-4282 www.southernkitchen-tacoma.com

Tacoma Art Museum (tam) 1701 pacific ave. tacoma, wa 98402 253-272-4258 www.tacomaartmuseum.org



America’s car museum


America’s Car Museum for the gearheads among us, wander through a mind-blowing collection of cars from richard petty’s nascar winning pontiac, to mick jagger’s bsa motorcycle. constantly changing exhibits make for a fun visit every time. Like this rig, part of the “AMERICAN CENTURY” EXHIBIT. WHO DOESN’T LOVE AN OLD BUG? ANSWER: NO ONE.

The western side of the Foss Waterway is where it’s all happening for the Tacoma visitor. Boasting the state’s highest density of art and history museums, great restaurants, America’s Auto Museum, and the Tacoma Dome, there’s a ton of fun for all ages all connected by Washington’s first modern light rail system “Tacoma Link.” Park the car, take the light rail, it’s stress-free as well as free of charge. Hop on and relax!

2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421 253-779-8490 www.americascarmuseum.org



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acoma is a great low-hassle getaway. It’s easy to get there, and once you’re there, it’s really easy to get to a ton of attractions.

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Pacific Avenue is where you want to be. It’s just a short walk from the Hotel Murano to Pacific Ave. On Pacific, you’ll find the Tacoma Art Museum, The History Museum, The Chihuly Bridge to the Glass

Union Station 1717 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402



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Casey & Dennis of Oregon Coffee & Tea Bill & Paige of Pegasus Gallery Jim & Jean, of J&J Electric (founders) Garland Nursery outbuildings Feb. 1961 Girls on horseback - Garland Nursery J&J Electric in the 1970’s Marge at J&J, back in the day.

Larry and Marge of J&J Electric

Over the past five years, womanowned family businesses have increased by 37%.

Casey, Dennis, Christian, Miriam and Jordan of Oregon Coffee & Tea

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At the crux of Around the bend the pathways, time for lunch. it’s past the Utilikil on Abbey Rode, Flowery, exotic ts waitresses beckon genius sits and dealer, a mad with delight spins his tales. from the Park Upon arriving The Dr. Vortex Street Café. , just beyond Traveling MediVegetarian food Dragon Plaza, cine Show brings never tasted fairgoers pass so good folks back year and a special elvin mud-da an after year for iced mint ubing pixie, his marvelous sweet gleeful in her pile of spot in the balmy tea hits the medicine mind cool, moist earth. and his words afternoon sun. With big grins, of wisdom. ticket-takers hello and hand say out the Peach Along the cool (the visitors’ Pit “Time exists Long Tom River, guide) so everything highlights, history, complete with the bend takes us doesn’t happen schedules and at once and around on Shady a layout of the space exists land. so that it doesn’t Lane. At Altared all happen to you.” He says Space, prayer A large, infinity-sh with fl ags a sly aped trail starts wave grin to past the Blue hello in the Eager listener onlookers. Moon Stage, breeze and the light s buy unique Kids’ Loop, and the smells bottles filled Morningwood of sage and with Odditorium, incense welon the liquids that turn colored come quiet refl wide-open Chela way to the into ection on hypnotizing Mela Meado embroidered gossam Giant Chines meditation e dragons, hula w. reflections when er pillows amidst hoops, juggler spun the Buds and belly dancwith fun. dhas, Egyptia ers swish and n Gods and giggle in the other etherea bright summertime And l relics. sun as the band then, there are Creek plays the Meeps. on the Monke Opal After a break y Palace stage. in solitude, heading toward the “Oooh!” “Ahhh! Daredevil Palace “Turning ‘round Vaudeville Stage, to see what all a druid sits the one hears a “Meep,fuss is about; Meep!” A w w w. w i l




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crowd flocks to the feet of a curious pair of skyhigh meeping cosmonauts, with inquiring minds of their own.

More than 30% of all familyowned businesses survive into the second generation. Twelve percent will still be viable into the third generation, with 3% of all family businesses operating at the fourthgeneration level and beyond.

Family business es generate over 50% of the US Gross National Product (GNP)

Stilt-walkers take a break atop high benche patiently reading s on the outskir ts the Meadow passersby. Local runes to curious before adventu of yokels, the Conring up the path, jugal Visitors around the bend cause at Dharma Garden with their homegr a traffic jam Yoga toward Spirit Tower, musical stylings own, old-timey where soulful , wisdom flows guitars, standup complete with in abundance. bass, banjo and accordion’s washboard. wheezing drifts An past and clothing is optional as colorful muppet-like Step aside to characters fi make way for le through the the OCF parade, dusty pathwa with a full brass ys with rainbow colored band, kazoos hair and a , a giant slug, spring in their and an entire fleet of steps. audacious fl amboyance in a blur of black and A stroll up Strawb white. erry Lane leads to the In the shade Drum Tower of the tall trees, where tribal Fair Library the beats enraptu poses a quiet re those in tune space to kick with their roots, back and thumb they gyrate and as through spin to the drum- some pages, no library ming intensit card required. y.

The OCF began school fundrai as a ser in 1969 and has blossomed into a fullblown extrava ganza for childre n of all ages to enjoy the arts to the fullest.

Research shows that family business es are less likely to lay off employe es regardless of fi nancial performance.

Bill and Paige of Pegasus Gallery


Heading back down the other side of the loop, the trail opens up to a wide space and the Main Stage extraordinaire. The Grateful Dead once played this spot but today it’s the Everyone Orchestra, a full-on interactive improvisational experience. Bubbles and the smells of patchouli, ice cream and body odor waft as the field is packed with a giddy audience, clowns, tigers, and tie-dyed zealots wandering throughout.

After a long, hot day at the Oregon Country Fair, the exodus begins to flow toward the exit gates. Satisfied fairgoers file past the gypsies, the Rabbit Hole, the History Booth and souvenir stand, their bellies full of organic cuisine, and their heads spinning from cosmic overload.

The Chela Mela Stage

Passing Dragon Plaza once again, that gleeful pixie, otherwise known as Amira Mudfaery, sits pleased as punch amidst her myriad of newlyformed earthen friends and creatures, delighted with the day’s work.

The Conjugal Visitors


As the sun drops beyond the tree line, security does its’ final sweep to usher fairgoers out and A jaunt past Community Village and the Junction, on their way home or to any of the neighboring Energy Park shows fairgoers the way of the future campgrounds for the evening. Vendors pack it in by being friendly to the Earth. The Park educates for the day, relax and let their hair down. For after the masses in renewable energy sources, recydark, a whole new fair emerges… cling, organic/sustainable food sources and how to be effective in saving the planet.

Nancy Kneisel of Second Glance Inc.

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ust, glitter and random feathers here and parking lot roadwathere dot the y as nearly 50,000 people make the journey to the front gates of the 42nd nual Oregon anCountry Fair (OCF). With temper atures 80s, ticket holders in the high were relieved to get inside, to the cool shade and a forest of tree house vending booths, gourmet foods and 18 performance stages.

AllInTheFamily The greatest part of America’s wealth lies with family-owned businesses. Family firms comprise 80 to 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America.

Amtrak: the amtrak cascades and the coast starlight both make the trip from the valley to tacoma, and you can take your bike! check www.amtrak.com

Kayaking Foss waterway


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Working with family is sometimes not easy. Kids just plain won’t listen, and parents are so old, what do they know? But many family businesses make it work and the results are very rewarding. We spoke to five local business people who have been hard at it for quite some time to see just how they make it happen - day in and day out. Turn the page for our interview with: Pegasus Gallery, Garland Nursery, J&J Electric, Second Glance, and Oregon Coffee & Tea

House-made ice cream, with Oregon berries. Yay!

Crab & Lobster Angel Hair Pasta with fresh Mint - OMG that’s good.

BEST Bleu Cheese Dressing around. Willamette Living Magazine October / November 2018

One of our most popular getaway articles ever: Tacoma!

Their stories are inspiring. Back in the day, families were almost always involved in a “family business” in the shape of family farming. With the rise of the industrial revolution, and factory

Southern Kitchen, mighty good.

Get There: I-5: about 4 hours from the mid-willamette valley, but... your results may vary. be aware of portland traffic, and rush hour traffic on i-5 in washington can be brutal. pick your time to roll out carefully!

Point Defiance park

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When you’ve touristed yourself out, head back to the Murano for a great meal, a cocktail, or just to relax in your (cool) room.

Tacoma Art Museum

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farming, there was the exodus from the farm to the cities for work. Families have ventured out into all areas of business, and some have done quite well, and, thank goodness, a lot of families in Oregon have returned to the farm!

Parking is a breeze at the Murano also, so

if you have your car, you can zip to the Southern Kitchen in a few minutes, or Point Defiance Park where you’ll find the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and fabulous gardens to stroll through.

Former Union Station, now a US District Courthouse adorned with Chihuly

1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA. 98402 253-272-3500 www.washingtonhistory.org

The ceiling of the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, connecting the Museum District to the Foss Waterway.

s omnipresent as giant, public companies seem to be (see every strip mall in America), it’s a fact that family owned business’ are the backbone of the American economy. Of course, “family owned” is a category that includes such family businesses as Wal Mart. We’re focusing on some smaller firms, ones based right here in the valley. They may not be as big as some of the giants, but their longevity is pretty impressive. Some of them are headed for a hundred years of doing business in our area!

Museum, Foss waterway, and the Dock St. Marina, Anthem Coffee, Union Station, and fantastic lunch at Indochine. Then, once you do all that... you can hope on TacomaLink (light rail) for free, and be whisked to the Tacoma Dome, or America’s Automobile Museum -- both a short few minutes away.

1801 dock st. tacoma, wa 98402 253-284-4750 www.museumofglass.org


The view from the Hotel Murano of the Theater & Museum District with the Glass Museum, America’s Auto Museum, and The Tacoma Dome in the distance.

Faux Fur Coat, 2005, Cassette and video tape, upcycled coat and dress. Caution Dress, 2011, Caution tape and vintage dress.

Tacoma Museum of Glass

Pacific Grill

Dr. Vortex

A very popular feature: “All in the Family” Local families in Business making it work day in and day out, for years!

Park St. Cafe

One of our favorite layouts ever, “Fair Thee Well” a feature about the Oregon Country Fair. Paisley, 60’s rock poster style title text, duotones, the works. Great job us! (if we may say so)

Prayer Flags

Summer on the Cape

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Two enterprising ladies have built themselves a light and breezy maritime-inspired Cape Cod home, right here in Corvallis. Contractor: Powell Construction

The latest project is all about planning for the future and ageing in place. Both single and living independently, Ruth Stiehl and Dee Martin decided to pool their financial resources and remodel Ruth’s home to accommodate both of them. They creatively came up with this solution so they could enjoy each other’s companionship, while at the same time provide each other with care if needed. They desired a home that is beautiful and unique, a home that they could enjoy


In the words of Ruth Stiehl, the home’s original owner, “ It’s all about support systems. When the people considering moving in together are already friends, there’s the social aspect. And from a financial standpoint, by combining resources, in the long run, you save money.” Dee Martin, the homeowner who sold her house and moved in with Ruth is the owner of a local business called Home Care and Elder Services. She is well versed in what it takes to support people remaining in their homes. This carefully planned remodel addressed the needs of both women and positioned them to remain in their home for a long time. “If you love your home you do what you can to be able to stay in it,” commented Ruth.


Clockwise: The beautiful kitchen with countertops Dee and Ruth “stressed” themselves during construction. The added master suite is like a luxury hotel, so fun. The addition to the garage, where the antique furniture group meets... “The Strippers” - oh my. Common sitting area between suites, light and so inviting. Ruth and Dee worked closely with Powell Construction to design a space that accommodated their needs. The addition included a master bedroom suite with a walkin shower and soaking tub, walk-in closet, and sitting area. The kitchen was expanded to accommodate two cooks. Each project tied in with the cape-cod style of the home and retained the look with careful attention to detail. The roofs of the additions were stick framed allowing for the architectural placement of the windows. The windows are proportioned and placed to true Cape Cod standards. Authentic hand applied Alaskan sidewall shingles complement the lap siding of the original house and over time turn to a soft grey. Exterior finishes such as denture molding, wide corner boards and detailed window trim are all in keeping with the Cape Cod style.

The kitchen underwent an enormous transformation through a 75 square foot addition and the relocation of all three legs of the work triangle; sink, refrigerator and range. Previously, the work triangle used three of the four walls of the kitchen and consumed basically the entire floor area. To accommodate the need for traffic flow through the space the upper corner of the kitchen was made into a pantry/ baking center and the remaining space was used to create the work triangle. To increase storage and ease of access to storage, several unique products were used. In each corner cabinet a blind corner optimizer was installed. These cabinet accessories pull-out, then pivot and allow you to pull-out the “blind” part of the cabinet. Also, all of the lower cabinets have roll out shelves. The cabinet above the fridge is equipped with flipper doors that fold back


into the cabinet and a cable jack, so that the TV can be seen from the dining room, when desired. The painted cabinets, and simple door and pull styles match the Cape Cod charm of the rest of the home. To add visual interest some of the cabinets include glass doors with grids that match the windows. Pine countertops add a New England appeal to the space. The look of the cabinets was kept simple, for example quarter panel doors with a center mullion and a plain 4×4 white tile backsplash. However, small flourishes such as crown molding throughout the room and staggered cabinet heights highlight the design as a whole.


This sitting room is part of the first addition built in 2001. It’s now a shared space that joins the two master suites. The entrance to the first master suite is on the left and the

By Gena Mabee February 28th 2008 I was living in Mesa, Arizona with my husband and two sons. The boys had just returned home from school and I took a call from my sister who was at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon. “Yes,” I replied. “Why don’t you take a minute where you can be away from them so we can talk,” she said. “Go ahead,” I said, halfway up the stairs to my bedroom. “Mom has stage 4 lung cancer.” I sat bawling in a heap on my bedroom floor picturing my mother, an OSU master gardener in her large fenced garden at her home a little west of Bald Hill park. How could a non smoking, health conscious woman contract such a devastating disease? Who would tend the roses, herbs and corn? I wondered, in shock. Who would take care of my brother, a 25 year old man, wheel-


chair bound by cerebral palsy? Little did I know it would be me. Over the next three months I flew back every two weeks to help my father care for my mother and brother. At the end of May my sons and I moved in with them. I did whatever I could to make a few last minute wishes come true and help her be brave as she finished up her time on this Earth July 27th, just 5 months after the diagnosis.

Gina told us that her Dad (jokingly) said “So, I see you’ve saved your hair for today?”

We sold our house in Mesa, moved in with my father in August of 2009 and began what we hoped would be a new chapter of healing, love and

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I learned how to prune, plant and process

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business in the construction field. Between Google and Shonnard’s nursery,

In our last issue, we called for entries to our contest “The Fabulous Day in Corvallis.” The winner was to receive a full day of pampering, shopping and eating compliments of the wonderful merchants and restrateurs in Corvallis. The choice was not easy, but in the end, we agreed Gena was our winner. What a warm and gracious woman, very funny and very well spoken. Gena has a wisdom beyond her years, and great cheekbones! We all felt we’d been made over for having met her. Read her winning Essay “Why I Need a Makeover” and follow her through her


building a dream. That dream was my husband’s

June / July 2012

my mother’s garden. Gardening has been a metaphor of my life these last 3 years. I’ve been pruned, learning to prioritize, thinning out many opportunities and obligations down to just a few so that I can be more productive and fruitful. I’ve been challenged to choose between what’s

on me for sure. I was diagnosed with

weeds pop up in my relationships, plans and daily

fibromyalgia a year

life. I’m learning to root them out quickly or dig

ago. I gave my all to

around them. I’ve learned to do what I know

my family and others

then hope and wait and see what life gives me.

around me, and we

Just like in gardening, sometimes seeds grow and

can only give so much

sometimes they don’t. There is only so much

before we break

In English culture the term was used to describe the period of inactivity and uselessness a drinker

As a result of the perceived specialness

sampled a bit of pasta. House made (of course) and cooked to a perfect al dente -- just excellent. I would venture a guess that any savory item on the menu you order, will be delicious, seasoned perfectly, and cooked to perfection. Ours all were. And just to rave a bit more about the desserts... We finished our visit with an apple tart, accompanied

encounters when pubs and other licensed premises have closed after the lunch-time session (typically 3:30 pm), but have not yet opened for the evening session (typically 6:30 pm). The blue hour has now been largely abolished in England, Scotland and Wales in favour of all-day opening.

be a little scoop of vanilla ice cream atop a schmear (that’s a word - right?) of cinnamon sauce. Again, unbelievable. Usually, it seems, even in great restaurants, the desserts are often kind of an afterthought. They just seem like they’re available because they have to offer dessert. Not at Bluehour. In fact they could actually change the name up a bit. Maybe to DessertEveryHour?


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Always a favorite revue: Bluehour in the Pearl. SO GOOD! Then... Food!

With some serious pampering compliments of Juliann & LaVonda at 9th St. Salon

Follow in Gena’s Footsteps! 9th Street Salon & Spa


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control I have. But by and by, harvest time comes

down. This last year

and whether it’s bounteous or modest it’s extra

I’ve made myself the priority. I’ve adapted my

sweet because I poured myself into it.

exercise routines, delegated more and taken on

Seasons in my life are like seasons of the year.

less. I was battling depression at the turn of the

They aren’t all in one day, they are successive

year and needed an affirmation for 2012 because

and there is a season to work, a season to plant,

I believe that what you think about, you bring

and a season to let it go and plan for the next

about. So I made myself a t-shirt to remind me

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year. I’m learning to be okay with one season at

and announce to the world what I’m all about

a time. I’m learning to stop pulling up the shoots

this year. It’s black, and in silver letters reads,

in my life to see if there is anything growing yet.

“Recovery, Renewal, Restoration!”

I know I’m growing, my family is growing and no

I chant it to myself when I hold the standing bow

matter how ugly the garden looks today, it’s right

pose in 105 degrees at Bikram Yoga. I repeat it to

for the season. Summer will come and it will be

myself when balancing on my head at Live Well

glorious and productive again. Summer always

yoga studio. I sing it when I jog on damp paths to


keep me moving when I’d rather be lying in bed.

The business did not succeed, and my husband

I’m the only girl in the house, my sons remind

accepted a job back in Arizona. We see him

me. I’m the one who takes care of everyone else

about every 6 weeks. I’m at the end of clearing

and I’d LOVE a chance to relax and let someone

out my mother’s belongings, trying to finish or-

else take care of me if only for a day. My eyes lit

ganizing the most important parts of herself she

up when I saw that part of the contest prize is a

left us in letters, journals and such. My brother

shopping at Second Glance. That was my mom’s

seems to be on top of his grief these days and my

favorite store here in town and I remember the

father is in the best shape I’ve seen him in years.

first time she took me there some 20 years ago.

My sons are at the top of their game academi-

I see a makeover day as a sweet, full circle mo-

cally, socially and emotionally. The seasons are

ment for me and a manifestation of what I am all

changing. So why do I deserve a makeover? I’m

about this year- recovery, renewal and restora-

worn out. I’ve done a lot of growing and I’m

tion. Can I get a tall glass of rest and a side of

ready to do some glowing!

beauty with that, please?

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Gina was joined by her sister-in-law Mandy for appetizers at Iovino’s Enoteca in downtown Corvallis (Regina Iovino on the Right)


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BFF’s and ready for the next event!

To keep her strength up, Gina was provided with some heavenly snacks compliments of Kate from Forks and Corks Catering (can you say warm Havarti with caramel and nuts - OMG!) Sara Lil Photo

Then, Shopping!

Next... what else? Accessories! Gena paid a visit to Irenes’ where she was welcomed by Rebecca and found a sporty red hat and a few other treasures to remember her day.

Finally, to cap the day, dinner at del Alma on the river Owner Kinn Edwards & Carolyn Krueger were gracious hosts

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I could wear you out describing the different kinds of volunteer work I’ve done in my church Gena received a warm welcome from Nancy at Second Glance and enjoyed the luxury of Nancy acting as her personal shopper -- and, being the queen of fashion recycling in Corvallis since 1984... Nancy picked out this summery white dress for Gena that was just perfect!

and school communities, but I won’t. Just know that I’m that woman who gathers, donates, coordinates, meets, plans, runs, emcees, gives, builds, raises funds, awareness and writes thank you notes. I have a kitchen calendar to vouch for me. The stress of the last few years has taken its toll

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of this time, there are various restaurants, theatres and hotels called L’Heure Bleue located worldwide. There is also a women’s perfume by Guerlain of the same name.


Gena’s Day Began With a Makeover...

good, better and best. It’s taken work, sweat, frustration and time to move forward. I’ve had

The blue hour is the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of the light. Photographers call it sweet light.


“Are the boys with you?” she asked.

Lunch at Bluehour is like a clinic on perfect cooking technique. We had a range of different samplers, from a fried poached egg, to pasta, to grilled fish, to a dessert sampler that was truly something special. A plate of heavenly creations by the in-



Ladies and Gentlemen,

Why I Need a Makeover

Bluehour prints their menu daily to offer the best in the Northwest, and the results are tremendous. Everything we had was just superb, seasoned perfectly, fresh, and portions that were just right.

house diva of desserts. In fact, it’s worth the drive from anywhere in the valley just for that dessert. The thing that really struck me about the dessert sampler... you know those jellied applet things you get during the holidays? Terrible right? Kind of like a block of bathtub sealer with stale nuts. Well the same concept is presented on the sampler at Bluehour, so I didn’t expect much. I was wrong. The jellies at Bluehour are absolutely exquisite. Subtle flavors, work together to create a whole new level of delicious. I have a new apprecation for the whole idea. Like many things, I had only had the version where Americans had taken a great European idea, and made it mass-market, and horrid. I invited the Bluehouse dessert chef to come and live at my house. I assured her my wife wouldn’t mind as long as she made the jellies, but fortunately for you, she declined and you can still go to Bluehour and have dessert.

Lest I forget to mention the rest of the cast at Bluehour, let me touch on the savory items we enjoyed. Kate had a crab sandwich that was superb and it was paired with a salad of fresh greens. I had a grilled fish that was as though it had been caught just minutes ago. It was grilled to perfection and served on a melange of perfect vegetables. Dennis also had a piece of fish -- also perfect. We also

A great local remodel by Powell Construction - Cape Cod Style!

We Have Our Winner!

We began with a bevy of beverages. Bluehour has a spectacular bar, and that bar is manned by an outstanding bartender. Not light on the pours, she makes sure you get your money’s worth at her bar. Fortunately, our photographer Dennis is able to make the cocktails disappear, and still produce great photos. Some of us still had to drive - and walk!

In the bathroom, complimentary tile designs cover the floor and shower. A walk-in shower with a level floor makes accessibility a breeze. The extra deep soaking tub definitely adds a touch of luxury to the room. Since the window faces the street, the shutters not only provide charm but privacy as well.


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When you walk in the door, your delightful experience begins with the friendly staff who immediately seem familiar not hovering, but attentive and able to anticipate your every wish.

The entry to the master suite opens into a large bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and ample natural lighting. The change in ceiling height from the entry to bedroom adds some extra drama to the space. The addition includes a sitting area, gas fireplace, walk-in closet and bathroom with separate bathtub and walk-in shower. The closet is over 100 square feet, and provides plenty of space for storage.


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When we visited, the dining room was still dressed in its holiday best. The trees in the dining room were wrapped in tiny lights. Kind of reminiscent of New York’s Rockefeller Center, but on a smaller, intimate, fine dining scale.

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One of those restaurants that just “feels” good, it might be the feng shui, but we suspect it has more to do with the outstanding service, and spectacular food.

Powell Construction designed and added a master bedroom suite in 2001. A few years later they expanded the garage and added a second story shop area to accommodate the homeowner’s annual antique sale.




The next time you find yourself in Portland’s fabled “Pearl District,” treat yourself, and spend some time at Bluehour.

for years to come. They also each wanted to retain their own privacy and have separate retreats for quiet time. The result is two very beautiful and distinct master suites for two very unique people, all under one roof.

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This cape-cod style home on Kings Boulevard in Corvallis, lovingly named “Flatlander” by its owner, recently underwent its third transition. All the additions were built with consideration for the architectural integrity and style of the home.

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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. Refreshments like lavender sno-cones, lavender sodas, and lavender lemonade will be served daily. 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. A new attraction will open this year at Wayward Winds. The “Lavender-a-Maze” has been growing for several years and is finally ready for the public to enjoy. The twists and turns of the maze will keep you entertained while the beauty and aroma of lavender surrounds you. Fun for the whole family. The Lavender + Vintage Festival takes place at Wayward Winds July 12,13,14 of 2019. 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. The owners of Wayward Winds Lavender have been creating lavender products for 20 years. 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. Lavender honeys, sugars, vinegar, and more culinary delights are 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 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.

Wayward Winds Lavender is open daily in July, 10-5. Other times by appointment.

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Growing Lavender in the Willamette Valley Carol Tannenbaum, McKenzie River Lavender

Lavender’s first needs are a sunny location that has well drained soil. Given these two main requirements lavender can reward you with many years of aromatic bloom. Without adequate sun, the plant will simply struggle to bloom; but without well drained soil, it will struggle to stay alive in our very wet winters. So if you can’t provide lavender’s basic growing requirements, be kind and pass it by. If your native soil drains poorly, planting on a slope or raised berm can be a good alternative. Growing smaller-sized lavender cultivars (usually English varieties) in pots is another option, but you still need the sun. Potted lavenders can be easily moved to your sunniest garden spots in the summer. Pot grown lavender will need extra summer water, supplemental feeding and may require extra protection in cold weather. Both English and most intermedia hybrid lavenders are hardy to zone 5 so they should survive our winters well (as long as their roots are not in water-saturated soil). After selecting a sunny location with well-drained soil, focus on the long term health of the plant. Add a tablespoon of lime and a teaspoon of a balanced fertilizer like 10-10-10 to the planting hole and mix with the native soil. (No additional feeding is ever needed.) Plant the lavender and water in well. (For small 4” lavender starts be vigilant: DO NOT LET THE ROOT BALL COMPLETELY DRY OUT.) Depending on the air temperature, this may require watering 2-3 times a week until the fall rains begin. But do not keep the plant saturated with water. Fall is the ideal time to plant lavender, since fall rains keep the new plant watered and new roots develop through winter. During the next summer the young lavender will still need supplemental water; drip irrigation is recommended. Supplemental water in late spring (absent any rain) promotes strong lush bloom development throughout the plant’s life. Your lavender should be fully drought tolerant by the third summer. Perhaps the hardest advice to follow: Do not let the new lavender plant bloom the first summer. By snipping off the buds as they appear, the plant’s energy is directed to producing strong roots which are more beneficial for the plant’s health over the long term. This is also wise for newly planted

quart or gallon sized lavenders. Don’t rush the bloom and you will be rewarded by stronger, lusher blooms in later years. At the end of the plant’s second summer, start pruning for shape and by the third summer’s close, prune to limit the plant’s woody growth. By this I mean, cut back the plant to no more than two leaf nodes on each stem. Very tiny leaf nodes are easily identified on the stems of late summer plants. The plant will look very twiggy and appear more brown than green after this haircut. Provide the plant with the equivalent of two inches of rain over the next two-three weeks. In the Willamette Valley this pruning should be completed by mid-September and within a few weeks the plant will be covered by new leaf growth. These new leaves need sufficient time to harden off before the first frost. The plant is now ready for the cold of winter. Repeat this pruning process every year throughout the plant’s life. Yes, I know this is work, but you will be rewarded by a long-lived lush-blooming plant. (No more large woody branches with sparse blooms that can easily break under snow or heavy rain.) After 15 years the woody part of the plant is barely 15’’ high. Imagine that lavender can still be a beautiful landscape plant even without its blooms at that age.

During lavender season McKenzie River Lavender hosts a Lavender Festival in early July. This year the event is July 12-14 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.



Inflammation How to die young, at a very old age part 3 By Frank Sievert, Thrive Clinic The elephant in the room: Inflammation–what is it and why should you care? A few key facts to begin with: 1. While inflammation is a protective response by the immune system, if the reaction persists and becomes chronic, it can be highly damaging to the body. 2. Chronic inflammation is often mistaken as normal aging–when really the aging process may not be quite as severe or damaging if inflammation were addressed. 3. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body–from the skin down through the deepest internal organs and tissues of the body. 4. According to the CDC low-level inflammation is a factor in 7 out of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States. 5. One must differentiate between acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is when you suffer an injury and your immune system rushes to the area of concern to repair tissues and heal the damage, the process however will turn off when the injury has been addressed properly. On the other hand there is chronic inflammation, which does quite the opposite and can lead to severe systemwide damage over time. It occurs when the body’s cells are stressed by internal factors such as nutrient deficiencies or external factors such as toxic exposures. It can also occur when white blood cells perceive an invader that is not there. A good example for that would be a food allergy or sensitivity. 6. In the case of autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammation occurs because the body mistakenly starts attacking body own tissues. 7. Chronic inflammation can be triggered or worsened by certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, excessive alcohol intake, drug use, obe-


sity, not enough sleep, chronically elevated stress levels, lower levels of sex hormones than normal and very notably: a poor diet. Do yourself a favor and answer the following quiz questions: • Do you find yourself feeling fatigued even when you have had sufficient sleep? • Do you find yourself feeling depressed, anxious or mentally foggy on a regular basis? • Have you been experiencing lower sex drive? • Do you get sick often with common colds or frequently suffer from urinary tract infections? • Have you been told to have metabolic syndrome? • Have you been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease? • Do you have high blood pressure? • Do you have diabetes, prediabetes or any blood sugar issues? • Do you experience any type of chronic pain? • Do you regularly get less than 7 hours of sleep per night? • Do you find yourself experiencing persistently high levels of stress throughout the day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a good chance that you have chronic inflammation that you should address.

A good marker for chronic inflammation, for which you should ask your doctor, is the hemoglobin A1c. That marker reflects your average blood sugar for the last 3 months prior to the test. A truly normal number is less than 5.0, prediabetes is diagnosed at 5.6 or above, diabetes is diagnosed at 6.5 or above. Age researchers use this marker as a gauge for how quickly somebody ages. The lower the number, the slower you age. This number however is not just influenced by how much sugar or carbohydrates you eat, but also by how much inflammation you have in your body. That is because inflammation will trigger stress hormone release which in turn will additionally elevate your blood sugar. Another marker for inflammation would be your high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, which you can also ask your doctor to run. If it was anything over 1.0, you should be concerned and the underlying cause should be searched for. The third marker would be homocysteine levels, an ideal level would be under 7.0. If your level was higher than that, then you may experience increased inflammation from an inability to detox your body through a deficiency of B vitamins. Among other things an elevated homocysteine level is an independent risk factor for heart disease. These tests should be part of your yearly health checkup with your doctor. More food for thought to follow. (Pun intended) Dr. Frank Sievert founded, owns, and operates the Thrive Clinic in Corvallis. He can be reached at: 541-207-1670 or visit his website www.thethriveclinic.com

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Summer Reading List Old Newgate Road by Keith Scribner

local author!

Cole, a middle-aged contractor living in Portland, Oregon, takes a trip to his hometown in Connecticut. While there, he visits his childhood house, which he hasn’t returned to since leaving it thirty years ago, and finds his estranged father who was recently released from jail and is struggling with dementia. Cole decides to stay with his father to move him to a care facility and fix up the old house. He confronts the tragic events that put his father in jail thirty years ago and sent Cole’s childhood off the rails. Well written, with great character development, this novel explores the hold someone’s past has over their lives. Ultimately, Cole ends up grappling with his own and his culture’s ideas of masculinity, and the struggle helps him decide what type of masculinity he wants to pass on to his son.

The Plotters by Un-su Kim

In this alternate version of Seoul, people called Plotters pull the strings and hire assassins to carry out assignments. One such assassin named Reseng has obediently carried out his assignments without question, but trouble starts when he goes off script and notices cracks in the system. He explores the cracks, but by doing so he may have put himself on another assassin’s hit list. A sense of the inevitable paces the action, making the fighting more about style and self-awareness than passion and brute force. Two assassins encounter each other knowing they are destined to fight. They talk shop, discuss their admiration for each other’s craft, then try to kill each other. Very civilized. It was enjoyable and a refreshing take on a book full of assassins.

-- Mike

Don’t Skip Out On Me: A Novel

Oregon author!

by Willy Vlautin

Horace Hopper dreams of leaving behind his life work on a farm and becoming a Mexican professional boxer, even though he’s not Mexican. The owners of the farm where he works have fostered Horace since he was a young child, and they are concerned about his future and the harsh life of boxing he wants to pursue. Horace’s story is about determination, holding onto your dreams, and about the personal costs of doing so. This story is also filled with humanity. Don’t miss the soundtrack performed by Willy himself and his band Richmond Fontaine. Yes, this book has a soundtrack.

-- Mike

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* This is a curated collection from your librarians at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

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If, Then

local author!

by Kate Hope Day

Kate Hope Day has woven several thought-provoking strands into this story about possibilities. She delves into philosophy, domestic struggle, environmental science, conspiracy theories, and quantum physics while developing captivating characters and an engrossing story. The book is set in the community of Clearing, Oregon - a town not too dissimilar from Corvallis - and it explores the interlocking lives of four neighbors and the possibilities their lives and decisions represent. They begin to see specters of themselves, along with possibilities of alternate lives they could have lived, or maybe are living, in a different reality. The best kind of books, as far as I’m concerned, promise even more on a second reading, which this one does.

-- Mike

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

Writing is a grueling task, but this unique fantasy novel feels as if it sprang whole from the author’s head. Senlin is a young schoolteacher from a backwater town who becomes separated from his wife on their honeymoon. Their destination is the immense and unknowably tall Tower of Babel. At first. the cutthroat cultures of the tower seem to digest Senlin and excrete him, but he rises to the challenge of pursuing his equally-resourceful wife through the floors (or “ringdoms�) of the tower, making satisfying enemies and a useful friends in the process. The writing is clear, evocative, and intelligent. This is a top-notch character-driven fantasy novel.

-- Charles

Be Prepared

Oregon author!

by Vera Brosgol

Before she lived in Portland, Oregon, graphic novelist Vera Brosgol was a Russian immigrant growing up in New York State. And in New York, kids went to summer camp, except for Vera. She thinks she’s got it made when she convinces her mom to send her and her brother to Russian sleepaway camp one summer when she’s a young teen‌until she gets to camp and realizes there’s no running water or electricity, and a lot of the older girls are hard to make friends with. This amusing and heartwarming graphic novel is perfect for middle grade and middle school readers. It’s about friendship and being yourself while surviving your first summer camp away from home.


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look amazing in a family portrait

By Holly Peterson Over the course of my portrait art career I’ve photographed hundreds of families all ages,shapes and sizes. Here are a few tips for easing the anxiety everyone feels in front of a camera. Choose the right clothing for the sitting The “right” clothing are outfits you feel fantastic wearing. When you look in the mirror do you feel confident and attractive? For a group we usually suggest that Mom chooses the color and style of her favorite outfit and then other family members choose colors and clothing items that compliment her choice. Our website (theballstudio.com) has more information to help with your selections. Also be sure and dress for full-length poses. Don’t forget a belt and shoes that work with the outfit. Many poses that are most appealing are family members seated on the ground or floor. You will want to wear clothing that drapes nicely or isn’t too tight when seated. Appear 10 pounds lighter in a professional family portrait An experienced portrait photographer is going to find the most flattering lightings and poses that feel natural but bring out everyone’s best version. Avoiding horizontal stripes and using jackets and scarves can help minimize unwanted bulges. However, not to worry your photographer, should be skilled in advanced artwork techniques that remove double chins, slenderize waistlines


and smooth complexions helping you look your best while still keeping the authenticity of the portrait. Pay attention to hair and make-up Try to avoid having a brand new hair-cut right before your sitting. However curling or straightening your hair is a good choice. We have made arrangements with a local salon for our women clients to have make-up applied professionally and their hair can be styled or blown out for the sitting. Men don’t forget to shave if the sitting is late in the day. Women applying foundation and lip color goes a long way to getting you a great portrait. Also adding mascara opens up your eyes. Try to avoid heavy eyeliner. Let the kids be kids Sometimes parents will try to coach their children before the sitting on how to smile. As a portrait photographer I’m always looking for the timeless expressions. Sometimes its a quieter smile that occurs when I ask a question or gently tease. Children generally have a wonderful time during the sitting and too much interference can stop the creative process. Again, choose clothing for the children that doesn’t bunch up around the neck or slides off the shoulders. For longer hair sometimes hair clips to pin back the bangs allows the face to be more open.

About the Photographer Holly Peterson began her photographic career under the guidance of her parents Keith and Mickey Peterson and grandfather, Robert L. Ball. The Ball Studio is located in downtown Corvallis on 6th street and is the oldest continually family owned portrait photography studio in the country. After graduating from OSU with a liberal arts degree she joined the family business and today is the owner and portrait photographer for the studio. She has won numerous awards for her portraiture and holds an associate fellow of photography degree from the Professional Photographers of Oregon. In 2012 she was presented with an outstanding service to the photographic industry award from the Professional Photographers of America.

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After weeks and weeks, and weeks of online voting, here are Willamette Living Reader’s “Best of the Valley.� These are your favorite local business’ chosen in a multitude of categories. Thanks for voting, and to our winning businesses, congratualtions on the great work you’re doing! Notes: this is our first year we've tallied the votes to show 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. More than one name in a position denotes a tie. Web addresses are provided where we could find them. Tip: if you take a look at the digital edition at www.willametteliving.com the website links are live! A = Albany C = Corvallis E = Eugene L = Lebanon P = Philomath S = Salem 36

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Nursery / Garden Center

1. Garland Nursery C www.garlandnursery.com 2. Shonnard’s C www.shonnards.com 3. Tom’s Garden Center A www.facebook.com/tomsgardencenter48

Designer (Interior)

HOME Painter

1. Fitzpatrick Painting A www.fitzpatrickpainting.com 2. McClinton Home Finishes A www.mcclintonhomefinishes.com 3. Dahled Up Construction A www.dahledupconstruction.com


1. AK Carpet & More A www. akcarpet.com 2. Benson’s Interiors C www.bensonsinteriors.com 3. Integrity Floors C www.integrityfloors.com Carpet One A www.carpetone.com Corvallis Floor Covering C www.corvallisfloorcovering.com


1. Radiance by Design C www.radiancebydesign.com 2. J&J Electric A www.j-jelectric.com 3. Rite Way Electric A www.ritewayelectric.net

Window Coverings / Blinds

1. Benson’s Interiors A www.bensonsinteriors.com 2. Whitaker’s A www.whitakersflooring.com 3. The Decorated Wall D www.thedecoratedwall.com

1. Design Perspective C www.designperspective.live 2. Design House A www.nwdesignhouse.com Wendy Beck Nichols C www.corvallisfloorcovering.com Powell Construction (Heidi) C www.powellconstruction.com Henderer Design Build C www.hendererdesignbuild.com

Ron Knight Plumbing A www.ronknightplumbing.com Judson’s C www.judsons.com 3. Linn-Benton Plumbing Scio www.linnbentonplumbing.com

Tile Contractor

1. Mid-Valley Tile C www.mid-valleytileinc.com 2. Habelt Construction A www.facebook.com/habeltconstructionandremodel 3. Benson’s Interiors C www.bensonsinteriors.com


1. Gaia Landscapes, Inc. C www.gaia-landscapes.com 2. R&M Exterior Care www.rmexteriorcare.com 3. Shonnards C www.shonnards.com Handy Hands C www.handyhandslc.com Aspen Creek Sherwood www.aspencreeklandscaping.com


1. Henderer Design & Build C www.hendererdesignbuild.com 2. Powell Construction C www.powellconstruction.com RBR Construction A www.rbrbuild.com 3. WL Construction C www.wl-construction.com

Remodeling Contractor

1. Henderer Design & Build C www.hendererdesignbuild.com 2. Powell Construction C www.powellconstruction.com Thayer Construction C thayerconstructionllc.com 3. Lars Campos (WL Const) C www.wl-construction.com Schweitzer Design & Build C www.rscibuilders.com


1. Evenflo Plumbing C www.evenfloplumbing.com 2. Midway Plumbing A www.midwayplumbinginc.com www.willametteliving.com


1. Crabtree Auto A www.crabtreeautorepair.com 2. Gary’s Automotive C James Garage A 3. J&J Werkstadt A www.jandjwerkstadt.com Waucomah Auto C www.waucomahauto.com


1. Rod Rice, CPA A 2. Todd Yee (Stover, Neyhart & Yee) C www.stoverneyhart.com 3. Katrina Anderson (Advantage Actg) C www.accountingninja.com Michele Kellison (Hendrick & Kellison) C www.hendrickandkellison.com


Portrait Studio

Gluten Free Dining

1. The Ball Studio C www.theballstudio.com 2. Troutman Photography A www.troutmanphotography.com 3. Christy Campbell Photography A www.christycampbellphoto.com

1. Eats N Treats P www.eats-treats.com 2. Homegrown Oregon Foods A www.homegrownoregon.com 3. Taco Vino C www.tacovinocorvallis.com House of Noodle A www.thehouseofnoodle.com

Law Firm

1. Reynolds Law C www.reynoldslaw.us 2. Marek & Lanker C www.mareklanker.com 3. Cordell Post A

Financial Planner

1. Edward Jones (unspecified) www.edwardjones.com 2. Ryan Hanson (EJ) A www.edwardjones.com/ryan-hanson 3. PacWest Wealth Partners C www.pacwestwealthpartners.com

Breakfast Spot

1. Brick & Mortar Cafe A www.brickandmortarcafe.com 2. Downtown Waffle A 3. Word of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro S www.wordofsalem.com


Credit Union

1. Oregon State CU C www.oregonstatecu.com 2. Central Willamette CU A www.centralwcu.org 3. First Tech Fed CE C www.firsttechfed.com

Dog Groomer

1. Ashley’s Pet Artistry S www.ashleyspetartistry.com 2. Celia’s Mobile Grooming C www.celiagrooms.com 3. Wilco C www.farmstore.com



1. Alpine Animal Hospital C www.alpineanimalhosp.net 2. Reid Veterinary Hospital A www.reidveterinaryhospital.com 3. West Hills Animal Hospital C www.westhillsanimalhospital.com

1. Big River C www.bigriverrest.com 2. Gerry Frank’ s Konditorei S www.gerryfrankskonditorei.com Little Wuesten Cafe A Novak’s A www.novakshungarian.com Natural Sprinkles Co. A www.naturalsprinklesco.com 3. Del Alma C www.delalmarestaurant.com Sweet Red Bistro A


1. Frankie’s A www.frankies-oregon.com 2. Magenta C www.magentarestaurant.com 3. Sweet Red A


1. New Morning Bakery C www.newmorningbakery.com 2. Natural Sprinkles Co. A www.naturalsprinklesco.com 3. Le Patissier C

Farmers Market 1. Corvallis www.locallygrown.org 2. Albany www.locallygrown.org Salem Saturday www.salemcommunitymarkets.com Hillsboro www.hillsboromarkets.org 3. McMinnville www.facebook.com/McMinnvilleFarmersMarket Cheese

1. Willamette Valley Cheese Co. S 2. Market of Choice C www.marketofchoice.com Ochoa’s Queseria A 3. Tillamook Tillamook www.tillamook.com


1. The Depot A www.depotrestaurantinc.com McGrath’s C www.mcgrathsfishhouse.com 2. Fitt’s Seafoods S www.fitts.net 3. Local Ocean Seafoods Newport www.localocean.net NW Fresh Seafood Newberg www.northwestfreshseafood.com

Mexican Food

1. Taqueria Alonzo A www.alonzotaqueria.com 2. Taco Vino C www.tacovinocorvallis.com Tacos El Manchin A 3. La Hacienda S www.lahaciendarealoregon.com Delicias Valley Cafe C www.deliciasvalleycafe.com

Outdoor Dining

1. Frankie’s A www.frankies-oregon.com 2. Sky High Brewing C www.skyhighbrewing.com 3. Block 15 Taproom C www.block15.com


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1. Evergreen C www.evergreenindianrestaurant.com 2. Nirvana C www.nirvanaindianrestaurant.com 3. Cuisine India S

Best Burger

1. First Burger A www.thefirstburger.com 2. Bo & Vine S www.boandvine.com 3. Frankie’s A www.frankies-oregon.com Block 15 C www.block15.com

Asian Food

1. House of Noodle A www.thehouseofnoodle.com 2. Tarntip Thai C www.facebook.com/TarntipThaiRestaurantCorvallis Magenta C www.magentarestaurant.com

Sushi 1. Momiji Sushi Restaurant A www.momijiinc.com 2. Sada Sushi & Izakaya C www.sadasushi.com 3. Ginza Japanese A Family Dining

1. Elmer’s A www.eatatelmers.com 2. Frankie’s A www.frankies-oregon.com 3. Novak’s A www.novakshungarian.com

Romantic Dining

1. Sybaris A www.sybarisbistro.com 2. Del Alma C www.delalmarestaurant.com 3. Vault 244 A www.vault244.com

Lunch Spot

1. First Burger A www.thefirstburger.com 2. Frankie’s A www.frankies-oregon.com 3. Nearly Normals C www.nearlynormals.com Sweet Red A



Best Brewery

Best Chef

Best Cider

1. American Dream C www.adpizza.com 2. Southpaw’s A www.southpawsperfectpizza.com 3. Pizza Amore A www.pizzamore.com

1. Block 15 C www.block15.com 2. Calapooia A www.calapooiabrewing.com 3. Sky High C www.skyhighbrewing.com

1. Matt Bennett A www.sybarisbistro.com 2. Cody Utzman A www.frankies-oregon.com 3. Ko Attenberry C Ronin Cafe & Ramen (Coming Soon!) JC Mersmann P www.thedizzyhen.com

1. Two Towns C www.2townsciderhouse.com 2. Portland Cider Co. Clackamas www.portlandcider.com 3. Wandering Aengus Cider S www.wanderingaengus.com Avid Cider Co. Bend www.avidcider.com

Best Caterer

Best Cocktails

1. Forks & Corks C www.forksandcorkscatering.com 2. Valley Catering C www.valleycateringoregon.com 3. Sweet Red A Jacopetti’s A www.jacopettis.com

Best Tasting Room

1. Plum Hill Vineyards Gaston www.plumhillwine.com 2. Willamette Valley Vineyards Turner www.wvv.com 3. Brooks Winery Amity www.brookswine.com

Best Winery Event

1. Pig & Pinot at Plum Hill Gaston www.plumhillwine.com 2. Grape Stomp at Willamette Valley Vineyards Turner www.wvv.com 3. Lobster Boil at Solena Estate Yamhill www.solenaestate.com

1. Vault 244 A www.vault244.com 2. Del Alma C www.delalmarestaurant.com Sweet Red Bistro A 3. Bentley’s Grill S www.bentleysgrill.com Sky High C www.skyhighbrewing.com

Best Coffee House

1. Margin A www.margincoffee.com 2. Tried & True C www.triedandtruecoffee.co 3. Coffee Culture C www.coffeeculturecorvallis.com

Best Spirits

1. Spiritopia C www.spiritopia.com 2. Vivacity C www.vivacityspirits.com 3. Sinister A www.sinisterdeluxe.com

SHOPPING Gift & Accessories

1. Emma Downtown A 2. Many Hands Trading C www.manyhandstrading.com 3. The Inkwell C www.inkwellhomestore.com Willamette Living Magazine June / July 2019 Celebrating Ten Years of Publishing in the Willamette Valley!

Vintage / Antique Store 1. Albany Antique Mall A www.albanyantiquemall.com 2. Beekman Place C 3. Finder’s Keepers C

Outdoor / Sporting Goods Store 1. Peak Sports C www.peaksportscorvallis.com 2. Sportsman’s Warehouse A www.sportsmans.com 3. REI www.rei.com Cabela’s www.cabelas.com

Bike Shop

1. Peak Sports C www.peaksportscorvallis.com 2. Bike ‘n Hike A www.bikenhike.com 3. Corvallis Cyclery C www.corvalliscycleryinc.com

Resale Store

1. Second Glance C www.glanceagain.com 2. Restyle C www.restyleresale.com 3. Revolve C www.revolveresale.com


1. Emma Downtown A 2. Mod Pod C www.modpoddecor.com 3. Tin Roof A www.tinroofboutiquealbany.com

Home Décor

1. The Inkwell C www.inkwellhomestore.com 2. Emma Downtown A 3. Restyle C www.restyleresale.com

Kitchen Store

1.The Inkwell C www.inkwellhomestore.com 2. Bed, Bath & Beyond C www.bedbathandbeyond.com 3. Bi-Mart C www.bimart.com

Art Gallery

1. Callipooia A www.gallerycalapooia.com 2. Corvallis Arts Center C www.theartscenter.net 3. Valley Art Forest Grove www.valleyart.org


1. Jordan Jewelers A www.jordanjewelers.com 2. Sid Stevens A www.sidstevensjewelers.com 3. Olufson Designs C www.olufsondesigns.com

Shoe Store

1. Footwise C www.footwise.com 2. Footwear Express S www.footwearexpress.com 3. Shoe Hutch C www.shoehutch.com

Women’s Clothing

1. The Clothes Tree C www.clothes-tree.com 2. Emma Downtown A 3. Tin Roof A www.tinroofboutiquealbany.com

FUN & GAMES Independent Cinema 1. The Pix A www.albanypix.com 2. The Darkside C www.darksidecinema.com 3. Salem Cinema S www.salemcinema.com


1. Spirit Mountain Grand Ronde www.spiritmountain.com 2. Chinook Winds Lincoln City www.chinookwindscasino.com

Camping Spot

1. Silver Falls Sublimity www.oregonstateparks.org 2. Honeyman Florence www.oregonstateparks.org 3. Marys Peak Benton Co. www.fs.usda.gov

Coastal Getaway

1. Newport www.newportoregon.gov 2. Yachats www.yachatsoregon.org 3. Lincoln City www.lincolncity.org

Weekend Getaway

1. Bend www.bendoregon.gov 2. Pacific City www.pcnvchamber.org Sunriver www.sunriverchamber.com 3. Newport www.newportoregon.gov


1. Nortwest Art & Air Festival A www.nwartandair.org 2. Corvallis Fall Festival C www.corvallisfallfestival.org 3. Mt. Angel Oktoberfest Mount Angel www.oktoberfest.org

Men’s Clothing

1. The Natty Dresser A www.thenattydresser.com 2. Peak Sports C www.peaksportscorvallis.com 3. Kohl’s A www.kohls.com


1. Oregon State Fair S www.oregonstatefair.org 2. Oregon Country Fair Veneta www.oregoncountryfair.org 3. Salem Art Fair S salemart.org/art-fair/ Linn Co. Fair A www.linncountyfair.com www.willametteliving.com


Golf Venue 1. Corvallis Country Club C www.corvalliscc.com 2. Mallard Creek L www.mallardcreekgc.com 3. Trysting Tree C www.trystingtree.com

Sports Team

1. OSU Baseball C www.osubeavers.com 2. OSU Women’s Basketball C www.osubeavers.com 3. Oregon Ducks Football E www.goducks.com

Kid’s Fun Spot

1. King Fau’s Foam Wars S www.kingfau.com 2. Albany Carousel A www.albanycarousel.com 3. G2 Fun Zone A www.heritagemall.com Salem Riverfront Carousel S www.salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel

Sports Event

1. OSU Women’s Basketball C www.osubeavers.com 2. Corvallis Knights Baseball C www.corvallisknights.com 3. OSU Baseball C www.osubeavers.com

Music Venue

1. Monteith Park A www.cityofalbany.net 2. The Elsinore Theater S www.elsinoretheatre.com 3. LaSells Stewart Center C lasells.oregonstate.edu

Live Theater

1. Albany Civic Theater A www.albanycivic.org 2. The Majestic Theater C www.majestic.org 3. The Elsinore Theater S www.elsinoretheatre.com


1. Amore Events A 2. Sally Scaggs, Santiam Place L www.santiamplace.com

Wedding Venue

1. Mount Pisgah Arboretum E www.mountpisgaharboretum.com 2. The Vue C www.vuecorvallis.com 3. Salem Convention Center S www.salemconventioncenter.org

Bachelorette Party Hot Spot 1. Coyotes Bar & Grill Hillsboro www.coyotesrestaurant.com 2. Stoller Vineyards Dayton www.stollerfamilyestate.com 3. Vault 244 A www.vault244.com

Farm U-Pick

1. Anderson’s Blueberries C Grandpa’s Fresh Market A www.facebook.com/GrandpasFreshMarket 2. Greens Bridge Gardens Jefferson greensbridgegardens.com Bauman’s Farm and Garden Gervais www.baumanfarms.com 3. Blueberry Meadows C www.blueberrymeadowsoregon.com Adair’s Orchards A www.facebook.com/AdairsOrchards

Wedding Planner

WEDDINGS Bridal Boutique

1. Merrime Bridal A www.merrimebridal.com 2. Beautiful Bride C www.thebeautifulbride.net 3. Shabby Chic Bride S www.tscbride.com


1. Expressions In Bloom C www.inbloom.com 2. Heath Florist S www.heathflorist.com 3. Bill’s Flower Tree A www.billsflowertree.com

Wedding Cakes

1. Frost & Flour A www.frostandflour.com 2. Mrs Sipes Sweets L mrssipessweets.com 3. Le Patissier C

Wedding Photographer

1. Kristy Crawford A www.kristicrawford.com 2. Melissa Whitney A www.melissawhitneyphotography.com 3. Eugene Pavlov S www.eugenepavlov.com


1. Dr. Mark Rampton, Corvallis Family Medicine C www.corvallisfamilymedicine.com 2. Dr. Curtis Black, Philomath Family Medicine P www.corvallisclinic.com 3. Dr. Frank Sievert, The Thrive Clinic C www.thethriveclinic.com


1. Kutsch & Renyer A www.pinnacle-smiles.com 2. Ryan Sparks C www.ryansparksdmd.com 3. Smiles Dental L www.facebook.com/smilesdental.lebanon

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Day Spa

1. The Mane Event L www.maneeventsalonspa.com 2. Epic Day Spa C www.epicdayspa.com 3. Level 3 A www.level3salonandspa.com

Hair Salon

Skin Care

1. Brune Dermatology C www.brunederm.com


1. First Corvallis, James Alexzander C www.firstcorvallis.com 2. Desiree Rudder, Happy Spirit Healing Arts S www.happyspirithealingarts.com 3. Current Trends Salon L www.facebook.com/nailtecks

Permanent Makeup

1. Cheryl Lohman, Oregon Permanent Makeup C www.oregonpermanentmakeup.com 2. Face & Body by Jillian A


1. Paventy & Brown A www.paventybrownortho.com

1. Hair by Ally Connor – Dazel Salon A www.facebook.com/dazelsalon 2. Mane Event Salon & Spa L www.maneeventsalonspa.com 3. Current Trends L www.facebook.com/currentrendsalon

Nail Salon

1. Mane Event Salon & Spa L www.maneeventsalonspa.com 2. Current Trends L www.facebook.com/currentrendsalon 3. Curls & Pearls L www.facebook.com/CulrsandPearls

Men’s Haircut

1. Hair by Ally Connor – Dazel Salon A www.facebook.com/dazelsalon 2. The Mane Event Salon & Spa L www.maneeventsalonspa.com 3. Curls & Pearls / Current Trends L www.facebook.com/CulrsandPearls

Tanning Salon

1. Pacific Bronze & Bliss A www.pacificbronzetan.com 2. Tan Republic A www.tanrepublic.com

Personal Training

1. First Corvallis C www.firstcorvallis.com 2. Crossfit at the SHOP C www.shop-training.com 3. Burn Bootcamp C www.burnbootcamp.com

Yoga Studio

1. Love Yoga A www.loveyogastudios.com 2. Willamette Valley Power Yoga A www.willamettevalleypoweryoga.com 3. Happy Spirit Healing Arts & Yoga S www.happyspirithealingarts.com

Martial Arts

1. Counter Strikes International A www.counterstrikes.org 2. Aurora Martial Arts C www.auroramartialarts.com 3. Oregon Triad A www.facebook.com/OregonTriadJiuJitsu


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BBQ: Oregon BBQ in Albany. Tires: Discount Tire in Eugene. Doggie Daycare: Invale Farm in Philomath. Tatoo Artist: A little controversy here, you'll have to vote next year because we got Jason Yelle at Inclusion Ink in Salem, and Rene Muzechenko at Hot Rod Bettie's also in

Book Store: Grass Roots in Corvallis and Powells in Portland - both great in our book.

Tuxedo Rental: The Natty Dresser in Albany.

Junior's Store: The Annex in Corvallis.

Professional Organizer: Queen B Organizing, Corvallis.

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Pet Supplies: Sniffany's Pet Boutique, Albany.

Organic Food Store: First Alternative Co-op

Instrument Repair: Windsmith, Philomath.

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Pharmacy: Rice's - in Corvallis.

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The story begins in 1964 with the opening of a stationers and commercial bookstore. Within the walls of The Inkwell you could find anything from office and art supplies, kitchen equipment, a custom framing shop and even a small selection of Scandinavian furniture. In 1974 the store was purchased by Jack and Mary Lampton along with Bob and Nancy Adams, becoming the family owned business we all know and love today. Soon after, in 1978 the Lampton’s son Pat joined the business as

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Cherries Cherry Cobbler Ingredients ½ cup butter 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 Tbsp. flour, divided 1 ¾ cups sugar, divided 1 tsp. baking powder 1 cup milk 3 cups pitted cherries (Rainer, red, or a mix of both) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pitted cherries in a bowl and toss with ¾ cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. flour; set aside. Place butter in 9”x13” baking dish in oven until melted. Mix flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Add milk and mix. Pour into pan. Pour cherry mixture over batter without stirring. Bake for 50-60 minutes until crust is done. Serve with vanilla ice cream! Recipe compliments of First Alternative Co-op.


Cherry Almond Tea Bread Ingredients 1 can (8 ounces) almond paste (If you can't find locally, Amazon.com) 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs, room temperature 1-1/2 cups fresh pitted cherries 3 cups all-purpose flour, + 1 Tbs - divided 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup whole milk Directions In a large bowl, combine almond paste and butter; beat until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl, gently toss cherries and 1 tablespoon flour. Set aside. Combine the baking powder, salt, remaining flour; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.



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Salem, the Cherry City From Wikipedia: Salem is nicknamed the "Cherry City", because of the past importance of the local cherry-growing industry. The first cherry festival in Salem was held in 1903 and was an annual event, with parades and the election of a cherry queen, until sometime after World War I. The event was briefly revived as the Salem Cherryland Festival for several years in the late 1940s.

Notable Cherry Facts August 28th is National Cherry Turnover Day. September 24th is National Cherries Jubilee Day. The English brought cherries to North America in the 1600’s. The word ‘cherry’ comes from the French word ‘cerise,’ which in turn comes from the Latin words cerasum and Cerasus, the classical name of the modern city Giresun in Turkey.

Cherry Rhubarb Chutney Ingredients 7 cups chopped rhubarb 2 cups packed brown sugar 2 cups pitted tart cherries, chopped 1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped 1 cup red wine vinegar 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 stalk of celery, chopped 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander Pinch of ground cloves Pinch of nutmeg Directions In a 6-qt. pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25-30 minutes, or until thickened. Transfer to covered containers. If freezing, use freezer-safe containers and fill to within 1/2 in. of tops. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 12 months. Thaw in refrigerator before serving. 50

British Columbia, Canada holds the record for the largest cherry pie at just shy of 40 pounds! Records indicate that cherries were a prized food in China dating to 600 BC – fit for royalty and cherished by locals. There are more than 1,000 varieties of cherries in the United States, but fewer than 10 are produced commercially. On average, there are about 44 cherries in one pound. In an average year, a cherry tree will produce 800 cherries. While they have long been a popular dessert fruit, cherries were used for their medicinal purposes in the 15th and 16th centuries. Americans consume an average of 1.5 pounds of cherries each year. The world’s heaviest cherry was grown by Gerardo Maggipinto (Italy) and weighed 0.76 oz on June 21, 2003.

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Take Care! By Annette Seivert None of us likes to think about the possibility of our own demise and face our own mortality. Yet taking care of your financials and thinking about what happens should you unexpectedly arrive at the Pearly Gates and leave your family with a mess is paramount. Things happen. They can happen without warning and if your family, in addition to the shock and grief, is being faced with an undetermined future and panic because they do not know what is where, it makes the whole situation so much more dire. Everybody should have a will and a health care directive. Even if you are just 20 years old, make sure you thought about what happens if you all of a sudden pass away or are alive but not able to communicate your wishes anymore. A will is one way of making sure your wishes are

communicated. Talk to a lawyer about the option of setting up a trust and while you are at it, talk about an advanced directive. Thinking about what you want and discussing it with your family will help you form an opinion. Think about life insurance. That might make the difference of your family being able to remain in your home or having to sell under duress and drastically change their circumstances. If you are thinking about buying investment property, establishing an LLC is a good idea. Again, talk to a specialized attorney about the options and how to set one up.

So do spend on a good attorney, a sound future and reliable order. If you all of a sudden were gone, would your family find passwords, account numbers, have access to accounts, know who your CPA is, know how to pay bills, what was paid and what is due? If you are a bit chaotic about your paperwork, ask for help and bring order into this. Set up lists with information and tell your loved ones where to find things. Do it once and stick to it, and do not procrastinate. Your family will thank you!

Often, when I suggest these measures, I hear worries about the potential cost. But the costs stand in no relation to the money you will most likely save, and the security sound advice will give you.



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On the Money Once You Turn 701/2 This Tax Requirement May Apply to You

Here’s What You Need to Know

By Sten Carlson

Q: What are RMDs? A: Required minimum distributions are retirement account withdrawals mandated by the IRS once you reach age 70.5. By requiring you to withdraw a portion of your savings, the IRS is able to tax income that has been allowed to grow tax-free. Q: What types of accounts fall under these tax rules? A: RMDs generally apply to all tax-deferred retirement accounts, including traditional IRAs, SEP IRAs and SIMPLE IRA plans. An inherited IRA is also subject to these tax rules. Roth IRAs are exempt from this requirement because they are funded with after-tax dollars. Q: When do I need to withdraw RMDs? A: RMDs are an annual obligation once you reach age 70.5. In the year you turn 70.5, your first RMD is due by April 1 of the following year. Thereafter, you must withdraw the required amount by December 31 each year. (There is one exception to the 70.5 rule: If you are still working and participate in a 401(k), profit sharing, 403(b) or other defined contribution plan, you can – if allowed by the terms of the plan document – generally wait until retirement to make RMDs from this type of retirement account.) Q: How are RMDs calculated? A: Your life expectancy is a factor in your RMD calculation. The IRS provides life expectancy charts and worksheets to help you determine how much you need to take from your IRA. The calculation is different if you participate in a Defined Contribution Plan, however the plan administrator often will calculate your RMD for you. Your financial advisor and tax advisor can help you plan for and make the appropriate withdrawals to meet the requirement.

account to satisfy the requirement for all of your accounts. Q: Can I withdraw the same amount every year?

A: RMDs are not something you can set and forget. The amount you are required to withdraw can change each year, so it’s important to stay current on the rules. A financial advisor and tax advisor can help you calculate and request your distribution. Tax withholding is another consideration to discuss with your tax preparer. Q: What happens if I don’t take the distribution? A: Ignoring the RMD rule can trigger costly financial penalties. A skipped withdrawal may be taxed at 50 percent. If you miss a deadline or miscalculate, consider withdrawing the required amount as soon as you realize your mistake and consult your tax preparer. Q: Do I need to spend my RMD? A: No. If you don’t need the cash infusion, consider reinvesting withdrawn funds in a non-retirement investment account. Set aside whatever you may need to take care of tax withholding, if applicable. You can also consider using your RMD to make a charitable contribution (see below). Q: May I donate my RMD to charity? A: Yes, you can, if the contribution is paid out directly from your IRA (by the trustee) to an eligible charity. This is called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). (If you take the RMD as income and then donate it, the money will count as taxable income.) A QCD is generally tax-deductible, up to certain limits. This type of distribution allows you to support the non-profit organizations you care about while potentially reducing your tax obligation. Be sure to obtain documentation from the charity and provide it to your tax preparer to preserve your tax advantage.

Q: What if I own multiple accounts? A: Once you turn 70.5, each eligible account you own will have an RMD requirement. If you own multiple IRAs, you can choose to add up the RMD amount for each account and withdraw the total from one eligible 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 25 years. To contact him, visit the team website at www.PacWestWealthPartners.com or call at 541-757-3000. Office address is 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR.


If your retirement plan includes tax-advantaged accounts, there is a particular tax rule you should know about: required minimum distributions, or RMDs. This tax rule can be complicated, but the following commonly-asked questions can help you understand how it works and how it may apply to you.


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

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The Haberdasher

Pucker up For Summer

By Oscar B. Hult


Warmer weather is fast approaching and this means two things: you will want to dress to stay cool, and you will want to look great doing it. The answer: Seersucker. Getting the right summer look can be difficult, but adding a few key pieces of breathable fabrics to your wardrobe will ensure your ability to go easily from the office, to a sun-soaked pub patio in style. And the definitive functional summer fabric is seersucker. What Is Seersucker? The lightweight, puckered cloth is comfortable, versatile and breezy in every sense of the word – perfect for all your warm-weather looks, no matter the dress code. Look closely at the traditional stripy gathered fabric and you’ll notice the different textures of the two stripes: one smooth and one coarse  in texture. This effect was originally produced by alternating silk and cotton. When washed, the

cotton shrank and the silk puckered, creating the characteristic wrinkles. Today, one of the stripes of cotton is woven more tightly than the other, causing it to pucker. The benefits are twofold. Firstly, seersucker doesn’t wrinkle the way ordinary fabric might (technically it’s already wrinkled), which makes it great for travelling. Not only that, its puckering creates extra air pockets as half the fabric sits off the layer beneath, allowing increased air circulation, making it an ideal fabric to choose for hot days.” a more contemporary, crease-free alternative to linen. seersucker is available in a wide range of looks and styles. You can treat seersucker just like any other cotton or wool versions of the same garment, be it a suit, tailored shorts or a button up shirt.

or pocket square – instead, opt for complementary fabrics like silk, linen or chambray. Seersucker shorts are a great alternative to trousers and can be styled casually or smart. They look even better after they’ve been washed a few times and soften up. They become that item in your wardrobe that’s like a second skin, a vacation essential. Seersucker will keep you cool and help you stand out from your perspiring peers. Stick to the classic white and blue stripe and it will fit seamlessly into your existing wardrobe. Dress Well, Be Confident, Find Success!

When wearing seersucker as separates  or a full suit (For summer weddings or days when the office air conditioning is MIA) keep the look current and avoid wearing a matching seersucker tie


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



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PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

In The Garden

Enjoy Cut Flowers All Year The Mollis azalea bloomed and I picked a small bunch, selecting an easily accessible mason jar for a vase. I set them on the side table where Mom often had bouquets. I come from a long line of floral arrangers on both sides of the family. My mom’s sister, Margaret, actually works at a florist creating beautiful arrangements for others. My dad, grandmother and great-grandmother enjoyed the artistic endeavor, and recently I ran across some old vases with their names on the bottom. I don’t claim to have the same talent level, but I do enjoy a simple bouquet of one or two types of flowers and a bit of foliage to go with them. I try to make sure there are different flowering plants in my landscape so that I have something to pick all year. In my vegetable garden I plant several types of flowers that provide me with bouquets all summer and attract pollinators, too. It’s easy to pick a bunch of flowers when I harvest the vegetables. I am considering planting a cutting garden. I could plant multiples of my favorite flowers and cut many bouquets without stripping my landscape of flowers. If I’m really organized I could start the annual varieties several weeks apart so that I get a progression of first flushes of blooms. For best plant performance, start with well-draining soil and a sunny location. Many one season (annual) flowers may be grown from seed. Fertilizing is important and I use a bloom food. Removing spent flowers (dead-heading) keeps the plants blooming longer. If you are cutting for

bouquets then you won’t have as many to remove. There are numerous types of flowers to use for cut arrangements. These are my favorites: Cosmos ‘Sensation Mix’: an annual daisy flower in pink, white and pinky-red tones. Zinnias: Great in the garden and easy to grow from seed. Varieties range from 6 inch growers to two foot types. Dahlias: Grow from tubers or starts. Get extra mileage with the dark-leaved varieties such as ‘Bishop of Llandaff’. Gladioli: The flower stalks are striking and great for height in a mixed arrangement. Plant the corms several weeks apart to get a succession of blooms. Snapdragons: I can’t resist these charming spiky flowers. Roses: There is so many types that go beyond the typical Valentine’s Day dozen. Miniatures and sweethearts can be mixed in with larger flowered types. English roses are exuberant and usually have an old-fashioned fragrance. Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis): The flowers make a great filler and the foliage is a good foundation. Be aware the plant tends to spread.

Iris: Bearded and Siberian are my favorites. Sweet Peas: They remind me of my grandfather and they’re fragrant. Daffodils: The epitome of spring. Plant different varieties for a longer season. Coral bells (Heuchera): The ones with colored leaves are great for foliage. The flowers add interest. Peruvian Lilies (Alstroemeria): They last so long and I like the detailed markings. Peonies: Their season is short but this is a bold, beautiful flower. Camellias, especially ‘Yuletide’: My go to for something from my garden in the winter. I love to simply float them in a bowl of water. A special mention for tiny bouquets, which I find especially appealing: sweet violets, snow drops and pinks (Dianthus).



By Brenda Powell

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

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Wellness Intuitive Eating

By Kris Denning


Wouldn’t it be great to stop counting calories and fretting over which diet to try next? Wouldn’t it feel amazing to not be preoccupied with what you should and shouldn’t eat, yet still be able to not only reach, but maintain your ideal weight? Mindfulness experts and Nutritionists agree that with Intuitive eating, this is possible. Intuitive eating simply involves being aware and present with your food. While this may seem like something we already naturally do, here a few questions to consider about your own eating habits. Do you only eat when you are hungry? Are you aware of every bite that goes into your mouth and do you notice how long it takes you to chew before you swallow? Do you fully finish one bite, before you take the next bite? once your hunger is satisfied, do you stop eating? If you answered yes to all those questions, then bravo! You are already an Intuitive eater. However, for most of us, the answers to those questions were a resounding, no. In truth, we would be setting ourselves up for failure if we expected to be fully mindful during every single moment of every meal. But certainly, I believe we could all do better.

Nowadays, we are less present than ever when it comes to eating. Food is often eaten quickly in the car, in front of the TV, or while immersed in our little screens. And it’s no coincidence, that as a society, we are suffering with more digestive problems than ever. Irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, bloating, acid reflux, and autoimmune disorders are among the list of many of today’s digestive related ailments. But what if you consciously decided what you were going to eat based on how you felt in the moment? What if you took the time to sit down with your food, minimizing distractions, so you could be truly present and aware of every bite? Perhaps you might not only give thought to where your food came from and what it is doing for your body, but also feel gratitude for that meal. You might choose your food a bit more wisely, based on what would best fuel your body and your level of activity for that day. And, when you do eat a truly decadent treat, you be able to slowly savor every bite.

calories in – calories out, is what it boils down to. You would also become more aware of how your body feels after eating, when sometimes you feel fantastic after a meal, and at other times, you feel wretched. This will help you realize what you should eat more of, and which foods you’re better off without. Life is better when we are present in the moment, and eating is no exception. Intuitive eating takes practice, but even if you only do it some of the time, you’ll be a healthier person for it. So, whether you are dining out at some of these “Best of the Valley” eateries, or picking berries from your garden, take time to smell that delicious food! Immerse yourself in the taste of every bite and chew slowly. Enjoy the process. Food is a gift, treat it as such and it will nourish your body, and your life.

This slower pace of eating will satisfy you with much less food than you may typically eat, naturally helping you to shed pounds. After all,

Kris Kris Denning is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a yoga/pilates teacher at Timberhill Athletic Club. Contact her at



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Our 10th anniversary issue! This issue features the results of our annual, online "Best of the Valley" survey. Congrats winners! Are you loo...

Willamette Living June/July 2019  

Our 10th anniversary issue! This issue features the results of our annual, online "Best of the Valley" survey. Congrats winners! Are you loo...