September/October 2023

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The magazine for Oregon's Willamette Valley LIVING Willamette SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2023 Portland to Eugene & everything in-between! REDMOND APPETIZERS OREGON CITY Valley Pets! +

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Just a quick hop from Eugene, in half the time it takes to watch “Sleepless in Seattle” -- you can be IN Seattle!

Enjoy endless fantastic seafood at Pike Place Market, visit the world famous Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, take the ferry to the San Juans, or just watch the boats coming and going from the shore. You can catch a Seahawks game, or take a trip to the Space Needle for a birds-eye view of the city and beyond.

On the waterfront’s Pier 59, learn all about salmon at the Seattle Aquarium. Meet a few adorable sea otters and watch divers feed the fish!

And for you coffee lovers, don’t miss the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. A “Willy Wonkaesque coffee wonderland where you’ll find exclusive beverages, a coffee library, and more.

Also not to be missed is the Museum of Flight where you can see a Eisenhower-era Air Force One and a lunar rover!

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV model range includes the GLC 300 SUV and GLC 300 4MATIC SUV. Both models come extremely well equipped and will be available in two additional curated trim levels for the U.S. market: Exclusive and Pinnacle. Building upon a host of standard equipment, each trim level showcases a variety of comfort features and technologies, in addition to a range of options to enable customers to further tailor the vehicle to their individual lifestyle.

Inside, the modern, sporty interior features a new floating 12.3-inch digital instrument panel along with an 11.9-inch central display that rises seamlessly from the center console and is slightly angled towards the driver. The latest generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system makes it easy to control comfort and vehicle functions, including the new “Transparent Hood,” available with Surround View in the GLC 300 4MATIC. When

the off-road mode is active at low speeds, the “Transparent Hood” shows a virtual view of under the front of the vehicle on the central display, including the front wheels and their steering position.

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10 Willamette Living Magazine | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2023 SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2023 In This Issue 49 30 36 advERTiSing infORMaTiOn 541-740-9776 18 Art in the Valley 22 The Bookshelf 26 City Gems 38 Day Tripper 70 Real Estate Update 71 Sten: On the Money 72 The Haberdasher 73 Gardening With Brenda 74 Looking Good 75 Kris on Health 76 Drew Talks Fitness 64 A Fabulous Remodel Valley Pets Getaway to Redmond On the Cover: For the Valley Pets issue we're featuring our very own Floor Supervisor, Mr Wee! The magazine for Oregon's Willamette Valley LIVING Willamette 2023 Portland to Eugene & everything in-between! REDMOND APPETIZERS OREGON CITY Valley Pets! + Darn Good Breakfasts + Regulars
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at 25: Highlights from the Permanent Collection SEPTEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 16, 2023 Join in the celebration and enjoy free admission during October, and special events throughout the season.
Lucinda Parker, Star (in the Winner’s Circle), 1979 Frieda Diesing, Male Portrait Mask, 1990 Klickitat-style gathering basket, ca. 1900 Single-handed Pitcher with Swirled Body, 1st-3rd Century CE, Roman
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Publisher's Update


IN THIS ISSUE WE SHARE YOUR PHOTOS OF OUR "VALLEY PETS." We received a slew of submissions this year. Everything from your basic dogs and cats, to Carl the camel! As Mark Twain said, "the more I get to know people, the more I love my dog." Sometimes that's hard to deny. On the cover this time is "Mr Wee" our very own Willamette Life Media National Vice President of Floor Supervision. That's him at the Linus Pauling Middle School field frolicking in the clover during a brief pause from his grueling job checking for crumbs at the office.

As fall approaches, everyone's thoughts turn to food, and Elaine Rea has really put in the miles this time to hunt down a collection of "Darn Good Breakfasts" from one end of the valley to the other. So if you're searching for that perfect pancake, look no further than this issue. It's not easy sampling all that bacon and those baked goods, but somebody has to do it!

We've got our usual compliment of art in the valley in this issue plus a bonus photo album of the Clothesline Sale of Art that took place in Corvallis' Central Park for the first time this year. Spoiler: it was a hit!

We received a head's up from Nicole at Words Out PR that one of our favorites, Visit Tillamook, has a new program where groups can go to the Tillamook Coast and assist non-profits and civic organizations with various projects. It looks like a GREAT way to do some volunteering.

We also have a new contributor in our "Professional Help" section, Drew Skaggs of The SHOP -- fitness and performance in Corvallis. He's going to be doing a fitness column for us. Drew is a sharp cookie and he KNOWS fitness. If you're looking to get in shape, Drew's your man.

Our featured artist for this issue is Beatrice Rubenfeld. Beatrice is a great, local artist, and her work is great too. Check out her feature in our section on the arts.

If you're thinking about getting your home in shape for the holidays, and beyond, we've got an inspirational article this time from Heidi Powell at Corvallis' Powell Construction about a century farm that needed an update. As is always the case with Powell Construction, the finished remodel is stunning.

Elaine also made her way over the pass to do a feature story for this issue on Redmond. Once home to cowboys and sagebrush -- actually still home to cowboys and sagebrush, but with a whole lot more going on! Check it out, you'll want to grab your Stetson, hop on (or in) your Mustang, and ride out for the high desert!

Thanks as always for reading Willamette Living and have a joy, and pumpkin spice filled fall season.

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Hallie Ford Museum of Art Celebrates their 25th!


PROUDLY ANNOUNCES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a student, a scholar, a visitor, or a member of the community, there is something for everyone at the museum. Enjoy free admission during October and come and explore the exhibitions, attend the events and programs, and be part of the museum's journey as it continues to inspire, educate, and engage.

Anniversary festivities will kick off on September 19 with the opening of "The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at 25: Highlights from the Permanent Collection" exhibition. The director, curators, outside scholars, and others joined forces to curate a visual journey that reveals the museum's many hidden treasures, in-

cluding items that will be on view for the first time. The exhibition invites people to make their own connections between the thoughtfully juxtaposed works of art by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Northwest artists, as well as works from around the world, including ancient, traditional, and contemporary art, and pieces from the recently acquired Museum of Contemporary Craft. Visitors will also learn about the evolution of the museum and the key figures and donors who played an instrumental role in making the museum what it is today.

Special events include lectures, Tuesday gallery talks (starting September 19 and continuing through December 12), and other activities that offer guests an opportunity to connect with the museum's collection and mission. On October 3, enjoy cake and refreshments on the museum's

official anniversary and a Gallery Talk with John Olbrantz, the Maribeth Collins Director, at 12:30 p.m. On October 7, the museum invites all ages to participate in Family Activity Day art-making activities between noon and 4 p.m. Later that day at 4:30 p.m., there will be a rededication of Bobby Mercier's welcome figure, "Hayash-Man," a carving that greets visitors to the museum and welcomes all to the traditional lands of the Indigenous Kalapuyan people. Find a full schedule of events at

The museum's journey began in 1998 when it opened its doors to the public. Since then, it has inspired art enthusiasts, students, scholars, and the general public. The development of the permanent collection has been guided by the HFMA staff and its faculty-curators and by the generosity and vision of its many donors


Etruscan Antefix, 525 to 500 BCE, terra cotta, mold-made, with red-brown and black paint, 9.125 x 6.75 x 13 inches, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Maribeth Collins Art Acquisition Fund and the Department of Art History’s Verda Karen McCracken Young Fund.

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Freda Diesing (Haida, 1925-2002), “Male Portrait Mask,” 1990, alder, paint, human hair; 7 x 10 x 4 inches, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, gift of George and Colleen Hoyt. Relief of a Servant, Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2350-2170 BCE, from a tomb at Sakkara, limestone with traces of paint, 15.375 x 10 inches, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, gift of James and Aneta McIntyre.

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and patrons, and is now home to over 11,000 works of art. Over the years, the museum has organized more than 250 exhibitions featuring works by local and national artists and works from around the world and across time. Today the museum is considered a leader in the research on the art of the Northwest and has published 36 books primarily focused on exploring the region's rich artistic scene. In addition, the museum is also home to the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts print archive and actively collaborates with the Pacific Northwest Artist's Archive at the Willamette University Mark O. Hatfield Library.

The Maribeth Collins Director, John Olbrantz, says, "We are thrilled to be celebrating our 25th anniversary and the important role we play as an artistic, cultural, and intellectual resource for


(LEFT) Rick Bartow (Wiyot, 1946-2016), “Hawk Skull Icon 3,” 1988, graphite pastel on paper, 38 x 23.5 inches, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, gift of Lillian Pitt.

Willamette, the city of Salem, the state of Oregon, and beyond. We hope that you will join us in this celebration. Whether you are a long-time museum supporter or a first-time visitor, we welcome you to come and experience the incredible art and culture that the Hallie Ford Museum of Art offers as we reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to an exciting future."

This exhibition has been made possible with funds from the HFMA Exhibition Fund, the Hallie Ford Exhibition Fund, the Maribeth Collins Art Exhibition Fund, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through their Spirit Mountain Community Fund; by advertising support from The Oregonian/Here is Oregon; and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Single-handed Pitcher with Swirled Body, 1st - 3rd Century CE, Roman, 8 x 4.125 x 3.25, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, gift of Richard C. Brockway.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 17201778), “Veduta dell’ Arco di Tito” (View of the Arch of Titus), from “Vedute di Roma” (Views of Rome), 1760, etching, 15 x 24.375 inches, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, gift of the Department of Art and Art History.

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849), “Mishima Pass in Kai province,” 18301832, woodblock print, 10.25 x 15 inches, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, gift of Virginia and Thomas Green.

Mary Henry (American, 1913-2009), “Orange for William,” 1990, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, Maribeth Collins Art Acquisition Fund.

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About the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University

As one of the finest academic art museums in the Northwest, the museum features works by Pacific Northwest and Native American artists and includes a diverse collection of traditional European, American, and Asian art, as well as artifacts that date from antiquity. Frequently changing exhibitions include lectures, special events, tours, artist demonstrations, educational opportunities for children and adults, and important publications.

The museum is located at 700 State St. in Salem. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday. General admission is $8, $5 for seniors; students, and educators (18+ with ID), and children 17 and under are admitted free. Admission is free for everyone on Tuesdays.

For more information, call 503-370-6855 or visit

September 29 to October 21

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Directed by Loriann Schmidt

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Robert Kenta (Siletz, Born 1963), “Dance Skirt,” cotton cloth, pine nut shells, shells, abalone shells, glass beads; 35.5 x 15 inches, collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Art in the Mid-Valley

Summer art festivals are always a fun time and the Clothesline Sale of Art held in August at Central Park in Corvallis was no exception. The Corvallis Art Guild made major changes to the event this year, creating a successful sale for both artists and visitors. The inclusion of other artisan guilds was a welcome addition and showed the depth of our local talent. Organizers John and Debi Friedlander and their team of volunteers did an amazing job and promise a bigger and better event next year.

Our next big art event, held on September 23rd and 24th is the Corvallis Fall Festival, now in its 50th year. While the festival’s quality and reputation are known throughout the Pacific Northwest, they pride themselves on maintaining its roots of having a welcoming, community vibe. All items sold are still handcrafted by carefully selected artisans. The festival hosts over 175 arts and crafts booths in addition to food booths, continuous entertainment on two stages, the children’s Art Discovery Zone, the Young Artists’ Marketplace, a Saturday Night Street Dance, and the Fall Festival Run. For more information go to

When our seasonal rains begin it is time to head indoors for our art needs. Just in time is the Philomath Open Studios Tour and Sale, scheduled for October 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th, from noon to 5pm. You can look forward to visiting artists at partici-

pating wineries and studios where they create with paint, pencil, pastels, fabric, glass, fiber, wood, clay, metal, photos, and jewelry. I will be participating this year as a guest of ceramics artist Jeff Gunn and hope you will visit us and see our work. This is a free self-guided event at locations in and around Philomath. Maps and tour booklets will be available at Distinctive yellow Tour signs along the roadways will keep you on track as you follow the tour.

The Arts Center in Corvallis presents “Dualities,” an exhibit highlighting the extreme fragility and durability in nature. The Dualities exhibit highlights these two extremes in a way that also connects them. Both the individual pieces and the paired exhibits have been created with a sentimentality that reveres our forested landscapes, riparian environments, and natural resources. The clean lines and natural curves in all of the pieces are strikingly similar, and speak to each other in unexpected ways. Ceramic, stone and wood project a feeling of permanence, while cotton, silk and other such fibers are fragile by comparison. The artists present their work in a way that encourages the viewer to see how one extreme resonates with the beauty and value of the other, and collectively present two distinct perspectives for observing our natural environment. They draw upon their surroundings for inspiration. Gabe Babcock primarily

uses found materials, exploring and testing their spatial boundaries, creating works of art that are grounded in the natural world. Roberta Monte James is a fiber artist who uses piecework to abstract her vision and sensibility of her subjects. Her work is often inspired by an aspect of nature or a specific geographical area, and the environmental realities that are affecting them. The show opens on September 21st and ends on October 28th with a reception on September 21st from 5:30 to 7pm.

60th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! Join us to celebrate the many contributions to our creative community as The Arts Center hosts its annual Art for the Heart Gala on October 7th. The event will be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU campus from 6-9pm and will feature both live and online auctions. For tickets or information go to As a prelude to the gala the ever-popular 8x8 Art Gallery will run from September 20th to October 6th at The Arts Center, with an Artist Reception on Thursday, Sept 28th from 5:30-7 pm. Online sales of the 8x8 art pieces opens at 8 pm following the reception and continue until October 6th.

Artist Opportunity! Are you an enthusiastic emerging artist who desires a community and plan to start or pivot your creative business? The Artist Accelerator Residency

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Program offers in-person residencies at The Arts Center on an annual basis. The residencies are 3 months long and begin in early January and end on March 31st. The residency includes a broad range of skill-building opportunities with a particular focus on building, improving, or starting an arts-related business. Artists in the program receive one-on-one coaching sessions, group discussions, curriculum, and expert lectures. The application period opens on September 20th and ends on November 19th. Accepted residents will be notified by December 6th. Residency tuition is $1,000 and partial scholarships are available. This is a great opportunity to jumpstart your artistic career. Website information: artists-in-residence-2 Contact: Claire@theartscenter. net with questions.

The Corvallis Arts Walk (CAW) is a grass-roots art walk that takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Galleries, studios, arts and 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 the Visit Corvallis office, 113 SW 3rd Street, Alley Suite 101, Corvallis.

Artist Quote of the month: “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

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What's new at River Gallery?

River Gallery is celebrating 25 years in October!

We are excited to bring you an outstanding group of abstract Oregon artists in September! They have worked together since 2020 and have developed a close, creative relationship that shows in their work.

The artists: Donna Henderson, Teresa Myrmo, Jan Lintz, Susan Thomas, and Mary Garrard

A reception is planned for Saturday, September 9th, from 2 pm to 4pm. Please join us for art, refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists.

Artists' statement:

“Interbeing” group of abstract artists was founded in August 2020 during a weekly Zoom open studio initially led by Eugene artist Zoë Cohen. The group began amidst the uncertainty and isolation of the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic and was an essential source of support as we faced the challenging conditions of the pandemic. Although we initially met online, we forged such a strong connection that we have continued to meet weekly, mostly online, ever since. We have now had two group exhibits with a third scheduled for November, 2023. The restrictions of the pandemic challenged each of us to adapt our art practice to new circumstances. We inspired and encouraged each other, and in the process received the healing and hope that both art and community effect. We each have found freedom and new directions in our art practice. While our individual artistic esthetics are distinct and specific, we influence each other’s work in sometimes subtle, sometimes surprising ways, for example by related color palettes or compositional elements. This is an organic process that may happen indirectly without conscious intention. An intentional way we do this is by trading “starts” (work in early stages) for another artist to continue and complete. These collaborative pieces have enabled us to look at our own art with fresh ideas as well as being a lot of fun. While the “warp” of our individual work remains distinct, the “weft” reflects the conversation of the collective as well as the times in which we make our art.

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"Interbeing" a group show Sept 7 - Oct 1

Associates Show

October 2023

Beginning October 7th, 2023 we invite you to celebrate River Gallery Associate Artists art creations. The art mediums include metal work, ceramics, paintings, …. which will visually intrigue admirers. This exhibit will continue through the month of October 2023.

Our Associate Artists are:

Dan Wenger

Dean Hanson

James L. Hockenhull

Jo Hockenhull

Marla Brummer

Morgen Brodie

Nathelle Norfleet

Pat Cochran

Rich Bergeman


William Shumway

River Gallery 184 S. Main St Independence, OR 97351 503-838-6171

Window Exhibit Artists for September + October Gerry Brehm and Sheryl Thompson

The window showcase will be outdoor garden art by Gerry Brehm and Sheryl Thompson. Ceramics and metal sculptures can be a year round source of art to enhance your garden living space. Ceramic totems and metal sculpture stakes will be featured alongside other garden items.

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The Beloved Family Tradition Finally Returns, Featuring An Award-Winning Global Ensemble Of 40 Professional Ballet Artists From 15+ Countries

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet returns to the LaSells Stewart Center on November 13th, 2023. This year marks the 31st annual North American tour of this beloved family tradition, created by world-renowned ballet virtuosos, that brings together and illuminates the finest in the field. The 2023 production showcases a record number of international talent, starring principal dancers from the great opera houses of Ukraine and 40 world-class artists from Japan, Italy, Turkey, and more. This year holds exciting surprises as it introduces a fresh character and incorporates innovative new choreography that blends classical ballet with cutting-edge circus techniques. One of the highlights is the inclusion of a talented Cyr Wheel artist, adding an intriguing element to the performance.

“The international scale of the production is truly unique. With Artistic Direction from the birthplace of classical ballet in Kyiv, Ukraine to rising ballet capitals around the world we have built a world class team,” says Dan Talmi, Executive Producer of Talmi Entertainment and the son of co-founders Mary Giannone and Akiva Talmi. “We’re the only nationally touring Nutcracker production, so we strive to top ourselves each year,” he continued. “There is a sense of pride and responsibility when it comes to this show. It has become a holiday tradition in households across the country and our team works year round to give audiences the best of everything - the best talent,

production value, costumes - you name it.”

Produced by Talmi Entertainment, NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet is the most significant touring production of its kind, with over a quarter million tickets sold each year. The 2023 production stars Ukrainian ballerinas- gold medalist Karyna Shatkovskaya - and Honored Artist of Ukraine Elena Pechenyuk as Clara. The Nutcracker Prince is danced by premiere danseurs - gold medalist Batur Buklu from Turkey, and the esteemed Rustem Imangaliev from Kazakhstan. This is also the only production in which Act II takes place in the "Land of Peace and Harmony" and features the signature acro -ballet adagio "Doves of Peace". Exclusive to NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet, “Doves of Peace” features two dancers who come together to form a larger-thanlife dove with a 20-foot wingspan that guides Clara and the Nutcracker Prince through the dreamscape of Dancing Snowflakes to the Prince's home, the Land of Peace and Harmony, where there are no wars and no children suffer. With this beautiful global ensemble, NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet conveys a message of peace and understanding (through the universal language of dance).

In the 2023 production, an exciting addition to the Nutcracker story is the introduction of a new character called The Herald. Representing the spirit of the forest, The Herald plays a vital role in the narrative by announcing the arrival of our heroes and leading a joyous celebration in Clara's honor. During this enchanting sequence, Clara encounters magnificent 10-foot-tall puppets and elegantly dancing couples who symbolize the five great heritages of the world. Each couple bestows a special gift upon Clara,

embodying the unique qualities of their respective cultures. From the Persian Elephant, she receives wisdom; from the Slavic Bear, strength; from the Spanish Bull, courage; from the French Unicorn, honesty; and from the Chinese Dragon, resilience. This delightful addition adds depth and richness to Clara's journey and highlights the unity and diversity of the world around her.

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet is renowned for Broadway-level productions and with the best theatrical designers from around the world featuring the artistry of scenic designers, prop builders, and puppeteers from Czechoslovakia, South Africa, Chuvash, St Petersburg, and New York. The show’s marionettes, crafted in the image of the Nutcracker’s beloved characters Clara, Drosselmeyer, Kissy Doll, and Harlequin, were created by Petre Puppeteer using 3-D modeling and printing. The flock of doves were created by South African creature builder and puppeteer Roger Titley, of War Horse fame, who also created the production’s firebird and peacock that appear in Act II. The current reimagination of the animal puppets were designed by the legendary Nino Novellino and built by America’s finest craftsmen using modern, light-weight techniques. The ballet also features exquisite costumes by Arthur Oliver, and hand painted drops by Scenic Designer Carl Sprague, frequent concept illustrator for filmmaker Wes Anderson. The final spectacle and centerpiece of the last act features a Christmas tree, hand crafted by European artisans, that grows to 100 feet.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Special pricing is available for groups. Call 800-320-1733 or email

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Nestled on the Willamette River just southeast of Willamette Falls, Oregon City has ties to the both the earliest indigenous people and the later settlers to the region. Hudson’s Bay Company’s first land claim was in 1829 at the falls, and the city was established in 1842. Willamette Falls Locks opened in 1873 making possible southbound river travel until they were permanently closed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 2011. Change is afoot for the riverfront with the decommissioning of the last resident papermill below the falls in 2011. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde purchased the site in 2019 and is embarking on a redevelopment plan for the area including habitat restoration and public access with a riverwalk, shopping, and restaurants. The historic downtown is walker-friendly and home to small, local, family-run businesses.

Must Do Willamette Falls

Located 26 miles upstream from the confluence of the Willamette with the Columbia River, horseshoe-shaped Willamette Falls is the largest waterfall by volume in the northwestern United States. Willamette Jetboat Excursions takes tourists to the base of the falls for an unparalleled view from the river. The falls may also be seen from viewpoints off Interstate 205 and US Highway 99E.

End of the Trail Interpretive Center - 1726 Washington Street

The Oregon Trail originated in Independence, MO and 2,170 miles later ended in Oregon City. The city was site of the western-most federal land office so pioneers wishing to stake land claims through the Donation Land Act had to do so there. Opened in 1995, the End of the Trail Interpretive Center works to preserve the history of the trail and region with exhibits, films, and interpretive guides.

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Text & Photos by Elaine Rea Historic Arch Bridge into Downtown

Oregon City Municiple Elevator

6 Railroad Avenue

The 120-foot ride up “Elevator Street,” the only vertical street in North America, it connects the lower historic downtown with the town’s neighborhoods located above on the basalt cliff. The first elevator opened to riders in 1915 and was originally water powered. The current elevator was built in 1955 by Otis Elevator and continues to operate as one of only four municipal elevators in the world. It is free to ride.

Bistro Cubano OC

709 Main Street

Offering Cuban hits like Island Bowls and Cubano sandwiches, Bistro Cubano has been neighborhood gathering spot since 2018. Family owned and run, they have patio seating with views of Main Street and the Willamette River, and their Caribbean drinks menu pairs well with the authentic cuisine.

Ghoul Galllery

619 Main Street

An “Odditorium” filled with “curiosities,” Ghoul Gallery is a local gem with a world-wide following. On Main Street for 10 years, but in the Halloween business for over 25, the store specializes in highend collectibles and décor. The aisles are stocked floor-to-ceiling with Halloween-themed merchandise and Hursula, the shop hearse, is often parked out front. They sponsor “Nightmare on Main Street,” an annual event in mid-October, with live music and store specials. Most of their customers shop their on-line store but visiting in person is a treat!

Must Eat Black Ink Coffee

503 Main Street

Black Ink Coffee shares space with White Rabbit Books & Gifts ( in a rehabbed, 100-year-old building. They serve up coffee, tea, and kombucha, and Pacific NW wines, beers, and ciders along with locally sourced baked goods from Dos Hermanos, Portland Bagelworks, and vegan selections from Shoofly.

Must Shop

You Can Leave Your Hat On

212 Seventh Street

This specialty shop carries men’s and women’s hats for all occasions: turbans to fascinators, fedoras to berets, in petite to extra-large. They specialize in hard-tofind styles and can assist customers who are experiencing hair loss. In downtown Oregon City for 12 years, the staff will help with fitting and finding the perfect hat from their extensive inventory.

Bridgeview Beer & Wine Supply

622 Main Street

Open for 30 years, Bridgeview supplies the do-it-yourselfer with everything to brew, distill, and ferment beer, wine, cider, mead, soda pop, and cheese. The densely packed store has a selection of instructional books, raw ingredients such as yeast and hops, and equipment like kettles, presses, and bottling gear… truly a one-stop shop.

Mi Familia Wood Fired Pizzeria

701 Main Street

On a busy, downtown corner in Oregon City for 15 years, the mother-and-son owners have a menu featuring Italian favorites and a full bar. The stars of the show though are their wood-fired, hand-tossed pizzas loaded with fresh ingredients. We found ours to be exceptional!


Adult (zero proof)


IN RECENT YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN A GROWING TREND TOWARDS NON-ALCOHOLIC OR "ZERO PROOF" BEVERAGES. Whether you're looking to cut back on your alcohol intake, are the designated driver for the evening, or just don't feel like drinking alcohol, there are now more options than ever for adults who want to enjoy a delicious and sophisticated drink without the alcohol.

One of the most popular categories of zero proof beverages is mocktails, or non-alcoholic cocktails. These beverages are made using many of the same ingredients as their alcoholic counterparts, but without the addition of alcohol. This means that they can be just as flavorful and sophisticated as their boozy counterparts, without the potential negative effects of alcohol.

One of the benefits of mocktails is that they are often lower in calories than alcoholic cocktails, making them a good choice for those watching their waistlines. They are also a great option for designated drivers and other adults who need to stay sober. In addition, mocktails can be enjoyed by people of all ages, making them a perfect choice for family gatherings and other events where not everyone may want to drink alcohol.

Here are three delicious zero proof mocktail recipes to try:

Strawberry Basil Smash: This refreshing mocktail combines the flavors of strawberry and basil for a unique and delicious drink.

To make it, simply muddle a handful of fresh strawberries and a few basil leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add a splash of simple syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice, and then fill the shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a strawberry and a basil leaf.

Cucumber Mint Mojito: This zero proof take on the classic mojito is light and refreshing, perfect for a summer day. To make it, muddle a few slices of cucumber and a handful of mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Add a squeeze of lime juice and a splash of simple syrup, and then fill the glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a mint sprig.

Raspberry Lime Rickey: This fruity mocktail is a twist on the classic gin fizz. To make it, combine a handful of raspberries, a squeeze of lime juice, and a splash of simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add a few ice cubes and shake well. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a raspberry and a lime wedge.

In addition to mocktails, there are also many non-alcoholic alternatives to beer, wine, and spirits available on the market. These options are typically made using the same ingredients as their alcoholic counterparts, but are processed in a way that removes the alcohol. This means that they can be enjoyed by people of all

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ages and are a good choice for designated drivers and others who need to stay sober.

While zero proof beverages can be a great option for those looking to cut back on their alcohol intake or who need to stay sober, it's important to remember that they are not a magic cure-all. It's still possible to consume too many calories or sugar through non-alcoholic drinks, so it's important to be mindful of your intake.

Overall, the trend towards zero proof beverages means that there are now more options than ever for adults who want to enjoy a delicious and sophisticated drink without the alcohol. Whether you prefer mocktails, non-alcoholic beers, wines, or spirits, there are many tasty options to choose from.

FALL COLOR | 29 Gather up the kids and come join Corvallis Parks & Recreation for these FREE fun Fall activities! Looking for some Family Fun? Children’s Halloween Party C3 Family Fun Night Saturday, October 28, 5–7pm Corvallis-Benton County Public Library First Fridays starting October 6, 5–7pm Corvallis Community Center

The Valley Pets are here! Get ready to say 'aww' at our two and four legged friends living their best lives here is the valley.


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Beatrice Rubenfeld

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WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD I DREW TINY STICK FIGURES, SO MY PARENTS TOLD ME I COULD BE AN ARTIST IF I WANTED WHEN I GREW UP. They later gave me a Brownie camera, which inspired me to express myself through painting. Then I was presented with a paint-by numbers oil paint set. I realized at a young age that I could express myself better with paint than with my Brownie.

It became apparent to me that I needed to brush up on my drawing skills, and I found that there was plenty of time to practice drawing during math and writing class in high school. Perhaps that’s why I don’t paint by numbers anymore.

When I got through high school I went to the San Francisco Art Institute, where I was completely content. There were all kinds of art things tempting me to try them. After a year in San Francisco, I took off to see the beautiful state of Oregon. I was ecstatic about Oregon. I never went back to the city.

I resumed my art studies at OSU, starting with ceramics, and apprenticed with local potter, Dale Donovan for a few years.

I also went to farrier school to learn blacksmithing and horse shoeing, and then married a horse logger. We started a family, and I attended OSU and majored in painting. It was great fun, but there was never enough painting time so when I graduated from OSU, I was finally able to spend all my time painting.

When my garage filled up with paintings, I realized I would need to sell my art. I juried into shows, and galleries. I took workshops and painted in plein air with Vistas and Vineyards. I joined a cooperative gallery where I can choose what I want to offer for sale. I still have that garage full of paintings at my gallery, Studio Beatrice in Corvallis. I bring my finished work there from my home studio in the coast range. I focus on working with Art in the Valley gallery in downtown Corvallis, and I open Studio Beatrice by appointment.

I continue to be inspired by the beauty of nature, including water, landscapes, and living creatures. Colors, light and atmosphere engage my imagination. Lately I have been interested in backlit subjects, which adds a few different colors to my palette. I am obsessed with color, and though I am very picky about my paint, I am less fussy about my brushes since I use so many different tools for my paint application. Applying paint to the support and mixing colors is instinctual. When I realized that I could do my color mixing on the canvas, I was free. I am in paradise. I paint paradise. It’s what I want to do.

I rely on serendipity for my patrons to find me at Studio Beatrice, and at Art in the Valley where my art is always on display. I am beginning to paint over many of my older paintings to make room in that garage, but I am always painting more. I’m depending on art patrons to help me clean out the garage.

I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoy painting them.

Studio Beatrice 230 NW 6th St. Corvallis, OR 97330 541-456-4971

By Appointment

Art in the Valley 209 SW 2nd St. Corvallis, OR 97333 541-752-0811




Conundrum House’ newest immersive events encourage you to dress up to align with the Afternoon Tea themes. We offer four different sittings:

• STEAMPUNK, taking a page from H.G. Wells, Mary Shelley and Jules Verne

• GOTHIC inspired by American authors Edgar Allen Poe and Nathanial Hawthorne

• HAUNTED, taking its cues from the 1963 suspense horror film The Haunting

• LONDON 1888 inspired by the adventures of Sherlock and Enola Holmes.

The costume tea parties will run through the fall. Seats are $55/ Guest and may be booked online at https://conundrumhouse. com/TeaParties


Chef Talus of Whimsy Supper Club prepares a scrumptious seasonal menu consisting of a variety of 3 tea sandwiches, 2 scone varieties, and a scrumptious tea cake accompanied by a lovely variety of teas sourced fresh from Oregon Coffee & Tea. Tea varieties include a green, an herbal and a black with ingredients for the edibles coming directly from local farms and the Farmers Market.

If Guests have food allergies or preferences, Chef Talus includes options to accommodate those needs as well.


Conundrum House provides the setting, complete with vintage tea cups, a parlor game or two (for example: Tarot reading, Ouija board, storytelling card game), and a tea reading by Conundrum House's co-conspirator, Adrienne - a skill inherited from her Viking great-grandmother, Madame Andersen.

Game options are selected to align with the theme from our vast collection at Conundrum House: Ouija board, Mysterium Park (a short version), or the escape game Ghost in the Attic, Gothic games such as Addams Family board game, Edward Gorey’s Dracula or Gothic Tarot, a highly rated Steampunk card game, challenging lock boxes crafted from wood that are quite magnificent (they were a Kickstarter acquisition), and as an icebreaker a set of art cards we use for a storytelling game.

We are all-inclusive, especially when it comes to costumes. Wear what you feel most comfortable in (well, certain exceptions may be necessary…haha!). We believe that donning a themed outfit is part of the excitement and creates a mindset that guides you to a deeper immersive experience. We have culled costume inspirations for each theme on our Pinterest page. CoConspirator Adrienne Fritze is always happy to discuss ideas with you! Reach out to her at

Ready to take on the adventure? Book your seat for the next Afternoon Tea that suits your fancy!

Afternoon Teas are currently held at Conundrum House’s Saunders Room 460 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis second floor • suite 9 (541) 224-8114 •

Entrance is in the middle of the block, adjacent to Castor Restaurant

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THE ANNUAL .3K ALBANY BEER “RUN” IS SET FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2023 STARTING AT THE CALAPOOIA BREWERY IN ALBANY, OREGON. This is a Lions Club fundraising event, hosted in partnership with Calapooia Brewing and Deluxe Brewing Company, with proceeds from the event benefiting Canine Companions (

The day of the event will begin with a beer garden at Calapooia Brewing, opening to participants at 11:00am, with the race starting at noon. The race will conclude at Deluxe Brewing Company, at 635 NE Water Ave.

Dedicated to the below-average athlete and weekend warrior in all of us, the Albany Beer “Run” features a delicious craft beer from Calapooia Brewing before and Deluxe Brewing after the fun run with a carb-loading station in between, food cart, and other refreshments available on-site. Come and enjoy this event with your friendly two and four legged best friends.

The event is pet friendly, and both brewery locations are family friendly, however craft beer-drinking runners must be 21+ to participate.

Register now for good food, good drink, and good fun for a great cause! To register, visit for more information.

Pre-registration is now open through September 9th, 2023 and includes: event entry, an Albany Beer “Run” commemorative Tee-Shirt (only when pre-registered by August 20), a medal, an oval sticker for your car, Two beer tickets for beer in the beer garden (must be 21 or over of course. Please bring valid ID and cash.)

Day-of registration is available on Saturday, race day, at the Calapooia Brewery at 10:30 am. It will still cost you $25 and you won’t receive a commemorative T-shirt.

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Getaway to Redmond

Photos & Words by Elaine Rea

Located in Central Oregon’s High Desert, Redmond is a smaller city just north of Bend, the Deschutes County seat. In recent years however, many businesses have opened in the original downtown strip, revitalizing, and refreshing the area. In addition to the dry climate, Redmond boasts 320 sunny days a year, just the recipe for outdoor

activities and a nice break from wetter Western Oregon. Redmond opened Centennial Park in 2010 to commemorate the 1910 incorporation of the city. At the corner of Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, the family-friendly park features a playground, picnic area, artwork, and during summer months, a splash pad.

Mid-Valley Connection

Corvallis native, Elizabeth Foster, recently relocated to Redmond, took her skills as a real estate professional, and joined the newly opened Harcourts The Garner Group’s office downtown. Her enthusiasm for the town inspired us to visit and we couldn’t agree more that there is much to see and do here.

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Cline Falls State Viewpoint

Places to Stay

Juniper Lodge at Juniper Preserve

65600 Pronghorn Club Drive, Bend •

Juniper Lodge is in an amenities-rich resort with golf courses, a spa, and outdoor swimming pools. The property also offers tours of nearby lava tube caves, including a “sunset tour” option. The pioneer-era Huntington Wagon Road between Klamath Falls and The Dalles borders the property to the west and is a perfect route for horseback riding. Bikes are also available for rent and the dining options ensure you won’t need to leave the property once you’ve arrived.

521 SW 6th Street; Suite 100 •

Located in the 1906-built “New Hotel Redmond,” the newlyrestored SCP Hotel Redmond opened in 2019. The hotel has a bright but cozy lobby with a stone fireplace and in addition to accommodations, has events, working spaces, and four eateries. Provisions Market is next door serving espresso, breakfast treats, and grab-n-go options. The Wayfarer Club opens for happy hour and their cocktail menu has seasonal specialties. Terra Kitchen serves dinner from a “plant-forward” menu and the seasonally open Rooftop, with mountain and city views in a garden setting, has a small-plate menu and brunch on Sundays. Their guest rooms options include “Peaceful”, TV, radio-, and clock-free spaces to enhance relaxation!

SCP Hotel Redmond Juniper Lodge at Juniper Preserve Lobby of SCP Hotel Redmond Redmond Mural Redmond Sign
Art in Centennial Park

Things to See & Do

Smith Rock State Viewpoint

With Cascade Mountain views, deep river canyons, and stunning rock formations, Smith Rock is a popular destination for wildlife observers, hikers, rock climbers and mountain bikers. The park is located 9.5 miles northeast of downtown Redmond and tent camping sites are available on a no-reservation, first-come basis. The trails are well-maintained and future plans include a new visitor’s center. Parking requires a pass which can be purchased at several kiosks in the park.

Cline Falls is a relaxing spot on the Deschutes River with shaded picnic tables and meandering trails along the river. The park is day-use and has good river access for wading, fishing, and bird watching.

Nine miles north of downtown Redmond on US Highway 97, this wayside is the best spot to access the decommissioned Crooked River High Bridge, built in 1926 and retired in 2000. This steel, arch bridge is open to pedestrians who want to take can’t-miss photographs of the Crooked River Gorge from nearly 300 feet above the canyon floor. Parking, a picnic area, and restrooms are also on-site.

Petersons Rock Garden & Museum 7930 SW 77th Street •

Just re-opened in 2023, this 88-year-old roadside attraction is getting a make-over while retaining its original charm. Established in 1935 by Rasmus Peterson, the four-acre park boasts his original rock castles, monuments, and sculptures and although it remained in the Peterson family, fell into disrepair, and was closed in 2017. An adventurous, non-profit team has embarked on cleaning the grounds and restoring the rock structures and museum, kept company by a flock on peacocks and peahens, in an effort to make this nationally recognized, historic gem a destination for new generations of Oregonians.

Cline Falls State Viewpoint 7100 OR Highway 126 Smith Rock State Viewpoint Peter S. Ogden State Viewpoint Peter S. Ogden State Viewpoint
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Petersons Rock Garden & Museum

Places to Shop

Serving Redmond for 16 years, this independent bookstore sponsors book clubs and highlights work by local authors and artists. They have a cozy reading area for kids and a bookcase full of staff picks … all under the watchful eye of the shop kitty!

Born to be Wild is the only children’s boutique in town carrying new apparel, with sizes from Infant 0-24 months to 2T-6Y, for boys and girls. They moved to their current location, a light, airy industrial-esque space, in early 2023. Besides clothing, some from modern fabrics like bamboo, they stock accessories, toys, books, and gifts, and they host seasonal events for the enjoyment of their young customers.

This western-inspired store has clothing for men and women, shoes, boots, and accessories. They also have home décor and furnishings. Visit Suede, the “shop dog,” and ask about their pet accessories like tooled-leather collars. The store puts on “Sip, Snack, & Shop” nights for seasonal specials and folks are invited to join Peackcock’s “Yellowstone” watch parties in their Dutton Den! Check out their online store.

Herringbone Bookstore • 422 SW 6th Street Reading Area at Herringbone Books Born to Be Wild • 223 SW 6th Street Cares & Whoas • 436 SW 6th Street Children's Clothing at Born to Be Wild
at Little Bird
Western Apparel at Cares & Whoas

More Places to Shop

Arome Kitchen is an expansive shop stocking kitchen wares, oil & vinegar, spices, and gourmet foods. They have a teaching kitchen for cooking classes. In the front window with views of 6th Street is a wine bar serving flights and by-the-glass specials along with a small-plates menu. The space is available to rent for private parties and events.

On the corner of SW 6th and W Deschutes Avenue, Desert Prairie opened in December 2022 in a former bank building that had sat vacant for 20 years. The revamped store features resort and travel apparel, and jewelry and accessories. They have Central Oregon-themed gifts like Redmond hoodies, t-shirts, and coffee mugs that are also available online.

Places to Eat

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Arome Kitchen • 432 SW 6th Street Desert Prarie • 404 SW 6th Street; Suite 100 Oil and Vinegar at Arome Kitchen Meat & Cheese platter and Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps at Feast Food Company Resort Wear at Desert Prarie

Feast Food Company

546 NW 7th Street •

Feast started as a food truck but in December 2022, moved to their corner building with indoor and outdoor seating. They are open for lunch and dinner, and for brunch on Sundays. The chefs partner with local farms for produce and meat so the menu changes with seasonal availability and their pastry chef makes all of the deserts in-house with scratch-made pastry.

Junction Roastery

708 SW Deschutes Avenue •

Locally owned and next to Centennial Park, Junction Roastery is a coffee shop and community gathering place. They roast their beans in-house and their baked goods are both theirs and from Sisters Bakery. Their wall art is by local artists, rotated four times a year, and is available for purchase. There is a large, sunny deck out front.

General Duffy's Waterhole

404 SW Forest Avenue •

General Duffy’s is a hub of activity as: a taproom for a pod of food carts, a concert venue with a full slate of live music acts throughout the summer, hosts for trivia and comedy nights, and home to a farm-to-fresh brewpub called Annex Kitchen. Be sure to check their website for a full calendar of events.

Sweet Stuff

950 SW Veterans Way •

The meals at Mo’s start with complimentary coffee cake and get better from there! In business for five years, they have become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Despite being busy, their kitchen is quick, and the servers are friendly. We loved their California Benedict with O’Brien potatoes.

445 SW 6th Street •

Ida’s Cupcake Café opened in Bend in 2008 and with the addition of their downtown Redmond location in 2020, their popularity is spreading. Choose a cupcake from their menu and they will frost it on the spot. Or try a Cake Parfait served in a jar. They have vegan and gluten-free options and take orders for custom cakes.

Westside Taco



One of the food carts at General Duffy’s, owned by Frenchtrained chefs serving multi-cultural street food. Everything is from scratch and their specialty tacos, start with homemade tortillas and sauces. Their fusion blends know no bounds and they cater events too.

This locally owned chocolate shop opened three years ago and sells handmade fudge, hot chocolate bombs, and truffles of all sizes and flavors. They have aisles filled with classic, nostalgic candy that provides customers a sweet walk down Memory Lane!

Ida’s Cupcake Café Sweet Oasis • 425 SW 6th Street Mo’s Egg House Coffee Cake at Junction Roastery General Duffy's Waterhole Cupcakes at Ida's Truffle Case at Sweet Oasis California Benedict at Mo's Egg House Street Tacos at Westside Taco Co.
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Considering Botox? What is it, and Is Botox Right For You?


Here's how it works:

Neuromuscular Blockade: Botox works by temporarily weakening muscles in specific areas of the face. It does this by blocking nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. Botox prevents the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contraction, at the neuromuscular junction.

Wrinkle Reduction: Many facial wrinkles and lines are caused by repetitive muscle contractions over time. These contractions create creases in the skin. By weakening the muscles responsible for these contractions, Botox reduces the movement that causes wrinkles, resulting in smoother skin.

Injection Process: Botox is administered through injections directly into the targeted facial muscles. The procedure is relatively quick and usually requires no anesthesia. It might cause slight discomfort, and there can be minor bruising or swelling at the injection site, which typically subsides quickly.

Results: It takes a few days to start seeing the effects of Botox, and the full results become apparent within about two weeks. The effects are temporary, typically lasting around three to six months, as the nerve signals gradually start to reconnect with the muscles.

Maintenance: To maintain the desired results, individuals often need to undergo regular Botox treatments. Over time, some individuals find that the effects can last longer with repeated treatments, as the muscles can become conditioned to be less active.

It's important to note that while Botox is generally considered safe when administered by a qualified medical professional, there can be side effects and risks associated with its use. Common side effects may include temporary bruising, swelling, or headaches. More serious side effects are rare but can include unintended muscle weakening or drooping if the injection is not accurately placed. Therefore, it's essential to consult with a licensed medical practitioner before undergoing any Botox treatment and to follow their guidance for a safe and effective outcome.



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Happy Anniversary!



My association with the festival began in 1978 at age 12. That year my boy scout troop oversaw the children’s activity area, and I was put in charge of the children’s wood sculpture gluing area. This “glue-in” had been a tradition at the festival since year one and featured assorted sizes of wood pieces to fire the imagination of the children. I enjoyed watching the kids’ creativity as well as helping them with their project. I cannot recall how many bottles of glue we went through that weekend,

but I had plenty of glue on my clothes and hands by the time it was over.

The festival was organized by the Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce as a community event in and around Central Park to welcome the Oregon State University students back to town. There were 100 participating artisans along with entertainment, kids’ activities, and food booths.

During the 1980s, I witnessed the festival’s growth. More artisans were invited to participate, a wine garden was added to feature local wineries, and the event’s popularity grew.

The 1990s brought more change. In 1992, to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary,

Kids activity, 1985

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Vintage Courthouse View

I led the effort to expand and relocate the food booths and main stage entertainment onto Monroe Avenue. That year, the festival was a three-day event.

The festival remained under the auspices of the Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce until February 1994. A change of leadership and philosophy at the Chamber prompted the Board of Directors to spin off the festival to become an independent notfor-profit entity with its own Board of Directors and organizing committee.

In the 2000s, the festival continued to expand with more artists invited to participate. A fine arts showcase was added to feature the works of the participating artists. A young artists’ marketplace was started to give children 18 and under an opportunity to sell their handcrafted items and a children’s entertainment stage was added to allow children to perform.

While the festival’s quality and reputation is now known throughout the Pacific Northwest and west coast, we pride ourselves on maintaining its roots of having a welcoming, community vibe and keeping admission to the event and all concerts and activities completely free.

All items sold are still handcrafted by artisans. The festival hosts over 170 arts and crafts booths in addition to food booths supporting local charities, continuous, diverse entertainment on two stages, the children’s Art Discovery Zone, the Young Artists’ Marketplace, and the Fall Festival Run. Save the date for September 23 and 24 and plan to celebrate with us at the Saturday Night Street Dance with Outer Orbit featuring Arietta Ward!

The Corvallis Fall Festival

Celebrate 50 years of the Corvallis Fall Festival! Come to Central Park and browse extraordinary art under the trees, meet old friends and have lunch in the expanded food court. This Best of the Valley event boasts two full stages of diverse entertainment for the whole family -- make plans to boogie down at the Saturday Night Dance with Outer Orbit featuring Arietta Ward! The Art Discovery Zone is full of art-making and performances for the kids. Admission, festival shuttle, and all activities are free. One of the premiere events in the Willamette Valley, the Fall Festival among downtown Corvallis’ fall colors, is a weekend not to be missed.

Sept 23 & 24 in Corvallis’ Central Park for more:

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A Modern Rustic Luxury Suite

WHEN A PROPERTY HAS BEEN IN A FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS IT IS A PRIZE THAT DESERVES TENDER CARE AND ATTENTION. THAT IS THE CASE WITH THIS CENTURY FARM LOCATED IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY. In the 1980’s, the family built a beautiful home on the land that had been passed from generation to generation. They loved the home and raised their family within its walls. Eventually their daughter moved out, a grandchild was born, and the time came when the homeowners were ready for a whole house remodel, one that would reflect their current modern rustic style.

This is just a glimpse of the remodel, focusing on the couple’s primary suite, the crown jewel of this stunning project. Inspired by luxury hospitality design, we wanted to enhance and work with the natural light in the suite. Our concept for the color scheme of the project was focused on the homeowner’s favorite “warm sweater” colors. We remodeled and reconfigured the entire bathroom and bedroom so that from first entry, you have a beautiful view of the room. Accentuating the tall, vaulted ceilings, we added wall washing sconces, a chandelier hanging from the beam, and a nook for a beautiful antique armoire.

A luxurious walk-in closet adjoins the primary bedroom. Custom cabinetry takes advantage of every square inch of space, with adjustable shelves and the perfect balance of open to closed areas. We designed shelving specifically for handbags with a bifold door and drawers sized perfectly for jewelry.

No detail was missed in the design of this walk-in closet. Each accessory now has its own space. What a way to stay tidy! *If you’d like to see more stunning photos of this entire project, please visit our interior remodel portfolio online. Get inspired for your own project!!

In the bathroom long, pendant lights hang from the vaulted ceiling and extra tall custom mirrors accentuate the height of the room. A black quartz countertop with warm veining and dark mahogany cabinetry makes a bold statement against the neutral backdrop of the other finishes. The bathroom has a curbless walk-in shower. It also features a custom vanity with a touch screen lighted mirror which is the perfect place to get ready for the day.

Off the hallway, we designed an elevated powder room that is a moody gem. It fea-

tures a striking wall-hung limestone sink with brushed gold exposed plumbing and fixtures. A Turkish “Silver Shadow” marble wraps the room in a wainscoting detail to add interest. Statement oil rubbed bronze light fixtures with glass details make the room glow. A warm yet neutral mauve washes the walls and ceiling.

Flowing from room to room, this home that is part of the family’s heritage, reflects the personal style of the couple. It is a beautiful legacy to the family history begun so many years ago.

Paint Picks: From top to bottom - Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173, Benjamin Moore Evening Gown CSP-375, Devine Piping

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Bouquet Bar Workshop & GOAT


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2-Hour Workshop Includes:

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Holiday Entertaining: Appetizer Ideas

WHEN IT COMES TO ENTERTAINING, APPETIZERS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE MENU. NOT ONLY DO THEY SET THE TONE FOR THE MEAL TO COME, BUT THEY ALSO PROVIDE A DELICIOUS WAY TO WHET YOUR GUESTS' APPETITES. Whether you're planning a casual get-together or a formal dinner party, having a selection of tasty appetizers on hand is always a good idea.

One of the most popular appetizers is the humble cheese plate. Whether you opt for a selection of artisanal cheeses or go for more familiar favorites, a cheese plate is always a crowd-pleaser. For added variety, include a variety of crackers, breads, and accompaniments such as honey, fruit, and nuts. Another classic appetizer is the crudité platter, which features a selection of raw vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and radishes, arranged on a platter and served with a dipping sauce such as ranch or hummus. This light and refreshing appetizer is a healthy option that is perfect for spring and summer gatherings.

If you're looking for something a little heartier, consider serving up a platter of sliders. These mini sandwiches can be filled with all sorts of tasty ingredients, from pulled pork and beef sliders to turkey and avocado sliders. They're easy to make and are always a hit with guests.

For a more elegant appetizer, consider serving up a selection of canapés. These bite-sized morsels can be as simple or as sophisticated as you like, and can be made with a wide variety of ingredients such as smoked salmon, goat cheese, and caviar.

If you're feeling adventurous, why not try your hand at making your own sushi rolls? While they may seem intimidating at first, sushi rolls are actually quite easy to make and can be filled with all sorts of delicious ingredients. All you need is a little bit of practice and some good quality sushi rice, seaweed wrappers, and fillings such as cooked shrimp, avocado, and cucumber.

No matter what appetizers you choose to serve, it's always a good idea to have a variety of options to accommodate different dietary needs and preferences. This can include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, as well as options for those who prefer more traditional fare.

Overall, there are countless delicious and creative appetizers to choose from. Whether you opt for classic cheese plates and crudité platters or go for more creative options such as sliders, canapés, and sushi rolls, there's something for every taste and occasion. So why wait? Get creative and start planning your next appetizer spread today!

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Adopt this dog


Dog Stats:

Age: 6 years, 7 days

Weight: 49 lbs

Gender: Female (spayed)

Breed: Shephed / Terrier, maybe?

I’m really sweet and I love other dogs and people. I can’t wait to have a permanent home, so come and get me, I need some more friends!

More about me:

Likes: Tennis balls, playing, people

Dislikes: Asparagus

Adopt me by calling Heartland Humane Society at 541-454-6526 I can't wait to meet you!

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Renew your sense of purpose at the Tillamook Coast

Turn visiting into volunteerism through learning and stewardship

Visitors are adopting the Tillamook Coast volunteer culture with enthusiasm and initiative. Throughout the past year, the Tillamook Coast Visitors Association has made a concerted effort to build a culture of thoughtful stewards. TCVA is looking for schools, work groups, churches, community organizations and families to help care for the natural areas in the beautiful, diverse locations all along the 70-mile Tillamook Coast.

Tillamook Coast Volunteer Adventures debuted this summer with two volunteer adventures: Girl Scouts Service Unit 14, Troop #45210, plan to learn about, clean up and make art from marine debris the weekend of Aug. 25-27. A group of Linfield University students and faculty will be performing stewardship projects at Alder Creek Farm in Nehalem October 7-9.

“My hope is that our volunteer adventures program will help create a deeper awareness of how special this place is,” says Dan

Haag, TCVA Director of Trails, Outdoor Recreation and Accessibility. “The Tillamook Coast is not just a pass-through vacation or a place to buy t-shirts. We want our visitors to understand and care about local stewardship and conservation as our residents do. The best part is, there are plenty of local non-profits that could use the volunteer help. They run on volunteer power and often can’t get to their projects.”

TCVA will design a custom adventure to fit your groups’ needs, featuring itineraries of one to two and a half days. Meals, transportation, lodging and activities are included. Tools and supervision are provided by the host organization.

Crews typically consist of 8-15 volunteers, as well as a TCVA staff member. If you know of a group or would like to put together a group to create your own volunteer adventure, contact Haag at 503-842-2672 or email

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Adapting With Joy

Helping Dogs Adjust to Seasonal Changes

As the air turns crisper, the shift from summer to fall brings changes in routines for both humans and dogs. With the return to work and school schedules, many dogs show signs of restlessness, anxiety, and behavioral changes. Common symptoms of adjustment challenges include excessive barking, destructive behavior, appetite changes, regressions in training and increased clinginess.

Dogs form strong routines like the morning walk, midday playtime, or evening cuddles, and they quickly learn to anticipate and relish these moments. With a thoughtful and proactive approach, we can ensure their well-being and happiness during seasonal transitions.

To help your dogs adjust without feeling overwhelmed, transition slowly by starting with short absences and progressively lengthening them. Diminish the stress and anxiety associated with your comings and goings by offering treats and calm praise when leaving and reuniting with your dog. Over time, your dog will learn that your departures are temporary and that you will always come back.

For long absences, arranging a midday break provides social interaction and physical activity. Wonder Dogs’ Tutoring Program can supply your dog with a welcome break from the solitude of the day, allowing them to burn off energy, spiff up their manners and receive some much-needed attention.

Offering enrichment activities like kongs, interactive food-puzzle toys, and licki mats can help alleviate boredom and anxiety when you are physically or mentally absent. Consider using interactive cameras or devices that allow you to check in on your dog and even dispense treats remotely.

Maintain a consistent and predictable schedule to meet your dogs wellness needs with new regular times for feeding, play, exercise, and bathroom breaks. A consistent routine helps dogs adapt more easily, providing a sense of security in knowing what to expect each day. A Wonder Dogs group training class recreates a new routine while teaching manners needed for the new routine. Many of our students’ dogs anticipate and love their group class day!

Our canine companions may need some time to adjust to new routines. By understanding their needs, providing consistency, mental stimulation, and social interaction, we can help our dogs transition smoothly and comfortably into the autumn season. With a little extra care and attention, both humans and dogs can thrive amidst the shifting rhythms of fall work and school schedules.

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Le Patissier


Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds:


3-4 medium-sized beets, peeled and diced

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

4 cups mixed salad greens

1/2 a thinly sliced red onion

1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

1/2 cup sliced almonds

Balsamic vinaigrette dressing


Preheat your oven to 400°F.

Toss the diced beets with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Spread the beets on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for about 25-30 minutes or until they are tender and slightly caramelized.

Let the roasted beets cool slightly.

Place sliced almonds in a dry saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until they are lightly browned.

In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, roasted beets, crumbled goat cheese, red onions, and toasted almonds.

Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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Beet & Chickpee Hummus


2 medium-sized beets, roasted and peeled

1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

3 tablespoons tahini

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil for drizzling

Chopped fresh parsley, black and white sesame seeds for garnish


In a food processor, combine the roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper.

Blend until smooth and creamy. If needed, add a bit of water to achieve your desired consistency.

Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.

Transfer the beet and chickpea hummus to a serving bowl.

Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with chopped parsley and sesame seeds. Serve with pita bread, vegetable sticks, or crackers.

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Darn Good Breakfasts

64 Willamette Living Magazine | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2023 GOOD MORNING! Are you finding yourself wondering where to get a good breakfast in the Willamette Valley? Good news, our intrepid Elaine has checked all over the place and compiled a list for you.
story and photos: Elaine Rea THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY! Cherry Crisp Crunchy Stuffed French Toast at the Starduster Cafe in Independence.

EVERYONE HAS THEIR BREAKFAST FAVORITES AND THE RESTAURANTS THEY HAVE FOUND TO SERVE THE “BEST.” WE SCOURED THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND ARE HAPPY TO REPORT THESE ARE ALL “DARN GOOD” PLACES TO START YOUR DAY! Listed here from north to south, they have scratch-made, locally-sourced, creative, or unique offerings, and in some cases, all of the above. There is but one requirement to visit: go hungry!

Gravy North Portland

3957 N Mississippi Avenue •

On North Mississippi since 2004, Gravy has been a solidlypopular spot while the neighborhood around it has evolved to be one of Portland’s newest success stories. Loyal customers come often to be served by the team of loyal employees and the most popular meal of the day keeps the tables full. We think the must-have hashbrowns served with anything are the best, but we have it on good authority that the Crème brûlée Oatmeal is “darn good” too.

Grits 'N Gravy Downtown


215 SW Sixtth Avenue •

Like a quick trip to the south, Grits ‘N Gravy offers hearty portions of good old down-home favorites. Think chicken and waffles, fried catfish, and things involving pecans. Also think about not eating for a while after visiting this fun restaurant, or perhaps a quick walk to burn off your breakfast – like to Canada! You won’t leave hungry, but you will leave happy! The namesake grits, available with almost everything come in a few preparations, try the fried grits. Family-owned and operated, you’ll love this place.

Diamond Clear is a 190 proof organic alcohol. Ask for Diamond Clear at your local liquor store, or pick some up at the Fireside tasting room in Eugene.

Make your own herbal tinctures! Such as Turmeric, Echinacea, Chamomile, White Pine, Basil or even Cannabis. The pure, organic alcohol in Diamond Clear extracts the beneficial compounds from the herbs of your choice. Just soak for a month and you’re done! Recipes abound online.

Diamond Clear can also be used for craft projects like making your own perfume. It’s quite easy to do, and you can create your own unique, signature scents! And of course, you can use Diamond Clear to formulate your own liquers and cocktails!

Fireside Distillers

4065 W. 11th Suite 47

In Eugene, Oregon 541-255-7643

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An exciting menu of new Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience.

Menus and more at:

Open for dinner

Mon - Thurs 5:00 -- 9:30 Fri & Sat 5:00 - 10:00

136 SW Washington Ave Suite 102, Corvallis 541-753-2222

More Darn Good Breakfasts

Queen’s Chopstick

Not just Chinese food!

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

11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed

11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat

2329 Kings Blvd Corvallis


Jam on Hawthorne Southeast Portland

2239 SE Hawthorne Boulevard •

For over 20 years, Jam on Hawthorne has served neighborhood families from their corner restaurant. Even though they expanded their space 10 years ago, there can still be a wait on the weekends. But they have a full bar and a Mimosas menu so that helps pass the time. They make their own jam (of course) and the sidewalk seating has an excellent vantage point of the bustling street. The Maddie Cakes, lemon-ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote, are popular and delicious.

Homegrown Oregon Foods

Life is busy and eating healthy can be challenging. Homegrown Oregon Foods is an oasis in a sea of fast food. Our food is made with healthy, fresh ingredients at an affordable price, and always 100% gluten free.

Dine in, Pick up, or Delivery

See the website for details.

212 1st. Ave. in Albany 541-971-7174

The Hive Social Oregon City

602 Seventh Street •

Opened in 2020, the local owners’ farm is the source of many of Hive Social’s fresh ingredients. They make everything inhouse right down to the hot sauce. The brunch menu can lean to the spicy side and their Nashville Hot Chicken does not disappoint. They offer Mimosa flights with seasonal series like Blood Orange, Lavender Lemon, and Hibiscus Rhubarb. They welcome families and Aebelskivers (Danish pancakes) top the kid’s menu!

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Fat Milo's Family Kitchen Sherwood

16147 SW Railroad Street •

For 13 years, Fat Milo’s has been family-owned and operated in sleepy, downtown Sherwood. They bake their bread and biscuits fresh and serve homemade jam. Their Chicken-fried Steak is said to “taste like Mom’s.” We tried the Train Wreck with smashed Yukon Golds…awesome!

Crescent Café McMinnville

526 NE 3rd Street •

McMinnville’s tree-lined, walkable downtown is home the Crescent Café, always busy but the friendly staff keeps things cheerful. They feature house-baked breads and sweet treats and post daily specials. We had the open faced omelets with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, feta, broccoli, and bacon…heck yeah!

New Morning Bakery

A local landmark for over 30 years. Our bakers and chefs are at work around-the-clock preparing all your favorite dishes and baked goods using only the finest ingredients. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or anything in between. Now offering catering too.

Mon-Sat 7:00 - 9:00

Sunday 8:00 - 8:00

219 SW 2nd St. Downtown Corvallis 541-754-0181


Albany’s new sushi sensation. Kaiyo Sushi is the place for a quick lunch meeting, date night, or family night out.

Watch as expertly prepared sushi floats past your seat on our conveyor, and pick your favorites.

Sashimi, sushi, vegetarian and vegan options -- even dessert.

A taste of Japan, in Albany. Come by today and have some sushi!

Open 11 am to 10 pm

2826 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany, OR 97322 (Next to Elmer’s)

(541) 497-2622

Novak’s Hungarian

Opened in 1984 by Joseph and Matilda Novak, Novak’s is Oregon’s only Hungarian restaurant!

Today, locally sourced ingredients, sustainable practices, and the same love from the “old country” goes into every dish.


Thursday & Friday 11:30 -- 4:00

Buffet from 5:00 to close.

208 2nd St. SW in Albany 541-967-9488


More Darn Good Breakfasts

Route 99 Brooks

9015 Portland Road NE •

On the corner of US Highway 99E and Brookline Road NE for the past three years, the owner also has Annette’s Café in West Salem. Route 99’s menu has meat items that have been freshly-smoked right out back and residents of rural Marion County and travelers passing through love the Brisket Hash, as did we! There has been a restaurant on the site since 1928 and the original interiors give it a vintage feel.

Black Sheep Café South Salem

1932 McGilchrist Street SE •

While many of our finds are in neighborhoods or downtowns, Black Sheep Café is in an industrial area not far from the Salem Municipal Airport. The strip mall location, which opened five years ago, does not keep customers from finding them and coming back. We chose the Greek Scramble from the “Signature Breakfast” section of the menu and it was terrific.

Starduster Café Independence

4705 Airport Road

The Starduster Cafe is a small-town, family-run favorite. Located on an airstrip for 17 years, they have an outdoor patio where folks can watch planes take off and land. Check out the ‘Specials’ on a whiteboard near the entrance to see what seasonal fruit (cherries and Marionberries when we visited) has been incorporated into their pancakes and French toast. Our Prime Rib Hash was fantastic.

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The Dizzy Hen Philomath

1247 Main Street •

Housed in a vintage building on Philomath’s main drag, The Dizzy Hen is a bustling spot serving fresh-baked breads and pastries, and “breakfast to make your head spin!” Besides coffee and espresso, the “adult morning beverages” pair well with their breakfast entrees. Our Vegan Veggie Hash included a curried-lentil cake on top of crispy root vegetables and a house-made English muffin on the side…unique and yummy!

Addi's Diner Springfield

207 South A Street

Packed with loyal customers and vintage décor, Addi’s opened in 2006. Early birds love the 4:00am opening time and there are specials for the adventurous like Breakfast Poutine with deep-fried cheese fries. We played it safe with the Chili Scramble with “skins” and the “pitiful lookin’ biscuit” (that was actually a work of art) and topped it off with Apple Grape jelly from a squeeze bottle on the table. Take a minute to admire “The Simpsons” mural painted on the side of the downtownSpringfield building.

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5 Pet-Friendly House Cleaning Tips

PETS MAKE A HOUSE A HOME. BUT AS MUCH AS YOU LOVE YOUR FURRY FRIENDS, THEY DO ADD A FEW ENTRIES TO YOUR LIST OF CHORES. Keeping your home clean requires a bit of extra work, and some methods of upkeep are more pet-friendly than others. The following tips will help you keep your house clean and your pets happy.


When pet owners buy a home, they proceed knowing full well that pet accidents and messes are bound to happen. Cleaning up messes quickly is important for keeping your home clean, but it will also remove the scent, so your pets don’t come back to that same area with the same intentions. When shopping around, look for cleaning products that are safe for animals and don’t contain any toxic chemicals.


Pets have a knack for leaving a scent behind. Every pet owner knows the feeling of going through their normal cleaning routine to extinguish the pet smell from their home, only for it to linger after they’re done. To really get your home smelling fresh again, you’ll need

to target your pets’ favorite areas as well as the commonly missed cleaning spots throughout your home like underneath furniture, along the baseboards, etc. You’ll be surprised at how much dirt and fur you find in these places.


Your pets’ toys are magnets for dirt, fur, drool, and other unwanted substances. It’s a homeowner’s nightmare to imagine spending hours cleaning your home top to bottom, only for a muddy ball your pets have been chewing on to roll across the carpet. Cleaning toys regularly is also healthier for your pets as it helps to reduce the spread of germs. If your pets’ toys are dishwasher safe, pop them in the dishwasher every once in a while to get them squeaky clean. And for the fluffy toys? Make sure that there aren’t any holes made by your furry friend (otherwise you’ll have a dryer-full of fluff) and you can pop them into the washing machine and dryer, on the gentle cycles.


Even after you’ve exhausted all your cleaning efforts on the surfaces throughout your home, pet fur and dander can still travel through the air. It’s

important to clean the air in your home, especially if members of your household have allergies. Consider investing in an air purifier, which will filter air particles to remove dust and odors, giving everyone in your home—pets included—cleaner air to enjoy.


In the context of a clean, pet-friendly home, there’s one surface that’s more important than any—your pets themselves. Every pet owner has their routine; whether that’s regularly maintaining their cat’s litter box, wiping off the dog’s paws in the mudroom before letting them inside, regular baths and brushing, or keeping nails trimmed to avoid furniture and carpet damage, these are the boxes that must be checked to keep your home clean. For all your cleaning efforts, if your pets are still messy, then the spaces in your home will follow suit.

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On the Money

EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, AN ESTIMATED 1.9 MILLION PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH SOME FORM OF CANCER. While every diagnosis is different, the disease evokes dread in almost all of us. On top of the toll cancer can take on our health, it can also create significant financial challenges. The Angel Foundation, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that supports cancer patients and their families, estimates that nearly threequarters (73%) of individuals diagnosed with the disease will experience some sort of financial hardship as a result.

It’s a startling statistic, but even those who haven’t personally been impacted by cancer can understand how the unpredictable costs of cancer care, aggravated by potential loss of income, can be financially challenging, if not devastating. If you or someone you love is coping with a cancer diagnosis, keep in mind that there are strategies and resources available to help contain the financial challenges during an already stressful period. Keep these tips in mind and be sure to seek help where it’s available.


While your physical health is and should remain your top priority following a cancer diagnosis, your financial health is important, too. Take the time to consider how your household income and expenses may be impacted –and steps you can take to mitigate a potential financial toll. For example, if you anticipate you may need to take time off of work to seek treatment for the disease, talk to your company’s HR department about what benefits may be available to you and if your absence qualifies for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage. Also seek to understand

The Financial Challenges that Accompany a Cancer Diagnosis

your health care plan to ensure you maximize the coverage available to you when paying bills related to your care. Depending on your situation, consider using your emergency fund (e.g., bank savings account or money market fund) to meet your expenses versus going into debt if you can avoid it.


If you don’t have health insurance coverage – or your policy won’t sufficiently cover the care you’ll need, it’s worth exploring the kind of support you may be eligible to receive. Because bills and debt can add up quickly there are alternative financial resources available to many cancer patients. National organizations like the Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) can help connect patients to financial resources. In some cases, you may be able to find resources closer to home. For example, the Angel Foundation’s™ Virtual Financial Workshops in Minnesota connects cancer patients with a Social Worker and a Pro Bono Certified Financial Planner™ through workshops and one-on-one meetings designed to decrease anxiety about managing finances.


You will likely talk to your insurance company and other financial institutions often. Make sure you have a written record that includes key details of your conversations, including the time, date, and what you talked about it. This is a crucial way to keep track of your medical expenses and handy cross reference when your medical bill arrives. With cancer — or any other disease that requires medical intervention — you will likely be inundated with documents, bills, insurance letters, doctor letters, and invoices, among other items. It

is important to keep this paperwork organized.

Some patients are prompted by their diagnosis to get their estates in order, too. Particularly if you have dependents, now may be the time to meet with your estate attorney and ensure your will, trusts and other documents are up-todate and in keeping with your wishes. It may feel overwhelming at first (especially with everything else on your mind), but a qualified and compassionate lawyer can help you break it into manageable tasks. Knowing your financial plan is in order gives you peace of mind to focus on your treatment and healing.


A cancer support system – which can be found online, through in-person groups or with friends and family – provides individuals with cancer and their families with information, support, and hope. They can provide a sense of community, which can be beneficial during a difficult time. Additionally, support systems can offer individuals access to information about cancer and treatment options.


A cancer diagnosis can be devastating in so many ways. The financial stress can affect your quality of life and even your recovery, but with basic financial planning and help it doesn’t have to. While the above tips are some of the ways to prepare and cope with an adverse diagnosis, the important thing is to lean into people and organizations that can offer support.

FALL COLOR | 71 Sten Carlson PacWest Wealth Partners in Corvallis, OR. Contact him at 541-757-3000 Sten Carlson, CFP®, CLTC, CKA, MBA, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. He offers fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 25 years. To contact him, visit the team website at or call at 541-757-3000. Office address is 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation. Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2019 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry
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Ties Are Back!!!

GENTS IN THEIR 60S AND 70S AREN’T WEARING TIES MUCH TODAY, PREFERRING AN OPEN NECK AND SIMPLY ACCESSORIZING WITH A POCKET SQUARE AND A NICE BELT, AND SHOES. Despite that fact, there is a resurgence of sorts going on in menswear. Young guys these days care about clothing and looking put together, but they don’t want to look like their dads. The go to width for a Windsor tie is 2.5” –3” Bright and fun ties and pocket squares are important and easy ways to elevate your style and express your individuality. Of course, Neckwear of all kinds continues to be an important part of dressing up for special events like weddings, graduations, cocktail parties, church, and business events. An excellent selection of neckties can be found at your local haberdashery.

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Downtown Albany. 541-248-3561 Contact him at Oscar
Oscar B. Hult is a co-owner of
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My faithful sidekicks, Diva Grace and Lady Emma, love riding on the golf cart while I pick vegetables and flowers. They are waiting at the door as soon as they see me head toward the garage. “What are we going to pick today, Mom?”, they ask.

I’m learning a lot this year about harvesting. Having the right gear really helps. It starts with the harvesting container. It’s convenient to use one

that the vegetables can be washed in. The nursery has Kajo garden baskets in three sizes. They have feet, handles, and are stackable, too. I have been using a colander trug, a salad spinner, plastic buckets, metal bowls, and wooden boxes. I decided to try the Kajo baskets, and I love them! I might need a gardening apron, too. If I’m not prepared or haven’t brought enough containers, I end up stuffing vegetables in my pocket or in the bottom of my turned-up t-shirt. I usually end up dropping them.

Every gardener needs a pair of sharp pruners, but there is a need for other cutting devices. I use my Japanese sickle all the time to quickly cut lavender flowers, mint stems, and heads of lettuce and cabbage. If I’m careful, the sickle

works for zucchini, cucumbers, and patty pan squash, too. I must avoid slicing into the squash, but it keeps me from having to reach in as far. Those plants are prickly. Tomatoes leaves are hairy and irritating plus they stain your skin. I generally wear short-sleeved shirts when I harvest, but after my husband asked why my arms were all yellow, I may have to wear long-sleeved sun shirts like he does. The long sleeves won’t protect me when I’m cutting roses or harvesting gooseberries. Rose gloves are great to protect your arms, but I need to figure out how to pick the gooseberries with the gloves on. Maybe I’ll cut the fruit off. A pair of snips are helpful, too. They work great on figs, apples, and grapes. I use them for picking sprigs of herbs for cooking as well. I haven’t tried them on beans or peppers yet, but I probably should. I’m fast at picking with my hands but I end up breaking a lot of vines/stems. (Author’s note: I tried them on beans. Not fast enough.)

This month I will make and can salsa and tomato sauce plus blanch and freeze green beans. It’s nice to have salsa and tomato sauce on the shelf all winter. Opening a jar up in January brings back all the summer energy and aromas All my family loves my salsa, zesty salsa from the Ball Blue book. It uses lots of chili peppers. I toss in an assortment of Anaheim, jalapeno, poblano, and serrano. I don’t put cilantro in mine. Here’s a website with the recipe: https://www. My tomato sauce recipe comes from The New Vegetarian Epicure. I just make sure to add lemon juice before I can it. My favorite beans are Emerite French filet beans. I’ve been blanching and freezing them for several years. Then I Googled them. Turns out you aren’t supposed to freeze them. Thank goodness I didn’t read that three years ago!

Diva Grace and Lady Emma send their regards. They want to make sure that you know they are happy, healthy, and the stars of the family but they really prefer grass over zucchini. Maybe they just haven’t had it prepared properly.

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Brenda Powell Emma, left, Diva Grace, right, and that’s a Kajo basket filled with fall treasures.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Cancer is a formidable adversary, taking not only a physical toll but also affecting one's self-esteem and confidence. For women battling cancer, the loss of eyebrows, eyelashes, and even the natural color of their areolas can be emotionally distressing. Fortunately, there's a remarkable solution known as permanent makeup, a technique that is changing the lives of countless cancer survivors helping women regain their confidence and selfassurance.

Areola Repigmentation: Restoring Femininity

Breast cancer is a journey that often includes mastectomy, leaving many women with a sense of loss. One aspect that can deeply affect a woman's self-esteem is the loss of the natural areola. Areola repigmentation, a form of permanent makeup, is a procedure designed to restore the appearance of the areola.

During this procedure, a skilled technician uses specialized pigments to recreate the natural color and texture of the areola. This not only helps women feel more feminine and whole but also conceals

any scarring from surgery. Areola repigmentation can be a transformative experience, offering a sense of closure and renewed confidence.

Eyebrows: Framing the


Eyebrows play a crucial role in framing the face and accentuating one's features. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause hair loss, including the eyebrows. This loss can leave cancer patients feeling self-conscious and less confident in their appearance. Skilled artists use pigments and techniques mimic the look of real eyebrows, resulting in a natural appearance. This procedure also saves time in daily makeup routines.

Eyeliner: Enhancing the Eyes

The eyes are often considered the windows to the soul, and eyeliner is a powerful tool to enhance their beauty. The loss of eyelashes due to cancer treatments can make applying traditional eyeliner a challenge. Permanent makeup offers a solution by providing eyeliner that stays put day and night.

The Emotional Impact of Permanent Makeup

The physical effects of cancer treatments are well-documented, but the emotional

toll can be equally significant. The loss of hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and the alteration of breast appearance can take a toll on a woman's self-esteem and body image.

Permanent makeup addresses these emotional challenges by restoring a sense of normalcy and self-assurance. It empowers women to regain control over their appearance, allowing them to focus on their recovery and healing. For many cancer survivors, permanent makeup is not just a cosmetic procedure but a vital step towards reclaiming their lives.

If you know a cancer patient who is interested in permanent makeup, encourage them to have a consultation with a highly trained and qualified artist. This is not a service to bargain shop for, and you will want to see actual photos of their work. Seek a professional who is a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism and safety.

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Daily Essentials for Your Wellness Routine

HERE WE ARE AGAIN, SUMMER IS SOON BEHIND US AND FALL BEGINS. BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO WORK, BACK TO THE ROUTINES THAT WE’VE LEFT BEHIND OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS. I know it’s a bummer when vacation is over, but routine can be very good, and I know many parents agree. It’s so good for the kids to have an established routine with school and activities, and for parents to know who is going where and when! Unless someone gets sick or there is some sort of crisis, we can see where each of our days are going and what we need to do. The beauty of the routine is the comfort it provides.

And I believe fall, not New Years Day, is the perfect time to establish a self-care routine that you can stick with. Summer vacations and indulgences are over, so getting on track with some good habits that will carry you through the holidays would be fantastic for your mental and physical well-being. Here are three amazingly simple life altering habits to start now.

1 – DAILY MEDITATION. I know you’ve possibly tried meditation, but just couldn’t quiet that busy mind! Maybe you either thought you were doing it wrong, or that it just doesn’t work for you. Not True! It takes time. It takes practice. 5 minutes a day to a more peaceful state of mind is not a lot of burden to bear! I can’t say enough about how life altering meditation is. It just takes daily practice, and you will get to that peaceful state of mind. The benefits will follow you far beyond the meditation pillow.

2 – EXERCISE. Schedule time for your exercise daily, or at a minimum, 3-5 times a week for at least 45 minutes. I like daily exercise for at least 30 minutes, because once you do it daily, your body just starts to crave it and it makes it way easier to stick with it. If you miss a day here or there it isn’t the end of the world. But your body needs you to make exercise a part of your self-care routine. Bike, walk, or dance, do Yoga or Pilates, whatever it is, just move that bod of yours.

3 – DRINK WATER. Hydrate your body every single day with exactly what it needs. We are the only animals that drink something other than water after we’ve progressed from mother’s milk. Water is essential to survival. It’s great to be able to drink other things of course, but try to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. Your skin will be clear and more youthful. Your digestion, mental clarity and energy levels will be better. Your muscles will be more pliable and less tight! More water is the answer to so many body/mind-related issues. Drink up!

If you can make these 3 simple essentials a part of your routine from this point forward, your body and mind soon be healthier and more balanced. Sometimes the answer to what ails you is really quite simple. Take better care of yourself. Make this early fall your time to establish healthy routines that will last a lifetime.

FALL COLOR | 75 Kris Denning is a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Reiki Master, and Holistic Nutritionist. Contact Kris at: Kris
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Embrace the Power of Consistency

WE HAVE ALL EXPERIENCED JUST HOW HECTIC AND CHAOTIC SUMMER SCHEDULES CAN BE… FAMILY VACATIONS, SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, NOT TO MENTION OUR JOBS AND REGULAR COMMITMENTS! IT’S NO WONDER THAT FITNESS HABITS CAN FALL BY THE WAYSIDE. However, as the craziness of summer winds down and the steadiness of fall approaches, that means kids are back to school and we are settling back into normal routines. Now is the perfect time to start (or restart) your fitness journey.

The benefits that are associated with regular exercise are numerous: improved cardiovascular health, increased muscle strength and endurance, weight loss, increased bone density, enhanced mental health, better sleep quality, and a longer lifespan, just to name a few. But, the key to unlocking all of these benefits is consistency. Regardless of your goal, consistency will be the determining factor in achieving it.

If you can commit an hour a day, that’s fantastic! You’ll see outstanding results. If you don’t have 60 minutes, aim for 45, or 30. Something truly is better than nothing. For now, just master the art of showing up.

The type of exercise that you participate in matters less than the dedication you put into it. While weight lifting, yoga, and hiking will all produce different types of results, YOU get to define what fitness means for you. So, engaging in activities you enjoy not only makes your journey more exciting but also ensures you'll stick with it. You might expect someone like me, a proponent of functional training who enjoys using barbells and kettlebells, to convince you that this is the best way or the only way to get fit. But that’s not the case. Pick something that makes you happy… strength training, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), running, cycling, hiking, yoga, or a combination of them.

Getting fit isn't about pushing yourself to exhaustion daily. It's about creating a sustainable routine that accommodates your lifestyle. And sustainability and consistency go hand-in-hand. You can’t be consistent if your routine isn’t sustainable. By showing up day after day and gradually increasing the intensity of your workouts, you'll avoid burnout and injuries while making steady, long-lasting progress.

As we enter a new season, embrace this opportunity to revitalize your fitness habit. With a commitment to consistency and a focus on activities you enjoy, you'll find rewards that extend beyond just the physical transformation.

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The Crossword

July / August Solution:

12 Pitcher's stat., abbr.

16 Oregon produces a large crop of these brown hard shelled "filberts"

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