Willamette Living Sept/Oct 2021

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LIVING September / October 2021

The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley


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In This Issue

September/October 2021

35 Local

Wineries Regulars 16 Art in the Valley 22 The Bookshelf 54 Real Estate Update 55 Sten: On the Money 56 Style 57 Gardening With Brenda 58 Kris on Health 59 Looking Good


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Publisher's Update


Late Summer in Corvallis

We really are lucky to live where we do. The food and wine scene here is kind of an embarrasment of riches. There's SO much to take in (so to speak) that it's definitely too much to fit into one issue of the magazine. Fortunately, like all our local food providers, we've got more comin' up! For this issue though, we covered some ground. There's a listing, an editor's choice if you will, of some of our favorite local wineries. In covering this section, it becomes clear very quickly why there are entire magazines dedicted to wine! Who knew!? On the surface, it doesn't seem like a big deal... wine... okay. But when you dig in, the subject is vast. We're on it. In addition to our wine listings, there are also highlights of some of our local eateries, and as luck would have it, they're a lot of your favorite places too -- as evidenced by their winning our Best of the Valley contest year in and year out. We've also got some newcomers to the magazine. We had a visit with Shawna at Homegrown Oregon Foods, she and her crew do some great work with fresh, gluten-free foods to go, or to eat in. She even convinced me I don't, after all, hate Kombucha. I'm not sure what she puts in hers, (or what anyone puts in any of it) but hers is addicitive! Turns out, I love it.

Thanks also to Tabitha at Compton Family Wines who helped me to get a grasp on just what we needed to cover in terms of local wine. She's way better at it than I am! And speaking of Tabitha, we're proud to feature some of the local women this time who keep our valley running like Shanon Anderson, and Marcia Harnden, partners and police chiefs at OSU and Albany PD respectively -- these ladies are driven and dedicated, we owe them thanks for all they do. And finally, thanks to all of you who sent in your pet pictures for this issue. We love to feature our local furry friends, well, not all furry, such as in the case of Tanisha the Leopard Geko! Thanks also to Sheena Christensen, DVM for her article on pet first aid. You have to know what to do when your travel buddy gets in trouble! Sheena and her husband Jason just opened Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center in Corvallis. As always, thanks for reading Willamette Living.

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Health and Wellness as We Age By Nathan Haines, Co-Owner/General Manager of Fitness Over 50 For the majority of the last 18 years, I have spent my time as the Program Director/General Manager of Fitness Over 50 in Corvallis, OR. I have witnessed countless individuals progress beyond the “invincibility of youth” stage in life where simply being chronologically young keeps them healthy. Often, a natural loss in our physical abilities with aging is accompanied by a similar decline in other aspects of wellness. Sometimes these changes can be overwhelming. Not only is our body showing signs of wear and tear, but our social networks get smaller, which in turn can affect our moods, intellectual stimulation, and our connection with society in general. So, what does it mean to be healthy and well, especially as we age? Popular wellness models in the health community range from promoting anywhere between six and nine aspects of wellness, but they all agree on one thing: being healthy and well is more than just positive results and numbers on a chart after our annual doctor’s visit. The past year has certainly confirmed this. If struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic for the last year and a half has taught us anything, it is how connected our mind, bodies, and emotions are. As our favorite restaurants, libraries, parks, fitness facilities, etc. were shut down many of us turned to walking outside for physical activity and online video chat platforms to satisfy our need for human contact. But not everyone adapted easily, especially in our retired, older adult populations. Physical limitations, underlying conditions, and lack of technological access prohibited some from being active and socializing. Even a typically mundane activity like grocery shopping became a greatly missed social outlet. But even in a “normal” time not filled with shutdowns and a virus

limiting what we can and can’t do, it’s important to define our goals and our health based on what is most important to us in life at the moment. One of the most common examples of changing health priorities I see at Fitness Over 50 is this: a recently retired individual who finds themselves with a little more time on their hands all of a sudden and a major shift in life focus. No longer are their weekdays planned out for them. Perhaps their physical health has suffered since retiring from a profession that kept them active, or more commonly, years of spending time at a desk has taken its toll on their bodies. Their activities have changed: traveling, spending time with grandchildren, and new hobbies are now priorities. However, things that used to be simple such as getting up off the ground after playing with kids or gardening are now more difficult. All of a sudden they have time to visit new places, but the rigors of airports, luggage, and the logistics of traveling don’t come as easy as they once did. These physical barriers are challenging, but the solution is often simple in theory. A simple, well thought out exercise regimen can keep your body in shape and prepare you for your lifestyle changes as you age. Most often the hardest part is simply getting started, and the longer we wait the harder it gets. Our other aspects of wellness change with age as well. Take that same newly retired individual, for example. Most likely their social circle has reduced dramatically now that interaction with coworkers has disappeared. They are no longer learning new tasks at work each day, and a feeling of lack of purpose may have set in resulting in emotional distress. These aspects all play on each other: the worse we feel emotionally, spiritually, and socially, the worse we are going to feel physically and the harder it will be to stay active. The same is true in reverse. The worse we feel physically, the less likely we are to get out and be social and do activities we love, which will affect us emotionally. A holistic approach to wellness as we age is paramount. Challenge yourself to incorporate all aspects of wellness in your life. • Find a fitness facility that meets your needs and goals. An atmosphere that makes you comfortable is key. Simply put, if we are uncomfortable at the gym, it is extremely unlikely that we will adhere to a regular exercise routine. • Be social - Join clubs or simply just go out in public. Just being around other people gives us a sense of community, whether we interact or not. • Volunteer - helping others is a proven way to increase our own sense of worth and can give our post-work lives meaning. • Challenge your mind – read, do puzzles, and start new activities. The mind-body connection becomes even more vital as we age. It’s time we focus on ourselves as a whole and start looking at life in terms of quality as we age, not just quantity. Food & Wine | www.willametteliving.com


River Gallery Has Two Events During the Months of September and October 2021. Our Window Artist is Sheryl Thompson and our Featured Artist is Rich Bergeman. Our window artists for September + October are Richard Staats, a local Salem Blacksmith, and Sheryl Thompson, a partner with River Gallery. Together they combine their talents to create unique metal and glass Garden Art for your home. These yard accents range from small fused glass garden stakes to taller metal sculptures designed to be a subtle yet eye catching addition to anyone’s yard or garden. They can also be used as a centerpiece in any open spaces that need “something”. All are original designs waiting for a place to call home.

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Art in the Mid-Valley By Brian Egan


dilemma that most working artists face at some point in their career is how to get their work shown where the public can see it. Aside from the usual galleries, artist look for “calls to artists” from public galleries and private institutions. Examples of this are when public buildings require that one percent of building funds go towards public art, or The Arts Center is looking for art to fill a specific exhibit. Artists submit photos of their work and a selection committee picks the works that best fit the need. The Arts Center devotes a page of their website to make local artists aware of current possibilities: https://theartscenter.net/artist-opportunities/. Celebrate arts with impact and connect with creativity at The Arts Center’s annual major fundraising event, Art for the Heart Gala (formerly Chocolate Fantasy), on October 9th. The event will be virtual again this year due to the pandemic but will feature a live auction where you can bid on epic auction items and unique experiences. A special sale of 8” x8” art pieces created by local artists offers a great opportunity to purchase art work at affordable prices. The 8x8 Art Gallery will be viewable in person at The Arts Center, September 22 - October 8, 2021. An Artist Reception, Thursday, September 30, 5:30 pm, will be live streamed from the gallery. The Gala Catalog will OPEN for artwork purchases and auction bids at the close of this Live Event. Access is FREE to participate in all events. Donors of $100.00 or more will be able to enjoy artisan dessert donated by local Chocolatier for private Gala @ Home viewing with friends and family. For more information go to: https:// theartscenter.net/art-for-the-heart-2021virtual-gala/. Vibrant Fiber, an exhibit based on the colors of the rainbow, continues at The Arts Center until September 26th. The show highlights the work of an Oregon-based quilter’s collective named High Fiber Diet. The fifteen talented artists make fibers come alive in this colorful show. Climate change is in the news almost daily now and we all wonder where the next natural disaster will occur. Wildfires,


floods, glacier meltdown and more pow erful hurricanes are happening all over the globe showing us that our weather is changing quickly and our planet is in danger of overheating. How does this relate to local art? The Arts Center is collaborating with Oregon State University scientists as well as many local artists on an exhibit and education project

called “What Will Nature Do?”. The show is not about the doom and gloom scenarios we see in the news, instead it shows how nature is reacting in its own way to ensure survival of living species. A series of nineteen lectures based on climate change research and how artists incorporate science in their practices can be viewed on The Arts Center’s website https://theartscenter.net/what-will-nature-do/. The gallery art exhibit, which strives to bring us all together in the spirit of responsibility and solidarity in order to survive, begins on September 30th and runs through November 13th at The Arts Center. The Philomath Open Studios art tour and sale is back this year (as of this date), featuring over 20 artists who take pleasure in showcasing their work with visitors at nine local studios. You can talk with the artists, ask questions and make purchases directly from the creators. Go to PhilomathOpenStudios.com for a list of artists and a map to guide you to the studios. The tour happens over two weekends, October 23-24 and 30-31, from noon to 5pm each day. What a great way to start your holiday shopping! Artist quote of the month: “There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler

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“Time in Place” Looks at the Northwest Through Artists’ Eyes The Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA) presents “Time in Place: Northwest Art from the Permanent Collection,” opening September 18 and continuing through December 18 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. With COVID-19 and restrictions on travel and socialization, people have been spending more time closer to home, exploring and re-discovering the Northwest. With this exhibition, Jonathan Bucci, HFMA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, turns the museum’s programing eye closer to home as well. Drawn entirely from the museum’s permanent collection, “Time in Place” explores the concept of place in the Northwest through the lens of time. Visitors are asked to consider a number of questions. How does a place change over time? How do artists’ responses to a specific place change? How do personal experiences affect one's relationship to a region or place? How does knowledge of history impact depictions of place? How has the idea of place changed in an increasingly interconnected world? Since opening in 1998, the museum’s permanent collection has been built around a primary vision of regional art. The collection encompasses both historic and contemporary fine art – objects such as paintings, sculptures, and prints – as well as historic and contemporary artworks made in customary or traditional ways, often in the forms of baskets and regalia, by artists indigenous to this area.

Joe Feddersen (Colville, born 1953), “Wyit View,” 2003, six-color lithograph, 40 x 30 in., Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Archive at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR, CSP 03-105.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art (HFMA) in Salem presents “Time in Place: Northwest Art from the Permanent Collection,” opening September 18 and continuing through December 18 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. For more information: https://willamette.edu/arts/hfma/

The artworks included in this exhibition were selected not simply because they depict a Northwest location, but because they convey a specific sense of time or connect to a period of time unique to our region. Organized both thematically and geographically, the exhibition looks at the legacy of conquest and native resilience as well as the human impact on the land. It also explores broad regions of our area defined more by geological, ecological, and cultural connections than by state boundaries. These regions include the Columbia River Gorge, the Willamette Valley, the High Desert, and the Pacific Coast. Many artworks included in “Time and Place” have never been exhibited before at the museum, and range from major works by well-known artists to hidden gems, which are plentiful in the museum’s collection of over 10,000 objects. The largest painting ever created by the renowned Willamette Valley artist Carl Hall, and a remnant from a Fort Rock sandal over 9,000 years old are just two examples of the remarkable pieces on view. Bucci says, “Historically, the artists of the Northwest have had a strong connection to place in their work, drawing inspiration from it, and interpreting it freely. Their individual expressions help us better understand our shared past, who we are today, and what connects all within the Northwest.” This exhibition has been supported in part by funds from the HFMA Exhibition Fund, and by general operating support grants from the City of Salem’s Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission. Financial support for the removal and restoration of the Carl Hall mural was made possible by the late Maribeth Collins and by an anonymous donor.

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The Main Event: Willamette Valley Pinot Noir You'll want to watch out, you can find some mediocre Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley if you're not careful. LOL, just kidding, no you can't, but try these standouts! Cardwell Hill Estates Pinot Noir: 2017 Barrel Select – Wine Enthusiast 90 pts & editors’ choice – Wine Enthusiast, Double-Gold 2020 Wine Press Northwest. Jacob Williams 2018 Pinot Noir - Sourced from the high-elevation Acadia vineyard in the Columbia Gorge, this wine is taut and dramatic. Notes of red fruit and fresh herbs. Airlie 2015 Pinot Noir 89 points - Wine Enthusiast Sept, 2020 GOLD, 94 points – International Women’s Wine Comp 2020 SILVER – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp 2020 Our estate Dunn Forest Vineyard and BeckenRidge Vineyard combined to create this lovely food companion. Aromas of black cherry enhance the pomegranate flavors with notes of cocoa. Bright acidity and chewy tannins make this wine enjoyable now and a perfect food companion. Compton 2015 Alpine Cuvée Pinot Noir AWARDS & REVIEWS 94 Rating – Pinot File 92 Rating – Wine Enthusiast & Editors Choice “Exceptional aromatic seduction, with aromas of crushed dark berries, underbrush and spice. Like a gift from heaven on the palate, with delicious mid weight flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and warm spices. Outstanding harmony with meticulous oak integration. This beauty really delivers the goods in a darker, riper fruited package with seamless

tannin and acid integration. Pinot royalty that was even better when tasted later in the day from an open bottle. Buy this one by the case or two to drink now and over the next few years. WOW!” 94 rating Pinot File Emerson Pinot noir, Avelina, is a beautiful, sophisticated wine that has an extended barrel age of over 2 years. 2018 produced vibrant, intense fruit which led to a complex wine, layered with dark fruit and minerals. The beautiful garnet clarity leads the way to aromas of cherries, raspberries, cola and oak. Smooth and succulent cherry and raspberry flavors are laced with our sites signature earthiness and mineralogy. The long lingering finish offers additional flavors of tobacco and spice. The extended barrel age adds to the overall complexity & age ability of this fine wine. Pair with roasted chicken or pork, autumn vegetables, and rich dark chocolate. Lumos 2017 Eola-Amity Hills "The G" Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir This bottling is drawn from an outlying shallow-soiled parcel of Temperance Hill. It’s intensely mineral, giving the dark violet plum fruit tension and drive. Springhill Cellars 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir A perfectly dry and slightly peppery pinot noir with large fruit notes of black cherry and raspberry and a well-rounded mouth feel.

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Pet First Aid What You Need to Know Before Your Next Adventure

By Sheena Christensen, DVM It’s gorgeous outside in Oregon and that means time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. For those of us with pets, it often means bringing them along on our adventures; hiking, swimming, boating, you name it adventure, is better with your pet. However, adventure can lead to precarious situations and potential injuries for your pet. The best way to mitigate that risk is to have a plan. A complete pet first aid kit, your veterinarians phone number, and the number for the pet poison hotline is a great place to start. Common risks and how to prepare for them: Cuts or Lacerations: Hiking or playing in the great outdoors can lead to getting tangled in sticks, weeds, and rocks resulting in abrasions, and lacerations. It is important to be prepared with wound cleaner and bandage material to treat these wounds especially if you can’t get your pet into the vet right away. Unwanted interactions with stinging insects: Bees, wasps, and other stinging insects are a potential concern when you are out exploring with your pet. Dogs have a propensity to explore the world with their noses which is why we most commonly see insect stings to the nose and mouth. Cats on the other hand like to bat little crawly critters around and are more likely to be stung on the paw. Either way, an appropriate antihistamine can help while you call your veterinarian for further instruction. Before you head out on your next adventure, have a con-


versation with your vet about the best antihistamine for your pet. It is important to note that pets can have a wide range of physiologic responses to an insect sting, ranging from a small amount of pain at the site to a full anaphylactic allergic reaction. Be prepared to contact your nearest emergency veterinarian if your pet has a more severe reaction. Torn Claws: All that play and hiking can lead to torn claws. When this happens, it can be quite painful and prone to secondary infection. In these scenarios it is great to have some styptic powder on hand to stop the bleeding, some over the counter antibiotic ointment to apply to the wound, and bandage material to wrap the foot to keep it clean while you get back to your car. After that it is time to contact your veterinarian to schedule an appointment for complete treatment of the injury.

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After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America By Jessica Goudeau Documents the intimate stories of two refugees in present-day Texas, describing how a Christian from Myanmar and a Muslim from Syria narrowly escaped their home countries only to be introduced to the worst and best of the American dream. Illustrations. (Nonfiction)

Apeirogon : a Novel by Colum McCann Two fathers, a Palestinian and an Israeli, navigate the physical and emotional checkpoints of their conflicted world before devastating losses compel them to work together to use their grief as a weapon for peace. By the best-selling author of TransAtlantic. (Fiction)

The Eight Mountains : a Novel by Paolo Cognetti

The Girl From the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat

Describes the friendship between two young boys, one from cosmopolitan Milan, the other from the mountains, who spent many summers together exploring the Dolomites and how they try to sustain their connection despite divergent paths in life. (Fiction)

After fleeing Vienna, a Jewish woman living in the British Channel Islands is forced to hide in plain site during the German occupation and to survive must depend on her own courage, her community and a soldier she befriends. (Fiction)

The Empath's Survival Guide : Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff

Gravity is the Thing : a Novel by Jaclyn Moriarty

Explaining the difference between empathy that enables compassion and being an empath who actually experiences the emotions and pain of others, a UCLA psychiatrist and best-selling author of Emotional Freedom offers counsel to highly sensitive individuals on how to develop coping mechanisms in today's high-stimulus world. (Nonfiction)

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A full-color photographed guide to growing, harvesting and utilizing 47 garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements and beauty products reveals the practical and natural applications of common garden favorites. (Nonfiction)


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Chief Marcia Harnden

Albany Police Department How did you get into this field? I had a desire to go into public service as a child. I did not think I was tall enough to go into policing at 5'-3". I had good mentors and a good ability to communicate with people. Although my degree was pointing me towards education as a career field, I gave law enforcement a try, and here I am approaching 30 years in the profession. What is your primary mission? This is a good one.... I credit a great course called the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People for developing my personal mission. I have practiced it now for decades. "Leave the people and the situation better than you found it." This means to treat people with respect, a good experience (even if it didn't go their way), and leave the situation knowing there is a path forward. What is important to you about your job? People, our citizens call when bad things happen, whether it be a minor crime, minor collision, or something traumatic. How we treat them during this time is key to how people view the police. I hold our staff in high regard. They respond to the mentally ill calls, dead body calls, domestic violence calls, car crashes and still work to keep their "humanness." They go out of their way to engage with people in a casual and friendly way. Each contact they have is an ambassadorship for the profession. Whether it be a traumatic call or a special event, those positive engagements matter. Our people and their good work are what make this an awesome police department. I have a duty to support them and their work so they can continue to serve the citizens that rely on us. What would you like people to know about you? As a daughter of a Marine Corps aviator, I have lived in many places in my life but I see the Pacific NW as home. I spent 27 years of my career at the Bellevue Police Department and took a leap of faith to move to Oregon for a better life balance. I am blessed to work for a great city here in Albany. Besides law enforcement, I have the opportunity to teach leadership and executive development to those who wish to promote. I am a humble person. My strength comes from supporting others in their success whether it be at the Albany Police Department or in other aspects of life. I firmly believe that you must make the most out of life. Life is short. I like to spend my time and energy on the people and things that matter. I am a lifelong soccer player, who hopes to begin playing again now that Covid is easing. Although I am a proud UW Husky alum, I do support our local OSU spirit. How can people contact you if they have questions? People can always reach out to the police department to connect with me.


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Chief Shanon Anderson OSU Campus Police How did you get into this field? I always enjoyed working with people and being active. I was working as a Respiratory Therapist but felt like I was missing something. I met some Police Officers who encouraged me to apply. I tested, interviewed, and felt fortunate to have been selected. I have always felt lucky to be able to help people and be part of a profession that is providing a critical service. What is your primary mission? Helping people! Sometimes that involves responding to emergencies and sometimes it involves sitting with someone for a moment so that they know they are not alone and a LOT of things in-between. What is important to you about your job? Relationships! We are so much stronger, wiser and more efficient together. What would you like people to know about you? That I miss my family and friends up North, but that I am so happy to have found this community, and to be welcomed like I have, and that I would rather talk about the great work my staff is doing, or how supportive and kind folks have been since I arrived at the university, then to talk about myself! How can people contact you if they have questions? You can stop and say 'hi" if you see me around campus. I love learning about how folks are affiliated with OSU and what draws them to visit or attend the university, but the easiest way to contact me is to visit our web page at: https://publicsafety.oregonstate.edu

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ALL FOR KIDS Kari Pinard

Executive Director, Benton County CASA-Voices for Children

What is important to you about your job? Children who suffer significant trauma from abuse and neglect need someone who can ensure that they have a voice, someone to advocate for what is in their best interest. Every day I see the difference that CASA makes in the life of a child, ensuring that they receive the medical, dental, vision, mental health and educational services that they need for a healthier, safer and brighter future. There are so many incredible stories about the difference an advocate makes in a child's life. To be part of such an amazing life-changing organization is humbling and inspiring.

How did you get into this field? I have always been interested and involved in areas that have an impact in the lives of children and youth, especially those who are considered at-risk. Serving on multiple school and district committees, including the Corvallis School Board motivated me to do what I could for children/youth who experience trauma, face barriers and circumstances that impact their ability to thrive. In 2002, I saw an ad in our local paper for CASA-Voices For Children looking for volunteers to become advocates for abused and neglected children. After finding out more about the work, I joined the program as an advocate and have been involved ever since. I also served as an advocate in another county for several years. In 2011, I joined the staff at CASA-Voices For Children as the program supervisor and in 2012 was honored to be selected to serve as the executive director. In addition to our local program, I have served in several additional capacities within other CASA programs; interim director for Oregon CASA Network, interim director for CASA of Linn County and for CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties. I have had the opportunity to serve on the Governor's Foster Care Commission and many other state-level committees related to the Child Welfare/Dependency system. What is your primary mission? "To ensure the best outcome and future for each abused and neglected child in Benton County and beyond by training volunteers to provide advocacy, life skills and expanding services to help kids thrive."


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To know the stories of abused children and then to see their faces is overwhelming and difficult to comprehend. But to work to make a difference and see positive outcomes is inspiring and rewarding. The most important thing to me is to ensure that every child who has been abused and/or neglected has the best chance to thrive. What would you like people to know about you? I'm very proud of the team we have created at CASA-Voices for Children who work so hard to serve every child who enters the Child Welfare system, they are amazing! I believe that we have to constantly look for the gaps and barriers that impact children/youth and work to collaborate with others to find solutions. In doing so, we have developed additional services to meet their needs. I am in awe of the amazing families that step up to be foster parents, who welcome the children/youth into their homes. I am impressed with the biological parents who work to overcome addictions, mental health issues and their own traumas. I am inspired by the incredible volunteers who dedicate their time to act as advocates and change the course of a child's life. I am also appreciative of our board members who are so supportive of the program and staff. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, kids, mother and friends. How can people contact you if they have questions? CASA-Voices For Children 541-758-5838 executive.director@casa-vfc.org


Mica Habarad

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones that I am looking out for " Knowing my clients, providing a high level of

service, and applying a critical lens to green investing? It feels good. That Edward Jones is a privately-held, woman-led company is a bonus!


How did you get into this field? Seeing my mom prepare for retirement made me realize how convoluted achieving financial goals like retirement can be. I wanted to transition out of my work in nonprofits and into investments and planning so I could help people in a different way. An advisor's retirement led to a local opening with Edward Jones and my friend who also works at Edward Jones encouraged me to pass certifications and open my branch. I am so glad I did! What is your primary mission? My clients choose to work with me because they want a trusted partner in their financial future. My goal is for my clients to achieve their financial goals while having more time for the priorities in their lives. Nature. Family. Friends. Work they're

passionate about. And my passion for environmental and social sustainability makes green investing a specialty of my branch. What is important to you about your job? I care deeply about my people and my community, and at Edward Jones I am encouraged to do that. Knowing that I am looking out for my clients, providing a high level of service, AND applying a critical lens to green investing? It feels good. That Edward Jones is a privately-held, woman-led company is a bonus! What would you like people to know about you? I have called the Willamette Valley home since 2008, and am the lucky parent of

a delightful elementary school student who loves hermit crabs and reading. In addition to working with individuals and families, I also work with business owners and I service employer retirement plans. I take my work very seriously, but I also love to have fun. Our meetings should feel like a conversation, not like we're ticking boxes. And yes, I do really want you to help yourself to the snackbars I keep on my desk. How can people contact you if they have questions? Give my office a call at (541) 757-0806 and my branch office administrator Karen will schedule a time for us to connect (Karen is amazing). You can also email me at mica.habarad@edwardjones.com

WOMEN IN THE ARTS Carol Chapel Local Artist

Your business / organization

What is your primary mission?

drawing, painting, printmaking

My primary mission is to continue to paint, draw and make prints.

How did you get into this field? This field got into me. Early. I've never wanted to do anything but paint. Well, and draw. And then that lead to printmaking. I took a couple of decade detour when I needed to actually make money. Watermark Signs in Corvallis was my identity then. I did signs, copy writing and logo developments. Related, but not supporting the freedom of expression that studio work does. Still, no regrets. It was a splendid time.


What is important to you about your job? Freedom is important. Expression is important. The pure pleasure of creativity. Maybe bringing pleasure or some degree of happiness to others along the creative way. What would you like people to know about you?

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I work hard. I'm in the studio everyday. I don't accomplish anything meaningful everyday, but the chances are better if I'm there. I live on 10 acres with my husband, Harry Lehman, 2 border collies, a couple dozen sheep, a fruit orchard and garden. How can people contact you if they have questions? www.carolchapel.com, www.Rivergalleryart.com, makingmarks1@gmail.com

CynthiaSpencer Executive Director The Arts Center

How did you get into this field? I studied art in college, and once we moved to Corvallis 30+ years ago the first place I came was to The Arts Center to connect with other artists. I volunteered and found my creative community. As a studio potter for 25 years, I always did some administrative work and volunteering to support non-profit organizations on the side. Upon being asked run for President of the 400+ member Oregon Potters Association, I got a taste of the great need for skilled administrative support to advocate for the arts. What is your primary mission? The Arts Center inspires creativity and

contributes to community well-being through equitable access to, and engagement with the visual arts. We collaborate to offer exhibitions, learning opportunities, artist development, and cultural events centered on art, artists, and art enthusiasts in the greater Corvallis area. What is important to you about your job? To find just and equitable ways to connect people to creativity for individual and community well-being. We do this in a variety of ways, from youth and adult workshops and classes, to our annual Arts Alive! community arts event, to relevant arts exhibition programs that connect people to important topics like climate change,

issues of gender identity, immigration, mental health, etc. Our popular Howland Community OPEN exhibit each year showcases the diversity of creative voices of over 200 local artists living here! What would you like people to know about you? I am always seeking to meet people who are interested in being engaged with the arts, to see if we can support their needs for meaningful connections through the arts. How can people contact you if they have questions? Look me up at www.theartscenter.net

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Tabitha Compton

Compton Family Wines

How did you get into this field? My husband and I started the winery in 2003, we were amateur winemakers before we started the winery. I grew up farming in Corvallis Oregon being outside farming still makes me happy. What is your primary mission? Mission sounds so strong I really like to bring joy to others, so my primary mission is to make people smile. I suppose a more formal business mission for me would be that I'm dedicated to producing and selling high quality wines with a commitment to our customer, while always being good stewards of our environment. Continuing to be respectful, professional, and supportive of all with whom I


associate. My most important mission though, is to bring people joy.

What would you like people to know about you?

What is important to you about your job?

My loving family is full of boys. I'm a people person but I also like animals. I have one goose, 58 chickens, 5 ducks, 3 pigs, 13 sheep, 2 Maremma sheep dogs, 1 horse, 4 rabbits. Lastly but not the least I have one house dog named Lola that has the worst separation anxiety, but she is finally much happier now that she has moved to the country. Lola used to come with me to work at the winery for many years before she retired to her new forever farm.

Being a good steward to the land. Sustainability in farming is our families' focus; developing a more diverse ecosystem by implementing animals in the vineyard to help grow the grapes under what is known as Regenerative Agriculture Practices. This form of agriculture involves managing with more natural tools to the ecosystem of the farm to create higher diversity of biology, improve soil health, improve plant health, and improve animal health.

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How can people contact you if they have questions? tabitha@comptonwine.com


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Lumos Wine Company

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Tasting room open Saturday and Sunday noon to six.

Tasting Room: May through September, Thur - Sun 12 - 5 Sept - May, Fri - Sun 12 - 5.

The Winery

The Winery

Lumos Wine Company is a smal,l family owned winery started in 2000 based on Wren vineyard just outside of Philomath. Their approach is to apply minimal intervention, using organic fruits to create a selection of honest, award winning wines.


We grow our own grapes and make the wine in town. We have multiple vineyard sites just a few miles from the winery. Sustainability in farming is our focus. We implement animals in the vineyard to help grow the grapes under what is known as Regenerative Agriculture Practices. History

Formerly the H bar H dude ranch, the Lumos Wine Company began in the 1970's. Husband and wife, Dai Crisp and PK McCoy landed here in the 70's. Dai went to OSU to learn the skills of the wine trade. Dai is a grower, and used to make all wines the head wine maker now is Julia Cattrall.

Compton Family Wines is a family-owned boutique winery located in the heart of Willamette Valley, owned and operated by Matthew and Tabitha Compton. From the first vintage of 2003 the Comptons have dedicated their careers to producing sustainable Oregon wines. When we started the winery we were a 400 case winery and currently we produce 10,000 cases.



The view from the tasting room is stellar, you really feel like you're in the heart of wine country from the expansive deck. The other claim to fame is, of course, fantastic pinot noir. Lumos produces ten different pinots -- from the same vineyard, Temperance Hill. On the weekends the tasting room is humming with happy wine tasters enjoying the wines, the company and of course, that view!

In multiple years, we have been awarded "top 100 wines" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Our wines continue to score ratings from 90-94 points. People love our warm and friendly tasting room.

Temperance Hill Pinot Noir 2017 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr, Philomath, OR 97370 541-929-3519

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There is no fee to join the Lumos wine club. Members enjoy Whites, released in the spring, and Pinots released in the fall. The Case Club (2x per year) takes advantage of 20% savings and The Bottle Club is able to enjoy a 15% savings. There are also member events, tastings, music and tours throughout the year.

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We offer a quarterly pick-up wine club or a biannual shipping wine club. Members receive 20% discount off the retail price of bottles plus -25% off cases.


Jacob Williams Winery Oregon: Thursday & Friday: 3-8, Saturday: 12-8, Sunday: 12-7 Washington: Open 7 days/week: 11-6 Winter hours vary. Please check website for updated hours.

The Winery Jacob Williams is a family owned boutique winery located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We provide guests an ultimate wine tasting experience. Offering high quality, award winning wines and exceptional customer service.

History Jacob Williams Winery started in 2007 with a temporary production facility in Hood River, OR and a small tasting room in Lyle, WA. As they grew into an award-winning winery, producing a larger variety and quantity of wines, Jacob Williams moved all facilities to the dramatic landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge. And we've just opened our Oregon tasting room in McMinnville!

HIGH POINTS The view from the Washington Tasting Room - Columbia River and Mt. Hood - is breathtaking. Our convenient 3rd. St. location in McMinnville is cozy and fun. We have won dozens of double gold, gold and platinum awards over the years. A few of our flagship wines, and consistent medalists, include: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris and Rose of Cabernet Franc.

2018 Syrah 232 NE 3rd St. McMinnville, OR 97128 503-376-6601

Join the Club We celebrate members both near and far with generous discounts and loyalty programs. Discounts range from 20-40% off wine certain times of the year. We also host a variety of events. Events include: Wine Education Classes, Wine Blending Classes, Food and Wine Pairings, Winemaker's Dinners and so much more!



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Cardwell Hills Cellars

Airlie Winery

Tasting room open year-round 11 to 5:30 daily.

Our outdoor tasting area is open Th - Mon 12 - 5 Other times by appointment or by chance.

The Winery

The Winery Cardwell HIll Cellars produces 8 different pinots Pinot Gris rose Chardonnay and blush Pinot. Recently Wine Press Northwest named Cardwell Hills Cellars "2021 Winery of the Year."

Airlie is women owned and operated, Mary Olson has been at the helm since 1997. Airlie is a live certified sustainable winery. Located in the heart of the valley at the base of the coastal range, we like to say we're "Not a stop along the way we're a place to sip and stay." Elizabeth Clark is our wine maker. History

History Established in early 2000. We refurbished an abandoned vineyard and recovered a valuable pinot noir plot planted in 1983. Wine from this plot is now bottled as our special old vines selection.

After a twenty-two year career at USWest, I followed my dream back to Oregon. Raised in Osceola Wisconsin, I joined the Northwestern Bell after graduating from Augsburg College. During my career, I spend two wonderful years as the general manger for Oregon. I loved visiting the wineries on weekends and told my friends that in my next life I am going to buy a winery and move back to Oregon. In 1997, I did just that.



Cardwell Hills Cellars has won nine platinum awards and numerous gold and double gold awards and enjoyed 90 - 95 percent ratings.

Airlie is a true destination winery. If you don’t stop and linger on the first visit, you will surely return when you can pack a picnic, bring the dogs and just relax the afternoon away. Mary Olson will tell the stories of our estate and the extensive list of varietals we offer. Her beguiling tales will capture and enchant you just like the wines served in our cozy tasting room, on the spacious sunny patio and the hillside deck.

Our tasting room boasts a beautiful outside seating area within feet our our vineyard, and a spacious indoor area to enjoy our wines in all weather.

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Membership in our wine club allows members to make multiple choices to optimize their selections with wines that are most appealing to them.

Our wine club offers you two pickup/shipments a year at a 15% discount. For additional purchases, you will receive 10% off bottle purchases, 15% off half cases, and 30% off full cases. You will also enjoy half price to all our events (limit 2), and guaranteed notification of limited production single vineyard designate wines.



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Emerson Winery Open daily from noon to five. Other times by appointment, just give us a call! Goldfish and juice boxes for little tasters.

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The Winery At Emerson Vineyards, it is our goal to make the best wines possible while remaining good stewards of the land that surrounds us. We make decisions on a daily basis in the vineyard and in the winery that have an impact on more than just our bottlings.

History Emerson Vineyards has been a Pinot Noir estate since its inception in 2002; almost 20 acres are planted to Pommard, Dijon, and Mariafeld clones of this noble varietal. Tom’s grandfather, Emerson Waldo Fisher, is the namesake of our winery. Emerson was a creative, devoted, and ingenious man who continues to be an inspiration to his family long since his passing.


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Our tasting room is open every day from noon to five. Not only will visitors to the tasting room get to sample and purchase our wines and other merchandise, but a visit to the winery will also be an opportunity to establish and deepen your relationship with our family and estate. Come enjoy our summer music series with food and fun at the vineyard!

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Brother Red 11665 Airlie Road Monmouth Oregon 97361 503-838-0944

Join the Club Our wine club allows members to enjoy a 10% discount for 6 - 11 bottles, and 15% for 12 plus purchases. For every $100 spent, take 10% off, as well as club bottle discounts. And of course, winery events!


Scio Hardware and Mercantile 38737 N. Main St. Scio Oregon 97374 503.394.3824 - Monday to Saturday, 7:30-5:30

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Springhill Cellars Tasting room 11:30 - 5:30 May to mid Dec. 4th Fri May to Sept live jazz 7 - 9 pm - reservations required.

The Winery A boutique, family winery specializing in Pinot Noir. We offer snacks like cheese plates and invite guests to enjoy our Albany estate tasting room.

History Formerly a Shetland Pony ranch, the vineyard was planted in 1978, it took about ten years of trial and error to master the process. We started producing wines commercially in 1988. Our first vintage won several awards, and we've won numerous awards over the years ever since.

HIGH POINTS Springhill Cellars is a close-in, informal, family oriented boutique winery. Just minutes from downtown Albany, we offer guests a great tasting experience, Come on out, relax, and taste some great wines. Call ahead and reserve your spot for live jazz!

2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2920 NW Scenic Dr. Albany, OR 97321 541-974-0917 Join the Club Our wine club offers members 5% off 3 to 5 bottles, 6 to 11 - 10% and 12 to 20 bottles a 20% savings.

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Interesting farmers market finds. Go take a look!


Expressive wines with distinctive depth and character from the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Visit one of our charming tasting rooms for an exceptional tasting experience of our award-winning wines.

Honey Tree Apiaries Local honey collected at various places all over the valley. Talk to Ethan, it's interesting how the different crops effect the finished product. And, try the Meadowfoam Honey, it tastes like cotton candy!

Two Locations: 232 NE 3rd Street, McMinnville, OR 3 Avery Road, Wishram WA

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Seven Winning Whites Willamette Valley wineries are famous for their pinot noir, yes, but it's not just pinot noir!

1. Airlie Winery 2020 Seven Tasting Notes: Celebrating the approachability and complexity of these seven white varietals: Riesling, Müller Thurgau, Pinot blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot gris, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay. A touch of sweetness and great structure will have you pouring another glass. 2. Cardwell Hilll Cellars 2020 Estate Pinot Gris. Wine Enthusiast 93 points. 3. Jacob Williams Winery 2020 Viognier - This alluring Viognier invites with lus-


cious flavors and aromas. Tangerine, juicy fruit and caramel. A perfumed nose with hints of vanilla and ripe peach. 4. Emerson Vineyards 2020 Viognier The winemaker has taken a natural and unrefined approach, resulting in tartaric acid crystals (wine diamonds) in the bottle. The aromas include an intense medley of banana, papaya, and tropical fruit flowing out of each bottle. A full palate fruit bomb of pear, lychee, and mango nectars follow. 5. Lumos 2019 Sauvignon Blanc

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6. Compton Family Wines “Concrete Egg” 2018 Chardonnay A classic Oregon Chardonnay with a perfumed nose of citron, white flowers, and vanilla. Balanced acidity, juicy fruit, delicate stone fruit – white peaches and white nectarines – finishing crisp and refreshing. 7. Springhill Cellars 2018 Estate Pinot Gris An unfiltered, sparkling Pinot Gris with notes of apple and crisp pear.

New in McMinnville!

Jacob Williams Winery We are a family-owned boutique winery located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We are named in honor of owner, Brad Gearhart’s two sons, Jacob and William. We provide guests an ultimate wine tasting experience. Offering high quality, award winning wines and exceptional customer service. Jacob Williams Winery started in 2007 with a temporary production facility in Hood River, OR and a small tasting room in Lyle, WA. As we grew into an award-winning winery, producing a larger variety and quantity of wines, we moved to the dramatic landscapes of Wishram, WA. In 2011, we opened a small tasting room attached to an expansive barrel room and production facilities. In 2014, a new tasting room was built onsite to accommodate even more patrons. This tasting room boasts spacious indoor and outdoor seating along with dramatic views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding landscape of rolling vineyards and orchards. Live music events abound throughout the summer. Food is also available for purchase. A selection of locally sourced meats, cheeses, chocolates and more. Look out for Rosé when you arrive. Not just the wine. Rosé (or Rosie) is our official welcoming committee. Greeting guests with ppprrrrfect temperament and cuddles. Dogs welcome. In the Spring of 2021, we opened a new tasting room in the historic town of McMinnville, Oregon. Our goal is to share our expressive and diverse selection of wines with the Valley. Situated on 3rd street, in the heart of downtown, our new tasting room is warm and inviting. Our manager, and resident wine aficionado, Shantel Shake, creates memorable experiences for all. This facility celebrates both indoor and outdoor seating along with live music events throughout the year. A small seasonal menu is also available.

At Jacob Williams, our motto is simple. “Life is stressful. Wine should not be. Come as you are and have a great time!” Making wine is not our job. It’s our passion. Winemaker, Peter Cushman, comes from a long line of winemakers, producing wines in both the Valley and Columbia River Gorge. 80% of Peter’s chosen fruit is sourced from the Columbia River Gorge. He delights in selecting the best vineyards for specific grapes and styles. A few of our bigger reds take us further east - to the Walla Walla and Red Mountain regions. All wines are produced, bottled and cellared on site. Our case production has grown with demand - just over 5,000 cases. Jacob Williams’ has won dozens of double gold, gold and platinum awards over the years. A few of our flagship wines, and consistent medalists, include: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris and Viognier. Our Sadie Red blend, a Bordeaux blend named in honor of late winery dog, Sadie, is also a guest favorite! When we think of our Wine Club, the television sitcom, “Cheers”, chimes into memory. “Where everybody knows your name”. Our wine club is our extended family. Our tasting room associates delight in getting to know each and every member. We offer an exceptional wine tasting experience along with a healthy side of stories, banter and laughter. We celebrate members both near and far with generous discounts and loyalty programs. We offer 20-40% discounts throughout the year. We also host a variety of memorable events for members. Events include: Wine Education Classes, Wine Blending Classes, Food and Wine Pairings, Winemaker's Dinners and so much more!


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"Locally Sourced, Locally Inspired"

"For the Love of Pizza!"

Vegan, Gluten Free, Outdoor Seating, Local Wines, Reservations Suggested

Vegan, Gluten Free, Local Wines

When you want a great meal in Downtown Corvallis!

Casual dining, or the best takeout.



Seasonal ingredients, Southern influence, French technique, thoughtfully curated wine list, craft cocktails.

Fan Favorite

Casual New York style pizzeria with great Italian favorites! Salads, Pastas, Grinders, Calzones, and more!

Fan Favorite Greek Pizza and Taco Salad

Our mission is to serve honest, humble products, crafted by honest humble people. Our offerings are thoughtfully crafted to reflect the seasons and the the moods they evoke. Expect refreshment in the spring and summer, warmth and comfort in the fall and winter. Our uncompromising goal is to support people and small businesses in our community.

Casual New York style pizzeria with great Italian favorites! Salads, Pastas, Grinders, Calzones, and more!

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Shrimp and Grits!

458 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis 541-231-3322

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2212 Santiam Hwy SE Albany 541-917-9000


Homegrown Oregon Foods Sybaris Bistro

Healthy, Gluten-Free Food... Fast!

An Eclectic Northwest Bistro

Vegan, Gluten Free, Outdoor Seating, Pet Friendly

Vegan, Gluten Free, Outdoor Seating, Local Wines, Reservations Suggested

An oasisi in a sea of fast food.

Dedicated to bringing the best of Oregon to your table.



Our food is made with healthy, resh ingredients at an affordable price, and is always 100% gluten free.

Fan Favorite

Expect some of the best food in Oregon. Perfect for date night, business meetings, grad parties, and celebrations of all sorts.

Fan Favorite

The Homegrown Oregon Bowl

Sybaris chocolate-hazelnut cake

Our graze boxes are a perfect fit for a romantic night out or in! Comes with a variety of meats, local cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables, dip sauces, nuts, dates, and our house made gluten free muffins and jam. With several options to choose from we will have just what you need.

Located in a historic industrial building at the corner of First and Washington Avenues in downtown Albany, an outstanding menu, served with equal parts eclecticism, classical preparation, and innovation. Sybaris offers a fresh menu every month, a spacious, upscale atmosphere, an extensive Northwest-centered wine list, and a full bar.

212 1st Ave SE Albany 541-971-7174


442 W. 1st Ave Albany 541-928-8157

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New Morning Bakery

Le Patissier

"Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Anything In-Between."

Authentic French Pastry and Savory Dishes

Vegan, Gluten Free, Outdoor Seating, Local Wines

Specialty Coffee Drinks, Wedding Cakes!

Food Great for a quick breakfast, lunch dinner or dessert.

Great for a quick bite with friends!



Delicious fresh meals and baked goods served all day!

Fan Favorite

Fan Favorite

It's a tie! Quiche, Chicken Salad, and Cinnamon Rolls

Our Croissants, of course!

A local landmark for over 40 years, New Morning Bakery is known for it's wide selections of baked goods and deli items, always made from scratch using only the finest ingredients. Open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm with seating for over 100. Wholesale and Catering too! Perfect for a quick bite to eat, a long lunch meeting, or an evening of games with friends, New Morning Bakery has something to match any appetite.

Husband and wife team Trinidad and Didier Tholognat own and operate Le Patissier. Chef Didier is a classically trained French chef from Lyon, France. Trinidad runs the front of the house (as well as doing some of the cooking herself) and is unwavering in her commitment to quality and excellent service. Come in and taste some real french pastry, you'll love it!

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

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Impeccable French style using only the very freshest local ingredients.

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Le Patissier 956 NW Circle Blvd Corvallis 541-752-1785


Queen's Chopstick

del Alma

Authentic Chinese quisine using traditional techniques

"Of the Soul"

Vegan, Gluten Free, Local Wines

Extensive Local Wine List

Food Great Chinese food using the freshest ingredients

Inspired by the flavors of Latin America.



Traditional Chinese

Latin fusion created with fresh, local ingredients from the farms, ranches, and local markets of the Northwest.

Fan Favorite

Fan Favorite

Sizzling Marinated Beef, Queen's Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Our menu changes, but it's hard to go wrong!

We have the most authentic Chinese food in all of Corvallis, Oregon. Since our opening in 2010, we have used only the freshest ingredients to serve you the most.

Located in downtown Corvallis, del Alma Restaurant offers an elegant yet warm and inviting dining atmosphere with a view of the riverfront. del Alma means “of the soul”, and we strive to express that feeling with our hospitality, service and food with every dining experience. Our bar hosts classic and original cocktails and a wide range of spirits. We also have an extensive food-friendly wine list featuring both Old and New World selections.

2329 NW Kings Blvd Corvallis 541-758-9166

www.queenschopstick.com www.castorcorvallis.com

136 SW Washington Ave. Ste 102 Corvallis 541-753-2222

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Forks & Corks Catering

Serving with events designed to delight Weddings, Events, Celebrations

Hors d'oeuvres, Dinner, Dessert, and more.

Style Fresh local foods artfully prepared to your specifications Scottish culture and history is hotter than ever in entertainment, and there's an online store offering all the unique, authentic foods you need to compliment your Outlander and Last Kindgom binge watching!

Fan Favorite There are too many to list! From the classics to innovative culinary performances, we’ll make sure your menu is an experience that delights. We believe each food and beverage item serves a purpose and should reflect your style. Dig into our pre-designed menus or let’s customize one to match your vision.

The Scottish Grocer (www.thescottishgrocer.com) is the best place to order imported, gourmet Scottish food, beverages and home goods online directly from Scottish manufacturers and artisans. For nearly two decades this US-based, Scottish family-owned company has been importing specialty food, candy and beverage products directly from Scotland and their selection is really fun! Here's a few suggestions from the extensive online store: BAILEYS® Original Irish Cream Fudge Caramels: Yum!! New to the market and beautifully packaged! For years people all over the world have been falling in love with the luxurious taste of BAILEYS® Original Irish Cream Liqueur, and now there are more ways to experience the flavor of BAILEYS® with this luxurious fudge caramel. House of Edinburgh Shortbread: The taste and texture of this handmade shortbread from a small, family-run bakery in Scotland’s historic capital will delight! Choose from original, dark chocolate, hazelnut and chocolate, lemon and more.

1324 NW 9th St Corvaliis 541-286-4412

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Mrs. Bridges Scottish Preserves: Top warm breakfast biscuits on cozy fall mornings with these delicious preserves made from all natural ingredients using traditional recipes! Each flavor is batch made in copper kettles, including Black Currant, Peach & Prosecco, Rhubarb & Ginger and Morello Cherry. Additional treats include Brodies of Edinburgh Teas & Coffees, Gardiners Traditional Scottish Butter Toffee, IRN-BRU, Scotland's most popular selling non-cola, carbonated soft drink made with the original secret recipe, and authentic Scottish Haggis for delicious beef stew.


Le Patissier Looking for something to liven up your cooking? Look around at the farmers market! The Mushroomery has some interesting fresh mushrooms that will add interest, flavor and texture to your creations. 541-258-5855 www.themushroomery.net

Something you don't really think about when thinking farmers market, fish! The guys from Brandywine Fisheries have been at the market(s) all over the valley for years! Look for fresh-as-can-be fillets of Salmon, Albacore Tuna, Rock Fish, Halibut, and more! 541-505-9686 www.brandywinefisheries.com

French Pastry Savory Dishes Wedding Cakes Special Events

All prepared in-house from the freshest ingredients available.


956 NW CIRCLE BLVD CORVALLIS Also spotted at the farmers market, sidekick in a sidecar.

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La Mariposa Local cheese made in Salem. Look for the booth at the farmers market or find them on Facebook.

Looking for something to pair with all that great local wine? Check out La Mariposa, local Argentinian cheese maker. They are a perennial Willamette Living Magazine "Best of the Valley" winner, test that cheddar and see why!

Bulgarian Carrot Hot Sauce Another farmers market find, as the name does not imply, a Bulgarian Carrot is a pepper, not a carrot. Try this sauce, and hold onto your socks!


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Chevre & Fruit Crostini 1 baguette Extra virgin olive oil 1 small chevre log 1 Asian pear, thinly sliced 1 sprig fresh thyme Honey for drizzling Coarse sea salt Slice baguette into half-inch slices on a diagonal. Heat broiler to high heat. Brush each side of bread slices with extra virgin olive oil, then broil until browned. On each piece, spread a small amount of chevre goat cheese. Top with 2 slices of Asian pear, cherry relish or fruit of your choice, scatter fresh thyme leaves, drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with sea salt. Willamette Valley wine pairing suggestion: Brick House Vineyard - 2018 Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay, Newberg OR – Certified Organic & Biodynamic Vineyards, available in First Alternative Co-op’s wine section.

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Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Pinot Gris » Pinot Blanc Rosé of Pinot Noir » Chardonnay Red Blend 810 Applegate St. Philomath, OR 97370 541-929-6555 comptonwines.com SUMMER TASTING ROOM HOURS: Open Thursdays – Sunday 12 noon – 5 p.m., Jun-Aug

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Open Fridays – Sundays 12 noon – 5 p.m., Sep-May

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Queen’s Chopstick Not just Chinese food!

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

del Alma

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


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

New Morning Bakery

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

Kaiyo Sushi Albany’s new sushi sensa�on. Kaiyo Sushi is the place for a quick lunch mee�ng, 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 op�ons -- even dessert. A taste of Japan, in Albany. Come by today and have some sushi! Open 11 am to 10 pm 2826 San�am Hwy SE, Albany, OR 97322 (Next to Elmer’s) (541) 497-2622

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 www.homegrownoregonfoods.com Food & Wine | www.willametteliving.com



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Ask Annette

The Issue With Affordability By Annette Sievert Three times in the last week I was called by potentially new buyer clients, all three had pre approvals from lenders or mortgage brokers and in all three cases I asked them to get a new pre approval from a knowledgeable local lender who I deeply trust. After submitting documents to the local lender, all three were not preapproved for anywhere near what they thought they could buy for.

advantage. Cash purchases have made up 20% of all purchases since January 1st 2021 in all of Benton County. For Corvallis 25% of purchases were all cash in the same period and this is a growing trend. According to Shadowstats.com, we have 11% inflation in the US and all these stimuli and spending, spending, spending of money that was

Besides the heartache and disappointment this caused it is also damaging. In one case the buyer will not be able to move here after already accepting a new position in Corvallis because there simply are no properties in their price range in Corvallis and even if something acceptable came up, the ensuing guaranteed bidding war will drive up the price so far that they would be out. We see this too often, even buyers with a good down payment and the ability to go up to $500000 have trouble finding a good property with enough space for their family and a backyard that is more than a postage stamp.

created out of nothing will accelerate inflation. People are purchasing hard assets, driving prices up and unfortunately leaving a lot of buyers behind.

A sales contingency, means a buyer has to sell a house first, before being able to close on a new one, is often the kiss of death. Even cash may not give you an

If you want to buy and cannot afford Corvallis prices, there is the option to go to Albany, still affordable in a lot of areas of town. Philomath can offer some

If your property is listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity . Each office is independently owned and operated. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.


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alternatives. Salem, though a bit of a hike, might work, as would often Independence and Monmouth. I also get the question if building would be an alternative. Unfortunately it often is not. While buying a house from a builder eliminates the competition and bidding war issues, building yourself can be an incalculable risk especially on tight finances. Unless you are within city limits, well and septic need to be installed and nobody can guarantee that your well drilling will lead to a productive well. Wetlands and protected vegetation can make it difficult to install a leach field for septic and find enough space for the reserve field. Material prices have shot up and good builders are booked out many months in advance. So the dream of the barn type house on 3 acres 10 min from town for $300,000 is not going to be reality. None of this is great news but as we so often say, it is what it is. I sincerely hope your dream will still come true!

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


PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

On the Money

The Financial Side of Being a Caregiver By Sten Carlson

One in five Americans are currently unpaid caregivers, and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is on the rise.1 Caring for a family member can be complex. While deeply meaningful and rewarding, it can also present challenges, both emotionally and financially. If you may need to step into a caregiving role for an aging loved one or a family member with disabilities, it’s a good idea to plan a financial strategy today, before it becomes an added stressor. Here are some questions to help you get started:

What is the financial impact if you need to take time off from work? If you are employed, you may be covered by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). With this federally mandated program, eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for an immediate family member while health benefits continue. Some companies allow employees to stockpile sick days and vacation days; if you can use this kind of accrued time off, you’ll still get paid. Liquid savings of your own can help to cover your expenses if you need to take unpaid leave from work.

What do you know about your loved one’s financial situation? Knowing the particulars of your loved one’s disability, life and health insurance policies, savings and financial obligations can make it easier to step in on a moment’s notice. Obtain contact information for the financial professionals your loved one works with, so you know who to go to if you have questions. What is your strategy to pay caregiving expenses? First, think about what bills and expenses your loved one is currently paying that you may need to make on his or her behalf. Encourage your loved one to set up automatic bill pay or to add you as a second signer on a bank account to make handling expenses easier. Next, consider what expenses you may incur as a result of your caregiving role, such as out-of-pocket medical care or home improvements needed to accommodate your loved one.


Are your loved one’s assets legally protected? Being proactive from a legal standpoint can help ensure your loved one’s wishes are known and assets are protected during a prolonged illness. Power of attorney, or a durable power of attorney, gives a trusted party the ability to make important decisions about finances and

health care. Another legal document that can help is an advanced directive, which outlines specifics for medical and end-oflife care. When these documents are in place, you have clear guidance on how to manage your family member’s affairs. Who would you turn to for support? Talk with other family members about their willingness to help and how responsibilities might be divided. Research social service and community organizations in your area to see what support is available for caregivers. Remember, you can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself – so be sure to take time for your own well-being, whether that’s hiring someone to help around the house or speaking to a licensed therapist. How will you balance your financial goals with caregiving expenses? Caregiving often requires more immediate expenses that can make it challenging to focus on saving for your child’s college education or your own retirement. Developing a plan to continue saving toward long-term goals may help you reduce your financial stress down the road. Financial planning under the guidance of a financial advisor can help you anticipate and prepare for caregiving and other future events that may impact your finances.


AARP Caregiving in the United States, 2020

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 www.PacWestWealthPartners.com or call at 541-757-3000. Office address is 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR.

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

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.

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The Haberdasher

Fall is a time for Dressing Up

By Oscar B. Hult, Haberdasher You don't need to be going to a halloween party to get dressed up. I hear a lot of people say "I don't have any reason to get dressed up."

let them know you will be on a special date. Dress to the nines and have fun! • Take a Vacation in Another Era: We recently took a long weekend with friends and decided to go camping in the 1950s.

My answer to that is, MAKE a reason! Here are a few Ideas for you... • Go Wine Tasting: guys, dress up in a coat and tie, ladies perhaps a full skirt and sun hat. You will be amazed at the attention you will get. • Host a Gatsby Party: Encourage your guests to dress up in 1920s style, research a few 20s cocktails, and viola! A Gatsby party is born. • Have a Nice Dinner out. Choose someplace with great ambiance, and

We had so much fun we are already looking forward to the next one! Here are some highlights from that trip... We stayed at The Vintages Trailer Resort in Dayton (It's a motel with restored travel trailers as the rooms- So fun!) We started the weekend with a 50s cocktail party; each couple came up with a signature drink that was popular in the era, and paired it with an appetizer,


then visited each trailer for a quick tour. This was a fun way to get the time machine started. The next morning we had Tang® Mimosas for breakfast and went antiquing in McMinnville, stopping for lunch at the Blue Moon Diner, which is a super cool mid-century modern bar with good burgers. We went swimming at The Vintages pool and had a pot-luck BBQ dinner. The next morning after check-out we went wine tasting on our way home. The 1950s trip was a great way to add a little something to the experience, and is a trip we won't soon forget. Halloween is coming, but there are many other opportunities for dressing up if you just take the time to look for them.


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


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In The Garden


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Divide and Conquer By Brenda Powell

The naked ladies (Amaryllis belladonna) didn’t bloom last year. So in early August when I happened to spot the clusters of crowded bulbs I decided to divide them, hoping this would help increase their blooming. I love herbaceous perennials (peonies, daylilies, hostas, hardy geraniums) and bulbs, and many fill my garden, some new and some planted by my dad. Many of these really need to be divided as they’ve become crowded. The plant gains vigor and flowering increases, although sometimes the first year after dividing they don’t bloom quite as well. Plus, you have more plants to relocate in your garden or give to friends and family. Dividing is best done when the plant is dormant (usually this is when the plant has no foliage). For most perennials this is late autumn to early spring. Fleshy rooted or less hardy plants are best divided in early spring (Agapanthus). Of course there are exceptions such as bearded iris, which you divide in mid-summer. Some plants like grasses and ferns are best in early spring. A little research may be necessary. How to divide: Dig up the plant and shake off excess soil. Separate into sections using a garden fork, spade, a sharp knife or even your hands. (The hori hori weeder knife works great). It’s

important that each section has good roots and several new shoots or growing points. If the plant is too large to dig in one clump, you could dig up manageable-sized portions of the plant and follow the above protocol. Discard any portion that looks damaged, bad, or really old. Replant the rest right away at the same soil depth of the original plant and water them in. That may be where the original plant was or a new location. Also, you may pot up extras or smaller pieces in good potting or garden soil and grow on until they’re larger or you find a new home for them. Just remember to protect them if we have a cold spell or you live in a harsh winter climate. A cold frame or unheated greenhouse would work for that. If you divide and cut up rhizomes (like bearded iris) they can be sanitized with a 10% bleach solution and left to dry before replanting. Sulfur fungicide dust is another option. It seems that the failure to bloom may be a watering issue. I’ve been watering the area with a sprinkler because I added new plants nearby. As I write this the naked ladies are in their scented, pink glory. Now I have my work cut out for me this fall and spring with grasses, daylilies, iris and more to divide. At least it gets me out of the house. Happy gardening.

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


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Affirmations For a Better Life So, what dominates your mind? If it doesn't reflect something you want to be true or to have happen - rewrite it!

By Kris Denning At any given moment our mind is telling us things. Maybe those things are neutral and benign, like “The sky is blue,” or “I hear an airplane.” Those are just everyday things we might notice, without attaching any emotions. But thoughts can get harmful to us when they conjure up negative emotions, which they often can. One thought can create a downward spiral of negativity that can ruin a day, a week, a year. As Bryan Tracy, motivational speaker once said, “Whatever you dwell upon, grows.”

from a notebook of phrases that I have written to help reprogram my subconscious mind to reflect what I want in my life.

As I have gained more awareness of my own subconscious thought patterns, I have found affirmations to be key in changing those thoughts and my life, for the better. Many of our thoughts and worries have been inadvertently programmed from things we heard as a child. "There isn't enough-(blank)." "My body is too-(blank)." Or an old personal favorite of mine, "I am not being enough/ doing enough." Regardless of how these thoughts got programmed into our subconscious, they now serve only to keep us stuck in patterns that inhibit our growth, health, and happiness. Worst of all, they prevent us from enjoying what is guaranteed in our life - this moment. The great news is that we can rewrite our script with affirmations. Every day I read

“Let Her Be. Have Faith. Trust.”

For example, when my first child went through middle school, I thought she was going out of her mind or had been inhabited by some evil spirit. I was afraid we would never again have a good relationship. Then one day, as I became aware of my flurry of worry, I wrote something down.

This affirmation allowed me to sit back and let her go through the things she needed to go through, without my worries inflating the situation. I recommend this for all parents! It’s hard not to worry about our kids. I am happy to say that we both survived middle school unscathed. I think it’s best to create a ritual of reading affirmations at the same time every day, like upon awakening. We are working to change thoughts we’d been thinking on a daily basis, after all. So, what dominates your mind? If it doesn't reflect something you want to be true or to have happen rewrite it!


If you have money worries, a helpful affirmation may be… “I have more than enough money for all I need and desire, and I continue to accumulate more money every day.” It doesn’t have to be only about worries. It can be simply speaking out loud what you want to be true in your life. Like, “I prioritize my health and feed my body nourishing foods every day.” “I love my body.” “My children will have an amazing school year.” “I am open to receiving love.” “I trust my judgement.” Our bodies don’t know a worry from an actual event. They respond by taking cues from our thoughts. Think good thoughts, and you will draw good feelings into your body and positive experiences into your life. I’ll leave you with a quote from Law of Attraction guru, Abraham Hicks. “A belief is only a thought I keep thinking.” Sending the best of thoughts to you and yours…

Kris Kris Denning is a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Wellbeing coach, Reiki healer, and Holistic Nutritionist. Find Kris online at:



Willamette Living Magazine | September / October 2021

Permanent Makeup Helping Breast Cancer Patients


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By Cheryl Lohman As I write this issue's column, it’s still the end of summer and we are headed toward the start of fall. My favorite time of year. September is my birthday month and I love the harvest time for all the beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables. I also love that warm-cool weather. Then coming in October there is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You may think it’s odd that I look forward to October… but I do because I like helping people and this is one way that I can assist cancer patients. Many people don’t know that Permanent Makeup can help breast cancer patients regain confidence and feel better about themselves at the end of their treatments. Permanent Makeup is also known as micro-pigmentation, cosmetic or paramedical tattoo. This skill is used to recolor the areola and nipple area after breast reconstruction at the end their medical treatments. We attempt to match the color and size of the existing areola if it was a single mastectomy. With a double mastectomy, we can design the areola color and placement to what the patient desires. Scars from the surgery can also be treated using camouflaging techniques.

The results are amazing with a 3D look. It looks so realistic you would never know they are a paramedical tattoo. After Areola Repigmentation, many patients share that they feel whole again, feel better about themselves and have more confidence. What a great end to an intense journey! If you’d like to explore the possibility of permanent makeup, it is essential to have a consultation with a highly trained and qualified artist. Now more than ever it’s important to look for an artist who will keep you safe. This is not a service you want to bargain shop for and you will want to see actual photos of their work. Today, most professional permanent cosmetic artists are members of the world's leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism and safety. After permanent makeup — you’ll be among those who enjoy a natural look that lasts a long time.

Areola Repigmentation is covered by insurance because it is considered part of the medical treatments. Topical anesthetics are used and patients are very comfortable.


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Philomath Open Studios Tour and Sale October 23 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Local artists from Philomath and Corvallis will be demonstrating their art and sharing their handmade items during the 2021 Philomath Open Studios Tour and Sale during the last two weekends of October. Art lovers are encouraged to visit the 20 artists located in and around Philomath to see their work. On October 23 and 24 and October 30 and 31, studios are open from 12noon to 5pm. The tour is free and visitors can start at any of the 9 studios. See website for a map of the participating studios. POST showcases a broad array of artistic media, including basketry and fiber art; ceramics; photography; jewelry; oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; alcohol ink; metal sculpture; printmaking; dye painting on silk; glass; mosaics; mixed media; pastels and illustration. All exhibited works will be for sale. Contact Beth Rietveld at bethrietveld@ gmail.com for more information.

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ative Space, 1604 Main St, Philomath, OR 97370 and online via Zoom. The cohort is held weekly on Tuesday at 9am- 12pm. Each program is led by Reinventing Rural Ambassadors who are CO.STARTERS trained facilitators. Be sure to check out all the dates and locations for Fall 2021. To sign up: https://reinventingrural.com/ costarters/core/ Additional Information: https://reinventingrural.com/event/core-philomath-fall2021-co-starters/

Branch Point Distillery Full Size Pour Day and Cigar Night September 11 @ 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Join us for another Cigar Night and full size pour day. During the day 12pm – 7pm we will be offering whiskey and cocktail flights along with full size pours and a food truck. Starting at 7pm join us on the patio as we transform into a whiskey and cigar bar. Bring your own cigars or purchase one from us, don’t forget to grab your favorite dram of whiskey at the bar and enjoy the night under the lights.

CORE CO-STARTERS in Philomath September 14 @ 9:00 AM - November 16 @ 12:00 PM Are you launching a new business idea or stuck in your current one? Then check out CO.STARTERS CORE. If you are serious about success then this 10-week hybrid-program might be just the thing for you and you can learn about CORE here and apply for upcoming cohorts in Philomath, OR and other locations. CORE Philomath will be a Hybrid workshop, which starts September 14th and will be held at Maxtivity Art and Craft Cre-


been invited from far and wide to submit their work for consideration into this juried show. The gallery has selected a wide range of fiber art, such as wall pieces, 3-D items, wearable art and more that has been sewn, knitted, felted, painted, or printed, and incorporates and highlights the beauty of wool, silk, cotton, synthetic fibers or embellishments from nature. This show is not to be missed! Join the team at Currents Gallery and the featured artists for the Grand Opening Reception on Saturday, September 18th. Wear your mask. We supply the hand sanitizer and will limit the number of visitors at any given time. You may also make an appointment for a private showing.

Currents Gallery’s 12th Annual Fiber Arts Show! September 14 @ 11:00 AM - October 10 @ 4:00 PM Currents Gallery in McMinnville is so excited about this year’s Fiber Show. Every year the gallery is honored with more and more astounding art to appreciate and to purchase for the home, as gifts, or for personal use. Oregon Fiber Artists have

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Walk-n-Wag Unleashed September 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM $15.00 Minto Brown Island Park Step out with your pets for the 9th annual Walk-n-Wag! Join us in a month-long online race for teams and individuals, with fun contests, virtual and live activities, with prizes and bragging rights for winners. Then on Saturday morning, September 18th, come to Minto Brown Island Park to walk together by the river, and enjoy the vendor village, goodie bags, and door prizes with other pet-lovers from around the Willamette Valley. An online map will track the footstep and fundraising progress of every participant in real time. Steps can be earned by walking and running, as well as activities that help neighbors with pets, or support those who are grieving. You can even link your fitness tracker (e.g. Fitbit, Apple Watch) to the event app. Help us reach our goal of 200 people, 20 million steps, and $20,000 by September 18th. Walk-n-Wag funds raised will help hospice patients care for their pets through Willamette Valley Hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind® program, and support people in our community who are grieving Individuals, groups and businesses can

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help by spreading the word, signing up to walk, ordering a t-shirt or sweatshirt, forming a team, or donating gift baskets or certificates (by August 1st) to be given as prizes. Registration is $10 starting August 8, 2021, at wvh.org/pets, or $15 at the park on the day of the live event.

after expenses, from the festival go toward supporting local arts and community enhancement projects chosen by the volunteer Corvallis Fall Festival Board of Directors. Corvallis Fall Festival is a 501(c) (4) not-for-profit organization.

Comedy Night at Chateau Bianca! September 24 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM $14

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Top-notch comedians traveling the country in crews of 2-4 comedians performing seven nights a week in 48 states. Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 1500 breweries and wineries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews, and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV, and major club appearances. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at breweries throughout the country.

Oregon's Original Multi-Dealer RV Show since 1978, the annual OREGON STATE SALEM FALL RV SHOW is coming to the Oregon State Fairgrounds October 7, 8, 9, 10, 2021 for four big days of extraordinary savings on a huge selection of products, new and used. As always, parking is free, and admission is good all four days!The perfect Show for the Traveler, Sportsman, or Outdoor Enthusiast, our Oregon State Salem Fall RV Show will feature four days of "Show Only" pricing on hundred’s of new and used RV's, all in one convenient location! Shop between two full buildings, and over 250,000 Sq. Ft. of RV's on display. In October, come see incredible savings on year-end close outs, just in time for hunting season, or planning your next family vacation.


Born in Seminole, Texas, Tanya Tucker had her first country hit, the classic “Delta Dawn,” at the age of 13 in 1972. Since that auspicious beginning, Tucker has become one of the most admired and influential artists in country music history, amassing 23 Top 40 albums and a stellar string of 56 Top 40 singles, ten of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard country charts. Tucker’s indelible songs include some of country music’s biggest hits such as the aforementioned “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” “Trouble,” “Texas (When I Die),” “If It Don’t Come Easy” and “Strong Enough To Bend.” Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. Recently, Tucker received four GRAMMY® Award nominations including Song of the Year: “Bring My Flowers Now,” Best Country Album: While I'm Livin’, Best Country Solo Performance: “Bring My Flowers Now,” and Best Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now.” The four nominations lead all 2020 Country GRAMMY® nominees.

James Taylor & His All-Star Band with very special guest Jackson Browne – Moda Center • Portland October 25 2021, 07:30 pm

Corvallis Fall Festival September 25 - September 26 FREE Corvallis Fall Festival will mark its 48th year in 2021; this 2-day event is created to serve, support and showcase the community of Corvallis and to help local arts thrive. Each year the festival fill beautiful, tree-lined, downtown Central Park with 180 art booths, food booths run by local charities, and music and arts experiences for young visitors. All artwork selected to be featured at the festival is original from concept through completion. Proceeds,

Tanya Tucker Freewheeling outlaw country Sun, Oct 10, 5 PM Lola's Room McMenamin's, 1332 W Burnside St Portland Moved from the original June 10, 2020 date.

The Doobie Brothers Tue, Oct 5, 12:00 AM – Wed, Oct 6, 12:30 AM RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater 17200 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA

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