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7,500 square feet, our showroom provides a full array of quality, innovative products and is a showcase for Edel Designs’ craftsmanship. This creative and multifaceted environment highlights everything from the latest trends to the timeless classics in Flooring, Tile, Granite, Custom Cabinetry, Home Décor, Appliances, Kitchens, Bathrooms and more.

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June / July 16 FEATURES VOLUME 7 No 3

Regulars 10 Publisher’s Note 14 In the Garden With Brenda 16 Mike on Health 18 Annette on Real Estate 19 Livin’ the Life 31 Bonnie Milletto 17 Sten: On the Money 53 Skin Care Products? The 411 12 Non-Profit Spotlight 20 Book Report 22 Local Events, etc. Your Health 46 Mental Toughness

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Day Spa vs. Medi Spa? Fitness Momentum Dental Implants

Eating Well in the Valley 30 Summer Toasts 58 The Dining Guide Home 32 36

Bigger isn’t Better Work From Home

Out and About 60 The Hot Ticket 63 At the LaSells Stewart Center 38 The Lavender Festival

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From the Home Office in Corvallis Sign in the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center: “100 lbs. of bacon per person; 26 lbs. of cheese per person; 5 lbs. of tartaric acid; 20 lbs. of rosin; 20 lbs. of black lead; 5 lbs of pepper; 5 lbs. of soda; 50 lbs. of rice. - Guidebooks recommended carrying this much food with you. Do you need this much?” My “Pioneer Self” -- “Uh... maybe I can skip the Black Lead, Tartaric Acid and Rosin, and just go with a little more cheese and bacon?”

Happy Summer Everyone!

Well once again, the skies have cleared, the grey is gone and it’s a hundred degrees! Wait, what? Every year I’m stunned with the way it’s winter, and then it’s not, but this is really getting out of hand! Can we have just like a week to acclimatize already? This is a huge issue! We’ve just completed our online survey (the second annual) of our “Best of the Valley.” Your votes are in and we’ve counted them up. Look in the pages ahead for some of your favorites and some you may not know about yet! We’ve got fitness tips from one of the fittest people on the planet, Commander Mark Divine, former US Navy SEAL and founder of SEALFIT - see for more info about his awesome programs. You think you’re in shape? LOL. Think again weakling!

In addition to training to keep us safe from the threat of terrorism, Mark also practices Yoga. Yes, Yoga. I bet you thought Yoga was just a mellow way for women and sissies to get exercise huh? Well yoga actually started as a way for elite warriors to hone their body and minds for battle - again, right up Mark’s alley. And now you can check it out too in Marks new book: Kokoro Yoga. Sweet.

We’ve also got some health tips from some of our local docs about staying in shape through the summer and, if you’re thinking about it... local dentist Kurt Black has the rundown on Dental Implants - he knows his stuff! If you’re not up for all of that, we’ve also got some sweet (really) recipes for some cool summer “adult” popsicles - think Rum. Kick back, have a popsicle and just think about getting in shape - visualizing is half the battle, right?

Our Getaway in this issue was a blast. Not a big deal in terms of vacation planning and itinerary. That’s why I liked it so much! Hassle free, and plenty of time to just relax. See “The Oregon Outback” in the pages ahead. As usual, there is a bunch of fun stuff going on around the valley for summer. Music, fairs, food and more. Keep up with goings on in the magazine AND on the web site via our events page. And of course, don’t forget facebook! As always, thanks for reading, and make sure to let our advertisers know, you saw them here, after all they are the reason you get this magazine for free!

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he Calapooia Watershed Council (CWC) is a local non-profit organization with 501c3 status. Formed in 1999 the organization is a diverse group of stakeholders who are land and water resources managers in the basin or have a significant interest in the health of the watershed. The Calapooia River is home to two species listed as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act: winter steelhead and spring Chinook. Land ownership in the Calapooia watershed is approximately 94% private, making private landowner participation in improving watershed health very important. The CWC has three major program areas: watershed restoration, community engagement and youth education. We have a reputable track record with the removal of four small dams for the passage of salmon and steelhead in the Calapooia

and in Cox Creek along the Willamette. We have performed over a dozen river miles of habitat restoration including big wood placement and structure to create refuge for all native fish species. We have planted streamside corridors, wet prairie habitats, and oak woodlands across over 300 acres in the Calapooia in partnership with rural communities, farmers, as well as the City of Albany. We serve upwards of 1,000 students in our rapidly growing youth outdoor and environmental education program. Programs focus on 5th and 6th graders in local Albany and Central Linn Schools with Salmon Watch and Spring Field Days programs. Our high school program serves as small “watershed councils” that actually design, plan and help implement restoration projects and monitoring effectiveness.

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sun, has attractive bark in the winter, and turns bright red in the fall. In a container in the sun, grows a Pee Gee hydrangea (H. paniculata). Pee Gees have pyramidal flowers. I picked ‘Little Lime’, which is smaller growing and has lime green flowers that turn white and then pink as they fade. There are so many new varieties, like Vanilla Strawberry or Bombshell, with stunning, huge flowers that I would like to add one of them. In the back yard, where it is shadier, I planted an Annabelle Hydrangea. My sister grew it in her landscape first. I was so enamored by it, I had to have one. The flowers are huge and pure white. They bloom on new growth, so I can prune it back to the ground every year without sacrificing flowers. The final species I planted was bigleaf hydrangea (H. macrophylla). This is the best known hydrangea with either mophead (round balls) or lacecap (flat and lacy) flowers that you see in blue, pink or purple. The color of the flower depends upon the pH of the soil. An acidic soil (lower pH), which is typical in the Willamette Valley, makes the flowers blue. An alkaline soil (higher pH) makes the blooms pink.

A neutral pH makes them purple. If you’re a science nerd, you’ll know this is the exact opposite of litmus paper. To change the color of your hydrangea, add sulfur to turn it blue or lime for pink. I chose to plant the variety ‘Forever Pink’ because it was shorter. They are now 5 feet tall and blue. Pruning is a little trickier with this type, because they bloom on last year’s growth. So you can’t shear them back. The Endless Summer series was bred to bloom on both new and old growth, making pruning easier. I couldn’t resist adding ‘Lemon Daddy’. I love anything with chartreuse foliage and it really brightens up a dark corner of my yard. Next on my radar is the mountain hydrangea (H. serrata). My landscape was full until I decided to relocate the climbing hydrangea to the nursery. It really was too big for the scale of my landscape. Now I have a hole I feel compelled to fill and I already decided on a hydrangea. I was going to transplant my ‘Little Lime’ there but now I think I may need to try something new.

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The Importance Of Sunblock & Sunscreen By Guest Author Regina Cruz

Mike Waters Have you applied today? Applying sunblock or sunscreen, rain or shine, can reduce visible signs of aging such as blemishes, sunspots and wrinkles. But, the most important benefit sunblock/ sunscreen provides is protection from harmful UV sunrays. Here are some helpful reminders for you to protect your skin and take on those summer rays. Know The Difference Between Sunblock and Sunscreen

eye damage, decreased immunity and skin cancer. UVA rays, though less intense than UVB rays, can still penetrate deeper into the skin causing irreversible skin damage. Meanwhile, UVB rays are responsible for the reddening of the skin and are the cause of sunburns. Both UVA/UVB rays can result in skin cancer but by using a broad-spectrum sunblock or sunscreen, you could prevent these rays from causing damage to your skin. Use SPF 30 for Maximum Protection

Use Broad-Spectrum Sunblock/Sunscreen

The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) provides a recommended amount of time to be spent in the sun and helps prevent skin damage from UVB rays. For example, the lower the SPF, the lower the protection and amount of time you should spend in the sun. Products with SPF 30 filters out at least 98% of UVB rays, so anything with an SPF higher than 30 is not actually offering additional protection. Besides applying high SPFs, seek shade and limit sun exposure to decrease your chances for developing skin issues and skin cancer.

Broad-spectrum sunblock and sunscreen hinder both forms of Ultraviolet rays, UVA/UVB. These rays cause premature aging,

Apply today to best take care of your skin and reduce your chances of developing skin cancer.

Sunblock is a “physical” barrier that when applied, it stays on the top layer of skin to block the sun’s rays from getting in. Whereas, sunscreen is a “chemical” barrier that allows the rays into the top layers of skin, but, chemically alters the rays to be less radioactive and harmful. Both come as lotions, sprays or powders, and are made with ingredients designed to deter the sun’s Ultraviolet radiation (UV) rays.

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Understand Your Financial Situation Before Cosigning Your Child’s Loan Sten Carlson As your child heads off to college or starts life as an independent young adult, he or she will likely face new financial responsibilities. To manage these new responsibilities, such as a car purchase, rent or college payments, your child may decide to take out a loan or another form of credit. Given their lack of credit history, it can be difficult for young adults to obtain a loan without a parent or another adult cosigning the loan. Deciding to cosign a loan with your child is a noble gesture, but it’s not a position to be taken lightly. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider your own financial situation. Cosign with your eyes wide open Even though you may not consider it “your loan” if you cosign, lenders will identify you as one of the borrowers. That means you may be at risk if different circumstances arise, such as the following: • Any of the balance remains unpaid by the borrower, the cosigner is required to repay it. • The borrower defaults or even misses one or two payments, it can detract from the cosigner’s credit record. • Even without a default, other lenders may look on this loan as an additional liability the cosigner will need to pay, which could also affect a cosigner’s credit record. • In some states, the creditor has the right to collect payment from the cosigner without first trying to collect from the borrower. • The cosigner should die, it may trigger “auto default” provisions in the loan contract. This requires the borrower to immediately pay the debt in full in the event of the cosigner’s death. Regulators discourage this practice, but it still exists in some loan agreements. Steps to protect your position Alternatives to a loan that requires a co-signature should be explored. For example, students should consider taking full advantage of federal student loans or aid. Parents may want to lend children money directly, if their financial situation allows them to do so. Whether or not you’ve determined that you are willing to cosign a loan, take steps to help protect yourself. These include but are not limited to: • Reading the fine print and fully understanding the terms of the loan and the expectations of the lender. • Avoiding pledging property, such as a car, to secure the loans as this creates additional risk. • Arranging to receive duplicate copies of all paperwork such as statements so you can stay on top of the borrower’s record of repayment. Sten Carlson, MBA, CFP, CRPC, is a Financial • Having complete online access Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, an Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Platinum to the account just as the Financial Services Agency in Corvallis, OR. He borrower does. specializes in fee-based financial planning and When you are considering co-signing for asset management strategies and has been in a loan, treat the situation with the same practice for 22 years. diligence that you would if you were borrowing money yourself. Do what you 541-757-3000 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330 can to help make sure your potential act 2396 Ameriprise Financial and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal of generosity doesn’t impair your ability advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation.Ameriprise Financial to obtain credit in the future. Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2015 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. File # 1331561

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Annette on Real Estate

Buying a house is a monumental decision. Making that decision under the pressure of our hot market is not easy. You might have seen 10 houses but then the one pops up, you see it same day, you bid on it – and you got an accepted offer. Within the next 2-3 weeks inspections happen and you will receive a preliminary title report. All goes well, off to closing and another 3-4 weeks later you are home owner. It went SO fast. No time for second guessing, no time to walk through one more time before bidding. The closing date comes and you have the keys. And most buyers, as it is human nature, will second guess their decision. It might not be full blown buyer’s remorse but who knows, there might have been something better around the corner…

You bought it – but was it the right one?

I get these questions often in this market. Could it be that something better comes up next week? Yes, of course that can happen. But there is a point where you have to commit whole heartedly. So what to do when this nagging feeling creeps up?

1. Stop looking!

All these alerts you are still getting from all those webpages? Stop them. You are done! I had a client once who still wanted to look at houses after closing “just to compare and for fun”. I said no. Not only are we both wasting our time, it is like dating a little bit more after the wedding. Don’t do it!

2. Start decorating and make your nest!

This is your home. Bring in your stuff, paint the walls the colors you love (if you do something more permanent like new tiles in bright pink, call me first, I will tell you what happens when

you might want to sell one day in the distant future…), buy a new couch that starts its life with you in the new home. Put pictures on the wall and remember that the dreams in your first night in the new home come true.

3. Celebrate!

Have a house warming party! Invite your friends, maybe the neighbors, have good food and drink and show off the abode!

4. Meet the neighbors and walk the neighborhood!

The nest is not only your home, your surroundings count as well. Meet the neighbors, walk around in the later afternoon & early evening. Take in the scenery. Talk to people tending their yard or walking the dog. When we moved to Corvallis, we had no idea what neighborhood we had landed

in. On our first evening we walked down the street and met Mary, our neighbor, who welcomed us to very warmly and embraced our boys with all her heart. For the years to come she was their adopted Grandma and is still there for them if they need her. She is on all our emergency forms. That is what Home means. It might not always be 100% perfect and there might have been something around the corner you would have loved as well. But the total package is more important. Welcome Home! Annette

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ell here we are on the cusp of another amazing Oregon summer. Warm weather, sunny skies and free-flowing rivers means it’s time to plan your summer vacation! As Pacific NorthWesterners, we’re extremely lucky to have so many amazing recreation activities within a couple hours drive to our doorsteps. We’ll be helping to guide you through the best adventures to be had and the reasons to get yourself outside this summer. Let’s get started! Five reasons to get outside adventuring in Oregon this summer:

1. Find your inner explorer

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Do you remember the days of youth, when exploring and learning didn’t include “googling” something? We interacted with our environment, rather than reading about it. We ran,

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we jumped, we played, we got dirty, we made forts, we looked for buried treasure… We turned mundane tasks into a magical journey. When did we stop exploring? When did stories of pirates and fairies and magical kingdoms, give way to bills and mortgages and 9-5 jobs? Take some time this summer to find your inner Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn and go explore something new!

2. Challenge yourself

Pushing your body and mind to try new mental and physical challenges trains your brain to be open to new

ideas, new discoveries and new opportunities. You'll find yourself seeking fulfillment in the joy of simply exploring rather than trying to relive old, worn out stories. The next time you’re at a cocktail party, you’ll be chatting about your latest adventure, rather than playing another boring round of “remember when…”

3. Get social

Sharing outdoor activities can be a great way to meet new people or connect with old friends. Haven’t seen those old best friends since college? Plan a rafting or backpacking trip together and catch up.

4. Get inspired

Jesus, Moses, Buddha, Mohammed, Emerson, Muir, Thoreau… inspiring

people. What did they all have in common? They all came back from extended periods of time in the wilderness with new insights and ideas. Need I say more?

5. Because it’s fun!

Smiles, laughs, shared experience, increased fitness…outdoor adventures offer many things but most of all we like them because we are having fun. So much fun, we even buy Go Pro cameras and post our videos on YouTube and Facebook to show all of our friends how much fun we’re having. Now is the time. Summer is here…the REI catalog awaits. Get outside and get your adventure on! I’ll look forward to hearing from you all and hope to bump into you on an Oregon adventure! Keep an eye out for more articles detailing tips and tricks for outdoor adventures. For help finding an activity, destination, gear or the know-how, contact me at Happy exploring!

The Book Report The Orphan Keeper By Camron Wright Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

A young Indian boy is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak enough English to tell his parents that he already has a family back in India. Horrified, they try their best to track down his Indian family, but all avenues lead to dead ends. More than a decade later, Taj meets Priya, a girl from southern India with surprising ties to his past. Is she the key to unveil the secrets of his childhood or is it too late? A Jerk, A Jihad, and A Virus By Gary F. Jones Available through all major online retailers and

This humorous, action/ adventure, medical thriller follows veterinarians Jason and Ann Hartman as they struggle to prevent a virus, stolen from their lab in Minneapolis, from becoming a biological weapon in the hands of Jihadists.

Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids By Asha Dornfest Available through all major online retailers and

An indispensable collection of unexpected soltutions to kidrelated problems. Drawn from real life experiences - these inspired hacks cover all phases of life with kids, including Pregnancy, Sleep, Eating, Bath Time, Travel, and more.


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Valedictorian: A Story of the Hidden Glory of a Troubled Life By Constance W. Hall Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

Growing up with odds stacked against him, born to alcoholic parents, and forced to depend on only himself since the age of eight, Wilbur strives for success through intelligence, hard work, and education. Unfortunately, life’s devastating blows overshadow Wilbur’s remarkable achievements like a one-two punch. Wilbur eventually concludes that his life has been a cruel joke-until one person lifts the veil, and Wilbur learns what his true purpose has always been. My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes By Dawn Lerman Available through all major online retailers and

A colorful reflection on family and culinary-centric upbringing, and how food shaped her connection to her family, her Jewish heritage, and herself. Humorous and compassionate, this memoir is an ode to the incomparable satisfaction that comes with feeding the ones you love. The Orphan Keeper By Camron Wright Available through all major online retailers and in bookstores nationwide

Of the many hundreds of lookouts built in Oregon over the past 100 years, less than 175 remain, and only about half of these are still manned. However, some lookouts are being repurposed as rental cabins, and volunteers are constantly working to save endangered lookouts. This book tells the story of Oregon’s fire lookouts, from their heyday to their decline, and of the effort to save the ones that are left. June / July 2016

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Starting June 3rd, Rafns’ Restaurant will serve dinner only and discontinue lunch service. “Changing our concept to dinner only has been the goal since we initially introduced nightly dinner service,” said co-owner Rochelle Rafn. “We’re really going to miss serving lunch, but we feel this is the best opportunity to grow our business by emphasizing our strengths and honing our craft.” The Rafns plan to expand their dinner menu, which offers upscale local fare sourced primarily from area farmers and ranchers. A limited cocktail menu will be unveiled soon, along with an expanded wine list. “We want to dispel the perception that you have to drive to Portland for a great dining experience,” said Chef Nate Rafn. “There’s an exciting food scene developing in Salem, and we’re excited to be a part of it.” The restaurant will close Memorial Day through June 2nd for a light remodel, and reopen on Friday evening, June 3rd. Rafns’ new dinner hours will be 5-9pm Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations are recommended by calling 503-580-2936. Visit for more information.

Quilts in the Garden Tour Six Gardens with nearly 300 stunning quilts on display On Saturday, July 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Benton County residents, visitors and fans of gardens and quilts are in for a treat. Quilts in the Garden, a biannual event, sponsored by the Marys River Quilt Guild offers a tour of six beautiful Corvallis gardens featuring nearly 300 spectacular quilts handmade by Guild members. The quilt on display in each garden will focus on one of the following themes: Little Wonders (small quilts), A Bit of Whimsy (whimsical, fun quilts), Fresh Perspectives (contemporary/modern, art quilts), Celebrations (quilts made for special occasions), Journeys (quilts that depict memories, life journeys, traditions), and Quilts from Caring Hands (quilts for local at-risk children). All of the gardens on the tour


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have nearby parking, or, for those who prefer catching a ride to each garden, free shuttle bus transportation will be available between the gardens. Cost of tickets is $10 and tickets will go on sale starting July 1 at the following Corvallis Garden Centers: Garland Nursery, Shonnard’s, Schmidt’s Garden Center, Home Grown Gardens, and Tom’s Garden Center in Albany. Tickets will also be available at Quiltwork Patches in Corvallis and Jannilou Creations in Philomath. For more information about the gardens, the bus route, and/or the Marys River Quilt Guild check the Guild website: Contact: Beth Rietveld, 541-7603695 or Cheryl Jordan, 541-7536138

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Eola Hills Wine Cellars Legacy Estate Vineyard in Salem, Oregon, will be the setting for a series of five music concerts on Saturdays this coming July and August, with musical acts ranging from jazz musician Patrick Lamb to rock violinist Aaron Meyer. Concert goers will enjoy festival seating on the lawns next to the Legacy pond along with spectacular valley and vineyard views. The Wine Country Rocks Concert Series at Legacy Estate Vineyard

WHEN: Concerts on July 9, August 6, 13,

20, 27. Doors open 3 pm; Concert 5-8 pm.


July 9 High Street Band – swing, Motown, dance hits          August 6  Aaron Meyer – concert rock violinist

August 13 Patrick Lamb – R&B, soul, jazz August 20 Ben Rice – traditional blues August 27 The Slicker Band – country covers WHERE: Legacy Estate Vineyard, 1600 Oak Grove Road, NW, Salem.  Tickets: $15/all ages, $12/wine club

members, $60/series pass. Tickets may be purchased at or through SEATING: Outdoor festival seating on the lawns next to the pond at Legacy.   Food and drink will be offered for purchase; no outside food and beverages, please. Please do not bring pets. About Legacy Estate Vineyard Located just a 10-minute drive west

of downtown Salem, Legacy Estate Vineyard is Eola Hills Wine Cellars largest vineyard. Its tasting room is open from May 1 – October 1. Established in 2008 and situated on a southwest-facing hillside dotted with native White Oak trees and hundreds of huge basalt boulders, Legacy offers spectacular views of the Willamette Valley and the Coast Range. The 72-acre vineyard is planted with varietals that are well-suited to the maritime climate, volcanic soils, and rocky slopes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, White Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Marechal Foch. For more information, go to www.eolahillswinery. com or call (503) 623-2405.


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Irenes’ Boutique is celebrating a milestone. It’s their fifth birthday! Look forward to:

Live Music Liz Grant Trunk Show Tasty Treats

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Editors Choice


Crowd Favorite


Here they are, your picks for the “Best of the Valley.” Some are overwhelming crowd “faves” and some we chose as “editor’s choice.” Some are both! We spend a lot of time with local business owners and have become pretty familiar with their business’. Many

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of them offer a superior product or service in our opinion. Of course your results may vary -- as they say. But now you have a list, so get out there and try some of them out! The next opportunity to vote for your favorites is only eleven months away! Have fun. June / July 2016


EC Fitzpatrick Painting CF

Halcyon Painting Hlebechuk Painting The Paint Doctor - Mike Nading Marlon’s Painting The Painter Too, Inc. Gary Greenmail


DC Fine Homes T. Gerding Construction CO EC Henderer Design + Build EC Legend Homes Finn Construction & Cabinetry EC Powell Construction


Albin’s Plumbing Inc. CF Buckmaster Pro Plumbing and Heating Complete Plumbing Systems, Inc. Evenflo Plumbing Judson’s Inc. CF EC Midway Plumbing Inc.

Remodeling Contractors

Callaway Construction Company

EC Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Baths CF EC Edel Designs

Porter Remodeling Finn Construction & Cabinetry EC Powell Construction CF PuroClean Restoration Services EC Henderer Design + Build CF


EC Witt Consulting

Helen Ramsdell, Advantage Accounting Katrina Anderson, Advantage Accounting Accountable R&R Bookkeeping CF ​Hendrick and Kellison, Tax & Wealth Management, LLP CF Steve Moore, Philomath Tax & Accounting Todd D. Yee, Stover Neyhart & Co.

Financial Services

Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group

Dog Groomer

Celia’s Mobile Grooming Christine Cunningham, Happy Tails CF Sully’s Stay & Play


Chris Wickcliffe, DVM Cascadia Equine Veterinary Clinic Dr. Justin Vaughn, All Creatures Great and Small CF Dr. Ben Braat Linn Veterinary Hospital Periwinkle Pet Clinic Rogers Veterinary Service Reid Veterinary Hospital EC West Hills CF


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Breakfast Spot

Brick & Mortar Cafe Broken Yolk Cafe CF Gathering Together Farm Nearly Normal’s NutCakes Sam’s Station Sharon’s Cafe Sunny Side Up The Original Breakfast Tommy’s


EC Le Patissier CF EC del Alma

del Alma

Francesco’s EC New Morning Bakery Novak’s Sybaris


del Alma Caves Bier & Kitchen Magenta Sky High Brewing The Vue Vault 244

Outdoor Dining

American Dream Downtown Sky High Brewing Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery Block 15 Brewery & Taproom Cloud & Kelly’s Pub Downward Dog Nearly Normals Rogue Valley Farms Taqueria Alonzo

Le Patissier

Farmer’s Market

EC Corvallis CF

Albany McMinnville


Beaver Classic OSU

EC Ochoa’s Queseria CF

Rogue Creamery


McGrath’s Sharks Seafood Bar & Steamer The Depot Sybaris

Sushi Ginza

EC Sugoi Sushi CF

Sada Sushi

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Mexican Food

El Crucero Mexico Lindo CF Burrito Heaven Los Tres Reales EC Taqueria Alonzo El Sol De Mexico La Rockita Los Tequilas


Carino’s Mama’s Fine Italian Pastini


Cheesy Stuffed Burgers CF Squirrels CF Flat Tail Brewing Block 15 Brewing First Burger Patty Wagon Sky High Brewing

Asian Food

Sada Koriander Magenta Riverview Mongolian Grill Tokyo Steakhouse EC Queen’s Chopstick Aomatsu AB Chinese Momiji - Lebanon

Family Dining

EC Eats & Treats CF

Frankie’s Broken Yolk

Lunch Spot

EC The Baguette CF

Alley Gyros Block 15 Restaurant & Brewing Flat Tail Brewing Laughing Planet Sky High Table 508 Cheesy Stuffed Burger Kimhoa’s New Morning Bakery


American Dream CF Fireworks PizzAmoré Cibelli’s Woodstock Figaro’s

Farm to Table Dining


EC Matt Bennett, Sybaris CF

Cody Utzman, Frankies Lane Brown, Vault 244

BEVERAGES Tasting Room

Cardwell Hill Cellars Honeywood Winery TeBri Vineyards Willamette Valley Vineyards


4 Spirits Distillery Sinister Distilling Company Vivacity Spirits


Block 15 Brewery & Taproom CF Flat Tail Brewing CF Gilgamesh Brewing Golden Valley Brewery Mazama Brewing Rogue Ales & Spirits


2 Towns Ciderhouse CF


Crowbar del Alma Kingfish Lounge Magenta Vault 244

Coffee House Tried & True CF Coffee Culture Imagine Coffee Pacific Perk

Best Winery Events WVV


Gift & Accessories

Many Hands Trading CF The Inkwell

Vintage Store Beekman Place


EC Irenes’ CF

The Natty Dresser Wildflower Boutique


EC Second Glance CF

Restyle Resale Farm Food Restaurant Gathering Together Farm Women’s Clothing Nearly Normals EC The Clothes Tree CF Adair Village Farm Food Restaurant The Golden Crane Luc

Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Baths TeBri Vineyards


Willamette River Portland Timbers

The LaSells Stewart Center

Home Decor

Farm Event / U-Pick

The Inkwell CF Many Hands Restyle

Anderson Blues Radke’s Blueberries EC Sunset Valley Organics, Wilt Farms CF


ECAnderson’s Jewelers Olufson Designs CF

Men’s Clothing

The Shoe Hutch Footwise Miss Meer’s Peak Sports

Beaver Women’s Basketball Corvallis Knights Baseball CF Mudslinger Events

Lake / Water Fun

The Alley CF Mehlhaff’s


Sports Event



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Independent Cinema The Darkside CF Pix Theatre


Three Rivers Casino CF Spirit Mountain Casino


Anywhere in Oregon Honeyman St. Park

Coastal Getaway Devils Punch Bowl Hallmark Resort Ona Beach Yachats Newport


Septembeerfest Corvallis Fall Festival Seafood & Wine Festival - Newport Willamette Valley Lavender Festival Avery Park Brewfest DaVinci Days

Wilamette River CF Newport - Ocean Foster Dam

Music Venue

The LaSells Stewart Center

Sports Team

Beavers Ducks Portland Timbers CF Corvallis Knights Lebanon Warriors The Raiders


Dr. Angie Bean, Corvallis Family Med. Dr. Robert Hughes, Family Medicine EC Dr. Lauren Gray, Family Medicine Dr. Eric Sharp, Samaritan Family Services Dr. Frank Sievert, The Corvallis Clinic Dr. Craig Graham, Samaritan Family Services


Dr. Kale Grey, Corvallis Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Gregory Mann, Corvallis Dental Group Dr. Glenn Balkins, North Point Dental Dr. Kurt Black, Timberhill Dental Dr. Carson Kutsch, Kutsch Dentistry Dr. Dennis Clark, Private Practice Dr. Daniel Rooke, Private Practice Dr. Ryan Sparks, Private Practice


Paventy & Brown Orthodontics


Oregon Country Fair CF Oregon State Fair

Dr. Ed Baer, Corvallis Eye Care Dr. Carlyle Curtis, Eyecare Associates Corvallis Vision Center


Massage Therapist


Mallard Creek Golf Trysting Tree Golf Club CF

Kids’ Fun Spot

Bounce House G2 Fun Zone Kidsthletics Wacky Indoor Bounce Corvallis Knights Baseball Papa’s Pizza

James Alexzander, LMT CF FIRST Corvallis

Skin Care

Brune Dermatology Michelle’s Personalized Skin Care


The Retreat Day Spa CF Epic Day Spa

Hair Salon

Seriously Sassy Salon Suite 101 Salon Hair, Body & Sole Salon And Day Spa CF Aspire Design Salon Uptown Hair Selfie Epic

Personal Trainer

Brittany Winfrey, FIRST Corvallis CF JessBFit Personal Training & Yoga

Yoga Studio

Love Yoga Studios Live Well Studio Light Box Yoga Studio

Martial Arts Studio

Oregon Pound Martial Arts Force of One Taekwondo Aurora Martial Arts ATA Black Belt Academy

Gym & Athletic Club Timberhill CF YMCA

Best Crossfit Gym Crossfit R3

Timberhill Athletic Club

Summer Toast toasted kalamata olive bread

guacamole with lime salt & pepper

sliced cherry tomatoes & strawberries

fresh mozzarella

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze


5 tips to spice up your summer! Follow these 5 tips to make sure your days of summer are anything but bland. 1. Say “no” to you last Treat yourself the way you would treat the most important person in your life. To be happy you need to learn to appreciate, be kind and loving to yourself. 2. Smile Most people love being smiled at. It’s a reflection of happiness and who couldn’t use a little more of that? 3. Attitude Choose to be happy. Make this an intentional activity. People are watching you, modeling your behavior. Lead by example.

4. Learn from the past, plan for the future and live in the now It is useless to live in yesterday. There is nothing you can change. Seize the day. Be your own success story. Beat your odds. 5. Always have a great grilling recipe and a pitcher of sangria Delicious food and refreshing fruit-infused sangria, need I say more? Stir the 5 tips together and add your favorite ingredients. It’s time to spice things up! Cheers! Bonnie

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Bigger Isn’t Al By Heidi Powell The American McMansion dream may have taken a hit during the recession, but this isn’t entirely a bad thing. Whether building new or remodeling, careful planning can provide more thoughtful, creative, and meaningful spaces. So if you’re getting ready to add onto your home, keep an open mind; you may not need as much space as you think.

is an awkwardness about them. For some reason you don’t choose to read there nor do guests tend to gather.

Now think about which rooms you use and enjoy most? Are you drawn more to smaller, more personal spaces than to larger, more expansive ones? At parties, why do you spend more time in the kitchen and family rooms than you do in the formal Often homeowners are thinking in terms living and dining rooms? of how much square footage they can add, instead of thinking about the usefulness People are naturally drawn to alcoves, and feel of the space that they are reading niches, or what I think of as adding. Consider for a moment that less “creative” space. Smaller, interestingly is sometimes more. A room or a home can designed areas have an architectural charisma that draws us to them. indeed be too big. Conversely, areas of the home that are too You’ve probably had the experience, large, and in some cases formal, tend to go perhaps even in your own home, of certain unused. If conversation circles are too big rooms that just feel uncomfortable. You guests only talk to the person next to them can’t quite put your finger on it but there and not to the person across the way.

Architect and author Sarah Susanka helps homeowners define their needs in terms of space requirements by how they actually live. Her series of books on The Not So Big House, including Not So Big Remodeling, focuses on today’s lifestyle and the quality and soul of one’s living environment, rather than its quantity of space or square footage. She emphasizes comfort, beauty, high levels of detail, and design strategies to utilize every square foot. Smaller rooms with details such as built-in cabinetry, elaborate trim, coffered ceilings, and varying ceiling heights can make your home more welcoming. Susanka reasons: “More rooms and bigger spaces do not necessarily give us what we need in a home. A house is so much more than its size and volume, neither of which has anything to do with comfort. Comfort is born of smaller scale and beautiful

lways Better details. By maximizing space, one can live large in a smaller house without ever feeling cramped.” Here are some things to think about when considering a “not so big” house design.


• Spaces tailored to the needs of the occupants have a positive effect on the environment because less energy and materials are used to build the space in the first place, and also to maintain it over time. • Smaller spaces with careful attention paid to the details create a quality home environment. • The utility bills, property taxes and maintenance bills tend to be considerably lower. • Less time is spent on cleaning and maintenance. So at the end of the month there is more money and time for hobbies


and spending time with loved ones. • The initial cost savings of creating smaller spaces allows for including luxury and customization in your home. Beautiful finishes can contribute to making a unique and creative space, instead of big boxy rooms.


Smaller spaces require more sophisticated and detailed planning.

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• Each space can have multiple functions, eliminating the need to have separate rooms. • A well designed storage system is essential. Built in cabinets, extra shelves and some furniture pieces that include storage to minimize clutter are great options. • Visually a space can be enlarged by

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selecting colors and materials that expand, rather than contract, the space. • Try “jewel-boxing” which is the idea of painting one room a unique warm hue with darker, more saturated accent colors. Naturally it will draw visitors into this cozy and unique space in your home. • Size does not equal style. Regardless of size, you can emulate sophisticated traditional, clean and modern, or old world style. Let your personality shine through. I advocate for evaluating your space requirements and designing for usability and comfort. A unique and meaningful home is more than just square footage. A home addition or remodel that is tailored to the needs of the homeowner and is planned carefully can nurture the lives of your family for many decades to come. Work with a designer or design/build team to carefully plan out your space for the way you live.


The house of your dreams is actually hiding right where you live today. - Sarah Susanka


Work @ Home Finding an area to work at home that gives you some peace and quiet can be a challenge. Often times an office nook is found in odd corners of the house and can be problematic when trying to create a functional design. Here are some ideas to better help you plan out a nook that will give you the feel of space, even if you don’t have much of it.


A writable wall using blackboard or dry-erase paint will not only allow fun when brainstorming, but can turn the smallest places into functional work areas. Target has a line of blackboard paints, and Staples has a line of dry-erase paints.


In small spaces, light colors will give the illusion of space. Avoid stark white, as it can make a space feel cold. Instead use shades off-white or pastels. Choose colors that are different shades of the same color—whether trim, draperies or decor—giving unity and openness to the space. Remember your ceiling is also part of your “wall” space. Painting or wallpapering it will enhance the area, making it flow as a continuous space.


If you choose to use curtains to divide your space from the main house, hang them from the ceiling to give a feeling of height. If total privacy is not your top priority, consider sheer curtains to allow natural light in, making your space feel more open.


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For a rustic appeal, make a DIY freestanding wood plank wall. Build your wall, put it on wheels, and slide it into place as needed. This is a good solution for a space too cramped for a traditional door, but adds more flare than a pocket door. If you would rather a secured door, add a sliding track. Lowe’s offers a good selection to choose from.

5. Creating a nook with an

interior barrier of glass or French doors can give the sense of your own space while still being able to look into the house. For the feel of additional space, consider a glass desk to allow light to flow freely.


No windows in your work space? Try putting an old window on the wall for decoration, adding a shanty chic outdoor appeal. For added fun, you can even place pictures in each window panel, creating a DIY picture frame.

7. If you have a small area

that is longer than it is wide, consider translucent sliding doors that run the length of the skinny space. The doors will allow light in from the main house, but are frosted enough to give you privacy.

8. If you have a nook with no

windows, consider making a photo wall (you can even print them yourself). Space them evenly from side to side and top to bottom, making a simple wood frame around each. Choose pictures of inspiring scenes that you can switch

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photo: John Gruen for Weitzman Halpern Interior out to refresh the space. Don’t want to nail wood to the wall? That’s okay, try it without the frame and it will resemble DIY wallpaper.


If you want a simple, quick and low cost fix to a windowless nook, consider hanging a curtain at ceiling height as an accent wall. It will bring softness, length, and comfort to a space that could otherwise feel boxy.

10. No space inside your

house to work? Make your own she-shed! Remodel an old shed or outdoor storage space that has gone forgotten to create a comfortable working space without building permits. You can even establish ground rules for the kids to not enter while you are working. June / July 2016

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Lighting: Avoid shadows and dark corners by strategically placing lights to give the illusion of space. Project lights upwards making column-like streaks that will draw the eye upwards, creating height and space. Shelving: Shelves near ceiling height will make a room feel bigger. When decorating with nick-knacks, leave open spaces on purpose to enhance the openness of your nook. For bookshelves, consider floor-to-ceiling. When arranging books, try color coordinating them with the most colorful at the top. Not only with it streamline your space, but the pop of color will attract the eye and give the illusion of height and space.

Walls: Mirrors in small spaces help reflect light, making a nook feel bigger. Try a trio of accent mirrors for a subtle enhancement or an oversized mirror to give a wall a continuous feel. When choosing art, opt for dramatic, large art that will automatically make your space feel bigger. Decor: In small spaces, less is more. For decorative pieces, follow the “cantaloupe rule.� If it’s smaller than a cantaloupe it can make a space look cluttered, larger than a cantaloupe will enhance it. If adding accent rugs or upholstered furniture, choose small or plain prints to make the nook feel bigger. If you have windows in your space, consider matching colors inside the room with the colors outdoors to create a larger, continuous feel.

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Furniture: When adding furniture in your nook, choose pieces that have exposed legs for a more spacious appeal. Fabric that hangs to the ground stops the line of sight and closes in your space. To further enhance your space, try angling your furniture or placing it away from walls.

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Work from Home By Brian Egan Creating a functional, organized, and visually pleasing office within your home continues to be a prevalent remodeling project. Designing home offices within existing rooms, such as the kitchen or a guest bedroom, tend to be the most common areas that we are being asked to transform. Repurposing unused or rarely used spaces, such as a dining room or closet is gaining popularity as homeowners try to maximize the square footage within their homes. With telecommuting up 28% since 1995, according to a GALLUP Work and Educational poll, the need for a dedicated home office is increasing as business professionals need a space they can work from comfortably and efficiently. Planning a home office may seem like an overwhelming task, but here are some important things to consider when planning your home office: 1. Do you have a space that could be designated for your office (or a room in your house that is not used often i.e., dining room, closet in a guest room, etc.)? 2. How much work surface space do you need? What things need to be on the work surface? 3. How much storage space will you need? What kind (i.e., filing, cabinets, bins, etc.)? 4. What will be the main tasks completed in your office (i.e., work, bills, crafts, etc.)? 5. What light sources exist and what will you need to add to properly light your office? 6. What do you need to plug in and how many outlets will that require? What types of outlets will you need? Home offices can be customized to meet your needs and/or spatial restrictions. We


often design them to match existing cabinetry, especially when the office space is being incorporated into an existing area such as a kitchen. Custom cabinetry can also be built to meet the exact needs of your home office, no matter where it will be located. Cabinet file drawers, pull-out shelves for printers, or tall storage are also things to consider too help keep you organized. If you require an office space that allows you to leave your paperwork out, a home office that is designed with doors would be a good consideration. If you have no specific room or part of a room you can do this in, consider repurposing an un-used closet. One of the latest trends in organizational design is converting a closet into a home office. This allows you the ability to hide your workspace when you want too by using the existing doors. Lighting is another key aspect in all home offices. Proper ambient lighting is important, but task lighting can make all the difference. Whether you use a desk lamp or under cabinet lighting it is very important to make sure your work area is well lit. Natural light is also a great option if your chosen space has a window. If your space does not have a window, consider adding a sun tunnel to your space if you can to bring in some natural light. Make a list of what is most important to you and consider the six questions mentioned above. Once you have those details figured out, you can take the next step to create your home office. Creating a home office that functions well, is organized, and matches the aesthetics of your home can make all the difference. Whether your work from home or will use the office space for other purposes, we can help you design a home office that meets all of your needs.

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The Allure of Lavender Lavender in Bloom

During lavender season McKenzie River Lavender hosts a Lavender Festival in early July. This year the event is July 8-10 10am to 5pm each day. Our specialty lavender products include fresh bouquets of ‘Grosso’ lavender, pure ‘Grosso’ essential oil and linen spray, unique lavender crafts, soaps, lotions and more. During the Oregon Lavender Farm Tour, our country bazaar showcases all things lavender, as well as the creations of local artisans. Plant starts are also available. Enjoy an experience for the family including music, food and drink. Directions: Exit I-5 at Springfield on Hwy 126 East to milepost 15.5.


avender’s many unique properties have long been recognized and praised. It is indigenous to the Mediterranean region ranging from the Balkans in the east to Spain in the west. The Latin or botanical name of lavender is Lavandula derived from lave or to bathe. Its many early uses relied on its fresh aroma in perfumes and unguents. The dried buds strewn on stone floors scented the castles in Elizabethan times and laundry laid to dry on blooming plants freshened Victorian homes. In the Bible it is referred to as spike and it is reputed to have been used by Mary Magdalene in washing the feet of Jesus as well as by Cleopatra to woo Caesar. In more recent times lavender has been a popular garden plant throughout Europe and North America, prized for its rich color and heady scent.

Myriad uses for Lavender Today Pamper Yourself • Add a few drops of essential lavender oil to the bath for a relaxing soak • Use lavender scented soaps and body washes in the shower • Moisturize your skin with lavender scented lotions & body butters • Use lavender oil in a diffuser to create a tranquil mood • Spray lavender water lightly on bed linens to promote a restful sleep • • •

Comfort Yourself • Daub a few drops of lavender oil at the back of neck to relieve stress or insomnia • Daub lavender oil at temples for headache relief • Apply lavender oil lightly to insect bites, bee stings, small cuts and abrasions or burns to relieve pain and promote fast healing • Add lavender sachets to stored linen and clothing to impart a fresh scent and keep insects at bay • Used lavender sachets in the dryer for freshly scented laundry

Please Your Palate There are many lavender infused products available for culinary exploration including: Lavender flavored jams & preserves Syrups & honey Chocolate bars, sauces & cookies Teas, cocoa, lemonade, spirits

Use dried lavender buds in both sweet and savory recipes • Lavender pairs well with vanilla, chocolate, citrus, and almond flavors • Lightly sprinkle lavender buds on buttered pasta, grilled salmon or chicken, and roast pork.

Every Summer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley...

The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival

The Finest Celebration of Lavender and Art! The Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon will host the 2016 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show on July 9-10. Spend a leisurely day enjoying a variety of juried art and craft booths, distinctive lavender products, the plein air art show, and lavender in myriad forms. Talented musicians set the mood while you relax, enjoy a glass of lavender beer or wine, or peruse the art.

Over 100 artists will display original paintings done en plein air during the Oregon Lavender Paint Out. The Paint Out takes place in the beautiful lavender fields of Oregon in the weeks prior to the Show. The Paint Out and Art Show attract both amateur and professional artists from around the Northwest and beyond. Garden art, jewelry, pottery, woodcraft, and original art are also in the line-up. And of course, many lavender products will be featured from crafters and lavender farmers.

There are several nearby lavender farms we encourage you to visit. Each one has something different to offer. Red Ridge Farms has a shop, and on site wine tasting. Chehalem Flats has an adorable farm store featuring many local specialty food items. Wayward Winds Lavender will be hosting several vintage themed vendors. Mountainside Lavender has an extensive selection of lavender available for u-pick. The Festival offers stellar music and other activities for your enjoyment. Some of the featured bands include Scratchdog String Band, Rae Gordon Band, The Band Pending Black, Mary Kadderly, and Jake Blair Band. You can find the full music schedule and other Festival information on the official website:

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Road Trip: Cowboy Country

Sometimes we forget, there’s another side to Oregon - literally, and figuratively.

Everybody loves a road trip, but with the daily constraints of work, family, school and other obligations, it’s not always practical to hop in the car for a crosscountry, multi-state odyssey.

But it’s those same constraints that often lead to the monotony of repetition. Day in, day out, same thing. It was the reason the movie Thelma and Louise held such appeal for so many; the allure of the open road, anonymity, and care free hours behind the wheel. Of course we don’t advocate taking the devil-may-care attitude quite to that level -- don’t drive off a cliff!


It dawned on us though, that there is a place in Oregon that makes you feel like you’re “way out west” but it’s only a three hour drive to get there. Just on the other side of Bend is the gateway to the Oregon Outback - the high desert - Sagebrush and Coyotes. Wide open spaces where as a friend put it, “you can breath.”

Much of the Spring we’d felt as if we’d been under the oppressive thumb of the grey clouds that seem to never go away. Tucked in between the Coast Range and the Cascades. So we saddled up, and rode out.

Up over the pass into the high dessert. Past Hoodoo Ski Bowl, then down past Suttle Lake, Camp Sherman and Sisters. The smell of Juniper and Sage in the air, blue skies, and ranches along the way into Bend. Left off of highway 97 onto highway 20, past Pilot Butte and into the dessert.

Almost instantly it feels like you’re a milliion miles from the Willamette Valley. Trucks moving freight, big sky, big clouds, and in every direction, a western landscape that every red-blooded American can appreciate, Cowboy Country...

on Outback “

Yessir, beautiful country, a man can get lost out here.

Robert Duvall as Bluebonnet “Boss” Spearman Open Range

Photo: The sky over Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Our Camp Host: “Go ahead and use the kitchen whenever your want, and coffee is ready every morning by seven.”

Day one: Crystal Crane Hot Spring, Burns Oregon. 278 Miles outta’ Corvallis. Note: Get gas! If you have to fill up on the highway between Bend and Burns, it’s $4.25 a gallon!

By sheer luck, I’d heard someone mention a hot spring near Burns, so I looked it up about two days before we left and booked a campsite. If you have time for ONE getaway this summer, go here. Being a natural hot spring in the middle of nowhere, I was expecting a pretty “unimproved” experience. I was wrong. This place is fantastic. Don’t look for gourmet dining, or monogrammed robes, but if you want to relax, unwind and get away from it all, this is where to do it. The only downside was that internet access is pretty non-existent. There is a review on Google that says “Verizon just built a tower, fast internet speed” -- don’t believe it. But, if you can survive

without streaming Netflix for a little while, you’ll love this place. There is a big main building with a living room style sitting room with a big fireplace and cozy chairs, there’s a “camp kitchen” that is stocked with everything you need except food. In the camp kitchen we met Phred, our fourlegged host, he was kind of a weenie, but that’s why we liked him. The hot spring is like a little lake, but without the sketchy bottom you find in a lake, it’s some kind of volcanic, coarse black gravel - not hurt-your-feet coarse, it’s kind of like those knobby Birkenstocks - it feels good! There are also private tubs you can resereve and there’s a teepee with a big tub for groups. All very clean and nice. This was a great start to the trip, and it almost became the end of the trip -- we wanted to stay longer! But, on the morning of day two, we were burnin’ daylight, so we headed up the wagon and rode north.

Day two: Burns to Baker City 150 Miles on the open road. Finding food in the Oregon Desert is not like it is Portland. There isn’t a restaurant that appears in Bon Appetit, or The Food Network every ten feet. Pretty much every restaurant offers “burger sauce” (I’m mostly sure it’s ketchup and mayo). But you know what, sometimes that’s just what the doctor ordered. There aren’t a thousand courses of little tidbits, there’s no infused anything, there aint’ no kale or quinoa. So, when in Burns... We ate breakfast at the Crane Cafe. Where we were served by Vicky and Shirley. I could eat there pretty much every

morning, Vicky cooks and Shirley waits tables. Shirley also, between orders, pumps gas, and sells bullets, chewing tobacco and wine in gallon-sized glass jugs. At least in the 40 or so minutes we were there. It was great. Breakfast was good, all cooked to order, and while we sat there, there was a stream of customers who looked a lot tougher than anyone we’d seen in some time. Lots of Carhart garments, not a Prius in sight -- trucks, big trucks, with dogs perched precariously on the back. On the way out, I asked Shirley her name, “It’s Shirley, but my second husband started callin’ me Red about 30 years ago, and I been Red ever since.” I liked her immediately.

Day two: On to our destination, The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center The drive from Burns to Baker City skirts the Snake River that separates Oregon and Idaho. As I drove along, I wondered if every guy my age, when thinking of the Snake river, thinks back to the day when Evel tried to jump that sucker? Probably. The drive from Burns to Baker City is mostly highway after you pass through the last little town on 20 - Vale. In Vale we stopped and walked around. The town is not exactly a booming economic center, but it does make you think back, way back to the days when it was. There are some great murals on the walls and there is a place called “The Thunder - Egg Dining Room and Chamber of Commerce.” How can you not like that? There’s a community pool that I imagine is filled with local kids in the summer and next to the pool is a decommissioned fighter jet. It’s

Vicky and Shirley (above) and left, Not something you see in the valley: 17 V-Max Varmint ammo, 22 long rifle shells, worms, and pies, Blackberry, Pecan and Banana Cream.

pretty much the kind of town that epitomizes small town, western America. I could live there. We got into Baker in the early afternoon, and checked into our campground. At the desk I asked the host how to get to the interpretive center. He pointed out the window to a distant saddle along the ridge line and said “It’s right there.” Well, alright then. We drove right up and on the way, you climb up out of the valley towards the low spot in the hills. As you drive up you can almost feel the thousands of settlers who came over that hill. It’s a unique experience. The center itself is a way bigger deal than I had expected. You know how the roadside stuff usually is, biggest ball of string, etc... This is different. Allow plenty of time to enjoy it. The exhibits are awesome, and you can look out the glass walls at the ruts where the wagons came down into Oregon. Then we went to dinner. Burgers, again, burger sauce, and onion rings (see the cover of this magazine). Delicious.

Saw this guy at the interpretive center, go Beavs!

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“Let ‘er Buck!” Day Three: Pendleton 95 Miles North.

The last day was the promised land of cowboy trivia. Pendleton is right out of the history books, and I’m not sure it’s all the way out. A few times I felt like I was on a movie set. We checked out the Pendleton Woolen Mills, where Chief Joseph of the Nez Pierce watches over the store. I know Pendleton had become famous in large part due to The Beach Boys wearing the shirts back in the day, but I didn’t know the original designs had come from the local Native American tribes. Pretty cool. The town is pretty dormant for most of the year, (I asked) and then every September is the “Round Up.” It’s the biggest thing that happens there, and it has been for years. According to the lady in the underground tour office, “a lot of alcohol is drunk, and people are sleepin’ in the streets.”


Sounds awesome. There were no tours happening at the time we arrived, but we were treated to a quick video about Duff Severe (can you HAVE a cooler cowboy name?) he was a long time local who was a master at the art of saddlery. His work is in the Smithsonian, and his family still runs Severe Brothers Saddlery to this day. I was loving it. In case you haven’t guessed, I’ve probably seen Tombstone a hundred times -because the kids want to see it again... right. I just love the old west and Pendleton is where it’s happening. No need to visit Tuscon, or Kansas, or Texas. Right here in Oregon is just fine by me. Day four was akin to time travel. We drove from the wild west to Portland, and back down I-5 to the valley. But I can rest easy now knowing that the spurs and latigo arent’ gone, they’re just over the hill. Go see for yourself!

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Photo Album Mid-Century Modern “House-of-Tomorrow” Tour Saturday, May 14, 2015 10am to 4pm Restore Oregon was founded in 1977 as the Historic Preservation League of Oregon. As the organization has evolved over the years, we’ve always focused on taking care of the places that make Oregon, OREGON: the historic homes and neighborhoods, bridges and barns, churches and Main Streets that make this place so authentic and livable.

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4 Mental Toughness Skills by Mark Divine, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Commander, the founder of SEALFIT and author of Kokoro Yoga


he summer months are often filled with distractions. It’s difficult to stay focused on achieving a work or personal goal when the kids are home from school or when you’re planning a family vacation. Even if you’re staying home for the summer, planning activities such as eating at local restaurants can easily tempt you to bypass your priorities, such as sticking to a workout routine. So how do you play this summer AND still stick to your training and meet your goals?

a training plan that moves us relentlessly toward self-mastery. Along the way we become more and more competent to lead others…whether they be family members or teammates. This includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development. Our growing self-awareness with this approach will help us avoid making the same mistakes over and over, and allow us to get aligned for serious forward momentum and for supporting others.

I recommend you practice Mental Toughness skills for 10 minutes a day.

Your training plan will include functional fitness combined with some silence and contemplation. Using a journal is a great way to deepen your self-awareness. For 10 minutes a day, find a quiet place where you can avoid disruptions. Do some deep breathing to center yourself and then spend some time candidly reflecting on who you are and where you are in your life. Do this everyday to build it into a reliable habit, like brushing your teeth. This practice can be done as a morning or evening routine, or before or after a workout.

I’ve had a 20-year career as a Navy SEAL, 30 years of martial arts training and more than 15 years of yoga practice – and have taught mental toughness and resiliency to thousands of warriors, athletes and corporate leaders. So I feel confident to present you with some skills that you can use to begin your mental toughness training today. The mantra “where the mind leads, the body follows” is true — but it is also true that where the body leads, the mind follows. So you can develop a bodymind awareness that will help you stay fit, relaxed and focused on the right targets. Here are four tactics to get you going building your mental toughness and accomplishing your worthy goals.

1. Focus on Self First.

This is counter to what many would think. We are encouraged to be self-less and give to others, but I have found that we can’t take care of, or serve, others if we don’t first take care of ourselves. This self-awareness requires an honest assessment of our strengths and weaknesses and the implementation of


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2. Discover a Purpose.

My investigation into self-awareness led to a deeper understanding of why I was here, or in other words, what my purpose was. When I locked onto that purpose as a young CPA, it propelled me into an entirely new direction and career – the elite Navy SEALs. My connection to purpose continues to propel me in new directions to this day with my Unbeatable Mind and Kokoro Yoga programs. The bottom line up front is that you will not meet your maximum potential as a human until and unless you find massive purpose in what you do. This can be either by aligning with a sense of June / July 2016

About Mark Divine

After leaving SEALs active duty in 1997, Mark started his second business career as an entrepreneur. He co-founded the successful Coronado Brewing Company and launched in the year he left the active duty Navy. is the leading web site for gear and information about the SEALs. US Tactical was next, gaining contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support, and the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL, SWCC, EOD and Diver candidates.

purpose, as I did, or finding higher purpose in what you already do (and hopefully love to do!). I use some guiding questions to help determine if you’re on the right or wrong path: • What have you been conditioned to think you’re supposed to do with your life? • What do you think, and feel, you are really supposed to do with your life? • Is there a tiny voice of doubt deep within you suggesting you are on the wrong track? • Is that same voice nudging you forward with the sensation that you are on the right track? • What ONE thing do you think you are here for? • What ONE thing would you focus on if you had nothing holding you back? • What would you do differently now if you knew you had one year to live?

Ask these questions during those ten minutes of silent “mental toughness” practice and see what comes up. You will be pleasantly surprised.

3. Run Toward the Firefight

Developing self-awareness and uncovering deeper purpose require serious follow-up in the form of action and learning. I say serious because anything worth living for is worth working hard for, maybe even dying for such as in the case of my SEAL Teammates. Skills like discipline, dedication and consistent high-performance are honed into habits. They

require a continual refinement of your inner domain of thoughts, emotions, beliefs and attitude. These attributes will be honed to propel you toward your goals and beyond.

4. Dial in the Health Disciplines

If you feel like all this sounds great, but you are too busy and burned out to even think about getting started with a new training approach, then chances are you aren’t fueling or recovering properly. I train a lot of CEO’s who are avid triathletes, and they are burned out and broken half the time. The reason is they over-train in one metabolic pathway, fuel improperly based upon old-school ideas and don’t take adequate time to recover and get proper sleep. The net result is a grossly overstretched nervous system, hormonal imbalance and degradation of performance. A consequence of poor selfawareness and management of the health disciplines is that a rut will claim your spiritual, mental and physical health. So add to your mental toughness tool kit a qualified assessment of your nutritional and recovery balance. The SEALFIT program is a great place to begin to learn the health disciplines so you can bring balance back into your body-mind system. One last point – SEALs don’t go on missions alone, and nor should you. Seek like minded peers to train with and to hold you accountable. A dedicated application of these four skills will bring you resiliency and total toughness – a body, mind, spiritual type of toughness where you will be both unbeatable and an unstoppable force for good. And I say Hooyah to that! Read us online:



Medical Day Spa Vs. Day Spa. What’s the Difference?

Dr. Keith Neaman, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Neaman Plastic Surgery in Salem


o help answer this question, let’s define the difference between the two by describing the goals, missions and services offered by each.

The mission and goal of both day and medical spas are very similar. Both are businesses that provide a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments. The menus may also be very similar and provide a variety of the same services.

However, there is a very important difference between the two: a medical spa is a combination of a medical clinic and a day spa that operates under the supervision of a highly trained and specialized medical doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner. Medical spas treat a variety of skin conditions on the face and body such as brown or sun spots, redness, fine lines, wrinkles and other serious conditions that cannot be treated as effectively by a traditional esthetician. Medical spas also use and sell medical grade skincare products. These products have a higher concentration of active ingredients and can penetrate down into the dermis where new cells are generated.


Some time ago, clients were hesitant about attending medical spas because their atmosphere was very clinical and sterile, much like a doctor’s office. However, a lot has changed in recent years and medical spas are now creating a more relaxed, therapeutic environment that allows for a more positive experience. Medical spa menus may vary, but most of them offer services such as, laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, IPL treatments, photofacials, injectables such as BOTOX™ and dermal fillers (Juvederm and Restylane), aggressive chemical peels, skin tightening or skin rejuvenation. Medical spas also offer non-invasive treatments such as facials, waxing, microdermabrasion and massage. Day spa menus offer non-invasive treatments as well, but do not offer laser services, injectables, or aggressive chemical peels. Clients who choose more aggressive treatments typically notice results much sooner than clients who select non-invasive services. For example, a client who wants to reduce fine lines and wrinkles may decide on BOTOX™. Minimal results can be seen in as little as three days and maximum results can be achieved in 14 days. This same client who decided to treat this issue at a day spa

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would not have the option of BOTOX™. The esthetician would likely recommend a topical product such as a moisturizer or serum. Although topical products are very beneficial, the results can be slower and will require the client to be both consistent and patient. To aid in your decision of choosing a spa, it’s important to be clear about what services will help you achieve optimal results. For clients who do not require invasive treatments and are not treating a serious skin condition, day spas can be the way to go. However, if the aging process is taking affect or you need to treat acne, these services will require more advanced treatments a medical spa would be the best option. In a nutshell, both day and medical spas offer a wide range of spa services designed to achieve total body wellness. They both offer relaxing environments geared to help each client attain maximum results. Remember, regardless of your decision, never allow a non-medical, unlicensed person to perform a medical procedure on you. Do plenty of research and ask questions. I’m sure that in no time, you will have chosen a spa that’s perfect for you.

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Simple Tips for Keeping Your Fitness Momentum Through Summer By Drew Anderson, NSCA-CSCS


f you made a new year’s resolution to stay fit in 2016, don’t lose momentum as the weather warms up and summer vacations and barbeques fill up your schedule.

goals. Write down the steps it will take to achieve them, and read them each morning and night. Having a clear sense of direction will help you in your exercise endeavors.

Lack of physical activity can lead to several debilitating conditions, including muscle loss, reduction in cardiovascular endurance and a decrease in flexibility. Exercise can prevent these physical conditions, and also lead to increased feelings of self-worth, work performance and improved general well-being.

4. Aim for three to five exercise sessions

Stay committed to health and wellness through your busy summer by following these 10 simple steps:

1. Consider recruiting a training partner. Having a training buddy can make you accountable and give you social support if you are having a hard time sticking to an exercise program. 2. Focus on fat loss rather than weight

loss. Crash dieting can lead to weight loss, but much of it will be lean body mass. The best way to maintain muscle and lose fat is to make small, sustainable dietary changes, about 500 calories per day.

3. Define

per week, intermixing periods of rest and recovery. Exercise follows an inverted U-curve. The more you exercise, the better the results. After that point, additional exercise results in little performance or physiological improvement. Further increases will become detrimental, leading to various exercise-related problems including, joint pain, chronic fatigue and muscle loss. Remember, everything in moderation.

5. Power through strength training

6. Keep a training log to monitor your

progress and figure out what works for you. There is no “one size fits all” program that works for every individual.

7. Muscles do not know if they are using a 10,000 dollar piece of equipment or a water jug. All they know is the amount of load applied to them.

8. Stick to a strict workout schedule.

Do your best to exercise at the same time, every workout day, for at least four weeks. Before you know it, exercise will become a habit and a normal part of your day!

9. Find time to exercise by cutting where

plateaus. The strength gains achieved during the first six weeks of starting a resistance regimen are mostly based on increased neural efficiency. After six weeks, gains are mostly due to an increase in muscular size. This means that you need to lift weights for longer than six weeks to start gaining muscle size. Increased strength is more obvious in the

at least two shortterm and long-term

beginning of an exercise program, so don’t get discouraged.

you can. The average American watches 12 hours of commercials each week.

10. Lastly, consistency matters most! There are a million ways to reach your fitness goals, but the important thing is to find out what you enjoy and do it consistently. You committed to fitness this year, and you can stick with it! Drew Anderson is a lead fitness and wellness specialist at SamFit in Corvallis. He manages the individual needs of all SamFit members such as personal training, health coaching, chronic disease management, weight reduction, sports-specific training, movement screening, nutrition guidance, health assessments, education and program design. To schedule a training session, call SamFit Corvallis at 541-768-5850.

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Considering Dental Implants? Ask Dr. Black

iving with one or more missing teeth, or a partial or full denture, can affect the overall look and feel of your smile. It can also lead to a variety of health issues, including potential bite and jaw joint problems and bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants are the best way to avoid these issues and get your smile back. Generally speaking, if you are missing one or more teeth you are a candidate for dental implants. By now, most people have heard of dental implants but may not completely understand the benefits of having implants placed. Implants were first placed many years ago but over the past several years this dental procedure has enjoyed a remarkable scientific evolution and has become one of the most predictably successful dental restorations available. How and why is bone lost when teeth are missing? When a tooth is lost, a gradual, permanent loss of bone quality in the jaw occurs. This leads to some serious aesthetic and functional problems, particularly in people who have lost all of their teeth. The good news is that bone can be preserved or re-grown to support dental implants in the jaw. Placement of a bone graft at the time of tooth

removal preserves bone needed for future implant placement. Dental surgical techniques are also available to regenerate bone. When teeth are missing, bone resorption is a normal and inevitable process. Resorption is when jaw bone is lost when it is no longer supporting or connected to teeth. Because dental implants fuse to the existing bone, they stabilize and prevent further bone loss. Only dental implants can stop this resorption process and preserve bone. The placement of implants initially requires surgery and time to heal. During the surgical procedure, and ideally with the help of powerful 3D imaging technology, a titanium root shaped implant is placed within the bone.   A healing period of four to six months follows to allow bone to fuse to the implant.  After healing, abutments are connected to the implants. They are the part of the restoration complex that exists between the implant and the final tooth restoration. The final restoration, either a crown or bridge or denture, is cemented or screwed onto the abutment(s).  In a crown or bridge scenario, the implants will be placed without disturbing the healthy teeth next to them.   If all of your lower teeth are missing, two to six implants

Dr. Kurt Black of Timberhill Dental in Corvallis, Oregon has been in practice for 23 years. He is a Fellow in the International Dental Implant Association and travels to Scottsdale, Arizona, as a CEREC Mentor to train other dentists in the most advanced restorative technologies in dentistry.  He is currently accepting new patients.   Please visit his website at or call: 541-754-0144.


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maybe used to support your lower denture. If all of your upper teeth are missing, a minimum of four implants maybe used to support your upper denture. In either case, the full denture can have attachments that snap or click it into place on the implants allowing for much greater stability in the denture. If you wear a partial denture, it is possible to replace it with an implant supported bridge.  How are implants and dentures different? Thanks to recent great strides in dental technology, dental implants are the closest thing to re-creating your natural teeth. Implants are strong, stable, durable and virtually undetectable because your dentist will be able to match the shape and color of the implant restoration (crown) to your remaining teeth. Implants can provide better chewing ability and head off jaw joint problems and stabilize your bone. In each case, they are far superior to removable dentures. Because dental surgery is involved, implants may be initially more expensive than dentures or fixed bridges, but ultimately     save time and money by avoiding future health complications. Dentures may have a lower cost up front, but often result in future jaw and gum problems that may be costly to fix. What type of maintenance do restored implants require? The implant itself is meant to stay put, fused to the jawbone. The restoration attached to an implant is often removable and replaceable,

so that if damage or wear necessitates replacement, this can be accomplished without affecting the implant to bone integration. It is important to practice good daily oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, to prevent plaque build-up which can lead to problems in the gum area around the implant.     After implants are placed it is important to continue to see your dentist and dental hygienist regularly. Special instruments are used to clean restored dental implants that will not damage the metal surface beneath the gums. Your dentist will need to monitor your restored implants to ensure their continued stability and function. How are implant tooth replacements different from natural teeth? Natural teeth attach to surrounding bone by a ligament and dental implants fuse or integrate directly to bone. Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are metal and do not decay or need root canal therapies. Teeth are susceptible to gum disease, while dental implants are susceptible to peri-implantitis, a bacterial biofilm (plaque) based inflammatory process that can interfere with the implant to bone integration. Are you ready to learn more about dental implants? If so, call your dentist to start the discussion to explore your options for replacing missing teeth. If your dentist does not place implants, he or she can refer you to someone that does.

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Why skin care products don’t work Do you know anyone who has ever tried a skin care or body care product then didn’t get the results that were advertised? There are several reasons for that. On the Internet or other social media… there are pictures that are stolen to market a product with no active ingredients. Yes, it’s a scam. The product is just a basic lotion or cream with no active ingredients or worse harmful ingredients. Recently, I found a picture on Facebook that was advertising a body cream to tighten the under arm area. I personally know the lady in the picture and I know the product she used which did produce results was not the one being advertised. Her picture had been stolen. Ingredients in the product are either not strong enough or incorrect dosage to give the result. Some manufacturers will put some active ingredient in, but not enough to make a difference.


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Golf Offers SpringRidge at Charbonneau Resident a Wealth of Health Benefits Golf offers a wealth of physical and mental health benefits including improved muscle tone and endurance and increased opportunities for socialization. SpringRidge at Charbonneau resident Bob Armsby, an avid golfer, is reaping these rewards and much more. “Playing golf allows me to be outdoors in the fresh air,” he said. “It’s great exercise and I’ve formed wonderful friendships with other golfers.” Originally from Walnut Creek, Calif., the vibrant 78 year old retired architect has called Charbonneau home for the past two years, most recently living in a condominium overlooking a golf course. Nearly six months ago, Mr. Armsby decided he preferred an “allinclusive” lifestyle and moved to SpringRidge at Charbonneau, an active retirement community. In addition to the wealth of services and amenities offered as part of SpringRidge’s monthly fee, he was thrilled to learn of the social membership residents receive to neighboring Charbonneau Country Club, including access to its 27-hole golf course. Mr. Armsby has played the sport for over two decades and is an active member of the Charbonneau Men’s Golf Club. He meets up with fellow members four times per week and even joins his SpringRidge residents for a few rounds. “Living at SpringRidge enables me to continue the activities I enjoyed prior to moving here…especially golf,” Mr. Armsby said. “The community even offers the convenience of parking and charging my golf cart onsite.” Though he’s golfed at other neighboring courses, he prefers the close proximity to Charbonneau Golf Club, which is ranked as one of the top courses in Portland metro. A Swedish study by the Karolinska Institutet found that in addition to the exercise and comradery components of golf, the game has been linked to a longer lifespan. Researchers analyzed the health records of more than 300,000 Swedish golfers and concluded that those who continued to play golf as they aged could add as much as five years to their life than their non-golf playing counterparts.

When he’s not on the greens, Mr. Armsby can be found working out at SpringRidge. He exercises three days a week in the retirement community’s heated pool or the onsite fitness center. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, he participates in a “Get Fit” group exercise class with neighbors. The class focuses on strength, balance and flexibility movements to help attendees maintain their independence and avoid falls. Since moving to SpringRidge, Mr. Armsby has added two new hobbies to his busy schedule: billiards and Mahjong. He said he truly enjoys appreciates the company of his neighbors. He also has a subscription to the Oregon Symphony and credits the senior living community with making it easy to attend concerts by providing roundtrip transportation. “The staff here takes care of everything and they are always willing to go the extra-mile,” he said. “From the maintenance of my residence to preparing and cooking meals, it’s all covered. Being at SpringRidge makes living easy”. If anyone is thinking about moving to an active retirement community, Mr. Armsby advises that they visit SpringRidge. “Once here, you’ll see how terrific it is and make a decision fairly easily,” he said. “It’s a very convenient place to live and located in the midst of the very attractive Charbonneau community.” Nestled on an impeccable, 10acre parcel of natural beauty and serenity, SpringRidge at Charbonneau is located in one of Oregon’s most desirable masterplanned residential communities. The SpringRidge at Charbonneau campus offers a comprehensive menu of lifestyle options including CARF-accredited independent living as well as assisted living and memory care services at SpringRidge Court. For more information or to schedule a personal tour, please call 503-446-6250 or visit

How close is SpringRidge? You can almost reach it in two. Okay, maybe not quite. But SpringRidge Senior Living Community is still tantalizingly close to the Charbonneau Golf Club. It’s just 704 yards away—a dogleg left, if you will. And with its spectacular views and amenities straight out of a resort you can bet your 5-iron it’ll feel like home. Come see for yourself at a complimentary lunch and tour. Please call now to schedule.

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Pulled pork, pulled chicken, smoked turkey and smoked ham, all done in-house. Wednesday and Saturday, we add St. Louis cut, dry rub, slow smoked ribs and honey glazed chicken thighs. Friday is Santa Maria Tri-tip cooked over open oak wood fire. Sunday is strictly a plated brunch menu from 9-2. Closed Monday. We're a brew pub and, we're a bit field to table, Big River Grain's mill is around the corner, that's where we get all of our flours and grains that we process ourself. We happen to be 100% dedicated gluten free. But 65 % of our customer base isn't gluten free. Oh, and BEST chocolate chips cookies ever! 1644 Main Street Philomath • 541-307-0225

The Painted Lady The Blue Goat Featuring quality local ingredients in our Northwest Rustic Wood-Fired menu.100% local wine list. Craft beers. Spirits and specialty cocktails. House shrubs, syrups, and non-alcoholic beverages. Reducing our footprint with our sustainable waste composting program. Open Wed-Sun for Lunch, Dinner, & Sunday Brunch. 503 S Trade St/Highway 99, Amity 503-835-5170

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

Refined Modern American Let us treat you to a special evening with a menu inspired by our farmers and service that will pamper you and your guest. The Painted Lady is more than a restaurant, it’s an experience to remember. Wed - Sun 5:00 -10:00 pm Reservations Required 201 So. College St. Newberg 503-538-3850

“World Beat Cuisine” Catering, Private Parties, Lunch & Dinner. Offering a fresh, local and creative menu you’ll love. Promoting local musicians and artists, Cafe Mundo is a destination for coastal travelers and locals. Come on by, you’ll love it! Tues - Thurs 11:00 - 10:00 Fri - Sat 11:00 to Midnight Sun 10 am to 4 pm In Newport’s Historic Nye Beach 541-574-8134

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

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

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Fine Italian Food & Wine Shop A large selection of Italian favorites prepared using the finest produce, meats, breads, cheeses and more. Fresh salads, soups, scallopini, cacciatore, chicken, shrimp, beef & veal along with other local favorites like beef stroganoff make for a fantastic dining experience. Pizzas made in-house to order. And don’t forget the Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert!

Tina’s Our menu is based on the foods that our farmer/neighbors grow: seasonal, and regional. Many of the wines that we feature come from just down the road. We are committed to using the best ingredients, and our menu changes as we move through the seasons of the year. We believe in using the highest quality and most healthful ingredients available and use organic, free range and chemical free products. Open nightly for dinner & Tues Sat for lunch

Tues, Wed & Thurs 4:00 -- 8:00 Fri & Sat 4:00 -- 9:00 50 West Oak St. Lebanon 541-451-5050

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Lavender Festival July 8 10 10am - 5pm

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Experience the beauty & aroma of lavender in your visit to our riverside farm. Fresh cut boquets and special lavender products for your enjoyment.

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40882 McKenzie Hwy | Springfield, OR 97478 | 541.736.8575

For Corvallis shop hours or to make an appointment email or call 541-760-9127

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June No performances this month. July 7/29, 7:00PM – SAC Academy: 2016 Summer Honor Choir Concert


June 6/9, 7:00PM – Lavender Graduation 6/10, 9:30AM – MIME Graduation 6/10, 1:00PM – Pharmacy Graduation 6/10, 7:00PM – Civil & Construction Engineering Graduation 6/11, 9:30PM – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation 6/12, 1:30PM – Veterinary Medicine Graduation 6/27, ALL DAY – FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Course July No public events this month.


June • 6/1 - 6/24, Art About Ag 2016: Agriculture of the American Landscape Exhibit • 6/6, 6:00PM, Reception for Art About Ag 2016: Agriculture of the American Landscape Exhibit July • 6/29 - 7/28, 11th Annual Community Art Show • 7/15, 6:30PM, Reception for 11th Annual Community Art Show

Oregon Wonders Exhibit: My Favorite Place Giustina Gallery will be exhibiting works of art of your favorite places in Oregon! Registration opens: Monday, May 30 Exhibit Date: August 8 through August 31 Reception : Friday, August 19 at 6:00pm

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Agriculture of the American Landscape Exhibit Date: June 1 through June 24 Reception: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:00pm This year’s exhibition will present works of art by visual artists who were invited by the College of Agricultural Sciences based on nominations from a committee of art specialists. Visit our website for more information at

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