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Volume 9, Issue 2
February 2011

Cedar Mill Business News

Tazza cafeTazza Café and Deli is a hidden gem

If you're looking for an early coffee and bagel on your way to work, or a tasty sandwich for lunch, or a nice cozy place to meet a friend or client, you need to start thinking about heading for the corner of Saltzman and Thompson to visit the Tazza Café. It's been there for several years, opposite Findley Elementary, but it recently changed owners, and Saeed and Nancy Rad want you to know about what you've been missing.

Their coffee is from Stumptown Roasters, one of the places that has put Portland on the world coffee map. Stumptown doesn't let just anyone offer their coffee, either. They had to test Tazza's beautiful Marzocco espresso machine to make sure it was tuned correctly and that the technique was correct. You can also pick up freshly-roasted beans to use at home.

Tazza interiorThey offer pastries from the fabulous Marsee Bakery, and their bread and bagels are from Grand Central. Saeed, who is originally from Iran, will expand his outdoor seating as the weather warms up and grill Persian kebabs and other specialties for lunch and takeout.

The space is cozy but modern, with art on the walls and seating that ranges from a big table for meetings to couches for lounging, and wi-fi of course. Stop in and check it out, you may become a regular!

They're open Monday-Friday, 6 am-6 pm; Saturday 8-4, and Sunday 8-3. The little center faces off the main roads, with entrances just north and west of the intersection of Saltzman and Thompson. For information, call 503-533-9099, or find them on Facebook.

Auction to raise funds for St. Pius X School

"Tropical Groove!" is the theme of this year's annual auction, with a live event on Saturday, February 5 at the St. Pius X Community Center and an online event kicking off on February 6 and running until February 16. To access our online event, visit the website.

Attendees of the live auction and dinner will have a chance to bid on a variety of items including a five-night stay in Hawaii, multiple golf packages, Blazer tickets, an Australian Labradoodle puppy, and a two-week stay in a vacation home in Tuscany. For reservations please contact the school at (503) 644-3244 ext. 341

The Online Auction features a huge variety of items. You can bid on an assortment of event tickets including: Blazers, 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, NW Children's Theater, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Ballet Theater, and more, plus items for your home, garden and pet including crafts, electronics, tools, toys, games, books, music, and movies. We have clothing and accessories from Pendleton, Columbia Sportswear, Nike, Adidas, Paloma, Gymboree among others. We also have a variety of gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, stores and local, regional and national businesses.

St. Pius X School is a not-for-profit school located in Cedar Mill. We provide an outstanding education for nearly 300 students, from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The annual auction is our largest fundraiser. Every contribution provides critical funding for music, science, art, technology, tuition assistance, and facility enhancements. St Pius X does not receive any tax dollars and depends on the auction to bridge the gap between tuition and the total cost of educating a child.

Finally, any item donated, big or small, contributes to the overall success of the auction. Please contact the auction team at St. Pius X School at if you are interested in contributing to the success of the auction.

Vista Capital Partners, Bliss Bake Shop, and Jen Mahoney Photography are sponsors for this event.

Laurelhurst Physical Therapy Clinic, LLC

Laurelhurst Physical Therapy Clinic is now located in the Sunset Athletic Club on NW Cornell. Services include manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, rehabilitation for sports injuries and post-surgery, custom orthotic fittings, management for headaches TMJ and arthritis, and incontinence/pelvic floor pain. they also offer individualized exercise programs designed to your current activity level.

Joni Fischer Jones PT specializes in therapeutic rehabilitation, including sports medicine, pre- and post-surgical rehab, and women's health issues. She finds that patient education is an important part of rehabilitation, along with proper muscle re-education. Joni will be your partner and coach during your healing process.

A free 15-minute screening is available by appointment, call (503)726-880 to schedule. Most insurance is accepted, and they will work with your physician and other health care providers. They are located in the Sunset Athletic Club but you don't have to be a member to be their client. If you are a member they can refer you to one of the SAC's yoga or pilates classes suitable to your needs and restrictions, or introduce you to one of their personal trainers.

Laurelhurst Physical Therapy Clinic is also located in the Bally's at 9650 SW Nimbus Ave. in Beaverton and in Portland at 9828 E. Burnside #250. For more information call 503-726-8880 or check them out at

Savina Rosales moves up at World of Smiles

Dr. Michelle Stafford and the team at World of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry are proud to announce the promotion of Savina Rosales to Lead Assistant. If you've been to a busy dental office recently, you'll recognize that the Lead Assistant is a necessary component for managing the doctor's treatment and exam schedule and keeping the office running smoothly. Since she began in July of 2010 we have come to rely on Savina's work ethic and leadership capabilities in our ever-growing practice.

Savina grew up in Beaverton and graduated from Anthem College, receiving both her Sealant and Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certifications. After joining World of Smiles she quickly grew beyond the role of a chair-side assistant. Savina says, "Having the responsibility, and knowing Dr. Stafford relies on me, keeps me motivated to continually improve myself and my skills. Achieving the role of Lead Assistant was a dream fulfilled. Being a part of a growing practice with a great staff and doctor—it's amazing to me."

Savina loves to make kids smile, and when they're nervous, she makes it her goal to ensure they leave with a smile and wanting to return. She is also very involved with the volunteer work that Dr. Stafford's office participates in, such as the Tooth Taxi in January, and the upcoming Give Kids A Smile Day February 5th. We hope you'll join with us in congratulating Savina on this accomplishment, and take a tour of our family-friendly practice!

Rave in the Nave continues at CUMC

February 12, 7:30 pm: Chrisse Roccaro in "Love Letters" at Christ United Methodist Church.

Portland theater star Chrisse Roccaro appears in A.R. Gurney's acclaimed romantic play "Love Letters," co-starring Chrisse's husband, Stephen Guntli. A perfect evening in preparation for Valentine's Day, "Love Letters" is Rave in the Nave's Valentine to our audience.

Tickets may be purchased through the church office for $15 each or 5 for $67.50.

Christ United Methodist Church is located at 12755 NW Dogwood St. Call 503-646-1598 for more information, or email

Red Cross Blood Drive at CUMC

Monday, Feb 28, 2-7 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 12755 NW Dogwood St. For a donation appointment call 503-646-1598 or email

Electronics Unlimited offers remote checkup special

Is your PC running too slowly or exhibiting strange behavior? Worried about your virus and spyware protection?

Take advantage of our newest service. We access your computer remotely and perform a general cleanup of the system, tweaking the system settings for better performance, and removing any unwanted programs and files. We also make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware protection software is fully operational and up-to-date.

This special is available for $59.95 and usually takes about 45 minutes. You can watch us while we remotely update your system. Call now, the offer expires April 30, 2011—503-848-9191.

Organizing seminars offered

NW Organizing Solutions was busy helping the community get organized during "National Get Organized Month" in January. Professional organizer Beth Giles presented a seminar on downsizing your home as well as one about how to get control of the clutter before it happens and restore order to your life.

Although "Get Organized Month" has passed it is not too late to restore order to your life. If you are interested in getting your space or life organized, or would like to schedule a workshop or seminar for your community group or business, please contact Beth at 503-709-0791 or You can find out more about their services at

Burnt Ends news

Burnt Ends BBQ served as mentor/volunteer support at the First Annual Northwest Winter Blues Rib Rally in Vancouver, Washington, a unique competition format that allows each cook to present their entries to judges individually and get direct verbal feedback. The contest is designed for beginner teams to aid them in preparing for actual "live" competition and give them pointers and suggestions for improving their techniques and recipes. The big winner for this contest was the local Fire Department for hosting the event and the potluck meal presented to them by the cooks, and the Luekemia/Lymphoma Society as funds raised were donated to their local efforts to cure this disease.

You will have an opportunity to grab some great BBQ by bidding for two Burnt Ends BBQ gift certificates during the St. Pius X School annual online auction. Bidding begins February 6 and ends February 16.

If you'd like to get a sure deal on Burnt Ends delicious bbq and catering, visit them online or call 503-641-6680.

Virtue of the Month: Love

"Love is at the center of our being. It is the vital force that gives us energy and direction.. Love connects one heart with another. It is irresistible attraction and affection, for a person, a place, an idea, and even for life itself. Love is cherishing others, treating them with tenderness. Nurtured by commitment and seasoned by kindness, love is our greatest gift." Excerpt from Virtues Reflection Cards, by Linda Kavelin Popov

The Practice of Love: I allow myself to connect deeply. I do the work on myself that love requires. I cherish the loves of my life. I am thankful for the gift of Love. It is my treasury.

Call Delaram Hakiman-Adyani, Master Facilitator, for your staff development workshop and community building opportunities, 503-267-0202 or visit

Santosha Yoga offers two new programs

For those who are pregnant and want an alternative to Lamaze (though, it is tried and true) we finally found an experienced Pre-Natal instructor, Sarah Robinette. Many doctors and midwives are recommending yoga during and after pregnancy to ease the mind and strengthen the body as well as touch the deepest part of the spirit during this special time of life. Our first session begins Monday, February 7 at 9:30 am. 8 weeks for $125 provides mothers-to-be with an intimate setting and lots of personal attention in our small studio. No prior yoga experience is needed.

We are also starting another new class called Accessible Meditation. It will run Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm. With the new addition to our teaching staff, Robin Parker, one can explore meditation practices from various traditions: yogic pranayama, zen silence, mindfulness, mantras, malas and more. Robin, a certified yoga instructor with a lifelong meditation practice, brings a grounded sensible approach to meditation. Specializing in "stress fitness," she has helped dozens of professionals in high-stress work environments—from doctors to disaster responders—cultivate the ability to unplug, unwind, and re-center.

Santosha Yoga is located in Bethany. Visit them online at or call 503-372-9825 for more information or to register for classes.

Come AwayArt Challenge at Village Gallery

Calling the community to participate in The Village Gallery of Arts 2nd Annual Art Challenge! Create your artwork on four 6" x 6" stretched canvases (provided) during the month of April. The show and sale begins in May. Application deadline is March 13th. Pick up your application at the gallery or download it from our web site at

"Fire & Ice" is our group show theme that opens on February 8th. Featured artist is our member Liz Walker, who also teaches Acrylic Monotyping on Wednesday mornings. Liz began painting in watercolor in 1991 but now works her magic on papers she prepares through acrylic monotyping and marbling. No matter what the medium, Liz's favorite subject is fanciful people (mostly women) in everyday settings.

The gallery is located at 12505 NW Cornell Rd next to the Cedar Mill Library. Our hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 pm. We are closed on Monday. Please call 503-644-8001 for more information on classes and the art challenge or see our website

Country Club membership special

Rock Creek Country Club is offering a reduced initiation fee of $199.00 toward any membership, and don't begin to pay monthly dues until March 1. Along with this we will throw in three rounds of golf, unlimited use of the driving range, and putting and chipping privileges for free between now and March 1, and a sleeve of Pro V balls. Limited time-—this offer ends February 28.

The Rock Creek Country Club is located at 5100 NW Neakahnie Ave., in the Bethany/Rock Creek area. Call Mike Eichenberger at 503-645-1115 or check their website at

Recycle paint at Miller

As a service to the Cedar Mill community, the Miller Paint store on the corner of Murray and Cornell is now a paint recycle drop-off point. If you have wet paint sitting in the garage, feel free to drop it off with us during business hours and we will see that it gets to the Metro recycle center. This service is free to the public, though we ask that any drop-off over ten gallons be parceled out as space in the recycle totes is limited.

Handmade gifts from Monika's House Shelter!

Want to give Valentine gifts that your friends and family will love, and that support our local community? Treat them with lavender and vanilla cake-scented body care products made at Monika's House shelter!

These hand-made soaps, lotions, and lip balms make great gifts for all ages. They were made by domestic abuse survivors in our shelter as part of our Social Business Enterprise, aimed at developing entrepreneurial skills and inspiring creativity among survivors at the shelter.

Don't forget the little ones on your Valentine gift list! We also have puppet kits that come in individual sets ($7.50) or sets of four ($20), so kids can assemble their very own puppets.

Sale proceeds go to the Survivor Empowerment Fund, which survivors can utilize for specific needs they may have, whether it be paying attorney fees, co-pays at the doctor, or transportation to get to and from work. It's hard to know what survivors may need at any given time, but through this fund, they have the resources to make decisions on their own and get what they need.

These gifts will be available for sale during the February meeting of the CMBA, or email Christie at to request an order form. Once completed, forms can be faxed to 503-648-6905, or returned to Christie by email.

Annual Sunset High Mock Interview event

Spend a morning (8:15-12:00), afternoon (11:15-2:00) or an entire day (8:15-2:00) providing 20 minute Mock Interviews for students.

Sunset juniors are currently working on resumes and applications.  YOU provide the real world relevance as we strive to prepare students to understand and compete professionally in the workplace.

We look forward to hearing from you! (Breakfast and Lunch are provided)

RSVP: Ericka Pate or Jayme Wendland, College & Career Specialists; 503-259-5050, prompt  #7 or or

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Private mailboxes provide a safe, secure place to receive mail, packages

With personal mailbox services from The UPS Store®, there's no need to wait at home (or anywhere else for that matter) for a package delivery or risk having valuable shipments left on your doorstep.

The UPS Store can receive packages from any carrier and hold them in a secure location for pick-up at your convenience. "Our 24-hour-access mailbox services are a convenience that more general and small-business customers are discovering," said Tim Kimble, The UPS Store owner. "They like the fact that we provide them with a street address, not a P.O. box, as well as the option to receive an e-mail or a text alert when they have a package waiting."

The UPS Store also provides a package-only option for customers. We can receive most packages a customer is expecting on a one-time or regular basis, without the need to rent a mailbox, for a small fee. Other mailbox service options include mail holding and forwarding—The UPS Store will hold your packages in a secure location for pick-up at your convenience or forward them to you, wherever you are.

The UPS Store located at Peterkort Towne Square is offering new mailbox customers up to 3 FREE months of rental. For more information, call 503-646-9999 or visit online at




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