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Volume 9, Issue 9
September 2011

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Great food and fun at the Grape Vine

Everyone’s wishes for a great restaurant in Cedar Mill have been fulfilled, now that the Grape Vine is open. Owner Irene Pavlatos invites you to try their wonderful menu for dinner seven nights a week at the convenient location just off Barnes west of Cedar Hills Boulevard.

She wants everyone to know that the renovations are complete, and that they just scored 100% on their latest inspection. Chef Mora offers delectable entrees along with tempting appetizers, and everything is house-made, from salad dressings and soups to their newest dessert—freshly molten Lava Cake.

Plus there will be live music on Fridays and Saturdays, along with evening dancing classes, a karaoke night, and Sunday afternoon Texas Hold’em sessions.

Visit them on Facebook for all the details. And be sure to check in often, Irene likes to sneak in some special offers for FB readers! And kids eat free Mondays!

SNAP into Shape

SNAP Fitness West Union is offering a couple of deals on memberships, including a $8.95 thirty-day trial membership. Additionally, new memberships are $10 off monthly dues when you sign up for 12 months. Lastly, be sure to bring your friends! If a member signs up, then brings in two new memberships, SNAP Fitness will pay their monthly fee through the end of this year. All offers are good through 9/30/11. Call 503-333-3666 for more information.

Bales Thriftway collects funds for 9/11 Memorial

Throughout the month of September, donations for the 9/11 Memorial in New York City will be taken at all cash registers at Thriftway. In addition, Bales associates can make a donation in exchange for the privilege of wearing jeans to work.

On Saturday, September 10, enjoy a grilled hamburger or hot dog with all the trimmings—chips and a drink too—for $5 and proceeds will go to the memorial fund.

Support Sunset Women’s Basketball

Bring your returnable bottles and cans to Bales Thriftway on Sunday, September 18 from 11-3 and donate the refunds to the Sunset Women’s Basketball Team. Additional donations are welcome too. Go Apollos!

Virtue of the Month: Orderliness

With a new school year, we have a great opportunity to remember the virtue of Orderliness and encourage it in our classrooms, bedrooms and boardrooms:

 “Orderliness is living in a way that creates harmony around us and within us. We have a place for the things we use, and keep them where they belong. Order and Beauty in our homes and work spaces bring a sense of peace and freedom….”

Cedar Mill News Orderliness“The practice of Orderliness: I create a harmonious space that makes my soul peaceful. I keep only what is useful and beautiful. I put things in their place after I use them. I plan with purpose. I solve problems step by step. I trust in the presence of Divine order in my life. I am thankful for the gift of orderliness. It brings harmony to my life.”

Call to schedule your free one-hour consultation about the power of Virtues Language in your life.  Many products are available to support your immersion in this new language:  audio and visual CDs, easy-to-print posters, and cards. Call (503)267-0202 or visit to learn how to incorporate the Virtues project in your life.

Peregrin Financial on Inc.500/5000 fastest-growing list again

Peregrin Financial Technologies provides cash-handling solutions to large and small businesses throughout the northwest and nationally. Their products and services include ATM machines and servicing, and CeleraCash provisional cash safes that register daily deposits directly to merchants’ banks.

The company, headquartered in Cedar Mill, is among a select few that have achieved the listing for multiple years. More information is available at 503-690-1111.

Fashionable Fund-Raiser

Second Edition Resale Shop, the ongoing fundraiser for the Cedar Mill Community Library, will host “Cover to Cover,” a fashion show and luncheon, on Friday, October 21 at 11:30 am.  The event will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church and will feature “like new” clothing and accessories from the shop. Tickets are $18 and available from Susan or Nancy at Second Edition (next to the Cedar Mill Community Library). 

The volunteers—organizers and models—look forward to making this a big money-making event and have contributed a handmade quilt, American Girl doll, and gift baskets to add even more fun.  Everyone who attended last year was impressed with the quality of the items displayed, which are for sale in the shop following the show.

World of Smiles at GreenSprouts Festival

Visit the World of Smiles team at the Sixth Annual GreenSprouts Natural Baby and Family Fest sponsored by ReDirect Guide! Once a year, Peninsula Park is transformed into a mini-mecca of eco-friendly parent resources and educational presentations.  The fun starts at 10 am on September 25 when the World of Smiles team hopes you will join them for a fabulous day outdoors. Dr. Michelle Stafford will be there to meet the community. You can find out more about this fun family festival at and by visiting the World of Smiles event calendar at

Be Ready!

Beth Giles, professional organizer with NW Organizing Solutions, reminds everyone that September is National Preparedness Month. With news of earthquakes and hurricanes, now is the time to be ready for whatever may come. Being prepared is not as large a task as it may seem –just a little bit of preparedness goes a long way. Here are some simple tasks that can help you be ready should an emergency or disaster strike:

  • Choose an “out of state” contact and let all your family members know who it is. Make sure they are aware of Red Cross’s “Safe and Well” website.
  • Purchase and store bottled water. The suggested amount is three gallons per person in your home.
  • Have extra food on hand. Canned goods are great (but don’t forget the can opener!).
  • Keep a spare set of clothing for each family member. Be sure you include a pair of shoes.
  • Collect several days of extra medications. Check the expiration dates on these every six months and replace as needed.
  • Find a reliable and strong flashlight. Keep extra batteries with it.

Once you have gathered all these things and placed them in a bin, choose a cool, dark location for storage, such as a closet or “safety corner” in the garage. If you would like more information about being prepared for a disaster, visit

NW Organizing Solutions is a local business that helps families organize their homes. They can help you develop an organized preparedness plan. Don’t let disaster catch you unprepared. For organizing services, contact Beth at 503-709-0791 or

US Bank Loan Special

Are you planning on purchasing a vehicle or equipment for your business? With loan amounts from $10,000 - $100,000, long term loans, SBA options, and “Quick Loans” on new or used equipment and vehicles, US Bank has the perfect solution! They also offer residential loans and refinance plans, featuring no closing costs, an easy application process, no points or fees, and free set-up of bi-weekly payments.

For more information about how you can build equity, save on interest, and become mortgage-free, contact small-business specialist Michael McIntyre at (503)469-9457 or at

Sunset Yoga: Fall Session, Weekend Workshop, and a Retreat on the River

No other form of exercise packs as many health benefits into one stress-reducing package as yoga. Sunset Yoga Center’s highly trained and dedicated teachers are ready to lead you through eight weeks of stretching, strengthening and centering, beginning Tuesday, September 6, and running through Sunday, October 30. New students are invited to try their first class free!

Sunset Yoga is also kicking off its fall session with four new classes: Gentle Yoga at noon on Sundays; Level 1 at 9 am on Tuesdays; Level 2 at 7 am on Tuesdays; and Pranayama at 7:30 pm on Thursdays. In addition, families can experience yoga together at a special class on Friday evenings from 6 to 6:45 pm. Drop-in cost is just $15 for the whole family.

Cedar Mill News YogaFor instructors and those with at least one year of Iyengar yoga experience, the studio is also offering a weekend workshop with nationally-recognized yoga teacher Rebecca Lerner from the Center for Well-Being in Lemont, Pa. The workshop runs from 6 pm Friday, September 9, through 5 pm Sunday, September 11.

Lastly, Sunset Yoga Center director Nina Pileggi is leading a weekend yoga retreat September 30-October 2 at the Coastal Mountain Sport Haus near Vernonia. Registration includes lodging, six fabulous home-cooked meals and eight hours of yoga instruction. Visit for more details and to register for classes, the workshop and the retreat. Sunset Yoga Center is located at 12923 NW Cornell Road.

Les Couleurs De Provence

"Les Couleurs De Provence," offering coated, cotton, and Jacquard linens from the south of France, is at the Cedar Mill Farmers Market every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm through October. Their tablecloths and napkins will add a Provencal touch to your table. Mention this article and receive a 20% discount on any item priced $50 or more.

Dig, Drop, Grow!

Join Cornell Farm’s professional Dutch Flowerbulb Specialist Edward van der Reep for a cup of their specialty Harney Tea and to learn how easy it is to add perennial bulbs to color your landscape for pennies! New introductions, best naturalizers, deer resistant, and specialty varieties will also be reviewed. Door prizes include a landscape bag of 100 daffodils or tulips and a package of the edible spice saffron crocus.

Edward van der Reep is a descendent of bulb growers in Holland since the 1600’s when the price of one tulip bulb cost as much as a house during Tulipmania! His degree in Horticulture was followed by ten years operating his own retail cut-flower shop in Holland. He accepted a position with Dutch flowerbulb importers in the United States in 2002 and currently is the Marketing and Design Director for packaging and catalogs for Netherland Bulb Company. The passion for flowerbulbs is literally in his blood!

The event will be held at 10 am on Friday, September 16 at the Cornell Farm Patio Bulb Haus (dress for outdoor weather under cover) at 8212 SW Barnes Road. Registration is required as space is limited. No charge, so bring a friend or neighbor and color coordinate your landscapes, but register early.

Cornell Farms is also offering three more fun gardening events: On September 17, Create Amazing Container Gardens with owner Deby Barnhart and professional container designer Betsy Smith over complimentary Mimosas. Or, attend the Container Garden and Local Art silent auction on September 17 to help GrowingGardens feed Portland's hungry one organic vegetable garden at a time. On September 18, join in some awesome kids activities including a coloring contest in which we're giving some big prizes to local schools.

Additionally, Cornell Farms is starting autumn off with a series of September-only deals on some favorite plants, including $1 Pansy & Violas and 40% off Hydrangeas (except paniculata & arborescens), Canes & Berries (rasp, blue, black, marion, tay, boysen & strawberries), Spring-Flowering Shrubs (selected), Trees (selected), Pottery (selected). Cornell Farms is also offering 50% off selected Annuals. For more information about the events and September deals, or to discover more about Cornell farms, call (503)292-9895 or visit

Impact Sign celebrates their designer

Cedar Mill News Impact SignSean Bucknam is going to be celebrating his fifth anniversary as our Graphic Designer. Sean started at Impact Sign Co. in our old location in September 2006.  He had just moved from his home in Southern California to Lake Oswego for a new life adventure and to make use of his graphic and architectural design education. 

Since then, he has not only done our graphic design, but has become the Design and Production Manager, keeping us up-to-date with new trends in materials and equipment.  He recently attended the regional National Business Media Show in Long Beach, CA to learn new techniques and products.  

One item that he especially enjoys working on is total vehicle wraps.  It gives his imagination a chance to soar.  Check out the Impact Sign Co. Suburban!  You can’t miss it. 

We look forward to having Sean learn and grow and share his talents and enthusiasm with us here at Impact Sign Co for years to come. Visit us online at or stop into our shop at 23602 NW Clara Ln. Hillsboro, at the intersection of the Sunset Highway and Helvetia Road. 

Village Gallery September Show and Class Offerings

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Osa the Dog, by Linda Nye

The Village Gallery of Arts, a non-profit, cooperative gallery, is hosting an art show from September 6-October 2. The show will feature local artist Linda Nye and her works in acrylic and watercolor. Linda incorporates color and texture into her animal, floral and landscape paintings in a unique way.

The Gallery’s Group show for September is themed “Faces.” Stop by Tuesday through Saturday (10-4) or Sunday (noon-4) to see Linda’s works as well as arts and crafts from all of their member artists.

The Gallery is also offering several art classes in September, including a new “Photoshop Elements for Artists” class with Linda Rothchild Ollis on Tuesdays, September 6, 13 and 20 from 9:30 am-2 pm. Linda will teach you how to use digital images and Photoshop Elements to improve your painting skills.

Liz Walker will also be teaching “64 Squares” on Saturday September 24 from 10 am-2 pm, during which participants will divide their paper into 64 Squares. This is an enjoyable and almost Zen-like way to build a painting; square by square. For information regarding this workshop, contact Liz at

The Gallery is located next to the Cedar Mill Library at 12505 NW Cornell Rd. Call 503-644-8001 or stop by, or visit their website for additional information regarding the gallery, membership, classes, and special events.

Car Wash for the Arts

On Saturday September 10, from 10-3, Mike’s Auto Parts will be opening their accommodating parking lot to the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy for a car wash fund-raiser. For more information, contact Patrick M Mahoney at 503-646-3064.

Familiar Faces, New Services at 503

Salon 503 is pleased to welcome Stacy Muoang Saechao, whose is rejoining the salon after being away for about six years. Stacy has 12 years of experience and currently offers hair styling, color, perms, waxing and manicures.

Salon 503 is excited to now be offering professional waxing services and manicures! And we’re still looking for another stylist—come in and talk to us!

Medicare “Election Period” changes

The annual election period is the time of year that a person who is on Medicare can make any change they want to their Medicare Advantage or their Medicare Prescription Drug plan. (This does not apply to Medicare Supplement policies.) This year it will be from October 15 through December 7. Any changes made during this period normally will not take effect until January 1. If you have any questions please contact Beth Moffett at 503-203-6724. Or visit our web site at

September: A Month for Yoga

As Santosha Yoga heads into its second year, they plan to offer two new classes to fill the needs and requests of their members. Beginning in September, Santosha will offer “Yoga for weight loss” on Wednesdays at 10:30 am and “Yoga Therapy and Tune-up” on Thursdays at 4 pm. The latter will target various areas, such as the back, shoulders, etc. for special work.

Also, on Saturday, September 24, Santosha is sponsoring the first Bethany/Cedar Mill area Yoga Mala for peace at 9 am at the fountain in Bethany Village.  Come support world efforts for peace and join in with other yogis in completing up to 108 sun salutations (do only what you can!).  September is national yoga month and Yoga Malas are held throughout the country and world.  Santosha is hoping to make this the first of many to come and they hope that it will grow each year as Cedar Mill shares in the support of world peace.



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