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Volume 12, Issue 4
April 2014

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Cedar Mill Liquor

Cedar Mill Liquor and Cigar now has some new beer and wine discounts! They offer 10 % off all beer and wine every Tuesday. They also always give 10 % off six or more bottles and 15% off twelve or more bottles. Special orders are welcome!



The Cedar Mill Business Association, along with Pip’s Frozen Yogurt and Gelato, held a very successful fundraiser to benefit the homeless students at Sunset High School on March 13. The community came out in great numbers on the mild March evening and showed their support by purchasing desserts and participating in a silent auction.

Pip’s has a large variety of frozen desserts and beverages to choose from, and graciously donated a large portion of the proceeds to the gift program that CMBA sponsors each year. Gift baskets were donated by Poppa's Haven Coffee, Impact Signs, Mountain Man Nut & Fruit, Robert Caldwell of Edward Jones, Ashton Tenly Co., Steve's Boot Scoot'n Kettle Corn, and Pip’s. Over $400 was raised that evening and the CMBA thanks all who attended and donated items for this fun event.


Join your neighbors and the CMBA on May 3 for their bi-annual clean-up in the heart of Cedar Mill. This is a great way to start your day and make a difference in the way the community looks. The flower baskets will be going up soon after. Participants meet at the center of town on Cornell Road between Murray and Saltzman from 7-9 am. Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring your own if you have a favorite. Morning treats and Poppa's Haven coffee and water will be provided!



Cornell Farm for the Birds

Which birds are you likely to see in your backyard, and what do they need to thrive? Join Nikkie West, Portland Audubon’s Backyard Habitat Program Coordinator, as she discusses ways that you can provide food, water, and shelter for birds and other wildlife. From simple to elaborate, learn how to attract more species diversity, which berry-producing shrubs are bird favorites, and how to naturally provide three seasons of nectar for hummingbirds. Get inspired to attract more birds to your backyard. Cornell Farm is located at 8212 SW Barnes Rd. The event takes place on April 12 at 2 pm. Please RSVP by April 11 at 6 pm! Call 503-292-9895 or email them at

Art adventures summer camp—enroll today!

Oregon College of Art and Craft has opened registration for their wildly popular childrens’ summer art camps, for kids from 18 months to 18 years old. Enroll your child in the Jordan Schnitzer Family Art Adventures day camps today. They offer nine weeks of fantastic outdoor studios with professional teaching artists.

Learn more and register on their website,

Dr. Cleary offers MDVIP service in Cedar Mill

Ongoing changes in our healthcare system are leading to overcrowded offices and a more reactive approach to patient care. Fortunately, this is not the case in Dr. Timothy Cleary’s internal medicine practice. A Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine, Dr. Cleary has been practicing in Cedar Mill for 10 years. His recent affiliation with MDVIP, the national leader in personalized, preventive healthcare, is enabling him to continue to provide the high quality, patient centered medical treatment patients have come to expect, no matter what happens in healthcare in Oregon or nationwide.

Dr. Timothy Cleary

MDVIP is a whole new approach to healthcare that believes keeping you well is just as important as treating you when you’re ill. Dr. Cleary’s MDVIP-affiliated practice is much smaller than traditional primary care practices, giving him time to work closely with all his patients to help them achieve their personal goals while taking advantage of the latest advancements, technology, and treatments in prevention and wellness.

As a member of Dr. Cleary’s practice, a patient receives the individualized service and attention they deserve along with conveniences only offered in a small, intimate setting. Benefits include:

  • An annual, comprehensive wellness program and customized wellness plan that addresses all of your needs from nutrition, fitness and emotional well-being to chronic conditions and other health concerns;
  • On-time, unhurried routine and same-day appointments that fit your schedule;
  • The ability to reach Dr. Cleary directly whenever you need him, during and after office hours;
  • Dr. Cleary’s personal coordination of care with specialists;
  • Your own personal website, MDVIP Connect, which includes your health record, secure email communication with Dr. Cleary and his staff, as well as expert resources and tools to support healthy living 365 days a year.

To learn more about the many benefits of membership in Dr. Cleary’s MDVIP-affiliated practice, schedule a complimentary meeting with him by calling 503-526-0994. The office is located at 11786 SW Barnes Road, Suite 270

Bales boosts British bounty


Bales Thriftway in Cedar Mill has added a large selection of British foods to their store. They’re attracting shoppers from around the region, who have been discovering the best source for their favorite treats directly from the UK. Dave Best, grocery manager, says, “We had a small section of British food, and it wasn’t doing very well. We discussed discontinuing it, but I suggested that we increase the selection instead. We have two suppliers—one for normal grocery items like Coleman’s mustard and other packaged foods, and another for imports straight from UK. Those items have to go through customs before they’re delivered to the store.”

At first, they doubled their order and sold out during the next week. Then they tripled it, and now they’re ordering four times as much, including many more products.

One shopper, originally from Scotland, said, “My kids will be very excited!” She says that Bales has a much larger selection of food than in the British stores in downtown.

The shelves in the grocery area are loaded with cooking and baking mixtures, pickles & condiments, soft drinks and juices, teas, cookies, and many types of candy. In addition, a section of the frozen food bins carry back bacon, pork pies, and many other prepared British delicacies.

Local Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. franchise for sale

Our local Mt. Man Nut & Fruit Co. distributor, Joanne Hollister, is placing her successful franchise up for sale. After 6 1/2 years of growing the business she is looking to find someone who will take it from here and continue the success of her route.

Joanne says that the ideal owner would be a self-motivated, active person who likes to get up and get out each day.  This franchise is one of the strongest among the 36 routes in the state, and Joanne has placed in the top eight each year.

Joanne says, “This is the most fun I have ever had making money, and I will miss the people I see each day very much. I must give up the route since realizing that my knee is at its end.  Whoever takes over the route is going to agree that this is the best job ever!”

With the sale of the route, Joanne promises year-round coaching, materials, and all that is needed to be a success. If you are interested, please call Joanne at 503-701-4005 or email her at

Dinihanians offers the first of the spring greens


Dinihanian’s Farm Market is now open from Thursday-Sunday, 9-3, with eggs and honey available. They’re harvesting baby kale, purple rapa, Asian spring greens, and frilled mizuna from their hoop houses, and offering these as single items, plus mixed greens that will contain those along with baby chard, arugula and possibly some baby spinach.

Enter the farm at 15005 NW Cornell, across from the Oak Hills shopping center (just look for the red signs on either side of the entrance), and take the driveway to the Farm Market. They’re also taking signups for weekly CSA baskets that will begin in June. Find out more on their website,, and like them on Facebook for tasty updates and recipes.

NW Organizing


Beth Giles, local professional organizer with NW Organizing Solutions, recently received the “GOLDEN CIRCLE” designation. The National Association of Professional Organizers’ prestigious GOLDEN CIRCLE title was formed in 1990 to recognize members who have demonstrated commitment to the organizing profession and have attained an elevated level of experience.

Beth has been helping to organize homes and small businesses in the Cedar Mill and Portland metro area. She assists clients to regain effective use of their space and time, bringing peace of mind back into their lives. For more information about the services offered by NW Organizing Solutions or organizing tips, see their website at, sign up for the e-newsletter, or call Beth at 503-709-0791.

“Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!” Beth will be presenting a free workshop on organizing your child's space on May 6 at 6:45 pm at the Cedar Mill Library. RSVP to

Health Source

With spring in full swing, HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab wants to help everyone get off to a healthy start, and has teamed-up to provide Complimentary Community Health Screenings in exchange for a $20 donation to NOE International, a non-profit organization. The NOE Center in Morelia, Mexico, is a safe place where children are given educational opportunities through a number of life-changing before and after school programs.

The 19-point health screenings (a $189 value) will help track down even the smallest amounts of pain, including those suffering from a wide range of problems such as low back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder or arm pain, bulging or herniated discs, leg pain, numbness and more. Even X-Rays will be included if necessary. Donations will be accepted at the office located on Cornell Road up until April 30, but contributors are encouraged to call and set up an appointment.

NOE’s mission is to stand in the gap for young people and their families in the surrounding poor and low or middle class neighborhoods in Morelia by providing education and growth. For many students in this neighborhood, to find success they are forced to separate from their family for work, or try risking their lives to sneak into the US for menial jobs. NOE stands to help build up educated leaders to give back and invest in the community, to make a difference. For more information or to schedule an appointment at HealthSource, call 503- 746-5085.

Pest Solutions can handle the critters

The Pest Solutions crew with one of their custom-made owl boxes.

Pest Solutions is very pleased that Melissa Wright of Affordable Wildlife Response has joined our team. Melissa does a terrific job resolving nuisance wildlife issues for commercial and residential clients. This includes resolving unwanted skunk, squirrel, raccoon, possum, beaver, nutria, bird, rodent, mole, and other issues. Her decade of experience and great attitude are greatly welcomed at Pest Solutions, as we are now a One-Stop Shop that resolves any pest issue... all while being "Green As Can Be".

Rodent Issues? We are excited to sell Owl Nesting Boxes! Owl boxes attract owls that can help keep rodent populations down in the most natural way. If you have a property, or know somebody who does, that has a large, open area, and have mice, rats, moles, voles, or gopher issues, please contact us. We are having these nesting boxes manufactured locally by utilizing local talent. This includes the great folks at Genesis along with other programs that work hard on helping improve our community.

For existing clients, book any new pest or wildlife service during the month of March and receive 20 percent off any of their services! The offer must be booked and serviced by March 31 and does not include existing appointments or services already performed. For more information email or call 855-40-PESTS.

Sunset Yoga

Sunset Yoga has switched over to an online registration and payment system called MindBodyOnline. This system is used by the majority of yoga studios across the country, and will greatly improve your ability to get up-to-date information on classes and workshops as well as easily renew your yoga classes at Sunset Yoga Center.

As a result, they are going to be moving to a class pass system (versus 8 week sessions). They hope that you will agree that this will give you more flexibility to go to more classes, or make changes to your schedule when needed. Class passes are available for 1, 5, 10 or 20 classes. They also offer Monthly Passes (great for dedicated practitioners who want to come two to three times per week). See for more information.

Sunset Yoga also has an upcoming workshop on April 12: Foam Rolling For Myofascial Release. The foam roller is a cylindrical piece of dense foam that is used to release tight muscles, prevent injuries, and improve circulation. In this workshop, participants will learn to use this tool to treat a variety of muscle groups, including the calves, IT band, and quadriceps. A printout of the techniques taught in class will be provided. Foam rolling techniques are performed on the floor, using the arms to support part of the body’s weight. Participants must be comfortable getting up and down from the floor and bearing some weight in the arms. Please preregister on the website. The class will be taught by Julie Burtis, Physical Therapist.

UPS Store senior discounts

The UPS Store in Peterkort Towne Square, along with The UPS Store locations across the country, offers valuable discounts to AARP members. AARP members that visit the Peterkort The UPS Store can save 15% off the full retail price of eligible services and products, while saving 5% on UPS shipping services.

“Today, consumers are more conscious of how they’re spending their money, and they’re placing a greater importance on saving,” said The UPS Store owner Tim Kimble. “We understand, so The UPS Store is pleased to have this opportunity to provide affordable shipping and business services to AARP members.”

To take advantage of this member offer, AARP members must present their AARP membership card at the The UPS Store. For more information, including a list of eligible products and services, visit

"I Am the Soul That Lives Within" by Sarah Soper

The UPS Store is open Monday thru Friday, 9 am-7 pm and 9 am-5 pm on Saturday, closed on Sundays. For more information, visit or call the Peterkort The UPS Store at 503-646-9999.

Village Gallery News

Featured Artist: Sarah Soper, April 8 - May 4. Soper is a Fine Arts student majoring in photography at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She is this month’s featured artist at Village Gallery and will be showing her photography and fiber arts.

For more information please call the Gallery at 503-644-8001 or visit their website for additional information about membership, classes and special events.




Virtue of the month—Discernment.

“Reflection and action must never be undertaken independently,” Paulo Friere. Discernment is accessing the wisdom of our intuition to discover what is essential and true…

The Practice of Discernment:


I seek full information.
· I trust my inner vision.
· I release the pressure to decide by determination alone.
· I take time for reflection and prayers.
· I hone my intuition.
· I am alert to the signs placed in my path.
· I am open to revelation

Affirmation: I am thankful for the gift of Discernment. It leads me to the truth.

For more information about classes and workshops contact Delaram Adyani at Virtues Connection Portland 503-267-0202 or

Wine Cellar’s Melt Shop

The Wine Cellar is delighted to announce their new and expanded menu, “The Melt Shop.” They now offer more appetizers and a selection of melt-style sandwiches and salads, as well as locally sourced chocolates and desserts. Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options are available all the time. Happy hour and live music Saturday nights. They are open Tuesday from 11 am-6 pm and Wednesday through Saturday 11 am- 9 pm.

  • April Events:
    April 4 & 5—Tasting: 3 Fools Winery
  • April 5—Music by Andrew Grade
  • April 5—Class: Ports in Portland, $25 per person
  • April 11 & 12—Tasting: Domain Serene
  • April 12—Music by Donna Cruz-Moreno
  • April 18 & 19—Tasting: Owen Roe
  • April 19—Music by Benjamin Davis
  • April 19—Special Event! Pop & Paint Class

The Wine Cellar is located at 525 NW Saltzman Road. For more information, call 503-643-5655.


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