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PACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Brian JarvisPACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Stan RobinsonWhen it comes to roof repairs or a full roof replacement, many homeowners aren’t sure what they should expect to pay. Read on to learn about the main factors most contractors consider when estimating a new project’s cost.

Repair or Replace?: If your roof is more than 15 years old, is leaking in multiple places, or has already gone through several repairs, it’s probably time for a replacement. Replacing your roof is a valuable investment that will add value to your home, and newer roofing materials can help you better control your indoor air temperature, saving you on your heating and cooling bills by using reflective ceramic granules. Check with DOE of Oregon or Energy Trust of Oregon for more information.

Style and Health: Your roof’s style and health determine a lot when it comes to price. Whether your roof is flat or flopped, has multiple levels, is hipped or gabled, or is suffering from moisture and/or mold damage will determine the scope and scale of your project.

Type of Material: Asphalt shingles are the most common and least expensive roofing material available. Tile roofing is an option, but its weight, functionality and expense mean it is seldom used in Oregon. Beautiful cedar shingles and shakes are another option, and a long-lasting metal roof is a low maintenance, energy efficient option.

For a free estimate on your repair or replacement project, call (503) 635-8706 or visit For the answers to more of your roofing questions, visit

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NORTHWEST WOMEN'S CLINIC - Dr. Kelley BurkettThe Zika virus is well-documented by now, thanks in part to the Rio Olympics. But while the Games may be over, the threat from this virus continues to grow. 

While the two types of mosquitoes known to carry Zika are not found in Oregon, they are found in the U.S., and the virus' ability to spread through sexual contact makes the infection a potential problem anywhere, including here in the Pacific Northwest.

Since there is no cure for Zika and its potential effects to the fetus are devastating, prevention is key. Current CDC recommendations are for pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant to avoid travel entirely to areas with Zika outbreaks, including Puerto Rico and parts of Florida. If you must travel, avoid bites by using DEET, covering exposed skin, treating clothes with permethrin, and staying in air conditioned and screened areas. DEET is safe to use while pregnant.

If you are still potentially exposed through mosquitoes or sexual activity, including unprotected sex with an infected partner, recommendations are for women to wait 8 weeks before conceiving. Exposed men with symptoms are advised to use condoms for a full 6 months before conceiving. 

For Oregonians, Zika is a very real threat as a sexually-transmitted infection. Condom use or abstinence greatly decreases the chance of transmission and a test does exist to confirm infection. Should you have any questions or doubts, please see your doctor. Keep updated by checking and

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KUHNHAUSEN'S FURNITURE SHOWCASE - Neal KuhnhausenIf you’re looking to tie a room together with some finishing touches, figuring out just what your room needs can be the hardest part. Often times, décor items such as beautiful accessories or art work can provide the final brushstrokes for a masterpiece of a room. Sometimes what a room really needs, however, is another piece of furniture to tie everything together.

For kitchen and dining areas a Buffet brings great style to any space without overpowering the main pieces of a kitchen space. Perfect for storing dinnerware and table linens, a buffet can also display photos, candles, vases, and other unique items, making buffets a versatile piece that can serve multiple functions.

If you are looking to bring a little more sophistication to your bedroom or office space, Bookcases are a wonderful addition. Available in a variety of styles and finishes from Whittier Wood, Mystique and Hooker Furniture, bookcases help to tidy up your living spaces, displaying everything from books to ornaments to CD’s and movies.

Sometimes, when things seem just a bit off, all you really need is a great Accent Chair. Perfect for corners (with a new lamp!), near fireplaces, or adjacent to larger furniture pieces such as sofas, accent chairs contribute a flair of style while bringing a room full circle.

Whether you’re looking for a casual piece of furniture or something a little more upscale, come browse the wide selection of furniture available at Kuhnhausen’s today; we’ve got just what you need!

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2640 East Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214

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Brought to you by Jan Nielsen - Nielsen's Jewelers - JEWELRY INSIDER -

NIELSEN'S JEWELERS - Jan NielsenRecently, we told you all about redesigning your jewelry into pieces you love. Part of the idea behind redesigning jewelry is to create jewelry that fits your personal style. But what if you are looking to define your personal style? Every woman needs a signature piece of jewelry, one that captures their essence and exudes confidence.

The Lika Behar collection, featuring beautiful hand-crafted designs, pure metals, and unusual gemstones, could have just the piece you are looking for. Born in Istanbul, Lika’s pieces reflect the juxtaposed historical and modern architecture characteristic of modern-day Istanbul, a romantic look at the past with a modern twist.

Many pieces in her collection feature pure 24 Karat gold in homage to rich ancient jewelry traditions complemented by brilliant gemstones meant to reflect the varying hues of blue water that surround Istanbul. With a sensual and tactile modernism, the pieces of Lika’s collection are for the modern woman who enjoys the exquisite precision once celebrated by ancient artisans.

The Lika Behar collection features jewelry pieces of all shapes, sizes, and styles. No matter how you define your personal style, you are sure to find a piece that complements and highlights your unique personality, from rings to necklaces to bracelets and bangles. Visit Nielsen’s Jewelers at 825 NE Multnomah St #280 today to browse the Lika Behar collection and find your signature piece of jewelry.

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825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

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THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Dr. Mary Ellen UlmerFor parents of school kids, the real New Year begins in September, not January. September is when we hit restart, packing away summer’s flip flops and floaty toys and turning, once again, to packing lunches into bags and kids into school buses. So it’s a perfect time to make a few New School-Year’s resolutions. Here are five to help you get your family off to a healthy and happy start.

1. Start the day with breakfast. Just as you can’t drive a car without gas, you can’t run a brain without food. Kids need fuel in the morning. If they’re in a hurry or don’t like to eat in the morning, a piece of fruit and a glass of milk is perfectly reasonable (but skip the chocolate milk — they don’t need the quarter-cup of sugar). Adding some whole-grain toast or oatmeal is even better.

2. Keep going with a healthy lunch. Whether it’s a sack lunch or a school lunch, ideally, it should include a fruit and a vegetable, a whole grain and a protein — but any lunch is better than no lunch. Some whole-grain crackers, a chunk of cheese, an apple and some carrots work in a snap. Have an extra minute? Swap the cheese and crackers for a peanut butter sandwich on whole-grain bread.

3. Stock healthy after-school snacks. If it comes out of a package and you need a chemistry degree to understand the ingredients, leave it at the store. The same goes for sugary snacks and sodas. The best snacks are fresh fruits and veggies and a healthy protein, such as a glass of milk, a piece of cheese, a smear of peanut butter or a quarter cup of almonds or other nuts.

4. Eat dinner together. Everyone’s busy — and that’s exactly why family dinners are so important. No TV. No cell phones. Just you and your kids, connecting and checking in with each other about your day, your friends and your lives. How important is it? Skipping family meals has been linked to depression in teens.

5. Review the rules of cyber safety. Kids: don’t give your full name, address or school to anyone you meet online, and don’t post anything you’d be embarrassed for grandma to read. Parents: friend your kids on all the platforms they use, and know that it’s OK to check their phones from time to time.

The Portland Clinic

800 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

(503) 223-3113

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THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsProtecting your intellectual property, such as your business name, your inventions, or your trade secrets, is crucial to the success of your business. This intellectual property may be as valuable as the business itself and often times may be your business’ most valuable asset. If your business hasn’t protected its intellectual property, here are 5 ways it can do so:

Patents protect products or processes that are unique, useful, and non-obvious. Under the protection of a patent, you can stop third parties from making, using, or selling your invention for a period of years.

Copyrights protect an original work of authorship, such as literature, music, or computer software. Filing for a copyright is voluntary, but doing so will make it easier to seek court enforcement of your copyright.

Having a unique, identifiable name for your product gives your business an advantage over its competitors. A trademark protects the name of your product by preventing other businesses from selling a product under the same name.

When you create a new organization, you reveal your valuable product ideas, marketing plans, and other intellectual property to employees, suppliers, and other business relationships. Non-Disclosure Agreements control the disclosure and use of your business’ intellectual property, ensuring that your trade secrets are maintained.

If you still have steps to take to ensure your intellectual property is protected, be sure to contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today.

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080


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ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastFor nearly 4 years, National Public Radio (NPR) variety show Live Wire Radio accounted for some of the best shows the Alberta Rose Theatre has ever seen. Packed houses were treated to an artful blend of unpredictable conversation, live music, and comedy from emerging artists and established acts, with the results broadcast on 125 public radio stations all across the country.

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Luke Burbank (Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me), Live Wire’s mission is “to harness the intimacy of the theater experience and the power of the public airwaves to enliven, inspire, and engage audiences.” After a couple of years in other venues, Live Wire will return to the Alberta Rose Theatre this fall, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Live Wire will host their entire fall lineup (excluding their two annual Wordstock shows) at the Alberta Rose on the following dates (all Thursdays): September 15th, September 29th, October 13th, and November 17th. Special guests this season include actor Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, Ash vs. Evil Dead) and Portland band Blind Pilot.

Tickets are on sale now at All shows begin at 7:30, with doors opening at 6:30. Don’t miss out on some remarkable stories, new ideas, new music and fascinating people. Get your tickets today!

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055

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ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelWith thousands of beautiful and unique designs, kiting has never been a more enjoyable activity. But whether you’re a beginner or an experienced kite flyer, having such a wide variety to choose from can make selecting the right kite difficult.

For the novice flyer, Single Line Kites are the easiest kites to fly, making them perfect for the whole family. Setup is easy, with many kites ready to launch right out of the box. Single line kites come in many styles, sizes, and colors.

For children, the classic Diamond features fun decorations such as dogs, butterflies, and even sharks! that are visible from the ground. Sleds and Parafoil Kites are also great for kids as they fly in a wide range of wind speeds and have no rigid parts.

For more advanced users, single-line Deltas are stable, easy to handle, and designed to fly well in light wind, making them a very popular design for those that want to take their game to the next level.

Even more advanced, Dual Line Kites have two separate lines which make them solid at speed, dynamic, and maneuverable in virtually any direction. Many dual line kites are Stunt Kites that are fast, challenging to fly, and precisely controlled fliers.

These are just a few examples of what the sport of kiting has in store. For all of your kite flying needs and questions, stop by Elmer’s today!

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1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214

Brought to you by Fabio Testa - Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER -

PARR CABINET DESIGN CENTER - Fabio TestaKitchen and bathroom remodels are among the most popular and valuable home improvement projects. But without proper planning and guidance, these undertakings can be very expensive and risky.

The experts at Parr Design Center recognize the importance of doing the job right the first time. They can help you determine a budget, design the layout, choose a contractor, select the products, and avoid common mistakes.

A successful project begins by determining the budget. There is no better way to do this than with a trip to one of the two Parr showrooms in Portland. Parr Design Centers have several displays set up with many different styles, finishes, and price points in cabinets, appliances, countertops, and flooring. Seeing the most popular cabinet brands up close, brands such as MasterBrand, Decora, Kemper, Aristokraft, and Dynasty, will help you decide which amenities are necessary and which are optional.

Once the budget is determined and the products are selected, a Parr Design Center designer will turn your choices into a 3-D computer layout. This will allow you to see your kitchen or bath before it is ordered and built.

With a good plan and specialized team, you can expect exceptional results from your kitchen or bath remodel. Visit a Parr Cabinet Design Center to explore the endless possibilities, experience the stunning showrooms, and meet with a professional today.

Parr Cabinet Design Center

755 NW 185th Ave.

Aloha, OR 97006


Brought to you by Jennifer Cook-Buman - Living Right Senior Placement - SENIOR PLACEMENT INSIDER -

LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT - Jennifer Cook-BumanAlzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death, and the only one in the top ten that has no prevention, treatment or cure. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, is the largest annual fundraiser for dementia related education, research, care and support for the people and care givers affected by this devastating disease.

Help us reach the goal of a world without Alzheimer’s: If you don’t know the warning signs of Alzheimer’s besides memory loss, check out this excerpt from one of the most popular articles available through the Alzheimer’s Association (, “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s”:

--Memory loss that disrupts daily life; forgetting things but remembering later is normal, repeating the same information is a red flag

--Challenges in problem solving or planning

--Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure

--Confusion with time or place

--Trouble understanding spatial relationships and visual images – this is when driving becomes difficult

--New problems with words in speaking and/or writing (i.e. calling a watch a hand clock)

--Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace your steps

--Decreased or poor judgement

--Withdrawal from work or social activities – including lifelong hobbies

--Changes in mood and personality – such as confusion, anxiety, or suspicion

If you notice any of the 10 warning signs in yourself or someone you know, schedule an appointment with your doctor. To continue supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s, register on to join team Living Right for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Living Right Senior Placement offers assistance to people trying to find the most appropriate housing options for seniors in the Portland metro area. We work with retirement communities, assisted living, memory care communities and adult foster care homes. Services are typically FREE to the client.

Living Right Senior Placement

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Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -

THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsSmall and mid-sized businesses often find it difficult to determine if they should rent or own commercial property. Purchasing commercial real estate is a complex, often difficult process with a fair amount of risk attached to it. Nevertheless, a commercial property purchase allows you to depreciate the property and reduce your taxable income, as well as giving you greater control over your overhead costs. If you’re ready to own your own commercial real estate, I’ve got a few tips to guide you.

Ask yourself a lot of questions: The biggest question to ask is “Are you ready to make an investment of this size?” If you are ready, you’ll need to grapple with issues relating to what kind of location you need, how much work you’re willing to put into the property, and how much risk you can tolerate.

Evaluate the property: You should visit many different properties to figure out which properties you fit with. Your situation and needs are unique, and not every building will fit them. Location, physical condition, allowable uses, adequacy of access, and the opportunity for expansion or leasing should all be considered.

Conduct a feasibility study: Feasibility studies are a great way to stress test potential properties. Study your business’ market, the market(s) of your potential properties, and your own finances to determine how viable your options are, and how much margin for error you have.

Call the Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips: The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips can advise and assist you every step of the way.

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1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080


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Open Wapato jail to the homeless, says Commissioner Loretta Smith

by Jim Redden
Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith wants to open the vacant Wapato jail in North Portland to the homeless. Smith's proposal, posted as an op-ed on the Portland Tribune's website on…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - 'Rise of the Rocket Girls' is the 2017 selection for Lake Oswego Reads. The program kicks off on Jan. 9, 2017, with a book giveaway.
Aug 25, 2016

In 2017, Lake Oswego Reads will orbit around 'Rise of Rocket…

by Barb Randall
Citywide reading program will focus on the true story of women who launched America into space “Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars” has been…
PHOTO BY RAYMOND RENDLEMAN - The Thiessen black walnut in Oak Grove dwarfs the people and houses around it.
Aug 26, 2016

From heritage tree to Thiessen black-walnut sawdust in Oak Grove

by Raymond Rendleman
How many black-walnut trees did Oregon have left that were planted on the state’s first birthday in 1860? Maybe just one. It was located in Oak Grove, planted by the pioneer family of Thiessen…
OSP  - A Colton man died Wednesday when his motorcycle crashed with another vehicle on Highway 211 near Molalla.
Aug 25, 2016

Colton motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 211

by Molalla Pioneer
A Colton man died Wednesday night when the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle on Highway 211 near Molalla. At 8:56 p.m. Aug. 24, Oregon State Police troopers responded to a…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The Hawthorne Street Fair will feature music, vendors, performances, art and much more between Southeast 31st and 38th avenues on Sunday.
Aug 25, 2016

Hawthorne Street Fair: Live music, art and more

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard is known for its mix of idiosyncratic shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants — and many of them will open their doors wide for special events, live music and more…
COURTESY STATE OF OREGON - Katy Coba, director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, has been appointed the state's chief operating officer by Gov. Kate Brown.
Aug 25, 2016

Oregon ag director named state chief operating officer

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Katy Coba, the director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, has been appointed the state’s chief operating officer and director of the Department of Administrative Services, the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown has agreed to five debates and left the door open for more.
Aug 25, 2016

Campaign: Gov. Brown to participate in five debates

by Paris Achen
Gov. Kate Brown announced details Thursday for five debates she plans to participate in this fall. Her campaign has said the sitting governor who is seeking election for the first time would…
STATE OF OREGON - A review has found ways the Department of Human Services can reduce foster care abuse.
Aug 25, 2016

Review: DHS could do more to prevent foster care abuses

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Human Services might be able to prevent the abuse of children in Oregon’s foster care system by placing their charges more appropriately and better coordinating…
Aug 25, 2016

Washington County sets vehicle fee in motion

by Peter Wong
But board will await state legislative session before imposing it. Washington County commissioners have set in motion a plan to impose a vehicle registration fee to raise money for local road…
Aug 21, 2016

Gresham police find missing man

by Jim Redden
After going missing and spurring a search by the Gresham Police Department, Thomas Walker, 69, of Sammamish, Wash., was found safe in downtown Portland on Aug. 22. Police say Walker arrived in…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Relocation of the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp in Old Town to Southeast Portland is still being considered by the state Land Use Board of Appeals.
Aug 25, 2016

Council balks at Hales' request to extend housing emergency…

by Jim Redden
Mayor Charlie Hales does not think the city’s affordable housing is going to end for another three year, despite the fact that the City Council has authorized tens of millions of additional…
TIDINGS PHOTOS: PATRICK MALEE - For the first time in its 12-year history, the annual American Cancer Society Hope Ball also featured a polo tournament held at West Linn's Hidden Creek Polo Club.
Aug 25, 2016

A galloping gala

by Patrick Malee
WL polo grounds host tournament to benefit American Cancer Society After 12 years of putting on an annual “Hope Ball,” the Portland branch of the American Cancer Society wanted to shake things…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO  - Washington County Chairman Andy Duyck says the added costs from Measure 97 will trickle down to his small business.
Aug 25, 2016

Washington County board splits on Measure 97

by Peter Wong
A 3-2 vote opposes a corporate tax increase on Nov. 8 state ballot. Washington County commissioners, by a 3-2 vote, will formally oppose Measure 97. The Nov. 8 ballot initiative would raise a…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Kole Myrick, a transgender man who starts classes soon at  Marylhurst University, advocates for awareness and resources for transgender issues on college campuses.
Aug 25, 2016

Religion, biology, culture collide on campus

by Bianca Pahl
Religious schools look to exemption on transgender issues. When Jaycen Marcus returned to campus for his sophomore year, he wanted to live in the men’s dorms with his friends, but George Fox…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The historic Iron Workers Cottage sits on Wilbur Street in Old Town, where exterior renovations are currently in progress.
Aug 25, 2016

Lake Oswego Preservation Society plans to lease workers cottage

by Anthony Macuk
Pending council approval, the historic structure will become a small museum The Lake Oswego Preservation Society is one step closer to having a new home: the historic Iron Workers Cottage in Old…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego residents Chris and Joy Rich and their children, Grace and Gus, visited Tanzania in late July and early August to see the impact of Africa Bridge firsthand. Through its efforts, the nonprofit has helped lift 28 villages out of the cycle of poverty.
Aug 25, 2016

Rotarians lend helping hand to Africa Bridge

by Cliff Newell
$61,000 donation greets Deborah Saunders as she takes the helm of the Lake Oswego-based nonprofit If Deborah Saunders had any doubts about relocating to the West Coast from her native New…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Stephanie Sperring creates the designs for all of her products - from ducks and roosters to monkeys, giraffes, elephants and more - in a workshop in her Lake Oswego garage.
Aug 25, 2016

In Real Life: Creating a business, one baby step at a time

by PJ Clark
Stephanie Sperring uses her twins as inspiration to craft a popular line of cards, books and clothing After giving birth to twins, most parents are usually content with finding time for the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland Public Schools this year may look at how to streamline the school supply purchase that many families have to make for each of their kids.
Aug 25, 2016

New course in back-to-school supplies

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Leaders consider buying in bulk, other cost-cutting measures School starts Monday in Portland Public Schools and through those doors will walk nearly 50,000 backpacks with an increasingly…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Some Multnomah Education Service District nurses will have lower-skilled assistants to help serve students' needs this year.
Aug 25, 2016

PPS tries cure for school nurse shortage

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Health assistants deployed to share duties with RNs This year, when your kid goes to see “the school nurse,” they might not be seeing a nurse at all. Portland Public Schools is significantly…
Aug 25, 2016

Sources: Trump decides to skip trip to 'Little Beirut'

by Jim Redden
It isn’t surprising that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump canceled his Aug. 31 rally and fundraiser in Portland last week. The only question is, why did he schedule them in the first…