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NCNM hosting Exploration Day

The National College of Natural Medicine will hold an Exploration Day March 12 at the school, located at 049 S.W. Porter St., Portland. The event will provide a general overview of the college and its unique education. The event is designed to give prospective students the most comprehensive campus visit possible, meet students, faculty, staff and more.

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Providore Fine Foods opens on Sandy

Providore Fine Foods, a new European-style marketplace, has opened at 2340 N.E. Sandy Blvd. in Portland. The marketplace is a collaboration with some of Portland’s local business people, bringing a unique perspective to the specialty grocery and culinary venue. Owned and operated by the Pastaworks team, the new 5,000-square foot marketplace in the renovated DeSoto Building features an expanded Pastaworks, and the long dreamed of rotisserie concept, Arrosto, which features Mediterranean-style rotisserie chicken meals, for dine in or to-go.

Other businesses in the marketplace include Flying Fish Company and Oyster Bar, a sustainable, local seafood market and oyster bar serving freshly shucked oysters, smoked salmon and housemade chowders and soups; and The Meat Monger, a new locally sourced grass-fed and pasture-raised meat company with fresh and frozen cuts of meat from Flying Fish owner Lyf Gildersleeve. There’s also Emerald Petals, an eco-friendly, botanical florist committed to the “slow flower” movement with organic locally sourced flowers; veteran baker Tim Helea’s Little T American Baker, serving breakfast pastries and bread; produce veteran Josh Alsberg’s debut location Rubinette Produce Market, featuring vegetables and fruit from farmers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Market hours are 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily. For more information, visit providorefinefoods.com.

Anthem Memory opens dementia care facility in Illinois

Lake Oswego-based Anthem Memory Care, whose mission is to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, has opened a dementia care community in Burr Ridge, Ill., creating approximately 50 new jobs. Called Harvester Place, the new community seeks to protect, engage and love people living with memory loss. Anthem now operates six memory care communities in Colorado, California and Illinois and has three others in various stages of construction. Two of those are in the Chicago area and one is located in Murrieta, Calif.

Harvester Place offers 66 suite accommodations. Each includes smart technology that helps care staff to monitor, understand and respond to individual resident needs while respecting dignity and privacy.