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PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - TigardYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

503-598-2000

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenIf you pay for college in 2016, you may receive some tax savings on your federal tax return, even if you’re studying outside of the U.S.

Both the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit may reduce the amount of tax you owe, but only the AOTC is partially refundable.

Here are a few things you should know about education credits:  

1. American Opportunity Tax Credit - The AOTC is worth up to $2,500 per year for an eligible student. This credit is available for the first four years of higher education. Forty percent of the AOTC is refundable. That means, if you’re eligible, you can get up to $1,000 of the credit as a refund, even if you do not owe any tax.

2. Lifetime Learning Credit - The LLC is worth up to $2,000 per tax return. There is no limit on the number of years that you can claim the LLC for an eligible student.

In general, qualified expenses for the education tax credits include tuition and required fees for the enrollment or attendance at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including colleges, universities and trade schools).

The expenses paid during the tax year must be for an academic period that begins in the same tax year or an academic period that begins in the first three months of the following tax year.

Room and board, transportation, insurance, medical expenses and such are not covered.

If you have any questions about how you may qualify for an additional tax credits, please feel free to contact us.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderThe hot summer days of August and September are certainly here.

Our chef at Woodland Heights has been busy changing menus to lighter fare such as the wonderful Fresh Mango and Tarragon Chicken Salad for lunch and the new Fresh Peach Bars added to the ever-opulent dessert cart.

Our Life Enrichment crew has been scurrying to change the daily walk groups to mornings instead of afternoons and reschedule weekly outings to shaded sites with cool refreshments. Our care staff is diligently encouraging fluids to all of our residents during the day, including passing water and juice throughout the building.

For those of you at home, we hope you are keeping well also.

Dehydration can creep up on you before you notice it and cause changes like confusion, lethargy and imbalanced walking. Many folks are not fans of drinking plain water. Use those fresh fruits and juices packed with nutritious fluid to keep hydrated. Avoid caffeine, which flushes fluid from your body.

Do your shopping in the morning when it’s cool. Pull curtains to keep heat out. At night, if you have screens and adjustable locking windows, leave the windows open a bit to allow the cool night air into your home. Keep out of the sun for more than a short time. Garden in the early morning.

Or come on over for a tour of our nicely air-conditioned home in the woods set quietly up above the traffic and congestion. We’ll even buy you lunch!

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St.

Tigard, OR 97224

503-684-9696

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Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSIDER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisSpecialty Heating & Cooling is looking for the next stars of its new ad campaign, and any student group, school, or youth educational organization could win up to $5,000 in the process.

Starting Thursday, September 15, contestants can upload and submit their video clips for the #SHCJingleContest, which challenges students, schools, and youth organizations to record and submit their own rendition of the Specialty Heating & Cooling jingle for a chance to win a cash prize and/or inclusion in a future commercial.

“We’re really excited to be able to contribute to local schools and educational organizations,” said Norm Matheis, the company’s owner. “We really can’t wait to see how students will interpret our jingle and look forward to seeing all the submissions come in.”

From September 15 through Monday, Oct. 31, contestants can upload their video clips to YouTube and post them on the Specialty Heating and Cooling Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #SHCJingleContest.

Eligible recordings will be published to www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, where the general public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite video. The top-voted submissions will be eligible to win a share of $8,500 in cash prizes (Grand Prize $5,000) and all entries have a chance at being included in a future Specialty Heating & Cooling commercial.

For more information about the #SHCJingleContest, full contest rules, and eligibility requirements, please visit www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, and may the best video win!

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic and Wellness Center - Chiropractic INSIDER -


BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel BeebeWhile the U.S. suffers an ever-rising opioid epidemic, The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is building on its efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management.   "Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient's reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC.

"It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."   Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary-care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.   Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic physicians take a drug-free approach to treating back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. High-quality research has found spinal manipulation to be effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.   In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments.

For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids — notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred for treating chronic pain.

In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic's value as a method for pain management.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, Oregon 97223

503-620-1280

beebechiro.com/

 

Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare - In-home care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well. It’s common for a family member to burn out or get ill long before the individual they are caregiving for.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting a FREE Workshop for Professionals and Family members on September 27. The Professional event will be in the morning and all attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The Family workshop is in the afternoon and will go through some methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and will change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

ComForCare

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

comforcare.com/oregon/greater-portland-west

Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauRecent news reports question whether existing scientific research supports the oral health benefits of flossing.

The bottom line? A lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness. Dentists are in the best position to advise their patients on oral hygiene practices because they know their patient’s oral health status and health history.

The longstanding recommendation to clean between teeth daily is still supported by the Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.

Cleaning between teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease. In fact, up to 50 percent of the tooth’s surface is missed by brushing without flossing. 

Inter-dental cleaning is proven to help remove debris between teeth that can contribute to plaque and tartar buildup. Together with food debris and other components, the plaque buildup around the teeth and gums will contribute to periodontal disease and cavities.

To maintain good oral health, the American Dental Association continues to recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner and regular dental check-ups. 

So remember, F.B.I. (Floss, Brush, Irrigate). 

Live well, smile often and “May the floss be with you!!”

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

qfamilydental.com/

Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenPart of the PATH Act of 2015 requires educational institutions to issue Forms 1098-T, showing the amount paid for qualified tuition and related expenses beginning with calendar year 2016 forms.

 

The educational institutions were told they had to report the amounts paid during the year. 

Many institutions told the IRS they had difficulty doing this, so the IRS allowed extra time to get their software set up.

Then the IRS gave them the option of reporting the amounts either when paid (Form 1098-T, box 1) or when billed (Form 1098-T, box 2).  IRS has stated many times that the amount shown in box 2 is not sufficient proof of the amount paid during the year and that a taxpayer should obtain records showing how much was paid to the institution during the applicable year.

However, IRS examiners focused on the amount on Forms 1098-T — regardless of which box the amount was in — and denied credits when there was a discrepancy between the amount on the form and the amount claimed on the return.

 

Since PATH Act of 2015 requires the institutions to show the amounts paid, many tax professionals have expressed relief that the institutions will now have to provide information that will be more likely to match with the real amount of tuition paid during the year. 

Many of the Forms 1098-T that our clients receive for the 2016 calendar year still will not show the amounts paid. 

Give us a call and let our tax professionals clear the PATH for you.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

accountaxoforegon.com/

Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living at Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - Kara TobeyDeciding to move to an assisted living community isn’t always an easy decision, but it’s better than leaving a problem unsolved. Here are five signs it's time to consider a new home at Prestige Senior Living – Riverwood.

Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage their diet alone.

Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.

Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account. Scammers routinely target seniors as well.

Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.

Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need more daily help.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Linda Elder of Woodland Heights Assisted Living - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING - Linda ElderImagine you are preparing dinner for 60 of your closest friends and relatives. Or imagine that they are staying for the weekend and you are fixing three meals a day, every day.

The obvious is that you have a daunting task of meal planning, food shopping and cooking ahead of you. Then you remember that your cousin Sally and her daughters are severely allergic to seafood, Uncle Albert can’t eat anything that has to be chewed much and Grandpa Rogers has high blood pressure and can’t have salt. Your best friend, Kathy is dieting and great aunt Ellen has been losing weight and says food just doesn’t have much taste anymore. Your neighbor George has severe arthritis in his hands and can’t cut meat and firm vegetables.

This is the challenge of the kitchen staff in assisted living every day.

At 5 a.m., the Woodland Heights chefs begin. They review the doctor-ordered diet of every resident, watching for notices of changes given to them by the nurses. We have a policy of cooking without any added salt in consideration of the many seniors with heart or high blood pressure concerns.

Herbs and spices are used to maintain appealing flavor.

Daily, the chefs visit with our residents during meals to get feedback toward their goal of providing homemade, nutritious, appetizing meals that meet the ever-changing requests and needs of each of our residents.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

woodland-heights-assisted-living.com/

Brought to you by Norm Matheis of Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSDIER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisAre you roasting in your non- airconditioned house in an effort to “save money”? Dragging fans from room to room to prevent total body meltdown?

Good news! Home heating and cooling systems can be financed for an affordable monthly payment. And often, with the return-on-investment factored in, such a system will pay for itself.

Typical heating and cooling system replacements can vary in price depending on the specifics of your home, your comfort needs and efficiency ratings of the equipment.

At Specialty Heating & Cooling, we want to make this investment as easy as possible for you. We have many resources available to you for easy HVAC financing; whether you prefer the lowest monthly payment or our zero-percent-interest programs.

We partner with the most competitive financial institutions in order to offer some of the following financing options:

Zero-percent-interest options for 12, 18 or 60 months - Offers minimum monthly payments with low interest during zero-interest time frame. Great financing solution to save on interest; low payments available.

Fixed-rate programs with low monthly payment — Offers low monthly payment based on a fixed rate with a longer term of 12 years. This is our lowest payment program available.

No payments and no interest for 6 or 12 months – Buy now and pay later, no payments or interest till 2017.

Energy savings on your monthly utility bills from higher-efficiency equipment will often make your net monthly payment even less.

Our sales professionals have all the right tools to help inform and educate you for realistic energy savings and estimated net monthly payments.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/


Tigard's Features

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Portland ceramic artist Thom Caccamo will display several of his pieces at Beavertons Art on Broadway gallery throughout the month of September.
August 25, 2016

Stark shapes highlight ceramics exhibit at Art on Broadway

by The Times
Show features the work of Portland ceramicist Thom Caccamo Art is the center of Thom Caccamo. He has made art, looked at art and collected art for most of his life. Although he has made ceramics since 1980, it is only in the last five years that he…
FILE PHOTO - Sixteen Sherwood Old Town shops hosted over 200 visitors during the most recent Art Walk; the next iteration is scheduled for Sept. 15
August 25, 2016

Out and About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Open Auditions for Northwest Senior Theatre — Adults 55 and older are invited to audition for Northwest Senior Theatre’s Musical Variety Show, which is looking for new cast members for the 2016-17 season. Auditions are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,…
COURTESY: PORTLAND FRUIT BEER FESTIVAL - Pizza and beer are a tasty combination at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, which has accentuated the hunger (and thirst) for libations made from fruit. The trend has been a boon for the Northwest fruit industry.
August 25, 2016

Portland's fruit beer scene ripens

by Jennifer Anderson
From the Portland Fruit Beer Festival and Cider Summit in June to the Peche Fest coming up in October, Portland summers are awash in juicy, ripe fruit — in easy drinking form. The new fruit beer and cider revolution — showing no signs of slowing…


SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue will play at Lake Theater and Cafe on Sept. 6. The band includes (from left): Little Charlie Baty, Mark Hummel, Anson Funderburgh, with Wes Starr on drums and RW Grigsby on bass.
August 25, 2016

Golden State to play at Lake Theater

by (none)
Blues supergroup Golden State-Lone Star Blues Revue will play at Lake Theater and Cafe on Sept. 6 to celebrate the release of its self-titled debut album. The band features Grammy-nominated harp blower/vocalist and bandleader Mark Hummel with…
August 25, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
St. Pius X Catholic Church hosts Adapted Liturgy The public is invited to St. Pius X for its Adapted Liturgy at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. This shorter Mass celebrates the lives and gifts of all people, including those with physical and…
August 25, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Sept. 2, the meeting will be hosted by Elephants Catering and Events and will meet at Jenkins Estate,…
PMG PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Kate Nootenboom, an intern at the Sauvie Island Center, talks to a group of campers about the various parts of a plant's structure. Learning about the physical aspects of a plant is just one area of education students learn about during the five-day camp.
August 18, 2016

Kids learn farm life, food origins at Sauvie Island camps

by Nicole Thill
Thousands of students converge on a 16-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island each summer to learn about growing vegetables and to see up-close where food comes from. At the Sauvie Island Center housed at Howell Territorial Park on the island, program…
COURTESY PHOTO BY HEATHER BROOKHOUSE - Aug. 26 will mark the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce's 14th annual golf tournament.
August 18, 2016

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce holding golf tournament

by Mark Miller
It's tee time at 9 a.m. Aug. 26, when the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce will hold its 14th annual golf tournament. The tournament is being held at the Meriwether National Golf Club, located at 5200 S.W. Rood Bridge Road, just south of Hillsboro. It…
STAFF PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Because of her drive and talent, Natalie Mussotto of Lake Oswego is well on her way to a successful career in the art world.
August 11, 2016

Fresh-faced Mussotto comes bursting into art world

by Cliff Newell
Natalie Mussotto gets curating job fresh out of college Natalie Mussotto does not believe in being a struggling artist. She much prefers achieving success right away. And that’s just what she’s done. With her freshly minted degree from Portland…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Dan Murphy as Pseudolus continues to entertain in Broadway Rose Theatre Company's “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
August 11, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical’ — A trip to the laundromat goes awry when a child’s toy bunny is left behind. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents this children’s musical full of adventure and gigantic dancing laundry. The free performance…
COURTESY: FARM 2 FORK - The Orchard Stroll Farm 2 Fork event is a fundraiser for The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce and to raise awareness of agritourism. It's part of a farm dinner trend of connecting farmers with residents.
August 11, 2016

August is prime time for dinners in the field

by Jennifer Anderson
Field & Vine, Plate & Pitchfork events link people, charities Imagine, for a second, strolling through a vineyard with wine glass in hand, then sitting down at a long, candle-lit communal table for a six-course dinner inspired by the bounty of the…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Columbia River Gorge, including Ruthton Point near Hood River, is only a short drive away for Portland-area residents.
August 11, 2016

Columbia Gorge getaways made easy

by Jennifer Anderson
Centennial events, guide book point the way to summer fun It used to be that people drove to the Columbia River Gorge just to see the waterfalls and wildflowers. Those are still top attractions, but nowadays, the gorge — one of Oregon’s top visitor…
August 11, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Christian Church Collecting School Supplies Beaverton Christian Church is conducting its annual school supply drive for the students at Fir Grove Elementary School. “Sixty percent of the Fir Grove Elementary School students qualify for…
August 11, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, the meeting will be hosted by Insurance Lounge, 11835 N.W. Cedar Falls Dr. No. 115.…
COURTESY PHOTO - The Breitling Jet Team is wrapping up its North American tour this year, and officials with the Oregon Air Show say its unclear when, if ever, the jet team will return to perform in Hillsboro.
August 04, 2016

Oregon International Air Show to take flight Aug. 5

by Geoff Pursinger
This may be the 29th year of the Oregon International Air Show, but the popular Hillsboro event will feature plenty of firsts when planes take to the air next weekend. The air show returns to the Hillsboro Airport Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday,…
COURTESY PHOTO - Garden Home Community Library continues its Free Foreign Film series with a screening of 'Theeb,' an international film from Jordan,
August 04, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical’ — A trip to the laundromat goes awry when a child’s toy bunny is left behind. Beaverton Civic Theatre presents this children’s musical full of adventure and gigantic dancing laundry. The free performance…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Edwards Center in Aloha will host an Art Day for people with disabilities and others from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10.
August 04, 2016

Griffin's Place teams with Edwards Center, Zot Artz for unique art event

by The Times
It’s art day in Aloha on Aug. 10. On Aug. 10 at the Edwards Center, Griffin’s Place (a non-profit that serves individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families in Washington County) will partner with Edwards Center to…
August 04, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, the meeting will be hosted by VillaSport, 13900 S.W. Meridian St. It’s open to the…
Henderson-Casey
August 04, 2016

Weddings

by Miles Vance
Henderson-Casey Autumn Henderson and Kevin Casey of Beaverton announced at the end of July that they will be married on Sept. 18 at Silver Falls State Park. Henderson, the daughter of Jerry and Diane Henderson of Woodburn, is a 2001 graduate of…
August 04, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Christian Church hosts Blood Drive All blood types are needed during Beaverton Christian Church’s blood drive for the American Red Cross from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. According to the American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. is in…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER - Dan Murphy as Pseudolus and Deanna Olsen White as Tintinabula are sure to entertain audiences in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.'
July 28, 2016

Expect Dan Murphy to be pretty darn funny in Broadway Rose's 'Forum'

by Barbara Sherman
A few funny things happened to actor on his way to running Tigard theater company When Dan Murphy talks to the audience during Broadway Rose’s next show, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” he won’t be doing his usual “curtain talk.”…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The three little fairies (left to right), Leila (played by Sarah Ohminski), Celia (Samantha Hughes) and Fleta (Jan Rosenthal) create mischief and humor in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Iolanthe.'
July 28, 2016

Light Opera of Portland to stage 'Iolanthe'

by The Times
Hilarious Gilbert & Sullivan political satire comes to Alpenrose Dairyville in August Has there ever been a better time to make fun of politicians? Light Opera of Portland would say no, and therefore takes a shot at political rivalries with its…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The annual Party in the Park sponsored by Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District is set for Saturday at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex in Beaverton.
July 28, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Into the Woods by ACMA — This musical intertwines several classic fairy tales, such as “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” into an epic new journey at 7 p.m. July 28-30 and 1 p.m. July 30. Evening shows are $10 for…
July 28, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Westside United Methodist Church hosts free neighborhood gathering on Saturday Westside Journey United Methodist Church in Beaverton is hosting a free neighborhood gathering from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This party celebrates Westside UMC's…
July 28, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, the meeting will be hosted by Buffalo Wild Wings, 11995 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.…

Don't miss the local news

COURTESY PHOTO - Jamie Bestwick, an X Games star, will drive a race-prepped Toyota Yaris in the Rose Cup Races, July 29-31.
Jul 28, 2016

New era revving up for Rose Cup Races

by Jeff Zurschmeide
Auto racers start their engines with Friends of PIR at the wheel The first Rose Cup Races took place in Portland in the summer of 1961, and for 55 years, the event has attracted amateur and…
COURTESY: ELLEN MORRIS BISHOP - Author Ellen Morris Bishop and her faithful companion, Diesel, hike Hurricane Creek Trail.
Jul 28, 2016

Happy trails and tails: Dog-friendly hikes abound

by Jennifer Anderson
Make pet safety and comfort the priority With its abundance of dog parks, dog-friendly restaurants and dog-themed events around every corner, the Portland metropolitan area is undoubtedly a…
Pacific Growlers
Jul 26, 2016

Get your laugh on at Pacific Growlers

by Miles Vance
In this area of presidential politics and rhetorical rampages, it'd be good to have a laugh. Pacific Growlers Taphouse, 11427 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, has the answer for you at 7 p.m. Aug. 3.…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Artist Ram Singh Bawa sits in his living room with a painting that will be featured at the Beaverton Night Market this month.
Jul 21, 2016

A universe of art

by Ravleen Kaur
Award-winning painter Ram Singh Bawa will showcase work at Beaverton Night Market Ram Singh Bawa’s house overflows with his art. Framed paintings grace the orange and green walls, but canvases…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Beaverton Night Market was a huge success during its one-night debut in 2015. This year, festival-goers might have twice as much fun with two nights planned. The city is looking for vendors for one market each in July and August.
Jul 21, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater Into the Woods by ACMA —This musical intertwines several classic fairy tales, such as “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” into an epic new journey at 7 p.m. July 28-30…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Art on Broadway Gallery in Beaverton is calling for entries of original artwork for an upcoming exhibition titled Through the Looking Glass.
Jul 21, 2016

Art On Broadway opens call for 'Through the Looking Glass'

by The Times
Art On Broadway Gallery in downtown Beaverton is calling for entries of original artwork for its August Guest Show, “Through the Looking Glass.” The exhibition is open to 2D, 3D, and jewelry…
Jul 21, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 29, the meeting will be hosted by…
Jul 21, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Christian Church hosts Neighborhood Party All are invited to Beaverton Christian Church’s neighborhood party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 22. The outdoor event will feature a…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: CHASE ALLGOOD - There are fairs happening all around Portland, including the Washington County Fair.
Jul 21, 2016

It's fair time nearby, a short drive away

by Jason Vondersmith
Musical lineups are strong, including at Oregon State Fair From St. Helens to Hillsboro to Salem, it’s fair season. Make your plans for the following (and make sure to check websites for…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Dana Kwong of Tualatin holds a picture of her baby girl, Olivia, who only lived for a short time because of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Jul 14, 2016

Celebrating life, honoring loss

by Ravleen Kaur
Families come together at Tigard's Ladybug Run to raise awareness, funds. Dana Kwong knew her firstborn child, Olivia, for 40 minutes. For those 40 minutes, she and her husband held their baby…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Craig Maxwell has been practicing the art of bagpiping for most of his life.
Jul 07, 2016

A musical journey

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton bagpipe player heading to Scotland for world championship For Craig Maxwell, there are moments when playing the bagpipe is an out-of-body experience. “It’s only happened a very few…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Rose City Rollers roller derby team will come to the Beaverton City Library on Sunday to share their
message of empowerment and athleticism with girls.
Jul 07, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — Enter a world of fantasy and fairies as Experience Theatre Project stages an outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy at The Beaverton…
COURTESY: DEE DEE MURRY - The horses are the stars in Cavalia's 'Odysseo,' which stages at Zidell Yards starting Thursday, July 7. Cavalia owns about 200 horses, about a third of them retired. It is paramount that the horses are allowed to live and behave 'naturally,' says Normand Latourelle, Cavalia creator and producer.
Jul 07, 2016

'Odysseo' unharnesses horsepower

by Jason Vondersmith
Portland saddles up for big top horse show 'Odysseo' The creator and producer of Cavalia’s “Odysseo” — the grandest horse show in the world — has sat on the back of one of his beautiful and…
Jul 07, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 15, the meeting will be hosted by…
Jul 07, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Baha’i Community holds Interfaith Devotional Everyone is welcome at Beaverton Baha’i Center’s Interfaith Devotion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 10. Each multi-faith program features…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Students of the the Rhythms Dance Academy beginner team perform a classical Indian dance.
Jun 30, 2016

Rhythms Dance Academy's Sudeshna Ganguly has a rhythm of her own

by Ravleen Kaur
Bethany dance teacher brings Bollywood to kids and teens As a little girl in Kolkata, India, Sudeshna Ganguly couldn’t stop herself from dancing — even when it wasn’t her turn at the classical…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - The cast of the Broadway Rose production of 'West Side Story' features Andrew Wade as Tony and Mia Pinero as Maria, star-crossed lovers who fight to be together against all odds.
Jun 30, 2016

Actor Andrew Wade comes home to play 'classic' role

by Barbara Sherman
After five years working in LA, Wade returns to Portland to play Tony in 'West Side Story' Andrew Wade has returned to his Portland roots this summer, starring as the doomed protagonist Tony in…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Blues musician Curtis Salgado will headline the first concert in Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Districts Concert & Theater in the Park series, set for 6 p.m. July 7 at Garden Home Park.
Jun 30, 2016

THPRD's free Concert & Theater in the Park series opens July 7

by The Times
Curtis Salgado takes the stage at 6 p.m. July 7 at Garden Home Park You may be loving the summer weather, but there's always time for the blues, and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Andrew Wade as Tony and Mia Pinero as Maria star in 'West Side Story,' which is one of the most powerful and revered musicals in history.
Jun 30, 2016

'West Side Story' opens June 30

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Broadway Rose Theatre Company continues its 25th anniversary season with “West Side Story,” with a preview performance Thursday, June 30, opening night Friday, July 1, and performances…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Experience Theatre Project's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' runs through July 10 at The Round in Beaverton.
Jun 30, 2016

Out & About

by Ravleen Kaur
Theater ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ — Enter a world of fantasy and fairies as Experience Theatre Project stages an outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy at The Beaverton…
Jun 30, 2016

Religion Notes

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Baha'i Community holds Interfaith Devotional Everyone is welcome at Beaverton Baha'i Center's Interfaith Devotion at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 3. Each multi-faith program features…
Jun 30, 2016

Weekly Meetings

by Ravleen Kaur
Beaverton Area Coffee Connection — The Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly networking meeting on Friday mornings. From 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 8, the meeting will be hosted by…