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Brought to you by Amanda Shields - Magnolia Innovative Senior Living - SENIOR CARE INSIDER -

MAGNOLIA INNOVATIVE SENIOR LIVING - Amanda ShieldsCaring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be incredibly physically and emotionally challenging. Alzheimer’s is an incurable and progressive disease which can span anywhere from 4-20 years. Although most of us desire to keep our loved ones at home with us, there will often come a time in the course of Alzheimer’s when an Alzheimer’s patient will require more care than your family is able to provide.

It is important early in the disease process to plan ahead – this can include truly understanding the options for different types of care, the financial burden this can bring, and the emotional toll it can take when you do need to look at other options for care.

The options for care can range from hiring private caregivers in your own home, to placing your loved one in a facility – either an Assisted Living Facility, a Memory Care Unit, or an Adult Foster Home. It is so important to understand the different levels of care these facilities can provide and the advantages and disadvantages each has to offer, as well as the cost of each facility.

It is never too early to plan ahead; talking with your loved one’s medical provider is also an important part – they can provide you with key information on what to expect as the disease progresses and can help guide you to support groups and information that will help with your planning.

Asking for the assistance of a professional who has a complete understanding of the disease process and care options available is an invaluable asset. Magnolia Innovative Senior Living and Amanda Shields can provide not only help with advance care planning, placement services, care management and health advocacy; she also has 2 wonderful adult care homes that specialize in the care of the patient with Alzheimer’s and all other forms of dementia.

Magnolia Innovative Senior Living

7070 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223

(503) 819-0308

Brought to you by Brian Jarvis and Stan Robinson - Pacific West Roofing - ROOFING INSIDER -

PACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Brian JarvisPACIFIC WEST ROOFING - Stan RobinsonIf you want to enjoy this winter in a warm, dry home, it’s important to take steps to ensure your roof doesn’t develop any leaks. Even small leaks can cause black mold and let pests into your home, potentially leading to irreparable damage. With that in mind, here are a few tips to follow so you can stay nice and toasty this winter:

1.) Trim aggressive tree branches: Trimming overhanging branches will reduce the organic debris that ends up on your roof, making cleaning easier and repairs less likely.

2.) Upgrade your attic insulation: It’s pretty easy for builders to cut corners with subpar insulation, so you may not be getting the benefits you need. A properly-insulated and baffled attic can prevent roof leaks by inhibiting air flow, slowing the snow and ice from melting on your roof which causes water to back up and leak.

3.) Clear your gutters: Clogged gutter can lead to ice dams, which can seriously damage your attic and the top floor of your house. Be sure your gutters are free of leaves before freezing temperatures arrive; the extra weight can cause your gutters to pull away from your home.

4.) Keep your roof clean: A clean roof is a healthy roof. Debris is one of the leading causes of roof leaks, so be sure that your roof is free of dead leaves, fallen branches, and other waste.

If you need further advice on winter roof maintenance, or help with roofing repairs before the cold weather arrives, contact Pacific West Roofing today!

Pacific West Roofing

9360 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 635-8706

Brought to you by Holly Spence - Northwest Women's Clinic - MIDWIFE INSIDER -

NORTHWEST WOMEN'S CLINIC - Holly SpenceMidwives have a long tradition of caring for women and babies.

In the not so distant past, nearly all babies were born at home into the hands of a skilled midwife. Midwifery at that time, like medicine, was primarily an apprentice education. In the 1940s, nurse midwifery was introduced to America.

Certified nurse midwives (CNM) are nurses, first and foremost, but with advanced degrees in women’s health, primarily as it relates to the natural cycles of their reproductive life, including full-scope gynecological care.

“Many people think midwives only deliver babies at home or in birth centers” says Holly Spence, one of the CNMs at NWWC. “But most certified nurse midwives deliver their patients in a hospital setting.”

As NWWC CNMs, we deliver babies, as well as assist with cesarean sections at Providence St. Vincent and Legacy Good Samaritan hospitals. We collaborate and consult with any of our six NWWC OB-GYN physicians if surgical or serious complications arise.

“Midwives have been trained to see and treat the woman as a whole. We know and respect women’s bodies and are champions of a women’s innate ability to give birth,” Spence says. “We foster that with education and support. We are specially trained to be watchful and vigilant with a woman’s labor, but to only intervene if it becomes necessary.”

It is no coincidence that midwife patients as a whole have a very low C-section rate.

Northwest Women’s Clinic

11750 SW Barnes Road, Suite 300

2222 NW Lovejoy St., Suite 619

(503) 416-9922

Brought to you by Shelley Kuhnhausen Howard - Kuhnhausen's Furniture Showcase - FURNITURE INSIDER -

KUHNHAUSEN'S FURNITURE SHOWCASE - Shelley Kuhnhausen HowardWithin the relatively small space of a home office, there are actually tons of items you can include to create a uniquely stylish and completely sophisticated work space. Your home office should be studious and serious—with just a dash of audacious! Ready to (re)create your stunning work space? Here are some tips for getting started:

Make it comfortable—Lay down an area rug to give your room (and your feet!) a warm, cozy, and inviting feeling. Brighten things up with floor and desk lamps from Quoizel to prevent eyestrain and headaches, and include a wing chair or recliner if you have the space to really up the comfort levels in your home office.Brighten up your office with this Quiozel desk lamp!

Cut the clutter—You’ll want to start with a solid desk to help keep everything organized. Whittier Wood has a huge variety of available desks, including desks with storage drawers that really cut the clutter. To truly get the feel of your office right, consider adding a book case to it. A book case from Whittier Wood will create a studious, sophisticated look; add photos and personal items to your book case to personalize your office even more!Classic Style, Modern Function. This Whittier Wood desk would look perfect in any home office.A beautiful Whittier Wood Bookcase

With furniture that fits any lifestyle, Kuhnhausen’s is your best choice for home and office furniture. We offer quality merchandise at fair prices, and our relaxed shopping atmosphere will help you find the perfect furniture for your next project!

Kuhnhausen’s Furniture Showcase

2640 East Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214

(503) 234-6638

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

NIELSEN'S JEWELERS - Jan NielsenAsk anyone on the street, and they probably can’t tell you that Montana is the Treasure State due to its many mineral and gemstone sources. Take one look at a beautiful Montana sapphire, and you can soon see why Montana earned its nickname.

Originally discovered in the gold rushes of the 1860’s, early prospectors discarded the annoying blue pebbles clogging their sluices. These “pebbles” were eventually sent by Ed “Sapphire” Collins to Tiffany and Co. in 1865. When Tiffany purchased the stones and declared them to be “sapphires of unusual quality”, a small-scale sapphire rush started, with both domestic and foreign mining companies hoping to unearth fancy Montana sapphires.

Fancy Montana sapphires, which are found in the western part of the state, produce an amazing array of intense colors. Most deposits in the world contain only 2 colors of sapphire; at each deposit here, however, you’ll find greens, light blues, pinks, yellows, even oranges! This amazing amount of variety is what draws people to fancy colored Montana sapphires.

If you’re drawn to Montana sapphires, you’ll find the best selection and service at Nielsen’s. We currently have loose stones available, and we are constantly updating our inventory. To get your treasure from the Treasure State, visit Nielsen’s today!

Nielsen’s Jewelers

825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 234-1614

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -

CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonHP recently apologized for a software update causing some of its printers to stop working with ink cartridges from competing suppliers, even if the printers had accepted the same cartridges in the past.

The apology comes after critics complained HP had over-reached by interfering with customers' right to choose ink suppliers. Critics also warned it could make customers less likely to accept future HP software updates.

HP says the update was part of an effort to “protect” (thwart) customers from using "unauthorized" cartridges.  HP apologized for not explaining its actions, and promised another software update providing options of reversing the controversial change.

Printer ink is one of HP's most profitable products, and has long tried to discourage customers from using lower-priced ink from other suppliers.

HP places security chips on its cartridges so they can be recognized by its printers.  Earlier this year, HP installed  a software update for some inkjet printers that included a new security feature that stopped printers from working with unauthorized cartridges that HP says contain "cloned" security chips — even if the printers had accepted those cartridges before.

The update sparked customer complaints and condemnation from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which advocates for tech users' rights.  EFF called the update a "bait-and-switch" tactic depriving consumers of choice, making printers less useful and warned makes consumers less willing to accept future updates.  Functionality vs. security.

We can shed some light on this issue.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.


6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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-PhillipsIf you have a business, you need a buy-sell agreement. Not having a buy-sell agreement is one legal mistake that I see too many small and medium-sized businesses make, and it can potentially lead to several huge issues. Let’s run through the 5 biggest reasons your business absolutely needs a buy-sell agreement.

1.) You should be able to choose your partners—Should one of your partners be forced to sell, or even dies, someone else can end up with his/her shares, leaving you with partners you never counted on having.

2.) You’ll get a fair buyout—A buy-sell agreement sets out a method for determining the fair price of a departed owner’s stake, eliminating potential disputes.

3.) It can prevent minority shareholders from blocking a sale—Including a drag along clause prevents a minority owner from extorting the other owners for a greater portion of sale proceeds.

4.) It can protect minority shareholders during a sale—A tag along clause entitles minority owners to the same price per share as majority owners upon the sale of the business.

5.) It can reduce your estate tax burden—Should one of your partners die, you can use the method contained in a buy-sell agreement to determine how the business should be valued for estate tax purposes. Without this process, the IRS is free to determine its own value of the business.

For help drafting your business’ buy-sell agreement, 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


Brought to you by Adam East - Alberta Rose Theatre - LIVE SHOWS INSIDER -

ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastCome along for a stunning displays of talent, genre-transcending compositions, and unique musical reimaginings, this month at the Alberta Rose Theatre!

Oct 23rd - Sierra Hull with special guests The Hollerbodies (Show at 8:00 P.M., Doors open at 7:00 P.M.)

  • Recognized from an early age as a virtuoso mandolin-player, Sierra Hull astonishes audiences and fellow-musicians alike with her dizzying, yet elegant picking and genre-transcending compositions. She treads in the bluegrass/jazz territory of David Grisman, with whom she has performed.  Her talent is dazzling.

    Oct 27th – 30thThe Nitemare B4 Xmas (Show at 8:00 P.M., Doors open at 7:00 P.M., except Sunday’s 3:00 P.M. matinée show with doors at 2:00 P.M.)

  • The Saloon Ensemble will perform the entirety of the music from “The Nitemare B4 Xmas” with a full 9 piece orchestra featuring Jeremiah Guske as Jack Skellington, Shaina Sky as Sally, Leapin’ Louie as Oogie Boogie, Noah Mickens as Dr. Finkelstein, and ThE SaLOOn EnSeMbLe as the voices of EVERYONE ELSE! Plus, a COSTUME CONTEST for “Best From Film,” interactive SING-A-LONGS of all your favorites, a SCREAMING contest, plus opening acts and booty-shakin’ after-parties for the evening shows! Come celebrate the Halloween season with this very special event!

    Musical guests include Amanda Richards and Zombie Country, Sepiatonic and The Tangled Threads.


    Nov 9thGlen Phillips with special guest Jonathan Kingham (Show at 8:00 P.M., Doors open at 7:00 P.M.)

  • Glen Phillips is the singer/songwriter of Toad The Wet Sprocket.  He brings his solo show to the Rose with award-winning songwriter Jonathan Kingham opening.
  • Nov 15th - Suzanne Vega with special guest Teddy Thompson (Show at 8:00 P.M., Doors open at 7:00 P.M.)

  • Suzanne Vega is a new-folk pioneer whose work is immediately recognizable as utterly distinct and thoughtful. Teddy Thompson is an English singer-songwriter and the son of Richard and Linda Thompson.
  • Alberta Rose Theatre

    3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

    (503) 719-6055

    Brought to you by David Anchel - Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too! - FLAG, BANNER, & KITE INSIDER -

    ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelYou’re driving along when a fluttering spray of color catches your eye! Decorative flags and banners have this effect. Their wonderful colors and crisp movements make them an irresistible attraction for passersby.

    Here are several more things you should know about House Banners and Garden Flags:

  • They come in different shapes and sizes - House Banners are generally 28” wide by 40” long and have a pole sleeve at the top so they can be displayed from a front or back porch on a pole that is attached with a bracket to the porch railing or directly to the side of your house.
  • By contrast, Garden Flags measure roughly 12.5” wide by 18” long, and are typically displayed on a metal garden flag stand that is anchored in the ground in your yard or garden.
  • Both House Banners and Garden Flags come in a variety of colorful patterns to announce a milestone occasion like the birth of a baby, a joyous wedding, an important promotion, or to celebrate the changing seasons and festive holidays.
  • They’re not just for homes! - If you have a business and you’re having a big sale, a grand opening, or you’re looking for a reasonably priced way to draw attention to your business every day, banners are the perfect way to do it with style.
  • Elmer’s Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

    1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

    (503) 282-1214

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

    LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT - Jennifer Cook-BumanPersonalized, face-to-face service is crucial in helping you make good decisions about senior housing. Whether selecting a senior community for yourself or a loved one, you want it to be relevant to your specific situation. You want to spend your time and energy wisely and feel confident about the final choice you make.

    Some agencies only gather information about your loved one over the phone or from internet intake-forms or medical chart notes. But your loved one is more than a form, a chart or medical professional’s report. Using just these avenues for gathering information often creates an inaccurate impression of your loved one leading to inadequate recommendations.

    A reputable advisor, like Jennifer at Living Right, gathers information from a variety of sources and perspectives – the most valuable being a face to face meeting. The meeting gives her a better snapshot of the whole person. She can see how your loved one walks, talks and responds socially. She can find out what’s important to your loved one, their goals, history and background.

    Armed with a well-rounded picture, an advisor can then customize a list of communities and care options that best match while discussing specific pros and cons of different types of housing and care.

    You’ll feel confident about your senior housing decisions and able to move forward with the next steps. That’s why Jennifer at Living Right wants to personally meet your mom.

    Go to and complete a pre-assessment questionnaire and request a FREE, personal consultation.

    Living Right Senior Placement

    (503) 780-7353

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    Brought to you by Angela Zagorsky - Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER -

    PARR CABINET DESIGN CENTER - Angela ZagorskyIf you found yourself paying exorbitant electric bills last year, it may be time to replace old windows and doors. Material construction and glass coatings have vastly improved the energy efficiency of modern windows and doors and Parr Lumber has a variety of brands including Jeldwen, Cascade, Marvin, Milgard, Plygem and more for every budget on display.

    Vinyl and fiberglass frames, which are far less conductive than older aluminum and wooden frames, greatly reduce heat transfer. Vinyl is the most popular option because of its low maintenance and cost. Today, wood windows are often hybrids, featuring wood on the inside and fiberglass on the outside. This allows for a combination of features: the timeless beauty of wood inside the home and the low maintenance, cost effective benefits of fiberglass for the exterior. To make glass more energy efficient without affecting visibility, low-e (low-emissivity) coatings are added to reflect heat keeping the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter

    Beyond improving comfort and being more environmentally friendly, replacing old windows and doors also improves curb appeal and increases the value of a home. Windows and doors can be purchased in a variety of colors and styles. You are also able to choose from several different hardware options to customize the look and feel of the products.

    For more information on new windows and doors for your home, please call or visit The Parr Design Center Showroom or any Parr Lumber location.

    Parr Cabinet Design Center

    755 NW 185th Ave.

    Aloha, OR 97006


    Brought to you by Dr. Janson Holm - The Portland Clinic - MEDICAL INSIDER

    THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Dr. Janson HolmYour feet take you everywhere you go. With 28 bones in each foot, 10 tendons crossing the ankle joint to attach on the foot, and many more small muscles and tendons within the foot itself, your feet and ankles are critical to the movement that propels your body forward. Depending on the activity, your foot and ankle may be required to support up to 4½ times your body weight. With even the smallest disruption of foot and ankle function, it is immediately apparent how much we rely on normal foot and ankle function for daily activities.

    With so many moving parts, there is potential for overuse injuries, or un-masking of existing foot or ankle problems. The start of fall sports for children and teens places new demands on the foot and ankle; for us adults, fall brings a change in the type of shoes we wear, and often a change in our exercise routines as the weather cools off.

    You should be cautious with any abrupt changes in the type, frequency, and intensity of activity levels for you or your children. When it comes to changes in activity levels, gradual change to allow the foot and ankle to adapt is wise. A daily or pre-activity stretching routine minimizes the risk of overuse injury.

    Remember that foot and ankle pain that is not the direct result of an injury is not normal, and if it does not improve with rest and time, it should be evaluated.

    The Portland Clinic

    9250 SW Hall Blvd

    Tigard, OR  97223


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    October 27, 2016

    Our Opinion: Judges, stocks, vets get thumbs-up

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    October 27, 2016

    My View: Keep big bucks out of county races

    by Juan Carlos Ordonez
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    My View: Measure 98 improves college outcomes

    by Carmen Rubio
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    October 27, 2016

    Letters: Women's rights are under constant attack

    by (none)
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    October 25, 2016

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    October 25, 2016

    My View: Better plan for homeless needed

    by Brad Perkins
    As a society we can again put together a multifaceted program to adequately address the worsening homeless situation in a humanitarian way. As a former Portland housing commissioner, I had the…
    October 25, 2016

    Letters: Zoo's Elephant Lands doesn't measure up

    by Jim Redden
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    October 20, 2016

    My View: Trump right about immigration

    by Richard F. LaMountain Richard F. LaMountain
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    October 20, 2016

    My View: More women needed in public office

    by Jillian Schoene
    American women had a lot to celebrate this summer. In June, the White House hosted the first-ever United State of Women Summit, the Supreme Court re-affirmed our right to choose, and 28 major…
    October 20, 2016

    Letters: Some 'campers' choose lifestyle

    by Pamplin Media Group
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    Oct 18, 2016

    Our endorsement: Rosenblum's steady hand an asset as AG

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    Oregon Attorney General: Ellen Rosenblum (Democrat) When Republican Daniel Crowe and Democrat Ellen Rosenblum met with the Portland Tribune Editorial Board to discuss the Oregon attorney…
    Oct 20, 2016

    Our Endorsement: Richardson's skills, track record shine

    by Editorial Board
    Secretary of State: Dennis Richardson (Republican) When Dennis Richardson lost his bid to unseat Gov. John Kitzhaber two years ago, many people (including Richardson) figured his political…
    Oct 20, 2016

    Our Endorsement: Read is 'better of three' choice for treasurer

    by Editorial Board
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    Oct 18, 2016

    Our Opinion: Common sense leads to 'no' on Measure 97

    by Editorial Board
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    Oct 18, 2016

    Our Endorsement: Bud Pierce can bring moderating influence to…

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    Oct 18, 2016

    My View: Initiative first viable answer in 21 years

    by Paul R. Meyer
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    Oct 18, 2016

    My View: Measure 97 would weaken education

    by Luis Machuca
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    Oct 14, 2016

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    by Editorial board
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    Oct 13, 2016

    Our Opinion: Bond would help ease housing pinch

    by Editorial Board
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    Oct 13, 2016

    Our Opinion: Pot tax raises cash, curbs demand

    by Editorial Board
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