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Multnomah Village – Hillsdale – Winter 2012
In addition to its regular Monday through Friday schedule, Evergreen Natural Health Center (6610 SW Capitol Hwy) will now be open three evenings a week for acupuncture appointments and two evenings a week for naturopathic appointments. Most insurance policies are accepted, including MVA. Evergreen Natural Health Center provides care for acute and chronic illness. Dr. Samantha Brody, Dr. Beverly Butler, and Miranda Frear will provide patients with the latest in alternative medicine.
NEW BAKER IN TOWN
Sean Coyne has joined Grand Central Bakery (3425 SW Multnomah Blvd) as head baker for its Portland operation. Coyne comes to Grand Central after more than 15 years in New York, where he was a corporate chef and bakery and restaurant consultant. Coyne developed a four-star bread program for Thomas Keller at Per Se, Bouchon Bakery and The French Laundry. He was also the head baker at Per Se. Coyne attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. After stints as a pastry chef and cook he eventually settled on bread baking as his focus. Grand Central Portland’s former head baker, Mel Darbyshire, now heads up the company’s baking program in Seattle, which supplies bread to its three retail cafes, scores of restaurants and Seattle area supermarkets. Visit www.grandcentralbakery.com
Fierce Fitness Kickboxing (4356 SW Multnomah Blvd) is beginning another session of its popular Commit to Be Fit program, Saturday, December 10th from 11:30am-2:30pm. The program runs until January 21st. In Commit to Be Fit, participants combine a straightforward, easy to follow nutrition program with fun, gut-busting workouts. The center provides a safe, supportive environment with personal coaching and accountability. You can select from an early morning class (6:30am Mon-Fri), mid-morning class (9:30am Mon-Fri), or evening class (6pm Mon-Thurs, 11am Sat). Regular attendance and total commitment to the nutrition guidelines required for best results.
fiercefitness.com or call 503-245-9500.
HairapyPDX (4460 SW Garden Home Road) is Portland’s Organic and Ammonia Free Salon that uses only the finest, certified organic products and services. Organic Color Systems, the salon’s ammonia free hair-coloring service, offers long-lasting tones without the smell and irritation associated with traditional methods. The company also utilizes KeraGreen, a natural way to smooth curly or frizzy hair and give it a healthy shine. Additionally, the salon offers organic perms and relaxers as well as designer cuts for men and women. You can even book your appointment online. Visit hairapypdx.com or call 503-360-1324.
CRAFTING AN ADVENTURE
Wesley Younie will be featured at Knack (7824 SW 35th Ave) this coming month. Younie’s vibrant and enchanting paintings take you with him on an adventure, introducing you to beautifully detailed animals in fantastic environments. He is meticulous in his animal representation and utopian in his landscape creation. His work is truly a pleasure to experience. Wesley grew up in Portland and studied at the California College of Art and at the Pacific Northwest College of Art before receiving his Bachelor of Science in Painting at Portland State University. Visit www.knackpdx.com for more information. To see some of his work, take a tour of his website at www.younieland.com
Lovin Spoonful’s (7825 SW 35th Ave) delicious holiday pies are all handmade from scratch and ready for your holiday occasion. All you have to do is just drop by and pick one up, then bake and serve. The company’s pies are all natural—no additives, no preservatives, and no artificial ingredients. Their apple pie took the blue ribbon at the state fair. The December pie of the month will be Dutch Blueberries & Cream. They also have Marion Blackberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Blueberry, and Spiced Ginger Peach pies. In addition, Gluten-free and sugar-free pies, or any other fruit flavored pie are available with a 24 hours notice. Also, fresh holiday jams will be packaged and ready for wrapping paper at the Multnomah Village location. Head to their website at lovinspoonfulpieshop.com
Everything Jewish (6684 SW Capitol Hwy) is the only Jewish retail store in the Pacific Northwest. December marks the store’s sixth anniversary. This store is unique because there is a rabbi on site to answer any of your Jewish questions, or just to chat during store hours. The store sells Jewish gifts, jewelry, religious items, books, food, art, and much more. Chanukah season is the busiest time of the year for Everything Jewish. If you’re not sure what to buy for a Jewish friend, get a gift certificate. Visit www.everythingjewish.biz for more information.
Southwest Portland now has the real taste of farm-to-fork from a cozy café on a once-forgotten corner of Capitol Highway. Verde Cocina Café (6446 SW Capitol Highway) is known for its farmers market offerings of Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, and Gringas, but has been open in brick-and-mortar form since August. The menu is rustic and uncomplicated, much like Chef Noé Garnica. In addition to unique, veg-heavy Huevos Rancheros and Chilaquiles for breakfast and lunch six days a week, check out Gringas–soft, rolled tacos–smothered in a house made molé sauce, a Quesadilla of the Day, and at least three daily specials offered at dinner four nights a week. The café is open Tuesday,8am-3pm,Wednesday-Saturday, 8am-9pm, and Sunday, 8am-3pm. Go to www.verdecocinamarket.com
Village Beads (7807 SW Capitol Hwy) offers individual and group classes for those interested in learning the fine art of jewelry making with beads. Most private individual classes are available for just $30 an hour, including past classes—just inquire! The Basic Stringing class is being held Wednesday, December 21st from 6:30 to 8:30pm, or Sunday, January 22nd from 10:00am to 12pm. You will learn how to get started stringing bracelets and necklaces, and then make your own bracelet. For something more advanced, try Intro to Silver Clay for just $45, with silver master Lynn Latta, Monday, December 19th 6:00 to 9:00pm. Learn how to make your own silver charms. Call 503-244-1821 or visit www.vbeads.com
Korkage Wine Bar and Shop (6351 SW Capitol Hwy) has been invited to chair the inaugural Wine About Winter event that will take place in late February. The event will take advantage of Executive Chef Earl Johnson’s expertise, and feature selected wine and food pairings to deliver on the promise of a fuller wine experience than a typical wine event might offer. More information about the event can be found at their website at www.korkagewine.com/waw. In the meantime, take advantage of their weekly Thursday night wine tasting events.
SweetWares (6306 SW Capitol Hwy) is Baker & Spice’s new baking supply store located in the Hillsdale Shopping Center. This year, learn how to cook holiday treats from some masters of the craft. SweetWares’s cooking classes are available for registration now. The Cookies For The Holidays class starts on December 11th at 1pm and costs just $35. Anja Spence, who has worked as a pastry chef at Genoa Restaurant and Papa Haydn, demonstrates luscious bar cookie recipes plus a recipe that can be used for three different cookies. Drop into the store during regular business hours or phone 503-546-3737, or visit www.sweetwares.com
The Southwest Community Center Indoor Pool (6820 SW 45th Ave.) is open year-round. It features a 6-lane, 25-yard lap swimming pool heated to 84 degrees, leisure pool with slide and interactive play features heated to 88 degrees, whirlpool spa heated to 102 degrees. Water depths range from 0 feet to 9 feet. Program offerings include swimming lessons, lap swim, water fitness classes, and recreational play swims. Hours; Mon-Fri 5:15am – 9:00pm, Sat 7:00am – 6:00pm, Sun 9:00am – 5:50pm. Call for details 503-823-2840.
Presented by Jewish Theatre Collaborativeat the Mittleman Jewish Community Center (6651 SW Capitol Highway). Get ready for Hanukah with Jewish Theatre Collaborative’s holiday show Hanukah & The Power of Light. Fun for all generations, this engaging performance of Patricia Polacco and Eric Kimmel’s intergenerational classic, Hanukah & The Power of Light celebrates the human qualities that bring light into the darkness of winter. Open to everyone. Children: $5. Adults: $8. Limit $20 per family. Monday – December 19, 2011. Show time: 4:00 PM. Space is limited.