Looks like an early Spring!



Stories from our February 18th publication



Thriving Local Economy

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How do you measure the local economic recovery? Is it the addition of new jobs? A decrease in the unemployment rate? New construction? Fortunately, Tualatin is moving in a positive direction in all of these key metrics.

Free Garden: Just Add Water


Last year the local non-profit, Neighbors Nourishing Communities (NNC), organized home gardeners and grew almost 3/4 of a ton of produce for struggling families in our community. This helped families obtain wonderfully nutritious produce. With your help we will do even more this year!  

Itinerant Peddler to Merchandising Magnate: The Story of Aaron Meier

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Back in the day if you said “meet me under the clock” everybody knew that meant the clock in the middle of the main floor at Meier and Frank in downtown Portland.  Aaron Frank was born in Bavaria in 1831 and immigrated first to California, where he purchased wholesale goods, then up to Oregon where he secured one of the last Donation […]

State of the City Address

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On January 29, more than 200 people joined us for the 2014 State of the City. This year’s theme was “I Love Tualatin” and there are many reasons for all of us to recite that chorus.  

An Unexpected Lesson

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I’ve discovered that it’s possible to learn something new in the garden even when I’m not listening. With an ironic twist of the natural laws of the universe, this learning occurred, get this, while I was busy talking.  

See the Vibrant Watercolors of Lois Mitchell on Display at the Tualatin Public Library

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Beginning in February and running through the end of May 2015, the Tualatin Public Library will have on display in the Living Room Gallery the artwork of Lois Mitchell. Lois’s paintings glow with harmonious colors which capture and preserve the moment forever of beautiful living things. Her style is an effortless realism filled with happy details. Seeing one of her paintings is […]


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