I am so excited about the new“Oregon Wine Garden” here in Charbonneau. They have done an amazing job of making the old restaurant and bar look new and welcoming, downstairs with wood floors and a glass and metal bar. Upstairs is new carpet, a wine tasting bar made from wine barrels with a glass top and tables dressed for dinner with beautiful white table clothes. I attended the complimentary Wine tasting both Wednesday and Thursday of this last week. The wine is all local NW wines and Donnie our wine host had information and stories to educate us about each wine that we tasted, five each day. I am not much for white wines, but there was a sparkling Riesling from St Joseph Winery that changed my mind and was purchased for our household. We had reservations for dinner Saturday night where we ordered a bottle of the Pinot Noir we had tasted Wednesday. I love appetizers so I had the roasted Brussel sprouts and the steak lettuce cups for my dinner and my husband had one of the specials that night Halibut Oscar. The Brussel sprouts were wonderful with hazelnuts and the Steak lettuce cups had a surprising spicey taste. Of course I had to try my husband’s dish and the Halibut with a light sauce and shrimp was fantastic. Our friends shared Halibut fish n chips, which were huge and definitely enough for two. While we were eating dinner upstairs we were just able to hear music coming from downstairs, so later we ventured downstairs and heard the live music of Micheal Lucich and even some local Charbonneau residents. Who knew that we had such talent for impromptu performances? I will be going back often and loved that I have this fun place to enjoy with friends and guests visiting Charbonneau. You might have noticed their Trolley’s – They hold wine tasting trips too. One that I am looking forward to is a Mystery Dinner on Friday the 13th (2/13/15). Check out all of their events at http://www.oregonwinegarden.com/events If you have had an opportunity to visit the Oregon Wine Garden please leave a comment. Would love to hear what you think.
Notice from PGE
On Friday, January 30th PGE has scheduled a planned outage affecting customers on SW Boones Bend Rd, SW Sacajawea Way, and Winchester Way.
Power will be interrupted for up to 1 (one) hour between 8:00 Am- 12:00 Pm. Due to the nature of the work involved, PGE apologizes that they are unable to give an exact time.
Unplugging appliances or equipment is not required, but if you are working on a computer when the outage occurs, you could lose unsaved data.
PGE included a Customer Relations number 503-612-3730
About 65-75 people attended. Thanks to Ty Kuhns and his team (see Team below) the Country Club was beautifully decorated and everyone who attended had a wonderful time of socializing with their neighbors.
During our Holiday Gathering we again gave the opportunity for our residents to give to The Community Transitional School of Portland. This year we raised $436.00. The Transitional School is on a 2.35 acre plot in NE Portland and in their25th year. There is a school with four large classrooms, a cafeteria, and a spacious office with adjoining workrooms; a large playground, track and basketball court; and a garden to serve the students at the school. Most important is the parking lot with the four buses that will pick up the children, from wherever they are, and transport them to school. Since most of the children may be in shelters or motels, the buses may be the only way for these children to have a school life and may possibly be the only meals they receive each day. If you were unable to make it to the Gathering and would still like to contribute there are several ways to do so, please visit their webpage at: http://www.transitionalschool.org/help/help.html
Special Thank You To The TEAM who made this event special
Ty and Joan Kuhns,
Jim and Kathy Gibbons,
Goeff and Betsy Knudsen,
Pat and Eva Parisi.
And as always in the background, Kim and Susie.
Your CHOA provides the service of removal of leaves from all gutters once a year. However, removal of leaves in downspouts is not provided. The process of cleaning the gutters of leaves is beginning a little earlier than previous years. It takes approximately two months to clean the gutters from all CHOA homes, dependent upon the weather.
Most “gutter problems” are the result of plugged downspouts. The recommendation is to purchase and install “heavy metal” downspout covers, which will greatly assist in preventing gutter problems. The downspout covers can be purchased at any hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes, ACE Hardware, etc.
I wasn’t sure what a gutter cover looked like, so I checked with ACE Hardware, they have an Amerimax Expandable Alum. Mesh Strainer, like the one pictured below.
If you have covers that have worked for you or find a good buy on a cover, please share your information below.
You are invited to the 2014 CHOA Holiday Gathering
Thursday, December 11th
Charbonneau Country Club
Please BYOB and hearty hors d’oeuvres to share. Come meet and greet our newest neighbors! We will be recognizing and welcoming our new 2014 residents. See the list below for their names and addresses. Again this year we will be gifting The Community Transitional School of Portland, a school for homeless or at-risk students. You may choose something specific for a child (ages 5-16) and bring it unwrapped to this party, or you may give a check made out to the school.
Visit their website, http://www.transitionalschool.org/help/help.html, for more information about the school and specific suggested gift ideas.
Join us as we celebrate the spirit of the holidays and Charbonneau!
Charbonneau Country Club has been informed of a
Phone Scam Security Notice:
Several Charbonneau residents have reported receiving a phone call from a man who claims to be a law enforcement officer with a warning for the resident that they missed a court date and a warrant has been issued for an arrest. The man is very convincing that it is for real. He goes on to say fees need to be paid to avoid arrest.
If you receive a call, hang up and report this to Clackamas County Sheriff at 503 655 8211.
Charbonneau Country Club Office
Many of you may have already received this email from Kim Hosford.
Just in case – we wanted to make sure you received the information from us too.
Disaster Preparedness Kits Available for Purchase
Many Charbonneau neighborhoods have been working hard on disaster preparedness. It is important for each of us to be prepared in case of a power outage, earthquake, snow storm, etc.
Come to the Country Club dining room on Wed., Nov. 12th, between 10AM-4:00PM to purchase disaster preparedness kits and supplies.
Quake-Ready Kit Co. will be bringing all aspects of preparedness products from kits, first aid, water filtration, rescue tools, NOOA radios, emergency toilets, emergency solar lighting, pet preparedness products, and more.
What is CHOA doing to prepare? We will be sending you an email soon on what your CHOA Disaster preparedness chairman Janet Moore has been working on.
Go to the Information Directory and search for “May 14, 2014” (without the quote marks) to find the new policies.
Following is the final MS Powerpoint presentation viewed at the CHOA Annual Homeowner Meeting on April 28, 2014.
View & DownloadPresentation (.pdf)