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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


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

    CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonConsumers, office managers, owners and non-profits routinely make the same expensive mistake when replacing printer cartridges.

    We experience it daily. A business wants a standard or “low-yield” cartridge and is surprised to learn about a “high-yield” cartridge for the printer in question. The previous vendor never mentioned how they can reduce their cost-per-page by at least 30% with name brand high-yield cartridges, and significantly more with factory remanufactured or compatible alternatives.

    For office and business laser printers, determine if there is a high-yield cartridge. Not doing so costs your organization dearly. Office superstores generally do not mention the high-yield cartridge unless asked.

    Retail “tricks of the trade” are numerous. The ink cartridge “Value Pack” is rarely a real savings. Typically there is a high-yield black and low-yield colors. The cost-per-page is 30% or more than high-yield cartridges’. General merchandisers (Walmart, Target & Fred Meyer) usually do not sell high-yield cartridges so your per-page cost will always be the most expensive.

    As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, 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 ink & laser toner cartridges and offer free shipping.


    6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

    (503) 246-0665

    Brought to you by Jan Kuhnhausen Stewart - Kuhnhausen's Furniture Showcase - FURNITURE INSIDER -

    KUHNHAUSEN'S FURNITURE SHOWCASE - Jan Kuhnhausen StewartWhether it’s through unique design or well-placed lighting, lamps bring out the best a room has to offer. Lighting is usually the first thing people consider when they think about lamps, but lamps do more than just light our homes: Lamps add beauty, intrigue, and personality into whatever space they occupy.

    For example, our Stein World Dreyer floor lamp is perfect for all the pixel-peeping photographers out there. Featuring a wooden tripod base, this unique lamp provides a cheerful yet stylish atmosphere to any home, including a chic textured shade and an adjustable height stand. This Stein World Dreyer floor lamp looks stylish and chic in any home

    If you’re looking for less flash and more class, Quoizel offers a number of beautiful table lamps with Tiffany-style glass. Artfully arranged and visually stunning, these sophisticated lamps fit well in a desk or office space, as well as in reading corners and even on bedside dressers.Quoizel's lamps with Tiffany-style glass are visually stunning

    No matter if you’re looking for a boldly styled floor lamp, an elegant table lamp, or bedside lighting that brightens your room, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Kuhnhausen’s. We offer an immense spectrum of table and floor lamps from a number of different brands, including: Uttermost, Quoizel, Lumitonic Lighting, Stein World, and Dale Tiffany.

    Can’t find what you’re looking for in our showroom? That’s okay! We can special order any furniture you may find on each manufacturer’s site and have it shipped directly to our store. So stop by Kuhnhausen’s today, and bring new light into your world.

    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 NielsenCalled “The Rainbow Stone” by Australia’s Aboriginal people, opal is a natural marvel. With a brilliance of color and pattern coupled with the ability to change colors in varying lights, opal is one of the most precious gems in the world.

    Opal is a living stone that is composed of anywhere from 3% to 21% water, but usually has a water content in the 6% to 10% range. This hydration allows opal to embody the colors of all other gems, creating a brilliant iridescence and lending opal, which is October’s birthstone, the nickname “The Queen of Gems.” Opal’s mesmerizing flashes of fire give your outfits a whole lot of flare packed into just one stone.

    This beautiful pendant confidently shines in any roomPositively radiant, opal's brilliant iridescence is unmistakable

    Some people think that it is unlucky to wear opal if you were not born in October. However, according to the Gemological Institute of America, “That particular superstition comes from a novel written in the 1800’s…In fact, throughout most of history, opal has been regarded as the luckiest and most magical of all gems because it can show all colors.”

    Not only are opals lucky, they’re also unique; no two are exactly alike. So why not find an opal that’s as unique as you are? At Nielsen’s Jewelers, we’d love to help you find the perfect opal piece. Stop in today to find your perfect Rainbow Stone!

    Nielsen’s Jewelers

    825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

    (503) 234-1614

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

    MAGNOLIA INNOVATIVE SENIOR LIVING - Amanda ShieldsAs a nurse practitioner with over 15 years of experience specializing in geriatric care, Amanda Shields has seen a lot.

    “I’ve had the opportunity to provide medical care in not only the clinic setting but in-home and at nursing homes, memory care centers, and assisted living facilities,” says Shields, the owner of Magnolia Innovative Senior Living.

    This wide field of experience is one of the main reasons Amanda decided to start Magnolia, which offers senior placement services, health advocacy/case management, and an adult foster home with a holistic care approach that provides the highest level of care to residents.

    “I decided to open Magnolia based on what I saw: homes that lacked medical expertise for dealing with seniors, senior care centers with communication issues, and facilities with low caregiver support ratios. I wanted to fill a missing niche,” says Shields.

    With a keen understanding of the senior care landscape coupled with a well-established career as a nurse practitioner, Magnolia has been providing senior care in a home setting for over 6 years now, and Amanda wouldn’t have it any other way.

    “The ability to make a difference in the lives of my residents and patients, it gives me both a deep sense of personal and professional satisfaction to contribute to their overall health, quality of life and happiness,” says Shields.

    With new homes opening in November and February, Magnolia will continue to make positive contributions in the lives of seniors. To find out more, call (503) 819-0308 or visit their website.

    Magnolia Innovative Senior Living

    7070 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223

    (503) 819-0308

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


    With fall officially underway; it’s time to start preparing your home for the long rainy season that is set to return. The first place to start with your preparations is your gutters. Fall means more debris making its way into your gutters, which means it’s important that your gutters are in peak working condition keeping water flowing without restriction.

    To start, examine your gutters for signs of damage, including: Cracking, internal and external rusting, sagging, detachment, damage to your home’s siding, pooled water, and leaks inside of your home. It’s much better to deal with any problems your gutters may have during the fall, before the harsher winter weather takes over and they become impossible to repair; if you spot any issues with your gutters or any other part of your roof, call Pacific West Roofing at (503) 635-8706 for a free estimate.

    Another obvious step you can take is to clean out your gutters. Debris-clogged downspouts can cause water to dam and pool up inside the gutters, potentially leading to overflow water damage and rotted rafter tails. Ensure that you are regularly checking and cleaning debris out of your gutters to prevent clogs; if you are dealing with clogged gutters all the time, the actual gutter may have an issue that is causing the clog. You can also make your life easier by installing Gutter Stuff, which we install, preventing the collection of debris in the first place by displacing debris and allowing water to flow unrestricted.

    If you have any concerns about or have noticed any issues with your gutters, contact Pacific West Roofing today!

    Pacific West Roofing

    9360 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

    (503) 635-8706

    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-PhilipsLast year, nearly 90,000 charges alleging workplace discrimination were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In many of these cases, the individual is an at-will employee who can be fired at any time for just about any reason—even if the reason is a poor one.

    In certain situations, however, wrongful termination can be shown, and a wrongful termination attorney should be retained to protect your rights. Generally speaking, a termination must fit into one of three categories to be considered wrongful: Termination based on 1.) protected class; 2.) protected actions; or 3.) breach of contract.

    Oregon and federal law have created certain classes protected from discrimination, including race, national origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and a host of others. Suspicion and belief alone are not enough to prove a case; an employee must establish a causal link between being part of a protected class and their termination. This requires witnesses, documents, and other evidence that an attorney can help you gather.

    Certain conduct is also protected by law, including reporting illegal employer conduct (whistleblowing), or exercising a legal right like voting. Additionally, if your termination violated an employment contract term, you may also have grounds to assert a wrongful termination claim against a former employer.

    Employment cases can be complex, involving overlapping Oregon and federal laws, rules, and regulations that are applied differently to every case. If you believe you have a serious case, I strongly recommend consulting with 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


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    PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Wapato's cost to renovate is a bargain compared to a recent downtown affordable housing project by REACH and can house more than 500 homeless. Another option the county could consider is a sustainable model like the former Multnomah County poor farm. Before it was acquired by McMenamin brothers, the building that is now home to Edgefield was a place where tenants raised livestock and tended fields, and in return  had stability with access to food, shelter and medical care.
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    My View: Better plan for homeless needed

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    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…
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    State Treasurer: Tobias Read (Democrat) No endorsement this year vexed us as much as this one. Not because it was a “lesser-of-two” option but, rather, a “better-of-three” choice. Democrat…
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    My View: Initiative first viable answer in 21 years

    by Paul R. Meyer
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    Our Opinion: Bond would help ease housing pinch

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    Our Opinion: Pot tax raises cash, curbs demand

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    Our Opinion: Support Metro park maintenance levy

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    My View: Millennials, support your social values

    by Adam Davis
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    Oct 13, 2016

    My View: Misconceptions common around rent control

    by David Krogh
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    by Jim Redden
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