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A Pandemic Punch we can do something about!

Terwilliger Center Mall (SW Terwilliger Blvd at Taylors Ferry) has been hard hit by the Pandemic. Some businesses have closed. A bright spot is that new businesses have moved in and many of the existing businesses are seeing a gradual increase in customers.

Spread the word! It is vital that we support our local businesses. This is something we can do for the community; something signifcant and good for everyone.

Crown Cleaners 1965-2022

Classic Cleaners opened there in 1965, changed its name to Eco-Friendly Crown Cleaners in 2009. Starbucks left, and the pandemic lockdown kept people working from home (in their PJs, not in work clothes that need to be dry cleaned or a suit and tie), and Crown Cleaners’ walk-in customers just disappeared.

Sadly, the owner Pradipbhai Patel, age 56, passed away February 10th, 2022. Services have been held. The equipment is being merged with another location. To be updated ASAP.

They may still have (free) pickup and delivery in our area. Please call 503.246.7333 or 503.998.3640, cell. (To be confirmed ASAP.)

Original Bark

Original Bark (“Complete Dog care since 2003”) had seen a small drop in canine customers, from 40 dogs a day to 10-15 during the dog days of the pandemic (sorry about that), slowly picking up to 20-25 now. Young students from the Yellow Rose Dance Studio used to come by and say hello to the Day Care canines. Original Bark is open for all services, except self-wash, seven days a week. For doggie day care, exercise, dog hiking service and grooming, see or call 503.295.2275, ext 2.

Tryon Creek Grill & Sports Bar

The anchor establishment of Terwilliger Center Mall started life as Robbies. In 2002, the name changed to Tryon Creek Grill & Sports Bar (aka TCG). They were closed March to June 2020, then closed again November 2020 to February 2021. Their customer base is slowly recovering to about half of the pre- pandemic numbers. A pleasant atmosphere, plenty of sports screens, tasty pizza, generous servings of quality food (eat-in or take-out), and the added atracton of a heated outdoor smoking and non- smoking area make it the gathering place in the neighborhood. Phone 503.246.6644.

Full Life

Full Life moved in to the Subway space fve months ago. “Our mission is to provide meaningful services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilites in order to support their contributon to the Portland community. We are Full Life, champions for people with potental.”

Director Rachel Bloom (503.341.4352) founded Full Life in 1999. “Full Life is recognized as an award- winning model organizaton that helps close the job-gap and build community inclusion for people with disabilites....” Day programs are art-based, music-based and recreaton and “...promote independence, encourage self-esteem and skills-building with person-centered group actvites.”

We will provide profiles of our other fine establishments in another blog post.

See businesses page on the CV Hub Site for a complete directory: [HUB]

Submitted by Maryellen Read