I was visiting friends in Portland, Ore., over the July 4th weekend and had a chance to go to the Hillsdale Farmers Market on the southwest side of the city.

Strolling through the noisy parking lot, flanked by food hawkers, chatting with a granola guru, watching a man sharpen knives on a graduated series of sanding wheels while his...

Parsnippet Wendy Watkins is the owner of S'more Music, a private Suzuki piano studio in Cortez. She can be reached at 565-4129.

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