By Molly • Molly Walker • 

Jesse Shue hired as new brewer

Jesse Shue has been hired as the new brewmaster for the Golden Valley Brewery in McMinnville. He plans to take over in late May, replacing Mark Vickery.

Vickery has held the position for 10 years. He is leaving to start his own brewery in the Granary District.

A McMinnville native and McMinnville High grad, Shue is currently serving as head brewer at the Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland.

After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the California Institute of Technology, then transfered to Oregon State University. He graduated cum laude in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

He worked in the Golden Valley and Nick’s Italian Cafe kitchens during high school and immediately afterward. He got his start in brewing in 2000, working under Darren Welch at the Pelican Pub in Pacific City.

Before joining Hair of the Dog, he worked at the McMenamins Light House Brewpub in Lincoln City, the Rogue Ales brewery in Newport and the Silver City Brewery in Silverdale, Wash. He attended the Seibel Institute’s World Brewing Academy in Chicago in 2010.

Both his parents and his wife’s parents still live in the area, he said, so he is excited to get the chance to move back.

In addition to its original facility at 980 N.E. Fourth St. in downtown McMinnville, Golden Valley now operates a similar facility at 1520 N.W. Bethany Blvd. in Beaverton. For more information, call 503-472-2739.



Providence Newberg Medical Center has received a national award from the American Heart Association for the care it provides heart attack victims. Providence was one of only eight referral centers in the country to earn the award.

Hospitals involved in the association’s quality initiative are part of a national system that works to ensure severe heart attack patients get appropriate care as quickly as possible. As a referring hospital, the association said, Providence Newberg meets or exceeds standards for swift diagnosis and transfer of patients to hospitals capable of conducting artery-opening procedures.

“This recognition shows our commitment in proving outstanding care for our cardiac patients,” said Dr. Russ Riggs, medical director in the emergency department. “It’s taken a tremendous amount of teamwork from a variety of people in the hospital and I am very proud of our team.”



A free lectures series will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, May 16 through June 6, at A Family Healing Cneter, 330 S.E. Baker St.

Topics include hormone balance and replacement therapy on May 16; pain management on May 23; vaccination recommendations on May 30; and memory stimulation on June 6.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Children are welcome.

For more information, call 503-893-0333.



At Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant, 2714 Highway 99W, 20 percent of the proceeds from meals served between 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15,  will go toward the drama program at Patton Middle School.

The money will help fund costumes, sets and learning opportunities. For more information, contact Emily Ward at or 503-565-4511.



Downtown McMinnville’s next monthly Art & Wine Walk is slated for this Saturday, May 18.

By picking up an Art & Wine Walk passport and having it signed at one or more of the businesses they visit, participants can qualify for a drawing for a gift certificate.

The roster of businesses includes 4 Elements Yoga Shop and Studio, 3rd Street Pizza, Anthony Dell Cellars, Atlas Décor, Currents Gallery, Found Objects, Harvest Fresh Grocery & Deli, Inner Oasis Center, Jack of All Beads, Lori Wallace-Lloyd - Classic Art Atelier, McMenamins Hotel Oregon, NW Food & Gifts and the Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Center. Several of them have special activities planned, and some will be hosting artists and/or serving refreshments.



Two Newberg entities are the recipient of Portland General Electric grants — Love INC at $400 and Mable Rush Elementary School at $500.

PGE awarded 118 grants, totaling $50,600, to places where PGE employees volunteer.



Zingara Boutique, a new, used and vintage clothing store, has opened at 448 N.E. Third St.



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters slated for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at Hagan Hamilton Insurance, 448 S.E. Baker St.

Newberg’s Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce has one scheduled for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday for Special Olympics and Key Bank at 1815 Portland Road.

Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at or 503-687-1272.

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