Clarks say ‘Mahalo’ to employees with trip to Hawaii

CRESWELL— When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and then send your staff to Hawaii: that’s how the saying goes at Blue Valley Bistro. 

The locally owned cafe has been serving handcrafted food and espresso for 12 years in Creswell and three years since opening a second location in Coburg. 

Following pandemic restrictions for two years prior, owners Seth and Melissa Clark anticipated 2022 to bring the busiest and most challenging summer season employees had seen. 

BOB WILLIAMS / THE CHRONICLE Blue Valley Bistro's Creswell location . . .