Finding space for all of your belongings can be a daunting task. That's why AAA Budget Storage offers a secure environment to keep your furniture, seasonal items, and most important tchotchkes safe. The facility is equipped with electronic gates, coded access, 24-hour video surveillance, and an onsite manager.
With deli-inspired soup and sandwich fare and a burger selection featuring beef, chicken, salmon, and vegetarian options, A Taste Gourmet offers a menu full of traditional American cuisine with an epicurean twist. The Plain Jane burger ($7.50) wins over once-shallow taste buds with its inner beauty and a healthy dollop of the bistro's signature sauce, while the French Dip ($7.95) takes roast beef and provolone on a beret-first plunge into savory au jus. Purchasers also receive 10% off of products from the bistro's gourmet grocery, which offers more than 40 international meats and cheeses, wine and beer from the Old and New Worlds, and more British imports than an American cricket tournament.
With nearly 30 years of experience teaching gymnastics, owner and director Naja Rossoff and her staff of kid-minded professionals train children of all ages and skill levels. They start with tykes as young as 15 months old, letting them explore movement with the help of a parent or imaginary legal guardian. They keep developing skills in older kids with advanced classes and a trampoline-and-power-tumbling team. Otherwise, during circus-arts classes, they'll help students master the trapeze, tiptoe across tightropes, and learn of the ins and outs of circus performance.
Bounce Gymnastics also hosts open gyms so that kids can have their run of the facility's balance beams, nine trampolines, and padded floors. During birthday parties, the facility also opens up obstacle courses and organizes group games.
At PlayDates Child Care Center, licensed caretakers nurture youngsters from 6 weeks to 12 years old by integrating fun and learning into full-time, part-time or hourly care sessions. The play complex’s five rooms each host a different age range to facilitate age-appropriate play and keep babies away from the hazards of learning sixth-grade chemistry. To burn off youthful energy, youngsters can frolic in the outdoor play area or hone their motor skills in an indoor tricycle area. During local collegiate sports teams' home games, the center often extends their hours to allow parents to cheer on the home team without kids crying foul.
Craig and Stephanie, the husband-and-wife team behind Eugene Photo Booth, outfit parties with up-to-date photo booths that enable guests to upload their images immediately to social-media sites. Beyond that basic perk, which is included with all booth rentals, packages are highly customizable, with features such as scrapbooks, thumb drives, and prop boxes available if desired. Photo strips print out on archival-quality paper in fewer than eight seconds, and they can be branded with customized logos and names.
Situated in the middle of Oregon, Redmond acts as a logical home base to explore activities across the state. A 20-minute drive north in Terrebonne, Smith Rock State Park draws rock climbers with its impressive crags of welded tuff and hundreds of routes for both novices and experts. Groups of climbers camp out for $5 a night, gathering around communal picnic tables each morning to share breakfast and scheme the next day's adventures.About 20 miles west of Redmond, the little town of Sisters exudes cowboy-country charm, with quaint shops lining the main street hawking everything from T-shirts to barbecue to boots. Sisters takes its name from the nearby Three Sisters peaks of the Cascades, Hope Faith, and Charity, which rise like virtuous, volcanic older siblings in the distance.Roughly 17 miles south of Eagle Crest Resort, the city of Bend represents Central Oregon's largest metropolis, with its historic Old Mill District bustling alongside its lively downtown. The Deschutes Brewery keeps this beer town's whistle whetted, restaurants emit the smell of grilled fare, and music venues buzz with blues-rock. A chat with lifelong Bend and Redmond resident Dylan Jones sums up the common sentiment of the locale: "It seems everyone wants to be here nowadays. They're catching on."