Since 1932, the sales associates at BedCo Mattress Superstores have helped customers find their ideal bedding at factory-direct rates. The staff of mattress-savvy employees have contributed to morning program AM Northwest, where they help audiences on a number of bed-related topics, from figuring out when to buy a new mattress to sure-fire ways to keep monkeys from jumping in their rooms. BedCo's locations house more than 45 mattress models for customers to choose from, including ComfortCare, an award-winning mattress collection from Restonic.
Standard TV and Appliance has been equipping Oregonians with fridges, washing machines, televisions, and other home furnishings for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1947 by Clement and Hazel Gander, the appliance experts swiftly outgrew their original location and today boast four (soon to be five) locations in and around Portland. Besides selling new machines from top brands, they sling deals on quality used appliances, offer parts and repair services, and babysit lonely range-tops during long vacations.
With nine locations throughout the region, Mattress World Northwest brings healthful relaxing sleep to thousands of Oregonian bedrooms. Sean Hathaway and Sherri Hiner display an unshakeable state pride through their long success as an Oregon-based company, curating a huge selection of pillow-top, memory-foam, and gel mattresses from brands such as Englander, Sealy, and ComforPedic, and sporting matching tattoos of the official state farm animal.
Staying true to Sherri's motto of "do right and sleep tight," Mattress World Northwest not only helps friends and customers rest easy with an abundance of brand-name mattresses, but also remains active in the community through support of the Portland Police Sunshine Division and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Although most chefs have their own unique style of peeling, dicing, and julienning veggies, they all have one thing in common: they each require precise, sharp knives. At Excalibur Cutlery and Gifts, the staff ensures that tools remain as close to their factory condition as possible. During sharpening services, a water-cooled belt system and buffing wheels restore a piercing blade while removing a minimal amount of steel. They can sharpen kitchen, pocket, and hunting knives, as well as dull scissors and razors.
The shop also stocks premium models of nearly every edge they sharpen. The cutlery department stocks German-made Wusthof and Henckels, Swiss-made Forschner, and Oregon-grown Kershaw knives. Ideal for camping trips, pocket knives come in both blade and multitool varieties. More genteel wares include manicure sets and old-fashioned shaving kits. Excalibur also boasts a collection of swords for the collector or CEO whose business suit needs extra panache.
After the untimely explosion of your Barcalounger leaves your home in ruin and burn marks, take life’s lemons and make lemoncake. Today’s Groupon gets you $60 worth of design products from Relish for $25. Use the opportunity to redecorate your living space with sustainable, nature-inspired items. If you have spaces to adorn but lack a decorator’s eye, you can put your Groupon toward a one-hour home consultation during which a specialist will visit your place, suggest potential design schemes, and recommend products for a thorough renovation (a $75 value).
French Quarter Linens specializes in spreading beds with a collection of luxurious linens threaded up by some of the finest sheetsmiths around, including Peacock Alley, Legna, and The Purists, who eschew recent trends toward kaleidoscopic cot coverings in favor of simpler designs. A slew of towels, such as the super pile towels—big, full-bodied hair-dryers made of pure Egyptian cotton—await a new home on your bathroom’s bare racks, and a smattering of fragrant soaps, lotions, candles, and creams send scented streams wandering through the house in search of stinks to kill. The prices at French Quarter are as varied as the number of products available; pillowcases and individual sheets start at $45, washcloths and towels range from $14 to $108, and good-smelling goods cost anywhere from $3 to more than $55. Click here for more information.