The spirit of Christmas is not lost; in fact, it thrives at Mitchell Christmas Tree Farm. Chad and Lisa—with their three boys in tow—run a fully functioning tree farm that grows impressive firs for the holiday season. They also make handmade wreaths and delight guests with weekend hayrides. In the true spirit of giving, visitors can enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and coffee while they are cutting their own tree or picking up a yuletide shrubbery.
Quilter’s Corner Store grew out of owner Deb's drive to create her ideal sewing room. And though the shop stocks several hundred bolts of quality quilting fabrics, patterns, and books packed with ideas, it still feels as quaint as a sun-soaked hobby corner. The shelves, racks, and cupboards loop around an enormous work table inside the store-front space. Guests can pop in to grab anything from bobbin containers to full-blown kits or stick around and chat with Deb about their personal projects. Either way, they can leave knowing that whatever they've picked up at the shop has been hand-selected by the Deb and her staff for their quality, ease of use, and value.
Oregon Green Pros helps customers grow hearty plants with wood ash—burnt wood that improves soil quality and contains calcium carbonate, which raises the pH of the soil. Slightly alkaline soil ensures that plants receive proper nutrients. In addition to using it on growing veggies such as tomatoes, Oregon Green Pros recommends sprinkling the ash on lawns to increase clover production and provide more nectar to bees, as well as spreading the wood ash around the base of hardwood trees.
More than 600 varieties of hardy, four-season conifers flourish in Conifer Kingdom's meticulously maintained nursery. Knowledgeable staffers guide tender-footed gardeners and enthusiasts alike through the rows of trees and bushes, showing off an inventory of dwarf conifers, tall matured trees, and even beautiful Japanese maples.
Sunset Lanes strikes a balance between the charm of retro aesthetics and the convenience of modern technology. A stint of more than 40 years in the bowling business has helped Sunset Lanes become a recreational staple in the Beaverton community, even hosting a clutch of competitive bowling leagues. A collection of flat-screen televisions and an automated scoring system help keep the alley up to date, and the lanes include automatic bumpers that guests 12 and under can choose to raise or lower while they bowl. In between frames, the B-Town Bar & Grill reenergizes patrons with specialty cocktails and a menu of hearty comfort foods, which includes pizza, wraps, Angus burgers, and salads with freshly baked croutons. The expansive space is highlighted by a neon mural that stretches across all 36 lanes and also houses an arcade.