In 1991, Home Grown Edible Landscaping owner Janie Malloy stood on her new back porch staring at a dirt patch and one lonely elm tree and saw only opportunity. After gathering supplies and burying the magic beans a wizard gave her, she quickly transformed the barren swathe of land into an eye-catching garden and a business. Today, Janie shares and develops the skills she cultivated in the early 90s. She still grows her own sustainable fruits and vegetables on land surrounding her 100-year-old bungalow and now teaches classes on gardening, pickling, and healthy eating. When she's not tending to her small field, she acts as a horticultural architect, designing fetching, intricate home gardens. The vibrant outdoor landscapes liven up backyards with hearty greens, fire-engine red peppers, and giant Venus Fly Traps that ward off gleaners.
BedMart furnishes restful sleep with an arsenal of slumber-inducing mattress sets. The solid support of King Koil’s Arlington model ($779.95–$1,199.95) relieves bodies of the aches accrued from overworking pressure points and napping in ball pits, and Serta’s Perfect Sleeper Arborwood ($979.95–$1,399.95) a memory-foam mattress that cradles snoozers with detachable arms. Three comfort options for Five Star Mattress’s Stanwyck ($479.95–$799.95) can accommodate sleepers of all persuasions, from the hibernation-ready extra firm to the fluffy pillow top.
Because Steven Green, owner of 72 Degrees Heating and Air Conditioning, is so concerned with customer safety and satisfaction, all of the company’s technicians carry not only the Technician Seal of Safety—which denotes high industry standards in background checks, drug testing, and training—but also NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certifications. These technicians arrive at homes to perform repairs or preventative maintenance on indoor heating and cooling systems, ensuring that harsh weather never bothers homeowners unless they like to bathe in the yard. They’ve done plenty right so far—the technicians, who are also factory trained and certified in the use of infrared-camera inspection systems, earned four Angie’s List Super Service Awards between 2009 and 2010.
Armed with an arsenal of eco-friendly equipment, including the Rotovac 360i, Clean Carpets USA's certified technicians purify home interiors throughout the greater Portland area. The exclusively green-rated equipment and Procyon cleaning solutions protect clients' well-being with toxin-, allergen-, and gremlin-free formulas. Despite its carpet-centric name, the company also specializes in cleaning and disinfecting air ducts, upholstery, mattresses, tiles, and grout.