Portofino Pizza & Pasta sates sauce-craving hungers with homemade pizza dough and artful concoctions of elegant ingredients. The fresh Italian menu lures taste buds toward shores filled with caprese salad, a scintillating blend of mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, and olive oil ($8.75). Pasta bowls stare enviously at decorative eagle-painted plates with idle lives while carrying hearty entrees, including gnocchi, Italian potato dumplings baked with prosciutto and fresh basil in gorgonzola sauce ($12.95). Meanwhile, DJs spin the latest pizza discs, flavoring the air with combinations such as roasted garlic, spinach, grilled chicken, and mozzarella ($17 for a medium) or the meat lovers’ special, featuring pepperoni, canadian bacon, oregano, mozzerella cheese, and the Italian trifecta of salami, sausage, and pancetta ($18.95 for a medium). Portofino Pizza & Pasta offers outdoor seating for scenery-seeking diners and those involved in a staring contest with the sun.
Dify Fitness’s founder and head trainer Mark Haner likes to joke around, talk, sing praises of his hometown, and above all, assist kids and adults on the journey toward long-term wellness. For more than 11 years, Mark coached local teens on high-school basketball and track teams, eventually extending his fitness expertise to adults via private-training sessions, boot camps, and instructional online fitness videos. Defying the stereotypical behaviors associated with hardhearted drill-sergeant trainers, Mark’s good-natured teaching methods include constant encouragement and nutritional support, and never yelling or laughing at a toupee knocked askew during jump-rope warm-ups.
Calling themselves the Glam Squad, the stylists and makeup artists at Bellissimo Beauty Bar use products such as Neuma shampoos and conditioners and Hairdreams hair extensions to sculpt the kinds of looks you'd see on the Bangstyle image community. The studio's fun, quirky décor matches the staff's sensibility, blending modern and vintage furnishings with funky touches, such as contrasting upholstery patterns and styling stations setup on the ceiling.
Denice Schwind knows skin. A board-certified physician assistant and cosmetic dermatology specialist, she has devoted nearly the past decade to advanced training in aesthetic treatments. Now, as the owner of Pūr Skin Clinic, she and her skilled colleagues aim to share that expertise by providing premiere services in a modern, upscale environment. The aestheticians can fine-tune pores with treatments ranging from facials and microdermabrasion, to nonsurgical, anti-aging alternatives such as laser rejuvenation and exfoliating chemical peels. The clinic also specializes in injections and dermal fillers, and has been recognized by Allergan as a Platinum Plus Certified Partner. But Pūr Skin Clinic aims to be more than just a pretty façade—the haven is dedicated to serving the community by supporting a variety of charitable organizations.
The Loft Cafe and Social Lounge marries the rustic beauty of lodge-like architecture with a modern menu of Pacific Northwest and Mediterranean flavors that change periodically. Their executive chef has crafted a catalog of small and large plates that pair regional seafood, such as pan-seared Alaskan halibut and bay scallops, with basil-pesto sauce and roasted red peppers in garlic cream. Large parties can even request a custom menu for their festivities, instead of piling their entrees into the shape of a birthday cake.
The chef dispatches all meals to two floors, where shadows cast by hanging lights and chandeliers play across wooden ceiling grids. He also sends meals out to the courtyard, where towering heat lamps warm hands grasping coconut mojitos—one of the eatery’s many handcrafted cocktails. During happy hour, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day, guests take advantage of the lower cocktail prices and snack on spicy pancetta prawns and dungeness-crab croquettes.
Doctor Gary Wall and his esteemed dental staff at Edmonds Family Dentistry specialize in comprehensive and restorative dentistry for children and adults, including orthodontic treatments with ClearCorrect invisible braces. After patients qualify for the treatment through an initial consultation, a dental professional creates impressions of the teeth to fashion into translucent aligners that patients remove only when eating, brushing, or chewing on a dog bone. The invisible braces gradually pull chompers into proper placement without altering smiles with clunky brackets or wires. Clients return for frequent adjustments until bites look and feel straightened. While waiting for appointments, guests can lounge in the office's spa-like massage chairs or listen to the sound of metal braces being ground into coins on provided stereo headsets.