Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.
Trellis Clothing Boutique outfits fashionable females in an array of apparel and accessories from both local designers and popular brands such as BB Dakota, Knitted Dove, and Dean. International pieces and handmade local items share shelve space, complementing one another in spite of language barriers to create stylish outfits. Patrons can perk up lackluster wardrobes with a Parkhurst fedora ($28), a Bits of Envy headband ($28), or a Parisian-designed JPK makeup case ($26). An Echo visor ($19) wards off bright rays with finesse, and handmade rose hairpins ($9) from local designer All for you by Amy Lou accentuate locks and beguile apian admirers. Located in the outdoor Oakway Center, Trellis's warm lighting, wood-paneled walls, and creative displays foster a personable and comfortable atmosphere, conducive to browsing and strutting down dressing-room red carpets.
Named for the famed expedition that trekked across the continent in search of the country's tastiest arugula, Lewis & Clark Catering celebrates the culinary landscape of the Pacific Northwest with locally sourced feasts of succulent seafood, sustainable meats, and fresh veggies, each created in-house by gourmet-minded chefs. The company's ample banquet space provisions patrons with seating for over 200 guests, with a full service bar, dance floor, patio, two separate dining areas, and picturesque views overlooking the Willamette River. On Fridays, the caterers open their doors to individual diners for a seasonal four-course meal, bolstered by live music and wine pairings chosen for their complementary bouquets and the past entrée experience listed on their resumes.
More Of Everything's extensive sports salmagundi brims with Oregon Ducks merchandise and NASCAR collectibles. Upon entering the store, catch a rare glimpse of majestic Oregon Ducks– and Oregon State Beavers–themed cars in their natural linoleum habitat before surveying the sea of memorabilia, which includes NASCAR die-cast-model cars ($10) and OSU–themed toy cars ($9–$29). NASCAR hats stylishly protect hair from unexpected gusts of wind or hoards of nest-ready meadowlarks, and University of Oregon T-shirts ($15) swathe torsos in school spirit.
Freudian Slip decorates figures in flirtatious lingerie and alluring undergarments from brand-name designers. The boutique's racks brim with corsets and loungewear, such as a Honeydew rayon and lace chemise ($38), which flaunts playful ruffles to enliven a Valentine's Day rendezvous or a dull load of laundry composed of white wimples. Berkshire garter stockings ($10) cloak shapely gams in patterned lace, and the glimmer of golden sequins gussies up a pair of Shirley of Hollywood booty shorts ($32). Freudian Slip's accommodating consultants stand by to counsel customers on sizing, styles, or the proper way to use chopsticks.
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.