Bryan Gill grew up fishing the Umpqua River, and has more than 35 years of experience capturing its finned inhabitants. As the Umpqua Angler, Bryan shares his vast knowledge of the river and its surrounding areas by leading fellow fishermen on trips throughout the year. During those adventures, Bryan targets fish according to the season, navigating groups to prime areas and deploying unique lures to bait bites from trophy catches.
At The Highlands Brew Pub, a glittering row of silvery beer taps and the clack of pool balls beckon to passersby to stop in for a tasty craft beer and relax with their friends and neighbors. A menu of upscale pub cuisine pairs with frosty brews, with selections such as clams sautéed in white wine, prime rib sandwiches, and buttered halibut fish and chips.
Learning a song on the ukulele. Buying a bass amp for a live show. Playing a newly learned song at a recital. The staffers at Music Masters welcome all forms of musical expression in their shop’s familial atmosphere. There, customers can indulge in a variety of tune-related activities, from gleaning the techniques needed to play a new instrument to purchasing guitar strings.
Whether served as a whole pie or by the slice, ll Pomodoro's New York–style pizza benefits from generous layers of mozzarella cheese made in-house. For a pizza that highlights the mild flavors of this cheese, try a slice of the margherita—a traditional specialty that also piles basil and plum tomatoes on its brick-oven-style crust. Not all of the pies are so wedded to tradition. Take, for example, the buffalo-wing pizza, which usurps expectations with its spicy combination of chicken, wing sauce, and blue cheese.
When they aren’t flattening their dough into round pies or Sicilian-style squares, the chefs tie it into aromatic garlic knots or stuff it with mozzarella and ricotta cheeses to make calzones. In another nod to their Mediterranean influences, they toss kosher lamb and chicken with couscous and dice their veggies with authentic Roman swords.
Whether she is soothing skin with facials, shaping brows with waxing services, or applying makeup for a special occasion, Meshelle Harris of Trés Belle Vous, located in Sunflower Salon, makes sure her clients feel pampered. Facial treatments, which are specially designed to combat dryness, acne, or aging combine relaxing steam and hot towels with advanced products from Botanical Science, which are also available for purchase. Other services include chemical peels and back treatments, which apply the principles of facials to backs, allowing ambitious spines to imagine themselves as windows to the soul.