In a profile for Oregon Live, Matt Perry said he got the idea to open a coffee shop in 2010, shortly after returning from service in Iraq with the Oregon Army National Guard. He was taking a community-college business course and had to make the plans for a shop as an assignment. Two years later, he was able to realize his plans with the cozy two-story business named after his english mastiff.
Toasty aromas of Portland Roasting Coffee's beans waft through the shop as baristas fill mugs and steam silky lattes. Several healthy drinks provide an alternate jolt of nutrition, from berry smoothies enhanced with flax or multivitamins to green juices, such as the Army Greens with a blend of kale, spinach, ginger, and patriotic speeches. Upstairs, leather chairs and a cozy love seat reside in a bright space illuminated by sunlight filtering through arched windows.
Catering to the whole family, Studio 109nw specializes in corrective skin care treatments including natural nails, corrective skin care, teeth whitening, and hair removal. A wide range of face and body treatments such as microdermabrasion, ultrasound skin tightening, ultrasonic exfoliation, and LED photon therapy help keep skin smooth and tight, reversing the appearance of aging and removing sun damage. Dental-grade teeth-whitening treatments use a gentle dental-grade gel to lighten teeth by two to three shades without causing tooth sensitivity, and all-botanical, wax-free hair removal treatments keep clients smooth.
Inside New Visions Salon, Heather dispenses haircare recommendations while chatting openly with clients as she performs trims, blowouts, and color treatments.
Keeping the lines of communication open is important to Heather, who feels it's the best way to keep clients happy. She further cultivates a dialogue by encouraging clients to bring in pieces of inspiration such as photos of well-known celebrities or well-sculpted topiaries.
Oregon Nails’s focus may be on the fingers and toes, but the salon takes indulgence way beyond the digits. For an example, look no further than the deluxe pedicure—a two-stage sea salt scrub, hydro mask, hot stone massage, and warm towel application are included in the package along with traditional nail care. Oregon Nails offers everything from acrylic to solar and gelish nails. And beyond their core nail services, they render waxing and moisturizing facials, often favored by dogs after a long day of sniffing sandpaper.
Licensed aesthetician Dana Quinn can be found at Bonne Vivante Beauty Lounge seven days a week, where she applies facials, paints nails, and waxes unwanted fuzz. Her flexible scheduling is one way she shows her clients hospitality; her complimentary glasses of champagne, coffee, or fruit-infused water, which guests sip while surfing with WiFi in plush green and orange velour armchairs, are another. When it's time for their services, clients slip into a bright blue treatment room, where they enjoy an unusual level of privacy.
After their treatments, visitors can show off their new looks by mingling on the terrace of the revamped motel that the lounge occupies. Along with law offices, creative firms, and massage therapists, Dana's lounge brings new purpose to this retro office park, whose Googie-style sign harkens back to the Atomic Age, when people believed that objects were made from tiny particles called "atoms.
Euphoria Nails & Spa's technicians maintain immaculate service stations, creating a welcoming yet pervasively clean environment. The front room even has a mini palm tree and flip-flops all over the wall, remnants of Spider-Man's vacations at this spa. High-backed new leather massaging pedicure chairs welcome guests into the pedicure room, which showcases colorful artwork on soft pink and gray walls. Beyond the pedicure area, a cluster of private rooms offers a quiet refuge for aestheticians to perform European facials and a host of waxing services.