Staffed entirely by DMV–certified instructors, Oregon Driver Education Center has been filling potholes in the knowledge of novice and experienced drivers since 1987. The center's masters of the open road send teens and adults on the path to earning their driver's licenses and maintaining clean driving records with comprehensive DMV drive test prep courses and defense driving classes. With an intimate understanding of the unique challenges facing Oregonian motorists, ODEC also offers an Xtreme Driver Control course that focuses on navigating vehicles through rain, ice, and throngs of rabid snowmen. Additionally, the center's specialty courses teach precautionary practices to medically at-risk drivers.
At Tan Republic, the staff doesn't just sit by while you tan?they advocate for responsible tanning. They carefully oversee the use of the Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths as well as the high-pressure tanning beds, controlling clients' exposure to UV rays and cosmetic tanning compounds. They also ensure that every tanner uses FDA-compliant protective eyewear, and prevent any one visitor from wearing multiple pairs and making everyone else feel uncool. They even enhance their clients' tans with six varieties of lotion, each designed to produce a different intensity of bronze.
Boasting a bachelor's of science degree in exercise science from Western Oregon University, the boot camp instructor at Superior Massage LLC is also a Certified Personal trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM). The staff also administers soothing therapeutic massages that can target problem areas or treat full-body tension. Massage therapists can also knead away tension in Deluxe sessions that last up to 90 minutes.
Stylist Paula Miller has more than 15 years of hairstyling experience, which she puts to use cutting, conditioning, and coloring hair from a bright and airy booth inside Willamette Hair Studios. She also adds volume and texture to locks with updos and perms. Paula uses Vivitone, Colure True Color Care, Joico, and ISO haircare products, among others.
Fast food is healthy at Pastabilities the Healthy Dish, the take-and-bake eatery where co-founders Wilma Adams and Keirsten Eagles craft ready-to-make pasta dishes customized to individual dietary needs. First, customers choose a pasta base?options range from whole-grain penne to low-calorie shirataki noodles. Then, they add on veggies, proteins, and sauces such as traditional marinara or spicy peanut curry. Lastly, they take the meals home to enjoy fresh from the oven, paired with the eatery's crisp salads and cookies for dessert.
HydroSports Dive and Travel’s certified scuba instructors tap into their enthusiasm for all things aquatic to train nascent sea explorers with thorough diving instruction. The staff formulate a roster of classes that includes a wide range of lessons, from basic tutorials that introduce essential skills to advanced courses that yield open-water certification and the ability to recite Keats underwater.
In addition to classes, HydroSports' onsite shop packs an arsenal of equipment from top-quality brands and ample rental gear for self-arranged dives. HydroSports Dive and Travel’s trainers also organize frequent diving excursions amid marine wonderlands such as Palau, Santa Catalina Island, and Poseidon's living room.