A taste of Northwest Brewing Company's beers is akin to a trip around the world. The brewery, formerly Trade Route Brewing Company, finds inspiration in the trade routes of old, which is why its brewmasters incorporate exotic ingredients such as ginger and palm sugar when crafting each batch with time-honored brewing methods. These eclectic flavors beget distinctive beers, such as the Mango Weizen, which stirs taste buds with Saaz hops and mango puree, and the Midnight ale, which splashes chocolate, crystal, and pale malts with two types of hops to create a dark brew that pairs well with spicy food and glow-in-the-dark steaks. Not content to keep their flavors in liquid form, Northwest Brewing Company also slings a menu of gastropub cuisine?including gourmet pizzas and cheese-slathered pasta dishes? backed by live music every Saturday night.
Since opening in the early 1990s with just four stores, L.A. Tan has expanded into a national brand that counts more than 180 locations in six states. Members can tan at any location they wish, selecting from services that range from at least five levels of high-end UV beds to spray-tan booths from top brands such as Mystic Tan and VersaSpa. Anyone unsure of how to navigate all the options can seek advice from one of L.A. Tan's certified tanning professionals, who know each tanning bed on a first-name basis. They also give consultations, build custom packages based on individual skin type, and offer take-home products that help tans last longer. Dependent on the location, spray tanning systems will vary; call desired location for further details.
The licensed massage therapists at A Doorway to Relief Massage are well versed in the art of pain relief; they know which techniques work best for specific ailments and adjust the massage accordingly. Depending on the client’s needs, they may promote relaxation in addition to diminishing aches. During treatments, a male or female practitioner uses Swedish or deep-tissue techniques or simply unleashes a litter of puppies to play on the client’s back.
Equipped with FDA-certified green cleaning products, Meridian Chem-Dry's team of carpet cleaners expertly extracts grime from underfoot upholstery with carbonating solutions and hot-water extraction. Square-inching their way across up to 600 square feet of carpetscape like janitorial inchworms, cleaners massage their bubbly, mineral-based solution—known as "The Natural"—deep into downtrodden pile, slowly lifting dirt and allergens to the surface. Scum is then thoroughly sucked away, leaving carpets brighter, softer, and free of chew-toy residue. Depending on the carpet's size, thickness, and levels of personal hygiene, the cleaning process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, with an additional two hours of drying time required before normal foot traffic can resume.
Tahoma Market Car Wash's brand-new facility restores road-weary wagons to their former glory using fast, modern equipment. Within a matter of minutes, automated washers buff wheels, shine tires, and flush undercarriages to prevent rust and remove barnacles. An ultrasealer forms a protective vehicular shield, and a free-to-use professional-grade vacuum allows customers to degunk their cars’ interiors by hand after the automatic wash. Making earth friendliness a top priority, Tahoma Market Car Wash recycles much of its water, uses only gentle Envirosoft foam for polishing up rides, and regularly treats stressed-out sea turtles to shiatsu massages.