A stripe of bright green skirts each LimeBerry's ceiling, leading patrons' eyes to a bank of stainless-steel dispensers framed in petite tiles. There, patrons fill paper cups with swirled ribbons of fro-yo flavors, such as rich chocolate truffle, tart wildberry, and creamy cake batter—up to 15 varieties in all. Confectionery caravans then move on to a toppings bar where they load on up to 80 choices of edible provisions, including warm fudge, fresh fruit, nuts, and marshmallow cream. Bright-green chairs host noshers beneath framed action shots of blueberries sticking triple backflips off a Yurchenko vault.
Mother-daughter team Grace Adkinson Spencer and Kandice Adkinson moved to Oregon in 2004 with a dream of helping women of all ages find their own unique style. Like Cornelius Vanderbilt's line of designer stunner shades, the tight-knight pair has fused their knowledge of fashion with a well-honed business savvy, filling racks and shelves with jeans and apparel from well-known labels. Flickering candlelight and the warm glow of chandeliers frame seasonal collections of breezy dresses and flowing tops, jewel-studded caps, and colorful handbags. Vases of fresh flowers complement the boutique's earthy mahogany tones, and helpful staffers assist each customer in fashioning a personalized wardrobe of eye-catching streetwear.
We are a 19th-century business in a 21st-century world. We still use a card catalogue for trade credit, but our monthly newsletter is via email. We ignore the past century of retailing and merchandising techniques and remain a sort of messy store stacked with books, yet we have 10KW of solar panels!
Rodda is the largest paint manufacturer in the Pacific NW with 48 stores in 5 states. We bring quality products and services to our customers & contractors in the residential, commercial, industrial & marine fields and partner with them to build successful businesses, because we believe "It's the finish that counts!"
Frogs & Pollywogs hosts a lively schedule of creativity-building activities. On Tuesdays, preschool art classes ($5/class; $20/five-class punch card) give budding aesthetes a more effective outlet than finger painting on antique chaise longues, and tots learn avant-garde popsicle-stick applications with a two-hour Wednesday Crafternoon session (typically $3–$5). Semiweekly stints at Froggy Day Camp ($5/hour; maximum of four hours/child) can punctuate a youngster's idle summer, and parent-supervised, unstructured playtimes ($3/all-day pass) give kids a safe setting for socializing Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
At Albany Scuba, a team of aquanautic veterans hosts a variety of diving classes, certification courses, and diving excursions. The team gives students the benefit of one-on-one tutelage, tailoring their instruction to each student's rate of learning and prior experience, from seasoned divers to newbies who've never even had a glass of water dumped on their head before. Beginners are offered a chance to practice in a placid diving pool before taking to the open ocean, and all certified divers are welcome to join the team on regular excursions to nearby lakes and calamari petting zoos.