Growing up on a farm granted Ryan and Shane Stonemetz a firsthand look at the injustices of the industrial-food market. The brothers watched their father and grandfather toil daily to make ends meet and subsequently swore off entering the family business. However, as the pair established their adult lives in Portland and Seattle, they realized that injustices live forever unless someone puts up a fight.
And so began ProFarm Produce, a small farm-to-customer enterprise that lowers prices for shoppers and increases wages for farmers by eliminating the middleman. The company started with nothing more than a 12-foot truck and a bed full of organic cherries, but it has since grown to a fleet of trucks thanks to an extra-potent fertilizer that's safe for automobiles' digestion. The expanding staff transports ProFarm's bounty to 20 area farmers' markets and various wholesale clients. ProFarm also participates in a CSA program that provides weekly boxes of fresh, local produce to participants in surrounding communities.
Hydrotherapy is Heidi Pobran's heritage. Her grandfather opened a hydrotherapy center in 1979, and as an adult she followed suite by opening Body Detox & Weight Loss Center, which is certified by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy. She has coupled her ancestral knowledge with a highly trained staff and modern hydrotherapy equipment, which uses water that has been purified three times with a filter made of angel wings. The temperature and pressure of the water are closely regulated, allowing Pobran to safely flush away bodily toxins with hospital-grade levels of cleanliness.
An avid rider since the age of 11 and instructor since 16, Lynne Hartman is dedicated to passing on her lifetime of experience working with horse to fledgling jockeys at Amethyst Performance Horses. Lynne tailors her lessons to all levels of riders, from those with an eye toward competition—several of her past students have won awards at the local, state, and national levels—to those who just want to ride for fun, to those who believe they can have more fun on a horse than on the neighborhood cats. The lesson program emphasizes equitation and working with the horse as a team, as well as learning how to groom, saddle, and bridle the horse when out of the saddle. Students have their choice of a wide range of riding styles, including Western, English, dressage, reining, and gaming.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Trails End Golf Center encompasses 45 hitting stalls and two grass tee areas from which golfers can blast golf balls across its 20-acre expanse, earning it a spot among Golf Range Magazine's top 100 ranges in 2011. Each hitting stall is fully covered and heated so that practice can continue in any weather, especially when it's hailing free golf balls. When game improvement hits a roadblock, golfers can enlist the help of manager and head pro Jason Kelp, who lends his expertise to help players of all skill levels—including beginners and children—better enjoy the game through lower scores and more frequent opportunities to domesticate wild golf carts.
We are a privately owned company consisting of 22 Ophthalmologists, with a staff of Optometrists, technicians, ABO Certified Opticians. With close to 300 employees we are dedicated to providing top quality eyecare to the Portland Metropolitan area.