Paul and Maggy Henry met in the adventure travel business - the California company where he worked sent hikers to the Peru-based company where she worked. As owners of Vespa Portland since 2012, the duo now helps clients with shorter, everyday journeys. Alongside motorcycles from Ural, Paul and Maggy stock their spacious showroom with scooters from brand-name manufacturers such as Vespa, Piaggio, Genuine, and Sym. To supplement those rides, the pair also supplies accessories such as helmets, goggles, baskets, and rain suits.
In addition to selling new scooters, Paul and Maggy's team maintains rides that have navigated their fair share of streets. Headed by lead mechanic Pedro Galvan - a graduate of Phoenix's prestigious Motorcycle Mechanics Institute - a crew of factory-trained technicians keeps scooters in top shapes with original equipment manufacturer parts. The team also stores motorcycles and scooters in its warehouse over the winter, where they ready rides for spring by charging batteries and making sure bikes take their allergy medication.
The specialists at Over The Top Automotive Detailing orchestrate five upgradable auto-detailing service packages using professional-grade products and equipment. The auto-cleansing experts call upon more than 15 years of experience while restoring sparkles to sedans, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and RVs. Detailing treatments range from the basic service—which includes a hand wash and tire dressing, or carpet treatment and leather conditioning—to the platinum service. During the platinum service, assiduous staffers remove harmful contaminants from auto-exoskeletons with a clay treatment and seal finishes in an Aquapel solution that repels rain drops.
Pardo's Deli and Market isn't your average 24-hour food stop. Though it carries all of the essentials, including beer, tobacco, and breathable oxygen, the market also prepares a menu of freshly cooked meals. Choose from hot and cold sandwiches, pancakes, and "burgers with attitude" such as the open-face chili-cheese burger or the breakfast burger topped with bacon, egg, and cheddar. Customers can take their food to go or chow down in a comfortable booth.
Brake Team dedicate their nickname and business to one specialized, yet essential portion of customers' vehicles. Replacing brake pads, resurfacing rotors, and repacking non-sealed bearings may be some of the centers' more popular services, but the technicians are also capable of performing general automotive maintenance as well as basic brake system cleanings when needed. To help put visitors' minds at ease, the technicians also offer complimentary brake inspections, checking for potential problems and giving nicknames to each lug nut. The brothers currently own and operate 11 Brake Team locations throughout the Portland area and proudly embrace their reputation as local business owners within the Pacific Northwest.
Happy Hippo All-Vehicle Wash is part of the Washman family of facilities that's cleaned nearly 14.5 million vehicles, its name a playful reference to its ability to accommodate oversized rides such as RVs and buses. Of course, smaller cars are welcome, too, and all vehicles are de-grimed using a combination of eco-friendly cleansers, computer-controlled sprays?instead of brushes?recycled, filtered water, and soft cloths. Happy Hippo's touchless dryers ensure a spot-free finish, and, much like a visit to the DMV in a dream, the entire process often takes only three minutes or less.
Having opened nearly 900 locations in the United States since its inception in 1972, Meineke Car Care Center's steadfast staff revamps vehicles during a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services. Meineke's technicians will drain oil laden with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage, or outfit rides with new brakes, batteries, tires, or mufflers. For customers' convenience, Meineke is open early mornings, early evenings, and Saturdays.