Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
As a Verizon-authorized retailer, Wireless Source not only stocks cell phones, tablets, and wireless devices but they also connect their electronics to Verizon’s network, the largest high-speed network in the US. For the past 13 years, the shop’s tech-savvy staffers have guided patrons through the nuances of high-tech gear such as the HTC Rezound— a smartphone equipped with high-performance headphones—and the Samsung Galaxy Tablet with 1 GHZ and a swift 4G LTE connection. Thanks to various data plans and several bunk beds, the shop can accommodate both families and individuals.
It's always been a dream of Teresa Standish and her daughter, Shannon Williams, to share their love of Los Angeles fashion with the world. Now at Bittersweet Boutique, which Shannon calls her home away from home, the shelves are lined with strapless and belted dresses, form-fitting jeans, and hugging halters. Brands such as Kensie, Hazel Clothes, and Silver have even helped Bittersweet earn the 2010 Gold Medal for Best Women's Clothing Store in the Statesman Journal's Best of the Mid-Valley awards. When they're not hanging up the boutique's newest bohemian-style skirts, the dynamic duo spends their time doling out fashion advice, participating in community events, and ridding the streets of wrongdoers that insist on wearing white after Labor Day.
The e-cigarettes sold inside Vapor Headquarters LLC come in various colors and designs, but they all serve the same purpose: delivering puffs of nicotine vapor without the tar, ashes, or smell of tobacco. Customers can shop for e-liquids in flavors such as cappuccino or gummy Bear or place custom orders for flavors such as champagne. Designer cases keep e-cigarette kits protected when tossed into a handbag or slipped into a pocket. Vapor Headquarters LLC has over 501 available flavors, with 46 in-stock, and 455 custom flavors available for order, which usually take about 5 days.
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.
Jim the Shoe Doctor's experienced cobblers have been expertly fixing footwear since 1903. Today, they fix men's and women's shoes by inserting orthopedic lifts, replacing heels, and shining up leather. When they're not neatly attaching new soles to beloved footwear or stretching boots, staff members handcraft custom motorcycle seats and accessories. A small retail area also houses a full line of shoe care products and Got Socks, which carries sock brands such as FILA, Gumball Poodle, Sock It To Me, and and Foot Traffic.