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.
The new paradigm of movie renting has come with an increase in convenience, but viewers now find themselves beholden to the fickle availability of new releases and inexplicable disappearances of favorite films. Mr. Video curates an expansive collection of movies both new and old, allowing visitors to take home freshly printed Hollywood hits and beloved classics. Multi-disc sets get fans caught up on television shows, and the children's section stands ready to keep kids occupied, giving parents the time to run potato-sack races. The shop also stocks rental video games for a variety of systems.
At Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm, Bob and Lynn Schutte oversee a bustling cornucopia of flora and fauna perched alongside the Willamette River. Christmas trees in the varieties of Noble, Grand, Douglas, and Fraser Fir, as well Scotch Pine, sprawl over half of the 162-acre stead, while the rest is home to turkeys, chickens, and 85 Angus/Hereford Cross cows, raised for USDA-certified grass-fed beef. When not searching for Christmas trees or loading up on local cuts of meat, folks can pay visits to the farm to see the animals and the pet the plants during field trips and on Colonial Harvest Day, a fall celebration complete with live music, food vendors, and hayrides.
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.