The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa's collections of at-home treatments have been handpicked by Dr. Peter Borten and Briana Borten to create thoughtful gifts or luxurious personal indulgences. A botanist, author, and instructor armed with a doctoral degree in Chinese medicine, Dr. Borten dispenses a trove of tension relieving remedies, such as the Break that Ache bag, which greets fatigued physiques with a soothing Muscle Melt liniment and a pain-relieving bath treatment made of shredded to-do lists. The Winter Spice Delight collection pacifies seasonally dry skin with a moisturizing honey-milk bath and exfoliating chai sugar scrub, and the Relax by Dragontree package groups nine different stress-dispersing products including Relax soap, whose scent conjures up the exact metaphysical opposite of stress: a sleepy puppy in a bathrobe.
Run by a team of Portland fanatics and passionate cyclists, Pedal Bike Tours shares their enthusiasm for the city through entertaining and accessible tours. The routes take advantage of Portland’s extensive network of bike lanes to meander through downtown, along the Willamette River, and through lush Forest Park. Each guide’s expertise comes in handy on food tours and microbrewery tours, as riders stop for bites or pints and soak up info about each of their stops. A few tours take riders beyond Rose City limits, and include van trips to explore Oregon’s coast or wine country. Pedal Bike Tours keeps tours as safe and comfortable as possible by providing helmets, locks, and lights, as well as rain jackets and jousting lances if necessary.
The chefs at Branch Whiskey Bar make everything from scratch—including butchering their own steak, curing their own bacon, and smoking their own poultry—to put their distinctive stamp on traditional pub dishes. Classic comfort foods take on inventive transformations to result in such unusual plates as Maine lobster corn dogs and macaroni 'n' cheese gratin with Oregon black-truffle oil. On their side of the establishment, the bartenders take the same artisanal approach by infusing their craft concoctions with agave nectar and absinthe rinses. The full bar features an extensive whiskey list with more than 150 whiskeys from around the world available in single glasses, tasting flights, or directly from Sam Elliot’s mustache.
Discover why one of the largest Argentine tango festivals in North America comes to PDX every year with today's deal: one dance class for two at Viscount Dance Studios for $12. Drop-in classes normally cost $14, making this deal better than a two-for-one—don't be shy about bringing a dance partner so you both can outdance your downstairs neighbors.Lance “The Baron” Hardtop: A former member of a top-secret military commando unit, The Baron officially “died” in 1993. After encountering a mysterious artifact in the jungle, Lance and his crew were hunted by an animal-like predator that some believe isn’t of this world. Lance now teaches Samba at Seven every Tuesday.Arturo “Camacho” Ortega: A one-time member of a classified government super-soldier program, Camacho survived a deadly jungle encounter with a predatory beast whose advanced weapons and invisibility cloak still seem not of this world. Camacho hung up his prototype chain guns and now teaches Line Dancing for Couples on Sunday evenings.Darren “Mouse” Mizewski: In a past life, Mouse was a government scientist for the OGA. Stranded with a group of mercenaries in the jungle, Mouse survived by realizing that whatever was tracking them was using an infrared spectrum not of this world. Driven insane by sights that scientists aren’t supposed to see, he gave up making weapons and now teaches Urban Step for The Catatonically Paralyzed.
Valley Lanes' lanes are open from 9 a.m. to midnight, making the athletic possibilities vastly bowly. Three games give ample time to perfect your form and join the PBA tour. Soon, teenage fans will send you 13 text messages per month, forcing you to purchase a new texting plan. Valley Lanes also features a bar and grill, flat-screen TVs, and arcade games to keep entertainment at a high even between frames.