Natural beauty and modern med-spa technology converge at this spa and boutique situated a stone's throw from the Portland waterfront. Guests can anchor their boats and then dock themselves comfortably at the pedicure bar, where toes enjoy a refreshing dip in jade-colored basins before being softened with mandarin ginger essential oils. Leafy green walls flanked by potted palms and vases filled with tall grasses reflect the spa's preference for all-natural skincare lines, including products by Éminence Organic, while jet-black furniture and sharp track lighting hint at the cutting-edge services––including laser hair removal and pixel skin resurfacing––that await inside private treatment rooms. Still, the spa is most proud of its specialty organic treatments, including a blueberry-soy slimming wrap that aims to improve circulation and activate the lymphatic system and a champagne-mimosa sugar scrub that bids bon voyage to dead skin cells as it hydrates and tones the body.
Customer comfort is given top priority, and guests are invited to unwind pre- or posttreatment in the spa's relaxation room, where complimentary tea, wine, and water are always available. The staff also encourages clients coming to the spa from work to bring a change of clothes so they can head home afterward in their coziest sweatsuit or velour overalls.
Q&R Harmony Day Spa's aestheticians and massage therapists encourage relaxation and rejuvenation with skin and body services such as targeted facials, massages, or microdermabrasion. Wielding custom masks, exfoliation techniques, and ultrasonic technology, the team leaves faces smooth so that patrons can enjoy increased attention or dress up as a bowling lane for Halloween. They also draw on a menu of waxing services that whisk away unwanted stubble, eyebrow tinting to match recently colored curls, and hot-stone massages to obliterate tension. While the staff pampers, pastel-hued treatment rooms lull psyches into tranquil states and help patrons return to work or wash off sprayed-painted stress-wrinkles with available showers.
Eyes & Smiles Optometry’s international team of accomplished eye-care professionals unites patients with perfectly matched prescription lenses and contacts. The staffers help patients find stylish frames from brands such as Gucci, Armani, and Banana Republic, and they can communicate with patients in Spanish, Tagalog, German, Farsi, and interpretive dance. When they’re not checking ocular health, the accomplished physicians Dr. Nazak Mozaffarieh and Dr. Bernard Hale, who were raised in Austria and England, respectively, spend their free time volunteering for vision nonprofits and independently raising two sets of twins.
After walking under the turquoise awning and past the brick façade of Abby's Grill, diners can dig into grilled seafood and pork marinated in the restaurant's secret sauce. The polished surfaces of wood tables gleam in the light streaming through the eatery's tall windows, which provide opportunities to watch passersby or attempt to intimidate parking meters with icy glares.
Inside Tandoor, chefs chop, stuff, and bake 100% Halal Zabihah ingredients, weighing down tables with authentic Northern Indian and Pakistani dishes topped with freshly made curries. This BYOB eatery cooks its breads and tandoori items in clay oven or underneath the flame of a single match.
Even with 22 years of teeth-tending experience, Dr. Edward Jang continues to attend workshops to keep up with the latest in dental technology. Opalescence Boost whitening rejuvenates less-than-lustrous teeth in just over an hour without the harsh glow of ultraviolet rays. Instead, a dentist-supervised assistant coats chompers with a chemically activated regiment of fluoride and potassium nitrate to beef up enamel strength and bolster oral security against cavities and malicious ex-retainers. Mouth masters freshly mix Boost's bleach for each session, delivering consistent color to each tooth and lightening hues three–six shades in a single visit.