Under the umbrella of the InterContinental Hotels Group, Holiday Inn hotels dot the map from coast to coast and across six continents. At each location?be it a sunny beachfront escape or a luxe downtown enclave?guests are invited to relax while taking advantage of amenities such as fitness centers, high-speed internet, and onsite restaurants. At the end of the day, however, the most important thing is the ability to get a good night's rest, an invaluable asset when the following day is chock-full of meetings to attend, flights to catch, and important naps to schedule.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Modeled after an old German beer hall, Rheinlander trots out lederhosen-clad waiters who sing to a backdrop of live accordions. The made-from-scratch eats include German specialties like smoked German bier sausages and schnitzel, but kids will love cheddar bratwursts, chicken strips with fried cauliflower, and the scoops of ice cream that follow.
Today's side deal gets your feet rolling on a long-deferred New Year's resolution: for $40, you enroll in a half-marathon training course at Foot Traffic University ($85 value). Training begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, at the Northeast Foot Traffic store for runners and walkers committed to participating in the Foot Traffic Flat Half Marathon. Weekly meetings vary throughout Lake Oswego, Downtown Portland, and Northeast Portland. Along with a 10% discount at any of Foot Traffic's stores, you'll get $15 off admission to the race itself (up to $60 fee).