Light prances across the hoods of gleaming rides in NW Auto Spa's sheltered bay, where technicians draw on extensive training to manually chase grit from finishes. Against a sonic backdrop of hissing water and raspberries blown on vehicular underbellies, crews polish windows and unleash vacuums in crumb-strewn interiors with services for all makes, models, and sizes of cars. In addition to basic details, crews bathe autos in luxury with additional services such as clay-bar treatments, fabric guard, headlight restoration, and tire dressing that leaves wheels with a sheen darker than Darth Vader's tuxedo.
Westside Detail’s experienced auto-body experts restore wounded rides with paintless dent removal and paint touchup services. Applying paintless dent-removal techniques and softly muttered words of encouragement, skilled horseless-carriage whisperers remove unsightly dings and dents from one body panel. The paint touchup and chip repair delivers an all-over sprucing up, as Westside’s detailers comb the entire auto body for damage and apply matching paint to minor scratches and chips. Either service may take up to six hours, giving patrons time to explore the surrounding Pearl District or catch a ride home on nearby transit options. Pickup and delivery service is also available in exchange for photographic evidence of Bigfoot’s compact car or a nominal cost—determined by distance from Westside Detail and not included in today’s Groupon.
Spotting a double-decker bus outside of London is a rare treat. It's a treat Double Decker PDX founders Brooks Thompson and Kent Metcalf wanted to share with their fellow Rose City residents, which is why they brought a cherry red double-decker bus over from London. Rather than keep it on stationary display, they renovated it and transformed it into a venue on wheels complete with refrigerators, an oak bar, and a stereo system. Now, the double-decker bus transports revelers on pub crawls, to weddings, or to tastings at local wineries, in addition to other special events.
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.
One of Oregon’s largest scooter dealers, Classic Scooter & Cycle populates its 10,000-square-foot showroom with many motorized flavors of two-wheeled transport, from retro-styled Vespas to tricked-out Ural Sidecars. The Sym Fiddle II 125cc dares daily errands to evade its sleek, retro silhouette and 59 mph top speeds, ingratiating itself to wardrobes by color-matching riders’ eyes with a choice of dazzling red, jade green, or marshmallow-white hues. Twin tanks totaling 3.42 unleaded gallons fuel excursions up to 362 miles before the rider must stop for a pull on the gas pump, and an automatic transmission and maximum 8.38 horsepower puts Paul Revere’s 1.0-horsepower manual steed to shame.
Everett Street Autoworks manages the needs of auto owners with the modern responsibilities of a green business. As an EcoBiz-certified establishment, the shop uses recycled anti-freeze when possible, recycles all their used oil filters, and utilizes only environmentally friendly degreasers for cleaning. Inside the 10,000-square-foot garage, a team of ASE-certified technicians tackles factory-scheduled maintenance, oil changes, or full-scale engine repairs. Located near the city’s light rail, Everett Street Autoworks offers patrons alternative commuting options including a free shuttle or pony.