As a co-op of independent and family-owned garages, AutoCare Northwest has two primary requirements for membership: ASE-certified technicians and the NAPA nationwide warranty. Whether in Portland or Oregon City, each participating auto-care center is manned by highly trained technicians, who offer a range of services—from simple oil changes to major repairs—backed by NAPA's Peace of Mind 12-month or 12,000-mile written warranty. The crews install quality NAPA parts, most of which include a lifetime guarantee for as long as the customer owns the car or remembers its middle name.
Every day, the kitchen at Mama Leo's Restaurant orchestrates an innovative menu of Venezuelan and Colombian cuisine using exotic spices, colors, and flavors. Relying on authentic recipes passed down through the generations in a tightly sealed treasure chest, cooks prepare dishes ranging from top-round beef with fried plantains or tilapia in coconut sauce to vegetarian offerings, such as arepa—cheese-stuffed cornmeal cakes. On Saturday mornings, they shake up the menu with traditional breakfast soups and cheese empanadas. The kitchen also prepares several vegan and gluten-free items. The fragrant spices of tropic climes fill the restaurant's tiny storefront, creating a pleasant, inviting atmosphere. Though the space is decorated with only a few paintings, accents such as flowers in vases lend a homey feel.
The vehicular gurus at Hookset Automotive keep road trips and morning commutes safe and devoid of breakdowns with maintenance and repair services for mechanical chariots. Alongside oil changes and tire rotations, the team's service center supplies 12-month or 12,000-mile warranties on all its work, including brake fixes, electrical overhauls, transmission flushes, and heating- and AC-system repairs. Engine-focused services such as tune-ups flip the hood to scope out spark plugs and fluid levels, and a carbon clean works to improve gas mileage without rigging a sail mast onto the roof.
The Lumberyard is an indoor mountain bike park outfitted with jump lines, pump tracks, skill sections, and technical trail riding for bikers of all skill levels. The space also rents out bikes, helmets, and protective pads and hosts skill-building clinics. In addition, an on-site restaurant–Pub @ The Yard–, serves bikers BBQ smoked in house as well as glasses of local beer.
Straight from the blazing hot steel pans, the pan-Asian cuisine at WokShop is always super fresh, whether it's tender, saucy short ribs or bowls of stir-fried pad thai. Served in a casual environment, the counter service spot turns food out in the expeditious manner of a fast-food joint, but takes care with each dish, adding rich, flavorful sauces and fresh veggies to every order.
The staff at Lipo Laser Centers of America prioritizes treatments that help clients shed weight to improve both their looks and their moods. It specializes in noninvasive lipolaser treatments, which aim gentle laser light at stomachs, arms, and thighs. A menu of body wraps infused with detoxifying vitamins and oils also work to slim and tighten bodies while simultaneously conditioning the skin. For those seeking to revamp their lifestyles as well as their exteriors, a team of nutritionists dispenses thoughtful, custom advice, while acupuncturists and massage therapists ease stress and anxiety.