Each of Cascade Paddle Boards’ fiberglass standup paddleboards are made the same way: by taking a blank EPS foam board, adding a hardwood stringer in the middle of the board for stability, covering the board with fiberglass cloth, and wrapping everything in an epoxy resin. The result is a lightweight, yet durable board that has been tested in all types of water—on both smooth and choppy waves found in rivers, lakes, ponds, the ocean, and fish tanks. The boards are sanded down to sizes of 12 feet, weigh 30 pounds, and are recommended for paddlers up to 220 pounds.
The practitioners at Integrative Body blend holistic medicine with physical therapy as they treat patients' injuries and chronic ailments. Whether it’s a case of whiplash from getting into a fender bender or a strained elbow from showing off your biceps, the team here works closely with each patient to put together rehab plans that whittle away at pain and discomfort. These plans can include guided exercises that help rebuild muscles and relaxation massages that counter stubborn areas of tension.
At Serenity Wellness and Nails, the staff works under the philosophy that the state of one's exterior and interior are closely intertwined. So, they offer multiple types of manicures and pedicures to help their client's feel confident about their appearance, which, in turn, often has a positive effect on their general wellbeing. The staff is also very health conscious, believing that good health translates into a glowing exterior. Therefore, they specialize in health-related treatments such as diabetic foot care, use disposable liners in their pedicure tubs, and greet each customer with a preventative "gesundheit!"
The technicians at Holistic Vibrations believe healing begins at the cellular level, so they employ pulsated electromagnetic-field therapy that helps naturally raise cell vibration, increasing immune function, tissue healing, and balancing of the sympathetic nervous system and the body's biorhythms. And they aren't the only ones. Electromagnetic-field therapy has been written about in thousands of scientific publications and was featured on The Dr. Oz Show. The therapy uses magnetic-resonance stimulation to encourage cells' health, which relieves pain and injury throughout the body.
The aestheticians and physicians at Silk Touch Skin & Laser don’t take a one-laser-fits-all approach to skincare. Rather, they use the specific laser that works best for each procedure. During virtually pain-free treatments, Alma lasers permanently reduce undesirable hair, whereas a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser breaks up the inky pigments of unwanted tattoos and pet-squid hugs. With its Pixel Perfect laser, the Silk Touch team smoothes acne scars, diminishes sun damage, and eradicates wrinkles and fine lines. As an alternative to these laser treatments, guests can choose to undergo chemical peels, which remove damaged outer layers of skin and reveal a smoother layer of skin underneath.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Custom Herbal Supplements
Pro Tip: We have Tea To-Go, Kombucha on Tap and Fire Cider Shots
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
When JJ Pursell first arrived in Portland, she found herself without access to one of her favorites stores, a place which sold medicinal herbs. Rather than complain, she decided to open up her own store, simply named The Herb Shoppe. The venture proved successful, and she opened locations as far away as New York City to provide customers with organic and wild-crafted herbal supplements. Most recently, she and her business partner Amanda Furbee opened a second Portland location, The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy - Mississippi Ave.
Rather than dedicate the whole space to retailing herbs, the duo decided to build part of this new pharmacy as a kitchen, a move with multiple benefits. Firstly, they make many of their supplements fresh on site, bottling the herbs the very day they stock the shelves. Secondly, they use the space to lead classes, teaching students the ingredients and methodology to produce their own products.