It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.
Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry’s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.
Standard TV and Appliance has been equipping Oregonians with fridges, washing machines, televisions, and other home furnishings for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1947 by Clement and Hazel Gander, the appliance experts swiftly outgrew their original location and today boast four (soon to be five) locations in and around Portland. Besides selling new machines from top brands, they sling deals on quality used appliances, offer parts and repair services, and babysit lonely range-tops during long vacations.
Specializing in photographing bundles of pure energy without the use of duct tape, whippersnappers studio offers a welcoming shot-snapping abode where kids can let loose and actually enjoy being photographed. Each talented photographer on staff possesses a fantastical level of patience and a knack for grabbing the attention of kids. The fun-filled studio is devoid of cheesy props and lollipops-for-smiles bribery, and features a playroom space for families to frolic and a relaxing area stocked with couches, drinks, and snacks.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Baldy's BBQ, a down-home barbecue joint in Bend.
Baldy's BBQ is a popular restaurant for those who prefer to eat low-fat and healthy fare.
With Baldy's BBQ's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Baldy's BBQ — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Baldy's BBQ, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Baldy's BBQ can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Baldy's BBQ for catering.
Tabs at Baldy's BBQ almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Baldy's BBQ.
Nestled between an idyllic garden and the scenic Columbia River, The Windseeker's rustic interior provides visitors with a gorgeous panoramic view. Around a faux fireplace filled with twinkling candles, a cluster of leather chairs serve as a prime relaxation spot, while the outdoor patio offers unobstructed views of the water during warmer months. The chef's kitchen prepares dishes from a menu filled with new and classic American fare, along with various seafood options. Popular items on the menu include fried Dungeness crab cakes and the restaurant's famous seafood fettucine, as well as grilled steaks with loaded baked potatoes. Meals can be accentuated by pastas, breads, and delectable desserts prepared by a pastry chef.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Stonehedge Gardens in Hood River will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
Low-fat is not a term Stonehedge Gardens throws around but delicious is!
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Stonehedge Gardens' menu.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Stonehedge Gardens.
No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Stonehedge Gardens.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Or, take your grub to go.
Stonehedge Gardens offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.