Santiam Brewing specializes in cask-aged and oak barrel-aged beers. Their Pirate Stout, for instance, matures inside rum barrels from Rogue Distillery before dried organic coconut lends the brew a tropical note. The stout is one among the brewery's numerous mainstay beers, which range from raspberry-flavored wheat ales to European lagers and beers chockfull of German malts, hops, and yeast. These share the tasting room's 10 taps with rotating seasonal and one-off beers, while 4 other taps specialize in cask-conditioned ales pumped from Santiam's dedicated cask cellar.
Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year with nonstop security. Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of unlimited access to the facilities, which equip bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, weights, and TV-topped cardio machines to train them to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with unlimited tanning, which is included with memberships, in a bevy of beds that paint ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
Average Class Length: 30–60 minutes
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
With one look at Yoga Escape's classes, it's clear that YogaFit-certified instructor Catherine Albertini prizes yoga's ability to help people de-stress and find a sense of peace. The classes, which sport such names as Gentle Yoga and Rest & Relax, all focus on relaxation and meditation, and they help participants unwind after a long day of sitting at work. Even the beginners' class incorporates seated meditation and ends in a relaxation pose.
Albertini, who welcomes all levels to her classes, emphasizes slow and steady progress and helps beginners acclimate their bodies to their newfound practice. She teaches them how to use props and encourages them to listen to their bodies—just in case their hamstrings start to cry.
Staffed entirely by DMV–certified instructors, Oregon Driver Education Center has been filling potholes in the knowledge of novice and experienced drivers since 1987. The center's masters of the open road send teens and adults on the path to earning their driver's licenses and maintaining clean driving records with comprehensive DMV drive test prep courses and defense driving classes. With an intimate understanding of the unique challenges facing Oregonian motorists, ODEC also offers an Xtreme Driver Control course that focuses on navigating vehicles through rain, ice, and throngs of rabid snowmen. Additionally, the center's specialty courses teach precautionary practices to medically at-risk drivers.
Instructors at Seventh Circle Fitness lead daily workouts designed to increase metabolism. Each short, intense session—modified according to each student's skill level—combines Olympic lifts with cardio and plyometric training such as rowing, running, and jump rope. No two workouts are the same within a 75-day period.
At DEFY Aerial Fitness Studio, exercisers dangle from cascading strips of silk and pull off airborne feats of acrobatic prowess on low trapeze bars during exhilarating workouts. Small groups hover above the ground, stretching limbs into graceful motions that strengthen cores. Instructors also lead workshops that impart martial arts and Parkour techniques, such as vaulting, balancing, and quadrupedal movements that dramatically increase the chances of escaping an orangutan pursuit, unless that orangutan also studied Parkour. In addition to their regular class schedule, instructors host an open gym session that gives students time to practice their skills and further stick it to gravity.