Stocked with a smorgasbord of phone and tablet accompaniments, Cases 4 Phones facilitates countless 12-hour exchanges of Sesame Street quotes with cases, chargers, and headsets. Whether app-happy customers need a new case (starting at $15) for their Droid or a replacement charger (starting at $10) for their iPhone, Cases 4 Phones carries convenient contrivances for nearly any name-brand phone, new or old. Headsets range from the wired variety (starting at $10) to the Bluetooth catalogs of Jawbone, BlueAnt and LG (starting at $18), which are more conducive to the busy-handed lifestyles of master fencers and fast-talking street surgeons. Lovers of big, sloppy sandwiches and those afflicted with scissorhands syndrome will appreciate the safeguards provided by screen protectors (starting at $8 for a two-pack), and lonely devices can get to know the nearest USB port with a new data cable (starting at $10).
Everyone has to eat, but not everyone has the time to cook. That's where Dine In 2Nite, brainchild of chefs Claire Kats and Marcus Todd, comes in: They take the planning and preparation out of dinnertime. Every weeknight, Dine In 2Nite trucks travel to customers' doorsteps toting steaming hot entrees and side dishes crafted by gourmet chefs. The menu offers a mix of reimagined comfort foods, such as beef stroganoff, and ethnic plates, such as sesame beef chow mein. Each individually portioned meal is well balanced and chock full of vegetables and protein, giving you the energy to stay up past the Boogieman's bedtime. The chefs use local ingredients as often as possible, and never rely on foods laden with preservatives or artificial additives, so diners can rest assured their dinners are both delicious and healthy.
The florists who operate Sabel's Flowers started out lugging buckets of flowers onto Portland street corners to sell to passing pedestrians. As business grew, they began selling the blooms from miniature cottages and grocery stores. Today, patrons across the country can order vibrant red, pink, and yellow roses, handpicked from flower farms and arranged into bouquets. Bouquets can be shipped inside boxes or hand-delivered by florists who make the trek to each customer's front door on foot.
Through high-resolution, exquisitely composed images, Fraley Photography captures the special moments that seem so fleeting. That means training their cameras on first birthdays, newborns, moms-to-be, and your baby hedgehog's first bath. To complete photo shoots, they offer packages with both prints and digital files, as well as extras such as gallery canvas wraps and greeting cards.
Museum Quality Framing’s staff encases cherished photos, artwork, and three-dimensional objects in materials ranging from polished wood to leather. Ready-made photo frames ($10+) clasp snapshots in a wood-and-glass embrace, protecting them from wrinkles, stains, and the scratchy nuzzles of sentimental lumberjacks. Lackluster walls can find colorful companionship in preframed artwork and a vehicle for deep self-reflection in mirrors ($100+). Ensconce valuables in custom framing packages ($69.99+), which can accommodate sports memorabilia, or preserve fine art with archival mats and backing boards. Handcrafted frames add a Renaissance flair to photos, utilizing materials such as 22-karat gold leaf to create one-of-a-kind frames.
Plato's Closet carries a wide assortment of gently used men's and women's clothing and accessories, ranging from affordable high-end retail brands to finer designer items. Surrounded by discounts of as much as 70% off retail price, uninhibited shoppers can construct a complete outfit or six without having to empty their wallets to pan for river diamonds. All of the merchandise that Plato's Closet stocks—including shoes, skirts, tanks, clutches, and more—is held to a strict quality standard and generally dates from the past 12 to 18 months. The racks of goods (individual items are often priced at less than $10) rotate constantly, and the front door goes ajar seven days a week, leaving a wide timeframe for store-crossed shoppers and garments to unite under seasonal practicality or astrologically illogical harmony.