Finding space for all of your belongings can be a daunting task. That's why AAA Budget Storage offers a secure environment to keep your furniture, seasonal items, and most important tchotchkes safe. The facility is equipped with electronic gates, coded access, 24-hour video surveillance, and an onsite manager.
At Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm, Bob and Lynn Schutte oversee a bustling cornucopia of flora and fauna perched alongside the Willamette River. Christmas trees in the varieties of Noble, Grand, Douglas, and Fraser Fir, as well Scotch Pine, sprawl over half of the 162-acre stead, while the rest is home to turkeys, chickens, and 85 Angus/Hereford Cross cows, raised for USDA-certified grass-fed beef. When not searching for Christmas trees or loading up on local cuts of meat, folks can pay visits to the farm to see the animals and the pet the plants during field trips and on Colonial Harvest Day, a fall celebration complete with live music, food vendors, and hayrides.
The classrooms at the independent, nondenominational Oak Hill School overlook the lush woodlands of the south Eugene hills. Across its 72-acre campus, flowers bloom, trees cast shimmering shade onto grasses, and birds tweet in iambic pentameter. It's plenty of space for Oak Hill's classes, whose student-to-teacher ratios of no more than 1:18 help staff tend to the individual tree as well as the forest. A lively, college-preparatory curriculum centers on academics, arts, and character in programs for kindergarten through 12th grade. Summer programs let students from all over the area share in the school's spirit of intellectual exploration, whether they're indulging a passion for math or leaping into a new language.
More Of Everything's extensive sports salmagundi brims with Oregon Ducks merchandise and NASCAR collectibles. Upon entering the store, catch a rare glimpse of majestic Oregon Ducks– and Oregon State Beavers–themed cars in their natural linoleum habitat before surveying the sea of memorabilia, which includes NASCAR die-cast-model cars ($10) and OSU–themed toy cars ($9–$29). NASCAR hats stylishly protect hair from unexpected gusts of wind or hoards of nest-ready meadowlarks, and University of Oregon T-shirts ($15) swathe torsos in school spirit.
Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.
Trellis Clothing Boutique outfits fashionable females in an array of apparel and accessories from both local designers and popular brands such as BB Dakota, Knitted Dove, and Dean. International pieces and handmade local items share shelve space, complementing one another in spite of language barriers to create stylish outfits. Patrons can perk up lackluster wardrobes with a Parkhurst fedora ($28), a Bits of Envy headband ($28), or a Parisian-designed JPK makeup case ($26). An Echo visor ($19) wards off bright rays with finesse, and handmade rose hairpins ($9) from local designer All for you by Amy Lou accentuate locks and beguile apian admirers. Located in the outdoor Oakway Center, Trellis's warm lighting, wood-paneled walls, and creative displays foster a personable and comfortable atmosphere, conducive to browsing and strutting down dressing-room red carpets.