Inside this total health emporium, Dr. Kevin Misenheimer calls upon his education in kinesiology and experience as a doctor of chiropractic to take a holistic look at health in a spa-like atmosphere. His staff employs the latest wellness exams and oversized magnifying glasses to investigate the cause behind each client's symptoms, enlisting nutrition-response testing. Supervised weight-loss programs integrate customized meal plans with treatment of the thyroid, hypothalamus, adrenal glands, and other internal systems that affect metabolism. Super-hydration therapy aims to provide relief from inflammation, sluggish energy, and digestive issues using the power of oxygenated alkaline water.
Mt. Hood Skibowl may be known for its more than 960 skiable acres, but when the weather heats up, the spot transforms into the Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl. Visitors can take advantage of its more than 20 attractions, including a half-mile dual Alpine slide, a Malibu Raceway with Indy race go-karts, a bungee-jumping tower, and a mountain-biking park. Young adventurers can zipline across the park, climb a 30-foot rock wall, and play mini golf.
For those who prefer a more relaxed way to see the park, scenic sky chairs carry them above Mt. Hood National Forest. They can stroll the interpretive walking trails at the top, bike to a picturesque lake, or head even further up on the uppermost scenic sky chairs for great views of the Cascades and any Big Foots playing chess down below.
Varied terrain, breathtaking panoramic views, and 430 average inches of annual snowfall make Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort a destination for anyone ready to rollick in fresh powder. The mountain’s slopes hold enough acreage to keep skis busy for days—from gentle beginner runs to gated-access double-black-diamond terrain. Paths flanked by evergreens and cliff outcroppings keep even the most advanced snow bunnies on their toes, but most of the gradients are gentle enough for beginner and intermediate cruisers. The resort also features 140 acres of night skiing runs and up to 15 kilometers of groomed and set track along the nordic center’s scenic wooded trails and meadows. Snowboarders perfect their jumps and spins in six freestyle terrain parks with a 500-foot-long, in-ground SuperPipe, or guests who have never worn skis or are only accustomed to speeding downhill while being chased by a scorned paperboy might opt for a professional lesson.
After a long day on the slopes, visitors refuel at 10 onsite restaurants and bars. The fireplace-warmed lodge offers convenient daycare services with age-appropriate toys, computers, and arts and crafts.
Atop 30 acres of complex volcanic soils, Robert Morus tends his collection of chardonnay and pinot noir grapes planted against a backdrop of towering, snow-capped mountains. Embracing the labor-intensive process necessary to harvest flavorful grapes, Morus and his staff allow vines to only grow a single grape cluster per shoot. This technique gives each fruity morsel an intense flavor character and prevents grapes from getting overcrowded, jumping off the vine, and joining a troupe of singing raisins. First planted in 1989, the plots now fill sustainably-tended vineyards where visitors can come to learn more about the wine-making process during tours, wine tastings, and other events.
Nestled in the heart of the lush Hood River Valley, thick forests of cherry trees sweep across McNeill Orchards. Tractors rumble beneath their leaves, bearing farmers who collect plump Bing, Lapin, and Rainier cherries from their branches. The farmers' stands sprout up on local roads, peddling boxes of their fresh fruit to passing pedestrians, drivers, and low-flying extraterrestrials. As a local business, the farm strives to improve the community around it by donating a portion of its profit to local charities.