At the family-owned Bead Paradise, an affable staff equips jewelry-makers with all the tools they need to craft a beaded work of art. The shop’s collection of supplies surprises eyes with its chromatic array of Swarovksi crystals, pearls, and semiprecious beads that visitors can incorporate into necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories. Kazuri beads hand-painted by the tribeswomen of Kenya add an African flair to pieces, while 24-karat gold tila beads mesmerize strangers easily distracted by shiny objects. The staff leads dozens of beading classes each month, as well as more specialized instruction in crafting pieces including crochet necklaces.
Chef Peter Gallin had just constructed a custom grill, and was stoking its first fire with applewood harvested from a nearby orchard, when the idea struck him—the name for his Northwest-centric restaurant: Applewood. Though Chef Gallin's restaurant foregrounds its Northwest heritage, it also incorporates recipes gleaned from a childhood spent living in the Asian Pacific Rim with his anthropologist and sociologist parents, as well as French cuisine, and influences from years spent in New Mexico. He incorporates these varied culinary styles while avoiding traditional dishes, instead mingling flavors such as chipotle, lime, ginger, and orange into new incarnations.
Though he favors elegant food presentation when furnishing platters of roasted duck and northwest fish, Gallin uses only regular, relatable ingredients, which make his dishes approachable for all palates and untraceable by detectives. He brews all of the restaurant's soups in-house, designing up to six unique soups each week. West Coast wines, microbrews, and desserts made in-house complement his international appetizers and main courses. The focus on simplicity extends to the restaurant's decor: framed photographs hang above potted plants on rustic side tables, and long communal tables stand next to floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto deep pine forest. Behind a hardwood bar, flanked by exposed brick walls, hangs the giant, hammered steel apple that serves as the restaurant's emblem.
Miller Paint is a Northwest based company that has been supplying paint and coatings for the Pacific Northwest since 1890.
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Founded in 1976, Hillcrest Ski & Sports hosts an armory of gear for skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, running, and water sports. Snow bunnies can protect themselves from alkali metals, actinides, and other elements with clothing and eyewear such as women’s Wigwam Snow Mogul socks ($19) and women’s Scott USA radiant goggles (up to $85). Keep feet at a stylish constant with a pair of men’s Reef Brazil Phantoms sandals ($27) while rotating through different colors of Airblaster Airshades ($18) to camouflage against urban, rural, and tropospheric backdrops. The bright colors of the Alien Workshop Saari Moon Buggy Skateboard Deck ($59.95) complement summer palettes, and the three cup holders built into the HO Sports Leisure Lounge raft ($39.99) keep aquatic revelers well hydrated between Super Soaker jousts. The shop also offers rentals of winter gear, and provides expert maintenance services on skis, snowboards, and robotic dog sleds.