After working in computer repair shops cluttered with wires and parts, Jameel Alayyan decided the interior of his own repair business would reflect the inside of the computers he'd be returning to clients: clean, uncluttered, and easy to navigate. He founded Asaption Inc, (pronounced ASAP-Shun), with the goals of creating a welcoming environment and offering nationwide accessible customer service and wide-reaching computer savvy. To that end, the technicians at Asaption are trained in Mac, PC, and Linux, and offer repairs and other services for computers, phones, and tablets.
The technicians of Salem Wireless take their work seriously, leaning on their love of technology to treat each repair as if they were working on their own device. They pride themselves on using only brand-new parts to patch up popular devices, such as Androids, iPads, and iPhones. In addition to repairs, Salem Wireless also provides prepaid service through carriers such as Metro PCS.
Cell for Cash caters to its customers' communication needs. The technicians specialize in repairing smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. They confidently replace cracked screens, fix broken charging ports, repair crackling speakers, and address water damage from trying to take an extreme close-up of your pet goldfish. In the event that a device is beyond repair, the staff will responsibly dispose of it at a recycling center instead of adding to the garbage found in nearby landfills. Cell for Cash also purchases phones from customers and sells used devices at discounted prices.
With a combined 12 years of experience as technological consultants and repairmen, Tyler and Matt cure digital maladies in Windows, OSX, and Linux systems at QuallT Computers. In their computer clinic, Tyler and Matt perform diagnostics on sluggish systems and perform the necessary services, ranging from virus removal to hardware replacements to repairs. Tyler and Matt also stock a supply of new and refurbished computers and accessories, and share their expertise in such topics as network configuration and business IT solutions.
Standard TV and Appliance has been known for equipping Oregonians with fridges, washing machines, televisions, and other home furnishings and appliances for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1947 by Clement and Hazel Gander, the appliance experts swiftly outgrew their original location and today boast four (soon to be five) locations in and around Portland, featuring a large selection of Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. Staff members are trained to help customers find the correct mattress to fit their individual needs. Besides selling new machines from top brands, they sling deals on quality used appliances, offer parts and repair services, and babysit lonely range-tops during long vacations.
For 10 years, New Era Computers has taught students to bend computers to their will with software-wrangling classes that congregate in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings. Instructors employ individual attention and hands-on learning to unveil the mysteries behind Microsoft Word (a $180 value), Excel (a $225??$275 value), PowerPoint (a $180 value), Access (a $225?$275 value), or the accounting prowess of QuickBooks (a $225 value). Beginning courses impart basic skills, while intermediate courses delve into more complex studies and allow students to build their own scale model of the Internet. Classes meet in two-hour sessions, either twice a week for three weeks or three times a week for two weeks. New Era Computers' schedule lets prospective students peruse a convenient timeslot and teaches them how to introduce themselves in binary.