Their newer building (it was brand new when I used to take my cat there) is absolutely gorgeous. The waiting room is spacious and clean. The exam rooms are also quite nice. The vets are friendly and compassionate. This isn't the cheapest place to take your pet, but the service is wonderful.
Even though I no longer live in Corvallis, I still occasionally drive down to visit Animal Crackers and buy supplies. They have a good selection of high-quality pet foods and a varieity of toys and accessories. Some of the items are local. One of the best deals for cat toys is the naturally-shed peacock feathers. Our cats go crazy for them. The staff is friendly, caring and knowledgable about pets of all kinds. The store provides temporary housing for some of the cats from Heartland Humane Society to give them a better chance of finding a home. These cats are often allowed to roam about the store so you get a better feel for their personalities. I wish we could clone this store and put one by my house now!
When I visited Dr. Darke a few years ago, he used a tool called DIAGNOdent. The premise is that a tooth with damaged structure will fluoresce under the special light and a cavity can be more accurately diagnosed. I personally didn't think this method sounded valid, so I sought a second opinion. Dr. Darke's DIAGNOdent detected 8 cavities. My new dentist detected one that could be treated with fluoride.
In addition, Dr. Darke's office continued to send me reminders after I stopped visiting the office. The first reminder came a few days before Christmas "reminding" me that they wanted me to come in for $1200 worth of treatment. The timing of the letter was inappropriate, as they hadn't contacted me for many months prior to that note. I am much happier with my new dentist.
This is one of the newer Goodwill locations. The inside of the store is bright and clean. The electronics and furniture areas are still a little bit small, but there are lots of books. In addition to used items, there are also lots of brand new, inexpensive household goods as well. This area really needed a store like this one.
The biggest advantage that this branch has over its bigger brother in downtown is that parking is much easier. The store is smaller, but they have crammed tons of books into each aisle so the selection is still quite large. I love looking at the sale racks located between the aisles. There are often great deals there on new books in addition to the used books piled on the shelves. The aisles are very narrow, though, so the layout may cause problems for some people.
This is one of the least expensive Shell Stations in the Oregon City/Milwaukie area. They are open 24 hour per day and are conveniently located off of I-205. The employees are always ready to serve the customers as they drive up, so the only wait is during peak hours when all of the bays are full.
This place is okay during the day, but at night, their employees seem to be asleep. There have been many occasions where I have waited for several minutes for someone to come out and ask what I need. If we were allowed to pump our own gas, I could have done it myself and been on my way. The only advantage this location has is that is open 24 hour per day.
I have been to this particular gas station on many occasions. I have found their employees to be very friendly. The always come out with a smile. Their prices are comparable to the other stations in the area and are generally very reasonable. They always come out quickly and are ready to serve.
This is one of those stores where the people really do come running. The staff is friendly and is always willing to check your vehicle to be sure nothing is wrong. I have taken my car there for second opinions and they are happy to help. I have purchased both sets of tires (the first lasted about five years) and the convenience of having the free rotations gives me piece of mind.
This is the librarty I grew up with, so I'm probably a little bit biased. The library is very nicely organized. The children's section is in the basement, and the noise doesn't really carry. The young adult area is located next to the fiction as well as the multimedia section. They have a lot of CDs available to borrow. Upstairs you'll find the non-fiction and the reference sections. The aisles are wide and there are plenty of tables located near the windows. The view is gorgeous both inside and out. This is a wonderful library tucked into the First Addition neighborhood in downtown Lake Oswego.