My office uses Barbur Blvd Travel exclusively for all of our Travel needs. I have always been impressed with their knowledgable staff, who are always helpful and professional. I've never encountered any problems on the trips booked through Barbur Blvd Travel, in fact more than once, I have been pleasantly surprised at the luxurious accomodations they book at very reasonable prices.
I've had a couple of emergencies that have caused me to cancel trips unexpectedly. The staff at Barbur Blvd Travel was very understanding and efficient in taking care of the situations and getting everything rescheduled for a later date. It was such a relief to not have to worry about those details in the midst of a personal emergency.
As a longtime AAA member, I finally decided to take advantage of their Travel Agency services. My husband and I were planning a southern California vacation, complete with Disneyland Adventure and Sea World. Knowing that AAA has partnerships with both theme parks, we thought it might be worth it to see what kind of deal we could get. Prior to meeting with a Travel Agent at AAA, we priced everything out as to what we could book ourselves online. Imagine our surprise when after meeting with the Travel Agent, we were actually able to save over $500 than the prices we found. We were thrilled! It was great to actually save money and know that our trip was professionally planned. I highly recommend AAA Travel Agency to all AAA members.
On the recommendation of a friend, I went into Tumbleweed looking for a dress to wear to a function I was attending. I was excited to see what styles a Portland designer created and also to help support the local economy. We walked into the store and we were blown away. The dresses carried at Tumbleweed are absolutely gorgeous. The prices are a bit high, think high end department store. But you also are getting a designer dress where the designer may actually be in the store. I suggest just stopping into Tumbleweed to see what they have and if it suits your style. I was pleased with my dress selection, and incredibly happy with all the compliments I received the night of the event.
What a great shop! I needed a specialty bra to work under my wedding dress. Just Like a Woman encouraged me to bring my dress in to try on with the bra, before I bought the bra, since they don't accept returns. They have a very "hands on" approach, but this also helps get a great fitting bra. I was assigned one specific sales person and she worked only with me until we found the perfect fit. My experience in this store was wonderful, even if I was a little timid at first all the attention. The store is staffed by wonderful caring women, who really want to find the best bra for your body.
After receiving the J. Jill catalog for years, I was thrilled to find that an actual store was actually opening in my neighborhood. The quality of their clothes, jewelry and accessories is so wonderful. They have clothes for just about every occasion and they fit just about any body type or style. I have made several in store purchases since they arrived in Tigard and I still love the quality and style of the clothes, now I just get the benefit of trying them on before buying!
Our washer recently died. Knowing our dryer couldn't be too far behind, we decided to search out a new set. After hitting all the major appliance stores, on a whim we stopped into the George Smith Beaverton location. It's a small store, much smaller than their 82nd Ave location, but it has the same great prices and friendly staff. The staff checks in with you, but doesn't hover as you search through the many models and styles. They have a good familiarity of their products and are just as willing to sell a lower priced model, if that is what you are looking for. Much nicer than the stores that automatically try to upsell you. They have a great selection of name brands and give you the pros and cons of each model. We decided on a model on the spot and had it delivered the next day. We are so happy with our purchase. George Smith gets a thumbs up in our book!
My husband and I decided we would tackle the job of remodeling our bathroom. With the help of some friends who know a lot more about plumbing than we do, we headed to George Morlan to buy a new toilet and plumbing parts. We fully expected to be berated by the staff at George Morlan about not knowing enough to install it ourselves. We were surprised at the encouragement they gave us. They provided a lot of helpful hints and tips and actually made us feel a lot more confident in our skills. We also had the knowledge that they were nearby and we could hire them to install, should something go wrong. Luckily we succeeded on our own, but I think the help they provided in store was invaluable.
On the recommendation of a friend, my husband and I called Dave Kelly Landscape after a little underwatering lawn accident last year. The guys came out took a look at the yard and gave us a good estimate of what it would cost to get it looking good again. We were blown away by how reasonable the quote was and thrilled they could get to us so quickly. They came out a few days later, fixed up the yard, dealt with the weed issue and made my backyard somewhere I wanted to spend time again. It was wonderful to see our plans come to fruition and to have them do such a fantastic job.
I went into Langdown to pick up a bouquet of flowers for a friend who was having a bad day. Little did I know I had stumbled upon a secret garden. Set up against the busy street of Scholls Ferry Rd, just pulling into the parking lot is a little scary, but once you enter the store, you don't even hear the road noise. The have an excellent selection of fresh cut flowers at very reasonable prices. I was able to select a variety of favorites to make the perfect bouquet. While I was there I wandered outside to the planter section. This side of the lot contains hundreds of flower pots, planters and garden accessories. The other side of the store has the garden. Every type of flowering or non-flowering plant or bush you could ever want for your yard. It was so much fun just to wander around the grounds and see the diversity of the flora. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, and I walked away with a fantastic bouquet. I'll definitely be going back for some yard plants!
I'm a sucker for spa days. Luckily my friends and family know this so I get a lot of Spa certificates as gifts. This is also lucky for me since I get to try out a lot of different spas. Oswego Spa and Laser was definitely one of my favorites. From the moment you enter the tranquil waiting room, to the quiet room you are escorted into later, they have set up this spa to equal a true retreat from the husle and busle of everyday life. I received both a massage and a facial on this visit to Oswego Spa. Both were wonderful and very relaxing. The staff is nice and not overly talkative. I felt very comfortable throughout the entire experience. Just an FYI for those of you who are looking, Oswego Spa and Laser also does surgical procedures, which I am sure are handled with the professionalism given to all clients.