Essential Office Organizer – Barbara Clark, local business owner specializes in helping small businesses get their office/home office organized and assists with all types of administrative tasks. Essential Office Organizer is passionate about helping business owners save time and money so they can dedicate their valuable time to growing their business. Offer free consult 386.405.4419.

 

Plug and Play Gardens– Located in SE, offers earth-friendly solutions for organic gardeners. Plug and Play Gardens is currently selling a clay pot irrigation system that saves water.  Make an appointment to come by the demo garden to see Ollas at work! www.plugandplaygardens.com. Call 503.752.8450.

 

The Storybook School is a kindergarten opening this fall located at 2800 SE Harrison Street with an art-based curriculum inspired by children’s literature. The program is five full days/week for children turning 5 between 9/1/13 and 12/31/14. Director–Nancy Hertzberg; Head Teacher–Melissa Norgren. www.storybookschoolpdx.or

 

The Stark Street Honest-1 Auto Care team, 21st & SE Stark, was awarded the company’s Award of Excellence for their contribution to improvements in customer service, operations sales growth of 28% increase in 2013, and top quality level of service. According to Honest-1 Auto Care NW Area Representative Barry Cade, the key to their success in 2013 was that they added staff which allowed them to focus more on customer service and create better efficiency. Also, Scott Siedel joined the Stark team in early 2013, and was instrumental in helping to turn the place around.

 

The Growler Guys open Wednesday, June 4 at 816 SE 8th Ave. near Morrison.  An Oregon franchise started in Bend, there are now five The Growler Guys locations.  This is the first in Portland.  Forty-eight taps of craft beer and cider.  List of brews available updated daily at www.thegrowlerguys.com.

 

FLIPSIDE HATS now open in the Bicycle Repair Collective at 4432 SE Belmont St.  There are made in America hats instead of bicycles hanging in the window of the old Bicycle Co-op location now that Jacob Wollner and his wife’s great crew of hat designers, makers and distributors have finished some long needed renovations.