Time for an update featuring another one of our fantastic commercial customers.

"The true neighborhood restaurant is frequented and treasured by locals; it feels essential to the fabric and soul of the area; and it also feels ... as if it were collectively owned by the customers,” Cooking Light editor Scott Mowbray once said.

Google "a true neighborhood restaurant" and you''ll find Tabor Tavern. Literally.

The Tabor Tavern, located at 5325 E. Burnside St., Portland, is "a neighborhood spot with pub fare, craft beers and a full bar." (Oregonlive.com)

According to Barfly Magazine, Tabor Tavern is "ideal for when your parents are in town and they''re paying, or when you want to seal the deal on a date." The article adds: "During Happy Hour the Average Joe and Jane can eat some really tasty food at good prices."

The restaurant has a rich dark feel with historical photos from the area adorning the walls. But if you go during the day you''ll notice why Barfly observed "nice, bright natural light" filling the space. What else would you expect from one of Bright Outlook''s customers?

You can find their menu online, as well as a list of beverages they offer. If you enjoy beer and would like to try something new, ask for Zig''s swig, named for the owner.

Another of their specialties is bacon jam. You can get a 6 oz jar to go. "Salty, Savory and Sweet: The Perfect Condiment!"

A Yelp reviewer had a "phenomenal overall experience", also saying, "There have been very few times in my life where I took my first bite and then felt unworthy." How many restaurants can claim that kind of satisfaction for their customers?

Tabor Tavern is so successful, Zig has opened a second neighborhood restaurant, the Swift and Union at 8103 N. Denver Avenue, one of Portland’s most anticipated spring and summer restaurant openings.

The menu will be similar to Tabor Tavern, so expect plenty of seasonal gastropub fare like burgers with bacon jam, and cauliflower-cheddar fritters, plus beer, wine, and cocktails. (Source: Eater Portland)Check out their web site and Facebook page.

Bright Outlook is pleased to provide window cleaning services at both locations. We hope you''ll enjoy dining at one or both of these fine establishments, and that you''ll compliment the staff on their clean windows!

Bright Outlook would be happy to help keep the windows clean at your Portland business. Call us today for a free estimate.

Would you like to find a good way to meet people and make new friends, feel more self-confident, and enjoy physical health benefits? Why not try ballroom dancing? Kristy Higgins owns Step It Up Studios and Ballroom Society, at 449 3rd St. in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Instructors at Step It Up Studios teach ballroom and social dancing. Kristy tailors programs to each student, offering individual and group lessons and practice sessions. You can start risk-free. The first lesson is complimentary.The quality of instruction is superior. Step It Up Studios'' eight dancers took top honors in every division at the Caribbean Dancesport Classic in Puerto Rico in November 2012. Kristy said, “Every single one of my students won their overall divisions. Most of our students have been here since we opened. They also take a lot of private lessons and coaching.”

Step It Up has over 200 members who sign up for a combination of personal lessons, group classes and socials. At Step It Up, membership packages are based on the number of lessons and you may progress as rapidly as your effort dictates, with no economic penalty.

Dancing provides a great cardio workout. Depending on your tempo and the style of dance, you can burn anywhere from 130 to over 500 calories an hour. In addition to weight loss and the other benefits above, dancing provides numerous other benefits.

If you''re still not sure, be sure to watch the numerous testimonials from people who love Step It Up and the people who work there. They also have extremely favorable reviews on Yelp.

Kristy and her staff also provide banquet and reception services at special events for business and private parties. They will find a personalized solution that fits your budget.

When you''re walking through beautiful Lake Oswego, why not stop by and admire Step It Up Studios'' elegant ballroom. And please don''t forget to compliment Kristy and her staff on the clean windows. Bright Outlook is proud to be keeping the windows clean since the first month Step It Up Studios opened. Bright Outlook would also be happy to provide superior window cleaning services at a competitive price for your Lake Oswego business or home. Please contact us for a free estimate.

For a view that looks like this, call Bright Outlook today!

Bright Outlook is proud to keep the windows clean every month for Cinematouch Systems, Inc., located at 402 North State Street in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Would you like the feel of attending a movie theater in the comfort of your own home?

Cinematouch delivers the finest in home theater and whole home automation. They design and install home theater, music and lighting controls. They have an extensive in-store showroom to give customers a clear view of how their products can enhance their customers'' enjoyment of their homes.

Their featured products include in-wall, in-ceiling or outdoor speakers, and simple, "one-touch" remote controls and keypads.

See their web site for a better idea of how they can "bring the magic of Hollywood right into your home."

Cinematouch is located in the Rogers Building, built in 1925 by owner George Rogers. Noted architect, Charles Ertz, designed the building which housed a grocery store along with a pharmacy, doctor''s office, bakery, barber shop and shoe store.

Next time you''re browsing beautiful Lake Oswego, stop in and enjoy the showroom at Cinematouch. And make sure to enjoy the view out their large windows. Bright Outlook is proud to keep them clean!

Bright Outlook would be happy to provide window cleaning services to your Lake Oswego home or business. Call us today!

Note: Cinematouch Systems is no longer is business.  This post exists for historical purposes.

Bright Outlook would like to introduce you to one of our newest window cleaning customers in Lake Oswego.

Lake Oswego has a new place for the smart shopper who chooses not to pay retail prices for designer fashions. New to You Simply Posh, a high-end second-hand store at 101 A Avenue in Lake Oswego, had its Grand opening November 20, 2013.

 

New to You already runs Oregon''s largest consignment shop, located in McMinnville. They sell outerwear, shoes, activewear, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and home furnishings. According to their web site, New to You are "THE stores to find the best styles in apparel and accessories without emptying your wallet."

Lake Oswego Monthly suggests, "If you shop consignment you can keep your wardrobe fresh and rotating at a fraction of the cost."

Their goal is "to always leave you smiling."

Besides giving you fantastic deals on nearly-new merchandise, Simply Posh gives you a great way to simplify your wardrobe.Do you find your closets are full of items that you just no longer wear or want? Many of your items can be turned into cash!Consigning is good for your wallet and good for the environment. For more information visit www.shopnewtoyou.com/location-lake-oswego

Bright Outlook is proud to help keep the windows clean at the Lake Oswego location of New to You Simply Posh. We''ve only been cleaning their windows for a few months, but we''re already impressed by how friendly and professional each staff member is.

Next time you are in Lake Oswego, stop in and browse their fabulous selections and don''t forget to compliment them on their clean windows.

Bright Outlook would be happy to provide window cleaning services to your Lake Oswego home or business. Call us today!