Winsted Holdings, Inc. a Business Development Company (BDC), and Nu Image MedSpa Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada, jointly announced that its Portland, Oregon franchisee has decided to locate its new medspa in a premier space on the corner of NW Davis Street and NW 13th Avenue within the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

In the last two decades the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon, has evolved from abandoned warehouses, long-forgotten industrial sites and a former rail yard to become one of Portland’s most fashionable residential neighbourhoods. In doing so it has achieved national status as one of the country’s most forward-thinking urban renaissance endeavours.

The Pearl has a broad appeal to urban professionals, young families, empty nesters and those seeking a lifestyle with easy access to parks, schools, fine dining, culture, galleries, boutiques, national brand stores and of course the world-famous Powell’s City of Books. Those who live in the Pearl define it as a wonderful mixture of urban sophistication with the charm of a small town.

“The Pearl District offers great potential for the new medspa,” stated Winsted CEO Mark Ellis. “A former industrial section of northwest Portland, Pearl is a thriving community boasting a successful mixture of art, commerce and residential life. Embracing the brick-and-steel landscape left by heavy industry, locals have transformed old warehouses into clever retail space, cavernous studios, eclectic galleries and upscale lofts. Original cobblestone pavers, imported at the turn of the century aboard sailing vessels, which used the stones as ballast, still line some Pearl District streets.”

Ellis further stated, “The evolution is ongoing, as Travel + Leisure magazine notes: ‘Trendy restaurants, clothing shops, and art galleries are popping up along the streets in the Pearl District, the next place to see and be seen in Portland, a city reaching new levels of cool.’ National retailers including Patagonia, REI, Diesel, Sur La Table and Whole Foods Market are among the newest Pearl residents.”

“Shop ‘the Pearl’ and you’ll also discover one-of-a-kind, locally owned retailers. Powell’s City of Books is one of the oldest Pearl District entities. Recognized as the largest independent bookstore in the world, Powell’s spans a full city block and rises three stories to house its selection of one million new, used and out-of-print titles.”

“For a sensory sampling of the Pearl District try: the trés chic Bluehour; award-winning Pearl Bakery; the city’s best jazz at Jimmy Mak’s; or fine Chinese cuisine at Sungari Pearl. BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest microbrewery, also calls the Pearl District home. Hop vines adorn BridgePort’s brick building — originally a rope factory — and in warmer months, the former loading dock provides outdoor seating for an eclectic clientele. All this upscale living, shopping and yummy foods add up to a need for a Nu Image medspa to be located in their midst,” concluded Ellis.

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