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DESIGN
Leatherman Jam + Style Skate Tool
What the Jam + Style from Leatherman lacks in outward aesthetic appeal, it more than makes up for in utility. The combination tool from the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer consists of two separate tools that are cleverly designed to fit snugly...
STYLE
Great State Camerawear
In March of 2013, we discovered Great State Strap Company, makers of leather camera straps. Now, nearly a year later, Gary Tyler McLeod's modest operation has rebranded as Great State Camerawear, with new designs and updates on all originals. Still...
STYLE
Trew Gear Backcountry Button Up
Oregon-based outerwear company Trew Gear’s new Backcountry Button Up is the latest addition to their line of water-resistant snow apparel that travels from the city to the mountain with ease. The shirt is styled as a classic heritage work shirt...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Astoria, Oregon
by Jenny Miller The Oregon Coast enclave of Astoria, Oregon is not exactly a beach town. Though it's just a few miles from the state's austere, breathtaking stretches of sand, this former canning and maritime hub of about 10,000 people is perched...
DESIGN
Interview: Will Adler of WILL Leather Goods
“People like the unexpected,” says Will Adler, founder of WILL Leather Goods, a brand he single-handedly built from the ground up at his residence in Eugene, Oregon. While predominantly known for their selection of accessories for men and women...
DESIGN
NW Alpine
Bill Amos was working as a climbing instructor, substitute teacher and ski patroller when he became frustrated with the quality and utility of commercially available climbing apparel. As outdoor companies began catering to a more diverse audience...
FOOD-DRINK
Union Wine in a Can
What began as a promotional product for Portland’s Feast 2013 food and wine festival, Union Wine Company's wine in 12oz cans will actually be making its way to shelves. Its initial limited edition release drew rave reviews, for both its pretenseless...
STYLE
ThirtyTwo Hood Rat Collection
Each year around this time a sleepy mountain town in Oregon explodes with snow deprived youth with one thing on their mind: snowboarding. As the only lift-serviced ski field open year-round in North America, Mt. Hood hosts thousands of boarders each...
CULTURE
The One Motorcycle Show Austin
by Kate Erwin Founded in 2010 by Thor Drake of Portland's See See Motorcycles and coffee shop, The One Motorcycle Show stands to highlight interesting bikes with an equally interesting story behind them, in an environment that emulates days and...
STYLE
Bridge & Burn + OMFGCO Workwear
Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley of Portland, Oregon's prominent design agency, The Official Manufacturing Company, had a problem. Two of the city's most prominent creative makers, they were both too tall and lanky to fit into standard studio...
TECH
Portland Made
By Elissa Hall Portland has deemed itself the city that works. The metropolis earns its slogan through a long history of industry and craftsmanship and, in recent years, Portland has upheld its slogan with a noticeable surge in production of highly...
TRAVEL
Best of CH 2012: Five Travel Pairings
This year, like many before it, travel played a central role in the stories we found and the people we met. Not to mention the equipment we had the pleasure of traveling with. Knowing very well that the perfect piece of luggage can make or break a...
TRAVEL
American-Made Bags: The Backpack
Fall brings with it the promise of travel getaways from weekend leaf-peeping to warmer-weather escapes. Wherever you may go this season the right bag is key. We've gathered a variety of American-made options to pack for weekend jaunts and extended...
DESIGN
Table of Contents
Table of Contents, a recently-opened concept shop in Portland, Oregon, is a quiet refuge within the bustling Old Town neighborhood. Located just off Burnside Street in Chinatown, Shu Hung and Joseph Magliaro's new venture is a welcome departure...
FOOD-DRINK
Salt & Straw
New to the foodie community in Portland, OR, Salt & Straw makes truly unusual, delicious ice cream with the finest locally grown ingredients. We were recently tasked with sampling a handful of the latest "farm to cone" flavors and—though...
DESIGN
Archival Clothing Duffel and Dopp Kit
Working out of Eugene, Oregon—108 miles south of Portland—Archival Clothing has drawn some serious attention in the world of menswear since their debut just a few years ago. Focused on producing domestically made goods they consider...
DESIGN
Oregon Manifest Bicycle Design Challenge
The push to leave the car at home in favor of commuting by bicycle now weighs on urban communities more than ever, and with a shortage of urban-minded bicycle design on the market the choice isn't an easy one to make. To help find a solution, the...
DESIGN
Three Ways to Conserve Water
Turning off the water while brushing your teeth is a fine start to addressing the challenges we face when it comes to the increasingly problematic resource. But to cope with what some scientists claim will be the biggest global concern in coming years...
TRAVEL
CH Local: Portland
Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Portland might be best known for its incredible number of rainy days. That hasn't stopped creative types—Wieden & Kennedy and Nike employees to the many independent artists and entrepreneurs...
DESIGN
2012 Rome SDS Postermania
As a nod to those snow-starved few still counting down the days till the first winter storm, we've got a sneak peek at Rome SDS' 2012 Postermania from a recent trip to Mt. Hood, Oregon. The generous folks at Windells Snowboard Camp provided a...
CULTURE
Carli Davidson Photography
National Geographic-style exotic animals poised in their natural habitat these are not. Carli Davidson aims her lens at domesticated pets and zoo animals, capturing personalities rather than wild, untamed animal behavior. Based in Portland, Oregon...
DESIGN
Tanner Goods
Hailing from the heart of the Great Northwest, Portland, OR's Tanner Goods is perfectly positioned to produce accessories rugged enough for a true outdoorsman but with looks good enough for city streets. To best showcase their expanding line of handmade...
STYLE
Sticks & Stones
Admired by locals in the know, Portland, OR-based Sticks & Stones has flown under the mainstream radar since launching their stunning accessories line in 2009. As the name implies, materials like wood, fine metals and precious stones have remained...
DESIGN
Draplin Design Company
Portland, OR-based designer Aaron Draplin is the upshot of a stubborn dedication to chasing dreams. A role model for anyone with uncompromising passion who refuses to let social norms interfere with their goals, Draplin started his current career...
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