Word of Mouth: Hood River, Oregon
Just an hour outside Portland lies Hood River, both a convenient getaway and an encapsulation of what makes this area of Oregon so great—fantastic beer and coffee, access to the Columbia River and the slopes of Mount Hood, and a vibrant outdoor scene...
Unwashed Denim Raw Bomber Jacket
For many, it's during their college years when an interest in design and fashion is discovered. For New York's Will Berman—who we met at our 2013 Pitch Night—the passion took root at a much younger age; at 15 he started his own label, Unwashed Denim...
Nokori Folding Chair
The Nokori Folding Chair applies the richest materials—hand-rubbed mahogany and Chromexcel leather—to a classic, midcentury-inspired silhouette. Each piece is built by hand in Portland.
Java The Hop Coffee Beer
by Chérmelle D. Edwards In the Northwest, two local brewers—one of coffee and the other of beer—have joined forces for an unlikely collaboration. Portland’s Coava Coffee Roasters and Astoria’s Fort George Brewery have created a canned seasonal IPA...
Rock + Mineral Jewelry
Alison Jean Cole cuts rocks and minerals by hand using old tools in her garage, grinding and polishing them into stunning jewelry pieces that showcase just a peek of the Earth's beauty and history. Geologic formations on brass hooks have never looked...
Habanero Hot Sauce
Packed in an unassuming bottle, Secret Aardvark's habanero hot sauce is quietly becoming an essential staple among hot sauce fanatics. Created by a two-person operation in Portland and sold at farmers markets, this Caribbean/Tex-Mex hybrid can now...
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...
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...
Voke Tab: Pocket-Sized Energy Boost
When Kalen Caughey was a high school student and avid skier at Steamboat Mountain School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he encountered a mechanical problem that many an extreme athlete has faced before: his coffee kept spilling. In search of a...
In Portland, Oregon, nearly every neighborhood boasts its own brewery, and the takeout container of choice is usually the cheap, refillable and readily available growler. However, the growler has one fatal flaw: its screw-on cap lets in air. Unless...
Archival Clothing + Crescent Down Works Vest
Crescent Down Works is no stranger to collaborations, having worked with both the Ace Hotel and NYC's DQM in recent years. However it's their latest collab with Oregon's Archival Clothing that's caught our attention this time around. The Waxed Down...
Minimalist Lingerie by Portland's REIF
Amongst a sea of over-embellished, neon-colored intimates that clog retail spaces everywhere, Portland-based REIF's new minimalist lingerie is a big gulp of fresh air. The latest AW '14 "basiks" collection introduces contemporary pieces that are...
A Mercantile Meal
Portland, Oregon is a city of craft-focused entrepreneurs where many of the ideas for successful small businesses start from chance conversations among friends. Recognizing this, Jason French and Michelle Battista of Ned Ludd—an intimate Portland...
Oregon Manifest: INDUSTRY's Solid Bike
by Hunter Hess Getting people to ride a bike as a part of an urban lifestyle has been a major challenge for the cycling community. To overcome this reluctance, as well as drive innovative design, the Oregon Manifest was established as a showcase...
Put the moon at your fingertips with this cushy, 22-inch replica of the fullest lunar phase in all its glory. The photographic print shows off the craters and the oh-so-mighty Sea of Tranquility in a comfy pillow handmade in Portland by A Little Lark...
Japanese-Influenced Ties by Kiriko
As we've seen in previous products from the Portland-based project of co-founders Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka, Kiriko holds a deeply personal connection to each of the pieces that they create. Take for example, the new Kazuyuki line of ties...
The first ever Struktur conference recently took place over two sunny days in early May. Located in the beautiful Ecotrust building in downtown Portland, Oregon, the conference was billed as “the first creative conference for the active outdoor industry...
Collected Works Co. Military Duffle Backpack
For those searching for a bag that is rugged, handsome, intelligently designed and will last a cross-country motorcycle journey (and further), the Military Duffle Backpack from Portland-based Collected Works Co. fits the bill. All of the products...
BLESS + Table of Contents Bike Locks
For their spring product theme of "Getting Around," Portland's Table of Contents online and brick-and-mortar retail platform linked up with the Berlin- and Paris-based design studio BLESS. The resulting limited edition set of bike accessories (part...
Various Creative: TWO
In the age of Instagram likes, retweets and reblogs, it's easy to get cynical about the motivation behind creating and sharing one's work online. If the internet has given us a platform for sharing, it's also given us a platform for ceaseless self...
Jacobsen Salt Co. Licorice
To call salty licorice an acquired taste is an understatement. Even in Northern Europe, where salty licorice reigns supreme over the red Twizzlers variety, it's still a polarizing treat. Upon returning from Scandinavia (and developing a taste for...
Dan Gluibizzi: Between Friends
Sex, bongs and the internet—these are the motifs explored in the watercolors of Portland-via-New York artist and Tumblr addict Dan Gluibizzi (pronounced "glue-busy"). Opening tomorrow, 1 March 2014, at LA's Kopeikin Gallery, Gluibizzi's solo exhibition...
Portland General Store Women's Range
by Emily Bihl Portland General Store’s thoughtful, distinctive men’s skincare products have been longtime CH favorites, and many have been hoping for a sister line that would bring the same organic approach and handcrafted quality to the women...