Timbuk2 + Mission Cycling Especial Raider Backpack
A longstanding staple in the San Francisco cycling scene, Timbuk2 has provided messengers and commuters with performance-driven bags since 1989. Capturing the attention of a similar audience of cycling enthusiasts, Mission Cycling Club was founded...
First Container
A bright blue shipping container sits in a vacant lot next to Eastern Market; the interior is decorated with leftover wood scraps. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, First Container opened its doors in May 2013. It’s a prototype and teaser from...
Road Trip: Traverse City
Traverse City, a freshwater equivalent of Cape Cod, is a beach town in Northwest Michigan and also happens to be the largest tart cherry producer in the country. Restaurants creatively incorporate the local cherries into entrees and Pleva's meat shop...
The Little Chihuahua
If you’re looking for a heavy, grease-laden burrito, head elsewhere. This is the grown-up version of every other grittier burrito joint in the Lower Height neighborhood. And The Little Chihuahua is just as authentic. They use locally sourced products...
Snow Peak
The first North American retail store for the Japanese outdoor supplier, Portland's Snow Peak shop was welcomed with open arms earlier this year. Located in the city's most affluent neighborhood—NW—the shop is nestled amongst many art galleries, restaurants...
Heart Coffee Roasters
Located a little way down East Burnside Street—the dividing line of an established NE and a more industrial, artisanal SE Portland—Heart Coffee Roasters blends rich Scandinavian and Northwest coffee cultures to create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere...
Coqueta, which means “flirt” in Spanish, is the perfect word to describe the ambiance and imaginative food stylings of this up-and-coming SF favorite. The restaurant sits on San Francisco’s Embarcadero with a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge. Focusing...
The stereotype that is the Venice local—surfers, skaters and artists—seems somehow out of place at Gjelina. Although it's those same locals who were the restaurant's first customers when it opened back in 2008—and now food enthusiasts from all over...