Fans of Yo Vintage mourned in 2015 when the cute shop, helmed by stylish Brit Sarah Radcliffe, lost its lease. Now Radcliffe returns with a new location in the Film Exchange building and a revamped concept, adding adorable kidswear to the lineup with several European lines, like Mini Rodini, exclusively available in Portland here. Mini Rodini rabbit pants and shirt, $61 each at the Yo! Store
Clothing designer turned macramé maven Emily Katz spends her time jaunting about the globe giving instructional classes on turning cotton rope into lovely knotty things. Get in on the hot international trend with Katz’s DIY plant hanger kit, with bundle of rope, a solid brass ring, three wooden beads, and photo instructions. $48
Kim Krans hand-drew each of the 78 cards in her Wild Unknown tarot deck with intricate odes to nature, from the pair of Canada geese in flight on “The Lovers” cards to the mighty pine tree on “The Emperor.” The deck comes bundled in a gift set with a fully illustrated companion book on the meanings of each card and how to start reading. $40
The Portland branch of Base Landscape Architecture turned a bread truck into a roving interpretive center. The One Tam Ranger, commissioned by San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, is packed with information and interactive features to help Bay Area residents learn about the Mount Tam watershed, along with best practices for water conservation and management. Is a Bull Run bread truck next?
Local illustrator Brooke Barker brings together sweet drawings and science in the 213-page New York Times best seller Sad Animal Facts. The hardback pairs drawings of cute animals with their most heartbreaking factoids. Did you know that ring-tailed lemurs choose the smelliest one as their leader? Or that octopuses live entirely alone? $20, Powell’s