Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of April 2015

This month's hottest locally made goods, from locally made ketchup to a wrist strap that hides 25 screwdrivers, wrenches, and openers

April 2, 2015 Published in the April 2015 issue of Portland Monthly




Made by a family-owned company in Southern Oregon, this asymetrical tweed Lola hat is ready for springtime action, infinitely crushable and packable. “It’s a real throwback style,” says designer Acacia Lacy. $32,



The new Forest Park App features an interactive guide to Portland’s 5,157-acre playground, highlighting 49 trails and 10 suggested hikes. Best part: The iPhone-only app works without a network connection, no matter how deep you are on Wildwood Trail. $3.99,



There’s a new ketchup in town. Produced in Eugene by three UO grads, Red Duck ketchup adds a worldly twist to the American classic with three distinct (and delicious) flavors: classic, curry, and spicy. $7,



Part punk-rock accessory, part toolshed, the new Portland-designed Leatherman Tread bracelet packs an arsenal of 25 wrenches, screwdrivers, hooks, and openers into a comfortable, TSA-approved wrist strap. $150–200,




Did you know that Michigan liquor stores are called “party stores”? Or that Vermont has a 97 percent beer can return rate? Portland writer Niki Ganong tippled her way across the country to research A Field Guide to Drinking in America, a traveler’s compendium of boozy facts from all 50 states. Overcup Press, $15 —Peter Holmstrom

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