Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of June 2016

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from handcrafted lamps to bike-friendly button-ups.

By Marty Patail May 19, 2016 Published in the June 2016 issue of Portland Monthly

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NoPo furniture maker Folk’s manifesto reads like a blissed-out mood board: “Stay true to yourself,” “A job worth doing is a job worth doing well,” and “Do the stanky leg.” Whatever the inspiration, Folk’s handcrafted pieces are simple and stylish. Like this classic lamp, with a walnut base, Pendleton wool shade, and steel neck. Do the stanky leg! $1200,

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Image: Rapha


How do you bike to work without looking like you just rode a century? Why, by donning a pink-and-blue-heavy piece from cycling apparel juggernaut Rapha’s 2016 collection. These slim-fitting oxford button-ups provide a smart fit while stretchy cotton adds comfort in the saddle. Starting at $140,

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Image: Michael Novak


In We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement, Portlander Andi Zeisler wittily tracks feminism’s use as a marketing tool, with high points (Mad Max: Fury Road) and low (a big-is-beautiful campaign to push Dove’s cellulite cream). $26.99,

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Image: Michael Novak


A novel concept: an IPA that isn’t just about sand-blasting your taste buds with alpha acids. Using trendy, lab-bred Citra and Mosaic hops, the Vermont-style Ripe IPA from NE Alberta’s Great Notion Brewing gives us a bitter that sips like a cool summer cocktail: endlessly aromatic, breezily tropical, and, uh, citrusly grapefruity. $5/pint,

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Image: Tanner Goods


Tanner Goods has made the most out of this distinctive navy salt-and-pepper canvas developed by the Swiss military in the 1940s. (Neutrality has its perks!) Woven from nettle and flax, with bridle leather latches, the water-resistant Voyager Daypack is perfect for the trail but also fits your laptop like a glove. $300,

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