From Spectacular Cast-Iron Pans to Gorgeous Hand-Printed Wallpaper, Portland’s Makers Are Outdoing Themselves

This month’s hottest locally made goods.

By Claire Colby June 13, 2016 Published in the July 2016 issue of Portland Monthly

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Finex has updated kitchen classics with geometric designs, ergonomic spring handles, and stone-polished, stick-resistant cooking surfaces. Preseasoned and low-maintenance, the cast-iron 1-quart sauce pot and 12-inch grill pan are perfect for summer barbecues. Starting at $125,

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Wear This

Be comfortable and effortlessly stylish this summer with designer Anna Joyce’s indigo T-shirt dress. Cut to drape and flatter the figure, the Moonstone dress is made from ultra-soft, hand-dyed rayon. $88,

Big Idea

Yo Ghana! is a pen-pal program for the digital age. “We help people think of Africa as a place that is not full of suffering people and charismatic animals, but people just as important as they are,” says cofounder David Peterson del Mar.

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Designed by Juju Papers, the Coso Collection features four hand-printed patterns the company says represent the human experience and an interpretation of time. Available in 13 two-toned combos, the wallpapers use water-based metallic ink on wipeable, mildew-resistant matte paper. From $10–200 per roll,

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The Big One

The Jetpack Bag is designed to help you survive after the Really Big One hits. The 72-hour survival pack contains essentials like waterproof matches, a crank radio, emergency food packets, a water purification system, and a first aid kit. Starting at $299,

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