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Anti-Fog Snow Goggles to Sleek Jewelry Hooks, March's Best Local Stuff

Oregon makers are on fire.

By Eden Dawn February 20, 2017 Published in the March 2017 issue of Portland Monthly

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Skiers and snowboarders have a common enemy on their speedy downhill descents: foggy lenses. Tigard company Abom Inc claims to have slain that foe with active anti-fog technology in its snow goggles. Small lithium ion batteries heat up a transparent film that sits between the two-part lens to deter fog so you can keep shredding. $250

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The team at year-old local toy company Mighty Fun says they are about toys and games “designed to inspire and celebrate the genuine childhood experience.” Translation: no screens allowed. Mighty Fun’s collection of wooden puzzles and pirate shields bring out the “Yarrrr, matey” in big and small alike. $20–45 at Grasshopper

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Jewelry designer Betsy Cross takes a small leap with her new Betsy & Iya Home Collection, which focuses on—you guessed it!—things to organize your jewelry. From geometric thumb tacks and brass wall hooks perfect for hanging long necklaces to shallow bowls with slots for rings, the new sleek line gives the OK to hoard, neatly. $32–139

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New company Craft Brew Bouquet wants to one-up the flower delivery world by showering recipients with beer and cheesy puffs instead of carnations. Founder Cindy Crigler carefully selected the pairings of snacks, glasses, and six rotating craft brews in a wood crate. $90-140

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For 25 years Oregon’s SMART program (Start Making a Reader Today) has helped kiddos fall in love with the magic of reading. To celebrate its silver anniversary, the nonprofit released Oregon Reads Aloud, a collection of 25 stories talking up our great state, from Portland’s Chapman swifts to a legendary African American cowboy at the Pendleton Round-Up. $25 at Broadway Books

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