Winning Finds

Swinging Cocoon Chairs to Leather Handbags, June's Best Local Stuff

Our favorite finds of the moment.

By Eden Dawn May 15, 2017 Published in the June 2017 issue of Portland Monthly

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The Portland plate


What to do when you love both geography and eating? Pick up the Portland Plate from notNeutral’s city series. The 12-inch porcelain platter shows off the key cultural buildings on either side of the Willamette, highlighting some spots for coffee roasters, breweries, parks, theaters, Portland State, and, why not, Saturday Market. $50

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Raspberry-loganberry-cardamom sangria


In 2010, Ryan Sharp was bottling rosé in his urban winery when he ran out of bottles. He popped it into a keg with some juice, and Portland Sangria was born. Now thirsty river goers can find four flavors of the canned spritzer. $15 for a four-pack, New Seasons

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Songo Cacoon chair


New Pearl District home goods store Sitte has dibs as the only local carrier of these sweet, swinging Songo Cacoon chairs—inspired by a trip to a Mexican jungle where the designers encountered a weaver bird and its sheltered cocoon nest—that are equal parts fun and nap pod. $550

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Colty handbag

Image: Michael Novak


In February Colty debuted its line of expertly stitched leather handbags and accessories in a scene-stealing fashion show that included a Maleficent-looking queen with a clutch and even a snake charmer walking the runway with a tote. The bags deserved the theatrics. $60—800

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Modern bloomers!


Summer dresses are breezy, cute, and prone to accidental flashing. Eliminate the last with Ivalieu’s line of comfy base layers. Founder Cathy Kellon says of her plain or printed modern bloomers, “I wanted to be able to wear my skirts without the dreaded thigh rub from summer heat.” Starting at $45

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