made in Portland

Creations for Continuity jewelry blends Inuit design with modern style

Feeling isolated and disconnected from her cultural identity while living in Vancouver, B.C. local jewelry designer Caroline Bechert created her own solution, Creations for Continuity: a home for her own designs and a collective featuring work and collaborations with other Indigenous makers.

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At dfrntpigeon, marginalized youth design clothing and build community

Dfrntpigeon, an apparel brand led by at-risk youth, connects its young partiipants with mentorship, resources and opportunities to express their creativity -- along with producing some of the city's coolest locally-designed products.

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Cascade Record Pressing creates community-driven vinyl

With fewer than 20 record-pressing plants left in the United States, Portland is lucky to have one in its own backyard.

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Wild Woman collection celebrates diversity and identity

Portland fashion designer Marcela Dyer’s stunning Wild Woman collection boasts exquisite, hand-embroidered portraits of women’s faces. Her line — and her message of female empowerment — is now going on tour.

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The wide, wild world of Portland’s Tender Loving Empire

Since 2007, indie label Tender Loving Empire has released albums from celebrated local artists and sold a range of goods crafted in Portland.

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WeMake Celebrates conference explores the creative process

Portland nonprofit WeMake hosts an annual creative conference that celebrates makers and examines the creative process.

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Five women-made cannabis edibles to try in Portland

From cheese crips to cold brew, these Portland women take cannabis edibles to the next level.

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Cannabis ceramics: Portland-made pipes

From chic pipes to cheeky honey bear bubblers, local makers bring legal cannabis consumption into the 21st century.

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Portland’s plus-size fashion scene

The body-positive movement is flourishing in Portland, making it a plus-size shopping destination, complete with designers, boutiques and fashion shows.

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Portland’s “Mystic District”: Three magical shops in one city block

Whether you’re curious about crystals, dreaming of divination decks or just seeking sweet-smelling soap, Portland’s Mystic District has the store for you.

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