Made in PDX
If the name wasn’t unambiguously explanatory enough, Marcus Harvey’s cleanly designed, casual label of T-shirts, hoodies, ball caps and tote bags aims to embody the spirit of his hometown and be the Portland brand—unofficially the official gear of the city. “The lifestyle of Portland is to not fit a lifestyle,” Harvey explains. “All [types of] people really coexist well and have created this amazing melting pot of interesting people."
Mandy Zelinka Leather Goods
Being fabulous is exhausting—especially if you don't have the correct handbag. At least so says Mandy Zelinka—a woman who’s been creating and styling for decades (whether serving as the voice behind the blog Milwaukie Rules! for three years or “working behind the chair as a hairstylist in the Pearl District for 17”). Now she’s here to simplify your life with her latest endeavor: handmade leather bags.
Since April, Daniel Shoemaker and Sean Hoard, respectively the owner and former bar manager of the Teardrop Lounge, have been answering the prayers of a few lucky local bartenders. From The Commissary, their beneath-the-Burnside Bridge kitchen workshop, the two and their team quietly squeeze juices and conjure up a variety of syrups, gommes and mixes that they then deliver to bars, like milk men, in 500 and 750 ml bottles each day.
Handmade leather bags. T-shirts and hoodies. Fresh juices and bitters and gommes. Portlanders do it all, and they all do it with their own hands. Here are their stories.