From Egypt to Switzerland to California, Alshiref have spent most of his life traveling and exploring different cultures and people. Now, Alshiref has found a home in Portland, starting Alshiref Design & Print, specializing in Portland-inspired apparel design, and logos for print. As an illustrator, graphical designer, and photographer, everything is printed and designed in Alshiref’s St. Johns studio.
Amy Reader is a fiber and installation artist creating fiber based jewelry, wallhangings and embroidery kits. Her wall hangings are freeform creations and here jewelry is vibrant and organize, both evoking nature.
As an ambitious, artistic goal, April Black challenged herself in 2012 to start a “Make Something Everyday” project, where she designed a new graphic illustration every day of the year. This project ultimately led April to starting her own paper goods company — offering Portland-inspired illustrated art prints, stationery, T-shirts, and much more.
>Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ayumi moved to Oregon when she was 18 to pursue her degree in Graphic Design, after she graduated she moved to Tokyo where she lived, traveled and learned about her own Japanese heritage, she did freelance work and after four and a half years she relocated to Portland. Ayumi started making jewelry a few years ago as a hobby, designing pieces for herself and as gifts for friends, She loves the process of designing and making each piece individually by hand.
Megan and Trish make colorful androgynous accessories and morbid taxidermy-inspired jewelry from locally salvaged surplus materials. From adornments made from bones to accessories fashioned out of doll parts and funeral pines, they make morbid more palatable, if not downright delightful — just like these doll pins and necklaces!
Blue Rose Mercantile is an all-natural artisan goods company founded by Sam, who wanted to create a line of self-care products inspired by the landscapes of the Wild West. As an advocate for self-care and meditation, the landscape of the West brings a unique feeling of rejuvenation that Sam loves. And through Blue Rose’s product, Sam hops to help you find your own moments of stillness and renewal as well!
When COVID-19 led to the loss of their jobs, Bea and Carl started making soaps and bath bombs. They quickly found a community and fans all over Portland and have been active in local markets ever since. All of their soaps and bath bombs are handmade and all-natural.
CarpentryPDX is a Portland-based general contracting and fabrication team. They have over 20 years of experience in commercial builds, architectural installations, residential innovations, and furniture products. When they aren’t working on like contracting projects, they create small wooden home goods like these!
From working a full-time job, earning just enough to make ends meet, and making art at night for fun to producing paintings for corporate companies like the Oklahoma City Thunders, Catherine’s path to becoming a full-time artist has been nothing short of spectacular. When Catherine isn’t painting for corporate clients, she produces gorgeous sky acrylic paintings and cards, like the ones imaged, for you!
With Jeff’s inventiveness and Michele’s savvy business skills, together, they have taken Cocacao to homes all over the country. Cococao is only made of three ingredients — coconut oil, coconut nectar, and cacao — but truly, it’s made from so much more. More than a lifetime of love, hope, ambition, and perseverance goes in the twelve magical bites you find in each box.
Growing in Haiti, Elsy was always in the kitchen. Whenever Elsy’s mother started cooking, Elsy would always be there helping her with various chores. After a six-year-long struggle with digestive issues and a colon surgery, Elsy started Creole Enterprises as way to share to the community what she has learned about overcoming health challenges through simple eating choices. Through Creole, Elsy hopes to provide allergen and chemical free, plant-based products with rich flavors, all while staying true to Elsy’s Haitian roots, culture, and background.
As the founder and manager of Eleni’s Kitchen, Eleni Woldeyes seeks to share the unique flavors and exotic aromas of Ethiopian foods with the world. Using all-natural ingredients and Eleni’s traditional recipes, Eleni’s dishes evokes the traditional, open-flame style of Ethiopian cooking.
ElizaBeth Rohloff is a milliner and clothing designer with sustainability at the forefront of her work. Her designs resonate with contemporary style, a hint of vintage sass, urban attitude and street smart style.
Learning about the benefits and remedies of plant-based Chinese medicine based on Yin and Yang energy, the founder and creator started researching and experimenting with skincare products in her freetime. Eventually, through the experience as a skincare project manager, Jasmine was able create specific herbal skincare formulations herself with Chaga Mushroom, Teas, Ginseng, and Dragon’s Blood — all of which are now the basis of today’s Essance skincare products that we all know and love. Each product is a powerhouse of natural and organic ingredients meant to revitalize, heal, and protect the skin.
Faith is a local, passionate eco-designer specializing in making handmade hats from recycled cashmere sweaters — meaning all hats are unique and one-of-a-kind! She has been making them since 2003 and still enjoys sewing them with her twin sister and close friends.
Finder Goods was founded around the premises for a family need when Jen Macfarlane, a mother of two young active kids, needed a simple solution for getting ski gear from the car to the lodge efficiently. So, as a natural maker, Jen decided to make some totes. The totes ended up becoming useful for all types trips and adventures and now Jen makes them for you! Finder Good’s products are made with UV and abrasion resistant materials, and are designed to durable and even washed in the washing machine.
Husband and wife team Shelley Elkovich and Jeff Heglie combine farmed and foraged Pacific Northwest ingredients with a unique “reverse bootlegging” process to achieve layered, distinctive nonalcoholic cocktails. Their drinks contain no added flavors and are ready to enjoy right out of the bottle! The Gift Trio is a sampling of their three signature varietals — perfect gift for the sober curious in your life!
Two sisters blending, melting, pouring, and moulding beautiful, modern goods by hand. Blends of basil, lemon, jasmine, rose, lily, musk and sandalwood in soy wax that will burn for 35 hours to sooth.
Goddamn Man Co is a unique women-owned, moto-inspired men’s body and beard care brand. As the founder, Jaime wanted to create a brand that not only help men look, smell, and feel good everyday, but also a brand that reflects their love for motorcycles, respect for the environment, and sense of humor — poking fun at hyper-masculinity while also embracing it and the qualities of men. A Goddamn Man is the epitome of manliness: beard, brains, brawn, and bike, but also kind, a feminist, and cares about social issues and the environment.
Hew is a Portland-based furniture and small wares company founded in 2013 by Sterling Collins. As a talented architectural designer turned woodworker, Sterling seeks to create handmade, quality pieces meant to last a lifetime — mating timeless beauty with timeless utility. All of Hew’s products and archetypes are made using only domestic hardwoods.
Hey Bye is a Latina-owned clothing business based in Portland with a focus on vintage upcycles. As the creator and designer, Monica strives to bring sustainability and eco-consciousness to the fashion industry through her clothing and lingerie pieces. All products are handmade in Monica’s home studio.
>Recognizing that the fashion industry is one of the most non eco-friendly industries out there, Hidden Opulence was created by Drea Johnson as way to drive change. As an apparel sustainability and upcycling design house, Hidden Opulence focuses on projects based around refurbishing, repairing, and re-configuring garments or fabric wares — hoping to help the local community make a more eco-friendly closet.
Originally serving out of a window of a food cart, Andrea Wade’s Honeybee Lemonade Syrups are now on market shelves throughout Portland. Andrea strives to create flavors that are reminiscent of Jamaican tradition while tying in the flavors and colors of the Pacific Northwest. All Honeybee Lemonade Syrups are all-natural and made by hand with whole fruit.
Founder Nikki Guerrero created Hot Mama Salsa in 2009 out of a craving for the flavors of home, Mexican-inspired southwest cuisine. Using the Guerrero family’s traditional recipes and ethnic cooking methods, Hot Mama Salsa produces fresh salsa, hot sauces, and chili oils that showcases the rich and expansive flavors of chili peppers from cultures all over the globe.
After 30 years of apparel design and leadership experience at brands like Nike, Adidas, Levi Strauss & Co., Angela Medlin decided to turn her passion project into a full-fledged artisanal dog product brand. As dog lovers, House Dogge creates products the express kindness, while prioritizing fun, minimalism, comfort, and eco-consciousness. The brand has been features on Better Homes & Gardens, Design Milk, and most recently, on Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2020 list.
Founder Vanessa has been creating unique designs since her days as a member of the cheerleading team as Benson Polytechnic High School over ten years ago. From designing apparel for her cheer team to studying Graphic Design and Web Design in college, Vanessa had always dreamt owning her own design company. Earlier this year, she was able to turn that dream into a reality and Innocent Designs was born. Through Innocent Designs, Vanessa hopes step outside the box, spark conversation, and provide laughter, all while adding a personal touch that only she can bring.
Irvington Woodworks is a handcrafted specialty goods company founded by Ryan McClure in 2015. Drawing inspiration from Mid-Century and Scandinavian furniture designs, Ryan creates pieces that have a modern aesthetic, yet timeless functionality for your home. Irvington’s woods are sourced locally and regionally whenever possible.
Jimbo Cups is a Portland-based design company specializing in functional ceramic and glass cups. Co-founders Benny Hill and Jimbo Graham’s passion lies in the combination of traditional craft with new technologies in the maker space setting.
Joey Rose Cardoso is a locally based-artist and designer who specializes in making wearable sculptures. Just Joey Rose’s line of jewelry is all made from a combination of leather, bone, and other organic materials that reflect the relationship between the body and natural world. She hopes to redefine the meaning of jewelry through this collection of wearable art, reflecting a sense of playfulness for the effortlessly bold.
La Comelona Salsas is a small-batch, all-natural salsa company based in Portland. Using fresh ingredients and traditional chiles from Mexico, La Comelona makes it salsas with an alchemy-like process — by roasting dry chiles and bringing out a smokey flavor that layers nicely with fresh onions and garlic. Through La Comelona, the founders hopes to preserve its traditional Mexican salsa recipes — one of the most fundamental and indispensable elements of the Mexican kitchen.
Learning about the large amount of additives like endocrine disruptors and carcinogens in retail personal care products, husband and wife Bill and Kathy Grady set out to produce a nutrient-dense and clean skin care line in 2012. All of their products are organic, vegan, cruelty and toxin free, and soy and gluten free — and handmade by the Grady’s themselves in their home-based workshop!
Madre was founded with one vision: to create linen home essentials that are as close to 100% domestic as possible. All of their products are sewn domestically and through every purchase, they hope that they can signal to farmers and other linen industry stakeholders that there is demand for Oregon linen. As two women deeply stirred by mothering, Shay and Jeanie strive to offer home essentials that promote a nourishing home, while continuing their aspirations for a feminine economy.
Mele Cosmetics is a luxury hair care brand. Their products are hand-crafted with a focus on the natural health of the hair and scalp. Mele eliminates harsh ingredients and replaces them with plant based elements.
As a new mother, Mister Ok’s founder quickly took it upon herself to create natural candles three years ago after finding out about the highly-concentrated toxins in our everyday conventional candles. By combining 100% soy wax with a wooden cedar wick and natural essential oils, their candles are able to facilitate cleaning burning at home compared to the petroleum by-product in retail candles. Mister Ok’s Essentials hope to share the love that they put into their product for their son with the world.
A Portland-based woodworking and fabrication company started by Ethan Simmons. From stools and benches to accessories like plant stand risers and book ends, the wide variety of wooden home goods are all hand made by Ethan.
Born in Mexico City, Kanela Loranca is a sustainable concept designer living in Portland, and working on a slow fashion movement where the focus is quality over quantity. She says “Life is too short to be bored,” and experiments with prints and textures from painting techniques.
Started in 2004 as the first distillery in what is now Portland’s distillery row, founder Tom Burkleaux set out with one simple goal: to sell one bottle to one stranger off of a liquor store shelf. That basic business plan still holds true today, crafting small-batch high-quality artisan distilled spirits.
Nomad Mix is healthy handcrafted trail mix brand inspired by founder Aiyesha’s year-round love for the outdoors. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Aiyesha spent her childhood camping in the wilderness and fishing in its rivers — and trail mix was always the go-to snack. However, as she grew up, she began to find conventional trail mix too salty or too sweet, so she created her own. Every Nomad mix is handcrafted and packed with wild, adventurous flavors, just like the PNW wilderness!
Olander Earthworks is a studio, co-founded by Andrew and Sarah who specializes in creating interactive, customizable multisensory art. With backgrounds in sculptures and painting, Andrew and Sarah handcrafts Wonderscapes and miniature zen gardens with the intention of bring delightful newness to people’s lives. This modern take on a zen tray allows you to roll patterns in sand, which can be both calming and therapeutic.
Growing in Moscow as an only child, Yana, like most children, loved chocolate. She had always dreamt of owning a chocolate company, so upon graduating from the University of Illinois with a Literature degree, Yana abandoned Chaucer and moved to Portland to pursue her for chocolate. After long days of culinary school and working as a pastry chef, Yana was finally able to make her dream reality: Only Child Chocolate Co.
Started as a journey to help alleviate their daughter’s allergies and eczema, Oomph Cooking Blends grew organically from Christine and her husband’s experiences in their home kitchen. After a dehydration experiment, Oomph was born. Using a combination of dehydrated and milled vegetables and herbs, these cooking blends help you easily add deliciousness and nutrients to ANY dish you make. They recently just launched their limited edition holiday blends and free holiday recipe collection!
Organics X Oddities is a minority woman-run small business with an eclectic mix of handmade, organic personal and botanical care products. Some of their products include plant pest control spray, air plant fertilizer, muscle relaxation oil, and foaming soap, like the one imaged.
Orquidia Violeta is a Salvadoran-American textile artist. At age 6, Orquidia crossed the US border and went on to study at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Exposure to labor exploitation in the garment industry led her to co-found LaborFruit — a prominent artist-cooperative storefront and gallery specializing in clothing. Orquidia continues to challenge herself as a textile artist, exploring machine and hand embroidery, knitting, weaving, appliqué, and more.
Pakhye is a handmade jewelry and goods brand founded by Sue and Nathan as a way to share their love of the outdoors and the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. They hope to turn to the amazing scenarios of the Pacific Northwest into jewelry, art, and everyday moments of life for all to enjoy and cherish.
Founder Tim Miller created Plan B Salvation in 2016 as a side business to sell a few reclaimed woodwork builds for fun. His wood cornhole sets gained popular and since then, his business has blossomed into a wide variety of custom builds including games, furniture, cutting boards, and more. Tim loves the story behind reclaimed wood and seeks to utilize it as much as possible with minimal waste. All of Plan B Salvation’s wood are sourced locally in Portland.
Plug Out by Sara Hertel features custom designed stickers, posters and graphic art with an unplugged state of mind. Part 70s nostalgia, part PNW, her stickers and art evoke a retro vibe.
Growing up in Indonesia, Weina Dinata was always captivated by plants — their lives, how they grow, how they interact in the nature. When Weina realized how underrated and misunderstood Native plants were, Weina was inspired to integrate the passion, design skills, and artistic vision to create an awareness around Native plants. So, Poppy and Finch was created. From holding native plant workshops to creating products and floral designs, Poppy and Finch is a place where you can surround yourself with the real, authentic beauty of nature, where we are so lucky to be living.
Tyler Snover founded Portland Pillow Prince to bring custom, luxury designer goods to your home. Based around a philosophy to “creating beautiful spaces one pillow at a time,” Tyler specializes in gorgeous, handcrafted one-of-a-kind pillows, but also makes tote bags as well!
As a lover of all things recycled and repurposed Maury McCullough has married her passions for mosaic and fabric. Rita Moreni Designs has developed a line of blankets from repurposed cashmere sweaters and a line of throw pillows from Pendleton wool scraps. Each item is unique and handmade in Portland.
After feeling burned out from her full-time job, Shakira decided to take some self-care time to create art and develop a spiritual practice. After experiencing terrible headaches from the synthetic fragrances in retail candles, Shakira decided to make her own. That was when Ritual + Fancy was born. Five years later, she left her job and decided to become a maker full-time, making all-natural botanical goods designed to bring a sense of relaxation and balance to your home.
Larry and Alex Wilson are a father and son design team with making products ranging from upholstered furnishings and store fixtures to backpacks and other soft goods. All Roam & Shelter soft goods are real goods for real people, at home and on the road.
Chicana owned, Semillitas Creations are vibrant and cheerful beaded jewelry pieces featuring organic motifs and designs inspired by nature.
Growing up with a dream to travel the world, Shalei was able to turn that dream into reality by becoming a flight attendant 10 years ago. When stationary, Shalei turns the digital photo diaries into physical prints — each with its own memory, feeling, and perspective. Now, Shalei wants to share those traveling adventures and experiences with you!
Spalted Burl is Portland-based woodworks company founded by Mat Dunstan. Like his personality, Mat seeks to create handcrafted specialty home goods that are simple. From wooden vases to bowls, plates, and more, they all have a simple yet mordern aesthetic created for timeless functionality.
Stockpiler is a creator curator — curating goods from the best artists, crafters, and markers here in Portland. As a Stockpiler creator and curator, Christopher Dibble dabbles in various creative fields — primarily as an interior, fashion, and portraiture photographer, but is also the occasional weaver! His work includes this beautiful hand-woven and knotted Rya wall hanging.
As two licensed massage therapists, co-founders Debi and Rebecca started Sweetbody Laboratories as a mission to fight pain organically and holistically. After practicing massage for a while, Debi and Rebecca had become frustrated with the skin-drying chemicals in the standard massage lotions and had realized that many of their clients had also had to rely on OTC drugs for pain relief between treatments. So, they set out to creating their own body care products from pure, organic ingredients that promoted healing, effective pain relief, and nourishment.
Tân Tân means “New Beginnings” and a new beginning was what Mai and her family were in search of when they escaped their homeland in 1976 after Saigon fell to North Vietnam. The family has owned and operated Tân Tân Cafe & Delicatessen, a popular Vietnamese restaurant in the Portland Metro area, for over 20 years. Now, you can have a taste of Tan Tan’s delicious flavors in your kitchen with their very own line of sauces! Their Peanut Sauce, vegan “Fish” Sauce, and Hot Chili Sauce are gluten-free and made right here in Oregon.
>With its history dating back to 1884, The Beebe Company were dealers of equipment for the shipping, sailing and fishing industries of the Pacific Northwest. Today, The Beebe Company specializes in stylish universal phone mounts for cars, bikes, and motorcycles, daily carry, and travel.
Founded by wife and husband team, Genevieve and Dan Brazelton, the company’s passion for flavor-driven beverages inspired a line of handcrafted, all-natural bitters accessible to the everyday consumer. In 2019, their launched their ready-to-drink beverage, Bitters & Soda in a can. The Bitter Housewife Bitters & Soda is a zero-proof, zero-calorie beverage with a balanced, yet bitter finish that satisfies any time of day.
If you have both cats and dogs you will understand why The Other Cat Box was created; to prevent your dog from eating your cats food. Besides solving that problem, it helps with keeping messy cat food bowls out of view and even deters savvy toddlers trying to face paint with the cat’s food.
Thread & Whisk is a small-batch culinary product company co-owned and operated by Carey and Meri. As the designer and maker, Carey is the thread of the duo, reminding us that great days are a series of well-spent moments all stitched together. Meri, the chef and journalist, is the whisk, nudging us to whip a little air into the cream to make it worthy of a celebration. Together, they make beautiful tools designed to enhance your cooking and making endeavors, like these culinary totes!
From engaging in her first jewelry studies at Rhode Island School of Design to completing the Jeweler program at Portland Jewelry Academy, Val has been making jewelry for over 20 years. Val’s Cloud Collection draws inspiration from the places Val has lived in: Japan and Portland. Clouds can elicit many different feelings and Val loves that each person brings their on interpretation to the cloud experience.
Truce was created out of founder Luke’s passion for environmentally responsible design and manufacturing. While repairing sails and making boat covers at North Sails Oregon, Luke learned to sew industrial-grade fabrics and discovered the loft’s scrap bin — his first source of material for crafting bags. Over the years, Luke has built up a supply chain of materials, like old sailcloths and drysuit fabrics that would’ve otherwise been discarded, to repurpose and construct Truce bags. Luke enjoys the fact that there is a history behind every textile and no two bags are alike.
Wild Mountain Wax was started by Heather Dowdy out a desire to share the magic of the Pacific Northwest through artisan-crafted home fragrance and apothecary goods. All scents are inspired by and seeks to pay homage to the Pacific Northwest outdoor wonderland these small-batch goods are all crafted in their Portland, Oregon studio with natural, ethnically-sourced ingredients.
Co-created by Skylar and Trevor Bittinger in their Portland studio, Wooly Beast specializes in handcrafted vegan, palm oil-free home and body care products. Their products are inspired by their travels, experiences, love for the PNW outdoors, and eco-conscious materials. All of their candles are made with 100% U.S. farm-sourced soy wax.
Behind every piece of Yue Zhou’s ceramics is an artistic narrative about intimacy and tension. Investigating the fluidity of clay and redefining its forms and texture, Yue Zhou strives to create a sense of “genre-less” to the ceramics — making each piece unique and one-of-a-kind.