French Quarter Linens specializes in spreading beds with a collection of luxurious linens threaded up by some of the finest sheetsmiths around, including Peacock Alley, Legna, and The Purists, who eschew recent trends toward kaleidoscopic cot coverings in favor of simpler designs. A slew of towels, such as the super pile towels—big, full-bodied hair-dryers made of pure Egyptian cotton—await a new home on your bathroom’s bare racks, and a smattering of fragrant soaps, lotions, candles, and creams send scented streams wandering through the house in search of stinks to kill. The prices at French Quarter are as varied as the number of products available; pillowcases and individual sheets start at $45, washcloths and towels range from $14 to $108, and good-smelling goods cost anywhere from $3 to more than $55. Click here for more information.
BedMart furnishes restful sleep with an arsenal of slumber-inducing mattress sets. The solid support of King Koil’s Arlington model ($779.95–$1,199.95) relieves bodies of the aches accrued from overworking pressure points and napping in ball pits, and Serta’s Perfect Sleeper Arborwood ($979.95–$1,399.95) a memory-foam mattress that cradles snoozers with detachable arms. Three comfort options for Five Star Mattress’s Stanwyck ($479.95–$799.95) can accommodate sleepers of all persuasions, from the hibernation-ready extra firm to the fluffy pillow top.
With nine locations throughout the region, Mattress World Northwest brings healthful relaxing sleep to thousands of Oregonian bedrooms. Sean Hathaway and Sherri Hiner display an unshakeable state pride through their long success as an Oregon-based company, curating a huge selection of pillow-top, memory-foam, and gel mattresses from brands such as Englander, Sealy, and ComforPedic, and sporting matching tattoos of the official state farm animal.
Staying true to Sherri's motto of "do right and sleep tight," Mattress World Northwest not only helps friends and customers rest easy with an abundance of brand-name mattresses, but also remains active in the community through support of the Portland Police Sunshine Division and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Benjamin Blak's fashion fanatics stock their colorful boutique with locally created, skin-hugging products for both men and women. Men's square-cut underwear impress pants pockets, fly zippers, and stylish x-ray machines alike with clever themes and sturdily constructed style ($35). The Rugby line splashes preppy sport motifs onto its shorts, and the Spirit of Ecstasy line prepares its gentlemen for pants-free emergencies with belt loops prepped to hold keys or the hooked thumbs of a cowboy surveying the land. Lady anatomies can snag inspiration from men's traditions with women's boxers ($20) or don Chinese flora with lacy bamboo panties, woven from the sturdy grass into sustainably alluring shapes ($15). Shoppers can observe the creation of locally-made clothing from brands like Benjamin Blak, Storm, and Pulse while at the in-store studio.
ECOpdx's craftspeople recover and import wood from local and tropical trees damaged in storms and harvested from building deconstructions to build 100% salvaged hardwood furniture. The 20-inch-tall strong bench can support posteriors or serve as an ad hoc soapbox ($150), and the trapezoidal peaceful balance side table easily supports daily accouterments such as cell phones, keys, blueprints to art museums, and sunglasses ($200). Stash a backpack-load of booty in the molucca spice chest ($250), or rest on the pithecanthropus bench, which juxtaposes a raw piece of wood atop contoured, curved legs joined by a crossbeam for added support ($325 for a short, $450 for a regular). The honey-colored solidarity table, a rounded night table with a drawer and an open shelf ensconced within its four legs, grants restorative REM cycles by keeping alarm clocks off of beds ($290).