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.
From inside Union Hair and Skin Boutique, stylist Candice bestows clients with flattering new looks. She keeps features in mind while snipping hair into classic or trendy styles. During color treatments, Candice selects hues that complement skin tones and lifestyles.
Miller Paint is a Northwest based company that has been supplying paint and coatings for the Pacific Northwest since 1890.
With 37 stores throughout Oregon and Washington, a healthy assortment of private dealers, and 40+ Fred Meyer locations, we most likely have a store near you if you're in Oregon or Washington!
Frame Central, where the upbeat, fun-loving staff works alongside customers preserving their artwork and keepsakes. Frame Central prides itself on its expedient one-day framing. Staffers have devoted years to learning how to craft custom frames fast without sacrificing quality. For one thing, they keep all their materials on hand, saving on time spent sending off for special orders. For another, customers can design and make the frames themselves or meet staffers halfway by allowing them to professionally cut the materials for easy home assembly.
Tibetan Fox entertains bodies and brain waves with innovative, hand-screened T-shirt designs. Paying homage to early T-shirts’ pictures of butter churns and flintlock pistols, Tibetan Fox updates antiquated graphics such as the Blow Ya Mind tee’s bright pink, brain-like mushroom cloud ($30) and the Gift Horse tee’s fuchsia-beribboned image of a freshly wrapped horse’s mouth ($30). Show your allegiance to the hand’s unsung hero with a seafoam-hued Rule of Thumb chemise crowned with an orange, scepter-wielding thumb ($30). Armed to the Tooth wages war on dentist’s-office fears with an artillery-toting wisdom tooth in a variety of colors ($30), and Keys’ minimalist piano view swings wide the doors of perception ($30).
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.