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INGENIOUS! Portland’s current business strategy of choice: invent an iPhone accessory; fund it on Kickstarter. The c/dock charges the Apple gadget—and turns it into a sci-fi-elegant clock. Its creators landed $20,000 in pledges via the online fundraising site this summer. thecdock.com

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BAND OF THE MINUTE The slithery, mysterious dance-rock of Reporter stirs up live scenes both sophisticated and sweaty. Playing Oct 5 at Holocene

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EXPORT Portland adventurists Benji Wagner and Kharma Vella design "simple, good-looking gear for travelers." True to this creed, Poler’s Man Tent feels like where you’d shelter after flying down the road, bugs in your teeth. One-pole construction and a rainfly with a view make it perfect for less macho expeditions, too. polerstuff.comRyan Donaldson

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DRINK THIS Few cocktails can match the drama of Kask’s Gunsmoke, a rye-based recipe that includes the instruction, "light stick on fire." After the glass fills with aromatic smoke, in go the whiskey, bitters, fancy liqueurs, and house-made cinnamon tincture. Draw, cowboy.

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BIG IDEA Anna Cohen‘s headlining show at Portland Fashion Week isn’t just a style thing: "It’s about bridging urban and rural, and fashion and craft," she says. Her collection, using sustainably harvested wool from Eastern Oregon’s Imperial Stock Ranch, introduces patterns to be sold at yarn shops. portlandfashionweek.net

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