Cycling Jersey
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WEAR THIS For its cycling debut, Icebreaker’s Portland-based design brain trust brings a classic aesthetic to the company’s signature New Zealand merino. “Wool has a long history in cycling,” says Icebreaker’s Kurt Foster, “so we wanted throwback appeal, without being retro.” The three-season jerseys—with cargo pockets on the back—suit spring biking’s schizoid conditions.

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The Chronology of Water
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NIGHTSTAND Eugene author Lidia Yuknavitch’s unsparing memoir The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books, $16) includes tragedy, abuse, oceanic booze consumption, and rated-X sexiness. And Ken Kesey, of course.

Beth Ditto EP
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MUSICIAN OF THE MINUTE On her new solo EP, Gossip singer Beth Ditto morphs from punk wailer into disco-pop chanteuse. Inspiration? As Ditto told AOL’s Spinner website: “It’s … funny to see a little short fat girl do Madonna.” bethditto.gossipyouth.com

Giddyup Stool
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WORKSHOP Local architecture/stuff-making shop QuarterTwenty devised the Giddyup stool because owner Matt Bietz had some scrap leather and visions of a sling-style seat. Four versions later, the Giddyup is a portable-but-solid, 27-pound perch that can be customized with any fabric. $495, quartertwenty.com

Elk Burger
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OBSESSION The Montana transplants at wild-game cart Over the Top hit untamed perfection with their elk burger, which hints at gamey venison but delivers a sweet aftertaste. 4926 SE Division St, alacartspdx.comBen Tepler

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ipod nano watchband
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EXPORT Tech geeks everywhere are making watchbands to clip to Apple’s square-faced iPod Nano, but designer Jason Hilbourne adds a distinctly Portland touch: his Richard Tracy band also works as a beer-bottle opener. So far, more than 1,000 have sold. richardtracybrand.com

Cycling Jersey
The Chronology of Water
Beth Ditto EP
Giddyup Stool
Elk Burger
ipod nano watchband

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