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WORKSHOP Portland tote-maker Chester Wallace and Eugene heritage clothier Archival both love USA-milled textiles and British military-grade webbing. The pair’s stylish, sturdy bags come in ma- chine-safe “Wash Me” (pictured) and sponge-cleaned “Wax Me” versions. archivalclothing.com

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SWEAT HERE A machine-free gym? At Elemental Fitness Lab off N Williams Avenue, clients work with light gear like kettlebells and monkey bars. “Space is our most important equipment,” says Christopher Bathke.

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NIGHTSTAND Two naturalistic summer reads from Oregon State University Press: Ron Strickland’s Pathfinder ($20) is a garrulous history of the Pacific Northwest Trail; in The Thunder Tree ($19) Robert Michael Pyle pays tribute to vacant lots, canals, and other scruffy "urban wildland."

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BAND OF THE MINUTE Rough mixes from Spy Island’s forthcoming third LP, New Milesian Kings, suggests both raucous-but-melodic, brainy-but-bare-knuckled indie rock and slower, more atmospheric acoustic tracks.

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EAT THIS Scott Bell, cofounder of North Portland’s Albina City Nuts, once worked at a cheese counter. “All the nuts we sold were from Spain or Turkey,” he says. “I needed to do something.” ACN’s Willamette Valley-grown sweet-and-salty hazelnuts now make a fine locavore bar snack.

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BIG IDEA "When anyone unplugs their laptop, the cord falls off the table," says Portland’s Hayden Hamilton, who collaborated with designer Graeme Wagoner-Lynch to create Pinza. The stainless steel cylinder allows users to adjust length and slack while anchoring unruly cords to tabletops. Eureka!

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