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IMPORT La dolce vita meets budget runabout in the Fiat 500, a zesty Italian hit making an Oregon debut driven by Adam Tonkin, 28-year-old scion of the local auto empire. “This car ?ts the city, and we want to create a culture around it,” Tonkin says; the sales “studio” he leads will sponsor Italian-themed events and a rally club. Fiat’s return to America starts at $16,000, whips around like motorized espresso, and passes the car seat/groceries/errands test with a ?ying tricolore. tonkin?at.com

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NIGHTSTAND In Dark Rose(University of Washington, $22.50), historian Robert Donelly takes a fun (if somewhat academic) dive into seamy ’50s Portland.

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BAND OF THE MINUTE Portland’s Radiation City creates a shimmery, elegant, slightly surreal pop sheen—perfect for summer, especially after a cocktail or two. New album The Hands That Take You (Tender Loving Empire) releases in September.

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WORKSHOP “None of us come from the industry,” says Josh Lobb, proprietor of new local artisan cologne maker Slumberhouse. “We stay up all night reading chemistry books.” The results: hypermasculine scents (“I like dark wood, red leather furniture, and burning leaves,” Lobb says) in stark, no-BS glass bottles. slumberhou.se

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EXPORT iPads bring the world to your ?ngertips, but they’re hard to hold. Portland inventor Jaime Smith offers the HandStand, a slipcase with a rotating handle. Like the iPad itself, the HandStand is now conquering business markets. “This is like when desktops replaced the fax machine,” Smith says. thehandstand.com

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