IMPORTLa 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
BAND OF THEMINUTE 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.
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
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