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Cross-country drives and a daily commute over the St. Johns Bridge inspired jeweler Betsy & Iya’s brassy “Bridge” collection. So far, hand-formed cuffs pay tribute to the St. Johns, the Fremont, and—just so New York doesn’t pout—the Brooklyn. betsyandiya.myshopify.com, $69–74
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Sustainable seafood trailblazer Bamboo Sushi has decorated its new NW 23rd Avenue location with style and depth. A mural by California painter Jane Kim, combining art and scientific illustration, documents the Bahamian ocean reserve the restaurant helped create. 836 NW 23rd Ave, bamboosushi.com
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Cofounder Seth Neefus says Red Clouds Collective’s chic-but-bohemian bags and other accessories were “made for the Portland lifestyle.” After a spring debut, the line has attracted retail followings in New York, San Francisco, and Amsterdam. Neefus’s garage off NE Alberta Street serves as the operation’s workshop. redcloudscollective.com
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A Eugene-based granola maker (insert joke!) decided its product needed to get mobile. In March, the Willamette Valley Granola Company debuted granola chips: handy little wafers in resealable bags. After a Portland launch, the product is now in 4,000 stores. willamettevalleygranola.com
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Space-happy kids can rocket back to school with Portland writer Elizabeth Rusch’s vividly illustrated, dramatic book The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity (Houghton Mifflin, $19).
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