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Lifestyle Equipment Makers

Whether you call them makers, crafters, artisans, designers or micro manufacturers, they have made Portland the epicenter of the “small batch, handcrafted” movement. These makers have moved far beyond craft markets and street fairs, they are exporting their products to a global marketplace. Organizations such as The Portland Made Collective are providing the support to […]

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Wilson Zehr – Yana Surf

Wilson Zehr wants to make it quite clear Yana Surf is not a surfboard company. Yes, the Portland-based company makes some pretty wicked surfboards built to withstand the gnarly waves from Hawaii to Australia and California to Florida. “Though we do make surfboards,” Wilson said, “we are building a sustainable surf lifestyle brand. We are […]

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Matt Lemman – Jones Golf Bags

He knows golf is challenging Playing since he was 3 years old and with a 2 handicap, Matt Lemman knows golf can be a perplexing and complicated game. And over the years, he said, the challenges aren’t limited to what happens on the golf course. He has seen how equipment has changed, and not always […]

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