There is a vast array of goods to satisfy this desire. We have almost 50 artisans and craftspersons, all from the Portland area. All items must be handmade and juried to be considered for the store. Much of it is made from recycled or restored materials.
Among the first items I have seen men consider when they come in are photos, paintings, or prints. Often they are curious about what the inspiration was or who created the image. Many customers are drawn to an image that remind them of some experience or memory that takes them out of the present and momentarily into a past world. We have a full range of works from abstract and still life paintings, Northwest landscape paintings, photos of Portland landmarks, some as unique multi-dimensional photos, and even photo reproductions on metal. Some of our artists work with pen and ink or other drawing materials such as crayons to produce very intricate and interesting images. One artist creates mosaics from paper.
An item that I find interesting (and bicyclists have a special interest in) are the clocks made from recycled bike parts. These come in all sizes and shapes. They all have a special look and could sit on a dresser or hang on the wall. Guys usually enjoy looking at these clever cast-off parts that are made to perform a new function.