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Arts and Entertainment

Photo Log: #TillamookSmile

When the photos of Patrick Criteser came in for our October Downtime column, the OB editorial staff gathered round, in awe of Criseter’s distinctive and apparently unshakable smile. Against a changing backdrop — cows in a stall, the company’s half-Volkswagen — Criseter’s infectious grin remained constant. It’s a cheesy (pun intended) beam that begs for a hashtag.

Company Present Accepted

’Tis the season of giving — and that goes far beyond trees drowning in Lego sets and ironic knitwear. Santa Claus knows corporations are people too, in need of gifts to warm the hearts (and stomachs) of even the most Grinch-like CFOs.

Let it Rain

This year has been so dry we were caught napping when it finally started to sprinkle. Hopefully you didn’t get caught in a downpour while eagerly awaiting — don’t deny it — our curation of Oregon-grown wet weather wear.

Summer of acquisition

OB's art director offers his visual take on the wave of acquisitions that swept up Oregon companies this summer.

 

Best Foot Forward

Whether you're stepping out to work or onto the track, Pacific Northwest shoe companies have you covered.

Sun set

BY CHRIS NOBLE

The right sunglasses can protect your eyes and look cool at the same time. This being the 21st century, select shades are socially conscious, too. Portland brand Shwood uses wood and other natural materials and manufactures locally. Founded by Ann Sacks, the brand Fetch dedicates a portion of its profits to animal welfare. But whether you choose classic tortiseshell or aviator chic, please, shed the sunglasses when you walk in the door — and, of course, at night. 

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