Stand out on the evening walk with a “Support the Adoption Option” leash and collar from the Pixie Project. They’re bright green, reflective and sure to spark conversation. Leash $12, collar $8. The Pixie Project, 510 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 542-2432, pixieproject.org.
Shine Candle Company’s hand-poured soy-wax candles come unpackaged or in cool repurposed glass containers. They’ll even pour a candle in a container of your choosing, should you so wish. We like the bayberry scent. Votives $5, larger candles vary. Local Goods, 2136 E Burnside St., 548-4390, localgoodsllc.com.
Husband-and-wife team Scott McCarty and Miranda Layton make lovely illustrated lockets under the name Locket2You, combining bright colors with vintage illustrations from animals to Alice in Wonderland, sealed under clear resin. $25. In Other Words, 8B NE Killingsworth St., 232-6003, or locket2you.com.
Lindsay Jo Holmes’ Maple XO has been making cool bangles and earrings from recycled skateboards since 2008. Now she’s using the wheels, too, to make more affordable versions of her trademark off-kilter hoops. $24. Radish Underground, 414 SW 10th Ave., 928-6435, maplexo.com.
Treat Beauty’s new line of lip balm is made of all-natural ingredients, comes in orange- and lemon-vanilla flavors, and, at 3 1/2 inches, is surprisingly, satisfyingly large. $10. Blush Beauty Bar, 513 NW 23rd Ave., 227-3390, blushbeautybar247.com.
Need a calendar? Buy the Hawthorne Bridge Calendar, illustrated with a dozen photos and artworks of the 100-year-old vertical lift bridge. Proceeds benefit the Hawthorne Centennial Celebration. $10. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, pdxbridgefestival.org.
It’s about time someone wrote a guide to Oregon’s wineries that’s not about wine. You don’t go wine tasting to taste wine—who can taste anything after six full-bodied pinots? You go wine tasting to get drunk in the country. Cindy Anderson’s Oregon Wine Country Guidebook doesn’t have much to say about the vino, but plenty to say about the views, tasting rooms and prices of some 200 Oregon wineries. $15. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, powells.com.
Olympia artist Nikki McClure’s astonishingly detailed paper cuts are hugely popular in Portland, and with good reason. She’s collected a couple dozen of them in Remember: A Seasonal Record, an illustrated journal from Sasquatch Books. Sweet! $16.95. Land, 3925 N Mississippi Ave., 451-0689, landpdx.com.
Omnivore/veg dating is difficult enough, but what do you do when your spouse won’t eat meat? Portland writer Ivy Manning answers the question in her delightful and comprehensive The Adaptable Feast: Satisfying Meals for the Vegetarians, Vegans and Omnivores at Your Table. $16.28. In Good Taste, 231 NW 11th Ave., 248-2015, ingoodtastestore.com.
(Not Pictured) Ghanaian master drummer Obo Addy’s talents extend well beyond music. He and his family make Obo’s Shea Butter, a lightly scented blend of shea seed extract and almond oil, so your skin will be nice and moist as you’re dancing to Addy’s beats. $7. Escential Lotions and Oils, 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 800-750-6457, escentialonline.com.