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618 SW 5th Ave., 295-1171.

Stainless steel Ruff-N-Tuff pet feeding dish. ($2.49).

Fashion Faux Paw Christmas dress. ($6.99).

Circleware's Kick Back shot glasses. ($5.99).

John Wayne DVD collection. ($5.99).

XOXO passport holder and luggage tag. ($2.99).

Trina and Co. travel bags. ($9.99).

Armour Tek iPhone skin. ($4.99).

Vans Christmas skulls shoes. ($9.99).

CHANGE: 58 cents

13600 SW Pacific Highway, 620-6120,

Lotte portable gas range, perfect for tabletop Korean barbecue (at your own kitchen table). ($24.99).

A-Moxa cupping system, according to the pink box, "cures all kinds of diseases" and is "popular among young people." ($7.99).

Cow Beauty Soap, crafted by a Japanese company that's been in the keeping-you-clean biz since 1909. ($2).

The two pan-Asian, baby-themed condiments all discriminating foodies ought to have in their kitchen: Kewpie-brand mayonnaise ($3.99), and Golden Boy fish sauce. (99 cents).

Kasugai's superior gummies, in tropical lychee fruit and pineapple flavors. ($2.99 each).

Back issues of

Portland Chinese Times


Oregon Journal,

for wrapping presents. (Free).

CHANGE: $4.06

1740 SE Ochoco St., 230-2076.

Note: Most of these prices are estimates. Most merchandise sold at the Bins is priced by the pound—$1.59 per pound for up to 10 lbs. of stuff. Electronics, heavier items, books and VHS tapes are priced individually.

Plastic Christmas tree for your friend living at the top of an apartment building. ($3).
"Portable" fog machine with fog liquid ($3) and projector screen for trippy projections ($5), for that dude always throwing house parties.
Coconut "purse" for your aunt who wants to go to Hawaii next summer. (About 50 cents).
Stroller connectors and Snugli baby carrier (about $2), three types of massage toys (about $5), for a new mother.
Personalized L.L. Bean bag with the name "Kris" (about 50 cents), Ab Roller ($1), for your friend named Kris.
A General Selection From the Works of Sigmund Freud ($1), Saussure for Beginners ($1), framed erotic painting (about 50 cents), for your youngest brother who just started at Reed College.
Inflatable waterslide mat ($2), trendy knit hat (about 25 cents), Simpsons Magic 8-Ball (about 50 cents), assorted stretchy book covers (five for about 25 cents), RadioShack Easy Home Video Editor ($2), for your teenage niece and nephew.
Two Nalgene-esque bottles (about 50 cents), back brace (about $1), for your backpacking buddy.
I Love the '90s hand-selected VHS collection including Interview With the Vampire ($1), The Baby-Sitters Club ($1), The Backstreet Boys: for the Fans ($1), The American President ($1) and Titanic ($2), old-skool Vivitar camera (about 25 cents), for your nostalgic best friend.
Recession-themed books including Kaiser Permanente Healthwise Handbook ($1), The Neighborhood Organizer's Handbook ($1), Get a Financial Life ($1), and Albertson's How to Make the Most out of the Least Expensive Cuts of Meat ($1) for your cubicle-mate who is (shhh…) about to be laid off.
A Kid's Guide to Managing Money, for his kid. ($1).
"Jesus is the Reason for the Season" stationery (about 25 cents), New Testament Lessons ($1), Truth in Life: the Parables and Prayers of Jesus ($1), I Believe in Jesus workbook ($1), for your church-going neighbor.
Giant tarot cards (about $1), for your sweat-lodge-going neighbor.
Vending-machine toy for yourself. (25 cents).

CHANGE: 92 cents

1428 SE 36th Ave., 233-1708,

Almost the entire Bill Murray discography on DVD, $37.50:






1 2 ($6),

Groundhog Day


Lost in Translation


The Royal Tenenbaums


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou


Broken Flowers


Logan’s Run

on DVD. ($6).

Leadbelly LP. ($6).

CHANGE: 50 cents

707 NE Fremont St., 517-3786,

Shrimp boat. ($4).

Upside-down Nike swoosh lighter. ($4).

December 1967




by Frank Conroy. ($3).

The Smiths: The Complete Picture

on DVD. ($5.50).

Sleater-Kinney "Get Up" single. ($2.50).

Lennon Remembers.


The New Wave.


Every Picture Tells a Story by

Rod Stewart. ($3).

Godard on Godard.


Plastic recorder. ($5).

Glass Garfield mug. ($1.50).

Cassette-tape-shaped belt buckle. ($8).

CHANGE: 0 cents

3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 235-2222,

Golf tees in primary colors. ($1 per package).

Gently used Danish-to-English dictionary, perfect for that friend who only dates Danish girls. ($1).

Shoddy knockoff Rubik's Cube, for that punk cousin who thinks she's so smart. Try solving a puzzle that won't twist without sticking or breaking. ($1). See also nerd glasses, ($1).

Pencils inscribed with odd facts about the 50 states ($1), and calculator, ($1).

Tweezer set (two pieces) eyebrow razors (three pieces), hair extensions (two pieces), for the skanky 14-year-old Bratz fan in every clan. ($1 each).

Giant scissors for the giant scrapbooker in your family. ($1).

Pterodactyl glider. Keep it. It's awesome. ($1).

Brain floss and trick roach gum, for your wacky/annoying/creepy uncle. ($1 each).

Crayons and tiny magnifying glass for your ant-roasting, wall-defacing niece, ($1 each).

Plastic animal toys, including but not limited to octopi, turkeys, kitty cats, turtles, allosaurs and crabs of every variety. Delightful. ($1 per package).

CHANGE: 0 cents