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Boys' Fort
Less cardboard boxes, more 18thC oil paintings

Portland

A holiday popup right downtown, Boys' Fort is a blessed cootie-free sanctuary "men's lifestyle home store" offering goods from 70+ local makers, ranging from massive oil paintings to wallets made of lawn chair webbing, all curated by two local interior designers who've created digs that’re heavily manned up, but harken back to childhood forts in a "playful nod to boys", which's also how the Cinnamon Bear makes his money every year. The goods you'll be buying yourself this holiday season:

Gear and Accessories: Grab look-bettering goods like chunky leather Duval St Wallets, LEGO-block cufflinks and money clips from Rubygirl, bike bags/panniers from North St, and bow ties from Harding and Wilson, also a presidential music act featuring Warren G & Woodrow known for their hit songs “De-Regulate” and “I’m Way More Popular Than Warren G. Harding”.

Housewares: Fort offers a schload of knicknacks and table-pimpers that range from naked lady mugs with cartoonish line drawings based on old Playboy centerfolds, to colorful enameled tin plates and mugs from a long-closed Southern Oregon eatery, to stash boxes from Salvage Works topped with automotive ephemera like an old Duster badge, which, thanks to progressive changes, they apparently can't give out in the Girl Scouts anymore.

Furniture and Art: Fort'll help you fill your fort with pieces from Revolver’s Mid-Century collection, including an angular Gibbons dining room table. For art, check out the huge deco-ish kinetic sculptures from Springbox Gallery, or ancient, framed boat blueprints of watercraft, built in the Port of Portland for some of the city’s wealthiest families, who were actually not a very Spirit-ed bunch.

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1. Boys' Fort 600 SW 10th, ste 114, Portland, OR 97211

A holiday popup right downtown, Boys' Fort is a "men's lifestyle home store" offering goods from 70+ local makers, ranging from massive oil paintings to wallets made of lawn chair webbing, all curated by two local interior designers who've created digs that’re heavily manned up, but harken back to childhood forts in a "playful nod to boys", which's also how the Cinnamon Bear makes his money every year.

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