Our Portland enamel pin embodies all the beauty and boldness that makes the town legendary. One of Portland’s nicknames is the City of Roses, due to the plentifulness of the flower in the local area. A red enamel rose is set on top of a lightning bolt with the letters PDX heralding the local airport code. The Portland enamel pin is soft red and green enamel set in gold plated bronze. The pin is secured by one post with a rubber back. The back of the pin features the Odds and Sods logo and collection number etched in gold.
It’s hard to believe we haven’t immortalized the city of Portland in an enamel pin till now (slap us on the wrist and call us “naughty”). It’s occupants defy categorization or labels. All seem to embrace life with open-armed, devil-may-care joie de vivre. It’s a land teeming with enviable vintage, strange ways, micro-distilleries and DIY sensibilities. Between the habit-forming nature of the doughnut scene, the make-you-cry Thai food at Pok Pok, the catacombs of books at Powell’s City of Books, the storied past of the Aladdin Theater’s stage, and the cavalcade of food trucks – it’s no wonder the locals can’t keep the rest of us at bay. And we haven’t even touched on the landscape. 8 Miles of the country’s largest urban forest reserve in Forest Park. The 20 minutes away escape of Sauvie Island. The Japanese Garden at Washington Park. There’s really too much good to cover in one post.
Note: Pins can loosen and even fall off over time. Hoodzpah uses rubber backings which stay in place firmer than flimsy metal clasps, but be sure to tighten your backs often and remove pins from bags or backpacks that get knocked around more than jackets or clothing.