Tanner Goods

Tanner Goods produces hand-crafted goods with time tested tools and heritage techniques. Our small team of craftsmen produce every piece by hand in our studios. We utilize the same tools that have been put to work for decades manufacturing heritage leather goods, and in many cases have sought out antique equipment that produce the best results. All of our sewing is done by a heritage saddle maker who started as an apprentice in the industry in 1964. For the past 45+ years he has been honing his craft, and has been generous enough to pass along his knowledge and skill to the rest of our team.

Community :: In the Mix

Coming in May to the coveted “Duderanch Ballroom” is NuMark Office Interiors.  NuMark is a “full-service commercial furnishings dealership providing clients with a broad range of interior product and furniture service solutions.”  There’s some synchronicity at work in getting this group into the old jazz club, as General Manager Randy Ito has some jazz history himself (you’ll have to ask him).  He’s already known affectionately around the Leftbank office as “Ballroom Randy.”

The breathtaking 3rd floor is probably even more beautiful than the last time you looked.  Beginning this past weekend, Sockeye Creative is moving their operation to Leftbank.  An integrated brand creative agency, they say, “Think of us as a physical trainer for your brand.  We’ll whip it into the best shape of its life.  All muscle.  No fat.  That’s where the metaphor ends.  You won’t catch us checking ourselves out in the mirror.”

Stop by and welcome the new neighbors when you have a chance.  We couldn’t be more pleased to have them on board.

bumper crop!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  The best part of my work at Leftbank is crossing paths with innovative, inspired and inspiring people.  Everyday.  The Leftbank community is a steadily growing and delightful assembly of Portlanders, and August brought us a bumper crop. more

the happiest hour.

a few weeks back, Leftbank had a big day. It was May 28th, 2009 – and the end of all major construction operations was upon us. Of course, there were no protests or great controversy in the face of these operations, and thankfully no real suffering, but there was often struggle and often pain.   …ok,  that might be overstating it a bit.  But it was the culmination of an enormous amount of work, and countless long, long days.             –and more importantly, cause for celebration.

We celebrated in the newly minted lobby, had drinks from the still-drying cafe bar (no worries, just mineral oil!), and ate delicious food from leftbank friend and partner, Bon Appétit.     One thing that struck me so was the sheer number of people that joined us.. and more than that, in fact, was that I only knew a small portion of them.    I’ve been involved since the ramshackle beginnings of this endeavor, a hand (or finger) in what seems like just about every aspect of the project, and come to know a great many good people in the process… But seeing so many new faces was straight astounding.       And mixed in were great tenants seeming already at home, like folks from Portland Farmers Market and the gang from Upstream (not to mention Alex and his Upright brews, too), plus an equally exceptional crop of new tenants, too.    That eve, we officially welcomed Bill, Gary, Holly and co. (who together make up SOLIDCORE, JHL design, ORANGEWALLstudios and intelligent design), The GreenVille Project, and Old Town Computers into the fold.

All told, once again, a fine, fine time.     Thanks to all who made it so.    Onward we go.

welcome home

…thats how we felt when we finally moved into Leftbank a few weeks ago, we are home…

late in 2008 the owners of intelligent design, SOLIDCORE, ORANGEWALLstudios and JHL Design came together to form a collective of design based firms that would share resources, networks, skill sets and backgrounds. we felt the team would be more efficient and run a tighter set of ships by leveraging each others strengths. the search was on to find the perfect space for the new collective. after several false starts (fortunate for us none of them worked out) we found Leftbank suite 202 and knew it was home right on the spot. we can be called “design 202” instead of intelligent design, SOLIDCORE, ORANGEWALLstudios and JHL Design.

now we are temporarily located in suite 208 while 202 is built out. we will have an architectural, interiors, furniture and lighting resource library at the heart of our space and will make it available for the building to use along with some stylin’ conference and lounge spaces once we are moved in, come by and say hi.

202 design

holly, bill and gary

SOLIDCORE, intelligent design, ORANGEWALLstudios and JHL Design

…thats how we felt when we finally moved into Leftbank a few weeks ago, we are home…

late in 2008 the owners of intelligent design, SOLIDCORE, ORANGEWALLstudios and JHL Design came together to form a collective of design based firms that would share resources, networks, skill sets and backgrounds. we felt the team would be more efficient and run a tighter set of ships by leveraging each others strengths. the search was on to find the perfect space for the new collective. after several false starts (fortunate for us none of them worked out) we found Leftbank suite 202 and knew it was home right on the spot. we can be called “design 202” instead of intelligent design, SOLIDCORE, ORANGEWALLstudios and JHL Design.

now we are temporarily located in suite 208 while 202 is built out. we will have an architectural, interiors, furniture and lighting resource library at the heart of our space and will make it available for the building to use along with some stylin’ conference and lounge spaces once we are moved in, come by and say hi.

202 design

holly, bill and gary