Store We Adore: Alchemy



1022 N.W. Lovejoy St., Portland, Ore.Master jeweler David Iler couldn’t have picked a better location than Portland’s Pearl District for his own shop. Like Iler, the district has industrial roots. In the 1990s, its former manufacturing facilities began to be transformed into urban-chic lofts, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Since 2005, the neighborhood has also played home to Iler’s Alchemy. After spending almost 20 years in steel fabrication—and another seven running a trade shop for Portland institution Zell Bros. Jewelers—Iler opened this stylish warehouse space to showcase his own exquisite, handcrafted works alongside those of other inventive artisans. And behind the walls of his airy showroom, Iler also maintains a full-service workshop. He designs, crafts, and maintains jewelry the old-fashioned way, albeit with a little help from some modern equipment.METAL HEADP
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