The Pacific Northwest of the United States gave us a significant music renaissance and that forward thinking style has lent its name to this eyeglass frame as well. The Portland frame is just as youthful and refreshing as the name implies, but the basic style is grounded in a heritage of the classic wayfarer frame.
The element that makes the Portland frame so comfortable and wearable is the thinner, lightweight plastic construction. There is nothing heavy-handed about this design. The classic square shape is rounded at the edges for a flattering look and the corners of the frame front are accented with oblique metal studs. The softly curved plastic temples are lined with a core of metal, which keeps them in solid adjustment for those who are active participants in sports.
The color choices for this unisex frame are black/crystal and brown/crystal -- the added crystal element adding to the overall contemporary motif. Whether getting your point across in the boardroom or getting the volleyball across the net on the beach, the Portland frame works as hard as you do.