In 2003, two friends became unlikely business partners when they decided that Portland was lacking in local shoe store options. There were few places outside of big box retailers and they wanted to bring something special to the NE quadrant where they both lived. So they quit their legal and social work jobs and decided to embark on a brand new business adventure together. Thirteen years and two stores later, pedX and Manifesto are mainstays in Portland's local shopping scene. They are proud to provide great styles for customers who want to support small business, as well as a platform for independent designers to sell their work.