During the 1970’s I was part of an artists co-op on the Oregon Coast in Otis, Oregon. About 1/4 mile east of the Otis cafe. The group crafted candles, leather clothes, jewelry and shoes. The name was “New Coast Leather Company”. The leather speciality was “moccasins”. We also hand made candles. I moved there in January and I can remember it raining for 3 weeks! The rain always seemed warm compared to winters in the the city of Portland. In the 1970’s the Oregon coast was “off the grid”. Many people moved there to get away from the big cities. Going on a visit back to Portland was like stepping through a portal to another time.