Indie Swimwear made by Pamela Levenson from the epicenter of all that is indie Portland, Oregon. Yes independent design has flourished in Portland the last three years Project Runway winners have come from Portland, Oregon. Pamela’s story is a common Indie Designer story. Pamela started selling her suits in 2000 on consignment to local Portland boutiques. Slowly she worked up the nerve to open a 250 sq. ft. storefront on NE 42nd Avenue and Alberta the famed independent shopping district of Portland. Two years later when a neighbor moved out Pamela talked her conservative Dentist landlord into allowing her to expand her space to 950 sq. ft. This past year Pamela opened the largest women’s swimwear store in the Pacific Northwest in Portland’s trendy Pearl District.