New store alert: Next time you're in the Multnomah Village neighborhood, stop in and check out Knack, a gallery-like shop specializing exclusively in regional art and craft pieces. Knack's Leigh Rosenwald likens it to "Relish or the SF MOMA gift shop." Well, if that's not a ringing endorsement, I don't know what is, but the photos on their Facebook page back up the interest factor, like these super cool pieces by Denise Krueger:


And this heavenly, transportive encaustic painting by Ruth Ann Skodacek: