TWO WEEKS AGO, the Merc did a Shop Local roundup. So, of course, I was assigned to cover menswear. (Please note sarcasm.) See, while I may dress like a 14-year-old boy, I still wear WOMEN'S clothing. Nevertheless, I didn't want to half-ass it. That's why (1) I took to Facebook to get ideas from, well, MEN. (2) I researched the stores that sold men's clothing. (3) I picked the brains of my most fashionable man friends. And (4) I put all those things together, got in my car, and visited each and every store I deemed worthy. I made it to about 10 places in all, and was sure to note each shop boy, to ensure he was fashionable and accurately represented the store he worked in. So what better way to follow up my menswear piece than with a Portland's Pretty dedicated to the men who make these shops great? Boys, thank you for letting me snap you, and for keeping Portland well dressed, while offering impeccable customer service. You guys are great.