Forest City Portage


begun in a bedroom of a third floor apartment on cleveland’s west side, forest city portage is a testament to hard work and determination. what started as an outlet for neglected artistic urges, forest city portage has grown to become a bustling micro enterprise comprised of self-taught owner/designer michael hudecek. housed in the former TEMPLAR MOTOR CAR CO. manufacturing facility in lakewood, oh’s birdtown neighborhood, the studio produces bags of all ilk spawned from a commitment to cleveland (hudecek was raised in detroit shoreway on cleveland’s near-west side), a car-free lifestyle, and a desire to do things right.