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FYI: It’s May and it’s supposed to be in the 80s this weekend. How did that happen?? So, this week’s list is a bit of a beast! Everyone is coming out of hibernation for some fun times, I guess. Here are a bunch of awesome things happening around Portland over the next few weeks. Have a good time! Stay cool! xo P.S. I love these new looks from Yo! Vintage.


Tonight, Friday, May 3, Lille Boutique will be celebrating their 6th anniversary! And they’ll be having a First Friday Artist’s Reception for Megan Hanley’s “The Sacred Province of the Feminine” exhibition. Come for fun 7–9PM Lille Boutique is at 1007 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

Tonight, Friday, May 3, Wanderlust will be having a fun little party to celebrate the sweet new Berkley Illustration parlor window installation. The party is from 5-9PM and they’ll have snacks and drinks—including beer from their neighbor’s Captured by Porches. Wanderlust is at 2804 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

Tonight, Friday, May 3, Nationale will be having an artist’s reception for Aidan Koch’s first solo exhibition with the gallery as part of their visual arts program. The opening goes from 6PM–9PM and the work will be on view May 2 through June 2. Nationale is at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

Tonight, Friday, May 3, Sword + Fern will be hosting an artist’s reception from 6–9PM. Come see a selection of works from Pacific Northwest-based art co-op, Plane/Air Collective. The work will be on view through June 3. Sword + Fern is at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

Tonight, Friday, May 3, there will be a Art & Adornment event at Union Rose! This includes a trunk show featuring Hubris Apparel and Allium Jewelry. Also, work by featured artist, Lindsay Saunders. Union Rose is at 7909 SE Stark. MORE INFO.

This Saturday, May 4, stop by Lizard Lounge for the Harding & Wilson bow tie event from 12–4PM. 30% off bow ties and raffles will be going on. Lizard Lounge is at 1323 NW Irving St. MORE INFO.

This Saturday, May 4, the Blackbox Block Party will be happening at 13th & W. Burnside! Tanner Goods, Solestruck, Poler, Reveille and Yo! Vintage are having discounts. AND there will be live music, free gifts, drinks and fun people! Party goes from 2–6PM. MORE INFO.

This Sunday, May 5, Nationale will unveil Lowell’s Merchants in Residence selection in their space. There will be coffee and pastries from 11AM until 1PM. Because this installment of Merchants in Residence is a store swap, find some of Nationale’s favorite items at Lowell through the end of June. Nationale is at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.


Starting Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12, Tilde will be having one of their biggest sales of the year. Every year they have a fantastic Mother’s Day Sale and almost everything in the shop is 20% off. Come by for amazing deals on jewelry, housewares, handbags, accessories, ceramics and gifts! Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, May 9, Flutter and Emerald Petals will be having a fun party to celebrate their new cohabitation. Hilary moved into the space at the back of Flutter and has created a magical garden of wonder with her gorgeous floral creations. There will also be artwork featured by Francesca LeTourneau. So, come to the garden party and sip bubbly from 5–8PM at MORE INFO.

On Friday, May 10, there will be a Mother’s Day Shopping Event with Ink & Peat, Lark Press, Lodekka, Queen Bee, Myoptic and Yoga Shala—all fantastic shops on N. Williams Ave. Come by from 5—8PM for drinks, snacks and 20% off. MORE INFO.

On Friday, May 10, Flora will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop Opening within their shop space. There will be 5 local painters and jewelry designers. Come join the festivities from 5–8PM with bubbly, house-blended teas, snacks, freebies and raffles. The work will be available through the weekend as well. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, May 11, the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale will be taking place from 11AM–6PM at the Oregon Convention Center (Hall D). Free admission! Live cat adoption! Goodie bags to the first 200 shoppers. MORE INFO.


Monday, May 13 thru Thursday, May 16, the Portland Mercury’s Open Season 9th Annual Spring Fashion Show is turning each evening into a fun local fashion soiree at different venues around SE PDX every night. FUN TIMES! See the lineup, the venues and MORE INFO.

Wednesday, May 15, is Shop the Block! Shop the shops between 41st and 42nd on NE Fremont for special deals, trunk shows, and lots of love! Stop by The Arrangement, Shop Adorn, Silhouette, Full Circle, Gazelle and Amenity Shoes between 4PM and 8PM. MORE INFO.

On Wednesday, May 15, Shop Adorn will be hosting a Prairie Underground Trunk Show from 4–8PM. The event will showcase limited edition pieces, a preview of summer styles, and guests can enter a raffle for a chance to win a piece of Prairie Underground. Shop Adorn is at 4120 NE Fremont St. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, May 19, the next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.


Images courtesy of Yo! Vintage. Photography by Charise Marie.


Clothing: Yo! Vintage
Photography: Charise Marie
Art Direction/Styling: Sara Radcliffe
Model: Marlene Avelino

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