Howdy. There are quite a few fun new listings this week. Also, how cute is this grey linen dress above from Radish Underground? SO SWEET. The piping! The pockets! Love. Have a good time running around town and spread the word! xo

P.S. Have you eaten at Harlow on Hawthorne yet?? It’s SO GOOD and the space gets the dreamiest glowing natural light. ♥


This Saturday, Aug 24, my pals at Colette Patterns will be having a BIG STUDIO SALE at their Ford Building headquarters! They are cleaning out their fabric stash, prop closets and a lot more. Sarai will also be selling off a TON of her vintage jewelry, purses, hats and other vintage bits and bobs from photo shoots. Come by 10AM – 4PM (please don’t show up before 10). Location: The lobby of The Ford Building at 2505 SE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

Word on the street is that Eden just unearthed an incredible lot of vintage wedding gowns! There are dozens of beautiful gowns dating from the 1930s through 1970s in a variety of sizes! Stop by the shop during normal business hours or call them to arrange a private appointment (bubbly provided, of course). Call (503) 222-2285 or visit the lovely ladies of Eden at 221 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

This Sunday, Aug 25, the 2nd annual Summer’s End Art Sale will be happening in Sellwood from noon-5PM. Come find jewelry, ceramics, paintings, prints and drawings from Kiersten Crowley, Robin Houdek, Jason Karl, Amy Payne, Jessica Pluhar, Lauren Reiner. Treats & refreshments, too! Stop by 1005 SE Bidwell St.

On Wednesday, August 28, the Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event takes place at The Crystal Ballroom. Fade to Light showcases the work of both established and emerging designers within the Portland fashion community, including Project Runway winners and alums and graduates from The Art Institute of Portland and Portland Sewing’s Fashion Forward Program. These designers not only design their collections in Portland, they also do almost all of their manufacturing in Portland and 100% of the manufacturing is done ethically and sustainably. New collections will be shown by Bad Wolf Clothier, Bryce Black, Chicago Harper, ElizaBeth Rohloff, Emit, Michelle Lesniak, Quick Study, Studio SKB, and Wandering Muse. TICKETS + MORE INFO.

On Friday, Aug 30, a big new space of shopping awesomeness will open on Grand Ave. Come shop the 19 vendors of the new Grand Marketplace! There will be a little bit of everything–home goods, apothecary, vintage clothing, turkish textiles, architectural pieces, house plants, coffee and lots more fun under one roof. And PARKING! A few of the shops: Seek the Unique, Fabius Grange, Vintage Rust, Aurora Mills Antiques & many more. Grand Marketplace will be located at 1005 SE Grand. MORE INFO.

Mark your calendar for the HUGE Annual Stars Antiques Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2. It’s going to be a fun 3 days full of amazing deals on vintage. Open 11AM–6PM. Stars is at 7027 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, Sept 5, Vintalier will be hosting a jewelry trunk show for Nayariva from 3–9PM. All Nayariva products are handcrafted by women from the Amazon Rainforest and much of the proceeds go directly to sustain and build their economy. Also shop Vintalier’s extended Labor Day Sale with discounts on summer styles from 20% to 50% off. Vintalier is at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, Sept 5, come for the opening of local artist Alyson Provax’s show of new work, “Begins Again”. You may be familiar with her Time Wasting Experiment–which I love. Her new work draws on personal new beginnings and long cycles within the natural world. Stop by from 5:30–8:30PM at Portland Center Stage at 128 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Wednesday, Sept 11, come out for Portland’s first annual Fall Into Fashion event! Come celebrate with the community and the shops of Downtown Portland with fashion shows, in-store events, food and fun giveaways! Outdoor catwalk shows at Director Park every 30 minutes from 5:30–7:30PM, fun photo booths, pedi-cabs, gift certificates and raffles. Lots of fun! MORE INFO. See THE FASHION EVENT SCHEDULE!

Portland Fashion Week events are happening Sept 12–21. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, Sept 12th, Relish will be having a wonderful natural bedding and home linens trunk show with Teixidors from Spain. Relish Home Interiors is at 1715b NW Lovejoy St. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, September 15, the next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

Wonderful local fabric shop, Josephine’s Dry Goods, just got in a bunch of beautiful Liberty fabrics and Aboriginal cottons from Australia. Plus, they will be having sales because they are closing their doors at the end of September, unfortunately. Josephine’s Dry Goods is at 521 SW 11th Ave #100. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, Oct 6, The Portland Mercury will be having their 1st Annual Chili Jamboree! They’ve teamed up with Mississippi Studios, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Nicky USA for a big Portland celebrity chef chili cook-off, pie and a bunch of music. From 2pm—??? The Chili Jamboree will be at 3939 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.


Images: A couple of sweet dresses by Jennifer Glasgow at Portland’s Radish Underground downtown.

4 Responses to “I HEART PDX”
  1. kelsey says:

    hooray! love this list! thanks for sharing

  2. Courtney says:

    Jen, are you going to the Fade to Light show on Wednesday? I am visiting Portland for 1 day only (BY MYSELF THE HORROR) and want to make some PDX friends!! Meet up?

    • Jen McCabe says:

      Hi there! I have friends in town, so I won’t be able to attend. We literally have different houseguests every week until mid-October. It’s bananas. Have fun!! I’m sure it’s going to be WONDERFUL. Also, Portland peeps are always SUPER welcoming and sweet.

  3. daria says:

    the first dress is perfection, I can’t believe it!