Hello! Happy Friday. Here’s a giant list of fun things happening around Portland over the next few weeks. Lots happening this evening–maybe you can have an amazing night of fun party hopping around town! If we aren’t rained out this weekend–I hope to either get some ocean time or bicycling time in. I also want to try out Roman Candle Baking Co. and go get more of this addictive Palo Santo dark chocolate I found at The Meadow. YUM. Get some. xo

P.S. PLEASE vote for amazing Portland small business, Colette Patterns! They are nominees in the Martha Stewart American Made contest and if they win the the prize money–they’ll be giving ALL of the cash to their employees as a big ‘thank you’. SO COOL. You can vote 6x a day!


Tonight, Friday, Sept 6, from 6–9PM, come down to the Church + State Sample Sale! The sale is entitled “99 PROBLEMS BUT A DRESS AIN’T ONE” and all dresses will be marked down to $99 (!!!). All of the pieces are made in Portland and there are a full rage of sizes (they are actually first production run dresses versus samples). They’ll be serving up bubbles while people shop and, obviously, playing a Jay-Z only playlist. Plus, sweet Ashley Sophia Clark’s amazing photography will be featured. The sale is at 727 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.

This evening, Friday, Sept 6, join Sword+Fern for their art opening from 6–10PM. Sword+Fern is proud to present an interactive sound installation from Portland-based artist and composer Claudia Meza, with drawings by Mexico City-based artist Rafael Rodríguez Rivera. You’re invited to interact with the installation and press “play”. Sword+Fern is at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

This evening, Friday, Sept 6, Nationale will have an opening reception for Delaney Allen’s third solo exhibition, A Personal Nature, from 6–9PM. Come by and see his amazing photography! Nationale is at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

Tonight, Friday, Sept 6, there is going to be a celebration for a cool tattoo artist and axe collaboration, Steel+Ink! Portland tattoo artists and Trust Co axes will unveil their wonderful designs together. There will also be food, beer and more art and prints. The event takes places from 6–9PM at Union/Pine 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

Tonight, Friday, Sept 6, come by Land Gallery to check out the amazing Tae Won Yu: REMAKE the world in paper show. Tae Won Yu has been mastering the medium of paper sculpture in a fresh and exhilarating way—come see! All ages. 6–9PM. Land is at 3925 N Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

Tonight, Friday, Sept 6, Union Rose will be having their big Great Fall Out Sale from 6–9PM. 15 local designers, major deals and more. All during a fun Montavilla neighborhood First Friday—lots to see and do! Union Rose is at 7909 SE Stark St. MORE INFO.

On Tuesday, Sept 10, come celebrate the new Wildfang flagship store opening! There will be live music, a DJ, drinks and fun times from 7:30–11PM. Wildfang is at 1230 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

On Weds, Sept 11, Radish Underground will be hosting a fun evening with Clair Vintage and Hubris Apparel. The fall fashion celebration starts at 4PM and will run into the evening. Radish Underground is at 414 SW 10th 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.

Starting Thursday, Sept 12, custom suiting/menswear brand, Indochino, will be having a ‘Traveling Tailor’ pop up shop here in Portland. Indochino runs 9/12–9/23 and hours are: 8am-8pm weekdays, Saturdays 9am-8pm and Sundays 10am-7pm. Appointments can be made HERE. The pop up will be located at 922 SW Yamhill St. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, Sept 14, Ink & Peat will be celebrating their 5th anniversary with drinks, snacks and discounts from 6–8PM. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams. MORE INFO.

Starting Saturday, Sept 14 through Sunday, Sept 15, the big PDX Collective Sale will be happening! There will be 11 boutiques offering FANTASTIC deals on loot from their shops to make way for fall merchandise. Betsy & Iya, Bridge City Mercantile, Communion, Ecovibe, Folly, Lizard Lounge, Parallel, Parts + Labour, Shop Adorn, Zella Shoes and Radish Underground. Stop by! The sale is at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. 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.

On Thursday, Sept 19, join Shop Adorn for their big Pendleton The Portland Collection Launch Party celebration! From 6–9PM there will be Pendleton whisky, treats, a designer meet and greet with the TPC designers (Rachel Turk, Nathaniel Crissman and John Blasioli), fun Pendleton and Shop Adorn giveaways, swag bags for the first 15 customers and LOTS more. Plus, you can snap up the NEW DESIGNS! Shop Adorn is at 4120 NE Fremont St. MORE INFO.

Thursday, Sept 26, come out for the 5th Annual Modified Style Portland 2013 Runway Show and Fashion Fundraising Event. Designers of all skill levels create garments made of recycled and donated fabric, these garments are then auctioned off to you! Funds raised will go to 3 beneficiaries: Sisters of the Road, Bark, and the Pixie Project! After the runway show, stay for the 21+ party, too. TICKETS and 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.

Starting Monday, Oct 7 and running through Saturday, Oct 12—it’s Design Week Portland!! Tons of AMAZING events. See the schedule and 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.

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.

Wildcraft School has some amazing workshops coming up. Mushroom hunting! Fabric dyeing with plants! MORE INFO.


Images: The new Wildfang Portland flagship store. Opening party details listed above! Photos courtesy of Portland Athletic & Outdoor.

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

    The store is lovely! Everytime I visit this blog, I just think of how I NEED to visit Portland ASAP.

  2. Lucie says:

    I love these Portland event round-ups. I live in Seattle and have to make a trip down there for some of these events!! Really digging the workshop class on dyeing fabrics.

  3. Ooo, I haven’t tried that chocolate before and now I absolutely have to. They just opened up a location on 23rd, which is right down the street from my house. It’s going to be hard not to go there every single day to try a new chocolate. Roman Candle is SO pretty. Really enjoyed it in there. I’m so excited for Fashion Week! It really is going to be such fun…

  4. caitlin rose says:

    oh it’s raining here in toronto so I’m going to finally do my taxes! Worst. But yes, I will definitely vote for Collette.

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