Hi! Here is a list of some fun things happening around Portland. I have a friend in from out of town through the weekend and she has never been to Portland. I’ll be playing tour guide and I’m looking forward to stopping by the Union Way shops and likely buying some shower gel and way too much amazing candy. I only wish the new ramen place was already open! Oh, well–patience until Oct 9, I guess. Have fun, everyone! Spread the word! xo Jen

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my big giveaway with Imelda’s Shoes! So good.


Thursday, Oct 3, there will be a lovely Erica Weiner in-store pop-up shop opening party at Beam & Anchor. Erica will be bringing a selection of gorgeous antique jewels as well as beautiful pieces from her 1909 line. The party goes from 6–8PM tonight, but the pop-up will last through Oct 10. Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N. Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, Oct 4, stop by the new Summerland location for the Summerland Grand Re-Opening Party! The party goes from 6-9PM and there will be a sweet sale of 15% off and Clever Nettle will be there with some sweet vintage clothing. Plus, Champagne and fancy snacks, of course! Summerland is now at 811 E. Burnside St. #124 (in back on the lower level). MORE INFO.

Friday, Oct 4, Union Rose is hosting the Clair Vintage Inspired + Rubygirl Trunk Show. Stop by to meet the lovely designers, grab some fall fashion and snacks and bubbly. Union Rose is at 7909 SE Stark. MORE INFO.

This Saturday, Oct 5 and Sunday, Oct 6, Xtabay Vintage Boutique is having a HUGE 40% OFF ALL COATS AND JACKETS SALE! They have way too many coats in their vintage vault and need to pair down for what will actually fit in the shop for fall and winter. There will be mimosas, too! Starts at 11AM on Saturday and runs both days. Xtabay is at 2515 SE Clinton St. 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.

On Thursday, Oct 10, Spruce Apothecary will be having an opening party! There will also be a fragrance launch for ‘Mosaic’–a new scent collaboration with Imaginary Authors. Come by from 6–9PM and please RSVP at info@spruceapothecary.com. Spruce Apothecary is at 1022 W. Burnside at Union Way across from Ace Hotel. MORE INFO.

On Friday, October 11, join Flora for a little party to celebrate the new jewelry lines they’re carrying, Polaris Jewelry and Elysium Jewelry. Come for sips, treats and shopping from 5-8PM. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

From Oct 12–17, NW Film Center will be screening The Hitchcock 9–nine of Alfred Hitchcock’s films from the 1920s. So awesome! Live music accompaniment! MORE INFO.

From Oct 11–27, NW Film Center is having their Reel Music Festival. Lots of amazing movies about music. MORE INFO.

On Friday, Oct 18, WILL Homestead Store for WILL Leather Goods will be having an opening party. Save the Date. Food, beverage, and entertainment to be provided. 7–10PM. Will Leather Goods is at 1022 W. Burnside in Union Way. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, October 20, the next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.






IMAGES: The new Spruce Apothecary shop in Portland’s Union Way downtown.

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

    thanks for sharing!

  2. allison b-t says:

    i stopped by spruce the weekend before last and am so in love! i honestly think i can break up with sephora now for good! ;)

  3. Libby says:

    I stopped in at Quin last weekend and couldn’t help but leave with vanilla bean caramels and chai caramels. Everything they have is all so good. Enjoy!

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