Holy crap, you guys! There’s so much fun stuff happening this week, weekend and beyond. We’re going to have to be really strategic to fit it all in. Excuse my abject nerdiness with this round of listings, but I get so excited for fall harvest events, historical tours and spooky times! This is the best time of year always and forever. Have fun out there!

AND here are some dreamy new lookbook photos from Portland boutique, Vintalier. It makes me want to sip cocktails by the fire while lounging on a weathered old Chesterfield in cozy vintage clothing. See more Vintalier HERE.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my big BRIDGE & BURN GIVEAWAY! AND my fantastic giveaway with Fetch Eyewear to celebrate their rad new collection!


This Friday, Oct 18, stop by Lille Boutique on Burnside to shop the Skin F/W 2013 loungewear and ready-to-wear collection at an exclusive trunk show with International Brand Director Kirsten Basso from 5PM-8PM. Lille is located at 1007 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

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

This Friday Oct 18 through Sunday, Oct 20, the Paranormal Convention is happening in St. Helens, Oregon. Talks about paranormal activities in the NW, tours of historic places, investigations and demonstrations, a Spirit of Halloweentown ball and costume contest, haunted restaurants and pizza. Sounds good to me! MORE INFO.

This Friday, Oct 18 through Sunday, Oct 20, stop by the Portland Nursery Annual Apple Tasting Event! YUM. Apple and pear tasting, cider demos, kid fun and music will be happening each day from 10AM—5PM. Portland Nursery is at 5050 SE Stark. MORE INFO.

More apples! More pears! More pumpkins! This Friday, Oct 18 through Sunday, Oct 20, the big Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest is happening at the Hood River Waterfront. There will be lots of vendors, tastings and fun. MORE INFO.

This 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.


Now through January 5, OMSI is having The International Exhibit of Sherlock Holmes. You’ll see a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes. You’ll learn to use investigative tools and techniques from Holmes himself and test yourself with exciting, interactive crime-solving opportunities. I hope Jeremy Brett is there in spirit! FUN! MORE INFO.

Now through Jan 12, the Portland Art Museum has an amazing SAMURAI! exhibit with armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Also exciting is that they are also screening samurai films at the Northwest Film Center. SO COOL! All samurai all the time in Portland. EXHIBIT INFO and FILM INFO.

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


On Thursday, Oct 24, Shop Adorn is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a fun birthday party at the shop from 4PM—8PM. There will be a Prairie Underground Holiday 2013 Trunk Show, yummy cocktails, personal styling sessions, mystery gift cards and lots of sweet people! Shop Adorn is at 4120 NE Fremont St. MORE INFO.

On Friday, Oct 25, Alder & Co. will be hosting a fun night with TRUCK furniture maker, Tokuhiko Kise, from 6PM—8PM. It will be festive fall evening with all three TRUCK books for sale, the author available to sign them. Plus, special bouquets by Hilary Horvath for sale and, of course, wine for all. Alder & Co. is at 616 SW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Weds, October 30, from 5PM—8PM and Thurs, Oct 31, from 11AM-7PM, Jane’s Vanity will be bringing the latest fall shipments of lingerie and loungewear to a suite at the Hotel Deluxe. Plus, all purchases at the event will be 10% off. Hotel DeLuxe is at 729 SW 15th Ave. MORE INFO.

The Spirit of Halloweentown is coming October 31. Huh? MORE INFO.




Photography: Anja Verdugo
Styling: Ellen Hsu
Makeup + Hair: Destiny Taylor
Model: Autumn Johnson
Location: Library at The Nines in Portland
All clothing and accessories are from Vintalier.

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

    thanks for sharing! love this list

  2. maggie says:

    Awesome list! Now too bad I live in LA and will be in New York for the weekend.

  3. AH! So many fun things, I can’t even stand it!

  4. Ooooooohhhhhhh I just cannot wait to call Oregon home again. <3