HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! Here is a big new list of fun events happening around our fair city of Portland. Spread the word! It’s getting pretty wild–’tis the season! I’m super psyched about all the holiday events coming up, new shops and restaurant openings. Plus, I love it when people wear more and more clothes and closed-toed shoes. Have a good weekend! xo Jen

P.S. Speaking of more clothes–come enter my SHOP ADORN $150 GIVEAWAY! Do you love Pendleton: The Portland Collection? Super. Nicole has lots of new Pendleton TPC, Prairie Underground and other sweet lines for ladies and gents in her shop. Enter HERE! ♥


Today, Friday, November 1, Imogene + Willie will be opening the doors of their new Portland shop! These lovely Nashville folks are known for their ace denim for women and men and lots of other stellar pieces. Welcome to Portland, Carrie and Matt and the Imogene + Willie crew! 1306 W. Burnside. MORE INFO.

YUM! Boxer Ramen finally opens today in Union Way across from Ace Hotel!! Plus, my dear friend and Portland artist, Trish Grantham, painted all the amazingly sweet Boxer Ramen characters on the walls.

Tonight, Friday, Nov 1, OKO and Liza Reitz will be having a trunk show. Liza will have older and current collections discounted prices. Lots of new fall! OKO will have a display of beautiful vintage jewelry on clearance. There will be sips and treats 5PM–8PM. 2774 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.

Friday, Nov 1, Nationale is having an art opening for San Francisco-based painter, Jaik Faulk, for his third Nationale solo exhibition, Radio on the Beach. The show will be up through December 8. Come down tonight from 6PM–9PM. Nationale is at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

Today, Friday, November 1, stop by Union Rose for a trunk show and art opening during Montavilla First Friday! See jewelry by AMiRA, apparel from Hubris and the artwork of Cheyenne Sawyer from 6PM–8:30PM. There will be discounts, treats and bubbly! Union Rose is at 7909 SE Stark. MORE INFO.

Friday, November 1, Maven Collective will be hosting an art opening for Ruth Shively. From 5PM—8PM, there will be autumn cocktails, snacks and make sure to enter their giveaway for a Maven Collective gift certificate. Maven Collective is at 7819 SE Stark St. MORE INFO.

This Saturday, Nov 2, there will be special screenings of 1931 German drama-thriller, M, starring Peter Lorre and directed by Fritz Lang. An amazing classic! Screenings at 4:30PM and 7PM at NW Film Center. MORE INFO.

Saturday, November 2, there will be a Lena Medoyeff 15th Anniversary Sale & Souchi Trunk Show! Discounts on both lines, cocktails, nibbles and fun! From 11AM—6PM at Lena Medoyeff 710 NW 23rd Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, November 2, stop by 220 Salon from 3PM–9PM for the Sturnelle Collection Pop-Up Shop Party. There will be loot from Sturnelle Collection, Seaworthy Jewelry, Reif, Bowyer and Fletcher, Old Tiger and Peach Jewelry and Haley Ann. 220 Salon is at 213 SW Ash St #211. MORE INFO.

On Tuesday, November 5, Chelsea Heffner and Jorie Garcia from WildCraft Studio School will be in attendance at Maven Collective for Wild Weave–an experimental weaving workshop. Contact Maven Collective to register and buy a ticket. Their email is hello@mavencollectivepdx.com MORE INFO.

On Thursday, November 7, BOET is having a dreamy pop-up opening inside of Yo! Vintage. There is jewelry, art and other fun things and the pop-up will run through the month! Yo! Vintage is at 413 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, November 9, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. will be having 3 workshops: Calligraphy with artist Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, Flower Arranging with Anna Mara Floral Design, and Styling, Party Favors and Table-Setting with Commonwealth. Cost is $199 for the day. MORE INFO + GET TICKETS.


On Saturday, November 9, Ace Hotel presents Content 2013! It’s the fourth year of this live, conceptual design and fashion installation. 28+ guest rooms will be transformed by as many members of Portland’s über talented design community. This year the designers and artists include: Bridge & Burn, OLO Fragrance, Reif, Seaworthy, Mazama, Tanner Goods, Shwood, John Blasioli, Portland Garment Factory, Crazy Wind, Julia Barbee, Liza Reitz, Cloth + Goods, Seaecho, Norwood, Potter’s Field Ceramics, Michelle Lesniak, Fresh Tangerine, Hello Eliza, TBA, emit creative, Night United, Randi Whipple, Honeyfox, Brady Lange, Imaginary Authors and Lift. 5PM–10PM at Ace Hotel 1022 SW Stark St. BUY TICKETS. MORE INFO.

On Friday, November 15, lovely lady, Katy Kippen, and her team will be opening their Grayling flagship store at the new Bindery complex on NE Sandy. Pendleton Whisky and Yazi Vodka are sponsoring the event and there will be a $500 raffle for a jewelry shopping spree and live music. The fun times are from 5PM–9PM! 3115 NE Sandy Blvd. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, November 16, my pal Chelsea Fuss is curating an Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm. They’ll be showcasing 8 wonderful Etsy sellers from Portland from 1PM–6PM. There will be housewares, accessories, stationery and more! Great for gift shopping! West Elm is at 1201 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, November 17, the next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. Lots of amazing vendors! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

Monday, November 18, my friend and phenomenal vegan chef, Isa Moskowitz, will be having a signing for her amazing new book, Isa Does It: Amazingly, Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week. I just bought a copy and it’s gorgeous and the recipes are fantastic as usual. Also, she’s really funny, so I recommend going to this shindig. Powell’s is at 1005 W Burnside St. MORE INFO.

Black Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, it’s time for the big Little Boxes event! Approximately 1 bazillion awesome locally owned shops will by participating in this citywide sale event and amazing mega raffle. SO MUCH FUN. MORE INFO.

On Black Friday, November 29, stop by the Black Magic PDX Holiday Sale at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! Wonderful designers and shops will be bringing the magic: Tiro Tiro, BLTN, OLO, Portland Apothecary, Winnow, Boet, Crazy Wind, AK Vintage, Sword + Fern and Yo Vintage will be there. 11AM-6PM 1022 SW Stark St. MORE INFO.

On Black Friday, Nov 29, stop by for the Made in Portland Studio Sale for Portland made apparel from Clair Vintage Inspired, Carolyn Hart Designs, She-She PDX, Hubris Apparel and Orange Exterior. Prices $5-$60. 50–85% off. Overruns, backstock and one of a kind samples! Coffee and mimosa will be poured from 10AM–4PM! Nashionland 1121 N. Loring #102. MORE INFO.

On Friday, December 6, the 3rd Annual Portland Bazaar weekend starts up with a party and early opening in the evening from 5–9PM. This party has an admission fee ($10), but there will be live music and spirits and less crowds to make perusing the vendors a little more mellow. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, come to the Portland Bazaar from 9AM–4PM each day for awesome holiday shopping from a bunch of talented local makers. No admission. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, stop by The Makery Winter Market to shop more than 20 amazing local makers! The market is open from 10AM–5PM each day. There will be cocktails from Dig a Pony, craft beers from Widmer Brewing, locally-roasted coffee and DJ tunes. AND food carts. 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.

On Saturday, December 7, save the date for the big Decemberville Sellwood Westmoreland Holiday Sale and Toy Drive. 11AM–6PM. MORE INFO.


ABOVE PHOTOS: Some pics I snapped last week while I was shopping at Alder & Co. Hilary Horvath’s fall flowers are AMAZING! I bought the new Wilder Quarterly with the Susan Miller pull-out guide to Astrology and Flowers and Aesop body balm that I talked about this week in my beauty product roundup and skin issues post. Alder & Co. is at 616 SW 12th Ave.

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

    this is my favorite post of the week! love seeing what’s going on

  2. Libby says:

    thanks for all the great events! can’t wait to check them out, especially the etsy pop-up and little boxes.

  3. chelsea says:

    Thank you for posting about the WE event! Hope to see you there. It’s been way too long!!

  4. Sarah says:

    I was wondering if you had any recommendations for vintage jewelery shop in Portland? Possibly focusing in engagement rings? I would very much appreciate it!

    • Jen McCabe says:

      Hi Sarah,

      I haven’t done any antique estate jewelry shopping in Portland. A quick google search pulls up a few shops. I would call Xtabay to ask their advice and maybe Avalon downtown. Those shops will probably know where to go! Good luck!


      • Sarah says:

        Thanks! I wound up going to Meloy’s and Antoinette’s. So if anyone ever asks I would totally recommend them!
        Thanks again

  5. katy says:

    Hope you can come share a glass of whisky with us!!! ;)

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