Hello! Here is another gigantic list of fun stuff happening around Portland over the next few weeks. There’s so much going on! I’m thinking about stopping by the Heart Coffee Roasters new location downtown in the old Alder & Co. space next to Grüner this weekend. I’m also excited to be getting my newly custom upholstered sofa from Leland at Revive PDX. He does such an amazing job–you might remember my Pendleton chair that he upholstered for me a while back. Anyway–have fun out there! Spread the word! xo Jen

P.S. Come enter my SEAWORTHY JEWELRY GIVEAWAY! Marisa’s new collection is amazing.


It’s time to get tickets for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker with Oregon Ballet Theatre. HERE.

Check out my HOLIDAY FAVES roundups. There are lots of sweet discount codes and a bunch of them are for Portland makers and shops! Find the all HERE.

Starting today, Friday, November 15 through this Sunday, November 17, the Stars Antiques-owned Stars Too location is having three fun days of amazing deals, festive holiday decorations, sparkling cider & wine! Everything at at Stars Too will be 20% OFF during the sale from 11AM-6PM each day! STARS TOO is at 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.

Tonight, 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.

This 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.

This 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.

Pam at Ink & Peat is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving floral arrangements. Plus, here is a 10% off coupon for her lovely shop. Call to order at 503-282-6688 or stop by Ink & Peat at 3808 N. Williams Ave.

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.


There are pieces for the Garnish x Kate Troyer collaboration available for pre-order right now! Stop by Garnish at 404 NW 12th Ave. or at 1524 NE Alberta St. or SHOP HERE.

There are a lot of #UGLYSWEATERPDX things happening downtown. Events, yarn bombing, parties, contests, attire, rewards and more! MORE INFO.

If you are already thinking about Christmas trees like I have been since, well, September, then I recommend going to the u-cut at Christmas Mountain in Scappoose where we went last year. IT’S SO FUN AND SMELLS SO GOOD. Do not be fooled by the several impostor tree farms you will encounter on your way. Make sure you park at the real deal—just keep going until you’re sure. Nov 29—Dec 22. Weds thru Sun. 25470 NW Dixie Mountain Rd. MORE INFO.

Saturday, November 23, stop by the PINO x Sterling Coffee Roasters Holiday 2013 Launch Party at Coffeehouse Northwest. The collection includes ties, bow ties, pocket rounds and special Sterling Coffee gifts celebrating this collaboration. Starts at 6PM and there will be drinks, eats and cheer! Coffeehouse Northwest is at 1951 W. Burnside. 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 Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Supportland members will get triple points for every purchase they make at participating local small businesses. Points get you free loot! PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES.


On Thursday, Dec 5, stop by Mabel and Zora for their big holiday party! There will be bubbly, beer from Widmer Brothers, treats by A Yen For Chocolate and La Mer products and specials. Cocktail attire requested (you can even buy something to wear at the party). Mabel & Zora is at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, it’s the 3rd Annual Give Good Gift Holiday Pop-Up at Union/Pine. There will be hot spiced ginger cider, cocktails and beer at the Friday evening market from 6PM-10PM. Then on Saturday, from 10AM-3PM, there will be coffee, hooch and treats. And, of course, a bazillion (or 30+) awesome local shops and makers. Summerland, Victory, Bridge & Burn, Mag-Big, Branch Birdie, Lowell, Portland Apothecary, Studio Olivine, Mazama, Fieldwork Flowers, Backtalk, Imogene + Willie, Pigeon Toe and many others. Union/Pine is at 525 SE Pine St. 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, Dec. 7, Chelsea Fuss is offering a wreath making workshop at Wildcraft Studio School. For tickets + more info go HERE.

On Saturday, December 7, save the date for the big Decemberville Sellwood Westmoreland Holiday Sale and Toy Drive. 11AM–6PM. 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 Friday, December 13, Lille Boutique will be hosting a lingerie trunk show and meet-and-greet with NY-based designer, Samantha Chang. Stop by from 5-9pm for a night of fine lingerie, free gifts and holiday cheer! Take 10% off storewide and get a goodie bag with purchase while supplies last. Lille is at 1007 E. Burnside. 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.



ABOVE IMAGES: Mojave Fall/Winter 2013 shop lookbook. Photography: Amanda Leigh Smith Styling: Chelsea Layton Hair + Makeup: Clarity Mettler Models: Skye Sengelmann + Allyson Ford Clothing: All clothing from Mojave at 415 SW 13th Ave in downtown Portland.

One Response to “I HEART PDX”
  1. kelsey says:

    i am so excited to get my nutcracker tickets!