Hello friends! So, my big list of fun things happening in our fair city has become quite a beast–a magnificent beast. It can make your head spin, but with some laser-like calendar app focus–you can hit most everything on the list and still go check out the lovely new dinner menu at Broder Nord. Have fun gallivanting around town! Spread the word! xo Jen

PHOTOS: The Mag-Big Spring/Summer House Line collection + Foxtail Jewelry. Photography by George Barberis Photography. Made with love right here in Portland. More HERE.


Make sure to enter my super duper awesome giveaway with amazing Victory! Nicole is being very generous and has a lot of new spring beauties that just arrived. Plus, there’s a sweet shopping code to use in the Portland shop (729 E. Burnside St.) or online. ENTER HERE.

Today, Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6, Lizard Lounge is having a giant spring cleaning warehouse sale. Up to 80% off Pendleton, Maison Scotch, Levi’s vintage, H by Hudson, Woolrich and LOTS more. To make it even sweeter, warehouse sale purchases will get you 20% off voucher to use at the shop. Lizard Lounge purchases. Fri 10AM—7PM, Sat 10AM—7PM & Sun 11AM—7PM. Lizard Lounge is at 710 NW 14th Ave. MORE INFO.

I’m very excited about the films at NW Film Center this weekend! Tonight, Friday, April 4 at 9PM and Saturday, April 5 at 7PM and 9PM, Orson Welles’ film, Lady from Shanghai, with Rita Hayworth is screening. Amazing. Then this Sunday evening, April 6 at 6:30PM, Italian film, Rocco and His Brothers by Luchino Visconti will be on the screen. I’ve never seen Visconti’s film, but his work is greatly influential to a lot of directors I love and Rocco and His Brothers has a score by the incomparable Nino Rota. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

Tonight, Friday, April 4, Union Rose is hosting a fun Montavilla First Friday trunk show event from 6—9PM. Come by for treats, bubbly, clothing from Hubris Apparel, jewels from rubygirl jewelry and art from Amy Stoner. Union Rose is at 7909 SE Stark. MORE INFO.

Now through the end of the month, Jet will be having a closing sale at their Mississippi Ave shop. Everything in the shop is 40% off. Jet is at 3753 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

Now through Sunday, April 6, Shop Adorn is having their big 2nd Annual Spring Cleaning Sale. Take an additional 30%-50% off sale items. That’s bananas—they have some The Portland Collection and Prairie Underground left, too. As well as LOTS of other stuff–snap it up fast. Shop Adorn is at 4120 NE Fremont Ave. Shop online with code: FINALSALE30 through tonight, April 4, at 11:59PM PST. MORE INFO.

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, Vintalier is celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary from 12–4PM. There will be 15% off everything in the shop and more than 80 new spring arrivals. Plus, yummy T Project teas to sip as you shop. Vintalier is located at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, West Elm is hosting a tasting and book signing for Jen Stevenson’s book, Portland’s 100 Best Places to Stuff Your Faces from 1PM—4PM. Plus, Alma Chocolate and Quin Candy Shoppe will be sampling and selling a variety of their wonderful chocolates and sweets. Also, Olympic Provisions will be sampling and selling their popular meats. West Elm is at 1201 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, the period production of Othello opens at PCS and runs through May 11 on the main stage. I’m curious about it and thinking of going. After going to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland I get nervous about all other Shakespeare because it was so transcendent, but I love PCS. Save $10 off each ticket with promo code JEALOUS. Also, you can use your Othello ticket stub for a two-for-one deal on admission to the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit of Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music. Portland Center Stage is at 128 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.


On Thursday, April 10, Una is hosting the Ancliffe Collection Party from 5PM—8PM for the eagerly anticipated new collection from Portland designer, Rachel Ancliffe. For the last year and a half Rachel has been working on her new clothing line and she has been missed since her Workroom719 pop-up shop closed in 2010. Since then, she has done a lot more work for big apparel companies, but it’s wonderful to have this lovely lady back this spring with her own label again. Come celebrate! Una is at 922 SE Ankeny St.

FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS! Get involved with The Pixie Project 2014 Fur Bowl and 2014 Family Friendly Fur Bowl. Bowling for sweet kitties and pups who need shelter. MORE INFO + PLEASE DONATE HERE.

ADX has a ton of very cool classes coming up! MORE INFO.

On Thursday, April 10, West Elm will be hosting an Local Makers Launch Party to shop and meet local makers from 6PM-8PM. West Elm is partnering with local designers to handpick products for their shops. Meet the makers and shop Nell & Mary, Vitrified Studio, xobruno, Scout & Whistle, Paulova Ceramics and Haley Ann Robinson. There will be treats, drinks and tunes, too! West Elm is at 1201 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, April 10, Mabel & Zora is having their 8th Anniversary and Color Workshop! Join the ladies from 6–8PM for a night of Champagne, discounts, gifts, raffles, the spring collection from Grayling Jewelry and The Psychology of Color workshop by Science of People. Mabel & Zora is located at 748 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, Tilde is hosting the 5th Annual Tasi Design Jewelry Trunk Show and you can meet the designer 12—3PM on Saturday, April 19 at the shop! There will be a 15% off discount on all Tasi Design jewelry throughout the trunk show and each purchase will enter you into a raffle to win a necklace. Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

Save the date Saturday, April 19, for the Lille Boutique 7th Anniversary Party. Deets to follow. For now, check their sale section—it’s bananas. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, April 20, Mag-Big is having their big Spring Cleaning Sale. Save 15% off past season inventory and other major Mag-Big discounts from 11AM-5PM. It’s a one day bonanza to make room for their new house label stock for spring! Mag-Big is at 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.


On Sunday, April 27, come out for The 4th Annual BIGGEST Clothing Swap in the NW! The madness goes from 11AM-3PM and all you need is $5 and a bag of clothes (ONLY clean, wearable, no holes, no smells) for this epic swap and you leave with a whole new wardrobe. Or you can buy an empty bag for $5 if you don’t have duds to share. Bring all your pals! Sip mimosas and cocktails and come have fun digging through mountains of clothes. All funds raised go to put on the Alley 33 Fashion Show this coming July. The mayhem takes place at Secret Society 116 NE Russell Ave. MORE INFO.

On Sunday, May 4, fcome out for the AMAZING Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale event from 10AM—3PM at Mississippi Marketplace! You guys–this thing is insane and there are GOOOOOD baked goods here. Help animals, people and the planet while these wonderful people raise money for Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW and Russian Freedom Fund. Mississippi Marketplace is at 4233 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO. Do you want to bake some vegan treats to donate? DONATION BAKERS NEEDED.

On Thursday, May 8, Zelda’s Shoe Bar will be having a 20th Anniversary party. Save the date! There will be wine and, I imagine, shoe specials and fun all day. Zelda’s is at 633 NW 23rd. MORE INFO.

The new WildCraft class listings are up! I’m looking forward to finally taking one of Chelsea’s classes this May. Everything sounds amazing and they’ve added some cool new classes to their roster: Ayurveda, Herbal Beauty, Seasonal Medicine, Bow-Making, Knife-Making, Primitive Pottery and Earthen Building. They are opening their doors in early April and have a full listing of 2014 classes online HERE.

Bernadette Breu lost her lease, but found a great new space to house all of her amazing antique treasures. The new Bernadette Breu Experience is at 1010 SE Water Ave. MORE INFO.


Images courtesy of Mag-Big.

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