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Hello, friends! Spring is definitely in the air and none of us are mad about it. The fun local events are slowly starting to ramp back up and we’re all peeping our heads out for the new season. Lots to get out there and do and I’ve also included some recent favorite things below. Have all fun out there! xo Jen P.S. PUPPY!!!
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♥ NEW FRAGRANCE LAUNCH: Heather Sielaff (of OLO Fragrance) is launching a stunning new line of fragrances called Siela and the first fragrance, Delphi, is a collaborative formula by Heather and Jonathan Sielaff. Delphi has main notes of laurel, bergamot, and a warm coastal breeze. Currently available at Milk Milk Lemonade located at 1407 SE Belmont St. MORE INFO.
♥ FARM SHARE TIME. Support women in agriculture! Join Helsing Junction Farms for a ridiculously amazing farm share experience starting late spring to early fall. So many delicious options and amazing people! We have the small share and the fruit share and take advantage of sweet offers throughout the summer. They even offer a home delivery option from Portland to Seattle. Love these ladies! MORE INFO.
♥ YUM: I stopped by the new XLB spot on N. Williams and had the Mushroom + Chive Buns and the Garlic Eggplant with Tofu + Peas — they were both so good! I’m looking forward to going back and trying the Sesame Noodle Salad and a few other dishes. XLB is located at 4090 N. Williams. SEE A PHOTO I snapped +SEE THE MENU.
♥ GREAT MOVIES: Now thru March 23. If you love film noir or want to experience some wonderful classic films from the genre for the first time, Cinema 21 is running a great series that includes movies like Kiss Me Deadly, Detour, The Manchurian Candidate, The Killing, Black Angel, and lots more. MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, March 17 from 10AM to 6PM. Only today! Swing by Red Sail for Stacy’s big Luck of the Draw Sale! Today only you can get 15-50% off all full price merchandise in the shop or get 15% off online with code: IRISH for the entire online shop selection. Red Sail is located at 1723 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, March 18 from 11AM to 4PM. Get over to WM Goods for a wonderful sample sale with the ladies from WM Goods, Shop Boswell, and Le Souk Le Souk! There will be crazy deals on lovely things from all three shops for up to 90% off. Plus, sips and snacks while you peruse. WM Goods is located at 1136 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, March 18 & Sunday, March 19 from 10AM to 4PM. Stop by the Spring Studio Sale with Portland Garment Factory, Howard, and The Granite! Beautify your wardrobe and home with an abundance of samples, one-offs, and new and past season pieces. The Portland Garment Factory Studio is located at 408 SE 79th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru Sunday, March 19 (Fri & Sat 10AM to 6PM + Sun 11AM to 5PM). Dominga and Lynne are celebrating their one year anniversary at Perican Bing! There will be 20% off in the shop and online with code: celebrate. Perican Bing is located at 1620 SE Claybourne St. MORE INFO.
♥ Tuesday, March 21 through Monday, May 1. Stop by Woonwinkel for a lovely ceramics pop-up shop featuring the colorful works of Brian Giniewski, Lisa Jones of Pigeon Toe, Ashley Hardy, Mary Carroll, and Sarah Wertzberger. The pop up shop coincides with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Portland conference and also with the city-wide Design Week Portland (DWP). A rainbow of ceramics will be available for purchase. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ Wednesday, March 23 from 4PM to 8PM. Stockings, wine and dance — Legs on Broadway is happening! Stop by Oregon Wines for pretty hosiery from Jane’s Vanity. Sip wine and champagne, shop spring hosiery from Falke and Gerbe, and see hourly choreographed routines. Oregon Wines is located to 515 SW Broadway. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, March 23 from 5PM to 9PM. Stop by Salvage Works for the NCECA’s 51st Annual Conference event: Reclaim: Using the Past to Forge the Future. Artists Victoria Christen and Kowkie Durst will be displaying their ceramic work in an exhibit focused on the reclamation of past materials, images, and ideas to forge a new future. Plus, there will be ppetizers and drinks. Free admission — kids welcome. Salvage Works is located at 2024 N Argyle Street. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, March 30 from 6PM to 8PM. Make a plan to come to Schoolhouse Electric for the wonderful Egg Press Write_On Event! A wonderful community event celebrating design, local businesses, and writing letters! RSVP includes: A Write_On Letter-Writing Kit (6 letterpress printed cards, 6 envelopes and a Sakura Of America Gelly Roll pen), complimentary postage for TWO letters – one to someone, and one to your future self (we’ll mail it to you one year from the event!), appetizers from Artemis Foods, beverages from Union Wine and Occidental beer (ID required), sweets from Quin Candy, music by DJ Aquaman, giveaways from Egg Press and Schoolhouse Electric, and a 15% off storewide discount offered to attendees. Schoolhouse Electric is located at 2181 NW Nicolai St. PLEASE NOTE: The event is free to attend, but you must RSVP because space is limited. MORE INFO + RSVP.
♥ Sunday, April 2 from 11AM to 6PM. Make sure to stop by and shop the fun Sundaze Collective Market this Sunday at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! There will be 16 AMAZING designers and little shops selling their beautiful goods. The perfect place to shop for dreamy things for yourself, your friends, your family, and your sweethearts. Beautiful clothing, jewels, apothecary, ceramics, home goods, art, wall hangings, stuff for the kiddos, vintage, flowers, tarot, and delicious sweets! Participating Shops + Designers: Sweetheart Bakery, Alexa Stark, Le Souk Le Souk, Laurs Kemp, Work/Shop, Upper Metal Class, The Yo! Store, Michael Green, REIFhaus, Vía Raíz, Tarot: Onyx Marie, Polaris Jewelry, Hillockburn Farm, Continuall Vintage, AK Studio, and Pursuit of Happiness. The Sundaze Collective is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru autumn. There are lots of amazing workshops listed at Wildcraft Studio School now! I highly recommend taking one of Chelsea’s amazing workshops to learn fun skills and meet wonderful folks.
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PHOTOS: Pretty shots from the new WM Goods lookbook. Stop by their event listed above!