Hello! I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA on the I HEART PDX posts with all my moving madness. This edition is pretty epic though, so maybe that will make up for it a little bit. When the leaves turn and pumpkins replace peaches — it’s officially the season of non-stop amazing events around town. HAVE FUN OUT THERE! I’m still consumed with getting our new home repaired, but maybe I’ll see you at a few of these — SO GOOD. xo Jen
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♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–10PM. The 6th Annual Modified Style Portland Fashion Show & Fundraiser featuring fashions fashioned from recycled fabrics is happening! More than 35 designers of varying skill levels from teen to adult have transformed donated and re-purposed fabric into wearable works of art, which will be showcased during a one-of-a-kind runway show at Ambridge Event Center. There will also be a raffle and you can receive one free raffle ticket at the door with your donation of school supplies and/or non-perishable food items for Community Transitional School. Funds raised at this runway show and auction will benefit two local non-profits dedicated to providing assistance and encouragement to Portland’s homeless youth: Community Transitional School and p:ear. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–9PM. Come to Nationale for their grand opening celebration at their new location on Division! There will be raffles, art, retail, snacks, candy and booze and really lovely people. Nationale is now at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.
♥ Thurs, Oct 16. 6PM–9PM. You can also stop by the Adorn grand opening party at their new Division location! There will be cocktails, treats, raffles, giveaways, trunk shows, clothing and accessories. Adorn is at 3366 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru Thurs, Oct 25. DAILY. Stop by Woonwinkel to see amazing new work and favorite pieces from twelve American designers at their pop-up Design Market. Limited Edition items exclusive to Woonwinkel will be available! Fantastic designs from Grain, By AMT, fruitsuper, Urbancase, Studio Gorm, Piano Nobile, Mimot Studio, Sarah Loertscher, Blk Pine Workshop, Erich Grinder Studio, zanna printed textile, Ladies & Gentleman Studio and more! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington. MORE INFO + SHOP THE DESIGN MARKET ONLINE.
♥ Fri, Oct 17 (1PM–7PM), Sat, Oct 18 (10AM–7PM) & Sun, Oct 19 (10AM–5PM). The 32nd Annual Hood River Harvest Festival is happening! APPLES! PEARS! PUMPKINS! There are special gift booths with lots of arts and crafts, live music and kid-friendly stuff, but I really think of this particular festival being more about apple hoarding and sampling and finishing it off with a caramel apple or elephant ear. SO FUN. All the crates of apples and pears are so beautiful and it is really interesting to learn about different varieties. Hood River Harvest Festival is located at the Hood River Waterfront. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Oct 17, Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19. 10AM–5PM each day. Stop by Portland Nursery for the 27th Annual Apple Tasting Event — rain or shine! They’ll have tons of apples and pears to try and purchase — about 60 different varieties. There will also be raffles and giveaways. Please note that Friday morning and early afternoon will be swamped with hundreds of kids while the nursery hosts field trips from a bunch of local schools. Portland Nursery is at 5050 SE Stark. MORE INFO.
♥ Fridays: Oct 17, Oct 24, Oct 31 & Saturdays: Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1. 7PM–10PM each night. Make your way to the Haunted Corn Maize on Sauvie Island at the Pumpkin Patch. The cornfield wildness includes swamp goblins, costumed actors and creepy special effects over 2.5 miles of pathways. It’s fun for adults and kids, but those 6 and under might be freaked out — depends on the kiddo. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Portland at 16511 NW Gillihan Road. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Oct 18. 11AM–6PM. Stop by TWIST for the Jamie Joseph Trunk Show this Saturday! Beloved Seattle-based jewelry designer Jamie Joseph will be bringing her striking, colorful jewels to TWIST. Joseph is known for her focus on incredible stones, including: opal, tourmaline, moonstone, natural sapphire, lapis and other stunning gems. Jamie will also be bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. TWIST is at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Oct 18. 11AM–6PM. YAY! The big Beam & Anchor Warehouse Sale is happening! There will be deeply discounted items from their storage, men’s and women’s clothing (up to 75% off), selveged denim, Brooklyn Tailors, Pamela Love, Opening Ceremony and lots more! Beam & Anchor is at 2710 N. Interstate Ave.
♥ Sat, Oct 18. 2PM. This film at NW Film Center looks fun — Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz. The substantial contributions of woman to jazz music have been largely ignored by history, but their significant role is one that can no longer be denied. LADY BE GOOD reveals the lost stories of female jazz musicians and innovators from the early 1920s to the 1970s. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Sat, Oct 18. 5PM–10PM. Stop by Content 2014 at Ace Hotel to see amazing hotel room installations from a slew of talented local makers. This year’s designers and artists include Liza Rietz + BOET, Fieldwork Flowers, Bridge & Burn, Dehen 1920, Kayla Mattes, Bean Goods, Alexa Stark, Brady Lange, Rill Rill, Primecut Bags, Portland Garment Factory, Holly Stalder, Emily Katz, Betsy & Iya, Imaginary Authors, REIF, Shwood, Older Brother, Caesy Oney, Mazama, Caravan Pacific, Trust Co., Duchess Clothier, Ancliffe Collection, WWWJD Design, Kirikomade, Doberman Menswear and Primal Haunt. There will also be a pop-up shop at The Cleaners with local designers and goods curated by Sarah from Yo Vintage! Ace Hotel is at 1022 Stark St. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19. 10AM–5PM each day. This weekend is the last 2 days of Portland Open Studios. Choose from 96 local artists’ studios to stop by for a self-guided tour. See their work, learn about their processes, see their spaces and a little of what it means to be an artist in the Portland metro area. MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, Oct 19. 5PM–8PM. Come to the fun Radish Underground 6th Birthday Party! There will be karaoke, pin the stem on the radish and mason jar ping pong. You can also play and sing for discounts and free gifts and there will be libations and snacks and CAKE! Radish Underground is at 414 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Mon, Oct 20. 7PM. I’m psyched about Beautiful Noise by Eric Green and Sarah Ogletree at NW Film Center! It’s a long overdue film about some of the most brilliant bands in shoegaze and noise pop. Interviews with The Jesus & Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine and more. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Thurs, Oct 23. 6PM–8PM. Stop by Winn Perry for a fun and educational evening all about fine footwear — including the latest Alden x Winn Perry edition. Learn some tricks on how to properly take care of your shoes at the “How To Maintain Your Footwear” talk with Alden Shoe Co. and JD’s Shoe Repair. There will also be a 10% discount and a fun giveaway. Winn Perry is located at 209 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Oct 24. 6PM–9PM. Portland shop, Garnish, is turning 10! To celebrate they are having a fun party and fashion show featuring Erica’s locally made current collection. There will be special cocktails and giveaways! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, GARNISH! Garnish is located at 404 NW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Oct 25. 10AM–4PM. Come to the Summerland Shop Closing Sale with discounts up to 90% off! Plus, Megan will be cleaning out her own closet and bringing vintage and designer items to snap up. Summerland is at 811 E. Burnside St (around back — suite #124). You can also get 20% OFF everything online from 10/17 thru 10/21 with code: FUNFETTI MORE INFO.
♥ Friday, Oct 31. 5PM–7PM. The lovely folks at Lowell are hosting an opening for Crag Mountain Coral Ash — a large installation of over twenty ceramic works by Jessica Hans. Hans “specializes in functional sculpture that retains its sense of self by leaving exposed the bare, raw material on the surface of her vessels. Hans will often add foraged rocks and minerals into her clay body and glaze for a more visceral experience, as if the objects themselves literally emerged from the earth”. Lowell is at MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Oct 31. 5PM–9PM cemetery gates. BOO! Come to the Halloween Tour of Untimely Departures! This is such a fun annual event — I LOOOOVE it. Groups of guests are escorted on one of two candle-lit routes and meet ghosts at their graves who describe the unusual circumstances surrounding their untimely departures. Tours depart every eight minutes throughout the evening and are approximately 45 minutes long. Dress appropriately for the Portland October weather and be prepared for dark, uneven ground. Event proceeds are used for preservation efforts at Lone Fir Cemetery. There are mature topics, but I personally think teens would dig it. Lone Fir Cemetery entrance is on SE 26th between SE Stark and SE Morrison. MORE INFO + TICKETS.
Located on NE Broadway Street since 2012, Demimonde is both a showroom for owner and designer Rachael Donaldson’s beautiful jewelry line of the same name and a gift shop in a league of it’s own. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be content just to ogle Rachael’s gorgeous handmade creations, but you’ll also find an expertly curated selection of vintage clothing, housewares and accessories.
Rachael is a delight to chat with as she works on constructing jewelry at the front counter. Inspired by her upbringing in the Southwest, Demimonde jewelry brings to mind a perfect marriage of Native American and art deco aesthetics. Each piece is stunning to behold with intricate semiprecious stone beadwork and dazzling details, often including handcrafted brass fringe and African brass beads. If you’re looking for a real showstopper, then look no further!
Just in for fall, Demimonde is now stocked up on bewitching incense from Blackbird and dreamy candles from Tatine. You’ll also find ceramics from Martina Thornhill, vintage pottery, antique jewelry, modern jewels from Portland makers Betsy & Iya and Tiro Tiro and much more. Be sure to stop by to pick up some lovely baubles for yourself and your home! Demimonde is absolutely worth the trip, whether you’re a few minutes away or a few towns.
Demimonde is located in Portland, OR at 2428 NE Broadway St. and is open 11AM—6PM Monday—Saturday and 11AM—5PM on Sundays or shop Demimonde online. You can also follow Demimonde on Facebook and @demimondestudio on Instagram.
I love these magical Jour Blanc silk scarves designed by London-based designer Angélique Pilière. The scarves are produced in the historical center of silk production in Lyon, France where Chanel, Louis Vuitton and other French fashion houses have their textiles produced. My favorites for fall are the Eclipse scarf, the pink Dolomites scarf and the green Eon. I also love Deep Space scarves and Geode scarves from Angélique’s earlier collection. More HERE.
“The name Jour Blanc refers to a weather condition where the horizon disappears into the sky and all reference points are lost. The visual identity is a graphic representation of this phenomena, based on the reflection of the light and its path.”
There are so many great things in the new Schoolhouse Electric collection! I’ve spent the past few days at our new house working with repair people and spending those mind-numbing, overlapping 4-hour work windows wandering around the empty new space — decorating with my mind. Of course, snoozy things like a new sewer lines, electrical repairs, functional faucets and a zillion moving expenses take precedence, but a girl can dream. We need A LOT of lighting, shelving, appliances and hardware — so it will be a little at a time.
Some of my faves from the new Schoolhouse collection are the Luna Natural Brass pendant, the Plaza Chandelier, the Factory Modern No. 4 Sconces, the Library Ladder, the Brass Rails for pans and kitchen tools, Brass Planters, SECO Marble Board, the Modern Scout blankets and I’m totally obsessed with the all the Cabinet Knobs (brass hex!!). They’re also working with some AMAZING artists and designers this season, like Jen Ament, Fail, Wayne Pate, Studiopatró, Leah Duncan, Rennes, Jill Dehan and many others. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Schoolhouse Electric.
Hello friends! Here’s my list of fun stuff happening around Portland! The list may not be very long, but the deals are mighty. Local shops are really cleaning house to make room for all their fall loot. AND lots of vintage sales and flea fun — which I am obsessed with right now because we just bought a house and thinking about making it pretty takes up about 80% of my headspace. Also, check out Teresa’s AMAZING new Tiro Tiro jewelry collection (P.S. Get 25% off Tiro Tiro jewels with code: CERCIS25 now thru 9/15/14). Have a blast! xo Jen
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♥ Fri, Sept 12 thru Sun, Sept 15. 11AM–6PM each day. Westmoreland vintage shop Stars Too is having a HUGE clearance sale for three days this weekend! Major deals on almost everything in the shop — 20 to 50% off! Stars Too is located at 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, September 13. 10AM–6PM. Wonderful Sellwood shop, Tilde, is having their big 8 Year Anniversary Sale! To celebrate, everything in the shop will be 20% off and purchases of $20 or more (higher purchases get more entries!) will get you entered in an in-store raffle drawing for 3 different amazing prize baskets full of treasures from Tilde and other local shops. The 20% off sale will be going on in their online shop too! Tilde is at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Sept 13. 6PM–8PM. Come to our Ink & Peat 6th Anniversary Party! Celebrate with 20% off everything in the store plus cocktails and sweets! So many good things! Ink & Peat is at 3808 N Williams Ave.
♥ Sat, Sept 13 and Sun, Sept 14. Hours vary by location. Stop by the Alberta Sidewalk Sale this weekend! Lots of discounts and fun with these amazing shops: Alberta Eye Care, Alberta Main Street, Amelia, Antler Gallery, Candy Babel, Collage, Frock, Grasshopper, Green Bean Books, Habromania, Local Discoveries, Mimosa Studios, Modern Domestic, Portland Hemp Works, Rutabaga, Red Sail, PedX Shoes, Portland Hemp Works, Screaming Sky, Six Days Art Gallery, The Pencil Test, Suite 6 Boutique, Tinctoria, Tumbleweed and Vitrifiedstudio at Mitchell Snyder Architecture, . Location: Up and down Alberta Street! MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 20 10AM–5PM and Sunday, September 21 11AM–5PM. The PDX Collective Sale is coming! 11 boutiques having 1 big sale over 2 days! Join the folks from Bridge & Burn, Tilde, Radish Underground, Folly, Physical Element, Parallel, Parts + Labour, Mabel & Zora, EcoVibe, Tread and EG Page for a mega collective sale. The PDX Collective Sale is at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Thurs, September 18. 6PM–9PM. Stop by Shop Adorn for their fun 6 year anniversary party — the Double Birthday Bash. Come by to sip cocktails, enjoy raffles, get free gifts with purchase and shop the new Prairie Underground fall collection and exclusive PU trunk show goods. Shop Adorn is at 4120 NE Fremont. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, October 11. 10AM–4PM. Bargain Hunting PDX is coming! There will be 30+ makers an local boutiques cleaning house and selling their loot at insanely low prices — a real BARGAIN. This year Bargain Hunting PDX takes place at Red Rose Ballroom 1828 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.