Woooah. There is A LOT of fun stuff happening around town. I’m pretty sure that with some determination, coffee and maybe some naps — you could make it to all of these if you really wanted to. You could maybe even still have a picnic and go pick fruit on Sauvie Island. And bake a clafoutis. And take your bicycle for a country ride. Or maaaybe I need to figure out how many things I will actually be able to do. HAPPY SUMMER, YOU GUYS!! xo Jen
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♥ Thurs, July 24. 4PM—9PM. Stop by the Mazama studio for a BBQ and fun release party for their beautiful new 40 oz serving pitcher. Buy a dreamy Mazama vessel and enjoy bottomless beer and sangria with purchase. Fun times! Mazama is at 216 N. Tillamook St. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, July 24 thru Thursday, August 28. Doors at 7PM, music at 8PM and films start at dusk each Thursday. The 10th annual Top Down: Rooftop Cinema event on the top of the Hotel deLuxe parking structure is going on! The music stars at 8PM and the films start when the sun goes down. This year the films are Notorious, Bottle Rocket, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Vanishing Point, Edward Scissorhands and The King of Comedy. I suggest buying your tickets in advance because some of the shows will be really popular. Top Down: Rooftop Cinema is at SW 15th & Yamhill. MORE FILM INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Showings on Fri, Sat & Sun evenings thru Aug 31. It’s been going for a couple weeks, but NW Film Center is screening the films of Wes Anderson and films that have influenced his work in their series WES’S WORLD: WES ANDERSON AND HIS INFLUENCES! So many good films from now through the end of August. The Royal Tenenbaums, Brewster McCloud, Bottle Rocket, The Last Detail, The 400 Blows, Voyage to the Edge of the World, The Life Aquatic, Fitzcarraldo, The River, The Darjeeling Limited, The King of Marvin Gardens, The Tale of the Fox, Fantastic Mr. Fox, King Kong, Moonrise Kingdom, Black Jack and Small Change are all coming up. SOOO FUN! NW Film Center is screening these at Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Ave. TICKETS + MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, July 26. 11AM—6PM. Come by Xtabay Vintage for a BIG SALE this weekend during 22nd Annual Division/Clinton Street Fair madness! They will be having a discounts in-store and a wild sidewalk sale as well! Vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, knick-knacks, art and an awe-inspiring collection of $5 hats — all could be yours. Snap up all the pretty pretty dresses! There will also be cupcakes and bubbly, of course. Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique is at 2515 SE Clinton St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, July 26. Doors 6PM. Show 7PM. The Alley 33 Fashion Event will be happening again for the 4th year! Come to the outdoor summer fashion show with ready-to-wear designs by local lovelies: KD Designs, Sarah Bibb for FOLLY, Big Brown Eyes for Union Rose, Eve SkyWalker, Alicia Wood, Amelia, Carolyn Hart, Lizz Basinger , Mag-Big, Sara Bergman Apparel, Copper Union, J. Calderon, Addie Miller, Volacious, Machine Apparel, Tiffany Bean for Mabel and Zora, Quick Study and more listed soon. The show is at the 33rd Ave alley and SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, July 26. 7PM—10PM. Come to the fun Grand Opening party for Foster Row — a new small business retail collective of local makers in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Their storefront will feature their wares, other local makers, gallery shows, community gatherings and workshops. Come celebrate with Darling Press & Stationers, Kello, Peter Zangrillo Pottery, Menagerie Furniture, Shrewd Woodworks and Terranova Handwovens. Also, save the date for Aug 1 for a pop-up with the ladies of Delicate Doilies! Foster Row is at 5300 Foster Road. MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, July 27. 11AM—5PM. Rejuvenation + FLEA Sunday Emporium! A market for local handcrafted wares, vintage finds and really good food the last Sunday of every month. The lineup is RAD! Demimonde, Nell & Mary, Portland Apothecary, Caravan Pacific, Pigeon Toe, Revive Designs, Mazama, Frazier + Wing, The Good Mod, Revolution Design House, Warren Goods, Emily Katz, Walnut Studiolo, Remnant, Kelly Pottery, Ethan Ollie, Rosemary Stafford Floral Design, non-perishable goods, Gretel’s Headdress, Combed Thunder, Brace & Bit, Trust Co, Violet’s Juice & Pops, Taco Pedlar, Sweetheart Bakery, Kuzu Burger AND MORE! So good. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Aug 1 & Sat, Aug 2. Doors 7PM + Show at 8PM each night. The Style in The Pearl 2014 Fashion Show & Shopping Event will feature fall 2014 styles from some lovely local boutiques for 2 nights! Opening night, Friday, August 1, will featuring looks from FlairWalk, Silkwood, EG Page, Garnish, Vintalier, and Lexi Dog. On Saturday, looks from Mabel & Zora, Leanna NYC, Folly, Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion, Parallel, and Physical Element will be featured. There will be a pop up shop to nab your favorites from the runway right after the show. Plus, raffles and more! All ages. Located at Really Big Video Studios at 525 NW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Aug 2 & Sun, Aug 3. 11AM—6PM each day. RSVP HERE to attend. The popular SF outdoor, sustainable Urban Air Market is coming to Portland with a big pop-up marketplace at Zidell Yards. The two-day event features makers and brands that were selected based on their method of sustainability in design, quality and originality. There will be 100+ vendors, live music, art installations, food vendors and a beer garden. Come out and see BOET, Liza Rietz, Beckel Canvas, Indie Ella, Amira Jewelry, ADX, IPRC and lots of other fine folks. Urban Air Market is at Zidell Yards at 3030 SW Moody Ave. MORE INFO + RSVP.
♥ Thurs, Aug 7 thru Fri, Aug 15. 6PM—9PM party on Aug 7. Lovely Pearl District shop, Vintalier, will be hosting a week-long pop up for Maven Collective! The fun starts with an opening party on First Thursday, Aug 7 from 6PM—9PM. Come shop for the beautiful vintage housewares that the Maven Collective ladies are known for at their Montavilla location. Vintalier is located at 412 NW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, Aug 8 (4PM—7PM) & Sat, Aug 9 (10AM—4PM). Come by the Grand Marketplace Open House and Grand Flea Market. Grand Marketplace will be having an open house with wine and snacks, chats with vendors and an early viewing and first dibs on all of the the wonderful vintage things you’ll find at the Grand Flea Market the following day. There will be 30 vendors at the flea market and yummy food trucks. Grand Marketplace is at 1005 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Aug 9. NOON—5PM. Come to TWIST for a wonderful jewelry trunk show with designer Pippa Small! Pippa will be bringing her dazzling new collection as well as beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces to the NW 23rd shop. TWIST is located at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, August 9. 11AM—6PM. The 17th Annual Alberta Street Fair is coming up. There will be over 300 vendors of products, crafts and food lining NE Alberta Street between 11th and 30th Avenues. Plus, music, beer gardens and fun for the kids. It’s a biggie! MORE INFO.
PHOTOS ABOVE: Some pretty Xtabay Vintage summer lookbook photos. Modeled by Jade at the Portland International Rose Test Garden. Make sure to stop by the big Xtabay sale this Saturday — info above! Photography by Jade Sheldon + Cory Burnsed.
I’m so enamored with the Summer 2014 Terra Series from Bailey Doesn’t Bark by Re Jin Lee. I especially love her stoneware ring cones — so functional and beautiful to display on your dresser or vanity. I also love the versatile jewelry pods — it’s so nice to have a spot to hold your studs and still be able to tuck hoops or rings inside the pod. All the work that comes our of Re Jin Lee’s studio is wonderful — keep an eye out the first week of each season when she releases her newest collections. I’m already excited to see what comes next! More HERE.
A match made in heaven just launched today — bridal by Alexandra Grecco. I’ve admired Alexandra’s stunning clothing designs since 2010 and it is such a dream to see her soft, romantic perspective branch into bridal. I love that she is doing both gowns and separates and all the colors are swoon-worthy. I love the Alder Manor location — it really frames the timeless designs in such a hauntingly beautiful way. I think my favorites are the Thalia, Feya, Helena and Delphine gowns and the Esra cami. The gowns are made to order and Alexandra is donating part of each sale to a charity focused on assisting low-income women. I can’t wait to see the lucky ladies who walk the aisle in these beauties. More HERE.
I love the pretty ceramics and porcelain pieces from Ment by Norwegian design duo sisters Ingvild and Sidsel Forr Hemma. I love the pastel colors and a few of the designs remind me of some of my favorite vintage ceramics that I’ve collected over the years. I especially love the Kråkebollen — it’s such a sweet piece to store keepsakes or float flower blossoms in. I also love the versatile Fasettvase and Stor Sukkertøyskål pieces. Beautiful! More HERE.
Images courtesy of Ment.
I’m loving the new NEST | GATHER shop. It’s full of beautiful clothing, jewelry, art and housewares from some fave makers like Jesse Kamm, Kaarem, Tiro Tiro, Milena Silvano, Lauren Manoogian, Daughter of Wands and lots of others. The Seattle-based team of creatives behind NEST | TOGETHER opened this online shop and their styling is ace, of course. My current favorites are this amazing jacket, this cute black dress, this soft jumpsuit, all the jewelry, this dreamy pitcher and all the beautiful objects. More HERE.
Images courtesy of NEST | GATHER.