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. 12PM–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.
I’d just been daydreaming about how to make this recipe, until we got a fancy new blender and I was finally more inspired to experiment in the kitchen. Now I feel like those months were wasted in… total darkness (OK — just ever so slightly dramatic, but you guys this is MAGICAL ROSE MILK). I’ve only been making my orange flower almond milk occasionally due to laziness or absence of a few ingredients. In contrast, I’ve been totally obsessive about this new concoction and make sure to always have all ingredients on hand. It’s crazy good.
Make yourself a treat with your Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk right away and then chill the rest — it will taste even better the next day (shake it up!). So far, it’s been absolutely wonderful in hot coffee, over iced cold brew coffee or shots of espresso, over ice cream and over blueberries and peaches. I also recently made the most AMAAAAAAAAZING smoothie with my cashew milk, frozen berries, pea protein powder and chia seeds. You’ll feel like a cat having cream for the first time — it’s such a decadent vegan creamer. I hope you love it! ♥
Creamy Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk Recipe
by Jen McCabe
What you’ll need:
• 1 cup raw cashews (covered in water and soaked overnight)
• 3 cups water (or 2 1/2 if you want it extra creamy)
• 3 Tablespoons rose water (start with 2 if you’re unsure of your fleur threshold)
• 2 large Medjool dates (pitted)
• 1 whole vanilla pod
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
• 2 small pinches of sea salt (I like this Vanilla Sea Salt)
• A blender (I have this wonderful beast, but most blenders should be fine!)
• 1 nut milk bag (I like this sturdy brand — find at Whole Foods, New Season, Amazon, etc)
• A mixing bowl or pitcher with a wide opening
• A funnel
• A mason jar, a Weck bottle or glass pitcher (I love this cute set, also sold individually)
Measure 1 cup of raw cashews and place in a bowl or jar. Cover with water and let soak overnight (8 hours-ish). Rinse soaked cashews and put in your blender. Chop a whole vanilla bean pod (the whole thing – don’t bother trying to get seeds out) and put in the blender. Pit and quarter 2 large Medjool dates and put in the blender. Measure 3 Tablespoons food grade rose water (usually near the baking section of the grocery store or the ‘ethnic’ foods section) — pour into the blender. Put 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom in the blender. Add a couple pinches of sea salt. Pour in 3 cups water (2 1/2 if you’d prefer it to be creamier). Put the lid on the blender and blend everything together for about 1 minute on high — maybe more if your blender isn’t very powerful. We now have a Vitamix and it’s perfectly blended in a flash.
Please note: Most nut milk recipes call for 3 to 4 cups of water, but your blender may not have that capacity. If you want to make a less creamy batch by adding more water–you may need to blend it in batches depending on your machine’s capacity.
Once it’s all blended, get your nut milk bag out and hold it open inside a mixing bowl or a pitcher with one hand and slowly pour the nut milk and pulp into the mesh bag. Be careful not to let the bag fold on itself–just pour slowly, hold bag firmly open with your fingers and adjust as you go. Pour half of it in at a time to make it easier on yourself.
Cinch bag at the top with one hand and gently squeeze as much milk from the pulp as possible into your bowl. Go slowly, so you don’t burst the nut milk bag seams. My recipe is creamier than the standard recipes, so it might take a bit more effort to milk the bag. It’s like milking a tiny cow. You can save the pulp for baking, add to smoothies or compost.
Now that all your milk is squeezed out, transfer to a mason jar, Weck bottle or glass refrigerator pitcher (I LOVE this cute set). I use a funnel because I tend to spill, but if you don’t have one — you can pour the milk back into the rinsed out blender carafe to make it easier to transfer to your refrigerator container. Make a yummy coffee for yourself. Let me know how you like it!
Photos by Jen McCabe / Honey Kennedy.
My first birthday week giveaway is from the lovely people at Portland Apothecary! I love all the potions these ladies make–they always help me feel soothed and more beautiful inside and out. One lucky person will get $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like in Elie and Kristen’s amazing apothecary shop. This is timely with summer solstice and this year’s Summer Share just posted: Lemon Verbena + Rose Tea, Summer Solstice Mister, Calendula + Lavender Repair Balm, Lemongrass Sugar Scrub and assorted soaps. I bought the Ocotillo Rose Quartz Essence and Hawthorne Peony Rose Elixir recently and they’re wonderful — I’d love to try the new Rose Geranium Balancing Toner next. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥
P.S. Get 10% off at Portland Apothecary with code: SUMMERFUN now thru 7/31/14.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Laura Merton! She won this sweet prize! Thank you!
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit the Portland Apothecary shop and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, “Like” both Honey Kennedy on Facebook and Portland Apothecary on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us, just let me know that, too!
A SWEET DEAL: Get 10% off purchases at PORTLAND APOTHECARY with special code: SUMMERFUN now thru 7/31/14.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Sunday, July 6, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Wednesday, July 9.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Portland Apothecary. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes. Thanks!
Hello! My birthday is this Thursday, and I’ll be posting my fun annual bday giveaways with some lovely shops and makers each day through Thursday! I’ve included lots of things that I own and love and lots more prizes that I shopped for to make one of the giveaways even more special. And there will be lots of sweet shopping codes from amazing folks. Thanks so much everyone! It makes me so happy to share this space with you — you’re THE BEST. I’ll be posting the first birthday giveaway in just a little bit! Have a dreamy week! xx Jen
➔ SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…
✚ Remember to enter my sweet jewelry giveaway too!
✚ An absolutely stunning new lookbook from a wonderful shop in Spain.
✚ These are just amazing designs for furniture and housewares.
✚ A very clever and organized new case for iPad minis.
✚ I especially love the modern day hieroglyphs on these handmade beauties.
✚ A bunch of beautiful new clothes that I’d LOVE to own.
✚ A beautiful and compelling collection of artwork.
✚ A lovely Portland shop full of jewels and beautiful objects.
✚ All the pieces in this collection are fantastic.
✚ I’d love to give all these fragrances a sniff.
✚ Some very sweet backpacks.
✚ Everything. All of it, please.
✚ Cute SHOES!
➔ A SWEET DEAL
✚ Get 20% off at NEED SUPPLY with code EVERYTHING20 now thru end of day 6/24.
✚ Get 20% off jewelry at Rebecca Mir Grady with code: HKJUNE20 now thru 6/30/14.
✚ Get an extra 30% off sale items RILLA with code: SUMMERTIME now thru 6/30/14.
✚ Get 20% off at EVENS with code: HONEYEVENS now thru 7/6/14.
✚ Get free U.S. shipping in the JEN AMENT SHOP with code: FREESHIP now thru 7/6/14.
✚ Get 10% off at Portland Apothecary with code: SUMMERFUN now thru 7/31/14.
✚ Get 15% off at Victory with promo code: SUNSHINE for a limited time!
✚ Get 15% off the beautiful shoes at Lille with code 15SHOES now thru 6/30.
✚ Get 40% off at Sword + Fern with promo code HAPPY6 now thru 6/25.
IMAGES ABOVE: Amazing actress and jazz baby, Alice White.
Happy Friday, friends! Here’s my big list of rad Portland events. There are major shopping triumphs to be had over the next few days with wonderful shop sales, flea markets and rummage sales. HAVE FUN OUT THERE!! xo Jen
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♥ NOW. Cindy’s shops Eden and Eve in Eden are closing, so everything is massively reduced at 50% OFF!!! Go get some pretties before the window on opulent curiosities closes! Eden is at 221 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. There’s a big summer sale happening at Una! Giovanna has marked down most of the clothing in the shop (and online) to 30% off and previously marked down sale items are now reduced to 50–65% off! Plus, lots of pretty new things for summer. Una is at 922 SE Ankeny. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. The Table of Contents Spring & Summer Sale is going on! Stop by the shop for 30% off select collections: Acne Studios, Christophe Lemaire, Comme des Garçons, Hope, Jan-Jan Van Essche, Raf Simons, Reality Studio, Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto. Complimentary domestic shipping on online orders over $200 and international orders over $250. Table of Contents is located at 33 NW 4th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW thru Sun, June 15. 11AM–6PM daily. Awesome vintage shop Stars Too has take 25% off all their amazing furniture now through Sunday. They really do have some beautiful pieces that really bring a room together. Stars Too is at 7011 SE Milwaukie Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, June 13. 6PM—9PM. Come to the Shop Adorn Annual Customer Appreciation Night! Drinks, food and lots of swag. Every customer will get to draw for various free gifts at checkout: Nomad scarves, Butter London nail polish, gift cards, Dynomighty wallets and Niki Biki camis. Shop Adorn is located at 4120 NE Fremont St. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, June 13 (4PM—7PM) & Sat, June 14 (10AM—4PM). 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.
♥ Fri, June 13. 6PM–9PM. Stop by Lowell for the opening reception for new works by Jeffrey Hale and Lila Jarzombek. The show, inspired by and dedicated to the genius of Roky Erickson (YAY!), will be up in the shop from June 13 through July 31. Lowell is at 819 N. Russell St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, June 14. 10AM–4PM. My friend Chelsea is going on an adventure and moving away, so she is selling mountains of amazing loot at her big Tag Sale! There will be piles of vintage goods from years of collecting and prop styling from the collections of stylist Chelsea Fuss, artists Cori Kindred and Jennifer Morris and from antiques dealer Shirley Morris. SO MUCH AMAZING STUFF! Seriously. Cash, credit cards or paypal accepted. Tag Sale is located at 1540 SE Elliott Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, June 15. 10AM—4PM. The next Portland Flea will be taking place at Union/Pine. 30+ of amazing vendors! Plus, a classic car show as a special Father’s Day Flea treat. And food carts! Located at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. JUNE–NOVEMBER. There are SO MANY amazing classes to take at Wildcraft Studio School! I went recently and it was a great fun, educational and beautiful. Grab a friend and head for the hills of White Salmon, Washington (across the bridge from Hood River). I’d love to try: Summer Medicine with Portland Apothecary, Backyard Bread Oven (!!!) with Luke Callahan, Frame-Loom Weaving with Jorie Garcia, Kalapuya Basket Weaving with Stephanie Wood, The Kitchen Herbalist with Sue Kusch, Macrame Wall Hangings with Emily Katz, Rag Rug Weaving with Jorie Garcia and Annie McLaughlin… and all the rest! MORE HERE.
♥ Month of June. Daily. Visage Eyewear already has an AMAZING selection of eyewear (one of my favorites in the world) and for the month of June they are going to be even more amazing when they will carry an entire collection of sunglasses from iconic designer, Oliver Goldsmith (you might remember my Oliver Goldsmith post from a few years ago—also note how hard I freaked out when the man himself left a comment on that blog post). Visage Eyewear will be the only eyewear retailer in the United States carrying the 200 piece collection. Make sure to stop by to try on these frames—he is the designer behind some of the most famous celebrity eyewear looks: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and countless others. FANTASTIC! Visage Eyewear is at 1046 NW Johnson. MORE INFO.
♥ Fri, June 27 thru Sun, June 29. 11AM–5PM. Come out for the lovely Pop-Up Fashion & Styling Event with limited edition Ancliffe Collection clothing by Rachel Ancliffe, jewelry by ABCoLab, personal styling with Scarlet Chamberlin and a mountain of beautiful new shoes from Halo Shoes. The fun event is happening at Halo Shoes 938 NW Everett St. MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, June 29. 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! Ethan Ollie, Revive Designs, Frazier + Wing, Demimonde, Revolution Design House, Nell & Mary, Warren Goods, Emily Katz, Mazama, Walnut Studio, Caravan Pacific, The Good Mod, Remnant, Pigeon Toe, non-perishable goods, Rosemary Stafford Floral Design, Kelly Pottery, Portland Apothecary, Sweetheart Bakery, Taco Pedaler, Kuza Burger AND MORE! So good. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. Exciting news! Imelda’s Shoes has free US shipping and is now matching prices! Imelda’s Shoes and Louie’s Shoes for Men will match the current listed price of any authorized retailer on the same in-stock item in their stores or on their website. Items must be in-stock, available, and of the same brand, model, size, and color as our inventory. Items must be offered by a retailer authorized by that brand to sell their merchandise. Imelda’s has two locations: 3426 SE Hawthorne and 935 NW Everett. Read all the details HERE.
♥ 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.
♥ SAVE THE DATE for the Style in The Pearl 2014 Fashion Show & Shopping Event on August 1st and 2nd. MORE INFO.
IMAGES ABOVE: Some beautiful things at Una 922 SE Ankeny.