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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Images courtesy of Mag-Big.

Happy Friday!

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It’s here. It’s really Friday. I’m looking forward to getting some sleep this weekend. I’ve been getting terrible headaches all week for some reason (allergies? plague?) and I have a Crater Lake-sized sleep deficit to make up for. HAVING HEADACHES WHEN IT IS SUNNY IS THE WORST. OK, I’m done complaining–I feel like that’s all I’ve been doing all week. My new book came in the mail, so I’m just going to create a bed nest and zip it. Have fun out there! ♥

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

This beautiful dress is on super sale. LOVE.

Eeeep! Perfect striped dress.

Oh, and thiiiissss dress. So pretty.

Very dreamy silk slow dance summer dress.

Aaaaaand… I love a silk paisley dress.

I think this bra and these undies are majorly adorable.

Ballet pink ballet flats with even an iota of arch support? Sign me up.

Nice linen sneaks.

These new cropped jeans look pretty cute and the white ones, too.

Beautiful beautiful beautiful top.

A super cute plaid summer top.

A perfect jacket for early spring–especially in the fickle Pacific NW weather!

Absolutely stunning coiled serpent jewelry set.

I love these earrings–so simple and elegant.

A pretty Edwardian wedding dress. Perfect for a breezy summer event in a field of flowers!

Very cool tattooed mummy princess found in Siberia.

A good looking’ travel checkers set.

I’m still obsessed with this gorgeous leather basket. My magazines need a home!

The recipe for the amazing farro parmesan pie they serve at Luce in Portland.

➔ A SWEET DEAL:

Get 10% off at Porch Light with code: HONEYLIGHT now thru 3/29/14. U.S.

Get 10% OFF Shop Adorn new arrivals with code: HONEYLOVE now thru 3/31/14.

Get an extra 20% OFF Bridge & Burn sale items with code: END20

PHOTO ABOVE: Wilhelmina Cooper photographed by John Rawlings, 1965.

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Hello! Here’s a list I put together of wonderful things happening around town. Plus, here is some lovely Olio E Sasso balm made in Portland by Paola LaMorticella. It’s available at Una (922 SE Ankeny) and comes in clear tubes and lightly tinted tubes full of rich balm for the lips, face and body. Such cute packaging! I can’t wait to stop by Giovanna’s shop to try a tube. OK–have a fun time! P.S. There are two awesome ways to help the animals below! ♥

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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.

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 29, The Original Nomad will be having a soaking tub party to celebrate the debut of their Nomad collapsible tubs and propane/wood powered heating units. Bring your swimsuit to have a soak to be entered in a raffle to win your own soaking tub. Also, these folks are lots of fun and there will be treats, booze and cool soaking tub installations by local lovelies Laura Flores, Emily Katz and Shayda Rohani. 12–4PM at The Colony at 7525 N. Richmond Ave. MORE INFO.

On Thursday, April 3, Eden is hosting a Jane’s Vanity lingerie trunk show. There will be beautiful fleurs from Nico’s Spellbound Flowers, cocktails and live music. A spring celebration! Eden is at 221 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

On 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.

On Saturday, April 5, Vintalier is celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary from 12–4PM. There will be 15% off discounts 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.

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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 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.

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.

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Caroline Gomez

One of my favorite designers, Caroline Gomez, will be releasing some limited edition furniture designs made in collaboration with Serge Bensimon (the man behind THOSE sneakers) for his Home Autour du Monde concept stores. The pieces launch this April and include the lovely bench and little shelf below. I’ve also included a few of my favorites in Caroline’s shop. I love the pastel enameled porcelain dishes and planters, coat hooks and cheeseboards–her work is always wonderful. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Caroline Gomez.

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Those beautiful walls above are at new Portland bar, Angel Face. Incredibly, that is NOT floral wallpaper. My friend, Michael Paulus, is an amazing local artist and he painted each flower (there are about 500) on the wall individually. It’s mind boggling–he’s such a talented fellow and a total luddite who will probably remain unaware that people are freaking out about his stunning work all over instagram. Can’t wait to check out this lovely new space–I love John’s other restaurants, Navarre and Luce, so very much. Angel Face is at 14 NE 28th Ave. ♥

Here are some more fun things happening around town… have fun!!

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Make sure to enter my lovely giveaway with amazing local shop, Porch Light!!

This Sunday, March 23, Palace is having a sample sale event, from 11AM–7PM, with Portland Garment Factory’s house line, Crazy Wind and Sword + Fern. There will also be bubbly and treats from Sweedeedee. Palace is at 828 SE 34th Ave.

This Sunday, March 23, Flora will be having a fun “yard sale” at the shop with a variety of things bottles, jars, tins, tubes, display items, books, tea ware, furniture, art and oddities. Sale runs from 12–5PM. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Next Saturday, March 29, The Original Nomad will be having a soaking tub party to celebrate the debut of their Nomad collapsible tubs and propane/wood powered heating units. Bring your swimsuit to have a soak to be entered in a raffle to win your own soaking tub. Also, these folks are lots of fun and there will be treats, booze and cool soaking tub installations by local lovelies Laura Flores, Emily Katz and Shayda Rohani. 12–4PM at The Colony at 7525 N. Richmond Ave. MORE INFO.

On Saturday, April 5, Vintalier is celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary from 12–4PM. There will be 15% off discounts 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.

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.

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ANGEL FACE IMAGES: 1. Photo via Michael Paulus. 2. Photo by Jaclyn Campanaro.