Hello! This summer is just zipping past, don’t you think? There hasn’t been that full on PDX slacking vibe yet and August starts tomorrow — that’s BANANAS. There are so many fun events that we’re just going to have to sloth by the river or head for the hills later in the month. Here is my mighty list of rad things happening in Portland. Have fun! Remember to wear sunscreen and hydrate! Also check out the beautiful new collection of housewares, lighting and jewels from the fine local folks at Pigeon Toe Ceramics! SO GOOD. xo Jen
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♥ Now thru Monday, Aug 18. Mon-Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun 12-5. Wonderful Woonwinkel is having their big SUMMER SALE right now with up to 70% off thru 8/18. In-store and online! Stop by the amazing Portland shop! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ Now thru Monday, Aug 4. Shop Adorn is having their big 2nd Annual Summer Shop Sale. Snap up clothing and accessories for up to 50% off — things are going fast and the discounts increase each day of the sale. You can also shop the Shop Adorn sale online. Shop Adorn is at 4120 NE Fremont St. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. Call for submissions! Event is Sunday, Aug 10. 2PM. Local designers! Get your submission forms in quick for the FashioNXT Show happening this October 8–11. All ready-to-wear and couture designers with an annual revenue below $50K are welcome to apply! Judges will select the finalists to show at the FashioNXT runway show. REGISTRATION + MORE INFO.
♥ Each Thursdays thru Thursday, August 28. Doors at 7PM, music at 8PM and films start at dusk. 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.
♥ 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.
♥ Showings on Fri, Sat & Sun evenings thru Aug 31. It’s been going for a few 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, 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.
♥ Sunday, Aug 3. 8PM until it’s over. Lowell is having a closing party for their art show with Jeffrey Hale and Lila Jarzombek. To keep the Roky Erickson love going — The Woolen men will be playing a special set of cover tunes. Lowell is at 819 N. Russell St. MORE INFO.
♥ Thursday, Aug 7. 6PM—9PM. Stop by Betsy & Iya for the fun Modern Metal Hair Tie Release Party with Caravan Pacific and Studio ERG! Shop the beautiful new Caravan Pacific copper and brass hair ties while enjoying sips and snacks with lots of wonderful people. You can also shop the whole Betsy & Iya shop and there will be complimentary braiding with the purchase of a hair tie by local lass Emily Katz. YAY! Betsy & Iya is at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
♥ 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.
♥ Saturday, Aug 16. 10AM-3PM. Come to the Barrow PDX Sample Sale at Duplex Gallery. There will be pretty jewels, discounts galore, free gifts with purchase, artwork by David Keller, treats ad mimosas! Duplex Gallery is at 219 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.
♥ Wednesday, Aug 20. Doors 7PM. Show 8PM. Get your tickets now to Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event at Crystal Ballroom. A lovely evening with new collections by featured designers: Bad Wolf Clothier, Bryce Black, The Elephant Room, Emit, Everett K, Mag-Big, “Primal Haunt” Shelby Morgan & Kate Troyer Collection, Studio SKB, Urchin Re-Design and WWJJD. TICKETS + MORE INFO.
PHOTOS ABOVE: The stunning new Pigeon Toe Ceramics collection.
Adam Arnold’s by-appointment-only Portland studio looks small from the outside, so visiting for the first time I was surprised when he opened the door and ushered me into what is actually a very large, inviting and light-filled space. Wearing covet-worthy clothing of his own design and working on an equally covet-worthy pair of custom jeans for a San Francisco-based ballerina, Adam is exactly how I imagine a high fashion designer — without any of the haughty attitude. He creates beautiful garments for both women and men.
Looking through the racks of clothing on display I was really struck by the diversity of his designs, all of which are impeccably crafted. It makes sense that his client base ranges from local fashion mavens to business professionals. We discussed his process for making custom pieces and I, for one, was sold. With enough textile choices on hand to rival some local fabric shops, that’s often where he and his clients start. He listens to their needs and wants, mocks up a muslin for fitting, makes adjustments to the fit and design based on his own trained eye and client feedback, creates a pattern, and after a final fitting, the garment is done. The whole process takes an average of 6-8 weeks.
Though custom clothing seems expensive at the outset we discussed the fact that in the long run, it’s so much more cost effective to buy something made just for you. Overall you’ll get more wear out of your garment and it will outlast most mass-produced items by years. And who wouldn’t want to work with Adam, who has such a kind and engaging spirit? I highly encourage you to make an appointment to visit his space and see how he can assist with your custom clothing needs. I’m hoping to make it back to his studio this fall for a custom blazer!
Adam Arnold is located in Portland at 338 SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. For an appointment, call (503) 234-1376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adam’s mischievous studio creatures — the “Snooks” (seen below) are available at Museum of Contemporary Craft. You can also find Adam Arnold on Facebook + @adamarnoldstudio on Instagram.
I love these new copper and brass hair ties from Caravan Pacific x Studio ERG. Shannon Guirl from Caravan Pacific designed these beauties and Erin Gardner from Studio ERG is helping them manufacture the designs. They’re beautiful and functional — perfect for a little shine, getting your hair out of your face and getting it off your neck during the summer heat. My favorites are the brass braids sets and the copper medium tie. More HERE.
Portland friends — don’t miss the fun Modern Hair Tie Release Party coming up at Betsy & Iya on Thursday, Aug 7 from 6PM–9PM! Braids, snacks, sips and super fun people! Betsy & Iya is at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
Photos: Shannon Guirl
Styling: Emily Katz
Models: Fonda Sanchez and Molly Georgetta
Hello! Today I am happy to be having a dreamy Aster + Bay self-care giveaway! TWO lucky winners will each get to choose THREE of Erin’s wonderful, cruelty-free beauty potions. Everything from Aster + Bay is thoughtfully produced, by hand, from raw plant ingredients in the apothecary tradition with Erin’s love and understanding of botany, plant folklore, wild harvesting and herbal alchemy at the center. So far my favorites are the brightening toner and cleansing oil, but I’d also love to try ALL of the amazing new bath salts, the hair oil and the lip stain. Beautiful stuff — made with love! More HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥
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There are so many lovely things at Fine Life Co. — a wonderful new-to-me little shop run by Emily Benziger in Tucson, Arizona. Emily stocks some of my faves like Elizabeth Suzann, Hackwith, First Rite, Favor and Aster & Bay. I love the Georgie Tee, Georgia Dress, Colette tank, Woven Tote, Drip Ring, Brightening Toner, the sweet macramé plant hangers from Portland-based maker Emily Katz and all the found pottery. Lots of goodness! More HERE.
Images courtesy of Fine Life Co.