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Hello! WOW. Here is another list of awesome stuff happening around Portland and there are A LOT of fun things going on this evening. Plus, all of them have cocktails or wine involved! I think you could probably pull all of them off if you cab it or have a designated driver or are a rollerskating champ or have a Pegasus buddy. Have a swell time out there! xo Jen

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Tonight, 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.

This evening, Thursday, April 10, Flutter is hosting the amazing Quilt Show with Kalani Bean from 5PM—8PM. Plus, there will be cocktails and lots more happening on Mississippi. Flutter is located at 3948 N Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

Tonight, 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.

This evening, 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.

This Saturday, April 12, Collage on Alberta will be hosting a day of crafting fun with excellent makers to celebrate their 10th Anniversary! There will be free make-and-takes all day long! 10AM—NOON: Anna Joyce (decorate a tote bag), 12:30PM—2:30PM: Ashley G (create stationary) and 3PM—5PM: Christine from Yellow Owl Workshop (hand stamped muslin bags). Collage is located at 1639 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

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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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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.

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 Saturday, May 3, Manor Fine Wares will be hosting a Heather Moore Jewelry Trunk Show all day, from 10AM—6PM. These are very popular jewels to gift moms! Manor Fine Wares is located at 907 NW 23rd 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.

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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.

Starting Friday, May 9 and running through Saturday, October 11, Museum of Contemporary Craft will be featuring Fashioning Cascadia: The Social Life of the Garment curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo. Come see work by NW designers: Adam Arnold, Michael Cepress, Anna Cohen and Imperial Stock Ranch, Michelle Lesniak, Carole McClellan, The Portland Collection by Pendleton Woolen Mills, Liza Rietz and Anna Telcs. “Fashioning Cascadia’s participatory projects look at the ways we engage, use, and re-fashion clothing day-to-day. And conceptual works by nationally-recognized artists illuminate cultural attitudes about fashion through dialogue, storytelling, and hands-on workshops.” 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.

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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.

ADX has a ton of very cool classes coming up! MORE INFO.

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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PHOTOS: Some of my faves from the awesome Portland makers participating in the West Elm event this evening (see listing above). I’ve linked each image to the shop, so you can nab them if you aren’t in PDX! Nell & Mary, Vitrified Studio, Paulova Ceramics, Haley Ann Robinson, Scout & Whistle and xoBruno.

MUKU

I’m in love with the beautiful new MUKU women’s clothing collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Their dresses, tops, skirts, trousers and jackets are perfect for the warmer months. It’s so sweet that ladies can look as cute as kids in MUKU now. Their dreamy linen and silk pieces just hang so beautifully on little ones and ladies alike. Here are a few of my favorites below–I adore that light grey linen and the white and black. More HERE.

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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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Bellerose

Every season, without fail, I love the Bellerose collection from Belgium. Here are a few of my favorites from their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The only place in the US that I’ve seen Bellerose is at Mill Mercantile. Has anyone found them anywhere else? More HERE and HERE.

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Images courtesy of Bellerose.

Alder & Co.

One of my favorite shops, Alder & Co., has so much lovely stuff in their new online store right now–I had to share. I love to linger around Alder & Co. to chat with everyone, slowly contemplate each new thing, ogle Hilary’s fleurs, pick up gifts for friends and family (and myself!), hoard linen pillowcases and sniff out which Aesop potion to try next (only available in the brick-and-mortar). I just love everything they pick for the shop. If you haven’t been by the lovely PDX storefront at 616 SW 12th–stop by! More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Alder & Co.