Shop Visit: Solabee

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As soon as you walk into this gorgeous space and take in the mesmerizing, lush array of colorful blooms and verdant house plants, it’s immediately apparent why Portland’s beloved Solabee Flowers & Botanicals have been named one of the top florists in the nation by Martha Stewart, as well as winning many local awards in the same category.

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Having made the move to North Killingsworth from SE Portland earlier this year, Solabee has settled into their conservatory-style space quite nicely. With windows galore, a worn but very beautiful mosaic tile floor, and a romantic mezzanine that houses even more plants, their space in the historic Baker Ballroom building is the perfect backdrop for all the sweet plants. As a nearby resident, I couldn’t be happier to have Solabee so close to home.

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Shop owner Alea Joy has made it her mission to stock the shop with locally grown flowers and plants first, which means Solabee’s available greenery revolves around what is in season ensuring an always fresh selection. Whether you’re in need of flowers for a big event like a wedding, looking for a new plant pal for your home, or need a great gift for a fellow plant lover, Solabee is wonderful for both service and stunning options. Plus, they offer local delivery and work with local restaurants, shops, and offices to keep their spaces looking happy.

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Also on hand are lovely crystals, unique tools including clippers, pruning saws, and even hori hori knives. There are dreamy planters and assorted pottery, and lovely macrame to really help your plants shine. The beauty and chill vibes that permeate the space are so enticing, even when I don’t have room for a new plant or a need for fresh flowers, I like to stop in regularly just to feast my eyes and take home a new crystal or two.

Solabee is located in Portland at 801 N. Killingsworth St. and is open Monday through Friday from 11AM to 6PM and Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 7PM. You can also shop online anytime. Be sure to follow @solabeeflowers on Instagram and like Solabee on Facebook to treat your feed with their beautiful arrangements and stay up to date on shop news.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Shop Visit: Dea Dia

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Having opened just last month on North Albina (right before the bend that takes you on to North Mississippi), Dea Dia is jewelry designer Jessica Lawson’s sparkly new home base for her jewelry line of the same name. Dea Dia is where she both handcrafts and sells her own designs alongside a complementary collection of apparel, housewares, apothecary, paper goods, and accessories created by some of her favorite indie brands including Portland’s Natalie Joy and Make It Good, among many others.

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Jessica did an amazing job building out her space which was an absolute blank slate when she got the keys. Concrete floors and pendants lights from Portland’s own Pigeon Toe compliment her custom-built fixtures, including a stellar mirrored sliding wall and fun jewelry displays. Behind that sliding wall you’ll find Jessica’s studio which allows her to create jewelry on-site. During my visit she had just completed two new earring designs which were the product of whim and experimentation and they’d just hit the floor. That’s the beauty of Dea Dia, there is a steady stream of exciting treasures to discover.

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Speaking of which, new fall apparel from Make It Good and Brooklyn’s A & R have just hit the Dea Dia shop. A fan of natural fibers and easy silhouettes, Jessica’s apparel selections are contemporary and feature cozy cotton and linen. Alongside the apparel are vibrant tote bags and pouches handmade in Oaxaca using organic wool and naturally derived dyes by Ilano Design, dazzling brass plant mobiles from Natalie Joy, modernist ceramics by Philly-based Zola, and even a selection of pyrite stones, incense from Incausa, sage smudge wands and palo santo sticks.

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For a shop on the smaller side, Dea Dia is bursting with dreamy goodies that are perfect for treating yourself or loved ones while somehow managing to not feel crowded. And on a good day, you might catch a sighting of Jessica’s daughter, Astrid, who is definitely one of the cutest shop babies in all of Portland.

Dea Dia is located at 4523 N Albina and is open Thursdays from 11AM to 6PM, Friday — Saturday from 11AM to 7PM and Sunday — Monday from 11AM to 6PM. You can also shop Dea Dia jewelry online. Be sure to follow @deadia in Instagram and like Dea Dia Jewelry on Facebook on to keep up on new designs, sales, and more.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Shop Visit: Flutter

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North Mississippi Avenue’s Flutter is a unique and artfully arranged treasure trove of a boutique bursting with a large selection of vintage clothing, the cutest party dresses, new and vintage jewelry, dreamy ephemera, lovely tarot decks, wonderful books, stationery, new and vintage home goods, fragrances, skincare, candles, old-timey toys and candy, and lots more awesome stuff. Shop owners Cristin Hinesly and Sara Kolp (and shop kitty King) do a stellar job of stocking the curious, romantic, dazzling, and nostalgic.

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Flutter is one of my favorite places to shop for party attire as they always have lots of fun, sparkly dresses and tops in stock for great prices. I purchased one of my favorite New Year’s Eve dresses at Flutter a few years ago — a lovely black number complete with tulle underskirt for plenty of flounce and a peter pan collar covered in silver sequins. There’s also plenty of sweet jewelry to choose from to complete your look with baubles from Portland makers, including Jesseca Anne and Brehan Todd, mixed in with a large selection of fantastic vintage pieces.

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Another reason I love to visit Flutter is their great selection of gifts! Over the years I have picked up items for friends and family including beautiful coffee table books, fortune telling cards and heavenly scented candles and hand creams. It’s also a great place to pick up classic toys including kaleidoscopes, cap guns, animal masks, and even the same Fischer Price record player I enjoyed as a child. There are also delicious treats — don’t forget to grab some violet mints and a variety locally made Woodblock chocolate bars too. There’s beautiful wrapping papers, a slew of ribbon choices, and fun cards to convey your love. Plus, Emerald Petals shares the back of the space if you need to grab some flowers or a little plant to go with your gifty goods. Shop HERE.

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Head to Flutter for a delightful shopping experience with something for everyone. Give yourself a good chunk of time so you can get lost browsing all the magical goods. There’s so much to see — you’ll enjoy every minute! Plus, they have tarot readings regularly if you want to get a little direction and insight into your life.

Flutter is located in here in beautiful Portland at 3948 N Mississippi Avenue and is open Sunday thru Thursday from 11AM to 6PM, Friday from 11AM to 7PM and Saturday from 10AM to 7PM. You can also shop Flutter online anytime!

Make sure to follow Flutter on Facebook and @flutterpdx on Instagram for fun happenings, new loot, and cute pictured of King the shop cat!

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Shop Visit: Tilde

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Portland boutique and gallery, Tilde, has an aesthetic that is decidedly unique, fresh, and modern. Specializing in local and domestically produced products, Tilde carries a large selection of jewelry, handbags, home goods, art, stationery, air plants, ceramics, and apothecary boasting high quality craftsmanship, pops of color, and clean lines. Located in the heart of Sellwood, a charming South Portland neighborhood known for walkability, great shopping and dining. Tilde is a long-standing favorite destination and shop owner, Debbe Hamada, is known in the community for bringing in wonderful things from small makers.

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The large, modern space utilizes beautiful mid-century furniture as backdrop for a wonderful selection of goods. You’ll find lots of jewelry, including pieces from Portland favorites Demimonde, Betsy & Iya, and Kiersten Crowley. I also recommend checking out the beautiful French barrettes, scarves, and other sweet accessories. There are art prints from a bunch of very talented artists, including: Julianna Swaney, Archie’s Press, Mai Autumn, Animal Sleep Stories, Archie, and Michelle Maule. Debbe stock a variety of handbags from the likes of Irish designer and cult favorite Orla Kiely, the well-made vegan leather line from Matt & Nat, and several others. There is also a huge selection of delightful stationery, candles, soaps, and more apothecary goods from lovely natural lines, and so, so much more!

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During my visit I was delighted to overhear a mother mention — after stopping in with her small son — that it was their Saturday morning ritual to make a visit after breakfast to look at his favorite items in the shop. In fact, the shop was quite busy despite the early hour and coinciding gorgeous weather. Inviting seating and the lovely staff make it easy to want to get lost while hanging out and admiring all the pretty. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or a special way to brighten your own day, Tilde always has lots of of great options from independent makers.

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Make sure to stop by for the big TILDE SUMMER SALE on Saturday, August 27, to get 15% off EVERYTHING in the shop!! It’s the annual end-of-summer sale that lasts all day, in the brick and mortar shop and online as well. Many of the neighborhood shops will be offering sales and discounts this day, it’s a great day to visit Sellwood. Online shoppers can enter SUMMERSALE for the 15% discount at checkout.

Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Shop hours are 10AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday and 12PM to 5PM on Sunday. You’ll find a larger selection in the Sellwood shop, but you can also shop online anytime! Follow Tilde on Facebook and @tildeshop on Instagram to keep up on new arrivals and events.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Shop Visit: Woonwinkel’s Makeover + Summer Sale

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Since we last visited the lovely Woonwinkel shop in downtown Portland’s West End, they’ve had a little makeover. And since they are also having their big Summer Sale right now (thru 8/7 — many more items on sale in the Portland shop), I thought it would be fun to post some new shop photos. Plus, they have AMAZING new things in the shop (gimme all those pillows and towels!!!). Stop by to see that glorious pink wall, fantastic neon, new window displays, and overall refresh in person. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St.

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Woonwinkel is located in Portland at 935 SW Washington and is open Monday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM and Sundays from 12PM to 5PM and you can shop Woonwinkel online 24/7. Follow @woonwinkel on Instagram and Woonwinkel on Facebook to stay in the loop for new items and more upcoming events!

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. ♥