I HEART PDX

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Happy Friday! Here are a bunch of fun things happening around Portland from now into April — including wonderful events tonight, Saturday and Sunday. With spring here, there’s so much going on now and I’m personally happy to have a little hustle back in the week. Have a good time wandering — it’s so beautiful out there right now! xo Jen

➔ MY CURRENT PDX FAVES
BRUNCH: herbed french toast with maple syrup at RadarNEW FLAVORS: the sesame loaf from Roman Candle (w/ Saifan olive oil from World Foods that I mentioned last week!) ♥ SIT AND SIP: Absinthe at Secret SocietyRECENT PURCHASES: my dream English roses from Dennis’ 7 DeesBEAUTIFUL PLACES: pretty much the entire city of Portland — we’re in bloom! ♥ NOW OPEN: The beautiful new Löyly Sauna NE and they have specials

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♥ Friday, March 20. 5PM-8PM. TOPAZ & TAROT! Pop by Woonwinkel for a dreamy launch party with local fragrance line Topaz. You will be treated to a fun evening full of beautiful scents, tarot readings, glitter tattoos, bubbly and treats. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Sunday, March 22. I’m having a sweet Betsy & Iya Instagram only jewelry giveaway and the comments have been warming my heart big time. Enter HERE.

♥ Saturday, March 21. 11AM-5PM. RADIANT HUMAN, MINOUX JEWELRY & YO VINTAGE! POP UP SHOP. Stop by Mojave for a fun pop up shop with Radiant Human’s amazing aura photographs, beautiful jewels from Minoux and lovely clothing and accessories from Yo! There will also be some delicious “beermosas” being served up while you shop. Mojave is located at 415 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, March 21. NOON-2PM. PORTLAND APOTHECARY POP UP. Stop by Pistils Nursery to pick up some spring essentials, remedies and biodynamic garden extracts. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 22. 11AM-4PM. SPRING SECONDS SALE! An amazing bunch of local designers are selling their slightly imperfect wares for up to 70% off. Crazy. Come shop beautiful things made by Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, Sara Barner, Studio Olivine, Barrow Jewelry, The Granite, Hank by Henry, R+R Ceramics, Revolution Design House, Studio ERG and Vitreluxe. The sale will be at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Thursday, March 26. 5PM-8PM. MARLA AARON JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW. The lovelies at Alder & Co. are having a little gathering to celebrate Marla Aaron’s collection for a special showing of her signature locks, chains and ear cuffs. We are so excited to feature some of her showcase pieces that have not been available at the shop until now. Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 27. 5PM-8PM. AMELIA’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY! The lovely little Alberta boutique, Amelia, owned by Amelia Blakeman is turning two. There will be drinks, treats, pretty dresses, sweet people and hopefully a cute dog or two. Make sure to check out the dreamy new brass hair adornments! Amelia is located at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 29. 11AM-4PM. Sunday Emporium! Find amazing treasures from lots of new vendors and trusty faves. Sunday Emporium is at Rejuvenation at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Thursay, April 2. 6PM. THE BETSY & IYA 7th ANNIVERSARY PARTY! The lovely people at Betsy & Iya are celebrating 7 years in business with a fun party that benefits local nonprofit, Friends of the Children. There will be amazing artwork from talented local ladies, % of ALL sales from 6PM-9M going to charity and a separate donation jar — such a sweet idea! Bring your friends — B&I always puts on a wonderful get together! MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 2. 6PM-9PM. SEAWORTHY SPRING COLLECTION LAUNCH. Marisa and the other wonderful ladies at Seaworthy are having a party to celebrate the launch of the new spring jewelry collection. Peruse the dreamy jewels while sipping drinks and hanging out with really lovely people. Seaworthy is located at the Boxlift Building at 333 NE Hancock #8. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 9. 6:30PM. BRIDGE & BURN SPRING LAUNCH PARTY! Come check out the new B&B Spring 2015 Collection from these lovely folks. There will be drinks, snacks, music, and possibly… the Blazers game if they can find a projector. I think going for the rad fashions, nice people and snacks is your best bet. Bridge & Burn is located at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.

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♥ Now thru April 30. DIAGRAMS BY ALYSON PROVAX. Wonderful local artist, Alyson Provax, has a series of amazing silkscreen monotypes hanging up at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams right now through the end of April. You may recall her sweet Time Wasting Experiment prints from a few years back. I love her new work and have my eye on about 5 of her beautiful works right now — SO GOOD. There will be a little opening party at the coffee shop in the evening on April 5, too. Ristretto Roasters is at 3808 N Williams MORE INFO.

♥ Monday, April 20. 7:30PM. The English Dept.: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FASHION SHOW! Come out and celebrate the magic of The English Dept. at their big bridal fashion show event. Tickets are now on sale at The English Dept. and at Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique and proceeds benefit Basic Rights Oregon. The show will be at First Presbyterian Church at 1200 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

♥ Early April thru early November. WILDCRAFT STUDIO SCHOOL. Lovely Chelsea is hosting 44 wonderful classes starting in April and I’d like to take every single one. I’m especially interested in Block Printed Textiles, Marbled Textiles, Magical Charms, Leather Craft, Handmade Sandals and The Art of Scent! Most of the classes take place in Sandy, Oregon at Chelsea’s studio and there a few that require some fun time foraging in forests and meadows. It’s a magical experience and they even feed you some of the most delicious food. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

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Images: The new Altar Houseline for Spring/Summer. Photography by Briana Morrison Photography.

Rilla Giveaway!

Hello! I’m so happy to be having a giveaway with Rilla today! Courtney has a bunch of lovely new clothing and accessories for spring and one lucky winner will nab a $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like from the sweet San Francisco-based shop. I admire Courtney’s ability to mix new with versatile vintage clothing and accessories as well as beautiful handmade jewelry and housewares. There are dreamy wares from Osei-Duro, Leah Goren, Ilana Kohn, Dace, LunaSol, The FFs, Toru & Naoku and more. Here are my current shop faves — more HERE. GOOD LUCK, FRIENDS! ♥

P.S. Get 15% off your purchases at Rilla with code: HONEY15 now thru 3/24/15.

TO ENTER:
1. Visit RILLA and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @rillastore on Instagram and @honeykennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!

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A SWEET DEAL: Get 15% off at Rilla with code: HONEY15 now thru 3/24/15.

SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Rilla. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.

DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, March 24, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Friday, March 27.

➔ FOLLOW COURTNEY + RILLA:
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I HEART PDX

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Hello! It’s been a while since I rounded up a big list of fun stuff happening around our fair city, but here you have it and it is packed with wonderful places to visit and things to try. I post a lot of pics of places I visit in my @honeykennedy Instagram feed, but I decided to make highlighting a few current favorite Portland experiences a regular part of I HEART PDX. There’s just so much to see and do here — sometimes it’s hard to choose. Have fun! xo Jen

➔ MY CURRENT PDX FAVES
BRUNCH: Sundays at Levant (make sure to get the rose petal pistachio lemon roll and the halva croissant!) ♥ RECENT PURCHASES: these bowls from Canoe + blueberry plants from Portland Nursery (so helpful!) ♥ NEW FLAVORS: the ciabatta loaf from Fire & Stone (get one warm in the morning + a pastry!) + Saifan olive oil from World FoodsBEAUTIFUL PLACE: Cistus NurserySIT AND SIP: Iced London Fog and hot matcha lattes at Tea Bar

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♥ Enter my super sweet Betsy & Iya jewelry giveaway and a wonderfully fun BuyOlympia giveaway! Get your name in these hats — the prizes are FANTASTIC.

♥ Now thru Sunday, March 15. TWIST JEWELRY SALE! Make sure to stop by TWIST for their huge annual jewelry sale through Sunday, March 15! This AMAZING sale features over 2,000 stunning designer pieces at discounted prices from 10% to 75% off. I’m in love with so many pieces — it’s hard to choose! A good spot to peruse for weddings and other special occasions. Twist is located at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 13 thru Saturday, March 21. FANTASTIC FILMS. NW Film Center is continuing to screen truly wonderful old films for their Italian Style series. Tonight and Saturday are two of my favorite films — L’Avventura by Antonioni and Juliet of the Spirits by Fellini. I love these directors and I love Monica Vitti and Giulietta Masina. Go go go! More wonderful films this month are: Summertime, Barefoot Contessa, Le Amiche and Il Sorpasso. Whitsell Auditorium is at 1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

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♥ Now thru Tuesday, March 31. YO VINTAGE! MARCH POP UP! Yo has a lot of BEEEEAUTIFUL new spring arrivals in their online shop and for the month of March you can shop these pretties downtown at Mojave — right next to the old Yo Vintage! space. Mojave is located at 415 SW 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, March 12 thru Sunday, March 15. UNA SPRING SALE. Stop by wonderful Una for Giovanna’s big spring sale! All of last season’s clothing has been marked to 60% off and a rack of previously marked down clothing is now 70% off. Sale jewelry is an additional 20% off. Perfume is 20% off. Una is located at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 15. 11AM-4PM. PORTLAND FLEA! Find amazing treasures from lots of new vendors and trusty faves. Plus, coffee and good food. Portland Flea is at Union/Pine at 525 SE Pine St. MORE INFO.

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♥ Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18. 7PM-9PM. TILLANDSIA MOUNTING WORKSHOP and KOKEDAMA BUILDING WORKSHOP! Come learn the craft of mounting air plants while using locally harvested materials on Tuesday and make a Kokedama moss ball from a tropical plant of your choosing on Wednesday. There will be wine and you will be surrounded by beautiful plants in an amazing space. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

♥ Wednesday, March 18. 3PM-7PM FREE DONUTS. Stop by the delicious frenzy at the new Blue Star Donuts location on NW 23rd and get a free donut (one per person) this coming Wednesday. Then the fourth location officially opens for regular business on Thursday, March 19 and they will be open 8AM-8PM or until sold out each day. The new Blue Star spot is located at 921 NW 23rd St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, March 20. 5PM-8PM. TOPAZ & TAROT! Pop by Woonwinkel for a dreamy launch party with local fragrance line Topaz. You will be treated to a fun evening full of beautiful scents, tarot readings, glitter tattoos, bubbly and treats. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, March 21. NOON-2PM. PORTLAND APOTHECARY POP UP. Stop by Pistils Nursery to pick up some spring essentials, remedies and biodynamic garden extracts. Pistils Nursery is located at 3811 N. Mississippi Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, March 22. 11AM-4PM. SPRING SECONDS SALE! An amazing bunch of local designers are selling their slightly imperfect wares for up to 70% off. Crazy. Come shop beautiful things made by Caravan Pacific, Bridge & Burn, Sara Barner, Studio Olivine, Barrow Jewelry, The Granite, Hank by Henry, R+R Ceramics, Revolution Design House, Studio ERG and Vitreluxe. The sale will be at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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♥ Friday, March 27. 5PM-8PM. AMELIA’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY! The lovely little Alberta boutique, Amelia, owned by Amelia Blakeman is turning two. There will be drinks, treats, pretty dresses, sweet people and hopefully a cute dog or two. Make sure to check out the dreamy new brass hair adornments! Amelia is located at 2230 NE Alberta St. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, April 9. 6:30PM. BRIDGE & BURN SPRING LAUNCH PARTY! Come check out the new B&B Spring 2015 Collection from these lovely folks. There will be drinks, snacks, music, and possibly… the Blazers game if they can find a projector. I think going for the rad fashions, nice people and snacks is your best bet. Bridge & Burn is located at 1122 SW Morrison St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru April 30. DIAGRAMS BY ALYSON PROVAX. Wonderful local artist, Alyson Provax, has a series of amazing silkscreen monotypes hanging up at Ristretto Roasters on N. Williams right now through the end of April. You may recall her sweet Time Wasting Experiment prints from a few years back. I love her new work and have my eye on about 5 of her beautiful works right now — SO GOOD. There will be a little opening party at the coffee shop in the evening on April 5, too. Ristretto Roasters is at 3808 N Williams MORE INFO.

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♥ Early April thru early November. WILDCRAFT STUDIO SCHOOL. Lovely Chelsea is hosting 44 wonderful classes starting in April and I’d like to take every single one. I’m especially interested in Block Printed Textiles, Marbled Textiles, Magical Charms, Leather Craft, Handmade Sandals and The Art of Scent! Most of the classes take place in Sandy, Oregon at Chelsea’s studio and there a few that require some fun time foraging in forests and meadows. It’s a magical experience and they even feed you some of the most delicious food. MORE INFO + WORKSHOP RESERVATIONS.

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PHOTOS: The Yo Vintage! Spring Collection. Photography: Charise Ash Styling: Sarah Radcliffe + Colleen Cunningham Model: Madison Smukalla Location: Painted Hills, yo

Friday!

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Have a wonderful weekend!! I’ve caught some kind of awful flu and it sounds like a car driving on a gravel road when I breathe. I had so many fun plans for the weekend, but they have quickly devolved to tea and juice chugging while sleeping or watching Game of Thrones. I hope you all evade this beast — it really does a number on you. Have fun! xo Jen

➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…

This ballet pink leather jacket is so good. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

A cute, super versatile dress in white and navy. (40% off code EXTRA40)

A sweet striped dress — so simple.

This floral dress is STUNNING.

I like how these jeans fit. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

Such a good jumpsuit!

These denim overalls are such a sweet shape!

These black denim overalls look comfy too. (25% off code HAPPY thru 2/27)

Lovely French stripes. (30% off code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1)

A beautiful blush top perfect for sunny days ahead. (30% off code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1)

Thinking about ordering my favorite top in this pretty blue color.

I also LOVE my black silk backwards sailor top.

A perfect coat for walking along the coast and in forests!

I love this giant leather satchel. (40% off code EXTRA40)

Give me ALL these earrings, please.

Drooling over the moonstone eclipse earrings.

This fragrance sounds amazing — rose, sandalwood and warm spices.

This sounds good too — jasmine, neroli, rose, sandalwood. I love a good jasmine scent!

I LOVE THIS MAKEUP BAG. It’s even prettier in person.

Handy tips on how to care for black jeans — keep the black black.

I definitely need this spell kit!

I love this beautiful pitcher.

I still think this is the dreamiest tarot deck.

WTF is happening!!? BANANAS.

➔ A SWEET DEAL

Get 25% off designer collections at Rilla with code LAST25 now thru 3/8.

Take 30% off everything at Heritage Mercantile with code PORTLAND1 thru 3/1.

Take $25 off purchases at Zady of $100+ with code: knowyoursource

Take 40% off everything (including sale!) at Saturday with code EXTRA40

Take 30% off intimates at Anomie with FEBRUARY thru 2/28. $150+ = free US shipping

Get an extra 25% off Anthro Sale Items with code: EXTRAEXTRA for a limited time.

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Saturday, Feb 28. Join Pigeon Toe, Nell & Mary and Make It Good for their big semi-annual seconds sale for ceramics, apparel and textiles at North of West. Shop 11AM to 3PM. North of West is located at 203 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, Feb 28 & Sunday, March 1. The huge PDX Collective Sale is happening this weekend! Don’t miss it — 11 wonderful local shops selling their wares for a song to make room for spring. The PDX Collective Sale is happening at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

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PHOTOS ABOVE: Beautiful dresses by Madeleine Vionnet photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene in 1931.

Shop Visit: Lowell

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Equal parts museum, gallery, and shop, Lowell is one of my favorite spots in town. Located just off the south end of North Mississippi and up the street from Beam & Anchor, Lowell’s small, colorful exterior belies the large and open interior where owners Maya and Dino have put together a wholly fun and reverent collection of objects. The shop showcases items from many world cultures, a special Southwest bent and goods from local artists. You’ll find ceramics, paper goods, vintage clothing, jewelry, rugs, and wood carvings in stock, displayed lovingly and with true curatorial flair.

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I was lucky enough to visit Lowell on a surprisingly sunny winter day, which filled the space with warm, golden light. A steady stream of shoppers came and went, all on a first name basis with Maya and Dino, and it was lovely to be able to overhear their conversations about art and travel as I took in the beauty of the shop. Truthfully, I spent a little more time on my visit than usual as each corner pulled me in over and over, highlighting a gem I missed on my first look or just enticing me to take a closer look at something I had only glanced at before.

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My shop favorites include Lowell’s custom candles that are handmade in very small batches (recent shop additions include candles poured into exclusive ceramic vessels made by local potter, Liam Drain), concrete fruit planters by New York’s Chen & Kai, vintage turquoise rings, cassette tape releases from Eggy Records, and illustrated calendars from Clay & Wiley Hickson. Maya and Dino just returned from the Southwest and have lots of new items from the trip hitting the shop now.

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Lowell is located at 819 North Russell in Portland. Stop by 12 to 7 Wednesday through Sunday and follow them on Lowell on Facebook and @lowellshopgallery on Instagram.

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This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur