PDX HOLIDAY EVENT: Black Magic at The Cleaners


YAY! This Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, come out to the Black Magic Holiday Shopping Event at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. So many of my favorite independent makers and shops all in one spot! There will be jewels, leather goods, ceramics, fragrances, soap, clothing, textiles, weaving, apothecary goodness, vintage beauties and lots more. A truly wonderful holiday market with sweet local lovelies. See you there! MORE INFO.

BLACK MAGIC Fri Nov 29 & Sat Nov 30 11AM–6PM @ The Cleaners 403 SW 10th Ave PDX

This year’s amazing Black Magic makers and shops:
Better Late Than Never | OLO | Tiro Tiro | Sara Barner | Crazy Wind | Rill Rill | Yo Vintage! | Dina No | Made on the Moon | Portland Apothecary | Reifhaus | AK Vintage | Primecut | Wildcraft Studio School | Winnow


Holiday Faves #3

YAY! Here are a bunch more of my Holiday Faves picks from phenomenal little shops and makers along with a few more sweet deals to go with them. Have a cozy Thanksgiving and a fruitful Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, (ummmm…Silly) Sunday and Cyber Monday. Thanks for supporting little shops — it makes the world go ’round. ♥

Make sure to check out: HOLIDAY FAVES #1 and HOLIDAY FAVES #2

Get 20% off all orders at xobruno with code: XOTWENTY now thru 12/7/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. gris-gris satchel 2. laptop sleeve 3. ditty bag 4. wristlet}

Get U.S. FREE priority 2-3 day shipping on all orders at BLTN Jewelry with code: HOLIDAYCHEER 12/10 thru 12/17/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. black & gold herkimer studs 2. capsule studs 3. tourmaline bar necklace 4. major arc hoops}

#1 Get a free gift with purchase & free U.S. shipping on orders $65+ at Alima Pure — no code needed 11/27 thru 12/1/14.
#2 Get 10% OFF orders at Alima Pure with code: MONDAYMONDAY on 12/1/14 only.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. velvet lipstick 2. ember limited edition shadow 3. brow sets 4. glimmer collection}

Get 30% off all orders at Tiro Tiro with code: HELLOHOLIDAYS 11/27 thru 12/1/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. cercis necklace 2. corona, una & sol bracelets 3. everything, please 4. sol necklace}

Get 35% off all orders at LunaSol with code: HOLIDAY35 11/28 thru 12/1/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. batna necklace 2. toya cuff 3. arroyo necklace 4. mesilla ring}

Get 30% off all orders at Seaworthy with code: ALLTHEJEWELS 11/28 & 11/29/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. orina cuff 2. oleria earrings 3. bixa necklace 4. all rings}

Get 10% off all orders at Nancybird with code: HKXMAS now thru 12/24/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. coralscape dress 2. coralscape quilt 3. blue floral top 4. all the pillows}

Get 25% off all orders at LoveHate with code: HKLOVE now thru 12/31/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. round planters 2. denim a-line skirt 3. ceramic bottles 4. maeve derby shoes}

{I ♥ ➝ 1. lapis cage cuff 2. heart and arrow earrings 3. crescent cuff 4. crying face earring}

{I ♥ ➝ 1. melody coat 2. button back smock 3. silk smock 4. jewel top}

PDX Holiday Event: Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation


Hi friends! This Sunday, November 30, Rejuvenation is hosting the Sunday Holiday Emporium — a festive holiday edition of their popular Sunday event in partnership with Portland Flea. This amazing marketplace will focus on locally made gifts from 30 of Portland’s talented designers and makers. You’ll find perfect gifts for yourself and loved ones for your home, closet and pantry. Beautiful handmade scarves, linens, ceramics, wreaths, apothecary, furniture, vintage finds and more lovely goods.

As a special addition to this holiday event, the second floor at Rejuvenation will transform into a delicious food paradise where you can purchase wonderful chocolates, jams, beautiful salts, condiments, gourmet treats, cured meats and lots more things to beautifully pair with the handmade cutting boards you can find on the first floor. MORE INFO.

Sunday Holiday Emporium @ Rejuvenation Nov 30th 11AM–5PM 1100 SE Grand Ave


This year’s vendors:
Adirondack in a Box | Annie Beedy | Brace & Bit | Combed Thunder | Fabius Grange | Gary Bodker Designs | Madge & Co. | Frankie & Coco | Kiriko | Melissa Jean Made | Portland Apothecary | Relm Studios | Golden Rule Design | Revive Designs | Podasca Shop | non-perishable goods | Scout & Whistle | Kelly Pottery | Modern Artifact | Theresa Arrison | Type A Press | Trust Co. | Revolution Design House | Fieldwork Flowers

Food merchants:
Albina City Nuts | Alma Chocolate | Bee Local | Jacobsen Salt | Olympic Provisions | Pinkelton’s | Sweetheart Bakery | Three Little Figs Jam | T-Project


Holiday Faves #1

Hello! With the holidays coming up, I decided to put together my Holiday Faves shop roundups again this year. Most of the sweet shop owners I’ll feature this week have kindly created special shopping codes for you and I’m including these along with a few of my current favorites from each shop. Have fun shopping some AMAZING independent shops and makers — I know you’ll find some lovely things for yourself, friends and family. ♥

Make sure to check out: HOLIDAY FAVES #2 + HOLIDAY FAVES #3

Get 10% off all orders at Elizabeth Suzann with code: HOLIDAYCHEER now thru 12/2/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. ivory linn sweater 2. velvet evelyn dress 3. moss wool kimono 4. camel cocoon coat}

Get 15% off all orders at Woonwinkel with code: SHOP15 now thru 12/5/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. maru hand mirror 2. boh throw blanket 3. aura wind chimes 4. grail cassoulet}

Get 15% off all orders at Imelda’s with code: HONEYHOLIDAY now thru 12/1/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. mars deadeye boots 2. leather getaway tote 3. black booties 4. ceremony boots}

Get 20% off all orders at Colenimo with code: JENCOLENIMO14 now thru 12/7/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. wool cardigan 2. black silk sailor top 3. silk linen work jacket 4. wool poncho}

Get 25% off all orders at Uni with code: UNIHOLIDAY now thru 12/1/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. dome + spine ring 2. canyon cuff + ridge cuff 3. arc ring + mesa ring 4. laguna ring}

Get 25% off 9ml fragrances at OLO with code: HOLIDAY2014 now thru 11/29/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. olo sampler 2. toji 3. cedar rose hair tonic 4. foret, dark wave, valens}

#1 Get 10% off all orders at Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: HOLIDAYHONEY14 + FREE domestic shipping now thru 11/26/14.
#2 Get 15% off all orders at Gift Shop Brooklyn with code: STAYHOME2014 + FREE domestic shipping from 11/27 thru 12/1.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. georgia tote 2. silver makeup clutch 3. red jane clutch 4. shoulder bag clutch}

#1 Get 35% off all orders at Rilla with code: RILLAHOLIDAY now thru 12/7/14.
#2 Get 40% off all orders at Rilla with code: CYBER40 on 12/1 only.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. picasso cats scarf 2. porcelain plate 3. floral watercolor scarf 4. elle bra}

Get 20% off all orders at Summerland with code: HONEYLANDHOLIDAY now thru 12/2/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. stardust dress 2. one worship sunglasses 3. lyell skirt 4. wild child lipstick}

Get 20% off all orders at Bashful Garter with code: BASHFULKENNEDY now thru 12/19/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. mccall dress 2. mouse side bag 3. installation shirt 4. magenta card}

Get 25% off all orders at Vuela with code: HOLIDAY now thru 12/1/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. ring cones 2. cross makeup bag 3. machiatto mug 4. pretty jewels}

Get 25% off all orders at Sol del Sur with code: HONEY25 now thru 12/5/14.
{I ♥ ➝ 1. estrella + luna rings 2. nudo bracelet 3. crescent sun necklace 4. diamond earrings}



Can you feel it? The calm before the storm? There are a few fun things happening this weekend, but the holiday markets are rumbling. Next weekend is going to be totally crazy and totally amazing, so take a little time to center yourself before you are frenzied in the fray. Here’s my big list of wonderful things happening around town and some photos I snapped at the new Palace location on E. Burnside during their grand re-opening party. More about that soon. Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend Rachael — she’s having a lovely celebration at her beautiful shop, Demimonde, tomorrow. Details below. xo Jen


♥ Friday, Nov 21. 6PM—8PM. Make your way to the new Nationale location on Division for the opening reception for Elizabeth Malaska’s solo paintings exhibition When We Dead Awaken. May says, “Elizabeth Malaska weaves a critical yarn through the patriarchal lineage of modern art. Her paintings, with their dramatic juxtaposition of subject, material, and technique dispel normative readings, while also warning against the impending apocalypse of global complacency.” Nationale is at 3360 SE Division. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Nov 22. 11AM—7PM. Demimonde, is having their 2nd anniversary and it’s also owner/designer Rachael’s birthday, so she is having a big 22% OFF BIRTHDAY SALE all day in-store and online. Come by to shop this wonderful Portland boutique and celebrate this lovely lady. Come check out some of the new designers added to the shop like Anna Joyce, Caravan Pacific, Acanthus Jewlery, Virginia Sin Ceramics, and more. Use code BIRTHDAY22 in the online shop all day on November 22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHAEL!! xoxo MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Sunday, Nov 30. Bundle up! Una is having a 20% off sale on all coats, scarves and hats now thru Weds, Nov 26. Then from Friday, Nov 28 thru Sunday, Nov 30 they will be offering 25% off everything in the shop. Una is located at 922 SE Ankeny St. MORE INFO.

♥ Sunday, Nov 23. 2PM—5PM. Come to Palace for the debut of the Ace & Jig Home Goods Collection Bazaar. Meet Jenna Wilson, sip bubbly, eat Sweedeedee treats and 20% off Ace & Jig items. Palace is at 2205 E. Burnside St. MORE INFO.

♥ Now thru Sunday, Nov 30. Save 15% on Smartwool at Imelda’s when you buy 3 pairs or more. Imelda’s is located at 3426 SE Hawthorne. MORE INFO.


♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. 11AM—6PM each day. Black Friday shopping radness — BLACK MAGIC is back! 15 amazing makers will be selling their beautiful wares this year! Come shop BLTN Jewelry, Tiro Tiro, OLO, Yo Vintage!, Reifhaus, Sara Barner, Portland Apothecary, Rill Rill, Dina No, Primecut, AK Vintage, Wildcraft Studio School, Winnow, Crazy Wind and Made on the Moon. SOOOOO GOOD. Get all the things for yourself and your loved ones. Black Magic is happening at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. IT’S COMING!!! Yep — Little Boxes is happening again! City-wide there are dozens and dozens of small businesses participating in this fun holiday sale throughout Portland all day on Black Friday AND on Small Business Saturday. Save your dollars for the little shops that make our city so incredible. There is also an iPhone app to make the hunt for filling up your sale passport AND tracking amazing deals all over town even easier. There will also be fantastic raffles and prizes and secret details. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 28 — Saturday, Nov 29. YAY! North of West will be opening their doors on Black Friday! North of West is the dreamy new mercantile downtown that Lisa and Krista are opening and it will be full of a roster of from over forty independent makers. On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, visitors will be treated to custom cocktails from local micro-distillery Stone Barn Brandyworks and a festive upstairs lounge to watch Die Hard 1 on VHS and drink Hot Toddies for those who need a break from holiday crowds. North of West is located at 203 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.


♥ Friday, Nov 28. 6PM—9PM. Lovely new boutique West End Select Shop is having a fun Black Friday event with new local brand Olderbrother. It will be an evening of deals, drinks, snacks and fun people! Meet the designer and shop their versatile, unisex collection. Free gift with purchase and 10% discount off Olderbrother products will be available on the night of the party! West End Select Shop is located at 927 SW Oak St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 28 & Saturday, Nov 29. The English Dept is having their big Elizabeth Dye Bridal Trunk Show! Make an appointment to be able to try Elizabeth’s stunning new 2015 collection! Call 503-224-0724 to get your appointment scheduled. The English Dept is at 1128 SW Alder St. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 28. 11AM. The new Stand Up Comedy location opens their doors at 511 SW Broadway in the Morgan’s Alley building. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Nov 29. 11AM—4PM. Stop by the Radish Underground trunk show for Loop Jewelry. There will be treats, drink, music and discounts. Radish Underground is located at 414 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Nov 29 thru Sunday, Nov 30. Yay! NW Film Center is having a little Film Noir fest with The Stranger (1946), Niagra (1953), I Wake Up Screaming (1941), Dark Passage (1947) and Thieves’ Highway (1950). Whitsell Auditorium is located at 1219 SW Park Ave. MORE INFO + TICKETS.

♥ Sunday, Nov 30. Come by the Rejuvenation Sunday Emporium Holiday Edition! There will be the same beloved vendors, PLUS the second floor will be full of amazing food vendors focused on local foods you can gift. Get wonderful things and treats from Adirondack in a Box, Annie Beedy, Brace & Bit, Combed Thunder, Fabius Grange, Fieldwork Flowers, Frankie & Coco, Gary Bodker Designs, Golden Rule Design, Kiriko, Madge & Co., Melissa Jean Made, Modern Artifact, non-perishable goods, Podasca Shop, Portland Apothecary, Relm Studios, Revive Designs, Revolution Design House, Scout & Whistle, Steve Kelly, Theresa Arrison, Trust Co, Type A Press, Albina City Nuts, Alma Chocolate, Bee Local, Jacobsen Salt, Olympic Provisions, Pinkeltons, Sweetheart Bakery, Three Little Figs Jam and T-Project. Plus, Fieldwork Flowers will be creating wreaths. Rejuvenation is at 1100 SE Grand. MORE INFO.


♥ Monday, Dec 1 thru Wednesday, Dec 31. New E. Burnside shop, Seven Sisters, is having a sale the entire month of December. 10% off all purchases of $100+ and 20% off all purchases of $200+. Seven Sisters is located at 811 E. Burnside. MORE INFO.

♥ Thursday, Dec 4. 6:30PM. Stop by the Adorn Division location for the launch event for new denim collection from Portland label Karl vonBuck by Kate Troedsson and Barbara Seipp. The party starts at 6:30PM and a fashion show at 7:30 — then shopping. There will also be music by Elizabeth Mollo, bites and a beer and wine cash bar. Adorn is located at 3366 SE Division. MORE INFO.

♥ Friday, Dec 5 (opening preview party 5PM—9PM + $10). Saturday, Dec 6. Sunday, Dec 7. 9AM—4PM on Sat & Sun. Three days of fun at The Portland Bazaar! Vendors have yet to be announced, but no doubt that they are fantastic. Some new merchants this year are Portland Apothecary, Mazama, Hazel Cox, Andy Paiko, Havstad Hat Co. and Sanborn Canoe. This year the Portland Bazaar will take place at Splash Studios, located at 419 NE 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. 10AM—4PM. Make your way to the Leisure Craft Fair at Leisure Public House for a little holiday market. Jesseca Anne Jewelry, Keiran Best Pottery & Ceramics, Brehan Todd Jewelry, Toast Knits, Aspen Summit, Smith River Apparel, Erin/Umbrella Collective and Modern Artifacts. Leisure Public House is located at 8002 N. Lombard St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 6. Come celebrate at Flora’s 8th Anniversary Party. Alima Pure cosmetics will be doing a special in-store with advice on how to choose and wear their lovely mineral makeup and there will be a raffle with prizes from Alima Pure, Nikki Jacoby, From the Reliquary, Polaris Jewelry, Covet & Ginger, Elysium Jewelry & more. Flora is at 917 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

♥ Saturday, Dec 13. 12PM—7PM. More collaborative holiday sale amazingness! The Makery Winter Market this year features 2 dozen of our wonderful Portland makers! Come shop the fantastic wares from Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Caravan Pacific, Studio Olivine, Anna Joyce, Reif, BLTN Jewelry, Sara Barner, Red Onion Woodworks, Espe Floral, Vitreluxe, Tiro Tiro, Demimonde, Syrk Tableware, Studio ERG, Non Perishable Goods, Coatt, Nell & Mary, Make it Good, Zanna Printed Textiles, Grey Goods Portland, The Granite and Hank by Henry. The Makery Winter Market is happening at Holocene this year — 1001 SE Morrison St. MORE INFO.


IMAGES: Some photos I snapped at the Palace opening for their new E. Burnside location.