HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! What a week! I’m so excited about my two amazing giveaways and everything happening in the coming weeks. The thrill of fall is dizzying and I’m already getting excited for the holidays. I think with such a hot ass summer — the promise of cooler days is that much more wonderful. My weekend is busy with organization and getting the house ready for my friend visiting from Montreal, but I’m going to try to squeeze some more baking and soup making in. Have a good one! xo Jen
P.S. Has anyone been watching this show? It’s on my list — maybe this weekend.
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I want to try one of these hydrating sheet masks.
These Bright Facial Treatment Sheet Masks sound really lovely!
These simple long spike earrings are so pretty.
A plaid wool cocoon coat? Yes, please.
Love this wool kimono + a topknot for dreamy art teacher vibes. Every color, please.
A very good geometric fringed sweater. So cute!
I really love these striped trousers. (25% off code: knowyoursource)
The plaid love is strong this year — I want this big plaid shirt!
Right on, Write On.
I love these dreamy handmade wallets that Annie is making! All the colors, please. (25% off)
I’d love some pointed grey leather loafers.
I’d like to try this Christmas Fir room spray. So ready for wet NW smells!
Not really into Lenny Kravitz, but I love this chair he designed with CB2.
And this secret booze coffee table, too.
I’ve been eyeing this roundup of sweet recipes I put together a couple years ago. YUM.
I made these Pear Ginger Walnut muffins and they are SO GOOD. Add cardamom!
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➔ I HEART PDX
Go to Haunt for First Friday from 7PM to 9PM tonight! Enjoy the Midnight Floral Photography by Amy Wennerlind with flowers by Kailua Platt and the Continuall Vintage and Melamosey Jewelry Trunk Shows. Always so much fun at Holly’s shop! Haunt is located at 811 E Burnside #113. MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: 1. Cher by Bob Willoughby for Vogue, 1967. 2. Cher by Arnaud de Rosnay for Vogue, August 1967.
Hello, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve put together an I HEART PDX post, but we’re all coming out of the summer haze and it’s the season for rainy days, design-filled evenings, the best shopping season and drinks in little cups. It feels so good to be back to wet leaves and layers — all we need now is the fall crisp! Anyways, have fun out there! There’s A LOT of wonderful things going on this weekend and next. And probably through spring! xo Jen
SOME OF MY CURRENT PDX FAVES
♥ Tea Bar: The Lavender Matcha Shake + Rose Vanilla Tea Soda ♥ Angel Face: The lavender almonds and letting them get creative for floral herbal-y cocktails. ♥ Aberus: Splitting a delicious vegetarian Ethiopian platter. ♥ Alder & Co.: More linen pillow cases.
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♥ Friday, September 18 from 6PM to 9PM. Come by the Le Souk Le Souk Grand Opening Party! There will be macarons, Moroccan snacks, Champagne, a raffle and beautiful things to admire and snap up. Le Souk Le Souk is located at 820 NW 23rd Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 19 from 10AM to 6PM. Come shop the big Tilde 9th Anniversary Sale! Debbe and her crew are have a 20% off sale on everything in the shop AND there will be drawings for big baskets of prizes. Shop, get raffle tickets and hang out with some lovely folks. Shop the new online shop too! Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 19 from 6:30PM to 9PM. Come out for The Collection Preview! The evening will include a Monom and Audrey Brown fashion presentation and a lovely trunk show with designs from Beach Bones Jewelry, Sons & Daughters, The Dark Exact, Zoe Cope Jewelry and As You Are Astrology from 6:30-9pm. The apparel presentation at 7:30 — 8:30PM will feature the designers’ Fall 2015 collection and some pieces from Spring 2016. The event is located at Mod Salon at 4007 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20. Get some sweet deals on shoes and accessories at Imelda & Louie’s Gives Back Event! Save 10-20% off storewide and get a gift bag in exchange for dropping off new or gently-worn coats, gloves, winter hats to donate for Impact NW to help some of our community stay warm this fall and winter. Diapers are also needed! Donation drive is at the shop both days and there will be free tastings from Portland Cider Co. and Farina Bakery on Saturday from 11AM to 5PM. See you there! Imelda & Louie’s is located at 3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, September 20 from 10AM to 4PM. Stop by The Grand Flea Market in the Grand Marketplace parking lot! Talented local merchants selling antiques, handmade goods, vintage furniture, vintage fashion and accessories, repurposed items and more. Grand Marketplace is located at 1005 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, September 20 from 2PM to 5PM. Stop by Nationale for the opening reception for William Matheson: Night Was Already in My Hands art show that is up now through October 19. This is Matheson’s second solo exhibition at Nationale and in these works “painting becomes an exploit of both austerity and accommodation that, in its limitations, uncovers new emotional currents”. Also, Happy 15 years in Portland to lovely May Barruel! xo Nationale is at 3360 SE Division St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 26 from 9AM to NOON. Roll out of bed and have Brunch at Betsy & Iya! Shuffle in for breakfast goodies, mimosas, sales and tours of the studio. All ages welcome — there is even a fun jewelry craft area for kiddos to hang out in while you shop uninterrupted. They always think of everything and throw a damn good party! Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 26 10AM to 5PM + Sunday, September 27 11AM to 5PM. Get yourself down to the PDX Collective Sale this weekend! Scoop up amazing deals from Bridge & Burn, Adorn, Radish Underground, Physical Element, Parts + Labor, Hot Box Betty, Parallel, EG Page, John Fluevog, Mabel & Zora and Folly.The craziness happens at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, September 26 from 5PM to 9PM. Come by the awesome BLOCK PARTY for discounts, giveaways, tarot readings and other goodies! Get sweet deals from Barrow PDX, The Granite, Seagrape Bath + Body and Sugar Mountain Vintage who are all opening up their shops and studios for this fun block party event! There will also be drinks from Eastside Distilling and The Bitter Housewife and swag bags for the first 25 guests! The Block Party is located at 323 NE Wygant. MORE INFO.
♥ Sunday, September 27. 11AM-4PM. Stop by Sunday Emporium: Oktoberfest Celebration at Rejuvenation to shop local makers and vintage sellers and 4 local yummy food vendors! There will be also free Bavarian style soft pretzel and beer samples from the new Drinking Horse Brewing Company. You can even buy a growler or two to take home! Rejuvenation is located at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Now through November. ‘Tis the season for awesome workshops at Wildcraft Studio. Learn a thing or two about a myriad of cool crafts and up your DIY game and skillz. I think that Rugmaking, Loom Weaving, Block Printing Textiles, Leather Craft, and Moon Medicine and Herbal Magic sound fantastic, but there are a lot of other classes too. There’s also a 20% off tuition deal going for the month of September when you bring a buddy. MORE HERE.
This Saturday, September 19, Sellwood shopping destination, Tilde, is celebrating their 9th Anniversary and new online shop with a mega sale of 20% off everything in the entire shop. Debbe is a wonderful person and takes great care to carry a wide variety of things from independent makers — it is no surprise that Tilde has become such a beloved stop for bags, jewelry, accessories, art, cards, ceramics, candles, lighting and other housewares.
There will also be several sweet raffles and shoppers get tickets with their purchases and chances at some fantastic prizes from Tilde and other local shops. If you aren’t in Portland, you can also shop for goods with the 20% off discount in Tilde’s online shop all day this Saturday. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.
P.S. I also encourage you to make a day of it and eat lunch or dinner across the street at Jade Teahouse. SO GOOD! I love the vermicelli salad with lots of sriracha added.
One of Portland’s best kept retail secrets is darling SE shop Johan, whose insta-ready hashtag is the cheeky #shhhshop. Located in a tiny, but sweet spot tucked away on a mainly residential street just off Hawthorne, the once online-only mecca of minimal Scandi-style has since taken over owner Laura Housgard’s actual living room. Inspired by a stint studying marketing and branding in Sweden and her Scandinavian ancestry, the shop is named after her great-grandfather x 4, Johan August Magnusson, a creative and resourceful character by all accounts.
Once carrying exclusively Swedish goods, Laura has since expanded to include locally made items, such as Ara Handbags, ceramics from Ashley Hardy and Alexandria Cummings, Sea + Pattern jewelry and apothecary from Midnight Collective. Other items on hand include graphic and inspirational stationery, vintage design books and magazines, sunglasses from Swedish brand E&E Eyewear, beautiful raincoats from Stutterheim Stockholm and lots more. Painstakingly considered and artfully displayed, Johan is a real treat for design lovers.
Given Johan’s unorthodox location, hours are currently limited to weekends. An adorable neon sign (made by popular Portland neon studio, The Tiny Spoon) proclaiming ‘yes’ in the front window signals shoppers in the manner of a secret speakeasy, making the experience that much more exciting. While there, do ask Laura about that great-great-great-great-grandfather of hers and be sure to tag your photos of the bright and inspiring space #shhhop.
Johan is located in Portland, Oregon at 1907 SE 12th Avenue and is open Saturday and Sunday, usually from 12PM to 6PM or shop Johan online anytime. For more info about occasional extended hours and special guests (sometimes including giveaways and cocktails!) you can like Johan on Facebook and follow @shopjohan on Instagram.
I recently stumbled upon NE Alberta’s Cord while out looking for a birthday gift for a friend and was instantly in love with the high design space. Describing themselves as stocking ‘ranked and well stowed’ objects, I agree and would go even farther to say Cord is expertly bridging the gap between fun and function.
Owner Carey Schleicher-Haselhorst opened Cord three years ago when the space next door to her husband Myles Haselhorst’s art gallery, Ampersand, became available. Having wanted to expand for a while and inspired by her love of vintage ephemera and childhood camping trips, Cord was born. The name is referential to a cord of wood, which Carey fondly recalls chopping with her father each year as winter approached and is referenced in Cord’s cool and contemporary logo. You’ll find a thorough selection of thoughtfully designed camping gear including axes, knives, camp stoves and blankets, lanterns, utensils, and beautifully functional trip and trail packs from TOPO Designs and Red Clouds.
Not much of a camper? That’s OK, Cord also has a large selection of gadgets, home accessories, apothecary and shaving supplies, books, stationary, the aforementioned vintage ephemera, and art objects — including a dazzling selection of mobiles. I had no trouble finding a delightful gift for my friend and between their selection of art books, knives, colored pencils, Stanley flasks, and accessories like leather wallets and Zippo lighters, Cord is now my go-to whenever I need a gift for the many hard to shop for men in my life.
Cord is located in Portland at 2916 NE Alberta St. and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12PM to 7PM and on Sundays from 12PM to 5PM. If Carey is there, be sure to ask her for local camping recommendations! You can also shop Cord online and follow @cordpdx on Instagram.