YAY! Renegade Craft Fair is returning to Portland this weekend and the roster of makers this year is EPIC. I gathered some of my favorite designs from the 200 designers here in this post (it was REALLY difficult to edit!), but the level of talent selling their wares at the handmade market this weekend is remarkable. There is a lovely list of local favorites in attendance along with more independent makers from near and far. Plus, there will be DIY workshops, installations and activities to explore, delicious food and drinks, and more!
Admission to the Renegade Craft Fair is free and the event takes place from 11am to 6pm this Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at Rejuvenation at the corner of Grand Ave and Taylor st. at 1100 Southeast Grand Avenue. Visitors are encouraged walk, bike, carpool or take public transportation! You can find route directions to the event HERE. See you there!
GOOD FAIR VIBES
There will be a large-scale installation to help invigorate the space with an artistic energy by Artist Angela Eastman and Radiant Human will be at the event snapping their phenomenal aura photographs!
RAD VINTAGE SCORES
Vintage savvy shoppers can explore the Lost Girls Vintage trailer for some amazing treasures found all around the country.
YUMMY FAIR FOOD
Nibble treats from wonderful food vendors, like Cowboy Toffee Co, Chocolate Makers Studio, p.o.p. Candy Co., Sage and Sea Farms, Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters, Strongwater Craft Spirits & Botanicals, Wei Kitchen, T-We Tea and more. Try delicious samples at Bear Naked Granola!
RAIN OR SHINE
Portland’s Renegade event will be held outside at Rejuvenation come rain-or-shine! And even more wonderful news is that you can bring the furry members of your clan for shopping fun — as long as you keep them on a leash!
CATCH A RIDE
If you need a ride, Uber is sponsoring rides for the summer 2015 Renegade fairs. New users can get up to $20 off their first Uber ride using the code RCF2015. To sign up, download the Uber app or go to uber.com/go/RCF2015.
YAY! I’m having a sweet Wood & Faulk giveaway! Matt’s shop is full of amazing designs for bags, accessories, belts, wallets, outdoor gear and home goods. One lucky person will get to pick any item of their choice from the wonderful Wood & Faulk shop! My current W&F faves are the beautiful new Slouch Tote in fawn, the perfect Northwesterner weekender bag (I have it in black and LOVE it), all the Carpenter Bags (especially natural waxed, black and limited edition navy), all the Camp Stools, both of the Dog Leashes and the Standard Aprons. We’re all big Wood & Faulk fans here at our house. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE! ♥
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Wood & Faulk and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, follow both @woodandfaulk on Instagram and @HoneyKennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already follow us–just let me know that, too!
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Wood & Faulk. International entries are welcome, but the winner is responsible for all international duties, fees and taxes that may come up.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Wednesday, July 29, at 11AM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner within a few days.
Images courtesy of Wood & Faulk.
One of my favorite talented local ladies, Ashley Sophia Clark, recently shot a fun summer lookbook for Carleen. As always, I love Ashley’s creative vision and feel like she is “one to watch” — mostly because it’s nearly impossible to take your eyes off her amazing work! I recommend following @ashleysophiaclark on Instagram for daily fashion thrills. Also, follow @carleen_us on Instagram to keep up with Kelsy Parkhouse’s beautiful collections. Some of my favorites right now from Carleen are the Pleat Midi Dress, the Envelope Dress, the black Bias Illusion Dress, the Vintage Quilt Vest and the Quilt Pillows. More HERE.
Pulling up stakes at the 811 building on East Burnside last year, Nationale has found a new home on SE Division for their wonderful boutique and art gallery. With neighbors like Adorn and House of Commons and popular eateries Pok Pok and Ava Gene’s nearby, Nationale is the cherry on top of your visit to the newly re-developed street.
Nationale’s owner, May Barruel, first opened shop in 2008 even further up Burnside and has been Portland’s fun and reliable source of sundries imported from her native France since then. Also, regularly in stock are art books, wonderful magazines, modern home goods, unique jewelry, art objects and beautiful apothecary items. With a background in curation, May also devotes ample shop space to monthly art shows showcasing some of the best and the brightest contemporary artists in Portland and beyond.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration, the perfect gift for your art and design loving friends and family, or a fun treat for yourself, this glowing, open space is a must-visit. My Nationale picks: French candies, Armenian burning papers (check out the amazing burning paper vessel above!), current and past issues of Apartmento magazine, ceramics from Portland-based line The Granite, and locally made jewelry from St. Eloy. You can shop selected items at Nationale online.
NATIONALE: KATE TOWERS SOFT SERVE POP-UP THRU JULY 18!
Make sure to stop by now through July 18 to see the wonderful Kate Towers’ “Soft Serve” pop-up installation of hand-painted textiles in a summery riff on her Content installation from a couple years ago at Ace Hotel. Soft Serve is representative of Kate’s “desire to experiment and play with the space where art, clothing, and commerce converge”. MORE INFO.
Nationale is located at 3360 SE Division in Portland, Oregon. They are open Wednesday through Monday from 12PM to 6PM. Make sure to follow @nationale on Instagram and Nationale on Facebook for info on upcoming art openings and new merchandise.
I love this little Oregon Coast lookbook for Bridge & Burn shot by photographer Ryan Plett at Hug Point. B&B’s clothing just works perfectly for playing on the beach in one of the most beautiful places on earth — blustery day or not. Oregonians love their grey days admiring the sea — for some of us, even more than the balmy ones. I especially love the Black Corded Hat, Isabel Black Stripe Shirt, the Lyra Dress in olive and the Ramsey Jacket. More HERE.
Make sure to stop by the Bridge & Burn flagship in downtown Portland at 1122 SW Morrison!