PDX Event: Project Object Grand Opening!


PROJECT OBJECT OPENING PARTY • Fri. April 21 • 5PM to 9PM • 2505 NE Sandy Blvd • MORE

YAAAAAY! Everyone is invited to the grand opening of Project Object this Friday night! Lovely T Ngu, from Portland’s beloved Upper Metal Class jewelry line, has been working hard to get this shop beautiful, full of dreamy little things, and helpful to people in need. Project Object supports women, LGBTQ, POC, artists, and designers. You’ll find artwork, clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor, apothecary, paper goods, smokeware, and ceramics. It’s also nice to know that a portion of each sale goes towards nonprofits, like ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Bradley Angle — a local organization that helps victims of domestic violence.

Come to the Project Object opening party and partake of sips, small bites, awesome raffle giveaways and rad things made by great people. Plus, meet and see the work of featured pop-up artist Klai Brown, the illustrator and ceramicist who painted a beautiful mural of ladies on the shop walls. The first 100 visitors will receive a complimentary Klai lady mural tote! Plus, her neighbors: Urban Nest Realty, Leeward Surf, Dava Bead, and Dream Cakes, will be having celebrations in their spaces at the same time. Spend a fun evening popping into each of the spaces to celebrate these amazing women-owned businesses! MORE INFO.

Project Object is located at 2502 NE Sandy Blvd and follow them at @projectobject.co!







The Palatines

I’ve been loving all the beautiful shoes rolling in from The Palatines by Los Angeles-based designer Jessica Taft Langdon. I’m crazy about the cute pair of mary janes (currently on sale!) that I bought this fall from Shop Boswell and I’d love a pair from the new collection. My favorites for Spring/Summer 2017 are the Cream Super Matte Origami Block Heels (I love them in super matte black as well!), the Green Super Matte Ribbon Heel, the Pebbled Leather Slides, the Yellow Metallic Leather Slides, the Smooth Vamp Slingback, the Black Leather Ratio Sandal, the Green Super Matte Sandal, and the Black Pebbled Leather Slingback Sandal. Portland friends — stop by Shop Boswell to try some on! More HERE.








Happy Friday and Happy Easter! Here’s to a lovely weekend and, hopefully, a little sunshine. We have our niece, a party, and more puppy training on the agenda — we’re trying to keep it pretty a leisurely one. I’m going to gather some yummy things to make a little Easter basket for our niece today and MAAAAYBE we’ll try to go out for brunch Sunday — which could be a little nuts in a town where brunch is already nuts without a holiday thrown in! Eeeeps — we’ll see. Have a fun one! xo Jen


♥ Proceeds from my favorite skincare mask will go to fight climate change through April!

♥ I love this embroidered cotton dress with pockets! (extra 50% off: salewow50)

♥ A sweet eyelet summer dress or beach coverup! (extra 30% off: DREAMBIG)

♥ Such a wonderful midi organic cotton sundress! It has nice pockets as well!

♥ I’m feeling these wide-legged organic cotton pants in the same print!

♥ This dreamy blouse-y grey top looks hella breezy. (20% off: BLOOM)

♥ Ever single one of these swimsuits is perfection.

♥ A smokin’ navy lace-up swimsuit for a really good deal. (extra 50% off: salewow50)

♥ This striped bikini top + high-waisted swim bottoms are CUTE. (25% off orders $150+)

♥ Cute! Love these hearts ankle wrap sandals — so sweet.

♥ YES. I want a pair of these booties so bad!

♥ These handy leather pouches are my forever favorites. Beauties!

♥ Every color of these bags are on my wish list! I have one beloved in black/gold.

♥ I can’t stop staring at this cute market bag — the colors together are so good.

♥ This shimmering silver circle bag is so good! (extra 50% off: salewow50)

♥ LOVE LOVE LOVE this big leather weekender bag. (extra 30% off: DREAMBIG)

♥ Get some cute bewbs for yourself and a friend ($ helps women!). (20% off: TREATYOSELF)

♥ I would love to wear these golden vine earrings!

♥ A full moon + an eclipse for more dazzle around your pretty face. (20% off: TREATYOSELF)

♥ Oooh… this yellow sapphire ring is pretty amazing.

♥ Love this bronze cactus dish to display jewels and trinkets. (Free Shipping: SHIPFREE2)

♥ These pillars of amethyst are just crazy beautiful. (15% off: HK15)

♥ This geometric shapes rug is amazing for those who dare to go ivory! (25% off thru 4/16)

♥ I love this rug inspired by Moroccan penny tiled floors. (25% off thru 4/16)

♥ WHAAAAT?? This geometric outdoor sofa would be so lovely inside or out!

♥ Obsessed with the matching outdoor chairs, too! And all the little tables.

♥ We got one in this size and are using with this coffee. So STRONG. So good.

♥ WOW. To make your morning coffee ritual even more wonderful.

♥ YUM. This coconut smoothie sounds so good. With or without booze!


♥ Get 20% off of everything at Vuela with code: BLOOM now through 4/24.

♥ Get an extra 50% off the entire Beklina sale section with: salewow50 now thru 4/16.

♥ Get 20% off everything at Upper Metal Class with code TREATYOSELF now thru 4/16.

♥ Get 15% off at Charming the Moon with code: HK15 now thru 4/30.

♥ Get 25% off on almost everything at West Elm now thru 4/16. No code needed.

♥ Get 20% off all kids clothing at The Yo! Store with code: BUNNIES thru 4/16.

♥ Get an extra 30% off everything in the Madewell sale section with DREAMBIG thru 4/16.


PHOTOS: Mary Jane Russell by Frances McLaughlin Gill with Andy Warhol’s rabbit drawings.



Hi, guys! I hope you have a great weekend and I hope you can bunny hop (#easterjokes) all over town and hit up these wonderful local events. The Portland design pulse is super strong for spring and lots of people are gearing up to bring it for Design Week Portland open houses. Just immerse yourself in all the inspiring creations and get to know some truly fantastic shop owners and makers! xo Jen


FARM SHARE TIME. SUPPORT WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE!! Join Helsing Junction Farms for a ridiculously amazing farm share experience starting late spring to early fall. So many delicious options and wonderful people! We have the small share and the fruit share and take advantage of sweet offers throughout the summer. They even offer a home delivery option from Portland to Seattle. Love these ladies! MORE INFO.

NEW SHOP: Get over to Project Object! It’s amazing. There are so many fun little things that are good for gifting and colorful things to treat yourself with — cloisonné pins, plant lover trinkets and bags, pastel smokeware, a sea of cute jewels, the sweetest ceramics, feminist shoutout accessories, lovely apothecary items, and lots more. The big opening party is next weekend (see deets below), but T is actually open now! Project Object is located at 2505 NE Sandy Blvd. MORE INFO.

Now through Monday, May 1. Stop by Woonwinkel for a lovely ceramics pop-up shop featuring the colorful works of Brian Giniewski, Lisa Jones of Pigeon Toe, Ashley Hardy, Mary Carroll, and Sarah Wertzberger. The pop up shop coincides with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Portland conference and also with the city-wide Design Week Portland (DWP). A rainbow of ceramics will be available for purchase. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16. Get over to Spartan for a lovely Weekend Pop-Up with Cuyana + Another Feather! Peruse stunning bags, clothing, and accessories from Cuyana and dreamy jewels from Another Feather all weekend. Plus, all the other gorgeous things that Currie carries! Spartan is located at 1210 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, April 15. 11AM to 3PM. Hop on over to Mantel for the Easter Flower Pop-Up Shop! There will be small, sweet, hand-tied bouquets, and stunning floral centerpieces and bud vase arrangements by Foraged Floral in Tamara Bryan Pottery vessels. Mantel is located at 8202 N. Denver Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, April 15. 1AM to 4PM. If you’ve been wanting to find some great wallpaper for you home, stop by West Elm this Saturday to see beautiful designs from locally-made Juju Papers in person. Avery Thatcher makes a stunning array of modern hand printed wallpapers. West Elm is located at 1201 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.


Friday, April 21. 5PM to 9PM. YAY! Get yourself over to celebrate the grand opening of T’s amazing new shop — Project Object. T, from Portland’s beloved Upper Metal Class jewelry line, has opened the doors of her great new shop where she is selling handmade goods and works from local artists and featuring talented creatives from all over the country. Project Object focuses on supporting women, LGBTQ, people of color, and those who share a love for all! A portions of all sales go towards nonprofits such as ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Bradley Angle! Join in the opening fun with drinks, snacks, fun raffles, giveaways, a pop-up with Klai Brown, and good company. Also Dream Cakes, Dava Bread, Leeward Surf, and Urban Nest Realty will be celebrating their spaces in the same building. Project Object is located at 2502 NE Sandy Blvd. MORE INFO.

Friday, April 21. 4PM to 7PM. Get over to Ink & Peat for their Self-Care Event! Bring a friend and try a bunch of lovely face creams, body lotions, lip balms, salt scrubs, facial masks, and more. They’ll be talking about the benefits and ingredients, plus there will be free samples, raffle prises, hand massages, and here’s a 10% off body care coupon that is good for the duration of the Ink & Peat event. Ink & Peat is located at 3808 N. Williams Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, April 22. 10AM to 6PM. BRIDES TO BE!! Walk-ins only! Run, don’t walk, to The English Dept. Sample Sale! 10% of all sales will be donated to the ACLU and they will have a seamstress on hand to answer alteration questions. These gorgeous designer dresses are up to 80% off. The English Dept is located at 2632 se 25th ave. MORE INFO.

Wednesday, April 26. 4PM to 7PM. Make sure to stop by Woonwinkel for their Design Week Portland open house tour and celebration with the LUSH POP-UP with Natalie Joy and Revolution Design House. There is a fun jungle-inspired installation for plant-lovers and that includes Natalie Joy’s amazing Brass Plant Mobiles and custom Brass Vines. RDH’s Boxcar Planters (including 2 custom colors for the event!) will be available. There will be a raffle during the party for one of each from the designers! Plus, rad indoor garden-inspired goods debuting during the pop-up. AND their colorful, dreamy ceramics pop-up (details above) will still be going strong. There will also be bubbles and snacks. LUSH runs April 19 through May 14. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Now thru April 30. Stop by Orn Hansen for Chapter: A Pop-Up Show by Adored Vintage. There’s a beautiful selection of neutral, very special and wearable vintage pieces mixed in with new goods. Orn Hansen is located at 2627 SE Clinton St. MORE INFO.

Thursday, May 4. 5PM to 7PM. Get over to Spruce Apothecary for their skincare event with Nuori! This Scandinavian skincare company makes their products in small batches with open by and use by dates to ensure that they are used at their full potency. It’s not widely distributed and we are lucky to have a rep from the company coming to town with generous samples of the Nuori Face Cream coming to Spruce Apothecary! Stop by and try the cream, sip some refreshments, and peruse the rest of the shop’s goodies (see our Shop Visit). Spruce Apothecary is located in the Union Way building across from Ace Hotel at 1022 W. Burnside St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, May 7 from 11AM to 5PM. Make sure to stop by and shop the fun Sundaze Collective Market at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! There will be AMAZING designers and little shops selling their beautiful goods. Save the date! Vendor list to come. The Sundaze Collective is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Now thru autumn. There are lots of amazing workshops listed at Wildcraft Studio School now! I highly recommend taking one of Chelsea’s amazing workshops to learn fun skills and meet wonderful folks.

I HEART PDX SUBMISSIONS: If you’d like to submit events, shop openings or local places you love for consideration, then just email me!



PHOTOS: Fantastic hand printed wallpaper designs by Juju Papers! See their event details above for this Saturday.

Mature Ha. Hats

I’m excited about warm weather hat season and aim to build up a little collection for myself to build on the beautiful one that Brookes made for me last summer (I also have my eye on this beauty in coral!). These hats from Mature Ha. are lovely and it’s nice that they are selling them in Portland at Alder & Co and at a few other shops online at places like Garmentory and Mill Mercantile. They seem so pliable and casual and come smooshed in their little hat boxes. I love the Two-Tone Black Brim Hat, the White Stripe Summer Hat, the White and Black Color Line Hat, the Ivory Linen Hat, and the Brown Linen Hat.