Shop Visit: Via Raiz


This year’s PDX Pop-Up Shop to watch is Vía Raíz. Conceived by Jennifer Bolanos earlier this year, Vía Raíz brings modern Mexican craft to the Northwest and does so beautifully. The Portland Business Alliance started it’s PDX Pop-Up Shops program seven years ago to utilize and find a good purpose for vacant spaces in Old Town and other shopping areas around downtown Portland. It’s a great program that provides opportunities for fledgling retailers to set up shop over the holidays. It has been a very successful retail experiment and past pop-up alums include Bridge & Burn, Boys Fort, and Crafty Wonderland who all have permanent brick and mortar locations today.




Originally from the Bay Area, Jennifer moved to Portland a few years ago after meeting her now husband, a native Portlander. Proud of her Mexican heritage and a fan of design, Jennifer began following brands based in Mexico, like Mexichic and Onora Casa, who were updating traditional Mexican crafts by incorporating modern aesthetics to create pieces that are more minimal in design and color and meld seamlessly into today’s interiors.





Vía Raíz means ‘of roots’ and references the traditions represented in all the goods. Stand outs include Mexican enamelware spoons and mugs produced by a pair of Mexican graphic designers that play with traditional designs in a wholly modern way, Onoroa Casa’s Calavera Huichol (beaded skulls) featuring beautifully intricate geometric patterns, Mexichic’s cozy textiles in neutral color palettes with details like petite pom poms and embroidery, gourmet coffee from Dosis Cafe, handmade fiber statement necklaces from Caralarga, hand carved planters, Portland-made Cocanú chocolates, and the sweetest crocheted Frida Kahlo dolls. I’ve already taken care of a good chunk of my holiday shopping thanks to Vía Raíz and am telling everyone I know to pop in and take a look as there’s really something for everyone.




Vía Raíz is located at 606 SW 9th Avenue until December 24 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 7PM and Sundays from 12PM to 5PM. Follow @shopviaraiz on Instagram and like @shopviaraiz on Facebook for upcoming coffee tastings and more!




Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Sweet Deals from Lovely Shops


Hi friends! Here’s my nice big list of holiday shopping codes from 31 wonderful little shops and makers. Get cozy with cups of cheer and treats and shop these amazing small shops and makers. This year, so many of these kind people are also contributing to generously to causes and charities in great need. So good! If you’re in Portland and want to head to some wonderful events — here’s my list of fun PDX holiday markets. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! xo Jen

(Check out: HOLIDAY FAVES #1HOLIDAY FAVES #2HOLIDAY FAVES #3 for my shop picks!)

♥ YAY! Get a full-size gift from my favorite skincare company Tata Harper — yours to give or keep! Spend $200 and get the Luminous Glow Kit • Spend $400 and get the Illuminating Moisturizer • Spend $800 and get the Illuminating Moisturizer & Eye Crème — use code: ILLUMINATE on Cyber Monday 11/28 and Tuesday 11/29 for these goodies. 100% natural!

♥ Get 10% off stunning lingerie and loungewear at Jane’s Vanity with code: HK10 now thru 11/28/16. PLUS, get 30% off these pretties on Black Friday with code: BLACKLINGERIE for 11/25 only. Also, free standard shipping on all domestic orders is always offered from these ladies.

♥ Get 25% off all 15 amazing fragrances at OLO with code: OLOHOLIDAY16 now thru 11/26/16.

♥ Get all the beautiful clothes and shoes at Elizabeth Suzann 11/25 thru 11/28: $20 off purchases of $250 or more with code TAKE20$50 off purchases of $500 or more with code TAKE50$100 off purchases of $750 or more with code TAKE100$150 off purchases of $1000 or more with code TAKE150 Plus, free worldwide shipping and at the end of the sale the Elizabeth Suzann team will come together to donate 15% of profits to a charity of the group’s choice.

♥ Get 15% off perfect shirts, tees, and jackets at Tradlands with code: SHOPSMALL now thru 11/28/16. Tradlands is donating 10% of sales to Women Organized Against Rape. Plus, free US shipping and free returns.

♥ Get 15% off lovely jewels at Rebecca Mir Grady with code: HKHOLIDAY now thru 11/28/16. Plus, 10% of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

♥ Get 15% off the Kitchen +Table Collection at Woonwinkel with code PRETTYTABLE15 from 11/24 thru 11/28. Portland friends! Stop by Woonwinkel at 935 SW Washington St. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 15% off in-store and online at Red Sail with code: SHOPSMALL from 11/25 thru 11/28. Plus, Red Sail will donate 15% of the sales of holiday ornaments to the Oregon Humane Society through 12/24. Portland friends! Stop by Red Sail at 1723 NE Alberta St. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 25% off all the Son of a Sailor brand items at Son of a Sailor with code SHOPSMALL from 11/25 thru 11/28.

♥ Get 10% — 50% off beautiful jewelry at Seaworthy from 11/24 thru 11/28 — no code needed. Plus, Seaworthy is donating 5% of sales this month to the ACLU and a different charity for December. Portland friends! Stop by the Seaworthy showroom at 3322 NE Wasco St. on Sat. 11/26 from 11AM to 3PM to shop their holiday sale in person!

♥ Get 25% off cool jewels at BLTN Jewelry with code: GIFTHANDMADE now thru 11/28/16.

♥ Get FREE SHIPPING at Anna Joyce’s Etsy shop now thru 11/28/16. Plus, 20% of sales will be donated to the ACLU. Stop by her studio at 811 E. Burnside on 11/25 & 11/26 for more goodies!

♥ Get 30% off wondrous jewels at Upper Metal Class with code: CHEERS now thru 11/29/16. Plus, 5% of sales go to help women get out of domestic violence with Bradley Angle and another 5% goes to helping provide feminine care packages to local shelters.

♥ Get 15% off everything at Flutter with code SHOPKITTY now thru 11/29. Plus, Flutter will be donating a percentage of sales to Partnership for Safety and Justice and the Boise-Eliot Humbolt neighborhood school. Portland friends! Stop by Flutter at 3948 N Mississippi Ave. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 30% off hella dreamy jewels at Tiro Tiro with code: LOVEFORALL 11/24 thru 11/30/16. Plus, free domestic shipping! AND Tiro Tiro is sending 10% of their profits to help Standing Rock.

♥ Get 25% off clothing, bags, jewels, shoes, home, and everything else at Shop Boswell with code: FRIENDSANDFAMILY now thru 11/30/16. Shop Boswell will also be donating 10% of all hat sales to Planned Parenthood from 11/30-12/31.

♥ Get 10% off all the beautiful goodness at Meus with code: TENOFFMEUS now thru 11/30/16 (ET).

♥ Get 20% off everything at Charming the Moon with code: REVOLUTION20 now thru 11/30/16. Plus, 10% of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood and 10% will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

♥ Get 20% off linen beauties, art prints, and pillows at Windward Made online with code: HONEYHOLIDAY now thru 12/4/16.

♥ Get 20% off amazing ceramic lamps and beautiful home goods and metal hair ties at Caravan Pacific online with code: WINTERGLOW20 now thru 12/4/16. Part of Caravan Pacific sales will go to the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.

♥ Get 15% off all the things at Betsy & Iya online with code: WELOVEHK now thru 12/4/16. Betsy & Iya is donating 10% of all sales (online/in-store) on 11/30 to Girls Inc. and on 12/7 to Friends of the Children. Portland friends! Make sure to stop by Betsy & Iya at 2403 NW Thurman St. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 25% off the sweetest handmade chopsticks at HANK by Henry with code: HANKANDHONEY now thru 12/5/16.

♥ Get 20% off gorgeous jewelry at Uni with code: UNICHEER now thru 12/5/16. Plus, 10% of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood! P.S. Get 20% off Kiersten Crowley with KIERCHEER thru 12/5, too!

♥ Get 15% off everything at Tilde with code: TILDEHOLIDAY now thru 12/5/16. Plus, free domestic shipping for orders $100+. Portland friends! Stop by Tilde at 7919 SE 13th Ave. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 15% off beautiful handmade leather bags at Annie Bukhman with code: JOY2016 now thru 12/12/16.

♥ Get 10% off shoes, socks, bags, and accessories at Imelda’s with code MERRY10 now thru 12/16. And free domestic shipping for orders $50+. And on Black Friday, Imelda’s will have 20% off all reg. price jewelry, bags, accessories, and gift cards! Plus, a portion of sales will be donated to the ACLU. Portland friends! Stop by Imelda’s at 3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

♥ Get 20% off all the beautiful clothing, shoes, accessories, cool rugs, home goods, and more at Beklina with code: HONEYHOLIDAY20 now thru 1/1/17. PLUS, free shipping on domestic orders over $100! And an extra 50% Off final sale items with code sale50s

Portland friends! Stop by Stars (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave.), Stars & Splendid (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave.), and Stars Too (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave.) for 10% off at the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Portland friends! Stop by Ink & Peat at 3808 N. Williams Ave. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! Then from 11/28 thru 12/8 get 10% off in the Ink & Peat shop here in Portland when you mention: Honey Kennedy. (not valid with other promos or gift certificates)

♥ Get 15% off the dreamy Tata Harper potions right HERE with promo code: GIFTGREEN AND a 10ml deluxe sample of Clarifying Moisturizer with purchase on Black Friday 11/25 and more generous deals on Cyber Monday! (excludes gift sets and gift cards)

♥ Get 20% off everything for ladies and gents at Bridge & Burn with code: THANKSHONEY20 now thru 11/25/16. Plus, free domestic shipping on orders of $150+. Portland friends! Stop by Bridge & Burn at 1122 SW Morrison St. for the Little Boxes sale event on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Portland Holiday Shopping Events


Hi friends! It’s all happening! All the holiday madness is starting and here’s my big I HEART PDX holiday shopping event list — which will surely be added to for next week. Go out and shop local and try to feel the community love and good vibes to get you in the spirit. Times might be a bit terrifying right now, but we have each other and our city is overflowing with big-hearted, talented makers and shop owners that help make our city great and they need our support. Plus, so many businesses are also supporting really important charities and causes. Lots of love to all of you and your families during this trying time. xo Jen


Friday, November 25. 11AM to 6PM. YES! It’s time for the amazing annual Black Magic holiday market! Find those truly magical scores from Tiro Tiro, BLTN Jewelry, Demimonde, ARA Handbags, AK Studio, Reifhaus, The Granite, Oru Jewelry, and Yo! Clothing, jewelry, accessories, handbags, ceramics, home goods and lots more from these wonderful shops and designers. Black Magic will take place at the Cleaners at Ace Hotel located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE HERE.

Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26. 10AM to 6PM each day. THIS IS THE BIGGIE! LITTLE BOXES IS COMING! Over 200 local shops are participating in this wonderful city-wide community holiday shopping event. Shop small businesses in a very big way all over Portland. You can shop by neighborhood and move all over town with your handy lists, the handy Little Boxes iPhone and Android apps, or go with the classic LB Paper Passports at any participating shop (with extra coupons good until 12/31 included!)! Smartphone apps are available for immediate download and they allow shoppers to enter the PHENOMENAL raffles, track your purchases, and access map info. You might not buy something at every shop you go in, but just seeing new spots and getting to know your neighborhood better is a lot of the fun. The mountain of insane raffle prizes also makes this event a fun frenzy. This year some of the raffles are for a dream getaway, iPad Air, shopping sprees topping $600, farm shares, yoga, spa treatments, gift certificates, hotel stays and restaurant vouchers. Get out there and share the community love — it feels great. MORE INFO.

Friday, November 25. 11AM to 5PM. Oh, yay! It’s Black Friday on Distillery Row! Shoppers can sample and purchase Portland’s best craft spirits, food, and more lovely gifts. Eight distilleries and over a dozen local vendors will be at the event, including: New Deal Distillery, Eastside Distillery, House Spirits, Wild Roots Vodka, Rolling River Spirits, Vinn Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, Thomas & Sons Distillery. Plus, wonderful food and beverage vendors: Plum Tree Jam, Portland Soda Works, Treehouse Chocolates, Cardamon Hills, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Green State, Sugaring, Pok Pok, Acme Farms and Kitchen, Bitter Housewife, Sage and Sea, Mee Mee’s Goodies, Elliot’s Nut Butters, Missionary Chocolates, Olympic Provisions, Marigold Coffee, and many more! FREE ADMISSION! ALL AGES WELCOME! Black Friday on Distillery Row will be at The Armory at 128 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

Now through December 24. Stop by PDX Pop-Up Shops that turn downtown Portland’s vacant retail spaces into temporary stores where local designers and artists can set up shop for the holiday season. Via Raiz (a concept store dedicated to modern Mexican craftsmanship), MESO (Mico Enterprise Service OF Oregon – a collective shop offering their handmade, natural and one-of-a-kind products), Fait Hats (reclaimed luxury cashmere sweaters, along with cashmere hats and scarves hand-made from 100% recycled fabrics), Blanchet House of Hospitality (all of the wares for sale are made at the Blanchet Farm in Carlton which offers woodworking training for men in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction). Pop-up Shops are open for business at 606 SW 9th Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, November 25 through Sunday, January 1. 11AM to 5PM. YAY! Holiday Afternoon Tea at Portland’s Hotel deLuxe is having daily service. Come enjoy special holiday teas, delectable tea sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and preserves, tartlets, dainty pastries, iced gingerbread, holiday-inspired, tea-infused cocktails, a live pianist, and more! Hotel deLuxe and Gracie’s are located at 729 SW 15th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, December 3. 11AM to 7PM each day. Come out for the Collectivo Pop-Up Shop! This Mexican artisinal market will feature handcrafted gifts, women’s and baby’s clothing, and home accessories. Come and chat about travels, try some traditional snacks, and taste the finest distilled mezcal. The market is located at 19433 NW Reeder Rd on Sauvie Island. MORE INFO.

Saturday, November 26. 11AM to 3PM. Get over to the PDX Vintage Showcase: Give Vintage Sale! Vendors will be selling unique vintage and antique items from clothing, accessories, jewelry, home goods, and vintage toys. Vintage gifts for all! The event is located at Norse Hall 111 NE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, November 26. 4:30PM to 6PM. Get in the holiday spirit at the Holiday Tree Lighting In the Pearl! Celebrate the tree lighting at the Jamison Square Fountain with festive carolers, cookies from Lovejoy Bakers, coffee from Nossa Familia, and cider from Whole Foods. We definitely need some holiday warmth together right now! MORE INFO.

Sunday, November 27. 11AM to 4PM. Come to FLEA + FOOD! This monthly event will include 45+ beloved local merchants and a food and drinks. Rejuvenation is located at the intersection of SE 6th Ave and Salmon at Rejuvenation and Jacobsen Salt Co. MORE INFO.



Wednesday, November 30. 5PM to 8PM. There is going to be A Silent Auction with 100% of proceeds going to Girls Inc. at the new Spartan space. YOU ARE INVITED! Over 90 talented artists, designers, and businesses will be represented at this benefit. SO MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS TO BE HAD! Spartan is located at 1210 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, December 2 from 6PM to 11PM and Saturday, December 3 from 11AM to 6PM. Come by the Pop Up Shop PDX! This temporary pop up market is open again on Alberta for the month December. Each market features a roster of Portland makers and designers. For Friday, you can shop Stitch and Loom, Portland Bitters Project, Kerfluffle, Thomas and Sons, CraftLAB, Conundrum, Bohemian Salt, Love Oru, Umbrella Collective, Swimming Crow, Portland Bloem, Ritual, Amrikaii, and Ament. On Saturday: Wit and Glory, Bohemian Salt, Thomas and Sons, Machete, Fieldwell Home, Love Oru, Woolly, Portland Bloem, Portland Bitters Project, Sweet Honey Farmacy, Kayla Burke, Hannah Bergen, Sweet Start PDX, Wolf Ceramics, and Strange Vacation will be at the Pop Up! Plus, music, drinks and treats. There are also fun shopping pop ups on 12/10, 12/11, 12/17, and 12/18. The Pop Up Shop PDX is located at 1408 N Alberta St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, December 3. 12PM to 5PM. Go to the Grand Holiday Sale at the Thompson Building! Shop the Thompson building residents: Wood & Faulk, Minoux Jewelry, Sara Barner, Le Cou, and Emily Katz/Modern Macrame along with special guests Caravan Pacific, Ginew, AK Studio, Uni Jewelry and Women’s Studies. Shop for a wide array of great holiday gifts, enter a big collaborative giveaway, peek into the workshops, and enjoy delicious drinks from Union Wine and Merit Badge Co. The Thompson Building is located at 522 N Thompson. MORE INFO.

Saturday, December 3. 12PM to 9PM. Get yourself down to the Old Portland Holiday Jubilee at Old Portland Hardware & Architectural’s new Sellwood location! There will be gifts, art, wine, charcuterie, bespoke jewelry, pottery, glass art, leatherwork, and more. Plus, fine beverage purveyors and tastings throughout the day. Old Portland Hardware & Architectural is located at 1667 SE Tacoma St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, December 3. 10AM to 5PM. Spend some time over in Sellwood and Westmoreland for the fun Decemberville event! There is great shopping with dozens of shops, discounts, Santa, pet photos, events for kiddos, live music, crafts, toys and clothing drive, food and refreshments. MORE INFO.

Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4. 10AM to 4PM each day. Make sure to pop by the Prairie Underground Annual Sample Sale! There will be hundreds of jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, tunics and leggings from 50% to 85% off. PLUS, a bunch of cool designs that didn’t end up going into production for retail! 20% of the proceeds will be donated to local non-profits that focus on women and children. The Prairie Underground Sample Sale will be at 1016 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.



Friday, Dec 9 from 5PM – 9PM. Saturday, Dec 10 & Sunday, Dec 11 from 11AM to 6PM. It’s coming… the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is almost here. 250+ vendors selling handmade goods. Goodie bags for first 150 shoppers each day. Gift wrapping station. All ages. Free admission. And lots more! The Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale is at Oregon Convention Center 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D. MORE INFO.

Saturday, December 10. 10AM—7PM. Join ADX for their Gifted Holiday Fair! Gifted is ADX and Portland Made’s annual holiday gift fair, featuring a vast array of local goods for you to give to someone you love. Shop goods from nearly 60 local vendors! ADX is located at 417 SE 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 from 11AM to 6PM each day. Come by the Pop Up Shop PDX! This temporary pop up market is open again on Alberta for the month December. Each market features a roster of Portland makers and designers. On Saturday shop: Portland Bloem, Thomas and Sons, Bohemian Salt, Sweet Honey Farmacy, Stitch and Loom, Lythe Leather, Indigo Alice, CraftLAB, Hank by Henry, Tiny Adornments, Happy Hour and Co., House//Weaving, Urban Wood Studio, and Grafletics. On Sunday shop: Portland Bloem, Bohemian Salt, Woolly, J Bird, Berlin Skin, Urban Wood Studio, Indigo Alice, Tiny Adornments, Stitch and Loom, Jane Pellicciotto, Oregon Bark, PDX Cards, Pinkleton’s, and CraftLAB. Plus, music, drinks and treats. There are also fun shopping pop ups on 12/17 and 12/18. The Pop Up Shop PDX is located at 1408 N Alberta St. MORE INFO.

Sunday, December 11. 10AM to 6PM. YAY! Go wild at the huge Give Good Gift holiday market at Union/Pine! This year the wonderful annual event has gotten even bigger with over 40 shops and designers, and the festive party spills into the streets with food carts, a fancy photo booth, carolers, and a canned food drive for Oregon Food Bank. Come shop OLO, Bridge & Burn, AK Studio, Another Feather, Beam & Anchor, Bee Local, Cargo, Chariot, Chicken & Guns, Collectivo, Field Trip, Goodwell, Greenhead Cannabis, Hand-Eye Supply, Jacobsen Salt, Johan, Le Souk Le Souk, MadeHere PDX, Modern Macrame, New Deal Distillery, Nineteen27 Smores, North of West, Olympia Provisions, Pistils, Poler, Poplandia, Primitive Forms, Schoolhouse Electric, Strange Vacation, Stumptown Coffee, Tastebud, The Granite, The Wild Unknown, Wildfang, Work/Shop, Worn Path, Xray.FM, The Yo Store, and more! Give Good Gift is at Union/Pine located at 525 SE Pine St. Free + all ages. MORE INFO.

Friday, December 16 (6PM to 9PM). Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18 (10AM to 5PM). ‘Tis the season! It’s time for The Portland Bazaar! This year the Portland Bazaar will be held at The North Warehouse located at Interstate & Tillamook. MORE INFO.

Saturday, December 17 from 10AM to 6PM and Sunday, December 18 from 11AM to 5PM. Come out to the Portland Remodelista Market to shop more than 40 local makers from the NW who will be showcasing their homewares, clothing, jewelry, organic botanicals, food, and more. Caravan Pacific, OLO Fragrance, Tiro Tiro, Kiersten Crowley Jewelry, Notary Ceramics, Alder & Co., Spartan Shop, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Sara Barner, Lisa Golightly, Kati Von Lehman, Pope Valley Pottery, Another Feather, Richard Carter Studio, Woodlot, Bellflower Chocolate, La Fortuna, Les Petits Carreaux, Scout Regalia, Chester Wallace, S/he, Clover Artisans, Modaspia, Dejong & Co, Modern Shibori, Specialty Dry Goods, Domi, Mohinders Shoes, The Good Flock, Flora and Henri, Fruitsuper Design, Non-Perishable Goods, Turnco Wood Goods, Galanter and Jones, Vitrified Studio, Isobel & Cleo, and more. The event takes place at Rejuvenation at 1100 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 from 11AM to 6PM each day. Come by the Pop Up Shop PDX! This temporary pop up market is open again on Alberta for the month December. Each market features a roster of Portland makers and designers. On Saturday shop: Bohemian Salt, Beach Bones Jewelry, Portland Bitters Project, Primitive Forms, Indigo Alice, Cioccodesignco, Wooly Beast, Victoria Buchler, Nested Yellow, April Black, Claire Green, Roots and Crowns, and Eso Esto. On Sunday shop: Bohemian Salt, Beach Bones Jewelry, Indigo Alice, Cioccodesignco, Wooly Beast, Victoria Buchler, Primitive Forms, Portland Bitters Project, Nested Yellow, April Black, Claire Green, and Eso Esto. Plus, music, drinks and treats. The Pop Up Shop PDX is located at 1408 N Alberta St. MORE INFO.

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: More great shops participating in Little Boxes! 1. Mantel in Kenton 2. Dea Dia in the Mississippi/Albina neighborhood 3. Kiriko Made in Old Town 4. Orn Hansen on SE Clinton 5. Alma Chocolates on NE 28th near Burnside and on SE 7th in the Central Eastside industrial area 6. Pistils on Mississippi Ave

Shop Visit: Shop Boswell


I’ve been writing about the beautiful hats made by designer Brookes Boswell for years, so I was thrilled when I found out she was moving from Brooklyn to Portland a little over a year ago. Then, in May of this year, she opened the doors of her incredibly dreamy little shop on SE Morrison St. called Shop Boswell. I’m absolutely over the moon to have her gorgeous aesthetic and cohesive selection of makers represented in a stunning storefront space!

Get 25% off at Shop Boswell with code: FRIENDSANDFAMILY now thru 11/30/16. Shop Boswell will also be donating 10% of all hat sales to Planned Parenthood from 11/30-12/31.





I knew she was a genius at making timeless hats and creating beautiful lookbooks, so it is wonderful to see it all come together in her space that doubles as her hat making studio. The beautiful hues of felt and straw, the glow from the huge front windows, special little handmade objects, stunning clothing and bags, amazing shoes, dazzling jewels, and good tunes all make for such a cheerful shopping experience. Oh, and let’s not forget sweet Brookes and her BFF, Bao, the lovey-dovey blond shop dog (see pic below ♥).




Some of my current favorites are all the shoes from The Palatines (more coming soon!), all the lovely dresses, everything from Caron Callahan, the ceramics from Notary Ceramics and Eleonor Bostrom, all the great bags (including Sara Barner, Aand, Ara, and Welcome Companions), the fantastic selection of jewels (especially Uni, Young Frankk — pssst hand earrings!, BLTN, and Jujumade!) and all the Brookes Boswell hats, of course!





If you are in Portland, get over to her shop! And, if you are making travel plans to visit our fair city, definitely put Shop Boswell on you “must stop by” list of shops.

Visit Brookes and Bao at Shop Boswell at 729 SE Morrison Street here in beautiful Portland, Oregon. They are usually open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM, but don’t quite have set hours yet, so check the weekly Shop Boswell hours before you head over or email Brookes at to make sure when she’ll be open if you’re planning a trip to Portland. Make sure to follow Shop Boswell on Instagram for store info and updates AND follow Brookes Boswell on Instagram to see updates specifically for her beautiful hats!





Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. Photos and words by Jen McCabe. Feel free to inquire about having your shop featured!

PDX Event: Black Magic at The Cleaners


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YAY! This Friday, November 25, come out to one of my very favorite local holiday markets — the brilliant Black Magic Holiday Shopping Event on Black Friday at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland. This year there is a dreamy lineup of 11 independent Portland designers and little shops participating! You’ll find a magnificent selection of clothing, jewelry, leather bags, ceramics, cards, art prints, lighting, home goods, vintage, and lots more. Plus, everyone involved is crazy talented and truly wonderful. See you there! MORE INFO.

BLACK MAGIC Fri. November 25 11AM–6PM @ The Cleaners 403 SW 10th Ave PDX