Here’s my list of awesome things happening in Portland. HAVE FUN OUT THERE!! Spread the word! Also, beautiful photos of vintage treasures from Stars Antiques on Instagram. xo Jen
➔ I HEART PDX
♥ Fri, Aug 8 (4PM—7PM) & Sat, Aug 9 (10AM—4PM). Come by the Grand Marketplace Open House and Grand Flea Market. Grand Marketplace will be having an open house with wine and snacks, chats with vendors and an early viewing and first dibs on all of the the wonderful vintage things you’ll find at the Grand Flea Market the following day. There will be 30 vendors at the flea market and yummy food trucks. Grand Marketplace is at 1005 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, Aug 9. NOON—5PM. Come to TWIST for a wonderful jewelry trunk show with designer Pippa Small! Pippa will be bringing her dazzling new collection as well as beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces to the NW 23rd shop. TWIST is located at 30 NW 23rd Place. MORE INFO.
♥ Sat, August 9. 11AM—6PM. The 17th Annual Alberta Street Fair is coming up. There will be over 300 vendors of products, crafts and food lining NE Alberta Street between 11th and 30th Avenues. Plus, music, beer gardens and fun for the kids. It’s a biggie! MORE INFO.
♥ Sun, Aug 10. 12PM–4PM. Come by Odessa for their AMAZING Backroom Blow Out Sale! All items $10–$100 — CASH ONLY. Get there early and bring all the monies — it’ll be fantastic. Odessa is at 717 SW Ankeny.
♥ Now thru Monday, Aug 18. Mon-Sat 11AM-6PM, Sun 12-5. Wonderful Woonwinkel is having their big SUMMER SALE right now with up to 70% off thru 8/18. In-store and online! Stop by the amazing Portland shop! Woonwinkel is at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.
♥ NOW. Call for submissions! Event is Sunday, Aug 10. 2PM. Local designers! Get your submission forms in quick for the FashioNXT Show happening this October 8–11. All ready-to-wear and couture designers with an annual revenue below $50K are welcome to apply! Judges will select the finalists to show at the FashioNXT runway show. REGISTRATION + MORE INFO.
♥ Each Thursday thru Thursday, August 28. Doors at 7PM, music at 8PM and films start at dusk. The 10th annual Top Down: Rooftop Cinema event on the top of the Hotel deLuxe parking structure is going on! The music stars at 8PM and the films start when the sun goes down. This year the films are Notorious, Bottle Rocket, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Vanishing Point, Edward Scissorhands and The King of Comedy. I suggest buying your tickets in advance because some of the shows will be really popular. Top Down: Rooftop Cinema is at SW 15th & Yamhill. MORE FILM INFO + TICKETS.
♥ Showings on Fri, Sat & Sun evenings thru Aug 31. It’s been going for a few weeks, but NW Film Center is screening the films of Wes Anderson and films that have influenced his work in their series WES’S WORLD: WES ANDERSON AND HIS INFLUENCES! So many good films from now through the end of August. The Royal Tenenbaums, Brewster McCloud, Bottle Rocket, The Last Detail, The 400 Blows, Voyage to the Edge of the World, The Life Aquatic, Fitzcarraldo, The River, The Darjeeling Limited, The King of Marvin Gardens, The Tale of the Fox, Fantastic Mr. Fox, King Kong, Moonrise Kingdom, Black Jack and Small Change are all coming up. SOOO FUN! NW Film Center is screening these at Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Ave. TICKETS + MORE INFO.
♥ Saturday, Aug 16. 10AM-3PM. Come to the Barrow PDX Sample Sale at Duplex Gallery. There will be pretty jewels, discounts galore, free gifts with purchase, artwork by David Keller, treats ad mimosas! Duplex Gallery is at 219 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.
♥ Wednesday, Aug 20. Doors 7PM. Show 8PM. Get your tickets now to Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event at Crystal Ballroom. A lovely evening with new collections by featured designers: Bad Wolf Clothier, Bryce Black, The Elephant Room, Emit, Everett K, Mag-Big, “Primal Haunt” Shelby Morgan & Kate Troyer Collection, Studio SKB, Urchin Re-Design and WWJJD. TICKETS + MORE INFO.
PHOTOS: STARS ANTIQUES ON INSTAGRAM. Shot by Amy Madans.
I love these dreamy ceramic jewels and wall hangings from Barrow by Portland duo Rachel Warkentin and Lindsay Jordan Kretchun. The delicate white porcelain and real gold overglaze are a beautiful combination. I definitely want to add a piece to my jewelry collection! My current Barrow faves are the Cyma Mini Pendant, Cyma Pendant and Matte White Signey Pendant necklaces. If you’re in Portland, Barrow has lots of local stockists — Noun, Haunt, Mag-Big, Backtalk, Amelia and Tender Loving Empire. Sample sale info below! More HERE.
BARROW PDX POP-UP + SAMPLE SALE!
Saturday, Aug 16. 10AM-3PM. Come to the Barrow PDX Sample Sale at Duplex Gallery. There will be pretty jewels, discounts galore (10–50% off!), free gifts with purchase, artwork by David Keller, treats and mimosas! Duplex Gallery is at 219 NW Couch St. MORE INFO.
“Barrow appreciates variation. We avoid methods of mass production to ensure subtle changes from piece to piece. We enjoy the process of making, so please check back here for an ever evolving selection of jewelry and homeware (and whatever else we come up with).”
Images courtesy of Barrow.
Betsy & Iya is known as a heavy-hitter in the prolific Portland handmade jewelry scene — and for good reason! Starting out in 2008, founder and designer Betsy Cross has grown her business to include a charming NW Portland brick and mortar shop with a full-time staff of makers that keep her designs in constant production. The shop was recently remodeled and expanded to create more room for production, so I figured there was no better time than the present to stop by this wonderful Portland business.
In addition to Betsy & Iya’s stunning line of modern and minimally bohemian jewelry, you will find clothing, accessories, paper goods and apothecary potions from other independent designers, both local to Portland and national. I have yet to leave the store without nabbing a new gem to take home with me! You can always shop Betsy & Iya online if you can’t make it to their PDX storefront.
Betsy is also a strong supporter of small businesses and co-founded the Little Boxes campaign, which encourages Portlanders to shop local each holiday season via discount perks and prize raffles. Last year, Little Boxes included over 200 local stores! Betsy & Iya is a true Portland original and worth a visit.
The Betsy & Iya shop is located in Portland at 2403 NW Thurman and you can also shop online! Follow Betsy and her team on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. While you’re at it be sure to follow their fun and inspiring BLOG for outfit of the day features, behind the scenes action and more!
FUN BETSY & IYA EVENT TONIGHT, THURS AUG 7!
Thursday, Aug 7. 6PM—9PM. Stop by Betsy & Iya for the fun Modern Metal Hair Tie Release Party with Caravan Pacific and Studio ERG! Shop the beautiful new Caravan Pacific copper and brass hair ties while enjoying sips and snacks with lots of wonderful people. You can also shop the whole Betsy & Iya shop and there will be complimentary braiding with the purchase of a hair tie by local lass Emily Katz. YAY! MORE INFO
YAY! Today I’m having a lovely giveaway with Polaris Jewelry! Polaris is a line of modern geometric jewels made here in Portland by Kaliska Sweetwater. One lucky winner will get a $150 shop credit to spend on whatever they’d like from Kaliska’s shop. I love that her designs look delicate and simple in the photographs, but they’re actually larger statement pieces and they look amazing layered. My current shop faves are the gold cube necklace, the prism necklaces in both sterling and gold, line post earrings and the pretty octahedron earrings. More HERE. GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE! ♥
P.S. Get 20% off at Polaris with code: POLARISSUMMER now thru 8/31/14.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Jen Hendrickson! She won the prize!!
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit POLARIS and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For an extra entry, “Like” both @polarisjewelry on Instagram and @honeykennedy on Instagram. Then leave a comment below. If you already like us–just let me know that, too!
A SWEET DEAL: Get 20% off at Polaris with code: POLARISSUMMER now thru 8/31/14.
SHIPPING, ETC: The winner’s shipping will be covered by Polaris Jewelry. International entries are welcome, but the winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Tuesday, August 12, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Thursday, August 14.