• WAXED OUT: GRAPE GOD + SLICK DEVIOUS INTERVIEW

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    WAXED OUT delivers new music to keep your record collection fresh & stacked to the ceiling words by @Evan_Gabriel  This month, local time-travelers Grape God and Slick Devious released their first collaborative project titled Paint Soup. With production from Skelli Skell and features from Maze Koroma and Banz Stackroyd, Grape and Slick use the space […]

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  • WAXED OUT: DEBUT RELEASE FROM THE STAND4RD

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    WAXED OUT delivers new music to keep your record collection fresh & stacked to the ceiling words by @Evan_Gabriel  Last week, four kids with computers from St. Paul dropped the self-titled album that has single-handedly been making the internets shit themselves. Who are they? Four musicians, all under the age of twenty-five. Not to mention […]

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    SAMPLE SALES RIGHT NOW

    Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Nothing sets us right like a sample sale. 90% off? Yeah, we’ll take that. There’s a few big sales this weekend that you need to know about and market in that calendar right-da-f-now. Otherwise, you will be a sad puppy. Solestruck Shit Show – treaking out to Tigard has never felt so good. The Solestuck sample sale […]

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    NO…CHOPSTICKS II IS CLOSING!

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    The day that we have been hoping would never come is here… Chopsticks II, our favorite of favorite dive, karokee bar on E. Burnside, will close it’s doors. We were hoping this wasn’t going to happen but with the new apartment complex built almost on top of the smoking section and patio at Chopsticks II, […]

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    DREAM JOB: PAUSE DESIGNS

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Creating badass toys for a living, Pause Designs caught our attention with their chainsaw panda bear. Aftering doing a bit of digging, we found the guys behind Pause are ‘Canadian art guys specializing in apparel, illustration, vinyl toys, painting, switchblade combs, sculpture, all-day breakfasts, and looking cool at parties’. We caught up with Eric to […]

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Apr
5

PHYSICAL ELEMENT CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Portland based fashion boutique, Physical Element invites everyone for their 10 Year Anniversary Celebration with the exciting debut of their new Pearl District location’s grand opening. Jillian Rabe will be producing a live fashion installation with fresh spring fashions from both local & global designer lines including looks from Art Point (Austria), Trippen Shoes (Berlin), […]

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Apr
4

A Leisurely Soirée!

We don’t get over to Lake Oswego enough, but tomorrow night there will certainly be a reason to make the journey. Glance Optics and Portland Monthly’s, Eden Dawn are hosting a busy evening with discounts, drinks + eats, live models and even golf tips. Cocktails will be provided by Portland’s own Bull Run Distillery and nibbles made […]

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Apr
3

TEDXPORTLAND – WHAT IF? ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION

This year’s sold-out TEDxPortland event revolves around one question: “What if?” This central theme will permeate the innovative speeches, performances and a special art exhibition. The WHAT IF? Art & Design Exhibition is a curated collaboration between TEDxPortland and the University of Oregon, with Molly Georgetta and Tomas Valladares at the helm. The exhibition, which […]

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Apr
2

LYNDSEY LEE DENYER – PEREGRINATION

Art is often experienced and perceived in the context of the final product. An artist works painstakingly on a piece, then proudly displays it for all to see in a gallery or museum exhibition. But what about the creative process that leads up to that finished product? This is what designer, illustrator and visual artist, […]

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Apr
1

THYME & SALTED CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES

Every chance I can get to incorporate some of my favorite savory herbs into baking recipes, I am ecstatic. Rosemary, sage, and thyme are some of my favorite ingredients ever. So when I found this recipe I couldn’t wait to see what thyme would taste like in some chocolate chip cookies! Chocolate chunks have easily […]

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Apr
1

SWOONING ON…APRIL 1

  1. These photos, because our Easter went way better than these kids did…or did it? 2. This little magical door that just popped up in San Francisco. 3. These gorgeous must have prints. 4. Online April Fools pranks. 5. Yet another amazing “after dentist” video…poor girl. 6. Something that makes your bedroom just a […]

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Mar
27

SPRING KICKS – THINGS TO DO

SALT & STRAW SPRING TEA ICE CREAM SERIES – THIS APRIL Salt & Straw has collaborated with three Portland tea makers, Dragonfly Chai, Steven Smith Teamaker and Townshend’s Tea Company, to “create five refreshing flavors that capture their unique blends along with the essence of spring in Oregon”. April Tea Flavors (brace yourself): Dragonfly Chai […]

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Mar
26

AMELIA GRAND OPENING

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the independently-owned shops that populate Portland, so it makes us incredibly happy when we get word of a freshly-opened one. Designer Amelia Blakeman has just debuted her boutique, Amelia, on NE Alberta, and it’s a perfect example of why we love these kinds of small businesses. By […]

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Mar
25

SWOONING ON…MAR 25

1. How ridiculous this show (in Portland) is going to be. 2. Tarantino films as Penguin-style book covers. What else needs to be said? 3. These hilarious meat options…sorry, vegetarians/vegans. 4. This beautiful handmade furniture sold locally. 5. These helpful tips for the bros. 6. This seriously sexy music collaboration. Damn. 7. Twaggies…the site that […]

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Mar
25

TROPICAL SALVAGE

There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t talk about leaving everything and running off to Bali to frolic through rice fields and eat fresh fish for every meal. ‘EYES + EDGE Bali’ would work, right? Everything about the place is gorgeous—the people, the art, the food, the beaches, the landscape and of […]

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Mar
20

HONEST PT

You hear it everywhere—working out is sooo good for you. But when it comes to our level of fitness motivation, let’s just say we aren’t bounding out the door to run a 10k. Luckily, there is a glimmer of light at the end of our workout tunnel: meet Paisley Meekin from Honest PT. She is […]

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Mar
20

WOOLRICH RELEASE AT LIZARD LOUNGE

March is proving to be the month of great new products and collaborations among some of our favorite companies! Tomorrow, Lizard Lounge will host the release of Woolrich’s MADE IN USA blankets. Woolrich is well known for crafting clothing for Americans to “do their jobs and follow their passions”. Recognized around the world as The […]

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Mar
19

EVE IN EDEN

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Eve in Eden, a freshly-opened bridal boutique in the annex behind one of our favorite stores, Eden. The space, complete with chandeliers and plenty of blush and gold decor, is dreamy and glamorous—reminiscent of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. As to be expected (owner Cindy Rokoff is an artful curator), […]

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Mar
18

SWOONING ON…MAR 18

1. These touching photos showing prized possessions. 2. The latest obsession brought to you by the Syfy channel. Sooooo good people, promise no cheesiness. 3. This great version of a great song. 4. This fabulous Portland collaboration. 5. The new S2013 MAXMARA video. 6. These amazing one of a kind spots to visit. We have […]

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Mar
18

ANIMAL TRAFFIC X PINO PARTY

Animal Traffic—the staple spot to pick up all things Pendleton, Minnetonka and vintage western—has a lot to celebrate this month. In addition to the one-year anniversary of the opening of their downtown location, Animal Traffic is gearing up to bring the rest of the world access to their carefully curated products with the launch of […]

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Mar
14

BALKTALK SOFT OPENING

Woah! It’s already been one year since BACKTALK first opened it’s doors and introduced Portland to its eclectic blend of vintage, style, and design. Not that a one year anniversary isn’t exciting enough, but they welcomed a new in-house designer, Alexa Stark and new digs on N. Mississippi Ave to host the party! The new […]

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Mar
11

E+E FRIDAY FUN DAY + MINT CHOCOLATE MACARONS

Last Friday afternoon, all of the EYES + EDGE gals (meet us all here) had a fun get-together to celebrate our collaborations with one another. Delia and Holly had the brilliant idea to do a little baking demo, have some drinks, and hang out to get to know one another a bit more. Since most […]

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Mar
11

SWOONING ON…MAR 11

1. Meet Old Spice’s newest face…he’s wild. 2. Nectar Frozen Yogurt in Sellwood (and Multnomah Village) because look at #2 and #5 on the list. 3. Corgis do what they want. 4. Newest hype trailer for Jaguar’s launch. 5. This, for all you cat lovers. 6. Met with these guys last week and very excited […]

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Mar
7

LITTLE THINGS

Every now and then, we find a place that completely captures our hearts. Little Things—a tiny jewelry and art spot tucked behind a lilac storefront in NW Portland—is one of those places. Though the space is small, it’s filled to the brim with incredible treasures from 60 artists. (Seriously, every time we turned around, we […]

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Mar
7

COMPOUND GALLERY: TRANSPARENT TRUTHS

Compound Gallery Presents: Transparent Truths “Watercolor art doesn’t get nearly enough attention as it should. From a technical standpoint, with washes of transparent color and methodical negative space, it’s a pretty bad ass way to paint. From a aesthetic standpoint, nothing beats the effects of a well done watercolor. This March at Compound Gallery, we’re celebrating this underrated […]

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Mar
6

Association Dinners @ Union/Pine

We’ve got word of a new concept that will please both mind and mouth. Union/Pine, Ned Ludd and Merit Badge are taking the dinner party trifecta—”great food, tasty libations and inspired conversation”—to a whole new level with their monthly dinner series, “Association”. The first dinner, on March 17th, will feature food by Jason French of […]

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Mar
5

BLUEPRINT MODERN HAIR

There’s a new salon in town (specifically, in NE Portland), and it’s definitely one you’ll want to check out. Blueprint Modern Hair, with its design-heavy aesthetic, brings some serious style to the newly constructed block of retail spaces on Couch Street. Owner Jeff Davidson has years of experience in the industry working at prestigious salons […]

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Mar
4

SWOONING ON…MAR 4

1. This documentary premiere + par-tay on Sunday. 2. Damnnniiiit. Someone needs to come pull us off of the computer. When we say “us” we mean Delia. 3. These bites. Not only because they are life-changingly good but we ultimately just love the girl. 4. This dreamy video. Come back to Portllllannnd! 5. Portland’s newest […]

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Mar
4

DANCE CONDUIT X KHAMBATTA DANCE CO.

Ever seen the Khambatta Dance Company perform live? Well, this Saturday, March 9th, you’ll have the chance. The Seattle-based dance company is coming to Portland’s Conduit Dance to perform four works, as well as deliver a workshop and a panel discussion on “the artist as social entrepreneur and do-it-yourselfer”. The five-member company is currently touring […]

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Feb
28

YO VINTAGE!

It’s hard to ignore Portland’s staple online and brick-and-mortar vintage shop, YO VINTAGE! (not that you would ever want to ignore it). With great one-of-a-kind finds that don’t last long and amazing collaborations, including this month’s Refinery29 exclusive 75-piece YO VINTAGE! collection, it’s always the right time to shop. We recently had the pleasure of meeting the owner—a […]

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Feb
27

AURORA MILLS

Planning a remodel or DIY project? Before you head to the requisite vintage shops around town to gather your supplies, we’ve got a “best-kept secret” of sorts to share with you; an antique wonderland just a quick drive away in Aurora, Oregon. Aurora Mills—a small family-owned business—is a one-stop shop for unique and historic finds. […]

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Feb
26

SWOONING ON…FEB 26

1. The anticipated release of this movie. 2. This competition for all you photographers out there. 3. And these. They make us chuckle. 4. This and this from Fancy. 5. Street style from at Milan Fashion Week. 6. This type of bingo. 7. Elizabeth Mollo’s fashion show on Wednesday. 8. Jack Nicholson (and Jennifer Lawrence – […]

Vishnu Rajan will share his personal story of growing up in a foster care family and his search for his birth mother in India in the documentary, "Aging Out."
Feb
26

Kickstarter Pick: ‘Aging Out’

Who: Chris Crary and Vishnu Rajan What: “Aging Out,” a documentary about a man’s search for his birth mother and the foster care system Goal: $10,000 So far: Successfully raised $11,200 The story: Two years ago, Vishnu Rajan realized he wanted to find his birth mother. He eventually found an uncle on Facebook and got […]

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Feb
25

FADE TO LIGHT

Riding on the coattails of New York Fashion Week, Portland’s own “Fade to Light” show is back for a second year with collections from the city’s most promising designers The producer, Elizabeth Mollo (of Fashionxt, Portland Fashion Week and a host of other indie shows), organized a fashion show she says is more than just […]

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Feb
25

Kickstarter Pick: Kenya Stove

Who: Payan ole-MoiYoi, industrial designer, and Erin Engelson, public health researcher What: Kenya Stove, a clean-burning and energy-efficient wood gas stove Goal: $15,000 So far: Successfully raised $18,800 The story: Twice as many people die from breathing toxic fumes emitted by cooking fires than from malaria. In Kenya, charcoal stoves are to blame. Most people […]