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    DEADSTOCK COFFEE OPENS @ COMPOUND

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Deadstock Coffee and Gallery is the world’s first sneaker-themed coffee shop and gallery space. They have had a few pop up shops and now are finally camping out in Compound! Combing the best things the Rose City is known for under one roof – premium coffee, local organic food, kicks and quirkiness. YESSSS! Swing through Compound […]

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    FIRST LOOK FOR MODELLO

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    New brand, Modello, just launched and they are already creating buzz in the Portland market. We got a chance to chat with Anthony, the man behind the line. Their first piece, the Gun Metal Grey pullover got lots of attention as the defining feature, a chest to full hood zip, is on point. This piece […]

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    SUNDAY SOUNDS: LIFE IN FILM

    Sunday, March 29, 2015

      The London based band, Life of Film, came together to create a lovely little playlist for us! They will be touring through the US for the first time, stopping by Portland May 18! We caught up with the Brits to see what their world is like! EYES + EDGE: Life in Film..we love the name […]

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    Discreet Vices Collection: SKIM MILK F/W 15

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    The clothing line Skim Milk first caught out auttention with their tagline ‘clothing for (and lifestyle of) a high class low life’. The newest collection ‘Discreet Vices’ for F/W 15 combines their staple statement t-shirts as well as some long sleeve tops that looks so good you wouldn’t ever want to take them off. We linked […]

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  • WAXED OUT: Introducing EYRST

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The element that draws together a community of people isn’t always transparent. Sometimes this ingredient is mysterious. Fortunately, for Portland’s newest music label, EYRST, the thread of compassion is visible in their formula. “This summer we’ll officially launch as a label,” CEO Taylor Dutton says, sitting in a sheek basement studio near Beaverton. “EYRST also offers a […]

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May
22

The Man Behind Bridge & Burn

One of Erik Prowell’s first T-shirt designs showed a man holding a match to a bridge, with the words, “Don’t look back.” Those words resonated with Prowell, founder of the Portland brand, Bridge & Burn. They reminded him of the risk he took when he switched from a career in software programming to apparel design, […]

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May
21

Cardamom Rose Gin & Tonic

Last Friday, I went on a cocktail crafting spree. It was just one of those Fridays where I needed to do something creative. Make a fancy cocktail, take some pictures of a fancy cocktail, edit pictures of fancy cocktails… you get the picture (no pun intended). I made a deeeliciously boozy milkshake and then this […]

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May
20

SWOONING ON.. MAY 20

1. This fun + beautiful shop. Article to follow next week. 2. This almost vegan cake. We want it for breakfast! 3. This is great. Thanks Ms. Swift for finally being cool. 4. These croissant-donut hybrid out of NYC. Who will be the first to do it in PDX? 5. This adorable fashion blog by the cutest […]

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May
17

SPECK MOUNTAIN

On May 19th, Chicago band, Speck Mountain, will be making a much-anticipated stop in Portland on their west coast tour. With warm vocals from lead singer, Marie-Claire Balabanian, and dreamy, mesmerizing guitar from Karl Briedrick, Speck Mountain’s style has been aptly dubbed, “ambient soul”. Balabanian and Briedrick (who are considered musical soulmates) share the songwriting […]

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May
15

BUCKET’S – THE PORTLAND PRESS

We introduced you guys to Crowd Supply last week, Portland’s next generation crowdfunded e-commerce that picks up where Kickstarter and other platforms leave off but today they launched something that we thought you might like as well. As of today you can help support Bucket’s, The Portland Press, a french press for your Mason jar, manufactured […]

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May
14

(Almost Vegan) Everyday Chocolate Loaf Cake

  Ok, let me first start off by saying that you know you have the most badass kittens ever when they behave during a food photography shoot while blasting some ZZ Top on the record player (ie. not jump on the kitchen table full of delicately placed reflector boards, powdered sugar and cake crumbs everywhere). […]

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May
14

WARBY PARKER CLASS TRIP

The Warby Parker Class Trip school bus is making a stop in Portland this Thursday! As part of an effort to bring the Warby Parker showroom experience to life, the team is visiting 9 cities in 6 months on a cross-country road trip of sorts. In case you’re not familiar with the brand, Warby Parker’s […]

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May
13

HOLLY STALDER AT OPEN SEASON

Tonight is the first installment of The Mercury’s annual fashion show Open Season. We are excited for all of the designers in this four day show, but we’re definitely  holding our breath for Holly Stalders’ show this evening. We stopped in on Saturday to get a sneak peak at her shop, Haunt and we walked away […]

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13

SWOONING ON…MAY 13

1. These photos from the “Follow Me” series. Cool concept. 2. The fact Portland Mercury’s 9th annual spring fashion show, Open Season starts today. 3. This branding portfolio. 4. Matchbook’s 15 best Sylvia Plath quotes post. 5. The illustrations of Brazilian artist, Matheus Lopes. 6. The NIKE DUNK iD X NYLON collaboration where you can […]

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May
10

OPEN SEASON: WHO’S WHO

Four days. Seven of Portland’s emerging fashion designers. Next week, the Portland Mercury is hosting its ninth annual spring fashion show, “Open Season: Fashion Lives Fast.” The four-day event will showcase some of the city’s most anticipated collections at intimate venues across Southeast Portland. http://openseason.strangertickets.com/ Get the lowdown on each of the featured designers:

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May
8

TRIIBE MOVEMENT

Triibe Movement: A creative entity. Mission: Freeing Minds. Fear = Control. No fear. No control. Know fear. Know control. Best friends from birth, and with the same creative mission in mind, Miá Charnelle and Diamond Jeanise Ferguson started a movement. During the day, they’re filming, shooting photographs, graphic designing, editing and designing clothing, and at […]

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May
7

CROWD SUPPLY X WILD OUTDOOR APPAREL

There’s exciting news for all you outdoorsy people. It’s Portland, so we are assuming there are a lot of you. Wild Outdoor Apparel is Crowd Supply’s newest e-commerce launch (TODAY). Haven’t heard of Crowd Supply yet? They are the next generation crowdfunded e-commerce that picks up where Kickstarter and other platforms leave off. They provide product […]

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May
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TRUST CO.

As we start to plan out the camping season, we start to realize that we need some new gear. Tent, sleeping bag and outer apparel are all taken care of (or we just borrow them from our friends) but sometimes it’s what you don’t think about (until you are in the middle of the forest) […]

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SWOONING ON…MAY 6

1. This limber little blogger and his amazing photos. 2. The Dalai Lama starts his talks in Portland on Thursday. Here is a fun little preview, he’s funny as well inspiring! 3. These paintings made of… 4. This summer roll recipe, because we spend way too much at thai restaurants. 5. This NYT article about […]

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May
5

FREDFEST

We know that today is Cinco de Mayo, but if you prefer beer over margaritas and birthday cake over tacos, you should check out FredFest, “the littlest big-beer festival in the world — or at least in Portland”. This is the 8th annual birthday celebration for Fred Eckhardt, a well-loved and respected octogenarian beer writer, […]

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May
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Get Caught Red Handed

We are always looking for a night filled with fun drinks, great people and something to celebrate. This Saturday, the 13th annual Red DressParty is sure to stir up some hilarious hijinks. They are bigger and better than ever this year. The team behind the event has an amazing new space and lots of themed […]

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May
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MEET PAULINE KIM.

Meet Pauline Kim. She styles. She jet sets between PDX and NYC. She has a wardrobe we all want. E+E: How long have you been styling and how did you get into the business? Pauline Kim: I fell into the business almost 10 years ago, right after college when I moved to NYC. An amazing […]

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May
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Vaginal Davis and Philadelphia Wireman

There is an endless amount of art in this city. From First Thursday to Last Thursday, this city is brimming with all sorts of creativity. Starting today and running through June 1st, Adams and Ollman’s gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring Vaginal Davis and Philadelphia Wireman. An opening reception will be held […]

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May
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Solestruck, Punk Fashion and a Blackbox Block Party

Until a year ago, Solestruck didn’t have a men’s presence, said Henry Bae, the assistant men’s buyer for the brand. Much like the broader world of fashion, Solestruck primarily caters to women. The brand showcases edgy women’s shoes, including chunky high heels, silver metallic loafers and combat booties with a sole so thick they look […]

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May
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DERBY DAY W/ HARDING & WILSON + LIZARD LOUNGE

The beginning of May somehow got to be the busiest week yet. Block parties, gallery openings and of course, the infamous Derby Day. We like to dress up, plus we like men in bow ties, so when we heard Harding & Wilson were having a viewing party at Lizard Lounge, we were automatically in. Bring […]

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May
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COMPOUND GALLERY: DAYDREAMERS

“As the physical world reawakens from a cold winter slumber, it’s easy to become lost in the smoothing power of a warm spring afternoon. Daydreamers is spring afternoons; rebirth; cat naps; losing yourself in thought; pleasant distractions; birds singing; flowers blooming; escaping reality; reinvention; beauty.” This spring, Compound Gallery presents Daydreamers, a two person show […]

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May
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EMIT: LASER CUT FASHION

Emit‘s laser cut dresses and skirts are made from performance fabrics used in athletic wear. They’re so lightweight, breathable and wrinkle-resistant, you could probably work out in them, I joked with co-founders Ben Hermel and Monica Cullen after a fashion show. But these aren’t your jock’s slouchy warmups. Emit adds a level of sophistication to […]

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May
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Black Box Block Party

A block party is always a good excuse to blast music, fire up the grill and get (too) drunk with your fellow neighbors. This Saturday, the shops that inhabit the Black Box retail project—Solestruck, Yo Vintage!, Reveille, Tanner Goods and Poler—are throwing their own block party of sorts. It’ll be just like the summer block […]

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Apr
30

GENKI-SU: JAPANESE DRINKING VINEGAR

Every day while growing up in Okinawa, Japan, Takako Shinjo drank her fix of vinegar. Made from coconuts and infused with fruit or herbs, the vinegar was traditionally believed to have health benefits. Samurai warriors once mixed it with water to fight fatigue. In modern day Japan, nearly three-quarters of the population drinks this kind […]

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Apr
30

PDX FOOD SWAP

One of our favorite aspects of living in Portland is the sense of community found almost anywhere we look. If you have an interest or hobby, no matter how obscure, there’s a good chance you’ll find others who share it and want to band together to celebrate it. The PDX Food Swap, a large-scale event […]

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SWOONING ON…APRIL 29

1. Tomorrow’s Sexy Tuesday event at Clinton Street Theater. 2. Our new Moscot sunnies that got us through the weekend. 3. Films that get us excited. 4. This local food blog, you should bookmark right now. 5. The Heroines photography project by Violette Bule. 6. This easy wine + food pairing guide by Wine Folly. […]

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Apr
29

Planned Parenthood + Bitch Media: Sexy Tuesdays

Tomorrow, April 30th, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and Bitch Media are teaming up at the Clinton Street Theater for their Sexy Tuesdays series. The event, “Reproductive Rights (and Wrongs) in Pop Culture”, will feature a lively discussion about the depiction of reproductive rights in film and television. (Cue: the abortion scene from Dirty Dancing). Bitch […]

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Apr
29

ROSEMARRIED

We take a lot of pride in the Portland food scene. Our chefs, restaurants and collaborative pop-up dinners are all focused on quality, sustainability and creativity, so it comes as no surprise that our local food bloggers put forth the same amount of dedication and passion. We recently had the chance to chat with wildly […]

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Apr
27

Naomi Pomeroy’s What If

As TEDxPortland continues to inspire us, we break for lunch to reflect and feed our bellies.   But today’s theme sticks with us…What If? We posed the question to Naomi Pomeroy, owner of Portland’s famous Beast restaurant. We asked her, “what if you could get people to taste anything you wanted, even the quirky stuff?” […]

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Apr
27

TEDxPortland: Brian Faherty of Schoolhouse Electric

If Brian Faherty had his way, more buildings and interior design would tip a nod to history. Faherty gets “squirrely,” as he says, in environments that whitewash the heritage out of them. He’s not shy to name Bridgeport Village in Tigard as a prime example of the “Disneyland effect.” It’s a copy of something else, […]

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