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    WEST END BLOCK PARTY

    Friday, May 22, 2015

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    THE SNEAKER SHORTLIST

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    Spring/Summer 15 sneakers are out. And Jesus they are beautiful! adidas teamed up with creative director of Dior, Raf Simons and two worlds collided. The luxury fashion website, Farfetch put together a Sneaker Shortlist that breaks down each shoe and how to style them. Adidas Originals X Pharrell Williams ‘Stan Smith TNS’ sneakers Stan Smiths […]

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    DIOR SPRING/SUMMER ’15 EP

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Dior Worthy has been dropping a lot of music lately, releasing new music each week. Today, EYES + EDGE is premiering ‘Red Light’ the third installment of his six songs EP, which makes up the ‘DIOR SPRING/SUMMER ’15 EP’. ART DIRECTION by Mark McGinnis @DIORWORTHY  #BLOWUPKIDS  #DIORSEASON  Check out the other two songs, ‘Always’ and ‘Dior’ which […]

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  • SUMMER SWIMMIES FOR THE BOYS

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Summer is about to hit us over the head with beautiful weather, 9:45pm sunsets and endless trips to the Sandy River & Sauvies. With all of these summer plans starting to book out our social calendar, you need a spot on swim suit. Guys, we have two brands for you to check out – Southern […]

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    SASQUATCH IS COMING!

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    With Memorial Day approaching, so does the festival that kicks off the Pacific Northwest festival season – Sasquatch. This year, the line up is diverse, ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Odesza to Cashmere Cat. Lots to see, listen to and enjoy! We got a little Sasquatch ‘must listen to’ list for you to get into. […]

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May
1

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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Apr
29

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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Apr
25

CHAD VALLEY @ DOUG FIR

If there is ever anything we tell you to do and you listen, this Saturday night’s show at Doug Fir should be it. After seeing Chad Valley open for Active Child in 2011, our whole group was blown away. You’ll watch a guy come out solo, stand at a synthesizer and proceed to make pure […]

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Apr
25

‘Project Runway’ Finale

UPDATE: Congratulations to Michelle who won last’s night Project Runway Season 11 finale! We are so proud! A Portland fashion designer has once again made the cut to the top three on “Project Runway,” and she’s inviting her fans to shimmy on one of her designs and toast a drink or two at tonight’s season finale. If […]

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Apr
24

MOSCOT SUN COLLECTION

To say we are excited about our new Moscot sunnies that just arrived in our mailbox, is the biggest understatement…ever. Both pairs are from their newest Sun Collection (for summer, if you didn’t guess already) and can we just say, best timing ever. Hello 75 degrees in Portland! It’s like Moscot resonates the past and […]

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Apr
24

ANIMAL ATHLETICS

As the weather warms up all we want to do is be outside and forget about working. There’s also the urge to get a bit more fit for summer. So, why not do both? That’s where Animals Athletics, a new-ish outdoor running company, comes in. The “animals” train in Forest Park and most of its’ […]

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Apr
23

Schoolhouse Electric + Egg Press: Sample Sale

Every once in a while, a collaboration rolls around that almost seems too good to be true. That’s how we feel about Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co teaming up with Egg Press for an upcoming joint sample sale. Schoolhouse Electric, purveyor of fine home and office goods, is a destination spot for locals and travelers […]

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Apr
23

“Cactus Country” Art Show at VDC

Remember Vintage Design Collective? Hopefully you’ve had the chance to check it out since we first wrote about it, but if not, we’ve got word of an event that will give you just the push you need to head over there. As promised, VDC is utilizing its impressive space to the fullest, with a gallery […]

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Apr
22

SWOONING ON…APRIL 22

1. The full Lana Del Rey track from The Great Gatsby. So good. 2. This rendition of the sorority e-mail, because everything Michael Shannon does is good (I mean, Boardwalk Empire?) 3. Our favorite baker’s latest concoction. 4. These bizarre fortune cookies messages. 5. The Revolution Design House boxcar planters. 6. Student made ad campaign for […]

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Apr
22

TRIPLE RUM BLACK PEPPER BUNDT CAKE

This is the kind of cake that makes me want to be a 50s housewife, put on a vintage apron, listen to Django records while baking in the kitchen and pretend to be Betty Crocker. Or to just become a pirate, Pirates of the Caribbean style. I came pretty close to this scene yesterday as […]

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Apr
19

BETSY + IYA SHORT STORY CONTEST

A few months ago, one of our favorite Portland jewelry lines, betsy + iya, launched a short story contest on Facebook. The inspiration for the contest was rooted in Betsy’s use of storytelling in her jewelry designs to evoke certain emotions and connections between herself, friends, family and strangers alike. Over 100 contestants submitted their […]

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Apr
18

PORTLAND MADE LAUNCH PARTY

ADX will be hosting the Portland Made launch party tonight from 7pm-10pm and you’re invited. Join the crew and other local peeps to celebrate this new venture of an online hub for the community of makers, manufacturers, and retailers of local goods in Portland. The public-facing website, www.portlandmade.com, features written and video profiles of Portland makers […]

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Apr
17

CREATE + CULTIVATE LA

Feeling inspired lately? Eager to put your creative talents to work? Or, maybe you are feeling a little uninspired and need a boost. Lucky for you, our very friends over at (No Subject) in Los Angeles are inviting E+E readers to their event series, Create + Cultivate. Believe us, these sessions are not to be […]

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Apr
16

HIDDEN GEMS

We’re constantly stumbling upon new (and new to us) places around town—sometimes, so many that we can’t keep up with sharing them! Here’s a roundup of three spots we’ve come across and loved lately. Go and check them out, stat. Either/Or This freshly-opened Sellwood neighborhood coffee shop is sheer perfection. The tiny space—with a clean, […]

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Apr
15

SWOONING ON…APRIL 15

1. Strangers in the rain photos. 2. A$AP Rocky’s Fashion Do’s and Dont’s. He’s spot on with the canadian tuxedo. 3. The prettiness of this food. 4. Space station time-lapse. Mind blown. 5. Will Ferrell and his capability to always be funny. 6. Best Mom text. Best Dad text. 7. The fantasy we will be […]

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Apr
11

BRIDGE & BURN GRAND OPENING

Bridge & Burn has opened up shop in a new retail space downtown and want to see all of you at their Grand Opening Party tomorrow night. The new Spring 13 Collection for men and women will be in store along with the debut of Deschutes Brewery new, Bridge Burner IPA. There are obviously a […]

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Apr
11

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE SWIRL BUNS

You’re probably thinking this is a mistake. A huge unseasonal mistake. Because pumpkin isn’t supposed to show up on blogs at the beginning of Spring. Is this girl crazy? Pumpkin belongs only in the Fall, you say! Well I say heck with that business. I’m an all-year-round pumpkin eating kind of lady. I keep it […]

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Apr
10

YAKUZA

Yakuza takes you not only through a culinary journey, but a visionary one as well. The N. Killingsworth spot is a japanese-themed oasis, housing gorgeous custom wall paintings by Susannah Kelly and Neil M Perry and beautifully crafted cocktails. Run by Portland’s restaurateur, Dayna McErlean (owner of DOC, Dash and The Colony), it is no […]

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Apr
9

A-WOL SHOW: GRIDLOCK

Everyone’s superpower of choice is to be able to fly, but there are some talented dancers in Portland who are making that dream a reality. A-WOL Dance Collective was founded in 2003 by Jen Livengood, Brandy Guthery, Julie Hoel Barnes and Stacey Silva, and it certainly lives up to its name. All of the members […]

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Apr
8

SWOONING ON…APRIL 8

1. Canon. Damn, we like your double exposure trick. 2. Favorite Director, Danny Boyle’s new movie trailer. 3. The perfect example of things you absolutely do not need but life would be better with them. 4. 4. Single? The New York Times has ideas for you. 5. The fact that we know what we’re doing […]

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Apr
7

DOIN’ IT FOR THE DOGGIES PT. 2

Crush Bar will be hosting, “Doin’ It For The Doggies Part 2″ tonight and you probably need to be there. There will be a Glamour Shot (people not pups) photobooth, a raffle for some really kick ass prizes and it’s for a great cause, so why the hell not? Funds will be raised for a […]

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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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