• 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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Jan
22

SWOONING ON…JAN 22

1. The greatest little matchboxes we ever did see.  2. This bird who actually does Dubstep. 3. This pranks. Because it just never gets old. 4. Rooney Mara. Because let’s face it, she’s sexy and because we are eagerly awaiting her new movie (out Feb 8th). 5. Stella vine. She’s an amazing artist and person and […]

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Jan
22

Nancy Keystone Directs Venus in Fur

After looking through the 2013 schedule for Portland Center Stage (PCS), there was one show that really caught our attention. Starting January 29th, the Tony Award winning play, Venus in Fur will be showing at the Ellyn Bye Studio at the Armory. Not only has it had an extremely successful run on Broadway but PCS managed […]

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Jan
21

Ken Stringfellow Talks about new album

Ken Stringfellow (Posies, ex-Big Star, ex-REM) is returning to the Pacific Northwest and hitting up Portland’s famous Mississippi Studios on Wednesday,January 23rd with The Maldives opening. He’s currently touring in support of his latest record Danzig in the Moonlight, featuring a song with Charity Rose Thielen from The Head and the Heart (see video below). […]

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Jan
20

Kickstarter Pick: Duo

Who: Kevin Kadooka, a senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Portland What: Duo, a DIY retro camera kit Goal: $10,000 by Feb. 20 So far: ~$12,700 His story: Ever since Kevin Kadooka received his first camera, he thought, “oh man, I want to build one of these.” Growing up, Kadooka’s habit of dismantling […]

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Jan
20

Kickstarter Pick: Orp

Who: Toren Orzeck, an industrial designer What: Orp, a bike horn and light loud enough to be heard in traffic Goal: $90,000 by Feb. 11 So far: ~$43,500 His story: When Toren Orzeck was in high school, a car ran into him as it was making a left turn, or “hook.” Orzeck, fortunately, was fine. […]

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Jan
18

MAVEN COLLECTIVE

Our favorite events usually involve pop-up shops, filled to the brim with different makers and designers. Something about the collaborative spirit of pop-ups just clicks with us. That’s why we absolutely love Maven Collective, a permanent pop-up shop of sorts, in the Montavilla neighborhood. Four local Etsy proprietresses—Rebekah Dortmund (of Little Byrd Vintage), Sue Teso […]

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Jan
17

BRING YOUR BLING

We just got the best press release email from Mark Woolley’s Gallery informing us to “Bring [Our] Bling” for their “AWESOMELY FUN” open house this Saturday. Kayla Newell and Hayden Taatjes will be showcasing their slightly ridiculous but highly entertaining artwork that we can’t seem to get enough of. We love to bring our bling, especially when it is in the […]

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Jan
16

WEARSHARE

Snap it. Wear it. That’s the simple explanation of WearShare, but there’s so much more to discover! We are digging the new brand which actually allows you to showcase your own photos on a bracelet. Not only are these amazing gifts for your BFFs, BFs, GFs, and family (is there a cool abbreviation for that […]

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Jan
15

Rococo Wax Boutique

We’ve all dealt with the aches and pains of waxing, trying to find a reliable place and hoping you don’t walk out the door looking more freakish than you thought you did going in. Being comfortable while you get those pesky hairs removed is always a must. Being surrounded by local works of art and […]

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Jan
15

PALACE

It’s hard not to be impressed and obsessed with all the local boutiques. The talent and visual eye people have here is incredible. We get even more obsessed when they are lady owned + operated. When we first walked past Palace, located off of SE Belmont, we just couldn’t resist. We had to get the […]

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Jan
14

Swooning on…Jan 14th

1. This Downton Abbey star’s dress from last night’s Golden Globes. 2. The fact they will be playing at Doug Fir this Friday. 3.  These people…some we should not be laughing at, but still. 4. Everything in this store located in downtown Portland. 5. All the music this guy continues to post about. Definitely one to […]

The store on Northwest 4th Avenue in Chinatown features architectural jewelry, furniture and clothing. By Dominique Fong
Jan
13

Table of Contents, a concept store, opens in Chinatown

  Table of Contents is one of the latest boutiques to emerge in the ongoing reinvention of Portland’s Chinatown. Largely due to the effort of a partner at an elite advertising agency, Chinatown is gradually becoming a hub for creatives, set against a backdrop of rowdy night clubs, a few Chinese restaurants and a mission […]

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Jan
11

ART FIX THIS WEEKEND

Friday The favorite hub of all things beautifully crafted in NoPo, Beam and Anchor, is hosting an opening reception for Suzanne Elizabeth’s art this evening from 6:00-9:00pm. Start your Friday night off admiring Elizabeth’s industrial inspired pieces, and get this, she just completed them on New Years Day. Take a minute to unwind from the […]

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Jan
10

PIZZA FOR PARKAS

Did you get a new winter coat this year? Before you go and throw out the old one, we’ve got a better idea: bring it to Via Tribunali at any point this month for their “Pizzas for Parkas” campaign and get a free margherita pizza in return. It’s that simple! Via Tribunali, the Seattle-based Neapolitan […]

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Jan
9

AMERICAN HIPSTER PRESENTS

We love it when people come here to learn more about Portland and share with the rest of the world. Portland’s quirkiness has gained recent notoriety, thanks to Portlandia, but it’s hard to really capture the whole picture of our creative and eccentric community. We have to hand it to Paavo Steinkamp, host of American […]

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Jan
8

MEET THE REVISED E+E

With the new year brings new projects! We’ve been busy over at E+E updating our pages and people. We’re very excited to introduce our amazing team who make this publication what it is. You can read about them here. It’s because of our fabulous people we are able to provide you with fabulous services. Keep us in mind […]

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Jan
7

SE Wine Collective Supper Club Kick Off

It’s officially a week after New Years, making it okay to start talking about alcohol again. Yesterday, Imbibe Magazine selected Portland’s newish SE Wine Collective the “2013 Wine Bar of the Year” so we are rather happy about them kicking off their new Supper Club series this month. They’re taking the Supper Club idea to the […]

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Swooning on…(Jan 7)

Welcome to our new weekly column “Swooning On” giving you all tidbits of the things that cross our eyes/desks/screens on a daily basis. We’re constantly inspired by art, design, culture, music, funny facts (many probably being useless) and what better day than Monday to get your mind working again after the (long/not long enough) weekend. […]

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Jan
4

VISUAL CHAIN LETTER

We’ve been fans of Ace Hotel for awhile now, but today we fell even more in love after we received the best mail ever. No, really…ever. Ace has created the VISUAL CHAIN LETTER in hopes to bring people closer to both, each other and the world around us. Being big advocates of “exploring the world” idea, this […]

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Jan
3

ELVIS TRIBUTE – SALT & STRAW

Walking in to Salt & Straw Ice Cream and seeing the new flavors unveiled each month always feels like Christmas morning to us. With flavors like “Candy Cap Mushroom with Port Red Wine” and “Chocolate with Honeycomb Toffee”, they’ve certainly outdone themselves this January. But the new flavor we’remost excited about is a tribute to the […]

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3

Glades and Ragged Underwood

Compound Gallery Presents: Glades and Ragged Underwood Compound Gallery didn’t lie when they said they had some seriously great shows for us in 2013 – starting with this three-person show featuring art by local artists Angie Wang, Vivian Chen and Julia Gfrörer. Inspired by the woodlands and forests that surround us in the Pacific Northwest, January will […]

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Jan
2

ESTRANGED MAGIC – FIRST FRIDAY

Don’t miss UNION/PINE‘s final First Friday monthly hosting before they move on to their new monthly venture! Exciting, we know. This Friday see the huge interactive installation by Amanda McCarty and James Woodhead, whose experience as display directors at Urban Outfitters have prepped them quite well for the task. Also showcasing work will be Brooke […]

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Dec
31

OUR RESOLUTIONS

  These are just a few of our 2013 resolutions that we feel strongly about. We wish you all the very best year and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for you subscriptions and readership. E+E has a lot of exciting projects set up for the new year and we can’t wait to […]

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Dec
26

BEST OF 2012

Some of you may be back at your desks after the holiday/food coma/sweat pants are okay all day state that was occurring earlier this week, and some of you still may be in that heavenly state for a few more days. Whether you are cuddled up in your onesie on the couch, or back at […]

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Dec
20

TABOR BREAD

Portlanders are ridiculously spoiled in terms of food options, but sometimes we can’t even believe how lucky we are to have places like Tabor Bread right in our backyard. Owner Tissa Stein has transformed an old medical building on SE 51st and Hawthorne into a cozy haven from the rain. With exposed beams, a gorgeous […]

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Dec
19

ART NOT NEWS

With all the recent incredibly horrific shit (excuse our French) happening locally, domestically and internationally, we thought it was time to just hit the ‘power off’ button on the t.v. and give your eyes and mind a rest. Instead of watching clip after clip of saddening images and listening to stories of killers, why not […]

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Dec
13

PORTLAND COOKBOOK SOCIAL

This Sunday, December 16th, from 1-4PM, 18 local authors of cookbooks and food-centric guides will be mingling at Vitaly Paley’s new restaurant, Imperial. The Portland Cookbook Social is a free event, complete with complimentary snacks and beverages  (that reflect the content of the books) and a chance to purchase the books and get them signed […]

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Dec
12

BAR DOBRE

Bar Dobre, the new Polish-Italian spot on SE Hawthorne and 40th, couldn’t have opened at a more perfect time. We’ve been looking for a place to escape the rain and cozy up for hours with a drink and some grub to warm our bellies (and souls), and Bar Dobre (pronounced doe-bray and translating to “good”) […]

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Dec
11

PEARL+

When looking for the perfect gifts to bestow on our friends, families and everyone in between (yes, that means you, favorite Thai food delivery guy), we have a set of standards that we try to stick to. This year’s holiday shopping is going to be made much easier by the discovery of Pearl+ luxury soaps. […]

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Dec
11

EDEN GIFT GUIDE + GIVEAWAY

1. Jesseca Anne – Prophecy Ring (Green) – $30 2. Rodchenko: Design – $19.95 3. Osaka Noir Silk Robe – $165 4. Imaginary Authors The Cobra & The Canary – $85 5. Vintage Zeyneb Turkish Suzani pillow – $125 6. Scotch Nail Polish- Queen of Scots – $15 7. Aquiesse Mandarin Tea 10 oz. Glass Candle – $37 With the holidays rapidly approaching […]