• 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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Dec
6

COMPOUND GALLERY – END OF THE WORLD

Lately, it seems the public is totally obsessed by the apocalyptic-world ending-zombie attacking theme. Being a total 28 Days Later/Walking Dead fan (along with the rest of the world), we are totally fine with this trend. Some Portland galleries also took notice and went with the End of the World themes for their December shows […]

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5

DINE OUT PDX

While the holiday season is a time for joy and celebration (and presents), it’s also a time to turn our attention to the less fortunate. This year, on the heels of Superstorm Sandy, we feel especially grateful for what we have and want to give back to those in need. Luckily, Country Cat chef Jackie […]

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Dec
4

HOLIDAY GUIDE – TOP 3’s

Top 3 songs to listen to over the holidays – Listen while you read on! Bloc Party- Signs Ghostpoet ft. ROX – To Something Bedouin Soundclash – Brutal Hearts (ft. Coeur de Pirate) Top 3 places to indulge in a holiday treat Salt & Straw for their holiday flavors (peppermint cocoa, eggnog custard, figgy pudding) Firehouse […]

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Nov
30

SANTA SPEEDO RUN

Tomorrow is the first day of December, folks. Time to get into the holiday spirit! What better way to kick it off than with a half-naked run around NW Portland? Basically, from 10AM to 2PM, you booze it up at North 45 Pub. Then, you join a bunch of other scantily clad Santas for an […]

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Nov
29

BAWDY BEAUTIFUL!

Looking for something a bit different to do this evening? Well, Portland Art Museum will be hosting a happy hour for Portland’s after-work crowd. Now, before your mind starts conjuring images of people sipping Pinot Noir while analyzing abstract paintings, let us warn you that this will probably be one of the raunchiest happy hours […]

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Nov
27

OUR BRITISH INVASION

Tis the season for everything sparkly, lacy and fantastically festive, hence EYES + EDGE’s excitement to co-host OUR BRITISH INVASION luxury lingerie event introducing three British lines new to Oh Baby in Portland: Lascivious, Kriss Soonik and Dirty Pretty Things. These sweet lingerie sensations spell sexiness beyond belief, worn by live models who will answer […]

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Nov
26

BRAINSTORM

Happy Music Monday, folks! When the E+E team is working on an article or planning our next big event, we need some upbeat music to keep us energized. Our work soundtrack of choice lately? Heat Waves, the sophomore album of Portland band, BRAINSTORM. The art-pop record was just released on Tender Loving Empire and was […]

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Nov
20

Little Boxes: Shop alternatively during Black Friday weekend

Instead of bumping elbows during the Black Friday frenzy of big-box stores, thousands of shoppers are heading to Portland’s indie boutiques this weekend to support small, local businesses. Organizers of Little Boxes, now in its second year, originally launched the event as an alternative to chain stores. Founders Betsy Cross and Will Cervarich, co-owners of the […]

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Nov
19

Emily Katz explores dreams in art and fashion

Dreamy poems set the mood for Emily Katz’s show last Saturday night at the Breeze Block Gallery. Models in neutral-colored tops and dresses ambled down the center aisle framed with flower petals. At the end of the walkway, they lingered in front of a sheer piece of cloth embroidered with fluid lines. Katz, a 29-year-old […]

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Nov
19

Vintage Design Collective

There’s no shortage of antique shops in the Sellwood neighborhood, and we’ve spent many hours scouring them all for the good finds. Lucky for us, there’s a new shop in town that houses some of Portland’s best vintage dealers and local artisans under one roof. The VDC (Vintage Design Collective) opened on November 5th, but […]

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Nov
13

MR. MAN VENDORS – PART 2

THE TIME IS FINALLY HERE! MR. MAN is this Friday + Saturday (16th+17th) and we couldn’t be more excited over here at E+E. Not only do we have the most amazing vendors EVER, we also have Rudy’s Barbershop doing hair cuts for donations towards Movember, Rob Lewis’s art show, motorcycles from See See, The Good Mod […]

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Nov
8

CONTENT

You know we’re crazy for fashion over here at E+E, but we also love innovative events that leave us feeling inspired and energized. That’s why on Sunday we can’t wait to attend Content, a live design and fashion installation at the Ace Hotel Portland. 28 local designers will each take over a room on the […]

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Nov
7

PORTLAND GARMENT FACTORY

On the heels of author Elizabeth Cline’s visit to Portland, discussions of sustainable fashion have been buzzing around our design community. But Britt Howard and Rosemary Robinson have had their fingers on the pulse of eco-conscious fashion since they founded their independent manufacturing company, Portland Garment Factory, in 2008. These talented and ambitious ladies work […]

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Nov
6

MR. MAN VENDORS – PART 1

We’re getting excited for our upcoming MR. MAN event! In order to get to know our manly vendors a little bit better, we asked them some very serious and thought-provoking questions… 1. What’s your definition of a MR. MAN? 2. Name a real man’s drink. 3. Manliest movie. Ready. Go.   Click HERE and comment with […]

Nov
5

SILENT DISCO

Kickstarter is the absolute best way for people to raise money to bring their unique product and event ideas to life. We would go broke if we tried to back every awesome idea out there, but sometimes, one comes along that we just cannot ignore. You know, like Portland’s first art-infused silent disco (a silent […]

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Nov
2

WEEKEND GUIDE NOV

With Halloween on a Wednesday this year, people are questioning whether or not they were supposed to celebrate last weekend or this weekend. We say, to hell with Halloween! We’re over it. If you’re feeling the same way, we’ve got you covered with a guide to some of the best upcoming events in Portland. Check […]

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Nov
1

BULLĒ CLASSIC

Bullē Classic is fresh in every sense of the word. Founders Aaron Moiel and Nichalus Woolley are not only newcomers to the Portland fashion industry (they launched Bullē in 2012), but they’re also churning out high-quality garments and accessories (made in the United States) that we haven’t seen before. When thinking of the street style […]

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Oct
31

OLD TOWN PIZZA

Are you planning on grabbing a bite to eat this Halloween? At Old Town Pizza, there’s a chance that you’ll get a side of paranormal activity with your pepperoni pie. That’s right, the West Side location is notorious for being haunted by a resident ghost named Nina. In 1880, before Portlanders could grab a slice […]

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Oct
29

EMILY WELLS

We’ve been listening to Emily Wells non-stop over here at E+E. Wells, the “one-woman orchestral/electronic tour-de-force”, started playing violin when she was four years old. Four! What were you doing when you were four? Her music is not exactly categorized into a genre, though people liken her style to a hybrid of classical and hip-hop. […]

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Oct
24

LITTLE BOXES

When we think of Black Friday, all that comes to mind is mass chaos, huge crowds and an alarm going off at 2:00am, just to throw elbows at fellow shoppers at a department store. This year, your holiday shopping experience doesn’t even have to come close to that craziness! We got all the info from […]

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Oct
23

PIXIE PROJECT

We really can’t say enough good things about the Pixie Project. Owner Amy Sacks has a positive outlook on animal rescue and adoption, and her enthusiasm and love for all animals is contagious. When thinking about pet adoption, she doesn’t want people to think of a “sad Sarah McLachlan song”. She’s all about finding the […]

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Oct
23

VIRGINIA WOOF DOG DAYCARE

We’ve always appreciated Virginia Woof Dog Daycare on the sole basis of its cute name (we love a good pun), but didn’t know much about it beyond that. We stopped by the other day and spent some time with all of the pups and director David Stone, and realized that this nonprofit dog daycare is […]

Oct
22

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

We all know, Oregon’s beer makers takes their trade seriously. That’s why we particularly love Deschutes Brewery, one of the finest craft beer makers located on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend. Naturally, the brewery is a huge supporter of the Deschutes River Conservancy, a local non-profit dedicated to keeping the water, so vital to […]

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Oct
22

BOKE BOWL

We were so intrigued by the Yelp review of Boke Bowl that we posted earlier this week, that we had to go check it out for ourselves. For those of you who don’t remember the review (but really, how could you forget?), a comedic Yelper compared the dining experience at Boke Bowl to all things […]

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Oct
18

SLUMBERHOUSE

Think of what you know about perfume. Now, forget it all. Josh Lobb, the man behind Slumberhouse, has a unique approach to fragrance that is unlike any other that we’ve come across before. Slumberhouse is a boutique cologne label based here in Portland, but don’t mistake boutique for “stuffy”or  “overpriced”. Josh’s lack of formal training works in […]

Oct
17

TRES PLACE

We like to think of Portland as an incubator, keeping creative pioneers and their big ideas warm and safe while they prepare to hatch. The accepting, encouraging community of collaborators found here also makes it the perfect place for someone to launch one of these big ideas, instead of migrating to a larger city like […]

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Oct
16

“CREATIVE” YELP REVIEWS

Yelp, has become a daily necessity. At least over here on our end, where there is way too much eating out at restaurants and the fact we can never remember the name of that random place on the corner of so and so. Yelp provides just about everything – a restaurant serving Pho till 4am, […]

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Oct
15

Portland Catapult

As we all know, Portland’s fashion community is just that…a community. It’s not a backstabbing, ruthless group of folks. Instead, there are countless events throughout the year that bring designers, retailers and creators together for the better. That’s why we love Portland Catapult, which is a fashion show for emerging designers that focuses on building […]

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Oct
12

YES PLUS

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but have you checked the weather forecast lately? The rain is upon us, folks, and we can’t help but feel a little sad to kiss the fabulous Portland summer goodbye. How are we planning on beating the impending blues? We’d be lying if we said we […]

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Oct
11

SEEK THE UNIQUE

Seek the Unique could technically be characterized as a vintage furniture store, but that wouldn’t even begin to cover the dynamic, ever-evolving space. Comprised of a furniture showroom and workshop, Seek the Unique is a one-stop shop for all things beautiful and rare. It’s like going to the world’s best flea market, as owner Andrea […]