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    FREE JAMS ON SUNDAY

    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    Part of KPSU’s 30 shows in 30 days series, Third x Sour Deez x Fernando Fdot x CHOViE with Darius Reynolds, will be playing a free show on Sunday! Make sure to come out and support your locals and hear some great music. +21 Event! For more info check out the Facebook invite! Valentines 232 […]

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    ‘CHECK THE TECHNIQUE’ BOOK SIGNING

    Friday, April 17, 2015

    Rap geeks will be flocking to Compound Gallery tonight for the ‘Check The Technique Vol. 2‘ book signing by Brian Coleman. Writing about all that’s good in hip hop, Brian has become a legend in the industry, revealing how a gangasta’s fair tale becomes a classic. Rolling Stones says it the best “For hip-hop fans, […]

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    DEFEND PARIS TELLS ALL

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    D. Worthy heads into the Defend Paris to hear all about their new lines and collections. With everything from streetwear to accessories to jewelry, Defend Paris is taking over the game. Get a sneak peek into some upcoming items and their plans for the brand! Photo credit: 1

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    INTERVIEW: THE BOTS

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    From the city of Angeles, The Bots have been surprising listeners and music critics for years now. Mikaiah and Anaiah Lei, the brothers who make up the indie rock band, reordered their first album when they were 15 and 12 respectively.  A few years later, after the young brother duo signed to Fader Label, they released several […]

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    SOULECTION HOMECOMING TOUR

    Sunday, April 12, 2015

    The Soulection Homecoming Tour stopped in Portland the other night during its final strech. Along with future producers Esta & IAMNOBODI, one of the co-founders of Soulection, Joe Kay, blessed Branx with funky groovy sets mixed with banging beats. The crowd put out nothing but good vibes and the Soulection supporters were in full force. […]

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Aug
24

BASE CAMP BREW

“Soak in a mountain river. Chill in the snow. Cool off in a lake. Refrigerate if you have to.” Base Camp Brewery, an up-and-coming powerhouse of brews in Portland believes you should take yourself to the outdoors. And bring a beer. We have been following their journey on Facebook, and just couldn’t take it anymore. We had […]

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Aug
23

SUPER CHILL

With the recent onset of tv shows around Portland (Portlandia, Grimm, and yes, even The Real World), it is nearly impossible to walk down the street without bumping into a film crew. It makes sense, as Portland serves as an unusual setting, offering its quirky people and places. Speaking of quirky, Greg Ash and Vin […]

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Aug
21

ONO SHAVE ICE

When you bite into an Ono Shave Ice, you are instantly transported to the islands of Hawaii. Visions of turquoise water and white sandy beaches are conjured in your mind, and you almost forget that you’re eating something straight out of a “silver bullet” food cart in Portland, Oregon. Unlike a snow cone (made from […]

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Aug
21

BULA KAVA HOUSE

Clap once to awaken good spirits. Chug. Clap twice to chase the bad spirits away. I was instructed to do this by Judd Rench, scuba dive instructor turned kava bar owner. Have you heard of kava? It is a watery drink, reminiscent of dirt, and is an alluring alternative for other social beverages. Accompanied by […]

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Aug
21

HOOPANISTA

While not a completely obvious tropical activity, we had to include an interview with Paige Tashner, HULA hoop (get it? Hula….Hawaii….) master. Paige, self-proclaimed as The Hoopanista, teaches hoopdance to fun-lovers all over Portland. Paige is also the founder of hoop troupe, The Spinnerettes. Read on to find out more about hoopdancing’s biggest enthusiast.  E+E: […]

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Aug
21

MEET LAUREN.

We’ve added another member to our EYES + EDGE team! Get to know Lauren, our newest writer! We’re sure you’ll love her as much as we do. 1) Nicknames? Lalo, Lo 2) You can usually find me _________ on Sunday mornings. with a big cup of coffee and a good book 3) Favorite ice cream flavor? Salted caramel. 4) Signature potluck dish? Mediterranean quinoa salad […]

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Aug
17

ABBY’S TABLE

Accessibility. This is the key word behind Abby’s Table. Providing classes, personal chef services,  catering and dinner, the business strives to make good food for everyone. Everyone. For those with food allergies, eating out can be a difficult and isolating process. Abby’s Table solves this issue, offering healthy meals, free of common allergens.  Dinners are […]

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Aug
16

UJJYANA

In this city full of coffee fanatics, other viable caffeinated options are often overlooked. Well, it’s time to wake up and smell the Guayusa! Ujjyana (oo-khee-ahna), a family-owned tea business in Portland, fits right in with Portlanders’ desires to treat their bodies right while remaining true to sustainable practices. Their bottled teas come in four […]

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Aug
15

PORTLAND UNDRESSED

ELIZABETH CLINE, AUTHOR OF OVERDRESSED: THE SHOCKINGLY HIGH COST OF CHEAP FASHION TO SPEAK IN PORTLAND ~ SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 Portland Undressed: Dinner and Conversation with New York Author Elizabeth Cline on the Future of Sustainable Fashion in Portland.” The event takes place on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:00 pm, at The Cleaners at Portland’s Ace Hotel, […]

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Aug
14

TNG AVIATION

Number 5 on my bucket list used to read, “Fly an airplane.” Not a commercial airplane, full of crying babies and sneezing travelers, but a small plane. One that romantically fits two. One that inches over mountain tops, revealing sparkling lakes and lush forests. That kind of plane. Joe Eco-Hawk, a professional flight instructor at […]

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Aug
14

TEA CHAI TÉ

Portland is known for being quirky and unique. That’s why no one even bats an eye at the prospect of drinking organic, handmade teas out of an old train caboose. At the Sellwood location of Tea Chai Té, customers can kick back and relax with a variety of tea offerings. Out of their 120+ handcrafted […]

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Aug
14

MEMORY LANE CLASSIC CARS

Walking through Memory Lane Classic Cars on 27th and Holgate, you feel like you’ve jumped into a Pleasantville movie set. Surrounded by in exquisitely crafted, well-polished antique, classic, hot-rods and retro-rods, we sat down with Dale Matthews, owner of this SE staple shop. In 2009 Matthews wrote a book about the car business entitled Every […]

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Aug
13

Clear Skies + Cloudy Days

Susie Ghahremani, the award-winning illustrator renowned for her Boygirlparty® line of artwork and products, will be exhibiting at the Land Gallery in Portland, Oregon  until September 2, 2012. Ghahremani’s exhibit will be her first solo show in the Portland area.  Entitled “Clear Skies and Cloudy Days: Artwork and Explorations”, the show will feature a range of experiments from […]

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Aug
9

E+E LAUNCH PARTY

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Aug
8

811 E BURNSIDE

811 E Burnside is home to many local boutiques for some great retail therapy. Holly Stalder and Melissa Price are just two of the talents that are constantly impressing us with beautiful designs, fabrics and all around remarkable clothes. Have an upcoming wedding or know of a bride-to-be? Clothing designer Holly Stalder specializes in custom bridal pieces and her work, […]

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Aug
7

MEET SCARLET

Meet Scarlet, as she gives an inside look into the world of stripping. E+E: Describe the clubs you have worked in. How are they different as a performer versus a customer? Do you have a personal favorite?  Scarlet: I actually have only been to two strip clubs ever. They are both the ones that I […]

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Aug
7

COFFEE AND COFFINS

If you’ve ever been to Rimsky-Korsakoffee House, you remember the bathroom. Situated on the upper level of the business, you climb the stairs and open a creaky door to your left. There, you are greeted by an ocean scene, with legs coming out from the ceiling, and mermaids painted on the wall. Oh, and also […]

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Aug
7

PANSOPHIE

Ever wonder why walking into a brightly colored room makes you feel a certain way compared to pale pastel walls? Turns out walking into a neon green room, let’ say, versus a periwinkle blue room, does affects our mood. Let’s face it, colors have some serious power behind them. This isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. […]

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Aug
6

PORCH LIGHT

Much like the antique wares found in Porch Light, the store itself has its own interesting past. Owner Keiran Best first started Porch Light in Oakland, California, then moved it up to Portland when she wanted a change of pace (smart woman!). The shop recently again moved from its Mississippi Street location and currently flourishes […]

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Aug
5

BLANK YOU VERY MUCH

Our friends over at (No Subject) LA are working with Blank You Very Much, a recently launched e-commerce and design platform (as well as the brainchild of streetwear impresario Darren Romanelli), that gives design enthusiasts worldwide the opportunity to re-interpret iconic brands logos and assets into fresh new concepts! Brands such as soccer legend Pelé, the notorious musicians of the […]

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Aug
3

PACIFICA

The Pacifica Manifesto reads: LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND DO WHAT YOU LOVE.  GREAT WAVES MAKE FOR GREAT DAYS. DON’T FOLLOW TRENDS, FOLLOW YOUR HEART.  INVENT A NEW WORLD AND KEEP TIES TO THE OLD ONE. EYES+EDGE couldn’t agree more. With tremendous insight and worldly perspective, Brook Harvey-Taylor shares what it’s like to be the […]

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Aug
2

BODYVOX

There is something enchanting about BodyVox. The Portland-based dance company holds a magical quality, one that we can’t quite put our finger on.  Perhaps it’s the dance center itself, dreamily situated on the corner of NW 17th and Northrup St, with warm, red brick and large windows. It also lends itself to a romantically nostalgic […]

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Jul
31

HELLO, STRANGER

Q+A With Craigslist Posters Wonder what becomes of those missed connection posts and who’s behind them?  We get the dish from three ladies who’ve either posted or responded on Craigslist. E+E: So, tell us the story. How did you meet your connection? Heather C: Several years ago I was at Lowes and I noticed that […]

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Jul
25

UPPER METAL CLASS

We all need a bit more “minimalist cool with a hint of light-hearted fun” in our lives. Don’t we? With the attitude that less is more, T from Upper Metal Class is the perfect example of how fundamentally captivating jewelry with unusual handmade designs works for your everyday wear. Pulling inspiration from imperfect cracks in the sidewalk, […]

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Jul
24

ICON TATTOO

Nestled in North Portland on Russell Street, Icon Tattoo is one of the City’s destination spots for tattoo enthusiasts. The studio is owned by Melanie Nead, but the female presence doesn’t end with Melanie. The studio is  staffed with bad-ass women (and yes, one equally bad-ass male) who create some of the best tattoos anywhere. […]

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Jul
24

LOWELL

It started with a crash and followed with a hospital visit. Ever wonder how the hip Lowell store got to be? Well, in short, that is how it happened. In more detail, Daniel Matt (co-owner of Lowell with Maya Rose) was skateboarding down a hill and fell hard. Worried about a concussion, he went to Legacy […]

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Jul
24

PAXTON GATE

If you’ve been to Paxton Gate before, you’ve had the chance to admire the numerous oddities offered up for sale and examination. Take for instance the taxidermied hyena, perched high above its visitors. Or, there’s the collection of iridescent Southeast Asian butterflies, alongside a large display of insects. On each visit, it’s ok to transform […]

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Jul
23

SHWOOD 2012 VIDEO LOOKBOOK

Damn, we love us some Shwood! For its 2012 video lookbook, Shwood presents a stereoscopic view of their new “Shwood Select” premium line of eyewear.  Experimenting with a 3D technique from the early 1800’s, the video explores some of Oregon’s blissful hideaways in mesmerizing fashion.  Among the eyewear featured in the video, Shwood’s new “Florence” and […]

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Jul
18

MAG-BIG + ALLEY 33

Mag-Big is gearing up for their Second Annual Alley 33 Fashion Event. They have partnered with Siren Nation to present a one-of-a-kind  fashion show in the heart of Hawthorne Blvd on Saturday, July 28th at 7pm. Cassie Ridgeway, co-producer of Alley 33, plans to bring locally made couture and ready-to-wear apparel to her fellow Portlandians […]

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Jul
17

MEET THE LOCALS – PDX BLOGGERS/CREATIVES

Lindsey Reif is one ambitious lady. She is the powerhouse behind clothing line REIF, with intriguing collections drawn from her small-town roots. On top of that, she is also a character fabricator for stop-motion animation and a devoted blogger on Tumblr. We caught up with Lindsey and were beyond impressed by her creativity and humility. E+E: You’re […]

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