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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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    E&Etv: Zanerobe goes beyond the Jogger

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Dan Daynard of Zanerobe walks us through their booth at Liberty Fairs Vegas 2015. With brands including Barney Cools, Rains and Project A (releasing in August), as well as their massive home line, Zanerobe has come out of Australia with a hustle like nobody else. When we linked up, he took us through the back stories […]

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    A FEW THINGS ABOUT SAM LACHOW

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Sam Lachow is a complete artist. From making his own beats, directing his own videos, and even bringing the young Seattle movement together, this kid has been hustling since day one. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Sam’s music through one of the old Shankbone members (look up Shankbone ‘Blaow’ to see how […]

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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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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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Jul
16

PORTLAND FLEA

After a stint in London, Kate Keefe Sullivan was drawn back to Portland where she originally grew up. Once back, she began to miss her weekends wandering through the vibrant flea markets in London, and “craved the convenient, one-stop access to antique and vintage goods, the feeling of discovery and haggling to get the best […]

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Jul
15

INSERT CHANGE HERE

The future of art shows in Portland depends on you and your spare change. INSERT CHANGE HERE features a collection of redesigned vintage vending machines filled with works from local artists, writers, makers and doers. If you want to own a piece of work from Portland’s art community and help benefit arts education in the […]

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Jul
12

HOLIDAY HAIR STUDIO

Who knew the PDX food cart craze would expand to…a hair salon? Holiday Hair Studio, now located at 2802 SE Ankeny Ave, was founded by Robin Carlisle who recently took a big girl step and moved into a brick-and-mortar location. It quickly went from being a one chair vintage travel trailer to a beautiful four […]

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Jul
11

BILL MURRAY CAN CRASH HERE

You read it right. Bill Murray can crash here! Billy Murray oops sorry, we mean Kaiser Soze, recently announced he will be touring America to “crash people’s parties.” He has been crashing parties around New York City for awhile, but now is taking his act on the road. His party crashing line up of cities came […]

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Jul
10

CHELSEA FROLICS THROUGH SWEDEN

Meet Chelsea Fuss. A woman of many hats, she triples as a prop stylist, floral designer and blogger extraordinaire.  Her lifestyle blog, Frolic!, has a following from readers all over the world and has been mentioned by the likes of The London Times and Glamour.  Currently, Chelsea’s taking brief hiatus from Portland to adventure in […]

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Jul
10

PETITE PROVENCE

For a quick escape, stroll down to Petite Provence on NE Alberta St. The restaurant, one of four in the area, was created by three friends, all hailing from France. Each restaurant has decadent french cuisine and charming ambiance to match, perfect for a daytime date or breakfast with an old friend. We’ve headed in […]

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Jul
9

UNION/PINE

After seeing a unique craigslist post for a space a bit out of her price range, Summer Killingsworth decided to go with her gut and set up a viewing. Summer and her friend were originally looking for a place to live, but after meeting Patrick Triato, the owner of the recently purchased building, a business […]

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Jul
8

WORN PATH

Worn Path, the new place on North Mississippi – yes, the one that scooped up Mississippi Records’ old spot – is definitely making a name for itself in that block of shops. The spot has some serious appeal. Large, open windows, wooden tables with vintage skateboards and clothes to die for – this store is […]

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Jul
3

LILLE BOUTIQUE

Imagine a lingerie store which cares not only about how you look, but also with how you feel.  No scratchy fabrics, no suffocating straps.  Now imagine intricately crafted pieces, centered around design and inspired by the beauty of ballet dancers. Lille Boutique, aims and successfully succeeds at achieving both of these ideals. As owner Sarah […]

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Jul
2

CITY BRIDGED BY ARTISTS

GHOST & FLOWER When asked exactly what Ghost & Flower is, one might be a bit confused. Jesse Narens is not. He is creating. He displays both art and sound on Ghost & Flower as well as whimsical toys on his other site, Stegoforest. To him the two sites make up everything from dreams; those moments we float […]

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Jul
1

NEW DEAL DISTILLERY

“Look, there’s that guy again. The cute one with the awesome tattoos over there.” Any others have that same thought after dropping by numerous events in Portland? We obviously did and came to find out that dapper gentleman was Evan Kinkel, from New Deal Distillery, Portland’s hot distillery on the scene. Not only do they […]

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Jun
29

TORTA-LANDIA

Torta-landia is Mexican food Portland-ified.  Portlandia-fied?  Hm…well, whichever the phrase, Torta-landia is exactly that.  The restaurant offers brunch all week long.  Brunch!  The well-established, mid-morn, mid afternoon meal to satisfy all those hearty meal cravings.  Us Portlanders love our brunch and what better way to have it than with a plate of chilaquiles (fried corn […]

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Jun
26

SHWOOD – SMOOTH SUNNIES

“Experiment with nature” is Shwood’s mission statement. Indeed, the Portland sunglasses company  regularly lives by these words. With skilled craftsmanship and a DIY attitude, each pair of wooden sunglasses is one-of-a-kind.  This curious nature has led the company to numerous endeavours, from crafting sunglasses out of broken skateboard decks to creating films, showcasing the beauty […]

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Jun
26

BETSY & IYA

Betsy Cross and Will Cervarich have taken not just Portland, but the entire country, by storm. Betsy hit the ground running in 2008 when she first introduced us to her 100% handmade jewelry line. She holds a very unique creativity that truly shines through her work. Her pieces are bold but elegant; classy but casual; […]

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