• 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
4

PORTLAND BAZAR 2013

The pop-up season is quickly approaching and to start it off with a bang (cough, to your credit card), the third annual Portland Bazar will open its doors this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday night is a new addition to the Bazar and provides a more relaxed shopping experience for $10 + free drink ticket […]

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Dec
4

COMMUNION X DIG A PONY

When we found out the local retail shop, Communion and the always fun drinking spot, Dig A Pony were throwing a fashion show this Thursday, our week got a lot better. If you haven’t stopped by Communion recently, then you need to. The shop has everything you need for the colder temperatures and we can […]

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Nov
22

DJ NATHAN DETROIT

You have surely seen his name around town or been to one of his shows. Nathan Detroit, one of the regular DJs of Holocene’s monthly installments of Booty Bassment is making a name for himself. We have run into him on several occasions and had to dig a little deeper into the DJ that always […]

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Nov
21

15 CENTS: DAN LAFFERMAN

For this week’s 15 cents, we linked up with Dan Lafferman, whose name comes up in just about every music conversation that goes on in Portland.  He has been a part of every facet of the music industry and currently runs a blog called Booty and Bass, featuring local hip-hop, dance and electronic acts.  We […]

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Nov
20

MOUNTAIN CITY: Riding the Cool Bus

Riding the Cool Bus: with Ben Sturgulewski and Sweetgrass Productions The pavement passed beneath us as I stared at the Beatles poster taped to the window of the old, converted yellow school bus–Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Gazing into the eyes of Paul, John, Ringo, and George, memories of college flooded back.  I felt […]

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Nov
19

FRANCES MAY’S WAREHOUSE SALE

It’s that time again. Yep, that point in the year that everyone is having a pop-up shop/sale/shopping event that is so-much-fun-you-can’t-stand it! It’s hard to know which ones to go to – and even harder to not spend far too much money – but on Saturday Frances May is hosting a Warehouse Sale at The […]

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Nov
19

DRAMADY

It’s been a big month for the local band, Dramady. The band, comprised of Amanda Wilse and Zacery Stanley, engages listeners and audiences with Wiles on bass and tenor saxophone, Stanley on simultaneous drums, keyboard and vocals, and a precise use of loops and harmony to achieve a full sound. Check it out, it’s beautiful. This month, they released […]

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Nov
16

PINO X STERLING COFFEE

Men in bow ties and good coffee are two of our favorite things. Start the Holiday season off with both of these pleasures next Saturday at the launch of PINO x Sterling Coffee Roaster’s 2013 Holiday Collection! Last year was a sold out success and lots of fun, so we are excited the two companies […]

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Nov
14

15 CENTS: Gang$ign$

For this week’s 15 Cents, we reached out to Gang$ign$, a local dj whose trap beats are as hot as his weekly Wednesday shows at Whiskey Bar.  Because he was jet-setting between Austin and LA for shows, we couldn’t find time to sit down, but we talked about how he got into dj’ing, what exactly […]

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Nov
13

MOUNTAIN CITY: Photography of Mei Ratz

Blue Corn Pancakes & the Photography of Mei Ratz A few months ago the great Holly Hoover herself shared some images with me that she thought I’d like.  They were double exposures of peoples’ faces with flora–trees, pine-needles limbs, and flowers.  They were beautiful and I was mesmerized but in the often frenetic hustle of work […]

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Nov
13

LITTLE BOXES 2013

Not familiar with Little Boxes? Well, it is a city-wide shopping event on Black Friday and Saturday comprised of a mix of Portland’s locally owned and alternative boutiques. With Little Boxes, when you ditch the big box stores and shop locally you get entered to win tons of unbelievable prizes (cough, cough.. 4 night vacay […]

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Nov
12

OLD GROWTH: DANNER X WOOLRICH

One of the reasons Oregon steals our hearts as much as it does is because of the Old Growth forage. Those trees that have been alive for hundreds of years and have massive root systems under the Earth, completely blow us away.  E+E is excited that Danner has teamed up with Woolrich to bring a USA […]

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Nov
7

15 CENTS: FASHION FRIDAY

Hey everybody, come out and support local Portland fashion at The Rose Lounge tomorrow night!  We are participating in the final round with our homies at Jaefields.  We faced each other in the first round, but due to a drop out they are back with a whole round of new designs!  We got some new stuff […]

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Nov
6

VANS OFF THE WALL

Vans talented stable of artists is coming together at Compound Gallery this November for a collaborative show of abstract art blending the styles of some of the most influential artists in skateboarding culture. Join Compound for the Vans Off The Wall PDX gallery show this Thursday, November 7th from 7-10 PM. Works featuring Tim Kerr, Zio Kiegler, Jai Tanju, Neil Blender, […]

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Nov
6

CONTENT 2013

This weekend, Ace Hotel presents Content 2013, a collection of local designers who take over the second floor guest rooms of the hotel. Each brand individually transforms a room into a conceptual or multimedia installation that represents their point of view and talent. This year, the list of designers + artist participating is out of control. […]

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Nov
6

CRAZY WIND

A few weeks ago we were going over who would be showing at Content at the Ace Hotel – happening this weekend – and we noticed Crazy Wind. After digging a little deeper, we learned the Japanese inspired line “sources textiles directly from the 100 year old family operated manufacturing house” in the Kurume region […]

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Nov
5

POETRY PRESS WEEK

Poetry Press Week is conceptually mixing poetry and Fashion Week – wherein designers gather to present their new work to an audience of buyers, magazines, journalists, and fashion aficionados. Just as fashion designers do, the poets will select models to present their work to give some measure of distance between themselves and the audience. Each poet will take advantage of […]

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Nov
4

GREY PAW

Great design comes in all shapes, sizes and for just about everyone and everything in Portland. When we first came across the Portland based pet accessory company, Grey Paw, we were instantly impressed with the simplicity and love that goes into each piece. Made for dog + design lovers, Grey Paw dyes, cuts and sows […]

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Nov
1

15 CENTS: INTERVIEW W/ RAPPER, SPOON

It’s not often that I spy Portland streets in the background of my daily Youtube music video sessions.  But a few weeks ago, I came across “Flunkeez Anthem,” a hyphy beat with flows by a fresh looking MC dressed in Supreme and local brand Poorboys, riding in the back of a convertible through industrial SE. […]

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Oct
31

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Halloween is the only time of the year that you will be greeted by a goblin (mask and all) at work  screaming “GOOOOOD MORNING!” Today’s grey skies and fall chill in the air we slightly hope that ghost from the Shanghai Tunnels come out to scare us. Because come on.. those tunnels are creepy. Plans […]

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Oct
30

SHOP ALERT: IMOGENE + WILLIE COME TO PDX!

Imogene + Willie, the Nashville, Tenn. based jean company + retail store will be opening their doors on W. Burnside this Friday! We have been eagerly awaiting to find out who will fill the empty space and couldn’t be more excited to welcome Imogene + Willie! Their beautifully crafted jeans, tops and swoon worthy one of […]

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Oct
29

MOUNTAIN CITY: WORKING THE GRAIN

  EYES + EDGE is proud to welcome a new member to our family of contributors. Mountain City is a new weekly post each Tuesday highlighting the connection of nature, art, passion and pushing limits from the deep mountain wilderness to the depths of the city. Learn more about  the very talented Willie McBride, the […]

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Oct
28

SCHOOLHOUSE SCHOOL

Working at our new-ish office out of Schoolhouse Electric, we are inspired everyday by the creativity that comes out Schoolhouse Electric, Egg Press and Commonwealth Vintage Rentals. When we heard the companies in the building are getting together for a one-day, hands-on workshop, we got really excited. On Saturday, Nov. 9th, the first ever Schoolhouse School will take […]

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Oct
24

15 Cents: The Incorporated Covers Yeezus Debut

The sign of an amazing song, according to Me’Shell Ndegéocello, is “the moment you play the first three notes and people know the song.” Last weekend Kanye West didn’t even get to the second note of “Runaway” before the crowd inside Seattle’s Key Arena lost their shit. With one finger on a drum machine, Yeezus […]

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Oct
22

SHORT FILM SOCIAL IN SYDNEY

We don’t normally post about things that are too far outside of Portland, but our friends down in Sydney are producing a pretty great event that we would love to attend. This summer (remember, their seasons are opposite…yet another reason we want to attend this event) the Short Film Social is calling for entires to […]

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Oct
17

15 CENTS: BRENT ARNOLD & POORBOYS

Brent Arnold is the man behind The Poorboys.  That’s POrtland-ORegon Boys for anyone who hasn’t been put on yet.  We met up with him at local streetwear mecca Compound to talk about the local scene, what it takes to create a great brand, golf disc, and the “hood” factor.  Like the PDX streetwear scene itself, Poorboys […]

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Oct
15

WILL LEATHER GOODS PARTY

Will Leather Goods is opening a new store and they will be hosting a Grand Opening party this Friday from 7pm-10pm. The new store is located across from Powells off of W. Burnside. Founded in 1981 in Eugene, Will Leather Goods creates the most beautiful leather pieces and all of them will be displayed on […]

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Oct
10

The Incorporated’s 15 Cents: The Creative 35

For the last four months, a group of 16 individuals have been hard at work sharing their passion and motivation to create. Thriving in the already eclectic hub of the Northwest known as Portland, the Creative 35 is a group of young, like-minded entrepreneurs varying in background but sharing the common goal of building a […]

Oct
9

PORTLAND DESIGN AUCTION

This Thursday will mark the first annual Portland Design Auction at beautiful space The Good Mod occupies on West Burnside. The auction, which features 42 artist and designers from the Portland area, is committed to provide a platform for the makers to connect directly with the creative consumers and collectors. Often times, we buy pieces […]

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Oct
8

BAKED PUMPKIN CINNAMON SUGAR DONUTS

This wonderful recipe and pictures come from our contributor, Kylie, from The Baking Bird. Enjoy!  Haven’t you heard? Popsicles are so out and DIY donuts are so in. It’s true. I just packed up my popsicle molds and threw em in the closet. See ya next Summer! (poor popsicle molds). I only made about 3 […]