Rejuvenation is celebrating its 20-year anniversary in the historic Neustadter Building on SE Grand Avenue in Portland. Part of the celebration includes the opening of a charming pop-up flower shop featuring Meg of Fieldwork Flowers.
Between November 12 and December 23, Fieldworks will be selling terrariums, succulents in planters, wreaths and some cut flowers in a beautiful temporary shop tucked inside Rejuvenation.
It's a fitting idea to celebrate this beautiful historic building. Built in 1902, the Neustadter Building originally served as the factory that made "Boss of the Road" overalls and men's work shirts. But by 1941, the building was sold to Standard Investment Company, which began leasing part of the space to the Oregon Flower Growers' Association on December 1, 1946. Before long, three of the city's major floral wholesalers (Robert A Hungerford, Oliver & Thompson and Chase Gardens) occupied a 100 x 200 foot space in the south side of the building. In May of 1946, the Oregon Flower Growers' Association bought the building. By then, the Association had grown to a membership of 80 growers, which were housed in individual stalls in the building.
Over the years, traffic and parking became a major issue in the area, and the Oregon Flower Growers Association moved to Swan Island in the late 1980s, where it now known as The Portland Flower Market.
Rejuvenation is also hosting a one-day pop-up artisan event on November 17, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm that will feature local artisans, including two pottery studios - Puji Studios and Kelly Pottery. Every gardener can use a few glorious hand-made pots! I'm also told that there may be some great-looking stoneware tabletop composters for the kitchen. Check out this list of artists participating in this one-day event.