First Thursday at Backtalk
Thursday, June 2, 6–9 p.m., Backtalk
Drop into Backtalk's First Thursday to see three talented ladies showing off their wares, including abstract painter Megan Krzmarzick, jewelry designer Brianna Michael McGrew, and apparel designer Callie Shea Christner. Requisite snacks and wine while you peruse.
Lé Court Grand Opening Block Party
Thursday, June 2, 6–9 p.m., Lé Court
Kicking off the opening of a men’s athleisure clothing boutique, this party promises DJ Timothy Bee, booze and snacks, and a custom Snapchat geo filter, because social media. Take a shot to win a Lé Court t-shirt as well as getting 10 percent off at the shop for the entire weekend. FYI, free boba tea for the first 50.
FlairWalk Open House
Thursday, June 2, 5—8 p.m., FlairWalk
Swing by FlairWalk to check out its new locally made line, FlairWalk Junior, as well as new to the shop, local designer Wendy Ohlendorf. In celebration of the debut, get 10 percent off the entire store, with 5 percent of sales being donated to the Oregon branch of Dress for Success. Snacks and drinks provided to all shoppers and the lucky first 10 shoppers will receive a gift bag.
MONOM Fashion Installation
Friday, June 3, 7–8:30 p.m., HAUNT
Check out the juxtaposition between natural fabrics and hard design lines. Featuring designs that meld androgyny, unisex, nomadic life, and futurism, the MONOM installation brings the S/S 2016 line to life with models, refreshments, and 20 percent off of the line’s trunk show.
Seattle vs. Portland Rental Car Rally
Friday–Saturday, June 10-11, TBA
Think state-to-state, demented scavenger hunt mixed with adult dress-up. Inspired by the film Cannonball Run and Water Wars, teams of varying sizes assemble at the TBA starting locale in Portland where they are given a briefcase with a list of check-points—including abandoned theme parks, miscellaneous landmarks, and pop-culture sites—as well as items to chuck at competing teams. But don’t be fooled by the name: you are more than welcome to use your own two- or four-wheeled vehicle.
Lucy Wild’s Northwest Debut
Friday-Saturday, June 10-11, T Project
Designer Lucy Wild invites you to come find your “dream dress” at her pop-up shop at T Project. Focusing on simple elegance, Wild’s designs are made for daily wear that can flow from season to season while still paying ode to current trends. Handcrafted and ready for a blazing summer in Portland, Wild’s pop-up is worth a look.
Closing Reception and Catalog Release Party of Stupid Man
Saturday, June 18, 5:30–7 p.m., Nationale
See Ty Ennis’s second solo exhibit at Nationale, Stupid Man, before it’s gone June 20. The exhibit features a series of small black and white paintings, exploring his present life as a young artist, father, and adult with a full-time day job. Although uniquely personal, the exhibit speaks to the larger narrative of what it means to balance family, self, and responsibility within the modern world.
IGWT Trunk Show
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The New York based jewelry and apparel designer In God We Trust is coming to Portland! The trunk sale will feature IGWT, Noel Hennessy of Little Garage Shop, Sarah Dudzinsky of BLTN, Sara Barner, and Miko Miko and act at a preview for the shop’s upcoming location on North Williams. The line’s mixture of modern and vintage inspired pieces are sure to please and compliment any wardrobe.
Agave Final Warehouse Sale
Friday–Sunday, June 3–5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., 6210 11th St, Ridgefield, WA
Take advantage of Agave Warehouse moving from their Washington location. Jeans, knitwear, sweaters, jackets, and more for both men and women. Can only make it for one day? Pick Sunday for extra sales and deals. Everything must go!
Parallel's 8th Anniversary Sale
June 2–June 4
West End shop Parallel celebrates turning eight with a big ol' sale. Take 25 percent off the entire store for the 3-day sale. Beyond the discounts, owner Tez Harney has gifts for every purchase–think Rag & Bone notebooks, Maple + Mauve ceramic earrings, or Sydney Hale candles–and ones over $250 will receive a Prairie Underground Tote Bag.
Online customers enter code: PRIZEMEIM8 at checkout. It’ll automatically pick a prize for you and give you 25 percent off your order. Your prize will be announced in a separate email.