In 2007 Brianne and Jared Mees opened a tiny shop in Northwest Portland, selling records on their own nascent label as well as zines and handmade goods. They called it Tender Loving Empire, a name neatly combining earnestness and ambition. Ten years, 70 records, and four stores later, TLE captures a particular Portland ethos: still rough-hewn and community focused, but also ready and willing to expand. The label celebrates with a festival at venues around the city.
Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 12:00pm between November 1 and November 5