Style Editor

Eden Dawn (a rare born-and-raised Oregonian) used her bachelor’s degrees in English Lit and Fashion Design to elbow her way to the position of style editor. With a love for all things style she’s provided shopping guides for Portland’s vintage hunters, hung out in the glitter-filled closet of drag queen legend Darcelleinterviewed Tim Gunn on Project Runway’s love affair with Portland, and styled fashion features extravagant enough to make Jay Gatsby blush.

When she’s not writing do’s and dont’s for the city, she’s styling the fashion features for Portland Bride & Groom or giving advice on where to shop in Travel Portland. In non-fashion moments she can be found in search of the perfect picnic location or hunkered down at home with her handsome boyfriend and two (borderline dictatorial) girl cats.

Shopping

Retail Is Open. Now What?

Portland is still under a stay at home order, but retail stores are ready for customers. How are boutique owners coping?

05/22/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

31 Oregon Counties Have Been Approved for Phase 1 Reopening

Two were denied and three (including Multnomah County) did not apply.

05/14/2020 By Eden Dawn and Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Hundreds of Local Stylists Say It's Too Dangerous for Salons to Reopen

“It’s dehumanizing to be told that our clients need to be six feet apart while we are right on top of them. Are we less human? Worth less?”

05/13/2020 By Eden Dawn

Community

The Fab Lab Puts Out 60 Free Hours of Digital Daycare for Your Kiddos

The Portland children's science show recently uploaded 60 hours of content for kids K–5 thanks to a little help from their friends.

05/08/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

What Will Oregon Shops Need to Do When They Reopen?

A new draft from Gov. Kate Brown's office outlines what retail life might look in the first phase of reopening.

04/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Good Ideas

Get a Drag Queen Performance Delivered to Your House

Order a drag queen delivery that supports Our House Portland. Plus there's wine!

04/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Why Can't Self Employed and Freelance Oregonians Get Unemployment Benefits Yet?

Small business owners and freelancers are being rejected from unemployment claims even though they are supposed to qualify under the CARES act. But that is about to change.

04/25/2020 By Eden Dawn

The Weekenders

Spring Fashion 2020: Dreaming of Style and Adventures

One day we will again pack our bags with locally made looks, from silk jammies to varsity jackets.

04/24/2020 Styled by Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Business

Oregon's Lawmakers Demand to Know Where Our Small Biz Funding Is

In a group letter to the SBA, senators and representatives want to know if the federal stimulus money is coming, and when.

04/16/2020 By Eden Dawn

Business

34 Local Business Orgs Plead to Governor Brown for Immediate Action

“Oregon’s small businesses are hurting right now. Without immediate financial relief, thousands of them will shut down forever.”

04/09/2020 By Eden Dawn

Garden Culture

Faced with Peak Season Pressure, Portland’s Nursery Industry Adapts to COVID-19

Plus: where to order plants and veggies for pick-up and delivery.

04/02/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Community Resource

Portland’s Small Businesses Pool Resources to Help Each Other

From legal help to marketing counsel to online groups and forums, Portland’s small business community is stepping up.

03/31/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Resources for Portland Small Businesses

COVID-19 hit your business. Here's our resource guide.

03/31/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Portland’s Small Business Grant Applications Are Open until April 1

Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund is aimed at getting $2,000—$10,000 grants to 200 small businesses. Some say that’s not nearly enough.

03/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Portland's Small Businesses Want to Know If and When Help Is Coming

As local businesses are forced to shutter, they look to the state and federal government for economic relief. Here's what that might look like.

03/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Attorney Jonathan Hardin Explains Why Insurance Companies are Rejecting Coronavirus Claims

Many local businesses believed when Governor Brown shut them down to slow the virus, that would trigger their insurance benefits and save their companies. We asked an attorney to explain why they likely won't get the help they believe.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Many Business Insurance Policies Won’t Cover Loss Due to Coronavirus

Most small businesses have Loss of Business insurance,. But not many know about the fine print that could void all their claims related to the coronavirus.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

News

How the Local Retail Scene is Coping with Coronavirus

As the city wisely turns to social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, retail business has plummeted for our local boutiques and makers. Here are the sales, deals, and news from your local shops as they struggle to survive.

03/17/2020 By Eden Dawn and Kyle Sosa

Film

Feminist March Takes Over the Hollywood Theatre

The cinema boasts an entire month of programming dedicated to women's contribution to film! Here are five you can't miss.

03/06/2020 By Eden Dawn

Q & A

The Montenegro Sisters Want You to Fix Your Clothes Instead of Tossing Them

The duos new book Mending Life walks newbie sewers through the process of mending their clothing in visible, stylish ways.

03/04/2020 By Eden Dawn