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.

Unemployment

A Staffer Alleges Mismanagement in the Unemployment Office Affecting Thousands of Claims

"I sat at my desk, played with my phone, and got paid for it. Your tax dollars paid me to sit at my desk and play on Instagram.”

06/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Mask Up

How a Masked Merkley Boosted Sales for a Local Boutique

When Folly boutique was asked to make Senator Merkley some Oregon-themed masks, they jumped to the task.

06/23/2020 By Eden Dawn

Business Talk

Are You a Portland Company Committing to Working for Racial Justice?

Lori Caldwell has some advice for you.

06/12/2020 By Eden Dawn

Black Lives Matter

Buy from These Black-Owned Portland Brands

Put your money where your social media outrage is.

06/06/2020 By Eden Dawn

Community

A Portland-Made PSA Helps the Native Community Adapt to COVID-19

With high infection rates among tribal communities, Exercise Safe Sweats aims to keep traditions alive, and elders protected.

06/02/2020 By Eden Dawn

What Now?

Bertony Faustin of Abbey Creek Winery Is Seizing the Moment Amid Coronavirus

“When I see other brands still with the same, ‘We’re a small, handcrafted, family winery’—no one gives a fuck at the end of the day. You’ve got to give them ...

06/01/2020 Edited by Eden Dawn

Oregon Woman 2020

This Local Internist Is a Doctor by Day, Activist by Night

The 2016 election galvanized Smitha Chadaga. Now she's putting three years of advocacy to work for coronavirus patients.

06/01/2020 By Eden Dawn

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