LOVE TO DIY? Are you a plant nerd? Enjoy shopping local? Spend hours online searching for inspiration for your next home project? Well, it’s time to get off your Pinterest Board and head over to the Expo Center for real-life design inspiration at the Portland Spring Home & Garden Show. We are talking macramé, salvage upcycling, design centers, local artisans, beer and wine sampling, showcase gardens, remodeling pros, and much more at this year’s show.
Demos + presentations by “local-lebrities”
Emily Katz of Modern Macrame will be onsite demonstrating her craft. The social media influencer will bring her flair for modern design and creativity to this ancient art of knotting during a live demo and presentation on Saturday, February 22. Her company will also host a booth where you can purchase handmade goods.
Internationally acknowledged salvage DIY expert, photo stylist, and interior designer Shannon Quimby will present on Salvage DIY Home & Gardens and Friends Forever Garage Sales on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the show. Author of Color Create Decorate, Shannon’s work has been featured in three internationally acclaimed interior design books, Salvage Secrets, Salvage Secrets Design & Decor, and Styling with Salvage. Her home, fondly called the REX Project, Reuse, Everything, eXperiment was completely built without waste and was featured by multiple television networks and print publications. Her presentations will be followed by book signings in her show booth.
Design-inspired companies like Salvage Works, Miller Paint, Cargo, City Liquidators, and City Home are just some of the local favorites that will make up the Design Center, where more inspiration awaits.
Global garden creator and founder of Treeline Designz Ifti Ahmed will create one of the nine stunning showcase gardens that serve as the cornerstone feature of the Portland Spring Home & Garden Show. A research scholar in botanical gardens and garden design, Ifti is a direct descendent of the Mian family, custodians of the Shalimar Gardens of Lahore, Pakistan for 350 years. His upbringing taught him that caring for landscape and gardens is considered a noble, sacred calling.
Other showcase garden creators include Cadwell Landscaping, Cornerstone Outdoor, Grasstains, JP Stone, NW Outdoor Living & Landscape, Oregon Outdoor Landscaping, Oregon State University-Horticulture Club, and The Wall.
Meet remodeling professionals in person
Spring is the perfect time to launch your remodeling project. While it’s a huge decision to invest the time, finances—and sometimes your sanity—to embark on the emotional rollercoaster of ripping apart your home, the long-term benefits of remodeling your current space far outweigh the hassle—and choosing the right remodeler matters.
In an age of endless scrolling, liking, and pinning to research the best person for your job, the Portland Spring Home & Garden Show allows you to meet companies face-to-face on neutral ground and engage with professionals that may have completed projects just like your vision. See their work, understand their process, and get to know what sets them apart from their competition.
Portland Parent Magazine is back in the Kids Zone on Saturday and Sunday with activities for aspiring gardeners and homeowners. Beer, wine, and spirit purveyors will be onsite sampling. Local artisans will be selling their handmade goods. And many more exhibitors and vendors—more than 300 in total—will be at the show to meet all of your home and garden needs