Events

What to Do Every Day at Design Week 2017

As Design Week 2017 kicks off, we present our picks for the must-do events.

04/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Eco-Travel

This Portland Nonprofit Saves Sea Turtles, One Tourist at a Time

Wandering a tropical bazaar? Put down those beach-perfect sunglasses: the frames could be made from a critically endangered species.

04/18/2017 By Elise Herron

Ventures

Japan Loves All Things Portland. This Osaka Pop-Up Fair Showcases the Best.

The annual event is a one-stop expo for PDX brands.

04/17/2017 By Geoff Nudelman

Winning Finds

Stylish Throws to High-Design Watches, May's Hottest Local Stuff

Our favorite goods from local designers.

04/17/2017 By Eden Dawn

Design Week

New Showcase Aims to Prove Macrame Is Cooler Than You Thought

Cotton, linen, wool: as long as it's fiber, it's fair game.

04/11/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Lookbook

Two Design Stars Unite Sexy Lingerie and Rad Jewelry

This collab between Vava Lingerie and Iron Oxide is en fuego.

03/28/2017 By Eden Dawn

Everyday Activism

You Can Now Support Homeless LGBTQ Youth by Washing Your Hair

Rudy’s Barbershop is donating bottles of its new unisex product line to Portland’s Outside In, among other organizations.

03/28/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Bridal Events

Get Rocked! at Portland Bride and Groom's Bridal Bonanza

From full-on fantasy wedding fairylands to rivers of Champagne, the magazine's sixth annual bridal couture extravaganza just might rival your big day.

03/24/2017 Photography by Meagan Nolan

Fashion for a Cause

Portland Fashion Line Raises Money for Standing Rock Water Protectors

Native American–owned line Ginew plans to send 100 percent of profits from its new tee to support legal defense funds of protesters in North Dakota.

03/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Knobs & Bulbs

The Treasures and Tales of East Burnside's Hippo Hardware

At 41 years old, the sprawling shop is a legend of Portland oddity.

03/20/2017 By Mike Allen

Spring Fashion

World of Color: Spring Fashion 2017

International influences and bold hues usher in the season's style.

03/20/2017 Styled by Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

The Oregon Woman: Fashion of the Christ

One of Oregon’s Most Successful Designers Makes Modesty Garb in La Grande

With a strong market among Pentecostals, Dainty Jewell's is on track to clear $2.4 million in projected sales this year.

03/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

Winning Finds

Gorgeous Porcelain Smokeware to Classy Diaper Bags, April's Hottest Local Stuff

Take a peek at our favorite goods of the month, all made by women.

03/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Dispatch

Wildfang Foments a Feminist Revolution

The Portland clothing boutique proves fashion can get political—and make a difference.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Everyday Activism

A Local Waxing Salon Is Raising Funds to Help Transgender Portlanders

Babe Wax’s WaxFund program provides gender-affirming waxing services to low-income transwomen and trans-feminine folks.

03/16/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Q&A

Project Runway's Michelle Lesniak Brings Her Sexy Style to Carmen

The award-winning local designer teams up with NW Dance project to update the classic story of passion and murder.

03/14/2017 By Eden Dawn

DIY

The Japanese Art of Turning Scraps into Style Statements

Kiriko Made’s boro workshop returns!

03/14/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

Steals & Deals

Grimm Is Selling All of Its Weird Props and Monster Costumes

The production team behind the now-canceled TV show will hawk six years' worth of props in one massive sale.

03/06/2017 By Eden Dawn

I Heart Video

How One Portland Designer Sells Clothes Using Psychedelic Music Videos

Sara Bergman ups the lookbook game by eschewing traditional photos for a mini music video.

02/28/2017 By Eden Dawn

Weather

How Portland's Horrid Winter Storms Brought Small Businesses Together

A lonely upside to repeated batterings from snow and ice.

02/23/2017 By Jason Buehrer