Stylish Events: September 16–30

From collaborative sales to perfume launches, we know how you should fill up that date book.

By Eden Dawn September 16, 2014


Martha Stewart American Made Contest
Voting September 15–October 13

Design guru Martha Stewart once again holds her nationwide search for the best items that are "American Made." Several Oregonians (including local favorites like Grayling and Amira Jewelry) have made it through to the finalist phase with the chance to win
 recognition from Martha herself, a trip to NYC to promote his or her business through Martha Stewart, and ten thousand dollars.

Go vote for your neighbors here. (It's a good thing.)


Silkwood Fall Fashion Party
Saturday, September 27, 7–9pm
Silkwood, 809 NW 11th Ave

Pearl District boutique Silkwood gears up for colder weather next weekend with a fall fashion event. See the newest inventory with an in store fashion show followed by tips for fall layering. Drink mimosas and pop balloons with hidden coupons inside. Bring a friend and you automatically get a further 5% discount. How’s that for being a good girlfriend?


Yesterday Haze Launch
Thursday, September 18, 5-8pm
Amelia2230 NE Alberta St 

The latest decadent scent from local perfumers Imaginary Authors launches Thursday evening at Alberta shop Amelia. IA treats each scent as novel creating an author, back story, and quotes for each. In the case of the fig-based Yesterday Haze we learn that "author" Lenora Blumberg is credited with the scent. "A Californian through and through, Blumberg’s early stories invoke the innocence of picnics in the park, days whiled away picking plums in the orchard, and warm nights cruising canyon roads with the top down. After Violet Disguise was adapted for the screen Blumberg spent several years consorting with Hollywood’s elite but abandoned the glitz for a quiet life on a plum orchard in the Ojai Valley."

For a chance to get your nose on the newest Imaginary Authors fragrance: Yesterday Haze, have a Haze inspired cocktail and take home a sample, pop by Amelia Thursday.


135 Block Party        
Friday, September 19, 5–9pm
Chown Hardware
333 NW 16th Ave

In celebration of Chown Hardware's impressive 135th anniversary,  the whole block decided to throw a bash inviting a variety of vendors and DJ's to come on down. The free-to-the-public event is Friday evening, so mosey on over after work and revel in what may be one of the oldest buildings in our young city

Food and Beverage vendors: Rip City Grill, Taco Pedaler, McMenamins Fulton Pub & Brewery, and Brew Dr. Kombucha

Style: Otter WaxSticks & Stones AccessoriesHarding & Wilson, and The Modern Man Barber Shop & Gentleman's Supply


India Ella Warehouse Sale
Thursday, September 18 5–9pm
333 NE Hancock Street #2

With summer just clinging to its last breath, the time has come to cut loose of leftover warm weather inventory. Pop over to India Ella's summer sale on Thursday for discounted dresses and other womenswear as they make way for fall. Need to kill two birds with one stone? The gang will also have the new fall merchandise out on display so you can stock up for warm and cold weather in one swoop.


Massive Fabric Sale
September 20–21, 12–5pm
3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Fabric hoarders take note: Mag-Bog is clearing out their stock of large bolts, small end rolls, and salvage fabrics.  That stash includes vintage fabric, wovens and knits. If you've been thinking about a sewing project now is the time to take that step with deep discounts as they clean out everything in the two day sale.   


PDX Collective Sale
September 20–21, 10am–5pm
Ace Hotel Portland
1022 SW Stark Street









A fall milestone, the annual edition of the Pdx Collective Sale takes over The Cleaners at The Ace this weekend for one of those oppotunities to really let your wallet out of its pocket. Snag some serious deals, see friends, shop local, and have fun.


  • Parts + Labour 
  • Parallel 
  • Physical Element
  • Mabel & Zora
  • Tilde
  • EcoVibe
  • Folly
  • Radish Underground
  • Tread
  • Bridge & Burn
  • EG Page 

Image courtesy Flickr user: Kevin Dooley



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