• Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

    A Gathering Place

    by  • December 11, 2013 • Buy Local, Things To Do • 0 Comments

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    Tucked away in a nondescript building in Bayside is a business that is very different from most other shops and stores in Portland … because what you buy from them is not so much a finished product, but rather the tools and space necessary to make your own creative dreams come true. Open since March […]

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    Carried Away with justkim

    by  • December 4, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 3 Comments

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    Maybe it’s the holiday display in the window (including the wonderful snowman apron and old sewing machine). Maybe it’s the riot of color from row after row of practical, fanciful bags. Maybe it’s the giant paintings. Or maybe it’s the fact that all this is a reflection of the bubbly personality of Kim herself. Whatever […]

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    Quite a lot of Art on the Hill

    by  • December 1, 2012 • Buy Local, Things To Do • 3 Comments

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    Last night I had a wonderful time strolling around the Society for East End Arts’ 2012 Holiday ‘Art on the Hill’ show. Over 70 vendors — many of whom were not, I was totally pleased to note, the ‘usual suspects’ that I’ve seen at every vaguely craft-fair like show I go to.  Admission is free, […]

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    PICNIC in the Park

    by  • August 25, 2012 • Shopping, Things To Do • 1 Comment

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    So, how was your summer? Here are a few images from Saturday’s annual Picnic Music + Arts Festival, probably the premiere showcase for independent artisans and craftspeople in the city.  Enjoy!   Please visit the Picnic website (www.picnicportland.com) to learn more about the vendors whose work is featured here.  You can also follow them on […]

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    Artist & Craftsman Paradise

    by  • March 27, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 2 Comments

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    I think there is a misconception about the iconic Portland business Artist & Craftsman supply, and it’s this: that you need to be a “serious artist” or art student to enjoy the bounty that they have to offer. It’s simply not true.  For nearly 30 years, A&C has been selling not only top-notch fine art […]

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    It’s All In The Bag at Portmanteau

    by  • February 15, 2012 • Buy Local, Shopping • 0 Comments

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    Tiny shops filled with artisan-made goods, while now trendy, are not a new idea in Portland. For more than 30 years, Portmanteau has been quietly making beautiful, high-quality goods in their combination workshop and showroom. Whether you are a visitor looking for a unique handmade item as a remembrance of your trip, or a local […]

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