First Thursday | May 2012

Even though the Summer days last longer in Portland, time seems to go by faster. That proved true when we realized it was time for May's First Thursday (we swear we just finished April's!) But as the saying goes, "time flies when you're having fun"!

As always we'd like to thank our friends at Widmer Brewing. 

Personal confession: I volunteer to work First Thursdays specifically for the Koi Fusion cart connivence. 

Celilo did not disappoint with their self described "bootgazing Indiecana, psych-folk dream pop" sound.

For more info check about upcoming shows and performances, please visit their Facebook.

This month's we featured photography duo Jeremy Pelly and Randall Garcia's work. We love the juxtaposition of the photos with the simple, geometric shapes. 

| Street Style |
Rugged Tretorns against unexpected, polished layers makes for an effortlessly cool look.

By far the cutest duo of the night! 

Oh my, bow tie. How can you not smile with some patriotic flare?

10% of this month's event went to the non-profit p:ear.
p:ear helps the homeless ages 15-24 create healthier lives and self-worth through education, art, and recreation.
For more info please visit their Facebook.

(Photos courtesy of Boone Rodriguez)


April Showers Bring Kaliope Flowers


That's right, just in time for Mother's Day (May 13th) Lizard Lounge is now selling flowers.

Below: Florist, Kimberly Adcox 

Thank you again Kaliope Floral Design, they look great!

For more info visit www.KaliopeFloral.com
or "like" them on Facebook


Churchkey Can Co.

We heard through the grape vine there's a cool new beer in town...

Brewed by Portland's very own Lucas Jones and Sean Burke and giving a nod to the flat top can (which got replaced by the pull tab in the mid-sixties), we were instantly intrigued.  

Some of us are still figuring it out...

Street Style | Ludvick

The other night our friend and G-Star rep, Ludvick, stopped by the store and we couldn't help but to notice how casually cool his shoelaces were!

Well, low and behold they were a pair of Danner's he picked up last time he was in our store.

Available in navy, yellow, white, red, and grey

First Thursday | April

It's finally Spring here in Portland, which also means it's officially First Thursday season.  For those unfamiliar with the occasion, First Thursday is an art walk located in the Pearl district held on, you guessed it, the first Thursday of every month.

This month's artist was our very own employee, Ashley Conde and her two friends, Sara Cross and Ellen Webber.  The featured photographs are a self portrait series of the individual artists depicting their personal reflections and different life stages.

Below: Men's buyer Bob Davis with photographer Ashley Conde

If you were in attendance then your ears were lucky enough to have experienced Chris Price and Shane Alexander.

Weren't able to make it this time (or you just want some more)? You can check out their websites:

10% of all sales during April's first Thursday went to Creative Commons, an organization that promotes creative reuse of copyright. 
For more information please visit: http://creativecommons.org/

We'd like to thank our friends at Widmer Brothers and Koi Fusion.

For more photos of the event, check out our Facebook.
(Photos courtesy of Boone Rodriguez)