Staff Picks | Brittany

Meet Brittany, our badass sales associate hailing from Southern California. This babe has style so effortlessly cool you could almost hate her if you didn't love her so much.  She skates, she surfs, she sails and never takes herself too seriously.  Did we mention she has an adorable pup named Bernard? Get to know Miss Britt a little better and see what she's into this season.

When you aren't working at Lizard Lounge, what do you do?

I study Film at PSU.

What is your favorite movie?

The Wedding Singer.

What is your favorite book?

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

What is the last album you listened to?

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack.

In Portland, what is your favorite restaurant?

Sapphire Hotel.


Mississippi Studios.

Hang out spot?

Landmark Saloon!

*Landmark's Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Dip is a cheese lover's dream

What are some of your fall essentials?

Anything mustard color and a waxed jacket.

What are your current Lizard Lounge obsessions?

Horny Toad - Wellfleet Shirt ($72)

J Brand - Mid-Rise Skinny in Skylar ($210)

Revere jewelry (Price varies)

Richer and Poorer - Dreamer socks ($12)

Wolverine - Arc boot ($300)

Stop in the store to see all this great product in person and say hello to Brittany!


Railcar Fine Goods X Lizard Lounge

Manufactured in Arcadia, California, Railcar Fine Goods hand makes each garment using both American Cone Mills and Japanese denim. While they typically specialize in men's and women's jeans, they are expanding their creativity and craftsmanship into what is now officially called Deuce 600 Jacket.  

Based off the traditional Type 2 jacket, the Deuce 006 is constructed using triple chain stitching for durability and Japanese over-dyed black and over indigo blue on slubby yarn.  Over time, the over-dyed black will fade allowing the indigo to emerge creating a shadow effect. The result? A beautiful jacket that will last you for years.

(Photo courtesy of RailcarFineGoods.com)

On October 5th from 12-4pm, stop by Lizard Lounge for the official release party of the Deuce 006 Jacket.  Not only will we have complimentary Roy Rogers, but the fellas have a chance to win a pair of jeans. The good news doesn't end there either! Ladies, we will also have women's styles for you to try on.  The best part? Try them on, upload and take @lizardloungepdx and @railcarfinegoods to Instagram for a shot at winning an Lizard Lounge gift card.

So come hang out and meet the man behind it all, enjoy drinks, denim and have a good time!


Naked and Famous

We have some exciting news for our lady customers...
We are now carrying Naked and Famous denim!

The Canada based company is known for their innovative and sometimes unconventional approach towards denim (if you've ever heard of scratch and sniff denim, this is that brand).  Using only rare Japanese fabric, they combine the methods of old techniques with modern fits. 

One thing we love about the brand is their dedication to quality rather than celebrity endorsements and product placements. Because of this, their prices are affordable, not to mention they feel fantastic.

The following are available now:


Style in the Pearl

Last month, we were asked to participate in Style in the Pearl, a fashion show curated by different boutiques in the Pearl District here in Portland, OR.  Unable to make it? Check out the video below!


Behind-the-Scenes with Shwood

Ever wonder what it takes to make a pair Shwood sunglasses? Well thanks to Hypebeast, you are now able to get a special look at the craftsmanship that goes into each style everyone is STILL talking about.


The Maak Soap Tour

One of the perks of working for Lizard Lounge and the Horny Toad company are the unique opportunities presented to the employees.  In this case, sales associates Megan and Brooke were rewarded the experience to tour the Maak Soap Lab and even make their personalized fragrance 

Here is their story told by Megan with photographs by Brooke:

"At Por que no, I drank a horchata with rum, Kelsie had a classic margarita, and Brooke had a jamaica margarita. Brooke said "Food is one of my favorite things to photograph!" We ate too much... a mess of tacos, salads with pumpkin seeds and beans, while old doo wop tunes were playing and a little black and white dog whined outside. It was perfect summer weather, breezy and in the 80s.

Lizard Lounge's women's buyer and merchandiser: Kelsie Morrow (a.k.a fish taco/vintage connoisseur)

Maak is pronounced 'make,' and means 'create' in Dutch. We spent the afternoon making a bar of soap with Anoria Gilbert, who moved to Portland in 2009 with Taylor Ahlmark from Arizona and started Maak Soap. The couple learned to make soap through a lot of experimentation. "We had a lot of dirty friends that let us test on them!" says Anoria. Their soaps are now carried in many stores throughout the west coast as well as England, and will soon be found in New York and Japan too! Anoria says they market particularly toward men and the essential oils they use are less floral than a lot of soaps.

Our first step is making cold-processed soap was to choose our fragrances. After sniffing various bottles from a shelf, we decided on lavender, fir needle, and peppermint for our bar of soap. Next we looked on as Anoria heated up water and lye, a natural powder made from wood ash necessary for the chemical reaction resulting in soap. In another container, she combined and heated a mixture of coconut and olive oils, necessary to keep the lye from burning the skin. When the two mixtures reached the same temperature, 110 degrees, we mixed them together until they reached trace, or the consistency of cake batter. Then we added the fragrant essential oils and botanicals and poured the batter into a rectangular mold.

Then the curing process began, which takes about a month. The waiting period is essential so the soap can harden, and so the chemical processes can finish and prevent the user from being burned by lye!

Anoria was kind enough to give us some funky soap end cuts to tide us over until our bar is finished.
Thanks to Anoria, Maak Soap, and everyone at Beam & Anchor!"


First Thursday | May

We love First Thursdays for several reasons. Not only does it mean winter is officially over, but it allows us to relax and hang out with some of our favorite customers.

Big thanks to Denver for providing the soundtrack for the evening and Windmer Bro's for the complimentary beer.  

Bad dreams were kept away with dreamcatchers hand-made by our friends and featured artists Carma and Scott. Truly breathtaking.

We're doing it all over again this Thursday, June 6 from 7-9pm.

Music: Palace Fiction
Artist: Ryan McClure
Non-Profit: Dress for Success

See you all there!