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The Ultimate Portland (OR) Shopping Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by reedobandito, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. reedobandito

    reedobandito Senior member

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    Anyone going to the Black Box party?
     
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    Any good stores in Salem? For that matter, anyone know of anything worth doing around Salem? I'm heading down there for school. Last semester I don't think I found a single person who could tell me something fun/interesting to do around town. Hopefully I'll have time to catch a bus into Portland one weekend and visit Blackbird etc.
     
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    Theres a good bar venti's that has a solid tap list and a real good happy hr deal - 3$ imperial pints.
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to check that out. I haven't heard about it which is surprising since its only a few blocks away from the school. Only bar I've been to is The Ram.
     
  6. reedobandito

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    Tharsos, where do you go? PSU?
     
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    anyone have a recommendation for a place to get a good haircut in portland?
     
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    Rudy's is decent albeit kind of annoying at the same time. Good for a 20 dollar cut though.
     
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    michael at rudys pearl location.
     
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    Oh hey, it's Portland in here.

    I liked the cut I got at Rooks, $25.
     
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    Art n Sole (1412 NE Alberta) is going out of business. These are the Red Wings they had in stock as of last night:

    2406 - Steel toe - reddish color sizes: 10E2 (wide), 10.5E2 (wide), 11D (D=regular width) - $102.00
    8111 Iron Ranger - amber 12E2 - $135.00
    9011 Beckman - black cherry - (all D or reg. width) 7, 8, 10, 11.5 - $160.00
    9014 Beckman - black - D widths 7.5, 8, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12 - $$160.00
    6681 Steel-toe hiker sizes: 14, 15 - $50.00
    8681 Soft-toe hiker size: 11.5- $50.00
     
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    Did anybody else go to Content tonight? If you don't know, Content is an event in which designers have free reign over their installation in a room of the Ace Hotel.

    I thought it was interesting---not a very "Portland-y" event, in the way that I tend to think of it, but maybe I just don't travel in the right circles. I personally enjoyed the rooms that focused more on displaying their items than on being installation art. Some of them were inaccessible because they seemed like a designer just hanging out with their friends.

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    I don't know what the point of the room with the mime was... I can't remember what designer they were representing. (http://yfrog.com/h6y4hqqj)

    On that note, I think Tanner Goods had my favorite installation. The goods were well-presented, there were some interesting leatherworking tools around, I got a free pencil, and they were just very open and inviting. I also liked the Draught Dry Goods merchandise---some quality bags and leather goods that are lighter than those from Tanner. Of the more conceptual spaces, I did like the one from Pattern People, which was a peephole into a room covered with bright and interesting patterns.

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    The Draught Dry Goods display---nice leather-wrapped handlebars! (http://instagr.am/p/Ozu2J/)

    I didn't make it to any of the after party events because I have a cold...
     
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  15. reedobandito

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    I was there too! My buddy from Blackbird got us in fo free haha. It was a pretty bizarre event, but very cool nonetheless. Sort of funny, it was the first Portland event I've been to where I actually saw people wearing designer or high end labels.
     
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    Guys,

    I'm gonna be at the Hilton on 6th street until Friday. Are these places close to where I am. I don't have a car and will be walking.
     
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    any interesting PDX goings on this weekend? coming down from BC for the long weekend

    i want a Cut Copy ticket if anyone's got extras
     
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    Yeah, you're right downtown, so close to a lot of things. And if anything is farther than walking distance, there is a streetcar that runs throughout downtown and good public transportation throughout Portland. You're like a 10 minute walk from Frances May, which is only four minutes away from the Blackbox building (Tanner Goods, Dunderdon, Blackbird). Also only a few minutes from Higgins restaurant, which I think is pretty great---world class service, an immense beer selection, and excellent food.

    I don't know what kind of stuff you're into, but:
    http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/EventSearch
    http://www.wweek.com/portland/events
    http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/arts-and-entertainment/find-an-event/
    Wordstock is this weekend if you're into literature.
     
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    i just meant any festivals or annual events that happen to be going on

    looking for a non top-40 dance party as well, electro-house-indie-dance-whatnot
     
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    Well, Wordstock that I mentioned above is one. Of the resources I linked, Portland Monthly Magazine has the most curated list of events. I think Portland Fashion Week will still have events going on this weekend. Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Tattoo Expo. I don't know what else, and I can't help on the dance party front, sorry.
     

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