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It's Grad Season

Opening Scene: You've been invited to your niece's high school graduation party. Everything's great - but what do you get an 18-year old in 2018?   Enter us. We've rounded up a few of our favorite recommendations for the recent grad in your life. Bonus points: everything on this list was made by badass women. You Think You Know Me – $30 This game sold out in-store after two days! And it's no mystery why - it's an easy game that you can play with strangers and friends. I personally pocket a few random cards wrapped in a rubber band for certain situations (waiting...

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Meet Stacey from Soap for the Dogs

Soap for the Dogs ReadingMay 17,  2018 7:00PM Share this evening with us for inspiring readings by Stacey Tran writer of Soap for Dogs and creator of Tender Table.  She'll be joined an amazing line up of empowering women with readings from: Becky Win, Emily Kendal Frey, Intisar Abioto of The Black PortlandersRSVP here What obstacles did you face when writing Soap For the Dogs? How did you overcome them? One of the biggest challenges in putting the collection together was how to sequence all the pieces so that sections would move fluidly. I was fortunate to have generous readers around me who helped along the...

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is on May 13.  Whether you have a mom, are a mom, or know a mom - it's a great day to honor the women in our lives that have impacted our lives in a positive way.  And if you're planning to give something this Mother's Day, here's a few of our personal recommendations... For the mom with the two-year-old Screaming Jars Tote – $25 For the mom who loves all things shiny Carry Confetti Keychain – $22 For the mom who needs a spa day Rose + Tea Tree Oil Sugar Scrub –  $24 For the mom who loves games You Think You Know Me –...

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Meet Kora from Kore Herbals

Instagram | Shop | Facebook We met Kora in the best possible way - by chance. Days before our very first Self Care Sunday, one of the participants unfortunately became ill and could not make it. We asked friends, friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends. Did anybody know a local woman-owned natural beauty brand that would be free to do a mini-workshop on Sunday?  It wasn't until we remembered briefly meeting her at a previous talk with Yworkshops.   Enter Kora and the beginning of an amazing friendship. Kora is the owner and founder of Kore Herbals - an all-natural beauty brand. Not...

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Meet Letra Chueca

For Design Week Portland, we're partnering with Letra Chueca Press to host a night of fun, food, and freebies. Letra Chueca is a latinx-owned printing press in Portland, Oregon. We met the co-founders, Camila Araya and Daniela del Mar, last Fall and we've been in love with them ever since. The two Chileans share a common vision: to operate a sustainable, multicultural space dedicated to the craft of printing and its continued political importance here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. What benefits and obstacles did you encounter going into a business with a friend? We had shared workspace for about a year before deciding...

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