Editor's Note: Portland, you're savvy. But you're also thrifty. That's why we're launching Buy PDX, a new weekly roundup of retail openings and sales around Portland. Every Tuesday, we'll let you know the best places to drop your precious dollars.
For four consecutive Saturdays, starting Aug. 23 and ending Sept. 13, head to Southeast 82nd Avenue for the Jade District Night Market, featuring Asian music, food, crafts and childrenâs games. It's being billed as a way to unify the district's businesses and community. Fubonn Shopping Center, 2850 SE 82nd Ave. 6-10 pm Saturdays, Aug. 23-Sept. 13.
Portland brims with young professionals looking to make it in the beauty scene. They strut out of beauty schools, like Paul Mitchell or Aveda, with perfectly shaped eyebrows and all-black attire. While they vie for your apparent grow-out and fibrous eyebrows, look no farther than Vivid Chromatics. Aryka Chrupalo, a graduate of Aveda and owner of Vivid Chromatics, opened her salon last February. For the month of August, she's giving a free deep conditioning with any cut and color. Chrupalo also participates in every First Thursday event in Northwest Portland, where she demonstrates styling tips, offers complimentary beverages and food and holds a raffle for free stuff. 510 NW 10th Ave., 207-475-8884.
There's still time left this summer to hike, camp and explore the Pacific Northwest. If youâre looking for gear to build your outdoor summer stock, hit up REIâs 50 percent summer clearance on men and womenâs clothing and footwear. REI is also offering 25 percent off on one outlet item through Aug. 8. Buy something for that September backpacking trip, or take it as an opportunity to stock up for next summer. REI, 1405 NW Johnson St., 221-1938.