August 5th, 2014 | by KATHRYN PEIFER Features | Posted In: Buy PDX

Buy PDX: Mascara, Night Markets and Polar Fleece

A weekly roundup of retail sales and events.

marketThe Jade District Night Market runs every Saturday from Aug. 23 to Sept. 13.

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.


There are a few beauty no-no's a person ought to follow. One of those rules is that your mascara has a shelf life. After three months, the crusty, blackened and exploding vial you keep calling mascara is no longer and should be tossed. Why? Because mascara is aqueous, making it prone to bacteria buildup—which isn't what you want near your eyes. So throw out last year's mascara and check out the newly opened Bluemercury at Bridgeport Village, where you'll find luxury beauty products including La Mer, Diptyque and Laura Mercier, as well as spa treatments. Bridgeport Village, 7291 SW Bridgeport Rd., 603-0404. 10 am-9 pm Mondays-Saturdays and 11 am-7 pm Sundays.

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 children’s 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.



Hair and makeup by Aryka Chrupalo
Photographer: Mark Daniel Muzzy

This summer, Forever 21 is taking note of those on a teacher's salary and students living off peanut butter and Top Ramen. At this back-to-school blowout sale, teachers and students with valid ID can receive 15 percent off their purchase every Friday through Aug. 15. And for the rest of us, Forever 21 is having back-to-school deals starting at $4 and a buy-one-get-one-free for all markdowns through Aug. 10.

There's still time left this summer to hike, camp and explore the Pacific Northwest. If you’re looking for gear to build your outdoor summer stock, hit up REI’s 50 percent summer clearance on men and women’s 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.

Happy shopping.

 
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