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CONSUMER WHORE: IKEA. knull vulgärt underbar

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Sales to Be Reckoned With

Yes, it is counterintuitive to buy more clothes (and accessories and shoes…etc.) when it's this blazing outside (and all you wanna do is take it all off) but, as it seems, summer is also key for major sales. So take advantage of several heavy-hitting boutiques who are taking time out this weekend to purge their inventory for your buying pleasu...   More
Thursday, July 12, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el


Beaumont Village (the 10-block section on Northeast Fremont Street between 40th and 50th avenues) is welcoming a new boutique to its cozy nook of neighborhood eateries, salons and shops (home to Sofada and Amenity Shoes). But Country of Origin will offer a bit...   More
Monday, July 9, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el


A good bathing suit is just hard to find. And covering up your wobbly bits in a stylish, still-sexy manner is even tougher. But thanks to the return of '40s and '50s era cuts, it's become a tad easier to bask in the sun without having it all hang out (case-in-po...   More
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

Cheap Eats 2007

Food Reviews & Stories
Revert back to being a sloppy kid again and get your hands dirty at this double-decker Ethiopian cafe. Forget about the shabby Rasta-inspired curtains and makeshift table settings—at Mudai it's all about the flavorful eats. To get the most out of the hearty African spices dig your fingers    More
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Matisse is moving

The much-loved women's clothing boutique, Matisse, is closing up their 12-year-old space on Northeast Broadway and moving to the Pearl.

That's right, a corner space, otherwise part of Cargo's (380 NW 13th Ave., 243-7804) colorful, lofty digs will sha...   More
Friday, June 22, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el


If you dig fashion, graphic and product design, happenings, etc., you have most likely taken a gander at ultrapdx.com for updates to keep you in-the-know. Well, the two-year-old, Portland-based website/blog has most recently launched a “Street Style” segment to their roster of cohesive coverage—including the ...   More
Thursday, June 21, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: "The Fine Art of Fashion"

This Sunday, June 17, marks the Portland Art Institute's ninth annual fashion show, “The Fine Art of Fashion”. The Portland Art Museum's Kridel Grand Ballroom (1219 SW Park Ave.) will set the stage for 66 designers showcasing 170 of their looks. The show itself is being produced by a collaborative group of some 40 students from various disciplines at ...   More
Saturday, June 16, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el


By now, hopefully you all know about Etsy (the two-year-old online, eclectic DIY community that boasts several Portland-based artists.) If you don't, here's your chance to have a perfect introduction: This Saturday is the PDX Etsy Art a...   More
Thursday, June 7, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: Weekend O' Wares

There is a packed, stylish weekend upon us. We've got a host of local boutique openings, craft fairs and trunk shows to look forward to, plus a slew of incoming summer wares—perfect for June, lovely June.

Start off the weekend right with some First Friday action. The ladies of Denwave(811 E Burnside St., 233-3189) have been rockin' out in their stud...   More
Friday, June 1, 2007 by Elianna Bar-el
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