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Last Chance to get LIT This Weekend

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but one of Portland's edgiest purveyors of up-to-the-minute fashion, LIT, (214 SW 8th Ave., 827-3300) is closing its hipper-than-thou doors this Sunday, Dec. 31.
Opened in October 2001 by partners Brooke Claridge and Kenny Wujek, and catering to downtown indie rockers, yuppie intellectuals, and trustafarians   More
Friday, December 29, 2006 by Elianna Bar-el

Smoke 'em now

If you're a chain-smoking parent who likes to take your kid to a playground, or just somebody who can't resist firing up in Pioneer Courthouse Square, we point out a potential New Year's Resolution below ...


December 21, 2006
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Portland Park's Playgrounds and Pioneer Courthouse Square:
Smoke-Free ...   More
Thursday, December 21, 2006 by Elianna Bar-el

Consumer Whore: Spotlight on THE FACTORY

There will be no assembly line. No industrial robots. It is not located in Manhattan, nor is there any connection to the famed Warhol Superstars. But The Factory just may be Portland's next big meeting place for artists, designers, musicians and crazy characters alike.

But all that aside, The Factory, (919 NW 23rd and Lovejoy) slated to make its debut come March...   More
Monday, December 18, 2006 by Elianna Bar-el

CONSUMER WHORE: A Tale of Two Parties

Nicolle Camarata, local hot-spot reviewer for KPTV, likes to shop as much as the next girl. Tomorrow night, she makes it easy for everyone, bringing a host of funky Portland shops under one roof for a serious celebration of pre-holiday retail consumption.

Camarata has also taken it upon ...   More
Thursday, December 7, 2006 by Elianna Bar-el

Books, Stationery & Ephemera

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Hair today, Gone TomorrowThe bigger the hair, the closer to God— God being David Lee Roth. American Hair Metal ($22.95, Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651) fuels pages with ph ...   More
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Elianna Bar-el

Get Your Groom On

Sometimes getting spruced up for the Holidays is more chore-worthy than anything else. But for those who don't mind forking over the cash for some high-end polishing, local one-stop groom shop, Blush Beauty Bar(513 NW 23rd Ave., 227-3390), will have you cleaned up and classy for any time of the year.

In its third year as a beauty boutique stationed on NW Trendy-Third A...   More
Thursday, November 30, 2006 by Elianna Bar-el


Everybody knows that that day after Thanksgiving is the true day to be thankful for: sales, sales, and more sales. So here is a mini-guide of the best beaming red banners to hit up bright and early, come Black Friday morn.

Skip the shower and grab your coffee on the go, ‘cause Macy's (621 ...   More
Thursday, November 23, 2006 by Elianna Bar-el

Books, Stationery & Ephemera

Special Section Stories
Do You Fall in Love Often?These four artist books created by Louis Cannizzaro ($15.95 each, Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651)—I Love my Girlfriend, Full of Grace, To My Swee ...   More
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Elianna Bar-el


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Tarte-r SauceGlitz out the cheeks with the Good Life Mini Cheekstain Set from Tarte Cosmetics (below right) (Sephora, 9329 SW Washington Square Road, 684-9693). A set of three comes in a sparkle purse ...   More
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Elianna Bar-el

Apparently Yes Does Mean No

Disheartening news in Portland's world of hipper-than-thou boutiques: East Burnside's YES Clothing (628 East Burnside, 236-7788), is closing its doors. You have two weeks to get your (supremely discounted) fix of their conversation-inducing jewelry pieces, retro handbags, eclectic mix of t-shirts and lo...   More
Friday, November 17, 2006 by Elianna Bar-el
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