Tender Loving Empire Unveils Second Location with Grand Opening Party
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Jared and Brianne Mees founders of Tender Loving Empire (TLE), have been a driving creative force in Portland’s art and music scene since opening TLE eight years ago. The TLE record label has released over 50 albums for local musicians like experimental dream pop band Radiation City, folk band Y La Bamba, and electronic Boy Eats Drum Machine. The store has survived the recession and showcased unique handmade art and jewelry for Portlanders to buy.
With the amazing support from the Portland community, Tender Loving Empire has finally opened a new brick and mortar in the eclectic Hawthorne District.
They have teamed up with Fieldwork Design, and Cabin to make a new store concept and visual representation and also developed their own tees, prints and accessories that will be available in both stores, online, and in select stores nationwide.
TLE is also launching a new pay-what-you want based website developed by their sister company Generous and Knicknack. The website will give back to non-profits or charities with each purchase.
Come out to the grand opening party and enjoy a nice beer from Fort George Brewery, food cart snacks, and live music by Portland’s Y La Bamba frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza and singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron of Wake Owl ( just to name a few) as they sing songs from the new Christmas compilation, PDXMAS.
Also stick around for giveaways of LPs of Typhoon, Y La Bamba, Radiation City entire catalog, $200 gift certificate to Tender Loving Empire, and jewelry from Chapter and Whiskey and Wine.
The grand opening party is free and will be held at the new Tender Loving Empire, 3541 SE Hawthorne, December 4, from 6 pm- 10 pm. For more information click here.
Related Slideshow: GoLocalPDX Guide to PDX’s Little Boxes
GoLocalPDX has created a nifty holiday guide to the city wide shopping event Little Boxes, for all those ready to shop till you drop, this holiday season.
Store Spotlight: pedX shoes
All the shoe lovers out there should visit independent shoe boutique pedX, the sibling store of North Mississippi Avenue’s Manifesto. You’ll find and Jeffrey Campbell, Frye, and Tsubo.
pedX shoes- 2005 NE Alberta Street
Other Alberta Little Boxes Stores:
digs inside & out- 1829 NE Alberta Street
Frock -1439 NE Alberta Street
Collage-1639 NE Alberta Street
Modern Domestic- 1408 NE Alberta Street
Screaming Sky Gifts and Art Shop- 2025 NE Alberta Street
Amelia- 2230 NE Alberta Street
StuStuStudio-1627 NE Alberta Street
cork • a bottle shop- 2901 NE Alberta Street
Antler Gallery & Store- 2728 NE Alberta Street
Pie Footwear- 2916 NE Alberta Street
Gladys Bikes- 2905 NE Alberta Street
Suite 6 Boutique- 2641 NE Alberta Street
RED SAIL- 1723 NE Alberta Street
Clary Sage Herbarium- 2827 NE Alberta Street #B
Blendily- 1627 NE Alberta St. Suite 4
Milagros Boutique- 5433 NE 30th Avenue
Healthy Pets Northwest- 2001 NE Alberta Street
Photo Credit: pedX Shoes Facebook page
Store Spotlight: The Arrangement
Make your home into a Christmas wonderland by shopping at home decor and gift shop, The Arrangement. You’ll find Christmas ornaments, tree toppers, French ribbon, wrapping, and classic serving dishes.
The Arrangement- 4210 NE Fremont Street
Other Beaumont Little Boxes Stores:
Adorn- 4120 NE Fremont Street
Hattie's Sweet Shop- 4815 NE Fremont
Amenity Shoes- 3430 NE 41st Avenue
Silhouette- 4225 NE Fremont Street
Patti Smith West- 3746 NE 42nd Avenue
Gazelle Natural Fibre Clothing- 4100 NE Fremont Street
Store Spotlight: Sweet Jayne
Katie Biscarret owner of fashion boutique Sweet Jayne, loves a great deal and offers shoppers great deals on clothing items, jewelry, and bags from 22 local artists. Biscarret predicts chunky oversized sweaters will be the clothing must have this season.
Sweet Jayne will have champagne, hot cider, and cookies to snack on while you shop and will be giving away free candles to the first five customers.
Sweet Jayne- 1914 NE Broadway
Other Broadway/Hollywood Little Boxes Stores:
Old Portland Hardware & Architectural- 700 NE 22nd Avenue
Demimonde Studio and Shop- 2428 NE Broadway
Clogs-N-More - 2006 NE Broadway
Grayling Jewelry Store- 3115 NE Sandy Blvd.
Artistic Portland- 4042 NE Sandy Blvd.
Great Wine Buys- 1515 NE Broadway
Photo Credit: JBond Photography (image cropped)
Store Spotlight: Portland Nursery
Amateur and expert green thumbs alike love stopping by Portland Nursery for the lectures, hands-on seminars and endless amounts of plants, cacti, and bonsai for the home and garden. Give the gift of nature this holiday season like winter door wreathes, garlands and swags.
Portland Nursery- 9000 SE Division Street
Other Division/Clinton Little Boxes Stores:
Adorn- 3336 SE Division Street
Mirador Kitchen and Home- 2106 SE Division Street
Bridge City Mercantile- 3320 SE Division
She Bop- 3213 SE Division Street
Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique- 2515 SE Clinton Street
Tibet a Gift- 3848 SE Division Street
Floare- 3070 SE Division Street
BlaqPaks- 2505 SE 11th Avenue
Menagerie- 2880 SE Division Street
House of Commons- 3370 SE Division
Little Otsu- 3225 SE Division Street
Annie Meyer Artwork Studio- Studio 2507- 2507 SE Clinton Street
Store Spotlight: Boys Fort
The so called manthropology store, collaborates with over 75 local artists and craftspeople to bring young at heart Portlanders carefully curated jewelry, furniture, and accessories.
Boys Fort- 902 SW Morrison
Photo Credit: Boys Fort (image cropped)
Other Downtown/ West End Little Boxes Stores:
Tender Loving Empire- 412 SW 10th Avenue
woonwinkel- 935 SW Washington Street
underU4men- 800 SW Washington Street
Bridge & Burn- 1122 SW Morrison (see photo)
Knit Purl- 1101 SW Alder Street
Crafty Wonderland Shop- 808 SW 10th Avenue
Radish Underground- 410 SW 10th Avenue
West End Select Shop- 927 SW Oak Street
Johnny Sole- 815 SW Alder Street
Mojave- 415 SW 13th Avenue
Animal Traffic- 429 SW 10th Avenue
North of West- 902 SW 9th Avenue
SaySay Boutique- 1010 SW Morrison Street
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry- 529 SW 3rd Avenue
Mel's Frame Shop-1007 SW Morrison Street
Clogs-N-More- 717 SW Alder Street
Finnegan's Toys & Gifts- 820 SW Washington Street
Solabee Flowers and Botanicals- 902 SW Morrison Street
Ecru Modern Stationer- 518 SW Yamhill Street
Parallel-1016 SW Washington Street
Gypsy Chic- 1031 SW Morrison
Wolf's Apothecary- 917 SW Washington Street
Flora- 917 SW Washington Street
QUIN- 1025 SW Stark Street
Industrial retail shop and co-op, The Mill features a great selection of handmade goods like handmade bikes from Ascari Bicycles, sports and music t-shirts from Makem Takem, and jewelry made out of recycled skateboards by MapleXO.
The Mill Shop by MapleXO- 2925 NE Glisan Street
Other East Burnside Little Boxes Stores:
Rock & Rose- 617 East Burnside
Victory- 729 E Burnside St #105
Alma Chocolate- 140 NE 28th Avenue
Appetite Shop + Studio- 2136 E Burnside
Cargo Inc.- 81 SE Yamhill Street
Redux Boutique and Gallery- 811 E. Burnside #110
Wanderlust- 2804 SE Ankeny Street
Grand Marketplace- 1005 SE Grand Avenue
PALACE- 2205 East Burnside Street
Photo Credit: Maple XO
Store Spotlight: Presents of Mind
Get all those Portland themed knick knacks for your white elephant holiday parties at Hawthorne’s Presents of Mind. The shop also has a great selection of glittery ornaments, mitten patterned wrapping paper, and other treasures.
Presents of Mind- 3633 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Other Hawthorne/ Belmont Little Boxes Stores:
Tender Loving Empire- 3541 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
cool cottons- 2417 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
imelda's Shoes and Louie's Shoes for Men- 3426 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Noun: a person's place for things- 3300 SE Belmont Street
a.ell atelier- 3535 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Kids at Heart Toys- 3445 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
True Terrariums at Roosevelts- 4410 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Yarnia- 3773 SE Belmont Street
Clogs-N-More- 3439 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Clogs-N-More-Kids- 3435 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Mag-Big- 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Sloan Boutique- 3526 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Cassidy- 3562 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy & Learning Center- 3327 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
twill- 3352 SE Belmont Street
memento pdx- 3707 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Mink- 3418 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Art Heads Custom Picture Framing- 1506 SE 50th Avenue
Photo Credit: Presents of Mind Facebook Page
Store Spotlight: Salvage Works
Family owned business Salvage Works, is the perfect place to shop for all those house improvement projects you’ve been dying to do. Salvage works has provide vintage and reclaimed materials for local restaurants and shops like Animal Traffic, The Bye and Bye, and The Sweet Hereafter.
Be prepared to spend hours finding new treasures like old door knobs, reclaimed wood, and vintage bike parts in every nook and cranny of the little store.
Salvage Works- 2030 North Willis Blvd.
Other Kenton/ Overlook Little Boxes Stores:
Give & Take Resale- 8128 North Denver Avenue
Kenton Antiques- 8112 North Denver Avenue
Bamboo Craftsman Company- 2104 North Willis Street
Fang & Feather Kenton Neighobrhood Pet Supply- 1926 N Kilpatrick Avenue
Photo Credit: iStock (image cropped)
Store Spotlight: Crowning Lori Hats
Lori Mirati, owner of local hat shop Crowning Lori, created and sold over 20,000 hats since opening back in 2003. Downton Abbey fans should check out the hat shop to find handmade Downtown Abbey inspired hats at a great price. Expect to get 30% off everything in the store, during this holiday season.
Other Mill Park Little Boxes Stores:
Fabric Depot- 700 SE 122nd Avenue
Photo Credit: Lori Mirati
Store Spotlight: Mr. Green Beans
Coffee lovers will love specialty coffee oasis, Mr. Green Bean. Get high quality raw beans, roaster and brewing equipment for your morning up of joe.
Definitly look for their featured items including the Yama Hermiston Brewer and Hand Grinder. Mr. Green Beans will have special surprise deals during Little Boxes as well.
Photo Credit: iStock (image cropped)
Other Mississippi/ Williams Little Boxes Stores:
Queen Bee Creations- 3961 North Williams Avenue (see photo)
Land Gallery- 3925 North Mississippi Avenue
Flutter- 3948 North Mississippi Avenue
Backtalk- 3962 North Mississippi Avenue
Paxton Gate- 4204 North Mississippi Avenue
ink & peat- 3808 North Williams Avenue, Suite #126
Animal Traffic- 4000 North Mississippi Avenue
Black Wagon- 3964 North Mississippi Avenue
The Annex- 4018 North Mississippi Avenue
Pistils Nursery- 3811 North Mississippi Avenue
TreeHouse Children's Boutique- 3954 North Williams Avenue
Lark Press- 3901 North Williams Avenue
Mr. Green Beans- 3908 North Mississippi Avenue
Manifesto- 3806 North Mississippi Avenue
SpielWerk Toys- 3808 North Williams Avenue Suite #121
emerald petals- 3948 North Mississippi Avenue
The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy & Learning Center- 3912 North Mississippi Avenue
She Bop- 909 North Beech Street Suite A
Reading Frenzy Bookshop & Gallery- 3628 North Mississippi Avenue
Gypsy Chic- 3966 North Mississippi Avenue
Pdxchange Fair and Square- 3916 North Mississippi Avenue
Beacon Sound- 3636 b North Mississippi Avenue
Salty's Dog & Cat Shop- 4039 North Mississippi Avenue Suite #104
Half Pint- 3920 North Mississippi Avenue
Store Spotlight: Union Rose
No mass produced clothing at fashion boutique Union Rose, as everything is locally made with soul. Owner Nicole Prevost, also designs garments sold at Union Rose under the name Big Brown Eyes. Enjoy 20 percent off of all sale rack items during Little Boxes.
Union Rose- 7909 SE Stark Street
Other Montavilla/ East Tabor Little Boxes Stores:
Branch Birdie- 8021 SE Stark Street
Personal Beast- 8119 SE Stark Street
Portland Nursery- 5050 SE Stark Street
Photo Credit: Union Rose Facebook Page
Store Spotlight: Anne Bocci Boutique
Portlanders have been flocking to Anne Bocci Boutique, buying clothing from emerging local designers since its opening in May of 2007. Bocci has stocked Project Runway Winner, Seth Aaron’s designs since she opened, and currently carries Michelle Lesniak and Canadian designer Suzanne Jaberg.
"Without local support, independent stores would cease to be and big box stores would take over, taking away the unique neighborhood personality," said Bocci. During Little Boxes, Bocci is giving away free earrings (designed by Bocci) with any purchase of $40 or more.
Anne Bocci Boutique & Gallery, 7824 SW Capitol Highway
Other Multnomah Village Little Boxes Stores:
Northwest Wools- 3524 SW Troy Street
Switch Shoes and Clothing- 7871 SW Capitol Highway
Peachtree Gifts- 7843 SW Capitol Highway
Village Frame and Gallery- 7808 SW Capitol Highway
Indigo Traders- 7878 SW Capitol Highway and 6352 SW Capitol Highway
Hattie's Sweet Shop- 7828 SW Capitol Highway
Peggy Sundays- 7880 SW Capitol Highway
Topanien Global Gifts- 7832 SW Capitol Highway
Thinker Toys- 7784 SW Capitol Highway
Sisters 'N' Style- 8132 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Thrift Store Benefitting Cat Adoption Team- 4838 SW Scholl's Ferry Road
Photo Credit: Anne Bocci (image cropped). Earrings by Anne Bocci
Store Spotlight: TWIST
Former potter and weaver Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau opened jewelry store Twist, 20 years ago. They have developed a close relationship with regional designers like Portland designer P. Laine and Seattle’s Jamie Joseph.
You’ll fall in love with their sophisticated collections of emerald slice and moonstone necklaces, diamond earrings, and ruby rings.
TWIST- 30 NW 23rd Place
Other Northwest Little Boxes Stores:
betsy & iya- 2403 NW Thurman Street
Filling Spaces- 935 NW 19th Avenue
Child's Play Toys- 2305 NW Kearney Street
Gilt- 720 NW 23rd Avenue
Clogs-N-More- 617 NW 23rd Avenue
hammer + vine- 2190 W Burnside St. Suite. B
Sloan Boutique- 738 NW 23rd Avenue
EcoVibe Apparel- 820 NW 23rd Avenue
Artisan Avenue Marketplace- 602 NW 23rd Avenue
Ellington Handbags- 1211 NW 23rd Avenue
Aylee & Co.- 1408 NW 23rd Avenue
Manor Fine Wares- 907 NW 23rd Avenue
Store Spotlight: Upper Playground
Upper Playground is a Portland hot spot during First Thursday, showcasing national and international artists in their Fifty 24PDX gallery. Stop by to shop men’s and women’s street wear, and see work from local artist Eatcho and his buddy Robert Amador.
Upper Playground- 23 NW 5th Avenue
Other Old Town Little Boxes Stores:
Budd + Finn- 316 NW Broadway
Hand-Eye Supply- 427 NW Broadway
North St. Bags- 11 NW 5th Avenue
Orox Leather Co.- 450 NW Couch Street
Kat + Maouche- 23 NW 4th Avenue
Photo Credit: Upper Playground Facebook Page
Store Spotlight: Vintalier
The former blog Vintalier opened up shop in 2013 and is selling and buying quality consignment vintage pieces.
“We have a lot of holiday dresses in stock right now, that people can wear for parties, or family gatherings,” said owner Ellen Hsu. Select items will be on sale during the holiday season including 10 to 20 percent off all coats in store.
Vintalier- 412 NW 13th Avenue
Photo Credit: Erik Ursin (image cropped)
Other Pearl District Little Boxes Stores:
Mabel and Zora- 748 NW 11th Avenue
Porch Light- 225 NW 11th Avenue
Consigning Women Handbags- 412 NW 11th
Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion- 132 NW 12th Avenue
Folly- 1005 NW 16th Avenue
Garnish Apparel- 404 NW 12th Avenue
Leanna NYC- 402 NW 12th Avenue
Perch Furniture- 923 NW 10th Avenue
Snow Peak- 410 NW 14th Avenue (see photo)
physical element- 416 NW 12th Avenue
Hunt & Gather- 1302 NW Hoyt Street
Bonnet- 1129 NW Flanders Street
FlairWalk- 1023 NW 11th Avenue
Oblation Papers and Press- 516 NW 12th Avenue
Halo Shoes- 938 NW Everett Street
Ecru Modern Stationer- 1215 NW 11th Avenue
Silkwood- 809 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209)
Nobal Home- 110 NW 9th Avenue
Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery- 120 NW 9th Street
Thea's Vintage Living- 1204 NW Glisan Street
bright designlab + H&H Retail Studio- 404 NW 10th Avenue Suite #101
Este's Men's Clothing- 1633 NW Glisan Street
Store Spotlight: Wells & Verne
Neo Victorian shop Wells & Verne, carry a selection of Steampunk clothing and accessories like leather harness corsets, absinthe flasks, and bromley leather hats. Your not going to find low quality goods here, instead local artists like Dave Gonzo (aka.Iron Insanity) and Radiant Shadow create quality accessories out of found objects.
Wells & Verne, 8315 SE 13th Avenue
Other Sellwood Little Boxes Shops:
Sock Dreams- 8005 SE 13th Avenue
The Bull and the Bee- 1540 SE Bybee Blvd.
Cloud Cap Games- 1226 SE Lexington Street
Collage- 7907 SE 13th Avenue
Oodles 4 Kids- 7727 SE 13th Avenue
Tilde- 7919 SE 13th Avenue
Clogs-N-More- 6809 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Elevation Trade- 1520 SE Bybee Blvd.
Fuchsia- 6658 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Branches- 6656 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Photo Credit: Wells & Verne Facebook Page (image cropped)
Store Spotlight: Coffee Kids
It’s never to early to buy the toys and games on your children’s Christmas list. Shop at the kid and infant boutique Coffee Kids, to get unique toys and clothing. Owner Shamaine Coffee recommends the GoldieBlox (you may remember the Beastie Boys ad) brand as they create kits geared towards girls to get them building.
Coffee Kids- 8836 North Lombard Street
Other St. Johns Little Boxes Stores:
Zumbido de Portland- 7413 North Lombard Street
Kingdom Market- 8401 North Ivanhoe Street
City Farm- 7636 North Lombard Street
Crow- 8416 North Lombard Street
Salty Teacup- 8416 North Lombard Street
St. Johns Booksellers- 8622 North Lombard Street
Etcetera- 8621 North Lombard
St. Johns Living Well- 7441 North Leavitt Avenue
Pinwheel- 7429 North Leavitt Avenue
The Olive & Vine- 8711 North Lombard Street
Consign Couture- 7400 North Lombard Street
Barrique Barrel- 7401 North Burlington Avenue
Photo Credit: Coffee Kids Facebook Page (image cropped)
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