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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2007 12:33:02 PM »

I currently live in Indianapolis but I am going to be flying to Portland, Oregon at the end of the month to visit my son for his graduation. I wont have much to spend but I'd like to try and stop at a couple places along the way and look at beads and findings. I will be traveling by car from Portland to east central Washington (Prosser). The route would be similar if you were driving from Portland to Spokane but only about half as far. I will also be in the Tri-Cities a few times.

Those that are familiar with Eastern Washington will know exactly where I am talking about.

Any names of shops or the general area and I can put google to work from there.

I will cross post this on the WA board.
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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2007 12:47:33 PM »

i've got a list started here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=168837.0
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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2007 12:55:21 PM »

Thanks so much, I think I have even heard of Dava Bead.  I'll check it out and add it to my mapquest directions.

May good bead karma follow you!
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« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2007 12:27:16 PM »

heh, i'm not much of a beader.  just a facilitator of craft, or something.
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2008 07:10:41 AM »

hello!  i have a good friend who lives in portland whom i would like to visit this year.  i would like to make it a business trip by
1. contacting galleries/boutiques before i go
2. visiting galleries/boutiques and
3. participating in a craft fair and/or trunk show while i'm there
do you savvy portlanders have some good advice on which boutiques to contact and of any good shows coming up to apply to.
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« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2008 05:32:48 PM »

the galleries I frequent usually have the primary function of being a coffeehouse.

But, you might try these places:

Haven (coffeeshop) on Division  http://www.havencoffee.com/

Tandem (coffeeshop and former knittery), also on Division  http://tandemcoffeehouse.com/

Presents of Mind (gift shop, has jewelry/bags/accessories/books  from local artists) on Hawthorne  http://www.presentsofmind.tv/


for craft fairs and other events, i recommend checking out diyalert  http://www.diyalert.com/

crafty wonderland's maybe portland's most famous among the indy craft crowd  http://www.craftywonderland.com/  a once monthly or so craft fair

then there's last thursday on alberta   http://www.artonalberta.org/  as it's outdoor, this is better in the summer/spring/anytime-besides-right-now.

there's a mess of "upscale" kind of places in the pearl district, but that's not exactly my area of expertise.  http://pearldistrict.com/pearl-district-galleries.html

and there's the portland museum of contemporary craft   http://www.contemporarycrafts.org/


that diyalert is an awesome resource
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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2008 06:40:33 AM »

Hi Portlanders!  My hubby and I will be visiting Portland and staying in the Pioneer Square area.  I was wondering if anyone had any great recommendations for independent restaurants and of course crafty pit stops. 

I am especially interested in jewelry supplies since I am starting a jewelry making program next week. 

We have decided to catch a show at the Doug Fir and are looking for other things to do and places to go.

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« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2008 10:59:44 AM »

Hey, it depends on when you are gonna be here, but there's actually a monthly craft fair at the doug fir.  crafty wonderland.

jewelry supplies, eh?  there's a list on this board of crafty stores, but a much better source is the one on diy alert:   http://www.diyalert.com/node/3583   the only jewelry store i've been in is a bead store on division - dusty's beads - and they were very nice, even to a neophyte. 

restaurants: if you're staying in the pioneer square area, you're not that far from E-san's Cafe, a Thai restaurant that has really good pineapple fried rice and pad see ew.  and, you're fairly close to voodoo doughnuts which is kind of a necessity for any portland tour. 
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« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2008 01:28:09 PM »

Voodoo Doughnuts is on my man's list of things to do.  I think he wants the maple bacon doughnut. 

I am actually looking for a good restaurant and I have a hankering for fancy food.  Some yummy foie gras.  Or even better bone marrow.  I am dying to try that. 

 

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« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2008 02:12:40 PM »

portland might be one of the cities that's banned foie gras.  I can't remember for sure, but I know the idea's been tossed around.

there's portland city grill, which has a sick view of the city,

park kitchen , seasonal menu, fancy urban intimate food

there's a nice, intimate even for small groups restaurant on SE near the river, but i can't remember the name of it Sad

ah, apparently it was chicago that banned foie gras.  per the Portland Mercury
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