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Up/NXT Portland’s Emerging Designer Contest

A look from last year's FashioNXT, from Project Runway alum Michael Costello

While Seattle has some great fashion shows, both for designers and retailers, Seattle Fashion Week has fallen by the wayside. Portland, however, has two fashion weeks, FashioNXT and Portland Fashion Week. (FashioNXT was Portland Fashion Week until this year and FashioNXT's executive producer Tito Chowdhury has led the charge for years. Read more »

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Haiti Babi Turns One

Buy a blanket, improve a life

One year ago this week, Seattleite Katlin Jackson launched Haiti Babi, a Haitian-based organization that teaches the women there a skill (knitting and crocheting) and offers them a chance to use that skill to provide for themselves and their children by making cotton baby blankets that are then sold online and in retail stores to women in this country who are in need of a stylish baby gift that keeps on giving. Read more »

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Brian Scheehser: Chef, Farmer And Now, Award-Winning Cheesemaker

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Leslie Kelly
Chef Brian Scheehser at his farm

Congrats to Trellis chef Brian Scheehser, who recently won a second-place ribbon at the annual American Cheese Society competition in Madison, Wisconsin, for a carrot-nasturtium Monterey Jack he made with Blaine Hages from Cherry Valley Dairy in Duvall.

Considering there were more than 1,800 different types of cheese entered in this prestigious competition, this is a pretty big deal. Read more »

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5 Reasons To Visit Pike Place Market Right Now

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Leslie Kelly
Rachel Marshall from Rachel's Ginger Beer

Yes, Pike Place Market is teeming with tourists this time of year, crowds of visitors clogging the streets and walkways, snapping shots of flying fish.

It’s mighty tempting to avoid the Market during the summer, but that would be a big mistake. As local farmers set up on the cobblestones and new places open and old favorites do a fantastic job of showcasing the best ingredients of the season, there’s really no better time to come on down.

Here are a few reasons why: Read more »

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Cocktail Mixers You Should Make, Not Buy (and How to Make Them)

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A.J. Rathbun
Make your own (don't buy) grenadine

In a previous post, we talked about essential bar tools you can buy. But when setting up your home bar, and especially when getting prepared to host a happening party, there are a couple mixers that I suggest you make, instead of buy. Partially because it’s fun, but also because what you buy is rarely as tasty as what you can make (at least for the below). Also, when hosting a soirée of any kind, having an ingredient you made in the drinks you serve is cool. Read more »

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