Tonight during the East Burnside First Friday shenans, Portland author Jon Raymond (books: The Half Life, Livability, Rain Dragon, films: Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff, miniseries: Mildred Pierce, but you probably knew that) will be revealing his selection of recommended items at Nationale, which should probably win an award for Best Fusion of Art and Retail Space. The concept, instituted by Ty Ennis, is simple: selections from Nationale's fascinatingly eclectic merchandise—French apothecary, art, literature, music, curios, accessories, espadrilles—are selected by a rotating cast of notable creatives, creating a kind of self-portrait in retail form, which admirers can, if they so choose, pluck from. Stop by from 6-8 pm for the unveiling.
- Espadrilles. Whether Jon Raymond recommends them or not.