This is why this city is so awesome for seasonal sales. It's summer one minute, and cold and raining the next, so no matter which season you are plucking from (for the apparel world marches to the beat of its own ruthless seasons regardless), you'll probably be able to comfortably wear your new find within the week. Which is good because...
• Summer sales are beginning in earnest. It's like the stores are getting hot, and literally shedding their layers. A few that have caught our eye in the past week with their price slashing are Lille Boutique, which is discounting all their shoes for the month of June, as well as broad markdowns at Machus and Una. Keep your eyes peeled at your favorite haunts; chances are they're doing a little summer shedding, too. Lille Boutique, 1007 E Burnside; Machus, 542 E Burnside; Una, 922 SE Ankeny
• Michelle Lesniak is hosting an open studio, where visitors can buy direct from the designer (including unreleased items), peep her library of past collections (including the NY Fashion Week collection from her win on Project Runway), and get advice on fit and fashion straight from the source. 1123 SE Market, Fri June 13 & Sat June 14, 2-9 pm
• It feels good to be appreciated, and Shop Adorn goes out of its way to make their customers feel loved. The fourth annual Customer Appreciation Night features giveaways, deals, and summer cocktails. Shop Adorn, 4120 NE Fremont, Fri June 13, 6-9 pm
• The German-based Atheist brand makes for "people who don't believe in god(s)." Interestingly, the company did a study last year that showed packages they sent to the US with their "Atheist"-branded packing tape were 10 times more likely to get lost in the mail than packages without it. (The same bias didn't show up in other countries they ship to—way to go, us.) Anyway, you can skip the whole shipping drama altogether this weekend, because Land Gallery is hosting an Atheist pop-up show through the weekend. The politics of religion aside, the simple designs are super cute and co-founder David Bonney assures me they are "so soft it's like walking on hugs from baby kittens." Land Gallery, 3925 N Mississippi, Fri June 13-Sun June 15, 10 am-6 pm
• The genius home goods, etc shop Lowell is hosting an art opening for Jeffrey Hale and Lila Jarzombek whose work is inspired by Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators. We're not sure what that will look like but when it comes to looks, Lowell is pretty trustworthy. Lowell, 819 N Russell, Fri June 13, 6-9 pm
• In advance of Father's Day, Lizard Lounge is hosting a "meet the makers" event with local companies One Man Made, Otter Wax, and Harding & Wilson, complete with demos and complimentary old fashions. Lizard Lounge, 1323 NW Irving, Sat June 14, noon-4 pm
• The Portland Flea is at its Union/Pine spot for a Father's Day edition featuring a classic car show in addition to more than 30 vendors of vintage and local goods, plus a bar and food vendors, too. Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine, 10 am-4 pm