Portland designer Allison Covington is opening up a shop for Amai Unmei, her line of dresses and coats (and coats that walk the line, passing as dresses themselves). The grand opening will take place December 4, at 2275 NW Johnson from 5-9 pm (good to see a new business in the NW 23rd area that's not a Pottery Barn, Urban Outfitters, or Restoration Hardware...), just in time for the holiday party season and winter weddings. In addition to Covington's designs, look for jewelry from another local, Catherine Stemper's Beggar's Tomb, plus handy goin out accessories like bags and wraps. All merchandise will be 10% off for the party, with 5% of the proceeds benefiting the strained Oregon Food Bank.