The steady-ish stream of design showcases that have already come and gone in these early days of 2014 seems to be taking a slight pause, but there are still a few things kicking on this week's calendar for those in search of the new, the discounted, and the shopping experience that includes free booze:


Lena Medoyeff Studio is hosting their semi-annual sample sale over two days, with 20-70% off select merch from past seasons as well as some of their current dresses and Souchi sweaters. Plus they'll have refreshments that involve Bull Run Distillery liquor. Lena Medoyeff Studio, 710 NW 23rd, Thursday & Friday

Kevia Jewelry is also having a sample sale, to benefit The Friends of The Overlook House Foundation. Look for 50-70% off retail prices plus door prizes. The Overlook House, 3839 N Melrose, 5:30-8:30 pm

Danner and Beckel Canvas got together and made a baby boot, the Danner Light Beckel. Tonight they celebrate its birth with music by Denver and Barna Howard, plus our good friends Bull Run Distillery again! Danner at Union Way, 1022 W Burnside, 6-9 pm

—On a juniors note: Amy Vining Photography is hosting a fashion show featuring prom-wear vendors (Charlotte’s Weddings and More, Switch Shoes & Clothing) to raise money for "I Have a Dream" Oregon, with raffles, an afterpaty with DJ Paradox, and performances with the Jefferson Dancers. The Cleaners, 1022 SW Stark, 7 pm, $12

Wildfang is hosting one of its newly regular happy hours, with complimentary drinks to sip while you shop. It's an extra-special edition this time, though: It also doubles as the launch of the retailer's exclusive TOMBOY collection, so be there if you want to get first dibs. Wildfang, 1230 SE Grand, 5 pm

—Small-batch t-shirt artists Dreem Street get their first proper Portland debut. Look for limited editions of hilarious and poignant designs that double as intelligent cultural commentary. Up through the month! Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch, 6-9 pm

Portland Fashion Week is hosting a casual First Thursday mixer for any and all who want to stop in and chat up staff about their next event. Cerulean Skies Winery, 1439 NW Marshall, 6:30-10 pm


—Montavilla boutique Union Rose is kicking off the new season with its fourth annual spring cleaning sale. That means discounts on local apparel and accessory lines like Amelia, the in-house Big Brown Eyes, Sarah Bibb, Clair Vintage, and more. Union Rose, 7909 SE Stark, 6-9 pm

Haunt is launching their art show o' the month with Portland fashion/fine art photographer Christine Shields. Haunt, 811 E Burnside #113, 6-8 pm

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