Some of Portland's best stores—on both sides of the river—are teaming up for the "East Meets West Passport Event" on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and buy nothing day the biggest shopping day of the year! (Actually for the whole weekend.) The deal is that you pick up a Shop Local Passport at any of the participating stores on Friday, Nov 27, and get it stamped by at least six of the locations by that evening for entrance into that night's VIP after-party at the Cleaners from 8-11 pm. (You can still come to the party anyway but it'll cost ya five bones!) At the party there will be prize drawings for goodies from the boutiques as well as rad businesses like the Ace Hotel, Cacao, Canoe, Clyde Common, Entrust Salon (1111 E Burnside Ste 100), Grendel's, Kir, and Le Pigeon. FURTHERMORE, there are discounts at the stores with your passports, like so:

Friday, 10am-12pm: Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off
12pm-8pm: 20% off store-wide

Saturday 11am-7pm: 15% off store-wide w/Passport

Sunday 12-6pm: 15% off store-wide w/Passport

Okay and I've saved the best for last—these are the stores on the East Side: Frank James, Lille Boutique, Redux, Rock 'n' Rose, and Second Nature. On the West Side: Covet, Flora, Frances May, Narcisse, and Radish Underground. Unfortunately I will be out of town while all of this is going on, so if you need some gift ideas, these are all on my wish list...


spoon bracelet at Redux


woodland journal at Flora


layered skirt at Frances May