Fans and frequenters of the shops and studios at the 811 E Burnside building already probably make the rounds for their always-a-blast First Friday shenanigans, but don't miss out on tomorrow's special holiday evening, from 6-9 pm. Stop by Sword + Fern to scope the shop's New World Apothecary section if you missed it's debut last Friday, plus the Lisa Schonberg-created insect-focused art show, Fieldguided—any one of the specimens mounted in handmade wood shadowboxes would be an excellent art addition to any home, as well as Anna Korte's ready-to-hang framed string sculptures—mini versions of the large installation piece on Sword + Fern's back wall. For the ultimate, she's available to do custom installations on a similar grand scale in your home or workplace, just inquire.


The big one at Sword + Fern


Anna working on one for the NE Albina Press


A few of the mini ones

More 811 happs after the cut...

Nationale will feature the launch of the badass Ampersand As Apostrophe Aztec line:


... Plus new jewelry from Anna Weber and Hunter Gatherer(er), and wraps and hoods by plainMADE. Also be sure to stop by Redux, Haunt—they're gathering gift-able merch from some favorite Portland designers like Claire La Faye, Pattern People, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, Clara Seascholtz, Emily Bixler, and Neaplolitan Chocolate & Co., and more in addition to the in-house talent—Golden Rule, Stand Up Comedy, Bombshell Vintage, and Aequanimitas!