The other day I noticed that a calendar of designers for the first-ever spring edition of Portland Fashion Week had crept subtly onto the website (why so quiet, guys?):

Fri 4/25 Basic Rights Oregon Benefit
Doors 5pm | Runway 8pm
• Columbia Sportswear Women's SS14 Launch
• underU4men // men's underwear show //
• Revolution Couture

Sat 4/26 Independent Designer Collections
Doors 5pm | Runway 8pm
• Hello Eliza
• Sunjin Lee
• Wendy Ohlendorf
• Brady Lange
• Kate Troedsson
• Lizz Basinger
• KUR Collection

Sun 4/27 The Art Institute of Portland "F Stop" Show
Doors 5pm | Runway 7pm
• Brandon Barber
• Olivia Blough
• Chelsea Brist
• Danielle Grasseth
• Stephanie Houlis
• Christina Kim
• Callen Lloyd
• Christopher Murray
• Caroline Onzik
• Aubree Rasmussen
• Karina Reed-Babb
• Nancy Shevlin
• Courtney Smith
• Jordan Martinak

My pick, if you wanted to see what all the hoopla at the Rose Quarter is about but only wanted to buy one $30 ticket, would be Saturday's lineup with new work by Hello Eliza, Sunjin Lee, and Brady Lange setting the bar for intrigue. And I'm always fond of the variety and novelty an Ai joint presents, especially when new work from Nancy Shevlin is in the mix.