Portland Fashion Week 2009 | October 7-11

Posted by Kimberly Gehl

Portland Fashion Week ImageThis week, some of the world’s most brilliant and talented designers will be visiting Portland to unveil their Spring/Summer 2010 collections and celebrate the idea that it is, in fact, easy (and fashionable) being green.

Now in its 6th year, Portland Fashion Week has gained global recognition as “THE fashion week for independent and sustainable designers” – not only because Portland is the ideal setting for any flavor of sustainable event, but because it promotes sustainable design in all aspects of the event. The production team has pulled out all the stops to make the week as sustainable as possible, featuring:

– eco-friendly styling products
– eco-friendly “swag bags”
– all printing on recycled paper
– organic food and refreshments served in biodegradable corn cups
– sustainable furniture and carpeting
– a venue built to LEED Gold certification standards
– a runway made of recycled plastic bottles, staging with sustainably harvested wood and low voltage energy efficient LED lighting. Read the rest of this entry »

First Thursday @ Seven Planet With Aerosol Artist Rai Villanueva

Posted by Meagan Kate

Live art. Free drinks. Cheap clothes. Green space.

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Local aerosol artist Rai Villanueva (mentioned here last month) will be featured at tonight’s First Thursday event at seven planet. Rai will begin working on a 7’x7′ piece (one of the largest she’s worked on) at 7pm; the finished piece (whatever it may be) will be available for auction as soon as it is complete.

seven planet, a green general store, allows its customers to shop in seven categories (get it? seven. ahem.) both online and in the locations here in Portland and in Idaho. Apparel, energy, food, health, household, shelter & travel are the core of seven planet’s purpose.

From their website: Read the rest of this entry »

Portland State Monday Night Lectures: Stephanie Smith | November 17

Another great free lecture tonight at PSU.

Stephanie Smith
stephanie_smithStephanie Smith is director of collections and exhibitions and curator of contemporary art at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, where she has produced many exhibitions, including major commissions by artists such as Dawoud Bey, Mark Dion, Peter Fend, Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, Dan Peterman, and Temporary Services.

She has written on contemporary art and sustainability for Parkett and contributed an essay on art museums and sustainability to Land, Art: A Cultural Ecology Handbook. Among her accomplishments as a curator are the exhibitions Ecologies (2000) and Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art (2005).

Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series
PMMNLS: 2008-2009
Portland State University: Shattuck Hall Room 212
1914 SW Park Ave. (at the corner of SW Broadway and Hall on the PSU campus)
Almost every Monday night from Oct. 13 – May 18
7:30pm All lectures are FREE

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Supernature at Rotture: Truck​asaur​as & Super Kidz Dance Party

Wow…Manny got this to us at the last minute, but this is going to be a great show & Portland Dance party.

From Manny Reyes:
Supernature Party Portland at Rotture

Hey peopl​e,​ tonit​e is a Speci​al Editi​on of Super​natur​e at Rotture!​!

Truck​asaur​as are comin​g down from Seatt​le,​ if you haven​’​t seen/heard​ them they’​re an amazi​ng 8-​Bit + Analo​gue Elect​ronic​ Quartet,​ aweso​me visua​ls too! P-Fork gave them 8.2 Best New Music (woah) and Copy playe​d with them on Hallo​ween said it was crazy​ fun!

Also E*​Rock playi​ng a LIVE Elect​ronic​ Dance​ set with visua​ls, this is RARE!​ And aweso​me,​ fresh​ off his US tour with Ratat​at and Panth​er,​ this is not to be misse​d his new songs​ are amazi​ng and who know what rad visua​ls are in store​ for us, canno​t wait!​!

Plus we Super​natur​e DJs are joine​d by DJ Intro​cut-​ aweso​me Seattle dance​ DJ known​ for tons of parti​es like Broke​ndisc​o and Trashy Trash​,​ he is also featu​red on the 1st track​ of Trux album​ Intro cut.​.​ Aweso​me!

Plus downs​tairs​ @ Branx​ is a FREE aweso​me Dance​ Party​ calle​d SUPER​ KIDZ with many RAD peeps​ like DJ Patri​cia Furpu​rse and Doctor Adam plus visua​ls by Benne​tt!

9 pm. Rottu​re,​ 315 SE 3rd Ave., Portland, Oregon  97214

Oh…and the WWeek​ heart​s Super​natur​e.​.. Read the rest of this entry »

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Candidates Gone Green | Bagdad Theater | October 1

Bagdad Theater, Portland

Candidates Gone Green is happening on October 1st at the Bagdad Theater.   Come learn about sustainability and energy from local political candidates.

A Forum on the Future of Energy and Sustainability in Portland
Featuring Randy Leonard, Charles Lewis, Amanda Fritz and others

McMenamins Bagdad Theater
Doors 6 p.m.; forum 7 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m. | Free | All ages welcome

CANDIDATES GONE GREEN will be moderated by Live Wire’s Sean McGrath. The event will feature an open question format designed to give participant an opportunity to discuss issues and initiatives related to energy sustainability in Portland. This will not be a political debate. There will be no right or wrong answers to the questions. The purpose of the event is to give Portland citizens an opportunity to learn how their leaders will be looking out for their future.

Participants include:
•Randy Leonard – Portland City Commissioner
•Charles Lewis – run-off candidate for Portland City Commissioner
•Amanda Fritz – run-off candidate for Portland City Commissioner
•Rex Burkholder – Metro Commissioner
•Mike Delman – Candidate for Multnomah County Commissioner

Visit www.futureofenergypdx.org for more information.

Info on Portland Election Result Watch Parties here.

*Photo By jen_maiser

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Electric Car Station in Downtown Portland | Daily Stank Image Bank

Electric cars in downtown Portland, Oregon
Electric cars in downtown Portland, Oregon
SW Salmon between 1st & 2nd
Taken on September 19, 2008
Picture By: Todd Mecklem

From OPB.org:

Oregon gets filling stations for electric car

There are about 270 all-electric passenger cars registered in Oregon, state transportation officials say.

The number pales in comparison to 26,338 registered hybrid vehicles. And even those account for less than 1 percent of the state’s 3.3 million passenger cars…Read more

**More (semi-)Daily Stank Image Bank photos here
**If you would like your picture to appear in the “Daily Stank Image Bank“, add it to the Pdx Pipeline Flickr Group.

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July 12: Keen Shoes Festival | Portland Pioneer Square | Free Stuff

Keen footwear is putting on a festival in Pioneer Courthouse Square to celebrate its Stand Environmental contest. Good for Keen putting up $75,000 for this contest and now putting on this part to promote the cause of sustainability. Oh, and they are giving away free gear! Also, interested to see what the “HybridLife Lounge” is.

Click here for more July 2008 Portland free events (and other non-free events)

Pioneer Courthouse Square Garden Show
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon

Info from Keen:

Date: July 12, 2008
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Place: Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, OR

You bike to work. Take mass transit to the game. And recycle everything you can get your hands on. Join KEEN in celebrating the winners of our STAND contest and be inspired by the little and big ways people like you are taking a STAND on sustainability every day.


  • Listen to Japanese jam band, Dachambo
  • Make sustainable art with Gravity Free and SCRAP
  • Meet Seth Warren as he presents his Elements Tour
  • Bring the kiddies to the Mudeye Recycled Puppet Show
  • Be refreshed in the Widmer Forest Park beer garden
  • Win FREE gear from KEEN in the HybridLife Lounge!

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