Jewelry designer Richard Gretz stocks a blend of earrings, rings, pendants, and meticulously crafted custom pieces. Patrons can don an emerald ring ($752), perhaps to celebrate a May birthday, or choose from a large selection of earrings ($35+), such as a pair of tanzanite studs ($240), which leave ears sparklier than a disco ball after its daily glitter bath. Using gemstones gathered during trips to Asia, Richard can transform clients’ visions into a custom designpiece ($2,000–$3,000 on average), be it a dangly pair of earrings or a necklace depicting the family tree. The adornment experts at Richard Gretz Goldsmiths can also repair beloved heirloom pieces ($20+; $100 on average) or resize rings.
Miller Paint is a Northwest based company that has been supplying paint and coatings for the Pacific Northwest since 1890.
With 37 stores throughout Oregon and Washington, a healthy assortment of private dealers, and 40+ Fred Meyer locations, we most likely have a store near you if you're in Oregon or Washington!
Wise oenophiles stock WineStyles' shelves with top-quality nectars and preside over tastings of reds and whites three days each week. Customers can skip over exhaustive grape stomping and lengthy fermentation processes and indulge in finished products by exploring samples ($5–$10) at Thursday-evening tastings and at Saturday events. A different theme characterizes each of the Thursday and Saturday tastings, which are often hosted by representatives from local wineries and heavily attended by satyrs. On Fridays, customers embark on featured flights ($10) before swilling an entire goblet of their favorite of the samples. Accommodating staff members stand by to assist customers who wish to purchase bottles of selections that titillated their palate's fermented fancies.
Mother-daughter team Grace Adkinson Spencer and Kandice Adkinson moved to Oregon in 2004 with a dream of helping women of all ages find their own unique style. Like Cornelius Vanderbilt's line of designer stunner shades, the tight-knight pair has fused their knowledge of fashion with a well-honed business savvy, filling racks and shelves with jeans and apparel from well-known labels. Flickering candlelight and the warm glow of chandeliers frame seasonal collections of breezy dresses and flowing tops, jewel-studded caps, and colorful handbags. Vases of fresh flowers complement the boutique's earthy mahogany tones, and helpful staffers assist each customer in fashioning a personalized wardrobe of eye-catching streetwear.
Frogs & Pollywogs hosts a lively schedule of creativity-building activities. On Tuesdays, preschool art classes ($5/class; $20/five-class punch card) give budding aesthetes a more effective outlet than finger painting on antique chaise longues, and tots learn avant-garde popsicle-stick applications with a two-hour Wednesday Crafternoon session (typically $3–$5). Semiweekly stints at Froggy Day Camp ($5/hour; maximum of four hours/child) can punctuate a youngster's idle summer, and parent-supervised, unstructured playtimes ($3/all-day pass) give kids a safe setting for socializing Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.