Pearl District News: Fashion

By Kimberly Johnson


Spring is here, now its time to celebrate fashion at shows and fundraisers. Aveda (325 NW 13th St) is hosting the annual Catwalk for Water fashion show on Thursday, April 17th. Two shows 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The entire ticket price of $20 benefits the local charity Columbia Riverkeepers. Last year Catwalk for Water raised $25,000. The goal for 2014 is $30,000. Help this talented group give back with a night of fashion and great music.


Portland Fashion Council presents their Spring edition on April 25-27th at the Portland Memorial Coliseum. It will be three nights with three very different shows, Friday – Regional/National houses (show time 8pm), Saturday – Independent designers (show time 8pm), Sunday – Emerging designers from the Art Institute (show time 7pm). Doors open all nights at 5pm with the opportunity to mix and mingle in the Pop Up Tents Pavilion of fashion, wellness, and beauty


The First Thursday Street Gallery presented by Portland Urban Art Network is from April to October, on the first Thursday of each month. City blocks are closed off in NW Portland on 13th street between Hoyt and Kearney. The event is from 5 to 10 p.m. The street gallery showcases hand-made and original artwork by local area artists, musicians and bands playing live music. Come down to see the art and enjoy the setting!

First Thursday in the Pearl is a district-wide celebration that occurs on the first Thursday of each and every month. Originally a gathering of art collectors and dealers, the celebration has grown to a monthly event of over ten thousand people that includes art enthusiasts, wine aficionados and scenesters looking to see and be seen. When you combine a rich and thriving art scene with some of the best happy hour menus found in Portland, you get an event that has quickly become the place to be each month!

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