Archive for the ‘Visiting Portland’ Category
Saturday, December 12th, 2009
Brazilian Bikini Wax Salon Portland - Urban Waxx is Portland’s favorite spot to get a Portland Brazilian Wax. Urban Waxx is a unique salon where all they do is Wax in Portland. Urban Waxx is committed to making your time extraordinary. There motto is “The best wax you’ll ever have. Seriously.” That is something that has shaped their vision of Urban Waxx from the ground up. Urban Waxx uses their own AHA Ingrown Hair Eliminator called Serious Serum.
Your experience with Urban Waxx begins the moment you schedule your appointment. Are you nervous? Are you a first time waxer or have you had a bad waxing experience in the past? Urban Waxx will ease your fears; . their front desk team is warm and friendly, and no question is too personal or too embarrassing. Trust me, they have heard it all before! After you Schedule Your Portland Wax Appointment, either by phone or online, it’s time to come and visit Urban Waxx! Walk through their door and you’ll experience what makes Urban Waxx so special. You’ll be greeted, offered a cup of tea or a glass of wine. You’ll then be led to their lounge where you can read a magazine or have a snack, all while soaking up the hip, modern, comfortable surroundings. Your Esthetician will greet you and show you to a waxing room, which is immaculate and private. After answering any questions, your wax will begin. You’ll be astounded by how comfortable you will feel, and how painless the wax will be. In no time, your wax will be complete and your life as you know it will be changed forever.
Urban Waxx is more than just your typical salon: it’s a culture. They love what they do, and it shows. Urban Waxx has a team of super talented, highly trained gals that have 2 things in common love of wax and we satisfaction of their guests.
Visit Urban Waxx and see for yourself how different a waxing experience can be. Their wax pots are always on and their team of “Smooth Operators” is always available to address all of your hair removal needs. One visit and you will see: it’s the best wax you’ll ever have. Seriously.
Shannon Conley is the founder and owner of Urban Waxx. Shannon became a licensed Esthetician 12 years ago, and during that time has waxed literally thousands of clients. Shannon began her career in her home state of NJ, and has also worked in some wonderful day spas in Charleston, SC, and Los Angeles.
Wax in Portland - Urban Waxx
1036 NW 18th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Best NE Portland Breakfast? Just might be Pambiche. If you have lived in Portland particularly on the east side of the Willamette it is hard to imagine you have not tried Pambiche at least once. Also, hard to imagine if you have eaten at Pambiche that you would only be able to go one time.
With that said with their awesome signage you may have considered about doing breakfast at Pambiche and maybe not done it yet. Well that was the case for me and Pam. Recently a friend shared their “weekend recap” which included breakfast at Pambiche and how did she like it? Well it is Pambiche after all, she of course thought it was great. But of course she did, consider your experiences at Pambiche and it will occur to you of course they would do an amazing job with breakfast because everything you have ever had there is UNREAL.
I had the Huevos Habanero which is two eggs your style (I had over easy) over two mini ham steaks complete with ham bone, rice, beans and plantain. How awesome is it to have rice with breakfast to mop up your eggs over easy? Very awesome, first time I had done that before. Pam had plantains and an avocado salad which go unreal together, luckily the portion was generous enough that I could try some of that too and bring some home for later. I can not wait to go back and work my way through the breakfast menu just like I have the dinner menu.
Just a quick word on the decor of Pambiche, we absolutely love it. Particularly as owners of Portland Swimwear Boutique Popina, we are considering how to create a fun, tropical atmosphere, Pambiche has completely nailed what I would imagine to be a Cuban feel, very Caribbean-Latino. Every time I go to Pambiche I am inspired by their decor and ask myself what can we do to emulate some of this amazing feel into our boutique. Who knows when you think of Cuba does Retro Swimwear come to mind?
The thing that I find particularly inspiring about Pambiche is that they no doubt could find a larger location, expand and do a larger amount of business, it seems at least from the outside that the owners have said, this is enough for us, lets keep it simple. Alternatively, through their clever signage internally at the shop they look to leverage as much out of their location as possibly by working to convert the “Beans and Rice” dinner customer into a happy hour or breakfast customer.
Ok, get hungry and go to Pambiche now.
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Boat and Yacht Charter Portland is available at Sail Scovare. Before I had a chance to talk to Shane over the phone do arrange a Summer Swimsuit promotion Popina is doing with Dosha Salon and Spa I had no idea that a private or semi-private Boat or Yacht Charter in Portland was so reasonable. Definitely within reach for a special occasion.
Sail Scovare offers everything from morning Coffee Cruises for $39 to a 4-week voyage to Hawaii in Oct. for $4900. In between they provide Romantic Dinner Cruises for $199 per couple, a Family of four Dinner Sail for $299 and sailing instruction for beginners to expert. Scovare also offers custom cruises (for weddings or family adventures) for $99 an hour or $599 a day on our Catalina 250 and $390 an hour or $1590 a day on our 50′ Ketch. Portland Boat Charter Pricing
Captain Shane St. Clair has over 25 years of maritime experience, 15 years holding a 100-ton masters license with sail and towing endorsement. Shane earned a B.A. in Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University and his Masters license from the US Coast Guard. He spent four years captaining a 71′ aluminum sailing catamaran that delivered medical and dental services in the remote Pacific and became the organization’s development director in 1992.
In 2001 Captain Shane captained the “Stanhaven” through the Caribbean for the production of the reality television series “Dream Chasers” for five-time Emmy award winning Director, Lee Stanley. Shane has spoken at graduations, events, corporate audiences and has been featured in over 100 newspapers, magazines and television spots for his unique voyages. Shane won a Toastmasters International speech contest and has worked with over 30 sponsors during his voyages. Shane is a Captain for the 150′ Dinner cruise ship “Portland Spirit”, an ASA Certified Sailing Instructor (through ASA 205) and is Captain of Scovare, an Explorer Ketch that specializes in small group sailing expeditions.
Shane has two daughters, Amber and Emma, who bring true joy to his life. Shane was born in Salem and now lives in Portland Oregon.
Monday, June 15th, 2009
Back Fence PDXwill feature Portland’s Popina with a Retro Swimwear Fashion Show! Back Fence PDX is the mastermind of B. Frayn Masters and Melissa Lion together they host a Portland Storytelling Show for Adults which features eight minute unscripted stories by all sorts of interesting people.
This Wednesday June, 17th at the Mission Theater
Back Fence PDX will be celebrating their 1st anniversary. Popina was invited to the very first Back Fence Show one year ago so why not have us back to celebrate year 1! (great decision by Frayn and Melissa).
Last years fashion show was by far the most fun we have had with a fashion show, it included an impromptu q&a of the models and great commentary by the Back Fence Babes.
Show starts at 7:15pm this weeks theme……Caught Red-Handed, should be fun!
1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
Thursday, January 8th, 2009
Portland Swimwear Boutique Popina Swim is listed on Insider Pages, a great way to give feedback on our swimsuit business.
Want to talk about your great Portland Swimsuit shopping experience at Popina Swim? Go to Yelp and let people know that Popina is the place for PDX Bathing Suit Shopping.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Back Fence PDX is back in Portland tonight! The fun and hip Frayn and Melissa host a story telling session by adults for adults. The stories are simply magnificent and the storytellers are remarkable. This month’s intermission features belly dancersMiriam, Kalila, and Mahira of Bellypalooza. Popina Swim was invited to Back Fence this past summer to show off our Bathing Suits in a fashion show. I can not wait to go back to not have to stress out about a swimwear fashion show and just relax and be a part of the fun crowd.
Purchase tickets here until 3pm. They will only take cash at the door. Flyer Below…..
Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door, buy tickets here.
This time there will be seven storytellers including San Francisco author and Porchlight co-founder Beth Lisick.
Announcing the storytellers:
San Francisco author and Porchlight co-founder, Beth Lisick. Beth Lisick is the author of two books, Everybody into the Pool and Helping Me Help Myself.
David Bragdon became the Metro Council’s first regionally elected President on January 6, 2003, representing the voters of the metropolitan region. Under David’s leadership as Council President, the Metro Council has undertaken new initiatives to preserve natural areas and protect water quality, support thriving neighborhoods, create jobs and economic prosperity, and improve our transportation network. He drove a taxi right here in Portland.
Sarah Gilbert was once an investment banker. Her transition to the dotcom world looks prescient in retrospect. Now she works from home managing financial blogs for AOL and writes away the wee hours after her three little boys fall asleep.
Sadie Medley has her finger in a whole bunch of pies. By day, she is a freelance graphic designer and creative thinker-chick. By late afternoon she can be found teaching people to stay calm while standing on their heads. In the early evenings she sings opera, and lately, she is obsessed with becoming a voice over actor. Her mutable, and restless personality make this type of life feasible.
Slim Moon still thinks of himself as a punk rocker, after all these years. After 17 years at record labels as founder of Kill Rock Stars and later briefly working as an “A&R guy” for the Warner Music Group, Slim is happy to now be pursuing his true calling in life - helping artists he loves - in the way that best suits him - artist management. Notable artists that Slim has worked with in his life include Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith, Miranda July, The Decemberists, The Gossip, and Deerhoof, among literally hundreds of others…
Tina Newton is the founder and color genius behind Blue Moon Fiber Arts, the company that makes the perpetually popular sock yarn, Socks that Rock. Tina has a fertile imagination and the practical creativity to support it. This energy is contagious and inspiring. She loves sharing her vision and working with others. This is the spirit of Blue Moon.
Dave Jarecki founded Breakerboy Communications to provide strategic messaging, copy and grant writing services to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Writing workshops started in 2005. He likes working with kids because they’re smarter and funnier than adults. Recently, a student in one of his workshops said, I have three weekends between now and next Sunday.
Bellypalooza consists of members from local belly dancing troupe Tigerlillys and solo-dancer Miriam. They enjoy shiny objects, phat beats, and womanly forms.
It’s going to be a great night!
Friday, August 22nd, 2008
Trio Subtonic of Portland, Oregon will be playing their fun, funky Jazz at Vinideus in Beaumont Wilshire tonight. Trio Subtonic recently played at the Mt. Hood Jazz festival and features bass, keyboard and drums.
Trio Subtonic makes music to get stuck in, to chew on, and yes, to groove. Simultaneously uplifting and weighted, expansive and collapsing, they reach across genre lines, incorporating melody and meter in an array of styles and controlled improv-isations. Dormant sounds and lush subterranean landscapes unfold; the party begins, and infectious grooves take root.
I first heard Trio Subtonic at Last Thursday on Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. Walking by, I heard a groove that I could not stay away from, then I settled in and stayed for awhile. What a great treat to have them play at my favorite wine bar less than one mile from the Popina Bathing Suit Shop.
For those of you who to not live in the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood, it is worth the trip to check out a great up and coming Jazz band in an extremely intimate and cool setting at Portland’s best neighborhood wine shop Vinideus - the wine shop is like beaming yourself to the South of France, lots of people try to pull off this feel, Vinideus does it effortlessly.
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
Willamette Riverkeeper is the Advocate for the River of Portland the Willamette. Popina Swim Wear is proud to be a corporate partner of Willamette Riverkeeper and looks forward to continued work to clean up the Willamette so one day it will be a safe place for people of PDX to go swimming.
Check out the Willamette Riverkeeper web site to see the different programs they are working on including Habitat Restoration and the grand daddy of clean ups the Portland Superfund designation - how embarrassing right? Let’s clean up our River Now!
Is it so crazy to think that the people of Portland should have a river within city limits to go swimming? The Sandy River is great for tubing and swimming, so is the Clackamas River, but both of these Rivers are a 25+ minute drive from downtown Portland. Consider the great atmosphere on the River and getting out of the River after tubing or swimming at a safe spot like the Sandy or the Clack. Now imagine going for a float, maybe putting in at Sellwood or Willamette Park and getting out downtown at the Salmon Springs Fountain. Damn Straight, that would be fun.
For the last couple of years I have parparticipated in my favorite Portland event the Portland Challenge where Jay Boss Rubin leads a group of River Lovers on a swim across the Willamette. When I have told people about the event I get disproportionate share of “you are crazy”, “that is disgusting”, etc. The simple powerful act to bring attention to the idea that we should not be crazy to think that swimming in the Willamette is possible is amazing and I really hope that Jay Boss Rubin kicks this event up again next year!
At Popina you can become a member of Willamette Riverkeeper by simply adding a membership to your purchase. But do not wait, become a basic member today for $35 and help be a part of rescuing the Willamette and reclaiming it as a recreational gem for our city.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
Jack Johnson will be playing at Columbia Meadows in St. Helens, Oregon tonight. Popina Swimwear will be giving away a $100 Swimwear Gift Certificate at the Jack Johnson Concert for people who sign up for the Willamette Riverkeepers e-mail list. Columbia Meadows will be having a special area set up for not for profit organizations at the Jack Johnson Concert where you can find the Willamette Riverkeepers booth. Popina Swimwear will also be offering a Bathing Suit Gift Certificate to our Portland Swimwear Boutique for people who become members of Willamette Riverkeepers at the concert.
Directions to Columbia Meadows, St. Helens, Oregon
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
L*Space Swimwear has just arrived at Popina Swim in the Portland Swimwear Shop. L*Space is a California based swim suit line that like Popina Swimwear produces all of their bathing suits in the United States.
Founder Monica Wise grew up in Ohio and moved to the beaches of Florida during her young adult years where she first expressed her interest in swimwear. Her passion for the industry drew her to sunny California in 1997. With a vision of staying focused on the hipster fit that the L*Space customers love, the Collection exudes a fresh, directional and outright sexy style.
Constantly recreating itself, L*Space is a collection of swimsuits that’s uncomplicated and effortlessly hip.