The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
403 SW 10th Ave., Portland OR Map
Since 2009, The Bold Italic has been celebrating local creativity in San Francisco. Between our online mag, print publications, events, and pop-up shop, we focus on covering and collaborating with the artists, writers, local businesses, and organizations who make us excited to be living in the Bay Area. For one week this fall, though, we’re taking the show on the road, exporting a couple SF elements that we love to Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.
Between Friday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 7, we’ll be caravaning from Southern California to the Northwest with a pop-up shop, art show curated by Dan Johnson Lake, and nighttime events that combines Rice Paper Scissors’ Vietnamese street food with American Tripps’ Berlin-style ping-pong, DJs, and live music. The idea is to showcase what we’re excited about in San Francisco outside our borders and to show people back home what like-minded locals are enthusiastic about in our West Coast sister cities. During this week, all the content on the site will come from writers in Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle, with stories and blog posts about life in those cities, as well as previews of our activities on the road and profiles of the folks we’re partnering with along the way.
After kicking off Bold Rush on September 28-29 in Los Angeles, we’re heading up to Portland, where we’ll take over The Cleaners at Ace Hotel. We’ll have a pop-up shop co-curated by Portland lifestyle publication Eyes + Edge, tables by special Portland makers and businesses including Paxton Gate Portland, M’Lady’s Records, Hand-Eye Supply, Imaginary Authors, Lowell (Tues.only) and an art show for folks to check out during their extended lunch hours (or, *cough* sick days).
Then on Wednesday night the pop-up turns into a (FREE) party! We’ll have American Tripps' Berlin-style ping-pong for folks to play with music from DJ Identical Twin of M'Lady's Records spinning lots of soul and dance tunes. Rice Paper Scissors will be on hand to feed the crowd with two types of Vietnamese Bo Bia (spring rolls).
Pop-up shop hours: noon-5 p.m. Tues. and Wed.
Ping-pong party: Wed., Oct. 3, 7-10 p.m. **Please RSVP so we know how many are coming!
The Portland items in our Bold Italic pop-up shop were co-curated by Eyes + Edge.