One of the requests from our recent reader survey was to spotlight other cities vendors + venues. We share lots of great Cali inspiration here (along with weddings from all over the world) but I thought it would be fun to highlight different cities each month. So, to start the feature off – Portland! The hubby and I visited Portland a few weeks ago and had the chance to meet with some of these talented vendors and take the city in. We had a great stay at the ultra glam Hotel Deluxe, had the most amazing brunch at Tasty N Sons, stopped by the Saturday Farmer’s Market (which was AMAZING!), and overall had a great few days seeing what Portland was all about. We’ve featured many of these vendors before, but I thought it would be great to show them all off together.
If you are looking for a wedding dress, I recommend stopping by The English Department where they carry a select few designers including the owner Elizabeth Dye’s collection which are GORGEOUS! Portland is also home to one of our favorites (and a current sponsor) Sarah Seven. Sarah has a store here where she has all her dresses you can try them on and meet her – super fun! Looking for a perfect hair piece? Twigs & Honey (also one of our lovely sponsors) is from Portland and carried at The English Department. And we can’t forget the groom! Duchess Clothier is the place for him. For floral + event design, I recommend the creative team at Punch.
Photographers. Portland has some talented photographers to choose from! :) Some of my favorites include: Blue Window Creative, Brandon Witzel and Kelty of Steep Street. And Steep Street also does invitation design!
And then the venue! If you are looking for a glam hotel, Hotel Deluxe is your pick. They also have a rooftop location with gorgeous views of the city – it would be amazing for a ceremony + reception. If you are more outdoorsy + rustic, Camp Lane is a pretty, unique venue outside of Portland. For the most yummy food, check out Vibrant Table. Or mix it up and have a food cart cater your day! Koi Fusion would be a great pick or check out Food Carts Portland for all the latest food carts.
Hope that is a start for those of you planning a wedding in Portland. Are there any other great venues I should know about or other vendors? I’d also love to hear if you guys like this idea and want to see more or not so much, so please let me know your thoughts in the comments. :) And next up we’ll be sharing a Portland Wedding!! :)