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Category: Events

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Nov 26 2014

Give Shelter Pets “A Bowlful of Heart” This Holiday

We’re lucky to be connected with wonderful people who love to give, and we’re thrilled to be reviving A Bowlful of Heart pet food drive for the 2014 holiday season! We first teamed up with Alyson Clair of Clair Vintage Inspired in 2011, to work together with Portland businesses and collect pet food donations. Thanks to their help (and […]

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Sep 09 2014

October Open House with Design Week PDX!

Our next Open Studio event celebrates three years of branding and design magic at Upswept, and we’ll be opening our doors as part of Design Week Portland‘s impressive array of events! We had a great time at our Design Week Portland event last year, and we’re super-excited to share what we’ve been doing in 2014! This night’s […]

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Jul 30 2014

Doing It! PDX Fat Fashion Collective

Summer in Portland brings us some of the most awesome fashion runways this town has to offer, and we’re pleased as punch to be trusted photographers for some high-profile shows! One of our proudest fashion photography bookings this summer has been shooting the runway for Summer Strut, a fashion show produced by the PDX Fat Fashion […]

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Jul 07 2014

First Thursday returns in August!

Hooray! Our First Thursday Open Studio parties return to Upswept Creative in August! Come visit us and enjoy beautiful wearable designs and visual art. This month, we’re featuring a fashion trunk show by Hubris Apparel, including all-new garments for Fall/Winter 2014. STAY TUNED: we’ll be announcing more awesome makers for our August lineup soon! New photos […]

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Nov 21 2013

Doing It!: Little Boxes

We love seeing people grow and prosper, so every so often, we’ll highlight people who inspire us. We couldn’t be more excited to kick off our Doing It! series with Portland’s independent shopping movement, Little Boxes. Little Boxes is Portland’s response to Black Friday: instead of braving the big-box mega-stores, Little Boxes unites local, independent […]

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Jul 28 2013

Fashion, Jewelry, and Art | August First Thursday

Yeah, it still feels like Summer, but get a peek at what’s coming for Fall at August First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring fashion by Carolyn Hart Designs. She’ll be showing and selling some brand-spankin’-new pieces from her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Also joining us is jewelry designs by Cobracult– pieces inspired by […]

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Jun 04 2013

Portland Fashion Photographer | June First Thursday!

Join us in June for a summery First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring stunning swimwear designs by Amy Elizabeth Couture! She’ll be showing and selling pieces from her recent runway collection, and brand-new, hot-off-the-sewing machine creations. Also joining us is jewelry designer Deborah Funches, who’ll be showing her colorful arrays of crystal […]

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Mar 02 2013

Portland Fashion Photographer | First Thursday featuring Waterspell Jewelry

Join us in March for a nature-inspired First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring lovely handmade jewelry by Janet Neuman of Waterspell Jewelry! She’ll be showing pieces from several different nature-inspired collections she’s created. Also joining us is designer and wardrobe stylist Bonnie Thor Kornahrens. She’ll be showing her own garments, as well […]

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Feb 05 2013

Portland Professional Photography | First Thursday featuring VK Designs!

Now that we’re all settled-in at my new Portland professional Photography studio, we’re opening it to you for First Thursday in Old Town! This is the first of what I hope will be many First Thursday openings in our new neighborhood, and I’ll be showcasing the new space, new photos, a cool new window display. […]

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