First Thursday | May June 04 2013
Big thanks to Denver for providing the soundtrack for the evening and Windmer Bro's for the complimentary beer.
Artist Profile: Ali Gradischer April 03 2013
We are excited to announce our 1st First Thursday artist of 2013, Ali Gradischer. Her collection ARTEMIS will be displayed for the month of April at Lizard Lounge with the opening reception on April 4th from 7-10pm. Ali is a designer, maker, and a conscientious ojecteur based in Portland, Oregon. Her current work explores space, place, and psychogeography through alternative photographic techniques, object-making, and repair. She graduated in 2011 with an MFA in Applied Craft and Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art + Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Statement from the artist:
ARTEMIS is a collection of cyanotypes created during the months of January and February 2013 when I was an artist resident at the Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland. Through experimentation and deep observation, this new body of work explores how darkness, wild grit, and remoteness can be catalysts for creating meaningful work. The end product commemorates a season of process, story telling, and spirituality in the steady journey of finding one's soul voice.
ARTEMIS is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Cultural Council through a Professional Development Grant.
Woolrich Event March 15 2013
Celebrate the release of Woolrich's Made in USA blankets at Lizard Lounge
Complimentary cocktails from House Spirits
Complimentary beer from Hopworks
Food from Koi Fusion
Live music from Fair Weather Watchers
RSVP to the event on Facebook
Since 1830, Woolrich has made clothing for Americans to do their jobs and follow their passions outdoors. Founded by John Rich on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers, Woolrich is now recognized around the world as The Original Outdoor Clothing Company. Woolrich carries on the tradition of its founder by making purposeful products for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors. The Woolrich Woolen Mill, located at the company's headquarters in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, is the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill operating in the United States, producing renown made in USA woolen fabrics sold to discerning brands worldwide. Learn more about Woolrich, its apparel, fabrics, accessories, home and outdoor products at www.woolrich.com
For updates follow Woolrich's Twitter and Instagram @WoolrichINC
Art Contest March 12 2013
Twenty very talented students from Christopher Shotola-Hardt's art class at Wilsonville High School are showing their artwork for the month of March at Lizard Lounge. Come in and vote for your top three favorites. The prizes for the winning students include $50, $100, and $200 gift cards to the store. The winners will be announced at the end of the month. All artwork is inspired by Lizard Lounge. There will be a reception on Sunday, March 17th from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. We will be posting images of each piece of artwork on our Facebook page throughout the month of March.
Valentine's Day Look for Her
Portland's International Film Festival only comes once a year, so it's the perfect opportunity to dress up for the movies. Layer a floral silk dress with a military inspired wool sweater for the perfect mix of sweet and bold. Add a pair of nude heels and matching shaped jewelry for the finishing touches.
PDX Collective Sale January 31 2013
Black Friday | Little Boxes November 21 2012This year Lizard Lounge is doing Black Friday a little different.
On top of offering 20%+ off the entire store, we, along with 170+ other small businesses, are teaming up with Little Boxes for their second annual city-wide shopping event.
So how does it all work?
By visiting any of the participating stores Friday-Saturday, you are instantly eligible to fill out a raffle ticket. Visit 20 stores, get 20 raffle tickets. Sounds pretty good to us!
But wait, we're just getting started...
When you make a purchase at a store you get a stamp on your map. The more stamps you collect the more bonus tickets you get:
1 stamp = 10% off all participating stores
4 stamps = 15 tickets
8 stamps = 20 tickets
12 stamps = 30 tickets
90 prizes are being raffled off from iPads, shopping sprees, gift cards, services, etc... For the full list visit here. It's seriously worth checking out.
For more information on how to play visit LittleBoxesPDX.com
Good luck this Black Friday and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Mr. Man: A Pop-Up October 30 2012
Barbers, booze, bikes, oh my!
Fall Festivites October 11 2012It's one of our favorite times of year. Sure, come November we'll begin to mourn the loss of summer, but October is not the month for that. And why should it be? The leaves will be turning vibrant shades of reds and yellows soon, seasonal beers are being reintroduced, and it's time to unpack your favorite boots and beanies. In honor of our favorite month, we've shared our top ways to celebrate the new season.
1. Sauvie Island
Spend one October in Portland and chances are you've made a trip Sauvie Island. Complete with a pumpkin patch and a haunted corn maze, this 40 minute drive is the perfect destination to get you into the Halloween spirit.
The maze can get pretty muddy so rain boots are essential, especially if you plan on doing the maze at night. Our Tretorn's helped us get out alive.
2. Shanghai Tunnels Ghost Tours
Declared the most haunted place in the Oregon and possibly the entire West Coast by the Northwest Paranormal Investigations, the specialty version of the Portland Underground tour needs to be booked a week in advance. To book a tour visit: Shanghaitunnels.info
The tunnels can get pretty chill, we suggest layering up.
3. Run Like Hell
Every year the Run Like Hell half marathan, 10k and 5k race participants dress up according to the annual theme. This year (October 21st) it's your chance to revive those child hood memories of saving the world because this year's theme is Superheros! Stay warm and in character post-race with Nau's Down Sweater.
4. Tacos and Tarot
Looking for a mellow way to stay in spirit? On October 18th (and every other third Thursday) creep down to Cruzroom to have your future told by the Psychic Terror Tarot Card Readers. Can't make it? Fear not! The ladies are available for private, group, and party readings.
Swedish Hasbeens September 04 2012Once upon the seventies, in the south of Sweden, lived a woman named Anita. She was a Camel smoking, curler-wearing mother who was, above all, fabulous.
Last weekend, Lizard Lounge hosted a Swedish Hasbeens Trunk Show with 20% off all Hasbeens and gift with purchase plus Krogstad aquavit bloody marys from House Spirits Distillery, Bowery Bagels,
Starting tomorrow... July 19 2012
First Thursday | July 2012 July 12 2012
We can't get enough of the vintage Hawaiian prints!
Looks like we weren't the only paparazzi that night.
First Thursday | May 2012 May 28 2012Even though the Summer days last longer in Portland, time seems to go by faster. That proved true when we realized it was time for May's First Thursday (we swear we just finished April's!) But as the saying goes, "time flies when you're having fun"!
Personal confession: I volunteer to work First Thursdays specifically for the Koi Fusion cart connivence.
This month's we featured photography duo Jeremy Pelly and Randall Garcia's work. We love the juxtaposition of the photos with the simple, geometric shapes.
Rugged Tretorns against unexpected, polished layers makes for an effortlessly cool look.