You are missing out if you have never visited the Northwest Portland gem that is OKO. The tiny storefront sells a nicely picked selection of handmade local products along with international antiques and jewelry, and beyond that lie the studios of some of Portland's finest (Hazel Cox, Liza Rietz). Tragically, the front window of the shop was broken on the 19th, and the intruders made off with a haul of the merchandise:
With owner/curator Lisa Mangum trying to get OKO back on its feet, some of the residents of the OKO studios and other friends have banded together for a fundraising event/re-opening party scheduled for Friday, Feb 8 (5-10 pm), with specialty food/drinks and a silent auction of goods from people and businesses including Cox and Rietz, BOET, Emily Katz, Palace, OLO, and more, so if you want to see this unique little business succeed now's a good time to step in. Score for you, score for them.
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