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Steven Alan opened his first shop in Manhattan in 1994 and has since grown into a well known go-to. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the brand, and Steven, along with Shinola's creative director Daniel Caudill and A Continuous Lean's Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg, will be traveling around the country. They'll be visiting eight cities (Steven Alan has 22 stores nationwide, so it's flattering that Portland was included as a destination) and along with a party will have some special items available, including limited edition commemorative items from Steven Alan and leather goods by Shinola that can be monogrammed on location. A Continuous Lean will also be compiling a list of 20 favorite things from each city visited, including restaurants, venues, local music, and historic sites. When the tour ends, the lists will become available as city guides.
Portland's installment will be at the Steven Alan store on Tuesday, May 13, from 5-8 pm, 1029 SW Stark.