Portland, we're heading your way! The bus will be open starting on Thursday, May 16th from 11am-4pm at NW Park Ave. and Glisan in the Pearl District. We'll be kicking off our visit that evening with a party at UNION/PINE from 7-10pm. More details here!
Going forward, the bus will be open Wednesday-Sunday through June 9th at NW Park Ave. and Glisan. Our hours are 11am-7pm. We'll update this post with any changes to our schedule! We hope to see you soon.
Robert Rahm had been eyeing the Beam and Anchor space for nearly ten years before making a move to try and purchase it. The former auto body shop (some of our favorite spots like Imogene + Willie and Barista Parlor have also involved cars in a previous life) finally became theirs after nearly nine months spent trying to convince the owner to sell. After purchasing in August of 2011, they opened their workspace-retail hybrid shop in April of 2012.
We pulled into Portland last week and kicked off our visit with a party at Union/Pine—the woodsy feeling space was the perfect place for celebrating our arrival to the Pacific Northwest!
Two months. That’s all that it took for artist Maryanna Hoggatt to produce nine paintings for her first solo show, Animal Battle, at Portland’s Pony Club. She quit her bar tending job and it was like opening the flood gates—the ideas kept pouring in and the work didn’t stop. Plus, each piece is incredibly detailed (painted with a brush as fine a thumb tac) and is about more than just animals in clothing.
Our team is fresh off of their first Class Trip road trip from San Francisco to Portland! We have a team of four awesome eyewear experts (all normally based in our New York headquarters) who will be running the show on the bus. Meet our team!
Anthology Magazine‘s San Francisco-based team took some time to chat with us before we left the Bay Area. With a publication that features amazing local artists and makers, and includes a travel component, the team knew exactly where to send us during our last few days in town.
San Francisco-based Pop-Up Magazine brings the traditional experience of flipping through a magazine to the stage. It's a magazine in performance—an issue includes live readings, performances and music in a completely undocumented setting. The creative forces behind the production are Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom, a duo we've heard many times referred to as a "power couple."
Before ever visiting Tartine Bakery in the Mission, we knew about the lines. Especially in the mornings, around lunchtime and on weekends when they snake around the corner of 18th street as visitors wait patiently for a morning bun or hot pressed sandwich. Pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt stopped in on an unsurprisingly busy afternoon to chat with us.
"Innovative accessories" are what the team at Spurcycle have been busy creating since their Kickstarter in April of 2012. Brothers Nick and Clint grew up in the cycling world, working at their family owned bike shop. As cyclists, they became familiar with the industry and products on the market and wanted to develop items that they'd prefer to use.
They had noticed a gap between products used for competitive cycling versus those used in general commuting. Products for competitive use were highly technical but not as visually appealing, while general commuting products looked nice but didn't always function well.
"We opened the shop to try and get more people to the studio," Michael Shindler of Photo Booth SF explained to us. He and business partner Vince Donovan wanted others to experience the photo process they had grown so fond of—creating tintypes. The photographic process that takes place in their San Francisco studio is exactly the same as the processes used in the 19th century.