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Bruce Robert Coffin – Author Signing

Nov 15, 2018 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events

Bruce Robert Coffin will read & sign his newest Detective Byron mystery at Letterpress Books.

Beyond the Truth

This 3rd book by retired Portland Detective Sergeant Coffin, is a powerful good read. The story takes place here in Portland, with engrossing detail on the police investigation, uncovering layers of crime: robbery, drug dealing, and the shooting of a teenage basketball star. When an attempt is made on life of the police officer who shot him, Byron shifts into overdrive. Was the attack merely retribution or something more sinister? Stir in the twisted political issues and you have a recipe for intrigue!

When: Thursday, November 15th, 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Letterpress Books (Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn Street)

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Holiday Earring Workshop

Dec 13, 2018 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events

Join us for a special Thursday evening workshop on December 13th, from 6PM – 8PM. Our friendly & knowledgeable staff will teach you how to make beautiful Holiday Earrings by combining different shapes of beads. These earrings are so fun & easy, you’ll want to make more than one pair!

Instruction is free, just pay for the materials you use. This project can cost as little as $5 per pair! We hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, December 13th, 6pm-8pm

Where: Caravan Beads (915 Forest Avenue)

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The ‘Courtney’ Necklace Workshop

Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events

Join us for our weekly jewelry making workshop on Saturday, November 24th. Learn how to make the Courtney Necklace with semi-precious stone beads and chain.

Instruction is free, just pay for the materials you use. This project will cost around $20 depending on the supplies you choose. Bring a friend and learn something new!

When: Saturday, November 24th, 10am-12pm

Where: Caravan Beads (915 Forest Avenue)


Annual Holiday Trunk Show & Sale

Nov 17, 2018 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events


Mark your calendars for our Annual Holiday Trunk Show and Sale!

We will have local artists selling beads, ornaments, and gifts. There will also be a special trunk show with new semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls, a store-wide sale, and a 50% off treasure chest! Make sure to arrive early for door-buster prizes!

What a great way to welcome in the holiday season with your favorite local bead store, support local artists, and get some great deals on new stock. We hope to see you there!

Caravan Beads

When: Saturday, November 17th, 10am-6pm

Where: Caravan Beads (915 Forest Avenue)

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Shop Local Saturday with Portland Buy Local


Celebrate “Shop Local Saturday” with Portland Buy Local, check out the many local businesses on Washington Avenue, and enjoy a local social hour at Oxbow!

This stretch of Washington Avenue is bustling with lots of new local businesses. See how easy it is to shop for everyone on your list while strolling along one of Portland’s amazing micro-districts!



+ Pick up a “Buy Local Bingo” card at any of the participating businesses (listed below) on Saturday, November 24th
+ Between 12-5pm, visit the locally-owned shops on your Bingo card and get a sticker for their spot on your card
+ At 5pm, chat and mingle with friends at a social hour at Oxbow Brewing Company, turn in your completed Buy Local Bingo cards and be entered to win one of MANY raffle prizes!

Extra Details:
+If you can’t stick around for social hour, you can turn in your Bingo cards early. We’ll have a designated spot at Oxbow for you to drop it off.
+Washington Avenue has tons of delicious local restaurants! Come hungry and eat lunch, dinner, or both while you’re there!



**It keeps money in our local economy**
When you shop at a locally owned, independent business, 76% more of your money stays right here in Portland!

**Local businesses make Portland unique**
One-of-a-kind, independent businesses are an integral part of what makes Portland a great place to live

**Benefit from local business owners’ (and employees’) expertise**

**It’s better for the environment**
You can walk downtown and in our neighborhoods to get what you need from a diverse selection of local businesses

**You have more choices**
A marketplace of thousands of small businesses helps to ensure more innovation and competition, and lower prices over the long term. Independent businesses, choosing products based on what their local customers need and desire, not a national sales plan, guarantees a more diverse range of product and service choices.



A&C Grocery
Flying Fox Juice Bar
Venn + Maker
Elise Marie DeSigns
Starry Eyes
Safari grocery
Oxbow Brewing Company
Coffee By Design

*more coming soon!

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