Our friends with OLO fragrance & Nice Work asked us to participate in their pop-up shop over Thanksgiving weekend, OPEN FOR BUSINESS. We were thrilled to have our cards and art prints in this finely curated event! Soon enough, I was happily on a plane to Portland to experience OFB in person.

Eric Trine’s hexagon

Hammerpress products

Maak Soap Lab

happy shoppers

Portland was my home for 5 years, so I jumped at the opportunity to revisit and extend the Hammerpress love in Oregon. I also visited some of my favorite shops that carry our cards, like Cargo, Lark Press & Powell’s Books.

Powell's Books

Snow-covered Mt Hood looms in the city’s distance on a clear day.

Dinner at Olympic Provisions with deliciously briny, fresh Washington oysters.

Beautifully designed coffee shops are practically everywhere in Portland, but Coava Coffee Roasters was especially lovely.

A visit to Portland would not be complete without a drive to Crown Point, which overlooks the Columbia River Gorge (below).

And a rainy day favorite, Por Que No? Taqueria.

Thank you Portland for your amazing restaurants, fir-scented air & inspiring shops (School House Electric!) Couldn’t be happier we were asked to be part of the incredible selection of artists for OPEN FOR BUSINESS.


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After about 17 years of printing other people's wedding invitations, it seemed about time the owner of Hammerpress print his own. Here are a few shots of the invitation as well as some shots of the night of fun with friends and family, tacos and cupcakes hosted by Lindsay Laricks and Brady Vest.

They left the wedding in the "Dragon Wagon" which shoots 3-foot flames out of the tailpipes on either side. Here's a video of the wagon in action, you can't see much so please turn up your sound to enjoy.

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