The idea for Elizabeth Beekley’s “homespun, old-fashioned” cakery stems from what she considers a dessert world void: She and a friend wanted, but couldn’t seem to find, a slice of simple yellow cake with a simple chocolate frosting. Shortly thereafter, the Two Tarts Bakery owner set out to right this wrong by building out a 10-seat, 750-square-foot shop where visitors can stop by for whole cakes and cake by the slice.
Designer Audra Santillo, with the help of her woodworking fiancé Nate Moore, have just opened a polished and curated vendor's mall in Boise. Mingled in with vintage men’s and women’s clothes are glasses, spoons and shakers for home (and professional) bartenders—courtesy of Bull In China—as well as Moore’s handcrafted woods pieces and Santillo’s own stitched-on-site bags and accessories.
Ecru Modern Stationer Downtown
LeAnn Dolan, who’s been doling out paper goodies for stationery nerds since 2006, has just opened a new shop. At 500 square feet, Ecru’s new downtown shop is stocked with plenty of blank journals, gifts, totes, jewelry and greeting cards, many of which are Oregon-focused, Portlander-designed, or both. Dolan also plans on offering her adored gift wrapping services.
Looking to gift some locally designed paper goods or a vintage coat and hat before gifting yourself a slice of freshly baked cake? Good! Because these three’ll do just that!