November 16, 2016 |

Portland, OR with Bridge & Burn + a PDX Giveaway

New Darlings - Portland, OR A few years ago, when we were moving from our first apartment here in Phoenix to our second, we put on our matching “Burn” tees and moved our life from one place to another. Shortly after that move, we decided to make our blog a full time commitment and left our traditional jobs for full time photography and marketing. “Burning bridges” is about moving forward, taking chances, and doing something on your own. We made that decision together and now in 2016, we had the opportunity to visit Portland, OR with the brand that celebrates “bridge burners” and inspires us to make bold moves. Bridge & Burn have been friends and partners of ours for years. They make beautifully designed, detailed, and fitted apparel for men and woman. Erik Prowell started the brand in 2010, opened up the Bridge & Burn Flagship store in 2013, and is a great friend and inspiring human being. If you are lucky enough to live in Portland, you definitely need to stop in and say hello to the team at B&B. We were extremely grateful to have the opportunity to visit the store a few weeks ago, tour the city with some of Portland’s finest and get a chance to see the amazing work that these people are doing. Portland_NewDarlingsNew Darlings - Portland, ORPortland_NewDarlings Our trip started at the ACE Hotel where we stayed for a few nights. It’s in a great location with access to some of the best shopping and eating in town. We were definitely spotted walking across the street to have brunch at Maurice’s a couple times in our short stay there. It’s that good! New Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, OR The Bridge & Burn team surprised us with the sweetest gift basket upon arrival with some other great local brands, such as Wood&FaulkJacobsen SaltMinoux Jewelry, and Shwood Eyewear. Everything is locally made, plus the teams behind these brands are equally as kind as they are talented, which made us fall in love with their work and craftsmanship even more. We’ll be giving away a similar gift basket at the end of the post, so don’t forget to enter below. 🙂 Portland_NewDarlingsNew Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, OR Welcome to one of the prettiest workshops and design spaces in Portland: the home of Wood&Faulk and Minoux Jewelry. Matt and Kristen share the bright and open place in PDX, where they create beautiful leather goods and handcrafted jewelry.  We loved learning about their stories and how each of them got started in the industry: Matt being a DIY blogger turned designer and manufacture, and Kristen who has a passion for using recycled metals to create environmentally friendly jewelry. It was crazy to see so much creativity under one roof. New Darlings - Portland, ORNew Darlings - Portland, ORPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsWe stopped at the Shwood workshop and got a peek at what happens behind the scenes there with Eric, the founder and designer of the company. He started Shwood Eyewear with a single pair of sunglasses he hand-carved out of a piece of wood, along with lenses he found from a second-hand shop in town. It was really incredible getting a look at the various natural materials they now use in their designs, while still managing to keep a hint of the original design elements. We also had the pleasure of working on a fun little project together: a hatchet, which came in handy for chopping wood for the fire pit at the coast later that night. Portland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlings Thinking we’ll definitely be stealing a few design tips from Prince Coffee Shop. We loved the rustic style with brass accents. Portland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlings Dinner on the coast with everyone was truly magical. We couldn’t have thought of a better way to end off the night. Big thanks to Jacobsen Salt and Karl Holl from Let Um Eat for the delicious spread. Tuna tacos and the tastiest toast with pickled onions and hazelnuts definitely hit the spot. Portland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlings Portland_NewDarlingsnew-darlings-box-insta-03

GIVEAWAY time! So, what’s in the box?
Lovingly Gift Wrapped by Parcel Portland

A new wardrobe from Bridge & Burn
$300 Gift card to use on
Limited edition Outsider Wool 5-panel Cap – ($48)
Wool Watch Cap (handcrafted in Nepal for Bridge & Burn) – ($58)
Ragg Wool Fingerless gloves – ($22)

His and her leather handbags from Wood & Faulk
His Carpenter Bag ($250) Hers Leather Slouch Tote ($180)

One of a kind handcrafted jewelry from Minoux
Turquoise Dot Gold Ring  – ($178) Special Edition Gold Bracelet

Sunglasses crafted from nature from Shwood Eyewear
Classic Canby Wooden Sunglasses – ($149)

 A taste of the Pacific Northwest from Jacobsen Salt
A little bit of everything! Infused Salt, Local Bee Honey, Salty Sweets, Seasoning- ($75)
To enter the giveaway, submit your email address into the form below and check out some ways to get addition entries.  The winner will be announced on 11/23.  Good luck!

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Portland_NewDarlingsPortland_NewDarlingsBig thanks to our friend Vincent Carabeo for capturing all these moments on our trip. You’re one talented son of a gun. 🙂

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  • Whitney

    Beautiful photos! Portland looks like such a fun place to visit.

  • Victoria

    Wow, this is quite the giveaway! Thanks for sharing all these amazing Portland brands! I’ve only ever stopped in town once but I’m planning to visit for a couple days hopefully sometime soon!

  • Carol

    Bridge and Burn looks like a fabulous store…love it!!

  • Chloe | Conscious by Chloe

    I love this article! Seeing the city where I now live through talented peeps’ eyes always makes me happy!
    I love Portland Apron Company, Mimi Ceramics, Orox Leather, Barrow Jewelry and so many more!
    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!

    – Chloe

  • Angie Romano

    These brands are all new to me, but I have already started making shopping lists at some of them! One brand based in Portland that I really love is called Modern Macrame 🙂

  • Vincent Carabeo

    Love everything about your post 🙂 Glad I was able to be a part of this. You two rock!

  • Laura

    Wow what an awesome trip! You guys are lucky to know and partner with so many awesome creators

    Your photos capture the Portland vibe so well! Next time you go you should check out Hood River! It is so beautiful

    Laura @

  • Adriana

    Thanks for the contest! I have great memories of the Portland Ace and Portland in general.

  • Kennedy Troyer

    Gosh! This makes me miss my trip to Portland! My favorite brand would have to be Wood and Faulk.

  • Trisha

    Amazing!! I’ve always wanted to visit Portland. My husband and I have been researching places to go on a weekend gettway! I’m putting Portland at the top of our list. I love the local shops and that it is actually cold there compared to Southern California! LOL The local coffee shop is a must and would love to walk around Bridge and Burn with my husband. I know he would be exploding with happiness in there. Minouxjewelry is my personal favorite tho. Thanks for sharing your adventure!

  • Cate

    Great giveaway! Love Bridge & Burn 😍

  • Rachael Young

    This is the best giveaway I have ever seen! Everything is so high quality and amazing. My favorite brand would probably be Jacobsen salt-I just love to cook! 🙂

  • Danelia Evangelista

    I absolutely love these photos! I have never been to Portland before but i would really love to! The clothing from Bridge & Burn look amazing! It is so wonderful that you guys get to work with so many collaborators. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  • Dusty

    Favorite Portland store = Bridge & Burn!!!

  • Rachael McDermott

    I love your blog! I’ve recently re-located from Chicago to Phoenix and your blog has been my biggest asset in finding the culture here. Coincidentally, I made an impromptu Portland visit for the first time shortly after yours and loved exploring the city based on your posts/creeping your following’s comments. It was short 3 day weekend in Portland which left so much behind for me to go back to see. Bridge & Burn is definitely my favorite brand from this post and I’m so bummed I didn’t make it there my first go around. Thanks so much for sharing great content, look forward to following this blog more closely now 🙂

  • Yui

    ever since you guys wore clothes from Bridge and Burn, i fell in love with the store! it is little expensive for a poor college student (aka me) though! I love seeing your blog posts and pictures on Instagram!

  • Kristine

    Bridge & Burn looks like a really nice brand! I’m definitely buying something from there for the holidays!

  • Allison angeles

    I love bridge and burn! They’re stuff is amazing! So glad you guys loved Portland as much as I do!

  • Caitlin Maloney

    The Minoux ring is so cute and delicate! Love the look of the coffee shop as well – now on my list for my next PDX trip for sure.

  • Breanna

    Loving everything about this post! I really have to make it to Portland soon! I’ve never been!

  • Keith Dean

    Wow Portland looks awesome!!!

  • Claire Zhang

    Love your style – the attention to details and organized mess. Kind of makes me want to move to Portland!

  • Annelyn

    I love Bridge & Burn! I have just moved to Philadelphia, PA. I hope to be able to find this brand here!
    Thank you for this giveaway!

  • Lauren Wolford

    The Minoux turquoise ring is TOO CUTE!

  • Steven Waudby

    I think Bridge & Burn is definitely my favorite. I was able to check out some of their stuff in Seattle last week and the quality and timeless style is great!

  • Courtney

    Wow! looks like a beautiful trip! I love all of this, but that leather slouch tote is hands down amazing!


  • Grace

    Always a fan of Bridge & Burn.

  • Patrick

    Love Portland. I’ll be visiting there and Seattle in January. So I can really use this PDX prize package…
    Btw, did you two find a place yet?

  • Chris

    I love Bridge and Burn! Just got my Burn shirt a couple of weeks ago- definitely a favorite.

  • Julie

    LOVE Shwood Eyewear. They make great gifts for super cool people! And you captured our city and state so well. We are truly lucky to live here.

  • Hannah

    Bridge and Burn is my favorite Portland company!

  • Ishleen

    My favourite Portland Brand is Queenbee Creations!

  • Jessi

    All of the Bridge and Burn stuff is so gorgeous! <3

  • Marie

    My favorite Portland brand out of the ones above is Wood and Faulk! Love my bags! And I also love independent businesses in Portland like Renaissance Ice Cream and Salt and Straw. Ice creams a favorite! Hopefully you got to try some treats while you were there.

  • kelsey kinane

    My fiance and I are going to Portland for our honeymoon – we will have to pay a visit to these places! They all look amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jessica

    Those handbags !!!! Oh my !!! Have to have those

  • Lauren O'Dell

    I love your blog! I am from Portland and plan on paying a visit to Bridge and Burn as I haven’t been yet!

  • Vy

    It’s a toss up! Loving the hats from Bridge & Burn and the bags from Wood & Faulk. So hard to decide!

    Side note. As a fellow Phoenician, I love how you showcase our beautiful state and what it has to offer. Loving your style and your blog 🙂

  • Gabryel Lake

    Love your blog! I only went to Portland once before but I absolutely loved it. Now that I’m living on the West coast of Canada I’m hoping to do a trip down someday soon. Bridge and Burn is super cool. A new favourite 🙂

  • Aleks

    Fell totally for Bridge & Burn when Christina wore their Warbler burgundy nylon jacket – very stylish and in a beautiful royal colour!

  • Kelsey

    I love the story behind Bridge & Burn and the “Bridge Burners” section of their blog is awesome! Might need one of those BURN shirts.

  • Jacqui

    My husband and I have been living in Portland for the last three years. We love it here! I could eat Jacobsen’s chocolate salted caramels everyday…they’re so good! We are big fans of Bridge & Burn too. There are so many great local brands in Portland!

  • Laura Elizabeth

    LOVE all these photos! Your trip looked like an absolute dream. Can’t wait to see you next time you’re in PDX! <3

    PS. I'm pretty partial to Wood and Faulk. 🙂

  • kelly mitchem

    I’m gonna have to go with Bridge and Burn!

  • Ariana Camara

    I absolutely love this post! I’m planning a trip to Portland in December with my boyfriend. We’re thinking of moving there after I graduate from UT! I’ve been saving up for an Outsider’s jacket for quite some time, as I think it would be the perfect thing to wear to go hiking during our trip, and for our many trips to Colorado!
    Thank you for your insights on these brands and your experience exploring the city! xoxo

  • Stefanie Bodkin

    I’ve never been to Portland but would love to have one of this leather purses!! Thank you for the giveaway New Darlings! You are an inspiration.

  • Susannah

    I love pretty much everything about Portland so I can’t pick just one company!

  • Kearsten

    I love how you guys are always featuring local artists and shops on your blog!! It so nice to see that support and focus being put on talented craftsmen, artists, etc. Bridge and Burn has so many amazing things and I love The Who analogy behind their brand (burning bridges and leaving behind the past so that you can move forward to bigger and better things)!! As always I love your blog and the two of you! You all are truly inspiring and amazing individuals!!

  • Erika Aparicio

    These brands are new to me, but I can’t wait to share them with my friend who is currently visiting Portland. I hope to make a trip there next year and I look forward to creating great memories with the brands that you’ve shared.

  • Emily N Nadolski

    This is beautiful! Portland is definitely on my next up travel list. I am so inspired by the message behind Bridge & Burn and as a budding creative professional, I know part of the journey is deciding which bridges to burn and which to walk across. Thank you!

  • Samantha Holmes

    Bridge and Burn seems like a really great company. I’m always on the lookout for stylish, quality clothing, especially for the boyfriend. 🙂

  • Elizabeth

    I’ve been dying to travel up to Portland and now you two really have me itching to do so even more! After relocating from Long Island to Phoenix, I’m always looking for new things to discover and you both have helped greatly in that process. Thanks for doing what you do!!

  • Sarah Murphy

    I love being able to discover new companies thanks to you! This post was perfect for the gift-giving season that is fast approaching. Of course, I am going to have to pick up a few things from Bridge & Burn for myself 😉
    Thank you guys!

  • Ali Camara

    I just visited Portland for the first time and I didn’t even know about these cool brands. I will have to check them out the next time I’m in town. But I did try Lardo and Pine State Biscuits and Pok Pok Thai… drool.

  • Nicole Bagozzi

    I LOVE those bridge and burn coats!

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  • Andrea Hogsett

    Jewelry always wins me over! So Minoux definitely looks like my new favorite! <3

  • Katie Hall

    Love it. Love Bridge & Burn too. So much.

  • Carolyn Mae

    Beautiful story! Very Motivational. And that lady has gorgeous hair! Bridge & Burn is a great shop!

  • Rebecca

    Oh man gotta get to portland!

  • Regina

    Wood and Faulk’s handbags are gorgeous! Perfect for carrying camera or picnic supplies. Or both. 😍

  • Paperplaneheart

    I always look forward to your travel blogs! So inspirational, not to mention your style! I think my favourite brand featured in the blog was wood&faulk, such craftsmanship!

  • sara

    what a fun trip! portland has been on my bucket list of places to visit for years! so happy to discover a few new brands. too difficult to pick a favorite! 🙂

  • Gabby

    Very beautiful post! I’m excited to learn about all the brands in Portland! I’m taking my first trip out there with my best friend in January! We have been researching places to go and things to see! Bridge and Burn is such an interesting shop with a cool concept, we are going to try and make it into their shop while we are down there! Thanks for the awesome post! You two are truly darling! 👒

  • Meghan

    Love everything from Bridge & Burn!!

  • Mandy Lancia

    I love Jacobson Salt Co. I’m partial to it because I used to work next to a little shop in Boston that carried the caramels.

  • Christina

    These photos are gorgeous! I went to Portland for the first time this year and absolutely loved it there.

    Bridge & Burn seems like such an awesome brand I definitely plan on checking out their stuff.


  • Brooke

    Portland looks amazing! Would love to go there someday and see the Bridge & Burn store!

  • Grecia Calderon

    I live in Portland Oregon and I love everything about it! One of my favorite stores to visit its on 23rd street and it’s called Sloan Boutique and What’s upstairs 😊 If you guys haven’t checked out 23rd street here in Portland I suggest you guys do on your next visit. It has many restaurants and little shops. You can literally spend all day there. Well I can lol.

  • Danielle

    Last time I was in Seattle, I managed to drive down to Portland and spent the most blissful 12 hours there. These photos are really bringing it all back – must make a trip out there soon. Love your boots by the way!

  • Katie

    Love all your posts ! This one is just amazing great photos and just over all the trip seemed amazing. Hoping to visit Portland myself next year.

  • Deanna

    This looks incredible; I love the handcrafted elements of everything you’ve uncovered in Portland. I think it truly speaks to the art vibe that exists there and shines a light on the still thriving skill of making your own goods.

    Schwood seems like the absolute coolest company and something I can really get behind. I also am obsessed with the his & hers totes. Gorgeous

  • Vanessa Greenway

    Always inspired by your lovely style! xx

  • Rachel Kruse

    I find it terribly inspiring that you two had the courage to pursue what you are passionate about. These companies have wonderful products, and my husband and I will definitely be future customers. Also, the prospects of winning a giveaway this large is really exciting. The deadline for the giveaway falls on my birthday, so it would essentially be the best birthday if I was lucky enough to win!
    Keep up the inspiration new darlings!

  • Molly

    You two make everything look amazing. It’s exciting to follow along through your journeys. I’ve never been to Portland, but I’m thinking Bridge and Burn would be my favorite store!

  • Jean

    Just dreamy. I have a Bridge and Burn jacket from like… 2010 that I still love. And stayed at the Ace Hotel in PDX recently!

  • Katelyn

    I absolutely love Bridge and Burn! So happy to see you all doing this collab!

  • Kathleen

    Beautiful pictures of a stunning place… Oregon is where I left my heart after traveling there for a week back in 2012 and forever changed my world. I remember the grass was greener, the houses sweeter, the blooms were more vibrant, and just fell in love with the scenery. Next time I go I’ll have to check out those shops!

  • Christa

    I haven’t been to Portland, but it has been on my list for awhile, and all of this is making me so jelly right now 🙂 I will say, I follow a ton of Portland brands and Bridge & Burn and Minoux look amazing! All of them look amazing actually…that gift box is an absolute dream come true!

  • Katherine Engh

    Bridge & Burn is great – awesome giveaway! 🙂

  • Katie Schonwit

    What an amazing giveaway and thank you so much for the opportunity!! Everything is literally ah-may-zing!!!



    I love Bridge and Burn! It looks like you had a lovely time!

  • Kim G.

    Love Bridge&Burn! Their lookbooks are beautiful, and their quality of their clothes is second to none!

  • Emmahlyn Reyes

    This is one of my favorite posts thus far and Portland has always been on the map to visit! I can’t wait to see this amazing city, with tons of talent! I have worked and enjoyed many artisan shops through Etsy and I love them all. One of my favorites is Claire La Faye. She’s an amazing designer and has the kindest heart, with a beautiful brand. It’s so hard to pick one, as I love many. Thanks for sharing your trip with us! 🤗

  • Priscila Guerrero

    Hello!!! Lovely pictures as always, i am in love with the brand wood+ Faulk, their products look amazing and of great quality!!! Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Jennie Lovan

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! Your trip looked amazing!

  • Katie

    This giveaway is absolutely amazing. I would love to win every single thing in this.
    But I must admit that the leather handbags from Wood&Faulk caught my eye.
    Goodness, I am in love with all of the things!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!!

  • Chandler Cooper

    Very cool. Thanks for the contest! You guys have great stuff on your blog.

  • Amy puccini

    I love seeing my home through someone else’s eyes. Every one of these companies has such a strong place in this community, I love when they get together! As a busy student I don’t get to do as much as I like but visiting most of these places is almost always on the agenda!

  • Stephanie Slusar

    I’m in LOVE with those salts!!

  • Ariel

    Love the PDX ❤️! I can’t pick a favorite because I love all the local businesses you’re supporting with your post. Thanks for spreading the maker love!

  • ashley spence

    So glad you enjoyed my home state 🙂

  • Meredith Edmondson

    I have been traveling for the last 6 months working and teaching and this gift box would be perfect for me! The new clothes after months of wearing the same outfits, wearing out my bag, breaking my last pair of sunglasses this morning, and the kitchen goodies for nesting back into my apartment and getting back into a grove! As a maker(glass artist) it’s so wonderful to see people appreciating and advocating for makers and small businesses! And to do it so beautifully! Kudos!!!

  • Jenna smith

    Absolutely adore your blog! Thank you for this giveaway! Can’t tell you how much I love Portland and the local shops. I travel a lot for my job. I can’t remember how I came across Bridge and burn awhile back on Instagram…but I’m so happy I did. My last time I was in Portland, my ultimate quest was to go into the shop. I found it along with all the other amazing shops on the wepdx list! I will say along with the all the unique shops like boys fort, back talk, and animal traffic. I’m big on local food finds…and tea. Not to be biased cause my last name is smith…but smith teamaker is heaven. Can’t wait for the next time I’m back in Portland to explore more and the new artist I’ve now been introduced to from the giveaway!

  • Tawny sulecki

    I’ve always wanted to visit Portland, seeing it from the pint of view you brought to us makes me want to go so much more! Defiantly moving it up on my to do list.

    Lots of love,

  • Kelsey

    Vincent, love your photos!!

  • Yeekei

    Luv everythin!

  • Gabby

    Thank you for sharing. I love following along with your adventures.

  • Steph Nappa

    Wow, you two got perfect weather when you visited that was lucky! I will have to say, Bridge & Burn is one of my favorite Portland shops. I bought one of their dresses this summer and it is hands down my favorite piece of clothing. Glad you tow had such a fun time in the PNW, it’s pretty great out here 🙂

  • Jewels

    Love Brigde & Burn! And especially the PNW! Glad Portland treated you well.

  • Samantha McIntosh

    Glad you had a good visit! If you ever come back you should check out Lovejoy Bakers, it’s super cute.

  • Tanya Singh

    Wow, the photos are amazing. Looks like one amazing trip.
    My favourite Portland brand is Portland Made.

  • Gillian

    Beautiful work! Love these up and coming artists!

  • Skylar

    You guys definitely captured a great essence of Portland!

  • Sarah Kirsch

    I live in Portland! I’m glad you enjoyed your visit here 🙂 We have some amazing local companies. I think my favorite is Bridge & Burn, so I’m pretty psyched about this giveaway! I think me second fave is Wildfang 🙂

  • Jacqueline Matthews

    Bridge and burn is my favorite! Love this post and all of your gorgeous pictures.

  • Sarah Delgado

    Love your beautiful photography and design!

  • Mariam

    What a cute trip to so many cute spots. Visit Avidd boutique on division!

  • Katie Kaiel

    I’m from Portland and discovered this giveaway through my favorite brand, Bridge and Burn. Can’t wait to explore your blog more and find some good travel tips for visiting Phoenix!

  • Alexis

    I don’t live near Portland, but I have always wanted to visit. However, I truly do enjoy perusing Bridge & Burn’s website. I love the unique interpretation of classic styles that their clothing and accessories exhibit!

  • Michelle Humphrey

    Jacobsen Salt Is the best! Love this Portland collection 🙂

  • Rebecca N

    Im a new reader and this is an awesome giveaway!!

  • Jessica

    I love Bridge and Burn! Excited!

  • Marie Kuch

    Such amazing colors in everything…the clothes, the scenery, even the food!

  • Holly Holland

    Loved reading through this post and others on all of your social media outlets. You two are gorgeous and definitely inspiring for creative, abundant and adventurous life. I’m so glad you came to my city 🌃 to work with some amazing also inspiring local businesses. My favorite of the companies you listed ? I’d say Parcel Pdx…Beautifil gifts to cheer anyone up no matter the artisanal preference !!!!! My favorite Portland business not mentioned though is Tea Bar!!!

  • Donna

    I love bridge and burn! I always get my boyfriends gifts there!

  • K

    Love all of the artisans you visited–the folks at let um eat are doing amazing things!

  • Isabelle Kristiansen

    Yes, yes, yes!! Portland is the best place! Did you guys get a chance to visit Bend? It’s the cutest little city outside Portland with amazing scenery.

  • Chera-Lee Scroggins

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! Would love to have an excuse to check out Bridge & Burn. 🙂

  • Karen

    Bridge and burn jackets look cozy!

  • Dianna Baylor

    I love visiting Portland, and cannot wait to check out Bridge and Burn next time I’m there! (:

  • Micah

    Love Portland from your frame (: looking forward to my next visit and next cone from Salt and Straw!!

  • Bronwyn

    What an awesome giveaway. Thanks guys! Bridge & Burn jackets look great.

  • Ashley Hardin

    I was literally telling someone about Parcel PDX today, and! I was thinking I’d absolutely love a new Bridge and Burn jacket this winter, it’s as if my dream came true. Really stoked about this giveaway and about the discovery of New Darlings!

  • Jo-Anne

    Love your site. I’m really digging bridge and burn and wood and Faulk <3

  • Lindsay Kluge

    This post comes at such a perfect time – when so much holiday fare comes from the “big box” places. Supporting smaller businesses like these is one of the things that keeps each city so vibrant, and you know they just pour their heart and soul into the work that they do and the products they sell. I’m just thrilled to have discovered so many other small & amazing businesses through your blog. Thank you for doing what you do!

  • Julie Rose Léger

    What a magical journey, thank you for sharing! All brands are very unique and beautiful. Lovely photographs, I adore.

  • Rita

    I love all kinds of local brands, and these ones in Portland are definitely some of the best ones!
    But with no doubt Bridge & Burn are my favorite.

    Keep up w/ the good work, Darlings.
    Lots of love xo

  • Karli C

    Bridge and Burn and definitely a new favorite to my Portland companies list.

  • Lindsay Sutton

    This is the best giveaway I’ve seen in a long time. 🙂
    Thanks for putting such a cool basket together!

  • Leslie

    I have always wanted to make a trip out to Portland, not only for the coffee and culture, but also to visit the studio/stores of wonderful artists and craftsmen there. I have always been a fan of Minoux jewelry but I have really taken an interest in Bridge & Burn as well since your earlier posts about their jackets. Thanks so much for offering an opportunity to win this giveaway, and thanks for sharing your adventures! Have always been a fan of your photography and keen eye on style. Much love!

  • Angela Storm

    Love all the Bridge and Burn stuff… would be super excited to get some stuff for my husband!

  • Bonnie Rae Fisher

    LOVE THIS! We’ve only been to Portland once but it was perfect. My best friend lives there and we plan to visit her in spring, so excited to check out Bridge and Burn while we’re there!

  • Emilija

    Wow! Amazing post, you are the best guys:) I love Bridge and burn so much!! Your pictures are unbelievable!!❤️😍

  • Leslie

    This is making me miss pdx. Time to plan a trip back!

  • Madeleine

    I’ll admit most of these brands are new to me, but I’ve also been a long-time fan of Bridge & Burn!

  • Perri kapp

    Never been to Portland but I really want to go someday. Bridge and Burn looks amazing and would probably one of my favorite places. I would love to win the giveaway and be able to enjoy a little Portland from my house in Massachusetts! Love you guys. Your photos are great and you are so cute.

  • Lacey

    Portland is definitely on the list of places to travel too. Thanks for all the great pictures and wonderful giveaway.

  • Carrie

    Always good to see my old friend Matt featured for Wood &Faulk! You managed to put together a giveaway with my all time favorite Portland brands, and there are some great ones in this town right?!

  • Val_mmm

    We have visited Oregon a few month ago and I fell in love! I love to see your photos as a reminder of this travel and it makes me think that need to visit this place over and over again…

  • Maria

    Amazing place. And I just fell in love with Bridge and Burn, I didn’t know this brand! It could be a good idea for these holidays! Keep on posting great photos and experiences, and thanks for this giveaway!

  • Jessica Miller

    I love leather goods so Wood and Faulk would have to be my favorite!

  • Cassie York

    All these beautiful picture make my heart ache for Portland, such an amazing place and your beautiful photos just about do it justice 😍

  • Leesa King

    THANK YOU so much for sharing these photos! I have been daydreaming of Portland for weeks! Fall in the PNW is so dreamy. You two are absolutely adorable and I am so thrilled to have found your blog. My favorite product in the Portland Parcel is definitely Jacobsens salts. While I was in Portland studying nutrition, I was able to try and test almost all of their salts and the results are always amazing. Cheers!

  • Ali Lang

    This looks like an amazing place to visit! I feel like I’ve been hearing amazing things about the PNW lately! And that Wood & Faulk handbag looks beautiful!

  • Christynatalie

    Portland looks beautiful! I would definelty love to visit one day. Just breath taking!!

    Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway I am so stoked, I love your style so much! Would love to win this for me and my guy ❤️❤️

  • Rinette Yeo-Church

    SO beautiful!! Makes me want to run away and move to Portland!! Love the blog- a huge source of style inspiration for me and always makes me happy 🙂

  • angela

    these photos are incredible! you always know how to truly capture a moment and make people feel like they get to experience the things you’re experiencing. it’s always a pleasure feeling the warmth you provide through your travels and photos.


  • Nicole Woltersdorf

    I adore Bridge and Burn! I just got a jacket from them and it is perfection.

  • Nina

    Beautiful pictures! I hope to visit Portland some time soon!

  • JayneMayAgnes

    We just moved to Southern Oregon, so this post was perfect! I know where I’m stopping next time I’m in Portland!

    I love ALL of these companies, but I think Bridge & Burn is my favorite, I love the his & hers bags, such beauitful leather lasts forever and gets better with every years wear layered on top!

    The little turquoise ring from Minoux is also perfect, would go with my grandmothers vintage turquoise rings I wear so well.

    You guys are the cutest. (I love your red coat!)

  • Thalia Amador

    I live in large urban area in the midwest and I love keeping up with your blog because it is so inspiring, it makes me love the outdoors so much. Living in a large city makes me feel trapped sometimes with no escape to this openness and nature you guys depict within your pictures. So I turn to your blog to escape from these skyscrapers that surround me. I love how Portland has brands that are locally crafted and one that stood out to me was Bridge and Burn. I love their one percent charity program and I love love how their clothing is versatile; you’re able to take a hike and still look classy for an evening out! I have never visited Portland, but it is definitely on my list of travels!

  • Noah Kruse

    You two inspire my wife and I so much! Keep doing what you guys are doing:)

  • Lauren Beall

    What a killer give away! I think my favorite is Wood & Faulk. Those bags are beautiful!

  • Brynne

    Love everything included in this basket, but I especially noticed your boots! Where are they from?

  • Jaimie Myer

    Can’t get over those Wood & Faulk bags! So many eclectic/thoughtful brands appearing as the city takes a new shape.

    Wonderfully captured.

  • Betty

    Beautiful pictures, scenery and lovely givaway.
    You’re inspiring!

  • Desiree

    The first trip my husband and I took, as a fresh relationship was to Portland. We absolutely adored the city and whenever I see photos it brings back a sense of romance. Glad you guys visited!

    Also, each brand you mentioned is new to my sight but Bringe and Burn looks like they have a variety of cool things!

  • Sami

    I love love all of this. I am so inspired by this blog. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  • Megan Cunningham

    What an amazing life you both lead! I love Bridge and Burn and your site/presence is absolutely stunning as well! My husband and I love Portland and everything it’s about, following posts like this
    Allows us to pretend for a moment we are back 🙂

  • Jessica Vass

    I love the Aha purse and the gray shirt you are wearing in Bridge & Burn. Where is that from?
    Iv’e never been to the PNW, but I know i’ll like it. Thanks for the list of go-to places. 🙂

  • Samantha Lee

    Isn’t Portland the DREAMIEST? We went last month (our second visit) to celebrate our anniversary (again, for the second time), and I fell even more in love with it, which I didn’t think was possible. Seriously could see myself living there one day. <3

    I'm not super familiar with Portland brands, but those bags from Wood & Faulk are BEAUTIFUL.

    Also, if you want to check out the travel video I made of our time in Portland, you can see it here. 🙂

  • TJ

    Always wanted to go to Portland again. A few hours in 2 days just isn’t enough. Would be great to visit the Bridge & Burn shop.

  • Melanie

    I was supposed to visit Portland this past October but a huge storm derailed me 🙁 I’ve only heard of Shwood prior to this post but the tote from Wood & Faulk is calling my name!

  • Allison

    These photos are gorgeous! I love love love Bridge & Burn — have a winter coat from them from a few years back and just got the Outsider Warbler. Looooove them both so much.

  • Jorge

    My wife and I love living here in Portland. We were both raised here in Oregon and I have to say it’s so awesome to see some these brands keep their originality and not change to much. For sunglasses I really like SHWOODSHOP, they make amazing eyewear.

  • Jen

    I’ve had a bridge and burn shopping cart tab open for about two weeks that I just can’t quiiiite justify financially right now, which is killing me – love their colours!

  • Marn

    Beautiful photos!

  • Jamie Greenwood

    I’m just up in north near Tacoma, WA but my husband and I love taking a drive down to Portland. So glad I found you guys (thanks to Apartment Therapy!) and appreciate the insider info on cool shops to visit on our next trip down there! They all look great but I’m a huge fan of leather goods so Wood & Faulk is #1 on my list!

  • Jess Hunter

    I would seriously die if I won. These are some of my favorite brands!
    I also love Orn Hansen the store in Portland ✨

  • Shane Coker

    Cannot wait for this giveaway! Bridge & Burn you guys rock! Can’t wait to visit your flagship when my girlfriend and I visit in late February. 🙂

  • Jen

    Lovely giveaway! Thank you for this! x

    Jen | affecionada

  • G Sunyak

    Such beautiful sights!! (And beautiful leather bags 😉)

  • Tiffany Hicks

    Just moved into the PNW area, so it’s exciting to learn about local shops!

  • jessica s

    I visited Portalnd 5 years ago and stayed at the Ace as well. It was so aweome! Voodoo Donuts was a must visit as well as the food trucks.

  • jessica s

    I visited Portland 5 years ago and stayed at the Ace as well. It was so aweome! Voodoo Donuts was a must visit as well as the food trucks.

  • Rachel S

    Amazing blog and amazing giveaway!!! Jacobsen Salt is my current favorite…love their honey syrup, use it in my morning cappuccinos! Excited for the opportunity to experience the other brands too! Thank you!

  • Bridget

    Love this giveaway! Jacobsen Salt Co is so awesome; their caramels are to die for!

  • Melissa

    Ugh! You two live such a great life! Thanks for letting us all tag along!

    • New Darlings

      That’s so kind of you Melissa. We’re so happy to be able to share these experiences and spread the word about amazing makers like the ones we met in Portland. Thanks so much for following along. 🙂

  • Alyssa M

    Thanks for sharing your trip, it looks fabulous. Can’t wait to visit Portland!

  • Ioan Opris

    This looks like a fun trip! Would love to visit those studios.

  • Lena Petrova

    Oh I love Portland! The post brought a ton of memories from when I used to live in PDX – I miss the beautiful shoreline and the vibe.


  • Инна

    They all are great desighners, but I like Wood&Faulk because I`m so in love with leahter goods!))

  • Teddy K.

    Don’t know about fave brand, but i love your posts, keep up the great work!

  • jana

    beautiful! i’ll be adding a lot of things from bridge & burn in my wishlist this morning!

  • Keefer

    Great pictures. Adventure on!

  • Nicole


  • Katie

    Such a great post! Portland just moved to the top of my travel list.

  • Emily

    I moved away from PDX a year ago and long for it still. Bridge and Burn is my favorite Portland brand!

  • courtney

    I have been following Bridge and Burn for many years. Love them. Headed to PDX next week and will probably stop in.

  • Stephanie LaBarbera

    Looks like such a fun adventure! Love Bridge & Burn and the quality of their shirts 🙂

  • Chelsey Dequaine

    I’m obsessed with these photos! Love this new brand, and love Bridge & Burn! I was on vacation in Portland earlier this month and stopped in at the boutique. So great. Can’t wait to come back!

  • Anna Gerard

    Love the photography on this post! Thanks for the insider look at these independent and locally owned businesses in Portland!

  • Julie Tran

    bridge and burn jackets are amazing

  • Dee Johnson

    These brands are new to me, but Wood and Faulk looks like a nice brand.

  • rust

    Love the style of Wood & Faulk! What a wonderful photo essay!

  • Skylar

    Portland looks beyond gorgeous, I love the vibe of your blog. I have to say the bridge and burn company is absolutely my fav!

  • Brittany

    I just moved to pdx so I will need to go and checkout Bridge & Burn! Your trip looked amazing!

  • Sincere

    Love the style of Bridge and Burn. I’m actually bummed that I didn’t get to check out the store since I was actually visiting portland last weekend. Lovely photos!

  • Briel K.

    I love Portland! Next time you visit you should try to eat at Screen Door. It’s so good!

  • Laura crowe

    I want to go!!!! Thanks for showing us around!

  • Brom

    I’m wearing my Bridge & Burn “Rose Garden ‘Til I Die” t-shirt right now!

  • Sarah Hughes

    All of these things look amazing! I love Bridge & Burn, but my favorite would be the Wood & Faulk- those bags look like buttery goodness!!!! Amazing for coastal trips to Manzanita & Oceanside, swoon!

  • Danielle

    I’ve never been to Portland but your beautiful photos make me wanna visit! Bridge & Burn seems right up my alley when it comes to style!

  • Alex R

    I love Bridge & Burn! Still haven’t jumped to purchasing anything yet, but sometime soon!

  • Rachel

    Love Bridge and Burn. My favourite coat is their Warbler and mine was unfortunately lost this summer so need to get a new one for the fall and spring west coast weather!

  • Nicole

    I live in Portland and love my city and Oregon as a whole. So much beauty and talented folks making a difference in the community. All the brands you interacted with on your trip are friends, so I couldn’t choose a favorite. All inspiring quality people representing great brands. Good picks!

  • Laura

    Wish I was in Portland right now! I love Bridge and Burn, but haven’t bought anything from them yet…methinks I’ll remedy that soon 😉

  • Christina D

    The Wood & Faulk leather handbags are a beauty. Such beautiful photos.

  • Kayla Breker

    Love everything about this post. My favorite brand is Wood&Faulk. I’ve wanted a slouchy tote for a while now and the black one is PERFECT.

  • GINA

    OMG ! I’m so happy you got to experience Portland! What an amazing place everyone should have the opportunity to adventure 🙂 I was able to go recently on a road trip with my sisters and I absolutely loved it! Being that I am a huge coffee drinker, I am going to have to admit that Dutch Bro’s Coffee would be my brand of choice! That counts right? What better way to try and be a true local than by drinking the coffee everyone in the city raves about! Here in Cali it’s all about Starbucks! Don’t get me wrong, Starbucks is the bees knees, I work there even, however Dutch bro’s gave me a little extra life !

  • Jen B

    Great giveaway! Bridge and Burn is a favorite brand.

  • Molly

    I love Bridge and Burn clothing- I bought a shirt there this summer when I was in Portland that has become a staple. Looking forward to trying out more of their clothing!

  • ashley Vanguardia

    I love the package! love minoux!

  • Audrey Stewart

    I loved the Wool Watch Hat. I’m glad I found your site.

  • Tessa

    I love the Wood and Faulk stuff! Beautiful leather.

  • Gretchen

    Love this – great photos!

  • natasha

    This is an awesome box! I love Bridge and Burn but most of the other brands are new to me and thats dope! Beautiful pictures…I need to find my way to Portland.

  • Lindsey

    Your photos are gorgeous. I’m a huge B&B fan – great fit for my gangly frame, great stitching, great fabric.

  • Shona

    I love Portland! Bridge and Burn is my favorite but I love them all!

  • Nikki Unwin

    Portland looks beautiful!! Love Bridge + Burn. ♥

  • Kaitlin

    I’ve always wanted to visit Portland! My husband and I may take a trip back there when he comes home from deployment- it looks so magical!

  • kristina

    Our family lived in Portland for a brief time. These photos are a beautiful reminder of our short time in that city <3

  • myra phipps

    Love Bridge and Burn

  • Mandy

    These pictures are lovely! And such a kind giveaway! I’ve been wanting to visit Portland for so long and so I suppose this would be the next best thing, thank you!

  • Cindy A.

    My favorite is Bridge & Burn. I love every single item on their site!

  • Debby Presnell

    I recently bought my first Bridge and Burn rain jacket for a trip to Vancouver, BC. After spending fourteen days in the rainI I knew I had the perfect jacket. I purchased the Cedar Waxed Cotton and loved it. So please with the jacket I purchased one for my daughter-in-law.

  • Ben

    Favorite Portland brand has got to be Shwood! Dope sunglasses with dope designs. Always hoped to own a pair.

  • Kayte CookWatts

    My fave is Salt N Straw! The Portland food scene is amazing!

  • Ciara

    I’ve been wanting to visit Portland for so long and your posts have inspired me to move it up on my travel to-do list! I adored visiting Seattle and have no doubt that I will love Portland just as much. And I’ll be sure to add these shops to my list of must-dos when I do visit. Thank you, Rob and Christina, for fueling my wanderlust!

  • Kim Derkx

    Shwood is defenitely my favorite brand. I’d love to get to know the other brands!

  • Dea

    Love the simplicity of the Minoux jewellery.

  • Del

    Love the Shwood frames!

  • Bill

    Bridge & Burn

  • Heather

    Portland ia definitely on my bucket list of places to visit!! Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!!
    Would love to check out all of these shops!!

  • Broadon Stefanyshyn

    Portland looks like a great trip!! Love bridge+burn

  • Brandon

    This makes me want to visit Portland! Never been before. I have a pair of Shwood Shades and I love em. Excited to try out Jacobson Salt Co., and I know my fiancé is going to love Minoux. Love it!

  • Christina Cruz

    Love Shwood sunglasses! Always have the best frames

  • Trevor Irwin

    Nice giveaway! I love all these brands but love the shwood frames, best.

  • Lyndsey

    Love your store, love Shwood!!!

  • Kiersten Brauner

    Bridge and burn is kickass!!!

  • christine

    definitely love Shwood the best, so shwood you…

  • Kimberly C.

    Wow, this is a phenomenal giveaway!! There are so many wonderful brands!! Portland is so beautiful!! I love Wood and Faulk!!

  • Rachel Erulkar

    This is great! Wonderful pictures.

  • Raine

    My dream is to move to Portland, wonderful showcase and photos. It’s impossible to pick a favorite. I love Minoux and Bridge and Burn as my top picks but all of these brands are wonderful. Thank you!

  • Michael McGinnis

    I’m missing home and some local made goods always soften that pain

  • Scott

    Great introduction to PDX companies. I grew up in the Portland metro area and enjoy trips back and to visit my parents on the coast. Phoenix is nice too. I like to come down and visit my son at ASU. I have been following Shwood for years. They are always pushing the envelope for sustainable sun-glass design.

  • EmilyRae

    By far, Bridge and Burn is one of my favorite stores. Their style is clean and modern while still feeling organic and natural–perfect combination.

  • Lucy

    Amazing giveaway! And awesome brands. I love being introduced to new brands, like Minoux Jewelry, and seeing some of my favorite local brands highlighted, like Jacobsen Salt. I’m a huge fan of their salts and love giving them as gifts to friends and family!

  • Rebecca Spencer

    LOVE the local collaboration, y’all! So great to see great lifestyle brands sharing a vision!

  • Sara H

    Bridge and Burn is my favorite Portland brand! The Market pants fit me perfectly!

  • Alyssa

    I just got a bag from Wood & Faulk and am really loving it!

  • Karlie Allgeyer

    Love their clothing! What a great giveaway!

  • Jessica

    Love everything Bridge & Burn — and PDX in general!

  • Eden Major

    This post is so awesome!! Loooove Jacobsen salt!!

  • Bethany Small

    Ahhh I am so glad you guys were able to make it to Portland and explore the city and beyond! I love living here and love following your Instagram!

  • Jesslyn Hewitt

    All the most perfect goodies, would love to share with my husband this holiday season!

  • Morgan Reape

    Beautiful photos! I have followed New Darlings for a bit now and am so excited about this giveaway 🙂

  • Emma

    Amazing giveaway! I am lucky enough to live in Portland and love this city! I love Bridge & Burn and the amazing quality of their clothing.

  • Alison K

    Shwood Eyewear would be my favourite Portland brand and their Classic Canby Wooden Sunglasses – ($149) – crafted from nature are beyond amazing!!

  • Anastasya

    Love Minoux jewelry💚

  • sarah w.

    love the eastwood hat!

  • karra

    Poler is another favorite, but Bridge + Burn is a must! Love their stuff. Menagerie is also a fun shop along with work/shop for some more local goodies!!

  • Ryan Lothrop

    Dig the Jacobson salt company…sustainable resource optimizing!!!

  • Shelly Stuckman

    This blogpost is incredible! The whole trip looks like is was amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Xoxo, Shelly

  • Tessa Doe

    This post made me so excited because I am heading out to Oregon for two weeks in January!! I would have to say my favorite brand would be Shwood Eyewear. All the brands seem and look so lovely, which made it hard to pick one.
    This blog post is amazing and your pictures are breathtaking. I always look forward to seeing more!


  • Oana Muresan

    Love that you guys support small local businesses! Kudos to you guys for bringing awareness to them. Love you two!

  • Tammy S

    All these shops look wonderful!! One of the joys of living in Portland is finding shops like these! I love Bridge & Burn! They have the most amazing items. So glad you enjoyed yourselves!

  • Daniel

    Stoked to see a collab with the legends at Shwood!

  • Jessie

    I fell in love with Bridge & Burn long before I visited Portland. Going there and seeing it all in person was such a wonderful experience!

  • Emma

    I love Wood & Falk!!! That bag looks perfect!!

  • Emma

    I love Wood & Faulk! That bag looks perfect!!!

  • Valerie H

    I’d say your new site is beautiful! My favorite brand would be Minoux Jewelry since I’m kind of a jewelry but! But I love all of it!

  • Corinne Hughes

    My favorite brand featured is Wood & Faulk- those bags have me swooning! xo

  • Sharon P

    It was so fun touring Portland and these unique local businesses that worked in collaboration with Shwood – nice job! The Stanley frames are one of my favorites!

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