Design Week Portland & TLE

Design Week Portland & TLE

March 13, 2017

Join us Monday, April 24 for our Design Week Portland panel: Branding in the Handmade Marketplace: How & Why to Tell Your Story.

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Preorder Emotional Freedom Techniqe

Preorder Emotional Freedom Techniqe

March 10, 2017

Before becoming a member of Death Cab for Cutie, Dave Depper worked with a number of Northwest bands, including Menomena, Corin Tucker, and Laura Gibson. Tender Loving Empire is thrilled to present his new solo album, Emotional Freedom Technique.

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Life is Long

Life is Long

January 26, 2017

Jared Mees' fourth album Life is Long is available, and you can order now on vinyl, CD, digital download, iTunes, and everywhere fine music is sold! Check it out and listen to the singles "Life is Long," "Echo Chamber," and "Signal Fire" here.

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A New Year's message (and song) from Jared and Brianne

A New Year's message (and song) from Jared and Brianne

January 01, 2017

To celebrate 2017 we're sharing a new song from Jared Mees called "This is Your Year." It's a song about seizing opportunities, accepting ourselves as we are and believing in our power to change our lives for the better. 

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7 Things You'll Miss When You Leave Portland for LA

7 Things You'll Miss When You Leave Portland for LA

December 13, 2016

Moving to Los Angeles. Seems like everybody's doing it. What's the attraction? Didn't we treat you good? Why leave our idyllic timber wonderland for the siren call of tinsel town? Former Tender Loving Empire designer and visionary Andrew Sloan has made the change, and also made us a list of the things he misses.

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5 Albums for the Music Lovers in Your Life

5 Albums for the Music Lovers in Your Life

December 06, 2016

As TLE's Music + Events Manager, Rachel Milbauer spends her days listening to EVERYTHING local and talking to customers about it in our stores. She's put together a list of some of the best music you can give this holiday season.



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7 Offensive Holiday Cards

7 Offensive Holiday Cards

December 01, 2016

The holidays can bring out the extremes in us all—from goodness and compassion to sheer excruciating freak out. Never fear! TLE's own Nicki Yowell loves the freak out, and has put together a list of offensive holiday cards that should definitely take the edge off.

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5 Tips for Successful Jewelry Gifting

5 Tips for Successful Jewelry Gifting

November 22, 2016

Ashley Vaughan buys a lot of jewelry. Not only is she the lead buyer for Tender Loving Empire, but she's spent her share of time in the jewelry aisle helping out people just like you. Here are her top 5 tips for how to buy jewelry for someone if you don't know anything about wearing jewelry. 

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Winter Formal — Dec. 17

Winter Formal — Dec. 17

November 14, 2016

If you're in Portland this December 17th, we'd love you to attend our annual Winter Formal. Come dressed up and prepare to get down with Rap Class and Maarquii, then fully lose your mind to the Cumbia explosion of Orquestra Pacifico Tropical. Tickets here.

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Saturday of Giving — Nov. 12

Saturday of Giving — Nov. 12

November 12, 2016

To support those affected by the gas explosion on NW 23rd, shops and companies in the Nob Hill area are hoping to help rebuild the neighborhood.

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INTERVIEW: Opossum issue 1 + journal release reading party — Nov. 4

INTERVIEW: Opossum issue 1 + journal release reading party — Nov. 4

October 31, 2016

TLE's Nicki Yowell sits down with the co-creator and managing editor of Opossum, A Literary Marsupial, in anticipation of their release party at our West End store.

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Martha Grover & Casey Jarman's Perfect Party — Oct. 27

Martha Grover & Casey Jarman's Perfect Party — Oct. 27

October 05, 2016

Join us on October 27 for Martha Grover & Casey Jarman's Perfect Party! It's an epic adventure at three locations on Hawthorne Blvd, with bands, beverages, books, and more.

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Friends & Friends of Friends Vol. 9 Release Party — Nov. 3

Friends & Friends of Friends Vol. 9 Release Party — Nov. 3

October 05, 2016

Join us for the release party of Friends & Friends of Friends--the 9th annual installment of our annual compilation series on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. It's a party, and you're invited!

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