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Mon–Fri, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

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2136 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

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Just in: too much to list!

by Gina

We may have received so much in the past week that it would be easier to list what isn’t new.  Not really, but it feels like it.  A few things that aren’t going to show up in photos: a slew of new buttons, and more are on their way, simple, lovely cotton gauze in black and white, a replenished selection of shot cottons, and more.  Let’s get started with the photos, shall we?

Trims galore! Including these cute little packages of ribbed cuffs and waist-bands. I know, not the best pic, but I had to show you these sweet buttons/charms that arrived.  I’m thinking these little chicken charms would make some very fine zipper pulls.These great Japanese imports are so fun! Mt. Fuji dobby, crayon drawn dinos, seahorse double gauze, double sided starry denim, sweet floral shirtings. See the pandas?A variety of apparel goods have started rolling in.  Time to start planning your summer wardrobe.The latest arrivals of medium weight cottons: Ty Pennington’s latest group, Melissa Ybarra’s “Garden Party Tango,” and Tula Pink’s “Fox Field.”


Organization of the Month: p:ear

We are pleased to be partnering with p:ear as our Organization of the Month for March. On Saturday, March 22nd—one week from today—10% of the day’s sales at Bolt will be donated to their program.

p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year our programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24.

To truly exit homelessness, kids must develop the internal strength, skills and foresight to make healthy choices. p:ear provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in which youth are trusted to outgrow unproductive and harmful behaviors. We offer individualized mentoring and education programs in a safe, reliable setting designed to foster trust, build self-esteem and to teach homeless and transitional kids—who all too often are regarded by society as disposable, “hopeless cases”—that they are valuable individuals with a future who have something vital to contribute to this community. 

p:ear staff and volunteers serve as mentors, friends, and role models, while p:ear’s unique programs create opportunities for young people to grow intellectually, express themselves constructively, communicate in positive ways and engage in meaningful interactions with the larger community of Portland. This is not work that can be accomplished in the short-term. These are relationships based on trust that take years to cultivate and require enormous dedication to sustain.

We are committed to being there for p:ear youth over the long-haul to share failures and successes, mundane events as well as life-altering milestones.

Please come out and help support p:ear next Saturday, March 22nd!


Just in: Lotta Jansdotter, Alexander Henry, Essex fats....

by Gina

This week we’ve welcomed the latest group by Lotta Jansdotter, “Mormor.” Great colors, easy to please designs.

The past week brought us more, fun and funny prints from the great folks at Alexander Henry.  Been looking for a cowboy toile, anyone? Or giant bugs?

We’ve started to bring in some solid colors of Robert Kaufman’s Essex cotton/linen blend, and got busy putting up these great looking fat packs:

Looking for more cotton/linen blends?  Moda has jumped on the bandwagon and is offering these sweet “mochi dots” on a wonderful blend cloth designed by Momo.

These soft, light (and quite wide) stripes and gingham will surely suit your summer wardrobe needs.

And…big news…local designer, Violet Craft’s fantastic bridge print from “Waterfront Park,” is back in stock.  Come and get ‘em!

Hope to see you soon!