Thursday, December 25, 2014

TOPANIEN in Multnomah!!!!

Topanien is this very cool (and colorful!) store featuring items from around the world....and is located in the heart of Multnomah Village.

Thank you Topanien for supporting ORA artists through your generous donation to our raffle. 

To our wonderful blog followers: You must check out this store!!!!! I have shopped there often for gifts (including gifts for myself!) You'll find great variety, reasonable prices, and attentive help!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Peggy Sundays is the quintessential shop for finding gifts!
This shop in wonderful Multnomah Village not only has a wide selection of amazingly beautiful & functional items, but the staff is incredibly helpful!  Shopping is a fun adventure here! Find the perfect gift here....or do what many of us a special treat just for yourself!

ORA thanks Peggy Sundays for their generous donation to our Art Raffle. 

Take 2 steps into this shop and you will understand the difference between Village Frame & Gallery...and the chain frame shops scattered about town. VF&G understands what fine art, family trasures, and keepsakes mean to individuals and families. The care they show to each project is professional...and they are innovative!
Art is also available for purchase in their gallery. 

ORA wants to give a big shout out for this very special store. Stop by and experience the difference for ourself. Think about the various keepsakes you have. How might they be displayed to capture their beauty and meaning?  Stop by Village Frame and ask!
You'll find answers!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gratitude #3

One of the great places to shop for women's clothing can be found in the heart of Hillsdale in SW Portland. Paloma shows their passion for art in the beautiful clothing lines and jewelry featured in their store. I haven't bought new clothing in quite some time....I feel some retail therapy coming on for this wonderful shop.

Thank you Paloma for your donation of a gift certificate for our raffle. ORA appreciates your support and certainly hope we can repay your generosity by bringing in new customers!

Just up the street is Hillsdale's newest brew pub. Sasquatch has been around for awhile and I can say from personal experience, they feature some great food (lots of fresh organic produce and some great recipes!) and a wonderful selection of beers! 
A number of us conduct our afternoon and weekend committee meetings here....with glee!

Thank you Sasquatch for supporting ORA artists by donating to our raffle.   

To all our wonderful readers....stop by and sample some great brews and yummy food!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gratitude Posting #2

I'm trying to think of the number of times ORA members have had lunch meetings at this yummy restaurant conveniently located across from the MJCC.... too many to count!

Seasons and Regions is dedicated to deliciously fresh food and quality service. They also support the arts and we are ever so grateful.

Two gift certificates were awarded to our raffle winners who are so very thrilled!  

Stop by for a yummy meal (or two or three!) Maybe you'll see some ORA artists discussing art over a delicious meal!

Annie Bloom's is our go-to Book Store! It's astonishing how large their selection really is! They have amazing children's books, art books, specialty sections, bargain books, not to mention great works of literature. They host readings, sell calendars, cards, t-shirts and more. If you are lucky, you will meet the store cat! 
This fabulous book shop is located in the heart of Multnomah Village just across the street from another of our sponsors, Sip D'vine!

Thank you for your donation to our raffle, thank you for your support of local artists, and thank you for giving our community the gift of an amazing neighborhood bookstore that draws customers from all over the city!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Our #1

Here's a big shout out to 3 wonderful sponsors of our recent Art Raffle. We hope you'll read about each of them and choose to give them your business. They are small, local, and they are generous!
I know I'll be giving each of them my patronage not just because I am grateful, but because I have been long time fans of each business. 

       "The Play's the Thing"Shakespeare

ORA is proud to announce that we will be represented in an art exhibit/sale in the A.R.T. lobby in late April through most of May.

A.R.T. generously donated two theater tickets to our raffle. Our prize winner was ecstatic. Not only will she and her husband get to see a wonderful play "TRIBES" but they will be able to dine at Mother's Restaurant and spend the night at Hotel deLuxe.

A.R.T. is among the finest theater companies in the area. Their productions are always spot on, the acting superb,  and the plays are always thought provoking. We'll be discussing their upcoming play 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog soon!

Check out their box office for ticket information. You are guaranteed to be entertained....dare I say provoked....(all in a stimulating way!)

A Night of Luxury!
Hotel deLuxe is one of those rare boutique hotels that caters to the needs of their guests with out the stuffy pretention of some places I have stayed. 

We have recommended this wonderful hotel to visitors...and all have proclaimed their joy in staying here.

Thank you Hotel deLuxe for supporting the Arts. Not only will our lucky raffle winners enjoy a night of theater, but they will spend the evening in classic & romantic comfort.

Mother's Restaurant is a Portland landmark. The menu offers diners an exceptional variety of artfully prepared meals that will satisfy everyone! We are so grateful to this wonderful establishment for supporting our organization by donating. 

This writer has held more than a few committee meetings over a meal at this fine gatherings too!

Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at a restaurant that supports the arts!!!!!! You will be so happy that you did!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gratitude Postings Launch Tomorrow!

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~
Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

ORA just threw our biggest Art Party/Sale.....ever!

It could not have happened without a remarkable set of sponsors, donors,  volunteers, and customers.

In the next several days we will acknowledge the generosity of these individuals and businesses.

We ask that you consider giving these folks your patronage. They deserve it!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Our Members Shine!

Two of our members will be selling their art work at the Hanukkah Extravaganza this Sunday, December 7th, at Congregation Kol Ami in Vancouver. The event runs from 10am to 4pm. Come shop for Hanukkah gifts, and be sure to see Diane Moeglein's beautiful fused glass work and Victoria Epstein's wonderful sterling silver jewelry!

Congregation Kol Ami
7800 NE 119th St.
Vancouver, WA  98662