10 Sep 2014

Favor Jewelry Trunk Show: Meet the Maker

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Favor Jewelry Trunk Show: Meet the Maker

Portland is a city of makers. From music and fine arts, to textiles and crafts, our city is rich with locally-made alternatives to mass-produced goods. In the realm of Portland-made jewelry, one of our favorite lines is Favor, who’s work we’re happy to carry in our mercantile. We’re pleased to invite you to come meet […]

4 Sep 2014

Tracking Tropical Plants: A Trip to Southwest Mexico

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Tracking Tropical Plants: A Trip to Southwest Mexico

Ever wish you could see how your favorite tropical plants grow in their native environs? Jesse, Pistils’ resident tech guy and self affirmed plant geek, recently had the opportunity to do just that on a trip to southwestern Mexico. Based out of the colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas in the highlands of […]

1 Sep 2014

Web Shop Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

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Web Shop Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

It was 90 degrees, the sun was blaring, and all hands were on deck for our two-day web shop photoshoot. In response to enthusiasm over our web shop, and requests for more product availability, we’ve decided to greatly expand the breadth of our online offerings, and what better way to celebrate great products than with […]

8 Aug 2014

Grow Mushrooms at Home: Meet the Maker

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Grow Mushrooms at Home: Meet the Maker

The Pacific Northwest is famous for mushrooms. From the golden, aromatic Chanterelle, to the elusive, honeycombed Morel, to the fiery red Lobster Mushroom, Portlanders have unique access to some of the most prized culinary ingredients on earth. But mushroom foraging doesn’t have to end in the woods. Thanks to some dedicated fungiphiles and excellent product […]

24 Jul 2014

Hot Weather Gardening: Landscape Design Tips

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Hot Weather Gardening: Landscape Design Tips

It’s been HOT here lately! With temperatures in the upper 90s, and nighttime temperatures rarely dropping below the mid- 60s last week, we noticed drooping plants everywhere. The dog days of summer don’t mean it’s time to give up your garden. With a little extra care and planning, you can learn the tricks to hot […]

17 Jul 2014

Make An Aerium: Projects for Interior Rewilding

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Make An Aerium: Projects for Interior Rewilding

We’re always striving for simplicity at Pistils. Our small shop walks the line between carefully curated and chaotic clutter. Perhaps that’s why, in recent years, we’ve gravitated towards aeriums both in our shop and in our homes: they’re elegant and eye-catching, yet contained. And fortunately, you can make an aerium with that same cherished simplicity. […]

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