Monday, May 16, 2011

Friends Library Store Opens a Pop Up Store on NW 23rd!

I just want to announce the opening of a new Pop Up Store featuring many of the artists in the Portland Art Collective.  The store opened this weekend to great success.  Sales have far exceeded our conservative estimates!  Thank you to the members of the Portland Art Collective who generously helped set it up and to those who are selling their art in the store:  Lorraine Jones, Jennifer Campbell, Sue Girard, Mary Lockyear, Paula McNamee, Cynthia Mooney, Dayna Collins, Robin Olsen, Gloria Sowell.  There are many more artists taking part.  Please come down and check it out!

Stay tuned for link to KBOO Art Focus, Eva Lake radio interview where there is a nice conversation about the Portland Art Collective!
Here is the radio interview with Eva Lake on Art Focus KBOO Radio:

Here's the link for the TV interview on KFOX More Good Day Oregon:


Here's the information:

The Friends of the Multnomah County Library is excited to announce we’re opening a “Pop Up” store on Saturday, May 14, at 801 NW 23rd Avenue (in the former Music Millennium location). The temporary store will be open initially during May and June. The NW Portland store offers a large collection of wonderful used books at terrific prices, works by local artists, gifts, cards, jewelry and the opportunity to support our great library. Hours are 11 am – 7 pm every day.

We invite you to join us for our Grand Opening May 14. Activities include the ribbon cutting at 11 am followed by children’s activities and local artist and author appearances throughout the day.

A unique public-private partnership paved the way for this second store for the Friends. Singer Properties generously donated use of the space to our nonprofit Friends of the Library. Special thanks also goes to Portland Business Alliance, Multnomah County Library and Powell’s Books for providing assistance on this “Pop Up” store project.

Come and volunteer at our new store! Volunteers are always needed to help staff our stores, please contact Shelley Detlefsen at or 503.776.0026. Training is provided.

Thank you for your continued support of the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. Remember, FOL members receive 10% off all merchandise. Memberships are available for purchase at both stores.

For more information go to or call Judy Lindley at 503.989.3213

We look forward to seeing you at our new store location!

*NEW* Friends’ Library Store “Pop Up”

801 NW 23rd Ave.

Portland, OR 97210

Open: Monday–Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm

Also visit:

Friends’ Library Store

Inside Central Library

801 SW 10th Ave.

Portland, Or 97205

Open: Sunday 12 – 5 pm

Monday 10 am – 6 pm

Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm

Thursday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Proceeds support Multnomah County Library


Paula McNamee said...

Lenall, The store looks great and hope it's very successful.

Robin Olsen said...

What an inviting space Lenall! I looked in when those entry hall walls were still bare--the art brings it alive! Can't wait to see it in person.

Createology said...

This pop up store looks wonderful. I wish I were in Portland to shop there. May you have huge successes. I am forwarding you address to my 30 something friends who do live in Portland. Happy selling...

FLS Volunteer Page said...

Thanks so much! We'll be glad to see them!

cynthia said...

I can't believe the transformation of that space, Lenall. You have created something to be very proud of, and I know it will be successful!