On a quick trip to Portland this past weekend to see folk siren Joanna Newsom (more on that later), I swung into the new Tender Loving Empire storefront, which borders the posh Pearl District. Not only is the record label home to Boise’s beloved Finn Riggins and run by members of Portland’s Jared Mees and the Grown Children, but the new storefront/record store/gallery also features handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry and art prints from Northwest artists.
Here are a few snapshots from the small, but totally-crammed-with-awesomeness gallery. And here’s a little thought for the TLE crew to ponder: should you ever grow out of space in your current spot, there’s plenty of room to open a satellite shop in downtown Boise. Just sayin'.