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artist_series_blogStumptown has always been staffed by a crew of artists (just look at Stumptown longtimers Tim Root & Tim Wenzel) so in honor of our 15th birthday on November 1, we put out a call to Stumptown staff across the country to submit original artwork to don the Hair Bender bag cards for the month of November – here is the full spread of submissions. How lucky are we to work among such talent.

From left to right:

(top row) Emily Hibsman, Brent Wick, Steph Ketnick
(second row) Joseph McVetty, Jesse Marvin, Austin Wahl
(third row) Marcie McCabe, Beau Berkley, Marian Miller
(bottom left) Jaime Boddorff

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On view October 8th – November 5th
Reception 4-6 Sunday, October 19th

The focus of this series of etchings was the process in which they were made. Months were spent intensely scratching, scrapping, burnishing, and etching into the surface of large copper sheets. Print proofs were made arbitrarily during this process and then the copper was reworked revealing what lay under the surface.

This series was achieved by adding layers of spray paint, hard ground and sugar to the surface of the copper. Then the exposed areas were bit by acid, scrapped and burnished again and again.

These pieces are a few of the proofs that appeared along the path. A path that continues on, constantly changing.” – Bruce Paulson

Belmont Stumptown
3356 SE Belmont Street


On view October 9th – November 26th
Reception 4-6pm Sunday, October 26th
Artist Talk 4-6pm Sunday, November 23

Local process-based artist and community builder Wynde Dyer worked with a team of neighborhood children, aged 5-11, to design a series of colorful quilts channelling the practices and products of Gee’s Bend quilters. Working with poly tarp in lieu of fabric, the quilts create a dissonance between one’s expectation of a quilt–as something soft and warm–and the reality of these utility quilts, which are cold and hard but offer a water resistant barrier against the wet soil of the Pacific Northwest. Perfect for a picnic after the rain. When displayed with backlight they also conjure a stained-glass effect that will brighten any gloomy room of winter. The colorful whimsy of the utility quilts, however, belies the purpose behind the artist’s process, which involved a self-guided process of exposure therapy to overcome deeply-rooted childhood trauma-related aversions to tarp and young humans alike.


Featuring designs by: Issa Cuanalo, 6 / Fayde Edgar, 9 / Zoey Edgar, 6 / Delaney Johnson, 11 / Elliott Johnson, 9 / Logan Horton, 6 / Frankie Lancaster, 6 / Theo Lancaster, 7 / Angel Marks, 10 / Jonathan Marks, 11 / George Marmen-Zehnder, 11 / Justin McGarity, 7 / Mercedes Plancarte, 6 / Parker Powell-Herbold, 8 / Penny Powell-Herbold, 5 / Sebastian Regier, 5 / Antonio Reyes, 11 / Michelle Ruhmshottel, 8 / Zoë Unknown, 6


For more information see:
Interview with Felicity Fenton

Division Stumptown
4525 SE Division Street



Bon Appétit Present Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty, the flagship food and drink festival of the Pacific Northwest, and we’re jazzed to be the coffee sponsors this year. The event brings together some of the country’s best chefs in a series of events with a mission – donating the net proceeds towards ending childhood hunger in Oregon and around the country through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share our Strength.

We’ll be there at the events below doing our part to keep the masses buzzed and boozed with coffee and Cold Brew cocktails. Visit Feast Portland for the full schedule, ticket information and more details and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for updates throughout the Feast fest.



Sandwich Invitational, Director’s Park, 6pm – 9pm

Dinner Series: Hot 10 Dinner, Ava Gene’s, 7 pm


Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting, Pioneer Square, 12pm – 5pm

Dinner Series: State of the Art with Adelsheim & Willamette Valley Vineyards, KitchenCru, 7pm

Dinner Series: Ari Taymor and Sarah Pliner, Aviary, 7pm

Night Market, Zidell Shipyard, 6pm – 9pm

Bon Appetit Party, Spirit of ’77, 9pm


Coffee Talk Hands On Class with Liam Kenna, Le Cordon Bleu, 10am – 11:30am

Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting, Pioneer Square, 12pm – 5pm

Beans and Booze Tasting Panel, Portland Art Museum, 12:45pm – 1:45pm

High Comfort, The Nines, 6pm – 9 pm

Dinner Series: Pop Stars with Elk Cove & Ponzi Vineyards at KitchenCru


Brunch Village, Pioneer Square, 11am – 2pm



On view September 10th – October 20th, 2014

Opening reception Sunday, September 14th (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Posters for nothing. Begetting and beheading. Breakout hits, not enough. Genuine excellence in cratering.  Fake drips, late to the game.  Everybody loves distribution.  Brancusi playing golf.  Maybe later for the win.  Lost and found flavors.  I want the information.  Hooray no one’s here.  Let’s rebrand them as terrorists.  Production life.  There’s always coffee.  Everything takes forever.  You/me a small part of forever,  and everything.

Born in Portland, John Brodie has been painting for more than 20 years, with explorations in book art, prints and multiples, and sculpture. He was included in Disjecta’s PDX2010: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, and from 1996 to 2006 was a member of the notorious 333 Studios, a loose collective and fine arts studio.  In 2007, he founded TodayArt Studios in a 9,000 square-foot building in Southeast Portland.  He opened Monograph Bookwerks, a fine art bookstore, in 2010 with artist Blair Saxon-Hill.  He also owns Le Happy, a frenchy restaurant, and for 20 years was in the music business, managing the legendary club La Luna,  and also the globe-trotting band Pink Martini.

For more information, please contact May Barruel (may@stumptowncoffee.com)

Stumptown Coffee Roasters (Downtown)

128 SW Third Avenue

Portland, OR



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On view August 2nd – September 30th
Opening Reception Sunday, August 3rd (4 – 6pm) 

Worlds is a series of paintings that I began working on in early February of this year. I set out in the end of winter to plant the seeds of a show focusing on positivity, transformation, and community. Here we are in August and everything is blooming all around us. It’s what everyone in Portland pines for in the rainy grey months. I feel that these paintings are a representation of that process. In this show are the artifacts of my own personal challenges, awakenings, and commitments to my path. All of my paintings are done with three brushes: a line brush, a fill brush, and a brush for washes. I like using brushes as opposed to pens because they are more versatile and create a more expressive line quality. I use india ink, water color, and gauche, on water color paper and seek out vintage wood frames for my work. I am currently in my thesis year in the Communication Design program at Pacific Northwest College of art.

Contact me through my website for art and design opportunities! zacharymarvick.com // zachymane @ instagram

- Zachary Marvick


For more information, please contact Wendy Swartz (wendy@stumptowncoffee.com)

Division Stumptown
4525 SE Division Street