Orox Leather Co. is celebrating our third anniversary and we'd like to invite you to a party on Thursday, October 1st from 5pm - 9pm! We’re usually open late on First Thursdays, but this time we’ll be having an extra special celebration to mark the third anniversary of our store and workshop. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, partners, and friends who have helped make our first three years such a success. Our business has truly been built by you and we all deserve a party!

We’ve got a terrific party in the works and you can read and see more below, but here are the essentials: We'll be serving delicious food from Local Haven (Ashley Marti) and drinks from Ninkasi Brewing, Bull Run Distilling Company and Browne Family Vineyards. The third anniversary is traditionally marked with leather gifts, so (while supplies last) we'll be giving away Orox leather coasters (it’s the least we can do). We’ll have music (Jerome Monaco) and 20% of all sales will be donated to OHSU Doernbecher's Children’s Hospital. All guests will receive a ticket for an opportunity to your choice of a Merces Petite purse or a Medicus Dopp toiletries bag. Please mark your calendars and invite your friends.


Bull Run Distilling Company has been hand crafting small batch spirits in Portland, Oregon since 2010. Named in honor of the Bull Run watershed, which supplies Portland and the distillery with pure drinking water, the Bull Run Distilling Company is part of the local revival of craft spirits. They make a wide range of products including whiskey, vodka, bourbon, and gin.  Their distillery and tasting room is at 2259 NW Quimby St and it’s open for tours and tastings.

Browne Family Vineyards is located in Walla Walla, WA. It handcrafts limited production wines from legacy vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area). Known primarily for Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux red blend and Chardonnay, Browne Family has expanded to also include a Merlot and Petit Verdot. Browne Family wines consistently earn excellent reviews and make people happy.

Ninkasi Brewing, based in Eugene, Oregon was established in 2005 and is dedicated to improving the lives of its customers, the residents of its communities, its employees, and business partners. Ninkasi is named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation and their extensive line of beers has met with great success. We certainly have trouble choosing our favorite Ninkasi variety!

Local Haven is the project of Ashley Marti, a food stylist based right here in Portland, Oregon. In addition to styling for Portland Monthly and others she also writes and blogs about food with a focus on simple recipes with big flavor that highlight seasonal and local produce. When she is not in the kitchen, Ashley is out enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family. You can also find her on Instagram.

Looking forward to seeing you on 10/1. Please invite your friends!

The Martinez Family


September 22, 2015 — Mark Feldman