Steal This Look: A Fall Dinner with Friends

November 15, 2012

Last year, we headed to Portland, Oregon, in search of a venue for our Remodelista Market. To the rescue: Schoolhouse Electric, who literally opened the doors to their newly renovated showroom in their Schoolhouse Factory Building located in Northwest Portland, where they let us take over the place for the day.

Not long after, Schoolhouse Electric moved into the warehouse space with its old growth beams and original maple floors. Joining them were several other creatives who occupy different corners of the building: Egg Press, Anna Mara Flowers, furniture maker Reed LaPlant, and Ristretto Roasters Coffee. After a year of working alongside one other and collaborating on projects large and small, they all got together to celebrate over a fall dinner, a culinary collaboration of sorts.

Want to recreate their autumnal setting? See below for sources.

Photography by Laura D'art.

N.B. Bay Area readers can check out Schoolhouse Electric's latest collaboration with Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop. The launch of her Victory Regalia Collection will be at Heath Ceramics in San Francisco in the Mission this evening, 5.30 to 8 pm. Details here.

Above: Anna Mara pulled together fall foliage for the table. The Egg Press Linen Napkins in the Tess Floral pattern are $14 each and the Blackline Stoneware Dinner Plates are $28 each from Schoolhouse Electric.

Radford-Brown Table
Radford-Brown Table

Above: Tess Darrow, owner of Egg Press, hosted the dinner at her midcentury ranch home in Portland, OR. Reed LaPlant handcrafted the black walnut Radford-Brown Table; the table is 84 inches long and is $2,350 at Schoolhouse Electric.

Recycled Wine Punt Tumblers
Recycled Wine Punt Tumblers

Above: Kara of Egg Press setting the table; the Recycled Wine Punt Tumblers are $9 each from Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: Dinner in full swing.

Above: Tessa made the fruit tarts for dessert.

Above: Ana serving herself to a slice of Tessa's pie.

Chemex 8-Cup Coffee Maker
Chemex 8-Cup Coffee Maker

Above: Din, the owner of Ristretto Roasters, made the pour-over Cowboy Blend Coffee to go with dessert. The Chemex 8-Cup Coffee Maker; $48 from Schoolhouse Electric.

Above: An array of succulents in the window,

Above: An Eames rocker beside a tripod lamp.