Lights on NE Broadway … and carolers

Northeast Broadway starting tomorrow, Dec. 4th is the place to be for special activities for the holidays and discounts on gifts. You know I inhabit these stores on a weekly basis (most of them) so I do know what’s what and who’s who.

The sale starts tomorrow night, and goes through Sunday. Here are the high points:

One of my favorite, and consequently Sawyer’s favorite dog stores is Furever Pets at 1902 NE Broadway. Take a photo with your Fifi and Santa. Contribute to any animal shelter and get a 10% discount on pet food at the store. Send me your Santa/doggie photos and you’ll be rewarded by seeing their cute little faces on this blog after the holidaze! jaspitzer31@mac.com

Home at Last, my very favorite neighborhood furniture store is located at 1726 NE Broadway next to the Cadillac Café where you can get one of the bestest breakfasts in town with a “not too bad” wait on the weekends. Take 25% off all holiday merchandise which is all very eclectic thanks to owner Dan Brungardt.

Broadway Floral, where I usually go for floral needs throughout the year AND their sales are legendary as is their store design. The store is organized by color – so just imagine how easy it is to buy accoutrement for your living space. Love Love Love the colors!

AND don’t miss the free gift wrapping by the American Cancer Society volunteers. Broadway Floral is located at 1638 NE Broadway.

Broadway Books is synonymous with personal customer service and I couldn’t live without their book recommendations. Buy two items get one free and hot cider and cookies while you shop. Don’t spill!

I can’t walk down NE Broadway and not take a peek in Trade Roots at 1831 NE. Their jewelry is amazing and unique and I always find something to wear on their clearance rack. No matter what size I’m wearing at the moment.

Twisted is located at 2319 NE Broadway and is giving away free tea. I was in the other night admiring their crochet and knitting book selection. Lovely, lovely, colorful yarns.

Kids Edge Clothing are the new kids on the block at 2200 NE. Don’t miss the 35% off all merchandise. Bring cans of food for even more savings. You’ll see some very different clothing for kids here – not the usual run-of-the-mill.

There’s more …

Bella, Stella Baby & Big Kids, Great Wine Buys, Sofa, Table Chair, Well Suited and the list still goes on. See you on NE Broadway.

Shop on!

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The promise of a burrito

BBcolorLogoCropped2If you live in Irvington like I do you may have heard about the “saving” of Broadway Books in December of last year. As owner Roberta Dyer likes to say the “snow and the economy were both in freefall when Broadway Books had our 15 minutes of fame.”

What she is referring to is a marketing ploy enacted by her son Aaron back in December that is probably responsible for the store not having to close for financial reasons.

From his blog at everydaydude.com , everydaydude (Aaron) declared (for reasons he describes in the post), that if people went into the store and spent $50 or more on books and then showed him the receipt, he would buy them a burrito.

“Meet me at Cha Cha Cha on SE Hawthorne in Portland on Friday January 16th at 6PM with a receipt from Broadway Books for over $50 and between today’s date and Christmas and I’m buying your kind ass a burrito.”

Being a good son who wanted to help his mom was his only motivation and the guerilla marketing tactic generated amazing attention by Portland’s bloggers as well as the media. It was the hit story of the holiday season.

Long story even longer, Roberta …. is repeating the burrito buy … sort of. Here’s her message from her monthly newsletter: “During the month of August, if you bring this newsletter in and make a purchase of $50 at Broadway Books, we’ll give you a gift card worth $10 at your local Cha! Cha! Cha! This offer is only available to our newsletter subscribers, so remember to bring this newsletter with you. And walk away with some good books to read while you’re having hat free burrito!”

Roberta Dyer

Roberta Dyer

So get off your butt, get online and sign up for the newsletter, print it out and take it over there and spend $50 of your hard earned (or not) cash. OK you should probably call ahead and make sure it’s all right with the store’s establishment because I’m writing this on Sunday night without having talked to Ms. Dyer. That number is (503) 284-1726.

As long as I’m at it their blog is called bookbroads blog! And their address is 1713 NE Broadway in NE Portland. Their Twitter name is the same as the blog – @bookbroads. They can be found on Facebook as well.

Buy more books and shop on!

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