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Earth Day Everyday April 20 2017

Earth Day may only come once a year, but we want to celebrate the many designers we work with that encourage us to observe it all year long with their stylish environmentally sound products. Some of our favorites include:

Baggu’s portable grocery bags
Casey Sibley’s waxed canvas market totes
Fluf’s washable lunch bags 
Portland Growler Company’s beer and kombucha growlers 
Graf Lantz for creating totes and useful objects from sustainable wool felt
Matt & Nat for lining their vegan handbags and backpacks with recycled plastic bottles 
Keephouse for dyeing their household linens with organic ink
Deoria Made for crafting breathtaking serving boards out of reclaimed hardwoods

 

 


6th Annual Warm + Fuzzy Fundraiser November 22 2016

Warm and Fuzzy Fundraiser

 

It's time for our 6th Annual Warm + Fuzzy Fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society, a favorite event here at Red Sail. Between November 1st and December 24th, 2016, Red Sail is donating 15% of sales of our holiday ornaments to the Oregon Humane Society. Gus (our adorable shop dog and all around fantastic Vizsla) gives this event an enthusiastic tail wag of approval!  Why not send your loved ones an ornament for the holidays to let them know you're thinking about them? Shop online or in the store between November 1st and December 24th to make your purchases count.

If you're not familiar with the Oregon Humane Society, they are an incredible organization that helped over 11,000 animals last year, and have an amazing 98% adoption rate! This organization is run completely on donations, and as animal lovers, we love to support their incredible efforts. 

 


Instagram Summer Giveaway July 26 2016

 

Instagram Summer Giveaway

 

Just like this week’s weather report we’ve got HOT news… it’s summer giveaway time! ☀️ One lucky winner will receive a $100 Red Sail gift certificate usable in-store or online! To enter, complete all 3 steps:

1. Follow us at @shopredsail on Instagram (if you don’t already).
2. "Like" this photo on Instagram
3. On Instagram, tag 3 friends in the comments section that might be interested in entering.

Our summer giveaway closes at 11AM PST on August 1st. One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Instagram on August 2nd. One entry per person and US contestants only please. Good luck and thanks to all of you for following our feed!

 

 


Retail Happy Hour Comes to Alberta Street June 24 2015

We are so excited to kick off a new ongoing event with our Alberta Street neighbors, Retail Happy Hour! Starting today, nearly forty Alberta Street retail businesses will offer special deals EVERY Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.

The idea is simple. Each week participating businesses will offer their own unique deal, only available Wednesdays from 3-6pm. You shop amazing local stores, score a great deals, and then celebrate your shopping prowess with a drink or dinner at one of the super restaurants and bars on Alberta Street!

Here at Red Sail we will change things up every week, so be sure to visit our Facebook or Instagram feed every Wednesday morning to find out what our exclusive happy hour discount will be that afternoon. Use #retailhappyhour to find the deals and to post what you score that day!

There is truly something on the menus for everyone's tastes, so grab a friend and visit Alberta Street this evening! For more information, including the full "menu" of participating businesses and their addresses, visit Alberta Main Street.

 

Alberta Retail Happy Hour

 

 


Write On Challenge April 01 2015

"Real" mail is truly a gift these days so we are partnering with Egg Press and Hello Lucky for the #Write_On challenge! We have 10 free starter kits to give away, plus throughout April when you buy 5 cards at Red Sail get a sixth one free! We are fortunate to have a kick-ass collection in the shop so stop by this month and stock up on beautiful cards from Blackbird Press, Candyspotting, Dee & Lala, Foxy & Winston, Hello Lucky, Lark Press, Old School Stationers, Sapling Press, Smock Press, Snow & Graham, Sugarcube Press, The Social Type, and Waterknot!


Supportland Egg Hunt April 01 2015

The annual Supportland Egg Hunt begins today! From April 1-5, they hide digital Easter eggs at your favorite local businesses (including Red Sail). These magical eggs range in value from 5 to 100 Merits... now that's sweeter than a chocolate Easter Bunny! Not a Supportland member yet? Click here to find out how to get your free membership to this community rewards program.


Get to know Little Boxes November 27 2014

Little Boxes is back this Friday and Saturday, Nov 28th and 29th! Make sure you're up to speed so you can get in on the local shopping fun!

About
Little Boxes is a city-wide shopping event and prize raffle on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. For the two days after Thanksgiving, welcome in the holiday season by discovering the quality and variety of Portland’s indie and local retail shopping scene, unlock 10% off*, and enter to win a travel package, an iPad & wireless bookshelf speakers from The Mac Store, shopping sprees, hotel packages, restaurant gift certificates and TONS more goodies!


 

Shopping in Portland’s Little Boxes on Black Friday and Saturday (and throughout the holiday season) is an alternative to the hubbub of the big box stores. It’s a great way to find unique gifts for everyone on your list, enjoy the hospitality and warmth of Portland’s independently owned neighborhood shops, have fun with your family and friends, and–just maybe–win some pretty incredible prizes, just by taking a stroll in Portland’s best shopping districts.

How do I play? Participating in Little Boxes is easy. If you have an iPhone, download our iPhone appto play along digitally or pick up a Passport at any participating Little Box to play on paper. Enter the raffle simply by going to any Little Box on the days of the event and filling out a ticket or entering the Code into your iPhone. Everybody’s allowed one entry per Little Box they visit and there’s no limit to how many times you can enter. The more stores you visit, the greater your chances of winning.

Want even better odds? Simply make a purchase during the event and earn bonus raffle entries. With each purchase you’ll get a stamp on your passport or App. Collect four stamps and you get 15 extra entries in the raffle. Eight stamps and you get another 20 extra entries. 12 or more stamps and you get an additional 30 raffle entries!

What’s more, when you make a purchase at one Little Box, simply show your passport or iPhone to the next Little Box and you’ll unlock a 10% discount*.

Plan your route and discover all the Little Boxes here or download the iPhone App!

When: Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving (11/28 – 11/29) from 10am – 6pm

Where: The Little Boxes, Portland’s locally owned shops and boutiques


Alberta Street Fair - Saturday August 9th August 07 2014

Don't miss the best day of the year in our hood, Alberta Street Fair! We will have a HUGE sale section and will be handing out coupons for 15% off one full priced item to the first 50 people through the door. We open at 10am, the street fair starts at 11am. See you Saturday!


Break It Down with Betsy & Iya May 01 2014

Our best selling collection (that's right, the top dog out of the 72 lines we carry at Red Sail), Betsy & Iya, is celebrating an exciting expansion of their jewelry making home base next week with a killer party. We'll be there and so should you! Here are the deets...

What: Customer appreciation and space expansion open house party

Who: betsy & iya fans, followers, customers and appreciators will enjoy sponsored refreshments from New Deal Distillery, Union Wine Co., Pacific Pie Co. and QUIN as well as the chance to win raffle prizes from Radish Underground, Cassidy Jewelry, Rock n’ Rose, Tender Loving Empire, Tilde, and Etcetera. 

Where: betsy & iya’s retail location, 2403 NW Thurman St., Portland, OR 97210

When: Friday, May 9 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Details: Guests will witness the unveiling of an original artwork by Emily Katz comprised of donated items from artists and makers citywide as an homage to the local maker network betsy & iya is proud to be a part of. Other activities include:

  • Sheet metal for guests to scratch, scuff, and make their marks on; singular cuff bracelets will be cut from the metal to commemorate the event. The “One-of-a-kind cuff” ($89) will be available for advance purchase at the party, and given away as a prize to the first ten customers who make a purchase at the party. 
  • A time capsule will be official sealed into the renovation, containing betsy & iya’s trademark “Mad Libs”-style notes from customers on their growth and goals at this moment 

Supportland Egg Hunt April 18 2014


Shop Small for a BIG Win! November 26 2013

 

 

The shop is packed with AMAZING merchandise, the new web site is up and running, and our Christmas window is in place.. we are officially ready for the holidays! This month, we’re also excited to be participating again in Little Boxes, a Portland-wide shopping event that takes place the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

On a day traditionally dominated by big box retailers, it’s easy for independently owned small businesses to get lost in the shuffle. Three years ago, a few of the city’s boutique shop owners (including Red Sail) pooled resources to offer prizes and discounts to consumers who shopped a network of participating “Little Box” stores. This year, shoppers have the option to navigate participating shops using an iPhone app (yay, technology!), with chances to win raffle prizes including a travel package, an iPad, and a $600 shopping spree to the Little Boxes (and hey, if you miss that, there’s still a chance to win $400 or $200 sprees).  It’s free to enter; just head into any participating shop on 11/29 – 11/30 to claim a raffle ticket.  Make a purchase to earn bonus entries and unlock a 10% discount at the next Little Box on your list.  The more shops you visit, the more chances you have to win!

We believe that shopping Little Boxes is a great way to find unique gifts for everyone on your list, have fun with your family and friends, and–just maybe–win some pretty incredible prizes, all by taking a stroll in Portland’s best shopping districts.

If you’re local, we’d love to see you out and about!

Mark your calendars now! Friday, November 29th & Saturday November 30th, 10am-7pm. Plan your route and find more information at www.littleboxespdx.com/shop

 


Supportland Holiday Shopping Event November 14 2013

It's Supportland's biggest point giveaway of the year! A ridiculously huge 60 points per transaction at every business you've never been to & a cool 15 points at your usual haunts during Black Friday & Saturday. This is network-wide, all businesses participating. Search on the Supportland website or use their mobile app to start plotting your course.

 


3rd Annual Warm + Fuzzy Fundraiser November 05 2013

It's time for our favorite event here at Red Sail, our Warm + Fuzzy Fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society. This year to support our favorite four-legged friends, Red Sail is donating 15% of sales of our holiday ornaments to Oregon Humane Society. Shop online or in the store between November 1st and December 24th, 2013 to make your purchase count! Last year Red Sail was able to donate $1036, and this year we hope to blow that number away, but we need you help! Shop our ornaments now!

Warm + Fuzzy Update January 10 2013

I'm so excited to announce that Red Sail's Warm + Fuzzy Fundraiser raised $1036 for the Oregon Humane Society. Thank you to all of our customers who purchased an ornament from us in November and December, YOU made this possible! Btw, the good folks at OHS even named a red tabby cat after our shop, and he's already been adopted!

 

 


Oregon Humane Society Fundraiser January 06 2012

Just want to pass along a special thank you to all of our customers who supported the Oregon Humane Society by buying an animal themed Christmas ornament from RED SAIL between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We donated 15% of the sale of those items, raising over $250 (that doesn't even include the cash in our counter-top donation bin either!) for OHS. On behalf of all the puppies, kitties, bunnies, and other creatures cared for by the Oregon Humane Society, thank you! If you'd like more info about OHS visit their site,  http://www.oregonhumane.org/