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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Him

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Him

Next up in our gifting series are some top-notch pick for the fellas, dapper dudes and handymen in your life! The hardest part of creating this particular compilation was simply narrowing down the choices - there are so many perfect presents that anyone, regardless of gender, would be pretty stoked to receive. Every item on this list is carefully crafted to the highest quality standards and would make a handsome addition to the home for years and years to come.   | Shop Gifts for Him | 

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Schoolhouse Pop-Up: Give Good Gift

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Schoolhouse Pop-Up: Give Good Gift

A magical gift-giving opportunity awaits you this Sunday, December 11th at Portland's Union Pine. Over 40 local vendors gather together in one spot to make your holiday shopping a festive and enjoyable breeze instead of a traffic-packed hassle. Schoolhouse is excited to join Give Good Gift with our first ever pop-up! We'll have signature Schoolhouse pieces such as clocks & lighting, along with our new holiday and favorite gifting items. Along with Portland's coolest creators, there will be food carts, a spirit-rich bar and a Santa photo booth for old-fashioned fun perfect for all ages. See the list of participating...

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Them

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: For Them

Depending on your perspective, buying gifts for a couple can either be a tricky prospect or the preferred way to go. On one hand, it's a two-fer! You're one and done so to speak. On the other hand, buying one gift for two people with (assuming) two unique sets of taste can be a bit of challenge. Often you'll find a gift that's perfect for one half of the equation that kind of leaves the other lacking. Well, have no fear. We've done your couple pals proud with our Gifts for Them roundup. Anyone would be bees-knees-level-pleased to receive any of...

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Dapper & Wise

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Schoolhouse Spaces: Dapper & Wise

Opening up a successful coffee joint in a town as obsessive about their caffeine as Portland takes more than just guts and grit. It takes years of study, an all-consuming passion and a keen eye for design. Thankfully, brew masters and business partners Tyler Geel and Even Aldrete have the above in spades - plus a great deal of charm to boot. After years of honing their barista skills in various cafes, they were ready to break out on their own. The fruit of their joint-venture labor? Dapper & Wise Roasters. Designed with old-world charm, rich leather accents and brass Schoolhouse...

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: Hostess with the Most-est

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Schoolhouse Gift Guide: Hostess with the Most-est

The time for holiday parties, gatherings, fests and ugly-sweater shindigs is here! Fancy or casual, it's always nice to bring a little something for your gracious hosts. It's no easy feat getting people together this time of year and we like to encourage a home-thrown party whenever, and however, we can. It's the season of giving after all! To wit, we rounded up a few of our favorite heirloom pieces that would make any hostess think: "Yeah. I'm definitely going to do this again next year!" Here's and cheers to more parties with the people we love the most. Happy...

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Hand-Sewn Holiday: Made by Schoolhouse

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Hand-Sewn Holiday: Made by Schoolhouse

This time of year is ripe with nostalgia and often informed by deeply ingrained representations of what the holidays should look like. We're not about to go into a consumerist culture rant (we do of course, make and sell things) but lets just say, it's easy to get lost in the season. There's so much to love and enjoy about the holidays though, so whenever we start to feel overwhelmed or stressed, we pause to think about all the magic, joy, and positivity that make it what it truly is.  One thing we look forward to at Schoolhouse each year is...

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Making Spirits Bright: A Holiday Fest

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Making Spirits Bright: A Holiday Fest

To celebrate all the joys of this season, we're throwing a good old-fashioned holiday fest at both our Portland flagship and New York City locations and we'd love for you to be there! At each store you will be able to get 15% off of everything, along with some lovely snacks, spirits and (of course) general fah-la-la merriment! At our Portland location, we're excited to be hosting a festive wreath-making workshop for $10 with the talented folks at work/shop pdx throughout the day.  While you're shopping, wreathing and chatting, you'll also get to enjoy wine from Union Wine Co., gourmet s'mores made by Nineteen27 (which, you best...

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Go Inside: Schoolhouse NYC Store

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Go Inside: Schoolhouse NYC Store

What our New York store lacks in square footage (although at 1500 square feet, it ain't too shabby!), it makes up for tenfold with some seriously genius merchandising and organization (something New Yorkers know all-too well). A hidden gem inside the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, we opened our New York store nearly 12 years ago. Although admittedly we're not ones to boost much, people often seem surprised to hear we have an NYC location. After all this time, we think it more than deserves its moment in the spotlight.  Headed up by our longtime manager Michael (you can read our interview...

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Blue Striped Apron: 3-Ways

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Blue Striped Apron: 3-Ways

Inside Schoolhouse, we have our very own sewing studio where we turn a variety of textiles, both new and vintage, into a wide selection home goods. We make our own throw pillows, napkins, hampers, and around the holidays, we also proudly hand sew stockings and tree-skirts, among others. However, when we went about designing an apron to add to our latest collection, we headed south to the experts of apron-making in downtown Los Angeles: Hedley & Bennett. With a joyful and playful aesthetic, the HQ at Hedley & Bennett has been described as "Willa Wonka meets Julia Child." Every apron is sewn...

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