Grand Opening of The New World Apothecary

Tomorrow night–actually tonight, since I’m writing this after midnight–is the grand opening of the Sword and Fern’s New World Apothecary at 811 East Burnside in Portland.  If you haven’t been to the S+F yet, this would be a perfect time to see their many beautiful creations.  Here is Emily Baker’s press release for the event:


PORTLAND, OR: On Friday, December 10th, 2010, from 6-9 pm, Sword+Fern invites you to come taste, smell, and touch a new section of goods in the shop for sale.

Now available at Sword+Fern is a carefully curated selection of locally made, powerful healing herbal remedies, including lip balm, salves, tinctures, flower essences from Shayne Case, natural parfums, local honey, pure beeswax candles, cosmetics by Portland Black Lipstick Co., and organic and sustainably wildcrafted teas and incenses sold by the ounce and beautifully packaged for gift giving.

To celebrate the unveiling of these magical treats and sensory delights, please join us for an evening of “meet and greet the maker”, with local herbalist Sarai Black, hosting a tasting of her small batch medicinal herbal tinctures and berry cordials, along with other delicious concoctions like stinging nettle chocolate truffles by Nicole Pepper and salted caramel sauce by Morgan Grundstein-Helvey of Dovetail Bakery.

Mystical ladies Dexter Flowers and Carly Boyer will be on hand for the evening to give you a complimentary handwriting analysis or a private tarot card reading.”

Marjorie Skinner from The Mercury’s Blogtown posted about this too.  To see her article please follow this link: