Category Archives: Portland, OR

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Mercantile Color Collection

Ginnie and I have loved Rejuvenation ever since we moved to Portland back in 1993. When we bought our 1888 Victorian farmhouse, we headed to Rejuvenation for hinges, doorknobs, historic light fixtures, and cool vintage stuff. And when we launched … Continue reading

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014

We Are Colorhouse.

Happy Summer! Janie and I just harvested our first sprig of perfectly tender asparagus last month… it was worth the four year wait! The excitement and new growth of summer is always an inspiring reminder to recharge and rejuvenate and … Continue reading

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Friday, April 11th, 2014

Windfall Lumber – A Colorful Collaboration!

Collaboration is one of our core values at YOLO Colorhouse. We LOVE working with like-minded companies that also want to Make the World More Colorful and Less Volatile! Windfall Lumber, based in Tumwater, WA, is one such company. They have … Continue reading

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Beauty of WOOD — The Joinery

Our newest WOOD family of mahogany reds and teak-tinged oranges was inspired by material of America’s woodworkers and furniture makers. Founded in 1982 by woodworker Marc Gaudin in the SE Woodstock neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, The Joinery creates beautiful, functional … Continue reading

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Friday, November 8th, 2013

HIP+HOT: Industrial Interiors from Rejuvenation

Our newest METAL family of cool neutrals was inspired by the craftsmanship of blacksmiths and metalworkers. Rejuvenation began in 1977 as an architectural salvage shop in Portland, Oregon. When founder Jim Kelly couldn’t find the period fixtures he needed for … Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Bee Local- Artisan Neighborhood Honey

In celebration of our new Handcrafter Color Collection, we have partnered with companies that specialize in the making of handcrafted items for the home. Our BEESWAX color family honors the tradition of beekeeping in America. The craft of beekeeping is … Continue reading

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Friday, March 22nd, 2013

COLOR YOUR LIFE – Guest Blogger Week: Kinfolk Magazine

Welcome to COLOR YOUR LIFE – Guest Blogger week! We have invited 5 vibrant contributors to the YOLO Colorhouse blog to write about how color inspires the creative work they do and beautifies the world we live in. Today’s guest … Continue reading

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The Color of Cool – Beam & Anchor

Tucked under the Fremont Bridge in industrial North Portland is a pretty cool place. Founded on a passion for great design and the desire to support local makers, Beam & Anchor transformed a once-neglected 7,000 sq ft building into an … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The Color Of Craft Saké – SakéOne

Tucked in the northern part of wine country in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is an unexpected surprise – a saké brewery (or “kura” in Japanese). Located in Forest Grove, SakéOne is the first American-operated saké brewery in the United States. Originally … Continue reading

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Monday, August 13th, 2012

The Color (and Sound) of Pickathon

Recently, on a farm outside of Portland, OR, there was a weekend full of music, camping, and color … lots of it! An annual event for the last 14 years, Pickathon is a continuous three-day music festival with 50 bands … Continue reading

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