Despite some glorious sun breaks this month, Portland is still in the throws of winter. Translation: This is the best time to think about getting the heck out of dodge to a sunny destination. (Side note: I’m writing this blog post under a palm tree in Hawaii, seriously). If your time has come to bask in the vacation sun, there’s really just one thing your need– a swimsuit.

For year round suit shopping Popina has long been a local favorite with fashionable lines like Jantzen and their in house Popina line designed by co-owner Pamela Levenson. The husband-wife Levenson duo have done so well in the past few years they purchased a new building in the Hollywood district to serve as their HQ and a large new retail space. On March 7, those months and months of planning become a reality with a big ol' (indoor) beach bash.

Party goers can indulge in a myriad of entertainment and options including:

  • Free 15 min beach hair make overs by Dosha Salon and Spa
  • Two themed swimwear fashion shows
  • Two live surf bands
  • Complimentary Kona Brewing beverages and cocktails
  • Prizes / Giveaways:
  • Two Spring lift tickets from Mt. Hood Meadows, Alaska Airlines First Class Upgrades and Boardroom Passes
  • A pair of Portland Timbers tickets

If that doesn’t tide you over long enough there will also be a hot tub. Bring your suit or buy one at the shop. All merchandise is 30% off for the grand opening party, and you can test it out right there.

What: Popina's Hollywood Grand Opening
When: Thursday, March 7,  6-9:30pm
Where: 2030 NE 42nd Avenue
How much: Free and fun