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We are so excited to have a lovely large window display in our downtown store! It’s a great opportunity to get creative with our products and this month, we decided to make these diy paper diamond garlands with some of our favorite Eggpress paper. Want to join in the fun? We were first inspired by this […]

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Are you on instagram?  Its one of our favorite ways to socialize, if you aren’t don’t fret- you can still catch up with our new bi-weekly feature here that shares everything we’ve been up to via our instagram feed.  September was a big month over here, we opened our second store in Portland and we [&#

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Michael Kelley is the traveling card salesman of Portland’s handcrafted letterpress scene. Arriving at Ecru in his lovingly restored, vintage VW Bug with his leather satchel in tow, Kelley lays out the linocut cards and notebooks he has to offer, which frequently feature garden themes that burst with blooming flowers

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Those born under the sign of Libra (September 23 to October 22 ) are said to be peaceful, idealistic and hospitable. Their unique ability to put themselves in other people’s shoes and see things from their perspective makes Libra the diplomat of the zodiac. That’s why these greeting cards from Sycamore Street

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We’re pleased as punch to announce that our new location at 518 SW Yamhill St. is NOW OPEN for business. Owner LeAnn, husband Ray and the team of Ecru elves have been working tirelessly to gussy up the space and fill it with paper goods, jewelry and gifts you’ll adore. We think it turned out […]

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Today, we’re kicking off a really fun contest on Instagram. Get those phones ready, people! Just visit either Ecru location (Pearl District: 1215 NW 11th Ave., or Downtown: 518 SW Yamhill St.), take some creative snappies of the shops, products or your purchases, and post them to your Instagram feed. Of course, you

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Those born under the sign of Virgo (August 23 to Sept. 23 ) are said to be wise, witty and well spoken. They also have a tendency to be a wee bit of a perfectionist—just one of many reasons we love them, right? That’s why these greeting cards from Sapling Press are the perfect way […] The post

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Idlewild Co. has been on our radar for a while now so it’s no surprise that this little brand is the object of our current crush. This delightfully darling paper goods company was born in Brooklyn but recently relocated to Vero Beach, Florida. Its artful prints, quirky cards and adorable stationery all begin with h

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Cake-inspired birthday cards are a trend we endorse 100 percent. Who doesn’t love cake? These sugary paper confections by Emily McDowell, 1 Canoe 2, Yoshinig Creative and Little Low are sure to hit the spot of any sweet lover in your life. 1. let us celebrate (top left) by Emily McDowell  2. another birthday (top

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With a line of simply illustrated cards that are astute and sassy, Bri Davey’s NE Portland letterpress operation, dubbed Creative Lab Press, is 100 percent hands-on. Her hand-drawn designs often feature straightforward but playfully composed imagery accented by her impeccable calligraphy, which offers messages that ran

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Ecru Modern Stationer is an established locally owned stationery store located in the Pearl District and soon to be open in downtown Portland. We specialize in hip and modern greeting cards, papergoods, gifts and custom party & wedding invitations. Learn more about Ecru at www.ecrupaper.com. We are looking for an exp

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Have you been camping this summer? If not, what are you waiting for?!?! Get out and enjoy Oregon. Heck, get out and enjoy these United States! There’s really no better place to get your camp on than Oregon State Parks. Activities like biking, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and birding are just a short j

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We Portlanders can’t get enough of our bridges and bikes—we even have a wonderful event called Bridge Pedal that marries the two together. But, as everyone knows, Bridge Pedal is really a daily celebration. Whether we’re biking over the Steel, St. Johns or other local bridges, we’ve got a smile plaste

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Those born under the sign of Leo (July 23 to August 22 ) are said to be confident, ambitious and generous. Although she or he is independent, Leo likes to be admired and appreciated by her or his audience. Audience? Yep, Leo likes attention. You’ll know Leo by his or her dramatic hijinks and look-at-me […]

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We love a good observance holiday (hot dog month, ice cream day, etc.), but none makes our heart beat faster than National Indie Retailers Week. Shopping local is important year round, but this special week gives us the opportunity to reflect on why it’s so meaningful. First of all, shopping local isn’t about

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Attention, Bigfoot trackers: The big fella has been spotted in Portland’s Pearl District! The urban setting is a departure from his usual forest environs, but rest assured, this is no hoax. After rocking out at The Gorge and brewing up a little trouble in Eugene, Stumptown is the perfect spot to chill out with a [̷

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The simply elegant and playfully designed line of YoshiniG Creative greeting cards came into existence thanks to Yoshini Gunawardena’s two best friends and one long night—the pair not only pushed the illustrator and designer to launch this endeavor but they physically sat by her side as she designed card after card f

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Today marks Ecru’s 8th Anniversary! We wouldn’t be here without all the wonderful customers who have been so loyal and supportive over the years. Thank you for the amazing memories! We also have some big news: We’re very excited to announce that we will be opening a second Ecru location in the heart of downtow

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  Nothing says America quite like the Fourth of July weekend. For many, it’s the kickoff of summer and the gateway to adventures small and large. Whether your plans include camping in your backyard or Glacier National Park, hiking in Forest Park or blazing a new trail in another part of the country, day tripping [

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Those born under the sign of Cancer (June 21 to July 23 ) are said to take pleasure in the comfort of home, friends and family. Because Cancer is a water sign, they’re also highly emotional, generous and intuitive. One word to sum up the essence of Cancer is nurturing. These beautiful cards by Ferme à […]

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Do you know the origin story of Father’s Day? It’s pretty interesting and fraught with controversy. You may be surprised to learn it wasn’t made a federal holiday until 1972 because, as noted by one florist in the early 1900s, “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.̶

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Those born under the sign of Gemini (May 21 to June 20 ) are said to be witty, imaginative, highly energetic and creative. That’s why these charming but cheeky birthday cards by Uncooked are the perfect way to say happy birthday to the Gemini in your life. Cheeky Birthday Cards We Love The post

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It’s almost that time again, paper geeks: The National Stationery Show (NSS) kicks off tomorrow in New York City. We can’t wait to see what the vendors have in store for us—you know, the invites, greeting cards and gifts that we’ll soon have in store for YOU. In preparation, our vendors (and prospec

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Do you love curated collections of lovely things? If so, connect with Ecru on Instagram. Our creative juices are flowing and we’re snapping some product shots that we think you’ll dig. You can tell by some of the images below that we’re really into neatly organizing supplies. Who isn’t, right? We

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 11. Be sure to pick up a card to go along with the flowers, chocolate, jewelry or whatever you plan to spoil your mom with next weekend. We recommend a lovely handwritten note expressing your love and appreciation for all the mom things she’s good […

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Why We Love Ferme à Papier Smitten by a trip to Europe, San Francisco-based designer and illustrator Cat Seto started a new line of cards inspired by Parisian hipsters, biodynamic farms and the old-world scenes she obviously stumbled upon each and every day. From countryside villages and picnic spreads to sweet-filled p

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Those born under the sign of Taurus (April 20 to May 20 ) are said to like creative things that appeal to all the senses. That’s why these cheery, letterpressed birthday cards are the perfect way to say happy birthday to the Taurus in your life: They look good to the eye and feel great […] The post

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Easter is just a hop, skip and jump away on April 20. Yes, this Sunday. And, if you need a little help filling a basket or two with chocolates, Easter cards and even small gift-y items, be sure to swing by Ecru and ogle our goodies. Whether you’re looking for something modern and bright, traditional […]

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In this digital age, you can “connect” with people with the click of a button. But, establishing a real connection that makes a person stop, take notice and engage requires a more tangible effort. If you’re looking to make a real connection with the people in your life, consider sending them a handwritten card or [

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6 Reasons Why We Love Smock Paper Letterpress and sustainability are two of Smock Paper’s trademarks. While one is wholly visible as you flip through a selection of letterpressed Smock designs at Ecru, the other is felt—on both a tactile level and innately. With a dedication to the historic craft of letterpress

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