This past summer I had the good fortune of being selected to capture a wedding in the newly renovated Baker’s Building on NE Killingsworth St. in Portland OR. The venue was warm and inviting even before it was filled with the laughter and smiles of the guest. It was a true pleasure to work in such a well thought out space.
Here’s how the owners describe their new space on their webpage, “The historic Baker Building was built by the Baker estate in 1912. It has been the home to many events and gatherings throughout the years but was closed to the public in the 1980's. Now for the first time in over 30 years, the Baker Building opens its doors and welcomes you to add your story to its rich history.” Hit um up here (www.bakerbuilding.org).
Another thing that make the Baker’s Building so unique, is the tenants in the rest of the building. Across the hall from the venue is one of Portland’s best independent radio stations, Free Form Portland FM 90.3, which was a welcome surprise, since I often work at home accompanied by their music (firstname.lastname@example.org). On the main floor surrounded by lush hanging plants, robust cacti, and wedding bouquets is Solabee Flowers and Botanicals. “Inspired by the surrounding natural world, Solabee is a full-service floral studio and carefully curated plant shop providing fresh, unique botanical treasures,” as described on the Solabee website. They filled the Baker’s Building with sweet smells and unique arrangements, and all their hard work was certainly a hot topic. You can contact Solabee at (www.solabeeflowers.com).