#welovelocalpdx is a short series dedicated to the folks behind some of Portland's newest small businesses. Some people have a creativity calling and lucky for us these makers are growing their small businesses right in Portland and offering some of the best local goods around.
Risa Regory is one of those unforgettable makers that make you love her creations because she just loves to make beautiful things for women. I asked her how to she got started and here's what she shared about her young but growing company.
Why did you start your own business?
I love jewelry and very much love being my own boss.
Portland's filled with makes and jewelry's a lot fun but really competitive tell me about Amaree & Reese
I'm dedicated to excellent customer service and quality craftsmanship. In addition, it's important for me to connect with people who wear my jewelry. I want people to feel amazing wearing my designs and feel just as good in it as I did making it!
You've raised a family here and have grandchildren what are some of your favorites spots around town?
My favorite spots in Portland are Green Zebra Grocery, Belladonna Beads and I love to walk Alberta, Mississippi, Williams Ave., and Hawthorne to shop local. That's were the best finds are!
If readers are interested where can they find Amaree & Reese? Amaree & Reese can be found at: Shipwreck on N. Killingsworth, Button on N. Interstate Ave., Fuchsia on SE Milwaukie in Sellwood, Tender Loving Empire on NW 23rd and SW 10th, The Ruddy Duck in Hood River, Oregon, Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood a River, Rom Shoes in St. John's., Robin's Closet in Burns, Oregon and Perks of Art in Hillsboro, Oregon.