Black Wagon Wagon Notes

We love our Black Wagon Family!

Posted on | October 27, 2014 | No Comments

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I love this time of year, after school is back in full swing and just before the Holiday Season, because it allows us to give pause and remember all that is important in our lives.
And when I think about all that I’m grateful for, it all starts with family.

I am so grateful for my amazing family! My husband who supports me in following my dreams as a small business owner.
My kids who are so sweet, loving, funny, curious and uniquely their own ever evolving people.
My father, the beloved Grandfather that my kiddos absolutely adore and who has always given me so much encouragement and love.

But my family is so much bigger:

I am ever so grateful for our awesome Black Wagon staff, who constantly amaze with their dedication, creativity and energy! They are as dedicated to making every customer feel like a member of our Black Wagon Community as I am!

We are fortunate to work with the best vendors, both big and small! All the makers of our Black Wagon offerings are a joy to work with and provide the quality products we are so very proud to share with you.

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Most of all, we are so greatful for you, our sweet, wonderful Black Wagon Family! We love and are grateful to be able to watch your families grow and help you find the perfect gifts and goodies for the babes in your life. Thank you for being you, our wonderful extended Black Wagon Family!

These Anniversary Party photos remind us of all the joy and fun we enjoy with our extended Black Wagon Family!!!
Let us say thank you to you by offering some amazing values to capture before the Holiday Season is in full swing:

Week 1: 10/29-11/4: 10-40% off all Coats, Shoes and Bottoms

Week 2: 11/5-11/11: 10-40% off all Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Shirts and Suits

Black Wagon Rewards!

Posted on | October 23, 2014 | No Comments

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Flash Fright Treat Night at Black Wagon!

Posted on | October 20, 2014 | No Comments

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Join us at Black Wagon for our 8th Annual Flash Fright Treat Night!

This is our favorite event of the year! The cute and creative costumes are frighteningly brilliant!
Photographer Amy McMullen photographs Trick or Treaters from 4-6pm. This is our treat; there is no sitting fee!

A photo gallery will be available shortly after the event to view photos.

Adult beverages, warm cider and snacks will be available!

And of course there will be treats at Black Wagon and at other businesses on Mississippi Ave for your Halloween revelers!

Please RSVP on FB or just stop on by!!!

Boo!!! Can’t wait to see you!!!

Help a Rocking Cause with MyMusicRx

Posted on | September 14, 2014 | No Comments

mhblogSeptember is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are pleased to be supporting MyMusicRx, a program of the Portland-based Children’s Cancer Association.

MyMusicRx delivers innovative and free-of-charge “music medicine” programming at six Portland area pediatric healthcare facilities, including Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. MyMusicRx online programs are available across the nation.

Three things you can do to help a Rocking Cause!:

1. Learn more at MyMusicRx.org or text GIVE 4194 to 90099 to donate $10 to Global Giving’s Paint Pdx Purple Campaign for MyMusicRx.
2. Donate direct at MyMusicRx.org/PaintPDXPurple
3. Purchase a Black Wagon Music Heals tee and 100% of the purchase will go to MyMusicRx.

Like My Look Back to School Edition with Urban Cub

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | No Comments

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We’re super excited to team up with Urban Cub for our Back to School Edition of LikeMyLook. UrbanCub’s keen eye for fashion, whether its for women, kids or babes, keeps us stalking their blog: urbancubblog.blogspot.com

Their celebration of family life with beauty, grace and appreciation for the simple joys is an inspiration!

See for yourself and you’ll know why we picked Urban Cub to choose our finalists for this next LikeMyLook Back To School Edition!

Here’s how LikeMyLook works:

Head over to our Instagram and check out our fun contest, #likemylook. Put together YOUR favorite Black Wagon looks and we will recreate them and send them over to our friends at Urban Cub. Urban Cub will choose their favorite look each week and each week’s #likemylook winner will receive one of our signature Black Wagon tees! If your look gets the most likes, we’ll send that #likemylook winner a $100.00 Black Wagon gift certificate! What a fun way to play dress up and use your fashionista styling talents to scoop up tees and a spending money just in time for Back to School!

Tell all your friends and may the “liking” begin!

This contest begins NOW and goes thru September 15.

1 winner will be chosen each week for #likemylook

The “look” with the most likes will win a $100.00 Black Wagon gift certificate

To Enter:

  1. Be sure to follow us and our friends, on Instagram, @blackwagon and @urbancub
  2. Head over to Blackwagon.com and choose your favorite goodies
  3. E-mail your collection picks to instagram@blackwagon.com
  4. Be sure to include your e-mail, instagram user name, mailing address and children’s clothing size in case you are picked as a winner

Black Wagon Celebrates 8 Years on Mississippi Avenue!

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | No Comments

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Black Wagon Celebrates 8 Years on Mississippi Avenue

Thursday, August 14, 2014 6-9pm

Black Wagon celebrates 8 years on Portland’s charmed Mississippi Avenue with an evening of fun for everyone, Thursday, August 14th, 6-9pm.

Kids Art Show

Each year we’ve made a tradition of showing art created by children. This year we’re our walls will be adorned by art from brothers, Cano and Lias Cano Guevara.

The Original Photo Booth will be on site to capture fun, old-school, photo strips to share with friends and family. Our photo booth is free and unlimited, so bring all your friends and family and leave with oodles of pics of you and your favorite people!

Portland Shave Ice and New Deal Vodka will be on hand to supply delicious shaved ice treats for those who come out to celebrate with us! Off the wagon shaved ice for those over 21! Wink! Wink!

Black Wagon will present new fall collections from favorites, Appaman, Mini Rodini and Herschel. Our focus on children ages newborn to age 12 years provides the intersection of quality and affordable prices that are essentials for back to school or pre-school. In celebration of Black Wagon’s anniversary, all items in the store will be discounted for this event. Black Wagon will be giving away gift certificates and gifts from our neighborhood businesses and amazing vendors like TOMS Shoes, VANS Shoes, HaPe Toys and more!!!

This event is in conjunction with the August Mississippi Avenue Social. Mississippi Avenue Social is a monthly event highlighting the diverse and creative culture of Portland, Oregon’s N. Mississippi independent businesses.

My Music Rx

Posted on | July 8, 2014 | No Comments

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Each year we introduce a new t-shirt at Mississippi St Fair. This year, with our wonderful friends at Rattle-n-Roll.com, we’ve created a t-shirt that will benefit MyMusicRx, a program of The Children’s Cancer Association. MyMusicRx’s mission is to transform a moment with music medicine for any child or teen between the ages of 5 and 20 battling a long-term or serious illness.

We learned about MyMusicRx from our good friends at You Who, a seasonal Variety Show featuring rad music and entertainment for kids and their families. We are very excited about working with MyMusicRx and You Who to make a big difference in the lives of some amazing kids!

When you purchase a Music Heals tee 100% of the proceeds go to MyMusicRx!

Be the first to grab yours!

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To learn more visit MyMusicRx.org and follow their socials:
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Mississippi Street Fair

Posted on | July 8, 2014 | No Comments

Mississippi Street Fair - Saturday July 12

Summer is in full swing! Join us in a celebration of Summertime in Portland at the 13th Annual Mississippi Ave Street Fair, Saturday, July 12th 10-7pm!!!

This is The BEST Street Fair in all of Portland!!!

amazing Black Wagon Deals at the Mississippi Street Fair!

There will be amazing music, cool crafts, delicious foods, kids activities and Black Wagon’s Annual SUMMER SALE!

  • All Black Wagon signature tees will be $25 (regularly $32) on day of Street Fair.
  • 1 for $15, 2 for $25, 3 for $30 Scoop up amazing deals on last season’s goodies and the more you buy the cheaper the price!
  • Select TOMS and VANS shoes JUST $19, for 1 day ONLY

Be the first to get your “Music Heals” tee benefiting My Music Rx, a program of the Children’s Cancer Association

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Early Bird Special: Get your Black Wagon signature collection tees for only $20 (regularly $32) when you come and see us before 12:30 am on Saturday!!!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on | June 12, 2014 | No Comments

Need some last minute ideas for Father’s Day coming up June 17th? Here’s some suggestions:

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Brew It Yourself Root Beer Kit
Fake Moustaches
Cooler Bag
Handy Dad Book
Kids are Weird (Book)
Paper Chess Set
Dads are the Original Hipsters (Book)
Be Prepared: Handbook for New Dads (Book)

You’ll Love it in a Instant

Posted on | April 30, 2014 | No Comments

Instagram at Black Wagon

Head over to our Instagram and check out our fun new contest, #likemylook. Put together YOUR favorite Black Wagon look we’ll choose OUR favorite look to recreate each week. If we choose your #likemylook we’ll send our lucky weekly winner one of our signature Black Wagon tee’s! If your look gets the most likes in the month of May, we’ll send that #likemylook winner a $50.00 Black Wagon gift certificate! See?! It’s instant fun! Tell all your friends and may the “liking” began!

This contest begins NOW and goes thru May.
1 winner will be chosen each week for #likemylook
The “look” with the most likes will win $50.00 Black Wagon gift certificate

1. Be sure to follow us on Instagram
2. Head over to Blackwagon.com and choose your favorite goodies
3. E-mail your collection picks to instagram@blackwagon.com
4. Be sure to include your e-mail, instagram user name, mailing address and children’s clothing size in case you are picked as a winner

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