An Inside Look at the First Make & Mary Event

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An Inside Look at the First Make & Mary Event

TJ's Organic Gardens and Cannavore at Make & Mary.

TJ's Organic Gardens and Cannavore at Make & Mary.

Gabrielle, a TJ's budtender, rolls joints at Make & Mary.

Gabrielle, a TJ's budtender, rolls joints at Make & Mary.

When you walk into Tillamook Station for a Make & Mary event, you instantly notice the high, expansive ceilings, twinkling string lights, welcoming white tables, and, of course, the distinct aroma of some of the very best Mary Jane in the damn country.

The special tulip joint makes no small appearance at Make & Mary.

The special tulip joint makes no small appearance at Make & Mary.

Started by Tillamook Station owner Yvonne Perez Emerson—a long-time design powerhouse and arts advocate—in conjunction with Potency, this craft-meets-cannabis social gathering cultivates creativity and community in one beautiful, private space. Attendees must be 21+ years of age and get to partake in a unique project (like the making of a macrame plant hanger) while enjoying cannabis (as BYOC is encouraged). 

The kickoff event was held Friday, May 20th and offered an inside look at TJ’s Organic Gardens cannabis and Cannavore edibles. A professional budtender was on standby to roll joints (including a truly original and exceptionally sizable tulip joint) and answer questions. Cannvore head chef Anthony Vespucci was also present, along with Travis MacKenzie and Jim Murphy, owners and head growers of TJ’s. Potency hosted a one-of-a-kind mocktail bar, featuring fresh fruit flavors to complement snack trays, cannabis confections and flowers.

The next event will be held on Thursday, June 30th from 6:00-9:00PM. Space is limited and tickets go on sale Friday, June 10th at makeandmary.comQuill is set to be the special guest for the evening, so it’s only natural the project focus will be all about creating leather pouches for the popular, artfully designed steel vaporizer pen. Check back for the release of the very first Make & Mary video, showcasing festivities from the past event. 

Photography credit: Edward Rogers of Puckfortland

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First Ever Make & Mary Workshop for Craftspeople Launches in Portland

First Ever Make & Mary Workshop for Craftspeople Launches in Portland

Media Contact: Shawna H.
Potency Branding
shawna@potencybranding.com

PORTLAND, Ore.—On Friday, May 20th from 6:00-9:00PM, the first ever Make & Mary workshop will be held for craftspeople who like to create while enjoying cannabis.

This one-of-a-kind event is open to adults 21+ years old, and attendees will have the opportunity to make their very own macrame plant hanger. A limited number of tickets are available online for $60 each. All the necessary materials and guidance will be provided, along with mocktails, snacks, and complimentary gifts from Mother Nature. Participants are invited to BYOC. No special skills are required.

Event sponsors include TJ’s Organic Gardens and Cannavore. Make & Mary attendees may sample a variety of TJ’s strains at a dedicated pre-roll bar run by a professional TJ’s budtender. Attendees will also receive a parting gift supplied by Cannavore, an award-winning Oregon-based edibles company. 

“We’re one of the first private spaces to offer this kind of exclusive creative experience,” said Yvonne Perez Emerson of Tillamook Station, the venue host. “It's all about cultivating a maker community in an inspiring environment where people can simply relax and have a good time.”

Tillamook Station is located at 665 N Tillamook Street in Portland. It features a fully renovated interior with an eclectic, modern-industrial vibe, exposed brick walls, and lofty hanger-style ceilings.

“Portland is the perfect city for an event series of this type,” said Mauria Betts of Potency, the presenting partner. “We're interested in celebrating the evolving cannabis industry, encouraging responsible consumption, and introducing recreational users to top cannabis brands in unique and innovative ways."

Cannavore’s chocolate caramel kettlecorn was voted Best Sweet Edible at Dope Cup 2015. TJ’s was recently recognized by HighTimes for growing the best-tasting bud on earth.

About Potency

Potency cultivates strong cannabis brands for leading minds. Based in Portland, Oregon, the company’s clients include growers, investors, dispensary owners and entrepreneurs from across the country. Potency’s work has been featured by Fast Company, HighTimes and Dope Magazine. Learn more at potencybranding.com.

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Tillamook Station Interior
Tillamook Station Door
Cannavore Confections