As you may know, the Classique Floors + Tile showroom is located in the Central Eastside District. The beauty of that location is that it means that you get the benefit of a wonderful assortment of decor and design-focused stores and showrooms. In fact, together we represent the Central Eastside Design District. We regularly collaborate on design events to inspire and engage visitors in unexpected ways. Below, you’ll find a listing of these events, with the most recent one posted first.

We invite you to attend and explore!

Classique also supports the designer community and the arts in Portland, Oregon. Details below.

Portland Design District

Fall Design District Event: Weekend on Water Avenue, September 22-24, 2023

September saw the Fall Design District Event showcasing many of the incredible design resources and local businesses within the Central Eastside. The event is called Weekend on Water Ave and took place from September 22 through 24, and the main sponsor was Travel Oregon.

The hub of this event is the 3000 sq ft space in the Water Avenue Building that was transformed into a curated interior space using furniture, textiles, paint, etc. from local Design District businesses along with space for vendors to distribute marketing materials and connect with attendees. The space also had special events for the PDX design community with the launch of Willamette Week’s new Nester magazine.

Finally, the Central Eastside Design District hosted a Design District Block Party in collaboration with Portland Flea on the corner of SE Yamhill and Water Avenue featuring local organizations, businesses, and vendors.

Weekend on Water: Classique and the Central Eastside Design District

Spring Home & Garden Show

The Central Eastside Design District collaborated at the Spring Home & Garden Show.

Classique joins the Central Eastside Design District at the spring home show.

Seasonal Design Installations at Classique Floors + Tile

We love transforming parts of the showroom for the holidays. Here are some examples.

Woodland Christmas Installation

In 2022, the area around the Classique front entryway fireplace surround became the backdrop for a woodland Christmas holiday installation.

El Dia de los Muertos

Coinciding with the Dia de los Muertos, Portland’s Milagro Theater Company hosted a District Wide Altar Bike Tour for the Dia de los Muertos celebration, with a stop scheduled at Classique Floors + Tile for the beautiful altar built by Marybelle “Marbe” Olea and our own artist, Kristina McClanahan.

>> Information about the 2021 District Wide Dia de los Muertos bike ride.

The Heritage School of Interior Design

We welcome designers to Classique Floors + Tile and appreciate the opportunity to host the students from the Heritage School of Interior Design. It’s always a highlight of the day to answer questions and discuss what makes specific types of flooring and tile ideal for different installations.

Celebration of Color, Pattern, and Home

Sometimes, there’s the opportunity to welcome local designers and experts from the Central Eastside District. Below, you see an invitation highlighting Miller Paint, Cargo Inc., and special speaker Kate Blairstone.

Classique Also Supports Portland’s Award-Winning All Classical Radio Station!

Classique Floors + Tile is also a long-time supporter of KQAC given co-owner Abby Mages’ love for and professional training in classical flute.

Don’t Miss the Central Eastside District Design Community

We invite you to tour the showroom anytime and hope you’ll visit.. The Classique team looks forward to welcoming you and answering your questions so you can find the perfect product – whether it be tile, waterproof flooring, hardwood, carpet, cork, or countertops – for your home or simply a dose of design creativity and inspiration.

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