Tender Loving Empire curates a collection of goods and music from hundreds of independent makers for people who want to support their creative community, surround themselves with beauty and live wholehearted.
Imagine a place created for people who are searching for inspiration and positive change; a place for people who believe that art, music, creativity and human connection simple make life better; a place for people who want to live wholehearted.
Tender Loving Empire exists because of this collective human pursuit.
When you live wholehearted you are an optimist and a do-gooder, a dabbler and a dreamer; You go after your dreams and help others succeed in theirs; You understand that small businesses keep our communities from being boring, homogenous, impersonal, money-over-people type places.
Your choice to support Tender Loving Empire is a choice to support hundreds of makers, musicians and small businesses. Together we can make our communities more vibrant, creative, compassionate and connected.
“Portland’s Tender Loving Empire is a local record label, music store, gallery, and arts collective that does pretty much everything - and does it well.”
“Dream Boutique: A husband and wife opened this record-label-consignment-shop-art-studio. It’s a creative hub where the owners are saying: Here are the things we love. We really want you to love them too.”
“In a crowded field, Tender Loving Empire is perhaps the best example of a shop committed to local talent, with Portland-made music, art, and gifts.”
Read an in-depth history of Tender Loving Empire from Built Oregon.