Our Soul

We are Portland: full of Dreamers, Schemers, and Makers.

Owner: Rita Hudson-Evalt

Owner: Rita Hudson-Evalt

I say “dreamers, schemers, and makers” because, here in Portland, we strive to improve every day in whatever way we can; whether it’s a dress that transitions from work to happy hour, a great meal, or beautiful music at a local venue. It’s collaborative, exciting, and heartfelt. Union Rose has been part of that equation since 2007.

At Union Rose, we offer the best selection of Women’s Clothing, Accessories, and Gifts with a focus on goods made in the Pacific Northwest. We offer denim, graphic tees, party dresses, plus sizes, home goods, art, and all the jewelry you can handle.

By supporting local design, manufacturing, and artisan craft, you help support a healthy and vibrant economy, sustainably ensuring a unique and local perspective in our fashion landscape. You’ll fall in love with the stories of our products, which come from designers and artisans who work hard to create a worthwhile piece for you to enjoy.

As a designer myself, I know the commitment it takes to bring a thought into reality. I grew up in an artistic family here in Oregon, and was encouraged to explore art throughout my entire childhood. I focused my creativity on fashion while in college at Parsons School of Design and OSU. I discovered while working at boutiques that a lot of styles just didn’t look good on my body, and the sizes were often small. I was trying to sell clothing that I couldn’t wear myself!

So, I put my training to use, and made myself a shirt to wear to work. And then, I made them for other people of all sizes and shapes. That turned into my clothing line, Hubris Apparel, and it still excites my passion for beautiful, comfortable clothing that’s made for every woman.

The thing I love most about being a part of Union Rose is that I get to help people feel great every day! We all know that feeling of slipping into an outfit that makes you feel energetic and happy to get out into the world, and that’s a feeling I want all of our customers to have each morning.

Come on in, and see what we’ve been up to. You’ll leave with a smile on your face, having experienced what makes our community of “Dreamers, Schemers, and Makers” in the Pacific Northwest so very special.

See you soon!

Rita