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SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Bob Warmbold and Amanda Lashbaugh accept Accent Lightings award in the Revenue under $5 Million category.

Accent Lighting named Showroom of the Year

The Dallas Market Center and Residential Lighting Magazine announced the winners of the seventh-annual Showroom of the Year Awards during the opening night of the Dallas International Lighting Market, and there was a local winner.

Accent Lighting of Lake Oswego won in the Revenue under $5 Million category. Last year, the company won in the Revenue under $2 Million category, a testament to Accent Lighting's success. Owner Bob Warmbold says what sets the business apart is its "enthusiastic, educated staff, representing the only American Lighting Association Certified Lighting Consultants in the entire state of Oregon. One judge even called this showroom 'best in show.'"

Accent Lighting is located at 15794 Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego. Call 503-312-8457 or drop by.

Know Thy Food Coop opens

Aliza Tuttle has opened Know Thy Food Cooperative, an online food-buying club and cafe located at 3434 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. in Portland.

The business offers cafe food and drinks, nutrient-dense produce, frozen meats and other groceries direct from local farmers and producers.

To learn more, visit the store or call 541-207-2118 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Portland Fashion Institute to host open house

Portland Fashion Institute will host and open house and sixth-anniversary party from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the school, located at 2111 N.E. 43rd St., Portland.

The event features a panel discussion on how to succeed as a fashion designer in Portland, demonstrations on machine knitting, screen printing, industrial machines and pattern making.

The school is launching its third-annual "Business of Apparel" class series for apparel startups. PFI offers more than 50 beginning-to-advanced apparel classes this fall. To learn more about the course offerings, visit portlandfashioninstitute.com.

— Review, Tidings