The In-TEN-tionalist Guide to Black-Owned Businesses in Portland!

At Intentionalist, we’re lucky to have folks joining our movement to #SpendLikeItMatters from all over the country. In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to celebrate some spectacular Black-owned businesses in one of our favorite cities that’s only a Bolt Bus away from our home in...
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Central Cafe + Juice Bar: Bridgette Johnson

Photo Credit: Jeriel Calamayan Central Cafe & Juice Bar in Seattle's Central District neighborhood had its grand opening last month. Owned by Bridgette Johnson, it's an eco-conscious cafe offering fresh pressed juice, a full range of espresso beverages, smoothies, and teas alongside pastries and deli items. Meet Bridgette Johnson Photo...
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Jerk Shack: Trey Lamont

While his peers enjoyed cartoons and children’s programs, young Trey Lamont was captivated by PBS cooking specials.  “I wanted to be a cook since I was three-years-old,” Lamont said.  Despite that none of his favorite television chefs looked like him, Lamont knew from a young age that he wanted to cook for the rest of his life. Growing...
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Just in time Valentine!

Ready to show some love and appreciation for your Valentine, Galentine, or Palentine? Here's our Just in time In-TEN-tionalist Guide to Valentine's Day in Seattle! Roses are red, violets are blue, support Seattle's only Black-owned florist - Flowers Just 4-U.Woo your Valentine with dinner and dancing at Century Ballroom.Looking for the perfect...
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The In-TEN-tionalist Guide to Black History Month

We’re proud to support black-owned businesses all year long. When it comes to the Intentionalist journey to date, black-owned businesses have featured prominently. Several of the first handful of business owners we met back when we first started out were Lillian Rambus, owner of Simply...
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How to be intentional with the money you spend this year

That’s right. It’s January, and we all have our new year resolutions in place. If one of your resolutions this year isn’t to #BeIntentional with your dollars, it should be!  Where you spend your money matters and shopping small is one of the best ways to create a positive impact in...
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Top 10 Reasons to Give an Intentionalist Gift Card

Intentionalist Gift Cards debuted last week. Here is our in-TEN-tional list of reasons why they're a great way to #SpendLikeItMatters this holiday season and beyond: 10. One Card. Multiple Intentional Possibilities Want to support a local business, but having trouble picking just one?...
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First Movers Matter

First Movers spark movements. And then it's up to the rest of us to follow. 2019 has been a year of firsts for Intentionalist: Our first History/Heritage Month resource (Black History Month), our first collaborations with Seattle companies and nonprofit organizations (At The Table), our first time moderating a panel at The Riveter, on a podcast,...
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Introducing Intentionalist Gift Cards

We are incredibly excited to announce the debut of Intentionalist Gift Cards! One card. Multiple intentional possibilities. We are kicking off the Intentionalist Gift Card program with a select group of partners, and will continue to add participating businesses in the weeks and months ahead. Trying something new at the height of the...
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