we hope you find inspiration here



We've had the good fortune of working in many gorgeous venues in Portland and beyond, we've also had the pleasure of working with so many talented event vendors. Browse our blog for real weddings and events, inspirational shoots we've helped create and the stories behind some of our custom made inventory pieces.

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Ellwood Bars, inspired by mid-century architecture

February 26, 2020

We’re thrilled to introduce to the market these two gorgeous Mid-century inspired bars. We wanted to create a bar for our clients that not only looked beautiful but that incorporated some functions we felt were essential for both transport and for those who use it most, bartenders. BUILT-IN PREP SPACEThis means you don’t need to […]


The Evergreen, historical charm revived.

February 25, 2020

We are absolutely elated every time we get the opportunity to set up our rentals at The Evergreen. This spacious high ceiling historic venue is a masterpiece. Renovations of the former Portland Police event space were done to reveal and celebrate the original architecture. Drop down ceilings were removed to expose the full height of […]


Alder Farm Tables at The Evergreen

Modern & Masculine at this intimate wedding

February 19, 2020

This gorgeous, minimal and masculine wedding was designed by Kamea Events. The design is masculine modern which is so fitting for this gorgeous minimal and clean venue. Photos by Deus Amor https://deusamor.co/ Inside, Black Door has ample natural light thanks to their roll up door and large windows. We set up our Alder Farm Table […]


Coopers Hall, urban winery & perfect setting for our Rent This Look shoot

December 16, 2019

You may have noticed our Rent This Look section while browsing through our event rentals. The goal behind it is to create a complete look. We don’t want you to rent from us then have to shop around for more, or worse, end up with an incomplete look that feels bare. All the looks we […]


We won Best Boutique Rentals!

July 7, 2019

Kinda crazy and super exciting, we won Best Boutique Rentals from Oregon Bride Magazine. We’re now four years in business, it’s been an amazing ride, and quite the learning experience. Thank you to my peers 🙏🏼 for acknowledging and supporting the Vintage Meets Modern brand. You know we’re here to bring you something different and […]


Vineyard Wedding Inspiration At Monet Vineyards

June 3, 2019

Get ready to be inspired because we will take you through this beautiful wedding designed by Gather Events at the most picturesque vineyard we have EVER seen, Monet Vineyards, just outside of Portland, OR. The Scene is Set: The moment you step onto this incredible property, you’re instantly transported to the European countryside through the […]


Guest blog
Nossa Familia Coffee talks interiors

March 1, 2019

We asked our friends at Nossa Familia Coffee, an absolute must have experience for all your senses, to give us the rundown of what went into designing their gorgeous new (and 3rd in Portland) location. Background of Seven Corners Café location:When Community Vision, Inc. invited us to be the retail tenant in their new headquarters, […]


That time we brought a Bed into Blockhouse

February 7, 2019

Blockhouse, a GORGEOUS venue in the Pearl has a full kitchen for intimate dinner parties and weddings. Lucky for us, they let us turn their venue into a loft for a day. We were tasked with styling an intimate morning breakfast for one lucky Portland couple. We are so in love with EVERY ASPECT of […]


Rooftop Elopement overseeing the Portland skyline

January 13, 2019

Photographer Viktoriya Bogdanova asked Vintage Meets Modern to help with setting the stage for a rooftop elopement overlooking the Portland skyline. We searched for the perfect setting and came across 811 Stark, Portland’s newest unique, industrial, event and co-working studio in the heart of Portland’s Innovation Quadrant. The outcome was such a stunning picturesque setting […]


Guest Blog: The Hive Catering talks deliciousness!

December 27, 2018

We’ve enjoyed delicious apps and entrees while doing a branding shoot with The Hive Catering, so we had to ask, what makes a gorgeous dinner table and how do you make your food both LOOK and TASTE so darn delicious? So, if you don’t have a caterer for your event yet, check out our friends […]


Colorful Boho wedding
& ceremony inspiration

December 21, 2018

With the help of Aisha & Rachel, a real life couple, Peachy Keen Coordination joined forces with a team of Portland wedding creatives who strive for inclusivity and innovation to create a tasteful and colorful boho wedding inspiration shoot. The theme is colorful boho. Design features included orange and other pops of color incorporated through […]


How to style a desert inspired boho wedding anywhere

December 18, 2018

Whether your event is indoors or outdoors we’ve got some beautiful inspiration for your florals, ceremony, table settings and lounges. Soak up the desert sun anywhere in Portland or beyond! A team of talented Portland wedding vendors brought the quintessential desert boho vibe indoors, and we are in serious design love. We hope you get inspired and […]


Guest Blog
by Stylist Sara Bergqvist

November 21, 2018

HOW TO SET THE PERFECT TABLE Sara is a local Portland stylist with roots in Sweden. She’s done some amazing work for Vintage Meets Modern, you’ll see some of her talents displayed in several of our RENT THIS LOOK lounge groupings. Today she shares with us her process in setting a table. When browsing though […]


The story behind our NW Walnut Rounds

November 9, 2018

// Updated – we have two of these tables FOR SALE! email us through our contact page if you are interested. More info: https://eventrentals.lilyandcane.com/catalog/item/for-sale-60-walnut-rounds-dining-tables-162064/ We set out to bring reception tables to wedding and what is known as banquet tables to corporate events that just simply did not exist. We wanted an option for round […]


Plaza Del Toro, Industrial Space in Central Eastside, Portland, OR

July 20, 2018

Vintage Meets Modern teamed up with Stylist Sara Bergqvist to style several lounges for our Rent This Look offerings. Plaza Del Toro allowed us to feed off of their gorgeous interior and really show off our furniture and decor pieces so our clients can see our rentals in action. About Plaza Del Toro // updated […]


Portland Coffee House Elopement

November 16, 2017

We’re thrilled to see our gorgeous, low-key, coffee filled Portland elopement shoot featured on Ruffled Blog. Our shoot took place at the Society Hotel in downtown Portland both on the rooftop and the coffee shop lobby. What a gorgeous shoot and backdrop! This romantic occasion took place at The Society Hotel, a restored historic building located […]