Thursday, January 13th was an active day for Tufenkian Portland. David Tufenkian visited the Tufenkian Portland Showroom with over thirty members of his community from Terwilliger Plaza (http://www.terwilligerplaza.com/). David recounted his personal story of falling in love with rugs and his adventures in selling them to the Portland community from 1971 to 2002. Great stories were shared and everyone had the chance to explore the Showroom and Archive and learned more about the Joys and Art of Tufenkian Tibetan rugs.
Later in the evening Tufenkian Portland hosted the monthly meeting of the Northwest Society of Interior Designers. This was the first gathering of NWSID in the Tufenkian Showroom since the move to 515 NW 10th Ave in Summer 2008. Attendees delighted in the beauty of the showroom and had a change to engage marketing guru Beth Ford in a dialogue about marketing an independent business today. Some participants enjoyed micro brews crafted especially for the occasion. NWSID was founded over twenty five years ago by David Tufenkian and other significant members of the Portland Interior Design community.