Aster & Bees is touted as the best toy store in Portland. It stocks a variety of items for all age-groups ranging from games and clothes to stationery items. All products are arranged according to age-group to make it easy to select gifts for children. The games are interesting, piquing the attention of adults as well. Here one may also find some good pieces of jewellery worth gifting. Be sure to get your carry bag along as you will not leave empty-handed.
On your quest for antiques and everything vintage, don't forget to stop by Farmhouse Antiques, a small store in the Sellwood area popular for its diverse collection of rare pieces. The vast treasure encompasses collectible glassware, Victorian plates, Griswold cast iron kitchenware, postcards, fine accessories and trinklets from different parts of the world. Customer service is friendly and prices are grounded compared to other stores in the vicinity.
3130 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
Artichoke Music is a center that is completely dedicated to the art of music. Its aim is to develop new talent and refine the existing ones; the center also gives upcoming artists/bands an avenue to showcase its skill. Music classes and workshops held here are conducted by professionals and industry experts, thereby giving amateurs a chance to rub shoulders with established performers. That's not it, Artichoke Music also has a store that sells/buys used musical instruments like guitar, mandolins and banjo. For event schedule and other details, call ahead.
1413 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
This yarn shop (with knitting cafe) spans the block with all types and hues of yarn. Though seemingly crammed in without rhyme or reason, visit early or on a weekday, and one of the friendly staff will show you around; weekends can be a bit hectic for the uninitiated. Made for browsing, this store is nothing if not comprehensive, so plan extra time to just look around. There are several classes offered and free tutorials weekly. The inventory includes inexpensive yarns in just about every color as well as unusual and expensive natural fibers, with mid-range fibers being the best value. - Marie Richie
Drop by here to stock up on chips, candy, colas and other junk food before you head to your pal's for a movie. Be warned, however-you'll find only vegan items here, so non-vegetarians have no option but to pacify themselves with the fake meat selection. There's a hoard of imported goods that might also grab your interest. So either stop by to pick up what you want, or shop online from the comforts of your home.
The Indonesian forests suffer greatly from natural calamities and man-made disasters like forest fires, deforestation, volcanoes and careless logging activities. As a result, tons of rich tropical hardwood goes waste. Tropical Salvage is a blessing in disguise! The name of the company literally defines its mission. The company acquires this lumber and with the help of skilful artisans, transforms it creatively into beautiful pieces of art. Two large workshops in Indonesia cater to it and thus, prevent the disappearance of the old brown beauties. Go ahead and support them by purchasing one of the affordable furniture pieces. It is sure to add style to your home.
This is not just another stop on the Sellwood District's "antique row." True antique collectors will not want to miss this shop. Whether you have a child who is into old-time toys or you collect them for yourself, plan to spend hours going through this store's selection. The bright shop also features the usual selection of antiques, from the junky to the rare, high-priced items. If you do not find what you are looking for, an abundance of other antique stores awaits you down the street.
If you love antiques and other elegant pieces from days gone by, a visit to this shop is well worth your time. It carries a vast selection of items for creating the perfect retro home from remodeling in vintage furnishings to installing hard-to-find antique lighting. You will also find an abundance of gift items, including antique toys. The knowledgeable proprietors will answer your questions or help you locate what you need.
16316 Southeast Division Street Portland, OR 97236
Oregon Underwater is already making a splash in Portland. It carries everything from snorkels to wetsuits and gloves to fins. Equipment is also available for rent. The certified staff will teach you all the necessary diving techniques. Use your new-found skills to go on diving tours in the Pacific Northwest or as far as the tropical Caribbean Islands.
2025 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
This bike shop specializes in recumbent bikes, carrying such brands as Vision, Haluzak, RANS, E Z Racer and Burley. If you want a different brand, the sales associates are happy to special order for you. As an added bonus with your purchase, the bike is assembled at no charge and two free services are thrown in. In addition to recumbents, it also carries Trek mountain bikes and hybrids. The store also features Burley rain gear, Jandd panniers and every other bike accessory under the sun. The sales people are friendly and laid back and will help you without any of the typical "high pressure". A full-service repair shop is also available if you need a tune-up or bike repair.