3633 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
The land of wonderful gifts, unusual ideas and quirky tastes is here in Portland. Presents of Mind is chock full of unique gift options, kid's clothing, handbags, books, jewelry, and a whole range of greeting cards. If you are looking for a souvenir to take back home, you'll find plenty of uniquely Portlandia merchandise on sale. This uber-cute store will definitely find a fan in you, with their varied items available at a diverse range of prices.
Keep up with the season's trends without burning a hole in your pocket by shopping at Value Village. Conveniently located in the Southeast tenement, it is a perfect stop for those once-in-a-month clearing out your wardrobe drills. Donate unused clothes, old books, furniture, chinaware and score great consignment discounts on the products. The inventory is quite huge and is turned over regularly so whatever you pick up is surely going to be in vogue. You can fit much more in your budget than you normally would if you were buying at a regular department store. Value Village is quite organized for a thrift store, so recycled goods aficionados won't feel lost.
3204 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214
Savvy Plus is a smart shopping destination for fashion-forward plus-sized women. Choices are not limited as the inventory is turned over regularly. Great deals are up for grabs and you can even sell your unused wardrobe to avail consignment discounts. The collection here may be second-hand but is not any less trendier or chic; so you don't have to worry about spending a bomb on just that one dress that you won't wear again.
A consignment shop located in Southeast Portland, Village Merchants is a perfect stop for those looking for some great deals on clothing, furniture and accessories. Whether you are hunting for a dress or looking for a vintage bookshelf, Village Merchants has everything. And if you are a nifty thrifter then you might actually find a rare treasure among the heaps of trinklets and knick-knacks. And don't forget to browse through through the one dollar clothes bin!
7027 Southeast Milwaukie Avenue Portland, OR 97214
Located in the Westmoreland neighborhood, Stars Antiques Mall brings over 75 dealers of vintage furniture and antiques under one single roof. Since starting out in 1990, this antiques market has remained a favored destination with enthusiasts, decorators and collectors in Portland. The vast collection spans valuable artworks, salvaged items, textiles, silverware, showpieces, furnishings and retro items. Watch out for the clearance sale to score good deals on these rare finds.
From delicate chinaware, paintings, grandfather clocks to rustic pianos, there is nothing you won't find at R Spencer's Antiques Inc. Tucked in a quiet neighborhood next to Sellwood Public House, this antiques and collectibles emporium is a must-stop for every art enthusiast and collector. Every item is original and unique, and comes with a fair price tag; plus someone from the knowledgeable staff will always help you if you are curious about the provenance of any special piece.
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.