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shops: portland?


d*s reader marie is heading to portland, oregon soon and was looking for some must-visit design shops (or just fun design destinations). any ideas for our traveling shopper?

[brooklyn designs coverage to come at lunchtime today]



Blogger Tasha said...

Relish, of course :)

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

motel gallery and queenbee creations are both in portland...

8:13 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Oh Yes!
You must visit "Seaplane" on NW 23rd, for some of the most fun and inovative fashion anywhere, it is a hub for fashion and design in Portland.
"Motel" gallery on 19 NW 5th is cool and showcases emerging art and design talent, and has a cool little shop.
"The Doug Fir Lounge" on 9th and E Burnside is very cool- (the best happy hour ever- organic burgers $3!) the design of the building and lounge is really fun, the wait staff is hot and it's and great place to catch a show.

"Stumptown Coffee" on SW 2nd downtown is a must, they have the best coffee drinks anywhere and feature great art and spin really good music in a cool loft. And lots of cute bike messengers stop in.

And then basically the entrire Pearl District is a hub of galleries, butiques and design stores.
Oh and "Powell's Books" is SUPER incredible. The most amazing, biggest, well stocked bookstore EVER. It takes up an entire city block and sells new and used books and they have an amazing art and design FLOOR. Not to be missed!
Enjoy Portland- I am moving back there from Chicago in June- it is fantastic.

8:17 AM  
Blogger priya said...

Ultramart is a portal for Portland-based shops who carry work from Portland designers. They also post design and art-related events.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

107 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank so very much everyone! i'm looking forward to visiting portland for the first time and this really helps.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just was sent info about this gorgeous spa, Loyly in Portland. Beautiful interior design - Finnish inspired - and very reasonable prices. I'd be tempted to check it out just for the interior design.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canoe is my favorite store in Portland. Sean Igo, the owner is wonderful. He sells design objects, books, and home stuff. The space is great too. Canoeonline.net. 1136 SW Alder St. 503.889.8545
Also Hive, Relish, and ID Design are good for modern furniture and design objects.
Halo for the best shoes for men and women. Twist for amazing jewelry.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't know if you're into architecture/restoration, but one of rejuvenation's stores is there (rejuvenation portland) they sell period authentic replica lighting, fixtures and hardware.

you would probably also love to visit the gardens (portland gardens page) particularly the rose garden is amazing (photoset from a trip i took there a few years ago)

and my personal favorite destination involves a drive out the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway to Vista House. i revere this building as i would a church; both it and the view from the site are absolutely breathtaking.

enjoy yourself, portland is a fantastic destination!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baddoll Shoes and Oddball Shoe Company
1639 NW marshall St www.baddoll.com
In case she feels the need to buy some shoes.... they have really cool stuff.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and in the 'doug fir' complex is 'ivy studios' - great little shop with plenty of their own diy creations.

and second sunday of each month is 'crafty wonderland' at the doug fir - showcase of local diy talent.

aalto lounge is a great bar with tasty food with all mid-century furnishings - located right next to the belmont stumptown.

can you tell how much we all love it here?

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you come to portland, you have to drink our coffee - delicious! visit any of the stumptown shops, or my favorite, the albina press. also clarklewis resturaunt and the gotham tavern (r.i.p) have beautiful interiors and glassware by esque design (i think i saw them featured here once before). if you can check out a show at the doug fir lounge, do it... interiors by architecture firm skylab. i heart pdx.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

next to the aalto lounge, you should check out the belmont street lofts just down the block. great loft/condos by developer randy rapaport and holst architecture. and if you come to portland you have to drink our coffee - delicious! go to any of the stumptown shops or my favorite, the albina press.

clarklewis resturaunt and the gotham building tavern (r.i.p) have beautiful interiors and glassware by esque design (i think i read about them on d*s a while back). and if you have a chance to see a show/catch a drink at the doug fir - do it. architecture firm, skylab did the interiors - amazing!

i heart pdx.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marie, hope you have a fun visit!

If you visit Powell's City of Books, Reading Frenzy is a must. It's half a block southeast on Oak street. www.readingfrenzy.com Lots of special goodies!

In the same building, above Reading Frenzy, a DIY paradise to tour: the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Second floor, room 218. www.iprc.org (Amazing prints are being made with the letter presses here.)

When visiting Motel and Just Be Complex, Backspace is a great geeky stop for coffee.

Across the street from the Doug Fir, Grass Hut Shop and Moshi Moshi are treasure troves for quirky art and toys.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ClarkLewis also has some JefDesigns fixtures (also noted on DS).

I second Canoe, Relish, and HiveModern. And check out ultrapdx.com for fashion and general goings-on.

3:53 PM  
Blogger The English Dept. said...

I'm so excited you're coming! This is a totally biased recommendation, but should be worth your while. I own The English Dept. on NW 23rd (724 NW 23rd, to be exact). Really sweet women's clothing alongside some of your housewares favorites: Sarah Cihat, Thomas Paul, and Atelier LZC.
And I second (and third) the Canoe recommendation.
Hope to see you.

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

must visit http://www.garmentboutique.com/

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another biased visitation reccommendation...come check out Denwave, especially if you are in the Doug Fir neighborhood....we are right across the street. and here is to seconding The English Department motion...cute shop + great gals. also check out Una on SE 28th and Couch for many unusual and understated European lines in a simply gorgeous space.

11:19 AM  
Blogger denwave said...

if you're going to the Doug Fir, hop right across the street to Denwave! (Another biased reccommendation, eh Joy?) By the way, i second the English Department motion, and want to add Una on SE 28th and Couch- all beautifully designed spaces bringing fresh ideas and unusual design to Portland!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, I saw my sauna, Loyly, here. Feel free to come take a look around. My designer/architect is Brooklyn based, he has some gorgeous furniture as well.


2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...well you have to make time to stop by my shop in the Pearl, cheeky b, www.cheekyboutique.com, (on the corner of NW 14th & Kearney) - I specialize in urban life accessories (a bit all encompassing). Relish, Motel, Canoe and Office in NE Alberta are all favorites too! If you are here the first Sunday of June, stop by the crafty wonderland at Doug Fir (www.craftywonderland.com) and First Thursday in the Pearl.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know this is a bit late. But make sure to check out the cute new gift shop in the lower Pearl District, Out of Gray Luxury Gifts. A sweet place for all things modern; french, german, swiss, italian imports, modern jewelry, home decor, kid's toys, personal accessories (handbags and such), incredably insane flower arrangements, handmade quirky stationary, and lots lots more. It will make you want to buy stuff for yourself..
located at 1106 NW Marshall (second to the corner of Marshall and 11th).

8:13 PM  

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