For those that haven’t bought a single Christmas present yet (it me), I’ve come up with a short and sweet list of local Portland shops that will ensure you get a good amount of your shopping done in one fell swoop, while supporting small businesses that make this city so awesome. And these shops are gorgeous by the way, you’ll get an inspiration buzz while feasting your eyes on their treasures. For those who don’t live in Portland, a couple of these shops have online stores that most likely do expedited shipping. Ok, let’s get to it!
Plants, vintage, hand screen-printed pillows, what’s not to love? This is the perfect place to get a really great hostess gift. You’ll also find one-of-a-kind trinkets that are perfect for the men in your life, as well as an amazing home decor selection for your boho-loving friends. Buy yourself a plant in a pretty pot while you’re in there. Here’s their site, if you care to take a gander.
This cute little shop in Sellwood is perfect for all the style-obsessed ladies in your life. Not only do they have an amazing apparel selection filled with timeless fabrics in flattering, modern silhouettes, they also have great little gifts like candles, handmade jewelry dishes, as well as stocking stuffers like fun socks and pretty notebooks. Take a look here.
Previously called Grand Marketplace, Urbanite has all the same great vendors from the previous owners, but the new owners have only upped the wow factor of this vintage store! This place is gigantic and is so lovely to stroll through with some coffee or hot chai. You’ll find a gift for everyone on your list here, I can almost guarantee it.
Happy shopping everyone!