Great Little Shops 2019

The Ultimate Portland Shopping Cheat Sheet

Where to get the goods in each quadrant of the city

11/26/2019 Edited by Eden Dawn By Portland Monthly Staff

Great Little Shops 2019

Beacon Sound Is One of Portland's Great Record Stores

With everything from ambient albums to anarchist streetwear, prepare to spend hours inside this Southeast music store.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Great Little Shops 2019

Monochromatic Aims to Be a Gender-Inclusive, Sustainability-Focused, Community-Minded Boutique

“The fashion industry is such a huge part of pollution, and it’s one of the biggest human rights violators.”

11/26/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Great Little Shops 2019

For 35 Years, This Hidden Portland Shop Has Imported Buddhist Shrines from Japan

Nayakama Butsudans carries on a family tradition from 6,000 miles away.

11/26/2019 By Ellen Freeman

Great Little Shops 2019

Jean Pierre Nugloze’s N’Kossi Boutique Helps Portland "Do Dressy"

The Togo native saw an opportunity to live his truth in Portland—and look great while doing it.

11/26/2019 By Jagger Blaec

Great Little Shops 2019

Shipwreck! Is the Riotously Colorful Neighborhood Shop You Needed

Snag a vintage party dress, locally made earrings, and imported Swedish clogs, all in one fun trip.

11/26/2019 Photography by Eden Dawn

Great Little Shops 2019

Workshop Vintage on North Williams Is Piled High with Posh Goods

Come for the vintage, stay to ogle the visual merchandising. (Really).

11/26/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Great Little Shops 2019

This Cute Alberta Shop Is Here to Green Up Your Home

From wily Pilea in shiny pots to a Pinterest-perfect living wall of ferns and tiny watermelon peperomias, EcoVibe Home is a plant-lovers oasis.

11/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

The Framers

Two Veteran Portland Artists on Finding the Perfect Frame

Bob Nadeau and Efraín González frame art—everything from high-end masterpieces to your preschooler’s handprinted hot mess.

10/16/2019 By Fiona McCann

Candy Coated

Katie Marks’s Ceramics Are Playful, Colorful, and (Often) Rimmed in 22-Karat Gold

From vases to bongs, the Portland ceramicist's wild creations sell out as fast as she can make them.

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson Photography by Christopher Dibble

Prop Master

This Local Warehouse Is the Ultimate Local Prop Shop

Peter Corvallis Production's 100,000-square-foot warehouse has supplied party décor, tents, and AV equipment to Portland for the past 50 years.

10/16/2019 By Eden Dawn

Fall Arts 2019: Profile

The Life of Drag Legend Darcelle Is Becoming a Musical

That’s No Lady is a song-fueled story of overcoming the odds to find love and acceptance amid sequins, feathers, and bawdy jokes.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Insider’s Guide 2019: Quadrant Breakdown

Where to Eat, Shop, and Play in All 5 Portland Quadrants

Plus hot insider tips from local experts.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion 2019: Retro Colors, Tiny Bell Bottoms, and Kids on Skates

We turned back time on spring fashion, going full roller retro with kids decked out in acid wash and rainbow prints.

03/26/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Emerging Designer

Portland Designer Ariel Fan Nails Witchy, Minimalist Fashion

Fan's label, Holy Voids, lends comfy clothes major drama.

02/26/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Style

Meet Dayna Pinkham, Portland's World-Class Hatmaker

In her downtown shop, the master milliner crafts hats for stars—and for everyday Portlanders, too.

01/29/2019 By Eden Dawn

The Big Crush

Meet the Oregon Woman Who Makes the Wines for Costco

Viticulturist Sarah Cabot makes more than a million bottles a year.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Love Triangles

Step Inside These 3 Dreamy Oregon A-Frames

With passion, dedication, and a ton of work, three local families revive sterling specimens of the suddenly chic A-frame.

09/18/2018 By Marty Patail Photography by Christopher Dibble

Style

It’s Hot Out There. Why Aren't You Wearing a Caftan?

The breezy human tent is perfect for summer.

06/19/2018 By Eden Dawn

Q&A

Can a Website Help Fight Portland's Housing Crisis?

Once homeless, Tyrone Poole now runs a start-up that connects would-be renters with real choices.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail