9 Only-in-Portland Places to Shop for Quirky Gifts and Goodies

From vintage dresses to a taxidermied mouse in a cowboy hat, these eclectic shops invite your urban scavenging.

By Fiona McCann September 21, 2015 Published in the October 2015 issue of Portland Monthly


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6 Fancy, Fun Finds at Flutter

The North Mississippi haven Flutter feels like the den of a hoarder—but a hoarder with the best taste in vintage, culture, and atmospheric ephemera. You could outfit a very styled and interesting life here. 

Mustard Vintage Dress—V-necked, one-of-a-kind dress made from reworked vintage dead stock by Ark Reworks

The Way We Wore: Black Style Then—A chronicle of African American fashion from 1940s to the present—James Baldwin to Tyra Banks

Cast-Iron Bottle Opener—Horsehead bottle opener (for any situation)

Schylling singing Birdcage—Wanna know why this caged bird sings? It’s a wind-up, that’s why.

Vintage Suitcase—The traveler’s essential lined, tan train case

Flutter’s cat—King, monarch of memorabilia

8 More Curio Hot Spots


All things Asian, from Burmese Buddhas to Vietnamese Virgin Mary statues, antique Chinese furniture to stick-on bindis. 81 SE Yamhill St,

Boys Fort

A painstaking collection of big boys’ toys: banjos, shaving mugs, boxing gloves, and more. 902 SW Morrison St,

Porch Light

Everything you need to craft a sepia-toned vintage life. 225 NW 11th Ave,

Paxton Gate

The place to pick up a taxidermied mouse in a cowboy hat. 4204 N Mississippi Ave,

Ink & Peat

Silk scarves and soaps, crafted cushions and candles: a tasteful mix of domestic delights and gorgeous gifts. 3808 N Williams Ave,


Everything from hooks to hammocks: heavily designed and instantly covetable. 935 SW Washington St,

North of West

A textile-tastic haven of refined clothes and home goods. (See our cover!) 203 SW Ninth Ave,

Milk Milk Lemonade

Home of Olo fragrances and sundry jewelry and art magazines. 1407 SE Belmont St,

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