News

How the Local Retail Scene is Coping with Coronavirus

As the city wisely turns to social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, retail business has plummeted for our local boutiques and makers. Here are the sales, deals, and news from your local shops as they struggle to survive.

03/17/2020 By Eden Dawn and Kyle Sosa

Fashion Show

Portland's Latest Lingerie Looks Revealed at the Annual Unmentionable Fashion Show

Check out all our favorite under things from the night.

02/10/2020 By Eden Dawn

Fashion Show

Undies to the Runway! Portland’s Lingerie Fashion Show Is Back

Unmentionable returns in February with bras, socks, and underwear for all.

01/28/2020 By Eden Dawn

Art

Jailbreak Studios Provides Minority Artists Opportunity to Showcase Their Work

The Southeast storefront sells and exhibits work from local queer, POC, and female artists.

12/10/2019 By Alli Weseman

Holiday Shopping

Little Boxes—the Pro-Local, Anti-Big Retailer Shopping Event—Returns for its Eighth Year

More than 150 small business owners take part in this three-day shopping event, which has a few changes in store for 2019.

11/27/2019 By Alli Weseman

Cover Story

Great Little Shops 2019

Newbies, unsung heroes, and hidden gems

11/26/2019 Edited by Eden Dawn

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

A Mother-Daughter Duo Curates a Home Store You’ll Want to Live In

Quirky, opulent Trove features everything from dramatic floral wallpaper and marigold-hued, velvet tufted chairs to beaded Middle Eastern camel jewelry.

11/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

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

Consignment Shop Button Hopes You’ll Shop There, But Not Too Much

“I love slow fashion and that movement of … buying just what you need, a few nice pieces versus a bunch of pieces that you’re not really excited about.”

11/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

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

Shopping

Portland Monthly's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

You’ve got a list. You’ve checked it twice. Buy these local gifts of pour-overs, special-edition Trail Blazers wine, and go-go boots for those who’ve been nice.

11/26/2019 By Eden Dawn Photography by Michael Novak

Editor's Note

What It Was Like to Shop in Portland in 1997

Portland Monthly style editor's love of exploring Portland's shops began a long time ago.

11/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

Fashion Show

A Supergroup Fashion Show to Benefit the Children's Cancer Association

Twenty of Portland's most familiar names team together to do an all purple fundraising runway show.

11/07/2019 By Eden Dawn

Retail

How She Bop Changed the Sex Shop Game

You know we had to call it an “oral history.” Hey, it is one!

10/23/2019 By Kiva Hanson