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Portland Modern

When you see the sign for Portland Modern on 21st Avenue in between Johnson and Irving Street, you probably will think one thing: “Oh, it’s another modern furniture store. Don’t they have like twenty of those in the Pearl District already?” Looking at the sign with its stark white coloring and stylized lettering, along with its unusual placement in the basement of the Irving Street Condominiums, your first thought feels even more confirmed. Then, you take the... 

  • Address:2109 NW Irving St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 243-2580
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Fringe Vintage

It’s difficult to find great vintage clothing in Northwest Portland. After a wave of vintage stores could be found throughout the area, they were washed away during the massive recession that hit in 2008. After that wave subsided, there was only one vintage store that stuck around: Fringe Vintage, at the corner of Northwest Seventeenth Avenue and Marshall Street. For many Portlanders, vintage shopping is the only way to go. There are so many elements that go into it... 

  • Address:1700 NW Marshall St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 227-5630
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Betsy and Iya

Betsy and Iya is a brand of locally made Portland jewelry that has expanded throughout the nation, being found in boutiques in places as different as New York City, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Denver. It also maintains a sizable presence online with its virtual storefront. However, it’s somewhat of a surprise to actually find the flagship store for this growing local jewelry outfit. It actually is tucked into a nest of other small businesses and artist... 

  • Address:1722 NW Raleigh St. #101
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 227-5482
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Lizard Lounge

Lizard Lounge is cool. That’s the only thought that Lizard Lounge wants you to have when you leave its rustic brick warehouse-turned-boutique. In an area that’s absolutely packed to the gills with cool and unique boutiques, it seems like Lizard Lounge’s personal mission is to try to outdo all of them in the departments of being cool and unique. The expansive space plays into that, as the sales floor is enormous. The walls are adorned in all manners of old-fashioned... 

  • Address:1323 NW Irving St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 416-7476
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Little Things

When finding the right gift, it’s the little things that count. That is the philosophy behind micro gift store Little Things. A gift doesn’t have to be big or expensive to be great. It simply needs to fit the person it’s being given to. The gift should fit the receiver’s personal style, how they act, and simply what they like. Of course, it also helps if the gift that you are giving to your friend, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your parents, or your siblings... 

Little Urbanites

There are so many things that go into being a parent-to-be, and it seriously is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Then you have the added stress of worrying about giving birth in the near future, as well. It is a hectic time in both parents’ lives, knowing that both of their lives will be irrevocably changed forever very soon. That’s why places like Little Urbanites exist. Little Urbanites knows how hard your prenatal life is, and they want to streamline your... 

  • Address:916 NW 10th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 227-8729
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Moule

Moule, located in the Pearl on Northwest Everett Street between Twelfth Avenue and Thirteenth Avenue, is a boutique that does a bit of everything. While most boutiques you find in the Pearl District will focus only on men’s clothing, women’s clothing, or children’s clothing, Moule calmly handles all three. While most boutiques in the Pearl District choose to focus either on clothing in general or gifts and houseware, Moule is happy to select the box marked, “all... 

  • Address:1225 NW Everett St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 227-8530
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Cargo

If you think about Portland as having the geography of Asia (which is certainly something you do quite often), then China is obviously Chinatown, a big red area that dominates the lower portion of Northwest Portland. However, if Chinatown is China, then Cargo has to be Taiwan. Cargo is a little piece of Chinatown that was somehow thrown into a block-sized warehouse in the Pearl District. In an area filled with top design furniture galleries, and haute cuisine restaurant,... 

  • Address:380 NW 13th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 209-8349
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Oblation

Paper is one of the most important materials mankind has ever invented, at sometimes, especially today, it doesn’t get its proper due. Maybe that’s because it’s not used nearly as much anymore, but that isn’t paper’s fault. No laptop or tablet can match the satisfying feeling of reading words printed or handwritten on a page, or turning a page yourself. Oblation Papers and Press is devoted to preserving and promoting that satisfactory feeling. In fact, you... 

  • Address:516 NW 12th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 223-1093
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In Good Taste

  In Good Taste forms a nice axis with building mate Utrecht. Where Utrecht has all the tools for the more traditional types of artistic expression, the easels, the brushes, and paints, In Good Taste has all of the tools for another type of artistic expression: knives, spices, spoons, whisks, ladles, and pans. Yes, In Good Taste is the art supply shop for those versed in the art of cooking. If there is one thing that Portlanders cannot be accused of, it is not loving... 

  • Address:231 NW 11th Ave.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 248-2015

Utrecht Art Supplies

Rarely will you find a better fit between city and store as the Portland location of Utrecht Art Supply. Located in the swanky Pearl District, right on one of the area’s main thoroughfares, Everett Street, Utrecht is the go-to place for anyone in the Portland area who even has a fleeting interest in making some art. Utrecht Art Supplies fits in perfectly in this neighborhood that feels like it has two art galleries on every corner. In the Pearl, you can get the tools... 

  • Address:1122 NW Everett St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 417-8024
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Nobal Home

Finding the right gift shop is nearly as difficult as finding the right gift for someone. So many have a specific focus that could be totally irrelevant to what you’re looking for, or others may be far too expensive for what your budget is, a problem that can be especially prevalent in the ever-so-pricey Pearl District. Then there’s the issue of just about everything you find in a gift store being made cheaply abroad. Nobal Home, which is sandwiched between Pearl... 

  • Address:110 NW 9th St.
    Portland, OR 97209
  • Phone: (503) 227-4663
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