From Margaret Everton on September 14, 2010 in Portland
Sometimes the piece of furniture or accessory that best completes your design isn’t all shiny and new. In fact, it’s probably slightly worn and comes with untold stories. That’s why vintage and consignment stores are treasure troves that should never be brushed over. Here are our three favorites in the Portland area:
#1—House of Vintage
3315 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
Comprised of over 55 independent dealers and 13,000 square feet of vintage gems, the House of Vintage has everything from furniture to books to antique lunch boxes. Better yet, it’s got items to fit every budget and design scheme. Check out these pictures from their user-friendly website.
#2—I Heart Retro
1726 NE Broadway, Portland
If retro is your thing, I Heart Retro has a ton of unique pieces to choose from. They carry furniture, home decor, clothing and accessories that range from vintage to mid-century to industrial. It’s pieces like this Rad Retro Bar (only $199!) that really had me sold.
And this brown vinyl sofa isn’t too shabby, either.
3972 N. Mississippi, Portland
Specializing in rustic furniture with a history, Porch Light has something for everyone, including furniture, pottery, linens, textiles, metalware, and china. Some of their pieces are even made from reclaimed barn wood—a good indication that what you purchase won’t be found anywhere else.
Before you venture out to department or home stores that mass-produce unremarkable style, check out these vintage and consignment stores. If nothing else, you’ll find the perfect conversation piece for any room.