Line up of all different types of folks dressed in colors of the rainbow

image courtesy Monochromatic

Portland has a wealth of small, creative businesses--this definitely isn't your average "big box store" kinda of city.  We love that the diversity in our shopping areas is just one thing that keeps our town interesting. During tough times, however, it's extra fragile. Most small retailers operate at the edge of their financial comfort even on a good day. So consider making a purchase at some of these small, excellent shops that we LOVE because of their unique point of view and their super people. Great little businesses abound in Portland; these just happen to be the ones we frequent and think you might like to get to know. There's a wonderful additional list here, at And here, at's Black-Owned Business Directory.


Our Clothing Faves:


West End Select Shop

North of West

Wildfang Use code WOONWINKEL20 for 20% off styles on their site!

Frances May

Bohemian Dream Cloud Market


Our Home & Gift Faves:

Via Raiz



Tender Loving Empire

Boys Fort

Betsy & Iya


Our Office/Productivity Faves:

11:11 Supply


Our Book/Art/Paper Faves:

Little Otsu


Ampersand Gallery & FIne Books

Lisa Congdon



Finnegan's Toys



Color Theory Design Co.