My Favorite Shops in PDX

Chelsea from {frolic!} was sweet enough to be my tour guide for the day in Portland. In the morning we headed up to the Columbia River Gorge and then came back to city for lunch at the Swedish style cafe, Broder. We cruised around town checking out a few of Chelsea’s beloved neighborhoods and popping into her favorites shops. Below my picks for home/lifestyle shops in PDX.

For lunch: pickles, potato pancakes and Swedish meatballs on a challah roll at Broder.

2508 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR

Ink & Peat a floral design studio and home decor shop; shares my love for textiles and patterning with a beautiful selection of ceramics, bedding, and linens. I picked up a pair of Kerry Cassill pillowcases in the purple teal water floral pattern.

Ink & Peat
3808 N. Williams Avenue — Suite 126
Portland, OR

Vintage french linens, ceramics and well-edited accessories can be found at Marguerite. I picked a vintage French chemise with a beautiful lace accent. The chemise was handmade by nuns in the 1920’s embroidered with a custom monogram for new brides. The crisp white linen had me thinking of Jane Austen and wearing it on hot summer nights on the beach in Maine this summer. Yes, I realize my imagination is getting away from me…vintage linen can do that to ya!

1520 Southeast Bybee Boulevard
Portland, OR

Alder & Co located downtown in a beautiful light-filled space offers a selection of home goods, fashion and accessories. I picked up a few necklaces, bracelets and beautiful rose French linen apron.

Alder & Co
537 sw 12th Avenue
Portland, OR

I found this shop on my own wandering around the neighborhood near my hotel. Utility style accessories, saws and gadgets feels like a designer hardware store. I picked up a stripe apron by Pointer Brand for working in the garden and around the house. The staff was super sweet and let me test the apron filling the pockets with tools before purchasing.

Core77’s Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, OR

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Gardens & Flowers Spotted in PDX
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  1. I am looking for a linen store in the Portland area. I was at a craft show in Eugene and found a lovely oiled tablecloth and now I can’t remember the name of the store to go buy another. It had a french name, I think. Can you help? Thanks.


  2. I enjoyed hanging out with you so much!! The photos turned out beautifully!! Now post one of you in that cute nightgown! haha!


  3. Miss Broder – miss the NW! This Idaho girl is living in a NC world (and lovin it, but you know). Thanx for letting us live vicariously through your photos!


  4. Yes! So your style Susan. The owner was talking with Chelsea and I about starting a website to sell her wares soon. I’ll keep everyone posted.


  5. Katy-
    Enjoy reading your blog! Glad you got to visit some of my favorite spots in my hometown. Broder is the best!