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Portland City Guide: 21 Places to Shop (Sustainably) in Portland

Welcome to part two of our Portland City Guide Series. Now that you’re fueled up on coffee (did you try the torch-fired s’mores mocha at Water Ave?!), let’s go shopping!

One thing we love about shopping in Portland is that although there are quite a few local boutiques and shops, they all seem to have their own personality and offer a unique shopping experience. However, what makes shopping in Portland even better is that sustainability, eco-friendly style and supporting local makers is definitely high priority.

Keep scrolling to browse through a few of our favorite places to shop in PDX.

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North of West | @shopnorthofwest
201 SW 9th Ave.

This bright and airy downtown boutique features lust worthy pottery, unique home goods, gorgeous jewelry and racks on racks of their houseline children’s and womenswear apparel (designed and crafted right here in PDX). From wondrous smelling soaps, candles and self-care products to artisan jewelry and more, whether you’re looking for something to dress your body, your home or your little one, you’ll find it at North of West.

sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - north of west
sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - north of west
sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - north of west
sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - north of west

MadeHere | @madeherepdx
40 NW 10th Ave.

Welcome to MadeHere - a specialty shop dedicated to all things made and produced in Portland! While MadeHere doesn’t have a huge fashion section, it does carry some of our favorite accessory, lifestyle, food and self-care brands like Primecut (pictured below), Bridge Nine Candle Co and Claws Out. Its also home to apparel brand, Ginew (pictured below), the only Native American-owned denim collection!

the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - MadeHere
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - MadeHere

The Yo Store | @theyostore
935 NW 19TH Ave.

If color, cool prints and patterns are your jam, you’ll love The Yo Store! Curated by Sarah Radcliffe (who, in another life was a trend researcher and buyer in London), this colorful boutique is definitely a must-shop while in town. From a mix of vibrant vintage pieces to hand-selected ceramics, prints, jewelry (and more!) by indie artisans, you’re bound to find something fun and unique.

the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - the yo store
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - the yo store
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - the yo store
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - the yo store

Monochromatic | @wearemonochromatic
4067 N Williams Ave.

Carefully curated, well designed clothing for every pronoun and every-body is what you’ll find at Portland’s newest boutique Monochromatic. Shop guilt-free knowing that every piece in this vibey shop was intentionally designed and ethically manufactured by small batch artisans and brands making it easy to shop your values.

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the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - monochromatic
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - monochromatic
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - monochromatic

Amelia | @helloameliapdx
2230 NE Alberta St.

Located in the Alberta Arts District, Amelia is a unique boutique that offers vintage style with a modern twist. Designed and produced right here in Portland, Amelia’a houseline caters to sizes XS to 3X.

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Seaworthy | @seaworthypdx
3331 NE Sandy Blvd.

Intentional, beautiful and airy are just a few words that describe Seaworthys new digs. Located in Portland’s Hollywood district, the design studio and showroom for jewelry designer Marisa Howard, is a spacious treasure chest of goodies. From the jewelry itself to the stands they perch on, this shop is a true extension of brand. Shop the swoon-worthy handmade jewelry in the front, or pop in back and catch the Seaworthy team in action soldering, welding, polishing and hammering metals to make new bling.

the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - seaworthy
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - seaworthy
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - seaworthy
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - seaworthy

Seven Sisters | @sevensisterspdx
811 E Burnside St.

Committed to supporting women artisans and local makers, Seven Sisters carries brands that are ethically and sustainably produced and primarily woman-owned. From apparel and accessories to self-care and beauty products, everything you’ll find in Seven Sisters has been hand-picked with sustainability and ethical practices in mind.

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the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide -seven sisters
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide -seven sisters
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide -seven sisters

The Ones Shop | @the_ones_shop
811 E Burnside St #111.

If there’s one thing Portland is good at it’s collaboration, which is proven by The Ones Shop. An independent design collective, The Ones Shop is a collaborative between local designers Liza Rietz, Tiro Tiro, Revere, Sara Bergman Apparel and Marty Jean.

the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - the ones shop
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - the ones shop

Haunt | @hauntportland
811 E. Burnside St. #112

Home to Portland Designer Holly Stalder, Haunt is a cozy studio/showroom/boutique full of colorful gems and fun prints.

the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - haunt
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - haunt

Altar | @altarpdx
3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Located on the historic Hawthorne Boulevard you will find Altar, an alternative boutique that sells handmade women’s clothing, jewelry and more. Laced with the essence of nature and Northwest vibes, Altar offers an edgy and bohemian spin on quality hand made goods.

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the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - altar
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - altar
the sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - altar

M O R E F A S H I O N

Kiriko, 325 NW Couch St.
Folly, 1005 NW 16th Ave.
Garnish, 404 NW 12th Ave.
EcoVibe Apparel, 1408 NE Alberta St.
Grayling Jewelry, 1609 NE Alberta St.
Button Consignment, 6517 N Interstate Ave.
Gather Resale, 7400 N Lombard St.
Alexa Stark, 811 E Burnside #114
Magpie, 1960 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Artifact: Creative Recycle, 3630 SE Division St.
Union Rose, 7909 SE Stark St.

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Portland City Guide: Coffee

Known for its electric coffee scene, there’s no shortage of local, diverse coffee shops here in Portland. With 6 weeks until The Sustainable Fashion Forum, we’ve logged countless hours sipping espresso and planning this year’s SFF. To kick off our Portland City Guide we’re sharing a few of our favorite places to grab a latte and hang for a bit. Keep scrolling to discover a few of our favorite coffee shops.


Coco Donuts | @cocodonuts
1808 SW Broadway.

It’s hard to go wrong with coffee and donuts. With six locations there’s a Coco Donut’s nearby regardless of where you are in the city. Our go to spot is the PSU location. If you’re visiting on a Saturday or Sunday you can fuel up before heading across the street to the PSU farmer’s market.

Our recommendations: lavender glazed donut and rose white chocolate matcha latte.

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sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - coffee - coco donuts
sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - coffee - coco donuts
sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - coffee - coco donuts

Sister’s Coffee | @sisterscoffee
1235 NW Marshall St.

The newly renovated Sister’s Coffee is back with more seating, more lighting and an amazing food menu! If you’re craving something a little more than pastries with your coffee (although they have those too) Sister’s Coffee is the place to be!

Our recommendations: the classic breakfast sandwich and the wild coho smoked salmon (below)

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sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - coffee - sisters coffee

Good Coffee | @goodcoffeepdx
1150 SE 12th Ave & 813 SW Alder St

Whether you’re a regular or visiting for the first time, the employees at Good Coffee always make you feel like a close friend they’re elated to see. Think Cheers, if Good Coffee was a bar. With four locations our favorite locations are SE 12th and the newly opened shop at the Woodlark.

Our recommendations: matcha lavender latte & the marionberry cacao latte (below)

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sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - coffee - good coffee
sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - coffee - good coffee
sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - coffee - good coffee

Stumptown Coffee Roasters | @stumptowncoffee
128 SW 3rd Ave⁣.

If you’re looking for a quiet place to drink a cold brew and relax this is not the place to go. Between the bumpin’ music and the never ending opportunities to people watch (it gets pretty packed), it’s always a party at the Stumptown on 3rd. As huge supports of all things local, we love the Stumptown Artists Fellow program which periodically features local artists and artwork in the shop.

Our recommendation: woodblock

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Water Ave Coffee | @wateravecoffee
SE Water Ave & SW 6th and Yamhill

There are a lot of coffee shops in Portland but Water Ave’s house made syrups and coffee specials like the torch-fired s’mores mocha definitely make them unique.  P.S the food menu is available at their Water Ave location.

Our recommendation: spicy avocado eggs sandwich and s’mores mocha!!

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sustainable fashion forum Portland City guide - coffee - water ave coffee

Try one of these coffee shops while in town? Comment below and let us know what you think and stay tuned for more from our Portland City Guide series!


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