TRAVEL // HOME DECOR SHOPPING IN PORTLAND

Besides being a mecca of scrumptious donuts and other delicious foods, Portland is also chock-full of small, home decor stores that carry local and hard-to-find brands. Not only are the stores chock-full of sweet stuff, it’s all wonderfully curated with things you wouldn’t find at Ikea or your neighborhood West Elm. Here are three of my fave stores that I saw in Portland and trust me, it took every ounce of self control not to go on a wild shopping spree! (Only having a carry-on also helped in that department!)

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First up, woonwinkel. I’m a huge fan of Scandinavian design, and woonwinkel carries a lot of it. It’s heaven.

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White walls and colorful, modern products? YES.

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They carry one of my favorite Danish brands, ferm LIVING, which means POINTS!

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They even have slingshots. I mean, what’s not to love? Want to learn more about the store? Check out their interview on Design Milk.

Next up, canoe.

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Oh, canoe. Purveyor of “simple, beautiful, and functional objects that can be used and enjoyed everyday.” And they definitely live up to their mission.

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Whether you’re decorating your office or home, it provides fresh, modern designs that are meant to be valued possessions.

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I never knew I needed bud vases until I went to canoe.

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They also have a fabulous shelfie. Matte black, bronze, white and wood is everything I love.

Last up, Alder & Co. I DIE.

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They have an amazing floral section that I just want to roll around it.

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I have to say, I got really confused because there were so many things that started with the word Alder. I thought maybe they were owned by one master corporation, but turns out, everyone just loves naming their stores/restaurants with Alder (the name of a street).

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Unfortunately, since my visit was so short, I didn’t have the chance to explore any more stores! Probably a good thing…

Any other home decor stores you love in Portland? I’d love to know for my next trip!

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