Take a tour through Portland’s antiquing scene, where vintage emporiums offer troves of collectibles. Choose from stylish ‘50s couches, Victorian brass doorknobs and other eye-popping memorabilia of decades past.
Antiquing in Portland
Old Portland Hardware & Architectural
This meticulously curated shop offers rarities to fulfill an antiquing hobbyist’s wildest dreams. Everything from an intricate 19th-century Victorian doorknob to an old-school film projector can be found within this Sellwood gem, which stocks shelf upon shelf with rediscovered goodies. In addition to retailing retro goods, the folks at Old Portland Hardware also create one-of-a-kind designs from repurposed vintage materials.
Monticello Antique Marketplace
Venture to Southeast Portland’s Montavilla district to find an expansive selection of goods proffered by 100 dedicated dealers at Monticello. Patrons can spend an afternoon sipping espresso from the in-house cafe while perusing the shop’s aisles of budget-friendly items. Be sure to explore the magical salvage garden, where shabby chic goods shine brightly.
Lounge Lizard has been collecting colorful furniture and lighting since 2002, and now sports two locations on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Funky, mid-century furnishings find their way to this specialty shop, which offers plenty of chic, just-for-fun purchases. Don’t miss their handmade reproductions of vibrant ‘50s fiberglass lampshades, which serve as the perfect home accent.
Kitsch is key at Antique Alley, where 100 dealers offer goods to suit every antique desire, including jewelry, kitchenware, clothing, art and more. Get lost browsing displays of rare Hawaiian shirts, imaginative salt and pepper shakers and animal skulls in the aisles of this vintage haven in Northeast Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood.
For more than 20 years, Kenton Antiques has served the vintage needs of North Portland, operating under the philosophy that antiques are for everyone. Stop by this collector’s paradise to add rocking vinyl, home goods and photography equipment to your personal collection.
Really Good Stuff
Skeletons model vintage duds at Really Good Stuff, which delivers just what its name promises. Go on an antiquing adventure to this Ladd’s Addition knick-knack paradise, where hours will easily pass without so much as a glance at an iPhone. Give the shop cat, Tommy, a pet and venture down tightly packed rows of nostalgia (think Hollywood stage lights, reels of old film and even a baby pink ‘50s dentist chair).
Stars Antiques Malls
Founded by three friends in 1990, Stars Antiques Malls has grown to represent more than 200 antiques dealers, making it one of Portland’s largest vintage hot spots. Visitors to this sprawling Westmoreland shop can choose from antique sporting goods, ‘50s Pyrex and collectibles aplenty.
Hoodoo Antiques & Design
If any of the shops on this list were to be haunted, it would be Old Town’s Hoodoo Antiques & Design (and they would take that as a compliment!). Between furniture and vintage signage, visitors are treated to all variety of props, oriental rugs and other novelties. Plus, the shop is dog-friendly!
Roughly 7,000 square feet (650 sq m) of mid-century wares await shoppers at Hawthorne Vintage, which sells unique pieces worthy of window-shopping. Lighting fixtures, floral couches and cabinets in superb condition are among the treasures waiting to be taken to a new home.