Ready to look like a Portlander? Stock up on local styles and Portland-made goods at these popular Northwest-style boutiques. Whether you’re into tomboy-themed apparel, graphic T-shirts or sleeping bags with sleeves (oh yes — they’re real), you’ll be sure to find something you love.
Hatched by a pair of Nike alumnae in 2013, Wildfang is a tomboy-themed boutique that claims fans like musician Sara Bareilles and Olympic-athlete-turned-model Casey Legler. House favorites include an updated letterman’s jacket and pony-hair oxfords.
Set on East Burnside, Portland fashion legend Holly Stalder’s shop Haunt is loaded with chic, modern pieces and accessories from local designers.
(Editor’s note: Poler is temporarily closed as of December 2018.) Lena Dunham anointed Poler an “it” brand when she donned this young company’s Napsack (basically a sleeping bag with armholes) during an episode of her hit show “Girls.” Outdoor aficionados and casual bonfire loungers alike dig the “camp vibes” emanating from this West End shop, where founder Benji Wagner has turned his tongue-in-cheek twists on classic outdoor goods into a national sensation. The beanies and hoodies suit couch surfers, actual surfers and everyone in between.
To properly accessorize the patented rugged-yet-refined Portland look, stop into Tanner Goods. The luxe leatherwares shop credits its beginnings to mentor L.P. Streifel, a legendary bronco rider and saddle maker, for passing down the traditional techniques they use to craft an heirloom-quality line of accessories like design-your-own belts and swoon-worthy saddlebags.
Want to update your look, but not sure where to start? Adorn is a Portland-born women’s boutique that employs stylists on-site to help you with all your wardrobe woes. Featuring over 100 brands and three locations across the city, they’ll help you find the perfect flirty dress for a romantic night out, or upgrade your jeans and t-shirt game by adding a striking accessory for an understated fashion statement.
By combining quality fashion at affordable prices, locally owned Communion provides a selection of relevant, on-trend pieces for both men and women. International brands like the Copenhagen-based designs from Storm & Marie commingle with local makers like AK Studio and Pendleton, allowing customers to create chic looks with both global and local appeal.