With galleries, boutiques, design studios and showrooms, the Central Eastside is beginning to rival downtown as Portland’s fashion hub.
Look out, downtown — East Burnside is beginning to rival the city center as Portland’s fashion hub. Inside a hip, minimalist space, Machus, a tightly curated boutique for men, carries high-end designers from Saturdays NYC to Naked & Famous. Nearby, Una offers a collection of exotic knickknacks, indie clothing and local housewares sourced by thrift-store whiz Giovanna Parolari.
Menswear-inspired fashions and a feisty tomboy spirit have made Wildfang a global hit. Feminist celebs like Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monae and Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry have visited the brand’s flagship store to buy blazers and bombers and add their names to Wildfang’s star-st\\udded carving wall.
Across the street from the hip Jupiter Hotel and Doug Fir Lounge, the distinctive 811 E. Burnside building, with exposed iron beams and loads of glass storefronts, is home to a handful of fittingly unique shops. Cozy shop Seven Sisters offers apparel made by independent designers, with an emphasis on natural materials and ethical production. Complete a new look at xobruno, which offers one-of-a-kind leather bags.