The peaceful, walkable retail stretches of the historic Sellwood-Moreland district are a throwback to the pre-Internet era of shopping and pack enough surprises to turn anyone into a collector. A magnet for antique and collectible hunters, the neighborhood is home to vintage vendors who stock both mid-century treasures and flea-market finds.
Trips to this ‘hood often begin and end at Stars Antique Mall. Opened by three friends with a passion for collecting, the cavernous storehouses nearly 200 dealers, seven days a week. Don’t see the 1950s cookie jar you’re hunting for? Check the antique mall’s sister store, Stars & Splendid, located right across the street.
More contemporary treats are the specialty at Tilde, where the focus lies on modern accessories for home and body, with an emphasis on pleasing design. Keep an eye out for irresistible handbags and unique baubles from favorite local producers such as Stubborn.
At art supply store Collage, children and adults alike can stock up on crafting gear, come up with ideas for a project or watch weekend demonstrations to learn some new (or old) techniques. Friendship bracelets, anyone? Shoppers who would rather leave the crafting to the pros have their bases covered at Fuchsia, which stocks delicate jewelry, accessories and gifts. Thoughtful, colorful and inexpensive, their wares are perfect pick-me-ups for friends — or for a tired wardrobe.