The right furniture can make a new house feel like a home and can give new life to a lived-in space, too. Have you just bought a new Portland home and are ready to start filling it with furniture? Or maybe you’re looking to update the furniture in your current home?
Now’s a great time to start looking. The new year is right around the corner and there’s no better time for a fresh start– plus many stores will have sales right after the holidays.
But where do you look? Online? In catalogs?
Maybe it’s a little old-fashioned, but I love shopping in person. You just get to know a piece of furniture so much better when you can sit on it, inspect the fabric, look at the woodwork, and examine the craftsmanship that went into creating it.
Living in Portland, we’re lucky to have many great local options for finding the perfect furniture. In today’s post, I’ll share a few of my favorite spots with you.
Whether you’re shopping for an entire houseful of furniture or just a few key pieces, these great local stores are the places to go when you want to furnish and decorate your Portland home.
1100 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214
Rejuvenation is the grandaddy of incredible local furniture stores. They got their start in North Portland nearly 40 years ago and now have locations in Seattle, Atlanta, and California. But it’s their Portland store on Southeast Grand Avenue that you’lI absolutely love.
It’s more than a showroom, it’s a place where old and new meet. You’ll find the latest energy-efficient LED lighting, amazing hardware for every room in the house, and even outdoor furniture.
But I love their restored antiques. They have the most amazing vintage finds, including this vintage 1930s maple armchair, which I just love:
You’ll have to visit Rejuvenation often because they’re always getting amazing new vintage pieces in stock and you never know just what you’ll find. You should also know that we’ve been using Rejuvenation’s lighting for years in our past projects and have always loved their products and their top-notch customer service!
823 SE 3rd Street, Portland, OR 97214
Located just a few blocks from Rejuvenation, City Liquidators is always worth a visit. I don’t know if there’s a bigger showroom in Portland or not, but theirs is HUGE. It’s over 150,000 square feet– about the size of 3 football fields!
Just seeing so many sofas, chairs, dining tables, bedroom sets, and home office furniture in one place can be overwhelming! But it can also be inspiring. It’s easy to compare different styles and really find out what you like– and what you don’t.
They’re also the place to go for PDX airport carpet welcome mats, tote bags, and other gifts– if that’s your thing.
4726 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97215
Red Snapper doesn’t have a storefront anywhere close to as big as City Liquidators. In fact, it’s sometimes so full of beautiful Danish and American mid-century pieces it can feel a little cramped.
But that’s a good thing! They have the most amazing pieces. I mean, just look at this incredible mid-century love seat!
One reason I love their shop so much is that many of their pieces are restored using modern fabrics, including the highest-quality wools from Pendleton. If you’re into mid-century pieces, I’m not sure there’s a better place in town. I recommend following them on Instagram to see when they get something new into the shop.
1233 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Located downtown, Canoe isn’t a huge furniture store. Instead it’s more of a finely curated shop, specializing in unique accessories for homes and offices. They source products from all over the world– from right here in Oregon all the way to Japan and beyond.
Canoe’s a great place to pick up some wonderful accent pieces that you just won’t find anywhere else.
I really like the Aurora Lamp:
Wouldn’t it look great sitting on a set of vintage metal cabinets from Rejuvenation?
2181 NW Nicolai Street, Portland, OR 97210
You’ll find Schoolhouse Electric’s flagship store in Northwest Portland (they also have a location in New York City). Like Rejuvenation, they’re a great one-stop shop with lighting, furniture, and accessories for bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and home offices.
They’re known for their lighting fixtures– and with good reason! All of their lampshades are hand-blown one at a time using antique molds dating back to the early 1900’s. Isn’t that incredible? Just check out their selection of pendant lighting. No matter what type of Portland home you live in, there’s bound to be something that will fit right in.
Here’s a great picture of their Portland store!
923 NW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
When you want something really one-of-a-kind, you need to find a great custom furniture store and Perch fits the bill. They’re located in the Pearl District, one of our favorite (and most walkable) Portland neighborhoods.
Perch specializes in custom sofas, couches, and chairs. They can build a sofa or couch to fit any size room and you can even use your own fabric! The possibilities are limitless!
The Perch showroom is located near Lovejoy Bakers, one of my favorite places to grab coffee and a bite to eat in the Pearl.
Here’s a tip: Keep an eye on their clearance page. You’ll find some really great deals on some of their amazing pieces.
2500 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214
If you’re looking for a bit of funky Portland charm, Vintage Pink on Hawthorne is the place to look. There’s tons of mid-century furniture as well as vinyl dining room sets, unusual one-off lamps and lighting fixtures, vintage Fiestaware for the kitchen, and so much more.
Their prices are very reasonable, considering how unique their pieces are! I highly recommend you stop by next time you’re in the area.
Check out this locally made dining table in their showroom:
So there you have it, my 6 favorite local furniture stores.
If you’re new to Portland, visit a few of them and let me know what you think in the comments below. Or if you’ve been living in Portland for a few years, where are your favorite local furniture shops? Did I miss one of your favorites? I’d love to hear your suggestions!
Photo Credit: Mosaik Design & Remodeling