Sunday, February 24, 2019


Murals Around Town

SE 9th nd Division

SE 9th near Belmont

Laurelhurst Theater rear area SE PDX

SE  10th and Taylor


SE Hawthorn at 9th

SE   9th 

SW PDX Hillsdale

seen at SE 6th by Goodwill

Bench Multnomah Arts Center SW PDX

SE 14th and Powell

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bastille Day Celebration Pearl District SW PDX

Bastille Day at Jamison Square Park in the Pearl District

The Booths 2017


 The Kiddie Fountains 2017

Waiter's Race 2005

Jamison Square 2009

 The Kids Games 2017

Jamison Square 2009
Jamison Square
 810 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Mt Tabor SE PDX

South East Portland

 Mt. Tabor Reservoir

Mt Tabor Park

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Consignment Shopping

  Stretching Your Clothing And Household Dollars

Recently I was asked by 2 friends to provide current information  on quality Portland Resale shops. I include   shops in Wash. State and California..

Women's Apparel

Perfect for the Office

The Silver Lining 7044 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR.
This store carries clothing for the conservative upscale shopper. There are active, casual and evening clothes. The designer brands I often see here are Chicos, Talbots, St Johns, Coach,  Eileen Fisher, Nike and Speedo. In the back room you will find shoes and bags. Each item is marked with a date. When the item's date ends, the price will be reduced from 30% to 50%. So visit on a regular basis and keep your eyes open. There is a great plus size section on the  back right wall. Prices are reasonable $$. I visit  often.

Gun Ho Ministries 4775 SW Main Ave Beaverton, OR. Open Tues. thru Sat. High end conservative ladies, mens clothing and jewelry. Excellent customer service. I visit often. Prices low $.

Here We Go Again 0511 SW Carolina St, Portland, Or
This a very upscale resale shop with multiple designer brands. Active wear and shoes are in the backroom. This is my go to shop for something special. Prices are $$$. I visit this store less often. Their smaller sister shop on NE  Broadway is geared toward a younger crowd. Prices there are moderate $$.

Seams To Fit  2239 NW Raleigh, PDX. This an upscale high end shop in a high end neighborhood. They have an additional shop next door of pre-owned home decor. I visit rarely, $$$. Fine art is amazing here.

Ladies Clothing PopUP Shop

Oct.2019 Aceys Closet: A Dress For Success Project This is not a store. This is an event that happens 3x's a year at the Dress for Success Headquarters. It is usually a 3 day event staffed by DFS volunteers. All the clothing sold has been donated, but cannot be worn in a professional setting. Bring your donations in 1 week before the sale. This event is not to be missed. Go early and come back for the $3 price closing sale on the last day.Give all items the once over for any obvious flaws. Prices are rock bottom $.

Asian Gift  SE Pop Up Shop

Oregon Buddhist Temple's Seasonal Bazaars and Kimono Sale.
3x's per year Check web site for new dates
 The gift table is located inside the Temple.The gift table items are mostly Asian. You will find china, dolls, kimonos, t shirts, books, baskets, toys, fans,and more. Prices are low $. The events are Spring sale, Obon [1st Saturday in Aug.],and  Fall sale.

Household Goods and More

Village Merchants 4035 SE Division, Portland OR.
This store is on 2 levels with quality household goods and books. They have very nice furniture and prints. Parking lot is available. They will accept 2 bag of goods for consignment without an appointment. I visit often.  Prices are low $. Every August : the store is loaded with lots of home decor, furniture. Great for student or young person.

Eagle Bargain Outlet
14365 Pacific Hywy Tigard, Or.
This store is the outlet for Costco. The location is huge. This is a good place to get swimsuits, appliances, furniture, etc. There are several locations. Prices are moderate $$.

Arts and Crafts Exchange

SCRAPE PDX 1736 SW Alder, Portland, OR. Artists and crafters supplies are found here: yarn, paper, frames,cards, bags, fabric, art/office supplies, art, xmas items, tile, and more. Donate if you have items listed on their website. The list changes weekly. Prices are rock bottom $.

Sporting Goods Exchange

Play It Again Sports 9244 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale HYWY, Beaverton, OR. Sells and buys used sporting goods. They specialize in fitness, soccer, la cross, baseball, hockey and football gear. I have not been here in a long time. I would guess prices are moderate $$.

United States Locations

Seattle, WA

Take Two Used and Recycled Apparel  430 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Tacoma, WA

UXC 1932 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA near Chihuly Glass Bridge

La Jolla, CA

Second Act West  7580 Fay Ave #107, La Jolla, CA 92037

San Francisco, CA.

Goodbyes 3464 and 3463 Sacramento St San Francisco, CA.  94118 There is also another location for men's items. This is a high end resale shop with reasonable prices. $$ It's been a while since i have been here.


 Threadup  Online web site for resale shopping. They also accept consignments by sending you a "cleanout" bag. Be very careful when purchasing items. I would only accept items that are like new or new  as there could be flaws or problems with the item. Items are returnable but difficult as you have to mail it. They do pay for postage but if you want any of your consignment items returned that they do not consign , Threadup requests a $9 to $12 fee.

More to come.......................