Friday, January 20, 2012

i ♥ portland: porch light

So you know how awhile back I said I was starting a new ongoing feature showcasing some of my favorite spots in portland... restaurants, coffee shops, stores, parks, ect. Well I'm finally here with the first one. I get loads of emails from people who will be taking a trip to portland and want to know what i'd recommend they do while they are here (beyond the obligatory tourist places like powells and stumptown.. not that there is anything wrong with those, i frequent both of them!)

I'm hoping to do it once a week which is going to force me to have to get over the awkward "can i have permission to take pictures of your shop/restaurant/ect and put it on my blog?" question. (Why do I hate that part so much??)

Without further ado, here's Porch light
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As you can see, Porch light is a great shop specializing in vintage and antique home goods and gifts, and they do it SO well. They also carry the cutest stationery and a few crafty things, and some locally made soaps. I always leave there feeling so inspired.
They have two shops in town, both in great locations, one in the pearl district (on NW 11th) and one on N Mississippi. Be sure to check them out!

25 comments:

  1. this looks so cute! also! i just ordered a blouse from your shop like last week! yay!

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  2. Sigh, I miss Portland. You should check out the Dollar Scholar in the Hawthorne district (can't remember exactly where... southeast, maybe??). There's a barrel of 2-cent pogs on the porch and if you tell the guy working there it's your first time in, he'll let you throw sticky toys against the glass of the front door. At least he did with me, and I was very much amused!

    Y'know, if you're into that sort of thing. ;)

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  3. Love these images! Would really want to visit Portland one day! Here's to dreaming!

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  4. I will definitely go there if I go to Portland some day!! I love you're blog! It was my husband, Johannes (drummer in Safemode) that told me to check it out becous he thought I wold like it and he was right ;)

    Have a great day!!
    // Johanna

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    1. oh my goodness! thats so awesome... we loved touring with them, such nice guys! glad you checked it out

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  5. I'm really excited for this feature because I have lived only about 20 minutes from Portland for 10 years, but I am really awful at exploring the city. So I really appreciate you sharing some places for me to try out! Also, just got your clutch and bow belt in the mail today, and I LOVE them! Amazing work!

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  6. This looks like a great little shop! I only wish that I had/could find something like this near me! Love the pics aswell. :)

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  7. I am very excited that you are going to be sharing some insider tips for around portland! I live in california, but have family in oregon and I have been dreaming of visiting for over a year now. Thanks for helping me plan my trip :)

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  8. Ooooh, how cute! I'm totally pinning this post on my "Bored in PDX?" Pinterest page so I can check this shop out. Thank you for sharing :-)

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  9. I love that shop. Looking forward to this feature and visiting your faves if I84 is ever safe enough to drive on again. =)

    Kacie

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  10. Great feature, can't wait to visit your town!

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  11. It looks like an adorable place! And great photos! I definitely understand that awkward point when you have to ask for permission!

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  12. Of course, what a great site and informative posts, I will add backlink - bookmark this site? Regards,
    Reader.



    Beach Wedding

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  13. Love Porch Light and LOVE the awkwardness of asking to take pictures. Most of the time, they're going to be PSYCHED that you're featuring them anyway, so don't be scared! I love seeing your pics of Portland while I'm living far away. So nice to see a new view of my home city. Make the heart ache, though...

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  14. oh how perfect!
    those botanical posters look amazing.

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  15. Aw, it looks so cute! I want to visit Portland so, so bad. This series is awesome because now I'll know what to do should I ever make it out there! :) Thanks so much!

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  16. abi! the photos look beautiful!! i'm so glad you took them, makes me want to go back to porch light right now :) and maybe ice cream after again too!

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  17. I want to visit Porch Light immediately. Love the look.

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  18. that wrapping paper is to DIE for.

    And Portland. I'm obsessed with Portland. I fell in love with it when i visited almost four years ago. Haven't been back, but I will be!!

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  19. They are doing this experiments just right here.As with this cloths they are making his new formation of coloring foundation.Someone is really liking this very much apart from all of them.










    Tom tom gps

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  20. this shop looks so super cute. And I can see how you get so inspired :)this typewriter is something I would definately take home. Now i want to open a shop like this!

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