Shop local, be fashionable

By The Beacon | September 22, 2015 7:35pm

by Melissa Aguilar |


With fall right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on oversized sweaters and comfy boots. Luckily, Portland offers unique places to shop that aren’t at the mall.


Hound & Hare Vintage

St. John’s Neighborhood









This shop is conveniently located within a five minute drive of campus. Though the space is small, they have a wide selection of skirts, bottoms, tops and shoes that would fit in perfectly in a 1960s collegiate movie. As with a lot of vintage clothes, some of the sizes run small, depending on the item. They also offer small vintage trinkets ranging from books, to photos to porcelain statues.


Salty Teacup

St. John’s Neighborhood







Just around the corner from Hound & Hare, lies this Portland gem. This store offers a lot of merchandise from local artisans that feature Portland landmarks. There are so many adorable pieces of stationary, magnets and­ buttons in addition to candles and soaps, making it a great place to shop for gifts. For a store on the smaller side, they have a wide selection, housing everything from yoga pants to bralettes to dresses. They also have jewelry that can accommodate many budgets and tastes.


Buffalo Exchange

Hawthorne District and downtown







Buffalo Exchange is a great place to find vintage clothes among more modern styles. You can trade in or sell clothes to get even more money to spend here. Not only do they have a lot of dresses, bottoms, tops and skirts, but they also have a lot of shoes to choose from. Their hat, purse and accessory section is quite extensive as well.


House of Vintage

Hawthorne District







House of Vintage by far houses one of the largest selections of all things vintage. Because they have so much space, they have some great furniture and other accent pieces that would be great for a new off-campus house or to add some pizazz to a dorm room. It can be easy to get lost looking at all the great styles stored here and a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon.


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