Shop Local During Independent Retailer Month

July is National Independent Retailer Month, a time to shop local and celebrate the indie retailers that are creating more vibrant, livable and sustainable cities. In Portland, independent businesses drive the economy – our city contains roughly 23,600 small businesses that provide 308,000 jobs. By supporting a small, independent business, you are supporting your community. In fact, each $100 spent at local independent businesses generates about $45 of secondary local spending, compared to $14 for a big-box chain. Plus, neighborhood businesses donate to local causes at more than twice the rate of national chains. Celebrate National Independent Retailer Month by supporting these businesses that have gone above and beyond for their communities.

  • Alberta: Blind Insect is an art gallery and shop that sells a unique collection of local and international art and is open for online and in-store shopping.
  • Beaumont: Adorn is a boutique that specializes in women’s clothing and is open for online and in-store shopping.
  • Central Eastside: Redux Boutique specializes in handmade local work from independent artists from around the world and is open for online and in-store shopping.
  • Division/Clinton: Artifact Creative Recycle is a second hand store that sells design driven vintage and modern clothing and accessories and is open for online and in-store shopping. Citizen Ruth specializes in feminist pop culture work of female and LGBTQIA+ artists and makers and is open for online and in-store shopping.
  • Foster Area: Idle Hands Collective is home to home of Foresta Vintage and Borrowed Times Sign and Design and helped coordinate the murals that were recently painted in the district.
  • Gateway: Lily Market is one of the largest Thai Markets in the Northwest and is open for in-store shopping. Food Fight Grocery is a vegan grocery and convenience store currently accepting online orders for contactless pickup.
  • Hawthorne: Twill specializes in locally made and domestically produced clothing for women of all shapes and sizes and is open for online and in-store shopping.
  • Kenton: Mantel is a boutique that specialized in handmade goods by small, local artists and is open for online shopping.
  • NW District: Mudpuddles specializes in children’s toys and games and is open for online and in-store shopping by appointment.
  • Soul District: greenHAUS gallery is an art gallery and boutique with artisan-crafted goods and gifts, alongside industrial salvage and vintage good open for in-store shopping by appointment.
  • St. Johns: Club Sky High is a family owned cannabis dispensary open for in-store shopping. Two Rivers Books is a unique collaboration of literary, fiber and local arts open for online or in-store shopping by appointment.
  • Williams: Monochromatic is a sustainable, LGBTQ+ friendly clothing boutique open for in-store and online shopping. Reclamation is a woman of color-owned boutique retail shop that is open for in-store and online shopping.

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