Support Women-Owned Businesses on Women’s Equality Day (and every day)

In the United States, August 26th marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. This courageous, 72-year-long political movement was carried out by tens of thousands of people working to form a more perfect union. To recognize this important milestone, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” In Portland’s neighborhood business districts, many of the most innovative and successful businesses are owned by women. Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by supporting women-owned businesses in Portland. Here are just a few:

  • Central Eastside: Cargo is a marketplace selling offbeat and unique goods sourced from around the world in a huge, colorful space; Stop by  Helioterra Wines for elegant and graceful wines made from exceptional vineyards throughout the Pacific Northwest.
  • Division/Clinton: Check out Citizen Ruth for high quality, intersectional feminist art, books, clothing, jewelry, and personal and home accessories; Vent sells jewelry and accessories featuring designers not found elsewhere in Portland; Grab a drink at Lucky Horseshoe, a bar and lounge serving local craft beers and ciders, and cocktails made with local spirits.
  • Foster Area: Buying or selling a house? Danielle Deschenes is a real estate agent serving the Portland metro area; Pieper Café serves coffee and light food in a cheerful cafe with arcade games; Keep your little ones happy at Hammer and Jacks, a toy store with a strong focus on connecting families through play.
  • Gateway: Get rolling with Outer Rim Bike Shop, which offers a variety of mountain, racing and road bikes, plus repairs, parts and accessories; Ortquist and Associates is a CPA firm that provides high quality financial services and standards for their clients.
  • Hawthorne: Try a juice cleanse at Rose + Lincoln, which serves fresh juice and smoothies; Tabor Bread crafts artisanal breads and other baked goods, with sandwiches and coffee.
  • Kenton: Check out Kenton Antiques for an eclectic variety of furniture, jewelry, housewares and old-timey curiosities; Mantel carries hand-crafted wares by mostly local and regional artists; Satisfy your sweet tooth at Posies Bakery and Café, which specializes in made-to-order cakes, sandwiches and coffee in a charming space with a kid’s playroom.
  • Mississippi Ave: Looking for the perfect gift? Flutter sells antiques, jewelry and cosmetics plus books, toys and housewares; Radar offers tapas and craft cocktails in an open brick interior; Who doesn’t love ice cream? Ruby Jewel specializes in ice cream sandwiches made with all-natural ingredients, thoughtfully sourced from farmers and food artisans in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Midway: Preserve those precious memories with Keepsake Family Tree Video, which specializes in the digitizing of family media; Spitaleri/Handlin has over 30 years of experience in tax preparation and planning.
  • Lloyd/NE Broadway: Check out Broadway Books for local authors, new and used titles, e-books, gifts, cards and events; Practice self care at Float North, which specializes in float therapy, massage therapy and SomaWave therapy; Nielsens Jewlers is a family-run jewelry shop offering diamonds, gemstones and refined designs.
  • Northwest District: Aperture Consulting Group specializes in regulatory compliance in the cannabis industry; Mix up a summer cocktail with Freeland Spirits, a distillery specializing in gin and whiskey; Slabtown Tours provides fun and informative tours of North and Northwest Portland.
  • St. Johns: Bizzy Lizzie Social Media Marketing specializes in social media content, copywriting and blog writing; Novedades Prado sells traditional Quinceañera, baptism and first communion formal wear, plus COVID masks; Flourish Plant-based Kitchen is a 100% Vegan and Gluten Free food cart located at St. John’s Beer Porch.
  • Williams District: Looking for a healthy lunch? Crisp Salads serves healthy, fresh chopped salads made with local ingredients; Sisters Gourmet Deli serves sandwiches, soups and salads with vegan and gluten free options; Practice your favorite pose at Namaste on Williams, a bright, airy yoga studio with Vinyasa-based classes devoted to strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

Women-owned businesses make Portland Portland so Venture Out and discover your next favorite shop, restaurant or service and show us with #SupportSmallPDX on Instagram and Facebook.