Mod meets the fashion needs of many demographics in Portland, and its as easy to find as mini, sweater-clad puppies in Northwest. But for quality vintage, a walk down Hawthorne is all it takes to find a unique piece in any price range. Here are the four stores to hit up on Hawthorne that appease the full spectrum of vintage shoppers.
4722 SE Hawthorne Blvd
This antique mall offers a wide selection for the seasoned, discerning crowd and budget conscious alike. If you're looking for mint condition name brands you may not make it past the front room. This is where to find the prime mod picks that put the replicas in the Pearl District to shame. Don't bypass the best buys in the store, the two Barcelona chairs and ottomans set for $3,495 , or the Burke chair in excellent condition, also featured on thegoodmod.com, with original upholstery for $245. Penny pinchers should stroll through the back rooms to find Catherine Holm bowls,vintage lamps and mod chairs.
Catherine Holm bowls at Hawthorne Vintage.
Barcelona Chair and Ottoman Set: $3,495.00
1310 SE Hawthorne Blvd
No mod lover will leave this store without buying something or wish they had. The mostly mod antique mall features vintage pieces with color and flare for a few hundred and below. The 'as is' items you may need to have cleaned but overall everything is in good condition.
Really Good Stuff
1322 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Strictly for those who crave the thrill of the hunt. If you're willing to search through wall to wall, floor to ceiling oddities, you'll find some excellent fixer uppers at low prices (even cheaper if you bargain). I had a couch delivered to my apartment at no extra cost, so if you don't have a car still check out the inventory.
Deco to Disco
1960 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Genuine vintage pieces in prime shape, reupholstered and ready to take home. No dusting or primping required. A Heywood Wakefield chaise lounge in leopard print is a recent addition priced at $595, and a pink round chair (below) for $1500 is a personal favorite. Check out the Sputnk Housewares section for Pyrex and Catherine Holm dishwear at affordable prices.
By Emma Juhlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for PDXinteriors.com