Get your fit at these independently owned Portland apparel stores

Feb 27 2020, 4:05 pm

It’s true, Portland is home to some pretty particular fashion styles. Truer still is that Portlandians prefer to think of their fashion and style as unique, regardless of it fitting within the city’s “flavor.”

As someone who was recently told I look like I “just walked out of Portland,” I know it’s easy to spend hours, if not days, shopping around all of the awesomely PDX clothing and apparel stores.

Be it outdoor-centric, hipster-couture, or made with a specific mindset, Portland has some of the greatest independent clothing shops in the US.

Here are our picks for the five best independent apparel stores in Portland.

Bridge & Burn


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The quintessential Portland apparel store, Bridge & Burn is a homemade brand that celebrates and curates the best of the Pacific NorthWest. Their work is classic. It’s useful. It’s quality. Most importantly, it’s so absolutely Portland.

Address: 1029 SW Harvey Milk Street, Portland
Phone: 971-279-4077

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There’s something about purchasing an independently made piece of clothing, and it’s almost always the apparent quality. One Portland standard proves that as they get bigger, they can maintain their quality and ethics. It’s Nau or never.

Address: 304 NW 11th Ave, Portland
Phone: 503-224-9697

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Portland Gear

What started as one man’s freelancing job turned into a full range of Portland pride in which to dawn one’s body. Now, Portland Gear has a fabulous collection of simplistic and modern apparel pieces that do just as much to give back to the PDX economy as they do to rep your pride in Rip City.

Address: 627 SW 19th Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-437-4439

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Located in the Alberta Arts District, Amelia is one of Portland’s greatest independent apparel and clothing stores for women of all shapes and sizes. Carrying both external brands and clothing made by in-house designer Amelia, it would be ridiculous to put together a list of true Portland apparel without this spot.

Address: 2230 NE Alberta Street. Portland
Phone: 971-544-7492

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The hottest spot in town for fierce feminist fashions, Wildfang is a pretty stellar place to grab an assortment of assertive and awesomely simple asthetics. They carry a wide range of fashion pieces and accessories that play between genders and societal norms.

Address: 605 NE 21st Avenue, Portland
Phone: 503-208-3631

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