8 Portland businesses you can support during quarantine

Apr 8 2020, 4:40 pm

Non-essential businesses are being hit hard by government orders for pandemic-related closures.

But thanks to powerful e-commerce tools, folks can still support some of Portland’s greatest stores from the safety of their own home.

Here are eight fundamentally Portland businesses to support during this difficult period.

Cal Skate

 

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A grassroots part of the Portland and Oregon skateboarding scene since the mid-1970s, this local skate shop has been home to many a memory, plenty of Portland pride, and the jump-start to countless board-mounted journeys.

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Oblation

 

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Local paper and press company Oblation has all of your stationery needs, ready to be shipped to your door. Pick up the perfect pad of paper, or trill along the tops of a terrific vintage typewriter.

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Hello From Portland

 

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Purchase all sorts of items from apparel and coffee to koozies and artwork, all inspired by the wonderful city of Portland and the beautiful state of Oregon.

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Made in Portland

 

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A wonderful collective of Portland-made goods, all available in a single spot, MadeinPortland has to be the most quintessential local shopping experience infused with true Oregon spirit.

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Bricks & Minifigs

 

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What better way can we spend our evenings than by building some intricate (or simple, if that’s your bag) Lego sets? At Bricks and Minifigs, Portlandians can secure their building-block entertainment. While the company is not a Portland-born business, Bricks is a franchising brand, so you know that your dollars go towards supporting Oregonians.

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Crafty Wonderland

 

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The craftiest of Portland businesses, Crafty Wonderland props up local artists, and offers to their customers all of the materials, finished products, and tools that they need to flex those handmade muscles.

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Appetite

 

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Plant, decor, and textile heaven Appetite has shifted its business to offer superior online shopping experiences, including a plants-shipped-to-your-home service that can bring a little sunshine and greenery to your world.

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Bike Gallery

 

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We may not have the free reign of our city that we normally do, but many (over decades) have attributed their zen to the care and maintenance of their mode of transportation. Being that PDX is normally flush with cycles, the Bike Gallery and their online shop are easy options to get what you need while supporting local.

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