Make your trash another person's treasure while scoring some scratch at Portland's finest consignment and used clothing shops.
Red Light, a popular thrift store on the Hawthorne strip, caters to fearless fashionistas. Think neon leggings, borderline hideous dresses, and platform heels. If your wardrobe is more subtle than daring, Red Light is still beneficial for Halloween costume shopping or those ugly Christmas sweater parties that just won't die in popularity.
Here We Go Again can be overwhelming at first: the racks are extremely well stocked, the shoe display goes to the ceiling. At the same time, this consignment shop is very discerning in its acquisitions. You're in good hands. It will be seconds until you spot something amazing.
Others are correct: Rerun is priced high, so stick to the stuff in the parking lot for the good deals. It's usually cheaper. Quality items for the home at reasonable prices can be found here.
Crossroads is giving Buff Exchange a run for their money. Don't be fooled by the more Midwestern Plato's Closet-style setup, Crossroads has rack upon rack of quality, hip used clothing. In the back toward the dressing room lies a few special racks of brand new items and staff picks. And the staff picks well.
When I'm looking for something a little dressy or even a little casual and don't want to go through the numerous racks of out-dated and out-of-style blouses at Goodwill, I head to the racks of classic and retro clothing at Button.
At Queens Mab, both consignment shop & new local goods vendor, you can trade in your tot's older, used duds for credit to buy some fresh new fairy wings, or locally-designed adorable shoes.
Give & Take offers discounts on certain tag colors on a rotating monthly basis, but the parallels to Goodwill stop there. G&T buys and sells mostly quality vintage items with an occasional flair for the unusual.