The Rose City boasts numerous boutiques, but these are the cream of the crop.
While the term "vintage" creeps ever closer to include the '80s, Avalon succeeds in rejecting this notion. Most items are circa the '50s and prior. As such, if you're a woman shopping here, it helps to be petite.
Frock's selection of jackets and jewelry are worth noting. They possess a certain elegance that is lost on other boutiques in the neighborhood that focus more on the bohemian.
Queen Bee is behind Portland's most popular handbag, and with good reason. They're hand-crafted in-house to the highest quality. Makes a clever Portland souvenir for out-of-towners.
At Bombshell Vintage, "vintage" is defined from the '30s to the '80s, making it the perfect spot to find popular day-to-day wear ('80s), or a little something for that Mad Men-themed party.
Stand Up Comedy offers an impeccable, modern and elegant selection of the highest quality. I feel like I have to dress up just to go in there.
Radish Underground stocks local independent designers giving the boutique a distinct NW feel. The tones are grays, blacks, and eggplants and the styles are understated. If you dress Northwest--this is your shop.
Modo is pretty similar to Hattie's (the shop next door) as far as taste and selection: a lot of casual retro from the '70s and '80s.
Check their Facebook page for the latest deals on these tasteful home decor items. At times they give 20% off certain products.