Shopping on a Budget in Portland

If you've been cleaning out the piggy bank to pay for, well, anything lately, the impending holiday season's no doubt causing you some stress. But even locals with small budgets can shop cheap in Portland during the holidays and beyond. From places that sell designer purses, sporting gear and housewares for less, we've got the inside scoop on the best deals in Portland. (Photo: Shutterstock/Sergios)

Updated: November 10, 2009

Stealing Savings

Seams To Fit

2264 NW Raleigh StSte 3, Portland, OR 97210

FOR THE THRIFTY SET: Savvy shoppers swing by this Northwest neighborhood consignment shop to score deals on high quality labels and coveted designer staples. Guys, if your gal wants a designer purse for her big birthday bash, save a few bucks by buying last season's Coach design here.

Three Monkeys

811 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

FOR TEENS: Gaggles of giggling teenage girls make this shop their one-stop destination for baby tees, bright skirts and flirty party dresses. However, there's no reason why more seasoned shoppers can't browse the collection as well. Eye-catching jewelry and a selection of vintage housewares make this a great shop for trendy adults, too.


616 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

FOR FASHIONISTAS: This colorful 23rd Avenue boutique stands out with its funky fashions and constantly changing inventory. Even more appreciated than the urban chic designs are the wallet-friendly prices. To save a few more bucks, check out the sale rack out front for marked-down dresses, tops and more.

Rebuilding Center

3625 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

FOR FIXER-UPPERS: Setting up a new house when you don't have a Pottery Barn-sized budget is a bit of a challenge. With its ever-changing inventory of old home fixtures, this Mississippi Avenue warehouse rescues homeowners on a budget. This is the place to pick up everything from a new door to scraps for a DIY project.


2650 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

FOR ATHLETES: Sporty guys and girls pull off the MLK drag to score sportswear and sneakers for less at this local factory store. From brightly hued technical shirts to cozy hoodies and miniature sneakers for tots, this outlet carries everything you need to pursue your latest hobby or sport.

Powell's City Of Books

1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

FOR BOOKWORMS: This book warehouse stocks budget-priced, used book gems for every age of reader and carries plentiful marked down new titles as well. Check out the sections near the registers to see what new books they've recently marked down. Great finds often include cookbooks from Food Network stars and recent titles from the best seller list.