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2120 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721045.526235 -122.698087
Neighborhoods: Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest
This Florist Rocks and has for a very long time. – I remember 21st and Glisan in its heyday. Zefiro was on one corner, Sammy's Flowers was in Durst's Thriftway. They grounded the neighborhood. The neighborhood was buzzing with interesting artist types. Nob Hill Pharmacy was my favorite place to buy chocolates for Valentine's Day, get the oldest school looking Mother's Day and Easter cards, I swear, it seemed like some of the cards were purchased 20 years prior. Keep Em Flying was the best vintage store and had the best men's suits. I look around today and Zefiro is gone :( Keep Em Flying is gone :( Durst's the best 24 hour market is gone :( , but you know who has kept the soul of the neighborhood alive? Sammy's Flowers. I can't run into an interesting drag queen at 1 am in Durst's Market anymore (while getting my late night snack), or sit outside of Zefiro for what was the best Cesar salad in town, but I can still shop at Sammy's, choose my own flowers for my arrangement like I'm at Pike Street Market in Seattle, grab the best cup of coffee right in front of her store and hope to God the restaurants surrounding her will someday be as good as Zefiro was. Yes, I am biased. The 21st and Glisan I used to love only holds onto its old soul because Sammy's Flowers remains. Support this florist please. She rocks!
wilted and pricey – I love creating fun and eclectic arrangements. Sammy's often has a more unique mix to select from but they're expensive. The prices would be bearable if the quality was better. There blooms often look old and worn. That in itself wouldn't be too bad if they would at least recognize it and compromise on prices. I primarily shop at the location next to Trader Joe's on Glisan. I was really disappointed after stopping in today. The sales person was bitching endlessly about another customer. When I asked her about some of the flowers that looked like they had at best a few days of good life she insisted they were all fresh and would last 1 - 2 weeks. I couldn't even find enough to select from to create one complete arrangement. To top it off, after spending $18 I didn't even hear a thank you!
Top wedding flowers!!!!! Gorgeous – I love there flower shop. I ordered my wedding bouquet with them and they went above and beyond to get exactly what I had ordered/ wanted. My wedding bouquet when we eloped got messed up I had told them my storie when I was ordering. So they made sure to get the exact specialty flowers i wanted. I am truely greatful they did for me! The people who helped me were SO nice and the women that made the bouquet was so sweet. She even cried making the bouquet and was very nice helping me with everything! I would go back anytime they are great!
Beautiful flowers – My son was not in the country on his first wedding anniversary. He wanted beautiful flowers for his wife, and Sammy's provided them on time, with her favorite flowers. He sent me a picture of what they did, and it was a lovely arrangement. It eased his mind knowing she would have these flowers, and he could trust the store to get them there on the correct date.
Extraordinary Flowers! – Sammy's did the flowers for our daughter's Feb. 28th wedding at the Waverley Country Club. They were designed, created and executed by SAGE,a floral designer at Sammy's. It was as if SAGEcrawled inside my daughter''s head and created the exact floral arrangements that my daughter wanted. Our friends are still commenting on the outstanding arrangements a month later! The prices were more than fair, and this shop accomodated our every need. The attention to detail with delivery right on time and set-up done to perfection could not be toppedd by any florist. Go to Sammy's and ask for SAGE!
Great Experience – The service was efficient. I called with a last minute, rush order. They had up to date photos on their website and I was able to order exactly what I wanted. When it came, it looked exactly like the photo. My Valentine was impressed and that was the point. I'd use them again. Whoever I spoke with on the phone was very patient and pleasant.
Thank God For Independent Florists! – In a world where everything is about some megastore and these days discount stores, it is so nice to see and be able to experience the personal service and selection you get from an independent business owner. I have been watching so many local businesses on the brink of failing and to see this one thriving and have such a popular following really validates how I feel about it. It is a unique and special place. The selection is vast. I live in the neighborhood and I love walking by all the flowers that line the sidewalk. I get an arrangement every week and not because I have a lot of money. The way they sell their flowers you can create your own arrangements (they sell by the stem) and so I just choose around the more expensive stuff, but never feel like I have ever walked away with anything other than an awesome centerpiece for my table. So come on people, support local and our culture! There are so many great businesses in my neighborhood I want to survive! Go to local bakeries, florists, butchers and restaurants. They need you.
Failed to Deliver – Cons:
Bought flowers for delivery to my wife at work on her thirtieth birthday. Told them she was leaving at 3:30pm. They said "no problem." I got a call at 4pm and was told "we just noticed that your flowers are still sitting here." Said they were swamped that day. HUGELY depressing. I asked why they didn't call hours before when they knew there might have been a problem looming, the response was something like "Derrrr?!?"
Offered full refund without complaint. Offered to re-deliver that evening to the house or restaurant of my choosing. Very apologetic.
Sick cat... Sniffin' lilies... – I happend to randomly find reviews of this particular flower shop. I had to laugh when I read the review that critisized the store for not telling the customer that cats can get sick from lilies. I am sorry, but the store was right about what they said to the customer. In life people sometimes need to use their brains and find out information on their own about "lilies". Because of ignorant people such as these, there must be labels on coffee cups from McDonalds that caution that the coffee may be hot!
Pretty flowers, but poor customer service and lack of knowledge – BUYER BEWARE: Any flower or plant in the LILY family is extremely poisonous to your cat! We bought a $40 bouquet from Sammy's for an event, and our pet got some of the pollen on his nose. After a quick internet search we found out that any and all parts of the lily are toxic and cause rapid kidney failure in felines. We went back to the flower shop to inform them of this information, and they could have cared less! Not only was the manager rude - he didn't even stop working to listen to us! - he said it was our fault and that he didn't have time to inform his customers about the hazard of specific flowers (Needless to say in this case they are hypocrites, as the woman who arranged the flowers for us DID alert us to possible skin irritation from another flower in our bouquet). He was confrontational from the start, and told us that WE could make signs for his shop because he just didn't have the time. Caveat Emptor is true in this case, but watch out for this pretentious flower shop, especially if you have animals or have ever cared about one! They certainly don't, and will take your money but not responsibility for their ignorance.
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