Portland Vintage Guide

Over the time that I’ve had this blog, I’ve received multiple e-mails from readers who are making plans to visit Portland, asking where where they should go to find the best vintage.  And often I find myself having to actually take the time to create a list instead of just being able to pull one out of my pocket.  I’ve decided to change that routine…So here is the Atomic Redhead’s Guide to Portland!

Please note that I have not included every vintage shop or antique mall in Portland.  I have selected ones I and many friends enjoy shopping at.  However, I have also included a handful of other shops that I don’t often visit, but those seeking very high-end vintage garments or furniture may wish to visit. Additionally, I have listed some other Portland places you may want to visit, as well as places to grab a bite to eat or a drink.

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Unexpected Shopping

Yesterday found me cleaning and doing laundry.  Sounds exciting, right? Actually not so much. But thank goodness I was saved by my friend Angelica, and with her we set out on a mini and unexpected shopping excursion.  We visited Monticello Antique Marketplace as well as Patti Smith West, where I found treasures at both shops! At Monticello I found the earrings to the orange brooch I purchased a few weeks back, and at Patti Smith I purchased not one, but two pairs of vintage shorts!

I have a bit of a passion for oranges, they certainly remind me of California, that’s for sure.  I’d like to image this would be what I’d wear to pick oranges if I were to be the daughter of orange grove owners like Jenny in The Rocketeer.

The other pair of shorts is cuter than these I think, but they need their zipper replaced.  Hopefully you’ll get to see them before summer is over.

Additionally, I got a request to do a hair tutorial on this style after I wore it to the Patio Dress party.  So look for one in the near future.

Blouse: Part of a two piece Squaw set, Red Light, Portland
Shorts: Patti Smith West
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Garage sale
Brooch & Earrings: Monticello Antique Marketplace
Bracelet: Antique Alley, Portland