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PDX Picks: Local Vintage Shopping Favs + How to Incorporate Vintage Pieces in Your Space


This week we're introducing yet another new series on our blog (don't worry, our WD Favorites series isn't dead...we're just on a break ; ). Our new series explores some of our favorite local spots around the Portland area. We're really excited to share these with you!

Our local PDX Picks this week are some of our favorite vintage shops in the Portland area. We love incorporating vintage/antique pieces into our designs and a great way to do so is by shopping at our local spots!

Aurora Mills

Aurora Mills

Located in an enormous barn/warehouse, Aurora Mills is an architectural salvage wonderland located 20 miles south of Portland. They scour the country for unique and one-of-a-kind vintage & antique pieces. Looking through their collected inventory of storied items is a can't miss experience!

Incorporating vintage/antique pieces along with more modern furnishings is a great way to achieve a unique & eclectic look. In our office, we used an antique chinoiserie desk, a vintage drafting table, a vintage library ladder & wooden crates (both found at Aurora Mills) along with industrial modern stools, a new Moroccan rug and clean modern shelving. The end result is a collected space that feels effortlessly curated.

Wise Design Office

Lounge Lizard

Lounge Lizard

Lounge Lizard is one of our go to spots for Mid Century furniture in PDX. Located in SE Portland, this shop is super fun to visit. They are known for their fantastic selection of mid-century furniture and colorful retro lighting. We highly recommend grabbing brunch somewhere on Hawthorne and then paying a visit to oogle all of the great finds!

In our Rancho Mid Century Modern home, vintage pieces were scattered throughout the space to honor the mid-century architecture. We found the credenza and MCM lamp at Lounge Lizard, while the dining table & chairs and many other pieces were found through Craigslist (another great source for vintage pieces!) In this project and whenever we bring in vintage pieces, we like to mix in some modern elements to keep the space looking fresh with a vintage vibe.

Rancho Mid Century Modern Dining Room

Urbanite

Urbanite