Like a good
human, I highly recommend you shop local and avoid the big box monsters whenever you can. These are all Portland shops right now, unless otherwise noted. General CraftKnittn Kitten!
NE 75th and Glisan. Yarn, fabric, and notions. It's a resale store where you can find some vintage fabrics and aprons too.SCRAP
3901A N Williams (Williams & Failing). Creative Reuse Center. Papers, fabrics, random random stuff. Cheap. A good resource.I've been framed on googlemaps
: They're at 4950 Southeast Foster Road, Portland, OR 97206-3037(503) 775-2651Craft Warehouse
locally-owned! there's one in Gresham, Beaverton and Vancouver.Michaels
. There are several around but the only one I've been to is 11211 SE 82nd.Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Superstore
in the Eastport Plaza on SE 82nd. They've got most of your general crafty needs met, plus a lot of craptastic premade stuff.The Button Emporium and Ribbonry
They have buttons. And ribbons. No really. A LOT of buttons. and ribbons. I found penguin buttons here that I couldn't find anywhere else.Clay, Ceramics, Pottery storeshttp://www.georgies.com/
756 NE Lombard 800-999-CLAY begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-999-CLAY end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-999-CLAY end_of_the_skype_highlightingYarn and Fiber storesYarnia
4183 SE Division. It's right by Kalga Cafe<3. Custom yarn by the pound...Twisted
they have a huge selection of sock yarns. 2310 NE Broadway, Portland, 503-922-1150Close Knit
2140 NE Alberta Street, snuggled up nicely with Bolt (see sewing supplies).Gossamer
2418 E Burnside Street Portland Oregon 97214. Has classes and crafty get togethers.
NW Wools in Multnomah villageHappy Knits
New! and near Yarn Garden. 1620 SE Hawthorne Blvd 503.238.2106Yarn Garden
SE 14th and HawthorneKnit/Purl
1101 sw alder.
Make One - out in Milwaukie, but close to the transit center. They specialize in natural fibers, a terrific selection of Cascade but plenty of fancier stuff too. http://www.m1yarns.com/
Lint. 1700 NW Marshall. Pearl District. "not your typical yarn shop" maybe I need to go in first, but the pictures look pretty "typical," which isn't necessarily bad.
Mabel's Knittery SE 30th and Division. Classes offered.
Mabel's is "just" a coffeeshop now. Still welcoming yarn artists of all stripes though. AND it's called Tandem now.The Naked Sheep
2142 North Killingsworth. Skeins are organized by yarn thickness. Yay. Classes offered.The Cozy Ewe
7th Street Oregon City, Oregon 97045Tangle Knitting Studio
440 1st Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon :503-636-KNITAll About Yarn
11945 SW Pacific Hwy # 111, Tigard, OR (it is in the same shopping center as JoAnn's around the back of the old J's building)Sewing suppliesCool Cottons
2417 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 503.232.0417 lots of cotton fabric for quilting or ____, plus oilcloth.All American Fabric & Trim Co (google)
3604 SW Macadam Ave, south of the Ross Island Bridge. Never been there, and they don't have a website.Bolt Fabric Boutique
2136 NE Alberta St. Small, but had an assortment of cute fabric last time I was there.North Portland Fabric World
5300 N Lombard St, strangely has lots of old fashion (including shoes) with tags on it, and lots of fabric, lots of 70s trim with pom poms. Nice saleslady who listens to mellow adult contemporary Christian music and hates cell phones.
Then there's So far SW it's in Tigard Fabric World
12770 SW Pacific Hwy. No websites other than google mentions for either.Fabrics for Less
6940 Northeast Sandy. No website of its own. That's a Portland Tribe review.Heart to Hand
4823 SE Division. Focus on quilting. Offers classes.Fabric Depot
700 SE 122nd Avenue. I would like to go here a bit more often than I do...Fibers in Motion
7855 SW Capitol Hwy. A "quilt and wearable art store."Josephine's Dry Goods
521 SW 11th[/url]Mill End Store
9701 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Fabric, yarn, notions.The Whole 9 Yards
1820 East Burnside. Specialty: interior design fabrics.
Canby Quilt & Fabric 248 NW 1st Ave Canby, OR 97013 (503) 263-3563Bead StoresDava Bead and TradeA Bead SourceBeads at Dusti Creek
. 4848 SE Division. They have classes.
Let It Bead
1426 Northwest 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR - (503) 228-1882 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (503) 228-1882 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
There is a place that sells incense and clothes as well as beads on hawthorne and oh, about 33rd.Soap, candles, and bath and body supplie
s, thanks to MareMare <3
The best place for bulk lye (smallest amount=9lbs for $20) and bulk oils for soap making is Bill Shay, he's on SE 82nd and Foster behind Fred Meyer's. Not really a store front, but I have called, told him what I needed and been there in ten minutes to pick it up, and then once I got there and looked around, added a few things to my order. Great prices on coconut, palm and other base oils.
Also melt and pour soap base, some soap molds, specialty oils, etc. They wholesale to Brambleberry (outside Seattle) and Essential Wholesale (Clackamas) so Shay's prices are better and products fresher than buying from those companies, one less middle man to go through.www.shayandcompany
Other Portland-ish area online soap suppliers that you can do will-calls at:
Liberty Natural (large orders only now--Oregon City) www.libertynatural
Essential Wholesale (kinda spendy--Clackamas, 82nd Drive right off I-205, 224 west exit) www.essentialwholes
Not sure if you can do will-calls:
Glorybee (Soap bases, additives, beeswax--Eugene) www.glorybee.comArt StoresMUSE Art + Design
4224 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 503.231.8704
There are like two on 82nd, on the west side of the street I think.Thrift Stores AND Resale Stores that sell craft supplies
HouseWhich stores will sell my stuff?
Presents of Mind has local crafty professionals items for sale.What about event type selling?
Also, check out events specific to your craft items. Make flower arrangements? Check out bridal shows. Or whatever. for example. See alsogetcrafty's guide
I didn't realize Portland had a "fiber arts district
AND ALSO: clicky map
of crafty stores by Sister Diane of PDX's Church of Craft
this is a work in progress