Blog Mid-Century Where to Buy: Mid-Century Retailers in Portland

Where to Buy: Mid-Century Retailers in Portland

By Marisa Swenson, November 6, 2019

If you’ve been keeping up with my Modern Homes Portland blog, you know we believe in the relevancy of mid-century design in the modern age. In the last few weeks, we’ve looked at iconic moments and people intrinsic to its’ history and we’ve looked at design in the mid-century style. Now, if you’re wondering, where to start – Look no further! Below I’ve included some of my favorite places in the Portland area to search for mid-century and mid-century inspired gems, in all price ranges, from boutiques to big retailers, vintage to custom-built. Click through to check out each of these great Portland retailers!

In-Store and Vintage

  1. Lounge Lizard: An eclectic emporium showcasing an ever-changing variety of mid-century furnishings, decor & lamps.
  2. The Good ModBuy, sell, and repair mid-century modern furniture, or make custom furniture perfectly fit for your space!
  3. UrbanitePortland’s best designers, all under one roof!
  4. Portland FurnitureLocated in the historic Nob Hill neighborhood of Northwest Portland, Portland Furniture is one of Portland’s most unique furniture boutiques featuring beautiful custom made sofas, sectionals, chairs, and beds, along with a wide array of accent tables, rugs, lighting, art, and accessories. 
  5. World Market
  6. Rejuvenation: Portland 10,000 square feet of lighting, hardware, furniture, décor, one-of-a-kind salvage and restored antiques, as well as special pop-up shops featuring local artists and a café.
  7. Hawthorne Vintage: Hawthorne Vintage features over 7,000 square feet of quality mid-century home furnishings.
  8. Red Snapper (Milwaukie): Quality, authentic and restored Danish and American mid-century modern furniture and design 
  9. Vintage PinkA collection of Portland’s best vintage dealers, located in the popular Hawthorne District. Featuring Mid-Century Modern, Danish, Retro, Industrial and Kitsch treasures.
  10. Hive ModernModern designer furniture from Artifort, Bensen, Carl Hansen, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Herman Miller, Kartell, Knoll, Vitra and more
  11. Design Within ReachOffers the world’s largest selection of authentic modern furniture, lighting, and accessories from designers past and present.
  12. Hip PDXPortland modern furniture, lighting, and accents for your home.



Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales

Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area. Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area. In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a REALTOR® seamless. She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance. She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
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