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The 12 Best Thrift Stores In Portland

The 12 Best Thrift Stores In Portland

Post created December 6, 2023

Home of the unique and weird, Portland is one of the best cities to go thrifting in. On top of the city’s love of used finds, Portland also has no sales tax so what you see is what you get when it comes to pricing. Although Portland has its fair share of chain thrift stores like Goodwill and Value Village, the real treasure lies in the hidden gems of Portland’s thrift scene.

Although these days thrifting is mostly associated with clothing, Portland also has second hand stores for media, furniture, and so much more. Below are 12 of some of the best thrift stores in Portland, including plus size centric thrifts, women led businesses, and even a thrift store with its own resident cat. 

Rerun

With over 18 years of business under their belt, Rerun and its sister store Rerun 2 are considered one of if not the best thrift store in Portland. Both locations have an eclectic selection of second hand clothing, furniture, artwork, and much more. They even have an online store on Offer Up for their furniture and a YouTube channel showcasing their shoes and clothing available for purchase.

On top of their great selection and top notch service, Rerun utilizes their store to host community events, like free activities for kids. They also have buying appointments available from Thursday through Sunday. You can even submit items for donation online by uploading pictures and arranging a drop-off time at a later date.

CAT Thrift Store

Known for their giant selection of clothes, shoes, jewelry, and more, CAT Thrift Store is so much more than it seems. They also sell a variety of housewares and books, as well as supplies for crafting and pet care, all at reasonable prices. Even their brand-name items are budget friendly.

The cherry on top is the store’s mission. On top of having cats living in the store, all proceeds at CAT Thrift Store go directly to the Cat Adoption Team which works to home kittens and cats and provide them with medical care. CAT Thrift Store also accepts donations by appointment only. Their store is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Village Merchants

Arguably one of the most beloved thrift stores in Portland, Village Merchants quite literally has it all. From clothes and jewelry to home goods and books, it’s all there and all fairly priced. The store is overflowing with options, sometimes literally with furniture and clothes racks scattered around the store’s entrance. According to the store employees themselves, if you can think of it, they’ve sold it.

On top of great buying options, Village Merchants is open to buying or cosigning items that you bring in. They also are open to trades and are inspired to foster a sense of community with their customers, both Portland locals and those just passing through. Village Merchants is open daily from 11 AM to 6 PM with buying appointments available Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM.

House of Vintage

With over 60 dealers inside of their 13,000 square feet store, House of Vintage is one of the biggest and best hidden thrifting gems in Portland. Each dealer has their own space and an individual store filled with their own inventory, meaning there is truly something for everyone hidden inside of this storefront.

House of Vintage specializes primarily in vintage clothes, shoes, and accessories from the 1920’s to the 2000’s. They also have home goods, furniture, art, pop culture items, media, collectibles, and more. House of Vintage is open daily from 11 AM to 7 PM.

Hollywood Vintage

For all things clothing and accessories, Hollywood Vintage has you covered. From vintage daily wear to costume pieces, the countless racks and long running lines of hangers spread across the store’s ceiling are jam packed with unique finds. On top of clothing, costumes, and accessories, Hollywood Vintage also has an antique mall, furniture, and optical wares for sale.

Open daily from 11 AM to 6 PM, Hollywood Vintage is located just off of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Their bright red storefront is unmistakable, with its long marquee, vintage car parked out front, and gargoyle statues dotting the edges of the building.

William Temple House Thrift Store

Primarily known for their second hand furniture and houseware, William Temple House Thrift Store also carries vintage clothes, accessories, electronics, and much more. On top of their great selection of items, the store works directly with William Temple House’s missions to support the Portland community by providing low-cost counseling and free food to low income residents and the homeless.

Located in a cozy storefront on Glisan Street, the William Temple House Thrift Store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday from 11 Am to 6 PM. They are closed on the 3rd Monday of each month. Donations are accepted during business hours Tuesday through Sunday. 

Better Bargains Thrift Store

With its eye-catching red, white, and blue building and front entrance framed with a triangle frame, the Better Bargains Thrift Store is pretty hard to miss. They have everything from vintage clothes and accessories to second hand furniture, electronics, housewares, collectibles, books, toys, and shoes.

Located on Sandy Blvd, Better Bargains Thrift Store is open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM. As stated on the triangle frame above the front entrance, prices are 25 percent off every Wednesday and Saturday.

Really Good Stuff

Although many thrift stores in Portland can boast that they carry nearly everything, Really Good Stuff is one of the few stores that is known to carry musical instruments among the racks of vintage clothing and their collections of second hand furniture. You can find adorable knick knacks on their wooden shelves, gorgeous lamps dangling from the ceiling, and any musical instrument you can think of, from pianos to harps.

Really Good Stuff is open daily from 11 AM to 6 PM. You can find their hot pink storefront on Division St. Be sure to say hi to their resident store cat, Molly, who can be found lounging in baskets below shelves or sitting politely on the store’s checkout counter.

I Want Seconds

Portland has its fair share of stores geared towards plus size fashion. However, I Want Seconds is the only store that carries goods entirely for plus sized customers. Their goal is to keep gently loved fashion in circulation at a fair price while also providing a reliable and accessible way for the plus sized community in Portland to thrift for clothes they love.

I Want Seconds is open Thursday through Monday from 12 PM to 6 PM. On Sundays, they close at 5 PM. The store is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Their wares consist of size 14 clothing, also known as XL, and higher.

Red Light Clothing Exchange

With its bright red storefront to match its name, Red Light Clothing Exchange is a crossroads between second hand modern clothing and genuine vintage clothing. They are also a popular source for costumes, particularly around Halloween. They carry both men and women’s clothing in a store that is literally covered top to bottom in clothing of all shapes, sizes, and colors.

Red Light Clothing Exchange is open daily from 12 PM to 6 PM. They also have a sister store location in Seattle in case you find yourself craving a fun thrifting excursion outside of Portland.

Vein of Gold

Located in Portland’s Arbor Lodge neighborhood, Vein of Gold is a consignment shop for men and women’s clothing. Unlike most of Portland’s thrift stores, Vein of Gold is a carefully constructed store with a clean, open space that puts only the best on display. Their wares focus on independent designers and long lasting vintage clothing. The store’s overall purpose is to celebrate fashion while simultaneously keeping it sustainable.

Vein of Gold is open Thursday through Monday from 11 AM to 5 PM. They are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. On top of their consignment items, they have a small shop of items exclusive to their store. 5 percent of the proceeds from their Classic T go to a different local non-profit each year.

The Arc Thrift Store

Tucked inside of the heart of Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood is the Arc Thrift Store, a thrift boutique operated under the Arc Portland Metro. One of the best things about the Arc Thrift Store is that they’re entirely locally sourced, meaning that all of their items are donated by the Portland community.

The Arc Thrift Store carries adult and children clothing, house wares, books, media, artwork, and more. The store is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. The Arc is also currently developing their own online store to further their mission of keeping shopping sustainable.

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