Milwaukie is a place for consignment treasure hunters, specialty foods lovers and anyone who appreciates a one-of-a-kind or handmade piece. And best of all? When you shop local, a great percentage of the money that you spend goes directly back into the community!
Old school (in the coolest sense possible) is a term that comes to mind when looking through some of Milwaukie’s Main Street shops. At Main Street Collectors Mall and Soda Fountain, there are endless rows of antique toys and a vintage milkshake counter in the back for a sweet-tooth fix. Plus, Enchante, just across the street, smells and looks like a trip to an enchanted cousin of the North Pole. Roger and Ives has carefully curated vintage pieces and home décor. And all of your favorite classic comics are waiting at Things From Another World. Love midcentury modern? Make sure to visit Mafe's Mall and its beautiful vintage home décor and furnishings.
For new and new-to-you threads in downtown, The Silver Lining Consignment Shop carefully curates beautiful pieces with favorite brands like Anthropologie and Boden. And Made in Milwaukie offers a space for local artists to design and sell everything from tees to stickers. Pick something up with Milwaukie's unofficial mascot, the Canada goose. For the campers and travelers in your life, visit Beckel Canvas for their handcrafted luggage bags and old-fashioned canvas tents. Everything has a lifetime warranty and repairs are free.
Up the hill from downtown, Milwaukie Floral has opened its doors and backyard to a Creators and Curators Market with plenty of themed special events. Expect to find locally made bath and body products, to-go cocktails from Decibel Sound & Drink, pastries from Loved Deeply Confections and more local gems. While there, Milwaukie Floral has plenty of beautiful house and garden plants to make your home look like all of the Instagram reading nooks you drool over. Another local favorite shop now housed in Milwaukie Floral is K.Marie, created to bring joy. They offer beautiful home décor crafted kits and subscription boxes. Plus, The Vital Element opened its showroom and studio in this community floral shop in 2022. Find one-of-a-kind crystal and gemstone jewelry pieces. Both K.Marie and The Vital Element hold workshops and special events throughout the year.
Just outside of Milwaukie, Pioneer Quilts is not your average quilt or fabrics shop. Located in the beautiful Historic Broetje House, the location of Oregon's first winery, they carry a large variety of 1800s reproductions, Jo Morton's, Kansas Troubles, Batiks, Kaffe Fassett, Asian and Australian Aboriginal designs, Japanese taupes and 1930s and contemporary fabrics. They are best known for their handdyed wool at the best prices anywhere. Stroll the grounds, visit the gardens under the giant redwoods, take a class in the old house, or just relax in one of the garden gazebos.
Rather make art than purchase someone else's? elle cree (she creates) offers sophisticated paint-by-number kits designed and made locally. It moved from Milwaukie's downtown to the Hwy 224 area in 2022. Each kit includes an artist-quality canvas and reusable synthetic sable hair paint brushes. Their acrylic paints are hand mixed and feature eight custom colors. They donate 5% of net profits to social and eco causes. Choose "pickup" when shopping for kits online to pick them up at their workshop while shopping around Milwaukie.
Nearby, Bob's Red Mill's Whole Grain Store is the place to find every single product Bob's sells. From cereals to oats to flours, it is a specialty shop bursting with culinary art pieces!