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Thread: A visit to Portland, Oregon

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    A visit to Portland, Oregon

    I am going along with my daughter....she is making a business trip to Portland Oregon before Thanksgiving.

    Do any of you know of the good quilt shopping there?
    Mazda

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    The one with the best buys is Fabric Depot which typically sells quilting fabric at 35% off of the local quilt stores. . .what type of fabric are you looking for, reproduction fabric, batics, modern, ETC.?

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    Just looking at it all.
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    It is not a quilt store - Powell Book Store is the largest used book store in the US. It is a full city block. It is a wonderful place to explore if you like books.

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    I might check that out too!
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    Fabric Depot is great, but they don't have 35% off every day, just once or twice a month. Though typically they will have something discounted at least 20-25% (usually certain fabric lines and they rotate them, check out their website www.fabricdepot.com and their calendar will tell you what will be on sale.) There is a lovely shop in Lake Oswego (just outside of Portland) called The Pine Needle as well. I don't know of any others besides those two and one down in Beaverton whose name I can't remember, but I do recall it was a lovely shop. I don't get down there much as I am north up in Vancouver - we have two lovely stores here, The Quilter, and Art and Sew'l. The second has a small selection, but they are both nice shops. Have fun visiting, Portland is a wonderful city!

    And Yes, Powell's is a great place to visit too! Really nice selection of crafting books!
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    Have fun in Portland !! Great city , good bus system .... hope the weather is good for you !! Dont forget to try the MANY coffee shops !! Knowing what area of Portland your going, I could tell you of quilt shops ....

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    If you have access to a car besides Fabric Depot which is a huge fabric store the most interesting shops are Fibers in Motion (silks, modern and unique), Holly Hill (traditional such as Moda) and The Pine Needle in Lake Oswego.

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    I absolutely ADORE Portland!!! Enjoy your trip!

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    The quilt shop in Lake Oswego is fabulous, and so is the town. If you have time, head one hour south on I-5 to Salem and Greenbaums Quilted Forrest. Have fun in Portland. Great city, great food.

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    Before I travel, I check out the Quilter's Travel Companion website. Here's a link to Oregon:
    http://quilterstravelcompanion.com/q...ilt-shops.html

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    Love Potland and Salem have a wonderful trip.

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    Have fun in Portland! There are a lot of smaller local shops to visit besides Fabric Depot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    It is not a quilt store - Powell Book Store is the largest used book store in the US. It is a full city block. It is a wonderful place to explore if you like books.
    Powell's -- what a wonderful place! I hung out there a lot when I lived in Portland. I now get my used books from them online (awaiting my latest order).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evie View Post
    Powell's -- what a wonderful place! I hung out there a lot when I lived in Portland. I now get my used books from them online (awaiting my latest order).
    Their selection of quilt books is awesome. I always go over budget when I shop.

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    We will be staying at the Hyatt Portland.
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    Mad Mimm - I live in Brush Prairie. Tell me about the Art and Sew'l. Don't know that one. There is one you should know as well, it's The Country Manor off 72nd ..

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