5 local vintage shops in Portland, OR

From ball gowns to pre-owned diamonds

A rack of clothing at Banshee in Portland, OR

Racks organized in rainbow color style at Banshee.

Photo by Banshee

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You say vintage, we say Portland.

With more than 50+ vintage stores in town, Portland is rated as one of the best US cities for vintage shopping. These are some of our favorite spots to hunt for pre-owned darlings. đź‘—

Banshee, 2410 E. Burnside St.

With the clothing hanging in a color-coordinated way, you might think you’ve stumbled into a high-fashion showroom. It features a detailed and feminine style with items ranging from floral to casual classic. Pro tip: This is a great spot to find a special dress.

Zig Zag Vintage,1476 NE Alberta St.

Known by many as a gold mine for affordable vintage clothing, Zig Zag has a great mix of garments, jewelry, and even ceramics. Customers praise the good quality of the shop’s items. The style is casual, so be on the lookout for your new best-loved quirky sweater.

Luxurios vintage store Xtabay in Portland

Pre-owned by a princess? Certainly feels like it at Xtabay Vintage Clothing.

Photo by Liz Gross

Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique, 2515 SE Clinton St.

This shop is the Grace Kelly-version of vintage stores — where you can buy yourself an outfit appropriate for any red-carpet event. Rumor has it that dresses bought here have even reached the White House. The brick-and-mortar shop is temporarily closed, but the online shopping experience feels like time-traveling.

Gem Set Love, 720 NW 23rd Ave.

One of the most Earth-friendly ways to vintage shop is buying pre-owned jewelry like the pieces found at this little gem of a store. From real diamond rings to gold necklaces, this is not a place for bargain hunters — but instead for people with an eye for what’s special and valuable.

Vintage Jewelry in Portland

If you like it then you should put a ring on it.

Photo by Gemsetlove.com

Zero Wave, 720 N. Killingsworth St.

Zero Wave brings a gender-neutral perspective to fashion with pieces for everyone. It also focuses on natural fibers and recycled materials + brings back iconic decades in streetwear: we’re talking about the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

If we missed your favorite shop, let us know — we’re always down for a little retro retail therapy. 📩

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