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Canoe, Portland, Oregon

Oregon, United States, North America: independent boutiques like Canoe dominate the Portland shopping scene, which is centered around the Pearl
1136 S.W. Alder Street
Portland , Oregon
Tel: 503 889 8545's insider take:

It's hard to do justice to Canoe's eclectic collection of stylish housewares, designer gadgets, and hip trinkets. At first glance, it might seem like there's not much to be found in the spare, airy space, but soon enough you find yourself browsing the design books—and then the pretty ceramic bowls and delicate glassware on the shelves—and then you find yourself captivated by the myriad curios on the shelves—German condom dispensers, Japanese stationery and mugs, Swiss travel salt-and-pepper shakers. Even a stack of blank memo pads tied with ribbon somehow becomes a must-have accessory in this setting. And finally you're coveting each and every perfectly crafted, thoughtfully designed object. Beware: You're unlikely to leave empty-handed.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays noon to 5 pm.

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