Below is a list of shops in the Portland Metro area that I go to for my paper crafting supplies and inspiration. I have listed these in order of most shopped by me and preference of merchandise. If I have written a blog post about a store, I will have a link supplied, and the name will be in bold. None of them have paid me for what I am about to say, nor have rewarded me for doing so. Well, at least no yet. Will note if they do. 😉
Open stock=Can buy just one; not packaged.
This list will change as needed to reflect my most current options.
Craft Warehouse – Gresham location (Store website)
My closest local craft store that isn’t Michael’s (which I also frequent) or Joana’s.
- Most if not all, full-size Distress Ink pads
- UPDATE: all the regular sizes are on sale for $3.99. I wonder if they are working on bringing in the small ones.
- Wide selection of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies
- Some Hero Arts, Technique Tuesday, Hot Off the Press, and other brand clear stamps
- UPDATE: They have added a bunch of Hero Arts clear and wood stamps. They look to be working more with Hero Arts, and I hope to see more.
- Wide selection of adhesives, Tombo markers, Sakura pens, and other art supplies
- Good color selection of ColorBox pigments pads
- Black ink pads by Tsukineko Memento, Versafine, Stazon
- No Dye ink based ink pad line besides Distress (which doesn’t stamp well), and an off brand line. I haven’t played with it though, but since they sell it or $1, I think it would be good for kids and such.
- UPDATE: They currently have the new Ombra line. Hope to see more added.
- Basic cardstock is too thin for card bases I think
- UPDATE: This about the SuperPack paper. They have new cardstock line for sale but didn’t see white.
- No open stock Copic markers
- Full line of Wink of Stella and Wink of Luna
Peddler Pack (Store website)
My preferred stamp and card making store.
- Large selection of clear and wood mounted stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders
- Good amount of card friendly paper
- Wide verity of ink pads and embossing powder
Collage -Alberta location (Store website)
Great items for any crafting and paper needs.
- Good open stock paper, card bases, and envelopes
- Carry Copic refills
- Good section of fountain pen friendly notebooks
- Small, but good verity of stamps and ink pads
- Lamy fountain pens in store
- Good selection of wood mounted stamps and scrapbook paper
- Carry Neenah cardstock by the ream
Paper Source – Bridgeport location (Store website)
Mostly go there to look for card inspiration, card bases and envelopes.
- Wide selection of open stock card bases and envelopes. Many sizes and a rainbow of colors
- Has some stamps and such
- Has PVA glue for bookbinding
Uwajimaya – Beaverton location (Store website)
Kinokuniya Bookstore is located in this store. Back, and to the right. As this is a separate business, you cannot take anything from Uwajimaya in, but there is space to park your shopping cart just outside. Many people do this, so don’t worry about your cart and items going away.
- Best selection of Pilot disposable pens.
- Preppy disposable, yet refillable, fountain pens
- FriXion Point
- Pilot Petit3 Mini Fude Brush Pens
- Cute stickers for planners
- Other cute stuff that is fun to look at
Blicks – Beaverton location (Store website)
A true art supply store.
- Open stock color, watercolor, and other pencils and markers
- Has bookbinding supplies
- They have fun stickers, bookmarks, and other such things
- New and used books in a large verity of subjects. If you can’t find a book on a subject here, it may not exist.