Oregon’s full of it when it comes to antiques. From gorgeous French farmhouse tables handcrafted during the 19th century to household items lovingly brought across the plains by the pioneer families who braved the Oregon Trail, antique shops brimming with artifacts of yesteryear are found all over the state. Following are just 10 of Oregon’s best antique shopping options.
urora’s history as a Mennonite colony is lovingly represented in this multi-vendor antique mall situated on the south side of this small town. You’ll find an abundance of quilts, fine furnishings, arts and crafts, china, crystal, and other household items. Everything within these walls is geared for gracious living. Allow yourself plenty of time when planning a visit here because this ambiance deserves to be thoroughly soaked up.
What better combination than books and antiques? The Antiquarium is one of Ashland’s sweetest spots. You’ll find endless surprises and treasures here from bronze figurines crafted in France to wooden perfume bottles in the shape of seahorses made in World War II-era Hawaii.
With a name like Pirate’s Plunder, you can expect an adventure whenever you visit this seaside shop. Located in the mid-coastal community of Newport, pirate memorabilia makes Pirate’s Plunder a favorite of children and free-spirited adults. Although this place seems to specialize in kitsch, you will find buried treasure if you look hard enough. With 8,000 square-feet, there’s a lot to explore in Pirate’s Plunder.
The name invokes images of gracious living in home environments oozing with charm, and this Aunt Bee’s House doesn’t disappoint. With over 100 vendors, you’re bound to find something you can’t live without. Bee’s is so popular with Salem residents that it’s got a location on each side of town.
If you’re a shabby chic enthusiast, Treasure from the Heart is your mother ship calling you home. Located on the outskirts of Eugene in a semirural setting, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back a few decades to a vintage country cottage steeped in old school charm. Those lucky enough to live within easy driving distance make this a regular haunt, while those who don’t make sure to stock up whenever they’re in the area.
Historic Astoria provides a stunning setting for this eclectic multi-venue antique mall. Old Victrolas that still work, vintage gas pumps, and a toy peddle fire tuck from the 1960s complete with clanging bells and lights await delighted guests. Astoria’s Victorian heritage is in evidence here, and maritime memorabilia is also well-represented. Phog Bounders fills two floors and features over 55 vendors.
With over 100 individual dealers, Monticello Antique Marketplace is where Oregonians go when serious antique shopping is on the agenda. Whether you’re looking for just the right accent piece to provide an extra layer of class to your foyer or redecorating an entire room or home, Monticello has what you need, and, more importantly, what you want. Although you’ll find a small amount of kitsch, this place is mostly about serious antiques.
Visiting Milk Creek Crossing is like going to see that favorite grandfather, neighbor, or family friend who always has the best stuff. Unlike many Portland antique venues, Milk Creek doesn’t involve numerous multiple vendors or large, shiny showrooms. It’s just a small store that accurately reflects one collector’s well-honed vision.
The heart of the Old West beats strong at Beyond the Ranch in Redmond. You’ll find classic Schwinn bikes, vintage tack, unique yard art, and enough cowboy and cowgirl bling to delight any range rider’s heart. Although Beyond the Ranch offers 6,500 of antique and collectible fun, the owners have thoughtfully divided it up into small themed sections to make treasure hunting easier.
The small town of Joseph has long been a favorite of artists and writers because of its stunning natural beauty. In case that’s not enough incentive to plan a road trip to this magical small town in Oregon’s northeastern corner, Simply Sandy’s just might be what’s needed to cause temptation to take its course. Specializing in country cottage chic with American West accents, Sandy’s specializes in one-of-a-kind charm. You’ll find old clocks, watering cans, Oregon Trail era artifacts, cowboy art, elegant light fixtures, and an entire collection of hard-to-find repurposed household hardware. That old crystal doorknob you’ve been dreaming of may be waiting for you here. Just in case a road trip isn’t in the cards, Sandy’s ships.