There’s something special about the satisfaction of uncovering a true gem at a thrift store. Whether it’s a vintage piece of furniture or a retro jacket, the opportunity for finding treasures is endless at the thrift stores of Oregon. For a real gold mine, check out our 10 favorites in the state!
M Seed Outreach’s mission is to help addicts recover and get back on their feet. Sales from the thrift store go directly toward funding those goals.
One of Portland’s best resale thrift shops, William Temple House sells furniture, houseware, clothes, and more. Have heavy furniture or large donations? Call to schedule a pick-up. Make sure to check their website for a list of not accepted donation items.
For all things funky and fashionable, stop in to Village Merchants in Portland. Situated in the heart of downtown, Village Merchants has long been dedicated to its community. This is an excellent place to find those stand-out furniture pieces for your apartment. At Village, they are also all about sustainability. Help support the cause and check out what they have to offer at Village Merchants.
The Oregon State University Folk Club Thrift Shop is a volunteer-run business providing OSU students with scholarships and grants to businesses in the community. Merchandise is sold on consignment.
DOVE stands for the Domestic Violence Eliminated organization. The DOVE Unique Boutique sells slightly used merchandise to raise funds for the mother organization.
City Thrift is the thrift store extension of the larger City Care program, created to “provide sustainable housing, financial assistance and friendship to our city’s underprivileged.” They sell clothing, furniture, houseware, electronics, and more.
Second Tern Thrift Store has been in business for over 20 years selling jewelry, electronics, books, houseware, sporting goods, and more. All profits go toward supporting the Sunriver Nature Center and the Oregon Observatory.
St. Vincent de Paul is “Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization, helping over 84,000 people annually,” according to their website. Their thrift store efforts help offset the cost for their affordable housing, emergency services, homeless services, recycling, and more.
The Heart of Oregon Corps Thrift Store in Madras, Oregon, hires students with disabilities to provide real-life work experience. The Heart of Oregon Corps aims to “inspire and empower change in the lives of young people through jobs, education, and stewardship,” according to their website.
The Opportunity Foundation has thrift stores in Bend, Redmond and Madras, and are willing to come pick up your reusable items. The thrift stores help to support the larger Foundation, which is a non-profit focusing on in-home support, residential support, employment, and more.