While my parents were in town a few short weeks ago, we took a trip down to the Sellwood neighborhood (antique mecca) of Portland. I spent weekends as a child antiquing with them and thought it was something we could easily enjoy together. By enjoy, I mean reminisce on all the things we found in the shops that are coincidentally sitting under years of cobwebs in the dark corners of their own basement. You see, fun. Then there’s talk of me selling said dusty things and them transporting them from Tennessee to Portland. We stop there. Maybe someday.
Sellwood is known for it’s many antique shops but it’s also home to Portland Homestead Supply, a very friendly and unassuming resource for the do-it-yourself urban farmer. Whether you’re into canning, pickling, growing your own veggies, raising chickens and goats or making soap, wine and beer, this is the spot for you to grab all the tools or simply get started. If you’re already an expert in these things, the Homestead also offers classes in cheese making and butchering along side the basics I listed above. Be sure to check out the schedule because it changes often and like most things in Portland, is seasonal.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
Open Sunday 11am to 5pm