Thursday, June 9, 2016

Solabee – North!

I never thought I'd become one of those people who doesn't get downtown. Downtown is where it's at! And I was frequently there, until I wasn't. I've become a boring old married person who just doesn't feel the draw like I used to. On the occasion I do get downtown however one of my must-visit stops is Solabee at Boys Fort. So imagine my delight when I noticed a new location in North Portland, yes!

To my memory this building used to house a gross furniture store, it was so uninteresting that I stopped noticing it, which must account for the fact I'd driven by for a whole month before realizing it was now a Solabee location. Turns out the space had great bones and cleaned up really nicely...

Nice big windows to keep their plants healthy and happy.

And that tile floor! Swoon-worthy...

High ceilings and a mezzanine too...what a great space.

I discovered them just minutes before closing on a Sunday so was more concerned with just snapping a few photos than actually shopping. There will be plenty of time for that in the future...

The downtown Solabee space is rather cramped and dark, it's interesting to see their style transition to an open, light-filled shop.

This location is just across the street from a Portland Community Collage campus, how handy for impromptu flower giving...

Ludisia discolor, such an easy (and beautiful) plant.

Quality tools...

...and kokedama round out the offerings.

But I couldn't help but want to get up there...

Coincidentally the ladies of Solabee are the guests on Debra Prinzing's Slow Flower Podcast this week...click on over to give that a listen (which I haven't been able to do yet), there are great photos too!



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18 comments:

  1. A very inviting place for a plant lover! Looks really stylish inside, so conducive for shopping and taking inspiration.

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    1. And I bet it's only going to get better over time!

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  2. Cathi LamoreuxJune 09, 2016

    My daughter sells things she creates at Boys Fort. I love that store and love visiting Solabee whenever we go. We will have to make a trip to the new store the next time I am in town.

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    1. Well now you've got me curious! What kind of things does she make?

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    2. Cathi LamoreuxJune 09, 2016

      https://www.facebook.com/Klay-Arsenault-Art-and-Illustration-223028051170/

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    3. Fabulous! And thank you.

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  3. What a cool shoppe! I could do a lot of damage there : ) The tile floor is fabulous. I hear you about going to town or out on the town...i am happiest at home.

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    1. I feel so old...but at least I'm not alone.

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  4. Sweet! I did not know about this place. I shall seek it out.

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  5. Loved Solabee at Boys fort and look forward to checking out the new boring old married person location!

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    1. Ha! I think you'll enjoy it...

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  6. Stores like this are non-existent in my area, more's the pity. I loved that floor from the moment I saw it in the second photo too.

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    1. Really? Maybe just buried away, waiting to be discovered?

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  7. Love the contrast of the pink tree Peony with that long jagged leaf. Looks like a giant dandeliom.

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  8. If it has holes it's Monstera not Philodendron. ;)
    Thanks for more fabulous photos and posts!

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    1. Split Leaf Philodendron as a common name for Monstera?

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