Photo by Christa Fowles
Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Anyone taking diligent notes on Portland decor is sure to notice similarities in design from location to location beyond a love for taxidermy. Much of that Rose City decorating style emanates from Schoolhouse Electric. Located in a 115-year-old redbrick warehouse and factory building in an industrial part of the city’s West Side, Schoolhouse Electric sells everything from perfect reproductions of 1960s-era IBM clocks to more vintage sconces and analogue clocks than you can shake a stick at. The store’s Ristretto Roasters coffee bar provides a caffeine boost when your energy for curated doorknobs reaches its limit.
By Alexander Basek, AFAR Local Expert
Treasure Hunting and Coffee at Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Portland is growing more and more popular for its excellent sense of classic contemporary style, but this reimagined warehouse tucked into industrial West Portland is the last place you'd look. From simple, beautiful gifts to furniture worth pining over, Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. is the type of store you'll want to spend hours in. Ponder your purchases over a cuppa at the on-site Ristretto Coffee Roaster, or just have a seat and relax after your shopping spree.
2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland, OR 97210, USA
Sun - Sat 9am - 6pm