Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium

Little Boxes!

Little boxes

Reading Frenzy is participating in Little Boxes this year! Little Boxes is a shop local initiative that rewards customers with discounts and chances to win prizes, it's also a great excuse to explore the city and visit new places. Come on by from 10am-7pm this Friday and Saturday, pick up your map, and start shopping! At every shop you visit you can enter the raffle, and if you make a purchase you get a stamp on your map that will entitle you to a 10% discount at the next participating shop you visit!

This year's Little Boxes event includes 170 of Portland's best independent retail shops across the entire city and every major shopping district.  Download the map and game board here or pick up a paper copy in any participating business to start planning your route now!

Here are some of our favorite places by neighborhood:


  1. Reading Frenzy (921 SW Oak St.) Get a sneak peek at some of the items we'll be featuring in our 17th Annual affordable art show -- HOMESPUN!

  2. Tender Loving Empire (412 SW 10th Ave.) Most covetable: Sailboat Automata -- turn the crank to float your boat!

  3. Radish Underground (414 SW 10th Ave.) Most covetable: leather studded -- rhinestones or studs -- cuffs and reconstructed sweaters!

  4. Crafty Wonderland (808 SW 10th Ave.) Most covetable: Olbapi! stuffed animals! These heirloom critters are made with vivid cotton print fabrics and recycled stuffing with felt and embroidered details.


  1. Eden (221 NW 11th Ave.) The visionary shopkeeper behind Flutter opened this Pearl District treasure trove last year!

  2. Cargo (380 NW 13th Ave.) I love getting lost in Cargo and always find a pile of treasures I can't live without! A mix of vintage and new imported goods, a lovely selection of books, and a lovely selection jewelry.


  1. She Bop (909 N Beech St.) Every town needs a "female friendly sex toy boutique"!

  2. Black Wagon (3964 N Mississippi Ave.) Cool kids clothes, books, toys, and art!

  3. Flutter (3948 N Mississippi Ave.) A wonderland of vintage and new housewares, jewelry, paper goods, perfumes, and clothing!

  4. Pistils Nursery (3811 N Mississippi Ave.) The sweetest little shop where you can learn how to make your own terrariums or just pet a chicken!

  5. Icon Tattoo (149 N Russell Ave.) These lovely ladies won our hearts at our Game of Thrones fan art show! Beautiful work!

  6. Queen Bee (3961 N Williams Ave.) Cool wallets, bags, and textiles made on site!

  7. Lark Press (3901 N Williams Ave.) Letterpress paper goods and other items -- good for special occasions and baby gifts!

  8. SpielWerk Toys (3808 N Williams Ave.) Waldorf inspired toys for imaginative play -- no batteries required!


  1. Star's Antique Mall (7027 SE Milwaukie Ave.) The biggest and the brightest!

  2. Sock Dreams (8005 SE 13th Ave.) Sock Dreams! Need I say more?


  1. Mirador Community Store (2106 SE Division St.) Essentials for homemakers and homesteaders!

  2. Ex Libris (4185 SE Division St.) Everybody's favorite repurposed journal makers!


  1. Redux (811 E Burnside St. #110) An explosion of handmade goods with a focus on jewelry and accessories!