One of my favorite stores to visit. Lots of interesting stuff and the best informed staff anywhere if you have a question about leather and related topics. Be sure to visit upstairs, too. Saddle making supplies can often be used in book binding.
110 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209
If you need a sheet of acrylic, or just anything to do with plastic. They have it.
2842 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Open: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6, Sat 9 to 5.
The Merri Artist Art Supply Store
An excellent art supply store in McMinnville. They have a wide range of supplies packed into a small space. They will order things for you as they have a big mail order business. Discounts for teachers and students.
321 NE Baker Street McMinnville, OR 97128
Toll Free: 866-472-1684
Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm
Saturday from 10pm to 5pm.
Tiny storefront with great selection of magnets of all sizes and strengths. Be polite.
508 N. Tillamook St. Portland, OR 97227
In Portland Area
Artist & Craftsman Supply
Best all around art supply store in Portland. Two locations. Worker owned and operated.
3393 SE 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97202
My favorite is the store located at 2906 N Lombard Street
COLUMBIA ART & DRAFTING
Very good supply store in Portland. Big paper selection, bookbinding supplies, calligraphy supplies and inks. The folks at this store specially cut and package Gilbert Bond for use in calligraphy. Best selection of book board in town.
1515 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
THE ACCIDENTAL BOOKMAKER
Best bookart supply shop in our region by far. Well worth the trip to Forest Grove. Owner and book artist, Patty Grass, offers a variety of super-organized workshops on a wide range of book binding topics.
(I always call first to make sure they are open before driving there. They have regular hours, but as Forest Grove seems to be almost in another country, I always assume they will be celebrating some sort of holiday unknown to us in Portland.)
1928 21st Ave # A, Forest Grove, OR 9711
OBLATION PAPERS & PRESS
Great store to visit. In-house presses and papermaking. Small, but good selection of decorative papers, linen thread by the yard, bone folders, various book arts supplies. Last time I was there they had open bottles of ink you could try with their selection of pens.
516 NW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209
Excellent selection of imported decorated papers, various supplies and tempting trinkets. Don't miss the special occasion envelopes upstairs.
638 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
McLAINS PRINTMAKING SUPPLIES
Excellent selection of Japanese papers and other rare supplies.
Mail order only. Located near Tigard, but does not have a store front. Will deliver to the PNCA Library if you request it.
The best thing about Blick is that it is handy, open late-ish, and Ping loves their dog treats. Locations in the Pearl and Beaverton. Not at all as good as our beloved ART MEDIA, which they purchased as part of bringing their brand to Portland, but many of the former Art Media and Utrect folks work there and are very helpful and kind.
Be careful when buying book arts supplies at Blick that are in sealed packages. Besides being overpriced, sometimes they are already cut into two pieces, which can derail a project. They do not carry any large book board, only small overpriced pieces sealed in plastic. Go to Columbia Art & Drafting to get book board.