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Date: 7/9/13 2:38 AM

I'll be in downtown Portland for work. Are there fabric stores I can walk to or take quick public transport? I'm eyeing Josephine's Dry Goods and Rose City at the moment. Is Ruthie's Rags closed for good? I can't find any info on their store.

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Date: 7/9/13 6:59 AM

There's a wonderful yarn shop right next door to Josephine's (also wonderful) and there's a trim and button shop nearby (I don't know the name of it). Public transportation is good in the area. Also Powell's giant bookstore has a great collection of sewing and fashion books and sells the Burda magazine with the patterns. It's also within easy walking distance of Josephine's. Rose City is in a completely different area, not downtown.

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Date: 7/9/13 12:27 PM

m/m you're right about Rose City Textiles. Why did I think it was downtown?? I haven't thought about going to Powell's for Burda magazines!! They're open late so I'm sure I can get there after work. Thanks for the tips.

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Date: 7/10/13 0:15 AM

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and there's a trim and button shop nearby (I don't know the name of it).

The Button Emporium and Ribbonry at 1016 SW Taylor St. It's so much fun.
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Date: 7/10/13 0:31 AM

You can get very near Rose City Textiles on the tram. It wouldn't be a trip to Portland without a stop at Fabric Depot. Again, the tram goes 1 block away. I'll be in Portland this weekend and plan to visit both places.

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Date: 7/10/13 0:51 AM

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The Button Emporium and Ribbonry at 1016 SW Taylor St. It's so much fun.

And there's a fantastic Goodwill store opposite. They have very upmarket stuff!

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Date: 7/10/13 11:05 AM

Mill End STore is good too but not sure how to get there. Its in the south and even hard to find in a car.

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Date: 7/10/13 11:32 AM

There is another really fun store called Fabrics For Less. They don't have a website nor do they advertise. You may not find what you want, but you'll love looking. 6940 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97213 (503) 288-8876 Closed Monday.

Mill End has two stores. One in Milwaukee and the other Beaverton. You'd have to drive to both. Mill End in Beaverton has a good supply of knits, which are hard to find.
Don't forget http://www.portlandsewing.com/
They have a very small amount of fabric, but it is fabulous! It's a treat to see what they have. But, once the fabric is gone, it's gone and she can't get any more. Not cheap, but really really good fabric. She will tell you how to use it and how it works. Good place to take classes too.

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Date: 7/10/13 1:07 PM

Joshafine's is a very good High End store and very fine fabric.
I have'nt known about the other 2 stores I have no knowledge of downtown Portland Because I retired 6 years ago.
another good store is "MIll ends" My dream store is "fabric Depot"
I will be in Portland the end of Aug and my husband has already pincled in Fabric Depot.
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Date: 7/10/13 2:53 PM

Ruthie's Rags is apparently now called Fabrics for Less. I haven't been out there since it was sold about 3 years ago, so can't comment on what it's like now. But I remember finding several nice pieces of knits and wovens at Ruthie's, and she was always so helpful with customers.

Rose City Textiles in NW Portland has a tremendous selection of fleece, water repellent fabrics, athletic technical fabrics, zippers, and lots of other findings and notions. Annette offers wonderful customer service, and is a truly warm person. You'll feel like her friend right away, and she'll help you find what you need - as well as some of what you didn't know you needed.

Fabric Depot in SE Portland has a large selection of just about everything sewing-related under the sun, including all kinds of wovens and knits as well as home dec. There is always some sort of sale going on. Weekdays are less crowded, and I believe they're open until 9 M-Sat (7 on Sun). FD is my go-to place for all kinds of garment notions, pattern paper, and ironing supplies. The Palmer Pletsch sewing school is located in the same building, and FD carries all of their products. One location of the Montavilla Sewing Centers (Pfaff, Viking, Janome, Babylock) is also located in the same building.

Mill End in SE Portland is larger than the one in Beaverton, but both have good selections of a wide range of fabrics, including all kinds of wovens and knits as well as home dec. I've picked up some beautiful wool and rayon lycra pieces at each location.

Josephine's is probably the most convenient for you but, after 25 years of being a customer there, I've tired of the owner's unhappy attitude and no longer walk in there at all. A friend once said it well when she said that one has to get lucky to find the owner in a good enough mood to receive helpful service there. We haven't ever been there at the same time, but have both found her downright rude.

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