With the Coronavirus pandemic at the front of everyone’s mind, Portland families and local retailers are finding ways to get creative while staying safe and complying with public health guidelines. Online ordering and delivery has never been more essential but many, many great local retailers are acting strategically to meet your family’s changing needs, so buy local when you can! Here are just a few local faves doing their part to support Portland families while we beat this pandemic— together. Read on to find out more.
While a lot has been put on hold, our kids are still growing, and outgrowing toys and clothes. Keep things affordable, eco-friendly, and pandemic-safe by calling this beloved local consignment shop. A manager is in both shops from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to take your order. Ask for what you need, or check their social media channels for updated photos of gear. Curbside pick-up is available, as well as delivery within a 3-mile radius of each shop. Please note that Beanstalk has temporarily suspended consigning, so hold onto your goodies until further notice.
8021 SE Stark St.
3527 NE 15th Ave.
Hammer + Jacks
This toy store and community hub may have closed its doors to help flatten that curve, but they’re still open for online orders with free delivery for Portland customers. How about a glow-in-the-dark tent for quick pop-up fort fun? Or a kite to fly at the park during this gorgeous sunny weather? Order online or call!
Black Wagon Children’s Boutique
Keep kids busy while they’re out of school with a selection of educational, interactive toys. Black Wagon’s brick and mortar store has been curating excellent toys and clothing for 16 years, and their e-commerce game is strong during the pandemic, with free shipping on all orders placed within the U.S. Order up a new puzzle, a marble run, or even a dinosaur model-building kit. Check out their Instagram page for fun activities and updates on the store closure.
3964 N Mississippi Ave.
With restaurants and bars closed, many are shifting to takeout and delivery service, while others are unable to make that shift. Below are a few family-friendly businesses offering takeout and, in some cases, free meals for those in need. The list is by no means exhaustive, so check in with your favorite spots to see if you can continue to support them during the pandemic. It’s also wise to make an educated choice as to whether take-out is a healthy option for your family.
This beloved restaurant chain is taking sanitizing to the next level, and has committed to take-out orders only, for curbside pickup or using delivery services like Door Dash. They’re also offering free meals for kids who qualify for their school’s Meal Assistance Program, on the honor system. Pickup varies by location. Order online or call your nearest location.
Contact information varies by location.
Grab a burger from PDX Sliders, also offering free meals for kids who qualify for MAP (no proof necessary, so be considerate.) Their fantastic burgers are available for take-out and delivery by calling and picking up in-store, or via online delivery services Caviar and Postmates.
3111 SE Division St
1605 SE Bybee Blvd.
Hopworks Urban Brewing
This brew pub is usually a go-to because of their quick service, impressive play areas, and high-quality food. While dining in is no longer possible, they’re offering take-out, delivery, and beer to-go options between the hours of 12-8 p.m.
2944 SE Powell Blvd
3947 N Williams Ave
17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Stay caffeinated with this local chain, currently accepting mobile orders via the Joe Coffee app and continuing to offer free brown bag lunches for anyone who needs them. While both shops are open, clean, and safe, they are serving take-out only from 7am – 2pm. Layer up! They are practicing “open air” environments with all doors and windows open.
11421 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
4590 SW Watson Ave.
More Meal Assistance Options
The Multnomah County Library is maintaining a list of meal assistance resources for families, with information on how to get free meals while schools are closed. Most participating schools offer grab-and-go sack breakfasts and lunches for pickup outside the school. This list also includes participating restaurants, and is updated regularly.
Furry Family Members
Healthy Pets Northwest
Get help keeping family pets happy and healthy, while supporting a small Portland business. This popular locally-owned pet-supply store is limiting in-store customers to no more than five, and accepting phone orders with delivery to your car. They’ve closed self-serve dog washes, and recommend checking the website regularly for updates as the pandemic changes.
1736 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
3612 SW Troy St.
4435 SE Woodstock Blvd
Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply
It’s officially spring, and gardening is a great way to destress at home while adjusting to the new normal. This popular local farm, garden, and animal supply store is offering drive-thru service for orders taken by phone, email, and through the fence. You can safely drive up and receive potting soil, plant starts, animal feed, and more, directly into your trunk.
3454 SE Powell Blvd.
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