7 August

Lighten Up

Here at Grand Marketplace we have many amazing finds for your home and beyond. We have furnishings for every room in your house from top to bottom. Looking for an amazing dining table? We have several amazing and unique tables for your dining room. Want a great sofa for your amazingly eclectic living room? We’ve […]

10 April

Butcher’s Life

As we find ourselves fully in the midst of spring and rapidly approaching the onset of summer; some of our minds begin to drift towards the cook-outs, the barbeques, and the pool parties. Perhaps you’d like to host a little summer rendezvous with some friends over a few bottles of a local wine or whilst […]

3 April

Springtime at Grand Marketplace

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With Spring time approaching Portland, Grand Marketplace is introducing some fresh vintage patio furniture. We have all sorts of goodies for your garden or outdoor seating area! Some of our new Spring merchandise includes gorgeous natural bird houses, small flowers and decorative plants,  juniper blocks in different sizes great for indoors or outdoors, and so […]

18 March

Quirky, Nostalgic, & Slightly Dark - The Stylings of Wes Anderson

The filmmaker Wes Anderson is having his place in the sun right now. His newest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel opened March 14th at Cinema 21 in Portland. And just last week Wes Anderson “style” was the subject of a feature article in the New York Times Home and Garden section. His quirky, slightly dark […]

7 March

Living on the Edge

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Grand Marketplace is full of many things from vintage trinkets to hand made furniture to industrial treasures. But the one thing that always seems to catch the eye are the abundance of beautiful repurposed wood pieces we have. In recent years there has been an growing amount of creative uses for fallen trees.  People are […]

23 November

Rationing, Mementos and Remnants

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In a quiet moment at the Grand Marketplace today, while perusing Fabius Grange and waiting for some furniture to be loaded on a truck, I picked up a small leather pouch that looked like a wallet only to discover it was a ration coupon holder from World War II. Tucked inside was the stub of […]

6 November

The Steel Desk and the Story

The desk was beautiful. There was no mystery in that. But, of course, I had some questions. Where did it come from? Who made that desk? And, where did they get all that style?   I had the names of the people responsible, Allie and MC of L+R Design Lab. What I didn’t have was […]

18 October

Familiarly Odd

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Remember walking into your Granddad’s workshop and seeing old glass jars filled with nuts, screws, and other mysterious bits? Often the jars would have their lids stapled or nailed to the rafters, like some strange growth that only forms in garages. Someone saved their empty jam jars and, operating on the same thrifty and space-saving […]

10 October

The Grand Marketplace Welcomes a New Vendor

The Grand Marketplace Welcomes a New Vendor

  Sue Rowley is moving in today, carting in furniture and setting up right at the far end of the front desk. Sue’s business is called Bella, but she swore up and down that it isn’t named after the vampire girl. The business was named Bella when she started it in 2007, because “bella” means […]

5 October

Yesterday’s Prototype for Tomorrow

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Most prototypes are forgotten. Some are squirreled away until they become valuable. One interesting prototype has made its way into the Grand Marketplace. The dark chair pictured below was a prototype created in the 1960s by an architecture firm in California. David Marshall of Junk Empire found this prototype, which was a precursor to a […]