Doll Shops Portland OR

Local resource for doll shops in Portland. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to doll houses, doll clothes, doll accessories, doll collections, toy dolls, Barbie dolls, and porcelain dolls, as well as advice and content on doll museums.

Toy Bliss
(503) 274-9073
700 Sw 5th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Kids at Heart
(503) 231-2954
3445 Se Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR
 
Vic's Hobby Supply
(503) 281-1032
606 Ne Broadway St
Portland, OR
 
Green Frog Toys
(503) 222-2646
1031 Nw 11th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Game Crazy
(503) 281-9926
3030 Ne Weidler St
Portland, OR
 
All Surf Industry
(503) 239-8973
532 Se Clay St
Portland, OR
 
Funny Bone Store
(503) 241-0455
617 Sw Washington St
Portland, OR
 
Just Be Toys
(503) 796-2733
107 Nw 5th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Little Finnegan's
(503) 221-0306
802 Sw 10th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Billy Galaxy
(503) 227-8253
912 W Burnside St
Portland, OR
 

Confessions of a Doll-shop-a-holic

Written by Alison Rasmussen   
Are you looking for good deals on dolls? Let me share my tips with you.
Now that I have your attention, I’ll open with my biggest secret: I’m probably the worst bargain shopper in the world when it comes to dolls.

My main problem is loyalty. I have a couple of favorite dealers, even when I come across a better price elsewhere. There are benefits to frequenting a favorite dealer:
  • Customer loyalty programs. Repeat customers often get the best prices from dealers, especially on newly released dolls.
  • Dealer insider specials. If my dealer goes to a convention or show, often she can pick up a special doll or outfit with me in mind.
  • Patronizing the smaller shop. I feel good that my dolly dollars are supporting small business.
A part of my collection is unusual and narrow in focus, and I have commissioned several unique outfits from artists. While this may not be the best way to get a bargain, I am sure to find exactly what I need this way. I’ve found a few people whose work I admire, and I have returned for more pieces later. The benefits are:
  • The artist is familiar with my taste.
  • I’m familiar with the artist’s needs and work habits.
  • The second commission will most likely fit in with my collection, since the artist’s former work is similar in style.
In my collection, I’ve found I really enjoy one-of-a-kind creations. And I really like supporting individuals--be they seamstress, doll art...

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