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Abbily
01-02-2008, 11:26 AM
I'm going to Portland, OR on Friday to spend the weekend with my best friend. She's not a knitter, so I don't want to drag her to all the knitting stores in the city. Anyone have any ideas if I want to narrow it down to just one?

Thanks!

Abbily
01-03-2008, 12:25 PM
anyone? :)

knitncook
01-03-2008, 12:30 PM
Not in Oregon and when I was there last I only got to go to one yarn shop as well. the Yarn Garden. I went there because A) it was close to where I was staying (on Hawthron) and B) it had the same name as a yarn shop that used to be near me. It was a sweet place to visit and I enjoyed going there. The number is 503-239-7950 They have a website as well http://www.yarngarden.net Have fun! I :heart: Portland and miss it SOOOO much!

Momto G B and H
01-03-2008, 04:38 PM
The Yarn Garden is nice. They have lots of little rooms, with a ton of yarn in all kinds of different varieties. Including some interesting stuff you might not find elsewhere.
I haven't been there, but Abundant Yarn and Dyeworks (http://abundantyarn.com/) is supposed to be really great too. I've purchased some yarn from them at the OFF this summer but haven't made it to the store.
All About Yarn (http://www.allaboutyarn.net/) is on the West side. Supposed to be nice but I haven't ever been there.
If I knew what area in town you'd be in, it would be easier to tell you what might be closest.

feministmama
01-03-2008, 08:20 PM
yeah it depends on where you are staying. Northwest Wools in Multnomah Villiage is cute. Naked sheep is in NE. Knit/Purl is downtown (kinda pricy thoguh). Twisted is on broadway near Lloyd Center. I think the place in Tigard is called Tangle. And there is a lot more I can't think off the top of my head. The Yarn Garden is a sort of Mecca for yarn stores though. If you need someone to go shopping with give me call!!

Abbily
01-03-2008, 10:10 PM
Thanks, y'all! :) I'll only be there for the weekend, and I think my best friend lives in SW Portland, but she said it doesn't matter, she'll take me where ever I want to go. Isn't she sweet?! :)