While I am in Portland, Oregon this week for the holidays I had planned on visiting Monticello Antique Marketplace on Stark Street. I had heard of Monticello Antiques but never could find time for a visit. This morning we had some snow so plans were changed, I hopped into the car and looked up Monticello Antiques on the new Google Maps iPhone app and the voice guided me the eight miles to their front door.
Monticello Antique Marketplace is located on busy Start Street in SE Portland within a mix of businesses and houses and is a 100 multi-dealer mall. I parked around the block and walked through the front doors. My eyes are taking in the lovely vintage Christmas goodies and collectibles as I start my treasure hunting. Readers to my blog know I am ‘crazy 4’ vintage holiday items and Monticello Antiques is over flowing with Christmas items!! The merchandising and displays are outstanding at this mall. The festive holiday feel is strong and lots of shoppers abound.
With over 10,000 sqft, this place is large and has a restaurant too. I work my way through each and every booth. Staff are very friendly and the place is well lit so looking for treasure is not a challenge. The mall even provides hand-held baskets like you find in grocery stores for shoppers to collect their goodies. I find a few gorgeous vintage 1940s Christmas Putz houses (for my twin sister) and lot and lots of vintage Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments as well as Holt Howard Christmas Santas and even vintage linens. One booth has an amazing vintage camera display and other booths have lots of ‘this and that’. I would say if vintage collectibles and furniture are your thing than don’t miss out on a visit to this mall.
Overall, I am very impressed with Monticello Antique Marketplace. You are drawn in and encouraged to wander and hunt and the displays the booths have are amazingly beautiful. You will enjoy yourself and find many goodies and treasures too!!
8600 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97216