Sized Up: Portland, Oregon

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Today we’re starting a new weekly feature that will help you find clothing in your size in cities around the world. You won’t see the same old mall stores here – we focus on smaller, custom shops and boutiques that are off the beaten path. We’ll kick things off in the Pacific Northwest with Portland, Oregon.

When it comes to finding the resources to create your own style, few cities have more options than Portland, Oregon. With over 50 thrift and resale stores in the city, you’ll find quite a bit of vintage clothing. Portland is known for being fat-friendly, so that means you’ll have a much better chance of finding shops with clothing you love in sizes that actually fit you. We’ve scoured the city to bring you the best places to shop for men’s plus size clothing in Portland:

Fat Fancy Fashions
1013 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97205
www.fatfancyfashions.com
www.facebook.com/fatfancy
Monday – Thursday 2-7pm
Friday and Saturday 11-7pm
Sunday 12-6pm


Who they are: Fat Fancy carries modern and vintage styles for plus size men and women. From the looks of their facebook page and the photos they’ve got there, they’re having a lot of fun doing what they do. Clothing goes quickly there, so make sure this is the first place you stop.

What they offer: If you’re looking for an alternative to the Abercrombies of the world, this is the place for you. You’ll find fashions from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s as well as a variety of western wear. Hats, pants, button down collared shirts – you name it and they’ve probably got it. If you like to get creative with your style be sure you take a look at Fat Fancy.

House of Vintage
3315 SE Hawthorne Blvd # B
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-1991
www.houseofvintage.net/
www.facebook.com/pages/House-of-Vintage/53150938543?sk=info
Open daily 11-7pm

Who they are: More than 55 dealers selling all things vintage in this 13,000 square foot store. If you dig the vintage, this is the place for you.

What they offer: Vintage and more vintage. You’ll spend quite a bit of time picking through the things they have to offer, but it’ll be well worth it when you find new (to you) fashions. You might end up leaving with some other vintage gear as clothing is only a sliver of what House of Vintage has to offer.

Value Village
5050 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97266
http://www.valuevillage.com
http://www.facebook.com/ValueVillage
Monday – Saturday 9-9pm
Sunday 10-7pm

Who they are: One of the oldest running thrift store chains in the United States.

What they offer: It depends. Inventory changes on a regular basis, but you can put together some interesting outfits based on the clothing you find here. The finds can be hit or miss, but if you dig deep enough you’re sure to go home with a few treasures.

Size Queen Clothing
3125B East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 758-0783
www.bigboxers.com
Tuesday – Thursday by appt.
Friday and Saturday 1-6pm

Who they are: Size Queen Clothing’s Bertha Pearl designs plus size clothing that is both comfy and fabulous.

What they offer: While most of Size Queen’s clothing is made for women, Bertha also creates boxers and robes that men will enjoy. Sizes go up to 8XL and custom sizes are available as well.

Below you’ll find a few more shops in Portland that offer plus size men’s clothing from time to time. It’s not something they specialize in, but if you’re lucky you can find some good deals:

Buffalo Exchange
1036 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-3418
www.buffaloexchange.com/index.php?pg=25&id=14
Monday – Saturday 10-9 pm
Sunday 11-9 pm

Bombshell Vintage Clothing
811 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-1073
www.bombshellvintageclothing.com
Call for hours

Decades Vintage Clothing
328 Southwest Stark Street
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 223-1177
www.decadesvintage.com
Monday – Saturday 11-6pm
Sunday 12-4pm

As a side note, if you need an additional Portland fix check out Portlandia on IFC. We’re sort of addicted. Have we missed anything? Leave a comment below and let us know what stores should have made the list. Check back next Wednesday as we tour plus size friendly shops in Austin, Texas!

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