I love exploring vintage shops in Portland. If you find the right shop it can be like exploring grandma's attic. The Old Portland Hardware & Architectural store on 41st and Division is a stunning amalgam of architectural objects like doors and windows, intriguing custom lighting and curiosities. What I particularly love is the artful way they are arranged. Owner Bret Hodgert doesn't just throw door plates in a drawer he meticulously arranges them on the wall so they almost become an art installation by themselves.
The old film holders in the lower right corner came home with me. In fact I cleaned him out and now have a box of these sitting under my desk awaiting my show. I was thinking of stringing them up and hanging photos like an oldschool darkroom.