A mix of old and new, Porch Light offers everyday objects both useful and beautiful.  We feature rustic furniture, handmade jewelry, glassware, ceramics, wool blankets and throws, stationery and books, perfumes, candles and all manner of curious and useful objects for your home.
Started in 2000 in Oakland, CA and moved to Portland, OR in 2007, our current location in Portland’s Pearl district is the third iteration of our thoughtfully considered collection.  Born and raised in Iowa, I am the daughter of avid junkers.  I spent many of my childhood weekends being toted around from garage sales and estate sales to barns and basements searching for things from the past that spoke to me.  The scent of varnish and pine dust and the creak of old fir floors were familiar friends.  As I grew older, what started out as a favorite pass-time soon turned into an obsession.  My sister and I would set out in our van on the midwest backroads looking for treasure and as one store turned to two (my sister has a Porch Light in Iowa too www.porchlightiowa.com) and the van became a moving truck we knew our unique shops had struck a chord with our fellow collectors.
Although with the addition of newly made goods we have departed a bit from our original vision, at both shops you’ll find quality goods for everyday living.  We are still drawn to products that are simple and classic in design, well-made, hand-crafted and will stand the test of time.