This March, North St Bags will be hopping one neighborhood over to a bigger, better production facility in Portland’s bustling Hawthorne District.
WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
We’re closing down our Clinton St shop and moving to the corner of SE Hawthorne and Poplar Ave, 3 blocks west of SE 20th Ave at the edge of Ladd’s Addition (1551 SE Poplar, for your maps). It’s a short ride/drive/hike from our old location and the opportunity to grow our in house operation has been a long time in the making.
North St Bags takes its name from North St in Montpelier, Vermont, where founder and owner Curtis Williams grew up. The first bag came to life in Berkeley, CA almost 9 years ago, and since then we've grown from a one man basement operation to a team of makers and shakers. The last 5 years in the Clinton neighborhood have seen incredible change, and we couldn't be more excited to see what adventures Poplar has in store. One thing's for sure - no matter what road we're on, we're always North St.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday 3/5 - Last day to shop and drop off repairs at Clinton & 23rd
Thursday 3/8 - Last day to pick up Will Call at Clinton & 23rd
Monday 3/12 - First day to pick up Will Call or drop off repairs at Poplar
Tuesday 3/13 - First day to shop at Poplar
Both locations will be closed Friday 3/9 through Sunday 3/11.
Shipping for online orders will continue through Thursday 3/8 and resume Monday 3/12
We’re anticipating minimal production interruption, but keep an eye on our advertised lead times and reach out if you have any questions about an order.
Stay tuned for new product launches, our grand reopening, and plenty of other exciting announcements! We'll see you soon on Poplar!