Portland observer. (Portland, Or.) 1970-current, September 28, 2016, MINORITY & SMALL BUSINESS WEEK SPECIAL EDITION, Page Page 11, Image 11

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    September 28, 2016
Minority & Small Business Week
Page 11
photo by C ervante p ope /
t he p ortland o bserver
A love for treasures of the
past turns into a business
for Hannah Humphries, co-
owner of Sugar Mountain
Vintage, located in the King
Neighborhood, just off Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard at
315 N.E. Wygant St.
Couple Hooked
on Vintage
Shop specializes in affordable treasures
by C ervante p ope
t he p ortland o bserver
Finding a vintage shop that
stands out from the rest can
be difficult. The quality of the
products offered, interactions
between staff and customer and
most definitely, the price, all play
a factor in what makes a vintage
shop solid. Those that love sift-
ing through treasures from the
sartorial past should check out
Sugar Mountain Vintage.
Hannah Humphries and her
partner Jamie Winterlich opened
the shop in a retail strip just off
Martin Luther King Boulevard
last year.
The two met and bonded over
their love of thrifting nearly 10
years ago while working at a
local movie store. Once the two
joined in love, they began realiz-
ing they wanted to transition into
the vintage business.
They got their start when they
found an old painting in their at-
tic and decided to try selling it in-
stead of throwing it away. When
a transaction with the famous art
auctioneers Christie’s New York
proved fruitful, the couple was
hooked, and immediately began
taking steps towards starting
their own second hand store.
Sugar Mountain Vintage is
located in the same King Neigh-
borhood where Humphries and
Winterlich live. The shop spe-
cializes in 60’s and 70’s styles but
also provides a diverse spread of
clothing and accessories made of
quality fibers like cotton, wool
or silk, with particular attention
going to a piece’s craftsmanship.
Sugar Mountain’s main mission,
says Humphries, is to be afford-
able. Prices are kept low to en-
courage those with a Forever 21
or H&M budget that still want
quality-made clothing to come
“Buying vintage is close to my
heart because not only is it great
to get one of a kind pieces but I
feel good about not supporting
“disposable” clothing made in
China or from slave labor,” says
The Law Offices of
Patrick John Sweeney, P.C.
Patrick John Sweeney
Attorney at Law
1549 SE Ladd, Portland, Oregon
(503) 244-2080
(503) 244-2081
(503) 244-2084
You’re invited to come
browse around the friendly, en-
joyable and picaresque décor of
Sugar Mountain Vintage, 315
N.E. Wygant St. Follow them on
Instagram at @sugarmountain-
vintageshop for sneak peeks into
new shop items.