We carry Portland made Queen Bee bags, characters from Studio Ghibli, local jewelry, art, cards, t-shirts and photography, the amazing Pacifica candle/fragrance line from Portland and unique gifts for every occasion. Click here to see some of the lines we carry.
Established in 2010:
Memento PDX, which was 'Greg's' for 16 years, was taken over in 2010 by Miranda Levin and Brian Boshart. Both had worked for Greg Klaus over the years but Miranda was the primary employee, buyer and right hand to Greg for over 7 years.
With Greg's passing in Jan of 2010, the couple bought the store from the Klaus family and renamed it Memento PDX, which means memory in Latin. "It was the first word I thought of because it encompasses so much; the purchasing of a gift is a memento and the remembrance of a great friend".
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Miranda moved to Portland in 1994 and met Greg the same year a few months after he opened his store. Miranda has stayed true to the unique look and feel of the store which has kept it a Hawthorne icon for 17 years.
Brian, a Portland native, and co-owner of Memento PDX, worked with Greg as well and helped open both locations in St. John's.
"We have a lot of talented friends who do photography, cards, clothing, artwork and jewelry and I am proud to have their work in our store. Also, being from Los Angeles with it's very hispanic and mexican culture, I'm able to incorporate that feel into the store as well."
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