Ghosts, ghouls, vampires and goblins will be haunting your neighborhood soon. Is our little monster ready for their big night out? If you don’t have the time to make a costume out of craft paper, yarn and old buttons, head to one of Portland’s local stores for an outfit your little trick or treater is sure to love. Read on for our favorite spots to find sweet deals perfect for your little nighttime ninjas.
photo: Meg via fliker
With two locations in the SE and NE, this shop is the place to go for families looking for cute options at affordable prices. Beanstalk offers a wide selection of costumes from newborn to 10 years. They have everything from those cute ladybug, pumpkin, lion, monkey and elephant costumes that are one or two piece cozy fleece to bigger kid costumes of princesses, fairies, ninjas, astronauts and pirates. Along with resale items, this cute shop offers locally made goods and new items including wings, tutus and wands. And don’t worry about fitting this into your busy weekend—Beanstalk is open seven days a week. You’ll also find plenty of stroller parking and play area for the little ones.
3527 NE 15th Ave.
8021 SE Stark Street
photo: Bella Stella via Yelp
This cute location is located in the NE and has everything your little candy fiend has been dreaming of. They carry resale items, as well as new costumes up to a size six and are taking last year’s costumes on consignment right now. Their dress-up bin is normally filled year-round (think wizard hats, fairy wands, etc.) and there’s no shortage of tutus. Bella Stella offers a play area as well, a comfy nursing chair, a diaper changer and potty seat. That takes a little bit of stress out of checking things off your to-do list.
2751 NE Broadway
This shop is Red Tricycles 2016 Totally Awesome Award winner! So if you haven’t taken the time to check it out, now is the time! You’ll find fantastic big kid costumes, but be forewarned that they’re being snapped up just as quickly as they come in. (Portlanders are serious Halloween planners!) More selection is available for infants and toddlers at any given time, and most costumes are under $10. If you make it in soon, you might be able snag some summer items from the $1 bin, too.
7850 SW Barbur Blvd.
This amazing little shop has an awesome selection that ensures your little guy or gal gets to be whatever they want on Halloween night. Let your kid be a dinosaur, firefighter or astronauts, with a selection from their new arrivals. A return trip or two might be in order for true resale enthusiasts. Time your trip right, and you might be able to check out a Spanish story time or musical concert while you’re there. If not, the Hollywood branch of the library is just across the street.
4107 NE Tillamook St.
Make your way over to the bustling Woodstock neighborhood where you will find this cool resale boutique for kids. Piccolina specializes in consignment and handmade goods and you are guaranteed to find something perfect for your little haunter. If you have last year’s costume sitting around, take it in today. They are taking consigment items for Fall and Halloween right now. When you do make your way to the store, you can expect to find items from Imps and Elfs, Petit Bateau, Ralph Lauren and more.
4416 SE Woodstock Blvd