the Bull and the Bee just won a Totally Awesome Award for Hippest Baby & Maternity Shop in Portland. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they have to say below!


the Bull and the Bee

Red Tricycle: Your community recently voted you “Hippest Baby & Maternity Shop” – what do your customers value most about your business?
the Bull and the Bee: Great customer service, and a selection of the fun products you want to buy for your babies.

RT: What do you want people to know about your business that they don’t already know?
BB: We have everything for babies! No need to go elsewhere to find what you need.

RT: How did your business get started and what was the motivation?
BB: The business was born out of a love for the industry, with a baby at home, and filling a void and need in SE Portland.

RT: Tell us, what do you start your morning with: 1. coffee 2. tea 3. mimosa 4. water 5. all of the above.
BB:  5. All of the above, depending on the day of the week.

RT: What is the most awesome thing a customer has ever done for you?
BB: The best thing a customer can do is return! We love our regulars, and it’s so fun to see babies grow up.

RT: What is your biggest pet peeve as a business owner?
BB: Coming into the store and actually saying out loud that they are going to see if they can get a better price online.

RT: Tell us, what is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received (as a parent or business owner)?
BB: You can’t please everyone! We do our very best – but we can’t always have everything that anyone has ever wanted.


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Photo credit: the Bull and the Bee