Okay—I admit it! I love tchotchkes. Now you can admit that you love little knick-knacks, too. We all have the little things we love to collect during our travels. Find old treasures in new markets with Tualatin Valley’s two upcoming marketplaces. Indulge the tchotchke-loving collector in your heart of hearts.
Brookhaven Vintage Marketplace
The Brookhaven Vintage Marketplace (through April 14; free admission) transforms the Kinton Grange into a shabby chic country market. Offerings are a perfect mix of upcycled farmhouse décor with down-home sensibilities. Reupholstered furniture is tempting; though, we’ll admit the vintage linens may be easier to pack in your suitcase.
Every Husband’s Nightmare Bazaar (April 23-28; free admission) is the market with some tongue-and-cheek flair. The Washington County Fair Complex fills 4,000 square feet with handmade goods, home décor, original art, and sought-after collectibles. This is my go-to place for garden art, which always seems to make for the best gifts.
The goods keep getting older, but the best places to get them stay the same. You’ll find the best antique and vintage shops in the Portland region. What’s even better is that the best antique shops are located on picturesque downtown streets of Old Town Sherwood, Hillsboro and Beaverton.