This week marks the 20th anniversary of our flagship Portland store at 1100 S.E. Grand and Taylor in the historic Eastside Industrial district. Since we opened our doors twenty years ago, the Portland store (or “Grand” as we like to refer to it) has been many things – an anchor business that helped develop a vibrant historic district, a renowned local landmark, and most recently, a stop along the new Central Loop streetcar line. (It’s worth noting that Portland’s new streetcar was manufactured in the United States. Way to go!)
November 1992 newspaper clipping features founder Jim Kelly in new location
The impressive 38,000 sq. foot building has been through many incarnations. In the early 1900s, it housed the Standard Shirt Factory, which supplied work clothes to miners, farmers, woodsmen, and dock workers of the Pacific Northwest. During the Great Depression, the building changed hands, became an flower growers’ market, and stayed that way until 1989. After the space stood vacant for nearly three years, Rejuvenation’s founder, Jim Kelly, bought it in 1991. He transformed it into Rejuvenation’s one-of-a-kind retail store – dubbed “Rejuvenation Factory No. 4″ – and got it listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Flowers Bloom Again at Factory No. 4
It’s serendipitous that the same week we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary in a former flower market, the space is blooming again.
Fieldwork Flowers at our Portland store
From November 12th through December 23rd, we’re pleased to host the Fieldwork Flowers pop-up shop, a local florist that specializes in seasonal cuts and customized arrangements for all sorts of occasions.
Florist Megan Arambul (seated) and Portland store manager Staciy Morrison (standing) admire a Fieldwork Flowers arrangement
As you spruce up your home for the holidays, you can pick up decor, gifts, and fresh bouquets in one stop – and wish us Happy Anniversary while you’re at it!