Where ugly mugs once brimmed with coffee, a new enterprise is offering clothing, both old and new

RITA A. LEONARD - Corey Guidry, owner of Sellwood Union - a vintage and modern clothing store, and the associated collective, on S.E. 13th Avenue. The name on the building is now "Sellwood Union", at the double storefront of 8011-8017 S.E. 13th Avenue. It has been a work in progress over the past year and a half. Owner Corey Guidry explains, "In October of 2019 we opened a vintage and modern clothing store in the space formerly occupied by The Ugly Mug. "In July of 2020, we expanded into the adjacent space, formerly called Karma Bunny Salon. And, this past January, we added an additional vendor space – up a ramp in the back – which features books, art, and furniture. We plan to fix up the adjacent back garden."

Sellwood Union posts daily fashion offerings on Instagram – or you can obtain more information online at – On sunny days, racks of clothing are rolled out onto the sidewalk. They also carry some shoes, scarves, belts, purses, and other accessory items, although not any jewelry at present.

"We're a collective of 17 vendors in a sort of antique mall," Guidry explains. "Currently, we have three employees, and we are open Mondays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. We specialize in vintage clothing at very reasonable prices, and have dressing rooms for trying-on.

"Although we're currently full, we'll always take vendor applications at 'SellwoodUnion' on Instagram; or you can phone us at 503/528-6404."

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