Latest at Hip

Your Ottoman Empire

Ottomans are such a common element in our living spaces, but we rarely think about the history of how this versatile seating option became such an essential part of our furniture set. As its name suggests, the ottoman or...

Aug 13, 2019 - Interesting / promotion

There’s No Place Like Home

A Hip-Inspired Staycation It’s summer and our minds turn to rest, relaxation and vacation. But this year we’re having a hard time getting motivated to leave town, because the comforts of home are more comfortable tha...

Aug 07, 2019 - Interesting

Gus*, You Surprise Me!

The Diverse Designs of Gus* We love our furniture from Toronto’s premier mid-century modern collection, Gus*, and we’re continually blown away by the additional variety of practical and visually elegant accessories t...

Jul 24, 2019 - Interesting

Where Does a Mermaid Sit?

How Mermaids Can Get Comfortable… Hip regularly strives to provide Portland with mid-century modern furnishings fit for the artistic and creative personalities that make up our favorite city. We love taking in the ...

Jul 17, 2019 - Interesting

Long Live the Chair!

Consider the Chair… It may not seem obvious, but the choice of chairs in your living area can be a major influence in creating your own unique mid-century modern aesthetic. The sheer variety in century modern chair...

Jul 10, 2019 - inspiration

Closing at 4pm This Saturday, July 13th!

This Saturday, Hip will be closing early at 4pm for an employee event! Regular business hours will resume Sunday, July 14th. Cheers!  ...

Jul 09, 2019 - Interesting

The Calligaris Semi-Annual Sale

Calligaris started with just one chair in 1923. Today they create more than 800 products that balance technique and aesthetics, reason and emotion.  A mixture of contemporary design and flexibility. You can expect a wel...

Jul 01, 2019 - furniture

Red, White, and You!

July 4th is just around the corner and with it arrives the cacophony of fireworks, the aroma of backyard barbecues, and the vibrant display of red, white, and blue everywhere you look. When Independence Day comes around ...

Jun 15, 2019 - Interesting

A Blank Canvas

Thoughts on Art & Furniture Mid-century Modern furniture often serves as the focal point of a living space, but the layout and supplementary features around your furniture are often key in pulling out the most comfor...

Jun 12, 2019 - inspiration

Natuzzi Italia’s 30% Off Event

It’s time for Natuzzi Italia. For nearly 60 years, Natuzzi has created the most lavish and comfortable furniture under the blue skies of Italy, and now through June 23rd, we’ll be offering their amazing pieces at...

Jun 05, 2019 - events

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

The Rose Festival plays a large part in Portland’s title as the “Rose City”. With millions of visitors arriving every year to attend, it’s one of the biggest events in the country, and it highlights our city’s ...

May 23, 2019 - Interesting

Mom’s Dream Gift: DellaRobbia

Shopping for Mother’s Day can be a challenge when you’re looking for the perfect gift for mom. Even after they’ve nurtured us, raised us, and set us off on our own lives, we never stop learning from our moms, a...

May 08, 2019 - Interesting

Cinco de Hip!

With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, we’ve been thinking in terms of 5. What are the 5 most frequently played songs on your playlist? The 5 best movies of all time? Ask any one of us, and in no time we’ll hav...

May 01, 2019 - Interesting

The Collective on 4th

Contemporary Downtown Living Hip is thrilled every time a new option appears for Portlanders to create a personalized living experience catering to their own modern style. The Collective on 4th is a new project opening t...

Apr 17, 2019 - news

Mealtime Memories

Let’s take a moment to consider the dining set. If you think about it, the dining set of today has really evolved beyond the limitations of its title. It has progressed so far ahead of the ‘Downton Abbey’ era and i...

Apr 10, 2019 - Interesting

We’re Just Browsing

It’s All In The Showroom. You don’t have to be looking for furniture to enjoy looking at furniture. We all love browsing and dreaming of recreating our living space! If you haven’t been to Hip’s beautiful sh...

Apr 03, 2019 - culture

Hip to be Curved

It’s All About the Curves. Curvature can often accentuate the modern side of mid-century modern furniture. Soft bends and “U” shapes in our sofas, chairs, and tables recall the modern style and forward-thinking...

Mar 22, 2019 - Interesting

The Season to Blossom

Rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, regrowth… redecoration? After a long winter that seemingly refused to quit, the winds of change are starting to usher in the springtime. Soon the streets of Portland will be filled w...

Mar 13, 2019 - Interesting

The Center of Entertainment

Entertain in Style With the recent awards shows and focus on Hollywood, known as the world’s ‘Center of Entertainment,’ we started thinking about how BDI’s amazing products quite literally provide the...

Mar 05, 2019 - Interesting

Making Beautiful Music With You For 24 Years

“24 and there’s so much more” – Neil Young Anniversaries are for reflections. They’re for looking back on how far you’ve come but also scoping out what’s next on the horizon. As our 24th anniversary ste...

Feb 28, 2019 - Interesting

Celebrating Mid-Century Modern like it’s 1994!

Celebrating Mid-Century Modern like it’s 1994! Portland, Oregon. Mid-Decade 1990’s. Vera Katz was a first term mayor. The Rose Garden was under construction (long before anyone heard of Moda Center!). And HIP Fur...

Feb 23, 2019 - Interesting

2019 Anniversary Sale, on Now!

The time has finally come (again) to celebrate our Anniversary: 24 years have passed and we are still Portland owned and operated, AND in our original location…. Like, who can say that? So to celebrate we are putt...

Jan 30, 2019 - Interesting

Closed Dec 31 & Jan 1

We love a good party. Which is why you won’t be seeing us Dec 31 or Jan 1 (and trust us, we’d be no good to you if we were here anyway).  Catch us in the New Year! Hip Returns to regular hours Thursday Jan 2...

Dec 27, 2018 - Interesting

Closed Dec 23-25

This holiday Season, Hip will be closed Sunday Dec 23 through Tuesday Dec 25 Thank you and Happy Holidays!  ...

Dec 20, 2018 - Interesting

Fall Into Hip

Fall is the season for furniture. We’re all going indoors, and looking around like, “Have we still not updated this old {bookcase/dining set/sofa}?” Plus, the holidays are upon us, which brings up needs...

Sep 22, 2018 - Interesting

Closed Labor Day, Sept. 3

Hip will be closed in honor of Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. Wishing you a relaxing day off and we’ll see you again on the 4th!...

Aug 27, 2018 - events

Calligaris Stands for Quality and Creativity in their New Company Video

“The ‘art of making’ is knowledge. Always striving for perfection and improvement” – Alessandro Calligaris Starting out with one single chair in 1923, Calligaris now has a furniture catalog of more then 800...

Aug 04, 2018 - Interesting

You Decide: How Many Dining Chairs you should buy, and why.

Deciding how many dining chairs to purchase can be a really frustrating situation, because there are so many ways to spin it. Go Big? Go Basic? and how do you store the extras? For Example: Let’s say you have 4 pe...

Aug 02, 2018 - inspiration / Interesting

Closed July 4

In honor of Independence day, Hip will be closed Wednesday, July 4 Thank you and Happy Holiday!...

Jul 02, 2018 - news

Natuzzi Summer Deadline: June 21

The Italians sure know how to live; great wine, great shoes, and a month long vacation, every August. While this is great for them (and boy do we wish this was practiced in the US too) it means that the lead time all Na...

Jun 04, 2018 - Interesting