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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Going the Extra Mile: Hip Delivery Adventure #1587

Last week, our delivery team did one of the most unique deliveries to date, when they delivered …..to a barge. After driving a few miles North on the Columbia River Hwy, our team found themselves loading a barge i...

Apr 09, 2018 - Interesting

Your Nursery, The Hip Way

Pregnancies always seem to come in waves, and we sure are riding one at Hip! Some women are walking in, about to pop, while others simply beam as they ask us, “Do you have any rockers?” Although we don’...

Apr 02, 2018 - Interesting

New at Hip: Outdoor Furniture by Cane-Line

Cane-line is a Danish design company with 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing functional and comfortable furniture. Life made comfortable is the very essence of Cane-line. All over the world their missi...

Mar 23, 2018 - furniture / Interesting

Is the Midcentury Conversation Pit Ready for a Revival?

Midcentury design has established itself as the quintessential essence of modern interiors. But Eames chairs and Nelson benches aren’t the only icons being revived in living spaces. A fascination with midcentury design...

Mar 16, 2018 - culture / inspiration / Interesting

Sage Advice on Color, Texture, Material and Picking the Right Upholstery for your Furniture

We’ve heard the same old story time and time again. You’ve finally decided on the perfect furniture for your living space. A sectional and loveseat for the living room, a sturdy reading chair for the corner of your b...

Mar 02, 2018 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Blending Modern Design With the Ancient Art of Feng Shui

Think that designing your living space using an ancient Chinese custom is a little too mystifying for you? You might want to reevaluate your space after learning more about the principles of Feng Shui. It’s been said t...

Feb 01, 2018 - culture / furniture / inspiration / Interesting

New Year’s Living Space Resolutions? We Can Help!

You may have read somewhere that only 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions are fulfilled. We can only cheer you on from the sidelines when it comes to your diet and exercise goals, but if your resolution falls into ...

Jan 16, 2018 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Perfecting the Balance Of Natural and Ambient Lighting

It’s interesting how lighting has the ability to set the mood for any situation. This holiday season, if you’ve experienced the annual Pioneer Square tree lighting, ZooLights, or the luminescent blocks of Peacock Lan...

Dec 31, 2017 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting

Calligaris Wins 2017 Good Design Award

One of the newest models from Calligaris, St Tropez, has received a coveted Good Design Award for furniture in 2017. St Tropez offers a highly unique shell with quilted back, and is available in a variety of colors and b...

Dec 30, 2017 - Interesting

Happy Holidays and Thank You. Love, Hip

As 2017 nears its final adieu, we want to give thanks for another beautiful year in Portland. We plainly could not have had 2017 without you and we hope you all know that you are much more than “just” clients to us. ...

Dec 22, 2017 - culture / Interesting

The Decline & Fall of the La-Z-Boy Recliner

With a little help from the walkie-talkie toting kids of the Netflix series Stranger Things, 80’s nostalgia has recently struck a chord with our culture. The 80’s were a time of bold fashion statements, earth-shatter...

Dec 17, 2017 - furniture / inspiration / Interesting