Spartan Shop has got to be in the top three most aesthetically pleasing shops in Portland, Oregon. Originally founded in Austin by Currie Person, the homewares store moved to Portland in 2016 after founder Currie fell in love with the city. I love dropping by to admire their collection of modern ceramics that my Trekkie husband describes as “space artifacts from the future.” (That’s a compliment by the way.) The high-end shop also sells perfume, jewelry, and a few beauty products and accessories. And even if you’re like me, and you’re on a budget, there are some great gifts under $100 for a wedding or a loved one’s birthday like a Siela perfume — the bay leaf-infused Delphi is a unisex fragrance that reminds me of a warm and dry day in Greece or a simple but lovely Eric Bonnin mug. have a look around this lovely shop!