Framed Art's experts transform unsheathed artwork, photographic heirlooms, and old family tax returns into custom-trussed adornments worthy of the most exclusive fireplace mantles. An 8"x10" frame ($50+) modestly complements a stairwell gallery of school portraits, while a 22"x28" casing ($100+) could corral a raucous concert poster. Basic framing estimates cover matting, backing, glass, and a plain perimeter of black wood or metal. Larger or more ornate options ensconce the most precious specimens in carved wood, lace mattes, or lasers.
The picture preservers at A Framer's Touch encase beloved paintings, photos, and keepsakes in artfully constructed wall hangings that have garnered numerous awards at regional and international framing competitions. After art is transported to the shop, certified framers embark upon the 10-step framing process by consulting with customers to decide on the piece's materials, design, and ability to hang. A stockade of approximately 2,500 moulding samples proffers ample aesthetic options for frames' outer boundaries, and a variety of mats, glass coverings, and needlework choices allow for mind-bending levels of customization. Though rates vary as much as each piece's framed-in contents, basic prices range from $39.99 for an 8"x10" frame to $139.99 for a 24"x36" frame with a mat. To ensure professional work and eliminate the chances of frames being lost or damaged while catapulted between store and workshop, all framing takes place in A Framer's Touch's art-coddling shop.
Standard TV and Appliance has been equipping Oregonians with fridges, washing machines, televisions, and other home furnishings for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1947 by Clement and Hazel Gander, the appliance experts swiftly outgrew their original location and today boast four (soon to be five) locations in and around Portland. Besides selling new machines from top brands, they sling deals on quality used appliances, offer parts and repair services, and babysit lonely range-tops during long vacations.
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Beaverton's garment artists emblazon wearable canvases with wearer-created logos, slogans, and designs. Big Frog utilizes direct-to-garment printing techniques that dye designs directly into fabric, ensuring images never crack, separate, peel, or elope with family portraits. Flag-football players can sling screen passes to teammates sporting personalized colored unisex T-shirts ($16.99 each), and golfers can taunt fellow players with their low handicaps scrawled on white pique polos ($24.99). Custom-printed mouse pads ($10.79) add personalized touches to cubicles, and car flags with poles ($16.49) can show support for favorite teams. Prices may vary from website to location.
For more than 20 years, Amy and Chip Bradshaw have amassed a fine inventory at Bradshaw Frame & Gallery. With more than 4,000 frames, liners, and fillets in their offerings, their skilled team builds frames unique to each customer and their needs. They have such skill in crafting elegant display cases for objects such as sports memorabilia that they can create 3D shadowboxes for soccer jerseys, marathon medals, or an actual linebacker tackling a helpless soccer goalie. To keep precious art and artifacts safe from the elements, they have a full line of Tru Vue glass, including low-cost and museum-quality varieties. Mats protect framed items, too, and come in linen, silk, suede, and more.
Not only do they frame artwork for ideal presentation, Bradshaw Frame & Gallery's staffers also offer open-and limited-edition prints from national and international artists. The expert craftspeople offer prints on canvas with brush stroke enhancement, giving the prints the look and feel of the original. With the same technology, they can print customer files, photos, and affidavits forbidding their documents to be replicated. They can also assist clients with interior design and help them pick artwork and framing for their space with their courtesy home and office consultation.