It’s been a banner year for Portland-based lighting and lifestyle brand Schoolhouse. After being acquired by Food52 during the pandemic, the company’s Northwest Portland flagship store underwent a major transformation.
Located on the ground floor of their factory and headquarters, the revamped space recently reopened as a showroom, design studio and community gathering hub. Schoolhouse’s modern-retro furniture, hardware and soft goods now each have their own designated home in the space, and a dedicated new lighting studio showcases the brand’s cult-favorite designs.
“We wanted to make the customer journey through the store more of a discovery experience,” explains Abe Manion, Schoolhouse’s vice president of customer experience. On-staff interior stylists will offer design guidance to customers, and a new gathering area provides a place for visitors to meet and come together. “We hope the space serves as a source of inspiration, and a terrific way to spend an afternoon strolling through and taking in our products in real life,” Manion says.
While much has changed for Schoolhouse of late, the brand’s commitment to creating lasting, quality pieces remains. “What has stayed the same is our mission to provide a new generation of heirlooms that inspire unique, meaningful spaces.” schoolhouse.com