Imagine this. You reach into your mailbox and pull out a stack of envelopes. As you walk away, you flip through each one expectantly... bill, bill, coupon, bill... and then, there it is.

A card. A real, live handwritten note in a gorgeous envelope, addressed to you. You haven't even opened it, but already your day is better. Because someone thought of you, and sent you something beautiful.

That moment is what Ecru is all about.

LeAnn Dolan believes in the power of the personal note. Yes, she'll admit to using email when necessary, but when she truly wants to make an impact, she sends a handwritten note.

And now that she has her own store, she has so many more choices. When she opened Ecru in July of 2006 after more than 10 years in the stationery business, she filled it with things she loved - beautifully designed paper products by some of the most talented artisans in the world. And when you walk into the store, it shows. You'll be surrounded by color and whimsy and a modern sensibility fused with a classic sense of style.

Products Overview

Walk in. There are treasures on every table. The journal you'll need to start that novel. Photo albums for the trip to Paris you're finally taking. Stylish thank you cards to send to the entire crew of your Oscar-winning film. Whether for the life you lead now, or the one you'll start tomorrow, you'll find what you need to start living it on Ecru's shelves.

We carry:
greeting cards • party invitations • pens • office accessories
note sets and thank you cards • journals
candles • gifts • specialty wrap

From designers:
Crane & Co. • Russell+Hazel • Egg Press • Madison Park
Elum • Compendium • Kobo Candles • Smudge Ink • Rifle
White Lines • Field Notes • Smock • Moleskine
Smudge Ink • Lark Press • Retro 51

And more...

Gift Wrapping Services

Need a special gift wrapped? Our selection of gift wrap is full of modern designs and fresh colors. Choose from one of our many papers and we will expertly wrap your gift and make it the hit of the party. Please contact us for current pricing.

As always, purchase your gift from Ecru and we will wrap
at no charge!

Postage Stamps

Need a first class stamp to get those special cards off to friends and family? Ecru has stamps on hand to purchase.


See Custom Stationery for more information.

Wedding, New Baby, New Address,or
just needing a personalized note...

Traditional, Modern, Whimsical
or Elegant...

Letterpressed, Engraved,
Thermography or Flat Printed...

Ecru can help you find the right card that will set the perfect tone for any occasion.

Ecru's collection of custom invitations, announcements and personalized stationery includes many of the best designers in the business.

In-Store Printing

Ecru offers in-store printing services on all our boxed imprintable invitations and Envelopment papers. It’s a great way to create unique and personalized invitations for weddings, birthday parties, bridal + baby showers, moving announcements, cocktail parties and more.

Contact us for pricing and turnaround time.

Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations set the tone for your ceremony and celebration. It's a reflection of your personality and style giving friends and family a sneak peek of the festivities to come. Ecru has carefully selected invitations from many of the top designers in the business:

Smock • Crane & Co. • William Arthur • Studio Olivine
Carlson Craft • Umi by Elum

Ecru offers a comfortable seating area to browse our albums. You are always welcome to walk-in or set an appointment with the owner, LeAnn Dolan. She has years of experience and is happy to assist with etiquette, wording and guidance in finding the perfect selection for your wedding.

Announcements + Stationery

Ecru's custom albums offer more than just wedding
invitations. Our collection includes personalized stationery, birth announcements, moving cards, parties and more. From traditional to hip and modern — our collection of albums include:

Crane & Co. • Smock • Simply Put • Royal Imprints
William Arthur • Royal Imprints

Holiday Cards + Invitations

Ecru offers a wide selection of personalized holiday cards and invitations with styles ranging from time-honored
to whimsical.

Ecru's holiday assortment also includes business appropriate cards for clients, vendors and acquaintances. Standard or customized greeting are available and can include a company logo.

Our holiday custom designers include the following:

Crane & Co. • William Arthur • Smudge Ink • Smock

Remember to check out our ever-changing assortment of in-store individual and boxed holiday cards available during the holiday season.


ecru's envelopments

Walk in. Be inspired.
Define your moment. Make it yours.

Envelopments is perfect for do-it-yourself or Ecru can lend a hand along the way with design, layout, etiquette, printing, cutting and assembly to help tailor your dreams and complete your invitation.

Explore Ecru’s in-store Envelopments Design Studio or click on Envelopments to access their online site for endless inspiration. When all set you are welcome to order supplies directly from Ecru or Envelopments online anytime.

Our in-store Design Studio features a great selection of actual samples of mix & match papers, cardstock, pocket folds, envelofolds, folded cards and more in a wide variety of colors and patterns. We invite you to visit our store and explore the Design Studio where you can touch and experience the fabulous options. We have years of Envelopments experience to assist you and tons of examples of truly unique initiations to get you inspired!

visit us in the pearl district...


ecru modern stationer

1215 NW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 - map
(between Northrup & Overton)


Monday - Saturday 10 - 7 and Sunday 11 - 5

visit us in downtown portland...


ecru modern stationer

518 SW Yamhill Street
Portland, Oregon 97204 - map
(between 5th & 6th)


Monday - Saturday 10 - 6 and Sunday 11 - 5

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