Why Us

Woman Owned & Local

Ecru is owned by LeAnn Dolan who lives in Portland, Oregon. LeAnn was born in Oregon and her roots run deep here and as a shop keep. Her Grandfather, Ellis Dolan, owned and operated Dolan Serfling General Store in Gardiner, Oregon beginning in the 1930โ€™s and she continues the tradition with her own shop since 2006. A treasure that knits them together today is Ellisโ€™ original store counter built from good old Oregon Douglas Fir that is now in our south waterfront store and we love it so much!

Makers and Artisans

Ecru supports and celebrates talented people with our curated offerings from near and far. Our DNA is local, and we are endlessly searching out and supporting local makers and artisans from Portland and Pacific Northwest. Our pursuit of fine things for our shops is boundless and we find them here, all over the US and around the World.

Giving back

Ecru believes in giving back to our Community and since our inception we have contributed to many organizations that are doing good things such as Friends of Doernbecher Druโ€™s Chapter, Jr. League of Portland and Feral Cat Coalition.

We are committed to recycling, reduced waste, bee friendly and doing good things and so we search out and support makers, vendors and businesses who share our point of view.

Timeline

2006

2006: Grand Opening

Created Ecru and opened our first shop in the pearl district neighborhood at the Sitka building.

2014

2014: Expansion Downtown

Ecru opened our second shop in downtown serving the core business district at the Pacific building.

2016

2016: Welcome to the South Waterfront

Ecru opened our third shop in the South Waterfront neighborhood at the Emery building.

We would love for you to stop in

Our humble goal is to create a welcoming and enticing atmosphere that is grounded in exceptional service for you to share our love of ecruโ€™s offerings and we hope you will agree.