There’s nothing more enjoyable than strolling around on a beautiful summer day, going treasure hunting at an all vintage show. The range of diversity makes sure there is something for everyone. Some examples include jukeboxes, vintage clothing, 40s kitchenware, estate jewelry, old tools, fishing, pop culture items from the 1970s and 80s, princess phones, die-cast toys, old board games, Sci-Fi books and comics and, well you get the drift. If fine antiques are your preference, the Expo also offers bronzes, important paintings, sterling smalls, estate jewelry, coins, sterling flatware and more. This show is a great source of things to rehab your vintage home with the real thing. You can find restored period lighting, furniture in American, European, 1890s golden oak, mahogany and country styles. There is a shipping booth on site, so you don’t have to worry about how to get something home. America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show offers 400 booths outside plus 900 booths inside at the Portland Expo Center on July 15 & 16.
Shows like this are considered ‘passion’ shows where you can find the same wristwatch that your father used to wear or you can find something so unique for your home and you’re the only one that has it. It’s also a treasure hunt, never knowing what’s in the next booth.
Plus, this year, the show will collaborate with the N.W. Regional Chapter of the Watch & Clock Mart, a show within a show that will add 160 tables filled with vintage watches and clocks for sale. ‘This is a new addition to the July Show and one that we are really excited about’, said producer Christine Palmer. ‘This partnership between the two shows is historic as far as we know and will expand the reach of both events’, she said. The NAWCC, a national organization established in 1943, is filled with knowledgeable members who can answer questions about your family watch or clock. Just about any historic clock restoration in the Portland area was done with the help of NAWCC members. So this year you really could find the wristwatch that your father wore. The Watch & Clock Show will be located on the north end of Hall D.