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'A Passion for All' consignment store opens in Sellwood

by: RITA A. LEONARD - Ned and Susan Kikuharu stand amidst a showroom full of consigned art and furniture at 'Passion for All', their new consignment store on S.E. 17th Avenue.A new consignment store opened on February 9th at the corner of S.E 17th and Clatsop Street, across from the Sellwood Landing retirement community, in a space previously occupied by at least two fitness businesses and a knitting shop.

“A Passion for All”, as the store is named, is owned and operated by Susan Kikuharu and her son Ned, who offer an eclectic mix of high-end furniture, antiques, home décor, and wall art, as well as personal art made by local crafters. The handsome barn-red building features 6,100 square feet of showroom space and a large parking lot.

Susan Kikuharu managed at Stars Antiques Mall for 15 years before branching out on her own. Ned has experience in retail business management, and is eager to assist consigners in evaluating and displaying their wares. “We were pleased to welcome over 200 visitors on our first day of business,” smiles Susan. The bright showroom at 8524 S.E. 17th Avenue is separated into themed display areas focused on living room, dining room, and bedroom decor. There are also separate rooms featuring industrial furniture, garden items, and a library and art gallery, where browsers can wander freely and explore.

“We hope to encourage local artists and crafters to display their work here, along with consigned furniture,” says Ned. “We anticipate a lot of product turnover as more consigners and customers discover our location.”

The store is open Wednesday through Monday, 9 am to 6 pm. Potential consigners are invited to call 503/841-5489, or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – prior to bringing items in for guidance on what will be accepted and what will not. “We hope this will allow us to weed out damaged or inappropriate items before transport,” explains Susan. “You can also check us out on Facebook at ‘A Passion for All’.”