Following nearly a year of success as an online retailer of local art, vintage furnishings, house wares and decor, Stacey Dycus and her friends have opened 4PDX as a brick-and-mortar store in the former home of Pam Park’s Lemontree at 1724 N.E. 40th Ave. in the historic Hollywood district.
“I’m just so happy to take our shop from the internet to a thriving main street here in Portland,” said Dycus. “4PDX has been about makers, creators, and vintage finds. We love this amazing community of like-minded people in the Hollywood district, so it’s the perfect next step for our business.”
Dycus, who moonlights in communications, government relations and multimedia as founder and CEO of ProspectPDX, has extensive experience running political campaigns – including Jefferson Smith’s primary run for mayor in 2012 and Jules Bailey’s bid this year.
For the holidays, members of Dycus’ creative team at ProspectPDX, Trace Downen and Stephen Brawner, developed, filmed and released a stop-motion animation video – featuring a family of steampunk robots celebrating at home – that was shared widely on the internet. Some of the robots featured in the popular video are available for sale at the shop.
“I love how the video uses steampunk robot characters and highlights the fun of being together as a family,” said Dycus. “Our store is full of wonderful vintage and modern decor and gifts that can be shared with family and friends. It really represents the feel of our shop.”
Although both the online and retail shops offer the store’s signature mid-century items, the Hollywood location includes furniture and larger art pieces that fit the neighborhood’s fun, retro-style aesthetic.
“We knew there were a lot of people out there who would be interested in our mid-century styles, and Portland-inspired collections,” said Aaron Dye, a local painter and furniture craftsman.
“We honestly couldn’t be happier or more excited to open our doors to the people of Portland, and share our art and our vintage style with the city,” said Carla Axtman, a fine-art photographer.