Beanstalk in the News

PDX Parent

Take Five: Carmen Ripley Wilson

Carmen Ripley Wilson, mom to 7-year-old Zephir, opened Beanstalk children’s resale on Northeast Fremont in 2012. It fulfilled her passions to help others and live sustainably — and quickly became a go-to spot for neighborhood families. Ripley Wilson recently opened a second storefront in the Montavilla neighborhood. Here she talks spring must-haves and the joys of having a bigger storefront.

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Red Tricycle

Take Five: Carmen Ripley Wilson

Carmen Ripley Wilson, mom to 7-year-old Zephir, opened Beanstalk children’s resale on Northeast Fremont in 2012. It fulfilled her passions to help others and live sustainably — and quickly became a go-to spot for neighborhood families. Ripley Wilson recently opened a second storefront in the Montavilla neighborhood. Here she talks spring must-haves and the joys of having a bigger storefront.

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Red Tricycle

Just Opened: Beanstalk’s Newest Location

Take everything you love about Portland resale favorite Beanstalk’s current location on 15th and Fremont and then imagine a much larger space, add a fairy-tale kids’ play area, throw in a fitting room or two and POOF! Introducing Beanstalk’s all-new location in the Montavilla neighborhood. Consignors, start cleaning out those closets. And shoppers, bring your holiday lists because you’re in for a resale shopper’s delight. Read on to see what we found when we took a look inside.

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Care.com

Reusable Snack Bags for Kids: What to Look For and Which Ones to Try

Have you ditched the plastic baggies for your kids’ lunchboxes yet? Here’s how to make the switch to resusable snack bags and which bags to try. You may have been thinking about making your home plastic-free for a while now, but making the big move to get rid of an entire family of products can be tough. Try taking it in baby steps instead, starting with replacing those handy plastic snack baggies with ones that are reusable. 

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Golocalpdx

Children’s Resale Store Celebrates Third Birthday

Children’s consignment store, Beanstalk, celebrates its third anniversary with a birthday bash on Saturday, April 25th. With a refreshing and inviting atmosphere, Beanstalk is so much more than your average clothing store. “We try to foster an open and inviting, community oriented culture. The store is brightly lit, clean, colorful and distinctly organized into categories. It’s easy to find things and easy to shop. The space has a cheerful, relaxed vibe,” describes Carmen Ripley Wilson, owner and founder of Beanstalk.

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Golocalpdx

Beanstalk Hosts Event with Infant Sleep Expert Natalie Willes

Portland children’s consignment shop, Beanstalk, will host a free informational and Q&A event with infant sleep consultant, Natalie Willes on Thursday, June 25th. Natalie Willes is a mother of two and has worked for the last four years with families all over the world who were in dire need of a sleep expert for their infants. Willes is able to design a custom action plan for each unique family, and now Portland families are able to learn more about this opportunity during this free event. 

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Golocalpdx

Beanstalk to Open a Second Location

Beanstalk, the popular children’s resale and cosignment boutique, will open a new location on SE Stark Street in the Montavilla neighborhood on November 10.

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Golocalpdx

Mother & Child Education Center Hosts Charity Dinner for Mother’s Day

Joining together, Mother & Child Education Center andConcorde Career College celebrate and educate the community for Mother’s Day this Saturday, May 9th. On Saturday, the Mother & Child Education Center will host a charity dinner auction to help raise support. This is one of the center’s largest fundraising events of the year.

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Hollywood Star

Fremont’s Beanstalk grows a new branch

Carmen Ripley Wilson, owner of children’s resale shop Beanstalk in the Sabin neighborhood, is getting ready to open a second, larger location in Montavilla this month. The grand opening for Beanstalk Montavilla will be Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 8021 SE Stark Street.

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The Oregonian

Gifts for Portland Kids

Rain Baby Gear makes water-resitant blankets in several prints. $34.95 At Beanstalk. 

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