Knit Purl is nestled in bustling downtown Portland, Oregon. It's the perfect spot to fit into a day of relaxing or running errands.
There are dozens of places to eat steps away, and fantastic shopping is just around the corner.

We are right on the streetcar and #15 bus lines. All MAX stops are just a few blocks down the street. If you happen to be driving, we validate one hour of Smartpark for purchases of $25 or more! Two Smartpark garages are conveniently located within
several blocks of our store.

Hours and Location

We are open 7 days a week! Come find us at 1101 SW Alder. Shop, knit, and enjoy a warm cup of tea.

Our brick–and–mortar hours are:
Monday–Saturday | 10am–6pm
Sunday |11am–5pm


Eat and Drink

Living in a foodie town means it's easy to find great food wherever you are. The food carts between SW 10th and 11th and SW Washington and Alder have a range of dietary and regional options, and are generally inexpensive. Keep in mind that many carts only accept cash, and there is no seating in the area. However, two blocks north is O'Bryant Square, and three blocks south you can find Director Park, with plenty of space to sit and relax.

A few food carts we frequent are:

A Little Bit of Smoke Carolina BBQ
Grilled Cheese Grill
Korean Twist
Nong's Khao Man Gai
Savor Soup House
La Jarochita #2
The Whole Bowl


There are also a host of amazing restaurants, great cocktail spots, and a few dessert places in the area.

Clyde Common
Kenny and Zuke's
Sizzle Pie
Tasty and Alder

Multnomah Whiskey Library

Blue Star Donuts
Petunia's Pies and Pastries (gluten free and vegan!)

Living in Portland means great coffee is a stone's throw away. We don't have to walk too far to get our fix.

Courier Coffee
Heart Coffee
Ole Latte Coffee Cart
Stumptown @ the Ace



We love our little neighborhood of SW 11th and Alder. Not only are we surrounded by great food, but there is fantastic shopping all around us.

Alder and Co.
Crafty Wonderland
Finnegan's Toys
Frances May
Pinkham Millinery
Powell's City of Books
Ribbon and Button Emporium
Tender Loving Empire




Some of our favorite downtown must-sees include Powell's City of Books (an entire city block of books!), the Central Library
(opened in 1913, the architecture is astounding), the Portland Art Museum (the oldest art museum on the West Coast), and Portland's
various gardens (the Rose, Chinese, and Japanese gardens are breathtaking).

A few blocks south, on Saturdays, you can find PSU's farmers market. On Mondays, nearby Pioneer Courthouse Square hosts its own.
And there is another farmers market Wednesdays outside the Portland Art Museum!

Living Room Theaters' cozy atmosphere is great for taking in the latest art house film.


Multnomah County Library
Portland Art Museum
International Rose Garden
Chinese Gardens
Japanese Gardens
Oregon Zoo
Living Room Theaters



If you're staying overnight, we have so many hotels close by. There are more than a dozen within walking distance, and four inside a three-block radius!

The Ace Hotel
The Crystal Hotel
The Heathman Hotel
The Mark Spencer Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
The Westin Hotel