Powell’s forever closes its House & Backyard garden retail outlet on Hawthorne

Powell’s Publications has completely shut its Household & Backyard garden retailer on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, yet another casualty of the coronavirus economic downturn.

The bookstore introduced the closure Thursday, noting the ongoing uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. Powell’s shut its branch at Portland Intercontinental Airport in July but its 3 most important retailers – in Beaverton, downtown and on Hawthorne – are all again open.

The Property & Backyard garden retailer, just a few doors down from its typical Hawthorne retail store, stocked publications and knickknacks devoted to cooking, gardening and other domestic arts. In 2016 the bookstore experienced planned to merge the two areas to make a single monumental retail outlet but eventually withdrew individuals plans.

Dozens of outstanding dining establishments and a number of community shops have shut all through the pandemic and, with new orders in area restricting in-person eating and the quantity of individuals who can be inside a retail outlet, much more closures are certainly in the offing.

Emily Powell, the bookstore’s owner and president, said Monday that the Household & Backyard keep represents a individual decline.

“It’s incredibly sad. Section of what we loved about that retail store, and about bookselling in standard, was it authorized us to be quite precise to the Portland group.…It allowed us to stretch ourselves and offer a little something a minor distinctive,” Powell explained.

Oregonian guides editor Amy Wang contributed to this report.

— Mike Rogoway | twitter: @rogoway | 503-294-7699