Hoot-n-Annie was opened by two close friends in October of 2006 with a goal of offering Portland families a truly unique alternative to traditional children’s resale. In 2009, a great little family took over and after a few years in their loving hands, Hoot-n-Annie was passed on to two savvy Moms who were long time friends and shared a passion for family, community and the environment. With a new look to incorporate themselves as individuals into the store, 5 years of hard work and determination and literal blood, sweat and tears, the store became a great success. With their friendship strong and full of support for one another, one partner has left to grow their family and pursue a new career, while the other will continue the store’s long tradition of treating their customers as friends, selling high quality stylish children and maternity items while making it all affordable.
The store has been relocated into the heart of Hillsdale and is in full bloom. Hoot-n-Annie has become one of Portland’s top resale stores due to the owner-operated philosophy, attention to detail, style and price ranges offered, organizational skills and excellent customer service! Hoot-n-Annie customers, family and friends deserve a big shout out for being so supportive of this mama run local business! Without all of you, there would be no Hoot-n-Annie Children’s Resale Boutique!
MEET THE OWNER:
I am a Portland native and a Mother of 4 from ages 21 to 6. Having gone thru every child development stage and surviving, I know how wonderful and hectic family life can be. That is precisely why this lovely picture my youngest drew will act as our family portrait until I can wrangle all of us in one place at the same time for a real one! Besides, that dress is amazing! My husband A.G. and I have enjoyed being equal partners in life and parenting for over 20 years and our family home is filled with love, discovery, whining, laughter and lots of music! As a family we are very social and enjoy spending time with friends, exploring our constantly changing city and limitless nature, trips to the beach and cuddling on the couch with a good movie! My favorite thing about children is their individuality and unique personalities. At an early age they know what they like and don’t like and I love to listen to them talk and express themselves. I am excited about helping them share their style with the world and also about helping make my customer’s lives easier by having everything they need all in one place! Looking forward to meeting you!
MEET OUR STAFF:
Leah is a Hoot-n-Annie veteran, working all thru her pregnancy and after a little break came right back at it! She is now our store manager and her love for the shop shines thru in her hard work and dedication and believes wholeheartedly in us. She is the Mama Bear of the shop just like she is at home to her beautifully blended family of 6. This fountain of knowledge is just waiting to help answer any questions you have!
Lauren has been with us for over a year and has been an absolute gem! Her sweet and naturally helpful demeanor has made her a perfect fit for Hoot-n-Annie! She has two beautiful children and loves being a mama and her days away from them are spent happily helping other mamas. She has lived in the Hillsdale area her whole life and loves calling SW Portland her home! Pop in and experience her smile for yourself!
A recent U of O grad, Shannon is also brimming with sugar and smiles! She has been known as the pied-piper of children as they all adore her and are very at ease with her. She lives for learning and has mastered so much in a short time. She has especially learned how wonderful and patient our customers are and can’t wait to help you find just what you need!
Joy: a source or cause of delight. Also, an amazing mama of three, a local singer/songwriter that will make you swoon and about the happiest go lucky lady around! She’s been known to say, “Hi! I’m Joy! I’m here every Friday!” We are so excited to have her infectious zest for life and humor fill the store and your shopping experience is in for a treat when you meet her!
Nichole is the newest member of our Hoot-n-Annie family! Her little one just turned 1 and is giving Nichole LOTS of experiences to gush about and commiserate with other mamas! She comes to us with lots of retail experience and the sweetest disposition ever! We are thrilled to have her as a regular presence in the shop! Pop in and say hi!