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. The store took on a new look and direction, 5 years of hard work and determination and literal blood, sweat and tears, and became a great success. In the Spring of 2016, with their friendship strong and full of support for one another, one partner left to grow their family and pursue a new career, while the other stayed on to continue the store’s long tradition of treating their customers as friends, selling high quality stylish children, women’s and maternity items and making it all affordable.
The store was relocated into the heart of Hillsdale in early 2017 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 8 to 24. 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 and family, exploring our constantly changing city, making messes while baking in the kitchen, 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 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 since the old days and is an absolute gem! She has lived in the Hillsdale area her whole life and loves calling SW Portland her home! Lauren has recently taken the plunge into small business ownership of her own and will only be at the shop once a week for now. You’re sure to run into her in the community if you miss her at the shop so be sure and say hello!
Nichole comes to us with lots of retail experience and the sweetest disposition ever!! Her daughter is 2 and is now expecting a little boy this May! Nichole has LOTS of experiences to gush about and commiserate with other mamas! Nichole is social, adventurous and loves spending time with family and friends. She is the mama group queen and knows just about every fun play date spot and park in the whole Portland area! Looking for someplace fun to go? She has all the deets! Plus loads of Mama advice that comes straight from the heart!
We have another fabulous Leah and she is the face you are most likely to see at the counter. We call her the Pixie and she is a delightful and sweet being that has a smile for everyone! Although she is not a mama yet, she is a super cool Auntie, and has learned and knows lots about mama and baby products and loves helping you find just what you need! Pop on by and she’ll be fluttering around, tidying up and making great conversation!
A Wilson High Senior and future Doctor, Jennifer has been with us for a year and a half! She is the girl that preps all our clothing and gets them steamed and out on the sales floor for your viewing pleasure. She is the hardest worker I know and we are thrilled to have her as long as we can! The future is bright for this female! She is gonna change the world!