About bella stella

Well, we don’t have a Bella, or a Stella.  We do have an Amelia, Clementine, Juliet, Nina, and a Satchel though!

Named by the original owner, bella stella means “beautiful stars” in Italian.

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bella stella is a family business in every sense. We are mama-owned.  We are inspired by, supported by, and dedicated to families. We are a small local store with thoughtfully selected merchandise, attention to detail and a strong focus on customer service and satisfaction. We choose items for overall value: high quality and maximum utility at a reasonable cost. The items we sell at bella stella meet our personal standards, and we feel proud to offer them to our family, friends and customers alike.

bella stella focuses on maternity, baby, toddler, and kids up to age eight, featuring a large, thriving resale section, as well as quality toys and art supplies.   We take great pride in offering the lowest possible prices and many beautiful locally made goods. The best part of owning and working at bella stella is meeting and getting to know our neighbors and so many amazing parents, grandparents, and children.  Our customers have become our friends and their children have become our children’s classmates.   Owning bella stella has truly rooted us in Portland and given us a greater love for our unique and diverse community.   Thank you all for the “shop local” support, conversation, wisdom and occasional coffee/pastry delivery.  We couldn’t do this without you.   If we haven’t gotten the chance to meet your family yet, please stop by to say “howdy” the next time you are in the neighborhood!