About the Owners
A self-professed party gal and art major, Stacy Swett toiled as a "shop girl," selling everything from clothing to painted toilet seats, before transitioning to advertising. But after four years of the corporate world, Stacy found herself nostalgic for retail and her sister Kelly, who had earned both a master's degree and Master of Library and Information Science degree (MLIS), and was in Colorado at the time pursuing a career in the museum world.
Stacy's proposal to open a business together piqued Kelly's interest, and Kelly soon found herself moving to Portland, Oregon to open up Pen & Ink with her sister.
Maude the pug is Stacy's dog and the store mascot. Not only does the plucky pooch have her own business cards, but a line of stationery products sold exclusively at Pen & Ink.
Maude also stars in the store's "cult classic" collectible annual mailers. She is beloved to customers both young and old.
About the Store
Pen & Ink is situated in a big, beautiful storefront in Portland, Oregon. The Swett sisters have created a playful cavalcade of hand-picked gifts,indie design greeting cards, and miscellaneous treasures.
You'll find themed journals, cleverly boxed stationery, sweetly scented candles, and art made by local artists filling the loft-like space. Pen & Ink is continually stocked with customer favorites like Urban Mill Press, Snow & Graham, Red Cap, Hello Lucky, Egg Press, and La Familia Green.