oblation : paper & press

Like a kid in a candy store, I poured over all the goodies offered at Oblation Paper & Press on Portland's Northwest 12th Avenue yesterday. The shop is beautiful and stocked with a gorgeous array of papers and stocks, notebooks and greeting cards (many of which by local designers) and everything else a paper enthusiast could dream of -- fountain pens, stationary, wax seals and office organization treats.

Oblation makes their own handmade 100% cotton papers and provides onsite letterpress services for wedding invitations, baby announcements and other custom work. What's particularly exciting about a visit to their shop is that the letterpresses are sectioned off by a wall of glass so as you browse, you can watch the careful and expert craft as it happens.

Oblation Paper & Press

516 Northwest 12th Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97209

www.oblationpapers.com