Popina Swimwear Portland | Travel Book Exchange

June 10th, 2014

The American Local Restaurant | 3003 SE Division St | Portland Oregon

January 26th, 2014

The American Local is the culmination of years of Chris and Jenny, dining and drinking all over the United States and up and down the West Coast, looking for the best recipes and inspiration. Their goal is clean, flavorful, every day drinking food for the working man (and woman) featuring distinctively West Coast ingredients like Oregon-grown espellette peppers or Ota tofu.  This is Portland’s newest, most tasty new restaurant - swing by for a bite and a drink and stay for a while.


Chef Chris Whaley has dedicated his life to cooking. From a humble start in a deli at age 18, Whaley has worked his way across the country, setting a new bar for excellence wherever he sets down his cutting board and picks up his knife. During 20 years at restaurants ranging from Michelin-starred Las Vegas palaces to pop-up sensations under the New York High Line, chef Whaley has honed a philosophy of clean, strong flavors and ego-less dedication to his guests’ experience.

The American Local is chef Whaley’s eighth restaurant opening, but his first as owner and Chef. Drawn by Oregon’s unique access to farmers, foragers and fish, chef Whaley is dedicated to making these highly prized ingredients accessible for friends and neighbors looking for a friendly week-night dinner.

Jenny Nickolaus didn’t always know she wanted to work in the food and wine industry, but the industry always wanted her. From making her first pizza at age 15, to numerous bar-tender and -manager positions in her native northern California, she excelled at the speed and service required to run restaurants.

Jenny attended Western Culinary Institute for Restaurant and Hospitality Management, and from there Jenny ran the front of house for Picco (Larkspur, CA) and Hill Country Barbecue Market (New York City), which received a 2 star New York Times review during her tenure.

Jenny and Chris have been planning The American Local for five years, collecting dishes from their many cross-country road trips. At The American Local, they hope to combine their love of great regional American specialties with warm hospitality. Inspired by the attentive service of fine dining and the lively energy of their favorite dive bars, Jenny and Chris have created a space for their fellow travelers of the American West.

 The American Local Sign SE Division Portland Oregon

The American Local Mural

The American Local Division Street Portland Oregon

The American Local SE Division Street Portland Oregon

 The American Local Restaurant

 3003 SE Division Street

Portland, Oregon 97202



5pm - 10pm Tuesday through Thursday
5pm - 11pm  Friday & Saturday
5pm - 9pm Sunday
Closed Mondays

Give Guide Willamette Week 2013 | Best Premiums

October 29th, 2013

Willamette Week Give Guide is an awesome fundraising platform for not for profits organizations in Portland, Oregon.  If you want to be in the spirit of giving and get some awesome gifts / premiums for doing so be sure to check out Human Access Project, an organization that is looking to transform Portland’s relationship with the Willamette River.  Human Access Project organizes The Big Float and this past year broke the Guinness World Record for “Most People in a Floating Line” linking 620 people together on innertubes.

But enough of this gibber-gabber what are these great gifts?  See below and get these early some are limited in availability and will go fast.

Willamette Week Give Guide Human Access Project Premiums


- The Big Float / Human Access Project Bumper Sticker

-15% off Popina Swimwear coupon



- The Big Float / Human Access Project Bumper Sticker

- The Big Float T Shirt ($11 Value)

- Free Three Degrees Appetizer at RiverPlace Hotel ($15 Value)

- Popina Swimwear - $20 Gift Certificate



- The Big Float / Human Access Project Bumper Sticker

- The Big Float T Shirt ($11 Value)

- Free Three Degrees Appetizer at RiverPlace Hotel ($15 Value)

- Popina Swimwear - $45 Gift Certificate

- 30% off Columbia Coupon


- The Big Float / Human Access Project Bumper Sticker

- (2) The Big Float T Shirt ($22 Value)

- Three Degrees Restaurant at RiverPlace Hotel - $50 Gift Certificate

- Popina Swimwear - $100 Gift Certificate

- Admission to Columbia Employee Store – 50% off


- The Big Float / Human Access Project Bumper Sticker

- (2) The Big Float T Shirt ($22 Value)

- Popina Swimwear - $225 Gift Certificate

- Three Degrees Restaurant at RiverPlace Hotel - $50 Gift Certificate

- RiverPlace Hotel one night in a Deluxe Room ($250 Value)

- Admission to Columbia Employee Store – 50% off


- The Big Float / Human Access Project Bumper Sticker

- (2) The Big Float T Shirt ($22 Value)

- Human Access Project Hat ($15 Value)

- The Big Float Yard Sign ($5 Value)

- (2) VIP Passes for The Big Float IV - July 27, 2014 - Free Food, Beer and Wine ($200 Value)

- (2) Admissions to Columbia Employee Store – 50% off

- $500 Popina Swimwear Coupon

- RiverPlace Hotel one night in a Suite Room ($350 Value)


- The Big Float / Human Access Project Bumper Sticker

- (2) The Big Float T Shirt ($22 Value)

- Human Access Project Hat ($15 Value)

- The Big Float Yard Sign ($5 Value)

- $500 Popina Swimwear Coupon

- Clackamas Innertube Trip for 10 with HAP Ringleader Will Levenson (Value Priceless)

- 10 Innertubes for trip ($300 Value)

-(2) VIP Passes for The Big Float IV - July 27, 2014 - Free Food, Beer and Wine ($200 Value)

- (2) Admissions to Columbia Employee Store – 50% off

- RiverPlace two nights in a Suite Room ($700 Value)

*RiverPlace Hotel rooms do have limited blackout dates including the entire month of July and August.

Tankini Swimwear | Popina | Portland Oregon

June 6th, 2013

Here at Popina Swimwear Portland we design and manufacture our own collection locally! In our collection we’ve got some really amazing tankini swimsuit tops. All come in fun prints and colors and are incredibly flattering. Our tankini swimsuit tops can be matched with any of our bottoms allowing you to choose the best combination for your body, basic swimsuit bottomsmodest swimsuit bottomsretro swimsuit bottomsboy short swimsuit bottoms, with so many options you are sure to find something you love.

So as for Tankinis we have the…..

Retro Tankini Bridgette

Coral Retro Tankini Bridgette

The Modest Tankini Swimsuit The Mabel

Modest Tankini Swimsuit The Mabel

Retro Tankini the Gina

Retro Tankini the Gina

Halter Tankini Swimsuit

Halter Tankini Swimsuit

Olivia Lynne Retro Keyhole Tankini

Retro Keyhole Tankini

Babydoll Tankini Bathing Suit

Babydoll Tankini Top

You can shop our online swimwear store, our NE Portland swimwear store, or our Downtown Portland swimwear boutique, you are sure to find something you love!

Gottex| Popina|Portland Oregon

June 5th, 2013

 Profile is an updated, stylish line for the independent women of all ages. Design and fit are the focus of this collection.

We have got some amazing one pieces right now from Profile by Gottex. They are flattering in every way! They can be purchased online at out web store or are one of our store locations in Portland.

Lets Twist Color block One Piece - The styling of this suit is sporty yet sophisticated yet ohh so flattering all over. The rouching will minimize the tummy and the center white section makes the waist look oh so tiny. A Great classic suit for girls of all ages.

Profile Swimwear

The Gottex® Black and White Polka Dot Bandeau is a bandeau style suit that features a cute bow and ruffles in the front plus a detachable strap, soft bra cups and front shirring for to help camouflage your mid section. The flattering lower leg and polka dots give a cute Vintage, Retro look. Super flattering!

Gottex Swimwear

Jantzen Vamp Is Back at Popina Swimwear!

April 20th, 2013

The Jantzen Vamp is back and I hope you are as excited as I am. The Vamp comes in Jantzen Vamp Black and Jantzen Vamp Red and looks simply amazing on any body that slips into it. This Classic and Glamorous and Retro Swimwear style one piece is sure to turn heads on the beach or by the pool. This has always been a go-to suit for me, the perfect combination of modest and sassy with great fit and feel. Jantzen stopped manufacturing the Vamp in 2011, but we’ve got them making it for us exclusively! Find a variety of Jantzen Swimwear in our Portland Swimwear Boutiques or for sale online at our website. The Janzten Vamp, only at Popina. 


Vintage Jantzen Ad

  Jantzen Vamp Red 

Jantzen Vamp

Popina Hollywood Grand Opening | March 7th 6-9:30

February 14th, 2013

Hollywood Popina Grand Opening Party

Popina is moving their NE location to the Hollywood District in Portland.  Please come and join us for a huge celebration!

Details include:

-Free 15 min beach hair make overs by Dosha Salon and Spa

-Two themed swimwear fashion shows

-Two live surf bands

-Prizes / Giveaways : We are giving away two Spring lift tickets from Mt. Hood Meadows, Alaska Airlines First Class Upgrades and Boardroom Passes, a pair of Portland Timbers tickets and more!

-Complementary Kona Brewing Co Beverages (21+ of age)

-Complementary Cocktails

-Oh yeah, there will be a hot tub.  Bring your suit or buy one at the shop!

-All merchandise 30% off for the grand opening party.

Thank you for your support -Lets Party!

The new address for the NE Portland Swimwear Store is

Hollywood Popina Swimwear 
2030 NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97213

Resort Season is almost here

December 14th, 2012

Ah, the holidays…wonderful in every way, my favorite time of year…except maybe RESORT SEASON!

After enjoying (and enduring) all the family, eggnog and fruitcakes (wait…didn’t I already mention family?) what could be better than frolicking on a warm, sunny beach in your bikini…make that tankini and sarong (one too many cups of eggnog!)

Lilly Pulitzer Wilda DressLilly Pulitzer Sloane DressLilly Pulitzer Cassie Dress

But what will you wear when you step out of your luxurious pool and ask the cabana boy for a cocktail?
How about one of Mabel and Zora’s resort dresses from Lilly PulitzerTrina Turk or Annie Griffin?

Lilly Pulitzer Wendy DressLilly Pulitzer Cassie DressLilly Pulitzer Pandora Dress

With resort wear arriving daily, you can swing by Popina, grab a swim-suit and head to Mabel and Zora for some dressesshoes, even stylish luggage and hop on your plane to the resort of your dreams!  Au Revoir!

Lilly Pulitzer Wedge Halsea Roller Duffel

Popina Swim | Portland Swimsuit Boutique | PDX Oregon

November 26th, 2012

Portland Swimsuit Boutique Popina Swim is the largest women’s swimwear store on the west coast.

Popina has two locations one in NE Portland in the Hollywood District and one in the Pearl District of Downtown Portland.

Popina strives to be the world’s greatest swimwear store, by making your swimwear shopping experience as comfortable and as fun as possible.

Please drop by one of our boutiques next time your are looking for a swimsuit or look in advance and just Pop in and say hello!

Hollywood District Swimwear Boutique

2030 NE 42nd Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97213

Pearl District Downtown Portland Swimwear Boutique

318 NW 11th Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97209

Boy Short Swimwear| Popina|Portland Oregon

October 12th, 2012

Boy Short Swimwear is all the rage these days, and with so many different styles and fits, anyone can wear boy shorts!

Why choose boy short bottoms, well where do i begin?

Flatters your Thighs-  Ohh thighs, that area so many of us long to cover when at the beach(sigh). Since boy shorts are cut longer on the leg, they create the illusion that your thighs are smaller and leaner than normal.

Flatters your Lower Stomach - bye bye muffin top

Flatters your Behind-  The last thing any woman wants in a bathing suit bottom is the inability for it to just stay put. With boy short bathing suit bottoms, the need to pull and tug and constantly adjust is eliminated. Did i mention they make your behind look FANTASTIC.

Boy short bottoms can be styled in so many different ways, retroathleticflirtygirly, and at Popina swimwear’s Portland boutique, we have so many different prints and colors to match your very own style.

 remember where you came from