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Hiring at Portland Homestead

Homestead ShopWe’re hiring a part-time employee to join our team at the Portland Homestead Supply Company! Our store is located in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. In addition to providing equipment and supplies for urban homesteaders, we also offer classes and demonstrations throughout the week. Our scope includes fermentation, canning, cheese, soap, candles, grain grinding, charcuterie, natural cleaning, gardening, and animal feed.

This position is for work Fridays and Saturdays beginning as soon as possible. It is not a seasonal position. We’re hoping to find someone who works well with our existing team, is excited about homesteading, and plans to stay with the company as we grow.


  • Able to work 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday and attend staff meetings (paid) from 8:30-9:30am on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Additional hours may be possible in the future.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs unassisted, multiple times per day.
  • Have some knowledge of homesteading skills and excitement to learn more.
  • Love helping customers with their homesteading projects and answering LOTS of questions.

Ideal applicants will have some homesteading experience, a great attitude, and work well both independently and as a team.

Please read through the requirements carefully before applying. If you think you’re a good match, please drop off a resume AND cover letter detailing why you’d like to work at the shop. We’re located at 8012 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202. This position is open until filled, and we’re looking to fill it quickly. See you soon!

Oregon Live Features Our Shop

Here’s a little excerpt from the article. Read the entire article here:

Portland Homestead Supply Co., located in Sellwood, opened June 14. Bridge hopes it will serve as a one-stop shop for Portlanders wishing to get back to the basics. The store carries supplies for canning and pickling food and for making soap, candles and laundry-soap. It also carries natural cleaning supplies, garden tools, bulk animal feed, and soil nutrients such as jersey greensand and blood meal.

The store also hosts a range of classes on canning, tool sharpening, butchering, cheese making, and “bath bombs,” orbs of bath salts that immediately start fizzing and disintegrating when they hit the water (they happen to be particularly popular with kids, Bridge reports).

Bridge, who co-owns the business with her husband Doug, estimates that about 100 people visit the shop each day. “We’ve had a wonderful response,” Kristl Bridge says. “More come through the door than we anticipated.”