Altar is an alternative handmade fashion boutique located inside of a historic, converted house in Portland, OR cozied up with brunch restaurant, The Hazel Room. Established by Amy Fox and Cassie Ridgway, Altar is dedicated to beautiful clothing and accessories that are inspired by the natural world and the spirit of the Northwest. The shop curates an edgy, dark aesthetic and celebrates a new generation of American artistry and manufacturing. Altar is a destination for gorgeous jewelry, incredible handmade clothing, small batch apothecary, and lovingly made accessories. We believe in the power and value of quality handmade goods and Altar is our place to share these keepsake pieces with you.
Cassie Ridgway: Owner and designer for Altar Houseline apparel. Ridgway started her career as a boutique owner in 2010 which has culminated in her focus on the in-house manufactured apparel line which she designs. Her primary inspirations include luscious textiles with moody print motifs, 90’s post-punk music, Modernist literature, and knowing a lot of remarkable artists whom she admires. Her sew shop is located down the street from the shop and can also be followed on the separate Instagram profile @altar_houseline.