Beam & Anchor

Beam & Anchor

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

Robert and Jocelyn Rahm are two individuals with a vision. They are bringing together truly talented crafters, makers, and artists in the city and placing them all under one roof. This magical place is known as Beam & Anchor. It’s a fitting name that encompasses their downstairs retail space and workshop/studio space they provide in their second story. Their shop is a well crafted poem to all the beautiful things a person with a passion for adventure, a flair for style and an appreciation for good old fashioned craftsmanship could ever want. They make and sell refurbished and newly designed furniture with the help of  expert woodworkers and upholsters. They have designers and leather-smiths. They even have soapers: individuals who make amazing natural soap. The list goes on and on. What Robert and Jocelyn have created is a community which fosters creativity and artistic ideals.

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

I had a chance to chat with Robert about what it’s like to work among these types of creative people and he said it’s like being fortunate enough to be presented with new, and beautiful ideas every single day, but not in only one perspective. When you have that many artistic people under one roof, you get a lot of good feedback; some fantastic, and some that makes you reconsider some choices you’ve made and forces you to challenge yourself  to become better at what you do. Their shop has been open for just over a year, but the type of response they’ve gotten from the community is more than what they dreamed. They have people coming in from out of town, locals who discover their shop and wonder why they never knew about it before, and they have their regulars, who have been there supporting them since the start. It is always awe inspiring to see two people making their ideas and dreams a reality. Jade and I always love to see how the love between two people can fuel them to work together and make a life for themselves through shared creative aspirations.

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

Both Jocelyn and Robert hold collegiate degrees in things completely unrelated to what they are endeavoring to do with Beam & Anchor, but that is not to say that their education and skills are being wasted. They are using their expertise with working with people, their knowledge of craftsmanship and ideals of how a business should be run to their advantage. They are presenting their patrons with gorgeous wares from simple table settings, well crafted and restored furniture, to notebooks and panchos. All items have a handpicked, eclectic style. I found about 40 things just walking in the door that I immediately wanted to add to our home. I suppose I will just have to pace myyself and frequently visit their shop to quench my artisan goods thirst…

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

'Beam & Anchor' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #pdx #portland

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8Comments

  • Mark / 30 May 2013 6:05

    I have a serious (and legitimate) fear that if I go in this place I will a) not be able to leave or b) have no money left. Therefore, I refuse to visit. (For now)

    • endlesslyenraptured / 30 May 2013 7:25

      Hahaha! Seriously Mark, you will want all the things… It’s a dangerous place but oh so worth it.

  • Heather / 31 May 2013 1:58

    What a beautiful shop.

  • Vickie / 31 May 2013 12:16

    what an awesome looking place – looks like the sort of shop I could spend all day looking around in (& also spend far too much money in, lol)

    • endlesslyenraptured / 4 June 2013 6:11

      Haha! That is EXACTLY what it is! We try not to go there too often because it’s absolute torture, haha!

  • Irela / 31 May 2013 2:01

    Absolutely beautiful photography and the lamp made up of different light bulbs its breathtaking. I need that piece!

    • endlesslyenraptured / 4 June 2013 6:11

      Thank you! Isn’t that light fixture STUNNING!? I wanted to take it home too…