Last week we opened out first-ever store in Portland, Oregon—and we have to say, it’s a fun one. Like our current two Warby Parker Annex locations (in Miami and Seattle), this space offers a totally new concept that you won’t find in any other Warby Parker store—or any eyewear shop for that matter. That special element? The Do Good Arcade!
Upon entering the space, customers are greeted by a token machine dispensing custom Warby Parker coins* used for the arcade machines (one dollar = four tokens). Tucked between bays of frames are 8-bit arcade games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Frogger, Donkey Kong, and more. And if you’re just in the mood to play, our second floor will be solely dedicated to gaming. (That’s where the real fun happens.)
The store’s interior is decked out with black and white checkered floors (with hints of our signature Warby Blue throughout), along with open shelving housing our entire optical and sun collections. We turned to two local artists to help bring the store’s arcade theme to life. Above the Reference Desk, you’ll find artwork from the always-vibrant (and Portland-raised!) visual designer Shawna X, who we’ve called on for past collaborations; the second floor features work by Portland-based illustrator Jason Sturgill, whose playful imagery felt just right for the space.
*The Do Good Arcade is powered by tokens that promise victory for all, no matter your high score. 100% of proceeds go to The Right Brain Initiative, a nonprofit organization working to make arts education accessible to every K-8 student in the Portland tri-county region.
Anyways, come shop frames (and play some games)!
Warby Parker Annex
817 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
Daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.