Top 5 Favorite: Local Swimsuit Shops

Top 5 Faves

Local Swimwear Shops

Tax-free shopping in Portland is where it's at, and yes, that totally applies to clothing! We're all about enjoying the sunshine and awesome spots for swimming, rafting, sunbathing, what have you. To do that well, however, you're going to need to get decked out with the right gear -- which includes a super hot swimsuit! Here are a few of our favorite local swimwear shops to find your perfect suit. But before you do...



We would be absolutely remiss if we mentioned swimsuits in Portland without first bringing up Popina Swimwear. Love vintage swimsuit styles? You'll love their mix of modern, sporty, and vintage-inspired looks, and you can feel good about supporting a local business, to boot! Plus, you'll be offered a complimentary adult beverage while you peruse! What could be better??

Head to Popina Swimwear's website to see their suits before heading to their shop!


Altar's edgy, bohemian vibe might be the exact style you're looking for. And you're in luck, they are now a fully-online store, so you can shop from anywhere! Check out their Northwest-handmade swimsuits, and make sure to peep their full clothing line, jewelry, accessories, home decor and more.

Feast your eyes on everything Altar has to offer at their website.


Any folks out there struggle with finding a swimsuit with the right fit? You'll feel at home with The Pencil Test, who specializes in making a safe, welcoming, and educational environment for our full-busted friends. Take a look at their swimsuits and other items (mostly size D cup and above), and then make an appointment with one of their fitting specialists to find something that fits and suits you right.

Get a look at The Pencil Test's goodies online, then make an appointment with a fitting specialist, right on the Pencil Test website.


Portland's Bikini Hut in SW is an all-women-owned, family-run swimsuit business putting 5-star-service at the forefront while you shop for your dream bathing suit. This mother-and-two-daughter crew offers swimsuits of all shapes and sizes, from bikinis (hence the name) to one-pieces, cheeky fits  to standard styles, and more. For now, you'll need to make an appointment to shop, but with a special focus on finding a suit that fits your body type, we're sure you'll find what you're looking for!

Check out all that Bikini Hut has to offer, and make an appointment to shop right on their website.


Trying to stay ahead of the trends? Nuke Swimwear's got you. This Portland-based, -designed, and -made swimwear shop creates trendy, modern swimwear and ready-to-wear apparel for whatever your trip to Portland may bring. Take a peek at their Lookbook for swimsuits that will fit right in at Hey Love with tropical-inspired jungle vibes galore.

Head over to the Nuke Swimwear website and find your favorite before visiting their NW Portland shop!


When your day of bikini shopping is done, and you've been to the river, hot springs, or pool and back, we've got the perfect place for you to rest your head. Stop in at Hey Love for a night cap, then head up to a room at Jupiter NEXT. Summer at Jupiter Hotel is unparalleled. All we need is YOU!