By Carrie Wenninger | CNA Media Team
“Go within.” These wise words can be found on Psychic Sister’s website at Psychic-Sister.com.
However, if you wish to find this charming and eclectic shop at 1829 N.E. Alberta St. you’ll either need to use your intuition, or know the entrance is actually around the corner on 19th Avenue. You can also ask for directions via 971.420.2962 or Portland@PsychicSister.com.
Look for the orca mural – if you don’t know the plight of Lolita and the Southern Residents, search Google – and the black-painted double doors.
Feeling called? Accept the invitation and step into Psychic Sister’s mirrored anteroom. If you’ve come this far, don’t turn back now…
An alchemical mix of all things metaphysical – plus vintage clothing and a great hall of a community gathering space – await on the other side of the portal. Pardon, the beaded curtain, as do bewitching founding sister (aka owner) Dreamy Sea and her curiously calming, pint-sized pup Purple Rain.
Dreamy, who claims a natural affinity for the mystical since childhood, has run a clothing line, operated as a professional psychic, and founded her first-born sister shop in Olympia, Washington, in 2012. She felt called to expand the lineage and, while in Portland for an industry conference, was offered the opportunity to lease the space.
Opening the smaller retail area in April 2018 and the larger community room behind it in November, Dreamy noted, “Offering an accessible and inclusive place to create community feels like a mandate for me and, perhaps, an energetic priority for the neighborhood.”
Former occupants included the Wild Unknown and the Red Rose Ballroom. Further back, and far harder to envision, a meat packaging plant once called this lovely, high-ceilinged great room home.
Today, there’s a curated, museum-like feel to the place, with calming and positive energy emanating forth from both the products and services for sale, as well as from Dreamy and her employees.
Psychic readings? Check. Rocks, gems, crystals, cards? Indeed. Metaphysical books, Tarot decks, clothing both new and old? That too.
Classes on strengthening your intuition, healing with sound, and a safe and welcoming community space with the potential to act as a gathering spot for your highest self? Yes, and so much more.
Your spirit is truly welcome here.
Carrie is a Concordia resident and lives on 29th Avenue. As a freelance writer with a penchant for poetic prose, she tries to look for the humor in everyday life. She also is a mom and world traveler who, with her partner, owns a company that restores and repurposes vintage homes. Contact her at WurdGurl@gmail.com.