Our Story

Our Original Shop, in 1938The Gifford family business started four generations ago in the 1920's,  when Mary "Tillie" Gifford opened a flower stall at the Portland Farmers Market. Upon returning from Service in Europe at the close of World War II, Marshall Gifford (Tillie's son) and his wife opened their first flower shop in Northeast Portland.


Later, in the 1970's, Marshall and his sons Bill and Jim, purchased Doving Flowers and moved the business downtown to where the current Nordstrom's store is located. After several relocations, Gifford's Flowers eventually established themselves at the corner of Jefferson and Broadway where they have been for over 20 years.

Our staff prides itself on the quality of their products and service and is anxious to assist you.

“We go out of our way to make sure we exceed your expectations. I truly believe I have the best people in the industry working for me.” Jim Gifford.

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Gifford’s makes ordering flowers on-line easy. For that last minute need, special request, custom design, or if you just prefer that human touch, call us.
1-800-875-9193 or (503) 222-9193.