The Real Mother Goose is the Pacific Northwest's largest contemporary fine American craft gallery featuring over 600 American artists’ creations. Our collection includes handcrafted jewelry, art glass, ceramics, and exotic wood jewelry boxes all by the American Artists.


The Real Mother Goose has been supporting American Craft for nearly 50 years.  The central focus of owners, Stan and Judy Gillis, has been their commitment to building relationships with customers and with the artists represented in the store.  In 1971, the first Mother Goose store was opened in downtown Vancouver, Washington.  Over the next 20 years they expanded to Washington square, downtown Portland and the Portland International Airport. 


In both 1997 & 1998 NICHE magazine's poll of over 20,000 professional craft artists named The Real Mother Goose the nation's top craft retailer on the basis of its courteous and respectful treatment of artists, its extensive promotion and marketing of American crafts, and the time and energy it invests in supporting the craft community and mentoring emerging artists. 


In 2017, the flagship store in downtown Portland closed, leaving the Portland Airport the last physical Mother Goose location.  Starting in 2020, for a limited time, customers will be able to purchase items online for the first time.


Returns policy:

Please email us within 10 days from the date your order was received for a Return Authorization number. You may then ship it back to us, postage paid and insured for the purchase price. All returns must be in the original condition and packaging with the Return Authorization number printed clearly on the outside of the package, or they will not be accepted. Returns are inspected immediately upon receipt and your refund will be issued in the form that payment was received. The Return Authorization Number expires 10 days after date of issuance. Items not returned within our time return window will not be refunded. *Items sold at a discount are nonrefundable and considered a final sale.


Delivery options:

We ship to all 50 states.  Items may also be picked up in our store at the Portland International Airport  (pre-security).

Terms of Sale:


  • All items are subject to prior sale. We do our best to keep our website up-to-date, however, our inventory changes daily and we cannot guarantee that the item you selected will be available. 

  • We accept PayPal and all major credit cards, and all orders are properly packed with care and attention and shipped within 3-4 business days.

  • All measurements provided are approximate. Each piece is handmade and may vary. 

  • Limited to stock on hand. No Special Orders are available at this time.

  • Prices subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to correct merchandise or shipping pricing errors.

  • Items being shipped to Alaska or Hawaii must be shipped via UPS 2nd Day Air. The added cost will be added when the order is filled and the item is shipped.

Store Location and Hours

Portland Airport, Pre-Security

8 AM to 3 PM  Mon - Sun

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