Custom framing design counter appointment

Appointments can be used to shop our frames, this doesn’t have to be a custom framing order.

We know it is a little bit more planning to go by appointment, but it’s something we will be keeping permanently. We are dedicated to giving you the proper time for all aspects of framing with us. Appointments give you, and our staff, the confidence in knowing that you have the time you want dedicated to discussing and designing your framing projects. We feel that it is worth having dedicated time to discuss the design options in one-on-one appointments that eliminate the feel of being rushed or making decisions under pressure if there is a line of others waiting to put in an order with us. We love the way that appointments help us focus on you and your project, and nothing else at that time. We feel this is valuable time for you and our staff, so we have decided that appointments are here to stay. Think of it like a haircut or doctor appointment, and rest assured we have dedicated time to serve you when it works for you. We make it easy to change or reschedule if something comes up, and all of our appointments are free- even if you do not place an order.

  • The address to go to for your appointment is: 2819 SE Ash Street, Portland, OR 97214.
  • Masks are optional, we are happy to wear one if you would like.
  • We sanitize surfaces and provide hand sanitizer.

A note from the frame shop manager

Thank you for your your interest in framing with us. For those of you that don’t know, we moved our custom frame shop to the Annex in May 2020. It was the best way for us to keep everyone at IBF working safely in the pandemic. You might remember we had outgrown Foster a bit, with 4 people around one or two tables. Everyone has their own table now and we have so much more space! We have also made all of our frames at the Laurelhurst location for years so it made sense in many ways.

Appointments can be 15 min, 30 min, or 60 minutes. Appointments help us all have safe distancing and make framing a bit more personal for you. They can be for custom framing projects, ready-made frames to go, mats and supplies to go, and anything else you need our helpful framers for. We have a no pressure laid back approach and are more than happy to help with whatever projects you have. While we aren’t open for walk-ins on framing right now this is a great way to still shop with us. It can be an appointment to come shop our framing department and ready made frames or time with the framer to design a custom frame job. We understand framing takes planning and we are always here to help you along the way to finding just what you want. Framing appointments are the same personal service you always get at our shops but without lines and other shoppers around. It’s one of the many ways we are looking out for everyone’s safety during this time. We have remodeled our Annex and created a new design counter that has lots of space for spreading your projects out and finding the perfect frame for them.

If you’re having trouble online booking or have a special deadline you can reach us at (503) 234-7102.

We look forward to your framing projects!

Kind Regards,

Seth Weber