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Karl Johnson Returns to Black Wagon!

We’re excited to host Karl Johnson once again at Black Wagon! Be sure to reserve your appointment for Wednesday October 21, 2015! Silhouettes make amazing gifts for the Holidays and keepsakes!

Karl will be creating hand cut silhouettes by appointment. Each one takes only a minute or two and all ages are welcome even the squirmy ones! Please reserve your appointment at the following link ~

Original Silhouette Portraits are $25. Duplicates & framing are also available.

Fall Fashion at Black Wagon


New for Fall 2015! NUNUNU integrates high quality fabrics, basic colors and urban design with a personal touch, creating a unique and deconstructed look. For the ninja and aviator kids in your life!


Herschel manufactures the finest quality backpacks, bags, lunch boxes and accessories. Click here to see more.


Check out the new Munster Kids Children of the Sea collection new for fall 2015. Be sure to see the Missie Munster collection for girls and the Mini Munster collection for babies and toddlers.


What do pandas, Iceland, and lions have in common? They’re the inspiration for PopUpShop, the newest collection at Black Wagon! Check them out here.


We’re mad for plaid this season! Up your t-shirt game and keep it casual by layering with one of our rad flannels! Or dress up your look by adding a bow tie or one of our snazzy sweatshirts! Be sure to check out the Bitz Kidz flannels! They’re reversible!

YOU WHO! Is Back!!!

Hey Portland! Black Wagon is proud to welcome YOU WHO! to the Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, September 27th. Tickets are $10, with 100% of proceeds going to the Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRx program.
YOU WHO! Children’s Rock Variety Show is a half hour of variety entertainment featuring DJs, interactive dance parties, musical guests, stories, skits, sing a longs and so much more.

Food and adult beverages will also be available in the ballroom!

Featuring – PresHall Brass Band from New Orleans
Special Performances by –
Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, Rev. Peyton’s Big “Darn” Band and more!
Blanket forts with Pendleton Woolen Mills Kids, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hair Dos with Rudy’s Barbershop, Bandanna coloring in the art zone!

Show Details – Sunday September 27th
$10 (100% of proceeds to benefit MyMusicRx)
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom – 1332 W Burnside
Doors at 12:00 (Show Time 1:00pm)
Tickets available at Black Wagon (3964 N Mississippi Ave), via McMenamins box office, or right here.

Back to School at Black Wagon

Back to school is in full swing at Black Wagon. Check out our latest editions of Safe Sporter water bottles, Herschel backpacks, LunchSkins lunch totes, SoYoung bags, shoes by Plae & Vans, and clothing from Bitz Kids, Appaman, NUNUNU, Munster, Milk on the Rocks, and of course, Black Wagon.


Black Wagon Celebrates 9 Years on Mississippi Ave

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 5-8PM

Black Wagon celebrates 9 years on Portland’s charmed Mississippi Ave with an evening of fun for everyone, Thursday , August 13th, 5-8PM

Art Show by Great & Small

The Original Photo Booth will be on site to capture fun, old-school, photo strips to share with friends and family. Our photo booth is free and unlimited, so bring all your friends and family and leave with oodles of pics of you and your favorite people!

Yummy goodies and beverages! Special bevvies just for the adult set! Wink! Wink!

Black Wagon will present new fall collections from favorites, Appaman, Mini Rodini and Herschel. We’ll be introducing new collections from Nununu and Indikidual. Our focus on children ages newborn to age 12 years provides the intersection of quality, fun and inspiring design essentails for back to school and pre-school!

Black Wagon will be giving away gift certificates and gifts from our neighborhood businesses and amazing vendors like Nook Sleep Systems, Wee Gallery, Lunchskins and more!!!

This event is in conjunction with the August Mississippi Avenue Social. Mississippi Avenue Social is a monthly event highlighting the diverse and creative culture of Portland, Oregon’s N. Mississippi community.

Including Giveaways from:
Nook Sleep Systems
Plae Shoes
International Arrivals
Mini Rodini
Wee Gallery
And beverages provided by:
Union Gin (Dogwood Distillery)
Lagunitas Brewing
Stash Tea