Tucked away on Porter Rd in East Nashville is a strip of lovely boutiques aptly named “The Shops at Porter East.” Covering a multitude of needs and services, one can spend the better part of an afternoon meandering from door to door. And, with the holidays fast approaching, this outdoor mall is a great place to get any last-minute holiday gifts.
Here is a listing of every business currently calling Porter East home, and what to expect from them and their offerings.
A holistic child care center that employs the nationally recognized “Montessori Method” for fostering growth and development among little ones.
The Terminal Cafe
What time is it in Tokyo? Sydney? London? In this traveling-themed coffee shop, enjoy delicious brews and food while feeling like you’re about to jet off to a faraway location. Wanderlust, included.
Run by local Nashville blogger of the same name, Amelia Styles carries an array of demure, Parisian clothing, shoes, and accessories. If you’ve ever wanted to dress like a fashion blogger (without the price tag), this is the place to get outfitted.
Do you Believe in Nashville? The artist of Nashville’s most iconic mural resides in this store. Here, you can get posters, t-shirts, and other swag commemorating the “I Believe in Nashville” sign, and explore their other work as well.
Pony Show: Gifts + Vintage
One part vintage eclectic, one part nasty woman, Pony Show carries a variety of art, clothing, gifts, and even cute clothing for little ones. Their inventory perfectly meshes darling and wit.
Apple & Oak
This home goods store is the stuff of bohemian dreams. They carry small goods (like cacti) that make lovely gifts, and larger pieces for more serious decor. Their collection of artisan rugs is a must-see.
Lucaya Clothing Co.
For festival-inspired looks, Lucaya is a women’s boutique that carries a gorgeous selection of floral printed dresses in every color of the rainbow and chunky natural jewelry. Bring out your inner gypsy.
This jewelry store features pieces that are designed and created locally. Their gems have been worn by little-known country artists like Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, and more. They also are commisable for custom wedding jewelry.
This wedding cake store can create the cake of your dreams for your big day – no matter how big or crazy they might be. They are also a great place to stop in for smaller baked goods, like cupcakes.
Hummingbird Cracker Company
Have you ever wondered what restaurants do with pulp leftover from juicing? The answer is: nothing. The founder of Hummingbird saw an opportunity to eliminate all waste in this process and produces and sells granola and crackers made from their juice pulp. Flavors include Banana Mana, Fiesta, and Carrot Cake. Plus, since there is no waste in juicing, the juices they sell there are much cheaper than you would find at other establishments.
This is the only sit-down restaurant in the Shops at Porter East, but it still exudes the carefree vibe of its neighbors. They have a great patio area overlooking the intersection of Eastland and Porter, and have Sunday Brunch and Happy Hour in addition to their regular menu.