Thank you shoppers and sellers, of NW’s Largest Garage Sale & Vintage Sale, for supporting us!
We are David and Kim Buffum, owners of NW’s Largest Garage Sale & Vintage Sale. We, along with our two daughters, Amanda and Katie, and our son-in-law, Ben, operate our family run business out of Vancouver, WA. We have two wonderful grandsons, Jackson and Emmett, who will no doubt join us in our family run business as they grow older (You may have spotted Jackson at past sales!) Vancouver is our home. We were married here in 1988, raised our daughters here and plan to continue to help raise our grandsons and grow our business here.
David was born and raised in Southern California, home of multitudes of flea markets & outdoor swap meets. Up here in the Pacific Northwest, due to our ever-changing weather, we have few swap meets, virtually none of which are outdoors. For several years, we would travel to Packwood, Washington to sell our own wares at the swap meet there. It was during one of those sales that David had the “lightbulb moment” that he wanted to start a community garage sale in the Portland/Vancouver area. As his wife, I thought he was crazy. But, since I like crazy, I said, “Let’s do it!” It has been a lot of hard work and late nights, but once we set our minds to something, we go for it!
In 2009 “Portland’s LARGEST Garage Sale” was born. We had our very first sale April 18, 2009 at the Portland EXPO Center. We rented out Hall A and sold out of seller spaces our very first sale! We also were able to pack the EXPO with shoppers, who were all looking for a great find. It was a huge success!
Fast forward to 2015. We have grown into THREE sales per year and have expanded into Vancouver. Time for a name change! In 2015, we went from Portland’s LARGEST Garage Sale to NW’S LARGEST Garage Sale & Vintage Sale. Locations and names have changed over the past several years, as we have grown and moved locations. But, the one thing that has not waivered is our commitment to our community, our sellers and our shoppers. For our sellers, we strive to be an affordable location where you can come together, sell your items and make great money. All in a safe environment. For our shoppers, we strive to bring you the LARGEST garage sale in our area, keep our cost of admission low and keep true to our Pacific NW roots. NW’s Largest Garage Sale & Vintage Sale is the best place for buyers and sellers to have fun, make money and save money.
By the grace of God, we have been blessed with great community support. We look forward to years of many more sales. Whatever the future holds for our family and NW’S LARGEST Garage Sale & Vintage Sale, whether you are a seller or shopper, or both, we thank you for your support. Without you we would not be thriving!
Thank you, from our family to yours.
David & Kim Buffum