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
I must tell you that I have been doing toy and toy train shows for at least 45 years. You run one of the smoothest and friendliest operations I have ever experienced. A big reason why I am trying you again.
All the best, David Dansky
David’s Toys Ridgefield, WA
August 28th 2018
Thank you David & Kim for all you do to make your events a great experience for the buyers & sellers….. I’ve been in the antique business since the 80’s, and I only do 3 shows a year…..ALL 3 OF YOURS! ? https://m.facebook.com/story.php…
November 8, 2015 ·
Hello David, my name isVicki Ring and I had sent you some comments last week over a misunderstanding. I want to tell you that my friends and I attended your show and I can honestly say we all agreed it was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!. We had the time of our lives and we will definitely attend all of your upcoming shows! Congratulations on a job well done and you can count on me to make sure that all all of my garage sale and flea market buddies to be there. I will make sure everybody knows about it and I will even advertise it in our local tabloids. I can hardly wait till your next Show! I came home with some fabulous finds at exceptional prices. Thank you for a well run, exceptional show!
“The best, of the best! LGS Events, (David & Kim) are absolutely wonderful to work with. We have been selling at every event they have had for years now, and would t miss one. Their events are organized, with low booth rental fees so that you can make a lot of money. I like the shopping at the sales too…..so many unique finds and fun making new friends. We would highly recommend selling and shopping at all of their venues. Keep the sale dates coming!”
Jim & Diane Sigler
“I love the sale because it is a good way to make extra money, I’ve always done really well there, and it’s super fun meeting tons of new people getting to know some of the regulars. And Kim and David are awesome to work with..”
“This true-to-its-name community garage sale unpacks thousands of wares outside at the Clark County Fairgrounds, and it rarely—if ever—disappoints. Hundreds of individual sellers set up shop with antique collectibles, jewelry, clothing, electronics, tools, and pretty much everything else under the sun, and it’s the shoppers’ job to figure out just how much they’re willing to lug home. The best part for the sellers? They get to keep 100% of their sales, meaning they don’t have to give a single cent to that dusty old accountant hanging out in the box marked ‘Office Supplies’.”