The History

Craft Warehouse

Craft Warehouse stands out as an independent craft store rooted in the Pacific Northwest, boasting 7 locations across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. From its inception, the store has been crafted to serve as a wellspring of inspiration and creativity, a mission driven by its Pacific Northwest-based team.

We Are Comprised of Crafters Like Yourself

Our employees actively contribute to the store’s vibrancy by creating compelling models that showcase the diverse possibilities of our products. These models, displayed throughout the store, reflect the distinctive styles and individual talents of our dedicated staff. A key distinguishing factor is that our store buyers are locals, residing in the Pacific Northwest. Their weekly presence in the stores allows them to closely monitor inventory, attentively respond to customer and employee feedback, and maintain a personal connection to the community. This localized and hands-on approach, characteristic of a small business, remains a defining feature of Craft Warehouse, despite the impressive scale and variety of our stores.

A Family Legacy Since 1980

Sonja and Jerry Williams

Sonja and Jerry Williams

Craft Warehouse isn’t just a business; it’s a family legacy deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1980 by Jerry Williams and his wife, Sonja, the store emerged from the knowledge gained during their tenure at Ben Franklin Variety Stores. What began as a vision to open an all-crafts supply store evolved into a thriving family-owned enterprise.

In the late 1970s, the Williams family, who had relocated to Camas, Washington, took their entrepreneurial spirit to the next level. Starting with their first Craft Warehouse stores in the Oregon towns of Medford and Gresham, Jerry and Sonja laid the foundation for what would become a beloved Pacific Northwest institution.

The business became a true family affair as the Williams’ three sons joined the venture early on. Today, these three brothers actively manage the seven Craft Warehouse locations, often gracing the stores with their presence. Though Jerry and Sonja have retired, their influence remains, and a new generation, their grandchildren, has joined the team, contributing to the creation of a delightful and inspiring craft store shopping experience. Craft Warehouse continues to be a testament to the enduring spirit of family and creativity.


2-4PM Every Saturday

Saturdays from 2-4PM Craft Warehouse hosts a special, in-store Make-N-Take event at ALL locations. Come Check it out!

Meridian, ID | Beaverton, OR | Gresham, OR | Salem, OR | Hazel Dell, WA | Kennewick, WA | Vancouver, WA


Customer Appreciation Day

You will receive 25% off of the white tag price (some exclusions apply). If that item has a lower sale price, you will pay the lower price. Your Customer Appreciation day discount include all applicable items in your purchase. Discount taken at the register and limited to stock on hand.

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