The following are organizations that provide homeschool curriculum, educational supplies, teacher resources, and general reading appropriate for homeschool use.
NEW! A Plan In Place is a local business in Salem, begun by two homeschool moms, which will create a customized lesson planner for your homeschool from information you give them. Their website also offers some planner ideas and a generic planning sheet to download. Contact Suzanne at 503-364-1757 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Salem, also long-distance service)
Exodus Books. This is a new/used Christian homeschool store located in Milwaukie, Oregon. The friendly service and selections are bountiful, and many good deals can be found. Shop their online catalog for new or used curriculum in stock, curriculum reviews, literature and Christian book suggestions, and excellent links. Drive out to the store to see a large variety of unique homeschool curriculum or to just discuss homeschooling (the proprietor was homeschooled!). You can even be put on a waiting list for something used if it's not currently available, and they will let you know when it arrives! Their shipping is very reasonable even to extended locations. (Milwaukie)
First Class Homeschool Bookstore is part of the First Class Homeschool Ministries center in Vancouver, WA. The bookstore sells new and used homeschool materials from their location in Vancouver and online. First Class Homeschool Ministries (FCHM) has been helping churches build homeschooling communities since 2000, offering support groups and co-op classes. Please see the websites for location and resources available.
Friends of Beaverton Library Book Corner Used Bookstore. Quality and selection vary. 12470 SW 5th St., phone: 503-643-5188 (Beaverton)
George Fox University Science Outreach Program will loan science supplies and even lab time in their science labs. Items loaned include microscopes, snakes, and cadavers. GFU is located at 414 N. Meridian Street, Newberg, Oregon. Currently, their science outreach page is under construction. Call 503-554-2728. (Newberg)
Harmony Christian Gifts & Homeschool, new and used homeschool curriculum store. Hours Monday 12-6pm; Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. 20407 SW Borchers Dr (close to the corner of Roy Rogers Rd. and Hwy 99W). 503-925-1451. (Sherwood) Out of buisness.
Kingfisher Curriculum Cove. A family owned, Christian, homeschool store that sells a variety of books both new and used. Some in-store classes and testing available. Limited days/hours. Check their website. (Eastside) This store has closed its doors in Oregon. The planned merge with First Class Co-Op in Vancouver has been canceled as well.
The Learning Palace is a secular chain of educational supply storeswith locations throughout the Portland metro and Washington. They specialize in teacher supplies, workbooks, hands-on kits and puzzles, and more, generally catering to the pre-school through elementary age child with some junior high materials.
Lighthouse Book and Bible. Christian book and bible store that carries a very limited selection of homeschool curriculum. (Hillsboro)
Nurnberg Scientific Distributors is a local distributor of lab supplies which sells to the general public. Go to their website to view their online catalog and then purchase online, by fax, or by phone. If you don't see what you want online, give them a call because not all items are listed. You can also drop by their warehouse location in the Macadam area of Southwest Portland to pick up your supplies if you need them in a hurry. Nurnberg Scientific 6310 SW Virginia Avenue, Portland, OR 97239, phone 503-246-8297. (SW Portland)
Surplus Gizmos stocks high tech gizmos for building electronic, robotic, and computer projects. The owner Mike Carter is also a resource for educational books, components and parts, or information on how to build or teach electronics projects. The store is located at 5797 NW Cornelious Pass Road, Hillsboro, phone: 503-439-1249 <>< (Hillsboro)
Title Wave Used Book Store is the release outlet for the Multnomah County Library System. Quality and selection vary. Shop online or go to the store. Hours are 10-4, Monday through Saturday. Located close to Emanuel Hospital at 216 N.E. Knott. (NE Portland)