Pistils Nursery was founded in 2001 in Portland, Oregon, with a vision of bringing unusual and inspiring plant life into our daily experiences and enriching our connections to the natural world. Our flagship store on Mississippi began with a focus on organic outdoor ornamentals, composting, and urban farming. With the rise of gardening and houseplant movements, our vision grew to encompass indoor tropicals and botanical oddities. We grew new roots in Portland's NW Slabtown neighborhood in 2019 when we opened the doors to our second brick & mortar.
Over the last two decades, Pistils Nursery has become a trusted resource for interior designing with houseplants, as well as indoor plant education and care. We love finding unique specimens and turning them into living sculptures
Our mission continues to be guided by our belief that there is a plant for every person. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint and to work with artisans to support small businesses.
Sharing the gift of plants since 2001
Meet the Founder
Pistils is a woman-owned, mother-owned business. Mégan Twilegar founded Pistils with the dream of bringing a slice of nature into the city. Inspired by the shoe-box structures and false fronts of the West, she and her partner built a tiny storefront in an empty lot on Mississippi Avenue in 2001. This was the seedbed for a nursery like no other — an outpost for urban farming and cultivating a greener lifestyle.