About Us

The English Dept. is a lovingly curated bridal boutique located in the beautiful Clinton neighborhood in Southeast Portland. our shop was started by local designer elizabeth dye, who first began designing wedding dresses for her friends who had been striking out at more traditional bridal shops. the idea of catering to the modern pacific northwest bride, looking for a unique dress and shopping experience was then born, and we have grown into a highly coveted stop for discerning brides all over the country! In 2012, local vintage maven liz gross, owner of xtabay vintage and xtabay vintage bridal salon, took over and took our shop to the top of every bride's list. We're proud to feature Elizabeth Dye and other local designers who support our community. We specialize in unique, understated wedding dresses that have classic lines and vintage-inspired detailing. We offer an intimate, relaxed, Down-to-earth experience while maintaining the professionalism and knowledge that is important to every bride for such a special occasion. Our shop is a small team of tight-knit women, here to help brides find their perfect dress. Whether you've been dreaming of this day your whole life, or you have no idea where to begin, we would love to be your bridal salon!