Economy, Commitment Force Porto To Close

Porto, an upscale home furnishing store founded on the owners’ commitment to offering only handcrafted, environmentally sustainable furniture and accessories, has closed its locations in both Raleigh and Chapel Hill, although all special orders will be filled. Citing the economic downturn and... - June 14, 2008

Commitment to Sustainability, Community: Porto Named "Retail Star" by Home Accents Today Magazine

When Home Accents Today magazine announced its “50 Retail Stars” recently, Porto of Raleigh and Chapel Hill was among them. Home Accents Today is a premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. The editors’ annual list recognizes enterprising retailers who are... - April 23, 2008

Porto's Michael Perry Joins Duke Panel Discussion on Sustainable Furniture Movement

Michael Perry, co-owner of Porto, a fine home furnishings store in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, will join South Cone Trading Company founder and CEO Gerry Cooklin at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business on Friday, April 11, at 11:45 a.m., to discuss “From the Rainforest to the Living... - April 12, 2008

Raleigh Furniture Retailer Announces Its 2008 "Chairity" Event to Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

Porto of North Hills invites artists to recyle old chairs into original works of art, which will be auctioned off in October to raise funds for Habitat/Wake. This is the store's second Habitat fundraiser. - March 05, 2008

Porto to Participate in "Feather Your Nest" Home & Garden Show in Chapel Hill

Owner/interior designer Michael Perry will be on hand to discuss sustainable furniture practices and offer tips and techniques for creating "green" interior decor. - February 29, 2008

Porto in Raleigh Welcomes New Designer/Sales Associate

Porto, a find home furnishings store in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, announces that Mark Sieber has joined the North Hills staff as a designer and sales associate. Sieber brings years of experience in retail and interior design to Porto. He has worked at West Side Furnishings in Raleigh, the former... - February 13, 2008

New Year's Resolution: Porto Announces Major Warehouse and Floor Sample Sale of Sustainable Home Furnishings

Porto, a fine home furnishings store in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, has announced that it will ring in the New Year by hosting a huge warehouse and floor sample sale January 11 - 28 that will place some of the finest examples of high-end, sustainable furniture at record low prices. “South Cone,... - January 09, 2008

Porto of Raleigh Introduces "Vintage Porto!" Original, Handmade Jewelry

Just in time for the holiday gift season, Porto, a fine home furnishings store in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, is introducing “Vintage Porto!,” a new collection of hand-crafted jewelry by Porto co-owner Emily Barrett. The collection of earrings and necklaces is inspired by vintage designs,... - December 13, 2007

Conservation & Cost Savings: Furniture Retail Replaces All Bulbs in Store with CFLs

Porto in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, NC, combine environmental concerns with compact flourescent light bulbs to save bundles in energy bills. - October 19, 2007

Porto in Raleigh & Chapel Hill Launches New, Refined Website with Photography by Peter Christopher Hutson

Porto, a home furnishings store with locations in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, has launched a new website that captures the style and ambiance of the showrooms while offering greater access to and information about Porto’s collections, services and special events. The website –... - September 10, 2007

Porto Receives Metro Bravo! Award

Porto, a fine home furnishings store with locations in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, has received a Metro Bravo! Award in the category “Best Place to Buy Beds” from Metro Magazine, a monthly publication covering a 22-county region that includes Raleigh, the Research Triangle, and Eastern... - August 09, 2007

Porto Joins the Sustainable Furniture Council

Owners Emily Barrett and Michael Perry made it a standard business practice to carry only those manufacturers who practice environmental stewardship. - July 21, 2007

Porto Sponsors Habitat for Humanity House

Porto, a high-end home furnishings store with locations in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, is co-sponsoring the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house in Wake County with U.S. presidential candidate and former Senator John Edwards’ family and Bass, Nixon & Kennedy, an engineering firm in... - June 20, 2007

Porto to Open New Location in Chapel Hill

Featuring "greenest selection ever" - May 02, 2007

Porto Creates Modern, Urban Style in Suburban North Raleigh

Inside Samuel Cole Salon, where sleek, espresso cabinetry meets a polished onyx reception counter, and white porcelain shampoo bowls look more like Archipenko sculpture than hair styling equipment, interior designers Michael Perry and Clark Hipolito have transformed an out-of-date interior into an... - February 08, 2007

Porto Presents Photos of Scottish West Highland Trail with Music by Celtic Jam

Photographer Peter Christopher Hutson will unveil his newest images of the Scottish West Highland Trail at Porto in North Hills on Saturday, October 21, 7-10 p.m., during a special in-store event that will include live music by recording artists Celtic Jam and wine selections from Total Wine in... - October 15, 2006

Porto Launches Unique Fundraising Gala/Auction for Habitat for Humanity

To celebrate the role artists play in advancing our cultural and social development, and to align that role with the extraordinary contribution Habitat for Humanity makes to our society, Porto, a fine home furnishings store in Raleigh, will present a unique event that will culminate in a gala auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 11, 2006, when old ReUse Center doors-turned-works-of-art will be auctioned off. - September 26, 2006

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