«Local small businesses are the heart of every city,» Snow-McDougall said. «That makes Portland what it is.» Stevens Ness`s early days will be displayed in 2010 in an antiques case in the store celebrating the company`s 90th anniversary (photo courtesy of Stevens-Ness) «We are just another victim of 2020 and the pandemic,» Snow-McDougall said. «Our company needs people to be downtown and buy us products.» We are licensed dealers of the legal form of Stevens-Ness. Our extensive selection of forms includes Oregon-specific leases, sales invoices, proxies and more. Here`s one example of the most popular forms we have in stock: owner Elizabeth Snow-McDougall said the store`s sales collapsed this year because more employees started working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic and downtown stores needed less office supplies. Stevens-Ness will be a pure online business until stevensness.com January 1, 2021, will continue to sell digital forms from January 1, 2021, but will no longer publish paper forms or office supplies. The store offers customers a 20% discount on everything in stock as long as it remains open. Many other companies faced similar challenges, but Snow-McDougall said it was not the key factor in their decision to close. She said the damage added «insult to injury,» but that the store has already struggled to stay afloat before it was destroyed. In a Facebook post announcing the closure last week, Stevens-Ness thanked customers for their years of support. They also called on Portlanders to work to find local businesses and support small businesses struggling to stay in the middle of the pandemic.
Stevens-Ness has been a family business in downtown Portland for three generations. Snow-McDougall is the granddaughter of Pat Ness, who founded the Legal Forms Store with Laurence Stevens in 1920. Before the success of the pandemic, Stevens-Ness had hoped that 2020 would be a solid year, as it will celebrate its centenary in the city centre. Stevens-Ness Law Publishing Co. will be closed at the end of the year. (Photograph courtesy of Stevens-Ness) Subscribe to Oregonian/OregonLive Newsletter and podcasts for the latest news and top stories We sell several custom stamp lines, badges and related deliveries. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure an affordable, high-quality product. Most of our products are shipped within 5-10 business days. Stevens-Ness is two blocks from the Multnomah County Justice Center, where protests have been taking place regularly since May. The store was spray-painted and had to install planks after its windows were smashed following protests. – Jamie Goldberg | firstname.lastname@example.org | @jamiebgoldberg. Notice to readers: If you buy something on one of our affiliate links, we can earn a commission.