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1920 Northwest 18th Avenue
Northwest District, OR, 97209


Pomarius Nursery is a retail nursery, open to the public, in Northwest Portland, Oregon.  We are renowned for our garden design services.

News & Events

2nd Annual #pomariusandfriends Holiday Bazaar


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Saturday | Nov. 24

Festivities start at 10am | Celebrating until 4pm

Free Admission

Welcome Vendors!

@shopbedfordbrown @blockhousepdx @bobbiesboatsauce @cavalrycandy

@hewwoodworking @kateblairstone @kariphillipsjewelry @happycamperpdx

@nonperishablegoods @oregonsteelco @oroxleatherco @alberta_jam

@jamesedixon @tprojectshop @thewrightclay Phoebe Wood Stationery

& @rojothellama

***Rojo visits Noon - 2. #rojoswag available the duration of the Bazaar 10-4.

Pomarius is always on the hunt for up-and-coming businesses to participate. If you think we’d be a good match, drop us a note.

Pomarius is Hiring! Dec 2018



Retail Nursery Sales Professional:

Highly motivated candidate with extensive plant knowledge and proven sales ability please apply.  This position is full time.  Candidate should possess a particular plant nursery acumen, a strong understanding of both indoor and outdoor plants, the retail nursery business in general, and hold excellent communication skills with both clients and co-workers. This associate should quickly be able to understand & promote the heart of the business and want to exceed sales goals.  Candidate should possess the ability to track sales and articulate sales potential to spur revenue growth. The focus will be plant/hard good sales however, associate will be expected to handle watering, cleaning, organizing, etc to fill in the gaps (we’re a small business, everyone is expected to pitch in). Candidate must exceed at efficiency and the ability to prioritize, be willing to pitch in where needed all with a positive attitude. An open schedule is necessary especially in the spring & summer, we can not stress this enough. Please be able to work weekends, we are a retail nursery open from 10am - 6pm often times working earlier or later than retail hours. Candidates should come with at least three professional references and resume should show proven sales experience within a retail nursery setting.  Compensation commensurate with experience.  Please send resume and references to  

Production Assistant:

Pomarius Nursery is searching for a full-time production & customer service assistant. We're looking for a well rounded individual to join our small, yet ambitious team. Candidates should possess a particular plant nursery acumen. This position is rooted in production, the majority of time spent will be in maintaining, including watering, stocking, and potting plant material. Applicants with solid plant & environments knowledge are requested (must be able to identify a variety of plant species & make appropriate plant recommendations). An open schedule is necessary especially in the spring & summer, we can not stress this enough. Please be able to work weekends, we are a retail nursery open from 10am - 6pm often times working earlier or later than retail hours.

Necessary skills:

  • Reliable, solid work ethic.

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.

  • Ability to work in the elements and stand for a substantial amount of time.

  • Attention to detail and can follow direction.

  • Able to handle multiple projects and multiple clients without getting flustered.

  • Retail nursery experience including cashiering and service.

  • Ability to manage a combination of personalities (clients & co-workers).

  • Can handle labor for off-site jobs.

  • Proven ability with container gardening.

  • Willing to pitch in anywhere.

We'll be delighted to respond to resumes identifying the above knowledge and skills. Please submit a resume or combination of cover letter and resume showing your applicable work experience. Professional references are appreciated.  Letters of recommendation are a big plus.  Pomarius has been in business in NW Portland since 2002. Please feel free to take a look at our website to get a better idea if we are a good fit for you. Wage $13-$15/hr commensurate with experience. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to meeting you.


2018 Event Calendar





June 16 | 9am | Yoga SeriesVinyasa in the Garden with Sarah Robinette

June 30 - July 3 | 10am | Summer Sale

July 7 | 11am | Free Educational Seminar: Designing with Succulents

August 4 | 11am | Free Educational Seminar: Color in the Garden, choosing the best plants to prolong that summer color

September 1 | 11am | Free Educational Seminar: Designing fall wreaths & arrangements

October 6 | 11am | Free Educational Seminar: Arbutus Unedo - in the Garden, Kitchen, and behind the Bar with special guest & local barman Brian Quigley* of St. Jack. Brian will be offering a Zero Proof Arbutus Cocktail during the session until supplies run out.

Be the early worm…

October 20 | 10-2 | Pumpkin Carving Party & Family Day: Saving Seeds, Drinks by Brian Quigley of St. Jack (for Kids & Adults, please be ready to show ID), Cavalry Candy Caramels, Mid Valley Farm 1865 Apples, and Miniature Horses!

October 21 & 22 | 10-6 | Autumn Sale:

20% OFF Boxwoods

30% OFF Containers, Furniture, Outdoor Plants (Excluding Boxwoods)

50% OFF Select Closeout, Final Sale Items

Pomarius declines HOLDs FOR and ON Sale Pricing.  Saturday 10/20 Purchases Do Not Qualify for SALE pricing.  

November 3 | 11am | Free Educational Seminar: Bonsai with Frank Cole

November 24 | 10am | Pomarius & Friends’ 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar

Vendors to be announced in October - Stay Tuned via Instagram

December 1 | 11am | Free Educational Seminar: Wreath Decorating - Just Drop In!

Workshop Available for Attendees - Supplies (wreaths, decor, tools) will be Available for Purchase**

(For this seminar/workshop we welcome you to bring your own wreath,

if you so desire however, we will have a variety** to choose from on Saturday)

BULBS in the Greenhouse will be Two for One the Weekend of Dec 1 & 2. *Special does not include Holiday Paperwhites nor Amaryllis.

*Local Barman Brian Quigley of St. Jack will be joining Pomarius for the rest of the event season providing Craft Cocktails, Zero Proof and otherwise for all clients to enjoy while shopping. Pomarius is open to the public, when cocktail service is provided, anyone requesting to purchase a cocktail will be required to show I.D., no exceptions.

Summer Vegetable Gardening




Growing summer vegetables here in the Pacific Northwest can be a bit tricky, not just for new gardeners, but for experienced gardeners as well. Our frequent warm and sunny days in early spring lure us out to shop for plants, and with tomato and basil starts for sale right out front at many big box stores it is easy to be tempted into a purchase. The hard truth is that without some kind of protection for these plants until summer arrives, their health and productivity is likely to be reduced. This year was the perfect example; we had five 80-plus degree days in May with nights above 50 degrees, but, as Western Oregon’s weather is prone to do in spring, we had returned to cool temps and chilly nights by month’s end. Summer vegetables do not like these conditions, and their growth may be arrested as a result. Perhaps even more importantly, plants in less than ideal conditions are more prone to disease throughout the growing season. The good news is that these issues are easily avoided by waiting to plant your summer vegetables until nights are consistently 50 degrees or above, which on average happens in the month of June.

What does that mean? It means that it is absolutely not too late to plant summer vegetables! June is actually the ideal time to plant many crops, including tomatoes, squash and zucchini, melon, peppers, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, basil, and many other herbs. If you have summer crops that you planted early and you fear they are struggling, consider replacing them with new starts. Keep in mind that if you purchased a tomato plant that had been sitting outside of a retail store in chilly, spring conditions, it was likely affected by the cold for days or even weeks before you purchased it. Starts that are available for sale now have surely seen more sun and warmer temps that those that were offered for sale back in April.

Now that you know it is not too late to plant a summer garden, be sure to prepare your planting area by adding compost and an organic fertilizer (follow the package instructions). We recommend and carry planting compost and fertilizer from E.B. Stone. If your soil is not heavily compacted, such as in a raised bed or undisturbed area of your yard, there is no need to rototill or dig excessively to loosen the soil, in fact, excessive disturbance to the soil is becoming increasingly discouraged as we learn more and more about its complex web of life. Using a tool like a flat fork (which looks similar to a pitchfork but with flattened rather than rounded tines), simply insert the fork approximately every 6 inches and gently rock it back and forth. Not only is this technique easy on the soil's organisms, but it does a fine job or dispersing the compost and fertilizer into the top 6 inches of soil for planting. Now, simply plant your starts and water them in thoroughly. With the benefit of warm temperatures already having arrived, you’ll be enjoying fresh food from your garden in no time!




Here are just a few of the unique varieties of summer starts available at the nursery:

Tomato ‘Dancing with Smurfs’: A blue cherry tomato with red flesh. Incredible taste and high levels of anthocyanins which are responsible for the deep indigo color and are believed to offer a wide array of health benefits. Developed through traditional breeding, these draw their color from wild tomatoes found on the Galapagos Islands.

Basil ‘Fino Verde’: A compact, small-leaved basil bush growing 18 - 24 inches tall. Leaves are spicy sweet and add classic flavor to pasta and soups. Also sprinkle the leaves on salad or rice.

Cucumber ‘Diva’: Simply delectable, with thin, tender skin, crisp flesh, and a flavor that combines sweetness with a crisp cucumber bite impossible to find in supermarket varieties today. No wonder it was a 2002 All-American selection!

Pumpkin ‘Snowball’: Short vines with glowing white, 10” x 7” fruits that hold their unique color. Very productive and are not only decorative, but edible.

Tomato ‘Patio’: A favorite of those who enjoy container gardening or have limited space. Medium-sized fruits are delicious for fresh eating. Grow in full sun for sweetest flavor. No stalking required.

Yoga Series...


Vinyasa in the Garden



Pomarius is teaming up with Sarah Robinette of Tiny Bench Yoga for a morning of vinyasa in the garden. Enjoy 75 minutes of movement on the Pomarius garden patio. Participants are welcomed to browse the nursery, sip on complimentary tea, and take advantage of a special event rate of 20% off plants after class.  Click on image to register via Eventbrite. 

More dates TBD