Thinker Toys

★★★★☆
  • 7784 SW Capitol Hwy

    Portland, OR 97219

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  • 503-245-3936

About Thinker Toys

Hours
Sun 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm
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Thinker Toys has been our family favorite ever since our 12 year-old was a little girl! A charming neighborhood treasure chest stocked full of quality creative fun - Owners, Tye and Joan, and their friendly staff offer a kind local hospitality and a limitless aim to please. Over the years, I have made many trips with groups of more than 5 pre-school age children to simply visit, browse and play! (There is always a wonderful cabin, lots of track toys and more out for hands-on entertainment!) Dont forget to take advantage of their Frequent Shopper Card- shopping for family events, holidays and numerous birthday parties all add up to more FREE FUN ! Thinker Toys is truly "tops" for kids of all ages and kids at heart! So treat yourself....shop and support a superior local family-owned toy store, get an icecream-cone just down the way and enjoy your young company! P.S. Be happy while avoiding the "convenience" of cheap, BIG BOX JUNK!

5
★★★★★

Thinker Toys has been our family favorite ever since our 12 year-old was a little girl! A charming neighborhood treasure chest stocked full of quality creative fun - Owners, Tye and Joan, and their friendly staff offer a kind local hospitality and a limitless aim to please. Over the years, I have made many trips with groups of more than 5 pre-school age children to simply visit, browse and play! (There is always a wonderful cabin, lots of track toys and more out for hands-on entertainment!) Dont forget to take advantage of their Frequent Shopper Card- shopping for family events, holidays and numerous birthday parties all add up to more FREE FUN ! Thinker Toys is truly "tops" for kids of all ages and kids at heart! So treat yourself....shop and support a superior local family-owned toy store, get an icecream-cone just down the way and enjoy your young company! P.S. Be happy while avoiding the "convenience" of cheap, BIG BOX JUNK!

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I went here looking for a specific item and there was a man and woman working and they tag-teamed to give me multiple choice and find the PERFECT item for me. This is a very cute place, with a lot of variety for all ages. It's also in a cute location along the strip of Multnomah Village.

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★★★★★

I went here looking for a specific item and there was a man and woman working and they tag-teamed to give me multiple choice and find the PERFECT item for me. This is a very cute place, with a lot of variety for all ages. It's also in a cute location along the strip of Multnomah Village.

Pros: They are very helpful.

Cons: NONE.

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The toys selection is average and the staff is not great with kids. My son was lining up a few stuffed animals on a bench while I was pondering a purchase and the worker scooped them up and through them back in the bin without even acknowledging us. Really rude. Needless to say I left without making a purchase and have not returned.

2
★★☆☆☆

The toys selection is average and the staff is not great with kids. My son was lining up a few stuffed animals on a bench while I was pondering a purchase and the worker scooped them up and through them back in the bin without even acknowledging us. Really rude. Needless to say I left without making a purchase and have not returned.

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I called as they were closing and I was already late for a six year old's birthday party. They not only stayed open, but selected the gift and had it waiting for me.
They have a great selection and offer the customer service and personal care that you can't get at big box stores,
THANK YOU!

5
★★★★★

I called as they were closing and I was already late for a six year old's birthday party. They not only stayed open, but selected the gift and had it waiting for me.
They have a great selection and offer the customer service and personal care that you can't get at big box stores,
THANK YOU!

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They don't bill themselves as "Portland's Most Hands-On Toy Store" for nothing: most of what they carry is on-hand and available for your kids to test out (though hopefully not destroy). Founded by a couple science teachers, this store might remind you more of a museum of science than a toy store, which is a good thing. Not as large as chains like Toys R' Us, it doesn't have to be, since this is a more personal experience.

4
★★★★☆

They don't bill themselves as "Portland's Most Hands-On Toy Store" for nothing: most of what they carry is on-hand and available for your kids to test out (though hopefully not destroy). Founded by a couple science teachers, this store might remind you more of a museum of science than a toy store, which is a good thing. Not as large as chains like Toys R' Us, it doesn't have to be, since this is a more personal experience.

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Thinker Toys is a relatively small toy store in Multnomah Village. The location is great for browsing in the Village. The store tends to be crowded with both people and items. There is a good selection from dolls, dress-up, Thomas the Tank Engine, Melissa and Doug and Kettler Trikes.

One drawback is that they really don't have any of the toys out for the kids to try out first as so many other toy stores do. This store is also pretty crowded because of it's great location. I have never been offered assistance either the times I have shopped. There are other toy stores around (Mudpuddles for one) that have similar items/prices and better service. I for one want my son to be able to play with an item before we buy it, especially when the toy is $100.

PROS: selection
CONS: prices, service

4
★★★★☆

Thinker Toys is a relatively small toy store in Multnomah Village. The location is great for browsing in the Village. The store tends to be crowded with both people and items. There is a good selection from dolls, dress-up, Thomas the Tank Engine, Melissa and Doug and Kettler Trikes.

One drawback is that they really don't have any of the toys out for the kids to try out first as so many other toy stores do. This store is also pretty crowded because of it's great location. I have never been offered assistance either the times I have shopped. There are other toy stores around (Mudpuddles for one) that have similar items/prices and better service. I for one want my son to be able to play with an item before we buy it, especially when the toy is $100.

PROS: selection
CONS: prices, service

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It has been a year or so since I was in this place. The last time I was here the staff was rude and just plain snobby. They were not helpful at all. They acted like were were going to break or steal something in their dirty little store. This was the first and last visit. What a STINKER!!!!

2
★★☆☆☆

It has been a year or so since I was in this place. The last time I was here the staff was rude and just plain snobby. They were not helpful at all. They acted like were were going to break or steal something in their dirty little store. This was the first and last visit. What a STINKER!!!!

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This welcoming little independent toy store is one that you should definitely visit if you long for quality, handcrafted, wooden toys rather than the plasticy offerings typically found at most large toy chains.

They have lots of great wooden toys for babies and young children, including wooden dollhouses, play kitchen items, and a variety of different educational supplies for building and creating. My kids love to play with the toys here and I love that they challenge them to use their brains!

The store is located in the quaint Multnomah Village area, within easy walking distance of lunch, coffee (both local and Starbucks), and a wonderful bookstore (Annie Blooms). It is a great place to spend a few hours of your day and take home a fun new toy to entertain your little ones.

5
★★★★★

This welcoming little independent toy store is one that you should definitely visit if you long for quality, handcrafted, wooden toys rather than the plasticy offerings typically found at most large toy chains.

They have lots of great wooden toys for babies and young children, including wooden dollhouses, play kitchen items, and a variety of different educational supplies for building and creating. My kids love to play with the toys here and I love that they challenge them to use their brains!

The store is located in the quaint Multnomah Village area, within easy walking distance of lunch, coffee (both local and Starbucks), and a wonderful bookstore (Annie Blooms). It is a great place to spend a few hours of your day and take home a fun new toy to entertain your little ones.

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Thinker Toys is a neat little toy shop out of the way, I found it hard to find. Parking SUCKS!!!!! But once inside it's great small but stuff to the celing with unique toys. CS was AWESOME!!!!

5
★★★★★

Thinker Toys is a neat little toy shop out of the way, I found it hard to find. Parking SUCKS!!!!! But once inside it's great small but stuff to the celing with unique toys. CS was AWESOME!!!!

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This toy store in Multnomah Village is unique in that its stuffed with toysOUT of the boxes. Kids and parents can play with almost everything, allow...

 

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