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Our Story

We build furniture. But we also build places where good things happen.

Our Story

We build furniture. But we also build places where good things happen.


Perch Furniture

First kisses. Bedtime stories. Lazy Sunday naps. Snuggles with a sweetie. Movie watching and popcorn eating. Hugs. A lot of life’s best little moments happen on a couch. And we want to make sure yours is a good one.

We build furniture, but we also build a place where good things happen. Our family business was born during the great recession out of a firm belief that everyone deserves their perfect couch, even people with real-life budgets. Our goal is to help you create your dream furniture: couches, sectionals, chairs, beds and ottomans. Pieces that reflect your values, fit your lifestyle, and suit your budget.

The models you see online and in our Portland shop aren’t an end point. They’re a beginning. All of our furniture is built-to-order in the United States. That means we make it just for you, not a focus group. You can shop from our collection of standard styles and options, or you can choose to create totally custom furniture.

At a big box store, “custom” means you get to change the color of the fabric and the stain on the legs. At Perch, custom means, “made exactly the way you want it.” You get to choose the dimensions. You get to select how soft or firm the cushions feel. You get to pick the fabric or leather and all of the little details like leg style and button placement. You get to choose eco options like latex, wool, and FSC-certified wood.

Custom also means collaboration. Show us your Pinterest boards, magazine clippings, and fabric swatches. Tell us what you love, be it a slipcovered-so-soft-you-sink-in sofa or a traditional, tufted headboard. With all your ideas on the table, we can help you choose styles that complement your home and dimensions that fit your space.

We invite you to stop in—either virtually or in person at our Portland furniture store—and let us help you create your perfect piece.


Our Team

Jonathan Galloway, Co-founder

Jonathan planted the seeds for Perch on his honeymoon with his wife, and partner in all things, Willi. He wanted to open a small business by the time they turned 30. Five years later (and two weeks before Jonathan’s big 3-0), Perch opened its doors in Portland’s Pearl District. When he’s not dreaming up ideas for the shop, you can find Jonathan surfing the amazing—but chilly—waves found out on Oregon’s Coast.

Willi Galloway, Co-founder

Perch fulfills Willi’s lifelong interest in design—along with her desire to run a business that provides a service to the community. When she isn’t in the shop, you can find Willi in her garden (check out her book Grow Cook Eat: A Food-Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening) or hiking the trails near Portland.

Trish Grantham, Senior Design Associate

Trish is an artist, collector of lovely and novel things, an interior designer, and our resident color expert. She is especially skilled in guiding clients to think outside the box while still finding furnishings and fabrics that fit their aesthetic. Trish paints beautiful, intricate paintings and murals and her works have been shown in Portland, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Her carefully curated home has been featured in numerous publications, most recently in Cottage Living. She loves movies, rain, and her pets (especially Pablo).

Audrey Merwin, Design Program Lead

Audrey holds a degree in product design from the University of Oregon. Her training shines through in the conscientious approach she takes when helping clients design their furniture. Audrey is a great listener and loves helping people narrow in on furniture that exactly fits their style, space, and needs. In her spare time, Audrey loves to sew and hunt for treasures at garage sales. She can often be found taking in Portland’s vibrant music scene at shows around town.

Amelia Budai, Design Associate

Amelia Budai’s secret super power is helping clients select the perfect combo of furniture for any room. (Her degree in Architecture comes in real handy with space planning). She has a fondness for beautiful patterns and boldly colored leather, and loves nothing more than helping clients dream up their dream couch. When she’s not in the shop, you can find her tooling around Portland on her adorable blue bicycle.

Flavia

When Flavia isn’t graciously greeting customers, you can find her asleep on the job. She loves sleeping, eating, sleeping some more, and belly scratches. She was trained as guide dog by Guide Dogs for the Blind but was “career changed” because she is just too friendly to be a guide dog! Now she spends her day lolling about the shop and charming everyone she meets.

Leadbelly and Rosie

You will often find these silly chihuahuas at the shop, where they like to remind us that some of the most important things in life are greeting friends (and strangers!) with a smile, eating lots of tasty snacks, and taking naps.


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