. Please email us for details how to make an appointment to pickup your online order or if you'd like to be notified when we have an open house.
By phone: 503 980-1421 Please leave a message. We do not take orders over the phone - sorry!
For information about our policies, please visit our FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions webpage
We love writing with good quality fountain pens, writing instruments and paper so it was only natural for us to create Writer's Bloc to share what we love with others that have the same passion, and to inspire others to develop a love for writing.
Our first retail shop opened in 2006 on NW 23 Avenue in Portland, Oregon - the home of rain, flowers, rain, lots of craft breweries and some great coffee. When we first started we had a large display of our favorite Eurogames and focused on a variety of pens, unique journals, office supplies and stationery from Asia that we love. Many customers would come in and ask for their favorite writing materials such as Rhodia and Clairefontaine paper so we decided to order it and expand our selection.
Tourists from across the USA and Canada would often stop by our shop and exclaim that they wished they could find the same quality writing materials back home! These customers inspired us to open our online store to make high quality pens and paper available even in the remotest part of America. When it comes to waiting for a package to arrive, we're as impatient as the next guy. Our goal is to ship as many orders as possible within 1-2 business days by the fastest, most economical method possible so that customers won't have to wait long for an order to arrive.
We eventually moved out of our NW 23 Avenue location and now we offer click and collect so local customers can come and pickup the orders they've placed online. Email us for details
if you'd like to take advantage of this arrangement.
We founded the Writer's Bloc Blog
to assist writers and online shoppers in several ways. One way is by giving them enough details about a product that they can feel as if they are in the store looking at the actual product itself. It provides how-to instructions for both beginning and advanced fountain pen users.
The idea behind Writer's Bloc is to help people create a writing system for themselves using something special. The experience of taking pen to paper and writing should be inspiring and fun and we try to provide high quality products to enhance this experience. We're very selective about the products we sell - if we wouldn't use it ourselves we don't sell it.
What our customers are saying:
"I absolutely love your store and website! It is well organized and the variety of products (not to mention prices) is simply wonderful! I cannot thank your company enough for such fast service and shipping on orders. I will forever return to your on-line store for future fountain pen supplies."
"This site is great for what I need--pens, refills, journals and notebooks. Prices are usually better than competitors, especially on LAMY pens; the descriptions and photos of products are clear, complete, and helpful; and the site is easy to navigate via several options. I've written to them a few times and receive helpful answers within 24 hours. The USPS priority mail shipping is inexpensive and reliable. I go here before I go anywhere else for my writing supplies."
"After searching online Writers Bloc had the absolute best price on my Quo Vadis planner refill, and the rate of shipping. Way to be amazing!"
"Thanks very much for the lightning fast service. Also, thanks for shipping the notebooks in a box. I really appreciate it."
"Thanks so much for creating such a great online shopping experience. Your website is beautiful and easy to use, and I love getting the updates on products and ideas from your blog!"
"My ink order arrived this afternoon via US mail in good condition. Thanks much for your instantaneous service. Based on your service (and entirely reasonable prices), I have decided you are my one and only ink -- and office supplies -- supplier... whatever business I have WILL come to you. Thanks again for the good service and good prices!"
"Customer Service is a rare thing these days and the fact is that most people complain when things aren't right, so I want to take the time to thank you for your outstanding customer service. I ordered it last night ASAP and I look forward to receiving it. I will of course be ordering the refills from you yearly and plan to peruse your web site for other stationary needs and gifts. It has been a pleasure dealing with your company - may your business prosper."
"Just want to say that I was absolutely thrilled that you shipped my order only a couple of hours after I placed it. And today, again so happy that it arrived much earlier than I thought it would. You had the items in stock that I wanted, and I want to thank you for providing just what I needed...quickly!"
"I received exactly what I ordered, in good condition, and it arrived much earlier than I anticipated, well before the 8-10 day standard shipping time."
"Dependable seller--I've reordered my favorite notepads several times and plan to continue."
"I have purchased from Writers' Bloc frequently over the past few years and am constantly amazed about the excellent selection of notebooks, pens, et al. that they present continuously."
"Outstanding selection of quality products, some of which I have not seen on other websites. Excellent service ...and they actually respond to emails!"
"Keep up the good work and supplies - this is the first place I always come to for my fountain pen needs."
"The best place I have found for Academic Minister. Fast shipping and always just what I need!"
"Thank you for your quick and efficient service; the items ordered have arrived. HAPPY!"
Terrific company, good prices and selection, amazingly quick service and shipping, and good communication, they made me feel like they really appreciated my business.