OKO is a small shop specializing in vintage and antique jewelry, rare and one-of-a-kind found objects from Eastern Europe and elsewhere, as well as select ceramics, books and homewares curated by Lisa Mangum. For five years, OKO has lived quietly in a little storefront on NW Thurman Street, and is happy to be making the journey across the river to join the vibrant community at 811 E. Burnside.
OKO displays jewelry, rugs, and found objects from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, where Lisa lived for several years and frequently visits, as well as showcasing local artists and craftspeople. The shop is home to a wide and ever-changing selection of antique jewelry. The new and bigger space on Burnside will accommodate regular First Friday shows by local artists alongside the antique and vintage pieces. OKO (which means "eye" in Slavic languages) aims to create a cozy, bohemian, and welcoming atmosphere where jewelry and objects can tell stories about the individuals, regions, and histories that created them.