Dogwood is the combined dream of Gabby Terracciano and Brant Ozanich. We met in 2013 in San Francisco and both worked in restaurants after graduating college. Through that, our passions led us, respectively, to flowers and wine.
Fast forward to our August 2020 move to Portland, where in the middle of a pandemic, we decided there was no better time to chase our dream. We found a cute storefront for rent and set about making our dream of owning a retail space come true.
Gabby designed the space, picking out furnishings and fixtures, tiling floors, painting walls, and choosing what shelves should go where. Brant got to work with the table saw, building wine shelves, tables, benches and even a ladder. We officially opened the store in late May 2021.