Terra Cotta Gorge Company, LLC is a women’s boutique located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in the small town of The Dalles, Oregon. Terra Cotta Gorge Co. caters to the modern bohemian woman who has a city’s sense of style and a small town heart. Terra Cotta Gorge Co. offers women's apparel, accessories, baby clothing, baby accessories, home decor and gifts. Find soulful styles of color, eclectic fashion and trending style at Terra Cotta Gorge Co., in-store or online.
Hi, hello, hola! I'm Kenya, owner and founder of Terra Cotta Gorge Co.!
My passion for fashion was first discovered at the age of nine while learning to sew in elementary school. The result was simple, I fell in love at first stitch! Fashion became my art, my outlet and my calling. One of my most memorable experiences while attending senior year in high school was a mentorship at a local women's boutique where I learned how to pattern-make while job shadowing the owner running her shop. Our shops actually neighbors now! After graduating high school, my education continued as I attended classes at my local community college and then transferring to The Art Institute of Portland where I completed my degree in apparel design and became the first generation in my family to graduate college. I gained valuable knowledge through my experience in the fashion industry which grew to a position as an assistant fashion designer and developer at a small company in downtown Portland, Oregon. This new perspective in the fashion industry gave me the confidence I needed to follow the dream that began as a little girl. On June 30th, at the age of 23, my dream came true when I opened my boutique previously named Terra Cotta in my hometown of The Dalles, Oregon. As business grew, we were able to move into our new and larger brick + mortar location and rebranded as Terra Cotta Gorge Co.
Not only has my small business grown but my family has as well. We welcomed our daughter Sofia Luz in June, 2022. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have towards my husband and family who've all taken part in the growth of my small business. But most of all, I am thankful to all my customers. It's because of YOU that I'm able to live out my dream.