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A Special Gem!

Our Uber driver told us about the Blue Portal, and SO GLAD HE DID! What a delightful gem of a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never heard of Blue Portal till we visited Albuquerque and wow, we loved it the minute we walked... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
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Blue Portal is a unique gift store with items made by New Mexico senior artisans. It is a philanthropic program of the Assistance League(R) of Albuquerque. All the items in the store are made by local artisans who must be 55 years or older to...more
2107 Church St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1408
+1 505-243-6005
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 14, 2012

Old Town is where you go when you are in Albuquerque to capture some sense of the city's past and find items particular to the city and the state to take back home for yourself and your friends and family. We found that Blue Portal...More

7  Thank happytraveller914
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Getting old can be wonderful and it can be difficult and complex. Here is a matter that many Seniors face...the simple need for a place to...pee! Yep...it is true. So...here we are...not as the staff there imagines...locals...but 2,000 miles away from home...and...darn it...Old Town does...More

3  Thank xwingz2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Uber driver told us about the Blue Portal, and SO GLAD HE DID! What a delightful gem of a place. Unique, hand-crafted items; reasonable in cost; made with love and pride by the Seniors, and on top of that?! The Seniors get to keep...More

1  Thank Curiosity608998
Reviewed October 12, 2018

We never heard of Blue Portal till we visited Albuquerque and wow, we loved it the minute we walked in! All the items are HAND MADE with the quality and care of a 1st class boutique by local senior citizens. The prices are beyond reasonable....More

1  Thank geminiunicorn
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We enjoyed looking through this shop, which has pottery, quilts, and other hand made art, and ended up buying several things. The volunteer clerks were very helpful, and as an added plus, the profits from the store go to a good cause.

1  Thank txnat
Reviewed March 22, 2018

On March 22 2018 I was so disappointed to discover that Blue Portal is closed for repair/remodel till summer 2018. Many other people walking Old Town were similarly disappointed. I still give 5 stars, because I look forward to seeing what they have after they...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

This is always my first stop in Old Town. The store is stocked exclusively with good quality handmade items made by local seniors. Don't expect crochet potholders and the like. I never leave empty handed. Today I bought a set of finely knitted sweater, hat...More

1  Thank dawnmM5773AD
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a co-op with all items made by seniors in New Mexico. There is no sales tax and 100% of the sale goes to the senior that made it. The prices were very good. I bought a wooden toy with excellent detail and a...More

2  Thank GinnyE187
Reviewed August 6, 2017

While touring we happen to see this place on an Old Town area map. It is located one block north of the square on Church St. They have a fine collection of a wide variety of crafts - including quilts, glass art, photos, wood carving...More

3  Thank David E
Reviewed August 6, 2017

My wife and I bought some well made items at very reasonable prices. You need to take your time looking through the shop and doing it several times as the items are not necessarily displayed to best advantage. We'll visit again on our next trip...More

2  Thank ArtJV
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Old Town, in Albuquerque take a short walk to church street to visit this unique shop. All crafts are handmade by New Mexican Seniors at prices anyone can afford. 100% of the cost of an item goes back to the artist,...More

1  Thank Jodi D
Reviewed May 21, 2017

I was amazed at the objects that I found in this store. They had a great variety, from woodwork to glass art to dolls and paintings. What amazed me even more was the fact that everything in the store was made by seniors, the seniors...More

1  Thank GCC25
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