Poking around specialty shops along the Northwest coast can be a great experience, but at Village Merchants in Pacific City, you can shop several specialty stores at one location. Although Village Merchants appears to be one big store, it's actually a cooperative of shops with each of its owners selecting unique merchandise for their collections in home decor and furnishings, tabletop, jewelry, body and bath, books and apparel. The apparel section features chic women's apparel with an emphasis on casual styles, plus jewelry and high quality handbags and accessories. Check out the children's section for clothing, toys and gifts for the little ones. Browse the book department for some good summer beach reads or the perfect tabletop book, and don't miss the colorful collection of stationery, ideal for gifts. In the bath section, you'll discover a fragrant world of fine soaps, candles and toiletries such as Lollia and Thymes famous body products. For your home, the tabletop section offers quality linens, tableware and glassware. Search the home accents area for unusual décor, including nautical and beachy items, Asian antiques and more contemporary pieces. If you haven't been to Village Merchants yet, go see what you've been missing. It's located at 34950 Brooten Road in Pacific City, (503) 965-6911.