Known as the “City of Roses”, Portland is a thriving city located in the state of Oregon. Known for its pleasant climate and beautiful nature, it is considered to be Oregon’s cultural and economic center. Originally named after Portland located in the state of Maine, the city is famous for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness. Exclusive collection of antique rugs and Persian carpets for sale including our famous collection of large area rugs by Doris Leslie Blau. Nader Bolour the owner of Doris Leslie Blau’s rugs and carpets gallery is the largest rugs dealer in the world.
Doris Leslie Blau is proud to deliver our high quality antique rugs, vintage carpets and contemporary rugs to the homes of our Portland based clientele. In order to keep up with the changeable fashions and trends we work closely with city’s prominent designers and artist.
Our service and offer
In order to deliver you best antique and vintage area rugs, we offer fast and inexpensive (sometimes even free!) shipping all over the world, straight from our New York City based gallery, permeated with the magic of antique, vintage and modern rugs. As always, we care about your satisfaction the most, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our fabulous rug collection and shipping process. Doris Leslie Blau’s webpage offers you rugs, the ultimate shopping experience, allowing to filter through every carpet in our possession using categories such as size, color, origins and age. Moreover, if you desire something original, we also offer a possibility of ordering a custom rug, made just for your liking!
What matters to us the most is your satisfaction with our antique rugs
Ever since Doris Leslie Blau’s inception in 1965, our mission is to deliver best quality antique carpets and vintage rugs wherever they are needed. Located in New York City, our gallery is home to some of the most spectacular rugs of every origin imaginable, including Oriental, European and Persian carpets. Many of our clients are among Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Designers” . Doris Leslie Blau has also established itself as a leading source of fine new and custom rugs based on patterns by many well-known contemporary designers, including Tommy Hilfiger.
Doris Leslie Blau’s owner – Nader Bolour
With his finger constantly on the pulse of an ever-changing market, Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, Nader Bolour, is widely known as a talented designer and ingenious businessman. After moving to London, Nader Bolour had his first meeting with Doris Leslie Blau, a great connoisseur of antique Oriental rugs in 1978. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership and Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery in 1997. Although he is a man of business, Nader has also artistic side as he is a designer. His works are classical, yet contain hints of modernism. They combine the glory of the Orient with the freshness of contemporary influences. Whether you seek a rug from Nader or you desire his original design, you can rest assured that he is prepared to deliver a bit of soul to your home.
The settlement which would later became Portland was started to be populated in the 1830s, mostly because its easy access to water enabled a quick transportation of various goods. Originally known as “Stumptown” or “The Clearing” due to the number of trees that had to be cut down to make place for the settlement, it was renamed after its owners Asa Lovejoy and Francis W. Pettygrove settled on its new name by famously tossing a coin. Portland was incorporated in 1851. At that time it had over 800 inhabitants, but its population. At the turn of the 20th century, the city had a reputation as one of the most dangerous port cities in the world, a hub for organized crime and racketeering., however after the city’s economy experienced an industrial boom during World War II, its reputation began to dissipate and it became more similar to contemporary Portland, known for its liberal values and being a bastion of counterculture.
Culture and entertainment in Portland
Nowadays it is considered one of the world’s best places to eat street food and its great number of independent microbreweries makes Portland a perfect spot for modern gourmets and those who look for new tastes.
Doris Leslie Blau on Portland
The “City of Roses” offers a lot for those who visit it. From beautiful architecture to rich culture, Portland has a wealth of advantages, which make it one of the most prominent cities in the United States. We are happy to offer our Portland clients a great choice of rugs of all origins and ages. If you are interested in purchasing a high quality rug, be sure to visit our webpage, where you can comfortably browse through available pieces. Wherever you need an antique rug or maybe something more contemporary, Doris Leslie Blau is m happy to serve you with our expertise and excellent service. For those most demanding we offer the possibility of ordering a custom carpet, created just for you! All of our rugs are of highest quality, made of best materials available! We are happy to be our Portland based clientele’s number one choice for antique rugs.