Diana Kim

The Stand Up Comedy owner on taking risks, avant-garde fashion, and the quirks of communal living. 


I’m the owner ofStand Up Comedy, a men's and women's boutique in Portland, Oregon, where I grew up. In the past, we’ve called it “the world's smallest department store” because we hit every kind of retail offering in a really teeny, minuscule kind of way. We specialize in progressive, experimental, and cult brands across clothing, accessories, art objects, and printed matter—although not so much the printed matter these days.


It started to feel like what should be opening my worldview was closing it off.



The pieces that we actively seek out now do things with light, or temperature, or color changes.



It seems to me like most of the arguments and discussions are around the trees.