Picture Framing Portland

Portland's finest custom frame shop ~ Family owned since 1972

Chrisman Framing offers personalized custom picture framing services in the Portland, OR area for fine art, photographs, prints, posters, shadowboxes, and more. We'll help you choose the right design, color, and materials to put your art in its best light. Whether you’re looking for a small frame or something to showcase an entire wall, Chrisman offers the perfect blend of expertise and artistic elegance to help you arrive at just the right option.

Custom Picture Framing is an art form at Chrisman Framing. Our skilled designers can help you create a unique picture frame design for your favorite artwork. We offer museum quality materials and an impressive selection of frames so you can find the perfect style. With more than 40 years of industry experience and a steadfast commitment to personalized customer care, our locally owned and operated, custom frame shops have helped countless satisfied customers make the most of their memories and decor.

With over 40 years of combined professional experience and a dedicated, attentive staff, we'll strive to make finding the right frame and mat combination for your art and photo project an easy and enjoyable experience.

We love framing, but most of all we enjoy giving your framed art or memorabilia a unique character all its own. We want you to be proud of your finished artwork and treasure it as much as we do your business!

Come visit one of our locations in the Portland, OR area for a free framing consultation with one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members.

Custom Matting Portland

Mats & Liners FAQs

What is the difference between a linen liner and a mat?

A mat is made of paper. Your artwork sits behind the mat. Mats create a polished, classic presentation, adding depth and scale, while softening the transition from image to frame. Mats are available in a multitude of colors, textures and styles and can be custom cut to fit almost any size.

A linen liner is made of linen stretched over a wooden frame. Your artwork will sit inside the linen liner. Genuine linen over natural wood makes for an elegant, upscale presentation. Linen liners add depth and soften the transition from image to frame. Linen liners are a perfect accompaniment to canvas art, paintings of all kinds and even photos. They also add structural support for larger pieces of art.

Which mat should I choose?

When framing and matting a photo, document or piece of art, you must consider the value of the object being framed. If your piece is purely decorative, you can choose one of our many of décor mats, from cotton to metallic to suede, in a huge array of colors and styles. These mats are an economical choice for many types of presentations, however may not protect your piece over the course of many years. If you are framing a valuable and irreplaceable object that you intend to preserve for generations, you should choose one of our acid-free, lignin-free mats. These pH neutral mats meet conservation standards. We offer conservation-grade matting in a variety of styles and colors.

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"So I have used the Burnside location before and then we moved
and low and behold there is a Chrisman framing near us in Sellwood.
Can't express the thanks enough for the excellent framing we have had done here."
For Chrisman Framing
Date published: 12/16/2014
5.0 / 5.0 stars