The Lippman Company

The Store

The Lippman Company celebrates over 70 years of helping Portland party! We are a third-generation, single-location, family-owned party supply business with a commitment to finding the best stuff out there— and bringing it to you, our customer.

The Lippman Company Party Store interior
antique punchboard game

The History

“It all started in 1948, when Nathan “Ginger” Lippman and his wife Anne opened their store as a wholesale supplier of helium, balloons and redemption prizes for Punchboards – an extremely popular tavern game of the time.

Shortly after Ginger and Anne opened their doors, Portland’s mayor outlawed punchboards in a campaign to “clean up sin, gambling and prostitution” in “morally-depraved” post-WW II Portland, and Ginger and Anne had to adapt to keep the young business going strong.

Seeing the growing trend of traveling carnivals, The Lippman Co. morphed from selling mainly redemption prizes to distributing full-blown carnival supplies. Anything a carnival midway needed, The Lippman Co. could supply – balloons, helium, plush toys, darts, rubber ducks, gaming equipment and everything in between.” Party And Halloween

Want to join the team? We are always on the look out for skilled professionals to strengthen our team!