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Judith Roberts

I have customers who’ve been with me since the first day I opened, and a lot of people have been shopping here for 35 years. One day I was talking to a young woman, who was very professional and business-like, and I asked where she was from. She said she lived in Chicago – and this gives me chills – she said, “I never feel like I’m home until I come to Portfolio.” And I’ve had a lot of people tell me that, that they feel like they’re at home here. It’s very touching.

Five Points has roots – it’s old timey and up to date at the same time.

I’ve lived in Columbia since 1971; a long time. We moved to the Wales Garden neighborhood in 1979, and I started Portfolio Art Gallery – a nationally recognized, specialty visual art, gift and jewelry shop – in 1980. We moved here because we liked the shopping village area, and I can walk to work – I do all the time!

I opened in the little Devine Street-facing space for 17 years before we made the shop bigger, expanding into the Saluda Avenue side, which used to be a liquor store. We cut a hole in the wall, and the liquor was still there. You can still see where people lined up to buy their liquor by the wear on the floor.

Mark your calendars, set a reminder, tell a friend, just get down to Five Points for these upcoming events!

Friday, March 13

Gregory Electric's Official Kick-Off to St. Pat's

Don’t wait to get in the festival spirit and welcome the arrival of spring. Join us in Five Points the week before St. Pat's for Gregory Electric's Official Kick-Off to S…

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Mark your calendars, set a reminder, tell a friend, just get down to Five Points for these upcoming events!

Saturday, March 21

St. Pat's In Five Points

Watch the 2018 Video! Each March, be prepared to shake your shamrocks at St. Pat’s in Five Points - one of the largest green and Gaelic celebration in the Southeast! E…

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