Oregonian Chelsea Swanda opened Give&Take Resale in 2012 after several years of resale apprenticeship with The Village Merchants in SE Portland. The Kenton neighborhood has proved to be the close-knit, supportive community Chelsea had hoped for when she opened Give&Take Resale in North Portland. What started as a small one-woman local resale shop has grown into a thriving community and has inspired the creation of a sister consignment store, Take It or Leave It, in the Cully neighborhood of NE Portland.