We are a family owned (Portland mattress) store that focuses on finding the best mattress for you. The Portland community has kindly supported us since 1996, and we have enjoyed the incredible people that have walked through our doors as well as the stories that accompany them. It has been a continued joy to help you and the returning generations as your family grows. Just as you have always expected from us: lowest prices for the best mattress, and without question, customer service... that tradition will continue. Remember, as quirky as I am, I believe "It's not too late to sleep like a baby”! This means I believe your sleep should be carefree, restful and filled with fresh dreams.
“Dreams are a part of life, without dreams we are simply just a motion”. - Sherri Hiner
In Mr. Alan’s 6th grade class at Linwood Elementary, I was given the impossible task of writing my life goals, I then realized the power of dreams. I dreamt of saving the world and more importantly, having my own business (though I didn't dream of a mattress store, no one dreams of that). This enterprise had to be a place where people would want to work…...and do business. I was shy, timid, and I was the one no one could remember from their high school years. It still seems crazy that I would open my very own business in Portland. I am unique(in an odd way), and I am not afraid to go out in public wearing my Pajamas. I sell sleep, so why not? I love the National Anthem, but Whitney Houston’s version always brings tears to my eyes. I believe that most everyone wants to do the right thing, but some people are afraid to stand alone. I am so thankful for everything. When I looked up after falling so hard and far, there were so many people - including strangers - standing right next to me. I was not alone. This Portland community and its surrounding areas stood by a complete stranger like friends and family, and have never let me down…..this is truly the happiest time of my life.
When I look back at the years of mattress memories, thousands of pictures show the hands that helped in raising my children. It is things like this that I hold near and dear to my heart, these things remind me how much I enjoy and love my mattress family. We all want to bring that same culture to Sherri’s Mattresses. Paiton, my oldest son (the Shhh kid From local mattress commercials), has been selling mattresses in Portland since he was nine, and has never lost the dream of having his own cruise ship line as a way to try mattresses. In the meantime, he is focused on knowing everything about the mattress industry. He was even able to single-handedly land the exclusive Air Loom line of mattresses. It was one of the proudest moments of my life when we walked into their showroom and they knew who he was. Hunter (the baby), a high schooler, still gets asked on a weekly basis, "are you him…are you the baby?” I am so thankful that he still puts a beautiful grin on his face and smiles. My youngest daughter recently graduated from Clackamas High School. After six years of watching her lip sync in the choir (through middle school & High school), I always wondered “why must we go through this if she does not want to sing”. To my surprise, graduation day came and she said: "I am singing with some friends at graduation". I said "how nice" with a sigh knowing she was going to mouth watermelon over and over so it looked like she was singing. She walked up on stage with her usual radiance only for the trio (their mics did not work) to become a solo (her). That moment still brings tears to my eyes even as I am typing this. Needless to say, all 25 concerts of her mouthing watermelon was worth it. Another one of our daughters has had her hand in this business as well, waving the sign even when it was freezing to death, but she always did it with a beautiful smile. The second to the oldest daughter (beauty school grad) was seen sleeping in the back of many commercials, literally sleeping. She blessed us with 2 beautiful granddaughters. The oldest daughter (college grad) has not sold beds in years, yet she still loves to come in and correct me, which makes me laugh every time because she is always right. Our Brady bunch family also includes Geona. She makes us all laugh and adds nothing but encouragement and excitement to all of our lives.
George has experienced all aspects of the Portland Mattress industry first hand. He goes crazy when our focus is on the dollar and not on the customer. He says he has been around long enough to see that when we put the customer first they bring people back in to buy a mattress. His strong suits are making sure I don't go crazy with advertising, taking care of the customer, keeping operations running smoothly, and being a wonderful dad and even better grandpa to his grandchildren. However, I will have to painfully admit, he is better at selling mattresses than I am but I think it is because he knows everyone in this area.
Welcome to Sherri’s Mattresses. Our not so fancy location will save you money, and our customer service will keep you coming back. We want you to love what you get. We are looking forward to seeing you soon, and also looking forward to sharing pictures of our grandchildren….the first of many more to come.
Thank you. Please have a great day!