About Us


Amanda Furbee

Amanda Furbee’s interest in herbalism began at an early age but it wouldn’t be until 2010, when she moved to the Pacific Northwest, that her relationship with medicinal plants blossomed. The move from the east coast to the west coast would be more than a change of scenery, it brought her closer towards the wonderful world of herbalism. Ambitious to start learning she found a golden opportunity working at Portland’s first all organic herbal supplier, The Herb Shoppe. Her experience was even more fulfilling than she had hoped for, feeling invigorated Amanda knew this was a step in the right direction.

Inspired to take her knowledge further she enrolled in Rosemary Gladstars’ herbal certification course under Dr. JJ Pursell, the founder of The Herb Shoppe. Rosemary’s insights made it easy for Amanda to dive in head first, and like a vitamin for the soul Amanda absorbed all she could from the Mother of Herbalism. Amanda learned not only from the certification course but also from the shops informed herbalists and customer interactions as well. Within a few months of being on staff Amanda would find herself collaborating with Dr. Pursell and together they strategized the future of the company.

As a result of their partnership The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy and Learning Center opened its doors on Feb 15th, 2014. More than a business it was created with the intention of becoming a community space for educators and collaborators alike, something Amanda was instrumental in developing. A couple years later Dr. Pursell proposed potential changes for the company and questioned her future with THS. After several months of deliberation the decision was made; Amanda would transition from partner to sole proprietor. The Herb Shoppe couldn’t have been left in more capable hands.

Amanda continues to broaden her understanding of herbalism while making improvements to just about every aspect of The Herb Shoppe. Do you have specific health or herbal questions for Amanda? She would love to meet you and is available for one-on-one consultations as well. With an entrepreneurial spirit and the power of herbalism beside her The Herb Shoppe’s finest years have yet to come.

Set up your appointment with Amanda for herbal or flower essence consultations. Please email. info@theherbshoppepharmacy.com

Our Mission:

Our top priority at The Herb Shoppe is to provide quality herbal medicine to the community we support and admire. We’re proud to say that our herbs are organic or wildcrafted, locally sourced and live up to our highest possible standards. Whether you’re purchasing bulk herbs for personal use or you’re buying one of our in-house custom creations we know you’ll be happy with the selection we’ve gathered for you. The Herb Shoppe is more than just a store, we’re dedicated to educating our neighbors about herbal medicine as well. We feel it’s important to foster a relationship with our surrounding community and what better way to bring people together than through the healing tradition of herbalism. Between our affordable courses and practitioner services our aim is to make healthy choices accessible while building trust with everyone who walks through our doors.

Customized Blends:

What started off as a modest selection has grown to over 300 herbs, powders, spices and tinctures available to our customers year round. With that many options The Herb Shoppe is your go-to source for any and all herbal needs. Whether you’re creating a tincture, capsule, flower essence or tea blend you’re bound to find everything you’re looking for in one place. We’re happy to announce that we now be offer custom blends for perfumes, body oils, lotions & spritzers as well! Custom creations are easier to prepare than you might think; We encourage customers to browse our blending bar menu or ask one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members about available choices. If you prefer a thorough, holistic approach, we love our local practitioners and would be happy to put you in touch with a professional that can steer you in the right direction. Practitioners and business owners look no further, we would be thrilled to help you create a customized blend for your practice or patients.


At The Herb Shoppe we take pride in helping educate our customers on the topics that we feel passionately about. Our space is an open forum for local nutritionists, practitioners and other specialists to pass down their knowledge about the various ways to thrive in both body and mind. This includes information about: holistic (fermented) food preparation, incorporating herbs into your daily life, essential oils, flower essences and much, much more. We’re excited to launch several new classes starting this Fall. Our in house teachers have prepared material for a Thursday “How To” series with easy-to-follow lessons designed so you can start making your favorite herbal medicines from the comfort of your home. We’re also developing a detailed course for those wanting to dive deeper into the herbalist tradition. Regardless of skill level The Herb Shoppe designs all of its lessons with inclusivity in mind and for people from all walks of life. If you’re interested in one of our classes you can view our calendar here or swing by the shop, ask us about discounted rates for multiple bookings. Would you like to teach at The Herb Shoppe? Tell us a little about yourself: events.ths@gmail.com

In Summary:

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a seasoned herbalist we welcome any questions or comments you might have for us. We love meeting new people and would be thrilled to show you what products and services we have to offer. Let’s embrace the journey as one and share the benefits of herbal healing together, we hope to see you soon.