About us

The Pencil Test is a bra shop with locations in the inner Northeast of Portland, OR, and in Downtown Renton, WA. We specialize in bras and swimwear for customers with a D cup and larger. We carry band sizes from 28-48 and cup sizes D-K. We have a very large inventory of fashion, sport, maternity, swim, strapless, and wire-free.

We carry binders and our knowledgeable staff can help you get the right fit with as much or as little assistance as you'd like. We are LGBTQIA+ friendly and we create a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for anyone who wants to wear our products.

The Pencil Test was conceived by Holly, a native Oregonian who spent her life being put into boring, uncomfortable, plain 'ol minimizer bras. After being spoiled for choice while living in England, she was determined to bring a real, satisfying, useful, sexy bra and swimwear shop to Portland.

We understand that bra shopping can cause a lot of anxiety and we make the experience fun and painless!

Established in 2011.



We accept returns on unworn items in their original condition, preferably with the tags on, and with the receipt within 30 days of purchase.

Items purchased at a discount and accessories (stick-on bras, soap, etc.) are not eligible for return. We do not accept returns on bottoms of any kind, including swim and bodysuits. No return is guaranteed until it is approved in person by one of our staff members.

Online orders can be brought to the store for a return, or mailed back after calling and speaking to a staff member. We are not responsible for the cost of sending the items back.



Portland: Tuesday-Saturday 11-6, Closed Sunday and Monday.

Renton: Wednesday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-5, Closed Monday.