Modern Mouse Maker Market

Alameda's premier handmade gift shop, with over 250 artists (and counting)!

Our Mission

Modern Mouse offers a fun, stylish and creative collection of high-quality, modern handmade goods made by independent artists and small manufacturers across the USA. We’re drawn to simple items that make us smile and find it pleasing to sprinkle beautiful handmade objects amidst a sea of mass produced product in this day and age.

We delight in the special, unique nature of handcrafted objects and are inspired by the idea of them being produced one at a time in the tiny studios of individual artists (or more often than not, at dining tables or small desks) in homes perhaps just miles from our own.

Visit our brick-and-mortar store to see work from over 240 talented artists, or shop a hand-picked, limited selection of our items here in our webstore! You'll find home goods, jewelry, local apparel and special occasion gifts... something for just about everyone!

About Us

Matt & Mynt Ortega

[store owners]

Matt (the Shark) Ortega and Mynt Ortega are the duo behind everything Modern Mouse! They decided to take over company founder Eleen's vision in April of 2017 after years of being loyal customers, then employees. Together, they manage staff, accept new artists to the roster, and facilitate all other day-to-day operations.

If you don't see them behind the counter at the Mouse, they're most likely gardening, exploring San Francisco, or reading at a coffee shop!


We are located within the scenic South Shore Center of Alameda, just a short walk away from the waterfront! For the shortest trek, please park in front of West Marine or Safeway, and use the nearest breezeway to the heart of the Center, where we are located (right next to Great Clips, and right across from FAAS South Shore). We look forward to seeing you soon! :)

Please note that we are CLOSED on January 1st, November 24th, and December 25th. We also close early or stay open later in observance of certain holidays and occasions. For more info, please connect with us through Facebook or Instagram.

Store Info:

2223 South Shore Center, Alameda, CA 94501

Regular Hours:

Tuesday - Friday

11am - 7pm


10am - 7pm


10am - 6pm