One of the many perks of being located in downtown Portland is that you don’t have to go far to fill up on tasty food and drinks, local crafts from the cities’ creative artisans or abundance of nature trails. See some of our favorite places below.
As you plan future trips, please double check with the featured business’s websites as, given safety measures in place and state regulations, hours and operations may be affected.
Looking to grab some absolutely incredible sandwiches to toss in your cooler on your way out of town to Mt. Hood? Shipshape Goods is a walk–up window in Southeast Portland serving seafood-focused sandwiches with irresistible fillings, like yogurt-marinated salmon with brown butter mayo.
For the perfect Portland summer day, you’re probably thinking a picnic by the water, and you’re probably thinking BBQ. You can’t get better or more in-demand BBQ than Eem’s Thai-style Texas BBQ. The flavors are deeply savory and completely unforgettable — the ribs might be the best memory of your Portland trip. The takeout menu changes every week, but ranges from fried chicken to burnt ends to brisket, with both Southern- and Thai-style sides like potato salad, fish sauce caramel-covered pork belly and spicy papaya salad.
You don’t have to travel far for an exciting and exquisite dinner, with exotic flavors that will make you feel like you took a trip to the Mediterranean — Rosa Rosa is located right inside the Dossier Hotel, in case your day’s exploits have left you with little energy to explore the city, you’re in luck. The Georgian, Turkish and Italian fusion restaurant makes clever use of seasonal local ingredients, and is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef, Vitaly Paley.
When you walk into Expatriate, you might feel like you’ve stepped into a swanky cocktail lounge in Hong Kong — and that’s the idea behind the cheeky Concordia bar, “expatriate” is a verb; when you’re here, you’re globetrotting. Indulge in umami-rich, Asian-inspired bar snacks, delicately salty, spicy and memorable bites that pair perfectly with the brilliantly devised cocktails
After a long day of conquering mountains and taming rivers, you’ll want to unwind in a cozy neighborhood wine bar with a continental vibe. Look no further than Bar Norman, nestled in the quirky Clinton neighborhood. Serving a curated selection of unique sips, including vermouths and amari, natural and organic wines and the popular orange wine. In the simple style of a Spanish or French wine bar, Bar Norman offers very European drinking snacks to accompany your vino, like baguette paired with cheese, tinned fish or olives.
Forest Park must be seen to be believed; it’s only minutes from downtown, but with its heavy canopy and carpet of firs and ferns, springtime flowers and flourishing wildlife, it feels like a natural oasis crowning the city, and you’ll be transported to the respite of nature in no time. At a staggering 5,200 acres, Forest Park is the largest urban park in the U.S., and you can easily spend the entire day on its extensive system of trails, fire lanes and gravel roads.
Built atop an extinct volcanic cinder cone in Southeast Portland, Mount Tabor is a local favorite 191-acre public park offering fresh air and unmatched views in the middle of the city. Take one of the three official trails to the 636-foot high summit and enjoy the best sunset you can see in Portland. Or meander beneath the fir trees or by the reservoir lake and relax as you listen to the sounds of nature.
Located just outside of downtown and easily accessed by car or MAX train, Washington Park is a sprawling urban park that includes the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Children’s Museum, Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, amphitheater, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, playgrounds, public art and many acres of tranquil wild forest with miles and miles of trails for walking, hiking and biking. The Wildwood Trail connects it to Forest Park through the 40-Mile Loop system of trails, which you can easily access just northwest of the Washington Park MAX Station.
Address: 750 SW Alder St, Portland, Oregon 97205
You don’t have to travel far for an adventurous, globetrotting meal — featuring exotic flavors from the Ottoman and Roman Empires and the Mediterranean, prepared with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients — Rosa Rosa is located inside the Dossier Hotel, and is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Vitaly Paley. Chef Paley, who is known for his mastery of complicated culinary techniques, brings the far-flung tastes of his recent travels to Turkey and Georgia (where he and his family have roots) to your exquisite plate.
Lovely’s Fifty Fifty
Address: 4039 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Half wood-fired pizza and half gourmet ice cream is certainly a lovely restaurant concept, and Lovely’s does both extremely well. With wholly unique and seasonal pizza toppings like morel with roasted spring onions, German mountain cheese and wild ramps, and with a lightly charred and crispy crust, you’re unlikely to ever bite into a pie quite like a Lovely’s pie. The ice cream flavors are just as creative, memorable and as reverent of local bounty, like buckwheat honey toffee, so save room for dessert.
Address: 200 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Güero, once a humble food cart, is now a popular torta (Mexican-style sandwich) and cocktail restaurant in the Kerns neighborhood. If you’ve never had a torta, the bread is similar to French bread, with a soft bite and crispy crust. You can’t go wrong with any of Güero’s massive tortas, piled high with fresh and authentically seasoned ingredients, but the messy, Jalisco-style Ahogada (“drowned” in Spanish), stuffed with crispy carnitas and topped with a spicy achiote tomato sauce, is full of addictive flavors that keep loyal patrons craving more.
Address: 3377 SE Division St Suite #102, Portland, OR 97202
Pick up a sandwich from Shipshape Goods walk-up window in Southeast Portland serving seafood-focused sandwiches with irresistible fillings, like yogurt-marinated salmon with brown butter mayo.
Address: 511 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
You may have seen Han Oak and the charming young family that runs it on Chef David Chang’s Netflix show, “Ugly Delicious.” Not only are the Cho-Park family friends with the world-famous chef (their son calls him “Uncle David”), but the cozy and modern Korean restaurant, located in the trendy Kerns neighborhood, is widely considered the best of its ilk in the city. Expect innovative and deeply savory takes on authentic favorites, with imaginative and fruit-filled cocktail accompaniments. Because the family lives in the same space as the restaurant, Han Oak has decided they will likely not open for service until a COVID-19 vaccine is available, but check the website for updates.
Address: 4636 NE 42nd Ave suite a, Portland, OR 97218
Yonder is a whimsical blend of Southern homestyle comfort food and Pacific Northwest cuisine, brought to you by beloved chef Maya Lovelace, who follows the long-held Southern belief that cooking and feeding are forms of love. Yonder serves up all of your authentic Southern favorites in the haint blue dining room, like fluffy angel biscuits, tangy pimento cheese, crispy cornmeal-fried catfish and the coup de grace, the perfectly crunchy fried chicken, available “dusted” (with a dry spice blend), “dipped” (in a zesty North Carolina-style vinegar sauce), or “hot” (blasted with blazing hot lard for an unforgettable flavor punch).
Address: 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Eem just might be the toughest reservation to land in Portland, but the Thai-style Texas BBQ restaurant (yes, you read that right) is also serving up the most flavorful plates in the city. Portland’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year, Eem is the brainchild of popular Langbaan chef Earl Ninsom and Texas BBQ food cart pro Matt Vicedomini, a brilliant result of their melding of Vicedomini’s seasoned Texas BBQ techniques with Ninsom’s visionary Thai flavors. A meal here might include a slab of smoked ribs slathered with savory secret Eem sauce, pork belly coated in fish sauce caramel and a side of super spicy papaya salad. Diners can order for takeout a week in advance — their BBQ meals make excellent riverside picnics.
Address: 3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Ava Gene’s serves award-winning, upscale, exquisitely prepared Italian fare — under normal circumstances. We are not living under normal circumstances at the moment, so Ava Gene’s has been repurposed into Shipshape Goods, a casual takeout concept serving sandwiches with a seafood focus via a walkup window, as well as Italian- and Portland-inspired pantry goods you can take home with you, like polenta and locally produced Ayers Creek jams. These sandwiches are just as luxurious as any dish you’d dig into at Ava Gene’s, with unctuous fillings like yogurt marinated salmon and brown butter mayo, but perfect for throwing in your bag for a summer trek up a Mt. Hood trail.
Pine Street Market
Address: 126 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Pine Street Market, the city’s first food hall, feels a bit like a refined and grown-up school cafeteria, full of gourmet offerings and communal tables. The Market features nine of Portland’s best chefs and purveyors gathered under one roof — perfect for groups of travelers who can’t agree on what to eat.
Address: 1570 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
This truly unique neighborhood brewpub features a full-service restaurant with two levels and a wide selection (16 taps!) of locally brewed Breakside craft beers. The large outdoor patio is the perfect spot for sipping an ice-cold Breakside Pilsner on a warm, sunny day — especially if you add a giant Bavarian pretzel to go with it — and you definitely should.
Address: 923 SE 7th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Afuri is an extremely popular izakaya in Japan, and the Portland location is the first in the United States. Portland’s temperate climate, soft, spring water and local, farm-sourced ingredients make it the perfect locale for Afuri’s authentic ramen recipes. And their ramen recipes are fantastic. Try the specialty yuzu shio ramen, a clear, citrusy chicken-based broth that’s full of wonderful umami richness.
Address: 5424 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Nestled in with a pocket of other excellent dining establishments in the Concordia neighborhood, Expatriate serves up salty and savory Asian-inspired drinking snacks, truly adventurous cocktails, sake, wine and beer. The “Who the &$@# is David Chang?” is both a menu item and an ethos here; it’s a fantastic bao sandwich stuffed with crispy pork belly, crab paste, black vinegar, basil, ginger and Korean chili flakes, and it’s also an utter flouting of celebrity chef idolatry. Expatriate isn’t about image or icons, it’s about experiences. Close your eyes and take in the flavors on your palate, and enjoy your evening.
Address: 2615 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
A cozy neighborhood wine bar with a respectable selection of unique sips, and huge picture windows that are perfect for people watching along quirky Clinton Street, Bar Norman is a relaxing spot to unwind after a long day of hiking or exploring the city. In the style of a Spanish wine bar, Bar Norman offers very European drinking snacks to accompany your wine, like cheese and baguette, or tinned fish and bread or olives.
Coopers Hall Winery & Taproom
Address: 404 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR
Housed in a former autobody shop in Southeast Portland, Cooper’s Hall Winery & Taproom is deceptively elegant on the inside, with string lights and greenery hung from the rafters, and entire walls that can roll open to let in the sun and fresh air on summer days. The taproom serves the wines they make in their Willamette Valley vineyard on tap — from the popular and bold Pinot Noir to the late season varietals, the sweeter Riesling and Gewurtztraminer — as well as a seasonal rotating menu of delectable dishes.
Pepe Le Moko
Address: 407 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Underneath the famous Clyde Common restaurant, you’ll find the tiny (only 42 seats) speakeasy helmed by acclaimed barman Jeffery Morgenthaler, Pepe Le Moko. The tunnel-like design feels like a cross between a subway car and a cozy diner, but it’s Jeffery’s cocktails that are the true star of this spot. Try his version of the Long Island Iced Tea, made with top-shelf liquors and Cointreau.
Park Avenue Wines
Address: 626 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
A lovely wine shop located downtown, Park Avenue Wines has a curated selection of locally and internationally sourced bottles to take home, as well as an in-store bar for tastings and wines by the glass. In partnership with Spätzle & Speck, they also offer a fantastic full menu. Have no fears about snobby sommeliers here — you’ll only find kind, helpful wine lovers who only want to pair you with flavors you’ll love.
Proof Wines & Spirits
Address: 550 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204
A wine, beer, spirits purveyor located downtown, Proof has a vast selection with a number of unique and locally sourced items, and super friendly, always helpful staff.
Address: Various Locations
Scattered across the outskirts of Portland’s downtown area is the world’s largest concentration of craft distilleries in the world. From Aria’s London dry gin to Wild Roots’ fresh, Pacific Northwest fruit-infused vodkas, you can taste the true spirit of Portland, from Slabtown to Powell. Purchase a Distillery Row Passport to receive a unique discount at each distillery, as well as discounts on transit partners so you can travel safely as you traverse the Row. You’ll also get to participate in Quests — visit all the distilleries and receive a stamp from each and you’ll earn a special tour and “level up” to the next Quest.
New Deal Distillery
Address: 900 SE Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97209
Founded in 2004, the first distillery in what is now the prominent Distillery Row, New Deal Distillery has always set out to make simple, quality craft spirits, in cooperation with other local makers in the community like Bob’s Red Mill grains and sugars. You can find the standards here, like the award-winning New Deal Vodka or “garden-style” Gin No. 1, but the real standouts are the creatively flavored liquors and liqueurs, from the delicate Cascara Liqueur, flavored with the tea-like coffee cherry fruit, to the bold Hot Monkey Pepper-Flavored Vodka, a hot and smoky concoction that pairs perfectly with pineapple juice. New Deal offers distillery tours and tasting flights in their Southeast Portland Tasting Room.
Address: 2671 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97209
Freeland Free Spirits is a locally run, women-owned and -run distillery — one of very few women-owned and -run distilleries in the world. With gorgeous jewel-toned bottles of gin and bourbon, and cans of lovingly formulated cocktails created with locally sourced herbs and ingredients, any spirits connoisseur needs a Freeland creation in their suitcase.
Address: 408 NW Couch St, Portland OR, 97209
Part coffee shop, part shoe gallery, Deadstock Coffee is a stylish haven where sneakerheads and coffee enthusiasts converge. Like the latte you’re sipping (with the sneaker stenciled on the foam)? Buy some freshly roasted Deadstock beans to take home. And thanks to the fact that Nike and Adidas HQs are in Portland’s own backyard, you can find some pretty sweet (and sometimes rare) kicks.
Nossa Familia Coffee
Address: 1350 NW Lovejoy St, Portland, OR 97209
Nossa Familia was started by a Brazilian exchange student whose family coffee farm shipped him beans to sell on consignment. Building on that same foundation of close relationships, Nossa Familia now sources specialty coffees directly from farms in Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Kenya. Their Pearl District café is full of modern, geometric touches and there is ample outdoor seating. Pause a moment with the Cafezinho, a traditional Brazilian espresso drink with hot water and raw sugar.
Address: 813 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
Located inside the Woodlark Hotel, Good Coffee is true to their name — they serve up an interesting menu of freshly roasted coffee creations, and everything is really good. Also noteworthy is the “Founders Series Menu” of beverages, a line of really good caffeinated drinks named in honor of the local suffragette history and women-led team of the Woodlark building. If you’re looking to fuel up for a full day of exploration, Good Coffee offers a menu of hearty breakfast burritos, kolaches (a puffy Czech breakfast pastry with a sweet or savory filling — the fillings here err on the nontraditional side) and other pastries.
Water Avenue Coffee
Address: 1028 SE Water Ave.
Located right off the picturesque Eastbank Esplanade, with a lovely seating area out front for warmer days, Water Avenue Coffee offers a broad menu of intriguing and flavorful coffee and tea drinks (many that will promptly satisfy a morning or afternoon sweet tooth), as well as a convenient grab-and-go case of breakfast burritos, hot and cold sandwiches, bowls, salads and pastries — perfect for tossing in your bike bag on your way to Mt. Tabor.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Address: 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204
Easily accessible to downtown, Tom McCall Waterfront Park runs adjacent to the Willamette River and is often bustling with joggers, cyclists, picnickers, and others who want to enjoy the fresh air and the water. You definitely do not want to miss it in the spring, when the park’s numerous cherry trees absolutely explode with blossoms — it’s a sight to behold.
Address: 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221
With twelve miles of both relaxing and challenging hiking trails winding through 189 acres, Washington Park’s Hoyt Arboretum provides access to a globally diverse landscape, from stands of stately redwoods to groves of flowering dogwoods and cherries, exhibiting many rare and threatened species along the way.
International Rose Test Garden
Address: 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Located in Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden is home to over 10,000 rose bushes of approximately 650 varieties. Visit between April and October to see the blooms, with the peak happening around June. Take a peaceful and fragrant stroll through the rows and forget your cares, enjoy the unbeatable skyline view, or snap some amazing floral selfies.
At 5,200 acres, Forest Park is the largest urban park in the country, and is a gorgeous, forested oasis alongside the city. Forest Park’s extensive system of trails, fire lanes and gravel roads provide excellent accessible opportunities for hiking, walking, running, and simply escaping the urban atmosphere. You’ll be amazed at the lush canopy of deep forest and ferns, wildlife and birdsong, just minutes from downtown.
Mount Tabor Park
Mount Tabor is a volcanic cinder cone in Southeast Portland (don’t worry, unlike its brethren in the nearby Cascade range, it’s long extinct), and there is a beloved 191-acre public park built atop it — offering fresh air and respite from the city, only steps away from urban comforts. At 636 feet high, the summit of Mount Tabor provides breathtaking views of Portland, especially on a clear summer day, and you can reach it by one of three official trails, winding through heavily forested paths, up steep stairs and along the scenic reservoir, or meandering around while enjoying the mountain views. Bikes are allowed on paved roads and marked trails, and dogs are allowed off-leash in the fenced dog park.
Address: 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
Washington Park is an urban park that includes the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Children’s Museum, Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, amphitheater, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, playgrounds, public art and many acres of tranquil wild forest with miles of trails for hiking. It’s easily accessible via either car or Max from downtown.
Address: 33 NE 3rd Ave Suite 365, Portland, OR 97232
With floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open all the way in the summer, letting the outside in, and soaking pools that will rejuvenate you year round, Knot Springs is Portland’s spa and social club centered around health, wellness and positive vibes overlooking the Willamette River. With three soaking pools of varying temperatures surrounded by lush, mossy overhangs, a fragrant eucalyptus steam room and a relaxing hot sauna, Knot Springs’ Soak Experience is well worth the reservation. Equally worthwhile is their variety of treatments versed in Eastern and Western modalities, ranging from Swedish, deep tissue and Thai massages to CBD bodywork or acupressure and ashiatsu.
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Address: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Stationed along the eastern banks of the Willamette River, OMSI (as locals call it) is a sprawling museum with five vast halls full of over 200 interactive exhibits and activities for visitors of all ages. Attend a Maker Workshop and learn how to make your own cider or sauerkraut, as well as the science behind the craft, or attend an OMSI After Dark event, and talk science while you nosh on gourmet snacks and adult beverages and enjoy the sparkling riverfront views.
Portland Art Museum
Address: 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Housed in a collection of modernist-style buildings along downtown Portland’s South Park Blocks, Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest. Among a rotating collection of progressively minded and forward-thinking exhibitions, it boasts a permanent collection of more than 42,000 objects, including a preeminent Pacific Northwest Native American art exhibit, and prominent works by Warhol, Renoir, Monet and Kehinde Wiley.
Address: 426 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214
Next Adventure is a locally owned and operated outdoor supply store that sells or rents absolutely everything you could ever need for your river, mountain, beach or desert adventure, whether you’re camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, climbing or exploring the outdoors in any imaginable way — they’ve got the gear to outfit you. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about both sports and local conditions, and can answer any questions you may have about venturing out to Mt. Hood for a day of snowboarding or to Pacific City for Oregon-style surfing. Head downstairs to check out the Bargain Basement, a vast selection of lightly used name-brand clothing and equipment at — you guessed it — bargain prices.Hea
Portland Paddle Sports Center
Address: 624 SE 7th Ave., Portland, OR 97214
If you’ve always wanted to explore the wildlife-rich waterways, lakes and rivers in and around Portland, like the Smith and Bybee wetlands or the Scappoose Bay, there’s no better way than in a kayak or on top of a paddleboard, as close to the water as possible. Portland Paddle Sports Center, brought to you by the same amiable locals who own Next Adventure, focuses only on water sports, offering purchases and rentals of kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards, as well as all the footwear and other gear you might need to bring onto the water with you. They also host a hands-on kayak school, offering kayak lessons and private kayak instruction for those looking to learn the practice of the paddle.
Address: 117 NW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97204
A full-service bike shop that also offers rentals, repairs, and awesome themed tours of the city, Cycle Portland is a must if you’re inclined to push the pedals in PDX. Show up hungry and take the Foodie Field Trip tour, which spans 7-8 miles and hits a number of local hotspots, or rent a set of wheels and set out on your own path — they have everything from easy-going e-bikes to uber-hip single speeds.
Address: 910 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
BurnCycle is a local fitness favorite — a signature 45-minute indoor cycling workout that incorporates drills to target your entire body. They’re all about community and positivity, so show up for this low-impact, high-intensity workout with a smile on your face, and you’ll be met with endless words of encouragement, and you’ll leave feeling like a million bucks — body and soul.
Address: 115 NW 5th Ave., Portland, OR 97204
Welcome to the West Coast’s premier retro arcade, with two stories of classic video games, pinball machines, a full bar, yummy eats, and live music. Play Atari and Nintendo Classic games from your youth while you snack on Frito pie and sip Montucky Cold Snacks. And if you’re lucky, you may even get to take part in a pinball tournament with some serious paddle pros.
Address: 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Tucked in among some of Portland’s best restaurants and boutique shopping in the Nob Hill neighborhood is the Mission Theater, a spacious single-screen cinema with a wraparound balcony and comfortable seating. Once an evangelical mission, this McMenamins property boasts a full bar downstairs, first-run showings, and enormous slices of gourmet pizza. In addition to the opportunity to see a popular new movie in a historic space, the Mission features live and interactive events such as Drag Queen Bingo.
Address: 220 SW 1st Ave., Portland, OR 97204
With a clean, light-filled, and modern design, Serra Cannabis is easy and comfortable to navigate, and makes it easy for newbies to cannabis to shop. Just fill out a Feelings card to help you express what kind of experience you’d like to have with your cannabis (relaxed, focused, creative, happy, energetic, or relief), and a guide will help you choose the appropriate strain to suit your needs.
House of Vintage
Address: 3315 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
House of Vintage is like no other vintage shop or thrift store you’ve ever visited. Rather than a house, it’s more like a small city full of quirky vintage clothes, housewares, furniture, and knick-knacks — some new items, as well. A collective of over 60 dealers within the 13,000 square feet, you can easily spend an entire day simply getting lost in the various rooms, just playing dress-up — and doing so just might be the perfect rainy day activity.
Address: 3158 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
Founded in 1969 and the oldest record store in the Pacific Northwest, Music Millennium specializes in mostly underground music and homegrown Portland talents. Aside from hard-to-find vinyl and the latest new releases, you can also catch in-store performances at the shop from time to time.
Tender Loving Empire
Address: 412 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
A local record label that’s also a local handmade goods shop — how very Portland! We dare you to walk into the boutique without uttering the word “cute” at least once; full of handmade jewelry, baby items and stuffies adorned with cheerful faces, intricately illustrated prints, apparel, candles and other housewares — we also dare you to leave without buying anything.
Address: 404 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
WILDFANG is a whole mood. A female-founded, women-run clothing and lifestyle shop, Wildfang.makes undeniably stylish clothes for gender-non-conforming womxn and tomboys. The Portland flagship store has a wall where you can carve your name and permanently make your mark, like the boss that you are!
Address: 627 SW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
From its beginnings as a fan page of sorts for the city of Portland, Portland Gear grew from the founder’s desire to wear his pride for his hometown on his sleeve. The bold logo, featuring a “P” surrounding the outline of the state of Oregon, has since become synonymous with Bridgetown pride. Their store sells T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and accessories with trendy, Portland-centric designs you won’t find in any tourist shop.
Address: 2774 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210
Vía Raíz means “through roots” in Spanish, and Jennifer Bolaño, the founder of Vía Raíz, a boutique that exclusively sells designs made in Mexico, says that by sharing these exquisitely beautiful artisan crafts of her heritage, she is able to reframe any ideas or feelings people may have about the words “made in Mexico.” And when you enter this bright, cheerfully tiled, palm- and succulent-filled shop, you will probably feel delighted. You’ll find everything from intricate gold and boho-inspired jewelry to housewares made of burnished teak-like Tzalam wood, ranging from petite and delicate to immense and striking, to glazed pottery and fabulously creative collections of copper and stone servingware.
Address: 935 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Yo! began as an uber-hip vintage shop in 2009, but when founder Sarah became a mom, they decided to rebrand and offer equally hip baby and toddler apparel, as well as brand-new women’s clothing, beauty and housewares. Both the kids’ and women’s clothing tends toward the comfortable-but-fashionable side of things, like ruffle-accented prairie dresses, oversized jackets and baggy trousers, all made with cozy natural fabrics and fun, whimsical prints. Check out the Baby Shower section if you’re shopping for a new addition. Yo! is temporarily open by appointment only; check the website for hours and contact details.
Address: 1136 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
IGWT sells handmade women’s apparel and jewelry ethically produced in New York and Los Angeles, all designed by owner and Portlander, Shana Tabor. The fashions are bold and colorful, with confident, strong lines and whimsical details, but subdued enough to wear to work. The jewelry is constructed with premium materials, and ranges from striking and irreverent to delicate and minimalist. IGWT is open by appointment only at the moment; check the website for hours and contact details.
Address: 403 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Frances May is an Indigenous woman-owned boutique that features independent designers, with a focus on local Portland BIPoC creative voices. You can find timeless, well-crafted men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing pieces that you (or your family) will wear for many years to come, as well as divinely scented bath and body products and smart and stylish housewares. The shop is always cleverly curated and the stock is updated often, but the helpful staff is their greatest asset — knowledgeable about each and every designer and with a keen eye for style, they can assist you in selecting the perfect piece or pieces to elevate your wardrobe.
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Address: 622 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
A full service pharmacy and convenience store.
Address: 202 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Make an appointment online or walk-in.