46 Best Places to Shop in Portland, Oregon

Beam & Anchor

Fodor's choice

This once-dilapidated warehouse houses an upstairs workshop for makers of artisanal goods and an inspiring downstairs retail space where you'll find a carefully curated selection of lifestyle goods for every room in the home, many of them produced locally—some as local as upstairs. Among the treasures, look for warm and soft camp blankets and Navajo rugs with vibrant prints, women's jewelry in a variety of simple-but-beautiful styles, bath salts and soaps, and quite a few larger pieces of distinctive furniture.


Fodor's choice

Form meets function at this design boutique with a niche selection of clean-lined, modern goods and gifts for every room in the home. You'll find curvy thick-glass bowls, modern lamps with sheer paper shades, polished-stone trays, Bigelow natural-bristle toothbrushes, and Chemex coffee kettles, with some goods produced locally and exclusively for Canoe, and others imported from Asia and northern Europe.


Southeast Fodor's choice

This colorful marketplace set in a massive old warehouse building in the Central East Side brims with furniture, crafts, jewelry, men's and women's apparel, notebooks and journals, and apothecary goods from all over the world, but with an emphasis on Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Within the building, Cargo Emporium is a collection of local makers—Altar apparel, LGBTQ+- and feminist-focused Citizen Ruth art and jewelry, RX Letterpress, and many others.

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First Thursday

Pearl District Fodor's choice

This gallery walk the first Thursday of every month gives art appreciators a chance to check out new exhibits while enjoying music and wine. Typically, the galleries, which are largely located in the Pearl District, are open in the evening from 6 to 9, but hours vary. Be prepared for a lively scene including throngs of people, street musicians, and local art vendors, with much of the action along N.W. 13th Avenue between Hoyt and Kearney streets, which is pedestrian only during this event.

First Thursday

Fodor's choice

This gallery walk the first Thursday of every month gives art appreciators a chance to check out new exhibits while enjoying music, wine, and light appetizers. Typically the galleries, which are largely in the Pearl District, are open in the evening from 6 to 9. Beyond the galleries, you'll find a lively scene of street musicians, local art vendors, and food and craft beer stalls along N.W. 13th Avenue between Hoyt and Kearney Streets.

Frances May

Fodor's choice

This popular clothing retailer is one of the Pacific Northwest's most defining trendsetters—a favorite of stylish locals who come for that cool, understated look (casual to dressy) that Portlanders are known for. You'll find made-here labels as well as European faves. Frances May also stocks jewelry, art books, housewares, and the city's own OLO Fragrances.

Last Thursdays on Alberta

Fodor's choice

The Alberta Arts District hosts an arts walk on the last Thursday of each month. This quirky procession along 15 blocks of one of the city's favorite thoroughfares for browsing art galleries, distinctive boutiques, and hip bars and restaurants features street performers and buskers, crafts makers, and food vendors. During the three summer events, from June through August, the street is closed to traffic from 6 to 9 pm, and many more arts and crafts vendors show their work.

Portland Farmers' Market

Downtown Fodor's choice

Running on Saturday mornings and early afternoons year-round, this astoundingly large and diverse farmers' market carries not only Oregon's bounty of flowers and produce (look especially for berries in summer and stone fruits in fall) but also hazelnuts, cheese, delectable baked goods, wines and ciders, and other goodies. It's great for people-watching and souvenir shopping, and several stalls sell great food to eat on-site—be sure to come hungry. If you can't make the Saturday market, check the website for locations of smaller but still very popular versions of the market, held most days during the warmer months at various locations around town.

Portland Saturday Market

Old Town Fodor's choice

The open-air Portland Saturday Market, which has been going strong since 1976 and runs from March to December on weekends (including Sunday, despite the name), is a favorite place to find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted home, garden, and clothing items—everything from T-shirts and souvenirs to high-quality sculptures and housewares. An impressive new pavilion, part of it covered, houses the more than 300 artisans. Don't confuse this crafts-oriented market with the equally popular Portland Farmers' Market.

The Meadow

Fodor's choice

Food writer Mark Bitterman (not to be confused with food writer Mark Bittman) knows a thing or two about salt—he's written popular books on the subject, and he's the James Beard Award–winning owner of this small purveyor of gourmet finishing salts, some of them smoked or infused with unusual flavors, like cherry and plums, or saffron. At this flagship location (there are others in Nob Hill and Hawthorne) you can also purchase the additional magical touches you might need to create the perfect dinner party, from Oregon and European wines and vermouths, to fresh-cut flowers, aromatic cocktail bitters, and high-quality, single-origin chocolates.

Annie Bloom's


This local favorite, set amid a handful of cafes and other shops out in southwest Portland's charming Multnomah Village neighborhood, has a friendly, knowledgeable staff (including the full-time feline staffer, Molly Bloom) and great selections of children's books, remainders, Judaica, and fun greeting cards.

Backyard Bird Shop


You'll find everything for the bird lover here, including bird feeders, birdhouses, a huge supply of bird seed, and colorful bird-theme gifts ranging from wind chimes to stuffed animals. There are several other locations in the Portland metro area.

Broadway Books


This fabulous independent bookstore near Lloyd Center mall has new and used books on all subjects, including the Pacific Northwest. The staff is unpretentious and helpful, and there's a good selection of games and puzzles, too.


West End

Chocolate fiends and sweet-tooths get their fix at this inviting storefront shop and café in the West End, which also has a branch inside Downtown's natty Heathman Hotel. Browse the huge selection of ultrafine, single-origin, artisanal chocolates from around the world, or order a cup of luscious and satisfying house-made drinking chocolate.

Cloud Cap Games

There's more than just run-of-the-mill board games at Cloud Cap. For children and grown-ups alike, the games here challenge the mind and provide hours of entertainment. There's a room with tables to play or try out a game, and game nights some evenings. The knowledgeable owners and staff may sit down and join in the fun and are always happy to answer questions and offer suggestions.

Columbia Sportswear


A local legend and global force in recreational outdoor wear, Columbia Sportswear is especially strong in all-weather jackets, pants, and durable shoes. The national brand's Downtown flagship store, just two blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square, stocks the latest styles. You'll find another outpost at the airport.

Gem Set Love

Portland's premier estate and vintage jewelry shop occupies a dapper Craftsman bungalow along a fashionable stretch of Nob Hill's N.W. 23rd. Inside you'll find an ever-changing inventory of radiant gold and silver rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, many inlaid with dazzling gems. The antique wedding and engagement rings are especially popular.

Herbivore Clothing

An animal-rights-minded shop located inside Cargo Emporium, Herbivore is a terrific resource if you're seeking clothing and accessories—from cotton-rayon tees and sweaters to braided canvas belts and wallets fashioned out of reclaimed bike and truck tubes—that have been created without the harm or use of animals. There's also a great selection of books on veganism, plus food, health-care products, and gifts.

Imelda's Shoes and Louie's Shoes For Men


Upscale boutique Imelda's has funky, fun shoes for women, and its adjacent brother shop, Louie's, offers the same style and flair in footwear for men. In both shops, you'll also find a good mix of accessories, jewelry, and bags.

3426 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR, 97214, USA

Kids at Heart


This small, colorful store sells models and stuffed animals as well as other toys.

Lloyd Center


On the MAX light-rail line, Lloyd Center has more than 170 shops (including Nordstrom, Sears, and Macy's), a food court, a multiscreen cinema, and an ice-skating pavilion. It's a fairly run-of-the-mill mall, and in a similarly bland neighborhood, but it is the largest centrally located shopping center in the city, and it began an extensive 18-month renovation in 2015, to add outdoor stores and to greatly upgrade the food court, common areas, and ice rink. The mall remains open during construction.


This upscale, men's clothier carries one of the best selections of fashion-forward, emerging labels in the city. In addition to Machus's own private-label dress shirts and tees, check out threads by A.P.C., Ksubi, and Purple Brand Denim. You won't find many—or any—pastels or bright prints in here; expect clean classics, with lots of blacks, grays, and whites.



For funky vintage garb that dates from the 1950s through the 1990s, look no further than this colorful nest of fashion treasures. Jewelry, shoes, dresses, coats, and even rhinestone tiaras can be found here.

1960 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR, 97214, USA

Maloy's Jewelry Workshop

West End

Walking into this store feels like walking into an antique shop that specializes in fine jewelry, including some pieces from the 18th century. Rare and vintage designs, many of them purchased from luxury estates, fill the sparkling glass cases.

Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe


Even without getting a nod from Oprah in her magazine, Moonstruck would still be known as a chocolatier extraordinaire. There are three cafés in the Portland metro area, including another Downtown location at Pioneer Place Mall. All offer made-to-order hot chocolate, cocoa, shakes, and mochas, as well as truffles, chocolate bars, and dynamic holiday treats.

Music Millennium

The oldest record store in the Pacific Northwest, Music Millennium stocks a huge selection of new and used music in every possible category, including local punk groups. The store also hosts a number of in-store performances, often by top-name artists, which have included Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson, Sheryl Crow, and Randy Newman.


Specializing in men's and women's sustainable clothing, from rugged hoodies and urbane down jackets to dressier threads made with cotton, Tencel, and other breathable fabrics, Portland-based Nau ships all over the world, but you can try on products and ask questions at this sleek flagship retail store in the Pearl District.

New Renaissance Bookshop


Between Overton and Pettygrove, this expansive bookstore is dedicated to New Age and metaphysical books as well as crystals, meditation cushions, wind chimes, and more. It's also a place to get astrology, palmistry, tarot, and other readings.

Next Adventure Sports

It's all about the gear here. Next Adventure Sports carries new and used sporting goods, including camping gear, snowboards, kayaks, and mountaineering supplies. Kayak classes and Outdoor School provide plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy Oregon like a local. They also operate Portland Paddle Sports Center, just a few blocks southeast at 624 S.E. 7th Avenue.

Nike Factory Store Portland


This discount outlet of the famed and locally based athletic retailer sells products that have been on the market six months or more.

2650 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR, 97212, USA
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