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Top Choice Books in Portland

Powell's City of Books

Powell's is one of the USA's largest independent bookstores, with a whole city block of new and used titles and a well-attended series of readings. There's another branch at 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd (with a Home and G…
Arts & Crafts in Portland

Paxton Gate

A warning to the squeamish: snarling wolves, a smiling warthog and one gape-mouthed hippo are just a few of the stuffed animals lining the walls here, but this curio shop is not to be missed. Celebrating a fascinati…
Sports & Outdoors in Portland

Next Adventure

This awesome outdoor store has plenty of sports clothing (including discounted items) and gear for hiking, camping, skiing and whatever else you have in mind. There's also a downstairs 'bargain basement' of used clo…
Vintage in Portland

Ray's Ragtime

After 30 years in its downtown location this beloved vintage clothing store was on the brink of closing due to rent increases, but has instead relocated. Its inventory is heavy on the '40s through '70s, and the owne…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Portland

Tender Loving Empire

This small gift shop is so Portland it hurts: in addition to selling adorable handmade goods by local 'makers,' it's also an independent record label, with in-store listening station, plus a tiny art gallery. Can yo…
Antiques in The Willamette Valley & Wine Country

Aurora Mills Agricultural Salvage Yard

The suburb of Aurora is known for its antique stores, and this is the king of them: a huge warehouse filled with impeccably arranged relics. Reclaimed lumber, vintage fixtures, lighting, old clawfoot tubs, signs, cl…
Sports & Outdoors in Hood River

Doug's Sports

Load up on outdoor gear at this friendly sports store, where you can also rent snowshoes, snowboards, cross-country or downhill skis and all the accessories. There are decent deals on high-end demo rentals, plus cus…
Sports & Outdoors in Portland

Community Cycling Center

You can feel good about shopping at this community bicycle shop, which has a series of programs and classes to help cyclists – especially kids – become competent riders and mechanics. Used bikes, parts and accessori…
Books in Newport

Canyon Way Bookstore

The Canyon Way Bookstore is a local institution offering a fine choice of books, with especially good history, mystery and children's sections. An on-site restaurant provides good homemade meals, a peaceful patio an…
Sports & Outdoors in Hood River

Shortt Supply

This well-stocked outdoor store has everything you might need for camping, hiking or adventuring in the wilderness – plus a couple of friendly store dogs. Locals recommend its shoe department, which includes a custo…