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…
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…
Clothing in Portland

Union Rose

Located to the east in the increasingly hip neighborhood of Montavilla is this women's clothing boutique showcasing unique, locally designed and handcrafted goods. Feminine without the fluff. Also some men's and kid…
Music in Portland

Music Millennium

This place is a revelation with its extensive collections of everything from classic rock to straight-up classical. Check the listings of live in-store performances and grab a 'Keep Portland Weird!' sticker while yo…
Stationery in Portland

Hand Eye Supply

For the hip industrial artist or craftsperson who needs to look good while creating, here you'll find tough workwear, fancy pencils and markers, good-looking shop tools, upscale leather tool bags and slick tool boxe…
Clothing in Portland

Frock Boutique

One of Alberta St's most whimsical and eclectic clothing stores, Frock Boutique stocks screen-printed T-shirts, sundresses, woolen hats, patterned socks, jewelry, onesies for babies and more (even for the guys).