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…
This nonprofit feminist bookstore is parodied in Portlandia episodes. Plenty of community events take place here, and it's a valuable resource center as well.
Across the Willamette River from downtown, the Lloyd Center is Oregon's largest shopping mall, anchored by Macy's. It also has a skating rink, where notorious ice-queen Tonya Harding first learned to skate.
This is a cool recycling warehouse full of donated housing materials where you can find nearly anything building-related.
In an age of dying record shops, 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 …
Cool N Mississippi Ave shop with reclaimed and refurbished items for the home, vintage jewelry, birdcages, gothic wedding gowns, ornate pillows and feathery hats.
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).
Land sells unique, fun and crafty gifts of all kinds, plus there's an art gallery upstairs. Famous as the setting for the Portlandia 'Put a bird on it' episode.
One-of-a-kind faux-leather and super-cute bags, wallets and bike panniers sewn on site.
Good general, independent bookstore with especially strong literary-fiction, biography and nonfiction sections. Holds frequent author readings.