Feel like adding a little grit to your holiday shopping experience? Head for the anti-’burbs, inner Southeast Portland, and shop S.E. Division St. from S.E. 11th Ave. out to S.E. 50th Ave. There you can satiate your fancy whether that means ordering an Edwardian-styled handmade suit or scoring a vintage Czechoslovakian glass necklace. Wait. Is that a Red Tailed Boa on your list for your favorite boy? This main drag has that—and Bearded Dragons—too!
There's more to exploring Northwest Portland than shopping up and down the bustling N.W. 23rd and N.W. 21st avenues. North and south of Thurman St., when the vibe starts to go industrial, the pickings become more one-of-a-kind. Here are some of our favorite shops to explore after you tire of the national chains' outposts and the hipster boutiques.
We’ve scoured Portland to find the latest shops that’ve gone green! Everything you need—or desire—can be found with sustainability in mind. The eco-conscious have hung out their shingles all over town in converted warehouses, turn-of-the-century homes, and even old Maytag repair shops. From the reclaimed to the local, from the handmade to the sustainable, here are some of our new favorite places!